Andy Cohen is back from Brazil.
I'm back at work this morning after a pitstop at home following landing at 6 a.m. If you're looking for a really nice night's sleep, try flying from Sao Paulo overnight -- it's a solid nine hours in the air of uninterrupted time. Connie Chung and Miss USA were on the flight, and that tickled me. Connie was wearing chic traveling clothes topped by a visor. I love a visor! Miss USA was in front of me in Customs, and I made sure to tell the dude behind the desk that he had no choice but to let Miss USA into the USA. That would've been quite awkward for everyone....
Before I put the Miss Universe to bed, I have a couple other pics to share. Here are the final five about a minute before we came back from our last commercial break. They're standing on their marks each thinking their life is about to change....
And here's a blurry one of Miss Angola after she won. What a beauty, and the crowd was hers. It was like a freaking World Cup soccer game in there..
What did you think of the Flipping Out reunion last night? I got a lot of tweets from people asking if I was mad at Jeff. Of course I was not -- I was only busting his balls about his paint line because he was riding Jenni so hard about her song. His argument with Trace was actually quite long and detailed, and it was clear there were a lot of unresolved issues between the two. When we were done taping, everyone sat at the same table and had a meal, so hopefully that means the two of them can move forward.
Tonight is a great Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory-themed episode of Top Chef: Just Desserts featuring cast members from the original movie and a visually exciting room of sweets!