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Days after Taylor Armstrong revealed her estranged husband Russell Armstrong was physically abusive to her, more of Russell’s skeletons are now starting to come out.

As it turns out, Taylor is not the first woman to accuse Russell of physical abuse. In fact two of his exes (an ex-girlfriend and an ex-wife) had to get restraining orders against him, and in 1997, he pled guilty to battery.

According to a new bombshell report by RadarOnline, Russell was married to ex-wife Barbara Armstrong in 1997 and separated shortly after their son Aiden was born. In court documents obtained, Barbara alleges that Russell beat her when she was six months pregnant: “Russell threw me to the ground and slapped me across the face….the police were called to Russell’s and my residence during our marriage because Russell hit me, blackened my eyes, kicked me in the back, threw crystal drinking glasses at me, and spit on me.”

In the sworn declaration given in late 1997, Barbara states Russell: “Pleaded guilty to battery and said that he understood that he had to go to an anger management program. That was the first anger management program that Russell was ordered to attend.”

The allegations get even worse as Barbara ultimately divorced Russell and remarried. Russell however continued to see his son Aiden every other weekend. However on August 6, 2004, Barbara states in her declaration that she received a phone call from Russell’s then-girlfriend, Claudia Haro, who told her she “saw Russell slap Aiden across the face, very hard. This slap was so hard that Ms. Haro heard it across the room. Ms. Haro has seen and heard Russell slap Aiden’s face very hard on other occasions.”

This led Barbara to get a restraining order against Russell and request that an off-duty police officer monitor visitation with their son, Aiden.

And in a different sworn declaration by Russell’s then girlfriend Claudia, she also stated that Russell hit her. After accusing Claudia of sleeping with an ex-boyfriend, she alleges Russell “hit me in the face so hard that my neck snapped back….I got out of Russell’s car and dialed 911. However, I was put on hold. I was standing next to Russell’s car with my cell phone in my hand when he walked around the car, pulled my cell phone out of my hand and he broke it by pulling the top part of my flip phone off. Russell then grabbed both of my wrists so hard that it hurt.”

When contacted by RadarOnline, Russell’s lawyer gave the following statement – “Russell Armstrong is not convicted of any offenses. He categorically denies the seven-year-old allegations from the family law proceeding.”

Wowzers. RadarOnline is also reporting Taylor’s abuse claims against Russell will be addressed on the upcoming season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. “Russell didn’t want the specific incidents discussed on the show, and it wasn’t. However, Taylor strongly hints at the physical abuse, along with the emotional abuse. Russell doesn’t want to be perceived as a monster,” revealed a Bravo insider.

The insider adds that Taylor “never called the police on Russell after a fight, which she says would turn violent at times, because she thought it was her fault. Taylor was in denial, which is very typical when a woman is in that situation.”

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In today’s poor little rich girl news, reality star Kim Kardashian, who is absolutely not a famewhore, is now saying she feels violated by some of her fans!

The reason? Evidently some fans have been showing up unannounced to Kimmie’s home. Kimmie, 30, who lives in a mansion in Beverly Hills, California, took to her twitter page to ask her fans to keep a safe distance.

“I pride myself in being very open & available to my fans, but the one place I won’t interact or tolerate people showing up to is my home,” tweeted Kimmie. “I wont answer my gate & I don’t find it appropriate. This is my personal space & my comfort zone & when that is violated, I have a problem.”

It didn’t end there as Kimmie continued, “I luv 2 meet my fans,u mean the world 2 me but I please ask that u don’t show up 2 my home.It scares me&I feel it violates my personal space.”

But don’t feel bad for Kimmie as she also revealed security will now be enforced 24 hours a day at her $4.8 million Tuscan-style home which is featured regularly on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Yes, the talentless Kimmie is able to afford and live in a $4.8 million mansion. Kim also added that she plans on moving soon.

Moving on to Kris Jenner who is now defending her daughters over criticism that they are, you know, talentless and famous for being famous. In an interview with ABC, Kris states, “We don’t have any musical talent or singing talent…but when people tell me ‘you are famous for being famous’ I say ‘no’ we are famous for having three TV shows.” Uh uh.

When asked if it feels weird pimping out collecting her managerial 10% to 15% from her daughters, Kris reveals it is just business as usual. “I work so hard. We all work hard at everything together,” she said. “I do 18 hour days, even when we’re not filming,” added the 55-year-old.

And finally, Kim posted some new photos on her blog from her WMB magazine cover shoot. According to Kim the mag, which comes out on Thursday, is the world’s first 3-D magazine. “You need 3-D glasses to see the photos! How cool is that!?” wrote Kimmie. The good news is that 2-D photos from the sexy shoot are below!

Photo credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN.com

TELL US – DO YOU FEEL BADLY FOR KIMMIE? SHOULD HER FANS STAY AWAY? PLUS THOUGHTS ON KRIS’ COMMENTS?

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Former Bachelor “winner” Vienna Girardi is showing off her new nose job today!

In an exclusive interview with UsWeekly, Vienna, 25, opens up on why she decided to go under the knife. “I always felt like I had this little face with, like, a Mr. Potato Head nose!” says Vienna who befriended Bachelor Pad castmate Erica Rose, 28, while filming Bachelor Pad 2, and couldn’t help but admire Erica’s profile.

“Erica said, ‘Oh,’ I had my nose done! My dad [Houston-based plastic surgeon Franklin Rose] will do yours!’ A week after, I had a plane ticket!” reveals Vienna.

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She however adds that her decision to get plastic surgery wasn’t a hasty one but something she’s been wanting to do for years. “It’s something I’ve wanted since I was 9 or 10,” she explains. “In school, they called me Pinocchio. After The Bachelor, bloggers called me ‘horse face.’ Evil names. I event went blonde because my dark hair made my nose look bigger!”

Vienna who has admitted to getting breast implants in the past says she is now done with surgery, adding that she “definitely” won’t be getting anything else done in the near future. “I’m not saying get 20 surgeries, but if there’s something you don’t like about yourself, go ahead and change it!” she advises.

Vienna will appear alongside her ex-fiance Jake Pavelka on ABC’s The Bachelor Pad season 2 which premieres August 8 at 8/7c.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON VIENNA’S NEW NOSE? YAY? NAY? DO YOU THINK SHE NEEDED IT?

Despite all of the negative tabloid reports, it appears newly engaged Bachelorette couple Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum are moving full speed ahead!

The couple appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! during which they dished on their future together as well as their wedding plans.

Though we just saw their engagement play out on Monday night, the proposal actually took place back in May. The two have had to see each other in secret in other to keep the show’s ending under wraps. Ashley, 27, and J.P., 34, revealed they had been having chaperoned dates in secret every two weeks since filming ended.

In fact J.P. reveals he became dependent on technology to keep in touch with his fiance. “We live on Skype,” he told Kimmel. “I don’t watch any TV any more. It’s work, gym, three hours of Skype, sleep.”

Ashley once again talked about her plans to move in with J.P., who is a construction manager in New York, after she finishes dental school in September.

But perhaps the biggest surprise is that the couple is already planning their wedding! “We really want to focus on our engagement, but I’m thinking fall of next year!” gushed Ashley. And when it comes to Ashley’s sister, Chrystie, who made it clear she wasn’t a fan of JP’s on the finale, J.P. reveals Chrystie feels very differently today. “She’s been nothing but sweet and supportive since we got back,” J.P. told Kimmel. “It’s as is if I didn’t even know who that person was back in Fiji.”

Meanwhile, below is a photo of Ashley’s Neil Lane engagement ring! The 3.5-carat, central cushion-cut sparkler accented with 162 small, hand-set diamonds around a platinum band is reportedly valued at around $60,000.

TELL US – SHOULD ASHLEY AND JP BE THINKING ABOUT A WEDDING NOW? OR SHOULD THEY SLOW THINGS DOWN?

The Real Housewives of Atlanta 3
As you all know by now the Real Housewives of Atlanta season 4 is currently filming, and according to a new report, the ladies are currently in South Africa!

In what has quickly become a Bravo ‘Housewives’ tradition, each of the ‘Housewives’ franchises take a yearly trip to fight away from home film for the show, well with the exceptoion of the recent Real Housewives of Miami season. They were too busy taking cooking lessons.

The Straight From The A blog states all of the Atlanta housewives, with the exception of Kim Zolciak who is nursing her new born, departed for South Africa days ago. Kim however tweeted goodbye to some of her costars, “@IamSheree @PhaedraParks love you guys! Have fun!!! Xxooo,” she wrote.

Bravo is reportedly footing the bill for the trip of course. While  Nene Leakes, Phaedra, Kandi, Sheree and Cynthia all made the trip, there’s no word yet on whether new housewife Marlo Hampton went with them or if she’s even allowed to leave the country, you know, considering her extensive criminal record. Oh well, here’s to hoping  the Nene behaves differently on this trip than she did in Miami on season 3!

Meanwhile, Kim recently tweeted a number of photos including a  pic of herself without her wig or any make up on! That must see photo is below along with other new photos of herself, her son and fiance Kroy!

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According to a new report, Teen Mom star Amber Portwood’s daughter is starting to suffer the consequences of her parent’s actions.

In Touch Weekly is reporting that 2-year-old Leah, who has witnessed Amber and her dad Gary Shirley get into a number of violent outbursts, is now starting to act out.

The first problem is Amber’s absence. As you know, Amber, who attempted suicide on June 14, is now in a rehab program in Malibu, California getting treatment for anger management and depression. Well Leah hasn’t been reacting well to Amber not being around.

Amber’s brother, Shawn Portwood, tells In Touch that Leah desperately clings to his girlfriend whenever they visit. “Because she can’t see my sister, she’s looking for that female figure,” he says. But without Amber around, Leah is beginning to act out. “She throws fits and bites and hits other children,” a family insider tells In Touch. “She can be a wild little girl.”

Even worse for Leah, her dad Gary, who has custody, hasn’t been around much, either. “Gary rarely spends time with Leah. Instead, he’s out at the bars almost every night,” a friend tells In Touch, adding that Gary bragged about hooking up with lots of different girls while downing drinks at his local Anderson, Ind., strip club, Hoosier Girls, on July 20.

With Amber in rehab and Gary, 24, letting loose, his mother Carol is the one caring for Leah though sources say Carol is hardly the stable parent little Leah so desperately needs. Fortunately, Amber seems to be making improvements in rehab according to her brother Shawn. “She is doing better. She is working out, kickboxing and has a whole new routine,” says Shawn.

Shawn adds that Amber could remain in treatment for up to two more months, stating that when she returns home, she can finally focus on what’s truly important: giving her daughter the stable life she herself never had. Shawn also reveals Amber is considering moving to Nashville to live near him once out of rehab to get away from all the negative influences in Indiana. Shawn believes Gary is a negative influence on Amber.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON AMBER’S DAUGHTER LEAH ACTING OUT? SURPRISED?


The country watched last night as J.P. Rosenbaum proposed to Bachelorette star Ashley Hebert and she said yes! But will it be a happily ever after for the newly engaged couple?

While Ashley revealed on the After The Rose special last night that things are going very well between the two of them and that she is planning to move to New York City to live with J.P., the couple will have some major hurdles to overcome.

Like most past Bachelor couples, the tabloids have been having a field day with J.P. According to reports, he is a jealous controlling man with a wondering eye and might already be cheating on Ashley.

An In Touch Weekly report from weeks ago stated J.P. has not been acting like an engaged man while out and about in NYC. A source told the mag that on June 24, he met a male and female friend at a local bar and “he held the girl’s hand and looked into her eyes.” The witness continued, “They looked really close. Before she got up to leave, she gave [AF] a huge hug; it was really intimate.”

And during another outing, a different source reveals J.P. “was so aggressive and drunk” with the women there that he almost got kicked out of the venue.

Perhaps the most damning revelation is a woman who claims J.P. flat out asked her out recently. “If Ashley picked him, he’s not being faithful – he’s asked me out a bunch of times,” said the source. Another source insists J.P. is not who he portrayed himself to be on the show. “He seems genuine when he’s talking to Ashley, but he’s actually kind of a jerk.”

Another report also came out last week claiming J.P. was still not over his ex. As for Ashley, it appears she is choosing to stand by her fiance for the time being. The two appeared together on GMA this morning to gush about their relationship and Ashley even tweeted the photo below of both of them at the ABC studios.

Only time will tell if these two will end up making it down the aisle but surely these types of tabloid reports can’t be helping their relationship.

Meanwhile don’t feel too badly for Ben Flajnik following his heartbreak as he has already moved on from Ashley. Ben is reportedly dating Bachelor alum Britt Billmaier, who competed with Ashley on Brad Womack’s second season of The Bachelor. “They’re having fun together. He’s definitely not wallowing over the break-up with Ashley,” says a source. A picture of Britt is below!

TELL US – DO YOU THINK ASHLEY AND J.P. WILL MAKE IT DOWN THE AISLE?

It appears actor Kelsey Grammer and ex-husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer is gearing up for a career in politics!

Kelsey, 56, who is described as a “longtime conservative Republican” made the shocking revelation during an interview with the NY Post.

“I have had a great career and extraordinary opportunities. But I look at my political aspirations as that last piece of my life – where I hope to do something good for people and pay back a little,” said Kelsey.

Kelsey also believes he has the “narcissistic personality” required to succeed in the world of politics. “You certainly have to have a resilient ego,” he added. Oddly enough Kelsey is set to play a fictional Illinois mayor in new drama “Boss” this fall. The Post adds that Kelsey is interested in running for the mayor of New York City in the future.

If it counts for anything, he does have the sleaze factor going for him no?

Meanwhile Kelsey’s ex Camille tweeted a photo yesterday of herself and her costars lunching together. That pic is below!

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KELSEY WANTING TO BECOME A POLITICIAN?