Morning Quickies: Russell Armstrong Beat His Wife, Sent Threatening Email To Camille Grammer

  • Russell Armstrong once beat his wife, Taylor Armstrong of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” so severely that she needed surgery to repair cracked bones in her cheeks, multiple sources tell TMZ. When Russell, who committed suicide earlier this week, found out she told her friends Camille Grammer and Kyle Richards about the beating, he allegedly sent a threatening email to Grammer that one source said was filled with “the rantings of a lunatic.” Her friends supposedly encouraged Taylor to tell Bravo about the abuse so she wouldn’t be fired for avoiding filming while she was hospitalized and her injuries healed. Shooting on “Real Housewives” was allegedly delayed several weeks so Taylor could recuperate. This story just keeps getting sadder and sadder. [TMZ]

  • Gerard Depardieu has finally spoken out about “pee-gate” and explained that he urinated on an airplane floor because of prostate issues (not drinking) and “offered to clean up the mess.” [TMZ]
  • Kanye West has reportedly recorded a remix of Amy Winehouse’s single “Back To Black.” [Idolator]
  • Prince Harry is coming to the U.S., girls! The prince will undergo military training in California and Arizona for “two-and-a-half to three months.” Plenty of time to lock yourself down as the next princess. [The Daily]
  • Check out these “split family portraits” of family members — utterly fascinating. [Flavorwire]
  • This is what the inside of Donald Trump’s personal jet looks like. [People]
  • Preview clips from “Dr. Who”‘s fall premiere. Get pumped, nerds! [BuzzFeed]

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