Good morning. I'm in the TODAY greenroom quietly minding my business wondering if Tim McGraw is going to see me and decide he actually likes 40-something Jewish dudes instead of Faith Hill. I'll let you know how that one goes. Watch this space!
I had a fantastic weekend out at the beach that was essentially made up of me working on my book and watching Bravo shows, which really isn't a bad combination if you ask me. I got a lot done and am feeling great about both. We have some fantastic new shows coming to Bravo, starting tomorrow night with Mad Fashion and Fashion Hunters. Woo to tha hoo.
Last night's WWHL was a scream. I really enjoyed Big Bang star Simon Helberg, and Caroline was in good form. We'll post the After Show at the end of this blog as soon as we can get our acts together. We had to reschedule Anderson Cooper for tonight's show, but we are thrilled that Kyle Richards will be joining Wendi McClendon-Covey from Bridesmaids live at 11!
Before the show, I'll be partaking in a treasure hunt curated by Stephen Sondheim at the Museum of Natural History benefiting the 20th anniversary of Friends in Deed, which is a fab charity (I'm on the board.). Go to friendsindeed.org for more on that!
Khloe Kardashian is filling in for Kathie Lee this morning and her booty is really a sight to behold. I think I have to go look at it some more. See you at 11!
*Update! Here's last night's After Show:
Can't wait to read your book! You appear to be such a great person, great background, sound business man, awesome sense of humor, just a great person all around. Thank you for all the great shows and making Bravo our number one channel to watch.
Andy, What has happened to the Housewives series??? I've been watching for years, since the O.C. and I have to say I dislike what is going on with the Jerry Springer show, I mean N.J. Housewives. I stopped watching N.Y. and just quit watching N.J., I can't handle the backstabbing and fighting anymore!! It's sad because the housewives's USE to be my favorite shows. I hope this doesn't happen with Beverly Hills and Orange County?? If so, this fan will no longer be watching Bravo!
I did not enjoy last night's show :( I am soooo sad and disgusted about all the RHONJ....I hope u got what u wanted w new girls Melissa and Kathy! They ruined the season!!!!
Andy, As a devoted and faithful Bravo viewer, I was extremely disappointed at your selection of guest Simon Helberg during last night’s “Watch What Happens Live.” The disappointment came from all of Simon’s negative remarks towards Teresa Guidice. Although the show is taped LIVE, surely you and other producers screen each guest prior to the show to get their thoughts on topics you plan to discuss. It was heart-breaking to listen to Simon’s constant jabs, and his impersonation of Nicholas Cage calling her “stupid” was the epitome of disrespect. YOU Andy, sat there, along with Caroline, looking as if you were enjoying this “bullying” session. You ALL were inappropriate and rude. Bravo probably won’t post this since my comments are directed to the Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, whatever. Your WWHL guests obviously do not represent the majority of millions of Teresa fans, and I hope this same bullying performance and negative portrayal of Teresa isn’t repeated during the Reunion.
Happy New Year, Andy!
You should have your own reality show: behind the scenes of what goes on in your day-to-day life dealing with the behaviors of the crazy housewives, ego-centric chefs, nutty matchmakers, snotty decorators, and narcissistic singles. Much more exciting than the actual shows. Between your Bravo duties, travel schedule, social life and events, hosting obligations and charitable endeavors, I for one would like to watch what happens. You have style, class, wit and charm...but who knows, once the cameras start rolling maybe even you have a few nasty secrets tucked away in your closets??
On second thought, forget it. I'd rather like to remain blissfully ignorant and happily intrigued. Mazel!
Waiting for your book...waiting for your book... And ya know something, you are the glue that holds Bravo together. From the reunion shows to WWHL, Andy Cohen makes it all happen so well. Love YOU!
I just asked Kyle on Twitter yesterday when she was coming to NY as she's the best thing to hit the Housewives franchise ever and I want to meet her.Im gonna stay up wayyy past my bed time to watch,unless of course you and Kyle take me up on my Twitter challenge and le me come see it live.
Wow! Khloe K is madly in love with you! Is she really coming on the show tonight? Maybe she'll do next season of RHWBH?
Hey Andy- ii'm reading rumors that Caroline & Jacqueline won't be asked back to RHONJ because they aren't dramatic enough. Does it have to be all fighting and drama and tearing each other apart? There can't be reason, love, support and happiness too? No balance? What's so "Real" about that? Well, if that's the way the show(s) are going, I, for one am out. Especially when it has become increasingly obvious there is a lot of staged situations and too many housewives think they are authors, singers, etc. Yawn!
Love you Andy! However; why does bravo work that hard editing Melissa well? Half her more suspect clips that are interesting to watch. For example, i enjoyed the clip where she claims Teresa copies her & then we see her taking the Christmas card pics like T has every yr since Gia's birth & even wearing the same hat on Antonia. Also, where she screetches going into sing/record with the guys & sounds just like T, but with a worse singing voice. You're disappointing us & leaving us w/out half the humor of the show... & that's that Melissa really joined the cast & isolated Teresa who they made fun of for these things (& she does the same & they want their friends they harass them for having, etc)!
Re: Kimberly Johnson's post. I can't believe Teresa has any fans left. She has been mean and nasty to everyone around her this season. And, come on, really? She started most of the fighting with Danielle. She's an awful person that needs the boot! She and Jill Zarin need to hook up. What a cat fight that would be. Neither one wants anyone to have the attention, but themselves. Two of the most self-centered people I've ever watched.
Sorry Andy..Jacqueline Laurita and her twitter drama this past week, and all the drama that followed has ruined me watching season 4 of the NJHousewives. I know all about the season( she says it's all fake) and all about the finale. This is way wrong!
I would LOVE for Khloe to be on WWHL!! and maybe Lemar? cute couple
Hate to say it but the NJ Housewives .... yeah getting hard to watch, I mean we all have crap like that in our families, for these people to be laying it all out there is just weird, and all for TV? Its not very entertaining, I pay for cable to be entertained. Bravo and the housewives.... I feel an implosion coming
Your comment about Rick Perry was out of line. You should investigate the facts before accusing someone. For this I believe you are a jackhole.
You do an excellent job on Bravo. Keep up the good work, regardless of what some of what the other views say.
These shows are lost without you.
Take care my friend!
I noticed that gorgeous mid-century glass table is gone from the WWHL set. Whazzup? Where is it? Why is it gone. It was gorg!
Andy- you are so funny and lovable. I love it when you have Jeff on or Jay Mohr - my ribs hurt laughing. I must say that it is really too bad Caroline came out venomous the other night. I mean who really knows what is what, but she has been portrayed as a mega-mom and so smart and full of wisdom and fair and loving and what a good heart! Not so much!!! I would rather watch Theresa and the Giudice family every day. Theresa is Theresa and she IS why we watch. Theresa has not changed. Caroline - she needs to go shave and she and Jacqueline need new jobs doing nothing. I can't wait for this "epic" reunion. You know all the press and sad happening because of bullies - coming from Caroline being so "low" she now looks like a bully! Anyway.. you are brilliant and I always get a kick out of your show - Continued success!! Muahh!