Life in the Big Apple may be changing for some cast members of The Real Housewives of New York. According to reports, there are going to be some major casting changes on the RHONY. Apparently, there are even two OG Real Housewives on the chopping block. It’s often been speculated that former RHONY stars will come back, such as Carole Radziwill and Jill Zarin. The ladies recently wrapped up filming the reunion last month and now producers are in the process of figuring out casting for next season!
According to Radar Online and insiders, Bethenny Frankel, Tinsley Mortimer, Sonja Morgan, and Dorinda Medley are safe and have secured their spots for next season. Allegedly two OG’s are on the casting chopping block: Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer. Insiders revealed, “Luann and Ramona are on the chopping block.”
The sources explained that Luann is asking for a raise. However; they also added that she’s more likely than Ramona to secure her spot on the show. Sources stated, “She wants more money than Bethenny, which would essentially make her the highest paid housewife.” On top of that producers are “unhappy with Luann’s ongoing legal troubles” and consider her a “liability.”
Sources said that Ramona is likely to be done on the series. Sources said, “Her storyline has run its course and producers are actively casting to replace her.” Apparently, Bethenny and Tinsley are helping producers with casting and finding new replacements. The insider shared, “Tinsley has a few high-profile girlfriends from her socialite days who are considering the show, and Bethenny made a few suggestions as well.”
So who is in the running to join the show as a newbie next season? Sources said, “The name producers really want is Lauren Santo Domingo, she is major.” Apparently, she hasn’t gotten back to casting yet. She’s the co-founder and chief brand officer of online fashion retailer Moda Operandi.
Production is also interested in hiring socialite Cornelia Guest and model and Odd Mom Out star, Byrdie Bell.
I can’t wait to find out who will be in the cast line-up next season!
Thoughts on casting changes on the RHONY? Who should stay? Who should go? Who should return? Will any OG’s really be cut from the cast? What do you want to see next season? Sound off below!
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