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We have to tell you that we’ll be DVRing the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion—we’re bitter-enders, and just intrigued enough by the minor questions of this season (what chemical led to the sublimation of Camille’s personality? Is Lisa kidding around about how much of a crazy dog person she is?) to elide quite how Read More
Over the course of an intimate, two hour lunch with Andy Cohen at the Palm West End Steakhouse, the Bravo celebrity and producer (not to mention celebrity producer) added a new notch in his grey, dapper Hugo Boss suit. Mr. Cohen, whose talk show Watch What Happens Live just moved into its five night a week spot–”You should come tomorrow, we’re having a Ralph Fiennes Pajama Party…with Ralph Fiennes!” he had gushed over a meal of Atlantic salmon and Southwest steak salad–was now officially an author, giving us his first reading of his upcoming memoir Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture.
Last night on The Colbert Report, Bravo’s suit-to-talent (and person of homosexual persuasion) Andy Cohen clinked martini glasses with the Comedy Central host as they discussed Mr. Colbert’s tepid feelings toward Mitt Romney.
“If only I had a persuasive gay best friend!” Mr. Colbert had been lamenting, obviously not wanting to get into a trademark infringement case with Brian Gallivan, YouTube’s Sassy Gay Friend.
Enter Mr. Cohen, stage left.
What is it about the preholiday season that winds everyone tighter than the postsurgery forehead of a Real Housewife? We’re trying to stay out of the drama as all of New York lets fly a seeming year’s worth of unaired grievances this week.
Last night during The New York Observer‘s foray into the studios of Andy Cohen‘s Watch What Happens Live we actually learned something. (Incredible, when dealing with a reality television roundups.) During the after-hours show, Mr. Cohen asked actress/comedian Sandra Bernhard (via a reader’s query) if the rumors were true that she was in competition to play Samantha in Sex And the City.
“It wasn’t Samantha. It was the other one,” Ms. Bernhard said.
“Miranda?” Mr. Cohen asked.
Bethenny Frankel, one of the few Real Housewives of New York that was actually tolerable (until her subsequent spin-offs like Bethenny Getting Married? and Bethenny Ever After) will not be getting her own talk show after all.
Despite rumors that he might be leaving Bravo, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development/Real Housewives reunion coordinator Andy Cohen isn’t going anywhere…at least not in terms of screen time. In fact, his NYC-based late night show Watch What Happens Live is getting a major boost from the network to five nights a week. Watch out Jimmy Fallon!
Stop the presses! Four of the ladies from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City have been cut from the new season, so Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon, Jill Zarin, and Cindy Barshop will no longer be around to air all their crazy drama and terrible brand image over the airwaves (unless they, like Bethenny Frankel, get a spin-off show). That leaves only two of the original NYC‘ers in the cast, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Ramona Singer. Also avoiding the chopping block is Sonja Morgan who is bankrupt, which is a known requirement for being on a Housewives show.
But the real tragedy will not be losing these four women — who we’re sure will be replaced by equally entertainingly desperate social-climbers — but the lack of Simon van Kempen, who has been the best part of the show since its inception.
Bravo executive Andy Cohen is to publish a memoir of his youth in the closet, his current work on TV, and his love of pop culture; The Hollywood Reporter indicates that Mr. Cohen, who oversees programming at Bravo while also anchoring the talk show Watch What Happens for the network, received a payment Read More
Congratulations to Andy Cohen, who’s certainly perfected a formula. The Real Housewives of Miami, to debut February 22, seems like the platonic ideal of these shows — noted location, athletes’ wives, a vague and undefined “fashion journalist” in the Kelly Killoren Bensimon mold. Why are promos for this series only now airing? Isn’t Read More