I don’t normally recap WWHL unless a Bravo personality is on the show. I cannot resist watching this episode with Harry Hamlin and Van Jones, two swoon worthy guys in their own right. This may or may not get posted, but I thought I’d recap along anyway.
This is a surprise couple of guests because it was supposed to be Josh Gad and Rupert Grint. It seems like that neither could get to town due to the weather so since Harry was in town with Rinna, and Van Jones was in town as well, we got really, really, lucky. Van Jones and Anderson Cooper are the only two journalists who keep me somewhat sane when trying to stay abreast of the current terror level in this country. In my opinion we’ve been at level ORANGE for several months and it’s kind of scary!
Andy says Rinna is not there (I am not sure I believe that) and decides to ask Harry about all the big dramas on RHOBH and how he feels.
1) Xanax smoothies? They have smoothies, but sadly no Xanax is involved. He says they do take a Xanax from time to time on long flights, but never in a smoothie.
2) Harry defends the “close to death” comment using the justification that Kyle had said that she was terrified of getting “the phone call” about Kim.
3) Does Rinna have a sixth sense? Absolutely.
It’s called production.
4) Harry says Rinna has made her amends and has moved on from the Kim situation.
5) Harry says he encouraged Rinna to give Kim the blue bunny for her grandson after she was worried about whether or not she should.
Van Jones has no idea what they are talking about. Someone needs to get him another drink.
Van was good friends with Prince so he is going to grill him about that.
Van met Prince because he spotted him on TV working with urban youth.
Prince was a very philanthropic person so he tried to send Van money anonymously and he kept sending it back. Finally, Prince’s lawyer called and insisted he take the money. Van didn’t want to take anonymous money. The lawyer said he can’t tell him who it was from, but his favorite color is purple. So then he took it.
Prince was great at ping pong and used to have Van running back and forth on his end trying to keep up.
Prince got Van to stop swearing. At least around him. 🙂
Van talks about the backlash he got for saying that Trump became president in his speech to Congress. For those who don’t know, Trump has not been behaving in a very presidential way. Then on his first speech to Congress, he stuck to his teleprompter and gave a very good speech. For a moment, we all had a flash of hope that things were going to be okay. Van has been very fair with Trump being critical and complimentary based on each situation, as good journalists are. But the Trump haters can’t tolerate the tiniest bit of acknowledgement when Trump does something positive and they came for Van pretty hard.
Wow, even Andy, the poster boy for liberals, asked, “Doesn’t that point out the intolerance of liberals that they can’t put things in perspective?” I’m shocked. Van agrees and says that those against Trump are in danger of becoming exactly like him with their constant hatred and vitriol. It’s all a very sad state of affairs.
It was shotski night and Van and Harry both had water.
A caller asked Harry if he was going to retire since Rinna says that her QVC line means he never has to work another day in his life. Harry says know. He likes to stay busy. In addition to acting, he has an interest in an energy company that keeps him busy and he also runs one of Rinna’s companies. Andy says Harry needs to sell his pies on QVC. Sign me up to buy one and I’m not much of a pie fan.
Van wants Oprah to run for president. He’s serious.
Andy asks Harry if now that Playboy is back to nude, would he support Rinna doing a spread? Harry tells us that Rinna has done it twice before. The second time he says she came home from Melrose Place when she was seven months pregnant and said she was going to do Playboy pregnant. No one had ever done that before or since. Harry didn’t think it would happen. She called up Hef and was in the next issue. That he says, is the girl I married.
Andy asks Van who is married with two kids what it is like to be such a hit with the ladies on CNN. Wait, what? It’s not just me? Van says he has been the geeky nerd all his life especially in high school. And all of those people are now trying to sidle up to him. He seems to enjoy being able to shut them all down now.
Andy’s jackhole went to Oprah. He played a video of her really pumping up the gifts she got for the cast and crew of A Wrinkle in Time. She made a HUGE deal out of it recalling how excited she was to pass out all of those cars on her talk show. So what was the spectacular gift she got everyone? Juicers.