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Andy's looking forward to the mishigas and mitzvas and mazels and meshuganahs from Jill Zarin on tonight's WWHL.

on Apr 15, 20100

 

Tonight we're on an hour early, at 11 right after the NY Houswives finish raping each other's souls. Guess who's on? Jill Zarin and her mom, Gloria. Oh my lord, this is going to be drama and wisdom and mishigas and mitzvas and mazels and meshuganahs.

Speaking of Mazels, I had one in the form of a great, fun meal last night at Minette Tavern with Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa, and Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka. So it was Kelly and a bunch of guys, most of whom are fairly ferkakta fairies. Actually, I don't think any of us are ferkakte.

On Kelly's show this morning she tried valiantly to explain to Regis who I am, but I don't know that he's on the Bravo express. More humorously, he was wondering aloud what on earth she could've talked about at a table full of men. Little did he know (I guess) that we are all pretty much on the same speed. (Mark adapts to situations as needed, but is as machismo as they come.)

On Tuesday night I went to the book party for Jill's book Secrets of a Jewish Mother (read a chapter HERE) at Zarin fabrics. It was a lot of fun to be at the store. Along with the NY wives who seem to be on Team Jill (that might be Kelly and LuAnn), there were a lotta Zarins (I met Aunt Cookie!), Kelly Cutrone, and NJ wives Dina and Caroline. It was nice.

From there I went to the Crosby Street Hotel (love that place) for the 9 by Design premiere party. I love the Novogratz', their kids, their style, and their show. And they're just cool, good people.

This morning I was back in a cab with another barbarian. His name is 85 letters in total. I miss Shonna.

See you at 11!

 

 

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69 comments
susie
susie

hi Andy, love watching your show but have to tell you all the cattiness from lu ann and jill is a real turn off hope alex and simon are not leaving the show keep up the good work (and gossip)

Kee Pee Pee
Kee Pee Pee

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!!!! I love Bethenny saying Alex borrowed her balls!! Does Alex kind of feel that way??

I personally enjoy Bethenny's balls, she has always been my fave and even better Bethenny and Alex becoming so close!! I used to like the Jill/Bethenny talk over each other, etc. But this team is great!!

dk1
dk1

Ferkakta: I was watching an old West Wing episode and the President, Charlie Sheen, actually said ferkakta. I replayed it 3 times and made my boyfriend listen to it. As a non-Jew, he wasn't nearly as amused as me.

nancy k
nancy k

wow how disappointed were you with your show thursday night with jill.!!!!!!omg i usually love love love your show but...what the hell has happen with jill. some people can not handle fame!!!!!!bobby we need your help. i miss your wisdom on the show.

hgl
hgl

1- I wish that you had questioned Jill about Luann's comment that "the Count" would have a stroke about her dating a Jew. Jill laughed but I do not find the comment very amusing and would like to know exactly what part does "the Count" find offensive.

2- Is Jill doing the casting for M.M.?

Kaye
Kaye

I love your show, and I love you. Please tell me that Alex is not leaving the show. It did sound like Jill will take your show if you let her. After all anyone that is interested in getting in touch with Patti can just contact Jill. What???? Jill might be a touch controlling.

Mary Lou
Mary Lou

Hey Andy,

Here's a trivia question for next weeks WWHL...How many times did Jill mention "the book" on last nights episode? Geez......enough already!! ML

mmc
mmc

I hope it's not true that Alex amnd Simon are going.It will be a bunch of wackos if they do.jill would have done better without Gloria, poor Gloria didn't know she had time constraints.Jill and Bethenny either have to make up or end it.Basta!!!You as usual were wonderful!

Nevadagirl
Nevadagirl

Hi Andy, I usually enjoy your show, but it was really hard to watch this last one with Jill. As a fan of RHoNY, gotta say this season is hard to watch and all of the Jill and Luannn cattiness has gotten very old. I understand that Alex and Simon will not be on the show next season, but for what is it worth, I think they have been far more interesting than Kelly or Luann any day, and so far this season watching Jill in action has been painful. Save SILEX!

Good for the Jews
Good for the Jews

My partner of many years is a lovely, kind, super-smart and funny Jewish man. I am Italian. We want to know - Do you think Jill Zarin is "good for the Jews?" We are both rather understated people - I am Ivy league educated and my partner is an absolutely brilliant businessman. In our opinion, Jill Zarin and what she represents fulfills every negative stereotype Jews have fought against for centuries. Jill Zarin = "Bad for the Jews."

LD
LD

Stick a fork in it...Jill is done..new housewife needed

MaryMaria
MaryMaria

Andy,

Your faithful viewers really must know,

"Who designed the earrings Kelly Choi wore in the first episode of this season's Top Chef Master?"

This same question was posed by another viewer on Kelly's blog, see link here: http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef-masters/blogs/kelly-choi/grand-slam

Copy of post:

04/12/2010 - 1:23am

MichelleG

this season looks fantastic. I hate to go off-topic of the delicious food in this episode, but I must know who your earrings are by at the final judges table!! thanks :)

We found more interest on Kelly's twitter: http://twitter.com/KELLYCHOI

@littlepinkposie Stylists brought the earrings, then took 'em away after the shoot..i don't remember who made 'em, sorry! 8:43 PM Apr 7th via UberTwitter in reply to littlepinkposie

Andy, IN THE NAME OF FASHION please have your people follow-up! I would love to get these stunning earrings for my sister, Laura, to wear in her upcoming wedding.

On a side note: We love Kelly & Padma equally and enjoy that Top Chef didn't feel the need to use a sole hostess. It makes sense to have different hosts and judges in order to highlight and revere the difference in skill level between the "Novices" the Masters.

We look forward to Watching What Happens as Bravo further evolves!

Jeane
Jeane

Andy, on Thursday your flashbacks should be...Jill selling her book, and then flash to Liam flipping her off...and keep it going back and forth.

mom of 4
mom of 4

Andy,

Mazel to you, can non-Jewish people Mazel people? If not I will convert. My great Aunt, a nun, is spinning in her grave right now. Anyway, love you, love your show!!! You crack me up every week. Love the Jack hole of the week. I think this week, heck, this entire season, it should be Jill Zarin and her book. I wouldn't read it if they were giving it away, across the street, with a tub of popcorn and a large coke.

Have you ever considered Dancing With the Stars? You would be fabulous! If you ever have a commoner on your show, pick me!!!! I could even skype with you.

Love u! Debbie

MY2CENTS75
MY2CENTS75

I LOVE YOU:) JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS ANDY FOR BEING YOU;)

What?!
What?!

Andy- I don't know if the rumors are true about Alex and Simon BUT they are perfect counter points/palate cleansers to the rest of the group. A little Jill, Luanne,and Romona go a looooong way. Kelly is filler and the new one is TBD. If there is no balance this thing will fly off the tracks - guaranteed.

Sherry
Sherry

Andy, can you have Caroline from Housewives of New Jersey on and ask her where she got her monkey fruit bowl that is in her kitchen? I LOVE IT.

kbcate
kbcate

I'm totally in on the Andy love fest! Always want to call in to WWHL but would feel all nervous, like clearing my throat and all. Anyway, what was the deal with LuAnn totally setting up the whole "Max" thing to get at Kelly? It was so obviously mean. Should of called in on that and asked Jill what she thought of the Countess' behavior.

XOSHIRLEY
XOSHIRLEY

Loved the new time slot, hope it`s there for keeps! I love watching Andy`s comments on the housewives. Hate watching it twice to get to Andy! Tell it like it is Andy! But be careful I think Jill wants your show!

FanFare56
FanFare56

Hello Andy,

It was nice to watch the show at 11pm instead of struggling to stay up to midnight. Poor Gloria missed the "be concise because this is only a half hour show" memo when she tried to respond to the only question posed to her. Her meandering non answer sounded more like a mother defending her daughter at a murder trial. Although I usually enjoy Jill's spirit, she back pedaled too much, bowing to public pressure from the peanut gallery about the Bethenny rift. Bethenny no longer cares. Neither should she.

As for last night's ep: it was another train wreck for many; mostly the audience. In the fashion show du jour scene, Ramona stormed down the catwalk looking like a crazed zombie. Another scene had Simon running around Kelly pantless because he just loves to show off his hiney. He's decided any footage, no matter how ridiculous, is better than no footage. Furthermore, Ramona zigzagged from husband seductress to event heckler.

Then it was proof positive that Bethenny will do anything for publicity: by allowing cameras to roll as she goes to the loo with the door ajar, so we all could watch her take a leak. Seriously, was that necessary? It certainly wasn't pleasant. It was sooooo contrived because obviously, she already knew the result. Otherwise, she always has the crew film her while she goes potty, just in case something wonderful will happen. Has Bravo no standards?

WWHL Fan
WWHL Fan

Andy,

I love you! You make me LAUGH OUT LOUD, except for last night It was THE WORST SHOW EVER!!! Please don't ever have Jill's mother on again. Talk about a buzz kill. Hey Lady! You need to lighten up!

P.S. -- Would love to see Simon and Mario on one night!

IA-Viewer
IA-Viewer

Bethany and Jill are both honest and they should remain friends. Jill is too needy and she does have to be in control and be the "wise adviser". But both Bethany and Jill are real and I hope they grow old together as friends. Bethany finally is moving into a happy place, but it is obvious she misses Jill. Ramona is a riot and I also like Alex -- more so all the time. The Countess is the WORST! Bethany is right about her -- she is a snake. Why does she get so offended about the joke, "Count-less?" It is accurate -- she no longer has a "Count." She misses the title more than the husband. But I notice she seems to be living very nicely so she must have done well in the divorce. She will play the "Countess" bit until we all gag.

jeane
jeane

Andy, you need to tell Nancymm on your comments...oj simpson...not a jew. Geez...doesn't she know you're a jew?

skipb44
skipb44

Jill enough of the kvetshing already. All for Team Gloria...the only one with true class!

team bethanny
team bethanny

Hi Andy, Love your show! ... But you really didn't need Jill there, you could have just propped up her book in the chair! Why did she plug the book a gazillion times? Really, to answer Andy's every question with "read my book" is just plain rude to Andy, and wastes everybody's time. I was undecided, but I am definitely Team Bethenny now...

Jill's answer about the 'underdog' question says it all. She truly deep down thinks she's superior to everyone else on the show and that's why she is so angry that Bethenny dares have her own life. Her royal subject has deserted the palace. LuAnn is a tricky one, and everyone can see that's a ticking time bomb of a fake friendship. Jill, good luck with LuAnn, YOU will need it ;)

Ricky2006
Ricky2006

Hi Andy,

I saw your episode last night where you had as guests, Jill and Gloria .

Is always nice to have a gay representation on TV like you. unfortunately you were obnoxious ( with respect) why you don't let them talk!!!

If you going to have a guests , WE WANT TO HEAR THE GUEST, not you. Breath! and let the guest talk.

Gloria you are adorable.

Blessing for all you .

Mnm
Mnm

Jill, a Mother Teresa, not quite. Andy, why did you let her be so slippery about your questions? Bethenny was the one who offered to talk in the bedroom- Jill said no. Bethenny called Jill for a private conversation- Jill put her of speaker phone in front of Luanne, she was terribly rude to Ramona at the fashion show which was as bad as Ramona commenting/questioning her at Kodak, stating that Luanne was brutalized by Bethenny...ugh! She is the queen of double talk. You looked so exhausted by the time the taping was over.

Pammy51
Pammy51

Dear Andy,

I was really a little mad that you didn't have Lisa up there with her Mom and Jill. She should have been on the show and not just in the audience.

Pam

glada
glada

andy hi!

YOU SHOULG GO TO THE E ENTERTAIMENT TO CASABLANCA ( OR WHATEVER) AND TAKE A LOOK ON THE COMMENTS ABOUT THE HNY. LOL. I HAVENT HAVE A HYSTERICAL LAUGH LIKE THIS IN A LONG TIME. GO AND CHECK IT OUT. LOL

Ninah
Ninah

You were so funny last night!Too bad you guests were not as good as others you have had before. Jill is not funny at all and her excuses were so lame. Try better for the next show! The new housewife? Not fun either, she is just like the Danielle from New Jersey, but with more money. Can Bravo bring someone sharp and fun? Like SJ!JA!

Cathe from California
Cathe from California

Andy, I always love watching your show following the Housewives, but last night I felt sorry for you, having to deal with both Jill and Gloria for 30 minutes. Jill never would answer a question, all we heard was "you've got to read our book, it's in the book". Can't wait for the season finale.....

FanFare56
FanFare56

Hello ANDY!

It was nice to be able to watch WWHL at the earlier time slot. Poor Gloria was cut off midway through her meandering answer to the one question she was given. Unfortunately, she didn't get the "be concise because it's only a half hour show" memo. I like Jill and think she's been getting a bum rap this entire season. Unfortunately, she has backpedaled and dodged and weaved so much in her 2 appearances on your show, that it's sad to see her melt into a limp puddle of regrets.

Last night's show was another train wreck. First, Ramona pretended to be a model but looked like a crazed zombie. Next, Kelly gave us her solution to nasty comments by slathering on the compliments which make her look dim. Then we had Simon happily running pantless around Kelly. Then we had Bethenny's trip to the loo, door ajar, with cameras rolling, so we could all watch her take a leak! Seriously, was THAT necessary? It certainly wasn't pleasant. It was also contrived. She had to know she was pregnant in advance, unless she goes potty every time the crew is there to film her.

That said, I still really like you, Andy. I really LIKE YOU!!

Jackie K
Jackie K

Andy 1. I watched Live with Regis and Kelly and I have to say Regis is a dip shi**. He is getting more annoying with age. 2. Jill is such a liar, as another person pointed out it was Ramona who said go to her bedroom to talk with Bethenny and JILL said NO it is on camera I hope you replay that for the final when they get together.

Jill is the Vicky of RHONY she can dish it but she can't take it.

We know who you are in this little town in Nevada so tell Regis to get a clue!!!!!!!!!

NYCer
NYCer

I can't believe the comments that Lisa Wexler's son is throwing at you on twitter! How are these women promoting an advice book about motherhood and friendship with straight faces? Thanks for trying last night but it was 30 mins of painful self-promotion from Jill instead of your usual fun half hour.

gingersnaps
gingersnaps

Andy, I gotta say-thought there would be more Jews watching RHONY-after LuAnn and Jill's comments about the Count having a stroke, if he knew the countless& less, was dating a Jew -I would have thought there would be a slew of comments coming in about that.Do not really see any. As far as I am concerned- LuAnn may be a head turner where men are concerned-but she truly is ---a stomach turner.

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This morning I was back in a cab with another barbarian. His name is 85 letters in total

What the hell ...........barbarian .......never watching your channel again

Kim D
Kim D

I LOVE YOU, ANDY COHEN!! I loved that you didn't care that you called out Jill (the Plug) Zarin out when she constantly referred to her book, when she kept turning to you saying "You know what happened, Andy." and you said "No, I don't" and when she took no credit for anything at all. I'm glad you had the Bravo Balls to do it! I love watching your show. You are too cute, sweat and all. Mazel to you, Andy!! Oh, and Good for Jews, Bad for Jews... Jill Zarin... Bad for Jews Bobby Zarin... Good for Jews Andy Cohen.., I want me a Jew

chefgordina
chefgordina

OMG - Roslyn G is soooooooo right!!! I would love a "Get A Hobby" t-shirt, especially if it has your cute face logo on the bottom (the only thing Jill said of interest last night)

Love the show, love you!!!

Carly57
Carly57

Andy,

Love ya! I sensed some tenseness between you and Jill last night regarding her attempted involvement in Millionaire Matchmaker. I don't think I have ever seen you so tense. That's just Jill thinking she always "runs" show(s). I was so impressed to see you put her in her place. Mazel to you Andy!

nancymm
nancymm

I was VERY offended by the segment Andy did with Jill Zarin and her mother...Good for the Jews Bad for the Jews...as a Jewish woman, who feels like it's bad enough thast Jill is the stereotypical Jewish woman from NYC, to promote stereotypes promotes anti-semitism...

K RAS
K RAS

Andy, Did not watch your show last night.When RHONY ended at 11PM -turned the set off-couldn't watch Jill- she makes me ill. I am curious about her discussion with LuAnn regarding LuAnn's new love interest. They both acknowledged as they walked through the park, that the Count would have a problem w/LuAnn dating a Jewish man. What is that all about?The Count dislikes Jews? Truthfully,Andy I will watch the show- finish it to the end of the season-then I am through. I can't say it has been a wake up call-I realize their are all types of people in the world- but when you don't watch it -you can pretend it's not so.

caren
caren

i love you andy youare hilarious! Also loved liam last thursday.cant wait to recieve my mazel tee shirt in the mail,but womens style would be appreciated. Ta Ta for now!

La La
La La

Andy, I am so upset. I just got home from work and I missed you and Jill tonight. Will it replay and if so when? Or can I catch it on this site or any other in the near (hopefully very near future? Thank for all the laugh's Rev. LALA

sdbutterfly
sdbutterfly

All my friends in San Diego love you and your show! On tonight's show, I could not believe how Jill continued to plug her book over and over again. My favorite guest so far was the show with Liam Neeson. "Release the Kraken!" along with his one finger salute to a certain tweener! You are brilliant, and you make me laugh out loud! Andy, you are the best part of all the Bravo reality shows. From your San Diego fans!

Demi1`
Demi1`

I understand that the show needs rating! but is outrageous how people are saying all of this bad comments about Jill when who ever its in charge of editing its giving Bethany a image of Mother Teresa of Calcuta...who's suffering. Oh poor Bethany! Please!!

Bonniebelle
Bonniebelle

So Andy, I think the next text survey should be a picture of Jill - Good for the Jews or Bad for the Jews? Perhaps a little too mean girls to air it on tonight's show with Jill, but hey, if she's going to give it, then she should be able to take it!

badseed
badseed

I would so love to have dinner with Kelly Ripa!!! How fun! I don't think Jill did anything to save her reputation, and by the end I actually thought she had made it worse....

Kat33
Kat33

Andy...That was the most uncomfortable "Watch What Happens", ever!! I'm not sure what was worse, the constant book plugging, all of Jill's excuses or Gloria's "deer in the headlights" look! HOW WEIRD WAS ALL THAT! Oh yeah, was that the preview of the new housewife tonight?? UGH!!!

k.wagg
k.wagg

The Regis thing, are you kidding? Who doesn't know who Andy Cohen is? Who the hell does he think the King of Late night is then?

k.wagg
k.wagg

Hey Andy! First, Love, Love, Love Ya! I think Jenny's lyrics on the first rendition of the WWHL song was much better and funnier than the new extended version. Couldn't you do a new one with the original lyrics? Please? :)