Good Morning from the TODAY greenroom, where I'm pounding on this Blackberry before I go on with Hoda.
I am so glad our turtle has a name, and that you decided it: Tramona. It seems fitting. I love that turtle. (To play the game, go HERE!) If you missed how I met Tramona, take a look at this video:
I'm back from my high school reunion in St. Louis, and I wish I had some dramatic stories to tell you but it was fairly drama-free. There were some geeks who became hot, and many pounds gained and hair lost -- and carbs everywhere for that matter -- but not much in the way of "OMG, I got revenge on my former nemesis" stuff. I will say that it was a really fun weekend, and I enjoyed seeing my former classmates. There were only about 50 out of 140 in the group -- is that considered good turnout? (I was hoping for more.)
I raced back to NYC for our WWHL premiere last night where we spent an hour with the always hilarious Patti Stanger, who I think managed to offend pretty much everybody -- gays, Jews, short people... the list goes on. It made for an entertaining hour though. Tonight we've got RHOBH superfans Tia and Tamera Mowry.
We'll post last night's After Show right here ASAP. Teresa called in!
What's up with Bravo. I am kind of disappointed and bored with programing. It is a bit tired. You need to freshen up the network Mr. Cohan. And, I think you should have named the Turtle, Time, for Ramona's catch phrase, Turtle Time. Last nights show put me to sleep even with the mouthy Patti.
Hey Andy, I'm not Gay, Jewish, a New York woman or short....well maybe I'm a little short.... but I found Patti's comments very offensive. I agree she is an equal opportunity offender, she basically talks negatively about everybody. Maybe she is just too ignorant, uneducated or low class to know any better. Or maybe she just has poop mouth disease. I don't know, but I was so uncomfortable watching that show last night. Kudos to you for handeling it like a Gentleman. I'm so happy that you're back on!
Patty was as obnoxious - as I expected! Who would date the....fill in the MANY blanks! You were very good w her...I love that u went to ur reunion! i also love the turtle's name...very fitting :) I am just SO GLAD w the new RHONYC choices and that Ramona and Sonja r coming back :))) way to go :) I wish u had addressed that and Taylor's situation - oh well maybe not the right forum??? Glad u r back - :( Summer is over BUT I do love the Fall!
Where were the Jersey housewives Sunday night and why was that annoying Patti whats her face on instead? That dumb show should be cancelled, she can't even find anyone for herself let alone anyone else, what a fraud! The worst part is no blog from Jay Mohr for Monday reading, what a shame!
She offended ME, because she offended everyone else- especially you- it was very awkward at times. I was so so excited you were back, yet skeptical of Patty for an entire hour...You do not need her for an hour, ever. She's better in short little spurts. And I must say- her track record being what it is, she is not the most credible character- professionally or personally. Just saying. There are so many more entertaining people to have as guests. So please, bring em.
Hi Andy, I just want to welcome you back to a new season of WWHL and I wish you all the best. I have been saying that I did not like Millionaire Matchmaker and last nights episode was one of the reasons why. I think her show is ridiculous and I wish to God it wasn't on anymore. I have written so many times asking Bravo why they have to put on at least 2or 3 episodes of that show a day. There are so many other good shows to put on, like I have said before (Housewives, Bethenny and Flipping Out). Between those 3 series alone you have alot of TV time. Please stop showing this everyday. We want more Housewives, at least the public can relate to things that go on in everyday life. I do hope Bravo lets you read this because there have been many times that I have written to one of the Housewives or to Jenni Poulos and it was never published. We take time out to write, I think they should be published. Thanks Andy and I hope she did not offend you too much. Mazel.
Andy, what happened to New Jersey Housewives last night? Our listings showed it was supposed to be on at 8:00, but Millionaire Matchmaker was on instead. I miss my housewives!
Oh Andy, I just found the videos on the web, sorry I am not high tech. But I knew we were "same souls" you love dark chocolate too. You do seem tired and overworked. Your voice seems "sad" or "sluggish" so get a massage, ask for the light stress one and then go home and take a nap. It lasts about a month...truly works! I know, we all say I don't have time or I am too busy but the boost is worth the return. You must make time....You are totally worth it because We all love and adore Andy Cohen.
I am one of the happy ones with the housewives that won't be coming back!! I was beginning to feel very disrespected and feeling like you thought we women were as dumb as Kelly with you tours and the reunion but I will definitely watch New York this season. Last week I saw an interview with Taylor on Dr. Phil, did you see that? It was really deep, I felt terrible for her. Yikes!!!
Entertaining? Oh Andy somtimes you just have to draw a line between being a good host and calling someone out. I realize your hands were pretty much tied as it was live TV. You didn't create the monster but she is a monster. So not funny.
I think Patti's comments were a little much last night-you looked mortified a few times! Don't have her on live anymore!! Bring Rocco back instead!!
patti's behavior was disgusting last night. she got a couple chuckles for using inappropriate words in her early seasons and now she has spiraled out of control and completely lost her edit button. why does she even allow gay men into her service if she thinks they can't be monogamous? and where does this jewish men lie business come into play? she has said on her show jewish men make the best husbands. I applaud you for keeping your composure while she was pretty much insulting many aspects of your life. I think you are a far more patient person than many of us viewers who were watching. she has gone from edgy to trashy and i think the network seriously needs to consider this being her last season.
You forgot about her deep hatred for red heads. Red heads aren't a particular race, but they are definitely a minority. Her prejudice is ugly and far from entertaining. The woman needs therapy not a two year contract. I definitely didn't tune into watch what happens.
Love You Andy!!! So Glad you're back!!! You did the right thing tonight - as you always do - I Love that you don't hold back and call a spade a spade ( or a bigot a bigot in this case)
Apology? She was on Joy Behar defending her position this morning. I felt for you up there - Andy, really surprised you could keep your composure, especially considering you are liar and incapable of monogamy. I'm also surprised they allow single gay Jewish men to adopt turtles in NY....
Seriously, she needs to go back to her pat-cave.
Hey Andy! First of all, welcome back. Second, I hope Bravo posts my comment.
I was really looking forward to watching WWHL, but when I heard your guest for the hour was Patti, I decided not to tune in. Nothing personal against you at all, but I just can't/won't give that rude, obnoxious... Uhhh... woman any of my time! I admit, I've seen two episodes of her show this season, but I've washed my hands of her. I've tried to give her a break, but I just can't take her attitude anymore. That being said, time to clean house. Today I've read a couple of stories about her behavior on your show the other night, and I see she apologized, which I'm sure was forced. She is classless, rude, overall NOT a nice person at all. I think you're a sweet, kind man, and for her to behave like that on your show was uncalled for. Take Care!
As A gay man "Sex On The First Date" is a MUST, Patti is spot on. I have been in a 20 year relationship and had sex after knowing him for just 2 hours. Then weeks and months later got to know who he was, and have been together now 20 years. As a 43 year old gay male, Patti simply tells it like it is and doesn't have a filter for being politically correct, hence the reason I respect what she says. So the bottom line is "Our Secret Is Out"......it's no biggie
I'm really upset on how you handled Patti - if you re-watch the episode, you seemed to start the show "disliking" her..if you had just took her digs as jokes (because that's what they were) - it wouldn't have been this big deal- because you sat there with a puss on, Patti tried so hard to make you laugh and you just sat there making the WHOLE show SUPER uncomfortable to watch. Not her - you. Re-watch and you'll see what I mean. I was hoping you'd redeem yourself last night but to make her a jackhole just made you look like more of a jerk. If you don't like her - don't have her on your hour long premier?!?!?!
I think the HONY changes are good but I invite you to make some 'deeper' changes re. all your programming. I know it's assumed that drama is good for ratings but lately I feel like there has been a tipping point. I'm all for people expressing their opinions but a dark cloud seems to be hovering over multiple shows and a whole new level of meanness has arisen :(
I can't perfectly put my feelings into words but it seems to me like you have gone from a fun host championing a bunch of kookie and entertaining characters, to a ringleader of catty women who have lost all sense of boundaries and decency. I still luv ya but things have been icky lately.
Hi Andy! I think you are amazingly beautiful, both inside and out. I don't think you are at all cross-eyed!
Hi Andy welcome back! You were missed. Loved last nights WWHL. The twins were so funny. But PLEASE no more hour long shows with Patti. She was awful! She's not as cute as she thinks she is.
I am a huge Bravo fan. I'm sorry but I won't be watching Matchmaker any more. That woman is too rude. I am offended. She should know who butters her bread.
Darling, the viewercomment from Nelissa Mac is an insane. You should have been insulted about her comments on gays. Like I said to you before I can't stand to watch her show.I can't believe her rating are good. GREAT she was the JACKHOLE. I predict she will not be at Bravo next year. I will be happy. Love you as always!
I liked your old format of programming better, one solid show M -Th, at 10 pm, with mini marathons of previous episodes leading up to the new episode; and a repeat at 11pm, with a little WWH thrown in for good measure! But I guess you guys know what you're doing lol!
I was really looking forward to your return and was sadly disappointed. Patti always grosses me out but I tried to watch....alas, I fell asleep. Last night, the volume on the laughter of the 2 gals required I turn down the volume such that, once again, I fell asleep. Sorry for all the turmoil in bravo-land lately. I think your game is off because of it, which is understandable. I hope things will get back to the "normal, fun, Andy" soon. (p.s. - I think you may need to ackowledge both the suicide and the firing of the NYHW cast before things can return to normal....it's kind of the big elephant in the room without speaking about it.)... wishing you a fabulous, rest of the season! Sara
Hey Andy- I am a 49-yr-old, professional, gay man who lives in the LOS ANGELES area, and guess what? I'd LOVE to be in a monogamous relationship! And I'm not an Interior Decorator, Hair Dresser or Real Estate Agent, I don't buy the latest, trendiest clothes, I don't work-out on a regular basis, and I don't hang out at The Abbey to "hook up". So I deeply resent Patty Stanger's generalization (one of several, it seems) that Grinder should keep me happy and I should just shut up, enjoy fast, meaningless sex, and accept the fact that I'll never find a Partner here in LA. In all events, I WAS a regular viewer of "Millionaire Matchmaker", but no more. I was embarrassed when, in her first double-gay Mixer, she decided to hunt for prospects ONLY at a trendy hotel bar, interviewing them at the rooftop pool, making them take their shirts off. But now she's gone too far...
Cut the crap with editing RHOBH!!! We all know Lisa Vadenpump is the the villain those idiots in the editing room are making her out to be. When you start manipulating scenes PEOPLE TURN OFF OR GO ELSEWHERE. PLEASE STOP MESSING UP WITH THE SHOW.
Patti's comments were true to her character. Has anyone ever seen her show? She says and does worse. Why is everyone so surprised?
BRAVO AND ANDY, PLEASE READ AND TAKE MY SUGGESTIONS. THANK YOU.
TO: ANDY/BRAVO I will not be watching RHoAtl. I don't want to just see female (especially, black females) fighting like cats. I will continue to say, my favorite RH is RHoNJ. The reason I RHoNJ is my favorite is because they also show their beautiful and loving family life. I would also like to suggest that you state in the RH contract that they are required to blog every week or there will be a penalty.
My top Bravo shows were 1. Top Chef (in jeopardy of me not watching next season, because Bravo is tampering with the original and trying to make it like RH), 2. I loved Project Runway (Bravo lost and Life gain), and RHoNJ. I enjoy watching Bethanny, I hope she is wise enough not to let Bravo tarnish her and her family. I also like Watch What Happens Live with Andy. To tell Bravo the truth I can take or leave the other shows on Bravo. I think the mistake that Bravo is making is trying to make them all the same.
Please stop tampering with Top Chef, even though this is a reality show it didn't seem like one. Bravo by tampering with TC, you will lose a lot of loyal TC fans/viewers.
Patti finally went too far for me and I'm not in even one those groups that she insulted directly. Oh well, I was able to clear some space on my TiVo and I erased the season pass to Millionaire Matchmaker. Bye bye Patti. Still love you Andy!
Shame on you Andy. Why the heck did you take the tortoise out of it's home? It might be someone's mother whose children might not be old enough to fend for themselves. And if you *are* going to in effect kidnap it, for God's sake hold it properly. Dont hold it by it's shell leaving its feet to flail about in the air. Make sure its feet are firmly on a surface --it's probably stressed enough from your actions-please dont stress it any more by not letting it feel as if it's up in the air with no support.