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Andy dishes on his birthday celebrations and the RHOC reunion.

on Jun 6, 20120

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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400 comments
prettyliv
prettyliv

MORE Tabatha !!!

Loved seeing her on wwhl, but would rather see her in her series. 

Its the best thing on Bravo - and she's the most interesting individual.


More tabatha and less artificial brain-dead dramawives.

marcia.christoff
marcia.christoff

Andy,


I saw you got a lot of flack about the RHOBH reunion show, however I thought you handled it great. After Lisa and Ken left PR, the viewers were disappointed, we wanted to see Lisa own up to some sh*t. So when it was reunion time it felt like you understood what the viewers and your cast wanted.....accountability in the form of a conversation.


Plenty of people said you let Yolanda run the show, you let everyone "gang up on Lisa" (like it's prison) but I thought you handled it great leading that hoarse(Lisa) to water, but she turned out to be an old  mule....too stubborn to drink.


It must be so frustrating dealing with all the women's personalities but I'm glad you do it, as I love The Real Housewives, WWHL, and most of all you. Keep up the hard work Andy!!!  and don't you worry I will be doing my part. ..... the watching part.......at home.....watching.......just doing my part.....the watching ...oh and waiting for my drinking game alerts.......ya.....um.......okay that's it...... that's all my parts........oh I know can I  ask for one teensy weensy favor from your most best bestest fan....can you please get rid of Nene Leaks......um ....ya....well....okay she's not so nice!...... and ......well......we CANT stand her anymore. !!!! Other then that Everything is great !!


Mazel

chuy
chuy

andy cohen, you hit a home run with southern charm, peoples couch and fashion queens. really enjoy these shows.  thanks

Smart001
Smart001

Don't know who you know that got you where you are, maybe Julie Chen because you certainly did not get there on your own. Granted education helps but you also need talent. I think you should stay behind the camera. I can not watch any of your shows. Hated being force to watch you on HWOBH reunion and the ladies being forced to deal with you. I wonder why Lisa did not turn on you as a producer forcing to speak up when things on her show was an issue, coward. Go away, you are not pleasant to watch.     

ohdiana_
ohdiana_

CAN YOU PLEASE ASK THIS AT THE REUNION: Kenya, for heaven's sake you won Miss USA your're a beautiful girl and your intelligent. Have you ever thought the reason you don't have a man is because of your personality and behavior? 

cbennett1
cbennett1

Kenya Moore should be fired for continuously going after another housewife's husband.  Phaedra has been on this show for years now and Bravo you should be loyal to her.  Kenya Moore does not value anyone's marriage.   

jvcatlvr
jvcatlvr

Andy, after watching many of your Watch What Happens shows, I am hooked.  I applaud you for this.  But I must tell you that you are losing watchers of RHOBH because of Brandi.  Please get her off before the entire show is off.  Many have already ceased watching it that were faithful watchers of this show (myself included) because of Brandi.  I know you are a very smart man and will listen to the viewing public.

bravo-obsessed
bravo-obsessed

ANDY! I don't have a twitter and this is the only way I can think of getting a hold of you. I just want you to know that you are my idol!! You and I hold the same things close to our hearts (St.Louis and Real Housewives) and you make me even prouder than I already am to be from there! I am going to be in New York for the first time in my life April 10-14 and will do anything possible to get WWHL tickets if you are filming at that time! If going to a taping was the only thing I did in New York, I would be the happiest girl ever. Anyways, I don't know how to reach out to you other than this so if you responded I would probably cry of joy. I have faith in you Andy!! Please respond, because if you don't I will probably just write again (sorry)!!! xoxo Tara

Jessieandkitty
Jessieandkitty

After just learning that Teresa and Joe Giudice plead guilty to fraud, I'm wondering if you're going to fire them from the RHONJ. I can't imagine why you would want thieves and liars associated with your network.  I hate to say this but if you don't dump them....I'm dumping Bravo!

Maggiemays2
Maggiemays2

Andy-I would love to be a guest bartender. I coined the term Bravoaholic ...you can check my previous posts. Does this give me a shot?(Pun Intended)


Love you ans all the shows.

The Original Bravo-a-holic

minx55
minx55

love love you and all bravo shows...i have been a dedicated viewer since the start up of bravo and have many views about the shows but i won't go there now..my question Andy is... why isn't bravo telecasting Bethenny's talk show? i have watched her since day 1 but now dish network does not carry the channel and i have 260 channels and not one carries it...please broadcast this on bravo so many of us can watch her show...i don't know where else to turn...

thank you , 

Theresa

SiennaSky
SiennaSky

Carlton is scary and needs to be removed.  Hope Bravo isn't afraid to let her go......  

ms.b-haven
ms.b-haven

Andy- I have an idea for a reality show that combines the O.C. lifestyle, with singles, dating, mature, accomplished ladies (a real estate agent, an investor, a teacher, a doctor, a sales executive, an airline stewardess) who are sexy, attractive, fun, active ,socially-connected friends who are over 55 years old widows.  It could be called The Widows of Corona del Mar. or the NEW Seniors of O.C.  What do you think?

SmileSaphrina
SmileSaphrina

Andy, love that you are back to your sexy look!  Please no more beards. We love you just the way you are.  Also, please do something about Brandi.  She is ready for a haitus or unemployment.  Eitherway I am missing my fave RH because she makes the show sad for me. I am sure the rest of the girls will start behaving more funlicious once the darkness leaves RHOBH.

s.e.dona
s.e.dona

Please get rid of Carlton from R?HOBH. That woman makes my skin crawl.

Rockymaxx
Rockymaxx

Andy- I know RHOBH is suppose to be outrageous, but racist??? Plese take Brandi and that old hag Yolanda off the show!!!

blahblahblah11
blahblahblah11

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.  

piperbeau
piperbeau

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...  

Dookie1
Dookie1

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.

SaffronAngel
SaffronAngel

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!

mallory9
mallory9

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.

misstravels
misstravels

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!

Readytostart
Readytostart

Andy - it's time for a Real Housewife from NJ.  Wanna know the truth?  Contact me.

Lizbaby
Lizbaby

Get off Teresa's back already.

piperbeau
piperbeau

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?!!

romsx9x
romsx9x

Love, love, love you Andy Cohen!

 

I hope Bravo realizes that without Teresa, there would be/should be no RHONJ!

LUVJEFF
LUVJEFF

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!!!!!!!!!

Goldiecoo
Goldiecoo

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!! ;)

piperbeau
piperbeau

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?

YouGottaBeKiddingMe
YouGottaBeKiddingMe

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.

piperbeau
piperbeau

Andy Cohen you are soo shady!! LOL  You know dam well NeNe was mad that she was sitting in that second seat!!!!

westwing1
westwing1

Hi Andy,

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.

 

Regards,

 

Kerry

Australia

 

 

Katkle14
Katkle14

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!! :)

Anne49@btv
Anne49@btv

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

TheresaToo
TheresaToo

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 :)

BEGW
BEGW

RHOC needs a reboot big time! Put Tamara, Vicki and Alexis out to pasture, please!!!!!!! I can only stand Gretchen and Heather anymore.

kimkelly
kimkelly

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???

 

TheresaToo
TheresaToo

RHOC needs to be retitled:  The Tamra and Vicki Bully Show

babzspark
babzspark

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!!  

I-C-UR-BS
I-C-UR-BS

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.

cc314
cc314

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! 

marcia.christoff
marcia.christoff

@Smart001 obviously you don't get Andy, he has charm, humor, charisma  and you can always turn the channel.

minx55
minx55

@SiennaSky carlton is horrible...can't stand to watch her...i agree...i hope they let her go

fan61
fan61

 @romsx9x

 If Teresa left   there are plenty of other New Jersey housewives who can do much much better  

jvcatlvr
jvcatlvr

@Anne49@btv I totally agree.  I just watched in unbelief.  Then Ryan outright lied about the encounter and he was defended.  I couldn't believe what I had just watched.  Ryan needed to be brought down, especially when he let slip that she had disrespected HIS house.  I think Ryan needs to be brought down to the truth, not defended.  Ryan is dangerous and Brianna should be shown her husband in action upon an elderly lady resting.