Danielle Staub fired from Real Housewives of New Jersey

Danielle Staub

Bravo has reportedly lowered the boom on their controversial convicted felon star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle Staub.

Life & Style issued the following statement today:

Life & Style has exclusively learned that controversial Jersey girl Danielle Staub has not been asked to return for season three of the hit Bravo show The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

“Danielle was told that she would not be returning for a third season,” an insider reveals to Life & Style. In fact, Danielle’s finding out she was fired “came as a complete shock, and she thought she was definitely going to return to the successful Bravo series,” the insider continues.

Danielle is not only known for her vicious catfights on-screen but also for her sex tape scandal, prostitution allegations, link to drugs and legal battles with other cast mates.

The insider reveals that Danielle is currently trying to generate interest in a spin-off reality series about her life. Danielle told Life & Style at her birthday party on Aug. 10 in NYC, “I don’t know if there are talks right now about a third season of the show, but I’m more excited about talks of my spin-off than anything else.”

A rep for the Bravo network tells Life & Style, “Bravo does not comment on casting of upcoming seasons of Housewives while current seasons are still airing.” Danielle’s booking agent had “no comment” on Danielle’s status on the show.

Season two of The Real Housewives of New Jersey wraps up on Aug. 23, followed by an explosive reunion show airing in two parts on Aug. 30 and Sept. 6. Stay tuned…

Danielle offered up one of her infamously uninformative responses to PopEater saying:

“Actually, I’m not even thinking about season three right now, as I am considering many incredible options that have been presented to me,” Staub tells PopEater in an official statement. “Right now, I just want to let fans know that we have a fantastic finale coming up next week and explosive reunion shows on August 30 and September 6. Don’t worry next year, I’ll still be the one you either love to hate or hate to love.”

I have no idea what this means for The Real Housewives of New Jersey show, which doesn’t look to promise much entertaining drama sans their headline-grabbing “prostitution wh0re.” Regardless of how much the entertainment value of the show declines, it was the right decision by Bravo for two reasons: Number one, Danielle and the other cast members never really interacted unless it was scripted. Number two, Danielle seems to have some serious mental issues that are only being made worse by perpetuating her fame.

Perhaps I shouldn’t be too quick to praise Bravo for taking the high road (clearly Danielle would have brought high ratings with her again next season) because they might be the ones preparing for a Danielle spin-off! Could we have another Bethenny on our hands? If so, I’d like to offer a few show title suggestions:

Danielle’s Getting Committed?
Lifestyles of the Bitch Who Blamed Us
Staub in the Name of Love
Crotch What Happens

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