Since Bravo gave Jill Zarin and Alex McCord the boot, they're able to pay LuAnn de Lesseps and Ramona Singer the big bucks!
Normally paid $275,000 for 16 episodes, both Real Housewives of New York stars are now being paid $500,000 to tape 18 episodes.
That's almost $28,000 an episode!!! Just think of all the jewelry they can buy now!
But of course, there's already gossip that the new girls are complaining about the difference in pay.
Nothing causes drama more than asking all the ladies to do the same amount of work and paying some more for it than others. Sonja Morgan and the new ladies are not earning anything like the money LuAnn and Ramona are, and that is already causing tension — plus, a very unlikely friendship between past enemies LuAnn and Ramona. It's way too early to know how all this is going to play out, but early meetings have gone great.
Oh, whatever! Cry us a freakin' river! You're the NEW girls!
It's just like any job; your pay starts out at the bottom. You earn the pay raises with loyalty and commitment. Get over it!!!
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