Taylor Armstrong Tried to Pay Off Lawsuit Settlement With Fake Birkin…

After her husband Russell committed suicide last year, Taylor Armstrong inherited the financial mess he left behind, which included a major lawsuit from a company from which he allegedly defrauded $1.5 million. Taylor has finally settled the case out of court and, having little liquid assets, was required to turn over… » 6/14/12 11:55am 6/14/12 11:55am

Some of Taylor Armstrong's Abuse Allegations Just Don't Add Up

Now that she's on her book tour for her memoir, Hiding From Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within, that was released Tuesday—perfectly timed to coincide with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion shows—Taylor Armstrong has been telling her tale of her troubled marriage to her late… » 2/07/12 5:30pm 2/07/12 5:30pm

Beverly Hills Reunion Reveals Russell Armstrong Was a Total Asshole

There's no way The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills could have a reunion show without confronting the dead, abusive elephant in the room: Russell Armstrong. The women were asked about their reactions to his suicide, and whether or not they ever witnessed him abusing his wife Taylor. While none of them actually saw… » 1/31/12 6:15pm 1/31/12 6:15pm

The Sad Tell-All Tale of Taylor Armstrong's Violent Marriage

The new issue of Us Magazine contains an excerpt of Hiding From Reality, the new book written by Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills cast member Taylor Armstrong. Reading about her late husband's cruelty, abuse, and assaults in Taylor's own words is absolutely heartbreaking. In fact, the Us story is titled, "I Thought He… » 1/26/12 1:00pm 1/26/12 1:00pm

Real Housewives: The World's Most Uncomfortable Limo Ride

Was anyone else concerned that Taylor Armstrong got the shit beat out of her after that elaborate "You can't come into our party" scene on last night's episode? It's understandable that the rest of the Housewives didn't want to be around Russell after he threatened to sue one of them for saying—on camera—that he hits… » 1/03/12 3:00pm 1/03/12 3:00pm

Christ, The Real Housewives Posthumous Footage Of Russell Armstrong Is…

Last night, Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, 90210 took a very ugly turn. When we found out that Russell Armstrong took his own life — and that Bravo would be airing almost everything that led up to that event — I was torn. Torn because these housewives had swiftly become my favorite and because it seemed indecent… » 12/20/11 4:50pm 12/20/11 4:50pm

A Fucked-Up Front Row Seat To Taylor And Russell Armstrong's Marriage…

We knew it was coming, and here it is: Russell and Taylor Armstrong's marriage counseling sessions, now served up for your macabre pleasure. It's pretty much what you would expect, and by that I mean it's incredibly depressing and it will make you feel like a gross peeping tom staring at a trainwreck. » 11/29/11 4:25pm 11/29/11 4:25pm

Housewives Stop Dancing Around Armstrong Abuse

Last night's episode of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, 90210 was especially heartbreaking — and may as well have been titled "The Undoing Of Taylor Armstrong's Marriage And Sanity." We're first taken to a luncheon for an award that Taylor has been nominated for; Taylor brought her husband, Russell, and all of… » 11/15/11 11:15am 11/15/11 11:15am

Russell Armstrong Makes His Uncomfortable Posthumous Debut

Do you remember how you felt when you heard that Bravo would air footage of the late Russell Armstrong and his wife Taylor's deteriorating marriage in the upcoming season of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills? Well, whether you reacted with disgust, morbid curiosity, or simple felt not-so-fresh, last night was the… » 11/01/11 2:50pm 11/01/11 2:50pm

Taylor Armstrong Hints At Abusive Marriage

Hindsight is 20/20, so knowing what we do know about the Russell Armstrong's violent past and his alleged physical abuse toward his wife Taylor—supposedly beating her just hours before he committed suicide—watching her discuss her marital problems in code on last night's episode was extra sad, because you can really… » 9/13/11 2:40pm 9/13/11 2:40pm

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Premiere: Botox Masks Suicide Sadness

The only real difference between the premiere of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that aired last night and the review copy sent out to the press last month—before the suicide of Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband Russell—was that, in its re-edit, Bravo swapped out a scene in which Taylor is shown buying lingerie… » 9/06/11 12:00pm 9/06/11 12:00pm

Taylor Armstrong Is Broke, Will Give First Interview To Barbara Walters

Taylor Armstrong—who was involved in a no-assets divorce with her estranged husband Russell before he committed suicide on August 15—is reportedly "struggling" to make ends meet. With no income, she is trying to figure out how to support her 5-year-old daughter, Kennedy, and where they are going to live. A "source"… » 9/01/11 1:20pm 9/01/11 1:20pm

Russell Armstrong's Final Interview

Just two months before taking his own life, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Russell Armstrong met with Maer Roshan—founder of the now defunct Radar magazine—to discuss investing in Roshan's latest venture TheFix.com, a website about addiction and recovery. Their two-and-a-half hour discussion turned out to be… » 8/24/11 4:40pm 8/24/11 4:40pm

Could Russell Armstrong's Suicide Ruin The Housewives Franchise?

The second season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was set to premiere September 5 — but with the recent suicide of Russell Armstrong, one of the show's stars, that's been thrown into question. The trailer for the new season — which had hinted that the Armstrongs' marital problems would be a major storyline —… » 8/17/11 6:10pm 8/17/11 6:10pm