Adrienne tells us how she'd change Spa day, now that hindsight is 20/20.
Posted by Adrienne Maloofon Oct 25, 20110
When I said last season that I didn't cook, I wasn't joking. Obviously.
Here's the thing – there are approximately 9000 other things that I'd rather do than cook. Getting dental work ranks up there, as does cleaning dog poop out of Paul's closet. I'd rather return my favorite shoes, and give up my handbag collection. Cooking is not therapeutic for me. I have been told that for some people, the satisfaction of presenting a meal to their family can be fulfilling.
Great. I'm all for presenting a meal to my family. As a matter of fact I can present Chinese and Indian and sushi and Italian to them all in one night. Welcome to Takeout Taxi, loves. That little menu catalog they send around about all their restaurants is the best cookbook I know.
I know Lisa wants to know why she didn't know about my tanning booth. I'd like to counter that I didn't know she was regularly cooking chickens over at her house. Amazing what secrets neighbors keep!
Hi Adrienne - I cannot believe you insisted that Brandi step up and apologize when YOU WEREN'T EVEN THERE AT GAME NIGHT. That was painful to watch. I think you owe Brandi an apology. In this age of anti-bullying, it seems like you guys are ALL being bullies and mean girls. Hope you can make this right.
Just did a marathon of watching last night for the first time in awhile, was up till 2:00 a.m., YOU as usual are the only one of the housewives with her head on straight. it was really hard to watch the " treatment" Brandi received from the "sisters", but they don't treat each other a lot better....
Hope they're daughters turn out better than they did!
Who can say Brandi's son was inappropriate? All little boys do that.
P.S. I hate cooking too!
I absolutely adore you! Your marriage to Paul is nearly identical to my marriage to my husband, as far as your thoughts and arguments. It makes me feel closer to you as a fan. Also, I'm 39 years old and have no idea how to cook. Like you said, you either love it or it doesn't interest you at all. It has never interested me. I have cookbooks that I've had since I was 22 years old that have never even been opened. Thanks for showing the world that it's okay not to find joy in cooking. It's pretty much the last thing I'd want to do at the end of a work day. You're an inspiration to me and I wanted to thank you for being so level-headed, down-to-Earth and real. It makes me so proud to be your fan!
I have to agree with Peppercook. I'm surprised if you have known Kyle so long that you are not on to "embellishment" shall we say
I'm so glad to see that you now acknowledge you would not have treated Brandi so shabbily at spa day nor insist she owed some of the girls an apology. She owed NO ONE anything. The other airheads owe her but it is a given they are too self absorbed to ever see the error of their ways. Their behavior doesn't fly in BH or anywhere else for that matter. It was shameful that even Lisa behaved like a high school girl and showed a true lack of brit manners at Camille's charity lunch.
I know you like peace, but it is not always possible even with sisters. To date, I have NEVER seen any love between them; rather who can outdo who, and who has problems vs who has 'less problems." They are both hopeless even if for different reasons.
I like Brandi. She's a sweetheart and I personally prefer honest and direct people. I hope you show her more kindness in the future and apologise for YOUR behavior on spa day. And bring back the Bickersons. They are hilarious.
And where is the adorable Jackpot? You need to get his role upgraded!!
Adrienne: You've struck me as the most intelligent of all the BHW, and yet you've been so easily tricked by the lack of character shown by cast members at key moments. You couldn't see how Brandi was belittled by the dysfunctional Hilton girls. You should have stood up for her since she was a guest in your house. You can't see through Lisa VDP's who stirs the pot on every occasion possible; she's a great instigator of conflict and then steps back when it hits the fan.
You and Paul are the only responsible and note-worthy people on the show; please don't let yourself become compromised by the others (and I don't think you will).
I'd like to comment here that you always seem to try to act with maturity and dignity, and for that you deserve a shout out. I live worlds away from Beverly Hills and my life is unlike yours and your social group in many ways, but from what I see on TV, it seems more difficult to stay true to yourself and not get carried away by the petty things over there, where you live, than it is over here. :) While other cast members (not all, but several come to mind) may behave irrationally or like children, you seem to be the most secure and stable, not to mention humble. You are gracious and wise, a beautiful woman.
Adrienne - I LOVE you on the show. You are very down to Earth despite having such an over the top lifestyle. Thank you for sharing with us.
However, on more than one episode, you cook was RUDE. I get it - he doesn't like Lisa. However, he should respect the fact that she is your friend and guest in your home. He is the hired help. He should show more respect to you. I think he might be trying to get some TV time. I hope that footage with him in it in the future gets scrapped. He is not interesting and has an attitude for no reason. Bravo - please stop showing him.
Every time you throw a party, the food makes me start to salivate. Are you the only housewife to have a full-time chef? Would you mind inviting me over for dinner? I promise I won't a) let my dog drink out of your crystal b) fail to correct my son after he pees on the grass c) pick a fight with anyone.
Yet again you take the high road and show CLASS to he extremes. Thank goodness you are who you are. It is a reality star that can bite and be bitten with honesty that keeps the viewers coming back. Thank you for staying true to yourself. I know your family says thank you for NOT cooking. I laughed so hard when you used soap to wash the chicken. Too hilarious. For one such as me that was a perfect ending to a chemo day. Iwoke up laughing the next day thinking of that poor chicken and thanking the Gods that you have a chef.
Lisa needs to get over herself a bit. She is starting to lose some of her class and elegance already this season, stirring th epot and not the food one.
Let her know she needs to back up a little and be Lisa, not try to be the one upper as she seems to want to be already.
Have a fantastic day. Hi to Paul.
ps- Adrienne will be a welcome addition although she does need to clean her potty mouth for the sake of her children. I already like her and your description- you get what you see. She is perfectly attuned and a great addition to your friendship circle.
Adrienne- Out of all of the housewives you are the best. You are a good role model for women. Your smart, pretty, good at business, a hard worker, and most importantly you seem to have a heart. I don't blame you for the spa day. I believe you were going on what you were told by the other women. You seem to be very down to earth and I think that is wonderful. Women need to learn to support one another, hold each other up, and be there for one another, instead of fighting and tearing one another down. Woman are attacked on a minute by minute basis in this country and we need each other.
As I watched that episode, knowing what a level headed person you are, all I could think was...When she see's game nite for herself, she's going to rethink what she's asking of Brandi (the apology). And I can see from reading this blog you did. You're the best Adrienne...love you!!! And takeout taxi in my favorite "recipe" too, just can't afford it like we used too :(
Adrienne - knowing what you know now, you said you would not have asked Brandi to apologize first, but at that moment why didnt you take a more neutral approach (since you were not there at game night) instead of insisting Brandi had to apologize first? Also, it didnt seem like you were really listening to Brandi's side on game night and how she was being insulted from the very beginning by the Richards sisters. I think you owe Brandi an apology too!
It's been a long time coming, but I'm finally on the Kyle "Manhands" hate train. She is extra catty and two-faced this season, and I don't understand why she's going balls to the wall bitchy when she was so poorly received at the end of the season. I'm kind of fond of desperate, gawky Dana, but I'm sure that will change soon enough. Surely they hired that Brandi person in an ill-fated attempt to make the other women more palatable and sympathetic, right?
Kyle, Kim, Lisa and you all owe Brandi an apology. It was very sad to see,i never liked Kim but Kyle used to be one of my very favorite on the show, but after seeing her actions that night made me dislike her, I hope to see more of Brandi on the show and to see an apology from you all to her.
I am super glad to see this blog and your obvious enlightenment from actually watching the game night episode and seeng that Kim and Kiyle acted like animals. If there ever trully was a mean girl.....thoe two are it! Kim and you were always my favorites. I watch every season. Now that you have redeemed yourself with this blog, you and Brandi are my favoites! And Camille and Taylor of course always!
I have been so saddened at how all this played out. I love the show. For the first time at game night, I saw some things that bothered me. I realize you guys have money, but that is no excuse to be cruel. I usually like Kyle, but my opinion is changing rapidly. The two of them acted like high school bullies. Perhaps I would have taken back the crystal meth thing, but Kim and Kyle sickened me in their actions. Even Lisa got involved. Spoiled brats. Hope things turn around. I love the person you are! The others are superficial.
Love you Adrienne!!! As a viewer I can tell how you're so successful in all aspects of your life..be it business, personal, friendships. You always play the sincere peace keeper and that is refreshing in this day and age where gossip and bullying is the thing to do. You are beautiful on the inside and out!
I rewatched spa night last night. I wonder if the Chez Maloof "in home spa" with all the fancy equipment is for more than just the family...as in, would Paul have any patients who have post surgery follow-up treatments and want it all done as quietly and privately as possible. At least they'd get a tax write-off on all that equipment.
Last season I had all the sympathy in the world for Kim. Not anymore...and Kyle seems to only encourage all that's nasty about Kim's personality. I'd love to see an episode with Kathy Hilton thrown into the mix, just to see the effect on Kyle & Kim.
I am so glad that you are acknowledging that Kim & Kyle's behavior that evening was awful. What they did to Brandi was horrible. I understand you were not there, but in all fairness, Kyle is usually the one that is at the center of a 'girl fight'. She is the first to fly off the handle in every situation and does not tell the complete story EVER. Thank you for taking the high road and sticking up for Brandi, it is about time someone did. And just so you know, Kyle is not fooling anyone with her weak/ cover her butt apologies, just as Kim is not fooling anyone either.
Did you not watch the previous episode where the sisters ganged up on Brandi? You clearly did not support Brandi when you are the one who introduced her to the group. You are a peacemaker but a very passive one, you try to be good to everybody. Once Brandi left, you went and told everybody that Brandi has no filters, that is the problem. But when you were alone with Brandi, you never for once mentioned that Kim and Kyle's behavior was not acceptable.
Adrienne - you introduced Brandi to these mean girls and you should protect her better. She is the new kid on the block and all the others have ganged up on her. Lisa is the worst of the lot. I am completely disappointed in Kyle - and I never liked Kim.
adrienne, i love you but think your actions were kinda crazy this episode!! you admit that you didn't really know what happened that night, so why were you so intent on brandi apologizing? i don't know what to think of brandi yet, but it almost broke my heart when she said, "i don't want to apologize!" she didn't think she was totally in the wrong and felt pressured to say something she didn't mean. then when kyle went out there to talk to her you kept butting in and talking over them! i don't think they needed you to mediate. i was just left confused by you...since a lot of the time you are democratic with everyone, this time i felt like you got too involved!
You have no idea of how it warms my heart for you to speak on the subject of Game Night, along with the repercussions that were triggered by that event. I am limited on what I can comment on since I don't personally know any of these women. We only see what Bravo deems worthy?
Anyway, my hat goes off to you. :-) In my opinion, you are one of the sanest and down to earth persons that tapes this show.
it is very impressive how you stay out of the drama, those woman make themselves look so inmature, and classless. highschool all over again.
you and paul, ADORABLE. paul by the way, very handsom.