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No Joke: Real Housewives Reportedly Banned From Funny or Die

The Housewives are known for their cat fights, bejeweled wardrobes, and disastrous dinner parties, but one thing they won’t be known for is being able to make an internet funny.

Huffington Post’s Naughty But Nice Rob reports that the Housewives have been banned from appearing on Funny or Die, but not because the viral video website doesn’t want them featured on the site.

Rob reveals that former Real Housewives of New York stars Jill Zarin and Alex McCord, and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump were all approached to film a Funny or Die video together but Bravo put the kibosh on the idea.

"We were offered $10,000 each to do it and were amazed when we got an email making it very clear that under no circumstances was it to happen," an unnamed Housewife tells Rob. The video was allegedly supposed to follow the Housewives in the year 2033.

So, why did Bravo squash the idea? Did they want to protect their franchise from being mocked on the internet? (Er, too late for that Bravo.) Or did they not want the Housewives representing the brand without Bravo’s explicit approval? The latter sounds like the most obvious reason.

"Of course, if they had wanted to do one with Andy [Cohen], that would have been allowed,” the Housewife adds. “But us housewives, no way."

Well, maybe now that Jill and Alex are no longer featured on the Real Housewives, they can film all the Funny or Die videos they want. But will anything be able to top Alex’s star turn in the short film “Guilty”?

The Real Housewives of New York Season 5 premieres on Monday, June 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.

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Source: Huffington Post

Maria Mercedes Lara is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @maria_mercedes.

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