Unseen Footage: Meet Adrienne's New Pooch Jackpot on RHoBH Season 2, Episode 1

The newest addition to the Maloof clan is Jackpot! The adorable little pup can't help it if he isn't completely house-trained yet, though!

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' React to Criticism of the Show's Premiere (VIDEO)

Bravo's decision to go forward with the premiere of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' despite Russell Armstrong 's suicide has sparked a flurry of criticism from across the media landscape. On 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) Ann Curry read a scathing L.A. Times review of the season premiere to some of the 'Housewives' stars, which described the show as "creepy" and a "necro-party game." Put on the defensive, the 'Housewives' didn't do much to help change the negative perception surrounding the show. "The show is not just about them, it's, you know, it's about six women and their lives," said Kyle Richards . "Yes, they are a part of it, but there's also so much else going on in the show." Added Lisa Vanderpump , "We had finished filming, and I don't think even Taylor was aware of his mental state, so it was a shock to all of us."

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': 'Life goes on'

After a last minute edit to include reference to the death of a cast member, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" debuted Monday (Sept. 5) evening with a discussion about the suicide of Russell Armstrong.Armstrong hanged himself in late August -- he and "RHOBH" regular Taylor Armstrong had been going through a contentious divorce and he reportedly was struggling with some financial difficulties.In the taped discussion, the housewives reflected on Armstrong and pondered whether or not they'd missed signs of his unhappiness and instability."Financial status is so important [in Beverly Hills]," said Kyle Richards, "you need to keep this front of what you have ... when it all went down the tubes [for Russell] it was too much pressure."But, she added before the program moved on to the usual format, "As difficult as that is, life goes on -- it has to."Bravo will reportedly be tweaking the rest of the season's episodes to take the suicide...

Ken Disparages Marital Therapy on 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' (VIDEO)

As promised, Bravo went ahead with the season premiere of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' (Mon., 9PM ET on Bravo), despite the recent suicide of castmember Taylor's estranged husband Russell. They even spotlighted the therapy Taylor was going through with him to try and work out their marital problems. Not making that moment any less awkward was Lisa's husband, Ken. "I absolutely wouldn't go," he said of therapy. "I think it's up to the man. If you're woman's not happy, you've gotta make her happy." Then later he added, "I'd want to try and sort it out myself. If I had to go to see a therapist to make my marriage better, I would feel weak."

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Premiere Confronts Russell Armstrong's Suicide Head On

The second season premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills dealt with the suicide of cast member Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband, Russell Armstrong head on. Although Bravo opted against pushing back the new season after Armstrong's suicide on Aug. 15, the show devoted the first few minutes to showing...

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Premiere: Cast Members Discuss Russell Armstrong Suicide on 'Today' (Video)

Bravo's  Real Housewives of Beverly Hills  will return to broadcast on its regularly scheduled premiere date, following the shocking suicide of  Taylor Armstrong 's estranged husband,  Russell Armstrong . Prior to the Labor Day Season 2 premiere,  Adrianne Maloof, Lisa Vanderpump  and  Kyle Richards  appeared on the  Today  Show along with executive producer  Douglas Ross . The group discussed their reactions to Armstrong's death, as well as the decisions across the board to continue with the reality show. Read More...

Bethenny Frankel Says Blaming Bravo for Russell Armstrong’s Suicide Is 'Preposterous'

Former Real Housewives of New York star and current millionaire Bethenny Frankel knows a thing or two about the fame and criticism that come along with reality TV. But in her opinion, Bravo is not at fault for the death of Russell Armstrong, the husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Taylor Armstrong. Russell was found dead on August 15 after he committed suicide."It's preposterous to blame a TV show for someone's suicide,” Frankel told USA Today. Although she was not friends...

Donny Deutsch Defends Bravo's Controversial 'Housewives' Decision on Business Grounds (VIDEO)

Russell Armstrong's suicide last month put the future of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' in doubt. Armstrong was the estranged husband of 'Housewives' star Taylor Armstrong, and the dissolution of their marriage was originally going to be a central storyline of the new season. Bravo made the decision this week to premiere the series on schedule, re-edit some of that storyline, and include some newly taped interview footage with the Housewives discussing the tragedy. Thursday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC), Donny Deutsch defended Bravo's controversial decision to not push back the premiere. "They made the right call for a few reasons," said Deutsch. "Number one, they're a business. And this is going to be good television. I hate to use that word. It's reality TV, it's train wreck TV. Unfortunately, this was a fatal train wreck."

Russell Armstrong’s Mother on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 2: “Let’s Not Murder My Son Twice”

HLN interviewed Russell Armstrong’s childhood friend Randy Edwards and also read a statement from Russell’s mother, John Ann Hotchkiss, on her reaction to Bravo continuing with Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Russell Armstrong's Mom Blasts Bravo For Not Delaying 'Real Housewives' Premiere: 'Let's Not Murder My Son Twice'

Russell Armstrong's mother, John Ann Hotchkiss, had harsh words for Bravo regarding the network's decision to proceed as planned with 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 2 premiere on Mon., Sept. 5 at 9PM ET. "When I was informed of this, I thought, 'I hope Bravo will take the high road and keep it tasteful,'" she said in a statement. "Let's not murder my son twice." Russell, estranged husband to 'Real Housewives' star Taylor Armstrong, hanged himself on Aug. 15. Since then, Bravo has confirmed they will re-edit the season, but not delay the premiere. "Re-editing of the episodes is still underway," Frances Berwick, president of Bravo Media, said in a statement. "Bravo has partnered with the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. to raise awareness about suicide prevention. The network will air various PSAs during the 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.' We will also provide additional information and resources on, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline."