Ladies like to be paid.
There's been a lot of strife getting Season 6 of The Real Housewives of New York City going (The Wrap has story with some good dirt about the insanity here). The problems have been over money, of course. As of now, the Countess LuAnn de Lesseps still has not signed on, but earlier this week, Bravo announced that Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill, and Heather Thomson have. And there's some confusion over Aviva Drescher's status: Radar Online is reporting she's signed on, and she tweeted as much. But Bravo couldn't actually confirm that! These ladies.
Lost in this mess is the fact that there will also be at least one new cast member: Kristen Taekman. Her name was first reported by The New York Post, and a source close to the production has confirmed it to me. Bravo, however, would not (they never do with casting). The show is starting to film now; I am guessing — like, truly — there would be a fall premiere. Or some other season.
So who is this Kristen Taekman that RHONY fans will be seeing at her absolute worst? And then judging?