Adrienne Maloof

Adrienne takes Winston Churchill as she ponders what she would have done had she been at Game Night.

on Oct 11, 20110

I don't know about you, but game night in my house includes things like hide-and-go-seek, Xbox Kinect, and maybe, if we're winding down, something calm and soothing like Candyland. My first red flag that something was about to go wrong when watching this episode was seeing the dessert table at Dana's. While everything looked delicious, a mom of three boys will tell you that you can't get everyone hyped up on sugar and then just hope for the best. I've lost some valuables that way, trust me.

Before I start, I have to explain my absence. In no way was I trying to back out that night. What you are seeing took place while my family was in deep discussions and in final decision making-mode with regards to moving our basketball team. We had a series of business conference calls that night that unexpectedly kept me away, so while most people will see that as me dodging a bullet (or being sprinkled by angel dust!), I also see that as me not being there to try and prevent the bullet being discharged in the first place.

Now, about how that game of celebrity turned into a game of war, with the room going from Defcon 5 to Defcon 1 in a matter of minutes. . .

105 comments
maursy1966
maursy1966

I absolutely adore the show and you gals certainly keep me entertained...I am also a fan of all the housewives (YEP) every city, and I have watched all from day one (EVEN D.C...bummed they got cancelled) and the one common thread is that over time with each passing season the ugliness and bitterness rises and the "real" housewives morph into caricatures of themselves. Its fascinating to watch because obviously it is the cost of fame...However you Bev Hills girls are a tad different in that CLEARLY your all really wealthy and most of you are already famous. It will be interesting to watch how you all change with the passing of time. I just want to say that you are simply an amazing woman all around. You are the voice of reason and you seem so grounded. I know you grew up with incredible wealth and advantage yet you act like such a regular hard working person....kudos to you ( and to your parents...they obviously raised you well). Please stay true to yourself and stay being the peacekeeper because I have a feeling game night was just the tip of the iceberg. Watching this last season of the Jersey housewives made me so sad that they have disintegrated and I hope and pray that doesn't happen to you guys. Going to vegas is on my bucket list and when i do go i want to stay at your hotel..it looks amazing. Blessings and love to you Adrienne and to your husband and your beautiful little boys xxx

NLARB
NLARB

Adrienne.....you are by far the most decent, forgiving, admirable and genuine housewife in all. You always put a positive spin on everything. I do feel bad, however; that you didn't go to game night and stand by Brandi, your friend. Kyle & Kim are self-righteous, jealous, mean individuals. They were probably drunk at that game night, but that doesn't excuse their behavior. They were evil! Kyle gives off the impression that she thinks she is something special....she's not. Kyle nor Kim have any class at all!!

Artist50
Artist50

Kyle was rude but I think when her sister's around she's very nervous. Kim actually stirred the pot and everyone is so afraid that she's ready to go over the edge that no one says a thing. Kim makes me uncomfortable. For Brandi to want to find a new group of friends and accuse one of them of being on crystal meth is definitely unforgivable - what does she expect? She acted like trailer park trash. The whole thing was awful. You can tell you've been raised with brothers because you just aren't into this cattiness and aren't you glad you have sons? You're a delight to watch and deserve your wonderful life and family.

Sheila Fl
Sheila Fl

Class Act..... Please do not be fooled by Kyle. I believe she is very arrogant and is one of those ladies who only has one friend at a time and no one is going to come into her little group. I believe you are a woman of your own as you do show this to be so. A small voice of reason... Brandi did not deserve to be attacked by the sister's and as your friend Lisa seemed to be gleaming when she got word of the game night.. She seemed to be relishing in all the gossiping Kyle was saying as well as egging it on... One word "unbelievable".

JessBarbie08
JessBarbie08

Adrienne, you're the only housewife with some sense!! Kyle & Kim are showing their ugly dark sides with their catty, gossiping, bullying, mean-girl behavior. You don't take sides with wrong and you call the BS exactly what it is. Kyle & Kim are unhappy because of their pasts & some family problems that they can't keep in the dark (Kim's lack of sobriety). You and Lisa keep it real & you're always on your "A" game. I can understand Lisa's cautious approach to Brandi but Kyle & Kim are just jealous of her because she's real and doesn't have crow's feet or a drinking problem. Brandi is genuine & doesn't pretend to be perfect. I think Paris Hilton's fame has gotten to Kim & Kyle because that's their only claim to it!!!!

Shash
Shash

If you had been there the fight never would have escalated as it did. You have always been my favorite..such class you have. Always the peacemaker and never one to spread malicious gossip! We need more like you!

so surprised
so surprised

I am so happy Adrienne that you said that Kim has a substance abuse problem loud and clear. I was starting to think you were a little weak. Proud of you. It takes a brave person to say someone is in denial and that an abuse problem exists. GO Adrienne!

rosita1023
rosita1023

You are adorable! The others could learn from you that you can still have money and be nice!

DawnG
DawnG

Definitely love you as the best housewife. Beautiful, smart, the whole nine. Keep being you.

Natale
Natale

You bring the voice of reason to the whole scenario but unfortunately I really don't think cocktails and too much sugar is an excuse for a grown women to act that way. Kyle and Kim's behavior was inexcusably rude and inappropriate and Brandi was the victim just defending herself. Did both sides go too far - absolutely, but I think it fair to hold 2 grown women accountable for their actions. Our society is trying to fight bullying in schools for young children, maybe it starts with the parents. What a concept!

Viewer1111
Viewer1111

You are the only one on this show with any common sense!! Don't listen to posters who tell you to lighten up on Paul. I don't get what's the issue is??? You seem to have an open and perfectly healthy relationship where neither of you are afraid to speak your minds. Good for you!!

GA Hunny
GA Hunny

You are truly the voice of reason on this show! I keep hoping the class, compassion and sagacity of you and Lisa will rub off on the others.

NS2ME
NS2ME

Adrienne, You (and Paul) have been my favorites since Season 1. You have more class than the rest of the HW's put together. I even love your bickering. I was happy to see that you were friends with Brandi, but very disappointed that you are making excuses for Kyle's behavior. Whether she was stressed out about her sister or not, she is rude and nasty and very jealous. She started in on Brandi the first time she met her and acted like she was in high school. Kyle as some serious issues. She and Kim ( and also Dana) were terrible to Brandi. It was painful to watch and I felt awful for her. Kyle is always in on the battles- in fact- she seems to thrive on them. I hope you stick by Brandi as it sure looks like she needs a good friend. And, good for you to always be the voice of common sense and reason.

Viewersue
Viewersue

First of all, I love all the housewives. I am very surprised that you have stuck up for Brandi as much as you did. No matter what kind of person Brandi is, it did not make it right for her to say the things she said about Kim, even if Kim said she didn't like her. Brandi did not show any class whatsoever in that episode. I feel that you are the peacemaker and you should have told Brandi that it was wrong. You said she has no filter but it still doesn't make it right.

aussieatheart
aussieatheart

I don't think I will ever understand why you are on this show. Don't get me wrong, I think you are great and love watching you, especially with Paul, but you have it all head and shoulders above the rest and stand out like a sore thumb when they kick into drama mode. I am guessing you must sometimes feel like you are surrounded by two year old divas. Cheers to you Adrienne for being pretty damn awesome to watch :)

donna218
donna218

You are, by far, a refreshing, wonderful, down to earth addition to this hot mess of a reality show. Thank you; you're one of the only reasons I keep watching.

MXA
MXA

Please don't ever change! Brandi needs one sane friend in that group of ugliness!

anneaw
anneaw

You are definitely the classy, intelligent, fair housewife. Paul was spot on about Kim's behaviorm, she is definitely self-medicating. Kyle is a mean girl who thinks she is perfect which is why she will continue to pick on Brandi (easy prey if you're not around). The Richard sisters need to find a way to try to make themselves feel better and falsely more superior than others. Can you say adults who received too much attention as child actors?!?!

bklynstar555
bklynstar555

YOU ROCK! I almost didn't watch the Beverly Hills RH series, but I was intrigued by you (and Kyle, initially, who has now sunk to the bottom of the barrel) You know how to stick by a friend, even if they may be (perceived as) DEAD WRONG... for the record, I totally see the crystal meth thing. I get where Brandi was coming from. I know most people don't, but the fact that you are throwing her under the bus like Camille and that disgusting Dana thing is AWESOME!

sheila, tampa
sheila, tampa

Adrienne,

I am very dissapointed that would you bring Brandi into this den of evil, jealous women and just leave her. You pretend to defend your friend Brandi but you really don't. You're reminding me of Camille who just goes along to get along and doesn't have a voice. Girl, grow a pair.

Anna4896
Anna4896

I am really surprised that Kyle, Kim and Lisa would treat a friend of your in such a manner. I would find that unacceptable and disrespectful. Have they even apologized to you and have you apologized to your friend for putting her is such a terrible position...they hid her crutches. Wow. These ladies "Do Charities" I would never support any of their charities.

Linda Howard
Linda Howard

I hope there's no doubt in your mind by now that the game party incident was not Brandi's fault. The other women were terrible to her for no reason. I think Kyle is too stressed out due to feeling she has to be her sister's caretaker all the time. Brandi is in trouble for telling it like it is. Everyone knows that Kim's behavior is very strange at times and after being severely provoked and abused, Brandi called her on it. Good for her. It's about time someone did. Kim needs to get some therapy so that everyone around her can stop taking the fall for her.

I definitely would have given Brandi a pass on the peeing in the grass incident. Why? Not only because her son was only 4 years old, but because she was new to the show and may have been a little off her game due to the cameras, and because the husband who had abandoned her had just remarried days before the bar-be-que. And if that wasn't enough to make trigger my sympathy for her, then the fact that she was on crutches would have. It's kind of hard to keep getting up and down every time a 4 year old acts like a 4 year old to correct him. The question is what would it take to trigger off their sympathy? Would she have to hemorrhage right there on the lawn in front of them? It was not their finest moment for sure and hiding Brandi's crutches was downright nasty and immature and not the least bit funny. I didn't expect to like Brandi but I do. I like the way she handled herself during a very difficult situation.

loveyourshow45
loveyourshow45

Yes, unfortunately, game night was very sad for many of the housewives. Everyone should take note on the housewife that got hysterical about the potential violence-BIG RED FLAG:( That was the saddest scene for me-watch your friends & reach out when you can!

chaozz
chaozz

your the hottest house wife!

SF Viewer
SF Viewer

You've always been my favorite. Because of the way Kim and Kyle acted, they were rude. Kim was rude to say that she didn't like Brandi in earshot of Brandi. Kim is the one with low class and Kyle was lame for not admitting what she said and saying, Yeah that wasn't cool.

MawMaw Di
MawMaw Di

You're my fav housewife! Please stand by Brandi...Kyle & Kim were just disgusting at game night. Watch the episode...Brandi was Kyle's target from first sight at the party. She's totally jealous of Brandi! also...tell Lisa to quit being such a trouble maker...she meddles horribly in everyone's business. Hoping her daughter's wedding keeps her busy & out of everyone's life for awhile! You're are kind, fair & have such class. Your family must be so proud of you!

Kellie Bennett`
Kellie Bennett`

Adrienne, you are my absolute favorite of all the real housewives!!! I liked you right from the moment I heard your introduction to the show; Money is what I have, it's not who I am!!! I have to say that you and Camille seem to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and are not judemental like the others!! I can't tell you how refreshing that is!! I hope the other ladies realize how truly blessed they are to have such a friend as you in their lives!

Michelle Chavez
Michelle Chavez

Adrienne,

You are my favorite out of this entire cast....class, common sense, a great sense of humor, and obviously well-educated! You need to hook up these women with some NM green chili and fresh tortillas and bring them back down to earth! :-)

lagunabeachbunny
lagunabeachbunny

No wonder you are such a success in your family business. You have such a great head on your shoulders. If I were one of the housewives you would definitely be my best friend. You are genuine when the others roll their eyes to play it up for the cameras and sensitive when necessary. You are very classy indeed.

Good Friend
Good Friend

Thanks for being a good friend to Brandi! You are staying true to yourself! Good for you! God Bless!

lilu816
lilu816

VERY TURNED-OFF on Kyle and Kim sister act. Kyle is not happy unless she in judgement and bullying someone. Her EGO was all over the show this week, she and Kim think they are too cute but they are trashy, rude and no longer fun to watch. Lisa was not even there yet she was right in judgement with Kyle. I was surprised they other girls took their side. What is the deal, is this Kyle's show? This group of Housewives are now looking like Hollywood trash girls, just all dressed up! Money does not buy you happiness! Those girls are not happy women!!!

mommyoftwins
mommyoftwins

Love all the franchises, but rhobh is my favorite of all and you are my favorite of all the women! You are the best! Have you noticed Kyle was actually being bitchy to brandi? I used to like Kyle, but I think she may be rude to people she doesn't deem worthy. Love the dynamic between you and Paul! It is my husband and I exactly! They can be like another child sometimes!

Chutima
Chutima

Adrienne, you are a very nice person and always the voice of reason. Brandi was provoked and although the crystal meth comment was a bit out of line, I do not blame her. Kim is a mess. I feel bad for Kim at times, but after seeing her being so mean and attacking Brandi I don't feel so bad for her anymore. Kim and Kyle were to blame and their behaviors were embarrassing. I wish you had been there, but I am also glad that with your absence we're getting to see the Richards sisters' true colors.

FL Fan
FL Fan

Yes, you are absolutely the best of the ladies with regards to being a true girls girl.....kind, compassionate, non competitive, honest, real and funny.

....but I wish you would be nicer to your husband. You are so lucky to have a man who loves, respects and literally worships you. Do you know how many good women would die to have that?????

That's all......

Love you Adrienne!!

Min
Min

Keep taking the high road. You are the only one with a "good head on her shoulders". Be a little kinder to Paul, though.

leesaw
leesaw

i second your comment about women bring other women down. make it stop. why do we get so threatened by other women. we need to uplift each other and be proud. rise above, ladies.

Terri Texas
Terri Texas

PLEASE POST THIS ENTRY.... Dear Adrienne, it is so refreshing to see someone take the high road as you do...I think you've got this reality thing figured out. You are an inspiration in your success in business AND your marriage and family...and you are so down to earth....God Bless you and your sweet family. Note to Bravo/Andy:It is far more fun to watch episodes that are fun and light hearted than the episodes of outlandish backbiting drama. I bet even more viewers would tune in...please try it!!

kDc
kDc

You are, without a doubt, my most favorite housewife....ever! Love love LOVE you!

Elpheba
Elpheba

You are a wise woman. The ladies could learn a lot from you if they would just listen. They are like children who are acting out.

redbud9
redbud9

Love you Adrienne, but give Paul a break, will ya?!

islandgirl68
islandgirl68

My favorite from day 1.....my favorite STILL! What you wrote was well put ~ I just wish game night was well-played! I'm going to keep tuning in to see how this plays out between the ladies!

Amanda  Lucas
Amanda Lucas

You are my favorite of the cast. You are successful and yet very kind. I love your husband and wish you could give him a break though. You guys are so cute together!

sonn
sonn

You are the only "real" person in that show and DONT ever change!! You, Paul and your Chef are awesome 8-D! Goodluck with the business!!

jamigo
jamigo

I like your response. You are honest and fair. You are very respectful.

southtexas
southtexas

You should be glad you missed game night......

604jackie
604jackie

you are my fave. your husband is hilarious. i really like him too. and jackpot? omg watch out jiggy :) you are classy and i love your style