Ha ha. Love this. It’s not even technically a “prank,” so much as a very good method for finding out what former co-workers really thought about you. All you do is wait until they are on a nationally syndicated program, and then call up the show pretending to be someone named “Coco” from “New Hampshire.” You don’t even have to mask your voice!
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!
For those of you not keeping score at home, Millionaire Matchmaker star Patti “Don’t Call Me a Yenta” Stanger has managed to offend nearly half of Bravo’s fan base in a cluelessly homophobic media blitzkrieg over the past two weeks. The most recent of these classic Patti moments occurred last night on The Joy Behar show, where Ms. Stanger tried to clarify what some perceived as anti-gay comments from last week. This is how she “clarified” them: “I’m an advocate for gay marriage. I have more gay friends than Carter has pills,” the Bravo train wreck told Ms. Behar.
Yikes. Stop it? Not a chance.