Update, 5/28: LuAnn de Lesseps has finally signed on to return for the sixth season of "The Real Housewives of New York City," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
After co-star Aviva Drescher capitulated and closed her deal for another season of Bravo's reality hit, de Lesseps was the last hold-out. THR reports that "the latest contract on the table for de Lesseps was for a less prominent role. The capacity of Drescher's screen time is also a decision that has yet to be made."
Production on Season 6 has begun in New York, and de Lesseps will reportedly join the filming immediately.
Earlier: LuAnn de Lesseps is standing alone in Bravo's epic "Real Housewives Of New York City" salary dispute.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, De Lesseps has refused to sign a deal that would keep her on the reality series. While fellow cast member Aviva Drescher was originally with her in the fight for higher pay, Drescher has since given in.
— Aviva Drescher (@AvivaDrescher) May 23, 2013
It's not clear how big De Lesseps' role will be if she does eventually sign, or Drescher's for that matter. But Bravo has threatened to cancel the series in recent weeks, especially when Ramona Singer and Carole Radziwill refused to sign on earlier this month.
I still haven't decided. Payscale is ridix + it irks me to be given ultimatums.Just ask my last 5 boyfriends.:) What about you? Irksome?
— Carole Radziwill (@CaroleRadziwill) May 10, 2013
"Producers would not have accepted one girl without the other. It is an ensemble cast. They told the girls if both Carole and Heather don’t sign together, the show won’t move forward,” a source reportedly told The New York Post.
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