The producers of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” will proceed with the upcoming second season despite the suicide of one of the participants. Russell Armstrong, husband of one of the real housewives, killed himself after the season was filmed, telling his mother that he expected to be “crucified” through his portrayal on the show. His death has sparked controversy over the emotional toll that reality shows take on the people who appear in them. However, the network will not cancel the show, and instead plans to salvage the season through editing. It’s considered likely that Armstrong’s storyline will be downplayed in the re-cutting.
Friday, August 19, 2011