Andy Cohen recounts his holiday and New Year's shenanigans.
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: