Kathy Hilton is ‘REFUSING to return to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills until Bravo offers her more money’… after becoming the breakout star of the show
- Kathy is reportedly refusing to return to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
- The 62-year-old has allegedly not even signed her contract
- And she has has been dodging production entirely, TMZ claimed
- Shooting for the show began several weeks ago, it was added by the site
Kathy Hilton is reportedly refusing to return to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills until Bravo producers up her salary.
The 62-year-old socialite and philanthropist has allegedly not even signed her contract and has been dodging production entirely, even though filming began several weeks ago, according to TMZ.
Kathy made her debut on the hit reality show this season (season 11) as a ‘friend of the Housewives’, and would be returning as such, granted the price was right, it has been claimed.
Hard bargain: Kathy Hilton is currently refusing to return to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and has not even signed her contract, because she wants an increased salary for participation in season 12
The mom of Paris and Nicky Hilton became a fan favorite this season, with viewers finding her quirky and somewhat outlandish antics as well as prankster mentality endearing.
Throughout the course of the season some stand out moments included her accidentally chugging a red bull late at night not knowing it was caffeinated and using ear drops in her eyes and even mistaking Garcelle Beauvais for her own sister.
But while fans are hoping she’ll be back for more on Season 12, Hilton’s main reason for not returning reportedly is entirely financially based, despite having a net worth of $350 Million.
According to Vulture the pay scale for fringe cast members is entirely different as they only get ‘paid per day of filming’ instead of an episodic fee.
The publication cited the cases of two friends of Real Housewives of Atlanta castmates who reportedly made $150,000 (Tanya Sam) and $300,000 (Marlo Hampton) for the franchises 12th season in 2019.
Will she return? According to Vulture the pay scale for ‘friends of the Housewives’ is entirely different as they only get ‘paid per day of filming’ instead of an episodic fee
A class act: The mom of Paris and Nicky Hilton became one of the most talked about castmates this season, with viewers finding her quirky and somewhat outlandish antics endearing
Invitation based: ‘Well we first have to see if I’m invited back,’ Hilton told Kelly Clarkson in an interview adding that two weeks after the reunion’s filming was when she would know if an offer for a second season was extended
However Hilton’s exact fee has not been publicly disclosed.
Kathy’s sister Kyle Richards was asked about her lack of filming presence thus far while she was out with fellow core cast member Crystal Kung Minkoff at The Glen Center on November 11.
Kyle, 52, said it was because she was preparing for daughter Paris’ wedding — which kicked off on Thursday — and continued to double down when asked if Kathy would still be doing RHOBH.
In an interview on the Kelly Clarkson show that aired on September 30, Hilton was asked if she would return to the show.
‘Well we first have to see if I’m invited back,’ she said. Hilton added that two weeks after the reunion’s filming was when she would know if an offer for a second season was extended.
Got her back: Kathy’s sister Kyle Richards was asked about her lack of filming presence in recent weeks and chalked it up to preparing for Paris Hilton’s wedding
Part-time: Kathy publicly maintained that she would never be interested in being a full time cast mate: ‘I will never hold a diamond, ever. That I can tell you’; pictured with Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley and Crystal Kung Minkoff March 12
‘I mean I would love to…I had a lot of fun,’ she told Clarkson, and later echoed the same sentiments while chatting with Extra on October 13.
‘I have had a great time… First you have to see if you are invited back, but I’ve had a wonderful time… I love the girls,’ she shared.
Prior to that she had maintained that she would never be interested in being a full time cast mate: ‘I will never hold a diamond, ever. That I can tell you,’ she said.
‘I have a lot on my plate right now and working on some interesting, exciting things. I wouldn’t have time.’
Other engagements: Paris’s lavish wedding weekend kicked off on Thursday November 11 with the months leading up to it and the festivities being filmed for a new Peacock show Paris In Love; (left to right) Paris, Kathy, Nicky Hilton pictured September 21