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Susan Feniger puts a smile on my face, is all I can say about last night's Top Chef Masters episode. Oh and so does Susur. I am really digging this group and endlessly entertained by the idea of mega chefs competing in Top Chef challenges. I love that Moonen had originally judged the Quickfire in which he found himself competing last night.
Last night my plans got cancelled last minute so I chillaxed at home with some delish Whole Foods prepared stuff (I am a bachelor), 2 DVDs of upcoming NYC Housewives episodes, and some old Oprahs on my DVR.
Here's What: some of the NYC ladies go away to St. John starting next week, and what happens is not to be believed. Two big events, over three episodes.... I could say it till the cows come home, but truth is stranger than fiction and for anybody who doubts the real-ness of these shows, keep watching. We're just not that creative, people.
I watched Tuesday's Oprah featuring Laura Bush last night and it bewildered me on many levels. She's a sweet, nice, smart, simple?, likeable enough woman. I respect her and I feel bad for presuming she was doped up in the White House for eight years. Maybe she's just simple and quiet.
She gave a tour of their ranch in Crawford. The land is beautiful and the house is quite simple, and kind of plain. It depressed me a little if you want to know the truth. Sometimes it is better to not see the inside of people's homes. Let me imagine the beauty.
I am pissed that I deleted the Todd Bridges Oprah. I didn't think it would be that good and now I'm sad I missed out. Did you see the male makeovers from Wed? Loved it!
Also, did you see Hoda and KLG today? The skit about the green room not having their pictures in it was great. They get no respect ...and I think its hysterical. I am becoming addicted to their craziness.
Sorry but I thought the first ep of RHofNJ was kind of boring. I was disappointed and hope things pick up quickly.
Love you Andy. Can't wait for another great WWHL tonight.
I really enjoy hearing about your daily adventures be it a simple cab ride or black tie event!! I also think that TRHNYC is great this season. Another great show is 24 which is sadly just about to end becasue Fox didn't want to pick it up for another year(??!!). I know it doesn't exactly fit the current Bravo line-up but you all should look at picking this show up, it would be a great addition. :)
Love watching your witty charm. Read that you were in Atlanta recently to receive a HRC award, Andy. Party it up the A-T-L? Call me... lol
Even though I was not a fan of President George Bush, I always thought Laura was a sweet Lady who really cared about the world and the people in it.I didn't see her interview on Oprah.Maybe she would come on WWHL.Also it really is true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.What one person thinks makes a beautiful home would be horrid to another.I think you're surrounded with people that have too much and love frivilous things.i guess that's what the rich of NYC is all about!!!
ANDREW, You listen to me young man... I am appauled that there is NOT EVEN ONE African-American woman on "The Housewives of NYC." The fact that another WHITE "housewife" has been added, pisses me off even more. (By the way, I am not even black...I am white.) Where is the representation of African-American women who live in New York City? It is shocking to me that your casting department has left out an integral part of New York City. You have my e-mail address above and I would like a personal response to my comment.
Glad you had a nice night at home. I had believed that Laura Bush had the brains of that pair. But, in her memoir, when she recounted killing a friend, who was driving in another car (via vehicular homicide) because she was too busy talking to her friend in the car she was driving, she blamed the size of the STOP sign, God letting her down, and the man in the moon. That showed she's as dumb as the lunk she's hitched to.
On another note: you can offer all the teasers in the world about NYC wives. Here's What: I tried to sit through the weekly slogfest of insults that you call exciting. It's become a very nasty show all the way around. Bethenny's hissy fits (with her hand maidens fighting her battles) are in this corner and poor beleaguered Jill with her army of sycophants are in that corner. The faux friendship really fractured off season, off camera. Without being shown any details, the audience is left to take each person's word for hating the other and is ultimately left to debate it in the blogosphere. I no longer care to waste any more time, effort or energy on the girls' problems. I'm DONE!
For Caroline, She is my total favorite housewife of all time, she tells it like it is and thats that! Im eager to know how did she loose all the weight?
Andy!! How could you miss the best Mazel and Jackhole right under your nose?
The HEROS that caught the attempted bomb (Mazel) the bomber (Jackhole? not sure of spelling)
I am going to give you time for a do over!
Love the show.
Watched the show tonight May 6th. Caroline mentioned a deli in monroe, ny. I am from Central Valley which is in the same area. What was the name of the deli? Just curious.
Oprah completely dominated the conversation with Laura Bush and led her through the interview without letting Larua Bush hardly complete a thought. And the fake hug at the beginning of the show was pretty bad - shame on Oprah for not letting the conversation flow - it would have been a much better episode
Lets talk next step in Bravo programming. Consider this. Concept - Hour long version of Gay Bachelors (please be diverse, not the ol so typical Fire Island/Chelsea white cuties comme eligibles) but very upwardly mobile, world travelled, and sophisticated white men AND MEN OF COLOR African American/Spanish/Morrocon/Brazilian to really move reality shows to the next level. A NY Wall Streeter (African American) dating a Madrileno artist addicted to hash, but from a prominent Spanish family in Brazil. Episode 1, JFK (Iberia Airlines) with character leaving to Spain......
Food for thought Andy. Great work you do. Keep the audience on their toes. Let me know if you need me :) mazel.
In The season finale for NYC housewives you cannot let Jill get by without answering the hard questions. You let Vicki (Orange County last season) Ne Ne (Atlanta 1st season) and Danielle (NJ last season). These women cannot make trouble all season long and then skate by without answering or owning up to it. Ne Ne and Danielle were bonafide trouble makers and Vicki treats everyone like they are her employees.
Be Strong Andy you can do it, I have faith in you!! Please don't let LuAnn slither away. Bethenny called the spade a spade.
I agree with Jenn A's comment regarding the RHofNJ show. It was boring, especially for the season premier. I don't think it's a good mix to have 4 people out of 5 be either family or a best friend vs the one outsider. It's very uneven and unfair. I am definitely NOT a fan of Danielle's (I really think she has very serious and real issues and is not stable). It just doesn't make for a exciting show when it's all about 'the' family and she's left out and doesn't have a friend to balance it all out. Just my opinion.
Can't believe this whole season of the NYC women. Wow!!! Every week another explosion or two. Love Sonja being added to the show. Very classy.
Why does Carloine and the rest of the jersy wives think that they are high and mighty, everyone has a past and they are not god , so they need to stop judging people for the faults and look at their own.
I just love watching your show. You seem to be such a sweetie. Your so real and it's refreshing, not to mention you such a hottie. I love me some Andy Cohen!
best show ever, ever notice how each of these shows has a queen bee? Caroline, Jill, Nene, Vicki and the other lesser characters, Alex, Danielle, Alexis and Kim try to take them down a peg or two. maybe a little like life?
Andy, you are truly the mazel of the week. You are such a breath of fresh honest air to me. I always see you and get happy, because you are so real. I think we really get to see a lot of the real you. You feel like you should be a friend of mine. Come down to atlanta and let's hang out for a while. You know they Atlanta the gay capital of the South. Come on down and I'll show you the sights.:-)
Andy this has bugged me for a while now. Why do the writers insist on writing "bubbies" instead of "boobies." I heard Ellen correct you last night but why hasn't anyone at bravo? Theresa tried to correct you at the reunion show and then you continued to say "bubbies." She had her "boobies" done! Drives me crazy!
please don't let Alex go.......i'm more in love with her everyday.......and who knew Ellen Barkin was such a mean girl?
You are too cute, Andy! Ellen Barkin needs to 'run into' the Jersey girls on an episode! I think the New York girls have JUMPED THE SHARK. I'm tired of the screaming matches.
LOVE LOVE LOVE Ellen Barkin. One of my all time favorite actress. Such talent. And very astute. Spot on with her observations about Danielle.
You are fab! Just needed to say that Jen Gilbert the newest NYC housewife is amazing a heapin' portion of sumpin' sumpin' normal - I think this season is great but we need a "Gilbert" to balance out all the trama drama
Keep on keepin'
hurry andy - get the Betty White Mazel up so I can show my friends at work - it was funny and adorable! great show! sidenote: can you use your pull to get Jenna Bush off the today show??? Tell them I turn to GMA when they even say she is coming up in the next blahblah. gracis.
Jill Zarin was on Wendy Williams Show today saying Alex should be booted off RHNYC. I just want to make it perfectly clear that if Alex and Simon are not on RHNYC I will not watch the show. I think there are a lot of other viewers who feel the same way - just check out the message boards.
Andy, you missed the mark on the Jackhole of the week. Should have gone to Elisabeth Hesselbeck of "The View" for her comments on Tuesday's show about Erin Andrews and then her so called apology to Erin on the Wednesday show.
I saw Jill Zarin on Wendy Williams and was sorry to hear her say that Alex should be booted off.I liked Alex but was so disappointed when she delivered Bethenny's message to Jill.It was not her message to deliver.And then when she approached Jill at Jennifers party and started in on her in front of the other ladies is a no no too.!As far as Jill I have always been a fan but shes acting as nutty as a fruitcake by getting on Ramonas case for Ramona not telling her thar Bethennys Father was dying and then died.Why is she angry at Ramona?Bethenny said she didn't want to bother herself with Jill and the drama, and Jill told Bethenny more than once...We're done!what is wrong with all these ladies of NYC?They were always my favorites.I always said they were the classy Housewives, not crude and not down and dirty!Not so classy anymore, and a bunch of wackos boot!I think I need a break from all the Housewives for the next week , they're exhausting to watch!!!!!You Andy are so nice!!!!
Andy, you're brilliant. I love the formula of the "Real Housewives" franchise. One bee-atch, one dingbat, one sympathetic character, one know-it-all, and one love-to-hate-her person and a couple of floaters. And what's really great is that from season-to-season the people who are the "characters" often swap. So the know-it-all one season can be the bee-atch the next.
Of course, none of them are a "real housewife" in any sense of the word but it is great fun to watch the rich behaving badly.
I guess it just goes to show that money can't buy you class but I guess it can make you a reality "star."
A "Mazel" to you and your staff for finding these women, creating the concept and for the other shows you produce. Good for you!
Please do video clips of each NYC housewives nasty comments this season(to be fair) and then let's get a count on which housewife had the most! i am really curious who was the nastiest!
PS. I think I know, but maybe it would help point out to the individual how bad she really is!
The NYC housewives have hit a wall. Jill believes she is the Queen Bee, notice I say "She believes." She has gone down hill really fast. Alex has come up the ladder...finally...get rid of Jill, Lulu and Kelly. I like Sonja, Romana, Alex, and I really don't know Jen yet.
As far as the NJ housewives...ugh. I don't feel that having an entire family from Sicily against Danielle is right nor do I find it entertaining. And no, Italian people from Sicily DO NOT throw tables over. For the families of Italian people, the wives do NOT know a lot of things that go on with their families "business outside the hallway." I know of what goes on. And then to throw a sheriffs party? Hmmmmm.
first why doesn't jill blog.(she is not busier than anyone else.) we want to know what she thinks about her behavior. please ask her this question. like a previous blogger said do not shy away from the tough questions. her behavior needs to be explained. her excuse cannot be "its in the book"
pleaseeeeeeeeee ... pretty please, do not make RH of NJ about Daniele. I want to go to events at the Brownestone, see pretty dresses, actually see the food and center pieces, please. I want "TO GO" with the Ladies to where they go and laugh and play. No more Daniele drama, sick of her crap already.
Now that I realize what a tremendous Oprah fan you are,I am even more hopeful that you are working furiously behind the scenes on my Harpo hookup with Brooke Shields. Please help me give my husband an amazing surprise on his 40th birthday.
Kind of silly for Bravo to announce 8000 times that Alex was going to shut Jill down, when Alex could barely get a word in and ended up leaving when Jill got bored with it all. Thanks for nothing, Bravo.
I love watching your show! You should recommend to Bravo to do a Gay Husband show! I bet it would be wilder than any of the Housewife Shows!
I just want to take you back to this past week's NYC episode: LuAnn was there when Bethenny tried to talk to and reason with Jill and watched her, not only make Bethenny cry and openly humiliate her as Bethenny pleaded with her to listen and forgive her because she really didn't mean any harm, but then told Jill there was nothing wrong with how she treated Bethenny and helped Jill shut her down and shuffle her out. If LuAnn was there for both situations, when Alex did the same thing to Jill that she had previously done to Bethenny, what was the difference between the two events? It's not right or fair for LuAnn to put Alex on the spot about what she did and not do the same to Jill. For that matter, LuAnn needs to mind her business. Her involvement is merely one of self-importance and not because she actually has anything important to say.
Andy is no fool! He knows who the fans want to stay on the show and who they do not want to see anymore. How much more negative press, comments, etc. does Jill have to get to "get it"?