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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

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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BRAVO execs including Andy AND Taylor are to blame for this happening. Both should have been there for him, it was completely obvious he was hurting and people knew it and did nothing. It won't bring him back but if they learn from this and change things maybe it will prevent another reality person from dying.

1169 days ago


The Bravo channel is not showing Russelll Amstromg's? really ! oh how kind ! do they supposed to show it? what is wrong with this morons !just the doubt is imcomprehensible,someone commited suicide and it is part of the show? what I don't understand the cold ,greedy of this people? I hope this show end soon it sucks it brought a terrible tragedy and they had the guts to explain that his funeral is not going to be part of the show? what is wrong with this picture?????????I can care less about this vain,shallow ,not educated,not smart BIMBOS! Karma is coming we will see.I wonder what subject is going to be when this ugly woman get in the show again....her favorite topic was badmouthing her husband ,and get sympaty form those whores !now what? she is not going to be dispensable for the show she brought a lot of pain and misery and DEATH!

1169 days ago


You mean Andy is going to miss toasting the occasion with his silly, childish
grin? I'm sure he wants the spotlight beside Taylor.
I'm absolutely done with the BRAVO network forever.

1168 days ago


In my opinion, If Taylor Armstrong had any decency she would let Russells' parents manage the funeral arrangements, and not use his death to gain more attention for herself.

When he was alive she financially fleeced her husband, and deceived their friends and the RHOBH viewing audience. Russell Armstrongs' attorney has recently stated that Russell did not have any assets.

In her divorce petition, Taylor accused Russell of abuse, yet she threw a $60...,000.00 birthday party for her 5 year old daughter, knowing their precarious financial position. I would like to know her definition of abuse.

She used him during his life to acheive her own goals of fame and fortune, she should now not use his death to her benefit. Go away quietly and take care of your daughter!

1168 days ago


Bravo! BRAVO. Im sure if it was on the E network they would have been all up at the deceased funeral with KIM KARDASHIAN finding a way to promote herself in this mix.

My condolences to Taylor & her daughter Kennedy.

1168 days ago

Isabella Sarantakos    

Man the tv show is what got the best of him, let the poor guy RIP already!

1168 days ago

lori ruhle    

So the corn fed corporate bigwigs at Bravo, held an executive meeting to 'console themselves'!! (minus Taylor and her puffy eyes, due to botox NOT surgery) They talked about the soaring ratings of RHOBH whilst dabbing their eyes with Egyptian cotton hankies. They couldn't remember why they were actually consoling each other. Oh yeah, someone committed suicide ! You thought YOU had problems...sheesh, get a grip.

1168 days ago


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1168 days ago


Um, hello. Its a REALITY TV SHOW right?! Isn't this whole situation part of their reality??? I think it should be aired and addressed to get the word out about how reality tv isn't so glamorous and domestic violence is wrong. it might make people think twice about signing up for shows and stop idolizing people who have reailty shows. Just saying...

1167 days ago


This is actually a true commentary on excess and what it does to people who are so money hungry. I think it would be interesting and responsible of Bravo to tell this story in a RESPECTFUL way. Too many times these issues are swept under the rug and people think that Beverly Hills and Hollywood is a perfect place, but it isn't.

1161 days ago
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