01:26 AM EDT 10/17/2013
Originally posted 01/17/2012 10:20AM
Was the opening of Lisa Vanderpump's restaurant, Sur, the most dramatic party in the history of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?
The newly renovated space was gorgeous, and we can only assume that the food and drinks were delightful. But Lisa's event became a minefield of emotions thanks to three guests, both invited and uninvited.
First the uninvited: Lisa's former houseguest Cedric showed up unannounced, apparently hoping to make up after an off-camera fight last year that turned the best friends into enemies. Lisa was polite but pointed when asking him to leave.
Then, Kim Richards showed up with her boyfriend, Ken. Kyle hadn't seen her sister since their fight in Hawaii, so it was bound to be awkward. But with Kim acting out of sorts, locking herself in the bathroom and telling Kyle she wanted out of her relationship, the sisters' sit-down became a tearful spectacle.
Originally posted 01/05/2012 12:00PM
A month after entering a facility for alcohol abuse and other problems, Kim Richards is still in rehab and doing well, her sister Kyle says.
"Yes, she's still there. She's doing really well. We're all really proud of her," Kyle says of her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costar in an interview with the Huffington Post.
Kyle, 42, says her relationship with Kim, 47, has improved lately, despite what viewers might think.
Originally posted 12/06/2011 02:00PM
Originally posted 12/06/2011 09:25AM
Taylor Armstrong has been through so much – physical abuse, the suicide of her estranged husband and the public drama of it all on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which played out on Monday's episode in a major way after she got into an intense fight with a friend of her costar Camille Grammer.
Now, she says, she wants to support someone else who is facing personal problems: her friend Kim Richards, who recently entered rehab.
"I adore Kim and I stand behind her," Armstrong told Andy Cohen Monday night on his Bravo talk show, Watch What Happens Live. "And if there's anything I can do to support her [I will]; but if she's getting healthy what more could we ask."
Originally posted 12/05/2011 11:05PM
Taylor Armstrong is baring it all.
In her new memoir, Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star details the trauma she endured during her marriage to the late Russell Armstrong.
"My book takes readers behind the glamour of Beverly Hills to show them the terrible violence I suffered, and the slow and painful process of rebuilding my shattered life," Taylor tells PEOPLE in a statement. "I want readers in abusive relationships to learn from my suffering and use my book to help them find their own courage within."
Originally posted 11/15/2011 11:50AM
This season, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have rallied around cast member Taylor Armstrong in the wake of her estranged husband Russell's suicide, but things got ugly on Monday's episode when Camille Grammer revealed for the first time on the show that Russell had been physically abusive.
The revelation came after a spat between Taylor and Lisa Vanderpump, who confronted Taylor about not being invited to an awards luncheon the day before.
"I have bent over backwards since the day I met you to be kind to you," a highly-emotional Taylor shouted over tea in Lisa's sitting room. "And you have treated me so poorly that it is embarrassing."
Originally posted 10/26/2011 11:25AM
Taylor Armstrong is bouncing back from tragedy.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, who was "devastated" by her estranged husband Russell's suicide in August, "seemed very happy to start moving on with her life and getting back to work," according to a source at an Oct. 20 commercial shoot at Tru Hollywood nightclub.
Armstrong, along with Atlanta's Kandi Burruss and Orange County's Gretchen Rossi, will be part of a team of Housewives to host Ciroc Vodka-sponsored New Year's Eve parties in Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, New York City and Miami this year. Commercials for the events, which will be open to lucky contest winners, will air on Bravo.
"Taylor was in good spirits, talking to a few people about the new things happening in her life," the source says.
Originally posted 09/20/2011 03:50PM
Taylor Armstrong's final memories of her estranged husband Russell Armstrong are painful ones.
But even though the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star claims her ex said, "I'm going to kill you one day," Taylor put on a brave face for the former couple's daughter Kennedy, 5, right after Russell, 47, committed suicide by hanging himself a month ago.
"As I was laying in the street screaming, I realized that my little girl was there and I had to pull it together to get her out of there," Taylor, 40, says in an interview airing Tuesday on ET. "I just told her that daddy got sick and he died."
Taylor did not want Kennedy, who had a close relationship with Russell, to feel like she would be without him forever.
Originally posted 09/11/2011 05:45PM
After the suicide of Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband, the only thing her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills castmates can do now is find a way to help her carry on, says costar Kyle Richards.
"I think that you really can't bring any sense to something like this," she told PEOPLE on Saturday at The Red CARpet Event at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. "You can't understand it, and I think that's the hardest part."
That then leaves only one option: supporting Armstrong and her daughter, Kennedy, says Richards, as the reality show continues with its second season.
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