Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will include suicide prevention PSAs, a special intro

Bravo announced this morning that the Sept. 5 premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will stand, and the season will include PSAs about suicide prevention. That’s in response to the death of cast member Russell Armstrong, who killed himself and had complained that “Bravo bastards” created “bullshit” about his life.

Bravo president Frances Berwick said in a statement, “Given that these episodes were filmed months ago, the producers of the show taped a brief interview this week with several of the cast members to introduce the premiere. Re-editing of the episodes is still underway.”

She said the network “has partnered with the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) to raise awareness about suicide prevention,” and will be promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) online.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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