“Real Housewives of Orange County” stars Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino are allegedly fired. According to Wet Paint on Sept. 21, Gretchen’s lack of a storyline during season 8 prompted the producers to give her the boot. Season 9 casting decisions are in and according to the source, these two ladies are gone.
Reports say that Gretchen’s lame attempt at creating a storyline was seen with her fake engagement in season 8, according to the website. Apparently everyone who knew Gretchen saw right through that attempt. As far as Alexis goes, she was already fired before season 8 started up, but a new cast member dropped out last minute so they brought her back in.
Neither Gretchen nor Alexis brought very much to the show on season 8. “Real Housewives of Orange County,” just like the rest of the “Real Housewives” shows, get their ratings from bizarre, nasty, mysterious and diva behavior. The show will only attract and hold viewers if you give them some kind of dysfunction among the ladies of the show.
This is a venue that if you have too much extra baggage in you life, they can make you a star. But if your life is somewhat normal, then there's not much to work with.
The ninth season will begin filming this month and Tamara Barney, Heather Dubrow, Lydia McLaughlin and Vicki Gunvalson have all been asked back.