Real Housewives’ Power Play Backfires!

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“Real Housewives of New York City” stars LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan tried to play hardball with Bravo network honchos — and it blew up in their faces!

Insiders say the three gals refused to sign contracts unless they were paid almost as much as leader of the pack Bethenny Frankel, who’s reportedly making a cool $1 million per season.

But instead of big bucks, the greedy ladies got slapped with a “pay for play” system!

Now they'll only be on the show “if they are necessary and it works in the context of their scene,” said a source.