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According to a new report, Taylor Armstrong’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills castmates are “disgusted” with her decision to release a tell-all book just months after the tragic suicide of husband Russell Armstrong.

A source tells the Hollywood Life blog that Taylor’s costars think it’s “horrible” that she’s writing her book so soon after Russell’s passing.

“When Taylor announced she was going to write a book about her supposed abusive relationship with her husband everyone thought it was just disgusting,” says the source. “It’s just too soon and the cast just thinks this speaks volumes about who Taylor is at heart.”

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As for Taylor, she has stated in the past that she is writing the memoir, titled Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within, to help other women in abusive relationships. In fact, in a statement given to ABC news today, Taylor states the only reason she’s releasing her book now is because Russell is no longer here, citing she would have been too scared to do so if he was still alive.

“I wish I could have ben able to tell my story before now… But, until my husband Russell’s suicide, I didn’t feel safe to bring my story into the light, to help all battered and abused women, and men, and aid them in their struggle,” says Taylor.

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Taylor continues, “I discussed my book Monday night for the first time on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. The overwhelming response from viewers and their outpourings of support has been gratifying. From the bottom of my heart, I believe if my book can help others find the courage to deal with the pain and fear of their abusive relationships, I will have made a real difference in their lives.”

All righty. Moving on to Kim Richards, who is currently getting help in rehab. A source tells PEOPLE that Kim, 47, is seeking treatment for alcohol abuse and “other problems.”

“Kim has been to rehab more than once before,” says the source, “but every time is a new time, and everyone just hopes this sticks and that she gets the help she needs. It’s serious.”

The source who reveals Kim has been “erratic” also adds that she is no longer living with her boyfriend Ken Blumenfeld and that she was pretty much homeless before rehab.

“He’s not in the picture. No one really knows what the deal was with them, but Kim doesn’t live with Ken,” the source says. “She’s basically homeless, staying with various friends. She doesn’t have a home base. It’s not unusual for people to not hear from her for long stretches of time. It’s been that way for years.”

Kim’s family is, however, “relieved she’s getting help,” states the source. “She has lots of issues. She needs help.”

The Rumor Fix blog adds that Kim is at the Betty Ford Center near Palm Springs. She will reportedly be in the program for 30 days at a cost of $27,900. Could Bravo be footing the bill? After all, it was reported this week that the network forced Kim to get help.

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A winner was crowned last night on America’s Next Top Model’s all-stars finale, but the only thing viewers want to know today is why was finalist Angelea Preston disqualified?

Angela, alongside Lisa D’Amato and Allison Harvard, was competing for the crown. However, during an odd final judges panel, Tyra Banks and the other judges revealed Angelea had been disqualified… without giving viewers any reason or explanation.

“We’re back in Los Angeles on the Top Model set and we’re here for a special finale that’s being conducted under unusual circumstances,” said Tyra. “It turns out, our production team and the network learned information from Angelea that disqualifies her from the competition,” added fashion photographer Nigel Barker.

With Angelea (pictured far right) disqualified, Lisa and Allison were left to battle for the win and Lisa came out on top. Unfortunately for Lisa, viewers are more concerned with Angela’s disqualification.

According to PEOPLE, the speculation is that Angelea might have given away some finale spoilers and her possible win on her personal Facebook page before the show aired, which would equal violating the rules of the competition.

Yes, the rumor now is that Angelea was actually the original winner and that following her disqualification, the show had to re-tape the ending. In fact, the CW network admits they only learned of the information about Angelea AFTER the show wrapped, and that they did have to re-shoot scenes.

The network said in a statement: “After production wrapped on the current cycle of America’s Next Top Model, we learned information that made Angelea ineligible and she was subsequently disqualified from the competition. As a result, new scenes were filmed to address this for the audience during the finale.”

Wowzers. As for Angelea, she seems to be taking her disqualification rather well as she tweeted the following last night: “OMG!!!! IM TRENDING WORLDWIDE on twitter right now!!!!!!!!!! Wowwwww!! That’s the whole world!! Lol! #humbled!! Thanks y’all!!! #LOVE.”

Meanwhile, runner up Allison had the following to say when asked about Angelea’s disqualification. “I think what happened with Angelea is more of a personal thing that went on with her. Out of respect and undying love for her, I think I will remain silent,” said Allison to Zap2It. And the mystery continues…

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On the last episode of Braxton Family Values and pretty much every episode before that, viewers have watched Towanda Braxton struggle to take care of her family while her deadbeat husband Andre Carter refuses to get a job! And despite her so called separation from Andre, the two continue to live together.

In an interview with Art Terrell of Atlanta’s KISS 104, Towanda gets put in the hot seat and tries to justify her open marriage with the mooching Andre, who refuses to care for his family.

“You know what, with me being on the road all the time with my sisters and filming and stuff. I needed somewhere there of course with my kids. And if I’m not there, their father should be there,” said Towanda of why she wants to continue living with Andre.

Towanda continued, “With the kids, we do things together. But as far as our marriage we’re separated. I think that because you are separated and you’re not with that person, you don’t have to be mean and nasty. It doesn’t have to get ugly.”

When the host insists they’re not separated because, you know, they continue to live together (albeit in her sister Trina Braxton’s house), Towanda insists the economy is to blame for that. “We don’t sleep in the same bed. We’re like roommates… There are so many people now that are going through the same thing that I’m going through because of the recession, because of the economy. It’s affected so many people,” she stated. Uh uh.

Maybe it’s just me but in watching last week’s episode it seems Towanda still has feelings for Andre or perhaps she’s simply scared to be alone.

Moving on to Toni Braxton, who this season has been accused of sibling rivalry, particularly being jealous of her youngest sister Tamar Braxton and her growing popularity.

In an interview with Essence, Toni states: “I’m a little disappointed about what’s on the blogs, and people thinking that I don’t want to help my sisters, or that I want to make them perpetual backup singers. People have to remember that this is a reality show and some things are done for entertainment. I love my family, I’ll do anything for them. It makes me not want to do reality show anymore because I wouldn’t want anyone to look at my family and me in a negative light.”

When asked about her decision to fire her brother-in-law Vince Herbert, Toni blames it on “a conflict of interest.”

“I love Vince, he’s great, but I thought it was a conflict of interest. He manages everyone in my family. I do think Tamar was disappointed because it became this public thing, and people thought her husband wasn’t capable. Its nothing like that, Vince is great for other people, for me as a family member, way too much,” says Toni. “There’s a little bit of truth to the idea that you shouldn’t mix business with family. You can’t separate when it’s family or business. If something goes wrong, I can call my manager and yell and cuss. I can’t do that to my brother-in-law, that’s not cool.”

So what’s going on between Toni and ex-husband Keri Lewis? “We’ve gone out on a few dates, I’m not gonna deny that,” says Toni. “When you have kids with a person, and you really love a person, but you realize that being together is not an option right now.”

When it comes to her comments about fame changing people, Toni admits fame has changed her sisters just a tad. “I do think success has changed some people. My sisters want to go the Ivy [restaurant in L.A.], and all those places with the paparazzi, whereas I’m like, ‘okay, I’ve done that. I don’t want to get dressed up to go eat.’ But I understand them because I was the same way when I first got into the business. I wanted to be seen, so I get that, because when you’re new in something you’re supposed to relish in it,” says Toni.

Toni also makes it clear there is no rift between her and her sisters, insisting the reason she’s been missing out on promotional appearances with them is because she was sick.

TELL US – YOU BUYING WHAT TOWANDA’S SELLING OR DO YOU THINK SHE STILL HAS FEELINGS FOR ANDRE? DO YOU THINK TONI IS JEALOUS OF TAMAR’S POPULARITY?

Bringing you a new photo post this week of your favorite reality stars!

A TON of great photos this week! Above is a photo of Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Melissa Gorga and hubby Joe Gorga.

Below, Taylor Armstrong is pictured out drinking following her appearance on WWHL, Teresa Giudice at a book signing, Alexis Bellino goes shopping with hubby Jim, Kelly Bensimon takes a walk, A close up of Adrienne Maloof’s face! Countess LuAnn steps out with two of the new RHONY housewives, Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks attend an event! Plus more photos of Melissa Gorga, Kyle Richards, Sonja Morgan, Rachel Zoe & more!

Also below Maksim and partner Hope Solo pictured having dinner, Kate Gosselin runs a marathon, Is Khloe Kardashia pregnant? Plus Snooki, JWoww, Kendra Wilkinson, Holly Madison, DJ Pauly D & more!

[Photo Credit: Rob Rich/Splash News]

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While Baseball Wives only debuted a week ago, one of the cast members of the VH1 show is already choosing to walk away.

In an exclusive statement to Reality Tea, Erika Monroe Williams, who had a big blow up with costar Chantel Kendall on last week’s premiere, reveals she is quitting the show.

Erika states: “After working on Season 1 of Vh1’s show “Baseball Wives” I have made the decision not to return for Season 2. I have worked in the television industry for many years and I am a big fan of reality TV, however I am not a big fan of being on a reality show. I have really grown to love my castmates and I have always focused on representing myself, my family and Major League Baseball with the utmost respect. It is my hope that this becomes apparent in the upcoming episodes. I would like to thank Vh1 and Shed Media for the opportunity they have given me.”

Meanwhile, the ratings are out for last week’s premiere and it appears Baseball Wives is far from a hit especially in comparison to its counterpart Basketball Wives.

Last Wednesday’s premiere only managed to pull in a mere 600,000 total viewers. In comparison, the August premiere Basketball Wives brought in 1.8 million viewers. Seems like Baseball Wives will end up another Football Wives…

Finally, the show’s breakout star Anna Benson is now slamming a report by TMZ which claimed she threatened her costars with a stun gun and… a 12-Inch dildo!

In an interview with ESPN, Anna assures us she is really not that cray! “I could care less what people think about me,” said Anna. “I know who I am. My friends know who I am. I don’t really care what someone writes about me.”

When asked about the TMZ report, Anna denies threatening her costars. “It’s just not true. It’s the stupidest thing I’ve heard in my life,” said Anna who is quite notorious for being outrageous. “A lot of people can’t take jokes. I’m there to entertain myself and I’m not a mean-spirited person. I respond to what is given to me. I’m trying to make people laugh.”

A new episode of Baseball Wives airs tonight on VH1 at 9/8c.

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The Real Housewives of New York City visited Miami this weekend as filming continues on their 5th season!

Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan were pictured showing off their bikini bodies at their hotel. Above is a shot of Ramona, 54, as she donned a high-cut one piece.

Below are more shots of Ramona as well as Sonja, 48, who opted for a red bikini! Also pictured is new housewife Aviva Drescher. More bikini shots of the ladies are below!

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Also over the weekend, Huffington Post gossip columnist Rob Shuter, who first broke the news about the RHONY firings back in September, revealed filming is NOT going well on the new season. Apparently there is a lack of drama and Bravo is expected to make some more casting changes! Ai ya ya.

Rob tweeted: “Sad to fear filming on #RHONY not going well. Ladies have travelled to London and Miami to spice it up. Expect more cast changes!”

Indeed, this Miami trip is the second for the housewives as they just took a trip to London not too long ago without Ramona. I can’t say I’m really surprised to hear this news as I stated back in September that getting rid of Jill Zarin was a bad idea. As much as I’m not a fan of Jill, she is equivalent to a Nene Leakes and makes for good TV drama.

I believe getting rid of Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop, while leaving Jill and Alex McCord on the cast and adding 2 to 3 new cast members would have done the trick. While I definitely agree the last season and the reunion got overly nasty and downright ugly, I think Bravo’s firings were a bit too drastic.

Andy Cohen stated back then that the firings were simply giving fans what they wanted. “In the end we listened to the fans, who expressed a desire for new stories and a major change in a direction,” said Andy. But will the fans continue to tune in without enough drama is now the question.

The Huffington Post is also reporting today that Bravo has yet to ask any of the fired housewives to return though the network did discuss having Alex make appearances on the new season right after she was fired. However, Alex reveals she declined Bravo’s offer.

“Before filming began, Bravo and I discussed me making cameos throughout the fifth season,” Alex reveals. “Eventually, I decided against it. I didn’t want to be the backup if things didn’t work out with any of the new girls.” A bit surprised but good for Alex!

[Photos Credit: Pichichi / Splash News]

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You knew it was coming: Days after announcing to the world that she was 9 weeks pregnant, ET Online reported that Kourtney Kardashian and baby daddy beau Scott Disick were planning to tie the knot.

ET Online, a pretty reputable media outlet, reported sources close to the couple stated a wedding was “imminent”; however adding it would be the “complete antithesis of sister Kim’s lavish affair and that it will be low key, just family.” Hmm, could it be due to the public backlash from Kimmie’s extravagant wedding that only lasted 72 days???

The report added that there was no word yet on whether the nuptials would be televised (like these people would ever do anything away from cameras!). Perhaps realizing that the last thing the public wants is another fake Kardashian wedding, pimpmomager Kris Jenner wasted no time in denying the wedding report.

In a statement to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, Kris insisted the wedding report is “false!” Me thinks they’re just waiting for the backlash to die down before earning more millions from another televised wedding!

Meanwhile, the Hollywood Life blog is reporting that Kris is still working hard behind-the-scenes to get her family out of the mess Kimmie Kakes has put them in.

Her genius solution? To pimp out push her youngest daughters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, to the public eye while taking attention off her talentless older daughters!

“Kris wants E! to move ahead with their plans to tape a reality show centered around Kendall and Kylie. But E! hasn’t made any final decisions yet,” reveals a source. “Kris thinks the time to do it is now. She thinks it’s perfect timing.”

The insider continues, “She thinks a reality show about her two youngest daughters would take the heat off Kimmy and the whole divorce scandal,” adding, “She even thinks her son Rob should have some sort of reality show because he attracted so many fans from when he was on Dancing With the Stars. Kris thinks more is better.” Le sigh.

In more Kardashian news, TMZ reported over the weekend that Khloe Kardashian is now facing an assault lawsuit.

Chantal Spears, a transgender woman, is claiming that on December 5, 2009, Khloe beat the crap out of her outside a Hollywood night club. The reason? Chantal a.k.a. Ronald Spears allegedly walked up to Lamar and told him he was “too young to be married.”

Chantal/Ronald, who is seeking unspecified damages, claims Khloe violently struck her “in and about her body,” causing her serious injuries. She, however, denies she provoked Khloe.

And finally, the ratings are out for Sunday night’s episode of Kourtney and Kim Take New York and it appears they remained steady for the most part despite the very boring episode filled with manufactured drama. There was a slight decline from the 3.2 million total viewers who tuned in to the premiere episode, with 2.9 million viewers returning for episode two.

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TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE KRIS OR DO YOU THINK THE KARDASHIANS ARE JUST WAITING FOR THE BACKLASH TO DIE DOWN BEFORE PUSHING OUT KOURTNEY’S FAIRYTALE WEDDING? WOULD YOU WATCH A KENDALL/KYLIE SPINOFF?

A day after news broke of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards entering rehab, a new report now states she was forced to seek help by Bravo.

According to RadarOnline, Bravo did not want another tragedy on their hands following the tragic suicide of Russell Armstrong back in August, and therefore told Kim she had to go to rehab… immediately.

“After Russell Armstrong’s suicide Bravo is trying to making sure that nothing bad happens to the people on their shows,” a source said. “They don’t want any more tragedies on their hands.” The source, however, claims that Bravo was also concerned about Kim’s health. “The network people were worried about her and wanted her to try and fix her problems.”

“The pressures the women face being on the show are enormous. Kim was basically told that if she wanted to stay on the show then she had to get help, so she did,” continues the source. “Kim doesn’t have any other significant source of income and she needs to keep her job on the show.”

Star magazine first broke the news two weeks ago that Bravo was planning to give Kim an ultimatum to get help if she wanted to remain on the show.

In other RHOBH news, Taylor Armstrong has unveiled the cover (posted below) of her upcoming memoir — Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within.

In a statement to PEOPLE, Taylor tells us what we can expect from the book which is due out February 2012. “My book takes readers behind the glamour of Beverly Hills to show them the terrible violence I suffered, and the slow and painful process of rebuilding my shattered life,” Taylor states. “I want readers in abusive relationships to learn from my suffering and use my book to help them find their own courage within.”

During Taylor’s appearance on Watch What Happens Live, she offered words of support to her costar Kim. “I adore Kim and I stand behind her,” said Taylor to Andy Cohen. “And if there’s anything I can do to support her [I will]; but if she’s getting healthy what more could we ask.”

Meanwhile, Adrienne Maloof also offered her support to Kim. “I wish her well. It’s a step in the right direction,” said Adrienne to UsWeekly.

How is Kyle Richards handling the latest news? “Kyle is doing okay. Even though Kathy [Hilton] is not on the show, I know that they are close,” a source tells UsWeekly. “It must be very difficult for Kyle and Kathy and their families.”

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