September 15th, 2011, 02:48 PM
This bit of news trumps anything I would say about America’s Next Top Model: All Stars, because it’s so surprising! Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord, and Jill Zarin have been fired from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City! Rob Schuter at the Huffington Post has reported that the three ladies “have all been let go from the series and will not be returning as fulltime cast members next season.” The women were directly contacted by Bravo this morning, with no other warning (harsh!).
In breaking news, Cindy Barshop has gotten the boot as well! Ramona Singer is negotiating a new contract, but if it doesn’t work out, she might be off the show, too!
Currently, only two original castmembers, LuAnn du Lesseps and the aforementioned “Crazy Eyes” Singer, along with the newer Sonja Morgan are left to forge ahead, although three new ladies are expected to be added to the cast. No word yet on who the n00bs will be, but the four fired housewives might be offered an olive branch if any of the them don’t work out. Expect to see Jill, Alex, Cindy, or (probably) Kelly attempting to intimidate the heck out of the new girls and force them off the show, on or off camera. Blood on the streets of New York! Racing for pinks!
I’ll certainly miss Jill–she got rather repulsive there for a while, but came back around. Although, well, I’ll never buy her shapewear, or visit her fabric store. Alex was good for a one-liner here or there, but Simon (her hubs) is a total weirdo even for reality television, and their house is creepy weird. Kelly is obviously totally nuts. Good for Bethenny for getting out when the getting was good!
If I had any idea of New York socialites (or women who consider themselves socialites), I’d speculate out the wazoo. But I don’t! So I won’t! Let’s hope the new blood is good television, because right now Atlanta, Beverly Hills, and New Jersey have the series all sewn up (no one cares about Miami). Get back in the game, RHONY!