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!
My thanks goes to you for trying to pin down Joanna about her problem with Lisa not being gainfully employed. Women fought for the opportunity to choose the corse of their life. Some will choose to work and others will choose to be a true "housewife". As a woman who has made the choice to stay home during the day with my children, I am constantly disrespected for my choice. I have a husband who travels extensively and doesn't make a fortune but makes enough for us to get by. In this world you are only measured by how much money you make. Therefore I am a nothing and have no value in the eyes of many (mostly working women). Now at parties I tell people that I am a nannie and a housekeeper. I have other friends who also lie about having a job to save face. How pathetic. My husband is a wonderful man who accepts me for who I am. And by the way, we have been married for 15 years and we have never gone more that a couple of weeks without having sex. I applaud my friends who have made the choice to work. Perhaps my working friends are right and maybe someday my husband will leave me and I will be impoverished but that will be my problem and I'm willing to take the chance.
Andy Rhoa is off the hook this season!!! Love Love Love! We love the Atl.... The reason being is I don't think these woman go into the season trying to tear down or turn people against one another...
I heard there will be new cast members on RHNJ. Thanks!!!!!!!!! Tired of same old characters and drama. RHATL can use a couple of new cast members also. I would like to know if the cast members control what comments are posted on their blogs? Reason I ask is that some comments are never posted. I know all comments can't be posted but seems like some blogs only post comments that they feel are positive for them. I have posted many comments that were not posted. I do not use foul language, I just give my thoughts or opinion. I feel like I am wasting my time.
Hi Andy, you are the Best part of tv, I live to watch you! I need to know when you will have Morten Harket on or all of A_HA. I just found out they still exist since seeing them in 1985. You've got to bring them back to America. I know they are split up, but I plead to you for all woman and men in love w/ Morten, Mags, and Pal. Please have them on the show. This could be even bigger then Oprah! Andy you are the one person that can do anything. This would be television history! Love you Andy, you Rock!
Hey Andy, Just wanted to tell you, you are the best. I love it when you call out these "full of themselves" housewives. Please do it more often. I can't believe they deny saying stuff when it is on tape. It's a shame you don't have some one find it and show it. I would really like to see their reactions. Nene did joke about Peter and Vicky is the queen of this. She has done and said so many things that she would have held the other women's feet to the fire over. Gretchen got a surprise motorcycle at that party and Vicky walked around showing everyone her Rolex. She is so insecure for a very successful and wealthy woman. She is not a nice person at all. Good luck Tamara.
Andy, Andy! The US stuff was all well and good but it's getting old. I have an idea: The Real Housewives Of Singapore, or Tokyo. Expats living in opulence, really. A world away from the average Americans, something new. Come on, I'll help you. Let's get to it!
Dam Andy how many times do you people want Teresa to apologize??!! How should I say how many times can one girl apologize in one season?!! Yet you'll still make the entire reunion about how Teresa can't apologize or has a hard time apologizing??!! What the freak Andy are you guys trying to mind f*ck us? or what?! I don't get it?! Teresa gets slam dunked for three seasons straight yet she is the one apologizing!! I AM SO CONFUSED?!!
Love, love, love you Andy Cohen!
I hope Bravo realizes that without Teresa, there would be/should be no RHONJ!
If Teresa left there are plenty of other New Jersey housewives who can do much much better
Andy we want more Jeff Lewis. When will Flipping out be coming back. I know you have Interior Therapy, but my friends and husband and I love Flipping Out!!!!!!!!!
Andy, Get out of the jets, hotels, and from behind the cameras-and find some 'Housewives of REAL WORLD' why don't ya? The bragging, spoiled, shopping, glamourous, luxury living, fighting, hising, back stabbing, ritzy bitches are too much at times!! ;)
Dear Andy.... you really need to start getting your Oprah on a little more than you do.. You seem to only ask hard hitting questions to certain people? and other people you let ride? Why is that? Tonight I actually thought I was in the twilight zone watching the after show with Kelly and Jacqueline! A show based on a bunch of hypocritical garbage!
One of your major topics was Teresa not opening up to Jacqueline about her financial issues?!! Um hello Jacqueline is going through almost just as much as Teresa when it comes to finances?! Why didn't she open up to?! What the hell Andy? Than you have caller with a question for Jacqueline? Do you for give Teresa??!!!! LMFAO!! We still don't know why the fu%* Jacqueline was even mad at Teresa to begin with??!!! Than to top it off you'll start talking about all the hate on social media??!! Um hello Jacqueline is queen of mean on twitter!! than to top that off you ask Jacqueline if she thinks Teresa is out to get Melissa??! LMFAO you should instead ask her if she thinks Teresa's family was out to get her when they joined the show??!! I had to laugh when Kelly Ripa was talking about all the trouble maker wannabe's/ clinger ons in Jersey causing trouble trying to be part of the show!! it kind of reminded me of Melissa and Joey Marco and Kathy and Rich Wakile!!! Isn't that what they did?? Joined a show their family member was on so they could make her look bad?! Who does that to family?
Hi Andy, I just had to write and tell you how offended and angered I was by Josh Altman's behavior on tonight's episode of Million Dollar Listing LA. I honestly want to register a complaint with you, with his sponsoring realty firm, the Better Business Bureau, and the state of California Bureau of Realtors. The only reason I tuned in tonight was to kill time while waiting for Top Chef Masters. What I saw was appalling. I won't be watching again.
These days, as the country recovers financially from the arrogance and greed of the unethical real estate practices of the past and tries to rebuilt trust and integrity in the financial industry, Josh Altman is particularly offensive. Please remove this man from Bravo.
Andy Cohen you are soo shady!! LOL You know dam well NeNe was mad that she was sitting in that second seat!!!!
I have always watched the real housewives since the first season of Orange County me and girlfriends where just talking it is time to shake up the cast of OC we are all sick of Tamra, Gretchan and no one can stand Heather so please cast some new ladies next season, we only watched every 2 or 3 week last season, but we love Miami its great.
Andy Cohan Real Housewives have nothing on our local MGW (moms gone wild) clan!! Think inappropriate humor, shananagins, booze and dive bars (really cheap and strong drinks are a must). We started what is called a captains log of our nights and people really took to it, unfortunately this has tapered down because have the time we forget to update the log :). But Real Housewives is my favorite show and all season I can not wait until the finales to see what kind of questions you ask as well as to see your smiling face!! :)
Andy Cohen why is everyone staying quiet about Ryan's uncalled for, incredibly outrageous complete bullying verbal assault on Lydia's mom? In my 50 yrs I've never witnessed anything like it and am dumbfounded as to why it wasn't highlighted n discussed but rather just swept under the carpet
Andy - Ever think of doing a Midwest Real Housewives series? Guessing people with morals and values might be a bit boring based on how the franchise has grown to a bitter bitch fest. It's always best in the midwest :)
RHOC needs a reboot big time! Put Tamara, Vicki and Alexis out to pasture, please!!!!!!! I can only stand Gretchen and Heather anymore.
Why are we not hearing more about Ryan???? No headline clips? No apologies? Admissions? Full auido played to let Briana hear the truth??? Could you imagine the ratings???
Hi Andy, Just wanted to say, you are right, the RHOC did not disappoint so far! I just want to say, Vicki and Tamra are complete bullies! I think their story line is over~they have their many businesses and are making enough money, bring in some new housewives! Bring Laurie back, she's far more interesting than women who attack others. As for Lydia, she is not interesting at all. She doesn't add any flavor to the show!! Last, you should bring a "normal" person onto the OC scene, and show how REAL women behave in friendships! They really need a lesson on loyalty and acceptence of one another! REAL friends do not behave like these ladies. Love all the housewives shows on Bravo! Just need to house clean a bit and get rid of the "ugly" behaviours!!
Hi Andy Happy Happy Birthday. I am one of your biggest fans I love you and your show. On my behalf can you please tell Lori her stating her sons addiction is like cancer is so insulting. My father is dying as I write he didnt choose this, it was not cuz of a bad decision. That was not cool , but I still love you.
Hi Andy, from STL Missouri. Wondering why dont you bing some real women into the show, starting with your HOME state? I think it would be GREAT! I mean, we can not be any worse than the ones on now. Also, why call them Real Housewives, when most are not even married, nor does it show them anymore doing REAL duties of a housewife. Just curious...., and lastly why not have Real Lesbian Housewives? If you do this, I want to be on the show! Hahahahaha.....hehehe, got ya! We love you Andy! Keep up the great work, and make us here at ST proud!
totally bummed on the direction OC has gone,
sadly my group of friends have decided to replace watching the show and "what happens live".
We all decided if we wanted that drama we could go upstairs to to our teenage daughters rooms.
Can't wait to see the OC reunion. Can't believe Tamra and "J Jugs" are friends. Wonders never cease...
I recently posted a question on if the bravo shows would be updated online either through bravo site or even Comcast but it seems my request had disappeared....not sure if I put it on the wrong blog so I put this question on several different blogs and sites ........Will bravo be updating any of the shows online??? Would love to watch online since I travel so frequently
Andy, I was watching season 1 of RHWOC. I really miss when the shows were about the women, their families and lifestyles. It was nice to take a peek into other people's lives to see how they lived. Now, all we get are screaming train wrecks. I hope these women look back at themselves and see how bad they look now. All the face lifts and boob jobs have not been kind to them. PLEASE consider going back to the original formula. We will keep watching. Thanks
Andy....i've been reading dozens of comments about Ryan's tirade on RHOC and it seems that everyone has left out a very key component!! It isn't just the fact that Ryan was disrespectful and out of control...HE IS A LIAR...haven't seen one comment saying that?? He clearly is the ONLY one throwing the "f" bombs left and right at Judy and at NO time was Judy rude or disrespectful in her responses to him but YET he goes outside where the cameras are AND LIES TO EVERYONE that Judy is the one that used the "f" word towards him...IS HE NUTS??! Is he that stupid that in trying to cover his ass for his actions he lied on National TV and didn't think that it would get filmed?? He obviously had no clue that you guys could hear him at all. My son is a Marine who served in Iraq and Ryan is a disgrace to the uniform and I hope his superiors reprimand this guy and get him some help for his out of control anger. I was screaming at the television I was so mad at what he was saying. Briana needs to take her head out of the sand cuz this guy will get violent with her down the line and he is controlling and abusive and she will end up living her life in fear of him.
Andy,why aren't the OC ladies doing their blogs...seems only lydia is keeping up. Isn't that part of their "job"? Tighten them up Andy. Seems they don't want to blog if they looked bad in an episode. And just curious,usually bravo shows the episode again the next day in case someone missed it ...but it wasnt on yesterday or today,whats up with that? Did Ryan try to get the episode pulled or something since every viewer now seems to think he's a dbag?
Oops...I didn't quite finish...I appreciate Ryan's service and he obviously isn't mentally healthy. Watch him closely, Andy, as I truly believe Ryan has PTSD and can turn violent on all of you. Be careful and be aware. Ryan is a DANGER waiting to lash out.
GrumpsyRyan hadn't even served in Afghanistan when he had his tirade....so there is NO PTSD! The guy is just a violent, disrespectful jerk against women....and Briana better stop backing down.
Andy, like you so much...I'm hopeful you will realize how important Theresa and her family are to NJ Housewives and continue to sign her for next season and there after...sorry but if not, I'm afraid I will have to check out those nights and change the channel...the Gorga's (Melissa and Joe) are just too irritating because of there un-importance and lack of talent, even though this is supposed to be reality...Melissa can never take the place of Theresa and thats just the way it is...it's much too insulting to me as a viewer for your producers to expect me to adopt Joe and Melissa Gorga as anyone I would want to bring into my home or can possibly relate to...actually i'm disgusted with their level of intellect...have never felt any empathy nor connection with these people, which is key to me wanting to tune in...eventually sooner then later will lead to utter numbing boredom...sorry, there is just no redeeming value or interest in these wannabe copycat irritants... you definitely don't want that to happen after building such a successful reality show empire...I'm throughly addicted to them all but without Theresa on NJ there will not be a good enough reason to continue....I'm confident I'm what is known as your more then above average viewer...take care Andy and I wish you much deserved success...
Grumpsy if there's so much more to life then why are u on the blogs?...just sayin'
Andy- Loved seeing Cher and super excited about Oprah! You are an amazing host and always keep it real!
Question for you- any chance Dr. V will get her own show? She is the only person who ever got Teresa to admit that she's no angel in the drama.
Been trying to get into the Long Island Princesses- With the exception of Casey and Joey- they are all a sad bunch of characters with no chance of moving on their own.
kbelle1213 Dr. V is on a show!!! that follows people in therapy!! Actually she is pretty cooky on it... her and her dad?!!
Andy.....PLEASE PLEASE look at Luis' blog and see how many viewers are complaining about his constant habit of taking the Lord's name in vain. This is insulting to Christians everywhere. Most of us are fast forwarding through any episode he comes on because it is so disrespectful. You seem to be politically sensitive in a number of areas and I personally feel this is one area which could use your personal attention. Thanks
HI Andy. I'm wondering if BRAVO is interested in having a show about Senior living. I have an idea that I truly think is a great idea for a show. Our show would offer three different advantages: 1. It would offer a Senior person's perspective on active living (think Senior perspective on new restaurant reviews, art reviews, lifestyle changes, new healthy lifestyle changes, etc.), 2. it would offer valuable critiques of these new experiences - restaurants, art, exercise choices, emotional responses to lifestyle changes, such as dating as a senior or watching your friends die, etc., and 3. it would feature a pretty hilarious senior woman who does not edit her comments, is progressive, and open, and would have a son and daughter-in-law as her side-kicks supporting her, and going through their own reactions to taking care of their eccentric aging mother. As the baby boomer generation ages, there is a societal need for them to see their life being portrayed in the media in a positive way. This show would offer people of all different ranges in the Baby Boomer generation something to learn from - whether it was how to help their parents age gracefully, and/or how to age themselves in a way that is dynamic and attractive.
lisa.hallee There is already a show like that out there!! Its actually really funny!! It takes place in a senior living condominiums!! It follows 4 senior citizens!!!
In case you haven't noticed things are a real mess over in Jersey!! Up there with Sandy!!! Andy you keep saying there is hope over in Jersey wait til you watch the re treat!! That being said I don't know if you noticed what's going on in twitterspere and on the Bravo blogs, but it seems to me not much is resolved!! As a viewer it is totally frustrating that Teresa is ALWAYS being blamed!! I think they even blamed her for Sandy!! After all the harsh words I really don't know how this family could ever come back from this!! Its one thing for the younger generation not to speak but now its spilling over to the older generation!! and thats why I whole heartedly think Kathy Wakile needs the boot! there maybe hope for Teresa and her brother but not with Rich and Kathy in the midst.. At this point I think Bravo should have a little loyalty towards Teresa! and make it a fair playing ground!! Get rid of the Wakiles......
Hey Andy you haven't seemed like your usual self lately on WWHL. Not sure if you are tired or have a lot on your mind but you have actually been a bit short and rude with some of your guest, even making snide remarks. Perhaps you need to take a couple days off or get some more sleep. Without knowing the cause for you recent uncharacteristically snarky behavior any suggestions I give are futile but I just wanted to share my observation.
Hi Andy! I watched the RHOC marathon a while back and was so surprised at how different the show was when it first started. No one fought! It was all about these rich housewives and their children and their lifestyles. Everyone got along and it was toxic-free - what a drastic turn the show's taken! I like Tamra and don't want to say anything negative, but I noticed it was when she came on the show that there was divisiveness and cattiness with the other cast mates. It was just interesting to see the evolution of the show. And I have a question: if the show never existed, I wonder just how different the lives of the cast members (from any of the franchises) would be! I know it's impossible to even speculate, but do you ever wonder how much of an impact - and I mean a complete life-changing impact - the show has had on the ladies' lives? I wonder if asked that question what any of the ladies would say. Andy, you're the greatest guy on TV and I wish you were my brother because I'd laugh all day long and laughter is the best medicine! But I'll settle for WWHL. Take care!
Hi Andy, Can you give Gretchen her own show. Get her away from these woman. I think she would more herself. Maybe something on her business growing. Vicki wants her off the show, this would be perfect. I would so love not to hear Vicki talk about Gretchen again.