Cast Blog: #WWHL

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Defending Cruise 'n' Other Niblets

‘Tis the End of the Eighth Season

Ask, Believe, Receive A Kiss From Andy

Wish Upon a Giggy

Giving Thanks to WWHL

Weathering the Storm

Blue Cheese and Blunders

Pranks for the Memories

The Devil's Contraption

Jill Zarin Gets Fiesty on 'WWHL'

A Researcher's Dream!

To 300 More!

Watch What Happens Fire!

We're Back and Full of Surprises!

'Gossip Girl' Star Makes a Cameo on 'Watch What Happens Live'

The Weirder the Pair, The Better!

The Queen of Puns

Here Since the Beginning

The Housewife Wannabe

Bedazzled Legs, Anyone?

...And Nordstrom!

Why We Like Mike

When a Ginger Man Loves a Woman

The Locomotion!

The Body Roll

Take This Lollipop

Normal Office Conversation

From the Sky

Things I Need to Tell You

Happy Summer!

Andy's Career Advice

My Book!

How Did This Happen?

A Bravolebrity Bonanza

Viewer Mail: Andy Pleads the Fifth on Martha Stewart

Back from Vacation!

Pancakes!

Wednesday Morning

R.I.P.

Getting Myself in Gear

Viewer Mail: Andy's Most Difficult Guest

Defending Cruise 'n' Other Niblets

Why is Andy defending Tom Cruise? Find out.

** Is it possible that I woke up on Tom Cruise's side? There's something about Sumner Redstone calling him out for his "unacceptable" behavior that has me defending him. So is Sumney (his pals call him Sumney, see) saying that the unacceptable behavior was general fanaticism related to a cult or jumping on Oprah's couch or just saving Suri for Vanity Fair?

This auf'ing comes, after all, two years after Cruise officially strayed outside the boundaries of normal into crazy, and so now he's not seeming bonkers to me and I need some clarity from Sumney. If he is being canned just for his fantaticism in Scientology then, I dunno, maybe Sumney could've just fired the guy and not told everybody it was because he's crazy? Or just say that he's being fired for his religious beliefs. Does Paramount H.R. know that this is the reason that Cruise got fired? And does GE H.R. know that I am taking Yom Kippur off, or am I crazy and fired? Or am I crazy and fired for disrespectin' Sumney?

** I forgot to mention that I watched a great BBC miniseries called "Line of Beauty" on the plane home from Turkey the other day. (I know you care.) It's set in Thatcher's England and follows a grad student poofter who becomes part of the family of a Conservative MP. The programme (yes I did spell it that way, cheers!) features the three ingredients that make a classic miniseries: AIDS, cocaine, and the French countryside. Rent it!

** I know that everyone's talking about K-Fed's appearance on the very meaningful "Teen Choice Awards" programme (I'm gonna do it again) on Sunday night, but did anyone see Jessica Simpson? She was the evening's biggest bomb. Just the sight of her stooooopid face gave anyone else within 100 yards instant credibility. When she intro'd Britney, the gum chewing pop tart came out suddenly embodying the soul of Mavis Staples. Next to Simpson, I thought K-Fed was being given a "Hip Hop Honors" Lifetime Acheivement Award.


By the way, I saw the "video" for her new "song" this morning featuring a cavalcade of cameos from some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Yes, Jessica nabbed an appearance from Eva Longoria. Yes, Simpson sucks down an ice cream cone like a real pro, proving that she can, indeed have it all. She can love Jesus AND act like a trollop! And, yes, Ryan Seacrest mentions getting a show on Bravo at the beginning. Please do not mention the name Bravo in your vid, lady. We can figure out a way to coexist, just please not that. (And if you want to watch it, it's in our video player.)

** I am obsessed with the programme that is shaping up as the official morning show of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered community: "Good Morning America"! With the addition of Sam Champion to the team, Disney has created the gayest two hours on earth! I hope the ABC Ayemmer just goes for it. Use a vintage track from Vicki Sue Robinson as your theme song! Don't broadcast from a Disney Cruise, move that party over a boat who's Cap'n is called Olivia! Gay it up, GMA!

** Kathy Najimy's letter yesterday to Andy's Blog created cause for pause for us all, and a firestorm of postings. Tomorrow, let me know what you think of how the designers tackle models outside their comfort zone tonight.

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Ask, Believe, Receive A Kiss From Andy

WWHL’s Research PA dishes on one seriously unique work week.

Hey guys! My name is Laura and I’m a Research Production Assistant here at WWHL. For the first 3 seasons on this unbeweavable show, I was the permanently glittered hands crafting the crazy fun props and prizes gifted to the guests. You name it, I’ve bedazzled it! (No but seriously: pacifier, pickle, ‘fro pick, condoms, whip, hookah, mannequin leg...the list goes on!) This past season, I closed down my crafting corner and now I have the pleasure of helping Megan, Christie, and Lindsey with research and interactive. Every night, I get to read all of your amazing questions for our guests and help make sure that Andy’s got a stellar selection on his cards. But who cares about me?! On to this crazy week of shows!

Sunday: Kim and Reza did NOT disappoint.  They served up some wig wearin’, stache sportin’, truth tellin’ realness.  Kim rocked “The Farrah” like only she can, not to be outdone by Reza’s gloriously quaffed upper lip.  I swear that man’s mustache is the 8th wonder of the world...

There’s something so refreshing about two guests truly unafraid to tell it like it is and it makes for great TV.  Reza musta had Santa on the brain ‘cause he couldn’t keep from dropping those Ho, Ho, Hos! And say what you will about Kim, but that lady just wants to be home with her hot hubby and you can’t hate a ho for that!  

Monday: Let’s be real for a second: I’m 23 and I’m not even gonna PRETEND to be ashamed that I used to drink up every drama filled minute of Laguna Beach and The Hills. So of course I was LIVING for Kristin Cavallari’s confession that it was a big pile of producer induced drama. Shocking? Eh, not really. Exhilarating for the teen in me? Abso-freaking-lutely. There’s no shame in my game, hunny!




Taylor Armstrong was on her absolute A-game and she totally wins for my favorite one liner of the week: “The only thing uglier than a drunk woman is a drunk woman’s 40-yr-old ass flying through the air!” And please let us not forget the arm wrestling. Oh my word, the arm wrestling.  

Epic.  

Tuesday: Truly, there are no words for the amazingness that was the luscious lipped Lisa Rinna and Jeff Lewis and therefore I simply gift you with this kisstacular clip:




You’re welcome. 

Wednesday: I really think that one of the things that is so unique about WWHL is our unexpected guest combos. You never know who will end up in those chairs!  So when I saw ‘Carmen Electra and Billy Ray Cyrus’ on the calendar, my achy breaky heart skipped an achy breaky beat.

When Carmen slinked into the studio I couldn’t believe how amazing she looked. Does that woman age?! She was KILLIN’ it all night long complete with sex appeal and sock bun. I admit I was bummed when Billy Ray plead the fifth on the Miley Ex-BF question. I mean really, who wasn’t hoping for a little juice on a JoBro?! But fear not! Carmen saved the day (and all the imaginary swimmers) by teaching Andy and Billy to patrol the beach, slow mo style!

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Thursday: Apparently agelessness is going around because Jane Fonda looks SPECTACULAR. She and Sandra paired up for the perfect storm of hilarity and the show ended with my favorite new holiday tradition: Secret Sandra! 

And may I just add that the legendary, Oscar winning, fitness flaunting Miss Fonda went home wearing a menorah hat? So yeah, my life is complete. 


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Love and Light ;)
Laura