Happy New Year! I am about to take off for Los Angeles, and the Beverly Hills Housewives Reunion.... It's gonna be a good one.
There's so much to discuss and so little time. The holidays were fantastic and fast and cozy and snowy. I went to Sag Harbor on Christmas night and hunkered down for the massive Nor'easter. I essentially lit fires, cooked, watched movies, and played with my dj program on my Mac. I loved The Kings Speech SO MUCH. I think my fave of the year. I liked Black Swan and The Kids are Alright and True Grit. nd I thought Somewhere was a painfully boring tone poem.
Thursday night I came back to the city and dj'd at Bedlam in the East Village. I had a BLAST and I want to thank everybody who came out to dance and hear music and play. What a great time; I can't wait to do it again. I always love celebrating NYE the night BEFORE New Years because it takes the pressure off the actual night.
The pressure, of course, was ON on New Year's Eve because I was hosting a live two-=hour house party on Bravo featuring a fantastic crew of our Bravo family plus Sandra Bernhard and Megan McCain. I think the best way to describe the show was a mix of fellini and The Robin Byrd Show. If you live in NYC, you will understand the reference to the latter show, a public access full frontal affair.
Some of my highlights were NeNe and Lisa getting into it, Jeff Lewis having fun with Ellen Barkin's drunk-dialed "Where's Lexi?" query, kinda making out with Tamra, Jimmy Fallon (as Neil Young) hilariously lampooning "Tardy for the Party" before Kim sang the real thing at midnight, the wedding of Giggy and Grandma Wrinkles, Jenni's rap, all the Mazel winners, and Sandra Bernhard. It was live, unscripted, weird, and fun. After the show, the party went on in another room and we all kicked it hard.
I spent the rest of 2011 watching OWN. Did you? I actually only watched (and loved) the Behind the Scenes of Oprah's last season. I watched a little of the Master Class show but Diane Sawyer lost me when she called herself a geek as a kid. Its kinda ridiculous. She was a beauty queen -- what's geeky about that???
Anyway, here are some clips from our geeky New Year's Show:
LOVED the show, Andy! I hope you make it a New Year Tradition! Did everyone noticed Nene and Tamra acting out behind Kim - pretending to snatch her wig off?? Poor Meghan Mccain didn't want any part of it, LOL. Guess Tamra hasn't changed after all - she still jealous of the younger blondes on every show and loves to be part of the Mean Girls Clique. And Nene continuously talking over everyone like she was miced, trying to be the center of attention even while other guests sat on the couch. She needs to restrain her ego, bloop bloop! Mz. Lisa Vanderpump ROCKS! But where was Ken? Jiggy and Old Grandma Wrinkles make a purrfectly cute couple. Next year, you have to have Tom Collicio make appies to go with the cocktails. Well done, Andy. Happy 2011!
Andy, I enjoyed Sandra alot. She is soo cool. Lisa and Giggy, Dina and Gramma were great. Nene just cracks me up but I think she was off the mark on the Beverly Hills group. Way off actually. Jeff is such a bad boy and I love him. Jennie's song was perfect. Tamara and her kissing couldn't of been better unless you and her stayed liplocked longer. Megan was a good sport. Kim is arrogant and defensive as heck. I loved the phone calls from your friends. Happy New Year and much success.
Andy, Andy, Andy: there's no other host like you! So enjoyed New Years Eve! Comments about the following: Sure would have liked to SEE Jeff's beau! Sure would have liked to not have to look at Nene's girls! Love seeing Dina and Lex- Lex has matured and looks lovely! Thought the wedding was cute! And well, your smooch- your closed eyes showed you were into the moment! Mazel 2011
I loved your New Year's Eve party! Truly hope you make it a tradition & always have Jeff & Jenny at the top of your guest list! All the best and more to you in the new year, Andy!!!
Loved the show, and all the Mazel Awards speeches, especially my gal Rachel Maddow. I have quite the girl-crush on her. Best wishes for a wonderful, fantastic 2011.
Hey Andy! Love Love LOVED your NYE show! You were all so much fun to watch. I am beyond excited for the RHOBH Reunion show but sad the season is over already :( Hope you do the NYE show again next year :)
Happy New Year Andy !!!
LOVED THE NEW YEARS SHOW!!! MAY YOUR NEW YEAR BE FILLED WITH HEALTH LOVE PEACE AND HAPPINESS.HAPPY 2011!!!!!!
Can you post some clips of Sandra Bernhard? I only remembered her from the Roseanne show but stumbled on some of her videos on youtube like the Howard Stern interviews and she's brilliant and cool. Andy, I've just discovered you pretty much, you have got to be the most charming guy ever. Cheers and Happy New Year.
loved tamra barney she looked fabu...nene over the yop loved her...lisa was nice....dina um yeah....kim loved her and loved andy....when does real housewives of oc start
Am I the only one that thought Kim & Tamra truly believed Neil Young sang Kim's song? Sure seemed like it to me. Kim was "honored" that he performed. Loved the comment from Andy after Kim said that... Andy said something like "...there's a lot of blonde in here tonight!" Hilarious!
Thanks for a wonderful NYE celebration. Cannot wait til next year to join you again. Loved the rap although I could not understand a word she said except the refrain was audible and catchy. Love your choices of programming. Sure beats the old BRAVO of days gone by. BTW: What ever happened to the guys from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy? Liked that concept too. Keep on keepin’ on.
You were hilarious to watch. I love NeNe's outrageousness and openness and Lisa's sense of humor and practical jokes. Who would've guessed? Kim is entertaining but a singer she's not. She apparently thinks she is though. Take away the sound track and she'd have a rude awakening (and so would everyone else!). I hope you'll host another NYE party next year. It was the best one on TV in my humble opinion.
Andy, Thank you for the most fun NYE i've had in a long time!! It was highly entertaining from the minute it began, to the minute it ended!! I absolutely LOVED your choice of guests....especially Nene, Jeff and Jenni!!! Mazel to you, Andy Cohen for giving us all a great way to start the New Year!!!!
Am I the only one that noticed that for MOST of the show..Dina didn't seem very pleased to be there ? Not a lot of smiled. Maybe having a bad night ?
Team Dina !
Andy I loved this New Year's show. I hope you will do it evey year now. I love the unscripted fun. Jeff was TOO FUNNY I love when you two get together. Maybe next year you will hide the silly string from Jeff...lol.
Happy New year until the next party!
Loved the show! One of my favorite moments was when Andy got mad at Jeff for throwing the homeless doll.
Hi, Andy! Loved ringing in the New Year while watching your show! Suggestions for next year: 1. Have all of your guests in place and seated with drinks in hand, like on the reunion shows, and allow each to have their own time to talk. I noticed a lot of HAMS trying to steal the spotlight, but they weren't very entertaining while doing so. It turned out to be annoying after awhile. Namely Tamra, Deena & her cat, Van Kemp's Dog, John McCain's daughter??? WTF??? 2. Spend more time with Jeff Lewis. He's always entertaining and so much fun! 3. Have Zoila on next year! She's a precious gem and we all need some Zoila to spice up our new year! 4. Next year don't invite Tamra (too slutty), John McCain's daughter (too misplaced), or Deena (too boring). 5. No cats and dogs next year. They ate up the camera time with no entertainment value. It was dead air.
Request that YOU dance more! I get a real kick out of watching YOU dance! You're such a doll! Happy New Year!
I love your comments (and list) Christi. I'm with almost ALL of your comments - esp. having just one star steal too much air-time. Love the idea of having them all in place when the show begins. The time should be divided between guests - stick to the BRAVO stars, not McCains, etc. who we aren't really interested in. Oh, and if you're going to have Atlanta's NeNe on....PLEASE screen her outfit before her boobies burst out of her top! I'm definitely not a prude, but I'm surprised they didn't block her boobies out!
It would also be a riot to invite all the most-hated Housewives from each location! I'd love to see them altogether at once! Now THAT would be an interesting way to ring in the new year! :)
I also agree about the animals. I'm not sure I can watch Lisa or Dina with their animals anymore.....they've been played for their laughs to death!
And.......don't forget to get Patti Stanger & Tabitha in the mix!
Ready for 2012 yet, Andy? OMG!
YES! I noticed. That's why the staff needs to always invite the crazy Housewives! People who MAKE a party not turn in to a "Debbie Downer".
Jeff was telling Kim how someone's singing was awful. Did anyone catch this or figure out who he was riping on? The show was great! Keep up the great work Andy!
Was a great New Years show.... We had a great time watching it. Agree with some of the remarks. Mazel to you..
Great show. Hope to see more like it in coming years...Cannot wait until the reunion of Beverly Hills H.W.
I totally agree with the comments by Christi and Kactus Kat. I can't imagine why somebody thought it would be a good idea to have John McCain's daughter on the show - not to mention that she doesn't exactly leave a good impression. I didn't vote for John (probably would have until he put Sarah on the ticket - just sayin'), but I was embarrassed for him as a parent. As for Tamara from OC, what was that?! - and, she has the nerve to judge Gretchen?? Yes, Dina was dullsville and Kim, as usual, was way over the top - please, somebody tell that woman that she can't sing! All in all, a great show - Andy, I love you!! I think you are hilarious and I wish you a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Happy New Year Andy! The New Year's Eve show was AMAZING! I laughed and laughed. I had such a good time watching it. I'm not going to complain about anything because I thought it was super fun, but I would get a bigger couch so Jeff Lewis can get a front row seat :) Hilarious! Jenny's rap-LOVE IT! The wedding-adorable, especially when you were going to commercial and Lisa had Giggy in the frame-LOL I am looking forward to the RHOBH reunion and to next year's New Year show! Keep up the fabulous work!
Hi Andy: My mother and I are big Bravo fans and we loved ringing in the New year with you and your hilarious guests! It was fun and crazy! I wish you and all Bravolettes the happiest of New Years! P.S. A few years ago my good friends had a wedding ceremony for two of their stuffed doll teddy bear urchins...
HAPPY 2011! Enjoyed the New Years celebration. FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY... Although one thing was painful: TAMRA BARNEY. I found it sad that Tamra did not know who the magnificent, BRILLIANT and beautiful RACHEL MADDOW is. Hello, Tamra???? The fact that she thought Rachel was a man was even more pathetic. Time to come out of your OC bubble, Tamra.
Loved your New Year show! It was better than time square! The wig ball drop put the tiffany ball to shame! Although, I wish Bethenny had been there! I'm looking forward to seeing her on your next show. Happy New Year Andy!
I am still laughing about the New Years party. I thought it was great and really enjoyed it. Jeff Lewis is a riot. My favorite part was when the doll was thrown on the dance floor. Your expression was so funny!
Now that's what I call a party! A great mix of people and personalities, loose, laid back and unscripted. Do it again for next New Year's and don't change a thing. Mazel, love and happiness to you Andy!