The crack investigative reporters at tabloid Life & Style claim that sex tape actress and all-around menace Danielle Staub has been fired from Bravo's Real Housewives of New Jersey, the show that made her infamous. Can it be true?

Life & Style says an "insider" told them, "Danielle was told that she would not be returning for a third season," and that this revelation came as a complete shock. It would come as a complete shock to us too, since Danielle is the only thing that gives the program any drama. She may make us shudder every time she's on screen, but we don't know what the other Real Housewives of NJ would talk about if they didn't talk about Danielle incessantly and ad nauseam. Of course both Bravo and Danielle's camp had no comment, so we're going to have to wait to see if this really comes to pass. We're skeptical, but considering that Danielle is supposedly shopping around a spin-off series all about herself—that would be something the monomaniacal Danielle would do, no?—maybe it will actually come to pass.

Update: Our sisters over at Jezebel look at the unstable behavior that might have gotten Danielle fired.

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