Andy Cohen was in Atlanta for two appearances yesterday to promote his new book. The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look At A Shallow Year. And a Tamara Tattles Spy was sitting front and center taking copious notes! According to my spy, let’s call her “Queenie,” Andy looks a lot smaller and thinner and better looking in person. She said he was very nice to everyone and quite entertaining.
Queenie and I discussed questions before she went and she was hoping to get some tea who his most disappointing guest was. I told her it was Scott Baio. She decided to double-check. Queenie says, “I was seated in the third row so very close. I asked him who was his most disappointing interview and why. He said ” ugh.. I don’t know” he acted like he hadn’t been “disappointed” but I think he may just always put a positive spin on things. So I said “Scott Baio?” And he said ” yeah ya know I always really liked him. Then I ended up getting in a twitter war with his wife and …” This is the part where I point out I am always right.
Here are some other questions Andy was asked.
Who was the most medicated housewife he has interviewed?
Well there was one at the NJ reunion but I can’t blame her.
Who would he shag, marry, or kill: Ramona, Nene or Lisa Vanderpump?
“Marry Lisa (duh), shag Nene because I am down with a swirl, kill Ramona because I have to kill someone.
Do you have a final say in the firing of housewives?
“I have a firm say in who gets fired. ” (For the record that was a yes.)
What is going to happen with the RHONJ?
He says they haven’t decided yet. He also said that Melissa Gorga had texted him the same question earlier in the day. This to me confirms my opinion that RHONJ is dead in the water with a POSSIBLE return when Tre gets home from college
Will Lisa’s new club, PUMP get its own show?
“No. Does everyone like Vanderpump Rules? ” Then in true Andy fashion he wondered if people thought he was too tough on Tom on his most recent WWHL appearance. You know, the one where Tom appeared to be drunk, or high, or as Kristen alleged on Twitter, on Molly. The response from the crowd was mixed. Andy blamed Tom’s inability to answer questions on being “tired and jet lagged.” That’s not the impression that the viewers took away. It is always interesting to me that Andy needs to defend his interviews where he feels like he asked the hard questions or was a bit tough on someone. Hard hitting interviews just don’t seem to be his nature. Andy just wants to have fun.
Is The People’s Couch really filmed in people’s actual homes?
Will there be a Season Two of Jersey Belle?
He said probably not. He says a lot of people really liked the show but unfortunately ratings don’t support a second season. That makes me sad. I know I didn’t recap it. I’m not really sure why, I think I had a scheduling conflict. But it was a cute little show. I guess the lack of drama led to its demise. Which is a poor reflection of what we spend our time watching.
He was asked about his involvement, if any with The Real Housewives of Melbourne.
He said he sold the format to the Australian production company. They asked him to host the reunion, but at first he said he had a scheduling conflict, but it became apparent that the real issue is that the didn’t offer him enough money
He was asked how Mama Elsa is doing.
Sadly, his answer was very grim. Her health is apparently rapidly declining.
There were no Atlanta housewives in attendance but Chuck Smith’s wife Mynique was there with a small posse. One of the ladies who was with her asked “Do any of the housewives friends ever become housewives?” Mynique and her friends were way in the back and the room was packed so Queenie couldn’t tell at first who asked the question. Which may explain why Andy responded with, “Why do you know a housewife?” Then someone must have told him that Mynique was back there. Then Andy said, “Oh hey, Mynique! I have never met you, nice to see you. Tell Chuck hi!”
Several people brought Andy gifts. One man in particular brought a basket full of handmade lollipop cookies he designed just for Andy. There was a cardinal, and a peach and other things that Andy likes. Andy was super impressed with the cookies and asked to have them sent to him in New York. Sadly, the man who baked him wanted a date, and that apparently will not happen. It was a valiant effort though!
There were over 150 people there and Andy made a point to make everyone comfortable. He walked with his mike all the way to the back of the crowd so that everyone had a chance to ask questions. He gave everyone the opportunity to take a picture with him. The PR lady was encouraging group shots to avoid doing 150 single shots. Andy made sure that everyone who wanted a picture got one. From the sound of things Queenie was quite impressed with Andy
A huge thanks to Queenie for providing such an awesome and detailed report!