Cast Blog: #WWHL

Watch What Happens Fire!

‘Tis the End of the Eighth Season

Ask, Believe, Receive A Kiss From Andy

Wish Upon a Giggy

Giving Thanks to WWHL

Weathering the Storm

Blue Cheese and Blunders

Pranks for the Memories

The Devil's Contraption

Jill Zarin Gets Fiesty on 'WWHL'

A Researcher's Dream!

To 300 More!

We're Back and Full of Surprises!

'Gossip Girl' Star Makes a Cameo on 'Watch What Happens Live'

The Weirder the Pair, The Better!

The Queen of Puns

Here Since the Beginning

The Housewife Wannabe

Bedazzled Legs, Anyone?

...And Nordstrom!

Why We Like Mike

When a Ginger Man Loves a Woman

The Locomotion!

The Body Roll

Take This Lollipop

Normal Office Conversation

From the Sky

Things I Need to Tell You

Happy Summer!

Andy's Career Advice

My Book!

How Did This Happen?

A Bravolebrity Bonanza

Viewer Mail: Andy Pleads the Fifth on Martha Stewart

Back from Vacation!

Pancakes!

Wednesday Morning

R.I.P.

Getting Myself in Gear

Viewer Mail: Andy's Most Difficult Guest

Viewer Mail: What's Andy's Freak Number?

Watch What Happens Fire!

WWHL's Segment Producer recalls the Great Fire of 2012. 

What a night. And here I thought watching Theresa Caputo medium people into full-on tears would be the highlight!

Little did I know what was in store for us Tuesday night in the form of Oscar Award winner, former Judy Garland neighbor, and my brand new National Treasure, Cloris Leachman. Where do I even begin? When you started the show with a three-way Andy/Jeff Lewis kiss off? When you called Ronald Reagan "not bright?" When you kissed Jeff and Andy AGAIN to see if their kisses had improved? When you shut Jeff down by saying he's "more gay than anybody"? When you full on frenched Andy at the end of the show? Oh, Maw Maw, you are a STAR!

Wait, probably my favorite part of the show was her perfect Judy Garland shaggy dog story that came up unexpectedly during Spill The Tea. (You know how that game usually involves saying the first word that comes to mind when you see each photo? Yeah, that doesn't apply to Cloris. Quiet, Jeff. She's talking about Judy.)

Since I didn't have a camera to record all of our faces during that moment, I must resort to a brief transcript of what was said aloud in the control room:

"Um, what? Cloris saved Judy's life?"

"Wait, she remembers Lorna Luft's name, but not LIZA? She's talking about Liza, right? Cloris, LIZA? LIZA!"

"From a swimming pool?! With her bare hands?"

"JUDY MAKES SOUP!?"

Basically, we were all like:

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Oh, yeah, and then the fire alarm went off.

WOOOP! WOOOP! WOOOP! At just the right frequency of woops so that as soon as you think it has stopped...WOOOOOOOP. Oh, boy. We were all safely evacuated from the building, the producer in me thanking our lucky stars that it went off at the end of the show, and milled about outside only to learn that some "censor" on the roof was "triggered" by the "elevator" or "something." Not exactly Backdraft. BUT WE MADE IT U GUYZ! Many thank yous to the FDNY who came to the rescue and made sure the building was not actually on fire.

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And, of course, we all went out for drinks afterwards to recuperate from our near-almost-kind-of death experience. Jenni Doll got wasted. I think she needed to burn off some steam.

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After all that excitement, it was nice to return to the calm of two fire-free shows to round out the week. I did learn two new things:

#1 Cyndi Lauper is no fan of Jessica Simpson. Check out her Spill The Tea where she refers to Jessica as "...interesting." Ouch.

#2 Marysol does a killer impression of her mother, Mama Elsa. Side note, I think Mama Elsa should team up with Theresa Caputo and solve mysteries. I would watch that. (Bravo, let's do this.)
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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.  

Epic.  

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!

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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. 


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Love and Light ;)
Laura