Best of 2013: Watch What Happens Live's Most OMG Moments
Oprah! Gaga! Cher! Look back at the year's best interviews with Andy Cohen in the clubhouse.
Anything can—and has—happened in the Bravo Clubhouse when Andy Cohen is serving up drinks and tough questions to the biggest celebrities and Bravolebrities on the block. Watch What Happens Live has delivered tons of OMG moments this year—Oprah! Cher! Gaga!—but we've helpfully found some of the most outrageous moments for our end-of-year recap.
How often was Susan Sarandon stoned at awards shows? How did Gregg propose (again) to NeNe? And what was Danielle Staub's biggest Housewives regret? Read on to find out—and also look back out our guides to the 25 Biggest Housewives Feuds of the Year and the Wildest Reunion Moments.
Here we go!
Andy Reads Oprah's Encycl-O-Pedia
During the momentous WWHL episode featuring Oprah Winfrey, Andy took a walk down memory lane with the legendary talk show host (and star of Lee Daniels' the Butler). But it wasn't just a clip-based nostalgia-trip. Andy tested Oprah on her memory of these events--and she was game to play! Did she sing along to the correct lyrics when Mariah Carey performed? And how many seconds did she bellow Bette Midler's name when she introduced the singer? Perhaps our favorite moment comes when Oprah admits she wasn't a fan of her hair during one specific period in the '80s.
Lady Gaga Plays Plead the Fifth
The pop superstar gave one of her most revealing television interviews of the year: she played a round of plead the fifth! The most interesting place she's ever taken a ride on a disco stick? The woods. The worst thing a famous person has said to or about Gaga? Too many to count. The last time she indulged in Molly? Well...Gaga admits it might be a bit hard to remember.
Vicki Gunvalson Reveals Her New Face
When the OC's OG Vicki Gunvalson went under the knife and got a new look, she debuted it — where else? — on WWHL! (Her face hadn't settled yet when the RHOC's cameras captured her during the season.) "I had fat from my sides put in my face," Vicki admitted. "I just closed my eyes and said, 'Do you what you think will look good.'"
Susan Sarandon: I Was Stoned at Almost Every Awards Show
It's no secret that Susan Sarandon likes to toke a joint now and again—but who knew she got blazed before attending Hollywood's biggest awards shows! She did admit there was one event where she opted to attend sober: the Oscars.
Meredith Viera Jokes About Matt Lauer's Genitals
When a call-in viewer asked Meredith Viera to tell us something surprising about her longtime Today show co-host Matt Lauer, Viera did. Not. Hold. Back. "He has a hanging testicle," she replied seriously. "One." After allowing Andy Cohen to sit in shock for a few moments, Meredith revealed she was just kidding around.
The Brandi and Joanna Feud Ignites on WWHL
Andy and RHOBH's Brandi Glanville were sharing light-hearted banter when out of nowhere, Cohen got word Miami Housewife Joanna Krupa had tweeted a sharp barb at Brandi: "No wonder her husband left her." Glanville didn't miss a beat with a very strong retort that had guest Mark Consuelos laying on the floor and Andy's mom honking a horn behind the bar.
Nancy Grace Makes a Predication About the Giudice's Legal Woes
After Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice were slapped with a 39-count indictment accusing them of financial fraud, Nancy Grace proclaimed the couple were doomed on WWHL. Saying she sadly thought the charges were "founded," Grace added, "Don't mess with the feds when it comes to money. Never mess with the taxman. I predict they're going down."
George Takei Reads Star Trek Fiction...Erotically
Some Star Trek fans are so obsessed with the show, they post erotic fan fiction on the Internet. Andy decided to make these superfans' dreams come true by asking George Takei to read some aloud — as Captain Sulu. "Sulu didn't expect to find Chekov lounging on his bed, wearing nothing but a pair of pajama pants and sucking on a bright red lollypop," he reads. It gets worse.
The WWHL Wedding!
New Jersey sweethearts Kristie and Matt were the first-ever couple to be married live, on-air, by Andy Cohen! "Having exchanged vows in front of many basic-cable subscribers; by the powers unbelievably vested in me by the state of New York, I now pronounce you husband wife," Cohen declared. Mazel!
Ian McKellen Plays "Marry, Shag, Kill"
When asked if he'd marry, shag, or kill Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, or Helen Mirren, venerable English actor McKellen didn't shy away from an answer.
Lance Bass Reveals His Prom Date Was Topanga!
Andy Cohen shared Lance Bass' prom photo with the world, revealing the 'N Sync singer escorted Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel — Topanga! — to his big school dance. Check out the pic, which features Bass awkwardly wrapping his hand around his date's waist. "I get so much crap for that!" he told Andy.
Suzanne Somers Gives Thighmaster Lessons
For years, Suzanne Somers was the ultimate TV pitchwoman, hawking a product that promised to "strengthen and tone our innermost thigh areas." And on WWHL, she got the chance to explain the proper thigh-toning technique for Andy and guest Nick Carter.
Real World Star Danny Reveals Shocking Hookup
Openly gay (and now married!) Real World star Danny Roberts, whose relationship with a gay man serving in the military was a bombshell when it originally aired, stunned WWHL when he revealed he hooked up with a fellow castmember – who is "straight and married now."
Neil Patrick Harris Opens Up About Coming Out
When Neil Patrick Harris visited the Clubhouse, he and Andy Cohen exchanged some hilarious banter all show long. NPH's reply to a caller who wanted to know how coming out had affected his Hollywood life was similarly issued with a good dose of humor. "Career-wise, it's been nothing but a positive. If anything it makes me more free to flirt. As a gay guy, I think you can flirt with chicks way more."
Teresa and Joe Giudice Address the Prospect of Prison
After being slapped with a massive indictment for fraud, Teresa and Joe Giudice were the subjects of a very sober WWHL interview where they addressed serious questions regarding their possible conviction and incarceration for alleged financial misdeeds. "I'm focusing on being a wife, a mom to my four beautiful daughters," Teresa said. "If, God forbid, something should ever happen where we'd have to worry about where the kids would go, it wouldn't be Melissa and Joe," Joe added.
Danielle Staub Reveals Her Real Housewives Regret
Danielle Staub was one of the most controversial Real Housewives in the franchise's history. But does she have any regrets? After hemming and hawing for a pretty long time, Staub decided to proclaim, "My biggest regret would be walking away without getting paid more. After I made the show what it is today, thank you very much."
Nick Lachey Dishes on Ex Jessica Simpson
After becoming one of the most infamous couples in reality-show history, TV took its toll on Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson. So when was the last time the boy bander talked to his pop-star ex? "Is this the part where I can plead the fifth?" he asked Andy. "It's been years. Probably six years. It's like it was another lifetime ago." And no, there are no Newlyweds screenings in his house anymore. "We don't sit around as a family and watch the old DVDs."
Cher Pays Homage to Sonny Bono
Looking back at the eulogy she delivered for her ex-husband Sonny Bono, Cher told Andy Cohen that remains the hardest thing she's had to do in her life. "It was so strange, we were all cooking and talking and all that, and then I got stuck with the eulogy. I just didn't know how I could do it," she said, admitting she went through a few drafts. "And then I did it. But I wanted to do a more closer to the vest thing, but it didn't turn out to be like that."
Martha Stewart Takes Pity on Paula Deen
When the Food Network turned on Paula Deen in the wake of allegations she'd used racially charged terms with members of her staff, another expert chef and homemaker who's no stranger to the glare of the media — Martha Stewart — admitted she took pity on the struggling cook. "Well, I feel sorry for Paula Deen," she told Andy. "She's a public figure. And I know you have to be extremely careful being a public figure…I just feel like you have to really watch yourself...especially in this day and age, with cameras all over you, and Google."
Newlyweds Tina and Tarz Announce Big Baby News
Newlyweds Tina Sugandh and Tarz Ludwigsen brought some big (and surprising) news to WWHL after the show's finale. "Two weeks ago, I had a baby!" Tina admitted. "He looks like Tarz!" "She was six weeks early," Tarz revealed, showing off a photo of the wee one in a Mazel! outfit.
Gregg Reveals How He Proposed to NeNe
One of the most fun relationships on all the Housewives shows belongs to RHOA star NeNe Leakes and her husband (and ex, and then husband again) Gregg. So how did he propose the second time around? "At 12:01, I seized the opportunity, and I posed the question, 'Will you marry me again?' She said yes and nothing else mattered," Gregg told Andy.
Whoopi Goldberg Shows Andy How to Roll a Joint
Best Teach Me Your Talent segment ever? Definitely. Whoopi Goldberg dropped by the clubhouse and showed Andy her secret talent for rolling up a doobie.
Kandi Burruss Breaks Down Over Mama Joyce Drama
Kandi Burruss got plenty of questions from friends over how her mother, Joyce, is meddling with her engagement to boyfriend Todd Tucker. But when she started to answer queries about her mom, she became so emotional and broke down in tears. "But I feel like as her daughter it's my job to make sure she's good," she said. "She made sure I was good growing up; I'm going to make sure she's good. I don't care if she doesn't like my relationship, that's my mom."
Will Ferrell Dishes on Meeting George Bush
The SNL vet is famous for his impersonation of Dubya and, it turns out, the comic had met the ex-President when he was still a governor. Was Bush offended about his send-up on air? You'll never believe Will's answer.