Watch What Happens Live Air Date December 9, 2010
Andy Cohen welcomed another one of his housewives, Taylor Armstrong of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills along with Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito. With the big glass coffee table missing in action, the trio were fun and easy with no drama and only a very few awkward silences. They were even better during the after show, which is typically true of all of WWHL episodes.
Andy’s blog after last night’s show along with the aftershow with Taylor and Rocco:
Taylor was immediately put on the spot and was asked about her scenes in the episode about her living in an abusive home and her charity work. Taylor was a bit emotional admitting that it was difficult and hurtful but she felt it could be helpful to put her story out there and show that people can survive and even blossom after a tragic childhood. Using Bethenny’s line, Taylor said that this was what they signed up for and they agreed to open their lives up to viewers and Taylor was determined to do just that.
Andy quickly lightened the mood by diving into the alcohol and the viewers’ questions.
Andy announced on tonight’s show that next week will be a full week for him, I hope Bravo is giving him a nice “Holiday” bonus because he’s doing five nights straight. Beginning on Sunday after The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Andy will be joined by NeNe Leakes and her biggest fan, Anderson Cooper. The son of Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson’s career has really skyrocketed from his days of hosting The Mole, which was when I initially fell in love with him. He now hosts his own news magazine, “Anderson Cooper 360” on CNN and hosts the New Year’s Eve countdown each year as well.
Cooper is also a Bestselling author having penned Dispatches from the Edge his personal memoir detailing his life and work in Sri Lanka, Africa, Iraq and Louisiana. This man doesn’t just report the news, he makes a difference by letting the world know where and when help is needed then he gets involved.
For some odd reason, Cooper has a surprising attraction to the housewives programs and more specifically is a big fan of NeNe Leakes. I guess it is more surprising that this busy professional actually has time to watch Bravo’s Housewives. At 43 years old, Cooper has never been married but has expressed a desire to have a family and children. NeNe is in the process of a divorce after all…
Back to Watch What Happens Live, Andy’s three things he was obsessed with this week was first, Taylor’s cotton candy scene that actually happened three weeks ago that we know Andy only brought up so that he could torture Taylor with the slow motion footage. Taylor’s response, “maybe we should renegotiate my contract”. Andy’s comeback, “what does your contract have to do with anything?” Oh Snap Cohen!
The second Andy obsession was Kyle getting a bikini wax on this week’s episode, I don’t think the shock was so much her getting the wax but that she had an audience. I found it funny that people seemed outraged that her daughter was in the room, but nothing about the cameras??? I think that since the cameras were in the room, her daughter would have seen the waxing anyway, right?
And finally Andy’s third obsession of the evening, a preview of the dinner from hell in Beverly Hills next week showing all of the ladies ripping each other’s heads off and Taylor finally stands and yells, “Enough! ENOUGH!!” This was obviously just Andy’s way of showing a preview for next week’s show.
Taylor had a few moments of that annoying, “stay tuned” when questioned about whether or not Snowball the puppy was still part of her family and she was asked about her relationship with Kim Richards, another “stay tuned” response. I’ll allow them two per show but after that it’s time to answer the damn questions. They can’t get into trouble for giving story lines away if its Cohen asking the questions.
After his obsessions, Andy inquired as to what is the material that has been inserted into Taylor’s lips? Her lips have been a heated topic of conversation all over the internet, she readily admitted that they’re not natural (while we know nothing on her face is natural) but Andy seemed to think that it may be a piece of plastic that would make her lips hard and uncomfortable. Taylor decided to answer Andy’s question by kissing him, I guess she didn’t get the memo that Andy’s gay. He was either being really kind and diplomatic or he really did enjoy the kiss, he even asked for another.
I was waiting for the next morning tabloids to report that Andy and Taylor where in the back of some dark seedy bar in New York making out until 2am, with Andy begging to see Taylor’s breasts, but unfortunately no one caught them. Sometimes I wonder if Andy is a closet straight guy.
Rocco DiSpirito looks good but in my opinion could just sit there and look pretty without saying a word and it would have been the same show. He didn’t add much to the conversation and Andy didn’t even let him play the game Taboo, he was the buzzer holder just in case Taylor said a Taboo word.
I wonder sometimes if Rocco chose not to play in case he was outted as not watching Bravo’s shows since the majority of the questions related to Bravo programs.
And so we will probably overdose on Andy Cohen next week, with Watch What Happens Live episodes five nights in a row, his endless lists and nightly poll questions, his Mazel of the day and slamming back cocktails. His guests were announced so quickly, there was no catching them all but I was able to note that Thursday night will feature Kyle Richards of The Beverly Hills Housewives and Denise Richards who is no relation to the Richards sisters. I searched Bravo’s site for the WWHL guest list for next week but wasn’t able to find one.
Bravo is reporting that Sonja Morgan is launching a clothing line, not a lot of details are provided but here is the article on Bravotv.com:
In another Bravo article, NeNe Leakes reveals that she’s “Done” with Kim Zolciak (again):
Kim and NeNe are just like Lucy and Ricky or Fred and Ethel or Roadrunner and Wiley Coyote. These two are friends, then they’re not friends. It is the strangest dynamic on the Housewives because it truly seems that these ladies are friends to each other’s face but then they interview and they only see that portion at the same time as we do (or a day or two early). But basically they think all is fine until they hear the snarky backbiting that takes place after the cameras are shut down and those brutal talking head interviews take place.
We read on the blogs that they called each other after the show aired and apologized, cleared the air and all is forgiven. Sometimes they go too far however, it truly seemed as though Kim was blindsided by Kandi when it came to all the talk of the royalties for “Tardy For The Party”. It seems as though it was never brought up in person but Kim learned that Kandi was upset about the money when the show aired and Kandi told the audience rather than telling Kim.
NeNe and Kim seem to be completely fine on screen but when you hear those talking head interviews NeNe really lets Kim have it, not that Kim doesn’t deserve exactly what was thrown at her, but the fact remains that to her face during filming, everyone seemed fine and friendly with Kim. At some point possibly they all learned what we all knew, Kim is just not a nice person!
It happened as well with Sheree and NeNe, they were all good together on screen. NeNe attended Sheree’s Dancing With Atlanta Stars fundraiser yet in those interviews she laughed and joked at Sheree’s expense.
It’s not only NeNe and Kandi, it’s not even only Atlanta, the blogs tell the story of many late night phone calls and hurried apologies once those talking head interviews are edited into the shows. It appears as though all of the friendships between the Atlanta ladies have been dissolved. It is interesting however, as they each appear on Watch What Happens Live, they rarely have a bad word to say about one another, maybe that pact from Season Two’s Reunion show is still in full force and affect. The good news is that I think they will all agree with the majority of fans, Kim Zolciak cannot sing!!!
Bethenny Frankel, on the cover of Redbook Magazine and announcing new dates every day for her tour that she will begin after her Skating With The Stars gig is over. The dates, locations and ticket information are posted on her web site along with recipes, videos and fun stories. Bethenny has one of the better Housewives web sites.
The second installment of my “Portrait of a Housewife” series has been published, this time we explore the life of Camille Grammer, I hope you enjoy it:
Portrait of a Housewife – Camille Grammer @ http://look.ac/hie17m
If you haven’t yet listened to my most recent Podcast, I hope you’ll take a listen, my interview with Bravo’s Tabatha Coffey:
LynnNchicago hobnobs with the stars (LOL!) http://tinyurl.com/SALONTAKEOVER
Coming soon is my interview with New York Housewife Sonja Morgan.
Thank you all for your unending support and love, I appreciate you all so much! xoxo
Until Next Time…