Report: Russell Armstrong Beat Taylor Just Hours Before His Suicide

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Another horrible story from Russell Armstrong‘s suicide has emerged: Hours before hanging himself, Russell supposedly beat Taylor. He hurt her so badly that she was left terrified, sobbing, and in a desperate attempt for help reached out to her friends for support. [Radar]

TMZ reports that while Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith haven’t officially separated, it’s “definitely a possibility” and their marriage is certainly in “trouble.” [TMZ]

The World According To Paris, Oxygen’s reality show that was briefly home to Hilton’s baby voice, won’t be returning for a second season. This is a nice way of saying it was canceled, mainly due to poor numbers. [New York Magazine]

Fully-clothed Kate and Pippa Middleton were spotting taking a walk on the beach in Wales’ Llanddwyn Island. Wouldn’t you just love to know what they were talking about? [ONTD]

Mariah Carey will most definitely be appearing on The X Factor, but not as a judge. She’ll supposedly tape something with Simon Cowell at his home. [People]

Brenda Song and Trace Cyrus are expecting a baby. Whoa there! I get the Disney/Miley connection (presumably how they met) but I didn’t realize they were even dating, let alone pregnant! Trace is the emo-looking brother of Miley, and Song is one of the stars of Disney’s Suite Life Of Zack and Cody; she made her way onto the big screen last year in The Social Network. Congrats to the happy couple. [Celebuzz]

  • Bethenny Frankel‘s talk show is being fast-tracked; the suits “couldn’t be happier” with the pilot episode she shot. Bethenny Goes To LA will premiere on Bravo at the end of the year, but with her new chat show coming up, you can safely assume it’ll be her last reality series on the network. [HuffPo]
  • Britain’s Celebrity Big Brother star Darryn Lyons has had a bit of “contouring,” as he put it, done to his body: “I had to get really fit and lose a fair bit of weight. It takes away all the fat around it and actually lets your natural abs be there. Basically it’s the male version of a boob job.” Yeah, and then some. [Daily Mail]
  • Ross Matthews will get his own talk show on E!. No word as to whether or not the network will pass out earplugs for the studio audience for when Matthews delivers his annoyingly high-pitched monologue each night. This move seems to solidify rumors that Chelsea Handler will be leaving her late night show — and the network — in the near future, with Matthews likely being groomed to take over her time slot. [THR]
  • Yankee Nick Swisher and his actress wife Joanna Garcia are finally going on a honeymoon — to Afghanistan. They plan to visit the troops in November, which will be their first trip since they were married last December. [Page Six]
  • Britney Spears isn’t the only starlet to get a tribute at this year’s VMA’s: Tony Bennett is planning one to Amy Winehouse. As he (and the network) should be. [US]
  • If you were ever wondering what Cameron Diaz would look like pregnant, wonder no more. But before you scratch your head and start wondering who the baby daddy is, we’ll tell you now that it’s a fake tummy from a movie set. [People]
  • Clueless costars Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd reunited at a screening of Rudd’s new movie Our Idiot Brother. [ONTD]
  • Alexa Chung will star in a new Lifetime reality series about fashion currently titled 24-Hour Catwalk. The show will feature designers competing against in elimination challenges, so, um, nothing like the preexisting Project Runway! [Page Six]
  • The Kardashians weren’t the only ones who profited from their wedding over the weekend: the site that hosts Kim’s sex tape with Ray J had a well-performing weekend with over 2 million hits to the site. [Fox News]
  • Jeremy Piven will host a reality series about glassblowing called Blow. The punchline really writes itself on that one, eh? [Deadline]
  • Ke$ha and Alice Cooper have collaborated on a song called “What Baby Wants.” You can listen to it at the source, and it pretty much sounds like you would expect (i.e.: not good.) [Perez]
  • Though The Situation has already appeared on the show and Snooki is rumored to be considering it, Pauly D is too good for Dancing With The Stars. He says “I will do [the show] when my career dips.” [HuffPo]
  • Justin Bieber joined Taylor Swift on stage last night for a surprise duet. Unless they performed “Almost Paradise” from the Footloose soundtrack, I have no further interest in this news item. [Contact Music]
  • TMZ has the sexxxy photos of Ron Howard milking a cow. Why? We don’t know. [TMZ]
  • George Michael has lost 15 pounds since he stopped taking drugs: “I’ve been in counseling for substance abuse for nearly 10 months, and part of the advantage of that is I’ve dropped about 14 or 15lbs. All my old clothes fit me. I wouldn’t say I’m looking in the mirror but it’s definitely one of the advantages of being cleaner.” As for quitting cigarettes, he’s still working on it — but Twitter, of all things, is his substitute for the habit. [Showbiz Spy]
  • Rumors that Kreayshawn is dating Da Brat are just not true: the “Gucci, Gucci” singer insists the pair are just acquaintances: “I like that rumor, but it wasn’t true. But you never know… Hey, I got her number. I might hit her up and be like, ‘Heyyyyy.”[Hip Hop Wired]
  • How’s Kevin Jonas doing in his wedded bliss? Fine, if you don’t mind being boring. He filled in for Billy Bush on yesterday’s Access Hollywood Live and was asked whether he was feeling pressure from his parents to procreate: “No, yes, here and there. We’ve started to realize we might become those weird dog people. We have our two dogs, so we don’t want to be those weird dog people, so maybe we’re headed there sooner than we thought.” [Daily Fill]
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