Cast Blog: #WWHL

To 300 More!

WWHL's Reseach Associate Producer celebrates our 300th episode with Sonja Morgan, cake, and licking.

Happy 300th episode! As I reflect back on all the shows, the late nights, and the amazing talent that have graced our tiny studio, I can’t help but think: my job is better than your job. Okay, maybe not better than everyone else’s job, I’m no astronaut, but it is pretty amazing. Take this week as an example:

On Monday Sonja Morgan signed the wall of our cubicle. After her Clubhouse appearance, she decided to chat it up with some of the WWHL team and thought it was only appropriate to leave a note: “Sonja adds spice to #wwhl and #wwhl adds spice to Sonja." Now every time I need some inspiration, I just have to glance over my shoulder and I am filled with toaster-oven loving, headband wearing, Sonja in the City vibes.


On Tuesday we celebrated two birthdays at WWHL. We celebrate everyone’s birthdays. Always. You can try to hide it, but we will track you down and celebrate you. We will creep up on you when you least expect it, serenade you with an off-key rendition of “Happy Birthday”, present you with your favorite candle covered dessert, and leave you with the Alex McCord red flush of embarrassment. Tuesday we celebrated Tori and Christie’s birthdays! Check out the cake. It rhymed. (It’s WWHL, of course it did.)


On Wednesday’s WWHL, Tom Colicchio and our TCM finalists played The Quick Fire Lick Fire Challenge.  I am proud to say that my partner in crime, Christie, and I came up with the idea for this game. We started by thinking of all the words that rhymed with quick…brick, tick, wick, LICK!  Licking is funny!  The Quick Fire Lick Fire Challenge was born.  After coming up with the name, we knew it had to be a blindfolded food licking game. (Although I also pitched a version of the game that involved the guests racing to lick alcohol out of a kitty dish. I don’t know why that one was rejected.)

Watching the game play out in rehearsal, which at that point had been tweaked, finessed, and perfected by a team of talented WWHL producers, I couldn’t help but think, how lucky am I to get paid to come up with this stuff?!

In case you missed it, the game was amazing: it was phallic, it was juvenile, it was hysterical, it was so WWHL.

On Thursday we celebrated the big 300 with Ellen Barkin and NeNe Leakes. After the show we had champagne and ice cream cake and hung out and played games. The best part is, while this week marked a major milestone, this is pretty much what all of our weeks are like. Pretty awesome, right? So here’s to 300 more!


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Ask, Believe, Receive A Kiss From Andy

WWHL’s Research PA dishes on one seriously unique work week.

Hey guys! My name is Laura and I’m a Research Production Assistant here at WWHL. For the first 3 seasons on this unbeweavable show, I was the permanently glittered hands crafting the crazy fun props and prizes gifted to the guests. You name it, I’ve bedazzled it! (No but seriously: pacifier, pickle, ‘fro pick, condoms, whip, hookah, mannequin leg...the list goes on!) This past season, I closed down my crafting corner and now I have the pleasure of helping Megan, Christie, and Lindsey with research and interactive. Every night, I get to read all of your amazing questions for our guests and help make sure that Andy’s got a stellar selection on his cards. But who cares about me?! On to this crazy week of shows!

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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