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The Week by Bravo: Andy’s New Pup, NeNe Calls Kim
Plus: Matchmaker is back, Lauren Manzo shares beforeand after surgery pics, and more
Andy Cohen is a new father—to an adorable pup named Wacha. The cast of Arrested Development will grace the Inside the Actors Studio stage. And Lauren Manzo revealed before and after pictures from her breast augmentation surgery. There were plenty more happenings in the Bravo world this week. Read on for all the news, clips and gossip you might have missed.
Meet Andy Cohen’s New Dog!
Andy Cohen welcomed a new addition to his home this week—a beagle-foxhound puppy! The Watch What Happens Live host adopted the adorable canine from See Spot Rescued, stating “I’ve been thinking about a dog for a while. I just felt like I wanted to open up my life to a dog.” And given his allegiance to his hometown St. Louis Cardinals, it’s fitting that Andy named the pup Wacha, after one of St. Louis’s star pitchers.
The Cast of Arrested Development Will Visit Inside the Actor's Studio!
It’s time to dust off your banana stand—the cast of Arrested Development is coming to Inside the Actor’s Studio! The announcement was made this week that Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter and creator Mitch Hurwitz will sit down with James Lipton. So mark your calendars for November 7 at 8/7c and get you chicken dance ready.
The Slap Heard 'Round the World
There are some things you just don’t talk about, and people’s grandmothers are one of them. So when Josh Altman and Josh Flagg got into it in the season finale of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, and Altman brought up Flagg’s beloved grandma Edith, their argument got physical, and Flagg slapped Altman across the face. The cast discussed the incident on Watch What Happens Live this week, with Altman saying he should never have brought Edith up.
Courtney Loves Dallas: Sneak Peek
Courtney Kerr, star of Most Eligible Dallas, is returning to Bravo with a new spin-off series, Courtney Loves Dallas. The half-hour docu series will premiere on December 5th at 10pm ET. The show follows Courtney as she navigates through a brand new career as a television personality and fashion blogger, and of course spotlights her romantic entanglements—specifically with fellow Most Eligible star Matt Nordgren.
Introducing: Million Dollar Listing Miami
Speaking of million dollar properties, Bravo announced this week that the MDL franchise is expanding to Miami! Million Dollar Listing Miami will take viewers inside the world of the country’s hottest real estate market. More information on casting and premiere dates will be announced at a later date.
Lauren Manzo: Before and After Surgery Pics
Caroline Manzo’s daughter Lauren recently went under the knife for breast reduction surgery. She tweeted out a before and after picture this week, writing “I LOVE my new boobs!” The Real Housewives of New Jersey star downsized from a size G to a size C, and says that she is recovering well.
NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak: Reunited and it Feels So Good?
NeNe Leakes’ big day will hit the air this Sunday, and you may be surprised to learn that Kim Zolciak will be in the crowd. That’s right—the Real Housewives of Atlanta alum and NeNe’s ex-BFF was invited to the wedding. NeNe called Kim to extend the peace offering, saying “I just think that she should be invited. She’s just a part of so much history that has happened.”
Millionaire Matchmaker is Back!
On December 5th at 9pm ET, Patti Stanger returns to Bravo for the seventh season of Millionaire Matchmaker. But this season she’s not doing it all by herself—she’s enlisted the help of three new dating experts to help her clients (one of whom is Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Rosie Pierri) navigate the world of romance.
Meet the Stars of Thicker Than Water
Thicker Than Water, one of Bravo's brand new docu-series, follows Ben and Jewel Tankard as they raise their blended family.The new show premieres on November 10th, but if you can’t wait until then, you can catch the first episode at the International Black Film Festival in Nashville, TN. And as an added bonus, the cast will be there for a meet-and-greet afterwards.
Padma Lakshmi’s Top Chef Weight Loss Secrets
Being a judge on Top Chef is a dream for many foodies, but the job does come with one consequence: Padma Lakshmi reveals that she goes up two dress sizes during every season of Top Chef. (Ok, so we’d definitely still want the job.) So how does the model-turned-foodie lose the weight in the off-season? “I follow a clean diet,” she told Fitness Magazine. “No meats, no sweets, no alcohol, no cheese, no fried food, no what.” Oh, and working out five days a week also doesn’t hurt.
And Finally…George Takei Reads Star Trek Fan Fiction
Start your weekend off right with this amazing clip from George Takei, who guested on Watch What Happens Live this week. On the After Show, the beloved Star Trek star and everyone’s favorite Facebooker indulged one of Andy Cohen’s requests to read some erotic Star Trek fan fiction. One highlight? Takei's narration of a steamy scene between Sulu and Chekov. Watch the result below, and have a great weekend.