So it is midnight on the east coast and there is breaking news that Heather Dubrow is coming back to RHOC.. That means that Kelly Dodd is not coming back and neither is Braunwyn or Elizabeth. Why is this leaking at midnight? So I immediately reach our to my source who claims they were “just about to email me” about half an hour late, but I feel like my source is on vacation in another time zone and it is whatever.
Here is what I know EXCLUSIVELY, “Tamra Judge is in talks with the network – no deal has been reached yet, she wants to get back to the $900K salary mark for the season. ” Also, “RHOC is renewed for a 16 episode 16th season. Filming starts first week of July and goes until October.” The theme for season 16 is “friends, family, and the fabulous.” Whatever that means.
SOURCE says, “I don’t see them agreeing to Tamra’s terms, so if she appears it’ll only be a drop in. Two new women are joining. I think Tamra is supposed to be their “plan B.” They want to make RHOC “watchable again” that’s an exact quote from an executive..
I miss Vicki. There I said it. I’m not mad about Heather coming back though. Are you?
Remember Braunwyn’s BFF Noella Bergener ? Well she has been signed on to the upcoming season even though Braunwyn has not. She’s basically taking her spot. Noella also has some ties to Vicki Gunvalson. She’s 36, and married to an attorney. They have two small kids. According to my exclusive source, Noella is being hired to replace Kelly Dodd as the shit stirrer. Technically, there is still one more slot to film. It COULD go to Tamra but my source says that agreeing on payment is too far apart to ever get together.
EXCLUSIVE NEW UPDATE 6/17 9:48 PM
Tamra has retained a top entertainment attorney in LA to negotiate with Bravo/Evolution Media for RHOC season 16. So she is REALLY fighting to get back on!!!