In no particular order, here's what's on my mind today:
I am psyched that everybody is responding so well to the Tuesday Fashion block on Bravo. I agree that Mad Fashion and Fashion Hunters are a fantastic, fun addition to the lineup. It's like watching cotton candy. Actually it's like eating cotton candy because watching it isn't much fun.
Tuesday night I went to the opening of The Lady Bunny's first new stage show in ten long years called "That Ain't no Lady" at Escualita. It was as filthy as all get out and a ton of fun. Do not go if you are averse to filth. I ran into my buddy Jerry O'Connell who asked me if I was taking HGH (Human Growth Hormones). While I was totally flattered by what I took as a complement, I assured him I am not taking HDH. He's in town rehearsing a new play, by the way.
Last night after dinner I worked on my book then had a marathon of the last few episodes of Oprah Behind the Scenes. I have one more to go. Watching the Behind the Scenes show after the series is long gone is really interesting. I am way more cynical watching it now than I was four months ago. Lots of intense thoughts running through my head. Where are those producers now, I wonder? I know that some of them are working for Anderson and some are working for Rosie. I wonder if some are actually happier now than they were then? They don't seem all that happy on that show, do you think?
Top Chef Texas is RIDICULOUSLY good. I am so excited for you to see it. Nine seasons in and it is refreshed and fun with an incredible cast.
Everybody in NYC is sick, by the way. So wash your hands a lot and take vitamin C and don't kiss any strangers. Or if you kiss strangers, just make sure it is absolutely worth potentially getting sick over.
Brand new Millionaire Matchmaker tonight!
Oprah's producers looked harried, exhausted and not entirely living "their best life" kind of life. I thank them for helping me live better, but in watching the behind the scenes footage, I was surprised that I did not see a more diversified and happy looking bunch. They missed their families, over-working. But, hey, they sure USED to do a great job in making O give good television.
I didn't know where else to post this so I hope you pass it on. There has been a lot of talk about Kim Richards and her problems and I think people need to be reminded about what it was like to be a very successful child star back in the day. Kim literally did not have the opportunity that many other children did, and for many years her self worth was determined by Directors, Producers, and Casting agents looking for a "perfect" person to fill a role. Rejection is hard enough for adults to deal with but a young girl??? Also, wasn't Kim's other "job" to support her family? Kyle may have done a few movies but, Kim's job's paid the bulk of the family expenses (there were no laws about what percentage could be spent by parents back then). So maybe, Kim and Kyle's mother realized what it cost her daughter to be the bread winner and perhaps that is why Kyle promised her Mother that she would look after Kim. Look at what Hollywood did to a young Drew and how about River Phoenix, Corey Haim, Dana Plato, & Todd Bridges. There is a reason all of these former child stars are messed up and I think it is very unfair for this not to be considered or discussed on air.
Andy, Darling! Since you enjoyed Lady Bunny's one-bunny show so much, why don't you share her with your WWHL audience! I think that prostitution whore Bunny would be a great guest pairing with Teresa Guidice! Smooches!!! Alexa
Why Kim Richards does not blog after every episode? Kim needs to be fair and blog like everyone else. Please address this question to the viewers.
Thank you very much, GD
I would think that working for Oprah would be hugely stressful. Seems like there might be a lot of power struggles to get next to the big kahuna Oprah. But I would also imagine that if you work for Oprah your going to be a popular gal in Chicago and on your way to big $$$. So it's probably all worth it to an ambitious producer.
So excited for Top Chef Texas, a friend from high school is one of the chefs! Make Mad Fashion an hour long Andy!!
Andy - how come u do not address any of the RH issues - that r in the news and on other web sites? NJ, OC, BH......???
I saw one of her producers last weekend at the Hyatt in St Louis...so that's what one of them is doing... It took me a while to figure out where I had seen him before and when I did he was gone. I would have asked him if they got a big goodbye gift from O. Love you Andy!!!