“Real Housewives” branded drink could give you cancer

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This has been a rough month for Bravo's Real Housewives franchise. (Perhaps I should say “a rougher month,” because if you've ever seen that show, you know it's like a mile of bad road… after a carpet bombing.) A few weeks ago, the husband of Taylor Armstrong of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills committed suicide, prompting some to ask if the show itself played any part in worsening his obviously troubled psyche. (Bravo has assured everyone the show will go on. They're real troupers over there.)

And now news has come out that an ingredient (specifically, a preservative) in the Skinny Girl Margarita – invented by Bethenny Frankel, formerly of The Real Housewives of New York, currently of Bethenny Ever After and a potential class-action lawsuit – might be a carcinogen. But don't worry, that's only if it's mixed with vitaman C. So that should be fine. What's in a margarita, again?

Now Whole Foods has dropped the drink – which naturally billed itself as all natural – claiming it doesn't meet their quality standards. For her part, Bethenny is standing by her booze:

"With all due respect to Whole Foods, we were in a dozen of their stores and have decided not to continue in these stores," she said. "They represent an infinitesimal fraction of our business. We are, in fact, the fastest growing spirits brand in the US . . . We were bound to piss someone off, and everyone loves to try to tear down a success. This is a non-event."

And finally, a representative for the company that also owns Skinnygirl assures as all not to worry – that preservative is in a ton of stuff! Whew. Skinnygirl margaritas for everyone!