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?
What do you get when you mix this story with this story? Snake on a Plane! Get it? So sorry, but I couldn't resist.
I guess Southwest had better up its game so that people forget quickly about the airline that kicked Benzino off a plane! Quick, someone cue one of those hilarious YouTube clips of the flight attendant giving her hilarious pre-flight instructions that have gone viral (seriously, have you seen them? Hysterical!)!
The Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star has had a big few days. Not only was he married in Vegas (no doubt it will be featured this at some point on the show!), he also had quite the expletive laden exit during a Chicago layover on a flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta.
What is it about rites of passage when it comes to reality stars? If they aren't releasing their own cookbook, they're getting stopped on suspicion of drunk driving. I guess there are more ways than one to maintain notoriety once a show finishes filming for the season!
All these wrongs against Mariah, never a camera in sight, begs the question… If an insult falls out of someone's mouth and Bravo's cameras are not there to catch it, did it ever really happen? Probably not if Mariah's telling the story.
Quad took to her Bravo blog to address Mariah's latest antics. "If you pay close attention you can see that it’s always the same story, different characters – 'I made him/her relevant' is the mantra. First it was Toya, then Brian Lamar, Reco Chapple, and now me. Mariah called herself a star maker – too bad she couldn’t use those powers to help herself."
The former spouses are locked in a contentious argument that led to bitter finger pointing that frankly (no pun intended) makes both of them look like crappy parents! It was rumored that their attorneys botched up a filing to make the courtroom proceedings private and the press would have free reign – well that appears to be the case!
With both spouses repped by famed divorce attorneys the argument became about who is the biggest famewhore, sadly. Bethenny's attorney Allen Mayefsky portrayed Jason as the vengeful ex, spiteful over losing the limelight when Bethenny filed for divorce, thus ending their reality TV career. Which seems odd considering it was widely reported that Jason refused to sign on for a third season of Bethenny Ever After as Bethenny was already pursuing her talk show (now also canceled).
Rumors have been swirling for a while now that show matriarch Lisa Vanderpump wants to leave. Her dissatisfaction with her castmates along with the success of her spinoff Vanderpump Rules means that she no longer needs RHOBH. After Lisa skipped the Bravo Upfronts to open her new restaurant PUMP and gave an interview sharing that she still had not forgiven Brandi Glanville, there's been lots of talk that she will officially leave the show. And Bravo is doing everything in their power to keep her!
Andy Cohen visited PUMP where he had dinner with Lisa and their mutual close friend Lance Bass. The reason: Andy is desperate to keep Lisa on RHOBH and is hoping that he could use Lance to help persuade Lisa to stay! TMZ called it a "last ditch effort" on Bravo's part to convince Lisa to remain on RHOBH.