My Night in AC-Andy Cohen Talks Live with Anderson Cooper

Hoping to meet Andy again for a better photo op. (and a job..pick me Andy, pick me!)

Hoping to meet Andy again for a better photo op… (and a job..pick me Andy, pick me!)

On Friday November 14th Bravo fans flocked to the 92nd Street Y on New York’s swanky UES (that’s Upper East Side for you out of towners).  The crowd, like so many I have been a part of, was there to meet a Bravoleb but this was no ordinary Bravolebrity, and it wasn’t even an ordinary meet and greet. This was the pen-ultimate Bravolebrity appearance. The fairy godfather of the Housewives himself, Andy Cohen,was taking to the stage to share a few laughs and promote his new book The Andy Cohen Diaries , with…wait for it…Anderson Cooper.

Dandy Andy and The Silver Fox (as I’ve heard the other AC is called in some circles). Thank The Lord for my guardian former intern That Housewife Guy (Brent Osborne) who knows by now that half the time I’m so buried in my to-do list that I miss these opportunities unless they are placed right in front of my face. This was one ticket that I didn’t mind buying. Let’s face it, I’m not “comped by Andy Cohen” successful…yet. The $70 ticket got me entry to the event and the book. It also got me seated in the balcony next to some cackling battle-axe who smelled like offensive old lady perfume and shushed me when I arrived (late as usual). (Go ahead and flame me folks, but I stand by that I’m not mean, I’m honest!)

Due to traffic that made our last mile to 92nd street take 25 minutes, we missed the grand intro and entrance, but luckily our books, all copies were sold out, were still waiting for us. So was a lot of fun and gossip. Andy and Anderson will probably hate me for saying this, but their chemistry is amazing. They know each other so well and it’s tough not to wonder why they aren’t together in THAT way. They talk a lot about their adventures with Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos. (Seriously…can we be sure they aren’t in some best kept entertainment industry secret love connection?)

Anywho Andy divulged much from his Shallow Year that is outlined in the book. His audience question answers, however aren’t. So I took some notes:

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If Andy could do an all-star Housewives cast it would include Nene (Leakes), Vicki (Gunvalson), Teresa (Giudice), Lisa Vanderpump, and Bethenny (Frankel). Speaking of Bethenny, she initially came back to Bravo trying to pitch a new show. It took some time, but Andy planted the seed that eventually brought her back to RHONY. Though Andy likes to showcase large personalities on TV, he himself would never do a reality show, though he loves doing Watch What Happens Live, and knew he had made-it when the show was picked up for 5 nights a week. Somebody you will never see on WWHL is Howard Stern. Apparently they have tried and Stern thinks he is too big for The Clubhouse. However, Andy still aims high even after his Oprahcalypse. His wish list includes Madonna (who he once was on the same plane with) and Michele Obama who said she may do it late second term.

I tried to get a question about Housewife divorces delivered, but that bad breathed old hen next to me made it impossible for me to get my index card to the usher. It didn’t matter however, because I got my moment. After the show Andy agreed to sign all the books in the audience. I wonder if he had known how many books there were if he would have still done that. Alas, a benefit to being stuck in the way back of the balcony next to Madame le Stench, those front rowers were screwed! We got a decent spot in line, and though there wasn’t much time to take a decent picture, Mr. Cohen did stop mid signature while reading my post it. “Are you on Twitter he asked?”

“Yes, I’m The Bravo Blonde, I have a blog where I write about your shows.”

“I know you! I know you from Twitter,” Andy exclaimed, excited to see somebody he sort of recognized in that crazy sea of fandom.

“Yes, and you know my Miami writer, Lesley Rousso, Mommy Rou.”

“She came to my show!”

Then I was shooed off by a guard but not before I was able to say, “My goal is to work for you!”

See Andy, I can dream big too!

Reality Roundup

Porsha Stewart of The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Source: Butch Dill/Getty Images)

On Wednesday The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Stewart made her first official appearance since her marriage split.  Porsha attended the Bravo Upfront Presentations just two weeks after her estranged husband, Kordell Stewart filed for divorce.

Porsha told reporters outside the event that although she is going through a difficult time, her supportive family is helping her get by. “When you have strong arms and strong family around you, they cover you -– that’s what they’re there for,” she said, according to Us Weekly. “So that’s who I’m leaning on. And it’s really a blessing to see people, supporters and fans are standing up and just really showing me the love.”

Now that the third season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has ended, viewers want to know which cast members will be back for season four?! With Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof gone and the new rumors surrounding Taylor Armstrong‘s departure, fans of the show want some answers!

One answer is that RHOBH guest-star, Faye Resnick will not be returning. Faye turned down the offer to become a full-time cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills next season, according to RadarOnline.  In fact, Faye does not even want to appear on the show in the future. Resnick’s decision to not return isn’t the only headache producers of the show have to deal with. Part-time Beverly Hills housewife, Marisa Zanuck may not return for Season 4 either.

The newest name to be thrown back into the mix of possible Real Housewives replacements is Lisa Rina, who was reportedly approached to join the cast for season one back in 2011. A source revealed to Radar Online that “Lisa already knows people at Bravo and they really like her. She’s funny but she’s got a great sense of humor so she can send zingers.” Other possible replacements include former Extra host and Plastic Wives star Dayna Devon.

Finally, ratings for part two of the Beverly Hills reunion soared with over 2.1 million viewers at airtime.  Brandi Glanville spilled about her friendships with the Beverly Hills ladies in her latest blog. “Lisa is an amazing human being, mentor, and friend, and Yolanda is the same. I would ‘cut a bitch’ for either on of them. Kyle, Kim, and Taylor can be fun at times but those are the kind of girls you have to watch yourself around.” So what about Adrienne? Did she miss her at the reunion?  “I was relieved that Adrienne [Maloof] didn’t [show], but then again I kind of figured she wouldn’t if she couldn’t bring her lawyer with her.” Ouch!

Bravo has officially announced the renewal of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for a fourth season, The Real Housewives of New York City for a sixth season, The Real Housewives of Miami for a third season and The Real Housewives of Atlanta for a sixth season.

Speaking of RHOA, three of the Georgia Peaches have official spinoffs—including Phaedra Parks! “When the rich and famous of Atlanta have a dispute, they know that only one lawyer will deliver some cold, hard justice: Phaedra Parks of The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” the official description from Bravo reads. “Whether it’s friends battling over an $8,000 loan or accusations of stolen Chanel handbags or confusion over a prenuptial agreement and whether it entitles you to two or three live-in staff members, the rich certainly have an odd sense of what qualifies it as a problem in today’s world, and Phaedra will be there to help them sort it all out.”

Phaedra’s personal life will likely come into play as well in Rich People’s Problems (working title). Phaedra, who is expecting her second child with her husband Apollo Nida, certainly leads a colorful life!

Bravo execs have also ordered new seasons of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles and Million Dollar Listing New York. Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, Tabatha Takes Over and Vanderpump Rules have all been picked up for all new seasons as well. For a full list of the new and returning series, click here.

Fans will also be seeing a lot more of Jeff Lewis on the network! Bravo ordered new seasons of both Flipping Out and Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis. Jeff also landed a third gig on the network in an upcoming new series titled Property Envy. In a recent interview with TV Guide Magazine Jeff spoke about his newest television show. “You already have two property design shows,” the mag stated. “How will Property Envy be different?” “It’s a design and real estate show where I serve on a panel of judges,” Jeff responded. “It’s kind of like Fashion Police, but it’s for design and real estate so it’s fast and funny and quick. You’ll see gorgeous homes and then we guess the prices. And we do a little celebrity real estate.”

So, who else is on the panel?Mary McDonald from Million Dollar Decorators, who is hysterical. It was funny because we did all these chemistry tests and Mary and me really jelled the best. Now the problem is that we’re looking for a third person, and we think we found her. It’s interesting because it’s not exactly who I thought — I thought we all were going to love each other, but we don’t all love each other. I guess that makes for good TV.”

So what shows didn’t get picked up? Unfortunately Bravo has axed most of the new lineup from 2012-2013. In fact the ONLY new show to get a second season is Vanderpump Rules. Second season shows like Kathy and Pregnant in Heels have also claimed their place in Reality TV heaven. Here’s hoping Bravo finds some new winning ideas in the upcoming months.

Teresa and Joe Giudice (Source: Peter Kramer/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank)

The season five premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is just around the corner! Melissa Gorga, Kathy Wakile, Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice will all be returning for the new season of the series which airs the first week of June according to our sources. However, will all the househusbands return?

There is no end in sight for Joe Giudice’s legal toubles. Husband of RHONJ star Teresa Giudice, Joe, has turned down a plea bargain in light of the identify theft charges against him. Joe allegedly falsely obtained a driver’s license in his brother’s name a few years back after his own license was revoked.

InTouch reports that if Joe had taken the deal, he would have had to serve up to four years in NJ State Prison.  Now, if Joe is found guilty during his court trial, he could be facing up to 10 years behind bars. “Today [April 1] the state offered him NJ State Prison, and we rejected that offer,” Joe’s attorney, Miles Feinstein told the magazine. “Instead, we set a trial scheduling hearing for May 28, since we’re rejecting the new plea offer.”

Two other househusbands, Chris Laurita and Joe Gorga may also be facing some legal trouble. Both were rumored to have been called in for questioning after a brawl at Kim D’s second Posche store opening. Details about the scuffle are all over the net, however having been at the event, filmed for the show, we can’t comment.

Only three of the Real Housewives of New York City attended the Bravo Upfronts on Wednesday night. Carole Radziwill, Ramona Singer and Heather Thompson were the only N.Y. ladies present at the event, leaving LuAnn de Lesseps, Aviva Drescher and Sonja Morgan noticeably absent. So, which of the Big Apple babes will be returning for the upcoming season? The NY Daily News is reporting that Ramona will certainly be back as will Heather and Carole. However, Countess LuAnn, Aviva and Sonja are still under contract negotiations over money although Bravo is still unsure whether or not they want the three ladies to return. “They may want to round out the cast with fresh meat,” a source told Confidenti@l. Tell us—does The Real Housewives of New York City need a second cast massacre? Leave a comment down below! Make sure to come back next week and enter into That Housewife Guy’s Third Birthday Giveaway! ***ENTER OUR CURRENT GIVEAWAY HERE***

Reality Roundup

Sheree will be staring in the upcoming movie, “Scary Movie 5”. (Source: Getty Images)

Who gon’ stalk me, boo? Prior to Sheree Whitfield‘s departure from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the ShebySheree fashion designer was in the midst of building her mega-million-dollar-mansion, Chateau Sheree despite her financial trouble. As we reported last week, the single mother of three filed a Petition for Stalking Temporary Protective Order against the popular Atlanta blogger TamaraTattles. Sheree claimed that the blogger violated her privacy after taking pictures of Chateau Sheree without proper consent.

Now, Tamara is reporting all that went down inside the courtroom on the day of the hearing.

“Sheree testified that she was afraid for her life,” Tamara wrote. “She stated that I was parked outside her property at all hours of the day and night. Under questioning, she was unable to state any time that I had threatened her or harassed her. She admitted that she was not the property owner.”

In the end, “The judge ruled that there was nothing to support a stalking protective order. Her request was denied.”

Rumor has it that Sheree is seeking TPOs against two other Atlanta-based bloggers as well. How is she going to pay off all those legal fees?! Maybe Sheree can borrow some money from newcomer Kenya Moore!

Kenya’s Booty Boot Camp workout DVD hit stores on March 5th and is reeling in some dough for the former Miss USA. The DVD, which will make your body (and your booty) Gone-With-The-Wind Fabulous, is currently ranked number 44 on Amazon’s list of top selling Exercise and Fitness DVDs: outselling Phaedra Parks’s Phine Body DVD ranked at number 3,545. Ouch!


The Beverly Hills casting drama continues….

We won’t be seeing Penny Lancaster on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills next season! Penny has turned down the offer to appear on RHOBH, according to her husband Rod Stewart.

“She doesn’t want to do that sort of thing,” Rod told TMZ. “She’s just happy being a mom,” he added.

Penny was a possible candidate to replace RHOBH stars, Adrienne Maloof and Camille Grammer after they announced their departure earlier this month. Other possible replacements include former Extra co-host Dayna Devon, and familiar face, Faye Resnick.

Lisa Hochstein locks lips with her husband at the RHOM Season 2 Launch Party. (Source:

The Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein and her husband Dr. Leonard Hochstein are finally able to begin work on their Star Island home. The couple bought a historic home at a foreclosure auction for $7.6 million just a few months ago. However, as we reported a few weeks back, the couple’s plans to demolish the home and re-build were put on hold after the Historic Preservation Board of Miami Beach deemed the home a “Historical Landmark.”

Nevertheless, the Hochsteins’ plans to build a new 14,000 square foot mansion to replace the 1924 house has been approved! However, before the wrecking balls are called in, The Hochsteins still need to get building permits — first to build the new house, and then to demolish the old one.

Some of Lisa Vanderpump‘s co-stars aren’t supporting her new gig on Dancing with the Stars.

Although Lisa previously said she had received well-wishes from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costars, Brandi Glanville and Kyle Richards, Lisa has since told Extra that some of the other women aren’t as supportive.

“Some of them are… say 50/50, let’s put it that way. You know who’s supportive,” Lisa said. Lisa is the first housewife of any city to join the official DWTS cast, and all drama aside, Lisa’s moves may win her the mirror ball trophy!

“She’s doing great,” Lisa’s partner Gleb Savchenko told Mario Lopez.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes is thankful to the Beverly Hills Police Department after an on-duty officer helped save her dog, Playa. While running errands with her ex-husband turned fiancée, Gregg her adorable little yorkie got locked in their car!

“He (Gregg) was sitting at a meter that had expired,” NeNe explained to Cambio, “so he got out of the car to put a quarter in. He left the car running, and Playa jumped up and pressed the lock button!”

Luckily, a Beverly Hills Police Officer was able to help NeNe and Gregg unlock their car and Playa was safe.

“Playa was just looking at us like, ‘What is wrong with y’all?” she joked.

Does the world really need another New Jersey based Reality Show? The answer to that question is, OF COURSE! The Real Girls Of The Bada-Bing is an all new show that will follow the lives of strippers who work at Satin Dolls, a club featured on The Sopranos.

To make things even wilder, The Real Housewives of New Jersey guest-star, Kim “Kim G” Granatell will be featured on the series as the girls’ role model! Did you just die a little? I did…

The network airing the series has not yet been confirmed, but our guess is that it is NOT going to be Bravo.

The Real Housewives of Orange County will get a 100th Episode Special on Bravo this spring!

While some viewers can argue that 101 episodes of the series have aired so far, if you exclude the reunions there have only been 91! Debuting back in March of 2006, the series is currently in its eighth season set to premiere on April 1st, 2013.

No word yet as to when the 100th Episode special will air; however, we guess it will be mid-season eight!

Teresa Giudice (left) and Jacqueline Laurita (right) on the set of the season one reunion of RHONJ. (Source: Bravo)

It is no secret that The Real Housewives have their fair share of financial trouble. But this one comes as a surprise to us! The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and friend of TBBReality, Jacqueline Laurita, allegedly owes over $300,000 in back taxes! Yikes!

According to TMZ, the NJ Division of Taxation filed a tax lien against Laurita earlier this year for exactly $338,337.05.

The documents do not specify which year(s) the debt was accumulated: however, if she does not pay-up soon, the state may go after her assets!

Jacqueline isn’t the first Jersey housewife to accumulate debt. In fact, Jac’s debt is pocket change compared to the $11 Million bankruptcy filed by RHONJ co-star Teresa Giudice back in 2010.

Despite her financial woe, Teresa was dubbed the favorite Real Housewife of ALL the cities in an online contest via the official Ryan Seacrest website. Do you agree? Who is YOUR favorite real housewife? Tell us in the comment section below!