From the Sky
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!