Bravo is cleaning house(wives).
The network announced Monday that [lastfm]Danielle Staub[/lastfm], the fire-starter on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” would not be returning to the show.
Throughout the tumultuous second season, Staub enraged Caroline Manzo, her sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita and family friend Teresa Giudice, though Staub seemed to make amends at the end of Monday’s reunion episode.[pullquote quote=”We thought the hugs were a great way to end two seasons “]
“The reunion was Danielle’s last appearance on ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey,'” said Andy Cohen, Bravo’s senior vice president of original programming and development who also hosts “The Real Housewives” reunion shows. “We thought the hugs were a great way to end two seasons of bitterness between the women.”
It’s the latest in a series of “Real Housewives” departures.
Sarcastic chef Bethenny Frankel, who starred earlier this year in the spin-off “Bethenny Getting Married?” – about her nuptials and pregnancy – told Us Weekly magazine last week that she did not want to return for the New York edition’s fourth outing because last season was “scary and painful.”
“Do I expect her to be holding an apple at the beginning of the show? Probably not,” said Cohen. “She’s had great success with her own show. On the flip side, I do hope to see her in the ‘Housewives’ universe in some way.”
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Source: Huffington Post