IHJZ Watch What Happens Live Jan 15, 2011
Air Date Jan 13, 2011
Thursday night Andy welcomed Camille Grammer to his clubhouse in New York City, pretty convenient for Camille since she was “delivering” her children to her soon to be ex-husband, Kelsey Grammer.
Andy’s interview with Camille taking place immediately after The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills aired the episode that revealed Kelsey’s ending of the marriage. These scenes were filmed at the time of The Tony Awards which were in June of 2010, 7 months prior. Camille didn’t seem all that upset, there were no tears as she described how she felt but was eager to tell Andy about her brief meeting with Kelsey’s new girlfriend/fiancé. I don’t know if you can actually get formerly engaged when you’re not legally divorced yet, but Kelsey has done it. Personally, I think he looks like an old fool but he’s jumping in again.
Andy announced that Kelsey was set to appear on David Letterman’s show that night and let Camille know that his new girlfriend would make a quick appearance on the show as well, with her children. Once again, Camille didn’t seem bothered by that much, until she told the world that Kelsey was using their children as “props” yet she just mentioned “delivering” her kids, you deliver packages and flowers and milk, I found it odd that she used the word, “delivering”. Camille told Andy that she and her friend DeDe purposely went down to the car where Kelsey’s girlfriend was waiting for him and the children just to see the new girl.
Camille mentioned that she had a strong handshake but that it was a bit uncomfortable, she called Kelsey’s new love, nice and lovely. Would Camille have gone down to that car if she hadn’t had her instigator/friend/makeup artist/paid employee DeDe with her? I tend to doubt it.
All three of Andy’s “obsessions” this week were about his guest:
1. Camille made an appearance on Howard Stern’s radio show that has a lot of people buzzing, some of the things that Camille said about her husband of 13-years were uncalled for and even a bit cruel. Stern has a way of making people say what they wouldn’t say in any regular interview. As Andy played a portion of the interview Camille held her head high and didn’t dispute a word of it. She called Kelsey a “unique freak” insinuated that he liked to wear women’s clothing, that he was gay and that she thought that if Kelsey ever left her, it would be for a man.
2. Andy brought up Anderson Cooper’s new love for Camille Grammer, a repeat of his obsessions from last week, seemingly just because Camille was sitting next to him but he didn’t give Camille a chance to comment on it or even react to it.
3. Watch What Happens Live’s Cracker Jack crew uncovered some old footage of Camille dancing at a Bar Mitzvah, apparently part of her gig as a dancer was to entertain at private parties. Nothing exciting there.
Andy asked Camille if she regretted attending the Tony Awards with her husband, in retrospect he was clearly using her to keep up appearances and having already asked her for a divorce, many question why she even attended. She claims that she doesn’t regret attending and that Kelsey lured her there by promising a romantic weekend and possibly even a reconciliation.
The poll question was just that, Would you have gone to the Tony’s with Kelsey? 83% indicated that they would not have gone. I think that if what Camille said was true and Kelsey was indicating that this could be a chance to save the marriage, I would have gone as well but the minute I learned that I wasn’t welcome in the “family home” I would have been on a plane right back to Los Angeles.
I have to give Andy credit, he asked some of the tough questions, Camille admitted that she was wrong in a few areas and even wished she could take back some things that she said on the show. She used the dreaded “unfair editing” bullshit that no one believes but never really expanded on that.
Some of the things that she wanted to take back was her calling Faye “Morally corrupt” and her continuously calling the other women “jealous” of her. Camille admitted she did not really believe that Kyle was jealous of her and told Andy that Kyle’s husband Maricio was still her realtor.
Camille repeated some of this on the after show video’s shown on Bravotv.com, you can view them here:
Camille seemed to indicate that she and Kyle were no longer at odds but have a friendly relationship.
Camille was asked about some of her most embarrassing moments on the show, not only calling Kyle jealous but unprofessionally firing Kyle’s husband Maricio but Cohen failed to ask Camille about the passive-aggressive gift of the book “How To Behave” and what she meant by that, another “joke” I’ll bet.
Camille noted that Maricio does currently have a listing for one of her homes for sale and that Kyle sent her a text message wishing her luck on the show. Camille said that she doesn’t think that she’s better than Kyle and that she regrets saying that on the show.
Camille was asked about her many friends who all seem to be paid employees. Camille pointed to her make up artist once again as her best friend of “several years” but ignored the fact that she also pays her. It doesn’t matter how long she’s been your make up artist, she’s still a paid employee and clearly hasn’t disagreed with one word that has come out of Camille’s mouth the entire time. DeDe is a paid make up artist / yes person. I wish Andy had asked Camille if DeDe was being paid to be there that night, because we all know that she had just done Camille’s make up and was most certainly being paid to be there in New York with her “friend/employer”.
Camille was asked if she thought there could be a different outcome in her marriage if she had moved to New York with her husband when he began his Broadway show. She indicated that it was possible but based on what she said during the After Show, this doesn’t really make sense.
Camille said that two of Kelsey’s friends told her that they had already heard from Kelsey that he planned on leaving his wife and he told them that around Christmas time 2009. Kelsey’s Broadway show started in February 2010 and I’m sure he moved to New York prior to that for rehearsals but it sure seems like he was planning on leaving Camille before he even made the move to New York.
Camille also confirmed that Kelsey was the one who pushed her to be on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and things seemed to turn out pretty well for him, his soon to be ex-wife looks like an ogre and people only wonder why Kelsey didn’t leave her sooner. Kelsey screwed up by flaunting his new girlfriend so soon, getting her pregnant and setting a wedding date so soon, his new wedding date is literally days after the divorce is set to be final, assuming all the details are worked out.
Andy asked Camille if she would consider being set up by Patti Stanger of Millionaire Matchmaker and Camille seemed open to it, wow that would be a perfect match up, those two ladies deserve each other.
And was sure to mention a few times just how much money his guest may be receiving in the divorce settlement, estimations have been anywhere from $40 to $60 million dollars. Camille admitted that she would be getting the 9000 sq ft home in Malibu but that she is considering selling it and downsizing to a smaller home.
Camille also cleared up a bit of confusion about the New York trip. Taylor has been blamed, mostly by Lisa, for riling Camille up after she and Kyle had already put their argument to rest. After the talk that Kyle and Camille had, the other ladies went to their rooms to prepare to go to dinner. We learned that the film crew had to scramble to make arrangements to film in the restaurant because it had not been pre-planned. Camille admitted that Taylor did tell her about all of the ladies talking about her at the airport, which naturally upset Camille and caused her to bring it all up again at dinner.
Camille isn’t totally off the hook here but Taylor absolutely added fuel to the fire, she knew that Kyle and Camille had just cleared the air yet she insisted on feeding more information to Camille that she knew would upset her. I’d bet that Taylor left out the part where she also called Camille insecure at the airport.
It is interesting that later in the season Taylor and Kyle seem to have become very good friends because there is no doubt that Taylor was trying to throw Kyle under the bus in New York. This was most likely what Lisa was referring to when she seemed suspicious about Kyle and Taylor’s friendship.
Later that night….
Thursday also featured Camille’s soon to be ex-husband Kelsey Grammer on David Letterman’s show. The majority of the interview focused on Kelsey’s Broadway show but in the end, Letterman did let Kelsey talk a bit about the divorce and his children. I have to say that he did seem to be a hands-on dad knowing how his son was struggling with reading, and wanting to be an actor.
Kelsey talked about his older children from a previous marriage, his 27-year old daughter is living with him and his 18-year old son is attending USC. Letterman talked over Kelsey as he was talking about his two children that he had via a surrogate with Camille and while they seem to share custody, if Camille is “delivering” her children to Kelsey on a Thursday night in the middle of January, where are the kids settled in and going to school?
We know that the kids stayed with Camille during filming of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills but have they since moved to New York with their father with Camille getting just visitation? Possibly the children are home-schooled and the tutor travels with the children back and forth between homes?
Neither Letterman or Cohen asked too much about the children but I’m curious.
Finally as Letterman was going to break, Cohen’s announcement became real. Kelsey’s new girlfriend in a very brief shot was shown holding the Grammer’s 6-year old son on her lap with their 9 year old daughter sitting next to her as they all waved to the camera. Whether you hate Camille Grammer or love her, that had to hurt.
And so the dueling Grammers of late night TV ended and while nothing earth shattering was revealed, I do have to give Camille some props for admitting that many of her comments were out of line and that she regretted some of the things that she did and said. However, I also noticed that there was not one apology, she never uttered the words “I’m sorry” and she also blamed editing. I really wish that Andy would have explored that a bit more, I wish he would have asked her exactly what scenes she thought were unfairly edited. After all, every word that came out of her mouth was hers, no one spoke for her, she didn’t have a paid friend doing the talking head interviews for her. So what exactly was unfairly edited?
Until Next Time….