August 19th, 2011
04:47 PM ET
Bravo to re-edit 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'
The second season premiere date of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" is still up in the air, but producers are definitely re-editing the show in light of the recent tragedy, reports Variety.
Russell Armstrong, the husband of "Housewives" star Taylor, was found on Monday after he committed suicide.
The premiere was originally scheduled to air September 5, and although Bravo has said little this week other than to offer condolences to the Armstrong family, reports circulated that the premiere date would be pushed back by at least a week.
However, Bravo president Frances Berwick told Variety, "Contrary to what is being reported, we have not made a decision to change our original premiere date but we are in the process of re-editing the show."
He did not detail exactly how the show will be changed, but Variety speculates that the series may "reshape or eliminate [Russell] Armstrong's presence."
The trade paper cites unnamed sources who claim that the marital issues between Russell and wife Taylor were to be a focus this season. A press screener of the premiere features Armstrong and his wife Taylor discussing marital therapy.
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За статью спасибо вам огромное, все по делу, достаточно много кто это уже применяет
Enought of the Kardashian;s don't you have anything more important to report?There are thousands of hungry children around the world ,,,why don't you talk about it more often, then over and over about the ten million dollar wedding? who cares when she is going to get pregnat or where they are going to live. I bet they don't even know what's the Capital city of Czech Republik .
Do they give anything to the charitty?? Wake up america
Can someone remind me how Rome fell?
I would like have them add the film of Russell committing suicide.
Why are they re-editing anything? Isn't this supposed to be a REALITY SHOW? If these morons sign a contract to do a reality show, then let it be as "real" as it should be.
So Bravo execs, and the show's producers, successfully pushed a reality show subject into commuting suicide. Big surprise.
Yes, yes i am
@Mr. Ed. I bet you're hung.
Enough of the reality shows. Two tons repoing cars. Five tons repoing cars. Stretched leather going around as desperate housewives. Fighting in the court room. 1,000 ways to die. Clowns jumping in police bait cars. Survivors cutting each others throat and stabbing each other in the back. Living for the moment when someone says you're 'Fired' on national TV . A mother selling her daughters to the highest bidder. This is what you call entertainment? Please.
They should do away with all these reality shows. They are worthless and prove nothing except to waste air time. I saw a clip of a show about single girls and boys where the guys were throwing eggs at the girl they believe to be the ugliest on the show. How degrading and senseless. It was a total insult to the young lady being hit by the eggs. In fact, one a.r.s.e.hole dude threw the egg overhand and hard. You could see the girl flinch and cry out that it hurt. Why didn't they do this little deal with the boys being thrown at! These producers really suck if they believe this is what people like seeing when watching this really stupid and idiotic shows! I get the feeling these producers and people involved with these shows are nothing more than big time losers and they are trying to get even for what happened to them when they were young and were degraded by others. All of these reality shows play on degrading people. Make them cry and feel sorry for themselves. All for money. They are all fighting for exposure and money. It is very sad to see people stoop to such a low level. There must be a ton of low self-esteem people who develop these type programs. It's like they are trying to get even with the world for what they went through. I just wish people would take the zappers and change the channel when a show like this or the others come on. It wouldn't be too long before they would be gone, just like that one with the fake blonde with the fake t.i.t.s. and a.r.s.e. with the kids who she says are the love of her life. Her husband saw the light along time ago and split from her. She doesn't want to give up her 15 minutes of fame. Another worthless piece of trash that is using her kids to make money! Pitiful.
I clicked on this because I thought from the picture it was the 30 year cast reunion of Dynasty, but see it's one of those Housewives shows. Then to read the comments and see that people actually care about and defend these "people"... Wow!. Thanks for the learning experience. As a society, we are now around the 78 minute mark in the movie Idiocracy.
Bravo! Pandering to the lowest common denominator of society. Housewives give a whole new depth of meaning to the words trollop, doxy, chippy and tart. These shows are sleaze personified. How do the producers sleep at night? How many of them would want their kids or grandkids starring in this kind of trash? Sleaze, sleaze, sleaze. Ditto for the fans.
How about a real manly men show instesd of wives ? There would be some ratings.
Bravo, A&E, et al used to have good, solid shows. It hasn't been like that in years. I'm sticking to Netflix.
God...it's 'like a ridden hard put away wet' hag lineup. These things are in their 40s? No way...
Did the dude clip himself to get at his ex-wife and her attempts to be a celebrity. If so, that would be incredibly sad and at the same time awesome. Not "awesome" he died, but what a gesture. That is Cpt Ahab stuff.
It's a reality show? – so edit out the stuff that is real??
They should show everything up to where he put the rope around his neck and pow ..flatline
That must be some good crack you are smoking my friend. You are to tell us you never watch tv. Start a romance...lol. Maybe instead of tv, you read too much romance novels.. Start a romance..lmao!
is that woman really holding a dog dressed as a teddy bear?
Little late, don't you think, Bravo? Taylor is disgusting. She drove that man into the ground financially. Evil LA women.
Hey, it's a reality show – deal with it
Why do we still care about reality shows? They are not reality. They are just about as scripted and have just as much created drama as any other show.
Just like any bad scene, now to include suicide, just pretend he was not there and create your own version of reality. Bravo and its viewers represent the debauchery of a country in decline.
The entire situation is very sad, especially for the three children left behind without their father.
Don't watch this or any other reality show but I feel compelled to comment....so, with regard to editing him out...is it still reality tv if you can't face reality? He really committed suicide. The 'reality' series should really deal with that.
I don't understand people's fascination with a show like this. Are people's lives so dull, boring, and uninteresting that they have to watch the misery of others like in this program? OUT OF RESPECT...they need to omit EVERYTHING on Russell Armstrong! I hope we get to that day/time.....SOON, that programs like this FAIL and there's no audience for this garbage.
These women need to stop dressing or acting like they're still in their early twenties. They really look like damn drag queens in this photo and this comment is coming from a straight guy.
The whole reality tv thing is pathetic, just like the people that star in them. Look at these women. Middle aged, plastic shells of a human all desperate for attention. That attention only harms them and clearly those around them. Shame on Bravo, MTV, the other channels and the people who star in these sad little shows.
I believe their relationship was really forced between the each other. The reason is because during the first season Taylor had admitted it was HER who pursued Russell. It was at the dinner table in Vegas. Everyone was "shocked" that Russell didn't really want such a "beautiful woman". But Taylor was like she had to fight for his attention because he wasn't interested in her at all. He was probably really focused on making all of his money at the time. And somehow he got a wife and kid- and this wife was spending up the money he was making! If you wondered why Taylor felt alone and miserable, then you probably didn't catch that episode. Men usually are interested in a woman from the very beginning, and if he is not interested in her he just is NOT!
I'm not saying that Russell didn't love this woman or wasn't ever in love with her... But he probably definitely "grew" to love her, not "fall". And he probably married her because marriage was expected of him. An older man, established, and rich- where's the wife and kid?
So they were probably were never really compatable. Russell got a really bright and free spirit woman. He probably actually needed a woman who was less social, more modest in dress and behavior, who preferred staying at home and watching movies with him. Taylor needs a guy who is going to want to party.
They both probably actually settled for each other. As long as she got a rich man, and he got a beautiful woman.
I know nothing about the alleged abuse. And I hope his family is able to heal from his suicide and I also hope that he is shown some mercy from God.
I think Taylor was actually his third wife, so he probably just didn't want to go down that road again-married for a few years and lose it all again in a divorce.
HE BEAT HER, HE WAS NOT THE BEST OF HUSBANDS. I FEEL BAD AS TO WHAT HAPPENED BUT THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH; LET'S LOOK AT THE CHILD THAT IS LEFT BEHIND. GOD BLESS HER.
Wait a minute...this network asks these people to spill their guts, fight with each other and spouses, rat on each other behind their backs all for the sake of ratings (ergo:money) and NOW that something huge happens, they feel responsible to do something about it? What hypocrisy!!! Where was this responsibility when they decided to create this sh-thole of a show?
They ought to be ashamed!
What sordidness we've engaged in...
Kim is looking surprisingly well (at least as compared to as she did at the reunion), and the rest are looking relatively good. I don't know why, I'm sure it's because of the way she still acts, but Camille will always have the golddigger stigma. On the contrary, I had already felt sorry for Taylor; now I really send my condolences to her and her children. That is just terrifying to go through. That said, I am excited to see what Kyle, Lisa and Adrienne come up with this season, those three I think are the core of the show and maybe should have even started it with a different peripheral cast. Kyle has her faults, but Adrienne and Lisa are far too gracious for the rest of them.
Please cancel your cable and go do some volunteer work. I've never seen this show but know the gist of the Real Housewives of Wherever franchise, and I fear for our society when even one person such as yourself knows so much about the "people" on a show like this.
Gee, what I would really like to see is if all these broads killed themselves right on the air! Wow, now that would make good reality TV, dont you think?
Ah, yes. When "Reality" doesn't go according to plan, by all sakes re-edit it.
I want Bravo to know that until they cancel ALL Housewive shows, I am boycotting their channel and will miss my beloved Top Chef dearly. I only hope many people will join me and the message will be heard. Improve your programming for the sake of everyone.
You're all idiots. He took his own life. he was a coward. Reality TV is not real. it's all fake crap for ratings. you all SUCK!
I think it is completely UNFAIR for anyone to blame Bravo for his suicide. Think about it, did Bravo make him treat his business partners so poorly they sued him for roughly $1.5 mil? Did they make him belittle and verbally abuse Taylor on the show? But most importantly, did Bravo make him a WIFE BEATER?! NO!! The only thing Bravo should get any blame for is not helping Taylor enough. They did nothing wrong to Russel. If anything, they gave him an opportunity on the 2nd season to redeem himself, but he couldn't. Russel was never FORCED to do season one, nor was he FORCED to do season 2 (the season his mom is claiming is to blame for his suicide).
What an ingenious way to boost the ratings. Better than who shot JR? Have a minor character hang himself. It would be wonderful for the viewers if one of these insipid ladies overdosed for us on camera... now that would be entertaining!
i didnt know michael jackson was a real housewife of beverly hills
Bravo has nothing to do with his death and in my opinion shouldn't re-edit the already scheduled show. Reality T.V is just what is really is. It depicts true human nature on T.V for the world to see. Now if/when someone realizes just how dysfunctional his/her live may be and decides to correct it by committing suicide then that is just unfortunate. Jussayin'
For those of you demonizing Bravo, and claiming that the network is responsible for his suicide – ask yourself this: Were the gunsites that Sarah Palin used in her marketing campaign (let's be honest, that's what that was) were behind the massacre in Tuscon? If your answer is no, then STFU about this situation!
wow, yer a crass fool...did i mis spell sometin...got any better things ta do than correct spellin?na na na na na!
What a bunch of jealous people. If you had their money..you'd behave quite differently.
@scott you are too ignorant to insult
For all you whiny ignorami: he signed a release to be on the show. All of you who are so "above watching the show" are probably the same morons who watch that crap American Idol, where a non-singer (Lopez) actually has the all to "coach" people with actual talent. STFU. If you don't like it, don't watch it. He treated Taylor like crap on the show.
I think that if you actually like these girls and like watching them you are really wasting your time.....just as I am
Those "ladies" are disgusting!
This shows the state of the morals in America. I watched some of the first season of Survivor and after that i never watched another reality show after that. "Real Housewives" is sickening and i would venture to say 95% of its audience is women, so ladies, what does this say about you??
Since CNN's stupid as F#$k censor did not pick it up, and they won't allow you to edit..
We'll try this one:
Here's the "show" at – first qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvnm
Here's the "show" re-edited –
Time for somebody to push back from their keyboard and hit the links.
Here's how to re-edit "Housewives..."
Here's the "show" at first
Here's the re-edited version
In other words, show something decent to begin with. I won't even watch the occasional good movie they have because I'd have to put up with the promotional commercials for the bullshiite programs they show, like "Housewives..."
I am very sorry for the Armstrong family, people are too quick to blame the show for his death. They both knew what they were getting into when they signed up for the show. They chose to live their lives before the cameras.
He had a choice 2 b in the show and in my eyes he was being selfish by taking his life the only ones that suffer from his actions is his children and family they may of bashed him in the show or media but it would of blown over after a while and he could of rebuilt his life and empire and focus on his family just like jesse james u don't hear about that no more the media would of just moved on 2 the next story my thoughts and prayers go out 2 his family it was not just the show it was other things 2
@jonp and you are number ONE in the WORLD!
His love for her, cost him his life .... He had to make her happy ... Too bad some people are never happy. .. RIP
His love for her ... his "questionable" business dealings went down the drain ... he filed bankruptcy not once, but twice (the first being long before he knew Taylor) ... the guy wasn't a saint. I don't think he was a devil, either, but he sure did decide to take the coward's way out. Bravo is an easy target for people to aim for in this situation, but Bravo had nothing to do with this mentally-unstable man killing himself.
My sincere condolences go to his family. It's truly heartbreaking and no matter what was going on (and only those involved know), he was still a father to three kids who now have to go through a loss at such young ages. That said, I am still trying to figure out how this is Bravo's fault? Russell was not portrayed well in the first season, so if he was that upset about it, why did he agree to season 2? He could have said no. I also find it humorous how so many people are upset about this "disgusting" show watched by "ignorant" people. Don't watch it if you are so offended by it! For those of us who do watch this series, it is a welcome hour of mindless tv after a long day of work...an escape from real life. If Bravo had any involvement in Russell's inner turmoil, it is that they offered a platform for which his secrets may get out, but ONLY because he signed up for it. Russell had deeper issues that were there before Bravo even came into the picture. RIP Russell, my condolences to the family.
Completely agree with you. A person rarely commits suicide just because of ONE bad occurrence in his/her life. It takes a series of issues that mount up...some small...some large. There have been other reality stars that have bowed out of the reality show they were in after they thought it was too intense for them. That's all one has to do –just say, "No!".
i have no desire to watch this show, before or now.i've only heard about this via news channels.
i heard they get a little over 200k a year for 18 episodes,
if you don't produce enough drama then they don't renew your contract.
I believe they all pushed the envelope and created drama where where was't any.
frankly, i feel very sorry for the child, and his mother. I think they should
cancel this show out of respect for this man. I am sure they are hoping
to get killer ratings, no punt ntended.
The child is a girl, and it's pun, not punt.
I think Gayle was referring to Russell's mother, hence the "his mother" reference. Gee, the spelling and grammar Nazis are out in full force today.
I guess they had to reedit it after vilifying him to avoid future legal troubles.
I doubt you even watch the show. I doubt you even know that he was in financial trouble before the show started. I doubt you know that he abused his previous girlfriends, too – even had to take anger management courses. This wasn't something new to him. He signed up for the show to get the money he was being paid. If the cameras exposed strife in their marriage, that's a reality. 50% of marriages fail. He wasn't a great man. He even said as much and admitted to being a jerk. Stop demonizing Bravo for the actions of a sick man.
God – seems there are an awful lot of Andy Cohen planted trolls on this site. Too bad Bravo and Co. couldn't find sentient beings with a measurable IQ to post their defense. Just a bunch of knuckle-draggers telling us how it's not 'Bravo's fault'...Typical Real Housewife fans I guess...
To Susan - no one did anything to "that poor man" he was a depressed man, his business was going down hill & his marrige fell apart - a reality show did not make him take his life –his own demons did...I believe in karma but to put it on his wife is not the way to go....think about it...
Thank you, Laura! I couldn't agree more. He didn't think or care about the kids he left behind. He signed up for this willingly, but he couldn't stand the heat so he got out of the kitchen. Took the coward's way out. This has nothing to do with Bravo and everything to do with the actions of a mentally-unstable man ... driven to instability by his own actions (or, lack thereof,) not Bravo's.
bravo was about to portray the man in a false and extremely edited character, so yes they are to blame knowing full well the emotional instability of this man. funny how they are already editing out all the crap they were doing to this person for ratings!!!! rot in hell bravo and your producers!!!
Adam Cohen is a menace to society.
That what he does is legal, does nothing to change that observation.
that's "Andy" not "Adam"
Russell had a history of abuse. Their marriage wasn't great to begin with. Obviously, he couldn't stand being in the corner that he backed himself into so he took the coward's way out. Stop demonizing Bravo and Andy Cohen for the actions of a man of questionable character.
Remember the “Trash TV” reality talk show of the 1990’s that no one could get enough of: Donahue, Jerry Springer Show, Geraldo, Sally Jessy Raphael, Jenny Jones, The Montel Williams Show, Oprah, later airbrush into self-help, feel good TV show. Gone!! And so slowly this crop of “Unreality TV Shows” a/k/a White Trash, or White Trash with Cash TV will be as rememberable as the “The Ricki Lake Show”
Reality is out there a Global Economy on the brinks, dysfunctional government, evaporation of the middle class, their minds numbed and glued to Jersey Shore, or the “Pretentious Botox Wife’s of whatever”
I would love to see the expression on the faces of these when awaken from a self-induced reality nightmare comma where Snooki is the bogyman.
That photo frightens me. Too much plastic and fake personalities.
They can't even decide which camera to pose for.
LOL you'd sleep with someone twice as old and half as hot, nerd
Frances Berwick is a she, not a he.
You tell someone to spell? "Its"? How about it's...who's the moron?
I hope they feel terrible for what they did to that poor man for ratings and money. I thought Bravo should be the station where "good" things are aired. This show is just awful. His wife should be ashamed of herself also. Karma, dear.
Bravo had nothing to do with Russell killing himself. The guy went on the show willingly. The guy had a history of abuse. The marriage wasn't great before they were even on the show. Get real, people.
wow, how can you blame the network for his death. All they did was film some of his life with his permission. that's just sick. And blaming his wife is pretty sick too. there have been no allegations of abuse by her so we have to assume that he had some major chemical imbalances in his brain that were obviously not addressed in time. It's never anyone else's fault that you take your life. it's tragic, but you can't go around blaming others, ESPECIALLY when you don't know these people.
I have watched the women behave like mean teens, all they do is put down the man who is making the money for which they live off of. Greedy witches they all are. Taylor was only in it for the fame, they are not actresses they are not talented they are only rich. They way they live is not reality, – reality TV would be going to normal average houses and showing how the families make ends meet, how the neighborhood gets along...that is reality...God rest your soul Russell, and may God bless your children (all of his children) and help them through this time.
What does it matter now since he's dead.
Bravo wold point out "That's his Problem"
Taylor and all of her spending and drama killed him. She's never had a job until this show and she just spent $, lip injected, spent $$, lip injected, spent $$$. Her daughter's birthday party was disgusting. THe only nice thing that happend was Russell giving his daughter a puppy. All Taylor could think about was herself.
BravoTv has become so discusting. Does anyone still watch that crap?
Yea, I think really ignorant people still watch Bravo. Don't forget, there are hundreds of millions of really ignorant people who live in the U.S.
@BravoTV Fan: The word is "it's" (the contraction of "it is") not "its." Maybe you should learn English before you point out the mistakes of others, moron. #correctionfail
@jonp. I guarantee you that my IQ is higher than yours and I love watching Bravo. It's not about intelligence, you moron. It's about being entertained by something. I prefer some reality TV over the crappy sitcoms with canned laughter. To me, that's more lame than reality, but that's just my opinion and i don't go around judging people for watching it.
"I guarantee you that my IQ is higher than yours"
This is what you say when your an idiot, idiot.
@your an idiot
I think you mean you're, the contraction of you are. It's an easy mistake to make.
Actually, BravoTV Fan, it's "disgusting". There is no need to capitalize the word in your correction.
If you watch Bravo or any other TV station, you are a totally moron. Get a life. Go outside and do something. Play a sport. Have a hobby. Grow a garden. Start a romance or a business.
TV is ONLY for MORONS.
I do not get why being so UNCIVIL to each other anonomyously is sport
be nice whether people enjoy watching these shows or not there has never been any doubt that it is crap I know quite a few brainiacs who get people magazine. We could all pick each other apart for something but do not understand the desire to do so...build UP!
Does your IQ matter if you are mean spirited and petty? I am sure you all have really high IQs but we could use them right now in our country. People will get sick of this kind of programing and it will cease in the meantime lets watch their meanness vicariously and be kind RIP Mr Armstrong
@azure: STFU and GTFO
I for once feel I need to place the game.....FIRSTY!!!!! lol
wow that's empowering.
wow those women look so worn out
Damn, there's so much plastic on these old broads, they sure as hell better not get close to any open flames.
Trash this series, that is, unless you want to watch old witches at work.
I agree. Their skin is like old shoe leather
all of these housewives reality tv shows are so unbelievably shallow. i tried watching them in the beginning, but can't stand the stupid women on these shows. how pitiful...that all of these women have to stoop so low and do these shows i guess they have too much money and want so much attention that this is one way to get it....i think these women need help...they should be helping the less fortunate...maybe this is one way they could feel better about themselves.