The "Real Housewives of Orange County" might be getting a shake-up and one of the show's most veteran stars is apparently on the chopping block.
Rumors are circulating that Tamra Barney may be fired from RHOOC following a dramatic Season 8. RadarOnline.com reports Bravo producers are looking to axe Barney, who is "stirring up too much s**t" with the cast, in favor of someone who can be a "voice of reason"
“Everyone is stirring the pot too much. So they’re NOT looking for someone who’s a sex pot or out of control,” a source told Radar. “Actually, just the opposite. They want someone who’s really successful, an entrepreneur or just someone who’s well respected among their peers.” Adding: “She not being authentic and the audience is not connecting with her."
During a July episode of "Watch What Happens Live!" with Andy Cohen, a caller asked Barney about being a troublemaker during the most recent season, which saw her butt heads with pretty much every cast member on the show, particularly newcomers Shannon Beador and Lizzie Rovsek.
“I’d like to rephrase the question. Am I [a] trouble maker or am I just making the show worth watching?” she responded.
Cohen retorted, saying, "Earlier you said it’s your job [troublemaking], but really your job is to be yourself on TV."
"Yes," she said, "And I am myself."
Barney has been on RHOOC since Season 3. She has not publicly addressed the recent firing rumors.