Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: ShanaLynetteHughesTaylorFordArmstrong… “Taylor” Armstrong and BRAVO… SHANA AND BRAVO ARE DESPICABLE… RUSSELL’S EXES TALK WITH SH! ***EXCLUSIVE***

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IN LIGHT OF THE RADARONLINE POST TODAY… DECEMBER 19, 2011…

RUSSELL’S EXES SPOKE WITH SH WEEKS AGO…

THIS IS THE ORIGINAL POST FROM MY TALK WITH RUSSELL’S EXES…

… IT WAS POSTED ON DECEMBER 6!

TWO WEEKS AGO!!!

Russell Armstrong… may he rest in peace.

                    Russell and Taylor Armstrong

PART ONE:  THE CHILDREN

Barbara Frederickson and Milette Fields both have sons fathered by Russell Armstrong; Aiden 14, is Barbara’s son and Griffin 11, is Milette’s son.  Barbara and Milette are surprisingly very close, as are their sons.

                                              Barbara Frederickson… Former wife of Russell Armstrong

I recently spoke with both Milette and Barbara.  The lengthy conversation carried two main themes: heartbreak and compassion on the one hand; and bitter disbelief and outrage on the other.

This post will deal with the former, as there is plenty of time to deal with the latter, and frankly the villains are still revealing themselves.

The first thing that struck me in speaking with both mothers is that they continued to have a very close relationship with Russell, and with each other, as mothers of Russell’s sons.  Both stated that, although Russell may have had his problems, when it came to his children, Russell was a very loving father to Griffin 11, and Aiden 14; as well as a loving son to his parents and sister.

Both agreed that they made every effort to create as harmonious a relationship as they could… getting together with each other and their children on family occasions.  They report that their attempts to incorporate Taylor and Kennedy into that mix were rebuffed.  There were reasons for that, which we will discuss later, but the issue relevant to this post is Taylor wanted Russell for herself and used Kennedy to keep him on a short leash.

Russell’s 11-year-old son lived just a short distance from Russell and Taylor and enjoyed liberal visitation with his father and step-mother.  In fact, he was to spend time with Russell the day that Russell took his own life.

Russell’s 14-year-old son, lived a greater distance away and so his visits were less frequent.  Consequently, Russell made arrangements to see Aiden outside of Shana’s presence, arranging short trips to spend time with his son.

Aiden showed remarkable maturity and poise when he appeared on “Inside Edition” to talk about his father, and frankly serve as Russell’s only eyewitness to the inner workings of the Russell/Taylor “arrangement” which he described as (and which Taylor confirmed in season one of the RHOBH) “mostly about business.”   He said then, and his mother confirmed, that Taylor was “all about Kennedy and did not at all appreciate the boys being there.”  Aiden also said that he did not see the types of abuse which Taylor described.

Will Bravo trash the remaining footage of Russell Armstrong?

Both of the boys’ mothers are wondering how Russell’s widow, “Taylor” Armstrong and Bravo could allow Russell Armstrong’s image to continue to be aired on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills when both Shana and Bravo, as self-professed intelligent beings, MUST be fully aware of the effect the footage would have on Russell’s children… including Kennedy.

Russell and Shana were told to “bring the drama”… or be replaced:

Does neither Shana nor Bravo understand that even though the boys’ mothers ban them from watching the RHOBH, their classmates may watch?  Remarks have been made by their classmates to each child about how their father died and they have been asked why he is still on TV.  An innocent question; but one that brings floods of memories to a child’s mind.

Russell told Barbara in the following email that he was “getting destroyed!” 

How Shana and Bravo REALLY do birthday parties… from Barbara…

“Oh we forgot to mention to you another important note…. Kennedy’s birthday party at the Saddle Rock Ranch was also supposed to be a belated party for Russell’s 11-year-old, too.  Yet, they put the wrong year on the Costco cake and no one even sang  happy birthday to him.

FYI:  Kennedy’s cake was $2,000.00.  Also, Russell’s 14-year-old was there to confirm and told me that his brother was very upset and said “this sucks” and Aiden said “Mom I told him told I know and I told him it would be OK.”

And to add more pain and misery…he didn’t get one gift and Kennedy got a horse and so many gifts that they had to be taken out in a truck.  She (Shana) made sure the boys had nothing!”

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Is Bravo intent on destroying more lives by continuing to air the footage of Russell?

Shana and Bravo are both responsible for the continuation of Shana’s “abuse” storyline… which now Shana has, with Bravo’s blessings, will be developed into a book.

Both Shana and Bravo could help to heal the wounds left by Russell’s burdensome decision… by NOT airing the remaining footage of Russell Armstrong on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills… 

WILL THEY???  

Or will Bravo and Shana perpetuate the “abuse” storyline by continuing to air Russell’s silenced voice?

If you are repulsed by Bravo’s treatment of the late Russell Armstrong, please contact Bravo… here.

Or tweet:  @BravoAndy …  please include a link to this site.

You can also contact Andy Cohen’s boss, Frances Berwick, President of Bravo, who said in this August 19, 2011 link that she was undecided on whether to air footage of Russell Armstrong on the upcoming season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills… here.  

Ms. Berwick’s email address may have changed… however, the phone number is valid and Andy Cohen can also be reached via the phone number…

Bravo:
Frances Berwick
Senior Vice President, Programming and Production

Again, based on email naming convention:
frances.berwick@nbcuni.com Corporate Office:
30 Rockefeller Plaza
Floor 14E ? Bravo
New York, NY 10112
212-664-4444

OR… contact the production company of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Evolution Media… here

  • Evolution Media – 3310 W Vanowen Street – Burbank, California 91505-1239 – 818.260.0300

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… to be continued… there’s more…

… MUCH MUCH more.

NOTE:  If you have been a reader of SH, you are aware that the SH intern, my Becky, lost her father suddenly when she was 9… over 10 years ago.  Becky’s father decided to end his life using a handgun.  Since his death, Becky has changed.  Becky’s life was cut into two pieces:  “before her dad died” and “after her dad died.”

And… if you have been a reader of SH, you will recall that I said that I would never post an interview.  I like to keep at arms length from all these Housewives who pollute Bravo, so that I can bash them fairly and equally.  This post, however, is the exception.

Bravo’s decision to continue airing Russell after his death raised enormous ethical and moral issues.  Issues which the President of Bravo, Frances Berwick and Andy Cohen decided to totally disregard.  Russell’s continued appearance on the RHOBH simply shows that Bravo is more concerned with their show, the show’s profitability and the merchandising tie-ins with Russell’s widow.

Surely, Bravo wanted to use all the footage they had of Russell and they likely thought that not many viewers would notice if scenes with Russell were slipped in on the RHOBH.  After all, if Russell’s footage were trashed, then there goes Shana’s “abuse” storyline and the subsequent continuation of that storyline in her upcoming book.  Well… MANY people were extremely upset with Bravo’s decision and were appalled to see Russell on their screen.

My thoughts were with Russell’s children.  I know how her father’s death has affected every facet of my Becky’s life.  I could not help but imagine if, after being put to rest, Becky’s father kept appearing week after week and nothing could be done about it.  It would be torturous.   Getting Russell off of the RHOBH and his children’s well-being is the main reason for this post.

I recently replied to a tweet which claimed that the reason for this post was that Shana got a book deal and the boy’s mothers are jealous.  That could not be further from the truth!   This post had been in the making long before the announcement of Shana’s upcoming book.

So, SH readers… I wanted to explain to you the reason for the exception to the “no interview” rule.   I also hope you understand and take action by contacting Frances Berwick, Bravo and Andy Cohen.