Adrienne Maloof

Adrienne Maloof talks about the unique advantages and challenges to working with her brothers.

on Dec 23, 2010

I received a lot of comments this week about the last episode, and so many people were kind enough to tell me that they appreciated my choice to stay out of the fracas at Camille’s dinner. There is a quote --- uttered by the man who invented basketball -- that really says it all: "Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals." It is a mantra that James Naismith lived by over 100 years ago, and one that I think about often. I really believe it applies here, because how can you stay "clean of mind" if you let yourself get caught up in drama that doesn’t really accomplish anything? There is a time and place for conflict, and then at some point you have to move on in order to stay focused, positive ,and healthy. I just don’t think you can keep your mind cluttered with anger and bitterness, and simultaneously achieve great things. How can you look forward if you keep finding yourself looking back at the past? I was glad that at least for a short while, Kyle and Camille set aside their differences.

So here I am as well, doing my best to move on…

This week, my favorite segment was the one that included my older brothers, Joe and Gavin. I’ve been really lucky in my life for a lot of very obvious reasons, but one of the things that I am most thankful for is that I grew up in the company of four incredible brothers. Each one of them is individually so different, yet they are bound by a common drive, ambition and decency that makes me very proud to be their sibling. In previous episodes you’ve seen The Palms and our basketball team, the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. Tonight you saw another facet of what we do –- and that is producing entertainment. As I am based in LA, this is the part of the business in which I am most involved on a daily basis. We produce television, music, and films and usually have multiple projects in the works at any one time. Right now we are developing a couple of movies -- one of which will be executive produced by Gary Foster, who produced hits such as The Soloist, Tin Cup, and Sleepless in Seattle, and we are in pre-production on a few television shows via Sweeping Palms Entertainment. We also discover new talent to bring to our music partners. Add to this the show, my boys and my husband, and sleep is something I just dream about, while remaining awake, of course.