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Kim Richards Airport Video -- Drunk and Pill Poppin' at Airport

1/28/2011 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards was confronted by cops at an airport recently after terminal staff complained she was TOO WASTED to fly ... and it was all caught on tape.

Kim Richards Drunk Video
TMZ obtained footage of a boozy Kim slurring, stammering and popping pills at San Francisco International airport back in July.

After repeatedly bothering staff about a flight delay -- airport security arrives to the scene to help control the situation ... and cops soon discover Kim was in the wrong terminal all along.

At one point cops say to Kim, "Have you had anything to drink today ... [the staff] is kind of concerned about your sobriety."

We're told Kim was eventually escorted out of the airport without further incident.

A source tells us they've been dealing with Kim's "issues" for a long time. 


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how can you watch this crap. America is doomed if these are the kind of people we look up to now

1333 days ago


Jonathan. Lawyer my as# The reason Kyle did not want Kim to live was because drunks will say anything to a driver. " Take me to so and so bar I will be right out" Why was Andeane (spelling) and Kim's one time date were in the limo first? Kyle was concerned , asked anyone to get to the limo and not let Kim leave. Notice that in the end Kim was alone in the limo. Drive told to take her home and no place else.God jonathan think. We all care for Kim. She refuses any rehab help. I feel so bad for her,but she has to hit rock bottom. I believe Kyle won't let this happen as she loves her sister.

1333 days ago

wally zebco    


1333 days ago

hold on a sec...    

Wait wait wait-- Nancy, in your post #121, what do you mean by they were under contract to not show her drunk or "live in their area"?
And where did you get that information?
That's kind of a big statement to make, so if you could expand on it, that'd be great...

1333 days ago


Who's Kim Richards?

1333 days ago


Hilarious, I can't believe how worked up ppl get over **** like this. Umm, let's see, I'm going to assume this was reported now even though it was in July because TMZ recently obtained the video, and they don't want to be guilty of libel so did their homework and investigated the situation @ the airport and got all the rest of the information they have, then posted it. A police officer is clearly asking her about how much she has been drinking, and the staff was concerned enough to get a police officer involved that she obviously had been drinking, and the video clearly shows her pouring into her hand at least a few pills, which i'm sure shouldnt be mixed with alcohol... so no libel, sorry. Harvey's a lawyer remember, He isn't stupid enough to do something like that. And I just dont understand why all the ppl who like Kim so much that they want to verbally attack everyone who says anything negative about her (especially when its the truth)... Their job is to report celebrity behavior that is scandelous, if Kim didn't do these things, there'd be nothing to write...If you like Kim so much how about instead of excusing her behavior and attacking thsoe that speak ill of her, see that maybe she has a serious problem and try and help her and get her to realize it, so she doesn't end up dead or something...shesh.

1333 days ago

mr sheen    

that old slut is a mess, hopefully she ODs soon.

1333 days ago


Nobody is denying that Kim has a problem. What people are upset about is that there are those who are close to Kim airing her dirty laundry. So Kim has a problem, do you think showing this on TMZ is going to cause her to get help for her problem? No by showing this on TMZ it is going to humiliate her. I don't blame TMZ you are just doing your job, it is those who are leaking this stuff who are disgusting.

1333 days ago

Gloria Unread    

Blaming the Victim of Narcissism

The first thing the victims of narcissists need to know is that they are not to blame.

Not one bit.
Posted at 8:26 AM on Jan 28, 2011 by grapa
The narcissist is also not to blame in your scenarios simply because they are how they are. Right? And it's "not a crime to be the way you are." Correct? Let that one sink in for a bit...

Honestly, your whole post sounds very narcissistic in it's 'take no blame, it's all the other guy's fault' message. Perhaps you've taken such a hatred to the term 'narcissist' because - deep down - you know it applies to you. (shock! horror!)

Unless your post was meant to be an ironic joke. In that case, job well done! :)

P.S. - I am a narcissist, and proud of it! ;-)

1333 days ago


@nancy: Kim's a grown woman and she can go where she wants. It's none of Kyle's **cking problem and that is the problem. Either she helps with an open heart or she gets lost. Pretending to help while you denigrate her in public is ugly. If they really are helping her financially she's be better off in a shelter. I wouldn't take her help. At this point everybody just thinks she's a c*** and Kim comes out smelling like a rose. That helps nobody. And the video of Taylor obviously drunk AND on ecstasy at the premiere party is kinda funny considering Kyle's attitude toward her sister. Stop pretending you know them. You're ridiculous. And yes I am a lawyer. What are you? A maid?

And P.S. If you really do know Kyle Richards and you're posting here you're deranged.

1333 days ago


I was married to an alcoholic. She was the worst of Kim and Kyle. Loopy, quirky and mean and abusive. My reaction now is I can't be around anybody who's drunk EVER. It makes me sick. I'm just a little surprised at how well Kyle handles and enjoys everybody else's drunken behaviorand. She kinda drinks like a fish herself.

The truth is it's just a TV show to me, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I don't know these people. All I see is what they showed. It's fun to comment and pick sides. But if you're completely objective about just what they showed on TV and forget what you purport to know personally, Kyle seems like she's lost her mind at the end.

1333 days ago


TMZ where is the video from the premiere party of SHANA aka TAYLOR 'ARMSTRONG' DRUNK outside slobbering and staggering on the sidewalk??

why not post a story exposing her?? she tries to pass herself off as a member of the ford motor family, yet she witnessed abuse and is a 'child of domestic violence' GMAB. give us some good news!!!!


1333 days ago


TMZ is in the business of airing people's laundry. what makes kim special that she should be spared? she put herself in the public eye, and no one here seems to know for sure that kyle "forced her to do it". how do you do that, anyway? she probably did it for the money, anyway.

1333 days ago


i can't believe anyone could watch this video and blame kyle. whoever shot this, it looks like a camera phone. they were filming it for a reason, probably because of her behavior and the video is released now probably because it is relevent now. TMZ may have only received it from the person that filmed it recently. none of you know anything for sure, and i don't either. yet you all are so sure it was kyle. is there anything you won't blame on Kyle? btw, mixing Xanax with alcohol is a DEADLY combo, so whoever assumed that people do that all the time, shouldn't do it again. why is it ok to assume kim is on that combo, yet not ok for anyone to call her on it. They Wouldn't Let Her On The Plane! did kyle do that too?

1333 days ago

scott miller    

As a person who has shared the same demons as Kim, I thoroughly believe that all of this bad press might lead her to getting some help. She doesn't need to feel ashamed. In her own way she's already admitted to having a "problem". Half of her battle has already been won. If it takes other people to put her on the spot, in private, on national TV or in the press than so be it.
I hope she gets some help. And if by some weird coincidence she should see this post than I'd like to tell her that going to a meeting might save her life.

1333 days ago
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