Actually this news about Stacey Dash being dropped from the show came out two weeks ago, but since neither the producers of the show or VH1 confirmed it, it had to be considered but a rumor. Alas it is a rumor no more, because, last night it was definitely confirmed that she would not be returning to the show next season.

Both Dash and the network insisted that it was her decision to leave the popular series. (Yeah right) In a written statement by Dash, most likely written under extreme torture by the network, she stated that: “I have to be back in L.A. with my children right now and the Single Ladies shooting location in Atlanta makes this impossible.”

Are you buying this? Pretty lame excuse if you ask me. They couldn’t come up with something more convincing than that? In other words:” It’s been hell working on this f_____g thing and everybody can’t wait for me to get the hell outta here including me.”

And VH1 also released a statement saying that: “VH1 respects Stacey’s decision and her commitment to what she feels is best for her family. We thank her for all of her hard work in making Single Ladies a success right out of the gate, and we wish her nothing but the best in her future plans.” Or in other words, “There’s the door Stacy and don’t let the door hit you in your ass on the way out.”

According to one gossip wag, insiders involved with the show told her that Dash was let go because she “was often late and didn’t know her lines and wanted more money.

No word yet on who will replace her, but there are plenty of B, C and D-listers to choose from.

So how do you feel about this ladies? Will she be missed or is it an improvement? And I say ladies because there isn’t a single (straight) man who watched this show; especially a show with LisaRaye in it. O.K. she’s cute, but one can only take so much abuse.