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When it comes to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Cedric Martinez sort of knows what he's talking about. The Frenchman has appeared on the show as a house guest of Lisa Vanderpump.

And in a new email rant to Radar Online, Martinez says Bravo and Taylor Armstrong should be ashamed of themselves for the way they've exploited the suicide of Russell Armstrong.

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"The producers, Taylor, Lisa and Kyle once again used the power of a hit TV show to trash the memory of a dead man," Cedric says. “Russell was far from perfect. And physical abuse is always wrong. But the Russell-Taylor marriage was a helluva lot more complicated than the ‘broke abuser commits suicide’ narrative RHOBH has shoved down viewers’ throats."

Martinez goes on to refer to both Taylor and Russell as "fame whores" (while acknowledging he is one, as well), adding that Taylor's upcoming memoir, "Hiding From Reality," is nothing but a pathetic example of someone looking to prosper off a tragedy.

“Her insta-memoir will further bury Russell's memory with lies and half-truths, of which he can't defend himself against. Sad. Especially for Russell's children, Kennedy, Griffin and Aiden."

In the book, Taylor details ways in which Russell supposedly spied on her during their marriage.

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are sitting on the couch. No it's not therapy. It's the reunion show and who would miss it. We recap all of the confessions, name calling, and overall snarkiness in our THG +/- review!

The first half of this reunion starts off with no Dana, Brandi or Kim. Although the first two aren't mentioned, Andy tells us that Kim has checked herself in to an alcohol and drug treatment center. Well thank goodness for that.

Plus 20. That woman needs help and it's about time she got it.

Kim in Rehab

The rest of the ladies are present and have Taylor Armstrong's lips gotten even bigger than they were all season or is it just me? Minus 10. I think she can stop the injections now. Her transformation into a duck is nearly complete.

But we'll get back to Taylor later.

Instead we move on to admiring Lisa's curvaceous back end. Yes, we get a montage of booty shots of the classy Brit. Plus 5 because she barely blushes as she scoffs at Andy's question about implants.

Of course things take a darker turn rather quickly. I never realized that everyone took Lisa's dry humor so seriously. Yes, she can be kind of snarky but her little digs are generally funny and right on the mark.

Poor Adrienne is still ticked about Lisa's calling her new shoe line the Maloof hoof. Personally I think the moniker is hilarious but I suppose if they were my shoes I might not be so happy. But how many things rhyme with Maloof?

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Producers of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are looking for new ladies to add to the mix, and the latest, rumored name attached to that endeavor is Jennifer Flavin.

She's the wife of Sylvester Stallone.

“The producers asked Jennifer Flavin to talk to them about being on the show,” a source close to the show said, supposedly, of the 43-year-old Mrs. Rocky.

Flavin and Sly have three kids together, have amassed a huge fortune and live in an enormous mansion in Beverly Hills. So it's a good fit on the surface.

Their neighbors include RHOBH star Adrienne Maloof and husband Paul Nassif, and Lisa Vanderpump reportedly just sold her $19 million home nearby.

Jennifer Flavin Picture

Taylor Armstrong is reportedly terrified that she’s going to be axed from the hit show, and there is no doubting that Sly’s wife could add her own drama.

“Jennifer would be great on the show, she’s married to a super famous guy and she’s friends with a few of the women on the show,” the source said.

“She has her own business and she’s really successful all on her own. Plus she’s got a great personality that's tailor-made for Bravo and reality TV.”

Presumably that's a compliment?

Jennifer Flavin is no stranger to television, having appeared in competition style shows and having founded the skin care line Serious Skin Care.

Vanessa Bryant and Lisa Gastineau are also to rumored to be coming aboard, while Brandi Glanville was a popular new addition in Season 2.

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Camille Grammer out? Vanessa Bryant and Lisa Gastineau in?

With rumors of one cast member not being invited back for season three of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we can now report on the rumors going around of who might replace her; namely, a pair of real former athlete wives.

According to The Huffington Post, producers are wooing Bryant, who recently split from some shooting guard on the Los Angeles Lakers; and Lisa, who divorced NFL linebacker Mark Gastineau in 1991 and starred alongside her daughter on E!'s Gastineau Girls a few years ago.

  • Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant
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Said one insider of Bryant: "She is now single and free and doesn't ever have to worry about earning another dollar in her life, so she can focus on what makes the show so much fun: herself," while the same sources added of Lisa:

"She is the example of how not to get divorces. She has a wonderful life but works very hard to pay her bills and would love to find love again."

Bravo may need to compete with another cable network for Vanessa's services, however: VH1 is courting her for Basketball Wives.

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills may have aired its season finale on Monday, but there's A LOT more from these women to come.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 2 Promo Pic

In a new sneak peek at the upcoming three-part reunion special - yes, three parts, to air on Jan. 30, Feb. 6, and Feb. 13 - we see Kyle refer to herself as a cunt; Lisa accuse Brandi of wanting to sleep with her husband; Andy Cohen aske Taylor Armstrong if she thinks her husband was murdered; and then, in a separately-taped interview, Kim Richards admit:

I'm an alcoholic.

The reality star entered rehab a few weeks ago and recently emerged, presumably a changed woman. We're sure to see whether or not that's the case on season two.

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The season started with a suicide and ended with a wedding.

In between, we saw just how low Taylor Armstrong would sink; watched the struggles of Kyle Richards and an eventually rehab-bound Kim; and slogged through Lisa Vanderpump planning her daughter's big day, which came to fruition last night.

Pandora Gets Married!

But was this is a worthwhile payoff? Did anyone really care about Pandora's wedding, especially when it shoved Kim and Taylor so far off to the sideline?

Yes, the finale concluded with the women at Kyle's house, sort of talking about Russell Armstrong's passing, but even then Pandora's wedding remained a topic of conversation. Was the episode a letdown?

What did you think of this conclusion to season two?

 

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After a fairly dark season with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills ,we're finally headed towards the light for the finale and thanks to Pandora, it's not white but pink.

Let's break down the event of the season in THG's +/- review!!

But before we attend the wedding, let's hit the bathroom. I have to laugh at Adrienne's horror when Paul invites her in to help with his enema. Plus 10 for her reaction.

I don't know what Paul's thinking but that's so not happening.

Adrienne Maloof, Paul Nassif

Other than airing an entertaining public service announcement on getting a colonoscopy, is this segment really necessary? Minus 8 because I don't think anyone needs to watch several minutes of Paul passing air. Maybe we can all get that IV sedation to go.

Over at Kyle's, she and Mauricio must be discussing which dress will look the least flattering on her because I can't stand any of her choices, least of all the one he picked out. Minus 9. For a woman with money Kyle could use better taste in clothes.

Camille doesn't have that problem. She just looks better and better this season. Life without Kelsey obviously agrees with her because she's rockin' that dress. Plus 10.

Back at wedding central, Lisa's starting to freak out a little because Kevin Lee isn't there. His assistant Anie looks quite capable but Kevin failed to mention he'd be manning another event up until a couple of hours before Pandora's wedding. Not cool. Minus 15.

But everything moves right along and I almost expected twin makeup artists but triplets? Plus 7. Only in Beverly Hills.

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According to a new report, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will look a bit different on season three.

Despite an all-time ratings high for this franchise on Monday night, producers are said to be axing Camille Grammer from the roster and are already on the lookout for her replacement.

Camille Grammer on The Real Housewives

"Producers are asking Lisa Vanderpump, Adrienne Maloof and Kyle Richards if any of their wealthy female friends would be interested in appearing on the show," a Bravo insider tells Radar Online. "It's an open secret that Camille most likely won't be back for a third season. She came off as such a bitch during season one, whereas this season she has been very reserved, and she isn't exactly eager to return."

It's true that executives were concerned early on during filming that Camille was so worried over losing custody of her children that she refrained from the customary antics of the nut jobs who appear on the show.

And, yes, ratings are high (2.2 million viewers this week!), but let's be honest. That will continue to be the case as long as estranged spouses of of the stars continue to kill themselves in between seasons.

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They're back. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have returned to the mainland at last. Can Kim and Kyle keep it together long enough to get through one party?

Let's find out, and break down the tears, in THG's patented +/- recap!

It's the grand opening party of Lisa's new lounge at Sur and all of the Housewives are invited. But the real fun comes from the unexpected guests ...

Lisa's scrambling with the finishing touches but Sur looks lovely so Plus 8 for a job well done. But as Ken tries to give her a congratulatory hug, she's too busy to enjoy it and brushes it off. She jokes that Ken can get his cuddle next year.

Lisa and Ken

These two are so funny they earn an additional Plus 5.

Everyone starts to arrive and Lisa and Brandi immediately poke fun at one another. Lisa's just happy Brandi's wearing more than a string bikini. Brandi goes to flirt with Ken who says he's much too short for Brandi, especially in her heels.

Lisa reminds him he's also much too married. These three are great when they let their hair down. Plus 10.

Brandi quickly realizes that a waitress at the event was her ex-husband, Eddie's mistress (no, not LeAnn Rimes). Well, that's awkward. Brandi tries to play it off but who wants to be around the woman their husband was screwing around with.

Lisa does the right thing and gives the waitress the night off. Plus 7 for quickly diffusing what could have been a bad situation.

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Andy Cohen faced the press/fire this week at the Television Critics Association, answering questions about the new season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and, specifically, why Russell Armstrong has been featured despite his suicide in August.

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"He was given the option to not come back or come back and he chose to come back," Cohen said. "He had spoken to producers a lot vocally about how it had helped his business being on the show, so you know, I can't speak to that."

In an interview prior to the new season airing, Armstrong referred to the show as phony BS, warning that producers edit every action and every conversation.

Did they ever considering cutting him entirely from the show, following his death?

"We had many discussions, as you can imagine, for a long time about how to do the serious discussions," said Cohen. "And I think what emerged is the story of a woman trying to extricate herself from a bad, broken marriage in which she was unhappy and in which domestic violence played a part. And that was the story that wound up emerging from the season."

That, and very high ratings, of course.

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