Will the ladies rally around Vicki Gunvalson and prove themselves true friends? Or will Tamra Judge continue to work her pot-stirring magic behind the scenes, while fronting as Vicki’s ally? What will Brooks Ayers reveal in his one-on-one with Andy Cohen? Will Meghan finally unclench her teeth from Brooks’ medical records? Will Heather Dubrow succeed in convincing Terry to finance her dream of wallpapering the master bathroom in solid gold and outfitting her bathtub with a champagne faucet? Will David’s AFFAIR be named? Has Shannon Beador secured enough vodka lemons to cleanse her marriage?
So many questions – let’s hope all will be answered. But for now we’ll have to content ourselves with cryptic tweets and photos from yesterday’s filming!
A snippet from the press release: “After vows have been broken, Bravo delves into the hardships and gut-wrenching truths of repairing a strained marriage as Andy Cohen hosts a special Watch What Happens Live one-on-one with Shannon and David Beador, airing Monday, October 5 at 11 PM ET/PT. The couple talks candidly about what led to David’s infidelity, whether he was in love with his mistress, and if their relationship is strong enough to move forward and keep their family together.” Check out two preview clips from the special below.
Andy starts off by asking a viewer question. Why does Heather think Brooks and Vicki Gunvalson chose to show Tamra Judgehis PET scan paperwork. “It’s an interesting question. We’re shooting the reunion this week, so there’s things I will not say tonight. But I will say, I’m married to a doctor, I like to think I have a little MD married to doctor, Shannon goes to lots of doctors, Meghan’s been in the medical field, choosing Tamra was an odd choice.” Andy asks if Meghan really worked in the medical field and Heather says “yes, she worked in medical sales for a long time.”
Shannon on the current state of her relationship with Vicki Gunvalson: “We’re not speaking.” Does she think it’ll ever be the same? “No.” She’s still irked that Vicki denies asking for help, but she says she would’ve helped even if Vicki hadn’t.
Last night Real Housewives Of New York turned 100 and kept it 100! Andy Cohen checked in one-on-one with all of the current cast, Aviva Drescher, and also Kelly Bensimon who shared some really illumination information about her version of Scary Island, the issues with Bethenny Frankel, and more. It made me all the more le sad that Le’ Ladies New York are done for this season!
It’s clear that Bethenny has become the omnipotent narrator of RHONY; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-describing prophet who speaks of success and failures with aplomb and certainty. It’s not a bad role for her, and she clearly relishes in it (and clearly isn’t glad her talk show ended!).
For the 100th episode, I was pleasantly surprised how candid and willing the ladies were to share their side of the stories – and I’m also super glad Bravo allowed them to really go IN. I appreciated Bravo not pretending viewers don’t understand things such as editing!
They start off talking about different dramatic storylines this season on RHOC, so Andy asks Ramona her thoughts on several of the situations. Andy asks Ramona what she thinks of the OC ladies not believing that Brooks Ayers has cancer. “If he’s lying about, it’s a pretty emotionally ill thing and should call him out on it because it means he has problems. And if he is really ill, just leave him alone.”
Radio Andy launches September 14th, and will provide a platform for several pop culture-centered shows. Andy will host two solo shows, Andy Cohen Live and Deep & Shallow with Andy Cohen. (Basically they’re both extensions of WWHL with presumably less booze and less ridiculous games and pranks.)