Fired ‘Real Housewife’ Confronts Andy Cohen On Camera

by | October 16, 2012 at 12:58 PM | Fall TV Preview 2012, Real Housewives of New York City, Watch What Happens Live

There’s nothing like a “Real Housewives” star scorned.

Former “Real Housewives of New York City” star Jill Zarin is still hurt that she was dumped by Bravo, so naturally her appearance on Monday’s “Watch What Happens Live” quickly turned awkward.

During the show, Zarin confronted Bravo host and “Real Housewives” exec Andy Cohen and demanded to know why she had been fired from the show.

As the network has previously stated, they were looking to freshen up the cast (in a way that cosmetic surgery can’t) and dismantle the show’s toxic environment.

“We were looking to shake the show up,” Cohen said to Zarin simply. “The last reunion, I think you would agree, was incredibly toxic for everyone involved.”

Zarin was let go at the end of last season along with fellow costars Alex McCord and Kelly Bensimon and replaced for Season 5 with new cast members princess/journalist Carole Radziwell, Heather “Holla!” Thompson and drama queen Aviva Dresher.

“It felt like a death. It felt like my funeral,” Zarin admitted. “I was heartbroken.”

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While he really shouldn’t have been surprised by the fiery redhead’s direct interrogation on camera, Cohen Tweeted about it afterward:

“I can’t think of another instance of a fired employee confronting the network abt her dismissal. On camera. #MetaByBravo #WWHL”.

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