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'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' React to Criticism of the Show's Premiere (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 6th 2011 1:05PM
Kyle Richards talks about 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' on 'Today'Bravo's decision to go forward with the premiere of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' despite Russell Armstrong's suicide has sparked a flurry of criticism from across the media landscape. On 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) Ann Curry read a scathing L.A. Times review of the season premiere to some of the 'Housewives' stars, which described the show as "creepy" and a "necro-party game." Put on the defensive, the 'Housewives' didn't do much to help change the negative perception surrounding the show.

"The show is not just about them, it's, you know, it's about six women and their lives," said Kyle Richards. "Yes, they are a part of it, but there's also so much else going on in the show." Added Lisa Vanderpump, "We had finished filming, and I don't think even Taylor was aware of his mental state, so it was a shock to all of us."

Adrienne Maloof also said no one suspected anything was wrong with Armstrong. "[He was] very difficult to get to know, always had a wall up," she said. "So none of us really could ever predict that this would happen."

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Sad for the family. But it is time to be these reality shows to rest.

September 06 2011 at 7:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to bubba1zfg's comment

we don't want your opinion........you can watch dancing with the stars or glee instead

September 07 2011 at 1:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The show has reached new lows! These women are pathetic people, but to have them be called "housewives" and representing American womanhood is an enormous tragedy--is this the image we want to create of American women? I feel sick when I see parts of this show--this goes for all the "housewives shows" and "New Jersey Shore" and "Bad Girls"; I feel we undo anything America wants forour families or our society. Do these producers and participants think of the long term effects on our society as this is broadcast abroad!? It breaks my heart to see their tragic faces, their fake lips,their insipid make-up, their fake breasts, their indecent clothing--sad, sad, sad!!!

September 06 2011 at 5:35 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

It's too bad Russell decided to actually be on the show because he sure was not a favorite! He manipulated his family and it showed. He had other 'demons' in himself and his job--this should NOT be anything against the Housewives show!

September 06 2011 at 4:09 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I think it is so unfair to blame the women. The show had already been filmed, and they have no control over what happened within this family or what Bravo chooses to do with the show.

September 06 2011 at 3:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

UNBELIEVABLE! These women are so full of themselves. Isn't there anyone of sound mind and not full of greed or other ulterior motives who will cut these "star wannabes" off at the knees?! These "reality" shows - which the overwhelming majority of people know is the furthest thing from "reality" there ever was) - are being done in the name of "entertainment" when the REAL REALITY is very disturbing. These are people who are desperate individuals, demonstrating time and time again that they will do ANYTHING for the sake of their own "fame" - even when that means compromising the psychological well-being of their own children or in this case that of one of their husbands.

There are names for people who take advantage of others for their own benefit . . . . .

September 06 2011 at 3:10 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Real housewives? Sooo sad.

September 06 2011 at 3:05 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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