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Reality Tv World Reeling The News Of Estranged RHOBH Russell Armstrong Found Dead

16 Aug

The reality TV world is reeling from the news that the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Taylor Armstrong was found dead on Monday night.

Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter told AP that Armstrong, 47, was found hanging and was pronounced dead at 8:16 p.m. Monday in a home on Mulholland Drive. No suicide note has been found and an autopsy is being conducted.

Taylor, 40, filed for divorce on July 15 from Armstrong, citing physical and verbal abuse. The show frequently showcased their on-air fights and she told People he would sometimes grab her, shove her, throw things at her and pull her air. He told the magazine the show had hurt their relationship.

RumorFix.com spoke to Russell Armstrong last month and he seemed to be struggling to deal with the split and the spotlight.

“This is a devastating time,” he said. “We had a wonderful marriage and I don’t want you to get the impression that Taylor and I are bitter enemies — we’re not. We have a beautiful five-year-old daughter who we both love.”

He added, “The pressure of being in the TV spotlight was pretty overwhelming. It took our manageable problems and made them worse. We are very supportive of each other and love each other. I will support her as best I can moving forward.”

Russell’s lawyer, Ronald Richards, tells TMZ, “I feel bad because his credit cards weren’t working … He had tremendous financial problems.”

Richards adds, “He was also extremely bummed out about the divorce with Taylor. As far as a will, even if he does have a will, they don’t have any assets, so I’m not sure what there would be left to leave. I am extremely saddened … I had no idea he was depressed.”


Paris Hiltons Interview On E-News By Giuliana Rancic Over View Controversy

9 Jun


Nobody was accusing Paris Hilton of pulling a Chris Brown or anything, but rumor has it that she engaged in some serious diva behavior after facing some unexpectedly pointed questions about her new Oxygen show on The View last week.

“I’ve known [Barbara Walters] for years, and I really respect her as a journalist,” Hilton said today in an exclusive sit-down with E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic. “I know that she has to ask questions like that. I think she should actually watch the show, then she’d understand more.”

Questions like what, again?

In describing a scene from The World According to Paris in which Hilton complains about having to wake up early to do community service and says “it sucks,” Walters reminded the seasoned reality-TV star about the days when she had just served jail time for DUI back in 2007.

“I think you’re an adorable girl,” Walters, whom Hilton apparently considered enough of a confidante to call from jail, assured her. “You learned a good deal…You said you wanted to spend a lot of time helping fellow [female] prisoners…I know you’ve raised a lot of money…But why haven’t you done more of that and less of this?”

“I do charity work all the time,” Hilton said. “That’s something my family has brought me up to do, and it’s shown in the show, as well. And I like to have fun—I joke around!”

Walters replied that she understood that, but if Hilton was serious about charity work and helping people, “Why not present that side of yourself, if indeed it exists?”

Hilton maintained her composure on the air, of course, but the rumor afterward, Rancic reminded her today, was that she and mom Kathy Hilton were “going ballistic backstage.”

But according to her, that’s just not true at all.

“Those were all rumors…as usual,” Hilton said.

“I think they hadn’t seen the show,” she added. “They had only seen a clip where I’m complaining about my community service…You know, I’m not going to wake up at 6 in the morning and be all excited, ‘Yeah, I’m doing community service!’

“I basically said it sucks, and I was being honest. I think they were offended by that, but I’m not really sure. I think [the so-called feud] was really blown out of proportion. It wasn’t that big of a deal. I wasn’t screaming at producers backstage.

“That’s not true.”

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Summary: Last week, while promoting her new series “The World According to Paris” on “The View,” Paris Hilton squirmed under questioning from Barbara Walters and then reportedly threw a fit backstage in response to the hardball interrogation. To recap, Walters simply asked the reality star why she was shown griping about her court-ordered community service (Hilton is seen complaining that “it sucks”) and why, if she did lots of charity work, as she claimed, she didn’t show that on her series.

Watch Hilton being questioned on “The View” here.

Well, Hilton went on the offensive at the E! News studios. Asked by Giuliana Rancic what really happened on “The View,” Hilton dismissed Walters and the others as not fully informed. “I think they hadn’t seen the show,” she said. “They’d only seen a clip where I was complaining about my community service.” As for saying her community service sucked, Hilton said, “I was just being honest.” She also addressed her reported tantrum backstage (”Not true,” she said) and seemed to scold Walters at the end. “I really respect her as a journalist,” said Hilton. “I know she has to ask those questions. I think she should actually watch the show and then she’d understand more.” Watch the video and get the whole story for yourself.

NJ Shore: Snooki Crashed In The Back Of A Police Car In Italy

31 May

“Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi struck a police car while driving in Florence, Italy, TMZ reports.

The celebrity news site said that according to a witness, Snooki hit the back of a patrol car while driving with fellow meatball, Deena Nicole Cortese, in the passenger’s seat. After the accident the car was said to have been wedged between the police car and highway protection wall, and was wedged so much that Deena could only exit the vehicle through a window.

Two police officers were taken to the emergency room for treatment of whiplash, bruises and cuts, People said. Snooki and Deena were taken down to the station to fill out a police report.

Sources connected with the production of “The Jersey Shore” told TMZ that “zero alcohol was involved.” The cast has been filming the fourth season of the MTV reality series in Florence since early May.

Just last Tuesday reports surfaced that two other cast members, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, got into some trouble of their own.

The two allegedly got into a physical altercations, and there were some photos that backed up the story.

One picture that turned up showed The Situation with a busted up face and another showed Ronnie with bloodied knuckles.

According to the rumor mill the fight was over Ronnie’s on-again-off-again girlfriend and fellow cast mate Sammi Giancola.

To say the cast of the “Shore” has been welcomed into Italy with open arms by politicians and locals would be a slight overstatement. The same day of the Ronnie/Sitch fight, Snooki and Jenni “J Woww” Farley were initially turned away from a restaurant, and the mayor of Florence Matteo Renzi has banned the cast from filming at historic landmarks or in local nightclubs, bars, or any place that promotes the consumption of alcohol.

Renzi had told several Italian newspapers that wants the show to promote Italy’s culture, traditions and good food.

We don’t think he’s going to be pleased with the results.


Summary: Jersey Shore pipsqueak Snooki (Nicole Polizzi) crashed her car into a police car while in the city of Florence Monday.

Snooki was driving a Fiat Multipla with Jersey Shore co-star Deena when the girls crashed into the back of a patrol car, sending two people, a male and a female, to the local hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Snooki’s car was wedged between the police car and a highway barrier afterward.

Although drugs and alcohol are not considered to be a factor in the crash. Despite reports that Snooki was taken into custody by Italian police, we hear this is not true, but she was questioned and may face charges at a later date.

The patrol car was there to actually assist Snooki and Deena through the city as they filmed their show.

RHOC: Vicki Gunvalson Talks Personal Life And Marriage Issues

27 May

The “Real Housewives” star talks about having her personal life and marriage issues filmed. Plus, get the scoop on the show’s finale!

Vicki Gunvalson has learned the hard way how much tension can be put on your personal life when you’re on a hit reality show like ‘Real Housewives of Orange County.’ In a new interview with CNN, Vicki says when she first started the reality show she and Don “didn’t have 90 percent of the problems that we have now and I truly believe it is the show.”

“[W]e had a good foundation. We really felt like we could battle it and the reality was I got too busy for him. My business in itself – I have 400 agents and 12 employees and I’m at the office a lot because I was trying to film TV in there and then he felt deflated… the center of my universe was not my husband. I didn’t have anything left for him and we grew distant. If I didn’t have the show I would have had more time for him. That’s the reality.”

Although she’s putting a lot of blame on a TV show for her marriage going down the crapper, she knows the drama comes with the territory.

“Look there’s gonna be divorces and there is gonna be deaths like when Lou Knickerbocker died. We didn’t expect that. [T]his is the reality and if you are throwing your life on a reality TV show, you have to be prepared for the consequences.”

Vicki sounds like she’s quick to blame all of the outside influences that she thinks ruined her marriage instead of just looking at herself. I’m sure the show and stardom has a lot to do with it, but I highly doubt it was the main nail in the coffin.

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New Season: Real Housewives Of New Jersey Returns With A Fight!

18 May

Real Housewives Of New Jersey returned for its third season last night (16th May 2011), introducing Teresa Giudice’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, reports the Washington Post. During yesterday’s season premiere, the Real Housewives Of New Jersey attended the christening of Gorga’s son, where a huge brawl broke out.

Fans of the show soon came to realize that veteran housewife Giudice does not see eye-to-eye with Gorga and tempers began to flare at the family event. Teresa attempted to congratulate her brother Joe on his son’s special day, but he rebuffed the gesture, calling her “garbage”. Giudice’s husband, also named Joe, stepped in to defend his wife and the two men immediately began brawling in front of their children. As punches were thrown, a huge crowd of suited men began rushing to the scene, attempting to break up the fight. The episode closed with Gorga’s husband yelling at his father in the lobby of the Christening venue. Melissa appeared on the ‘Today Show’ earlier this week to speak about her decision to join the cast of the show, telling host Kathie Lee Gifford, “I thought about it for months and months, but I signed on the dotted line”.

Danielle Staub, the star of last season’s Real Housewives Of New Jersey, will not feature in the new series. Staub will instead star alongside Heidi Montag in a new reality television show slated to air on Vh1 later this year.


Jersey Shore Crew Arrive In Florence Italy Causing A Situation!

17 May

Jersey Shore’ cast, Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, Paul ‘Pauly D’ DelVecchio, Vinny Guadagnino, Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi, Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola, and Deena Nicole Cortese take in the sights as they stroll through the streets. (Bauer Griffin)

The Jersey Shore crew is causing pandemonium on the other side of the pond these days, as The Situation and Snooki rally Italians and Americans alike in crowd formations nearly every time they step out in public in Florence, Italy.

The location of the cast members’ house seems to be an open secret, as there are always groups of onlookers gathered around their Italian home. But that hasn’t stopped these kids from doing what they do best: Partying. The whole group was spotted having a blast inside the 24 nightclub over the weekend. They also took the time to check out the Duomo and the carousel at the Piazza della Repubblica before returning to their regular GTL routine—Italian style.


RHOBH Taylor Armstrong Confirms She Is Not Getting A Divorce

12 May

Taylor Armstrong’s rep has confirmed to X17online that she is not divorcing her husband, as our reporters suspected.

An online report Wednesday claimed that the star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and her husband of seven years, Russell Armstrong, had “secretly split.”

But an X17online reporter spotted Taylor and Russell out to dinner together at Tra De Noi in Malibu on Friday, and that the two seemed happy and affectionate.

Russell had his arm around Taylor and was rubbing her back, and the two conversed like a normal husband and wife. The couple was joined by their daughter Kennedy, 5, who Russell played with outside the restaurant.

Taylor and Russell’s relationship was a major storyline on the first season of Beverly Hills, which finished airing earlier this year. Taylor often spoke about being unhappy in their marriage, but the two seem to still be working at it!


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