There was an interesting story in the NY Daily News today about the Bravo offices at 30 Rock moving from the 46th floor to the 14th floor to merge with the Oxygen offices. Sounds like a pretty boring story, right? Well it would be if it were not for what the sources had to say when pointing out that Andy’s office was downsized since he is no longer an executive at Bravo. The article quotes two sources that sound an awful lot like more source from Bravo. If you recall, my source for the post on Nene and Porsha’s limited contracts for the upcoming season made references to Andy tending to change his mind a lot. At first, Andy has decided not to have Nene or Porsha return at all and then he decided to phase them out rather than drop them completely, perhaps because of Nene’s porn circus storyline, and Porsha’s criminal trial spurring from the reunion. So there were a few things that stuck me about todays, fairly mundane story about some offices relocating.
“Andy had a huge office on the 46th floor with big windows and a great view. It was big enough for a desk, large table and sofas where he hung out with his favorite housewives and pretty boys from his shows,” a Bravo insider tells Confidenti@l. “He had enough wall space to hang literally hundreds of pictures of himself.”
“Now that he’s (no longer an) executive and reduced to just hired talent, he is lucky to have an office at all,” snipped our Bravo insider. A second source familiar with Cohen’s modest new digs calls the office a “a shoe closet” and says Cohen will have to step outside just to change his mind.
“The old office made it very clear who Mr. Bravo was,” said our second source.
Though Bravo’s move has been a few months in the making, Cohen, who’s been tweeting from Italy all week, has yet to make the new space homey. Our insider says that boxes from his old office remain piled up next to the tiny window that sits maybe a football field’s length lower than his former perch.
“He is never there anymore,” said our Bravo source. “Staffers are using his office for meetings or to have lunch or answer private phone calls,” according to our Bravo insider. “All his prized photographs, most of which are of himself, are propped up in a corner, while all the free swag that arrives everyday has been dumped just inside his door.”
Maybe it’s just me, but it was interesting to me that the sources seem to be essentially calling Andy and egomaniac who changes his mind all the time. And that the NY Daily News decided to cover a story about a commonplace office relocation at all. It’s almost as if there is more to the story…