Last night was the 19th Annual Race to Erase MS gala held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles and among the many celebrities turning out to show their support was The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards – with a mystery man!
Kim posed for a few photos with her tall, darkly tanned stranger (along with sister Kathy Hilton and her husband Richard Hilton above), but none of the photo services were able to get a name. So all we know about this new feller, aside from his obvious affinity for UV rays, is he appears to be a little younger than Kim and a lot more – ummmm – television friendly than her former romantic endeavor, Ken Blumenfeld.
IF this is Kim’s new man, then I’m sure we will all get to meet him (much as we did Ken in Season 2) as Bravo is currently filming the third season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills right now. (If anyone knows anything about Kim’s mystery date and/or what his relationship to Kim is, drop us a line at starcasmtips at yahoo.com!)
UPDATE - It turns out Kim’s mystery man is Keith Leedom, who Kim tells E! Online is just a friend:
“That is Keith,” she smiled coyly. “He’s my friend Keith.” Leedom assured us that there’s no hanky-panky going on between him and Richards. “There’s nothing romantic, we’re just friends,” he said.
And speaking of RHOBH Season 3, according to numerous reports Kim is doing much better with her sobriety and the one with the really bad alcohol problem now is Taylor Armstrong. After reportedly getting a bit sloshed at Kyle Richards’ four-year-old daughter’s birthday party (at which Taylor’s daughter Kennedy was present), Taylor then got Hasselhoff cheeseburger wasted at a spa weekend in Ojai, California.
“Taylor was wasted from the moment she appeared in the morning until the moment she collapsed at night,” a source tells Radar Online. “It was a horrific sight to see. She totally lost control of her emotions and her temper. She is an absolute complete mess, but she refuses to acknowledge that she has a problem.”
“Taylor’s drinking is out-of-control,” another source says. “She doesn’t have just 10 drinks, she has like 30 or 40 and she’s a mess. Over the trip Taylor would say the nastiest things to everyone. As soon as she had a drop of alcohol she would start spewing hateful things, it shocked everybody.”
“She isn’t as relevant as she was and she is desperate to stay on the show but the things she says are outrageous and they’re making everyone furious. She caused major drama all weekend. The fights were non-stop, and she was a mess.”
Yet another source (How many people were there at this spa weekend anyway?) adds, “Taylor was all over the place while the cast was shooting at the Ojai Valley Inn. “She would start drinking very, very early in the day. The ladies are all very concerned about her, especially Kyle. They have spoken off camera about their desire for Taylor to stop drinking, but so far, nothing has happened. Taylor had a catastrophic meltdown on camera during the trip that will truly shock viewers when they see it on air this fall.”
There are also reports the cast is trying to arrange an intervention for Taylor.
In other words, more high ratings for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!
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