'Real Housewives of NYC' Fires Four Cast Members

September 18, 2011 14:08:00 GMT

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Ramona Singer will be the only two original cast of the reality show's fifth season.

'Real Housewives of NYC' Fires Four Cast Members
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It is now official that four cast members of "The Real Housewives of New York City" have been dismissed. Bravo has released an announcement that Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and newest member Cindy Barshop were not asked back for season 5.

"Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and LuAnn DeLesseps will be returning for season 5 of The Real Housewives of New York City," a network spokesperson told People "We've had a fabulous run with all the ladies and appreciate them sharing their lives with our viewers. It is a friendly departure among the other ladies and we continue to have on-going discussions with them."

Zarin, McCord, Bensimon and Barshop were negotiating with the network in the past few weeks and Zarin denied back then that she's been fired from the show. She has now released a statement via her rep, "Jill is humbled by the extraordinary amount of media interest in her response and looks forward to personally opening up about all of this very soon and announcing some exciting new projects."

McCord also said, "Of course Simon and I are sad not to continue with RHONY but it's a friendly decision and discussions with Bravo are ongoing for other projects."


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posted by sunlvr on Jul 24, 2012
Luann is such a joke. My very close friend was also titled by marriage. With unbelievable class, she dropped the title after her divorce. In her words....."the title did not define me. I am so much happier that I now have my own identity back and can be just me". Luann is so classless that I am usually laughing at her innaccuracies regarding etiquette and sad about her mean spirited behavior. She is an embarrasment to all women. I think she is beyond help. Just take her for the classless phoney she is and ignore her.
posted by reallyahousewife on Jan 14, 2012
Why Jill!!?? Yet the annoying, crazy eyes, petty Ramona is still on the show - this cannot be true. I will not be watching the show any more without Jill, she made the whole show more enjoyable. Who's advising the casting directors at Bravo? Can't be anyone with intellect because you kept Ramona yet let Jill go. Did any of you think about speaking to your viewers? You all have lost a viewer
posted by phillyhart on Sep 29, 2011
Kelly got better, No real opinion of Cindy, Could not stand the Alex and really didn't want to see any of Simone, but why Jill...bring her back.
posted by Diva Love on Sep 23, 2011
Happy to hear the great news about the Housewives!!! After the reunion show I was never going to watch the NYC Housewives again!!! LuAnn is still there...why? Jill was a bully and Alex found her voice...OMG!!! She was so annoying and Cindy was just as annoying!!!!! LuAnn must goooooo!!!!!
posted by Jess on Sep 19, 2011
So happy crazy Kelly, obnoxious Jill, and useless Cindy ate gone. I will miss Alex but not Simon. I wish old countless was heading out the door as well. She has no class whatsoever.
posted by livingthetruth on Sep 18, 2011
So glad they fired Jill on tv she is so enoying I couldn't watch the show anymore tv is not for she is probably better in real life atleast I hope.....
posted by Grammy24 on Sep 18, 2011
I can't believe they fired Jill and kept that loser LuAnn on the show. Cindy, Kelly, and Alex won't be missed but Bravo made a big mistake firing Jill and leaving LuAnn and Sonja on the show. Personally, the best one was Bethany and she's done great without the others! Hope Jill can do the same. Who are the replacements?
posted by Neecie0511 on Sep 18, 2011
God, I hope Danielle doesn't move to NYC...
posted by Shortround on Sep 18, 2011
I am really happy they are all gone. Simon was too involved and Jill was just trouble. She wanted the spot light She blames Ramona for her fight with Bethany. She is just upset that she does not have any cameos on Bethany's show. Kelly although better this year must have be on medication. Cindy was just not doing anything for the show. Since her buiness and her calls were more important, she should stick to that.
posted by Duchess on Sep 18, 2011
Great!!! Hopefully I will see more than hate,mean and socialites without class.
posted by tyme4u2 on Sep 18, 2011
Who's going to catch flies without Alex and her ever open mouth?
posted by lovemykids on Sep 18, 2011
I love the show. It won't be the same without Jill. I hated Kelly though. She has nothing bright to say.
posted by annoyed on Sep 18, 2011
4 down but the worst, Ramona is still on the show. White trash with a little money. Only reason she stayed was so we can see her husband outed this season.
posted by PATRICIA on Sep 18, 2011
posted by number 32 on Sep 18, 2011
They all embarrassed themselves last season.I hope they boot Teresa off New Jersey next. She is just plain horrible.Who would ever want to call her a "friend" after seeing this show.
posted by lovemygrandkids on Sep 18, 2011
Do us all a favor and cancel the show. Not worth watching.
posted by Bayfield Beauty on Sep 18, 2011
This show sucks with or without the "fired four". I won't be watching...

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