Happy Monday from Los Angeles; I'm here for a few days of meetings. It seems fitting to be here because I am about to go hit the streets for a morning run and Jackie Warner is on my brain and L.A. is her town and tonight is a new episode of Thintervention and so all roads lead to Jackie, is all.
Since the day Work Out went off the air, I have been getting e-mails and tweets and all forms of communication from people wanting to know when the heck Jackie would be returning to Bravo. So it finally happened after we spent a couple years developing something that would be perfect for Jackie. This one represents Jackie at her best: changing people's lives. It's partially what she was doing on Work Out with her SkyLab program but it's more intense, more fun, and at times just plain deep. It's got a lot of heart and a lot of humor, with a lot of real information built in. Jackie is tough, but great at what she does and quite compelling to watch.
The weekend was good. Friday was Yom Kippur and so it was a very early dinner before a fantastic service at Congregation Beth Simchat Torah. Saturday was a quiet day of fasting and lulling around before a bacchanalia breakfast at the Levys on the Upper West Side. (Yes at THE Levys on the Upper West Side; I am quite sure there is only one family up there with that name.) After stuffing ourselves, we went to Bedlam in the East Village, which is a really great mixed bar that a friend opened and I am really digging. He is going to let me dj there one night, which will be a bucket list moment for me. I love dj-ing in my home or in my mind, so this should be interesting. I'll let you know when and if it ever happens.
Yesterday afternoon on the flight I got a ton of work done, including watching two episodes of RHATL, which were OFF THE CHAIN, and the finale of D.C. Wives. The rampup to the end of that show is quite gripping. I was concurrently transfixed by the hairdo of the gal seated across the aisle, a true beehive sprayed and teased to the heavens. I was trying to maneuver a picture on and off for much of the ride, but was unsuccessful. I can't get the 'hive out of me brain! She was in her early 60s, I'd say, and changed into some sort of a sequined housecoaty kinda top before landing in L.A. That 'hive had places to GO in L.A.! I can't stop thinking about her....
I was too jammed up to blog on Friday morning, but I would've certainly written about what a blast Watch What Happens Live was on Thursday night. Cat and Ramona together were as surreal and amazing as I'd expected. I think Ramona met her match with outspoken Cat.
At one point on the show, Cat said she'd heard that Diane Dimond, who wrote a book about the Salahis, has actually been financing the couple. I got an e-mail after the show from Ms. Diamond saying that the Salahis received no money from her. I read the book on the plane to prep for the reunion; there is much to discuss.
Did you see Ramona and Cat "debate" each other? It was pretty entertaining! Watch, and have a great day:
I love your show....HOWEVER...do you realize you mentioned Ebong as the winner of the poll and the actual winner was Stacie's husband Jason? PLEASE CORRECT IT ON THE NEXT LIVE SHOW!!! lol thanks :)
P.S. Its only right :-)
LOVE Thintervention. I'm pretty much Bravo's bitch and will watch whatever show is on. Though RHDC wears thin on me. What is the deal with the big bandage on the forehead of one of the Just Desserts contestants? Very distracting. I agree, WWHL should be an hour! Glad you're hosting the Top Chef Reunion. If you and your partner find yourselves in Key West, you HAVE to come paddleboarding with me at the company I run. SO FUN!
Hi, Andy! Love all the shows--especially the Housewives--I'm definitely hooked! Come say "hello" if you drop into WeHo this week--you have quite a few fans here! :-)
I do like Jackie Warner very much. However, I enjoyed her shows from her last season than I do from this season. I would like to see more of her and her life outside of the gym.
Longtime fan and so thrilled with your well-deserved success. I remember writing in a long time ago (along with many others) saying how you should have your own show! Since then I have read articles which state that your ratings have reached over one million viewers! It's because of you, Andy, and your approachable charm and beautiful smile.
On your recent show, however, I was taken aback when you ridiculed John Travolta. It seemed out of character for you and really upset me. John Travolta is a rare star in a cluttered constellation and outshines many in the way he lives his life as a husband, philanthropist, and significantly, a father (a grieving one at that). With the significant problem of bullying now rampant in our school system and corporate world, one does not need to contribute to this unfortunate cause. As you are blessed with the most gorgeous physical attributes one could hope to have, please reserve making hurtful remarks about people that do not deserve them.
I am still a devoted fan, but am wondering if all the "Housewife" reunions are rubbing off on you! I miss the earlier days when everyone was a lot nicer (like Dina).
Hi Andy! Just want to know if the Real Housewives of Orange County and New York will be back this season? I am not to fond of the Housewives from D.C. and not looking forward to the Housewives from Beverly Hills. I agree that WWHL should be an hour long show!
Inspired by the 'bee hive' creation you witnessed on the flight, why not have a special 'bee hive' award for anyone fantabulous enough to deserve it? I'd like to see Jeff from 'Flipping Out' don a 2 ft. high heavenly 'hive' for just being who he is. Please dont forget to add the sequined housecoat because that is a really important detail ! LOL
Gotta run now-off to 'bedazzle' my own kimono!
Andy - I logged in to bravotv.com for the very same reason. I was so embarrassed for you! Please be sure to fix the Ebong/Jason mix up. I love both on the show, but it's only fair to Jason.
Now that I've seen your blog, I'll definitely be back. Thanks for your show. I can't get enough Real Housewives, and it's fun to watch you interact with them.
PS - The Bethanny/Rachel episode made me truely LOL!!
I love love love you Andy and like most others love all the other shows on Bravo. I have to say im missing Bethenny. Even though im sure she needs some time without the cameras. Hopefully she's back soon. (It would be nice to see her wedding planner have his own show.) I adored him. It would be great if we could have you for a whole hour. Especially if you continue to have the perfect pairings like Cat and Ramona. With guests like them, Jeff Lewis and Bethenny you leave us wanting more. Its been a very entertaining ride so far plz keep it up!