Mean Betty on Housewives Getting Fired
Goodbye Kelly, Jill and Alex! Oh, yeah and Cindy too. Oops.
Well kittens, it’s official! The bigwigs over at Bravo have given Kelly Bensimon, Jill Zarin and Alex McCord their walking papers.
Why they didn’t fire Ramona “Crazy Eyes” Singer, too is a mystery to Meanie. Could it be they’re scared of the white wine-swilling housewife? Meanie, who is afraid of very little, is slightly freaked out about the thought of being stuck in an elevator with Ramona. Lamb chops, what would the lush UESider do? Whip out a tray of jewelry and demand that Meanie buy something? Shove samples of her skin care line at her? Try to get Meanie to buy a case of her pinot grigio?
Oh kittens, why they couldn’t have dumped Ramona in the East River is beyond us! We knew that Cindy Barshop wouldn’t be returning to another season of Real Housewives of New York. She’d been making noises that she wasn’t pleased and audiences were rather bored or grossed out by her antics. Walking around with teeth in her bag? While she’s shopping? Eeeww.
So, four three Real Housewives of New York are no more. Nope, Mean Betty is not counting Cindy, because, oh, let’s face it, she’s boring. Sadly, we will no longer watch Kelly Bensimon talk about the importance of gummy bears in a balanced diet. A BettyConfidential editor will have to retire her Jill Zarin imitation. And as for Alex McCord, the woman was so boring that watching paint dry was more exciting than looking at her on the small screen.
A Bravo spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter, “Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and LuAnn DeLesseps will be returning for season five of The Real Housewives of New York City. 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 ongoing discussions with them.”
While Meanie and the rest of the country have been watching RHONY for its many seasons, Meanie would like to point out that those ladies who claim to be “in society,” really aren’t. They, with the exception of the Countess and Sonja Morgan couldn’t buy their way into the Blue Book. Lambies, the Blue Book is the nickname of The New York Social Register. It was called the Blue Book because the cover was blue. You had to have an impeccable (by certain standards) family background to get in. One whiff of scandal and you were dropped, never to return. It’s online now. You can only get in if you have letters of recommendation from other members. Can you see Alex, Jill or Kelly successfully campaigning to get in? They’d need a personality transplant, lessons on etiquette and diction lessons. As Mean Betty’s mother would say, “There’s social and there’s SOCIAL. Alex, Jill, Kelly, well darling, they’re NQOK*.”
Now don’t weep for Kelly, Jill or Alex. Through the show, they’ve created businesses. Kelly is now writing for a variety of magazines about fashion and is “designing” jewelry. Jill Zarin has just launched Skweez Couture by Jill Zarin and she’s working on a home décor collection . The shapewear line will debut in Lord & Taylor stores around the country. Alex and her hubby Simon created Aluxe Home, a home bedding collection. Oh yeah, and Cindy. She’s the owner of Completely Bare. A nationwide waxing and laser spa. She’s been doing well for, like forever.
One wonders who Bravo will next ensnare in their glittery broadcasting net? Who will they get to be the next victim star of RHONY? Lambkins, while you trade off any privacy or semblance of normalcy in your life, you can record (with a little help from Autotune) a hit single or two!
*Not Quite Our Kind