They're tired of being used by Bravo!
The Real Housewives are fed up with their paychecks, or lack thereof, from the network and they're reportedly fighting back!
A source reveals:
"They are pissed that they only get paid $3,000 to tape each episode and are furious that they get paid nothing to tape the reunion episode. It's two full days of their lives with no lunch breaks and no pay. Everyone on the set is getting a paycheck except the stars. How can that be right?"
Bravo also wanted them to make appearances on The Fashion Show with no pay! The source continues:
"None of the housewives wanted to be on The Fashion Show. However, the network insisted they film all week for hours and hours, and to add insult to injury, they got nothing in return. Not even a thank you."
The Real Housewives of Atlanta attempted to one up Bravo by saying that WOULDN'T fight with each other on the reunion show. It didn't work in terms of pay for them, but the show was a bore and Bravo changed its mind when it came time for The Real Housewives of New York City reunion.
An insider says:
"I don't think it's a coincidence that the New York ladies showed up to duke it out and then delivered. Tell me Bethenny dragged her ass to the filming days after giving birth for free. No way. Bravo got so much from them. They turned it into a three-episode special and got their highest ratings for the New York series ever. So paying those girls was well worth it."
You gotta pay the stars, Bravo — they're the ones bringing in the money!
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