Category Archives: Russell Armstrong

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Part 1 Recap: The Lyin’

Seriously? They are going to do blondes versus brunettes? Just ridiculous.

This is why elementary school teachers learn to line their kids up by height so school picture day will not look like this. How much did Andy pay for that ill fitting suit?

It’s kind of ironic that some of my favorite people are Brandiloons. It’s even more ironic that my oldest and dearest Brandiloon has a) Given up alcohol for Lent …and stuck with it unlike me and (2) Is claiming she is not going to watch the reunion. I would suggest that she, and all of my sweet, deluded Brandiloon friends avoid reading this recap as well. The Brandiloons seem to all have a deep Anglophile streak so perhaps something interesting is on BBC this evening.

Brandi’s face. It’s just. I can’t believe people pay to have that done. What a dorky opening. Then he starts right away with other peoples questions (He’ down with OPQ).  Kim is in Sharknado 3 (sounds like Kathy is calling in favors). Someone wants to know how the most Eileen has ever won on a sports bet. She says she has lost several thousand and won several thousand it all evens out. Good answer for the IRS.  BTW When I had a big win in Tunica they bring out the chips in dramatic fashion with guards and then you sign away your taxes and pay them right there. Brandi describes Kenya as very, very, smart, a little bit crazy and evil. Which is of course why Kenya is my spirit animal.  Another fun TT fact: Kenya tweeted me about buying furniture in Atlanta last weekend. I’m sure she has no idea that her haters think she pays me to say nice things about her. But that fanned the flames as I knew it would.  OTOH, DID I MENTION KENYA MOORE TWEETED ME! #Dead Continue reading


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Was Russell Armstrong Murdered?


According to a TMZ Exclusive,  Russell’s father Louie has been saying since Russell’s death in 2011 that it was not a suicide.  TMZ reports that Louie has filed court documents requesting the autopsy photos   of Russell be released to him so that an independent medical examiner can review the case.

The autopsy report (warning graphic details) makes a pretty clear case for suicide. Side note: Why are the tops of the pages of the document time stamped 2004?  So this whole situation is pretty sad.

The Armstrong family was publicly angry with Taylor at the time of Russell’s death and it seems as thought Taylor has cut the family out of her life and Kennedy’s.  Taylor’s new husband, John Bluher, recently adopted Kennedy. Continue reading


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Lisa Vanderpump’s Blog on Her Treatment in Puerto Rico is Interesting

Lisa Vanderpump RHOBH PRLisa’s Vanderpump’s Bravo Blog this week is pretty interesting. But what is even more interesting is what she doesn’t say. See if you can figure out what is missing…

About Kim and Mauricio…

I do believe that if you state categorically, denying the accusation, as I did to Kyle saying”I did not see the magazines  when we were at Brandi’s house.” I was baffled, but still  defending myself. To then keep perpetually interrogating me with the same question — well at that point that is tantamount to being called a liar. I should only have to answer it once. When I see Mauricio calling me a “f—ing bitch” on the beach over a rumor from the trustworthy Brandi, that hurts. Kim had only heard it from Brandi too. She wasn’t there. . . but was acting as if she was a viable witness. Then in an interview, for Kim to say she was glad we were gone — that spoke volumes.

She basically calls Brandi an untrustworthy bitch, and says how hurt she was by Mauricio’s comment.  She points out that Kim was not even at Brandi’s house and had no idea what she was blathering on about.

When we left that hotel, after Kim had been pretty abusive with no regret, we knew to stay or inform them that we were exhausted by the unrelenting accusations and wanted to leave it would result in an even more complicated scenario. Continue reading


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Taylor Armstrong Responds To Couples Therapy Outburst Episode

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Taylor Armstrong sent out two tweets last night about last night’s Couples Therapy episode and she was NOT pleased.  She was also full of excuses about her behavior. There were zero apologies.  First she says “they” promised her “no editing.”  Because THAT happens on reality shows.  Really? She thought they would just run raw footage of 2 weeks of shooting? Actually, she sent out THREE tweets.  The first one just said “GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.” She seems very angry with the show. Did she honestly believe this show would show her in a positive light? Is she THAT STUPID? Continue reading


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Recap of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Part 2

The Real Housewives of Beverly HIlls - Season 3We start the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Part 2 with the ending of the accusations from part one that Yolanda was trash talking Lisa. Lisa says she trusts Yolanda and that her trust with Kyle has been broken and will need to be repaired. This does not sit well with Kyle. The topic quickly comes to an end.

We move on to the Adrienne and Paul drama. Much footage has shown regarding the way Adrienne treated Paul on the show. It seems like a very long montage. Andy asks Kyle what she thought about them since they (Kyle and Adrienne) spent time together. Kyle says she just thought they were cute together with the bickering. Lisa interrupts and says she knew from season one  that Paul had moved out of the house a couple of times because Adrienne told her in confidence (which I guess she is now violating) about the problems they were having. Kyle seem irritated that Lisa knew more about Adrienne than she did or perhaps that she was blabbing. Andy quotes Adrienne saying that she thinks Brandi’s new-found friendship with Paul was thought out and vindictive. Brandi says she is not friends with Paul they are simply cordial. Andy says in the same interview Adrienne plainly states that Brandi destroyed her family. Brandi says “I think we all know that’s not the case now.”  Andy asks Brandi why she thought their marriage was a business relationship and she says because she never saw them being romantic. She said the one time she saw them kiss was when they were in Hawaii and it was so forced she felt badly for them. Continue reading


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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: Second Verse Same As The First

RHOBHvegasstripperI tried to get a quick and dirty recap of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills up and once again WordPress ate the first two or three paragraphs. We began with Marissa wondering like the rest of us what the hell is so empowering about women sliding up and down the pole. Basically everyone took a turn on the pole and that was that. No more mention of this “seminar” Brandi is running or how it went or when it is… perhaps it is the next day and that is why later in the show everyone bails on Yolanda’s private plane except Jenn and Lisa.  Meanwhile, the best paragraph of my recap of RHOBH got eaten by WordPress.  Apparently. Adrienne has a new line of handbags to go with her fat little shoes.  Despite the fat that the Maloof Hoof is constantly on clearance, Adrienne thinks she can expand to handbags. They better be some low-end handbags because a handful of designers have cornered the market on stupid people with money. They now actually pay five figures for a purse. A fool and her money are soon parted… I just can’t believe women are this stupid. Adrienne made a couple of jabs in her talking head about everyone being in Vegas besides her because her business is shoes and handbags and Brandi’s is the pole.  Um, your business used to be a serious empire of many things. The fact you have now stooped to being one of those housewives who sell handbags and wines of the month speaks volumes about your business.

When Kim calls to say she is going to get a nose job THAT DAY. You have to wonder if Kyle even knows when Kim films. Also, did y’all catch Jenn the Celeb Rehab Chick shake her head no when Brandi asked if Kim could have pain meds after a nose job? Kyle just brushed it off like of course, who cares. But the answer is no Kim should not have any narcotic pain meds after a surgery, nor should she be getting an elective surgery this quickly after rehab. I imagine the reason we have this new doctor doing her nose is because she is not telling him she is an addict.  There is more than one way to get some pills in Beverly Hills.  I predict Kim will say, he didn’t ask and she didn’t know she wasn’t supposed to take them.

Edited to add: The rerun is playing in the background and I realize the phone call went like this.  Kim: “I am thinking about getting my nose done.”  Kyle: “When?”  So scripted. If your 40 something sister calls and says she is thinking about getting her nose job, you don’t say, “When?”  you say, “What brought this on?”.

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: Lawsuits and Ugly Americans

VPsheanaOkay this is so confusing. I suppose last week’s RHOBH was an extended episode and Vanderpump Rules was shortened in the world of Bravo which explains why tonight’s episode of Vanderpump Rules is labeled episode one, but I really hate this blurring of the lines.  Sigh. Anyway we are back to the scene of Brandi and Scheana crying which I thought we got past last week. The big thing they didn’t include then was Brandi saying that even if Eddie is cheating on Leann she hopes they don’t divorce because she doesn’t want her kids going through that again. She has real tears, y’all. If she did say that last time we saw this scene I missed it.

Lisa is doing the debriefing scene with Brandi and she is not sure how Brandi will get through it and she is everso worried about her. Um, she did it for a storyline for your spin-off because you asked her to Lisa. This ain’t our first trip to the reality show rodeo, ya know. We get how this works. In other news Brandi drinks rosé. I was unaware people still did that.  Brandi is explaining to Lisa that Eddie uses the same lines on everyone. This is a convenient and indirect strike against Leann (not that there’s anything wrong than that). Brandi wants to know who Lisa likes best. Sigh. Oh Brandi.

More footage of Yolanda picking lemons and hanging out with her bees. Despite her very odd husband, Yolanda is really starting to grow on me. Like an organic mushroom. Sad story about Kim and Kyle’s broken relationship. Violins in the background. Yolanda says Kim needs ten days on Master Cleanse. I am not kidding.

Meanwhile at Kim’s house, she has a houseboy AND a life coach. She may be my new hero. I need Gary to help me cope, communicate, provide structure and breathe and the houseboy to clean up behind me. Kim is hurt that Kyle outed her as an alcoholic on national TV. *cough* MJ from Shahs of Sunset style*cough* Kim says if you love someone and they have an issue like that you talk to them privately. In all fairness, I want to think Kyle tried that.  Also, I think this is why Asa on Shah’s apologized in last night’s episode. Allegedly. Maybe.  Oh, Gary is not the “life coach” clearly he is her sponsor (not that there is anything wrong with that). Continue reading


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TamaraTattles Year in Review (February)

Aretha Franklin Makes a Statement Regarding Whitney Houston's FuneralThere were several interesting posts in February which seemed to revolve around death (Russell Armstrong, Whitney Houston) and arrest records (Marlo Hampton, Chris Brown). Russell’s ex-girlfriend gave up the true tea on Taylor as she was being bombarded on twitter and in the press. We were watching Real Housewives of Atlanta and Real Housewives of Orange County. I was preparing for the Shahs of Sunset by interviewing Asa Soltan Rahmati. We had our first glimpse at her fabulous house on Venice beach. Also two Real Housewives of Miami were sued. Again, there are some formatting issues because these posts were made on Blogger, but if you were not reading Tamaratattles in February, there is good tea here that is still interesting today. Click through for all the drama. Continue reading


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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: Everyone Just Shut the Fuck Up!

RHOBHBrandiSurrogateConfrontationOn this week’s recap of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we are back at Mauricio’s big business launch party and everything has gone to shit. Taylor and Brandi’s gay friends are asking if they are okay. Well okay, allegedly gay. Darin is supposedly straight. Kyle of course blames Kim for ruining Mauricio’s event. Because, you know it just organically happened and Kyle had no idea about the script. So she once again throws her recently rehabbed sister under the bus. Mauricio on the other hand did read the script. By the way, Mauricio looks like shit. Is it the beard or what? Mauricio’s script says to fuck with Brandi rather than defend her from Paul, so that is what he does. That makes him look even worse. Brandi apologizes.

Camille is trying to cover for Adrienne as a fellow surrogacy mom. Camille is says “We don’t know if it is true.” Oh bullshit everyone knows, Camille. At least you didn’t take pictures of a pillow shoved up your dress to make your kids think you birthed  them. Allegedly. According to the script. Don’t sue me, sue Bravo, again. Public knowledge. I have not money, etc. Kyle says to Kim,” You don’t have to be rude to me.” Um, irony? Thy name is Kyle.

Taylor is sooo overacting. She looks at the camera and asks how her lips look. Okay she doesn’t but there was a thought bubble over her head. Camille and Taylor both think Brandi saying that Adrienne used a gestational carrier? surrogate? to carry her kids is wrong. It’s not like it was a big secret it was one of the first things on the blogs when RHOBH hit the air. Brandi was not telling us something we did not already know. Adrienne and Paul bringing a lawsuit make it a HUGE deal. Bravo airing the scene with no sound made it EVEN HUGER because IT WAS ALREADY OUT THERE!. Continue reading


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Jim Bellino Wants To Set The Record Straight

On tonight’s Real Housewives of Orange County, Peggy apparently says some things that Jim Bellino doesn’t like. Also, he seems pretty angry at some reality bloggers. So much so that he has already put up a blog dated February 15, 2012 (he corrected the date during this writing) to refute both the claims by Peggy and by bloggers. Until he tweeted his blog I never knew anyone was even talking about him. For those who pay even less attention than I do to RHOC, Jim is the “super religious” half of the “super religious” couple and is married to Alexis. At the end of last season Alexis found out at the reunion that Jim had been with Peggy in the biblical sense before he married Alexis. Apparently, this never came up in conversation.  Peggy is only in the first few episodes and apparently jumped ship after realizing she was getting the jealous old girlfriend edit. So tonight, Jim feels the need to deny a lot of allegations about that and some of his business deals AND he even produces a birth certificate to dispute allegations he had a name change. In a previous blog he made a subtle reference to Russell Armstrong writing, “Yes, I chose to be on a reality show, but I did not choose to be crucified, and I’ll be damned if anyone is going to drive me to my grave.”  He’s not even ON the show anymore and he is already making noise like he is going to be the next Bravolebrity driven over the edge. Might want to let Jesus take the wheel, Jimbo.  I can just imagine the type of Valentine’s Day Alexis is having with Jim admitting to being on his tenth rewrite of the blog entry.


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Russell Armstrong’s Ex-Girlfriend Speaks Out

I’ll probably regret this post as I am actively avoiding the Taylor Armstrong Circus,  but I ran across this series of comments on a Perez Hilton post by someone named “Just Kelly”.  They were posted on January 26th around midnight. They seem to read true to me. At least her truth as she knows it. I know y’all are interested and tweeting away about her book promotions today, so here they are without  commentary…

Update: I’ve gotten a couple of emails saying that Kelly did in fact date Russell. I believe it.

Finally someone is speaking the truth… Thank You. I never believed for a minute the insane allegations she made about him or the abuse. I have voiced that many times and never backed down, no matter what the backlash was that came my way….I knew she was full of it, and held my ground. How do I know this? Because I lived with Russell for the year prior to him meeting Taylor….When I left him and and moved back to Texas after I caught him with another woman that was it for me. Russ loved the ladies…Granted, he did his best to get me back, and even flew to Dallas to attend a charity event with me in hopes I would return back to LA with him…I refused. Two months later he called and told me he had met someone and I was happy for him. Any intimate feelings I had for him were gone, but I did wish him the best. Another month past and I received a call letting me know she was pregnant…I again, wished him well… con’t
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Now, let’s look at the facts, you are going to tell me he broke her jaw, beat her so violently on numerous occasions that she couldn’t function, yet never left a bruise? IN 6 YEARS! ~ No way. His son’s never witnessed it, the camera crews never witnessed it, nor did ANYONE else. Even those living under the same roof. And let’s not forget, there were never any police reports or medical records to substantiate her claims. Sure, she has her “Bruised eye photo’s”, but I find it funny how the media never shed light on the lasik surgery she had at the same time (early July) the photo’s surfaced. Google “Lasik Surgery Bruising” and your mouth will drop, the images are identical to what she claims to be abuse from Russell and what we saw at the “therapy session” at SUR. Let’s not forget, it was only when she was being questioned about the abuse that she showed up with the bruise. After 6 years of him never leaving a mark on her body and being turned away from Kyles party for accusations of abuse you honestly think he went home and gave her a left hook to the face? Come on people, open your eyes !

Understand, he loved being a Dad. When it came to his children he was an outstanding Father. They never wanted for anything and due to the circumstances with the Mothers of his boys we had them every other weekend. During those visits, the boys had free reign to eat whatever they wanted and were spoiled rotten…. When I heard her state that he “Grabbed her by the neck, LIFTED her up against the wall and told her he would kill her if she ever served his children a meal without a vegetable” actually made me laugh out loud. All 5’9″ of him? ha.. So, that is complete and utter BS. Taylor is not a petite woman… con’t

Look, I will be the first to admit he was no angel. He loved to live the jet-set lifestyle and never settled for anything but the best. But, he was not physically abusive in any way, shape or form to me. Our relationship was tumultuous, and we had some over the top arguments, but he NEVER raised a hand to me…. I gotta give it to her though, the woman is good, very good. When it comes to manipulation and trying to keep the focus on her as much as possible she wrote the book (no pun intended). I feel she is a sociopath that will stop at nothing to get what she wants. That is the scariest part of it all… con’t

Yes, she is a documented con artist, a fraud and actually presented herself as an heir to the Ford Motorcar family to gain investments from numerous well to do Florida businessmen. Which is all documented and she is in litigation for at this very moment…In regards to the show, last April I had business dealings in LA. I adore Lisa and decided to have lunch at Villa Blanca. She was there. She came over to the table and I of course, gushed about how wonderful she was and let her know I was Russell’s ex. She asked me point blank “Did he abuse you as well?” That totally caught me off guard…I said,”What? Russell? No… He could be an ass, but he never abused me physically if that is what your asking” I was completely taken aback, and realized at that moment what was about to take place…It was a horrible feeling…con’t

When the season began and I watched it all unfold, I was disgusted. Yes, her cast mates had a storyline to keep viewers interested and ratings soared. Now, they don’t. So their true feeling are beginning to surface. I applaud Camille for calling her out and as soon as I saw the limo ride where he said “What she (Camille)is saying is an out and out LIE”, I knew he was being truthful. Taylor was a deer in headlights and could not get Russ out of there quick enough when Kyle said “Camille was only repeating what Taylor has told all of us”. He was floored… My heart broke for him because he didn’t deserve it. We are talking about a man that knew the legal system like the back of his hand. He had been sued more times than you could shake a stick at…He NEVER would have threatened a law suit against Camille unless he knew, without a shadow of a doubt he would win…Problem was, he didn’t know it was his wife that was filling these women’s heads with lies and stories to gain attention for her own selfish motives….con’t

I have watched the reunion previews and one image stays in my mind. There is a part where Andy asks her about the suicide and makes reference to him possibly being murdered. (Something I have felt and even stated). The grin she displays on her face, gave me the chills. When someone hangs themselves they are not bruised down one side of their body, much less, able to touch the floor, which Russ was able to do…Then we can go back to the Dr.Phil interview where he asked her about a life insurance policy and you physically see her body language change. Her comment after that was “He said we would be taken care of if he passed away” and Dr.Phil said “Were you” and you could then hear the anger in her voice when she responded “No”. It was beyond disturbing… Her story does not add up, her lies outweigh her truths and my suggestion to anyone associated with her would be to run as far away from her as possible. She is dangerous and in my opinion, evil walking. I could go on for days with facts, photographs and more proving this woman “Shana Hughes” is a ticking time bomb. I am just grateful someone finally spoke up in their inner circle to show her true colors… Rest in Peace Russ, you will be justified.


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Taylor Armstrong Receiving Death Threats on Twitter

Taylor Armstrong shields herself from the taunts
of paparazzi after leaving a restaurant due to
hateful tweets she read during dinner.
Last night, on the first episode of the reunion of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we learned that apparently RadarOnline is the go to gossip site of choice for the RHOBH.  Tonight, RadarOnline is reporting that Taylor is receiving death threats toward her and her young daughter on twitter. The FBI has apparently been made aware of the complaints. The report is, not surprisingly, very support of Taylor Armstrong. Bravo essentially gave RadarOnline an extended free television commercial on the reunion show that aired last night. Continue reading


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