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According to a shocking new report by Radar Online, a source is revealing that when Taylor Armstrong claimed in her memoir that her deceased husband Russell Armstrong once tried to drown her, she was telling the truth. And in fact a police report about the incident was filed.

Radar Online reveals the incident occurred back at the home of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars a few years ago and names two witnesses to the alleged abuse. Those two are Taylor’s friends - Jennifur Diamond and her then husband Mark Alsentzer.

A source reveals the drama began when Russell flew into a rage and injured Mark. Russell then left the group, after which Taylor begged Mark not to press charges. However, Russell was eavesdropping on the group’s conversation and heard Taylor state: “Just take care of Kennedy if anything happens.”

Upon hearing this, Russell allegedly jumped out of the bushes and lost it. “Russell was in a frenzy, and he had a wild look in his eyes. He hit Mark, and threw Jennifur, her dog, and Taylor in the swimming pool and tried to drown Taylor. Taylor thought she was going to die as Russell held her under the water,” a source reveals.

“Mark and Jennifur were able to pull Russell off of her and probably saved her life. The cops were called and a police report was filed. At that point Taylor hadn’t been receiving any therapy, and she begged and pleaded with her friends not to press charges. Taylor had to cover her neck for several weeks because of the choke marks. She even had trouble speaking because of Russell’s strength when he tried to choke her,” continues the source.

“Mark got 16 stitches and had work done on his teeth because of what Russell did,” the insider said. “I can’t be sure that Russell gave them money to stay quiet, but he definitely gave them money to cover the expenses of Mark’s medical stuff which was somewhere around $12,000.”

Have a few questions about this report, the first being, why hasn’t this police report been made public? And was the police report only a complaint about Russell injuring Mark? Because if his alleged attempt to drown Taylor was reported, surely that would have led to Russell’s arrest and some serious charges.

Moving on to a lighter topic,  Brandi Glanville, age 39 (she looks younger no?) shares her beauty and plastic surgery secrets with Shape magazine! Below are excerpts from Brandi’s interview -

SHAPE: You’re in such amazing shape but also such a busy mom. What’s your workout regimen like and how do you find time to stay in shape?

BG: After I drop my kids off at school, I head right to my Pilates trainer. I’ve had the same one for nine years! I started with her when I was pregnant with [my son] Mason. Before that, I had never even really worked out before! Once I got pregnant, everything kind of changed. Now I do three times a week and besides that, I stay active by going on bike rides with my kids, walking the dogs, or going for a hike near my home. I can’t even think about stepping foot on a treadmill!

SHAPE: You also have amazing skin. What’s your skincare regimen?

BG: I get a spray tan every week. I also have issues like adult acne and Melasma (patches of skin discoloration) since I’ve had my kids, so I try everything—lasers, photo facials—and I wear hats all the time to protect myself from sun.

SHAPE: It seems there would be a lot of pressures in Beverly Hills to always look perfect. How do you deal with that?

BG: Having grown up modeling, I’m very self-aware of my physical appearance. It’s hard to grow older, especially in this town where everyone is perfect! They’re all 20 years old and gorgeous and I’m now in same dating pool as them, yikes, it’s really hard! This town makes you insecure. And yes, I’ll cop to a few plastic surgery procedures like Botox and fillers. I think everyone should do what makes them feel good but remember: Less is more!

Brandi was also asked about how she deals with negativity from some fans, to which she responded: “People have said horrible things like I’m ‘plastic’ and I’m a bad mom. I think after three years of hearing it I have just developed a thick skin. I think it’s human nature, and I know what they say isn’t true so I’ve learned to not take it to heart.”

[Photo Credit: WENN]

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE REPORT ABOUT RUSSELL AND TAYLOR? DO YOU BELIEVE IT? AND THOUGHTS ON BRANDI’S INTERVIEW?

All is well with the world today and everybody’s happy. An indicator of the world’s righteousness, is that Lindsay Lohan is once again a red-head, which I am taking as a sign that her boozing and breaking the law days are behind her. Now, if only Bethenny Frankel would get the memo to put on a happy face!

Bethenny has become as known for her woe is me attitude, as she has for her svelte physique. In the latest news, the skinnygirl is, again, talking about what’s wrong with her life and now she’s complaining about being rich! Good lord!

That’s right, after earning an estimated $120 M on her bottled cocktails, Bethenny now says, no one is nice to her because she can pay her bills without hawking handbags. Right.

In a new Forbes interview, the Bethenny Ever After star bemoans the “despicable” treatment she receives because she has made the big bucks. “The most difficult thing in my journey is the way that people have reacted to my making money,” she tells Forbes Woman. “Money brings out a really vicious side in other people. It surprises me because you always think about people making money and it changing them, you never think about it changing everything else. Fame isn’t the thing that changed the people around me, but money is.”

Interesting Bethenny says these things, because I certainly think fame has changed her. She used to be likeable and funny, and now she is, well… just keep reading! “People look at you differently. People make up stories about you,” Bethenny laments. “People speculate about what you’ve had and what you’ve done and really try and tear you down and I had no idea that would be the case. And I think it’s really despicable.” I guess that’s the cost of putting your life on a reality TV show. Everybody knows your business.

Bethenny concedes that she has given up a lot to make it in business, particularly that she wants a second child and may not be able to conceive because of her age. Bethenny suffered a miscarriage last month. “I’m faced with the fact that I’m 41 and I may not be able to have more children and that feels like a sacrifice.” Bethenny and husband Jason Hoppy have revealed they are open to adoption.

Despite the awful treatment she receives as a poor skinny rich girl, Bethenny still feels life is pretty good. Well, kinda. “Generally I am happy,” she says. “With a side of unhappy.” That’s our Bethenny!

Moving on, Martha Stewart, one of my favorite people ever, was on Watch What Happens Live Wednesday night and Andy Cohen could barely contain his glee. It was a great show! We saw some vintage Martha clips, she taught us how to fold a t-shirt, and she made a lot of funnies. Oh, and she did a shot! Of course, since this is Bravo and she is Martha; Bethenny’s appearance on her first foray into reality television came up! Yep, Bethenny was once the second runner-up on Martha Stewart’s The Apprentice spin-off.

When a caller asked if she regretted not choosing Bethenny as the winner, Martha admitted (with a tone of sarcasm), “I made a big mistake.” Despite some comments Bethenny has made, putting down Martha for not choosing her, Martha says the two are amicable. “She still says hi to me.”

Well, Martha is the goddess of all things domestic – who wouldn’t say hello!? I bet Martha’s not complaining about how people treat her now that she’s loaded. See a clip of Martha on WWHL discussing Bethenny below!

DOES BETHENNY NEED TO GET OVER HERSELF? DOES BETHENNY HAVE A POINT ABOUT HOW SHE IS TREATED NOW THAT SHE IS RICH? DO YOU FEEL SORRY FOR HER? DID MARTHA MAKE A MISTAKE NOT AWARDING BETH THE WIN?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MARTHA’S APPEARANCE ON WWHL!

Last night on Project Runway All Stars the three finalist were revealed after the designers had to create a ready-to-wear look for designer, Nanette Lepore.

The designers meet Nanette in her garment district store and we learn commercialization combined with rising rents are forcing many factories and designers out of the infamous district. Nanette is very involved in a charity to revitalize the area (as is Isaac Mizrahi). The designers are to sketch one ready-to-wear piece and then go over the analytics with Nanette and her “coster.” The coster basically tells them how much the garment would sell for vs. how much it would cost to produce and make a profit. The difference is how much they can spend on fabrics to construct the piece.

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Some good news for Amber Portwood,the Teen Mom was able to catch a break in court yesterday.

As reported, Amber, 21, was in hot water over failing to provide a urine sample for her mandatory daily drug testing. In fact, Amber spoke to E! News, denying she failed to take the drug test, while other sources stated Amber did show up to be tested but waited over an hour and simply could not go.

“I would be in jail if I skipped” Amber told E!. “Honestly, I don’t give a s–t what people are saying…I’m doing what I have to do…they are not a concern of mine.”

Luckily for Amber, she faced a judge yesterday who chose to punish her by tackling on an extra 30 days of daily drug testing instead of sending her to prison. In addition to that, she is also required to re-read the drug court handbook and write a 500-word report on what is expected of her. For realz!

TMZ adds, as well as missing a drug test, Amber also failed to attend one of her AA meetings which is also a major no-no. Here’s to hoping Amber can finally get it together, though, something tells me…

Moving on to other troubled Teen Mom star, Jenelle Evans,who has also had issues with drugs as she is currently on probation for a previous drug violation.

CLICK HERE TO SEE LEAKED SCANDALOUS PHOTOS OF JENELLE!

According to the latest issue of Star magazine, Jenelle, 20, is still abusing drugs. The source? Her former boss James Duffy, who she is still engaged with in a legal war.

James told Star that he witnessed Jenelle drop an Ecstasy pill in early November, and saw her drunk and taking shots of E&J Brandy on a different night. “Around 2 or 3 a.m. that night, she snorted something in front of me,” said James, adding that Jenelle also told him she does drugs with her troubled on-and-off boyfriend Kieffer Delp. “When they got ‘down,’ they would snort Adderall ‘to pick them up,’” he said. “Jenelle did so much Adderall that her heart was pounding really hard, causing her to freak out.”

So, how is Jenelle passing her urine tests if she’s still on drugs? Well according to James, “Jenelle explained to me that the way she does drugs is that it only stays in your system for two to three days. She’ll do them on Friday knowing that she has to come in and do the test on Monday, because they schedule the days a week before.”

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON AMBER’S PUNISHMENT? DO YOU BELIEVE JENELLE IS STILL USING DRUGS?

The Basketball Wives (are any of them still wives?) are quick to defend the most recent episode. The women, who have been on the show since its inception, still seem to take great pleasure in passive aggressively taking down the new blood. Case in point? Kenya.

Oh, Kenya Bell. Kenya, Kenya, Kenya. She’s had a tough time as a newbie integrating with her fellow cast mates. If they aren’t blatantly mocking her YouTube videos, they are bashing on the disorganized way in which she approaches her budding music career, or talking smack about her weave. Can’t a girl catch a break?

The YBF.com breaks down a recent radio interview Kenya gave to Detroit’s FM 98′s morning show featuring COCO, Foolish, & Mr. Chase. Kenya dishes on this week’s episode. She explains why she was unprepared for her meeting with Tami Roman’s “team” and how she felt to see the other women talking so much crap about her.

In the interview, Kenya, who is from Detroit, begins by stating she is “mad as hell with these hot-ass-mess-chicks. These heffas is hating! We film and you don’t know what people are saying behind your back. So it’s like ‘wow… really?’ It’s crazy!” Wowzers.

Viewers will remember that fateful meeting between Kenya and Tami’s “people” where she showed up late, with no promotional photos and a portable CD player I would have given my right arm for back in 1998. Kenya is adamant that the meeting wasn’t totally as it seemed. She explains, “That was not like a music managing group. Tami’s team is a design team. All they do is basically style and pictures.” Continuing, Kenya says, “They really don’t do anything with music they just wanted to hear my song… they weren’t a music group or anything like that. They basically just do photos and styling for an album cover, etc…”

Kenya also wants to set the record straight about the coat she was wearing that Tami called a “peasant coat.” She says the coat actually cost her roughly $3,000.00 and bears the Save the Queen label. So there!

While it appeared that Kenya was being ganged up on for those ridiculous–but I’ll give her stupid brave–online videos, they have at the very least garnered her lots of attention. She tells the radio crew about her twitter trending, “Third week in a row! So I was just like, ‘Yall hate is making me great!’”

Of course, like all reality stars, especially the new girls who know their time could be fleeting, Kenya is vague about her returning for a second season of the show. She admits, “I don’t know… we’ll see how it all ends up. I’m just the new girl and there’s new girls every year. They just go in on the new girl.” However, Kenya isn’t concerned about how others may perceive her. She states, “My pageant history has given me the confidence where I can hear people talk mess and say whatever and I can still see myself how I see myself as a beautiful talented smart person who is goal orientated and driven.”

And “talk mess” they will. Evelyn Lozada devotes some of her precious personal blog time to the season’s newcomer. I have to admit that ol’ Evelyn didn’t come down on her nearly as hard as I would have expected.

She writes, “[O]n to KENYA! What in the world is going on in that girl’s head (no pun intended)? That weave-wig has to go…like now! Seriously, before she continues to pursue her singing career (and to her credit, she can sing) yet she needs to set up an appointment with @tamiroman’s glam squad, quick like and in a hurry.”  Evelyn also feels the need to put in her two cents on the discord between Kenya and fellow new girl Kesha Nichols.

Evelyn observes, “The beef between her and Kesha is a mess. I don’t really know what to say. I think Kenya could have come at Kesha a little better especially since Kesha is the thorough and professional type. I know we are filming and we approach things when we meet up however Kenya should’ve had that conversation with Kesha in private. There was no need to throw a jab like that in front of all those people. I’m all about keeping it 100 but that was a bit much.” That’s a fair opinion, don’t you think? Evelyn is, after all, notorious for fighting her battles off camera and keeping it klassy on the show, right? Right? RIGHT? Oh, gracious.

In other Basketball Wives news, Tami is hating on Kesha. On an upcoming episode, Tami and Kesha have a brawl. Did it have anything to do with Kesha trying to move in on Kenya’s husband? Tami recently tweeted about the most recent episode, “OK so they just cut the part out where Keisha [sic] exchanged numbers with @kenyabell’s husband & tried 2keep it on the low #shady.” If that’s true, Evelyn won’t be the only one bringing dramz this season!

WHAT DID YOU THINK OF KENYA’S INTERVIEW? HAS SHE RECEIVED AN UNFAIR EDIT? DO THE OTHER LADIES KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT THE NEWBIES TO JUDGE THEM? WHO WOULD YOU BET ON IN A FIGHT, KENYA OR KESHA?

Bringing you an all-new photo post with a TON of awesome photos this week!

Above is a photo of Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Joe Gorga, Melissa Gorga, Kathy Wakile, and Rich Wakile with NYC Housewife Sonya Morgan as the group ate dinner at Abe and Arthur’s in the meatpacking district on March 2, after they attended the NYC premiere party for Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing. More photos are below!

Also below: Teresa Giudice attends a launch for her new wine line; Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile attend an event in NJ; Gretchen Rossi shops in Miami with beau Slade Smiley; Jill Zarin seeks some publicity with Dina Lohan, Bethenny Frankel is looking quite skinny in LA; Kelly Bensimon pets a dog in NYC; Kyle Richards dons one or two interesting attires; and Kathy and Rich Wakile share a passionate kiss on the red carpet! Plus, photos of Melissa Gorga, Ryan Serhant, Rachel Zoe & more!

And there’s even more below: Kim Kardashian is pictured with Kanye West; Renee Graziano and Big Ang attend a red carpet event;and Snooki and JWoww take a walk. Plus, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Sammi, and more!

[Photo Credit: Dave Kotinsky]

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On last week’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, tough love was in order, as NeNe Leakes decided not to bail her son Bryson Bryant out of jail after he was arrested for stealing razors from Wal-Mart last July.

NeNe is speaking out defending her decision to let Bryson learn from his mistakes. “I believe in Never Making the Same Mistake Twice. With that said, I decided that tough love was better than no love at all. I decided to leave Brice in jail a few extra days to teach him a lesson,” NeNe explained on her Bravo blog.

“Brice didn’t steal because he was in need, he simply stole because he was giving in to peer pressure, seeking attention, looking for something to do, and being silly. Whatever the case may be, I felt a lesson needed to be learned!” I quite agree!

And further defending her decision, NeNe confronted allegations that she was ignoring Brice’s needs! “I know there are parents that would have chosen a different route, as Peter [Thomas] suggested, but I felt this was what my child needed. My goal is always to encourage my son.”

“I’m no different from any other parent; I want the absolute best for my son and always want see him on top! Brice, mommy loves you! We all make mistakes, just don’t carry them forward and you will be fine, my love!”

NeNe also tackles some of the other controversies, and she is just tickled by Kim Zolciak and Sheree Whitfield acting like the best of friends! “Kim saying she’s known Sheree for ten years. LOL! I introduced them at the beginning of all this about five years ago,” NeNe insists.

“Kim saying she and Sheree don’t talk behind each other’s back. Aren’t you the same person that said Sheree writes bad checks and returns the clothes she wears? Didn’t Sheree try pulling off your wig and said things about you dating married men! I could go on and on, but I’ll wait until…”

And NeNe is very amused by the state of Chateau Sheree aka a big ol’ hole in the ground with some overgrown bushes! “I was laughing out loud when Phaedra [Parks] said there’s not a trespassing sign out and the house won’t be ready by Christmas! You’ve got to love it!”

Moving on, Kandi Burruss is calling Sheree out as an instigator. “I’m sick of this whole black baby drama,” Kandi snaps, adding that her opinion hasn’t changed. She still doesn’t believe Kim would have gone on the trip. “It doesn’t matter if the orphanage was in Africa or Asia, I just don’t see it and I really don’t see what the big deal was about what I said.”

Kandi is still confused about why Sheree is twisting what happened and making the situation into something it’s not. “I don’t know why Sheree made it into this race issue. Sitting there going back and forth with them at the lunch was frustrating and pointless to me,” Kandi writes in her Bravo blog.

“Sheree was sticking with her story about the black baby comment, and she already had Kim sucked into it. They didn’t get nor did they want to understand my point of view. Of course Kim is going to say she would’ve gone. No one wants to look bad or come off as insensitive.”

One thing that Kandi is really furious about is Kim’s comments about her daughter Riley! “I was not feeling the scene where Kim was talking to her landlord/interior designer about her keeping Riley when A.J passed. I mean my daughter has spent the night at her house plenty times. Was there any reason she had to go on about that occasion?,” Kandi wonders.

“Seriously, don’t even bring my daughter’s name up when you’re trying to make a point about a negative subject. I will let your ass have it in the worst way. Y’all haven’t seen that side of me, and hopefully you never will, but putting my daughter’s name out there will definitely bring it out!” Um… whoa. Yeah, I think it’s time for Kandi to leave this show. She is too good for this drama and unlike most of these women has a legitimate and lucrative career!

Finally, Marlo Hampton recently celebrated her birthday with an elegant and sophisticated (just like Sheree!) dinner party. The woman who is anything but elegant and sophisticated, apparently patched things up with Sheree’s bestie Lawrence Washington after the gay slur she made in South Africa. According to The Young, Black, and Fabulous blog, Marlo spent her actual birthday in Europe, but her ATL birthday party was thrown by her good friend and interior decorator, Michel Boyd, in his home.

And despite her close friendship with NeNe, she did not appear to be in attendance. Photos of Marlo’s birthday bash are below. I must say, I love her pants!

WAS NENE RIGHT TO USE TOUGH LOVE WITH BRYSON? IS SHEREE AN INSTIGATOR? THOUGHTS ON MARLO’S BIRTHDAY BASH…

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE PHOTOS OF MARLO’S BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Ever since moving to Dallas, things are troubling for the only stable Kardashian couple, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom. The couple has always seemed rock solid and very in love, but several recent stressors have left them feeling disconnected and at odds with each other. Previous reports have stated Lamar is “depressed” about leaving LA and the Lakers, and apparently, the couple is “not happy” and their marriage is “in crisis” as a result!

“The situation in Dallas is not good,” a friend tells Life & Style (via their print edition). “He is not happy and Khloe isn’t either.” Apparently, stress over their attempts to conceive along with Lamar’s performance on the court this season, are driving a wedge between the Khloe & Lamar stars.

Being away from her family is also a struggle for Khloe, who is reportedly “jealous” that Kim and Kourtney are spending so much time together and is “sad” to see them getting “so close.” Why anyone would want to spend more time with Kim is beyond me! Khloe “misses her family and friends terribly,” the source adds.

Lamar’s recent transfer to the Texas Legends, after a family issue caused him to miss games, is apparently weighing heavily on his heart. The NBA star issued a public apology to his Mavericks’ teammates and revealed he is re-focused and ready to win!

“It was really personal and it was something I had to tend to,” Lamar explains of his decision take a ten-day break. Some unfounded rumors have speculated Khloe suffered a miscarriage. “Sometimes we have to fix whatever’s going on off the court in order for us to fix what’s going on on the court.”

Lamar is empathetic of his teammates’ frustration with both his erratic playing and his lack of focus this season. “I’ve had some things that bothered me and was easily distracted,” Lamar admitted to ESPN. “So, it was easy for me to lose my focus. Again, sometimes we need everything in order in order to give ourselves 100 percent.”

After a great performance in a recent game, he feels he’s back to his A-game. “I just told them to stick with me and at this point in time in my life I need them,” he told his teammates.

And, Lamar also said he is enjoying Texas! “The town, the city has been great. I’ve had a lot of fun since I’ve been here and the reception has always been warm. I’m having a great time here.”

Speaking of professional athletes who need to get their head in the game, Reggie Bush is supposedly still not over Kim! Why do I think Kim’s people planted this story?

“He can’t seem to get her out of his mind,” one of Reggie’s friends informs Star magazine (via their print edition). “It’s like he’s addicted. It’s embarrassing.” If this is true, being addicted to Kim is definitely embarrassing!

“He should be focusing on his career, but he thinks about her all the time,” the source reveals. “He just can’t help himself.”

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star allegedly flew to Miami where Reggie offered to give her another chance if she promised to leave the celeb-life behind. Which, obviously didn’t happen. As we previously reported, shortly after that alleged trip, Reggie was spotted with a couple of different women!

[Photo Credits: Beiny/Slater/WENN.com & Fayes Vision/WENN.com]

IS KHLOE AND LAMAR’S MARRIAGE IN PERIL? WILL THEY SURVIVE THE DIFFICULT TIMES? TELL US – DO YOU THINK REGGIE IS “OBSESSED” WITH KIM?

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