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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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Mind you, I'm not letting her off the hook but I was married to a woman with a real problem (she still has it). Kim manifests some of those symptoms but so does Kyle. Kyle is impulsive, mean, abusive and controlling. Kyle might have a right to be disappointed in Kim. But the extent of her anger is somewhat bizarre. Yeah, family helps out family. It's Kyle's turn. She should stop being so resentful. You are in the minority, btw. Most people who watch this show think Kyle is horrible and feel sorry for Kim, alcholic or not. Read the blogs at

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Hey TMZ, how about a story on Shana Hughes, aka Taylor Armstrong who has had 3 names including one fradulent one she used pretending to be an heires and an investigation into her husband who was accused of committing fraud and has 2 bastard kids? How about that?

On an Kyle's husband. He has to be cheating on fat old loser Kyle.

Enough on Kim please? She's not as nasty as the other two and deserves to be left in peace.

1303 days ago

Home Skillet    

Yeah - I've read the blogs, I've seen the show and Kyle seems to be real, honest, fair and not a bully. Everyone says things in the heat of the moment, especially two sisters fighting, but Kyle has not merited the flack that she's received, and Kim doesn't merit the sympathy that she's received. Kim seems to want someone to babysit her - that someone being Kyle. I don't doubt that they do truly love one another, but Kim is far from the saint, and Kyle is far from the bad guy in this whole scenario.

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Dara, that's a great idea! I really wanted one of the housewives to call her Shana on the show. Talk about fake! C'mon TMZ, investigate!

1303 days ago


LOL! "I'm Kim Richards" LMAO! That is about as relevent today as saying "I'm Johnny Whittiker. Or Billy Mummy. LOL! Honey- your time has come and is long gone. No one under the age of 50 KNEW who you were. Get a grip

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Poor Kim--Kyle constantly complains her sister "doesn't have her back." Yet Kyle is constantly throwing her sister under the bus in front of the camera. After watching the reunion episode, Kyle clearly shares unkind private family matters with creepy Taylor and/or perhaps anyone else that will listen. Too bad for Kim. Kim has issues, no doubt but Kyle clearly does not have Kim's back.

1303 days ago

too much    

Don't try to reason with the Kyle haters. They think Kyle is responsible for everything wrong with Kim, so they're not capable of reasonable dialog. These are overly emotional women who need to see the world like it's a soap opera, and Kyle is their villain of choice (this season). They don't do rational thought.

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Notice how all the "Pro-Kim" comments are submitted by the same two or three accounts?

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So how much money did Kyle give you guys? So the little narcissist is starting to up her character assassination

. just in case Kim grows a backbone and expose the truth about Kyle.

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.

In other words, he didn't get mad because dinner was was late. She
didn't blow up because you are "too this" or "too that." You didn't
"ask for it" by speaking up and saying that you deserved some attention
and respect.

The narcissist attacked you just because you are there, period. Don't
you have a right to be there?

Let's get real. Narcissists think they have a right to punish you just
for being the way you are. Think, don't you have the right to be the
way you are? Do you have to be some character in the narcissist's
fiction that conforms to his or her specifications?

Does that make any sense? That's as hateful as the crime against
humanity of attacking people just for being a certain KIND or

The narcissist attacks because he or she is a predator, period.
Predators attack any vulnerable prey that crosses their sights, period.
Therefore, the prey is NEVER the one bit to blame.

It would make as much sense to blame a sheep for getting attacked by a
wolf. So what if the wolf says, "I attacked her because she is an
obnoxious sheep!" What idiot falls for that line? Yet narcissist
sympathizers are doing precisely this and are therefore being

The narcissist attacked just to do it, and he or she attacks any prey
they have some unfair advantage over. They never pick a fair fight.
They are bullies, period.

They do it to vaunt themselves on others. It gives them a high. Like as
in a high from a hit on drug.

Does this mean you are a saint? Of course not. Does it mean you have
never said or done anything in an argument with a narcissist that you
should regret? Of course not.

You are like a bank teller who gets shot in a holdup. You are totally
innocent of getting shot. Don't let the sloppy thinkers like
narcissists and their sympathizers convince you that you are to blame
because you were rude, or because you were embezzling, or because you
are a drug addict. All that is irrelevant TO HIM SHOOTING YOU.

Of course you should change those things about yourself, but the
"intellectual" clowns who make out your character flaws as justifying
abuse of you are complete idiots unable to see the relationship between
cause and effect.

Being late with dinner is no excuse for the narcissist to attack you.
Being "too this" or "too that" for his taste is no excuse for the
narcissist to attack you. Demanding decent and respectful treatment is
no excuse for the narcissist to attack you.

I don't care how "threatened" any of that makes the poor, twisted
narcissist feel. His perverted feelings are HIS problem, not yours.
Like Osama bin Wanton, he will never run out of twisted excuses to
irrationalize his attacks on you, so get off the guilt trip. His
perversity is not YOUR vice.

Narcissists attack you just to do it. You are therefore 100% innocent
of your victimization. Blow off this absurd "It takes two to Tango"

Doubtless, you will discover that there are certain things you should
stop doing. Good. Now you wise up and stop being manipulated in ways
that play right into the narcissist's hands. Now you cannot be

THIS is how you stop being a victim.

But foggy-headed idiots (like those espousing the co-dependence theory)
try to claim that you stop being a victim by pretending that you have
never been made one. That's crazy.

That is magical thinking, like the narcissist's. You HAVE been made a
victim. That's a FACT, like it or not. And "victim" is not a dirty
word. Though being a victim is nothing to aspire to and is something to
avoid, being a victim is NOT a sin. It is nothing to be ashamed of. To
the contrary, the most innocent are the most unsuspecting and most
easily victimized ... until they have learned the hard way not to
assume that other people are good. And these foggy-headed idiots who
blame the victim should be able to see that. (Maybe if they stopped
thinking in buzzword-laden slogans, like robots, they would.)

You stop being a victim by wising up so that you are never again
victimized. It requires nothing beyond COMMON SENSE to realize that.

In some cases, the narcissist has stolen something of value from you,
like your job or reputation - something you have every right to get
back from the damned thief. You stop being a victim when you win
justice and get it back, period.

1303 days ago

Home Skillet    

Hey Grapa - uhhh, what?

Seriously, though - your expose on narcissism was both thorough and interesting (although, I couldn't make it through the whole thing.) I don't believe that Kyle is narcissistic - or, I should say, any more narcissistic than every other woman on a show that is centered inherently around narcissism.

Kim is a victim. She enjoys the drama, the attention - and, it allows her to keep from addressing her issues because she can shift them blame onto someone else. Kyle is a good sister who simply had enough abuse back from Kim. Period. End of story.

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Kim Richards seems like a very sweet person.She is perhaps a bit too fragile for this world.

Kim may or may not have her problem under control. But Why are people tearing into her, she is not bothering anyone.

This whole "story" is just a gossip site's take on things. Ya gotta take what's written here with a grain of salt.

1303 days ago


I agree, leave Kim alone. If you want a story of hate, go to her "sister" Kyle for one. Kyle is the most hate filled human being I have seen in a long time. Kyle needs to figure out what FAMILY really is and what a SISTER really means. So what, she has problem's, HELP HER SIS.

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Really TMZ,that the best you got? I don't think she was even a little bit "wasted " given the fact she said she only had one drink she should have had the cops give her a breathalyzer test and when she passed told the airline let me fly or I will sue. Now that is not to say she doesn't have a problem I don't know if she does or not but this little scene at the airport was BS. As for he family dealing with her problems if she does have a problem it's time for the family to step back and let her deal with her 'whatever' herself.

1303 days ago

Queen of the smash and grab    

This has Kyle's Bitchiness written all over it. She's a C**t. And not as hot as she thinks she is. She looks like a menopausal 'Cousin It' with that ridiculous hair. Hey Harvey, she must suck a mean D**k, huh? Leave Kim alone. The timing of this stinks, BAD.

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