09/20/2012 10:02 am ET

'Real Housewives Of New York' Reunion Details Kept Private From Cast

After many leaks to the press from Season 5 of "The Real Housewives of New York City," producers have taken extraordinary measures to make sure details about the top-secret reunion show remain private.

“None of the cast members know the location of the taping,” a Bravo insider said. “They have been told cars will pick them up from their apartments early tomorrow morning and take them to the secret venue to get hair, makeup and dresses. Once they are on the set, no cellphones will be allowed and they will all be warned about the confidentiality agreement they all signed as part of their contract. All they know is the place will have an art deco theme.”

A few seasons ago, Bravo executive Andy Cohen told me that out of all the franchises, he believes it was the New York cast that leaked the most to the press. And even with a savvy new cast that includes media insider Carole Radziwil, the situation seems to have gotten worse.

“The network loves the cast tweeting and doing interviews, but certain story lines must be kept secret,” a cast member said. “Why would anyone tune in to watch the reunion shows if we know exactly what went down by the end of day Thursday?”