CLAIM: Kim Richards to Skip “Ellen” Because of Drinking Embarrassment

Truth rating: 2
(RadarOnline.com)

By Daniel Gates

(RadarOnline.com)

Kim Richards will not appear with the other “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” on Ellen DeGeneres‘ show, and one outlet alleges it’s because of her alcoholism. RadarOnline claims in its article (at right) that Richards refused to join her cast mates on the chat fest “because she’s embarrassed that her drinking problem was revealed” during the “Housewives” season finale.

Richards and her sister Kyle Richards fought bitterly on the episode, at one point getting into a screaming match in a limo. Shortly after the explosive incident, Kim Richards entered rehab.

According to Radar’s so-called “source,” “She’s not doing Ellen because Bravo aired that she was an alcoholic on the reality show and she didn’t want that to be made public.” And just to illustrate how she won’t be on

Obviously, Richards’ drinking issues are very personal, and to have them exposed to a television audience must be mortifying. But to claim embarrassment alone is keeping her off “Ellen” seems misguided, especially because Richards participated in Bravo’s reunion show after the finale aired.

A rep for Richards tells Gossip Cop, “Kim isn’t able to attend [“Ellen”] because of an important prior commitment. She is disappointed because she is a huge Ellen fan. She really hopes Ellen will have her on another time.” The “Housewives” appearance will air tomorrow.

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