Andy Squared, as I call the duo of Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper, blessed us in Atlanta with a “performance” at the Cobb Energy Center last night. Tickets were $75 for the nose bleeds. And seriously, you could get a nose bleed. Cobb Energy Center is beautiful and the seats are very vertical after a certain point. I went to an Opera once there an was given a free ticket from a gentleman whose date did not arrive. It was on the first row of the balcony and it was super high up! I am not particularly afraid of heights but I am tall and the wall to keep us from falling over was just around my knees. It wasn’t very reassuring to me, while excusing myself past 50 people to get to the center. The seats down front for hard core housewives fans were $350 dollars and you got to meet Andy and suck his dick, or take a picture or something. I know, I know, some of you guys would pay that for the former option, but frankly it’s little steep to watch two guys chatting arrogantly about themselves on a stage. That said the did sell over 2000 seats in the joint that holds almost 2800.
So needless to say, I didn’t go.
And neither the folks at LaLate I assume, but they have spoken to someone who was there. I was wondering what Andy would do with the Teresa question. LaLate is exclusively reporting that “Cohen said that Teresa’s lawyer told Andy that Teresa wants to return to RHONJ and that a written (deal memo) confirmation from Teresa Giudice via her lawyer is pending within days.”
I am not sure how exciting (or not) this bit of news is. I do know that Andy does blurt out information at these things that are not known to all parties and then denies them later. Last November, I had a well placed spy at his Q & A at The Palm in Atlanta where he was promoting his book, and he told the audience that Jersey Belle was not coming back. The entire room was disappointed. Jaime Primak who follows (followed) me on Twitter told me that she called Andy and he denied saying any such thing. I spoke to my source on the scene who assured me that is exactly what he said. The source was a huge Jersey Belle fan and was not pleased with the news.
I am not sure if the term “deal memo” was an editorial insert into the quote but deal memo concept doesn’t really apply to reality TV. In its loosest sense I suppose it could. What I suspect Andy was saying is that the do want her back and are trying to get a firm answer from her as to what her plans are post incarceration.
And if the person who is frequently making statements to tabloids on Teresa’s behalf is the person Andy is referring to as “her lawyer.” Well, you should probably read this post. He has made a lot of contradictory statements about Teresa’s plans. I don’t think he is really the person that negotiates her business deals. And if he is, he should not be. He’s a criminal defense attorney who is seeking publicity by chauferring her to and from the prison. Allegedly. In my opinion. Based on my observations.
I don’t think Andy’s comment means anything other than, “we’re trying to work something out.”
From my New Jersey sources I’ve heard that RHONJ is on indefinite hold until the Teresa problem can be resolved. I’ve heard that Teresa is irrationally angry with Bravo and in part blames them for her situation. I’ve heard she is trying to auction off her first interview after prison to the highest bidder and has not promised Bravo anything. I have heard she wants a cooking show. I have heard she wants back on RHONJ and that she doesn’t want back on RHONJ. I believe all of these things happened. Basically, Teresa is all over the place and is trying to make a money grab while expecting Bravo to just sit there and take it. And basically that is what Bravo is doing.
Meanwhile, I can enjoy my weekend off because Bravo has a crap line up for Sunday nights. I’ve never watched and episode of Married to Medicine, one brawling bunch of “Atlanta” housewives is enough for me. And rapidly becoming one too many. I watched Mother Funders last week, and was not interested enough to watch again tonight.
I may just read a good book and enjoy some time unplugged. It’s long overdue. We all need a bit of a break from time to time. And if you haven’t noticed, I’ve been a bit bitchier than normal. Plus I need to get my rest, because Big Brother starts on Wednesday. And then I am going to be distracted and obsessed for three months. Because once this season of Big Brother starts, none of this other stuff will be on my radar at all.
EDIT: Just noticed that Phaedra showed up at the show last night. Trying to get herself a contract?