Update-Help fails for certain modules

I was trying to update the help of powershell on Windows 8 Beta server and got the following message:

Update-Help -Force -UICulture $host.CurrentUICulture
Update-Help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'BestPractices' with UI culture(s) {en-US} : For security reasons DTD is prohibited in this XML document. To enable DTD processing set the DtdProcessing property on XmlReaderSettings to Parse and pass the settings into XmlReader.Create method.
At line:1 char:1
+ Update-Help -Force -UICulture $host.CurrentUICulture
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [Update-Help], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : HelpInfoXmlValidationFailure,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.UpdateHelpCommand

To avoid this error, I ended doing:

Remove-Module -Name BestPractices -Force            
Update-Help -Force -UICulture $host.CurrentUICulture            
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