New year, new trouble in the OC!
The ladies of the Real Housewives of Orange County are anxious for their new contracts as Bravo considers firing the whole cast, RadarOnline.com exclusively learned.
“The pickup letters are going to be sent out the week of January 6 and no one is safe,” an insider snitched to Radar about the future of the housewives.
“Bravo execs are considering firing everyone. They don’t want the show to be boring. They’re making the decision now and are going to let the ladies know in a few days.”
Radar readers know that the OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, was brutally demoted to a “friend” on the show after starring on the premiere episode in 2006.
“Vicki’s demotion may turn into her getting fired completely,” the source spilled to Radar.
Vicki was furious during the reunion taping and wrote on her Instagram page about how difficult it was to appear for a shortened time on the sofa with the rest of the RHOC ladies.
“It was a rough day and there is a lot you the viewers didn’t see,” she wrote to a commenter on January 2. “I shouldn’t have gone on, as I was lied to that morning by them.”
Vicki threatened not to return to the show she started, telling a fan, “Unless they make some serious changes,” she wasn’t sure she would sign up again.
However, according to the source the decision isn’t Vicki’s to decide.
“Vicki has no leverage anymore. The execs are in charge and they don’t want the show to be the same. All of the fighting, the lawsuits, it was difficult.”
Radar previously reported that Bravo execs were “deadlocked,” on how to proceed with another season of RHOC.
“The viewers don’t connect with the new ladies as much as the longer existing ones,” the source snitched to Radar.
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The “Tres Amigas” were popular with viewers, but their status was still being threatened. “Vicki’s future on the show is the one that is the most in jeopardy,” the source told Radar.
So Much Money
Vicki took a whopping pay cut to stay on the show, going from $60,000 per episode to a meager $20,000, less than $500,000 for the season. Tamra and Shannon each earned about $900,000 for their salaries.
Newly divorced Gina made a whopping $100,000 for the season, according to her divorce documents obtained by Radar, but she was waiting for her third-season contract with the rest of her costars.
Kelly was hit with a lawsuit from Vicki, who was furious that she called her a “con woman,” on the show. The lawsuit was dropped and the comment aired. However, the ladies made up after the reunion taping, putting aside their drama.
Emily’s miserable relationship with her husband Shane Simpson, who failed the California bar for a third time, was a draw for viewers but didn’t guarantee her another season.
Vicki called Braunwyn “disgusting” on the reunion shows and doubled down on her hatred of the new lady. “It’s my show,” Vicki screamed at Braunwyn telling her she didn’t want her making out with women while filming.