Moment of silence in Beverly Hills today. It's been announced that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills newbies Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia were both fired from the show after just one season. If you listen closely enough, you can hear the rhythmic swooshing sound of Kyle Richards and Brandi Glanville repeatedly fist pumping the air.
I can't say I'm shocked by Bravo's decision to not bring either of these ladies back, but it is somewhat of a surprise that they only gave them one measly season to prove their worth. And, although Carlton and Joyce, respectively, didn't seem like the nicest or, um, least boring people in the world, they definitely contributed their fair share of drama to the show. In fact, the main storylines this season were Carlton's deep-seated, arbitrary hatred of Kyle, and Brandi's petty, pointless issues with Joyce -- or, as she would call her, "Jacqueline."
I can't see Carlton caring all that much that she was axed from the show -- in fact, I could almost see her welcoming it, being that being within a 20-mile radius of Kyle seems to make her break out in Wiccan hives -- but I definitely could see Joyce being bothered by the network's decision to let her go. Brandi may have been the one in the wrong in their weird, nonsensical feud, but one thing's for sure: Joyce sure loves being in the spotlight.
I look forward to seeing who the masterminds at Bravo choose to replace Joyce and Carlton with. And, if I may offer a suggestion, I say they pick someone who will become allies with Lisa Vanderpump. That poor woman has no one on her side on that show anymore.
Except, you know, Giggy.
Are you sad to see Joyce and Carlton go?
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