NEW EXCLUSIVE UPDATE
Today there was a conference call with all the legal folks, the EIC for DBT, Kim and Kroy. Apparently, Kim sobered up and calmed down. It seems that Kroy was concerned about their brand after the third episode of the reunion aired. As he should be. The PR statement posted on Kim’s Instagram seemed to allay Kroy’s concerns. That is weird to me because last I looked over there all the comments were still very negative and no one is buying that statement. So after Kim got to vent and play victim on the conference call cooler heads prevailed and filming with resume on May,1. There were no changes made to her contract, no financial adjustments, no changes at all. Somehow, the PR statement and/or the fear of losing their checks got Kim and Kroy all the way together. Reports that they are filming today are false. So are reports that Kim shut down filming. There was no filming for her to shut down this week.
First of all. Sorry this story is so all over the place. I was literally logging off to go to bed when the news broke last night. I had actually been asked about this earlier in the day, and checked with my source who would know and that source did not know a thing about it. It appears that Kim was trying to shop the story around yesterday. In that process word got out and led to me being asked about it. She seems to have sold the story before she said anything to production. DBT was not planning to film again until next Tuesday anyway. So this is the perfect time for this hissy fit because the filming schedule would basically be uninterrupted while Kim tries to renegotiate her salary or be placated in some way.
HOWEVER. I received more information in my in box this morning. It’s apparently not about the money as much as it is that Kim doesn’t trust production anymore
to not show her racism. So now she has lawyers that are trying to come for …”production.” Not sure if it is Truly Original, Bravo or both. This is not wise. Her contracts specifically call for mediation in these sorts of situations. Her contract protects production, not her. If you have ever read a reality show contract, and I have, you would probably think as I did, that someone would have to be a fool to sign the document. It basically says they can make you look as bad as they want to and the reality show personality waives all rights to do anything about it.
At this point, production is still in place to continue filming next Tuesday as planned. So SHE HAS NOT SHUTDOWN PRODUCTION. However, Kim has pissed of her production team. The show has been filming and everything was going along just fine until Bravo aired her racist comments in the bathroom scene. Apparently, Kim didn’t see that until around the same time we did and that is when she blew her top. By the way, remember when I told you it was weird that Andy went to bat to keep Sheree (and failed) but there was no mention of him trying to save Kim? Now we see why.
Also, when I asked my source early in the day yesterday about the rumor, my source said filming was going fine, Beck is the showrunner and she loves him. Well, that was all true apparently until she saw the final reunion episode. Now she has blown up her last opportunity for her big fat Bravo paycheck. And her “Ho daughter’s” as well. I think it is more likely that we will see a sex tape coming out soon rather than another episode of Don’t Be Tardy. Kim needs to hire a fixer instead of a lawyer because she is currently cutting of her nosejob to spite her face and pissing off people in production who have had her back for years. It’s a mess, y’all. Stay tuned. On Tuesday, if she refuses to film, then she has breached her contract.
UPDATED! My source says she was LIVID with Andy Cohen. They argued for 45 minutes in the bathroom and it is true that she did exactly what she was told to do which was to be as disruptive as possible. It is also true she got fired for it. Now she has apparently shut down production on her show in a money grab. She is now asking for more money to continue. Because God knows they need it. I am just going to guess if this series happens and I think it will, no one will ever see it. Kim is having a hissy fit because she needs money. Kim will be lucky if she gets out of this alive.
She has been filming for weeks and went to Coachella to try to film. Does anyone thing that Kim is going to give up the ONLY FAMILY INCOME? And bitch so thirsty.
I do know that Kim is PISSED OFF because she was asked to go for Nene and the rest of them to get her RHOA paycheck. Kim did exactly what she was hired to do and that conversation happened with Andy in the bathroom. I’m actually reality show adjacent about what happened in the bathroom on RHOA. Kim went off on Andy about being told to “shake things up” and to come for Nene which she did. And now she is pissed with RHOA production for firing her for what she was hired to do.