Was Danielle Staub fired from 'Real Housewives?'
August 16th, 2010
05:37 PM ET

Was Danielle Staub fired from 'Real Housewives?'

There’s a rumor floating around that Danielle Staub has been fired from Bravo's "Real Housewives of New Jersey."

Life & Style magazine cites an "insider" who says, “Danielle was told that she would not return for the third season,” which "came as a complete shock” to the star, whose unbeweavable fight with cast mate Teresa Giudice pulled in record ratings for Bravo.

If she is on her way out, Bravo isn’t saying; They’ve still got bigger tables to flip with the rest of season two.

“We're focused on season two right now,” a Bravo representative told CNN. “We have a fantastic finale coming up next week and a jaw-dropping 2-part reunion that airs on August 30 and September 6.”

Is Staub the reason why the reunion is so jaw-dropping? Only time will tell. As far as who will and won't be sticking around after season two, the Bravo rep emphasized, "We haven't announced anything regarding a third season.”

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  1. Beth

    I can't stand to watch Danielle. She doesn't take any responsiablitly for anything. She's poor me all the time. She sickens me. I really feel for her girls and what she is doing to them. She surrounds them with a bunch of thugs, and vulgarity. If she was my mother she would be an embarrassment, and as soon as i turned 18 i would be long gone from her.

    September 8, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Robin

    I will not be sad to see Danielle go. She's a mess. Of course, without her though, what will the other housewives have to complain about?
    How did Joe and Teresa afford to go to Italy if they're in bankruptcy?

    September 1, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mindy

    Can they kick that shrew Theresa off too? She's as bad as Danielle to watch. The only one I enjoy watching is Caroline with her kids.

    August 24, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Karen

    This is a SHOW. It is not REAL.

    August 24, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sick of staub

    I fast forward or turn off the show when Danielle is on. I am sick of her drama and the sound of her voice. I love the other ladies on the show. I feel for Danielle's children. They are so sweet but they have an unhealthy relationship with Danielle. I am sick of seeing her having adult conversations with two children. she is delusional and selfish. I promise that if I see her on any show I will stop watching it.

    August 24, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dani

    Anyone who likes Danielle is either manipulative and crazy just like her or believe the BS that she spits out of her mouth. This woman is more pathetic than any housewife on any of the other housewives show. She will always be a drug addict wh*** who lives off of other ppls bank accounts.

    August 22, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Faye

    I think Danielle is the most interesting person on the show although she is SCARY AS HECK and very TROUBLED and hang out with some very shady men. Danielle has wonderful kids–they are probably so mature because they are trying to keep mom in line.

    August 20, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hannah

    I fastfoward when Danielle is talking, I really can't stand her. The show would be just fine without her!!!

    August 18, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. brittney


    August 18, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. liz

    I love Danielle! She's annoying when she tries to hug & kiss people all the time but that is it!

    August 18, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dylan

    This sick lady really needs to be kicked off. I hope this is true, she is a danger to the other housewives, even ashley ): .
    She is drama. Drama drama drama.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Diana

    This woman should have been off the show some time ago. She needs help. When the book came out they should have looked closer at her. I understand people have pasts but in truth did she ever pay for he past or just turn on the others involved to get off easier? When she found out the women knew about the book if she was regretfull of her past she would have gotten together and explained that time of her life. She just tried to flip on them and make them look bad for bringing up the truth. Sounds like someone with something to hide still. I hope Dana comes back now.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Suzanne

    I think she needs more plastic surgery done....

    August 17, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Laura

    Thank goodness. This woman is crazy, nasty, unethical and need I go on. I feel sorry for her daughters, it is so sad when children have mothers like Danielle.

    August 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. joe

    That is one homely woman.

    August 17, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Snoop

    You people are all in need of having your head examined. You'd be better served watching paint dry than watching this drivel, which is a sad, sad statement of the quality of people living in this country. Reality tv is for idiots.

    August 17, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  17. JayKay

    Do any of you realize these entertainers are fed content to play out as reality. Its all canned, directed nonsense. Entertaining but hardly real. One view of Kim G gonig off on Danielle is proof. She was doing it to boost ratings and get a part on the show. Its all fake.

    August 17, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Mary

    Yay!!! Can't thank the powers that be of "Housewives of New Jersey" for getting rid of Danielle Staub!!! Sick of her vemon, of listening to her drag her kids into her drama, of her unfounded high opinon of herselff. good ridance!

    August 17, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  19. pumpkincat210

    All of the cast is crazy in their own way. Why are they all Italian? Are they the only people that populate New Jersey? The whole show is disgusting. Did Teresa go broke because they were in the mafia, but then got on the show and then showed up on the radar? Did they have to start making money legally so they wouldn't be audited? I feel sorry for all of their children, none of them are going to grow up and be normal.

    August 17, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  20. Joan

    I have stopped watching the show because of Danielle so thank you for getting rid of her. She needs professional help.

    August 17, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  21. the truth

    reality tv sucks all together its all you see when you turn on the tv!! UGH!!!!

    August 17, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  22. Dan

    Jane, you ignorant sl

    August 17, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  23. theresa

    Please get rid of her. She's not a housewife, most of her body isn't real, and she can barely manage a sentence without the F word in it. Watching her with her daughters is painful – like a game of "how fast can I destroy your self-esteem?" She surrounds herself with thugs and violent ex-cons. Cripes – even her table manners are atrocious – she eats like a cow! No redeeming value whatsoever. And now that everyone refuses to film with her, little chance of another ratings bonanza clash. Find someone else the housewives hate – maybe with a better plastic surgeon.

    August 17, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  24. ldg-tx

    I think she should join the cast of Jersey Shore. Minus the age gap, she'd fit right in.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  25. judy miller

    Thank God that Bravo has realized that danielle is bad news. the dad of her girls really needs to step in and remove the girls before its to late. they are beautiful girls and they are so much smarter than their mother! they must hang their head in shame at school. danielle's importance is in her head only, and to have a camera follow her around has only added to her demented thinking. heaven forbid someone gives her her own show. i can't believe someone can be so evil!!

    August 17, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  26. New York

    Babbabyebye. Now I will watch again.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  27. LMH

    I would definitely stop watching!!!!!! All would be left would be those spoiled snobby stuck up holier than thou women in NJ I will just stop watching BORING!!!!!!!

    August 17, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  28. DSouth

    She def needs to leave the show..her twisted presence overshadows everything, and frankly, its getting kinda boring.I'm repulsed by the sight of her and anyone who constantly wants to see that snake wallow in her own poisons, must be bored to death. Danielle is a has been!!

    August 17, 2010 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  29. Robin

    Don't shoot the messenger but I think in alot of situations with her kids and stuff, she has heart and thinks correctly. I do think she is trying to rise above all this drama too. The other housewives have not exactly been perfect, especially Teresa and Jacqueline.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Name*antonia

      Thank you for this post!! I totally agree! Her kids are sweet confident & they do speak up to her! Danielle is no threat. & IMO, she has been cornered a lot so of course there will be drama. She does have heart, well-spoken & I just can't help but root for her (to be the best she can be). & I wanna watch lol!!!

      August 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chadnnocal

      While Danielle's past has been hashed and rehashed, the other four monsters and one little piggie have been given carte blanche to behave like complete "TRASH". Frankly the shows genius is it's ability to capitalize on the worst qualities inhumanity. Like it or not this type of reality TV is here to stay. I think we will all look back on Danielle fondly in the not so distant future... There are a lot worse women in the world than her.

      August 24, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  30. Watched offten

    I have to say If the camera was not on her she would do things to create drama to keep the focus on her. Other than the few friends she has I'm surprise not one of them told her to get help? Don't get me wrong but the gay friends she had really added to her problems ,they would just side with her to make her feel better. That's not help that's adding fire to her thoughts. It's best for her to move on. The show could be responcible for a bad out come. Truly a safety issuse. Tell her good luck and don't call me I'll call you. 🙂

    August 17, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  31. Dani

    And once Danielle is gone Dina should come back

    August 17, 2010 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  32. Lolly

    This woman is really troubled. I wish she could watch and see what a hot mess she is. No such luck. ST. Square T!Ts

    August 17, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  33. Muffet

    Danielle is a moron travelling around with armed and unarmed bandits to protect her against her own delusions of grandieur. She has fallen off the cliff. I wouldn't blame the cast if they did not return. Danielle has become a danger to cast and crew.

    August 17, 2010 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
    • sue

      LOL what is scary is her felon friend danny seems to have his head on pretty straight compared to him. I think even he thinks danielle is a loon, but he sticks around for the airtime and i'm guessing paycheck. He isn't as stupid as danielle anyway.

      August 17, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Chayh

    I pray this rumor is true. Danielle is proven to be dangerous and unstable. Watching her now is disturbing, I usually fast forward on the Tivo when her portion comes up. The show will be less dark and scary when she's gone. Bravo to Bravo for letting her go!

    August 17, 2010 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  35. Chaozz

    she need serious help ...wack job

    August 16, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Dani

    Thank goodness this woman has some serious issues. It's one thing to have some drama but this is a whole other issue...she needs to be put behind bars or in a mental hospital the woman is a threat to everyone she interacts with and who preys on a teenager near the age of 50??? I hope she doesn't mess up her kids the way she's messed herself up....

    August 16, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  37. David

    If it's true that is one less show I will watch next season.
    I won't watch the show unless she's still on.

    August 16, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Sandra

    Thank goodness, stopped watching due to Danielle, she is one unstable woman with thugs and excons as friends to do harm, do not think you want to mess with the rest of cast they seem able to do damage quietly. The father should take custody of those girls who look scared of their crazy mom.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Sandy

    If this is true, this would be the best outcome for this series. I think Danielle is very scarey, threatening and obviously has friends who are felons. It looks like she is willing to use her 'friends' to threaten, hurt and intimidate others. She is a very bad person!

    August 16, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Mary

    If Daniel gets fired, then I will resume watching the show. This woman is absolutely crazy and really gets on my nerves. I really feel bad for her daughters. I wish the husband will take them away. This woman will ruin the lives of her daughters.

    August 16, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Susan

    I agree that Danielle's lunacy has contributed to the success of the show; however, her pathology is such that she presents a danger to herself and others. If this story is true, I commend Bravo for choosing to do what's right over profits. I truly believe that if she continued on the show, she might have killed or seriously hurt another person or herself. Plus, it's just wrong to exploit someone as sick as Danielle. I hope she gets the professional help she needs and gets better.

    August 16, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • sue

      I have doubts that danielle has been fired, but I have noticed that all the others have ceased to blog on the bravo site? so i'm wondering if maybe a lil standoff is going on.

      August 17, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Kathy

    That is KARMA at it's finest... I LOVE the fact she got the boot. This was a long time in coming. She is a con artist an ex con a teen suicide promoter so its TIME she needs to GO... .

    August 16, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  43. redz812

    I didn't miss her at all on the last episode in Italy. That was hysterical. Teresa's girls are the most spoiled children I have ever seen! I can't imagine what these girls will be like at 14!

    August 16, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sonia

      Teresa's kids are so obnoxious. And what is up with those terrible outfits. She gives Italians a bad name. Hate Danielle and her drama......She is one sick puppy. Bringing the cameras to her daughter's gyn. appointment. And the doctor allowed this? Can't watch if anymore. There all so pathetic and sick. Danielle or not, Teresa's voice makes me cringe, Like chalk on a blackboard. Take the show off the air.

      August 17, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  44. B

    She is the only one keeping the series alive.

    August 16, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Kathy

    Oh please let this be true! This woman so needs help, and not the kind that her ' thug wannabe' boyfriend, Danny, can provide. She is so unbalanced and vicious! Whatever she has, Narcissistic Personality Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder, it's not good or healthy for her or her children. Get help.....

    August 16, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  46. redz812

    Good riddance. She was a bore and I think she could potentially be dangerous. I guess she will continue her "singing" (auto-tune) career. LOL

    August 16, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  47. mimi

    She is so horrible I dont even want to watch it...She has serious issues.. Too bad, her daughters a re cute.. the other chicks are enough, plus crazy Kim G! I think they could find someone better..

    August 16, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Jenny

    The show would be boring without Danielle?? Why is it that you enjoy watching a sick, delusional woman perpetrate a lifetime of psychological trauma to her children? She is a textbook Narcissitic Personality Disorder diagnosis. I watch the show for the Manzo families and fast forward through most of Danielle's lunacy. Watching her at the fundraiser for the baby with cancer and when she brought a camera crew to her 16 year old daughter's FIRST GYN appointment was something I'm ashamed to say I've watched this season. Her lunacy is getting OLD.

    August 16, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      I herd that the other ladies were so fed up with her that they were not going to resign thier contracts. They were going to follow n Dina's lead.
      I would no blame them !!!!!

      August 16, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • sue

      what would be boring without her? an upcoming bankrupcy with theresa and her household items being auctioned off? her hubby getting a dui? there is plenty to make this show not boring, and we all know kim G stays awake thinking of ways to up the ratings. The show will go on and succeed without dangerous danielle.

      August 17, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Jon

    Based on her behavior, it is very likely that she suffers from a psychological condition known as borderline personality disorder. She should probably stop spending so much time spreading her obnoxious drama around New Jersey and trade in her "energy therapist" for a very good and patient psychiatrist.

    August 16, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Lynn

    It's about time this woman was fired from the show. The toxic drama and issues this woman has with the other cast mates is becoming tedious to watch. I had recently stopped watching the show due to this woman and the constant made-up drama with the Manzo family & cast mates. It's pathetic and boring....

    August 16, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Junie

      You hit the nail on the head, Lynn. The pretend drama created is becoming soooo boring to watch. I honestly don't know why they continue to leave her on the show. She is totally pathetic.

      August 16, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • sue

      I agree,. I loved the show but quit watching. I certainly didn't want to be a part of something that kept high ratings but got a real person injured, It is just a tv show but they do have real lives and based on facts not just tv show editing I think she is a danger to the other woman and their children and her own children.

      August 17, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  51. diane

    The show may be boring without Danielle but she is just so nasty, they should fire her and take her kids away from her. The kids seem ok right now but if they stay with her, God help us all!!

    August 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • sue

      I agree danielles kids seem ok, but when you watch them interact with their mom don't they seem to send off fear vibes? they always seem hesitant to me, and very cautious with their words and such.

      August 17, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • NaNa

      Where is the father of these two beautiful children? The mother is nuts and scary – driving around looking for the other housewives with those children in the car!!! If the father doesn't come and get them Protective Services should at least investimate their mother's stability.

      August 17, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Susan

    I hope Danielle comes back. The show would be boring without her.

    August 16, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynne

      This woman is toxic and a flat out liar. She sits there saying she is being ambushed by the other woman. What a joke. And on the previews for next week, who shows up to meet with Caroline with the so called "Daniel Mafiia?" She is the consumate "victim". She says on the interview portion of the show, I've been looking for my mother for 47 years. Her crocodile tears don't fool me. She just started looking !!! If I were her child I would be embarrassed to have her as a mother. Get her off the show, and let her and all her ex-con friends go off in the sunset!!!

      August 17, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Yoursitesucks

      Danielle is the WORST part of the show! She needs to go. Lying piece of trash. She's the reason I stopped watching the show....

      August 17, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • jillejo

      Danielle is a dangerous woman. Even if she doesn't act out on the threats that spew from her mouth, she shouldn't be allowed to continue this crap on national TV. Caroline, Dina and Jaqueline are the only reason I watch. Teresa is disgusting living beyond her means and flaunting everything. People like her are the reason the housing business collapsed in this country. Let her live in a trailer park and dress her girls in OshBgosh!

      August 17, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Jan

      I think its obvious that danielle is a danger to her castmates. I'd think bravo should consider the liabilty involved if she continues. Personaly I loved that show but My ratings are not going to support danielle hurting another cast member and her thugs whether meant just for show or not poses a risk.

      August 17, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      Frankly, I'm sick of Danielle. Talk about sick! I have muted her parts in the last half of this season. So, hopefully Bravo has come to their senses and got rid of her. Theresa, Jacqueline and Caroline are entertaining on their own and I miss Dina. I hope they convince her to come back to the show. Truthfully, the Housewives series are entertaining when the gals are being funny and not ugly towards each other. Don't we see enough hatefulness and tackiness in our daily lives? By the end of the day, I want to laugh. Get rid of her.

      August 23, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |

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