Yesterday Bravo filmed a special with the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills talking candidly about the suicide of Russell Armstrong. That is, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kyle and Kim Richards and Lisa Vanderpump appeared without talking points, without prompts and without their grieving costar Taylor Armstrong.
According to The Los Angeles Times (via RadarOnline), Bravo wanted their natural thoughts and emotions coming across in the special. It’s uncertain as to whether or not the special will air before or after the premiere which is scheduled for next Monday.
As per a source close to the show, the Times noted the women weren’t given specifics about how the chat would unfold and that was on purpose to get their frank reactions and thoughts.
Apparently the first episode of season two has been heavily edited since it previously dealt with Taylor and her late estranged husband’s marital woes. In a recent television interview, Russell’s mother warned Bravo that they’d “better not air one frame of my son — or else!”