"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" villain Faye Resnick is said to be demanding more money to return to the hit reality TV show in season 5.
The interior designer ruffled feathers amongst the season 3 cast as a recurring cast member due to her boorish behavior and despite her being extremely unpopular amongst viewers, Bravo TV producers believe that adding her may boost the show's ratings. Reports claim "Housewives" veteran Kim Richards as well as season 4 additions Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud are all on the chopping block due to a lack of storylines and Resnick is open to returning next season for the right price.
"Faye does not want to go back to the show. She says it is so nasty and b----- and she just doesn't need it," a source told RadarOnline.com.
"Faye knows the housewives make about $250,000 each," the source continued. "She thinks it was miserable being on the show BUT for the right price they could definitely make it worth her while."
Resnick is best known for testifying against O.J. Simpson during his infamous 1995 murder trial months before going off to pose nude for a men's magazine. She is a close friend of Richards and her sister Kyle.
"It will come down to money. How much is Bravo willing to fork out to get her on the show? Then again, she does have a very successful interior design business that could benefit from being promoted on the show," the insider revealed.
Kyle, Brandi Glanville, Yolanda Foster and Lisa Vanderpump are all expected to return next season and one report claims that Foster and Vanderpump are pushing for a mutual friend to join the cast next season.
In addition to Resnick, socialite Shiva Safai, who has made a few appearances on the show, is said to be in the running for season 5. She is the fiancée of Foster's ex-husband Mohammed Hadid.
"Both Lisa and Yolanda are telling Shiva she needs to join the cast and they want her to appear on the next season," a source said.
"Shiva is not only gorgeous, but she is a true class act. Everyone loves her ... In fact, despite being divorced from Mohammed, Yolanda encouraged him to marry Shiva," the source continued. "Yolanda and Mohammed have remained very close after their divorce because they have three children together."