In Touch Weekly magazine is reporting Taylor Armstrongcontinues to hit rock bottom with her drinking. A friend of Taylor tells the mag that while she used to be a social drinker; she is now up to 20 drinks a day since the tragic suicide of her estranged husband Russell Armstrongback in August.
“She starts early in the morning,” says the pal. “She’s gone from wine to hard liquor. She’ll pretty much drink anything.” The pal adds that they are terrified Taylor’s becoming an “alcoholic.”
In fact, Taylor’s loved ones are reportedly considering an intervention. “She’s drinking away her pain and her grief,” the friend explains. “But she has a major problem and needs to come to terms with it.”
The mag, however, reports that Taylor is a long way from coming to terms with anything as she is said to be in denial about her issues. On a recent Friday night, Taylor was spotted stumbling out of the trendy Trousdale Lounge in LA, looking more like a trashed starlet than a 40-year-old mom.
Her wild behavior in addition to her scary skinny look now has her loved ones worried as they fear she won’t be able to care for her 5-year-old daughter Kennedy if she keeps going down this downward spiral.
Taylor is refusing to get the help she needs and is not listening to those who truly care about her reports the mag, instead choosing to hang out with enabling “drinking buddies” such as Most Eligible Dallas star Matt Nordgren, 28, who is described as her “new boyfriend.”
“He’s a partier, too, so they love to go out together,” the pal shares, adding, “Taylor’s acting like she’s in her twenties again.”
The pal adds that Taylor turns to alcohol to avoid her guilt, grief and ongoing money issues. And she doesn’t curtail her drinking even around her daughter. Yikes.
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Despite being photographed looking chummy with Matt, 29, both in Texas and California, Taylor, 40, denies there is anything romantic going on. “I am NOT dating anyone from anywhere! Stop the rumors! I am trying to heal with my daughter,” she tweeted. Sources however insist the two have a “friends with benefits” relationship going on.
And in an interview with Access Hollywood, Taylor opened up about finally moving on with her life 2 months after her estranged husband Russell Armstrong took his own life.
“Day by day things are getting easier,” Taylor revealed, adding that she plans to make one of her first major appearances since the August tragedy during a New Year’s Eve Ciroc/Bravo event. “It was something that I had decided to do a while before the tragedy occurred,” Taylor explained. “I wanted to honor that commitment; it was important to me.”
“I do have to get on with my life at some point,” continued Taylor. “At that point, it will have been quite some time. I feel like New Year’s Eve is a time for new beginnings, and a time to set goals for the future. I think that’s a good landmark for me.”
For the time being, Taylor continues to work to raise awareness for domestic violence victims. She alleges Russell was physically abusive to her.
Moving on to tonight’s all new episode of the RHOBH. On the 8th episode of the season titled ‘The Opposite of Relaxation,’ Adrienne hosts a spa get-together at her home, but it’s far from a bubbly affair when twisted sisters Kim and Kyle continue to steam over Brandi’s game-night antics.
On last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the ladies just couldn’t seem to get along and Brandi was again an outsider with only Adrienne and Taylor willing to be her friend – but only when no one else was looking! It kinda reminded me of Heathers! Watch your drink, Kyle!
Game night continues to rage on at Dana’s. Brandi tries to call a “Time-Out” but the Richards are in full attack mode, Winston Churchill be damned; they subscribe to Napoleonic tactics! Kyle is still upset Brandi let her son pee on Adrienne’s grass – ok, it’s tacky, but c’mon! Brandi is furious that Kyle is talking about her kids, but Kyle is actually talking about Brandi’s bad mothering!
Camille admits Kyle can be a B-I-T-C-H. Sick of the Richards’ superior attitude, a sniffling Brandi snaps that everyone else is trailer park and they’re Queens of England. Um…no, Kim redirects, only Brandi is trailer park! And Kyle’s not wearing a tiara! Duh! Well, I kinda think Kyle wears one at home when no one is looking, don’t you?
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The latest is Kelsey, 56, has been taking some shots at his ex-wife during a press tour to promote his new Starz show Boss. In an interview with Australia’s “Sunrise,” Kelsey revealed that Camille’s casting on the RHOBH was one of the last kind things he did for her. Oh yes he went there!
“In my mind [RHOBH] was my parting gift to her,” said Kelsey. “It was a very difficult marriage and a very difficult decade. I thought, ‘So long, here’s a present for you.'”
The Huffington Post is reporting that Kelsey taped a one-hour exclusive sitdown interview with Piers Morgan during which he spoke about what went wrong with his marriage.
“Everyone wanted the interview, but Piers persuaded the private Kelsey to sit with him and discuss everything from his new wife, his custody fight and how he believes his ex-wife was more interested in fame and fortune than him,” reveals a source. At one point, Kelsey reportedly told Piers: “Camille married ‘Frasier,’ not me.” No word yet on when this interview will air.
TMZ is also reporting that Kelsey now wants a judge to impose a gag order on Camille. The reason? Well Camille stepped out with their son last week during which TMZ camera men asked her which activities she enjoys doing with her kids. Camille then instructed her son Jude to answer the question and he replied, “Play.” Kelsey reportedly was unhappy with the situation and would like a family judge to prevent Camille from exposing their kids to media cameras in the future.
Taylor once again spent the weekend in Texas, and once again she spent some time with Most Eligible Dallas star Matt Nordgren. Except this time around, there is photographic evidence! The two were pictured together at the Cattle Barron’s Ball on Saturday night. Even better, Matt’s BFF and costar Courtney Kerr was also at the event with a reporter tweeting that she looked “appalled.”
Matt is however still denying there is anything romantic going on between the two. By the way Matt is 29 while Taylor is 40. Whatever the case, the finale of Most Eligible Dallas airs tonight on Bravo immediately following the new episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills at 9/8c.
Taylor has also been tweeting lately mostly just to thank fans for their support. She tweeted on Oct. 10: “Many thanks for the supportive tweets, letters and emails. My heart goes out to those of you who have shared your experiences with me.” She also tweeted Sunday night: “My lil’ girl is twirling and singing in the mirror. Makes me smile to see her happy and playful.”
And just moments ago, Taylor appeared on KTLA-TV in Los Angeles during which she stated that doing RHOBH actually saved her life. Taylor has alleged Russell was physically abusive to her and has released photos of herself in a hospital with a black eye.
“If cameras were not in my life, there’s a good chance I wouldn’t be sitting here today,” said Taylor adding that she could have been the victim of a murder or murder-suicide. “I’m thankful to be here especially for my daughter… Imagine if she had two less parents instead of one,” added Taylor.
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Watch What Happens Live – The guests will be none other than current non-couple Matt Nordgren and Courtney Kerr.
Moving on to tonight’s all new episode of the RHOBH during which the Richard sisters continue to be mean girls take on newbie Brandi Glanville! On the 7th episode this season titled “Game Night Gone Wild!” the ladies’ lighthearted game night transforms into a trash-and-clash battle royal. While Kim and Kyle at long last end up on the same side, Brandi finds herself with nary an ally. Later, the drama continues to heat up at Camille’s charity luncheon. A preview clip is below!
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A month ago, RadarOnline reported that Adrienne, who hails from the very wealthy Maloof family, was experiencing financial trouble and was forced to downgrade her lavish lifestyle.
Adrienne is now setting the record straight, admitting she is indeed cutting back on her wealthy lifestyle. “Regardless of your income, everybody is cutting back, it’s the responsible thing to do,” Adrienne told RadarOnline about her family’s financial situation.
Adrienne, whose wealth stems from her family’s successful ownership of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, as well as the NBA team the Sacramento Kings, says while her family is wealthy, they still watch their purse strings.
“This is how we’ve been successful for over 150 years in our family business…. we watch our overheads, we don’t spending frivolously, we take care of our employees and give back philanthropically to various charities — And of course, we always work very hard on all our projects,” Adrienne added.
Even more surprising, Taylor is being romantically linked with another Bravolebrity — Most Eligible Dallas star Matt Nordgren(what happened to his relationship with Courtney???). The original report by In Touch Weekly stated Taylor was “spotted openly holding hands with the quarterback-turned-energy-entrepreneur at two separate high-profile events” in Dallas two weekends ago.
Another report by local Dallas columnist OhSoCynthia added that sources inside Matt’s circle revealed he and Taylor “hooked up” in July when the cast was in Los Angeles doing press and publicity.
Matt, while admitting he did spend time with Taylor in Dallas, is however playing coy by giving the PC statement that he and Taylor are just friends. “It’s important for the Bravo family to support each other. Anytime someone’s going through that difficult of a situation I want to be supportive. She’s a friend, and that’s what friends do. She was in town handling business for her situation,” said Matt.
There is another Texas connection with Taylor as Russell is originally from Texas. Taylor continues to lay low though she was photographed about a week ago without her wedding ring.
Moving on to tonight’s all new episode! On the 6th episode this season titled “Let The Games Begin,” Taylor’s gal-pal Dana hosts a game night, yet the breezy fun turns dicey when Kim spends an inordinate amount of time in the bathroom. As suspicions rise about Kim, accusations fly. Adrienne also confronts Kyle about her concerns with Kim’s well-being after Kim’s recent, odd behavior.
The episode airs at 9/8c and a preview clip is below –
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Bravo has announced their newest series Most Eligible Dallas will debut in August!
The show follows a group of Texas socialites as they make their way through the Dallas dating scene. Some are looking for true love while others have perfected the art of the one-night stand, and somehow their love lives have all crossed paths at one time or another.
The cast includes (from L to R) Courtney Kerr – an outspoken Southern Belle, Matt Nordgren – an all-American, blue-eyed Texan charmer, Drew Ginsburg - openly gay, speaks his mind and wears his heart on his sleeve, Tara Harper – the quintessential Dallas girl, Glenn Pakulak – a punter for the Oakland Raiders, and Neill Skylar – a singer/songwriter and single mom to 1-year-old son.
According to the press release, “They’re young, they’re hot, they’re single – they’re Dallas’ Most Eligible. From beauty queens to pro-football players, this group of Texas socialites proves that everything’s bigger in Texas – including the drama. Dallas serves as the sexy backdrop for this jaw-dropping series that follows a group of successful friends living it up in the lone star state.”
The series premieres August 15 at 10/9c. The season trailer for Miami Social Most Eligible Dallas is below!
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