12:54 AM EDT 10/17/2013
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.
Originally posted 08/30/2011 09:35AM
The show must go on?
Stars of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have gathered to discuss – on camera – the recent suicide of Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of Taylor Armstrong, according to EW.com.
Lisa Vanderpump, Camille Grammer, Kyle and Kim Richards, and Adrienne Maloof were all a part of a special that has already taped, and will address Russell's death. Taylor Armstrong was not included in the filming with her costars.
It is not clear when the special will air.
Officially, the second season of Beverly Hills is still scheduled to premiere Sept. 5 (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo, though the network has said it is re-editing the show.
Originally posted 08/25/2011 10:00AM
Nine days after his body was discovered in an Los Angeles-area home, Russell Armstrong's close friends, as well as his estranged wife Taylor, gathered at Forest Lawn in Los Angeles for a memorial.
The 47-year-old business man and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costar, a Dallas native, will also be remembered by his family and childhood friends at a funeral in Texas, loosely scheduled for the first week of September.
Taylor's Real Housewives costars Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Adrienne Maloof and new cast member Dana Wilkey attended the service, along with Peggy Tanous of the Real Housewives of Orange County.
Originally posted 08/22/2011 03:15PM
A reality show may present itself as a grand mansion, but it's essentially a prefab house plunked down on what the owners hope looks like solid ground: If an earthquake rumbles below and splits open a fissure, the foundation of the house goes, goes, goes down, down, down.
Bravo has set about trying to repair the tragic mess that is now season 2 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The season, which was scheduled to premiere Sept. 5, will be reedited and possibly postponed in light of the suicide of Housewife Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband, Russell. According to Variety, it's likely that Russell's presence – that is, his life – will be reshaped or reduced.
The fact remains that public interest in the show is now higher than ever. But, in a better world, Bravo would just go ahead and scrap not just the season but the entire series. And I say that as a fan of the show. The first season was one of the most entertaining things ever to come out of Bravo.
Originally posted 08/20/2011 10:35AM
While The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong grieves in private over Monday's suicide of her estranged husband, Russell Armstrong, it was reported that factions developed concerning how to handle his final arrangements.
But Russell Armstrong's attorney, Ronald Richards, tells PEOPLE that no such problem arose.
"There was never a conflict," Richards said Friday. "It's my understanding that Taylor has indicated to Russell's nephew that Russell's family can take most of the remains back to Texas. They have a family cemetery there."
As for a service, the attorney said, "I haven't heard anything yet as for any funeral plans. She also wants some of his remains, so I'm assuming she will agree to cremate him."
Originally posted 08/18/2011 04:15PM
In the wake of her estranged husband's suicide on Monday, a "devastated" Taylor Armstrong is now grieving in private.
"She's not talking to anyone, she's not leaving the house at this point," a source tells PEOPLE.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star released a statement Tuesday requesting privacy in order to comfort her daughter Kennedy, 5.
"Taylor is behind closed doors, surrounded by her family," a source tells PEOPLE. "She's with Kennedy."
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