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Andy Cohen adds more book dates and catches up on some summer T.V.

on May 30, 20120

We're adding book signings to my schedule. Tonight I'm at the Strand Bookstore in NYC, and Friday at 7 I'm signing at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Next Wednesday, June 6th, I'm in Atlanta and June 9th signing at Bookhampton in East Hampton! And we're hoping to add one in L.A. early next week.  Watch this space, or my Twitter feed. Or Facebook. Or just go about your day.

It feels like NYC is blooming all over the place -- Fleet Week, sunny days that end late, everybody's wearing shorts, and there's an extra spark in the air. I love it, and it was so much fun being out at the beach over the weekend, with sunny skies and great food.

I loved our shows last week so much. I just can't stop thinking about the Dan Rather/John Mayer episode, particularly. I have such admiration for Dan Rather, and it was so fun for me to watch the entire WWHL team fall under his spell. I also can't say enough about John Mayer's new album, which I've listened to non-stop for a week. I'm not hugely familiar with his catalog, but I have to check it out.

Speaking of music and last week, I came away from meeting Adam Lambert totally impressed with him. Imagine his bravery at his age to come out publicly, glam it up, and do onstage what straight performers have been doing for years -- only with people of the same sex. I thought that was a bad double standard that ABC held up against him last year. I'm also listening to the new Scissor Sisters, and those guys are going to actually attempt to perform in the Clubhouse. Wow, it's gonna be a fun summer.

40 comments
Ruby-Lena
Ruby-Lena

fyi: i am so tired of the fighting between Melissa & Theresa & the entire story line. time for a change. maybe bring Dina back or another Manzo sibling? 

tusense
tusense

Andy, congratulations on the CHER interview coming up.   I can't wait.  She is one of the greatest actresses of today.  I loved her in Moonstruck with Nick Cage and Suspect with Meryl Streep and the Mask.  Good luck, it would be great if she would do a realty show, I'd watch.

LacyRosie
LacyRosie

Andy, my darling, you know I just love you and things that are happening at Bravo.  I just feel a little betrayed when Walter was not on RHOA reunion show.  He was good enough for the charade that Kenya was putting on.  He should have been there to defend his position and to respond to the accusations made by Ms. Twirl.  If you want crazy anticipation, and over the top ratings, put those two together to answer and defend their positions.  I feel like Walter may have some insight to what was going on and how he felt that only he can explain.  Luv ya bye

MindysRite
MindysRite

Andy, when you're in Skokie IL later this month FYI the bookstore is right across the street from the cemetery where Robert "Mike Brady" Reed is buried. It's true.

Gorgia
Gorgia

I just finished viewing the Jill videos. To refresh my memory..... "you can't replace me Andy". Who the hell does she thinkshe is there is no doubt she said that to get back on the show.PLEASE do not make that mistake I would stop watching and I know many others would also she is no match for the group you have now .........she is so taken with herself....... She just doesn't fit in with the group .........these women are intelligent, classy and entertain ing they would never put up with her nonsense ........it would make for crappy t.v. Thanx for listening again

snibbie
snibbie

I just finished reading your book, Andy -- what a hoot! Love watching everyone in the clubhouse - gives me a good giggle before I go to bed!

bdkss
bdkss

Andy, I LOVE your show.  I watch it all the time.  I am looking for a copy of your book but would rather have a signed copy.  Any chance I could get you to send me a copy as a belated 50th birthday present??????  Please!!!!!! 

 

Keep up the good work!!!  You rock!!!!!!!

dodobug123
dodobug123

Andy I love your show! I got both my sisters watching. We watch and call each other to talk about your show. You make us laugh so much we practically pee our pants! Looking forward to reading your book! i'm addicted to Bravo. I watch most of the housewife shows. I hope you comment on the 20/20 report about Brooks! He should be your Jack-hole of the day! Love you Andy! Can't wait till your back on!

manlua
manlua

Hello Andy, I just want to say that you are an inspiration and I really enjoy what you have brought to Bravo. I have so many health issues, but you always bring joy to my life. Thank you.

kfain
kfain

Andy: I'm not sure if you're coming to Houston, but I read your book and I really enjoyed your story. My husband is getting his Masters in Business now from BOSTON UNIVERSITY. I reviewed your book on my blog. EXCELLENT READ!!!

AnnaLasVegas
AnnaLasVegas

Andy we are so entertained with the Housewives and with WWHL. Mazel!!! We will be there at the Cosmo to see you tonight!!!

Emily from Sonoma
Emily from Sonoma

Hi Andy, I adore you and saw you at the Castro theatre and am very grateful for my signed book. We look forward to you every night Sunday through Thursday. I am a native San Franciscan and have been a Margaret Cho fan, but she crossed a huge line. She was hideously offensive. This is from a girl who loves Kathy Griffin and is rooting for her show. Kathy can say wild things and we (my husband and I) howl with laughter and root for her. Margaret Cho was horrid- I erased the wwhl I had taped of her appearance because she was so bad. I usually save it to watch with my husband who has to wake up at 3 so we watch the next day. I have watched every episode of wwhl and have never been so offended. I had so much empathy for Margaret cho in the past but she really destroyed it. As the parent of a special needs child, I was disgusted.

piperoni
piperoni

Andy it is time.you need to get rid of tamra.i know she needs the money but it is not fair to the other housewives.there are so many people upset about what happen to lexie.clean house.gretchen is and awful friend.it is what it is.thanks andy

PlaceofMess
PlaceofMess

I'm dying! I love you and your show and your book (which was hilarious by the way!)... however, I just missed you by one week in Vegas, and I think the only way I'll get over it is if you come to the Mall of America in Minnesota (going to see Tre there tomorrow!) and do a book signing for us Midwestern fans who have no chance to see you otherwise. I'm just sayin'!

Brandon S
Brandon S

As if the live show the wasn't offensive enough, you allowed Cho to continue using the "r" word in the aftershow, and went on to say that, regrettably, she would now have to sponsor "retard olympics". You couldn't control your laughter and hid your face behind your cue cards.

Ana Maria
Ana Maria

Love your show! Any plans to visit Palm Desert,CA on your book tour? We have a great Barnes and Noble Retail Store that needs you there. Please schedule a visit when you come to Los Angeles. We love you, here.

EvelynSK
EvelynSK

Please come to Seattle! The PNW tends to get left out.

Maggie's Mom
Maggie's Mom

Love your show and think you're great. I've been an avid fan of the Housewives' shows but can readily see that they've made a turn for the worse in the viscious way they single out and attack each other. This is not normal behavior. Women can be catty - but these viscious attacks are turning most who I know off because it's not entertaining any longer. You don't like Teresa and we all get that - but how can Bravo allow (and orchestrate) her constantly being attacked. We all know that Melissa and Kathy came on the show with sole purpose of destroying Teresa. But now Caroline and Jacqueline are intruding on that family dynamic and attacking Teresa too. Since Teresa was beyond loyal to Jacqueline it surprised us when Jacqueline's true personality came forth and she threw Teresa under the bus. She even used Caroline's expression that Teresa should buckle up - so we're sure she's being Caroline's puppet and Caroline has a venomous streak and thinks she is the and all be all advisor of other peoples' lives. She is obviously believing her own hype and 15 minutes of fame. When Caroline and Jacqueline start criticizing, judging Teresa's children they've crossed the line. Tamra joins forces with Heather for an intervention (which is usually done out of love or caring for an individual) for Alexis. If they don't like Alexis - so what - don't bother with her. Seems there are similarities to these shows now - someone is singled out and made the victim and then everyone else on the show trys to destroy them.

April Kleban
April Kleban

Hey Andy! Where in Atlanta next Wednesday is the book signing? I bought the book the day it came out and absolutely LOVED it!!

-April

Florida Viewer
Florida Viewer

Hi Andy - I just love you! You do make me stay up too late though. In case you are wondering who your viewers are I am a 60 year old woman. You attract all ages. One other thing... Are we having another Scary Island in Costa Rica? That's in Mexico, right??? Love you bunches...

Sara Bell
Sara Bell

Add me to the list of people offended by what Margaret Cho said, I hope she publicly apologizes.

Poalo Walker
Poalo Walker

Please tell your stylist that you need to wear socks with your dress shoes it looks so bad and that look was so two years ago...plus why was Joey lawrence on the show I heard he is anti gay marriage! Ewwwwwww

Vince Togea
Vince Togea

Margaret Cho was a riot! I was laughing my butt off! Its nice to see a guest that isn't afraid to cut loose on WWHL. It always seems like guests are trying so hard to be on their best behavior. It makes them seem so disingenuous. Hopefully the rest of America wont crucify such a talent for saying.... a word in the english language used correctly. Heaven forbid she has a different opinion.

Alison Smith
Alison Smith

When are you coming to Chicago for a book signing? WWHL posters with your face are all over the city and we would love to meet you in the Windy City!

theresa kopasz
theresa kopasz

Seriously Andy? If magret Cho was to go off like that on gay and lesbians you would of been in her face! To make comments like that about mentally challanged kids is sooo fricken offensive!

Laura K
Laura K

Andy, I consider myself a huge fan of the WWHL but I have to say, it was terrible what Margaret Cho said, and what was worse is that you really didn't do anything to reprimand her. It's your show and it was your responsibility to address it. There should be ZERO TOLERANCE for the use of this word. What a downright offense and hurtful thing to say. Have we learned nothing?

Terra X
Terra X

Andy--you should come to Seatle on Sunday June 24th 2012! That is when our annual Pridefest Parade is going to happen. Tons of fun, lots of cool events, etc. in the days prior to and after the Parade. I've got to say, Seattle's Pride Parade is one of the best of the best! Please have your PR/assistants check it out! We'd LOVE to have you be a part of the celebration!

If you are interested, check out http://www.seattlepridefest.org/ for information.

Sandasavi
Sandasavi

Andy, I loved last weeks WWHL. I haven't had the chance to watch this week, but they are all on my DVR. I hope to get your book later in June, I have too much going on right now, to be tempted to get in on my Kindle now. Congrats on the book and the shows on Bravo. I am really worried about RHNY though, I hope its not a train wreck. Bethenny Ever After remains my favorite. I agree you need to go to Seattle or Portland, you know Portland has the largest Book Store west of the Mississippi, Powells. Hope to see you in the Northwest at a signing!!

Susan B.
Susan B.

Margaret Cho, Jackhole of the Year! As we support "gays", it would be nice if you Andy Cohen, would publicly defend our loved ones with mental disabilities and those with Down syndrome as they were attacked and demeaned on "your show"!

Boston Housewife
Boston Housewife

Hi Andrew, I'm so sad because I saw that Thurs night's show is the Season Finale! Does this mean we will not see you until September? Oh no, that is too long without AC! I love Ms. Cho and I get that comedy goes there. We can't censor comedians or there would be none. She certainly doesn't mean harm to anyone and she is a nice person. It's all part of her act. If this is it, have a great Summer!

ROSE ATANIAN
ROSE ATANIAN

Since you have a lot of influence on Housewives shows, pls cut down the commercials! ENOUGH ALREADY. There are more commercials than actual episodes. I know you need adveetising $, but this is beyond the pale. Why don't you have Jay Mohr on more often as sub? I love him on the WWJS (I spelled it wrong). You should have taken Alexis off, and let (sorry brain damage on memory) I cannot think of her name. Refreshing like Heather and smart. One of you should clue A. on study history and just plain smarts.

Brandon S
Brandon S

No longer a fan of Cho. Shame on her. And shame on you for not addressing it.

Terra X
Terra X

Andy! You have to come to Seattle. We are a big city with a lot of Bravo fans!

M. Doyle
M. Doyle

Love, Love, Love Andy and Watch What Happens Live. I am currently reading "Most Talkative" and thoroughly enjoying it. Unfortunately, I was so offended and repulsed by Margaret Cho's comments. Shame on her and her ignorance.

LauraOrlando FL
LauraOrlando FL

Andy

Will you PLEASE come do a book signing in Orlando FL?? I know at least 10 people right now who would also die to meet you!! COME TO FLORIDA!!!!!!!! :D

Tv-reader
Tv-reader

So disappointed and offended by Margaret Cho's repeated use of the "r" word on WWHL, even after Andy mildly rebuked her ....

Gigi2012
Gigi2012

Andy,

Why don't you put full episodes of WWHL online. The clips aren't enough. I don't DVR and don't stay up late enough to watch since I have to get up early. PLEASE put full episodes online or on Hulu. Thanks.

PooFace
PooFace

Could you please add San Francisco to your book signing again . You have hella fans in northern Cali! Pretty please?

Cherish Porter
Cherish Porter

Shame on Margaret Cho for her comments about retarded children on watch what happens live last night. What she said had no humor but was filled with the kind of ignorance that fuels stigmas against people that are different. I am certain I was not the only person offended by these comments.