Andy Cohen is STILL taking heat for the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills reunion. Viewers are not happy about his refusal to press Yolanda Foster for answers, his decision to let Brandi Glanville film a pre-taped bitch session, or for allowing Lisa Vanderpump to be thrown to the wolves (again). Andy said he was trying to give Lisa the opportunity to speak her ‘truth’ – a courtesy that everyone deserves, even apparently Brandi. (Yeah, disagree!)
“I don’t think I took it easy on her at all,” Andy said of Yolanda. (‘Cause he is DEEEEELLLLUSSSIONAL – said in my Kristen Taekman operatic voice!) “As a matter of fact, when part one of the reunion aired, I got a million mean tweets from people saying, ‘Why are you being so mean to Yolanda and pushing her about her marriage?'” Andy claimed.
YEAH RIGHT. It was probably Daisy’s job as health advocate to those tweets.
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Oh, and about that Daisy, Andy “didn’t know” about her past as a former call girl. Exactly what does this woman have to do with health and wellness, unless you consider stroking the… errrrmmm… enlarged egos of desperate menfolk?
“I don’t have anything against her,” Andy insisted, “but everyone has their say.”
“They had something to say, and they said it, and Lisa responded. I kept saying to her, ‘Do you want to apologize? Do you agree? Do you disagree? Do you see you’re being accused of something you have been accused of three other seasons? What do you think about that?'”
The situation with LVP actually reminds Andy of Real Housewives Of New Jersey.
“For several seasons, Teresa [Giudice] was accused of working behind-the-scenes, planting stuff about Melissa [Gorga]. And it went on season after season, and Teresa fans were like, ‘Why are you letting the other women attack Teresa in this way?'” Andy explained in an Ask Andy session. “It reminded me… I realized, wow, this has gone on several seasons with Vanderpump where all the other women have issues with her behind-the-scenes, and it was like all the other women having issues with Teresa behind-the-scenes.”
Uhhhh…somehow I do not think Lisa will take being compared to Teresa as a compliment.
Andy is also adamant cameras did not hear LVP supposedly utter “there goes the storyline” at Lipsa’s birthday. “If we had we would have shown it – are you kidding me?!”
Finally, Brandi has one fan and one fan only: Andy! Andy must be drinking too much Unfiltered Blonde behind closed doors because I am quite certain he was the only one who wanted to hear Brandi’s try-hard, desperate, diatribe! “We could have brought her to the reunion! We brought Kim, who was not a housewife, but was featured, in the same way that Brandi was not a Housewife, but was featured.”
“We allowed her to sit there on tape because Brandi was very upset because she felt like her name was brought up – certainly between Vanderpump and Kyle and several of the other women – her name was probably brought up 10 or 15 times at least without her being there. And she was tweeting a lot saying, ‘Why are they still talking about me? I’m not on the show.’ And then she was on the show a little bit.”
“Listen, I think the women would have been more upset if we brought her onto the couches to talk to them. She was on tape for a minute-and-a-half or two minutes, they could respond or not respond, they all got the last word. Brandi didn’t have the last word. So, you know, I feel fine about it.” Oh, so Andy just caved to giving Brandi what she oh-so desperately wants: ATTENTION (No matter how gross, wrong, vulgar, pathetic, depraved, blatantly untrue, and just plain weird and stupid).
Andy ended the segment by saying he wouldn’t do anything differently at the reunion and has no regrets. There you have it… now we just wait to see how his ‘No Regrets’ plays out in the casting for next season…
TELL US – SHOULD ANDY HAVE PRESSED YOLANDA MORE? ARE LVP’S ACTIONS SIMILAR TO TERESA GIUDICE’S? SHOULD BRANDI HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO SPEAK HER PEACE?
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