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Andy Cohen was shocked at how The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion ended.

on Sep 3, 20100

Good Morning! It feels very Back to School today at Bravo and all over NYC. Tonight, Jeff, and Jenni bring Zoila to NYC for her birthday in one of my favorite episodes of Flipping Out. And then Rachel is back "celebrating" her anniversary with Rodger in a way that Rodger doesn't particularly enjoy.

I am so into the new Jonathan Franzen book I can barely think ofanything else. I dug in during the fake-icane (that's a fake hurricane that the media tries to tell you is going to kill you for five days and then turns out to be a rainstorm) and have barely paid attention to anything else, with the exception of Mad Men and The Big C, of which I am also obsessed.

Last night was Danielle's farewell on The Real Housewives of New Jersey and she went out on top, on her own terms. When she got up - after seven hours of rage - and hugged it out with the other women, my jaw was actually on the floor.  It was such an intense three-on-one pile-up, but the entire energy of the group changed with Jacqueline's epipheny somewhere in the middle of it that she was sick of the person she was becoming. I don't know that the peace will last between them, but I think it's a positive way to end two seasons of rancor between the women. 

And from this day forward, in situations of stress or upset,  I plan to hug it out.


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pattyburg1018@hotmail.com
pattyburg1018@hotmail.com

Andy we really like you seen to be adorable. Flipping out love the show,Jeff is funny and cruel at the same time. Jenny and Zoila balance the show perfectly. N.J. housewife is a show that I will never watch it again. Caroline and Theresa trash the show..sorry

Rachel Zoe; is missing Taylor,

darlingdeb
darlingdeb

Me too, I love Dina! Caroline is wonderul, Jacqueline is wishy-washy and Teresa is so cute but a bit showie (sorry huney). And Danielle....well, I'm a lady so, all I will say is good bye and good luck to you.

I look forward to the next season, thank you Andy Cohen you rock!

misskittyknox
misskittyknox

I believe that Caroline acted appropriately all season. She stayed away from Danielle, and although she tried to convince the others to consider the same, they choose their own paths. Danielle wants us to think she cares, when we know she only wants to manipulate others. As Chris said when Jackie had the baby, where is Danielle? Did she show up at the hospital, or even send a card or flowers.. I think not... I am glad Danielle is gone, and I hope Kim G is not far behind her... I think Kim G is whacked, and the other Kim is two faced.

Kimberjones
Kimberjones

Like Danielle! She is the lone wolf. Who wouldn't act like that if they were being ganged up against. Theresa is an embarrassment to the Italian race. What is up with that in the face business? Sssoooo sad that she is broke now....not to mention fat!

Amy in Pocono's PA
Amy in Pocono's PA

Thank You, I totally agree with you. I sat here watching the show finding myself afraid for the other ladies due to the type of people Danielle chose to protect her. And the name she called an 19 year old girl. Just so many things over and over again, that i'm amazed that she has anyone supporting her!!! And she is still at it as of last night 9/15 on E! Anyways just wanted to say THANK YOU! I was starting to feel alone! LOl

stephanie k
stephanie k

christina d- i couldnt agree with you more.. the 3 views sabrina brings im sure isnt going to make a difference on there million viewers..

Andy- i love you and think your doing an amazing job. New jersey housewives are my favorite housewives. Jackie and Teresea are my favorite.. Carolyn is excatly how every women should be. standing up for her family and what she beileves in!

Love you jersey housewives (well all of them except for danielle) danielle grow up and take better care of your kids! they are childeren not adults maybe you forgot there age..

StashaD
StashaD

lol, to whomever you are, you take reality TV a lil too serious. I'm gonna tell you what they tell children to do when they get too caught up in computers and video games.."Stop, turn the TV off and go and get some air". You talk like you know these ppl personally. It's a show, they all put themselves out there and ppl shoul be accountable for their own actions. If you don't like it, don't watch it!!

dee decker
dee decker

will there be another fashion show? If so, I would like to come up with some Florida fans?

Moschierer
Moschierer

Love you Andy! I can't believe you bought that 'hugs' scene from Danielle! I am so glad she's gone.

Christine D
Christine D

Sabrina- Let me remind you the show is called "The Real Housewives" not the real working wives, or the real working Moms. It's actually ironic that most of the housewives [OC, Atlanta, NY, D.C.] have jobs, since the show's title implies the women are housewives.

Also, I find it funny that in your closing remark of your post you say you and your friends "will now ban the NJ Housewives and no longer watch that show or any spin-offs from it." But in the very next sentence you say "Keep you the good work!" Hm, you just dissed the show and said you wouldn't watch it. THEN "We love the other housewives, except D.C."

I wont even address the double negative from your post, oh wait, I guess I just did. Oops.

Andy- Love you! WWHN cracks me up week after week. :)

-Christine D.

Viewer ga.
Viewer ga.

I completely agree with you. Danielle had already done so much to hurt this family,in public,and in private. People are so judgemental to Teressa. I can't believe with all the families in great debt, that you just keep kicking someone when thy are down! Remember about casting the first stone. This viewer that I am agreeing with had the most reasonable post.

Pamela39
Pamela39

Like all the shows, but I wonder why only POSITIVE comments about you, Andy, are published. I still think a young kid like BEN should not be calling in and put on air like that. RH shows are for adults. That kid should be doing things kids his age do, not watching RHONY,NJ or whatever. Got it?

Viewer55,Ct.
Viewer55,Ct.

Ditto... Makes for ratings having Danielle play the 'heavy' Yes, I think all the reality shows.. suggest a 'story line' and let the housewives, take the ball and run with it.. This, as most of my comments, probably won't get printed either..Thnks Bravo..Enjoyed the reunion shows..

gencarelli
gencarelli

damn i hope teresa isnt leaving!! ill be heartbroken!

gencarelli
gencarelli

so.. what housewife is gone forever? on the commerical it said "one housewife will be gone forever.... but it was never mentioned on the reunion show. which housewife "is gone forever"??

Lisa G
Lisa G

I believe that Danielle was a great actress and an even better deceiver. I was glad to see that the other ladies were able to see right thru her. There were some really scarry comments she made though out the season and threats that cannot be ignored. Her fictional imagination has away of running its own course. So BRAVO that she is gone. I congratulate all the other ladies, because Danielle did not even deserve any kindness. I shocked the show kept her on as long as they did.

eyeswideopen
eyeswideopen

shame on you andy all season you have shown a real bias against danielle and the reunion episodes were no diffrent. how you let those other women get away with what they did all season suggest to me that you probably did as well in school as albie did. you brushed off teresa putting her hands on you in a violent way, lying about her bankrupcy, and joes d.w.i., also once again we had to listen to her brush off her fashion show behavior. how about asking larry, curley, and moe about ashley and her big fib in regards to pulling danielles hair. the viewers all saw what and why she did it, you gave her afree ride. maybe you should fire yourself. as a gay man when you let teresa and jac pretend to be lovers to insult danielle and lori m. you should be disgusted with yourself, watch what happens indeed you allowed 2 women make fun of a gay woman. i guess you have never been made fun of because of your sexuality. don"t worry about hiring new housewives maybe you should look into hiring viewers.

iluvflwrz
iluvflwrz

i have to agree with you...was totally immature..am disappointed :-(

Viewer1204
Viewer1204

Thank you for getting rid of Danielle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LynnNChicago
LynnNChicago

Jill Zarin is my favorite housewife. Everyone loves her and she is so sweet and kind. The prettiest housewife of all!! I have been so wrong about here and I am sorry! TEAM JILL FOREVER!!!

Sabrina Lee
Sabrina Lee

Andy, I love you and the "Real Housewives" shows, but I have to say that I am disappointed with the NJ Reunion. I know that you would be the only person who could put Teresa in her place and let her know about herself for starting that fight with Danielle. She knows she wasn't friendly. You have always let all of the housewives have it when their behavior is less than classy and I felt that you let Teresa get away with what she did.

It seemed to me that you also jumped on the bullying bandwagon. You always seem to be fair with all of the housewives, but this time you didn't step up and you let them control the show. Even Caroline was asking questions, demanding answers and shushing everybody, who died and left her boss?

These are the only housewives who don't do absolutely nothing! At least the other Housewives are Working, going to charity events, going to parties, shopping (responsibly!!!), etc. Even the other housewives have Real Jobs! The NJ housewives are so boring. I want to be entertained, not frustrated and irritated by their ignorance and selfishness.

Kim G. didn't deserve any more air time. She betrayed Danielle and that's it.

I think that you should fire all of them and start over with a new cast for NJ because my friends and I will now ban the NJ Housewives and no longer watch that show or any spin-offs from it.

Keep up the good work! We love the other housewives, except D.C. Sabrina

Catherine Besescheck
Catherine Besescheck

I am of Italian descent and feel much pride in that. Our parents and grandparents had to work very hard to gain respect when they arrived in the U.S. from Italy. Since shows like Jersey Shore and N.J. Housewives have hit the air waves words like guinea, wops, greenhhorns, and cavones have resurfaced. They set us back so far.They humiliate us.

LisainFL
LisainFL

Love you Andy! Think you're great but one question, why was it OK for Teresa to shove you? And now she is on WWHL? And as for Beverly's comment for Lynn being on WWHL, I would so lose respect for you and Bravo. She has made it her business to basically defame all of the housewives characters. Even those who are have not done really anything. She should not be glorified by being put on your show. You have to draw the line. I find some of her posts very offensive to where I have blocked her. And no I am not a housewife going by another name. I am a viewer who thinks she is highly offensive. I hope even if you don't post this, you at least really read it and think about how it can hurt BRavo and your relationships with the women who have so vocally come out against her.

sadbravoviewer
sadbravoviewer

WHy do you push so hard on the fluff questions and totally blow off the hard ball. If you address stuff that happened off air, like the tweet thing, then why totally gloss over the issues w/ Teresa's family and the bankruptcy. Why tell the ladies on NYC that they are coming off as bullies when they press Kelly for answers to her ridiculous and insane assessments but EVERYONE in the Tri-State area is allowed to yell at Danielle? You seem very nice, but really - a Jeff Lewis type would be SOOOOOOOOOOO much better as a moderator.

Jonnique
Jonnique

I'm liking your thought process here. Glad to see someone that gets it.

memyselfandI
memyselfandI

I agree, and I think Andy needs classes on being diplomatic. He did a terrible job of clarifying things and always letting the others have the upper hand. And one crazy person against another is shameless.

Peg,NY,NY
Peg,NY,NY

Andy you should have your own talk show I think you are very funny and sweet!!! Hugs

Oolana35 from Los Angeles
Oolana35 from Los Angeles

Andy, the best part of the two part reunion was YOU!!! Every time I relive your being thrown into your chair like a "rag doll" I bust up laughing. The look on your face was priceless. You are a hoot. I am go glad your show is coming back on. . . I love it better than all of the Housewives shows put together. It is the best. . . . Love from Los Angeles. . .

debsdebs
debsdebs

Good news! Hope Dina will be back and someone that is totally new to the show!

Aloha808
Aloha808

Andy

You held it all together in the Reunion show and looked really great at the same time. How do you do that? I was so impressed that you even managed to tame the wild Teresa and get her to 'sit' and 'stay' on the couch. . . Awesome!

Love, Aloha

Carolyn L
Carolyn L

Hi Andy, Teresa don't play, she is a strong woman the way she pushed you down like that, I hope she gets her temper in check because it could get her in more serious trouble down the road. (LOL) at Caroline's reaction for not buying into Danielle hugging everybody. Glad you and the rest of the ladies made it through the 2 part renuion in one piece. Looking forward to next season.

Alliecat
Alliecat

I think they just shorten the commercial breaks because I watched it last time and I don't think anything was cut out. I may be wrong, but I think that is why!

Sincerely, Allie

pamisolis2
pamisolis2

I agree. What will be the point without Danielle? Hmmm, Kim G.?

Julie Mack
Julie Mack

Andy, Bravo should take all of the taping of the reunion, put it on a DVD and sell it. I would like to see the parts you decided to scrap.

Andy Fan
Andy Fan

Fabulous reunion show! Jacqueline really came through Don't forget. Tammy Pescatellli for RH next season- check it out.

jackietx
jackietx

I was afraid for you when T pushed you back and you fell into your chair. She needs anger mgmt and I hear that she quit the show? Danielle's feeble attempts to control every situation is tired and her drama climaxed with the scary long hugs to T and J. THE END DANIELLE. Andy, I love your shows! Can't wait to till Watch What Happens returns :+)

dalche
dalche

Andy, you looked so disappointed, almost as much as Carolyn. Actually, Danielle was the only one that behaved like a lady; under fire from the four of you. Bravo Danielle.

viewer22
viewer22

I have to say I am not crazy about Danielle, but Jacqueline's, Teresa's, and Caroline's behavior were definitely out of control. I felt all of them ganged up on Danielle and all the questions you asked gave the crazy three more reason to attack her. I really felt bad for Danielle.

ksr
ksr

When Danielle stood up and headed to T & J's couch...I gasped because I thought that D was going to slug someone. I tend to agree with Caroline. Don't trust D.

Real and Fab in NJ
Real and Fab in NJ

You are so adorable... and freaking hilarious. Some of your expressions (facial and verbage) have given me a good laugh! If you need a hug (or a new cast member), look up this Real Jersey Housewife. I am hot, smart, do a lot of charity work, and have REAL money (unlike the Teresas of the world who live on credit and play up the plastic for the camaras!). Have a great autumn cutie!

CZ
CZ

Andy, Jacqueline is the BEST Housewife yet!!! Bravo!!!

Real Housewives of Texas
Real Housewives of Texas

Hey Andy, I'm a huge fan of all the Real Housewives series, and I heard Bravo has considered adding a Texas cast to the franchise. If you think the NJ drama was unreal, you should consider filming in Tyler, TX. The "society" there is the most racist, homophobic, backward group of snobs you'll ever meet. Check out "Smith County Justice" by David Ellsworth- it makes Danielle’s escapades look like child’s play, and most of the players are still running the town.

Susan in Ohio
Susan in Ohio

I think the end of the reunion show RHONJ was a little hinky. I have no doubt that Jacqueline had a moment of reflection; it's always good to purge negativity. But we also saw how Danielle seemed envigorated by it especially when she left the stage; that was a ploy to get the cameras to herself. I understood Caroline's reaction: disbelief.

Lauren D. Adams
Lauren D. Adams

Why is it that when Danielle says that she heard somethin about the other women, they claim it to be false. But when it comes to the other women & what they heard about Danielle, they say all the claims are true. I'm sorry ladies but I'm a viewer who is on the outside lookin in & they are hypocrites & liars. The problem is that Danielle has a questionable past & isues that makes it easy for Caroline & her family to put her down while they build themselves up. The whole reunion was a waste cause all they did was gang up on that woman & they looked silly & childish. Caroline is a puppet & I think it was Jaqueline who should have spoke on behalf of her daughter, not Caroline. I dont even see the point of Caroline bein on the show. She put herself in the middle to make herself relevant. Caroline is judgemental & close minded. At the end of the show, the women, whether phony or not, tried to make peice after they looked like h.s kids at the lunch table, & Caroline just had to be heard & be the Debbie Downer of the whole situation. There's a difference between wanting what's best for your family & being controlled by a woman who wants you to think the way she thinks because she knows whats best! They are grown women who made their own choices including Danielle & Caroline is not God so she shouldn't judge!

meacham
meacham

I'm not sure what happened last night. Is Danielle gone for good? Tonight's show seemed so fake that I'm not sure I will ever watch the RHONJ ever again.

SoCalBchGal
SoCalBchGal

Andy please bury any further reference, either on blogs or TV, to Danielle. Enough is enough. I do not feel there was a three to one gang up. I think what everyone saw was the pent up frustration each one had separately when D continued her act of lies, denial, avoidance and redirection. It really is unfair to describe what happened as 'ganging up.' Thanks Andy.....keep up the good work (minus D) and I look forward to a new season of Watch.

Kate 23
Kate 23

Well okay, hugging it out is great, for us normal people with normal relationships; but in front of a national audience, after equivocating for the entire reunion, I'm sorry I just don't buy it either. I've never seen so much equivocating and "talking over" other people without answering them, in my life.

Congratulations on your emmy, Andy!

Tammy Zona
Tammy Zona

Hi Andy! Love love love you !!!!! You are adorable!!! Tammy