3 Shocking Cast Members Fired From 'Real Housewives of New York'

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Who was fired?
I mean, it was bound to happen after the blood bath that was the last season of The Real Housewives of New York. Something had to give, right? The show was a joke. All the staged arguments? The convenient dividing of the brunettes and the blondes? The Ramona Singer "pregnancy scare"? It was like, eff you, Bravo, for thinking I'm so dumb.

So, naturally, when the fairly terrible season ended, rumors started swirling around that all the girls were going to be cut and a new show was going to be cast entirely. "Good!" I thought. "It needs it." I wasn't sure I'd be able to stomach another season of B.S. cockamamie antics.

But now it's been confirmed that they're not in fact recasting all of RHONY. They just cut three of the show's stars. Three SHOCKING stars! (Hint: Cindy Barshop is still on!)


Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, and Alex McCord have all been given the axe. Crazy, right? So, that leaves Ramona, LuAnn de Lesseps, Cindy, and Sonja Morgan. And, according to LuAnn, three new ladies will be joining the cast, as well. (Thank God.)

I've gotta say, I'm a little surprised Ramona and LuAnn are still on. Their shticks are getting old. It's like, we get it, Ramona is a complete and total crazy person, and LuAnn is an absolute snob. How can that possibly be interesting for another season? It's like watching Vicki Gunvalson of The Real Housewives of Orange County over and over. Enough. Although I guess throwing a few new women into the mix will make for some titillating situations and conflicts.

Apparently, Jill, Kelly, and Alex were all totally blindsided by the whole thing. An insider source says that the women were directly contacted by Bravo on Thursday morning with the news -- and they had no idea it was coming. But then another source says that the three housewives were also told that they could possibly be reinstated the following season if the new ladies don't work out.

Kelly's off in Kellyland, so she probably has no idea what's going on, but how hard do you think Jill, Alex -- and Simon -- are praying that the new cast members suck? What ever will they do?! They might have to ... work. Well, not Jill, but Simon and Alex.

Do you think Bravo kicked off the right women?


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