Andys Blog

Andy Cohen addresses questions about WWHL's newest features.

on Jan 16, 20120

Hey, everybody!

I'm a week behind on this damn blog, and I apologize. I'm trying to get into a routine with the new schedule and the blog fell through the cracks last week.

I'm having so much fun doing WWHL five nights a week. I've especially loved hosting all new people in the Clubhouse that have nothing to do with the Housewives, just to talk about themselves. Rosie Perez and Robin Thicke killed me last week.

I read all your comments from last week's blog and will respond:

Some have you say the set is too bright and the Lite-Brite art is too much for your wee eyes before bedtime. Hopefully by now you've gotten used to it? Or dislike it even more? I am crazy about it, and think the addition of the bar also kicked the Clubhouse up a few notches.

I'm excited for you to see more of Sandra.  We are lucky to have her as our own "Andy Rooney"-type commentator, and that segment is going to be one of your favorites if it isn't already.

50 comments
Mikecheck123
Mikecheck123

Love the show - I DVR it every night here in ATL. I have a small crush on Andy :)

I love Sandralogy! Sandra Bernhard is a hoot. Also loved seeing Amy Sedaris bartend the pajama party! Strangers With Candy is hysterical!

Keep up the great work, Andy.

smooch- Mike

Maryland mom
Maryland mom

Hey andy, The show has been great this week. I love Jimmy Fallon, Kyle, Rosie, Ralph 9 (obviously a deep thinker and he needed to be a solo guest), Holly, and i could even tolerate Ms. Leakes. BUT Sandra- not my cup of tea. Sort of like Oprah trying to force Gayle on us. Not working..

I am really loving you though and I loved your PJ party. You are such a nice guy. I love your honesty and love your jackholes. They deserve it. You and the staff have a lot of good ideas, but don't burn out by hitting too many things too fast. I like theme nights. Thursdays should always be PJ's because it's the last night!

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GD
GD

Andy,

Please don't bring Taylor back to the show. Bravo should bring back Camille, Lisa, Adrienne, and Brandi. Kyle and Kim should be replaced.

No matter what DON'T bring Taylor back, pleaaaaaase.

Viewer Carol H
Viewer Carol H

Andy - You are the most adorable man on TV. Love you! I have been reading that Camille may be dropped from RHWBH. Please don't get rid of Camille. She is so lovely and fun to watch. Taylor is the one who needs to go -- too much going on there that probably doesn't need to be aired on TV. Dana is not adding much to the mix, but Brandi is interesting. Lisa and Gigi are my favorites, but really the dynamic between all these ladies is the best of any of the Real Housewives shows. Good Job!

Eileen I.
Eileen I.

Andy

In an earlier blog you mentioned about being able to get tickets to be in audience for WWHL. Do you have any info. On that?

dkerntx1
dkerntx1

Why aren't the ladies from Atlanta blogging?!?

WWHL Fan1
WWHL Fan1

Yikes...Sandra is just not working for me in the new WWHL. I am laughing NON STOP during this show, but sorry Sandrology is a big snooze. Hate to hurt her feelings, but it's a NoNo.

Viewernebfan22
Viewernebfan22

Loved the show with Nene. Never a dull moment. You never know what she's going to say and I think she has a good heart. Glad to see she's branching out to Glee and Celebrity Apprentice. I'll quote another great southern lady..."I'll bet they're just pea green with envy". Of course I'm referring to the other RHWOA wives.

southernviewer
southernviewer

housewife of beverly hills is my favorite. i dont understand what all the fuss is about-leave the cast alone, if i wanted to watch the Cleavers i would turn to that channel. Kim has problems, duh- she will fix them we hope. if least she has the guts to show some true feeling (even bad) and not be such a drama queen like taylor. suggestion leave brandi alone she will screw up and Yephee!!! we will have another mess. its the messes (without lies) that is so entertaining.

Looise
Looise

PLEASE do NOT replace the current cast of Beverly Hills Housewives. They are fabulous and the only cast worth watching!!

winnie g
winnie g

I've always loved the show, WWHL, and wished it was on more often. I especially love the addition of Sandra Bernhart to your program. Keep up the good work and I'll keep watching :).

Viewer Carol H
Viewer Carol H

Andy - Love WWHL five nights a week. Please rethink the RHWOC -- It has really gotten tired and the women have become really petty and not so fun to watch. When you compare it with Beverly Hills -- no contest. I love the Beverly HIlls show, especially Lisa and Giggy. When Bethany and Jill were no longer on the New York Housewives show, I quit watching it. Atlanta is getting a bit old hat too -- except I do really like Phaedra. Never really related to the New Jersey show. Maybe it's time for some new locations -- Chicago or Dallas maybe. Also, how about giving Giggy a show?

vannhahn
vannhahn

Andy, what about showing St. Louis some love for a season of Top Chef? We have amazing restaurants, wineries, and locally grown ingredients. It could also be expanded to Kansas City, the Ozarks, and the Bootheel. Missouri is a unique state - some parts are almost in the far north and others are practically in the deep south - explore it! The Midwest deserves a chance. Why should Texas get all the glory? :-)

Cali Housewife
Cali Housewife

Ok, I totally agree with most of the viewers contributing to your blogs; let me reiterate : I am so happy that you are on 5 nights a week . What a blast ! Rosie was the best ! I can't wait until tonight ; Jimmy Fallon! :) Love the sexy bartenders! All your guests have been alot of fun. Andy ,I can tell you love Sandra , and we do too - BUT ... last night , I almost felt sorry for her ; her material was again a bit tired and not very funny . It was sweet how gracious you were :) Anyway --I can't believe what I am reading ; Camille not returning ?! Say it isn't so ! PLEASE let Taylor ( most definitely) and Dana go instead !? Brandi , Lisa and Camille are hilarious to watch ! Thank you so much for 'cleaning house' in NY --I honestly couldn't watch another season with Jill and Kelly ! still surprised and disappointed about Alex not being invited back ; her behind -the -scenes input was quite entertaining and sensible throughout the seasons - her unusual approach to life , her home and her 'eccentric' husband were amusing . PLease , Andy , (I know it will NEVER happen--ratings and all :) much less of loudmouth Nene ; she's become so annoying!! Ever since her embarrassing behavior on 'The Apprentice ' , and her constant bragging on the HW , we ( my friends and I ) stopped caring for her , and can barely watch her .

Lastly, for the first time , I am not sure if I am watching the OC. I have been part of the HW audience since day one , so have my friends . Even though we love Gretchen , Alex etc.- even Tamra can be somewhat tolerated - we are no longer able to deal with Vickie ; she's too loud , too shrill , too opinionated > it's getting to be too much! Sorry ,if this seems rather negative --thought you might want some more feedback ? :) Thank Goodness ,there are so many shows to enjoy on Bravo, and even some new ones to look forward to :) Thank you for the excellent programming and the good times !

Amber2265
Amber2265

Loving the new five nights, I can even get my husband to watch it! Read about Camille possibly not being asked back, NOT a good idea. She is one of the reasons people watch. The crap with Kim is enough and even Brandi is wrong for the show and the mix of people. I also agree with the other viewer that said New Jersey is ridiculous anymore, Atlanta isn't worth watching, new yorknis a tragedy, and Vicki needs to be fired from OC, how many times are you going to let her and Tamara behave badly until you do something about it? From the look of the previews, Gretchen says something to her, probably about her deadbeat boyfriend and she ha s the gall to start screaming, honestly, after what Tamara has been spouting around about Slade, you allow her to behave this way. Oh any by the way, if I wanted to watch PORN, I would rent it. Watching Tamara was bad taste for her and the show. Don't be naive enough to let the women go that people actually like watching.

missmollie
missmollie

Never get rid of plead the fifth!! Next time Robin Thicke is on, for the whole show he needs to talk like his dad, it was so funny. "between the waist and the toes" what the heck.....that was hysterical, your face was priceless!!! I like the new show, just don't go all Hollywood on us, and change too much of the show to support the masses, when all your tried and true fans are still there.

Why isn't WWHL on demand?

Thanks for all the great entertainment!! xoxo

Fort Worth
Fort Worth

Got a hilarious text yesterday from my adorable niece who is away at college..."One of my male psych teachers loves all of the real housewives so I think it's gonna be a good semester" :)

Viewersomers
Viewersomers

OK Andy.....Just read Camillie might not come back for a second season.........No, please Beverly Hills is all I have left. OC, is nothing but psycho fights, Atlanta is just dumb (except for Kandi) and Jersey has turned into a very bad family affair. If you really need to get rid of people it should be Kim, Taylor and possibly Kyle. If Camille goes, well I think many will be disappointed.

valoriesss
valoriesss

loving WWHL five nites week--not so happy with Sandra B.--I know she appeals to some--but don't think its your core audience that likes her---think about it--been reading that Camille is gone--if so, so will I--even if she gets her own show- won't watch RHOBH- how'd that work out with Bethany? everyone loves Bethany--but we never see her & now they say she's quit after this season airs----Camille-Lisa-Adrienne make RHOBH-they are RICH CLASSY ENTERTAINING-exactlywhat BH entails to the rest of us in America--Taylor-Kim-Brandi-Dana just don't fit the mold---Kyle (only because of Mauricio) maybe-- I've been a faithful watcher from day 1 0f real housewives---but Nene is testing Atlanta-Teresa is testing Jersey-Viki & Tamara are testing OC---thank you Jill is gone on NYC---she pushed it too far with her self-promotion & the things she did online--& you took care if it--- PLEASE THINK ABOUT CHANGES BEFORE YOU MAKE THEM

April72960
April72960

Love the expanded show!!! Rosie's episode was great, loved NeNe too. Plead the fifth is too funny. On another note, rumors are swirling that Camille was not invited backto ROBH. If Dana and Taylor come back and Camille is gone, I will not watch again. Camille adds a fun element to the group. I love her with Brandi. Please keep Brandi and Camille!!!! Taylor and Dana have to go, they are very fake!!!

Cards
Cards

The show is fantastic. And I'm so proud of you for keeping it true to it's roots. Please don't go all network and cancel the drinking game! I do have to agree with the other viewers abt Sandra though, homegirl was NOT funny at all. Maybe reconsider that segment? Everything else is fab. Mazel!

TexasLady
TexasLady

Loved seeing Kyle and Mauricio. Have seen enough of Taylor, especially Kim....and also Nene. Hope you do some more housecleaning before next season. I was glad to see Jill Zarin go...and think the new NY cast will be better. Also time for some changes in OC...I'm tired of Vicki and Tamra. Why do these ladies let all this TV go to their heads?? They seem to develop massive egos after a few seasons of filming. Once the egos get all out of hand, it isn't much fun to watch the shows anymore. Except for Taylor and Kim, and their respective problems, the cast of BH is doing just fine!!

FanFare57
FanFare57

Dear Andy, You are beyond cute! I liked seeing Mauricio last night. He's very charming and real. I wish I could say the same for his overly dramatic wife. Kyle's pretty, but still mean. She criticized Brandi's comment about Kim's beau (Quasi Moto). Yet, in nearly every take, she disapproved of him - especially when they kissed. Yuck. On WWHL, Kyle revealed nothing enlightening about Kim's condition. It was her usual canned speech, "She's doing really well." blah, blah, blah, which was blah. Kim's behavior on the show has been worse than poor Russell's. I hope Kim is not back next season. She had the maturity level of a 10 year old and really needs to remain out of the limelight until she is more comfortable being seen and heard by the masses.

crisco
crisco

Dear Andy,

THANK YOU for stocking the Bravo store with the "Mazel" items again!!!!!

Love Ya!

RHOBAKO
RHOBAKO

ANDY... I have been watching you since Day 1. And seriously, Tramona was a disappointment. I hated that part. I also don't care for Sandra Burnhard. She is not funny! I hope she isn't a regular. Moving on.... i have to say, your funniest show to date was when Amy Sedaris & Tom Colicchio were on your show. Seriously!! Why haven't then been back??? I don't know why you continue to bring Nene on your show. Nene is waaaaay overrated & fame has gotten into that head of hers. MAZEL! ox, melissa in Bakersfield, ca

Debra D
Debra D

Congrats on your new 5 nights a week. I love your show, and am happy for you! I love the games, and the variety of your guests. You seemed concerned about what the psychic said about your health. I don't know how accurate they are, but as a man of your age, there are a couple of regions that should be checked regularly, in the pelvic region. It needs to be done, and you would have peace of mind. Blessings to you!:-)

Georgia Peach
Georgia Peach

Loved the WWHL with Rosie Perez. Please invite her back. She is so funny and actually knows her stuff.

bulge
bulge

Whoa, Andy, nice choice of a bartender... that has to be Vinnie Vega. So hot. How about keeping a cam on him, or move the bar over a little? Hey, he can dance too if u need to fill some time. He's very talented.

Real Housewife of WPI
Real Housewife of WPI

Hi Andy!

I love the show on 5 nights a week I look forward to it every day!

Rosie was my favorite so far and I agree with the comment above that said she is tv smart..I agree, you can tell when certain guests have an idea of how a live show works, it just seems to flow better.

Also - I love Nene (sometimes, but sometimes I think her ego is just to big for her own good) with that being said, I thought her questions in plead the 5th were way too over the top with the exception of the one about Kim. Even though I think she can be a little pompous, I agree with her not wanting to answer them.

Love you, Andy! xoxoxox

Jackie from tn
Jackie from tn

I love your set an your lightbrite artwork I also have the same colorful set of books on my bookshelves I love old 70,s toys an have alot of mine from childhood an I'm happy I hung onto them they look do cool on display what's up with Kim I really hope she is ok. I have 2 sisters an the drama is so real. We love an argue all the time. Love ur show my daughter an I watch all the time. Take care of yourself an enjoy life

Jackie from tn
Jackie from tn

Andy I loveyour set of books I happen to have the same set of child craft books an my old 70,s light brite with poison pegs I like to play with from time to time. love your show an ur set its so old school cool

MattinStamfordCt
MattinStamfordCt

The Sigmund Bodybuilder Bartender is awesome Eye candy!! Who is he?

totally
totally

ANDY, I JUST THOUGHT OF AN AWESOME IDEA AND IT INVOLVES BRAVO TV AND YOUR SHOW. IT WOULD BE OFF THE CHARTS IF YOU HAD SOME TYPE OF SWEEPSTAKE IN WHICH THE TOP FIVE FANS WINS A TRIP FOR ONE DINNER OUT WITH THE HW'S GIRLS AT LISA'S RESTAURANT. PLEASE THINK ABOUT IT!!!

Heloise
Heloise

Hello Andy. Your talk show is incredible !!! I will love to watch tonight's with Kile and Mauricio. They are an amazing couple and Kile is such a great character that she makes everything beautiful and joyful around her, as if there were not problems in her life ! As a matter of fact, I cannot wait for 2 things: The BH Housewives and your nightly show. I wish the BHH would stay more on air. Sniff, sniff...... Wish you well and go to the doctor !

LL from Houston
LL from Houston

Andy, I love your show, but I am pretty sure that Sandra isn't going to be a fan favorite. Sorry to break the news to you, but she is not funny. Plus, she had a momumental screw up by replacing Kristy McNichol with Kirstie Alley. That is a big time mess up. I have seen her on many occasions over the years, and just don't find her to be funny. I would venture to guess that there are plenty of fans like me. Do yourself a favor, and don't have her in a recurring role.

LadyLucie
LadyLucie

I usually love ur show, have 1 question tho, why is Nece regarded as an "actress"? Yet, nobody else on another "reality" show on Bravo describes anyone else as an "actress" but as "reality show star"? Nece is tacky and loud...and obnoxious!

TippyGA
TippyGA

Hi Andy, Congratulations on five days a week for Watch What Happens Live… Are Million Dollar Listing and Million Dollar Decorator returning to Bravo?

Viewer in Maryland
Viewer in Maryland

Hi Andy,

I don't know if you know Sandra B on a personal level but I hate to break it to you but she was not funny at all. She tried too hard and the jokes just didn't make it. I like plead the fifth.

Ricky Ticky
Ricky Ticky

Andy, Loving the new show schedule!So nice to see your cute face 5 nights a week! OMG I felt so bad for you when your eye was freaking out last week. Am loving Sandra can't wait for more!

mr009
mr009

Andy, why are some of our favorite ladies not returning to RHONY? I know this doesn't pertain to your blog, but I am truly upset by this news. boo :( I think I speak for many when I say we'll miss Jill & Kelly terribly. We were just getting to know Cindy. Somehow this just isn't going to be the same show. I hope Bravo has something good in store for viewers this season. It's going to seem like a whole new show if there is no Jill Zarin.

GloriaH
GloriaH

I Love WWHL and no longer watch Chelsea! You rock Andy Cohen !

janis burns
janis burns

Are you finally going to ask Kyle some tuff questions like why is she always in her sister's business. I am not sure how these little trips work but I am sure that Kyle and her husband did not pay for Kim's trip so why should she care if she showed up or not? I know you want the drama but she has so overworked this that I really am sick of watching her week in and week out hating on Kim's boyfriend whom she doesn't know hating on Kim for whatever is bothering her ffor the week, and since when does her husband care? Drama Drama this was my favorite housewifes show but she is getting ridiculous.

Bravo Viewer in HI
Bravo Viewer in HI

Loved the show with you and Rosie. My favorite thus far. The Taylor and Kim drama are too dark and pointless. I hope they do not return. Dana either.

loveyourshow45
loveyourshow45

Andy,

Would just like to Congratulate you on 5 nights of WWHL! I just think you are a SWEETHEART! Love your Aftershows! Good luck to you!

PS Have you ever thought of having Perez Hilton as a guest? I think that would be Awesome! HMMM!

Hotty Housewife
Hotty Housewife

OMG ANDY! You were so funny with NeNe! The best part is when you crack up on air! It's so funny! The time does seem too short. I can see why people are saying that. Perhaps if you left interview time in longer and kept the games out. Play it by ear depending on the guest. If you're getting good talk from the guest, keeping talking. If not, play games. Use your gut, it has not failed you so far.

I imagine you are at the doctor today getting checked out between the waist and the toes. That covers some serious real estate! OY VEY! She couldn't tell you off air? You'll be fine, she said late 80s. You are in my thoughts and prayers but you are fine!

Susie Q.
Susie Q.

Thx for the blog - u r really good about writing - even when u r busy!!! Rosie was my fav last week - she is tv smart and got it!!! Can't wait for tonite - I know u dont answer any real questions but I do love Kyle and Mauricio - XOXOXO LOVED NENE - the best BLONK!!