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Kyle Richards

I Haven't Spoken to Kim Since

Mexican Wedding Disaster

5/28/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kyle Richards made it clear by what she said and what she didn't say ... her sister Kim is in crisis.

We got Kyle out in Bev Hills Wednesday, and she opened up and said she hasn't spoken with Kim since Kim's daughter tied the knot in Mexico over the weekend.

As we reported, Kim was off the rails, pissing off everyone and apparently under the influence of something. Kyle says everything's okay now, but the way she says it makes it painfully obvious ... she's protecting her sister who is way off the wagon again.

As far as we know, Kim is still MIA. She hasn't returned to rehab and the last she was seen was in Cabo.

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Kim Richards

Under the Influence at Daughter's Wedding

Sober Coach Quits

5/26/2015 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0526-kim-richards-wedding-INSTAGRAM-02Kim Richards melted down at her daughter's wedding over the weekend to the point her sober coach quit, her daughter isn't speaking with her anymore and those present say she was either on drugs or alcohol.

Multiple sources tell TMZ ... Kim was clearly under the influence of something, although no one seems to know what. Our sources say whatever Kim took or drank, she did so in private, but when she interacted with people at the wedding she was "a mess."

We're told Kim was saying horribly nasty things to her daughter, Brooke, right after the wedding. We're told Kim was cursing out the groom's family and was generally belligerent. The bride has vowed she won't speak with her mom again.

As for the sober coach ... we're told she couldn't control Kim and left Mexico immediately after the wedding. 

Our sources say Kim is still in Cabo and she's gone radio silent. The rehab facility gave her a pass to attend the wedding but gave her a deadline to return Monday, which she has not done. 

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Kim Richards

Mother of the Bride Is Ready

... To Take That Walk

5/23/2015 4:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0523-kim-richards-daughter-wedding-SNAPCHAT-02Kim Richards is watching her daughter Brooke Brinson walk down the aisle in Cabo San Lucas -- putting her recent rehab stay and Bev Hills arrest behind her ... at least for a day.

Kim and her sister Kyle Richards were seen gathering around Brooke shortly before the ceremony when Paris Hilton posted a video of the whole fam getting ready.

Brooke's dream wedding in Cabo is purely ceremonial -- she and Thayer Wiederhorn tied the knot last August in Beverly Hills, so Brooke's ailing father could attend.

As if a wedding in Cabo isn't baller enough -- the groom is heir to the Fatburger chain ... so there should be some juicy post-dinner snacks.

Omarosa Rips 'Real Housewife'

Back Off, Bitch ...

I’m Working This Corner!

5/20/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0519-omarosa-pettifleur-berenger-book-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01O.G. 'Apprentice' bitch Omarosa Manigault isn't about to let some ‘Real Housewife' from Down Under rip-off her self-help book -- and now she's taking legal action to block the "bitch."

The ‘Apprentice’ vet served Pettifleur Berenger -- one of the "Real Housewives of Melbourne" -- with a cease-and-desist for her recent self-help book, "Switch the Bitch: My Formula to Being the Champion of Your Life, Not the Victim."

Sound familiar? Omarosa dropped her own motivational tome, "The Bitch Switch: Knowing How To Turn It On and Off" ... back in October of 2008. 

Gotta say ... Omarosa and her lawyer, Bradford M. Cohen, fired off a pretty entertaining letter. They demand a full accounting of Berenger’s book sales … which they say “should not take long” -- since it's an "absolute bore to read."

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Lastly, if Berenger doesn't pull her "literary classic" off shelves immediately ... Omarosa says she will file a lawsuit seeking $150k for each violation of her copyright.

Bitches, please.

'Real Housewives' Star

'I'm Honored'

To Sell Michael Jordan's Pad

5/18/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jordan has called in the big guns to sell his insane Chicago mansion -- hiring "Real Housewives" star Mauricio Umansky ... who tells TMZ Sports he's "honored" to work for the legendary #23.

MJ has been trying to sell the pad since 2012 -- but couldn't move it for the price he wanted (originally $29 mil) .. so swapped out his real estate people and called in Mauricio and Kofi Nartey of The Agency.

"I'm so honored, such a privilege to be hired by the great Michael Jordan,"Mauricio told us.

So, what's Umansky's strategy? It starts with the new asking price ... $14,855,000 ... and when you add those numbers up ... it comes to 23! Pretty cool right? 

Check out the clip ... Mauricio explains why some lucky rich guy is about to land one of the greatest homes he's ever seen.

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Kyle Richards

Not Giving Up on Kim ...

I'm Going To My Niece's Wedding!

5/14/2015 12:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The road to recovery takes time … so Kyle Richards is not ready to give up on elder sister Kim.

TMZ has learned that the ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ siblings have been taking steps to repair their relationship since their epic, finger-pointing fight on the season 5 reunion show.

Step 1: Kyle visited Kim when she was in rehab.

Step 2: Kyle RSVP'd “yes” to niece Brooke Brinson’s destination wedding next weekend, and for her part Kim backed down from her original position ... making Kyle persona non grata.

We’re told that Kyle wants desperately to preserve the family, and not going to her niece's wedding would be unthinkable.

Alcohol is on the menu, but they’re not worried about Kim relapsing because her drinking is only a problem when she's alone.

Two down ... ten steps to go ...

Kim Richards

Charged in Drunken Rampage

5/14/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0513-kim-richards-TMZ-01Kim Richards' Hail Mary didn't work. Despite cleaning up her act in rehab, she's just been charged with multiple crimes for her drunken, Beverly Hills escapade.

The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" castmate claims she was distraught after watching the reunion shows and went to the Beverly Hills Hotel, where she was booted from the restaurant around 1:30 AM after the maitre d' claimed she was out-of-control drunk. Cops say they had to drag her out of the bathroom and when they took her to jail she kicked a cop.

The L.A. County D.A. clearly wasn't swayed that Kim checked herself into a Malibu rehab, because we've learned she's now been charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery on a cop.

So Kim now has problems. First, worst case scenario, she could be sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail. Second, we're told producers have her on the chopping block and the prospect of jail won't help her case.

One housewife at a time in the slammer please ... and Teresa Giudice has that spot

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'Real Housewives'

Lands Ex-MLB Superstar

5/12/2015 10:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0512-jim-edmonds-getty-01With Josh Hamilton out of the picture, 'Real Housewives' just picked up ANOTHER former Angels star ... World Series champion Jim Edmonds ... who just signed on to the show with his wife. 

Jim -- a 4-time All Star and 8-time Gold Glove winner -- will appear on the upcoming season of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" with his wife, Meghan. 

We're told Jim and Meghan will be "full time" cast members. 

And get this ... we're told Hamilton, who was just recently shipped back to Texas, will appear on the show with his estranged wife ... but in a "friend of the cast" capacity. 

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Kim Richards

I Checked Myself Into Rehab

4/25/2015 4:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0425-kim-richards-01Kim Richards had an ah-ha moment a few days ago ... she needed help, so she made the decision on her own to check into rehab.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, Kim is in a live-in facility in Malibu which specializes in substance abuse. We're told she made the decision after consulting with family.

As we reported ... the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star was arrested 9 days ago at the Beverly Hills Hotel after allegedly causing a scene while heavily intoxicated. She was booked for trespass, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer, and public drunkenness.

We're told she will stay at the rehab facility "as long as it takes."

RHONJ Amber Marchese

My Breast Cancer Has Returned

4/24/2015 1:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Amber Marchese is battling cancer for the second time.

Amber's husband tell TMZ, the reality star had surgery earlier this week to remove a lump she found a few weeks ago. Tests revealed the lump was cancerous.

This isn't Amber's first breast cancer battle ... she was diagnosed 6 years ago and had a double mastectomy.  

We're told she's understandably scared but a fighter at heart and she believes with positive energy, she will beat it like the time before.

Amber says she will "go forward like Superwoman."

Kim Richards

Off the Wagon or Stone Cold Sober

Someone's a Liar

4/20/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

 Kim Richards DrinkingKim Richards was either a hopeless, pill-popping alcoholic the entire last season of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" or she was sober and doing better than ever ... depending on who you talk to on the cast and production crew.

Several sources involved in the production of the show tell TMZ ... Kim's protestations last season that she was sober were laughable.

We're told veteran cast members Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump and Yolanda Foster learned to just look the other way to avoid confrontation, it was only new cast members Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson who dared to confront Kim.

The sources say Kim would never drink where anyone could see her ... she'd appear sober but then disappear in the restroom and emerge ... well, not sober.

But other sources connected to the show say Kim did better controlling her addiction last season than she has in years.  

The most interesting cast member when it comes to Kim is Brandi Glanville. Sources in both camps say Brandi sides with them. If true, Brandi is playing both sides, which would be shocking, right?

Kim's sobriety became an issue during the dog biting incident. We're told Kim's camp sent a dog trainer to Kim's house to assess the situation, but the trainer found that Kim was such a mess, he had to help put her to bed.

Kim was arrested Thursday for public drunkeness and battery on a cop in Beverly Hills. 

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Kim Richards

Arrest Puts Her On

'RHOBH' Chopping Block

4/19/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Richards Real Housewives Of Beverly HillsIf you don't see Kim Richards on the next season of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" it'll be because of her drunken arrest earlier this week ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to production tell us producers feel Kim's substance abuse issues make her a liability. There are insurance issues with the show, and serious concerns that if something happens to Kim, Bravo could be on the hook for keeping her on such a contentious, demanding show. 

We're told a decision has not been made, but the alarm has been sounded and there's serious discussion about giving Kim the ax.

Here's where there's a split. Some production sources says Kim's substance abuse problem has been in full bloom all season. Several members of the cast and crew say they've watched Kim present a public picture of sobriety, but when the cameras are off she goes off the rails.

But other production sources tell us Kim actually did better this season in the sobriety department than she's done in years. They also think it's hypocritical for producers to turn their back on Kim now ... they say if she was such a problem she shouldn't have been exploited all year.

The show still has a few months before production starts back up again, so producers have some time to make their final decision.

Kim Richards

Watching Reunion Show

Drove Her to Drink

4/17/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Richards Arrest DrinkingKim Richards just broke from stress when she was arrested early Thursday at the swanky Beverly Hills Hotel.

Sources very close to Kim as well as sources connected with "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" tell TMZ, she was unable to cope with some pretty terrible things going on in her life.

-- Her ex-husband Monty, who still lives with her, is dying of stage 4 cancer.

-- Her son Chad was released from UCLA Medical Center hours before the meltdown.

-- She's under financial stress. Contrary to reports, she's getting no money for child support.

-- Kim is trying to plan her daughter Brooke's official wedding. 

But the real trigger ... we're told earlier in the evening, Kim went to Brooke's house, where they watched the 3-part reunion. Kim had put it off because it was too upsetting, but she had to binge watch in order to fulfill her obligation to blog about the shows. And reliving what went down crushed her.

We're told Kim has been deeply upset over Lisa Vanderpump and Lisa Rinna. Kim believes Vanderpump had intentionally driven a wedge between her and sister Kyle. On the show, Vanderpump urged them to reconcile, but Kim claims off camera Vanderpump told Kyle that Kim didn't want her at Brooke's wedding ... which infuriated Kyle and deeply hurt Kim.

0417-kim-richards-swipe-splashOur sources say the cumulative stress was too much for Kim to bear. We're told she left Brooke's house and ended up alone at the Polo Lounge at the Bev Hills Hotel. It's unclear what if anything she drank there, but Kim has told friends a group of people at a table invited her to sit at around 1:30 AM, but the maitre d' wasn't having it and ordered Kim out.

As we reported, the hotel people say Kim got belligerent, wouldn't leave the restaurant, ended up in the bathroom where cops dragged her out. She was booked for public drunkenness, resisting arrest, trespass and battery on a cop.

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