Taylor Armstrong Signs Book Deal, Will Show Photos Of Battered Face

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Less than a month after Russell Armstrong's suicide, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong has inked a deal to write a book about domestic violence. Taylor will write about the alleged abuse she suffered during her marriage to Russell, and the book will include photos of her battered face. She'll also discuss other celebrities who've been in abusive relationships, but sources say her goal isn't just to help people in domestic violence situations. A source claims that she's hoping the photos will boost sales because she's strapped for cash. "Taylor's acting like she's not trying to bank off Russell's suicide, but by including photos of her injuries after he allegedly beat her, that's exactly what she'll be doing," says a insider. "Taylor is hoping to have the book out by the end of November, just in time for the holiday sales," adds the source, whose assessment of the situation seems highly questionable. Who promotes a book on domestic violence as a great holiday gift? [Radar]


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Here's what I figure-

Taylor has had that book cooking for a while. The plan was to roll out her marital issues this season, culminating in a divorce and then the tell-all, which would all be accompanied by a shitload of press attention. I, for one, would have watched it enthusiastically.

I think that's possibly the exposure that her husband feared- not just the unpleasantries implied or exposed by the show every week, but the shocking book with illustrations to follow.

If that's the case then the suicide would have put her into a panic of spin. Eventually all the right people get together and decide to go ahead with the book anyway, but now they'll sell it as a brave woman's story of survival. Everyone is so relieved to have saved their moneymaker that they do not realize how bad it looks.

There is just a whole lot of gross here. I don't think it's fun anymore, and this was always my least favorite show in the franchise, so I'll avoid it and hang on grimly to my NY/NJ bitches until I can't stand myself. The last few years of my drinking were like that, too.