Denying rumor that Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo will not return to season 5 if they don't bring the drama, Bravo's representative says no decision has been made about the fifth season.
Another day brings another rumor for Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchise. Most recently, it was reported that Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo are in danger of losing their spots on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey", but the network is quick to pour cold water on the issue.
"Bravo is not firing anyone from 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey'," a representative for Bravo says in a statement. "This is completely inaccurate information from sources who are unreliable and making up rumors. All five cast members will be featured on season 4. No decisions have been made about season 5 at this time."
Sparking the "Real Housewives of NJ" firing report was The Huffington Post. The site claimed to have learned from an insider that "Jacqueline and Caroline were told months ago that they wouldn't be returning for a fifth Season if they didn't bring the drama." The insider claimed season 3 and the upcoming season 4, which is currently being filmed, are dominated by Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice drama.
To spice things up, Bravo has allegedly shown the ladies private footage of what they have all been saying behind each others' backs, but both Jacqueline and Caroline brought the drama on Twitter instead of showing it in front of camera.
Late last month, Jacqueline herself has hinted that she is fed up with the reality show. After refusing to attend season 3 reunion where her co-star Teresa reportedly invited a male stripper in an attempt to expose co-star Melissa Gorga's past as a stripper, the 41-year-old wrote on Twitter, "Someone (not me) got set up tonight. There are some sneaky people trying to make someone look bad & then play innocent on camera. Sad."
In several following tweets, she added, "I can't be part of the Charade anymore. It's unsettling. It's disturbing & against what I stand for. I'm a REAL housewife. ... I'd like to only focus on positive things now please. I threw the trash out.I'm cleaning now and reorganizing. Starting fresh and new."