Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Alex McCord will reportedly be replaced in season 5 of 'The Real Housewives of New York City', but both the network and the stars' camps deny the story.
Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Alex McCord are in limbo with their gigs on "The Real Housewives of New York City". Sources say Bravo does not want the three stars in the next season of the show, but a representative for the network says, "No decisions have been made yet."
Zarin's representative, Darren Bettencourt Jill, also denies the report, stating that the 47-year-old lady "is still in discussions with Bravo for season five and no final decisions have been made." In a similar move, Bensimon's representative says, "Nothing has been confirmed either way."
McCord, meanwhile, takes to her Twitter to address the issue. "Speaking for myself only, there is no decision yet whether I'm in or out of #RHONY -Nothing's finalized, though I'd like to do another year," she writes.
New addition to the cast, Cindy Barshop, is also rumored to be included in the list of stars who will be axed from the show. Responding to this, the rookie says, "Everything out there right now is just rumors. Nothing is 100 [percent] decided yet, it could go either way."
According to E! Online, Bravo has found new women to fill the slots left by the original stars. "They wanted people that live in fabulous townhouses. They wanted to bring the fabulousness of Beverly Hills to New York. They want it glossier and more glamorous," one insider gushes.
The network reportedly does not make the firing public to keep Zarin, Bensimon and McCord silent while the new women start filming in two weeks. One insider, however, tells The Huffington Post that they could be reinstated next season if any of the new cast members don't work out.