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I'm in the TODAY show green room trying to scrounge up some caffeine so I can gather my wee thoughts to have a semi-intelligent convo with the ladies. I'm wearing flip-flops with my suit; I hope that's ok with everybody but I need to keep my dogs out to beat the heat. It's Hoda's birthday, by the way.
I had a great weekend that began Thursday night with my annual trip to Fire Island with my soul sisters Graciela and Amanda, and our host Bill. I dig going old school on FI once every 51 weeks. It is essentially gays unsupervised, which means pure fun and debauchery out there. It is also one big tinderboxfirehazard. How does the whole island not go up in flames?? (Lotsa wood.)
On Saturday morning, I hopped on the ferry (boat) and hit it for Sag Harbor, where my sister and brother-in-law were waiting. It was lots of fun having them and we covered a lot of ground. Saturday night we went to a soiree at Donna Karan's house honoring the premiere of Showtime's The C Word. They screened the show, which was GREAT GREAT GREAT, for a crowd that included Hamptons regulars Martha Stewart and Calvin Klein, and series stars Laura Linney, Gabourey Sidibe, Oliver Platt, and the great John Benjamin Hickey.
After the screening there was a bonfire on the beach with blankets, bars, beauties, and a clear sky loaded with stars. My kind of party! One of the night's highlights for me was meeting Mark Ruffalo, of whom I am a big fan.
Yesterday afternoon I met up with Hickey and Linney in Sag Harbor for a quick coffee and debrief about the show. (You are going to LOVE IT, is the bottom line!)
I hit the beach yesterday around 6 and was warned by everyone that the waves were very dangerous and that someone had drowned earlier. It was a little shallow water swimming as it was indeed quite violent. I still haven't heard more details about the drowning ( I can't find anything online), and it is really upsetting and a cause for pause.
Last night was a gorgeous dinner party where dinner was served around 10:40. At 10:45 I grabbed Kelly Ripa to make the sad drive back to the city. (Her husband was driving back this morning and the lady had to work.). Wouldn't you know that there was freaking road construction on the Long Island Expressway that began at 10 p.m., thus doubling our traffic time and causing mild irritation and tumult...? Why, I wonder, would they do road construction to the LIE on a Sunday night when everyone is schlepping back from the beach? I'll tell you what: it is trivial to complain about traffic when you know somebody drowned swimming. Perspective is good.
So Lisa Ling and Rob Schneider are in the green room now. Kathie Lee is in blue and en fuego. There's a segment on about laundry. I am going to grab some tea, but before I do let me remind you that tonight, the New Jersey ladies take the drama on the road and head to Italy -- and It's a lot of fun!
I love the commerical for summer on Bravo!!! Just a couple of things, it is not long enough and I only seen you once or maybe twice!!
Jeff, I love the show and hate it when wwhL is not on after each episode. When is the rhonj reunion show going to be aired and how do we submit questions??? Also, I've been reading the blogs and all of a sudden last weeks blogs disappeared but blogs from the first part of June is what's available. What's up with that ? And I know others have complained about it but could Bravo require Danielle to attend a continuing education class on singular and plural versions of the words woman and women? Please! Thank you and keep up the good work. debbie
Andy Andy ,you have been missed. One thing I've been meaning to tell YOU is HOW BRILLiant the music is on All the Housewives,FLIPPING OUT and Top Chef;ALL YOUR SHOWS. The score AND THE TIMING behind all the stories is like our backseat Greek Chorus Band. adds laughter and sadness AND EVERYTHING INBETWEEN and EVIL( MY FAV...Danielle's special music when she gets in her Car AND IS UP TO no good)as an example. I mean word's cannot describe what AN intrical part the scoring plays.its turtle time! No NEED FOR LAUGH TRACK..JUST THIS VERY SUBTLE UNDERLINIG SCORE. THAT WHO EVER IS IN CHARGE OF IT SO royally DESERVES AN EMMMY.AS DO YOU.Andy you ARE TRULY SOMEKIND OF GENIUS( ALBIET DISTURBED IN A GOOD WAY)...iT'S GRAET TV AND YOU DESERVE AN EMMY YOUR OWN BAD SELF! bravo!
I love Jeff. I'm happy you made a decision to stand up for yourself against your back stabbing friend Jason. With friends like that you don't need enemies. I see how fast you snapped back during your interview. It's always good to see a strong individual defend their character.