Is anyone else out there totally over the Adrienne Maloof/Brandi Glanville drama on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? I don't even mind Brandi so much, and I definitely don't think that she should have aired Adrienne's dirty laundry, but I also have to wonder…who goes to such great lengths to keep that a secret? I'm just baffled.
I'm also tired of Kyle Richards trying to win back fans (ain't happen' Splits!) by playing nice. She's going to get a rash if she refrains from pot stirring for any length of time. That said, I applaud her efforts to play nice and straddle the fence (those splits come in handy!), but I don't buy any of her behavior as being sincere.
We'll start with the most disingenuous of this week's Bravo blogs, and we'll end with a candid and sincere interview with Kim Richards about her sobriety. Let's get started, shall we?
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Adrienne keeps her Bravo blog for this week short and sweet, and I can't thank her enough. I have had enough of her media tour with
what's his name Sean Stewart. She begins, "This season has been particularly difficult for me. I think all of you know that I am NOT the biggest fan of drama." Except in her divorce, of course.
Trying to spin her situation for suing a castmate as being different from the season two fracas, Adrienne continues, "A few of the women are comparing this situation with the disagreement between Russell [Armstrong] and Camille [Grammer]. For me there is one key difference and that is the direct involvement of my innocent loved ones who were NEVER supposed to be part of the drama. With Russell and Camille all parties involved were adults and capable of defending themselves. Any mother would agree that protecting young children is of the utmost importance. I still believe that friends don't sue friends but Brandi has made it abundantly clear that she is not my friend." So, is she basically admitting to the surrogacy rumors here? And guess what? Her kids probably still don't know, although there is no way they can grow up in such a tight knit community and not find out at some point in their lives, right?
She concludes with some very Staub-esque light and love, citing, "I'm finding happiness in 2013 and am focused on surrounding myself and my family with positivity. I want to sincerely thank my dear friends Faye [Resnick], Camille, Kyle, Kim, and of course Mauricio [Umansky] for being so supportive through these difficult times." Gag me.
Although not much better, Splits also chimes in on her Bravo blog, writing, "This week I am happy that Mauricio and Brandi were able to end on a better note. Although Mauricio feels strongly about this situation, ultimately he wants to see some resolution for Adrienne, Brandi, and our group of friends." What a keeper!
Kyle adds, "I don't like seeing Ken [Todd] and Mauricio disagree but there are some things in life that we just can't always agree upon with our friends. We have to agree to disagree." Quick, someone book her on a motivational speaking tour about the power of diplomacy. Please. We all remember how much you like to stir that pot, Splits!
"Since Lisa [Vanderpump] and Adrienne are not speaking, it's easy for Lisa to take Brandi's side. Mauricio and I have known Paul [Nassif] and Adrienne longer and are obviously closer with them," Kyle explains. "However, this was a matter of principal. Regardless of who is friends with who, I could see that Brandi felt bad and I didn't want this to keep coming up over and over again. Brandi was saying she tried calling Adrienne to apologize and Adrienne was saying she wished Brandi would reach out to her. Very confusing." Yep, Kyle…that means one of them is lying, and my money is Adrienne. Brandi, as unfiltered and crass as she is, doesn't strike me as a liar.
Kyle recalls, "At the art gallery opening, Ken and Lisa were a bit chilly to Mauricio. I personally had no issues with the fact that we had disagreed at the Moroccan dinner. I knew there was no way Lisa would stick her neck out for Adrienne in any way after the reunion last year. And there was no way I could say that Brandi wasn't wrong. Sooo, there you have it. Agree to disagree." Are we working on a theme here?
Finally, Splits finishes her diplomacy parade by bloggin, "One thing I like about Brandi is she can put aside whatever tension we have and have a good time. So when she invited me to Vegas with the girls, I thought it would be a good time to let our hair down, have fun, and laugh." This trip should be highly entertaining.
Moving on to something much more positive and much less petty, Kim recently spoke to Us Weekly about her newfound sobriety, telling the site, "This season I'm sober and I feel great! Being sober and coming home from treatment, reconnecting with my kids, was not as easy as I thought it was going to be. I came home thinking, 'Gosh, everything's back to the way it used to be.'"
After the initial struggles, Kim reveals, "We've worked together through this and we've come out way ahead of the game. I've grown a lot, they've grown a lot, and you will see [that] through the season. It's been an amazing journey, for sure."
Kim admits that watching herself on seasons' past was very difficult…understandably so. She recalls, "I didn't want to watch the other seasons, because it was hard for me. But yet I filmed the other seasons knowing I was doing not the right thing. And that was a choice I made. I knew I wasn't doing the right thing, and I did it anyway."
These days, Kim knows how fortunate she is. "I'm so grateful today for the relationships I have with my kids, my sister and my friends, God, my higher power," She says. "Spiritually, I'm super blessed."
You have to applaud Kim's honesty, and I'll take her frankness over the other women's cattiness any day of the week!
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