After this past season smashed Bravo ratings records, it appears all the ladies of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” will likely be returning to the show.
Porsha William’s attack on Kenya Moore during the “RHOA” Season 6 reunion show taping led to rumors that a shakeup was coming to the show’s cast. Many suspected that Williams would lose her spot for physically attacking Moore. And Moore and fellow housewife Nene Leakes both hinted at their possible departure from the show.
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But Radar Online says sources speaking with site have revealed the entire cast has been asked to return for a seventh season.
“All of the ladies are coming back, they’ve all been given their contracts,” a source revealed to Radar. “That brawl between Porsha [Williams] and Kenya was the best thing to happen to the show and the Bravo producers want all of the women back for more drama next season.”
Many fans of the show demanded the firing of Moore since they believed she instigated the fight with Williams. Others said that Porsha needed to go for getting physical with a cast mate, and some even hoped Leakes would be on the chopping block for her role in much of this past season’s drama.
However, with the record-breaking ratings the ladies brought in during the sixth season, it’s really no surprise they have all been asked to return. Playing off of the established issues between the cast members will equal guarantee drama. Plus, witnessing the fallout from the battle between Williams and Moore will draw in viewers as well.
The source added the only issue Bravo may face from trying to lock down the full cast is money.
“Everyone wants more money this season,” the source told Radar. “They KNOW how well the show does, how all of them are making those network folks tons of money and the ladies want a part of that.”
Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks are all reportedly in negations for the next season. And in a recent interview with Hollywood Life, Leakes said, to her knowledge, the whole cast is “good to go.” But Bravo has yet to make an official announcement about the network’s final casting decision.
More like 'Real GROUSEwives of Beverly Hills' -- Kyle Richards and co. are refusing to sign contracts to film the next season of the show ... effectively staging a holdout until they ALL get more money.
According to sources, 5 cast members have been asked to return for the fifth season -- Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Brandi Glanville, and Yolanda Foster -- but so far, zero have agreed to come back.
As we reported, Lisa has made it very clear she's on the fence about renewing her contract for personal reasons -- but we're told the other women are, more predictably, holding out for fatter paychecks.
Sources tell us negotiations have been intense, but Bravo is close to finalizing deals for everyone except Lisa, who remains a question mark.
As for who will replace the cast members who got bounced -- Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia -- it's unclear ... but we're told the new fiancee of Yolanda's ex-husband is a front-runner. Wonder why.
sources: http://www.ibtimes.com/entire-real-housewives-atlanta-cast-returning-season-7-show-report-1592835 & http://www.tmz.com/2014/05/30/real-housewives-of-beverly-hills-cast-members-contracts-more-money/
why are cynthia, yolanda & kim coming back? porsha & brandi will be a damn mess