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As hot as it is today (and it is freaking HOT), there is a happy ending waiting at 9 p.m. EST with Episode 4 of Top Chef. Actually, the ending of TC ain't so happy — 2 chefs are going home tonight. Ruh-roh. There's a new Work of Art at 10, and you should check that out too. The critics are still nuts about that show, and I hope you are too. Nao, who was eliminated last week, sent me a t-shirt with a line she said to the judges the other night: "I am not responsible for your experience of my work." I dig it.
MAZEL to Bethenny Frankel, who is appearing on the cover of the new issue of People magazine! That's a big deal. She opens up to the magazine about her childhood and painful past. You may be surprised by what you hear, and I think it will explain a lot about who she is. One of my favorite parts about her show is her sessions with her therapist; I wish they could be longer because that lady has a lot going on in her head. Thankfully, you can see extended therapy sessions right here on Bravotv.com, so check those out! Her wedding episode airs Thursday. Bring a hanky. Actually, bring two.
So Lindsay Lohan is going to jail and I guess since she wrote "f---- you" on her nail beds, I needn't feel too badly for her or wait for any public outcry. That is not going to happen, so let me move on.
Last night we went to Sunset Beach for dinner, Andre Balaz' St. Barth's-inspired al fresco paradise on the bay in Shelter Island. It was a hotbox, but the reggae and the sunset and lou de mer kept us cool. Actually, it seemed to get really, super-hot AFTER the sun set. What is that? What does that mean?
I am watching Bill Clegg on the TODAY show right now. He's the handsome lit agent who wrote Portrait of a Young Man as an Addict, the book everybody's talking about now. Bill is a good guy who got through a seemingly insurmountable addiction and lived to tell. His book is painful and well written, and an easy read.
This column is reading like King's Things today but it is summer and I don't have a cohesive story to share with you.
I keep running into Brad Goreski and his partner on the beach out here. He is such fun, and is in an "option-pulling" frenzy right now as he travels the globe with Cameron Diaz as she promotes Knight and Day. Every time I see him I want to talk about pulling options, or say something in Zoe-talk. I'm a bit obsessed with that show. The new season of The Rachel Zoe Project starts in August; it'll be on following Flipping Out on Tuesday nights. Isn't that a must-see double hour of power?
OK, I'm going to Soul Cycle and then will have a telephone up to my ear for the remainder of the day. Have a great one and KEEP COOL.
Andy, Please dont put Kim G on the New Jerseys housewives, she really is to old to be on the show and her personality is so boring..
Frankly, I'm a little disturbed that we see Bethenny's therapy sessions. It is compelling, but isn't anything private? Isn't that profession supposed to uphold privacy? And am I crazy or did I see a blog posted by her therapist (which is now gone)?
I just LOVE Bethenny's therapist. I certainly will be going and checking out the extra footage. I've said it before - but what you've done for the Bravo channel is magnificent.
Love You - Love Your Mazels.
Shame on you LiLo, to disrespect the judge and the court like you did with your nail art is just proof of how much help you really need! You are a disgrace, I hope you think long and hard, when you are in jail, of what you are going to do with the rest of your life. Your career is over, you are out of money and with no money watch how many friends stand by you! I don't feel sorry for you, you have brought everything on yourself. How many chances does one person need? What is sooooo sad about this whole thing is that I thought after Parent Trap you were going to be a star! To all the up and coming actresses and actors, this is how you do not want to act!!!!!
That picture of Bethenny and her lovely baby is so perfect. What a cute baby, Bethenny will be a great mother. Sometimes having seen and experienced bad parenting makes us understand what good parenting is all about. Bethenny will be the mother she always wanted to have and Jason will be the father Bethenny always wanted. What a lucky little girl Bryn is.
Andy - don't care about rambling - I love your blog no matter what especially the DMV one. Almost peed my pants with your stream of consciousness writing. Don't change.
I love love love this pic of bethenny and her new baby! There is something about becoming a mom that is like a ticket into this special club in society. It's really hard to describe until you've experienced it! People are so much nicer-and prior to having children my outlook on society wasn't too bad! She looks so voulnerable and refreshed -not words I'd previously describe her as. It looks great and hopefully she'll take time to suck it all up before that baby grows all too fast!
I think it's brave of Bethenny letting her fans in alittle. It isn't like they show a hour of her in his office. I CAN NOT WAIT til Flipping out! Love me some Jeff Lewis! Love you Andy!
Hey Andy, I thought is was very honest of Bethenny to share her therapy sessions. I went to therapy before I married my 2cd husband (for allot of the same reasons) and we have been together for 27 yrs. CHEERS to Bethenny because she is wise to dig into the past and stop blaming herself. She now has a beautiful family with Jason, Bryn, and Mom and Dad In-Law. While she was planning a career God was laughing while planning Great Things for Beautiful Bethenny. Congrats--B&J on everything!!!!
I just wanted to point something out to you, since your a exec producer at bravo. I was disappointed in last nights episode of Top Chef. The chefs were asked to prepare baby food, and in some of the recipes they used honey, licorice, and shell fish. Babies under the age of 1 cannot eat these types of foods. As a parent of four kids I know this, but there may be some uneducated parents out there that may not. I'm just concerned that a parent may try to play chef, and make one of these recipes. Just wanted to bring this to your attention.
Hey Simon is looking more handsome and masculine in the reruns i am watching. Mazul to you MR COhen, Keep it real. Hey I want to be a judge on TOP Chef to see if the food really tastes GOOD!!!
Andy, Every time you show the Welcome to Franklin Lakes sign, you then show Teresa's house. Her home is in Tawaco. Now I'm sure you must know that. It really is annoying to people in Franklin Lakes because they don't care for the show that much. The real F.L's woman of this town are more like the N.Y. housewives. Many of us are professional and educated. We are not fighting and braging none stop like the ones you have on the show. Anyway just thought you should know.
Lindsay Lohan's rambling speech was actually laughable as I sat there, I thought I was watching her trying out for a part in some weird story of her own life.
Did she say this rambling stuff or did I take my ambien too early?
I always did what I was supposed to do-I would never disrepect anybody because i care about what i am supposed to do and i always did respect what i was supposed to do when i was supposed to do it, (tear wipe) i never would have not respected what i was supposed to do when i was supposed to respect it i didnt (unintelligible with more tear wipes and head hung down) when i did what i was respected to supposed to doooooooooooooo...
Ok so what camera man zooms in that close to a friggin fingernail? the problem with Lohan is that she has too many frenemies. She told one of her closest friend/enemy what she was doing with her tie dyed nail affect and they went and ratted on her. Like who cares what this washed up girl who won't see 30 does at this point? We the public can't save her, we see the train wreck, but apparently those who are getting a regular paycheck refuse to see it...and there goes the story...amen
What a beautiful photo of Bethenny and that angel baby Bryn.I hope Bryn and gorgeous Jason will help her learn what love really means.She really didn't know what love and friendship meant before. Now she has two of the best teachers!You have the most fun on your time off.It's nice to know that someone has a life on the beach.There's no place better...so relaxing.Love your descriptions of all the places you go!
It was special for Bethany to have let the viewers "in" on her therapy sessions. It shows how brave and smart she is.
Brave because she's facing her demons and smart because she knows what she needs to do to move on.
Maybe her doing so will encourage people to seek help before they think they need it. It's healthy.
Congrats to Bethany and Jason and Baby Bryn!
Something needs to happen to straighten that girl out.
She's ruining her life and f-u on her nail is not helping things any.
It's a shame. She was really going somewhere...Now she's going to jail.
Save the tears for when you are face down, drunk in the dirt or od'ing on pills.
When will she learn?
How many have to die that way before they wake up to the possibility it could happen to them?
The first problem with LindsLo is that she clearly has some kind of childhood regression problem. It seemed in court as if she was going back to her age of perhaps 10 or 11 when she was in the "parentrap". She is under the assumption that she has perfected the "innocent little child look when confrtonted with serious jail time" that many women try to use as their last resort. As a woman myself, I need to tell them, "get over it". The other strange body language that LindsLo did was hold her fingernails out as if she had just polished them....up against her face. That was an invitation to disaster, it clearly shows that she intentionally wanted the "f" word to be seen...no one holds their hands like that under normal circumstances...and let's talk about the nail polish...again, kidlike....how old is she anyway? at least in her twenties? she looks like she is pushing 30, but who wears that "hello kitty" fairylike nail polish at her age? This woman clearly needs to grow up, and has to stop holding on to her childlike appeal as an actress. It is gone, never to be revisited again. We should all burn our copies of "herbie" because I have a feeling she was high during the whole movie. And her Dad is another laughing matter, does he really think he is an ambassador of what? "the country of Lindsay?"...he is updating the trash celebrity shows of every move she makes, every supposed thought she has as if we care.....I am more concerned whether they have found that missing child than I am about what Lindsay Lolife is thinking or doing. Let them not only lock her up, but make her clean the floors with a toothbrush, till that funkydoodle nail polish comes completely off. The best thing that could happen to her at this point is for her to go to jail, meet the bible, come out and devote her life to passing out food during a crisis, adopt some foreign babies, appear in a video singing a remake of "we are the world", wear only green t shirts with a peace sign on it, cut all her hair off, marry one of the Jonas brothers so he can help her carry all her adopted babies of multicolors....I think if she starts there she may redeem herself....
love bethany, love the people magazine cover.....so happy for her...her wedding was so romantic...i cried...andy, it is so obvious bethany is one of your favorites...which I think is great.....love you, love her....love the show....much love and happiness to bethany and her new family