Another Bravo housewife to leave the franchise?
Lots of divorces have shaken up the "Real Housewives" block on Bravo-- divorces between the stars and the network, that is. And it seems one more lady might be heading to splitsville with the reality show: "Real Housewives of New Jersey's" Jacqueline Laurita hinted via Twitter that her days on the show are over.
It all started with a series of Tweets earlier this week, Laurita aired her frustrations and said she did not want to appear on the show's Season 3 reunion, which taped on Wednesday.
"I feel nauseous and feverish," Laurita tweeted late Tuesday night, after attending the annual fashion show for the boutique Posche, a scene of past drama on the hit Bravo show. (Cameras, meanwhile, were there and already rolling on Season 4.) "No reunion for me. Sorry guys. XOXO!"
She later added: "Someone (not me) got set up tonight. There are some sneaky people trying to make someone look bad & then play innocent on camera. Sad."
On Wednesday, Laurita continued her unloading: "I can't be part of the Charade anymore. It's unsettling. It's disturbing & against what I stand for. I'm a REAL housewife."
And later, "I'd like to only focus on positive things now please. I threw the trash out. I'm cleaning now and reorganizing. Starting fresh and new."
Perhaps it's all drama to be taken with a glass of wine? According to a source close to production, Season 4 of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" has been filmed and Laurita is in it -- how significant her role is remains to be seen. And back in August, a casting search began for new housewives to add for the show's fourth season.
Bravo would not comment on whether Laurita has left the show or whether she ended up appearing on the reunion special.
"Real Housewives of New Hersey," now in its third season, has already lost original cast members Dina Manzo and Danielle Staub, and returned with new cast members Kathy Wakile and Melissa Gorga this season. It's sister series, "The Real Housewives of New York City" has also gone through some changes, losing four cast members -- Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop -- for its upcoming season.
-- Yvonne Villarreal
Photo: Jacqueline Laurita, left, Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon. Credit: Bravo