★ What is Gossip Cop? Find out!

BRAVO Confirms: Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon & Cindy Barshop Are Gone

Truth rating: 10

By Michael Lewittes


As Gossip Cop reported a few days ago, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord and Cindy Barshop were likely to be axed before the new season of “The Real Housewives of New York,” and now Bravo has made it official — without even mentioning them by name.

Instead, the cable network said who would be returning and simply referred to the fired four as “the ladies,” adding cryptically that they may have future dealings with them.

Here is Bravo’s official statement to Gossip Cop: “Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and LuAnn De Lesseps 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 on-going discussions with them.”

What do you think of this official news?

Enter your email address here to receive daily news updates from us.


  1. Gossip Cop
  2. Mediaite
  3. Styleite
  4. The Mary Sue
  5. The Braiser
CloseSubscribe to Gossip Cop's newsletter: