'Real Housewives' Roundup: Phaedra's New Baby, Contract Drama and More Casting Rumors
'Real Housewives' Roundup: Phaedra's New Baby, Contract Drama and More Casting Rumors
Gina Pusateri
Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
We may get to see a majority of their lives on TV, but the Real Housewives are always up to something whether they're being filmed or not. Here's some news on what they've been doing in their time off:

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Congratulations to The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, who gave birth to her second son on Wednesday. Her rep told Us Weekly that the baby is healthy and is 7 pounds, 9 ounces. This is her second child with her husband, Apollo Nida. Her first-born, Ayden, is 2 years old.

"Ideally I'd like three kids, but I don't know if my poor uterus can take it," Phaedra told Us Weekly.

No word on what the little Nida's name is yet, but Phaedra should probably steer clear of the name "Kash" to avoid any troubles with co-stars Kim Zolciak and Kandi Burruss.

More Money or More Problems

It seems as though the ladies from the Big Apple want a bigger piece of the pie. According to TMZ, all of the cast members of The Real Housewives of New York City were approached by Bravo to sign new contracts for season 6, but turned them down with hopes that teaming up would provide them leverage for negotiating for higher pay.

According to the source, the women told the network they want raises or they will all quit. And Bravo's response? They said the ladies have until today to sign their original contracts or they'll all be fired. And they haven't been afraid to fire ladies (especially from RHONY) in masses before. Developing...

Out of the Running

It seems like casting rumors for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have gone 0-2 so far. Neither Lisa Rinna nor Penny Lancaster (aka Mrs. Rod Stewart) will appear on the show next season.

Earlier this week on Katie, Penny told Katie Couric why she wouldn't be on the show.

"Cause I'm not a Beverly Hills wife," she said. "I'm from England, as you all probably know, and I consider myself a very down-to-earth, girl next door, so I just wouldn't fit into that."

As for Lisa Rinna, she told E! News, "Basically, that was never gonna happen. It was interesting to watch happen without my knowledge."

Looks like we're back to the drawing board for new Beverly Hills housewives.

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