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Andy dishes on his birthday celebrations and the RHOC reunion.

I'm in the air heading to Atlanta for a signing tonight at SCAD. On that note, I'm signing books Saturday night at Bookhampton in East Hampton at 8, in Minneapolis at the Mall of America Monday night at 6, and in NYC next Wednesday I’ll be chatting with Willie Geist then signing in Bryant Park at 12:30pm.Hope to meet you all at one of those places, and more will be added. Also excited that tomorrow morning - - Thursday -- I start hosting a five week radio show on Sirius (Channel 107, Stars) at 10am called "Andy Cohen is Most Talkative". I'll be chatting about anything and everything, and taking your calls. My guests Thursday are Valerie Bertinelli and Caroline Manzo. How fun!

I had a blast in Vegas over the weekend. The Miss USA crew is so fun, and you know I love being in the middle of absurdity, so I fit right into that mix. Giuliana Rancic is pretty much everything you'd want her to be -- nice, fun, funny, and really professional. She's great at her job(s) and manages to do it all. I'd be out partying all night and show up for rehearsal and she'd tell me about being in the gym at 7am. Um...

My parents and a few friends joined me for my birthday weekend, and the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino was our home for the weekend -- it is EVERYTHING. You should check it out if you haven't been. I am sometimes down on Vegas, but I love that hotel and can't wait to go back -- chic with great restaurants, bars, and a gorgeous spa. I did a signing there and VIcki Gunvalson stopped by. Vicki in Vegas is really something, people.I don't know if you saw the pageant itself, but the highlight for me was Akon, who is so winning and sexy. We had some fun backstage and he was on my flight to LA the next day in an aqua tracksuit. Oh and Miss Rhode Island's answer about transgender acceptance seems to have won her the title, which I love. And so I guess Miss Pennsylvania is stirring up all kinds of stuff today, huh? Why didn't I pay more attention to her over the weekend!? I was kind of obsessed with Miss Oklahoma and her bangs. I thought she was going to win. She didn't. What the hell do I know?

I had the sweetest Q/A and signing at the Diesel Bookstore in Brentwood on Monday night -- outdoors and chic and fun and very LA. Kyle Richards (and her ladysitter), Kathryn Ireland, Martyn Bullard, and Taylor Armstrong all showed up to say hi. How nice is THAT? Anyway I love going to independent bookstores and meeting the owners and chatting with the locals. It restores my faith in... something. America? Everything doesn't have to be a chain. We should support our independents. It's all about the grass roots.

Yesterday we shot the RHOC reunion all freaking day. It was tons of drama, and yes, I got attacked. You have to watch the show to find out what happened, but it's not what you're thinking. Shocking, really... If you want to know a ton of behind-the-scenes info about what goes on at reunion shows, there's a long chapter about it in my book I think you'll love. I'm excited for you to see this one. O.C. never disappoints. I am really excited about the response to the new RHONY, by the way. Thanks for all the comments on Twitter and here. I read them all.

After the reunion I met my unlikely buddy John Mayer for a late dinner and some whiskey. His song "Whiskey Whiskey Whiskey" is one of the best on his CD. If you don't have it, check it out.  Sounds like a classic old CSNY album... or in that vein.

I hope to see you soon on my travels!

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WWHL’s Research PA dishes on one seriously unique work week.

Hey guys! My name is Laura and I’m a Research Production Assistant here at WWHL. For the first 3 seasons on this unbeweavable show, I was the permanently glittered hands crafting the crazy fun props and prizes gifted to the guests. You name it, I’ve bedazzled it! (No but seriously: pacifier, pickle, ‘fro pick, condoms, whip, hookah, mannequin leg...the list goes on!) This past season, I closed down my crafting corner and now I have the pleasure of helping Megan, Christie, and Lindsey with research and interactive. Every night, I get to read all of your amazing questions for our guests and help make sure that Andy’s got a stellar selection on his cards. But who cares about me?! On to this crazy week of shows!

Sunday: Kim and Reza did NOT disappoint.  They served up some wig wearin’, stache sportin’, truth tellin’ realness.  Kim rocked “The Farrah” like only she can, not to be outdone by Reza’s gloriously quaffed upper lip.  I swear that man’s mustache is the 8th wonder of the world...

There’s something so refreshing about two guests truly unafraid to tell it like it is and it makes for great TV.  Reza musta had Santa on the brain ‘cause he couldn’t keep from dropping those Ho, Ho, Hos! And say what you will about Kim, but that lady just wants to be home with her hot hubby and you can’t hate a ho for that!  

Monday: Let’s be real for a second: I’m 23 and I’m not even gonna PRETEND to be ashamed that I used to drink up every drama filled minute of Laguna Beach and The Hills. So of course I was LIVING for Kristin Cavallari’s confession that it was a big pile of producer induced drama. Shocking? Eh, not really. Exhilarating for the teen in me? Abso-freaking-lutely. There’s no shame in my game, hunny!

Taylor Armstrong was on her absolute A-game and she totally wins for my favorite one liner of the week: “The only thing uglier than a drunk woman is a drunk woman’s 40-yr-old ass flying through the air!” And please let us not forget the arm wrestling. Oh my word, the arm wrestling.  


Tuesday: Truly, there are no words for the amazingness that was the luscious lipped Lisa Rinna and Jeff Lewis and therefore I simply gift you with this kisstacular clip:

You’re welcome. 

Wednesday: I really think that one of the things that is so unique about WWHL is our unexpected guest combos. You never know who will end up in those chairs!  So when I saw ‘Carmen Electra and Billy Ray Cyrus’ on the calendar, my achy breaky heart skipped an achy breaky beat.

When Carmen slinked into the studio I couldn’t believe how amazing she looked. Does that woman age?! She was KILLIN’ it all night long complete with sex appeal and sock bun. I admit I was bummed when Billy Ray plead the fifth on the Miley Ex-BF question. I mean really, who wasn’t hoping for a little juice on a JoBro?! But fear not! Carmen saved the day (and all the imaginary swimmers) by teaching Andy and Billy to patrol the beach, slow mo style!


Thursday: Apparently agelessness is going around because Jane Fonda looks SPECTACULAR. She and Sandra paired up for the perfect storm of hilarity and the show ended with my favorite new holiday tradition: Secret Sandra! 

And may I just add that the legendary, Oscar winning, fitness flaunting Miss Fonda went home wearing a menorah hat? So yeah, my life is complete. 


Love and Light ;)