OK, So I decided when Russell Armstrong hung himself that I wasn’t going to talk about this crap anymore.
It was too dark, too sad and heaven forbid that poor Kennedy googles her dad one day and comes across this blog… But then Taylor herself went on a speaking tour across the country and published every punch, hit and text message all in the name of helping others.
Last night 3 very important things happened:
1. The women planned a Coup De Lisa.
2. Adrienne revealed that she is not above the fray and is indeed quite petty and sensitive.
3. Taylor acknowledged her abuse, again, but finally Camille was able to express herself on the matter.
Now here’s what I think about it all:
The women went into reunion revved up and ready to go. In addition to having visited Dr. Paul Nasif for a bit of pre-show tweaking, they all seem to have made a stop to the pharmacy to refill their bitch prescriptions.
Unlike in former years, they hit the ground running on the cattiness and first in line for the fire was Lisa. Sure, she is a tad harsh sometimes, and sure she doesn’t take shit and says it like it is, but MALOOF HOOF? Is THAT worth making yourself look like an ass on TV, Adrienne? You have an unbesmirched record until now! And Im sorry Adrienne, but Lisa is allowed to make a party somewhere other than your hotel. You can handle it. You don’t ONLY eat at Villa Blanca do you?
And Kyle’s criticisms of Lisa are unfounded too. “Its like playing chess with bobby fisher”…. Kyle you DO love attention, and the point of these shows is to stir drama. The worst she said about you after you did that twirly hair thing and SPLITS at her daughters engagement party is that you love attention? YOU SHOULD BE THANKFUL! She could have talked about how you make every single thing about you, you cry at the drop of the hat, YOU single handedly ruined your husbands birthday by CAUSING the drama with kim and then crying about it… blah blah blah… its the same story every single week. And speaking of weak- you surround yourself with weak people because it makes you feel strong. Admit it. The only way you tolerate Taylor, is that she makes you feel good about yourself. And as for Lisa “praying on the weak” I wouldn’t call it praying, I call it not taking crap.
And now: On to Taylor, the reason I stopped writing about this show. Taylor makes me hate myself. She makes me angry at my own mind. Ya see, whatever she is selling, Im just not buying. I am not saying everything she is saying is a lie, but SOMETHING is, and I just can’t figure out what. I never want to be the person that says that a woman claiming domestic abuse is a liar. I just don’t want to be that girl. I actually do think he probably hit her. But there is backstory here. Taylor and Russell had a sordid past, in which they are both implicated as criminals. Aside from numerous name changes (Who changes their legal name MORE than once? I could see doing it once…but more than that?!? Shady.) and originally describing her relationship with Russell as a “business agreement”, there have been many stories in the press about how she played the roll as “hot wife” to his “rich businessman” and helpd secure investments around Hollywood…they were both involved in defrauding people.
Whatever it is, I think, like Camille, that Bravo was completely wrong. They should NOT have aired this season. Unlike Taylor and Adrienne who think that the show saved Taylor from a murder/suicide, I think perhaps Russell might still be alive today if it weren’t for all the public scrutiny. I mean who knows… What I do know is that a public shaming of a dead man is just too much. The man has children and his name, for all eternity has been dragged through the mud, then crapped on, then tarred and feathered and then left out to dry in the public square.
I just don’t think its right, for the sake of the children. He is not even around to defend himself.
The thing is: I just don’t like Taylor. Everything she does seems contrived to help her get the most possible attention. She does things like bringing her therapist, Dr. Inappropriate, to someone else’s party so that she could have a sit down with her friends about her problems?!? ITS SOMEONE ELSES PARTY! Lets not even get into last season’s stealing of the thunder at Kennedy’s party (who is named Kennedy Caroline Armstrong btw. Creeps!). How bout how she BROUGHT Kennedy to the suicide discussion party at Kyle’s house. WHA? Am I missing something. Even if she had no one to leave her with and HAD to bring her, couldn’t they have edited kennedy out? You know they make housewives “re-enter” scenes and such… It was just too pitiful and sad. Or how about how she said she was going to have joint custody with Russell over Kennedy. Am I the only one who WOULD NOT leave my child with an abusive and violent man? SOMETHING is just not adding up with her. I don’t know what, but its something.
Seeing her on screen makes me uncomfortable. The combination of victim + attention whore makes me very very uneasy.
But again, how SHOULD a situation like this be handled gracefully? HOW? You are on TV and your husband is abusing you? What are you supposed to do? I just don’t know. I really don’t. (Aside from not going on TV in the first place.)
But everything she has done since his death has made my stomach turn.
So thats it…. thats my strong opinion. This is not appropriate TV for our amusement. I really wish Taylor health and happiness in life, and I hope she can grow to a place where she doesn’t fall into anymore abusive relationships. Its a very sad life, and I hope she can recover.
I just can’t WAIT for Brandi to come on next week and tell it like it is. Good lord, I love that woman!
What did you guys think? I know my mom loves Taylor and feels so bad for her, so Im sure some of you do too…