E! News’s Marc Malkin has noted that Bravo TV has put out a casting call for their hit Reality TV series The Real Housewives of New York City … which has tongues wagging that someone in the cast might be leaving. It’s no secret that the newest housewife, Kelly Bensimone, made herself look like a total and complete ass on the last season of the show … could she be getting the axe so that someone more interesting (and less moronic) can take her place? Malkin also reports that Bravo TV is also seeking castmembers for a possible new incarnation of the Real Housewives franchise … in Beverly Hills, CA:
As we all know by now, Kelly Bensimon didn’t exactly become anyone’s favorite on The Real Housewives of New York City. Not too long ago, fellow Housewife Jill Zarin told us that she thinks Ms. Kelly should ditch the show because she never really meshed with the others. Could producers already be looking for Kelly’s replacement? Bravo has sent out a casting notice for NYC’s third season! “Are you a woman living in one of the most exclusive areas of New York who has to juggle their career, home life, and a jam-packed social calendar full of charity fund-raising galas, Hampton parties and nights on the New York social scene?” the notice reads in part. “Casting producers are interested in meeting immediately!” I hear none of the Housewives’ returns are guaranteed because negotiations for season three haven’t even begun yet. Kelly has already made it perfectly clear that she’ll be back—if Bravo wants her again, that is. A Bravo rep declined to comment on Kelly’s status. “We’re always looking for new and interesting characters and to keep the show fresh,” the rep said. “There are so many stories to tell and we want to keep topping ourselves every season.” Meanwhile, it was bound to happen in the Housewives franchise. Sources confirm a report that producers are currently on the hunt to cast The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Bravo rep declined to comment on Bev Hills.
Kudos … on both fronts!! As much as I do love the drama that Bensimone brought to the series, I’m getting really tired of watching her bullshizz and having no one do anything about it. I’d be all for Kelly Bensimone’s return if I knew that someone, like say Bethenny Frankel, would promise to kick her ass. OK, that might be a bit harsh … but she really does need to be put in her place. She also could use some diction lessons. If Kelly goes, I ain’t gonna cry one bit. Good riddance, I say. On the Beverly Hills Housewives rumor, I’m all for it. One can never have too much of this ridiculous drama to have and to hold. The New Jersey Housewives have yet to kick into bitchy-drama gear but I suspect they will bring the LULz. Why not start the search for a new batch of housewives to serve the entertainment? Huzzah on all fronts!!