Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of Taylor Armstrong of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” was found dead Monday afternoon, the victim of an apparent suicide. Russell was found hanging in the bedroom of his Mulholland Drive home, but uncovered no suicide note. Wife Taylor was not in the home at the time. She filed for divorce last month, claiming Russell physically abused her. The couple have a young daughter named Kennedy. [Hit Dan Back, TMZ] Keep reading »
You should probably sit down for the news that I’m about to tell you, because it might provoke anger, rage, and the desire to throw things at your television. Apparently Heidi Montag—yes, Heidi Montag of backscooping and “The Hills” fame—is being considered for the next season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” (As we told you earlier in the week, Brandi Glanville and Sylvester Stallone’s wife have also come up as contenders for spots on the show.) Sources say Heidi has met with “Housewives” producers and is actively pursuing the opportunity with every cup size she’s got. “We would move to Beverly Hills in a heartbeat,” her hubby Spencer Pratt said in response to the rumor. “We would be psyched if this happened for us.” Bravo, please do not give these attention whores another shot at the spotlight. Let their 15 minute of fame finally tick down. [PopEater] Keep reading »
Bravo may be needing a new housewife, since Camille Grammer has said multiple times that she isn’t into doing a season two of the show that recorded the demise of her marriage. Camille’s shoes are pretty big, but the word on the street is that the network has been talking to two high-profile ladies about filling them. Keep reading »
Even WIlliam Shatner couldn’t get me the slightest bit interested in watching “$#*! My Dad Says.” Everything about the sitcom looks terrible, from the title, to the based-on-a-Twitter-feed concept, to the promos which … blah. And now, the show has figured out yet another way to turn me off. Camille Grammer of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills“—aka the woman currently divorcing Kelsey Grammar—will be a guest star i=on the season finale. She will be playing a woman named Camille, a reality star going through a divorce who is in the process of house hunting, which totally sounds like a stretch. Maybe she’ll be as good in this as she was in her adult films? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
I was going to write a post this morning about “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Reunion Special that aired last night. But honestly, I can’t donate any more brain space to those women and their inane fighting. (Exception: I love Adrienne Maloof, even if she is apparently friendly with Charlie Sheen.) And so, I am going to turn my attention to their husbands. While there are definitely marriages that seem happy on the show—how cute are Kyle and Mauricio?—what the “Real Housewives” franchise is famous for is showing highly dysfunctional relationships. Over the years, we’ve seen the dissolution of seven “Real Housewives” marriages, plus a broken engagement. Oh, and NeNe and Gregg Leakes’ weird alienation.
The Daily Beast has a great story that looks at the show’s divorce track record and talks to several of the House Husbands about the experience of being on the show. Keep reading »