Andy Cohen reflects on last night's 'Watch What Happens Live' with guest Danielle Staub.
Posted by Andy Cohenon Jun 22, 20100
Oh man I am fu-reaking out about what went down in the Bravo Clubhouse last night. I have to give it to Danielle, she answers every damn question I ask her — no matter how rude. Some may dispute the truth of her answers, but at least she gives one and does not his me in the face with a cocktail ring. (I heard from Dina, Caroline, and Ramona during the show and each was calling Danielle a liar....)
I was looking directly up her "skirt" (it was more like a long sequined shirt) the entire night. I told her I was — I couldn't help it. I am glad for everybody that she was wearing panties. Speaking of underwear, sweet Ben Weiner is off to camp where I hope he won't be "pantsed." He was a trending topic on Twitter in several citites last night! We will miss him.
The song. Wow. I do not think it sucked! Yes I was in shock from the odd-ness that all of a sudden D was busting out a full-on girl-on-girl duet with lesbian superstar Lori Michaels; but once I got over that I thought the song was lovely and D has a pretty voice. We will post the song ASAP, right HERE.
After the show, Eli and I — appropriately — went to Cubby Hole (a West Village lesbian bar) to celebrate Danielle's di-ness. Turns out Ms. Staub had visited the Cubby on Sunday night. Wow. Then we went to Corner Bistro for a burger. I love the West Village so much. Have I mentioned that enough?
Tonight is one of my fave episodes of My Life on the D-List ever. Kathy judges a kiddie pageant and it is hilarious. Did you see our after-show the other night, where she turned the tables on me and asked me questions, and also allowed me to touch her (non-deformed) boob??? Check it out, and watch her tonight on Bravo at 10 followed by Double Exposure!
I was not at all impressed with Danielle's voice. First of all, her voice was "amplified", and she was singing very softly. I also think that Danielle is a bit of a prude. She sits there, with barely any personality or life in her, and she answers each question kinda snobbish-ly (don't think that is a word, lol). Anywho.....I like your show, Andy...Keep up the good work!!
I just looove looove looove you! Thanks for showing off Danielle's wonderful voice--I wanna download the song and even use some of it as a ringtone. The other Joisey Goils should look to Danielle as a model of how to bring up their children--her daughters just wouldn't go around attacking people and calling them bad names. You are so fun and really funny that I look forward to WWHL every week--dunno what I would do without my Andy/Bravo fix.
First of all Andy I LOVE YOU!! Mazel of the week should of been your facial expression to Danielles singing lol LOVED IT!!
I thought Danielle did an excellent job.She can sing! Hope to hear more keep it up Danielle!!:)
After watching the last few episodes of NJ housewives.. I thought it was the "real housewives of New Jersey",, but seeing low class Danielle with her ex-cons maybe it should be named "the real ex-cons of New Jersey"
I too was pleasantly surprised to hear Danielle sing. I am happy she can finally do something constructive other than hate on the world. One thing that did disturb me was the manner that Danielle addressed every caller. Danielle was not pleasant at all. I believe Danielle has a lot of issues still to deal with and it's amazing how Dina, Caroline and Teresa can get Danielle going into a frenzie.. it's disturbing to watch. Danielle, I wish you all the luck in the world and I hope you make a career out of your beautiful voice- BUT lose all the drama and hatred you have for the other ladies, it's really bogging you down.
I guess Housewives of New Jersey is now the Danielle Show. For the past 3 episodes it has been all about Danielle. Whether you love her or hate her, I'm tired of all the camera time she gets. All of the Housewives shows are scripted, but the New Jersey one appeared to be the most real. I'm now tired of all of them and don't look forward to the DC housewives. PS Ben Weiner you are adorable. Have fun at camp.
PLEASE ENOUGH OF JILL ALREADY. I am at the point that I won't even watch the show to avoid her constant NAGGGGG that is like a "dripping faucet". I used to like her, but I see she has relaxed, and become her true self. She is extremely vindictive, deliberate, and rude. She is worse than mean...she is full of envy, selfishness, and bottom line--just full of HATE.
I won't watch anymore. But on a positive note, my daughter and I think you look fabulous, and you are the person we like to watch.
Ideas: Maybe you could replace Jill with Ben Weiner?? I think that would work, and it would be cute, or lets just have the ANDY HOUR!!
I've been watching you since you started the show and I love you. While Danielle apparently can sing...she's a drama queen. She looks to make her life more difficult. Why is she on the show since it seems she's not friends with anyone else on the show...they all despise her.
I also think that you must have Ben Weiner on WWHL after he returns from camp.
I don't understand why Caroline thinks that Albie's law school should have different standards for him because he has ADD. On of my childhood friends is dyslexic and got a BS in Nuclear Medicine without any special treatment. She was determined and worked her behind off!!!
Andy...You ROCK! While in awe over Danielle's song...I couldn't stop cracking up at your facial expression! lol...I had no idea a person could smile so wide! Anyway, I must say that Danielle blew me away with that song...she has the best voice out of all the HW so far "just sayin". You handled the interview well...considering...:)
My Mazel of the week for next week--- YOU, ANDY COHEN, for putting up with Danielle for 30 minutes on air, and not biting your lip off or gnawing off your arm in order to get out of there!! MAZEL TOV to you boychick!!!
At least Danielle sang without the enhancements that others had. LuAnn's whole singing epidsode was a joke, she can't carry a tune to save her soul--who would want to listen to that? Danielle has much more talent as a singer.
THAT was brave! 1 on 1 with Danielle for 30 minutes...Yow! And her song was the most..I don't know, authentic of all the Housewife songs.Your face was priceless, a mix of shock and laughter! I think her new darker hair made her face stand out more and hence the plastic surgery questions..You were treading on thin ice with that Grandma Wrinkles schitck..I thought she was gonna lose it for a second. Oh, and by the way, YOU are always my Mazel of the Week!
This is a strange question for ya, I am the chef / owner of Jamies Creative American Cuisine in Oakland Maryland. How would I go about getting selected for top chef? I have 21 years in the bizz and have trained under some of the countrys famous chefs. I recently got my first food critic review and "knocked it out of the park" . I am looking to take my career to the next level. I hope you can give me some direction on who to speak with.
Andy, I know you are probably saying I wish this karentc would stop blogging me, but I love your show, I love the Bravo network and when I like something I want everyone to know it!! Honestly, keep up the great things you and Bravo are doing!! I made my husband go out and buy a generator, $1000.00, just in case we lose power! Screw the frig. and freezer, I need BRAVO!!!
Yes I admit Danielle can sing! It was definitely refreshing after the wanna be housewife singers. But thats about where my praises end. First of all Danielle, the "womAn" question was NOT a matter of dialect..its a matter of grammar!!!! If you are referring to One woman you say "woman", if you refer to MORE than ONE you say WOMEN. WO-MEN Please get that corrected! It makes you sound uneducated.
I was disappointed that you didn't call Danielle out on her response to Danny's use of a gay slur. You said you were offended last season when Teresa's husband made a joke about dancing being gay (as well you should have), but didn't comment on Danielle's lame excuse that Danny's vile insults were ok because Chris isn't gay. C'mon - a slur is a slur!
We have been sadly disappointed in the Housewives singing in the past, honestly no matter how you slice it without auto-tune, Kim or Luanne would have much of singing career. So, when you said you had another housewife gonna try and sing, I was like oh no, almost turned the channel. glad I didn't, she was good, and I have never heard of the other girl, but she was good, and wow, someone who might actually deserve to make some change from music, the fact that Kim is spending money that she made from music, makes me LOL. So do you sometimes. In spite of all the housewife drama, I like you and Bravo very much, and am glad to have some shows to watch. Have to give Bethenny's new show, kudos, she has a great story, and I felt some real emotions when watching the other night, not having close family relationships myself, and gained some strength and hope from her show. Silly, huh. Well until next week. good luck and keep up the mazels and Jackholes. Kathy Griffin was great. too.
Love the club house!!! I really hope you ask Caroline, teresa, and Jacquline why they are so obsessed with Danielle that they just have to talk about her every episode. At the dinner at Caroline's they toasted to never speaking her name again but again during this week's episode they are all at lunch talking about her. hello get a life.
By the way I think you were way too easy on the bullies (Alex, Ramona and Bethanney) on the NYC reunion. Please don't do that on NJ reunion. Have you noticed Teresa, Jacquiline and Caroline always have excuses for their and their childrens behavior.
Danielle can sing! I'm sure we will hear many more tunes.
I was pleasantly surprised and I am happy for her.
G-d only knows she has been beaten up pretty badly in
other ways. But the woman has a voice. Good luck to her
Andy, I thought it was in bad taste when Bravo filmed Bethenny on the toilet taking her pregnancy test, but that was nothing compared to showing Danielle's breasts full frontal last night. Yes, the nipples were pixilated, otherwise the FCC would
Don't think the song sucked? You should have stopped at the song. WOW.
Finally, a housewife that can really sing. I am a huge loyal Danielle fan. Her children are intelligent, beautiful, wise and well-mannered because Danielle is not a hypocrite and she is honest - like her lifestyle and choices or not, she is real - and she keeps it real.
Those other NJ housewives can call in a say anything they want. They were threatened by Danielle's personality, children and her ability to domain and steal any scene that she's in and plus, the others know that they are boring.
Love you Danielle. Hoping to hear your lovely voice again and I hope the other housewives listen to you sing and realize that they can't. I was told when I was very young that I couldn't sing and it saved me from years of embarrassment.
Andy - Your face when Danielle was singing was beyond...PRICELESS Love the love you have for your housewives. You're amazing - don't ever change! Also, you MUST have Ben Weiner on WWHL when he gets back from Camp..
I am no Danielle Staub fan, but I have to give credit to her: her song and her voice were amazing! I just sat there watching with my mouth dropped open. I honestly feel she is the first housewife to actually have any singing composing talent. I am still in shock.
Even though she has alot of issues to work out, singing isn't one of them. Bravo to her. And I am not ashamed to say it.
She actually gained some respect from me for the first time ever since she has been on the RHNJ.
Just giving credit where credit is definitely due.
I agree that Danielle does sing good..better than the other housewives who have songs out,(except for Candy). The performance was strange though..Danielle does appear to have serious problems and I do believe she could be dangerous...does Bravo really want to keep someone like that on the show?
Dear Andy, I also was fureaked about the song. D is a good singer and I am sorry she is doing that chick.....I think we need to start a Ben Weiner fan club. He is too cute. Have you ever considered having a normal (meaning not rich who shops at sears) woman on your show for her view point. I am just in love with the New York city housewives, and I want to meet Romana and Sonja. Any chance you could make that happen. I want to start a romana fanclub. Wish I had half the balls she does.
Andy - I've watched all the Housewives shows, and Bethenny's new show (she is hilarious - I have to watch her at least 2 times to pick up on all of her fabulous one-liners!), and really enjoy the concept and the women - they are over the top. However, I think you guys have gone too far including Danielle. There is nothing about her that is positive or admirable. She is a terrible mother, can't maintain a friendship, and will do anything to get face time in the press. I think it brings down the whole Housewives "mojo" to have someone like her on the franchise. Please think seriously about removing her from the NJ show in the future.