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'Real Housewives'

DON'T BLAME US

For Russell's Suicide

9/6/2011 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

090611_housewives_videoThree "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" are VERY UPSET with people who blame the show for "playing a major part" in Russell Armstrong's suicide -- saying the finger-pointing is simply "not fair."

Lisa Vanderpump, Adrienne Maloof, and Kyle Richards all appeared on "Today" this morning -- where they spoke out against the criticism ... and claim they're taking the "high road" in the tragedy.

Maloof says they are working with Bravo in an effort to do something "positive" together -- by getting the message out about suicide prevention.

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46.

Tired of Posers    

What "high road?" Did any of these "ladies" created a trust fund and/or scholarship fund for Russell's three children? If they do, I'll look at them in a different light (of course, Taylor shouldn't have access to the funds). Kyle's husband said what Russell did was "selfish." Not true, the only selfish thing I see are these bimbettes thinking of themselves and how they will get more TV time because of Russell's sad suicide.

1145 days ago
47.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Ah. So that's it. That's the crux of these post-suicide talk show visits. Don't blame us, we're not the mean girls. That's the most charitable thing they could think of to do for his daughter & his parents, even Taylor, in the aftermath of this tragedy.

1144 days ago
48.

ChunkyLightning    

Give me a break they should have shut this show down. Airing it is just greed at it's best.

1144 days ago
49.

SusanCoyote    

The only one responsible for this death is that gold digging whore Taylor! Spent all of his money and then left him and talk **** about him on TV. What a vile creature, quack quack!

1144 days ago
50.

George    

The hallmark of the spoiled yentas, no reason and no accountability. These women are everything that is wrong with the U.S.

1144 days ago
51.

sem    

These women are freakin' IDIOTS. No one is BLAMING them for the man's death! People are simply DISGUSTED by them and Bravo for trying to CAPITALIZE on it, i.e. let's talk about the suicide and cry for higher ratings!!!

1144 days ago
52.

TimeWillTell    

You BRAVO Hos and your PIMP Andy Cohen aren't capable of finding a High Road. You have no conception of what a High Road is, actually.
You have your noses so far up Andy Cohen's azz in search of fame and fortune that you've totally lost touch with Reality and where the HIGH ROAD actually starts.
The high road doesn't start capitalizing on the tragic death of another human being.
Every one of you and Andy Cohen are trashy opportunists.

1144 days ago
53.

Cujeaux    

Pretty sad when you have to have 'suicide awareness' PSA's accompanying a reality tv show. We should go back to the good old days of Cosby and Cheers. This sh*t's for the birds.

1144 days ago
54.

magmax    

I figured out why skanks like duck lips. When a guys give them a "facial" the lips act as a rain gutter to keep it out of their mouth, although I don't know why Lindsay Lohan likes them.

1144 days ago
55.

tmzreader    

These women should not be blamed in NO Way for Russell's suicide. They all agreed (including Russell) to be apart of a show, which displays their lifestyles in its entirety. Russell's death was truly unfortunate but self inflicted. Most of the footage was filmed PRIOR to Russell's death. It's unfair to bash these women when you do not have all the facts.

1144 days ago
56.

tmzreader    

These women should not be blamed in NO Way for Russell's suicide. They all agreed (including Russell) to be apart of a show, which displays their lifestyles in its entirety. Russell's death was truly unfortunate but self inflicted. Most of the footage was filmed PRIOR to Russell's death. It's unfair to bash these women when you do not have all the facts.

1144 days ago
57.

tmzreader    

These women should not be blamed in NO Way for Russell's suicide. They all agreed (including Russell) to be apart of a show, which displays their lifestyles in its entirety. Russell's death was truly unfortunate but self inflicted. Most of the footage was filmed PRIOR to Russell's death. It's unfair to bash these women when you do not have all the facts.

1144 days ago
58.

Irene    

Haven't we heard enough about this now?? Let the guy rest in peace and stop trying to get ratings off his death.

1144 days ago
59.

Ishcabibble    

For the very first time, I caught a glimpse of the Beverly Hills Tribe and let me tell you , less than 10 minutes in I was beyond disgusted.
The most phoniest, pretentious, plastic people I have ever seen, quite embarrassing. Then Maloof announces " it's the most expensive champagne in the world ". Worse yet , they are all wearing sleeveless dresses and the cellulite ridden arms of Maloof, the brunette, ugh, how can this have such high ratings is beyond me.
The way they were all giving the once over with their eyes as each one came in to the living room. I cannot understand that this is what money does to some people.
I was fortunate enough to be born into a wealthy family, yet my family is down to Earth, the maids, nanny's, drivers and landscapers were treated as family, our dogs do not wear those stupid outfits and we certainly do not have garish wardrobes or homes designed like Donald Trump's nightmare house of horrors.
This should be on the comedy channel.
Don't these women realize they look so terribly foolish? Quite a legacy they are all leaving behind, lol.
They are an embarrassment to money, truly.
They are bourgeois.

1144 days ago
60.

Kimmy    

I am so sick of Blame put on other people !!! He put the noose around his neck !!! He choice his path !! Sad Yes, He could'nt face his own truth and get help

1144 days ago
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