With the season 4 reunion wrapped, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are negotiating their contracts for season 5, and RadarOnline is reporting the veteran cast members are demanding a significant pay raise. Despite rumors that Kim Richards was getting the axe, and her sister Kyle following, the site states that Kim and Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glanville are all currently negotiating their contracts for the next season.
“Bravo loves the nucleus of these four women, even when they’re fighting with each other! They always bring drama and glamor to the show. The network has resolved that it wants to bring them back,” said one source, adding, “Just like the New York ladies, the Beverly Hills cast want more money and they’re hoping that because their ratings were so high this season, the network will buckle and pay them more.”
The women are confident they will succeed. “Lisa, Brandi and Kyle are all smart business women and they’re going to play hardball with the network,” dished another insider. “Brandi has said that she wants to make the $250,000 that the other women make, but they want even more this season. One problem with them banding together is that they all genuinely hate each other right now!”
And the fate of new Housewives Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia is still unknown. After reports they will be fired, the insider dished, “They haven’t been given contracts yet and it’s known how producers want new people to come on the show to reinvigorate things.”
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