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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 2 Cast

Weeks after the tragic suicide of Russell Armstrong, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will premiere tonight as scheduled.

This morning, some of the cast members — Adrienne Maloof, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump alongside executive producer Douglas Ross -- visited the Today Show to promote the new season. It was a pretty sobering interview as of course, the topic of Russell was brought up.

When asked how Taylor Armstrong and her 5-year-old daughter Kennedy were coping in light of the tragedy, Adrienne stated she had spoken with Taylor at the wake, adding that “as is to be expected, she was very beside herself, obviously going through such a tragic … and I think her concern is her little girl now.”

The executive producer Douglas then confirmed the reports that Bravo had edited the new season following Russell’s death. “We, along with the network, took a hard look at the show and we decided to do some adjustments where appropriate in light of the circumstances. Our goal has always been to make an honest and accurate story about the ladies and what goes on in their life. We want to be and always are respectful and responsible, and in this case, trying to be very appropriate.”

Russell will not be featured in the first couple of episodes and likely the entire season though scenes with Taylor discussing her marital issues will remain intact. “It is important to know that Taylor’s story is told throughout the season,” he added.

Kyle also defended the show, echoing Bethenny Frankel’s earlier comments which is that Russell and other reality stars sign up to do the shows. “He also signed up for this season one, and came back for season two,” said Kyle. “When we started this show they cast six strong women and they didn’t really know anything about our stories. … We certainly didn’t know the troubles that he had.”

It’s likely that in light of the editing/Bravo working hard to remove scenes with Russell, newbies Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilkey, will probably end up having more of a presence on the show.

And finally, Taylor Armstrong stepped out for the first time without a disguise just days ago. Taylor, 40, was photographed running errands in Beverly Hills on Aug. 31. She was pictured without her wedding ring on. Those photos are below.

Below is a preview clip from tonight’s premiere!

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills finally had a reason to celebrate this weekend as Lisa Vanderpump’s daughter tied the knot!

Pandora Vanderpump, who was featured on the first season of the hit show, is Lisa’s daughter with husband of 29 years Ken Todd. Pandora got married to beau Jason Sabo on Saturday! RadarOnline reports her nuptials took place — where else — but at her parent’s lavish 15,000 sq ft. Beverly Hills estate.

In attendance were 275 guests including some of Lisa’s RHOBH costars – Kyle Richards, Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof. Taylor Armstrong was not in attendance for obvious reasons. Celebs who attended the bash included Latoya Jackson, Janet Jackson and Star Jones.

I can’t explain the love and warmth that filled the room and our hearts last night,thank you all for your messages,my daughter is married!” tweeted Lisa yesterday.

Radar reports Bravo cameras were not on hand to tape the wedding but some photos posted online show camera crews taping Pandora as she prepared to walk down the aisle. Perhaps Bravo taped the preparations but not the actual event. Some photos from the wedding are below!

In other news, TMZ is reporting that just a day after Russell Armstrong committed suicide, a business associate of his also took his own life.

The day after Russell’s body was found hanging, Alan Schram, the managing partner at an L.A-based hedge fund, was found dead on August 16 outside of his car with a gunshot to his head. The L.A. County Coroner concluded Alan’s death was a suicide.

TMZ adds that Russell and Alan were friends as well as members of an exclusive group called Tiger 21 which is described as an “organization of high net-worth folk who jawbone with each other about investments.”

Taylor and some of her RHOBH castmates reportedly expressed shock over Alan’s death and the timing at Russell’s memorial. While Russell’s attorney has publicly stated he was in deep financial trouble, it is unknown whether Alan was also experiencing financial difficulty. No word yet on whether or not Bravo will be blamed for this tragic death as well.

And finally, the Huffington Post is reporting that Taylor Armstrong and her daughter Kennedy are now living at the home of Kyle Richards in their time of grief.

“Kyle’s only concern at the moment is Taylor and Kennedy,” a friend of Kyle’s reveals. “She has had Kennedy staying at her house. She returned from the Bahamas when the news broke and went straight to Barnes and Noble to pick out books for Kennedy to read. She also got her a little necklace with an angel so she could feel safe. Kyle has been the glue that has kept all the housewives together during this period.”

The report adds that as of the moment, Bravo is still planning to premiere the second season of the show on Sep. 5.

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After TMZ reported that Taylor Armstrong was once beaten so badly by her late husband Russell Armstrong, to the point that she needed surgery, many wondered why neither Taylor nor the doctor(s) who performed the surgery on her failed to alert the police.

Fast forward to today and TMZ is now touching on that issue. According to TMZ, sources state the doctor who performed surgery on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star failed to report the incident to police even though medical professionals who suspect domestic abuse are required to report it by law.

The alleged incident is said to have occurred in June. Russell allegedly beat Taylor so badly to the point that he broke her cheek bones. And when Taylor informed her costars Camille Grammer and Kyle Richards of the incident, Russell reportedly sent Camille a threatening email.

TMZ adds that the cops never interviewed Taylor because no one reported the incident. TMZ also makes it clear that the surgeon who performed the surgery was NOT Adrienne Maloof‘s hubby, Dr. Paul Nassif. In addition to the doctor, the hospital staff also failed to report the incident.

RadarOnline adds to the TMZ report by stating Taylor did not get the cops involved because she wanted to protect her 5-year-old daughter Kennedy. “She told me she was trying to protect Kennedy,” a source said of Taylor’s decision not to file a police report. “She said that she didn’t want Kennedy to know and she knew that Russell would never harm their daughter… Kennedy would hear them yelling behind closed doors but she didn’t witness any violence.”

Meanwhile, a week after Russell took his own life, the Huffington Post is now reporting he was never paid by Bravo to appear on the RHOBH.

“The only people that get paid to be on the show [are] the Housewives,” a member of Bravo’s Housewives franchise reveals. “Some of the husbands signed the same contracts as their wives without the financial compensation and others like Jill Zarin’s husband, Bobby, sign a day release every time they appear in front of the camera. Most of the husbands are happy to be on the show to support their wives’ dreams.”

“No one has become extremely wealthy from the money they get from the show,” adds an insider. “Last season, the ladies on the New York franchise earned $265,000 for the entire season, while the men earned nothing — except Alex’s husband [Simon] who was paid separately for a web-based show he did.”

While Russell’s attorney has publicly stated Russell suicide was likely a result of his mounting financial problems and impending divorce, his family, his mother specifically, has blamed Bravo saying Russell couldn’t handle the pressure of being a reality TV villain.

For the time being, Bravo has confirmed it will indeed edit the upcoming RHOBH season. While it was reported last week that the Sep. 5 season premiere will be pushed back at least a week, the network reiterated again over the weekend that no decision has been made regarding the season 2 premiere.

Photo credit: KOKOPIX/WENN.com

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 2 Cast

Following this week’s tragedy involving Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Russell Amstrong, new reports are now stating the Bravo network remains in limbo over what to do about the season two premiere.

The second season, which is set to premiere less than 3 weeks away on Sep. 5, was set to feature the failing marriage of Taylor Armstrong and Russell as a major storyline. In fact reports even stated Bravo was going to touch on the physical abuse claims made by Taylor.

But in light of the recent tragedy, the network is now considering postponing the premiere or editing it. A show insider tells UsWeekly they plan to “review” the footage and “probably re-edit it. They’re going to go back and probably take stuff out, to make sure they’re being sensitive to the situation.”

Andy Cohen also acknowledged the situation in a recent blog posting, “We’re all still trying to process yesterday’s very sad news, and looking at how to proceed with the series, which has finished primary production and was set to premiere on Labor Day. We’ll let you know what we decide when we do. In the meantime, we’re sending our thoughts and prayers to Taylor and the rest of Russell’s family.”

As of the moment, it’s unclear whether the late Russell will be edited out completely, or whether his death will even be addressed on the show. Other reports also state Bravo execs held a “crisis” meeting with the cast last night at Adrienne Maloof’s mansion. The network once again reportedly told the housewives not to talk to the media.

As for Taylor, PEOPLE magazine is reporting on how she’s coping following Russell’s sudden death. “She’s not talking to anyone, she’s not leaving the house at this point,” a source tells PEOPLE. “Taylor is behind closed doors, surrounded by her family… She’s with Kennedy.”

Meanwhile Russell’s attorney Ronald Richards continues his media press tour. In a new interivew with RadarOnline, Ronald once again makes it clear the Armstrongs have zero assets revealing even their home was being rented. “This was most likely going to be a no asset divorce because neither one of them have any. There just isn’t any money, period,” said Ronald. Should he be telling the media this? Isn’t this confidential?

“Taylor has to go back to work, period. She has a kid to feed, and Taylor has very expensive taste. Taylor has family in Orange County so she might move in with them. It’s just to soon to make those decisions,” he adds.

When asked if Russell had a life insurance policy, Ronald revealed he wasn’t aware of one. “I asked that question and no one I know is aware of one,” Russell’s attorney says. Wow. Russell and Taylor have a 5-year-old daughter together, while Russell has 2 sons from previous relationships.

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Hours after news broke of her husband Russell Armstrong’s suicide, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong is now publicly responding to the tragic death.

Taylor released the following statement through her rep: “Taylor Armstrong is devastated by the tragic events that have unfolded. She requests privacy at this time so that she may comfort her young daughter. Her thoughts and prayers are also with Russell’s 11 and 13 year old sons.”

Sources tell RadarOnline Taylor has been “hysterical” since finding out about Russell’s suicide last night. The insider reveals Taylor “has been up all night. She is hysterical, and can barely speak. She has no idea why Russell would do this. She doesn’t know how she is going to be able to tell her daughter, Kennedy.” TMZ confirms Taylor has yet to break the news to her 5-year-old daughter Kennedy.

As for what might have led to Russell’s suicide, his attorney confirms it all had to do with his impending divorce as well as mounting financial and legal problems. Russell’s lawyer Ronald Richards states, “I feel bad because his credit cards weren’t working … He had tremendous financial problems.” Ronald adds that even if Russell has a will, he had no assets.

Meanwhile, Andy Cohen and other Housewives also reacted to the tragic news. Below are some of the tweets -

Andy Cohen – “I am so very sad about today’s news. My prayers and thoughts are with Taylor Armstrong and her family.”

Camille Grammer - “My sympathy and condolences go out to Taylor and Kennedy. My thoughts and prayers are with them.”

Adrienne Maloof – “”My heart goes out to Taylor Armstrong and Kennedy during this devastating time. You will be in my thoughts and in prayers.”

Caroline Manzo - “So sorry 2 hear about Russell Armstrong’s death. I hope @taylorarmstrong’s privacy is respected during this difficult time.”

Jacqueline Laurita – “When I hear REAL problems like what’s happened w/ @TaylorArmstrong’s family,it puts everything else that I feel r problems into perspective.”

Jill Zarin – “Shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Russell Armstrong. My love and prayers to @TaylorArmstrong and her daughter.”

Ramona Singer - “My prayers and thoughts go out to Taylor Armstrong and her family.”

Countess Luann – “Such a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to Taylor and Kennedy and the Armstrong family.”

Gretchen Rossi – “No words can express how much my heart is breaking for my fellow housewife sister @taylorarmstrong and her daughter. Please keep her and her family in your prayers and thoughts today. RIP Russell Armstrong.”

Alexis Bellino - “We are praying so hard for the Armstrong family. We can’t imagine what they’re going through. Take a minute today to hug everyone you love.”

Photo credit: WENN.

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UPDATE: Russell’s lawyer Ronald tells PEOPLE that Russell showed no signs of depression. The lawyer however adds that Russell was a loving family man who spent every dwindling dollar he had to finance Taylor’s lifestyle. “He was a good networker. But as a couple, they lived way beyond their means,” added Ronald.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 2

With just three weeks until the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 2 premiere, we are now bringing you the official cast photos and bios of the housewives!

As reported, two new ladies were added to the cast this year including professional trouble maker Brandi Glanville and party planner Dana Wilkey.

So what can we expect from each of the cast members this season? Hint – drama! But while each of the ladies have their share of drama, they also know how to have fun in true Beverly Hills style.

With trips to Hawaii, Vegas and Vail, jaw-dropping parties and shopping sprees on Rodeo Drive – “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” do not disappoint. Below are the cast photos, bios and what to expect from the housewives this season!

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Bringing you a new photo post this week!

Above is a photo of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as they attended the NBC Press Tour Party held at The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel Los Angeles, California on Monday.

Below, more photos of the Beverly Hills Housewives, Real Housewives of NYC stars attend a GLAAD event, plus Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley, Bethenny Frankel, & more!

Also wanted to note that the photo posts won’t be weekly, just during the weekends when there are a good number of photos available. Thanks!

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 2 Cast

Following the dramatic first season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, many believed there was no way these ladies could top their freshman season, that is until Bravo released the season 2 trailer days ago!

Fast forward to today and Kyle Richards is now stating the released trailer is actually “mild” in comparison to just how dramatic the new season really is. Is that even possible? “That doesn’t even put a dent in it,” says Kyle. “I was thinking, of all of the things they could have pulled — they used the mild stuff. I guess they didn’t want to overwhelm everyone.”

Kyle adds that this season is very emotional as the relationships and dynamics between the castmates continue to change. “There’s been a lot of shift in the dynamic,” admits Kyle. “I’ve gotten to know the girls even better. Some of them at the beginning I knew better than others. Now we all know each other inside and out but the dynamics do shift throughout the season. People that you would be surprised to side with and not speaking and going back and forth. That’s definitely prevalent this season.” Interesting.

Meanwhile, Kyle’s sister Kim Richards is assuring fans of the show that unlike last season, she has found her voice and nobody’s messing with her! Just ask “slut pig” Brandi Glanville.

“I think last season, as I’ve said all along, it takes me a while to get to know people. So I think a lot of what you saw of me last year was very quiet, almost intimidated — well, maybe intimidated isn’t the right word,” said Kim. “And I was uncomfortable being around all the girls, and the cattiness and the fighting, and it overwhelmed me. So I think you saw a side of me that really wasn’t me. So even though I said I wasn’t going to come back, I said “You know what? Time out — I’m going to work on myself.” And I got stronger, and decided I was going to come back and show everybody who I really am.”

Kim, who reveals she will be going “through some personal stuff” on the show, also echoes Kyle’s statements when she states the new season is way more “exciting, explosive, and dramatic” than the first.

And finally Adrienne Maloof also spoke out on the new season stating new cast member Brandi is like a child. “She kind of weaves herself in and out,” Adrienne, 49, says of Brandi, 38. “She is like bringing a child [to a party]. You don’t know really what she is going to say. She has no filter, so that’s why you want to stay tuned!”

The new season of the RHOBH premieres Sep 5. Must say September 5 cannot get here soon enough!

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