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."