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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.
Originally posted 09/07/2011 10:00AM
Originally posted 09/07/2011 08:40AM
Goodbye Beverly Hills – and hello New York City!
As they rev up for season 2 of their Bravo reality show, three of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars – Kyle Richards, Adrienne Maloof and Lisa Vanderpump – decamped to New York with their husbands in tow for several celebrations and some good old fashioned promotion.
On Sunday night, the ladies celebrated Maloof's 50th birthday at new eatery Beauty & Essex on Manhattan's Lower East Side. First, the three first browsed the antique shop in the restaurant's entryway, then Maloof grabbed some free champagne and headed up to her dinner party.
The next night, just as their show premiered with a slightly-reedited episode, the ladies, their husbands and Vanderpump's dog, Jiggy, dined at Stantion Social, and shared favorites including the French onion soup dumplings, chicken and waffles and a chocolate tasting. The trio also busied themselves by Tweeting fans who were discussing the season premiere.
Originally posted 09/06/2011 07:30AM
One of the most-anticipated season premieres of the fall, as well as the most unfortunate, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returned to Bravo Monday night, less than a month after the suicide of Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of Housewives castmate Taylor Armstrong.
His death provoked a good deal of debate among viewers, and possibly panic over at Bravo. And here we had the outcome.
The show started with the Housewives, minus Taylor, meeting at Adrienne Maloof's home and discussing the death, which they generally attributed to financial problems. It was like a salon of Victorian gentlewomen trying to allude to a scandal without having to rattle their teacups violently. (An actual photo of Russell might have helped.)
Originally posted 09/01/2011 09:35AM
The show will go on, but will you watch what happens?
Despite the recent suicide of Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband, Russell Armstrong, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will premiere as planned on Sept. 5, Bravo announced Wednesday.
The network said the show has been re-edited and the premiere will begin with a recent interview with several cast members – although reportedly not Taylor. Its broadcast also will include public service announcements to raise awareness of suicide prevention.
Taylor, who was devastated by Russell's death, attended his memorial service in Los Angeles only last week.
The Beverly Hills premiere airs Monday (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo – will you tune in? Tell us below:
Originally posted 08/31/2011 10:35AM
After much speculation, uncertainty and even criticism over how The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills would return to TV following the recent suicide of Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband, Russell, Bravo has reached a decision about the upcoming premiere: the show will go on.
"Bravo will proceed with the Monday, September 5 premiere date of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Bravo Media President Frances Berwick said in a statement.
"Given that these episodes were filmed months ago, the producers of the show taped a brief interview this week with several cast members to introduce the premiere," the statement continues. "Re-editing of the episodes is still underway."
Originally posted 08/30/2011 10:00AM
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills finally had something to smile about Saturday, when Pandora Vanderpump, the 24-year-old daughter of star Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd, married her longtime boyfriend, Jason Sabo.
The younger Vanderpump and Sabo exchanged vows at her parents' estate in Beverly Hills.
"It was a breathtaking wedding. Beautiful. Everyone was happy," an eyewitness tells PEOPLE.
"There was a lot of pink, and all the women were required to wear floor-length dresses," the insider adds.
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