Joyce, the former beauty queen who continually clashed with Brandi Glanville and Carlton, the Wiccan who really clashed with Kyle Richards, have been rumored to be exiting the show since February. At that time TMZ reported that "there's a 95% chance Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia won't be back for Season 5 — they're just not involved enough in the series' story lines to justify their coveted spots in the cast."
TMZ was also "told it became obvious Joyce and Carlton weren't jiving during the reunion show taping earlier this month — all the other women had great chemistry … and Joyce and Carlton were clearly outsiders."
The question remains though, did any of the other housewives influence Bravo's decision?
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We may not know if Kyle or Brandi played a role in having the new girls fired, but you would think that the controversy was good for ratings. Perhaps Bravo is satisfied with all the attention that the demise of Brandi and Lisa Vanderpump's relationship has garnered.
Both Joyce and Carlton must be disappointed in the news. They both had expressed interest in coming back for season 5.
Since the announcement yesterday, Joyce has remained mum, but E! News caught up with Carlton at the Malificent premiere and got her take on getting fired, and she definitely seems to be taking the news in stride.
"I sort of look at it as a blessing in disguise because my husband does have a project in the works, a reality show," Carlton revealed. "It's something that would give me the opportunity to work with him. I was contractually obligated for a three-year deal and if that's the case, I'm not anymore."
"Shiva is not only gorgeous, but she is a true class act. Everyone loves her. In fact, despite being divorced from Mohamed, Yolanda encouraged him to marry Shiva." Yolanda isn't the only one who adores Shiva, though! “Lisa would love to have Shiva on the show because they are friends, and as viewers know, she isn’t popular with other ladies and could use another ally!”
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