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Thursday
Sep012011

Bravo Says It Won't Postpone Season Premiere of 'Real Housewives'

Michael Kovac/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Bravo will not postpone next week’s season premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, despite the suicide of Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of star Taylor Armstrong.

Bravo Media president Frances Berwick on Wednesday announced that the show will begin its second season as planned next Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Berwick said, "Given that these episodes were filmed months ago, the producers of the show taped a brief interview this week with several of the cast members to introduce the premiere.  Re-editing of the episodes is still underway."

Berwick also announced that the cable network will air public service announcements raising awareness of suicide prevention during the new season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  He made no mention of a recent Los Angeles Times report stating that the show’s cast members have taped interviews specifically regarding Armstrong.

Armstrong committed suicide on Aug. 15. His marital problems had been a storyline in previous episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

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Monday
Aug222011

Bravo Denies It's Postponed Season Premiere of 'Real Housewives'

Michael Kovac/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Bravo says it's re-editing its new episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills due to the suicide of Russell Armstrong, but it stopped short of confirming a report that it will postpone the air date of the second-season premiere.

Bravo president Frances Berwick told Variety on Friday, "Contrary to what is being reported, we have not made a decision to change our original premiere date but we are in the process of re-editing the show."

Prior to Armstrong's suicide, the new episodes were going to focus in part on his marital problems with estranged wife and series star Taylor Armstrong, according to Variety.

The Hollywood Reporter said last week that Bravo will delay the season premiere, currently scheduled to air Sept. 5.  Variety reports there's still a chance Bravo will choose to do so.

E! News reported Friday that two funeral services were planned for Armstrong.  One will be in California and another in Texas, where Armstrong's family wanted his remains to be moved.  His body is expected to be cremated.

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Friday
Aug192011

Report: Bravo Postponing 'Real Housewives' Due to Armstrong Suicide

Michael Kovac/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- In light of the suicide of Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong, Bravo will postpone the second-season premiere of the reality show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It had been scheduled to air Sept. 5, but Bravo will reportedly delay the episode by at least one week.

The Hollywood Reporter
says Bravo does not plan to cancel the new season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  Armstrong isn't featured in the season premiere, which has already been released to critics, but his level of involvement in the subsequent episodes is not publicly known. He appeared in several episodes during the show's first season.

An official with the Los Angeles County coroner's office tells E! News that Armstrong was dead for more than 24 hours when he was found in his Los Angeles home on Monday.  His death has been ruled a suicide by hanging.

Armstrong's stepbrother, Wade Jackson, tells RadarOnline.com that the family is considering taking legal action against Bravo, saying the cable network "is at fault and somebody needs to pay."

Armstrong's nephew, Austin Kelsoe, says the family never expected him to take his own life, but Kelsoe doesn't believe Armstrong's fame is the sole reason why he took his own life.

He tells ABC News, "I guess the show could have been one of those factors, but I don't think it was based solely on the show."

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