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"Basketball Wives LA" producers are expected to implement drastic changes at the end of season two, and a new report claims that controversial model and author Karrine Steffans may be joining the cast for season three.
Steffans, who is commonly known for her various trysts across the entertainment industry, made headlines in 2005 when she released her bestselling memoir "Confessions Of A Video Vixen." The book covers her sexual liaisons with various music industry personalities and professional athletes and her addition to the show would undoubtedly spark controversy.
"Karrine was not initially interested, but when [producers] came correct with the right money [and are allowing] her to promote her next book, the offer was tough to turn down," a source reportedly told MediaTakeOut.com.
Executive producer Shaunie O'Neal, who also stars in the franchise's Miami spinoff, recently hinted that she would be giving the Vh1 reality TV show a "complete makeover" following a reported decline in ratings.
In October, it was claimed that current season two cast members Malaysia Pargo, newcomer Brooke Bailey, and sisters Gloria and Laura Govan would not be asked to return for season three. Producers were reportedly growing increasingly frustrated because some cast members were not allowing for "all of their reality to be filmed," according to TMZ.com.
The remaining season two cast members Draya Michele and Jackie Christie are expected to return for a third season, and the rumored firings have allegedly left room for new additions. Steffans is yet to verify reports that she is joining the show, although her recent Twitter posts have fueled speculation.
"Meeting up with @JackieChristie in a few minutes. Can't wait to sip tea with my girl," Steffans tweeted Nov. 12.
Bailey and Laura immediately took to their Twitter pages upon hearing news about their rumored firings. They both appeared to refute the reports.
'"Basic chicks start rumors," Laura tweeted.
"Everybody relax ... LOL ..." Bailey tweeted.