LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Vicki Gunvalson is set to earn nearly $750,000 on the net season of RHOC, LALATE can report. The entire cast of RHOC is returning, with the OG of the OC included. In recent years, following massive syndication of HW shows to new markets, and stabilizing ratings, HW stars’ salaries have grown steadily. RHOC, in turn, has proven to be one of the most faithful cast for producers, not orchestrating salary wars with BravoTV like RHOBH and RHONY’s casts in recent seasons. But the RHOC cast may not have much to argue about either. LALATE can report that the women of the OC are coming back. And Vicki could be earning a lot of WooHoo money.
LALATE can report that Gunvalson has watched her RHOC salary grow over five hundred thousand in previous seasons. She is believed to have earned in excess of six hundred fifty thousand last season. But the real twist came as RHOC delivered strong, consistent ratings last season, and delivered a relatively smooth production compared to RHONY which went on strike and RHOBH which had salary and contract hold-ups.
LALATE can report that Gunvalson is set to earn close to $750,000 next season, with Tamra Barney to be the next highest performer on the show. BravoTV continues to pay higher salaries based upon number of the years with the franchise. And while Heather Dubrow (if she returns to the show) will get a raise like most cast members, the big raise is expected to be given to Shannon Beador.
Salaries have increased steadily across the board in recent years. Documents obtained exclusively by LALATE from the Teresa Giudice criminal case reveal that Teresa barely made six figures during early seasons of RHONJ. “On or about June 5, 2009 and August 27, 2009 defendant [Joe and Teresa] signed agreements in connection with the then upcoming Season Two of the Television Show whereby they would receive approximately $110,000 in compensation,” claimed prosecutors.
Ironically prosecutors also claimed that Teresa allegedly understated her income on RHONJ during her bankruptcy case. Prosecutors assert that “Beginning on or about October 29, 2009, and continuing through at least on or about December 15, 2011, in The District of New Jersey [Joe and Teresa] devised a scheme and artifice to defraud by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses and reputations as part of a bankruptcy proceeding.”