'Real Housewives': Awkward return

The last thing one expects from any of the Real Housewivesseries is sincerity. Thus the four-minute mourning segment tacked onto the start of the second-season premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to address the recent suicide of Russell Armstrong was as hopeless an attempt at good taste as suggesting to Taylor, Camille, Kyle, Kim, and Lisa that they might want to go easier on the surgical enhancement and the ostentatious jewelry.

All of the women except for widow Taylor were gathered together. They said Russell’s death was "heartbreaking," that they never saw "any sign of this," and Kim offered generously that Taylor "wasn’t aware of the financial mess [Russell] was in." Kyle added helpfully, "It was his choice," and then, "For me, it’s very hard to move forward." Then The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills moved forward anyway. Read More...



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