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Real Housewives of N.Y.C. Loses Kelly, Jill & Alex: Report

Real Housewives of New York - Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord Fired
The season-4 cast of The Real Housewives of New York City
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updated 09/15/2011 AT 05:00 PM EDT

originally published 09/15/2011 AT 03:45 PM EDT

Is The Real Housewives of New York City going to be down three familiar faces when it returns for season 5 on Bravo?

According to a new Huffington Post report, which cites sources inside Bravo, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Alex McCord have been fired from the show, and were given the news on Thursday morning. 

A rep for Zarin tells PEOPLE, "Jill is still in discussions with Bravo for season 5 and no final decisions have been made."

And Alex McCord later Tweeted, "Speaking for myself only, there is no decision yet whether I'm in or out of #RHONY. Nothing's finalized, though I'd like to do another year."

Bensimon's rep also tells PEOPLE that no immediate casting decisions have been made. A Bravo rep says the same thing, and a source close to the show similarly says that nobody is out just yet.

That would leave Ramona Singer and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps as the only remaining original castmembers on the show. Sonja Morgan joined The Real Housewives of New York City during season 3.
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