'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Cast Member Wants Out
It was inevitable, it took years longer than viewers becoming overly cynical took, but it seems like it's happening: at least a few reality TV geese that lay a certain network's golden eggs are saying "Screw you, Farmer John! Birth your own gilded offspring!"
Another day, another "housewife" announces she's not long for Bravo's signature "Real Housewives..." franchise - or the public eye in general, it seems. "Real Housewives Of New Jersey" cast member Jacqueline Laurita has followed a "New York" housewife's suit and announced publicly that she wants off the Garden State edition, reports Rumorfix.com.
Laurita currently has a six-season deal but made it known via Twitter that she won't be making anything but sporadic appearances starting with the upcoming Season Four.
She posted four tweets that couldn't be intended as anything but napalm to her Bravo bridges. It sounds like something went down during shooting that gave her a conscience attack. If I know my reality TV modus operandi, I have a feeling things could get leaky around the rumor mill very soon.
"I feel nauseous and feverish. No reunion for me.Sorry guys. XOXO!"
"Someone (not me) got set up tonight. There are some sneaky people trying to make someone look bad & then play innocent on camera. Sad."
"2b honest I'm tired of the BS & shitty low life people. I didn't know this was what I signed up 4. I have 2 rise above & move on."
"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."
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The controversy currently surrounding the role that the pressures and scrutiny of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" might've played in what the Los Angeles County Coroner's office officially deemed Russell Armstrong's suicide need not be explained further. That story has already created an ongoing media blitz that surrounded the show's premiere last month and editing the late Armstrong nearly completely from the series.
In recent weeks, cast shake-ups surrounding "The Real Housewives of New York City" have joined the fray. Producers made it official that cast members Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop weren't asked back for the next season. They've already been replaced with philanthropist Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill (widow of Kennedy family relative Anthony Radziwill) and Heather Thomson will replace the dismissed four.
Before those four were dismissed, cast member Bethenny Frankel left the show voluntarily.