Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kim Richards Heads to Rehab
Dec 06, 2011 - by Lester Brathwaite
Okay, it's a slow news morning so forgive the dalliance into reality television's mire of mawkish machinations, but guuuuuuuurl -- did you hear about Kim Richards? The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is hands-down the most dramatic of Bravo's runaway series. Sure, Nene Leakes might be snatching people's wigs off in Atlanta because she is "VERY rich"; Teresa Giudice may be flipping tables and screaming "WHOOOOOOORE" in a room full of children; and Bobby may have had cancer and Bethanny Frankel had the gall to only send Jill Zarin flowers in New York, but at least no one's husband offed themselves before a season premiere. Shit's getting a little too real in reality TV, kids. To wit, Kim Richards, is now going to rehab out of concern for
her well-being for her job on the show.
"A source close to Richards" -- ten bucks it's Kim's Demi Moore-esque younger sister, Kyle Richards -- told Star Magazine,People involved with the show are concerned and might have to step in ... friends and family dont talk about whats going on with Kim. Anyone who's watched season one of Beverly Hills knows that, according to Kyle, Kim is "a fucking liar" and an alcoholic. Apparently, Kim has even "admitted on the show to taking a cocktail of prescription pills, including Lexapro, Trazadone and Topamax."
I've only seen this season sporadically, but homegirl is high as a kite. A kite on meth. But there's a light at the other end of the tunnel for Kim Richards. And in that light is a book deal and maybe, if she plays her cards right, some fine editorial work. [Radar]