Updated May 10, 2013 - 12:50 pm
DISH: The 'Real Housewives' want more dough, Bravo threatens to cancel
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a source close to the negotiations says the reality series' stars LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson have all refused to sign new contracts if their salaries don't increase.
Production on the sixth season was set to begin on Wednesday, but none of the six women made themselves available for filming.
A Bravo representative declined to comment.
The cast members all negotiate separate deals and are paid different amounts, depending on how long they have been with the show. However, each cast member is said to have expressed displeasure with Bravo's financial offer.
OK! magazine has recently released the salaries of The Real Housewives of New York City. Sonja Morgan is the most paid earning $220,000, Aviva Drescher grabs $200,000 and Heather Thompson makes $175,000.
Negotiations are said to have begun about three weeks ago but little progress has been made.
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