She’s been called a swindler, a grifter, and fraud. Taylor Armstrong of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is probably one of the most controversial women in the history of the franchise. Amid accusations of embezzlement and domestic violence, her husband Russell Armstrong committed suicide, leaving Taylor on the hook for all of his (their?) past shady dealings. Although many don’t buy her claims, Taylor insists she wasn’t a willing cohort to her husband’s crimes. She alleges that his threats of violence induced her to as she was told in regard to his business deals.
In one such deal, Russell and Taylor were accused of stealing money from investors of MyMedicalRecords.com (MMR). Once sued by the company, the couple was forced to disclose each investor who was defrauded. The case settled, with Russell paying the company $250,000. When MMR learned that the pair had neglected to name three investors, they sued again, with Russell killing himself two weeks later. Once again, MMR and Taylor have reached a settlement. According to the Daily Beast, even that settlement had some Armstrong shadiness involved as well…
Hear that? I’ll tell you what it’s not—it’s not the sound of ice clinking in a vodka cocktail for one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, that’s for sure. After numerous reports of drunken meltdowns for everyone’s favorite lady (it’s called sarcasm…), sources are telling RadarOnline.com that Taylor Armstrong has eased off the sauce a bit as the women continue to film their third season.
“Taylor has been noticeably more subdued and under control since the horrible trip to Ojai. She is trying to curb her drinking when the cameras are rolling because she recognizes that she has a very low tolerance for alcohol,” explains an insider close to the show.
News flash! Brandi Glanville of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is not, I repeat IS NOT, a mean girl. Like, in no way, shape, or form, has fame gone to her head, and she is just as down to earth as she was when she was in a plane, season two, high on Xanax. That’s how down to earth she is.
RadarOnline.com is reporting that Brandi is very troubled by the recent gossip of her diva behavior. However, a source close to Bravo (where else?) tells the site that Brandi is playing for the cameras for more of a story line.
Our favorite reality TV stars can’t get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to Twitter to share even more with us. And we love them for it! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite photos from the Twitterverse this week! Enjoy!
Above: Aviva Drescher shared, “@CountessLuAnn was SO generous and elegant hosting Miracle House event!Taylor Dayne amazing!
If you watched the second season’s reunion (and I know you did), you’ll recall that Brandi was very vocal about Taylor’s memoir, claiming it exploited Taylor’s late husband Russell Armstrong’s suicide. Apparently, while on a spa trip to Ojai (a trip where several sources touted a Taylor + booze epic meltdown), Brandi announced her new book which chronicles, in part, her split to actor Eddie Cibrian who cheated on Brandi with his now wife Leann Rimes.
According to Us Weekly, once that tidbit was revealed by Brandi, “Taylor screamed that Brandi was a hypocrite.” Taylor, says another insider, “has been having drinking issues” while filming the current season.
Is she an alcoholic or isn’t she an alcoholic? Is she being phased out of the show or is she not being phased out of the show? Is she a member of the Ford dynasty or is she not a member of the Ford dynasty? There is an intervention planned. There is not an intervention planned. If all of this back and forth continues, I may have a meltdown Taylor Armstrong style.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills sources have been speculating for weeks about Taylor’s terrible drinking problem and the intervention her fellow cast mates were planning. The rumor mill has been a buzz over a drunken Taylor at Portia’s fourth birthday party and her booze-fueled meltdown during a recent spa trip. A source even told Perez Hilton, “The entire cast will be filming together this week and the plan is for the ladies to confront Taylor about her growing dependence on alcohol.”
You know it’s bad when a show sounds like a major train wreck before it even airs. Not surprisingly, that seems to be the case with the third season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, thanks to Taylor Armstrong, queen of the psychotic meltdowns…as evidenced last season. Already there have been reports of her heavy drinking, even getting wasted at Kyle Richards’ daughter’s birthday. Also disturbing about her behavior at the toddler’s party? It occurred in front of Taylor’s young daughter Kennedy. Now there are new reports of Taylor’s disturbing antics being filmed on a recent spa weekend to Ojai, California.
A source tells RadarOnline.com, “Taylor was wasted from the moment she appeared in the morning until the moment she collapsed at night. It was a horrific sight to see. She totally lost control of her emotions and her temper. She is an absolute complete mess, but she refuses to acknowledge that she has a problem.”