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"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

Armstrong Funeral

Will NOT Be Taped

8/18/2011 1:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Bravo
will not have "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cameras rolling when Russell Armstrong's funeral takes place ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to production tell us there's some turmoil at the network -- while everyone realizes Russell's death will make the show more dramatic and watchable ... they're also nervous about pushing the envelope too far.

We're told Bravo doesn't know how much Russell footage, if any, will air in the show's second season -- but the one thing everyone agrees on is not taping the funeral services.

We're also told the cast had a meeting yesterday -- sans network execs -- to console each other.  Taylor Armstrong was not there.



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61.

moe    

Russell was GAY!!

1076 days ago
62.

Jodi    

I think it's only fitting they not air the funeral considering the cir****tances BUT don't end the BH franchise. I'm sure they can edit out Russell and still have a storyline for Taylor in the upcoming season.

This will probably be her last season anyway since she is no longer a housewife and does not live in Beverly Hills any longer.

1076 days ago
63.

Tracy    

Only in America, would they try and make $ off a reality star's death.

I'm just wondering why it was even considered.

Disgusting.

1076 days ago
64.

Sally    

Carolyn is right - she has been definitely been bennefitting from this tragedy. She no doubt was the reason he took his life in the first place by going public with all of the trash. Sadly for her children they only have her as a parent. It is time to fire her from the show - puffed, bloated lips, sunken cheecks and no talented self.

1076 days ago
65.

TrueDat    

RHOBH was my fave of the RH shows. However, if Bravo doesn't edit the hell out of the show and pull Russell out, I'll have to switch the channel. I do no*****ch RHOBH to see a man fall apart, humiliated and in such despair that he felt suicide was a better option for him and his kids were better off without him. No*****ching that ****...

1076 days ago
66.

TrueDat    

Uh TMZ why is "not" and "watching" getting scrubbed?????

1076 days ago
67.

tellmeaboutit     

Reality shows bring the bottom feeders to the surface and the sheep make them temporarily rich. The bottom feeders have wound up in jail/rehab,divorced, killed while roaring drunk/high, murdered, and now this. No more reality shows here. We're done.

1076 days ago
68.

JustMe    

I am a Christian trying my best to get back to what God wants for my life. It isn'*****ching any of the "Real Housewives" shows. Who on there is a "housewife" anyway? All I can see on these multiple shows is who can get the best botox, who can have the best boobs, who can have the most money, who can live in the best house, who can give the best parties, who can spend the most money, whose child is more monetarily blessed than the others, and who denies their aging face more than the other. TLC already stopped Kate and Michelle D. that these shows are not reality shows. Even the show new show about a blended family of 7 children has come around as being fake. Let's show people that aren't good looking, their children aren't good locking, the mom doesn't pump her lips up to goldfish size, and the dad doesn't pump iron. I crave a show that shows "real" people and none of these people are "real."

1076 days ago
69.

Barbie    

The entire season that was just shot should be canceled. The show should not go on. According to Taylor prior to the suicide she said the season would focus on her maritial problems. How sad would it be to watch that show knowing the end result of the marriage.
Taylor should be left alone. The show should be canceled. And Bravo needs to rethink how they run their business. Quite frankly, I'm tired of all the Housewives and haven'*****ched any of the shows since earlier this year. It get's old when you see women cat fighting all the time.
The best Housewive's show that I watched was Beverly Hills, but now I will no*****ch it. It was the show and how Russell was portrayed that led to his death, he was bullied on that show. Taylor was the instigator !!!

1076 days ago
70.

TJ    

who? was hoping it was the sitch.

1075 days ago
71.

curious    

What kind of dog is that is being held by the housewife in white?

1075 days ago
72.

Squeaky Shoes    

much to their dismay you mean....

1075 days ago
73.

Squeaky Shoes    

curious: 38 minutes ago
What kind of dog is that is being held by the housewife in white?
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looks like a pomeranian-chiuhaua corss

1075 days ago
74.

SHERRY    

I am still surprised that Bravo hasn't come forward and said they will change the contract people change, supply free counseling to all housewives before, during and after the series, and admit they do target people. It's terrible how sleezy the show has gotten, it's just about being mean, how can producers want to air that?? I also think Taylor should take a look at her role spending all that money. When will she learn that money doesn't really matter in life? Nor do large expensive crazy looking lips that you pay 10K for!

1075 days ago
75.

redskin    

the man committed suicide for gawds sake...why on earth would Bravo broadcast that? i have to believe they have some respect for their cast members

1075 days ago
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