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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong says she's "in a better place" with Camille Grammer nowadays. That's good news, we suppose.

Better than a worse place?

Taylor and Camille had an epic falling out after pot-stirrer Grammer revealed on-air that Taylor's husband, Russell Armstrong (who committed suicide in August, after filming on Bravo's hit series wrapped for the season), was physically abusive.

A Terrible Person

Russell then threatened Grammer, infuriating and dividing Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast members Kyle Richards, Lisa VanderPump and Adrienne Maloof.

Though the fight happened months ago, the rift is still a long way from being mended. Knowing these two it will drag on for decades. But things have thawed slightly.

Armstrong, who is releasing a memoir, took a long pause when asked if she and Camille are friends these days. "Um, we are in a better place now," she said.

Not saying much, but a step in the right direction never hurt.

Camille Drops Knowledge

One of those great celebrity feuds where you can't bring yourself to take a side.

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Just when you might think a party can't get more dramatic than Brandi's Malibu blowout, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills go and prove you wrong.

This time it's not so much about the crazy catfights as it is about who gets "Uninvited" and we'll recap all the angst in THG's official, weekly +/- review!

It's Kyle's annual White Party and despite that she's had a year to plan the soiree, she leaves everything for the last couple of weeks.

As workmen are still setting things up two hours before the event, Kyle is lamenting to Mauricio that the chandeliers aren't lit. He simply shrugs and says they're working on it.

Taylor Armstrong Crying

Hey, the guy's doing all he can to look ruggedly handsome with his stubbled chin and white outfit and I'm not complaining. Plus 10 for looking handsome and remaining calm amidst the chaos. That particular talent will come in handy later on.

Pre-party, Camille calls Adrienne to let her know that Russell sent her an e-mail threatening to sue her for her "slanderous" comments at Lisa's tea party.

Camille shows her attorneys who tell her not to have any contact with Russell or Taylor. Plus 5 for sound advice but since they're all suppose to be at the same party tonight that's going to be a little awkward.

Thus starts a game of phone tag and no one can reach Taylor. Turns out she and Russell are flying back from Vegas just to make Kyle's party.

In the meantime the party's starting and the Housewives are having a group freak out with everyone worrying about Russell suing them. By the time Russell and Taylor arrive the entire tribe accosts them on the front walkway.

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So are we all still in recovery mode after Taylor Armstrong's complete meltdown at Brandi Glanville's Malibu party last week? To see how The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills pull themselves together, come along for THG's official +/- recap!

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Meltdown? What meltdown?

Taylor's a little fuzzy on the details. Over lunch with new BFF Lisa, she mentions she was so drunk at the party she doesn't really remember what she said or did.

She seems content to put the blame on Camille and her over the top friend D.D.

A Taylor Armstrong Image

Lisa's take on all of this? Let's go to Vegas. Minus 8. Perhaps Vegas isn't the best destination for someone who has partied so hard they've blacked out. 

But a big Plus 20 because we witnessed Taylor eating something. The woman who takes skinny to a whole new level actually had some pizza! High priced, gourmet pizza but pizza nevertheless. Maybe a little more food and a little less alcohol will help stabilize her erratic moods. 

Speaking of food, Adrienne and Paul are doing a guest spot on The Doctors to talk about how a power couple maintains a healthy lifestyle. Off camera Adrienne calls Paul out for his unhealthy behavior. His idea of several small meals includes popcorn, candy and other junk foods. I like Paul more with every episode. Plus 7.

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Taylor Armstrong will release a memoir in February that details the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of estranged late husband Russell Armstrong.

Given the timing of the book, along with the numerous interviews this Real Housewife has given on the topic since Russell killed himself in August, it's impossible not to wonder why Armstrong is speaking out now. It's a matter of safety, Taylor claims.

T. Armstrong

"Until Russell's suicide, I didn't feel safe to tell anyone for fear of my own safety and the safety of my daughter," Armstrong tells ABC News. "With Russell's passing, I now feel safe to bring my story into the light, to help all battered and abused women, and men, and aid them in their struggle.

"From the bottom of my heart, I believe if my book can help others find the courage to deal with the pain and fear of their abusive relationships, I will have made a real difference in their lives."

What do you think of Armstrong releasing such a memoir?

 

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Yes, Taylor Armstrong really is coming out with a memoir that details the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of late husband Russell Armstrong.

It will be titled "Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within," and Taylor unveiled the book cover last night on Bravo:

Taylor Armstrong Book Cover

"My book takes readers behind the glamour of Beverly Hills to show them the terrible violence I suffered, and the slow and painful process of rebuilding my shattered life," Armstrong said in a statement. "I want readers in abusive relationships to learn from my suffering and use my book to help them find their own courage within."

Yes, fellow abuse victims, you can learn a lot from Taylor, namely: if you are rich and famous and have a televised platform from which you can promote, you, too, can profit from the suicide of your estranged husband.

What do you think of Armstrong releasing this book?

 

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In the dangerous lives of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, when you head to a party, you need backup. That said, we break down last night in our +/- recap!

First, back to Pandora's wedding extravaganza. Wedding planner Kevin was slightly less annoying this week but that may be because we saw so little of him.

I will give the man a Plus 10. He puts together one heck of a lovely table, but does he really need a million dollar budget to pull that off? I don't think so.

Pandora and Lisa Vanderpump

From there we head over to Kyle's where she's throwing a party to celebrate both Cinco de Mayo and mother-in-law Estelle's new face. Only in Beverly Hills can the two be combined and no one thinks twice about it. 

Estelle looks good but it's hard to tell how much was done from the before and after pictures since the before has no makeup at all and the after was taken in full hair and makeup. Minus 8 because I would have enjoyed seeing a more accurate comparison.

Everyone's talking about Brandi's upcoming party but the porn star tutorial is out and a belly dancing lesson is in. Apparently Lisa hasn't gotten the memo.

She tells Ken she's not going because she doesn't need a lesson on giving BJ's. Ken asks her to come home and prove it. Lisa's response: "It's not your birthday, is it?" Plus 10 because somehow it's even funnier with the British accents.

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She's already given numerous interviews about the suicide of her estranged husband. She's released hospital photos aiming to prove he beat her.

So is anyone really surprised by the following fact? Taylor Armstrong will release a memoir in February.

Taylor Armstrong and Russell Armstrong on Bravo

The 272-page book will be titled "Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within," and, of course, Armstrong claimed she is writing it to raise awareness of domestic violence.

“It will be a memoir and the abuse she endured while married to Russell, as well as another abusive relationship she was in the past will all be detailed," a friend tells Radar Online.

And all profits will go toward domestic violence causes, right? To help with such an important, personal issue? Not according to any sources, no.

As seen above, Taylor and Russel's marital problems have disgustingly taken center stage on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this season. He was found dead in his Los Angeles home on August 15.

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What would you expect to see at a fashion show thrown by a woman who is launching her new line of shoes? Oh ... perhaps ... SHOES!? Well, apparently that's a little too straightforward for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

THG breaks down all the drama and confusion in its +/- recap below!

Adrienne Maloof Hair

For all of Lisa's protests about not wanting to go overboard on Pandora's wedding she does absolutely nothing to stop her wedding planner from doing just that.

Minus 8 because I wish she'd stop whining about it and accept the fact that nothing is too outlandish for her baby girl, including $15,000 wedding invitations. 

Smoking designer cocktails are next on the list. When they say that the overpriced beverage is your personal, unique signature drink for your event, I always wonder how many people they've sold that same line to for the same exact drink.

Plus 10 for the sucker born every minute and those waiting to make a buck off of them.

Pandora requests that her mother's friends don't have a battle in the middle of her wedding. Good luck with that. Minus 5 for naivete when her fiance thinks the ladies wouldn't start a fight at their wedding.  Has he watched this show before?

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Happy Thanksgiving to all from The Hollywood Gossip!

What would this holiday be without family, food, football and reflection upon the things we appreciate most ... in the case of THG, that means some of the turkeys we have had the privilege, the honor and the burden of covering in the past year.

We are talking some fowl individuals here ... real bird brains.

Without further ado, THG's Top 10 Turkeys of 2011 ...

Obama-Boehner Pic

Who will win the 5th Annual Spencer Pratt Thanksgiving Turkey Award!?

10. President Obama and GOP presidential candidates (tie). On a day when we share the blessings this nation has provided us, we'll also share the blame for a polarized electorate and a federal government destined for perennial gridlock.

9. Taylor Armstrong. Refining shamelessness, one episode at a time.

8. Gloria Allred. Loudmouth lawyer for accusers in seemingly every random celebrity scandal always wants to talk turkey ... and gobble up publicity.

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What do you do when you've had a falling out with your friends and your marriage is crumbling around you? Throw an over the top birthday party for your five year old, of course. At least that's how The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cope. 

"The Great Divide" stretched from the disastrous Tea Party to a fifth birthday extravaganza and threw some expensive wedding planning in for good measure.

THG breaks it all down in our +/- recap below!

Camille Drops Knowledge

After Taylor insists the ladies be honest, Camille Grammer spews a little too much honesty for her comfort level. Camille drags the black and blue elephant into the light and talks about Russell abusing Taylor. 

Taylor is shocked and furious. Minus 5. Honey, you wanted honesty and you can't expect people to keep quiet forever. But what's Taylor's way of coping? She suddenly clings to Lisa.

Whining like a pathetic school girl, Taylor says Lisa makes her feel like she's in junior high clamoring for the popular girl's attention. Minus 8. I beg you Taylor, grow up.

Then suddenly all is forgiven. Taylor started off this party by trashing Lisa and now they're hugging and teary eyed. Everything's resolved and Taylor's smiling. Minus 7. I'm with Kyle on this one. Huh? What the hell just happened here?

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Taylor Armstrong Biography

Taylor Armstrong Picture Taylor Armstrong is a cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In the summer of 2011, she filed for divorce from her husband,... More »
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