Andys Blog

Andy Cohen recounts his culture-filled weekend.

on Apr 23, 20120

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??


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73 comments
Ruby2
Ruby2

although i understand your support of the four bullies on RHONJ (Caroline, Jacqueline, Melissa and Kathy), i do find it disturbing. it's just not right.

prettypisces
prettypisces

I know he's not straight but omg thank you for the pics of Frederik, he's so gorgeous to me. Um, where is his blog? did he have one this season? Cant wait for million dollar listing Madison is my absolute favorite on that show. By the way where is RHONY? what's up with that? kinda put them on the backburner huh? just as well im enjoying RHONJ. RHONY isnt the same without Bethenny anyway. Why are people saying Bravo put a target on Teresa? oh please Teresa advertises her buisiness to everyone and expects people not to say anything. Tonights WWHL wasnt as eventful. Please bring Jennifer Tilly back soon she is a riot!

OkiefromMuskogee
OkiefromMuskogee

Andy, my Mom and I enjoy your show so much. My Mom is in her 70's and we just lost my Dad last year. During the week she, my husband and I all tune in to watch your show and it gives us the comic relief we need. I loved the episode with Susan Lucci and it is so refreshing to have someone host a show that is genuinely excited to interact with the celebrities. You represent all of us when you comment (because you know we are all thinking it). Anyways, the main reason I checked out your blog was because of Sweet Brown (of course I did, I am from Oklahoma...lol). That is such a great video :) Also, I am completely taken with Kathi's theme song.....so perfect. You guys make a great team and dare I say that you have the best guest list on T.V. I hope you keep up the great shows and know that we are all behind you!! Woot! Woot!

piperoni
piperoni

Andy you can get botox if you want.i do not judge people. they can have done what they want.i love when james bellino drew the andy photo with the lines in your forehead.he seen your real exspressions. that is a talent.bravo print for andy please

kitty purry
kitty purry

When will you be in Miami for your book tour? Love you!

Oklahoma Viewer
Oklahoma Viewer

I am not Melissa or Kathy fans as Teresa is an original on the show. But I can tell you, my daughter who is 26 loves both of them and we sit in our livingroom watch and discuss this family dynamic. So I can't see Bravo taking them off if the younger generation likes these folks. But I was a Caroline and Manzo fan and they can go as far as I am concerned the only one now whom I care for is their daugher and I would love seeing a day at work of Lauren doing make up and make overs. And I loved the day with the boys at work with Chris.

BAMA  GIRL
BAMA GIRL

Andy, I just love you and watch Bravo all the time. I am a Domestic Goddess so I am home during the day. Let's face it most daytime TV sucks eggs, but I do love my Bravo reruns. That being said if I have to watch one more rerun of THE MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER I may lose it, PLEASE I beg of you enough!!! If you could pass this on to the powers that be a Bravo I would be soooo grateful. Thank you your biggest fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cindymindy
cindymindy

Andy, Why is Jay Mohr not blogging for the Jersey housewives show?

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ANDY!!!! <3 <3
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ANDY!!!! <3 <3

Andy I think you are AWESOME!! Totally love WWHL, you are adorable!! :) Can't wait to read your book (btw, an autographed copy would be AMAZING...how can I make that happen?!)

xoxoxoxo Much love, Your BIGGEST Fan

trinareese
trinareese

the guest tonight with Tamra looks like she could be Ashlee's mother.

Kim J. from Maryland
Kim J. from Maryland

Andy, As a long-time viewer of Bravo, I am extremely disappointed by your network’s decision to keep Kathy and Melissa on the RHNJ. As I sit and read ALL the comments posted from the RHNJ blogs’ from this season, as well as reading comments from your 4/23 blog, I wonder if you and your producers are enjoying this full-screen display of bullying against Teresa Guidice. As blogger LIHWfan on April 23, 2012 mentioned, I’m wondering if YOU are enjoying this type of back-stabbing behavior from Kathy and Melissa towards Teresa because YOU have an issue with Joe Guidice. I remember how offended you were by some of his negative comments, but you’re letting Teresa and RHNJ be ruined because of your grudge. Just stop it! I have no problem starting an online petition to remove Kathy and Melissa, but I truly hope things change this season before it comes to that.

Kimberly Johnson Maryland

phan
phan

Loved Kathleen Turner and Jennifer Tilly. So fun to see them. They look great and they were so funny!! "Real" actresses and funny ladies.. not the crap on reality shows that are now becoming the cheap way to fill TV/cable with cheap/untrained/no talented celebs.

MeFan
MeFan

Absolutely cannot watch your show any longer. You have put a target on Teresa's back and as moderator, you should be more neutral. Shame on you!

Dawn from Minneapolis
Dawn from Minneapolis

You should come back to Minneapolis but stay longer. I have lived here as my life and it's a wonderful, beautiful city!!!

boycott
boycott

I'm HAPPY to say I haven't watched WWHL since Andy helped all the other ladies,if you can even call them that, throw Tre under the bus at the RHONJ reunion last year!! He needs to get his nose out of Caroline's arse and I might actually be able to stomach watching him on tv again!

Viewersomersct
Viewersomersct

Andy,

If I am going to watch RHONJ, I will need some Jay blogging!!!!!

blm
blm

Please bravo print for Mr.Andy Cohen on tuesday may 8 after the oc housewives.for the opening question of the night could you please ask who is the kindest oc wife this season.thanks i will be watching.

Louis Marroquin
Louis Marroquin

Hi Andy,

I typically would not take the time to blog, but after Watching Million Dollar Listings New York, I've been hooked and haven't missed a single episode from the start. This trully is one of the few times I actually agree with my wife watching Bravo aside from Real House Wives Beverly Hills, watching Fredrik has inspired me to boost my performance at work and learing new techniques in communicating with clients. I work in sales and marketing and truly believe watching this show has been inspirational and educational. It makes me feel positive after watching Fredrik and Michael in Million Dollar Listings New York compared to watching Real House Wives of Atlanta which makes me imagine I'm watching chickens going at it with each other. It would be a real pleasure and wish come true if you can tell Fredrik that Louis Marroquin from Hollywood California wishes him much success and a friendly hello. I am a big fan of his and hope to see more Million Dollar Listings New York with him in it. As for Michael, I beleive he is great and has much potential. After Watching Fredrik, I'm pumped up and ready to go back to work. Keep it up! Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day.

Louis Marroquin Hollywood, California

Boston Housewife
Boston Housewife

Hi My Precious Andy! I want an autographed copy of your book. How do I do that? I was wondering about Real Housewives of Las Vegas? Houston? San Francisco? What about same sex couples as well? Without kids though, more of a Best in Show feel. South Boston could be like Saturday Night Live! Older couples in an over 55 community? Silver foxes still active? Better than a dorm! Your staff must have fun brain storming with ideas. I do!

LIZ L-A
LIZ L-A

Sop many things I wish I could say but ANDY you are not a good person and you need to look in the mirror. You have no right to "correct" people's speech like you always do. You are an instigator and you think your way of speaking is the only right way. What a joke you are. And then to talk about a Child. WOW! You are something else. Bad bad bad. You should not even be on the show. It's obvious who you support. You are not a good person. Shame shame shame on you.

piperoni
piperoni

luved seeing vicki and laurie on the show.the only one missing was alexis bellino.she was there in spirit.we luv lexie and vicki this season.bravo print for andy please.

Lady ttb
Lady ttb

andy im disappointed in you. it seems as if bravo told you to help the housewives to attack nene. you used to be real classy not so much now. you let sheree, phaedra, kim an khandi off easy you kept digging at nene an she was the good one this season whats up with your two faces, you dont treat her like that on your watch what happens live.

The Best Gingy You Have Not Met
The Best Gingy You Have Not Met

I can't get the brovo voice over guy's voice out of my head! Would be fun to see him servin up some drinks on your show! Just sayin...

Christy OKC
Christy OKC

Please come to OKLA CITY for a book signing! You can meet the SWEET BROWN! She lives very close!

sandy clarke
sandy clarke

andy

love you five nights a week BUT i need jay mohr blogs PLEASE

Walt's Wife
Walt's Wife

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!

cindymindy
cindymindy

Andy, Loved seeing Lauri Peterson on WWHL the other night. I really wish you could get her back on RHWOC!

ALV
ALV

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!!!

ari0348
ari0348

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.

Boston Housewife
Boston Housewife

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.

Maggie's Mom
Maggie's Mom

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?

Patty Unzen
Patty Unzen

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.

Shontae1
Shontae1

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

FanFare57
FanFare57

Hey Andy,

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.

blm
blm

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.

Christine Macdonald
Christine Macdonald

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

@thatgalkiki

KChicago
KChicago

Sure hope Chicago is on your book tour! I can't wait to read your book!

Brianna Raysom
Brianna Raysom

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 :)

Nj divorcedwife
Nj divorcedwife

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!

didleesquat
didleesquat

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.

Team Andy
Team Andy

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"

car54
car54

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).

Dee
Dee

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.

Ursulalove
Ursulalove

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.

Pretty Alice
Pretty Alice

You are right about Kathy's theme song, I thought I was the only one. Crazy, huh?

Kandiplzzzz
Kandiplzzzz

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

RHfanLI
RHfanLI

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.

Mani
Mani

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.

Ann Z.
Ann Z.

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!

srenaem
srenaem

did you find anything out? I also have not been able to get tickets!