- Last Updated: 11:21 PM, July 8, 2012
- Posted: 11:18 PM, July 8, 2012
Teresa Giudice wants back in the house. We hear the pushy “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star plans to meet with Bravo exec and host of “Watch What Happens Live” Andy Cohen this month to negotiate a return to the show, even though Bravo hasn’t yet confirmed a fifth season. “Teresa doesn’t want to wait till the last minute to negotiate her contract,” says a source close to the “Housewives” franchise. “She wants the job, and she’s nervous about waiting.” Last year, Bravo dramatically axed Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop from “Real Housewives of New York City” before it started its fifth season to bring in new blood. Zarin told the Hollywood Reporter about the experience of playing the waiting game: “In June, it wasn’t even a question if they were inviting me back. By August, conversations started to change. They were hesitant to commit.” Giudice, following her successful appearance on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” wants to nip the wait in the bud. A Bravo rep said, “There’s been no official announcement about season five yet.” A rep for Giudice didn’t get back to us.