Kathy Hilton Returning To 'RHOBH' Season 12 After Negotiating Pay Raise
Kathy Hilton will be back to provide more entertainment on the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Season 12 after reportedly reaching an agreement with Bravo producers to increase her pay rate.
Reports claimed she refused to start filming for the new season of the franchise after feeling undervalued by the network.
The Hilton matriarch has reportedly negotiated a deal and will resume with the RHOBH production.
The discussion allegedly took several weeks before both sides could come together, resulting in Hilton making regular appearances as a friend of the cast as the previous season.
Last month, Kathy had not been seen with the other RHOBH cast members when they began filming for the new season of the show. An insider claimed her absence was because of a money issue with the production company.
The mother of four reportedly declined to sign the contract presented to her simply because she didn't feel there was enough cash on the table.
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However, her sister Kyle Richards addressed her absence from filming, claiming it was due to her hectic schedule and the fact she was planning for her daughter Paris Hilton's wedding.
Following the alleged new agreement, Kathy is expected to begin filming after the holidays.
Season 12 of the show is expected to show the aftermath of Dorit Kemsley's robbery, where she was held at gunpoint in her Encino, CA, mansion. Of course, it will continue to capture Erika Jayne's ongoing legal issues involving her ties with her estranged husband Tom Girardi's embezzlement scandal.
In addition, Bravo will reportedly bring a new cast member Sanela Diana into the mix to add more drama to the show. Diana, a close friend to Lisa Rinna and the Hilton family, was spotted filming with Dorit at the Andaz Hotel in Beverly Hills for the fashion designer's first public appearance after the home invasion.
Diana's family is also a close friend to Elton John and his husband, David Furnish. Besides being a social butterfly in the elite circle, she is also a businesswoman who created her successful line of drinks called Neuro.
RadarOnline.com also exclusively reported, Sutton Stracke and Crystal Kung Minkoff will be returning as full-time cast members for season 12.
Sources tell us that the rumors about producers being unhappy with their performances are "inaccurate."