All of us had tried to reach Russell and Taylor ahead of the event, but for whatever reason, no one was able to get in contact with them. Instead of just hoping for the best and having everyone attend -- like we'd done with Brandi's Malibu party, with horrible results -- it was decided to try and avert a potentially litigious and confrontational situation by asking Russell and Taylor to not attend in the first place. We then did the best we could in terms of reaching out to them privately. We went outside, in front of the house and away from the other guests, and met them as they exited their car. It was still a very difficult situation for everyone involved.
To end on a more positive note, I want to wish everyone a loving, warm and giving holiday. If anything, all of this is another reminder to honor our blessings, and to be grateful for our loved ones. I am so thankful for all the support from my great fans this year, and I want every one of you to know that I truly appreciate it.
A special thanks to all the troops out there who give of themselves every day to keep us safe.
Happy Holidays, from my house to yours.
P.S. No one is staring more longingly at their stockings than Jackpot and Visco. I think they can smell the treats inside. They are giving me the most pitiful, pleading looks. . .I'll bet it's only a matter of time before Jackpot eggs Visco on, and Visco makes the naughty leap upwards. . .