Real Housewives of New York taping again with all six women

After unsubstantiated rumors that The Real Housewives of New York City might be replaced because they wanted six-figure salaries, the show has resumed production with all six women.

Page Six keeps that rumor afloat after noting that the “crew was spotted arriving at Jill Zarin’s fabric firm yesterday, and all the housewives are expected to head to the Hamptons to film together Thursday.”

But Life & Style quotes an “insider” who says “The ladies wanted more money, and they’re getting it. Bravo was happy to up their pay since the show makes more money now. The Housewives just had an issue with some of the wording in the contract.”

However, that insider/publicist also said, “Bethenny is getting her own show and she may be off Housewives for good come the season after next.” That was the rumor for this season, until Bethenny said it wasn’t true and that she wasn’t getting her own show.

Producers Could Replace… [New York Post]
The NYC Housewives are back to work [Life & Style]

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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