Image Credit: Virginia Sherwood/BravoA report in Life & Style claims that beweaved scenery chewer Danielle Staub has been disinvited from returning for a third season of Real Housewives of New Jersey . (A rep for Bravo wouldn’t confirm, stating instead that “We’re focused on season 2 right now…We haven’t announced anything regarding a third season.”) Would that this pseudo news is true! Imagine a world without Danielle’s delusional stage mothering and paranoid fantasies of victimhood. Imagine a world without her frenetic sidekick Danny. Imagine a world without her hiatus PR stunts of lesbian lovers and sex tapes and record-release parties for her put-upon youngest child. Oh for the love of… Danielle has twittered her response to the firing rumors: “Actually, I’m not even thinking about season 3 right now as I am considering many incredible options that have been presented to me…Don’t worry next year, I’ll still be the one you either love to hate or hate to love.” No mention of the “hate to hate” option, or the even better “choose to ignore” category. Please world, please show this woman the door to obscurity that all shamelessly craven and apparently talentless reality TV stars must eventually walk through. (Bye Spencer Pratt! I hate that I know your name!)

What do you Housewives fans think? Do you hope the rumors are true? Should the whole Franklin Lakes operation be shut down? What other reality TV “stars” need to be yanked from the small screen? I confess I’ve never seen an episode of Jersey Shore but I find the prevalence of Snooki and her friend the Situation depressing from afar. Your turn.