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How did I go from posting something every day to feeling a heavy heart about not posting enough?! Well, the show went five nights a week and my life totally changed. That's what happened. And I'm sorry. But I promise to try to do this more often.
I had a really fun weekend. Friday night I saw an amazing new play at Lincoln Center called 4000 Miles starring the great Mary Louise Wilson. I've been a fan of hers since she gloriously portrayed Diana Vreeland in Full Gallop, and then won raves on Broadway in Grey Gardens, and her portrayal of a grandma in Greenwich Village got under my skin and stayed with me all weekend. So touching.
Saturday I went to Minneapolis to give a speech for the Jewish Federation there. I'd never been to Minneapolis and was only there for less than a day, but it seemed beautiful and the people were insanely nice. I'm a midwest guy, so I guess they're my people; but I was completely overwhelmed at seeing women coming out in side ponytails and mazel shirts to say hi. It was quite touching and a fun night.
It felt like a great pre-curser to my book tour, which starts with signings in NYC and RIdgewood, New Jersey, then takes me to St. Louis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and D.C. We'll be adding signings in other locations soon, so look out. I feel pregnant waiting for m'book to finally come out. I got the actual book last week and it all seems surreal now. I am so excited for you guys to read it (hopefully.)
Thanks for your posts about the Atlanta reunion. I read them all and am listening. Onward to New Jersey! Loved having Khloe Kardashian with Caroline in the Clubhouse last night, by the way. Worlds colliding. By the way, if you like WWHL, I hope you'll check out our After Show, which we post daily on Bravotv.com. It's 10 or 15 minutes more of content and we get through a ton more of your questions. I'm often frustrated at how fast a show goes and how few callers we get to, and so we try to run through a bunch on the After Show, as well as many more of your Twitter questions.
In non-Bravo news, I got an advance copy of the new Scissor Sisters album and I love it. Can't stop listening. I'm also totally hooked on Mad Men and am giving Girls a shot. Oh, and I took Kathy Griffin to the opening of Evita and we loved it. I don't know what the hell was the NYT's problem when they reviewed it. A fantastic production. Tomorrow night I'm seeing Matthew Broderick in the Gershwin-palooza, Nice Work If You Can Get It. I can't wait to see him sing and dance again.
And I can't get Kathy's freaking theme song out of my head! Is anyone else having this issue??
Taped HWA and watched this morning. Disapointing in watching you with some of the girls. Andy, grow some cahoonas and put Nene in her place. She can say whatever she wants and avoid whatever she wants and you sit there and smile at her. This person is such a fake. She sits and rolls her eyes all the time. She can't be truely happy for anyone but herself. Get her off the housewives show.
Thank you Andy for coming to Minneapolis :) Your speech was very funny and we enjoyed every minute of this night. Thanks again & think about Hockey Mom's of MN show!!!! We are not as nice as people think if it comes to HOCKEY :) Lots of drama and tears guaranteed!!!!
Andy - I can forgive you for not blogging if you'll just please, please say that Jay Mohr will be back and blocking this season of RHONJ....please?
Andy nice to see you post again!!! Please do it more often.
LOVE WWHL five nights a week. I miss you saying "post on mah Facebook wall" instead of "post on my WWHOL Facebook wall". I should go to Facebook and see what is there, seems the bravolebrities post more there than here. And I don't Tweet!
So I will post here and hope you read the messages.
The ATL reunion was a mess. I didn't really enjoy all the talking over one another. Marlo was nothing but a huge distraction, nothing got done there except getting people furious. Maybe that is the intent, but it wasn't good for me.
The first episode of NJ housewives pretty much shows that it is going to be even more drama filled than usual. I think Theresa is in for a bumpy ride this season. It seems that none of the others are getting along with her. I wish her good luck, she is going to need it. (and I am NOT a Theresa fan!) I also see that her husband seems to be very short and rude to her. Good thing she is one tough cookie.
I will get your book when it comes out, can't wait to read it. And indeed, Kathy's theme song was in my head for two days!!! Great show that, I hope it does really well for Bravo. BTW, is Top Chef going to return? Looking forward to Kandi's new show, Lisa's SUR and Around the World in 80 Plates.
Take it easy Andy, you seem very busy, remember to breathe. Cheers
What was the point in having the Kardashian lady on your show ? I believe the public is so sick of them, I would rather you had two people from RHONJ.
I am bummed that Sheree has left us. Please DO NOT replace her with Marlo. I am also loving RHONJ this season.
Mr. Andy Cohen please let go of melissa and kathy after season 4. the whole family fued with teresa is getting tired. I HAVE THE MOST WONDERFUL IDEA THAT SO MANY AGREE WITH AND WOULD DEFINETELEY TUNE IN FOR. BRING BACK DINA MANZO. Let the shoe be on the other foot of perfect way too harsh on everyone else caroline manzo. Lets get on camera that whole not speaking for over 2 year drama on tv. seriously being too hard on teresa for her part in her familys fallout is just annoying from caroline. Besides i would think yu guys at bravo would do right by Teresa, after all she is way more fun to watch than melissa and kathy. if anyhting her brother is more etertaining than Missy. so it probably is a Gorga thing and missy just doesnt have it. anyways teresa will have her own drama by season 5 with joe probably being in jail. if anything joe gorga should just let her sister make money from the show if he's so damn good bc she obviously needs it more. and between family that is what probably upsets teresa da most. if they know she needs it and they act like they r soo rich and good why not get off to allow her to make money and shut their mouths, isnt that what real family would do if they cared about those girls having food and a roof. i mean, like come on helllooooo!!!!! please bring dina back and like two more new faces and keep Tre she is a character on her own, just like her brother is, not melissa but da show is housewives not househusbands!!!! please Andy Cohen teh ratings would soar if we change up da shoe to be on Don Caro's foot and Dina woulld brign back sooo many viewers more than melissa and kathy combined!!!!
bring dina manzo back and see how that sibbiling rivarly plays off. keep tre and fire missy and kathy they r boring, besides the issues and feud with tre they got nothing interesting going on. lets see dina manzo and caroline battle it out or work it out like caroline always advices teresa. please
Please take Teresa off the air!!! DO NOT renue her contract for the next season. We don;t want to see her being so nasty, hurtful and distructive. Bethenny's show is much better with the nice, kind yet stressful realistic side of things. There is no hatred on Bethenny like there is on RHWONJ. Please have the discussions with "the powers that be" to remove the haters like Teresa and Vicki from their shows.
LOVE you Andy!!! Of course I watched Atlanta Reunion and RHONJ last night. I just gotta say that Marlo is INSANE!! Please don't bring her back! The Nene drama is enough to handle - Marlo is just trying desperately to be a permanent part of the show. She seems way jealous of Kim and Kandi. As far as RHONJ, Teresa has lost her damn mind!!! It seems that EVERYONE has tried to get along with her and she just keeps being negative and shooting her family and friends down. She literally has gone crazy. Hopefully she will snap out of it because I don't like NOT liking her! That's all!!
OH!! By the way, I absolutely LOVE Shahs of Sunset! Can't wait for it to return!
Love you Andy! Saw you on Anderson Cooper...you seem like a differnt guy when you are not running the show. Thank you for showing Gia on the runway again. I love that clip too!!! Congrats on the book.
Hi Andy.....I don't always agree with Theresa, I agree with Kathy that she is a little cuckoo, but when it comes to dissing on characters or making fun of them, I thought you were out of line in your show yesterday, when you recapped the bad behavior of Milania. Shame on you Andy, kids should be off limits.
Geez Andy, I went from loving you to not liking you at all. You seem to always defend the bully on whatever show. Caroline is a mean bully with no class. I bet you are a fan of that obnoxious Lisa Lampinelli?
Love the photos of you in the latest OUT Magazine. The one of you and your father is 'priceless'. Not surprising, he is a handsome man; kind of a JFKJew or #GILF (Grandpas I'd like . . . .).
Love to all Bravo Fans.
Andy, thanks for coming to Minneapolis this weekend and speaking at our Jewish Federation event. The buzz is all over town. Your were fabulous, friendly and funny! Please come back soon.
Andy- I can't imagine a world with the world, "Gor-gasm" and no Jay Mohr blog about it. Please, Andy...bring back Jay Mohr!!!
Looking forward to your book Andy...should be a good read. I do have to say one (well maybe two) things. Andy, Andy, Andy, whether you want to deny it or not your favoritism of some of the HW's must stop. As producer/host of WWHL, you need to learn to be impartial. You LOVE Nene and did not put her in her place at the reunion when she continually spoke over everyone, including you, and showed such disrepect for the show that gave her everything she has. Moving onto RHONJ, your infatuation/love for Caroline and her boys is getting really uncomfortable. She or her family can do no wrong, but you hate Teresa b/c you were insulted by her husband's comments (which, yes were offensive), but it was HER husband who said them (btw, your fave Joe Gorga also had derogatory comments that you let slide). I watched the S3 reunion again, and the way you let the ladies attack Teresa (right or wrong) and when you called her out on her language skills was really disrepectful. The season 4 premiere showed me exactly was I was afraid of, and sorry, Andy, although I truly adore you, I checked out...won't watch Teresa (or anyone else be attacked by everyone else). Do you know that Jaceline is giving interviews (Lynn with Chicago - read it, I think it will be very telling) says that BRAVO was going to fire Teresa before S3 - do you honestly think this is OK for her to be giving interviews about what went on with Bravo?? I guess it's ok for her NOT to show up for a reunion and then tell everyone the story line on Twitter and now give interviews giving away private information. Somethings gotta give with these Housewives - seriously! Thank God Jeff Lewis is still on, and I enjoy WWHL, otherwise I'd seriously completely check out, which is quite sad because I've been a BRAVO fan for over 10 years. :(
Please take Nene, Marlow, and Cynthia off the show! I will not watch next season if they are on! You are losing viewers if they remain on!
First I want to say that I have never missed one HOUSEWIFE show but I will no longer watch the HOUSEWIVES after last night. The reunion shows the world how trashy women can act. I cannot believe that the ladies (questionable) filmed 3 hours of fighting among temselves. Look Andy.........give us a interesting show with these women not a trashy hour. I am going to take a year off HOUSEWIVES and will be back in 2013 if the shows are still on which I seriously doubt. NeNe, LuAnne, Taylor, Alexis, Caroline, Teresa, and the bomb Marlo are a disgrace.
You must have a issues with classy women to hire only trash acting ones to perform on all the shows. Is this a gay thing? God help us if this is the best you can do. A clean slate of all shows would not hurt.
BRAVO use to be my favorite channel.....no longer.
Andy, tsk, tsk, tsk for calling Milania a brat on WWHL...I'm still in shock. She is a 4 year old child, and there is often times a child who is a bit of a character. I, personally, think she is a riot and adorable. That was truly one of your worst moments. If you were a parent, you'd never go there. You should seriously apologize. And Chloe, who has the worst potty mouth I ever heard needs to add her 2 cents...turned off the show after that.
Andy, why have you gotten so bias in the reunion shows? You used to be so objective and ask everyone tough questions. Now you pick sides. You can tell which housewives you really like and the ones you throw a brick out
I adore you Andy but my love for you is tested when you have a Kardashian on your show. You profess to love pop culture - as do I. But any sane person would agree that the Kardashion brand does more harm than good.
I was wondering if you could help me. I have a very good idea for a new reality show and I can not find a way to submit it to Bravo. Is it possible for you to assist me with this. Thank you. Keep doing what you do. I think you are great.
I have Kathy's song stuck in my head too. Who knew she could sing? It is a perfect fit for her new show (loved it).
I am IN! Just read an excerpt to your new book. WONDERFUL STORY! Can't wait to read the whole book..hopefully I'll be able to download on my Nook. I'm in DC...I hope when you come I'll be able to see you in person! Please publish your book tour dates soon!
Thanks for keeping me entertained and informed of all the info-tainment news! If you can, please blog more, because this DC gal needs to hear what's truly hip in NY on a regular basis!
PS: Thanks for Kathy Griffin's show. As she says, "THANK YOU...THANK YOU...THANK YOU"
Oh, and I really enjoyed Rosie on the show, and I don't care if she looks like ANY of the other shyhigh heeling wearing, overly wigged out, fake boobs other HW's. She is funny and real! I like Kathy and her hubby and kids, too.
Agree with a lot of the commenters. Get rid of Melissa and Kathy. My ears are still bleeding from last year singing horror and I feel it is horrible to have all this bully/gang up on Teresa scenes. What kind of message are you teaching people? I was so sick to my stomach watching Teresa seem so alone, near tears and then every other scene watch people bash her to bits. Don't you have any compassion? Was the celebrity apprentice a way to make it up to her? I have to say that anyone who overcome family and friends like this better actually win! Do something! It is just so wrong!
I know this has nothing to do with your blog but can we please please see Real Housewives of Beverly Hills over the Holidays!!! I would love to see how they do Christmas in LA!! Talk to the producers :)
Congratulations on all your success. Can't wait for your book to come out. I just did a small book tour for just a simple chapter in an anthology and it was surreal.
Hugs from a loyal and loving fan. xxoo
Alexis is really a target this season.tamra and heather both.she if any i guess can handle it.i just think you should put a stop to bullying.thanks again.luv lexie and vicki this season.print for Mr. Andy Cohen please.
I enjoyed last night's WWHL with Lauri and Vicki. What a hoot. They were great together. It would be wonderful to have Lauri return to the OC and then we can see how her life has improved. She would lighten the dark cloud that seems to hang over the show (with all the screaming matches). She could replace brainless Alexis her hus-turd, Jim. The poll was telling: Top Mate is Terry (I agree) while the bottom 2 Mates: Jimbo and Southern Slade (Brooks) & I also agree. Poor Vicki and Alexis chose poorly. At least they can feel comfort in the fact nobody is out to steal their mates.
This is my first time reading your blog and I can imagine your weird facial expressions as I read it, hilarious. As someone that has watched the housewives starting with season one of Orange County and each new addition after, shhhhh my guilty pleasure lol. Personally, I think all of the changes throughout the years in each franchise has been beneficial. Everybody has someone that they identify with or admire so when they leave, some people take it personal. After a couple of shows run, they get over it, I know I did. I'm loving Tabitha right now because there is substance in her show and comedy, love it!!!!! Keep up the good work
Why all the hate! You not watching the same show I am I love Kathy & Mellissa. I love watching how they treat their husbands and how their husbands treat them. They are great parents who part together like the Manzo's. Teresa needs to be careful I am afraid for her. Joe Guidice is NOT a good father figure he swears talks bad about people in front of his children and doesn't care! I just hope behind closed doors his treatment of Teresa is loving she seems scared of him.
Viewers need back off it was the first show, all the housewives blogs said "keep watching you will understand more and more every week. No judging until the reunion.
I'm disappointed in you Andy. Why did you give Sherree a pass on the reunion show. She was vile and disgusting the entire season and even though you showed her "attitude" you never really called her out on the fact that she attacked everyone on the show. She has nothing in her life but to intrude on everyone else's life - a bitter despicable woman. She even put so much pressure on her future son-in-law that he backed off - any normal person would have. Guess you do play favorites - I'm sorry to say. You give Sherre and pass and literally attack Teresa and allow all the other "So Called" ladies from NJ attack her also. What happened to you?
Hi Andy, Slight problem with Ryan Serhant! His assistant asked him for a raise and instead of discussing this with her, he rolled his eyes, reached into his pocket, pulled out his wallet and handed her his credit card. He told her to "go to Saks and get the shoes with the red heels and nothing else" instead of a raise. I wonder if he would act this way had a male employee asked for a raise? It's very sexist and it really makes me angry when women are not taken seriously but treated like children. He basically gave her a pacifier and told her to be seen and not heard.
Is WWHL going to be shown in Canada? I tried to access it on the site but keep getting "this content is not available". We are big fans of the Housewives shows up here too and would enjoy seeing your interviews, besides the reunion shows. I've been watching the Housewives shows from the beginning, when RHOC first started, and still like that one the best, except for Alexis and her creepy husband and that loser Slade (Slave?). On RHNJ I too am upset at how Theresa is being treated and feel this has happened since Melissa came on the show. She seems to manipulate Theresa and goad her,and then try to turn everyone else against her (which seems to be working). And holier-than-thou Caroline makes me cringe with her "I know everything about everything" attitude. I feel bad for Sheree being forced out of RHOA and Marlo just seems to be there to try to stir up trouble and not a very interesting character. Will miss Camille on RHBH, as I really liked her on the second season. Love reading the blogs and would really enjoy being able to see WWHL.
Hi Andy, I absolutely love Watch What Happens Live and know you used to have a link to attempt to get tickets. Are tickets still available to the public? I've been trying to contact people for months to find out. THX!!!
Andy, Loved seeing Lauri Peterson on WWHL the other night. I really wish you could get her back on RHWOC!
Love you Andy! Thanks for providing forums for viewers to give feedback. I have a huge amount of respect for your talent and energy....can't believe all of the things you're involved in. You are incredibly talented and adorable. I know that you get lots of conflicting feedback from viewers. I watch BRAVO more than any other station and there are personalities, etc. that I don't particularly care for. However, you've been genius for the most part in the programming and rather than chime in with complaints, I think I'll just trust your judgment and enjoy the ride. Thanks from a loyal viewer!