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“Real Housewives” Star Taylor Armstrong To Release Biography

In the opening credits of ”The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Taylor Armstrong says she’s finally found her voice, and she’s not afraid to use it.

Now, the reality TV star is putting her words down on paper. Taylor is reportedly writing a tell-all about her marriage toRussell Armstrong, who committed suicide in August. Read more…

Evening Quickies: Kim Delaney Seems Kooky & Taylor Armstrong Blames Bravo

  • Something seemed a little bit off about Kim Delaney when she gave a speech at the National Constitution Center in DC last night. [Dlisted]
  • Vesta Williams, the R&B singer behind the songs “Congratulations” and “Sweet Sweet Love,” was found dead in a hotel room last night. Supposedly she was found with a bottle of prescription pills, which is causing some to speculate that she may have committed suicide. [MTV]
  • Weird celeb fight of the day: Jonah Hill vs. Matthew Morrison? [Holy Moly]

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Taylor Armstrong Talks In Detail About Being Abused


After the suicide of her estranged husband, Russell Armstrong, Taylor Armstrong of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” largely laid low. Then last week, a photo of Taylor with a black eye surfaced—apparently, she gave the evidence of the fact that she was abused by Russell to “Entertainment Tonight.” Last night, the show aired its segment with Taylor. In it, she talks in detail about being beaten. “The first time he ever really harmed me physically, I was pregnant with Kennedy and he grabbed me by the throat and held me up against a wall. Nothing had really happened to set him off, so I saw his ability to go from zero to 60 that quickly,” Taylor explained. “I had made pizza for his children before he got home from work, and he came into the master bedroom and grabbed me by the neck and shoved me against the wall and he said, `If you ever make my children a pizza without a vegetable again, I’ll kill you.’”

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Morning Quickies: Taylor Armstrong Sells Domestic Abuse Photos

  • Taylor Armstrong sold photos of her with a black eye (from the physical abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of her late husband) to “Entertainment Tonight,” which aired three of the pics. The “Real Housewife” was reportedly beaten by her estranged hubby, Russell Armstrong, who committed suicide several weeks ago, and required plastic surgery to repair her injures. While domestic abuse is obviously horrible, I question the benefit of making the photos public now. What do Frisky readers think? [Celebitchy]
  • Meet your new Miss Universe: Leila Lopes a 25-year-old volunteer from Angola. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Celebs you might have seen in the audience at the US Open! [Celebuzz]

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Evening Quickies: Bravo To Air Russell Armstrong Suicide Prevention Special

  • Bravo is planning to air a Russell Armstrong suicide prevention special including cast members of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” although notably not his estranged wife Taylor Armstrong. Do we think this is an appropriate response from the channel? [ETonline]
  • The actress Daryl Hannah was arrested outside the White House this afternoon while protesting against an oil pipeline. [NBC]
  • Prince Harry, dripping wet. You don’t have to ask me twice. [TMZ]
  • Kissing tips from contestants of “Bachelor Pad.” [TresSugar]

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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]

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Danielle Staub Says Reality TV Made Her Suicidal

Disclaimer: You may want to flog me for what I’m about to say, but I must say it. As a person who has suffered a serious bout of depression, I have the utmost empathy for anyone who is suicidal. But I just have to question Danielle Staub‘s motivation for doing an interview with “Entertainment Tonight” in which she says that she was suicidal after appearing on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” It seems a little like she is trying to capitalize on Russell Armstrong’s suicide because, in true form, she jumped at the opportunity to force herself into the spotlight. Now, if I’m wrong about Staub’s motivations, then I’m sorry. But why would she share her suicidal thoughts with her kids? And why would she tell us about it? Why, if she thinks the pressures of reality television contributed to her depression, would she continue to be part of that world? (She is currently a cast member on Vh1′s “Famous Food”). Something about her confession doesn’t sit right with me. This woman needs to sit down with a professional, not “ET.” [ONTD]

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How Will Bravo Handle Russell Armstrong’s Death On “The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills”?

The second season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is set to premiere on September 5th. Bravo had already sent off screeners of the first episode to the press, which features Russell Armstrong‘s then-wife, Taylor Armstrong, buying lingerie in an attempt to spice things up and talking—and even bursting into tears—about how they were going to couple’s therapy. A week before Armstrong was found dead in an apparent suicide, he talked to People about his role on the show and said that he was feeling extreme emotional distress about it. “It got really overwhelming,” he said. “When you get a TV show involved and all the pressure, it just takes it to a whole new level. … We were pushed to extremes.” Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Taylor Armstrong Reacts To Estranged Husband’s Suicide

  • “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”‘s Taylor Armstrong released a statement about her estranged husband Russell Armstrong’s apparent suicide yesterday: “Taylor Armstrong is devastated by the tragic events that have unfolded. She requests privacy at this time so that she may comfort her young daughter. Her thoughts and prayers are also with Russell’s 11- and 13-year-old sons.” The couple separated last month with Taylor accusing Russell of domestic abuse. [Gossip Cop]
  • Will anyone be watching Casey Anthony’s parents, George and Cindy Anthony, do their first post-acquittal interview on “The Dr. Phil Show”? The ickiness airs September 12. [People]
  • Is Scientology the reason Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony split? [The Superficial]

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“Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills” Husband, Russell Armstrong, Commits Suicide

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 »

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