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When a Ginger Man Loves a Woman

A WWHL Editor finally fulfills his dream of meeting Tamra Barney.

Lots has happened around the WWHL offices this past week, but after taking a look back, the first thing that pops in my head is, well, scandalous. Actually, I’m strangely intrigued by the reaction I’m having to this “thing.” And the more I think about this “thing,” the more I giggle in delightful, candid confusion. Not kidding. I’m sitting at my desk right this second with a smile from here to Brooklyn.
Now this “thing” is not one of Andy’s many cute little off-air moments (and there are many – i.e. this week I had two of my adorable boy-friends come to see the show, after which Andy gave them both a giant, simultaneous bear hug saying, “Awe they’re like cute little house pets!,” which I thought was strangely accurate). This is not some juicy piece of behind-the-scenes gossip involving Denise Richards. Nor is it when Australian sex-goddess Kylie Minogue smiled at me devilishly from about two feet away. And, surprisingly, it’s not even when the Adonis-like Joe Manganiello walked into our reception area as I was walking out, saying to me with a deep, satisfying voice, “Hello,” as I nearly fainted from momentary over-exposure to the manliest manly-man and the manly air particles that surrounded him. (Note: if you’d ever like to know what a REAL man looks like, find a way to meet Joe Manganiello in person. God. THAT is a REAL LIVE MAN). No. No. At this moment, none of that is on my mind.Rather, the first thing that comes leaping to my attention from this past week was a moment a couple nights back at about 1:00am when none other than James-quick-fingers-Monohan, our resident curly-haired ginger and remix mastermind (a.k.a. our editor) was seen getting all chatty-Kathy with one of the O.G.s of the O.C. (a.k.a. Orange County’s hottest housewife) Tamra Barney. One moment I’m having a casual conversation with another producer about our summer travel plans, James standing right next to me, and the next moment I look over and Tamra has used every last one of her Real Housewife super powers to completely seduce James’ attention. I attempted to resume conversation with my producer friend, but when I again glanced up at the ginger-blonde situation happening I was SHOCKED to discover James’ face attached to the collagen-injected lips of the blonde-bombshell herself. Needless to say, I was speechless. The three tequilas in my system were no match for the spontaneous romance happening mere feet away.


I should note that about once a week all of us producers hang around after the show and enjoy the perks of working in the Bravo Clubhouse. And by perks I mean cocktails. Delicious, much-earned, somewhat hastily mixed, but all the while necessary cocktails. That said, I refuse to believe it was just the cocktails speaking that prompted this romantic rendezvous. No, no. This is about much more than meets the eye. This is about a fleeting moment for our dear ginger-haired friend. It’s about real love -- the love between an editor and his muse. Finally, for about 5 minutes of their lives, James and Tamra were together at last.
On occasion while cutting together a Tamra-related package for the show, James has mentioned he’d like to talk to Tamra one of these days. He claims she “reminds him of a friend of his,” but I think this is simply a defensive mechanism working inside James’ heart. “Don’t get too close,” his heart tells him, “Don’t get too close.” On that night, James got too close.
This probably isn’t as interesting/comical to you as it has been for me. But I don’t care. The pleasure I get from the ginger/Tamra relationship is exhilarating. Nor do I care that I have completely exploited dear quick-fingers for the sake of this blog post. Thank you, James.
*Note: some events in this rendition have been exaggerated for the sake of my own entertainment.

Chase Dillon, Associate Producer on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live

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Sunday: Kim and Reza did NOT disappoint.  They served up some wig wearin’, stache sportin’, truth tellin’ realness.  Kim rocked “The Farrah” like only she can, not to be outdone by Reza’s gloriously quaffed upper lip.  I swear that man’s mustache is the 8th wonder of the world...

There’s something so refreshing about two guests truly unafraid to tell it like it is and it makes for great TV.  Reza musta had Santa on the brain ‘cause he couldn’t keep from dropping those Ho, Ho, Hos! And say what you will about Kim, but that lady just wants to be home with her hot hubby and you can’t hate a ho for that!  

Monday: Let’s be real for a second: I’m 23 and I’m not even gonna PRETEND to be ashamed that I used to drink up every drama filled minute of Laguna Beach and The Hills. So of course I was LIVING for Kristin Cavallari’s confession that it was a big pile of producer induced drama. Shocking? Eh, not really. Exhilarating for the teen in me? Abso-freaking-lutely. There’s no shame in my game, hunny!

Taylor Armstrong was on her absolute A-game and she totally wins for my favorite one liner of the week: “The only thing uglier than a drunk woman is a drunk woman’s 40-yr-old ass flying through the air!” And please let us not forget the arm wrestling. Oh my word, the arm wrestling.  


Tuesday: Truly, there are no words for the amazingness that was the luscious lipped Lisa Rinna and Jeff Lewis and therefore I simply gift you with this kisstacular clip:

You’re welcome. 

Wednesday: I really think that one of the things that is so unique about WWHL is our unexpected guest combos. You never know who will end up in those chairs!  So when I saw ‘Carmen Electra and Billy Ray Cyrus’ on the calendar, my achy breaky heart skipped an achy breaky beat.

When Carmen slinked into the studio I couldn’t believe how amazing she looked. Does that woman age?! She was KILLIN’ it all night long complete with sex appeal and sock bun. I admit I was bummed when Billy Ray plead the fifth on the Miley Ex-BF question. I mean really, who wasn’t hoping for a little juice on a JoBro?! But fear not! Carmen saved the day (and all the imaginary swimmers) by teaching Andy and Billy to patrol the beach, slow mo style!


Thursday: Apparently agelessness is going around because Jane Fonda looks SPECTACULAR. She and Sandra paired up for the perfect storm of hilarity and the show ended with my favorite new holiday tradition: Secret Sandra! 

And may I just add that the legendary, Oscar winning, fitness flaunting Miss Fonda went home wearing a menorah hat? So yeah, my life is complete. 


Love and Light ;)



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