In case you haven’t heard, Andy Cohen has a new book out called, Superficial. This is another “Dear Diary” genre, like his last book, The Andy Cohen Diaries, however this tale of adventures covers two years. The host of Watch What Happens Live says, “People are going to be pissed,” about his new tell all. So let’s dive into some excerpts that refer to the Real Housewives!
In real life, Andy and Carole Radziwell are friends. So when Andy had to talk Carole into staying on another season of The Real Housewives of New York, Andy found it to be “very frustrating.”
“Had a very frustrating fairly circular conversation with [her] today about the show, which is especially unfun because of our friendship,” Andy wrote on Sep 23, 2014.
Did you know that Andy once pitched a show for Bethenny Frankel and Martha Stewart together? I much prefer Martha and Snoop Dog together, but here was Andy’s idea for the show.
“The show is like Shark Tank meets The Apprentice, with Martha as Trump and Bethenny as Tim Gunn.”
Andy got real with his thoughts about Joe Giudice after he and wife, Teresa, stars of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, were found guilty of fraud charges. Andy said Joe showed “zero remorse” and “doesn’t think he did anything wrong, he just thinks he got caught.”
Andy also wrote that while negotiating Joe’s mini-season featuring phone calls from Teresa in jail, Joe wanted an entire “cable channel” dedicated to him. Pah-leeze!
So, what does Andy really think about Phaedra Parks? He calls her a “life-sized oxymoron.” After her husband, Apollo Nida, was sentenced to eight years in prison, also on fraud charges, Andy tried to convince Phaedra to do a special interview with him. Phaedra passed on the idea.
“She so doesn’t want to,” Andy wrote about Phaedra’s reaction to the idea. “She’s this weirdly private person who is on a reality show about her life, so that’s a life-sized oxymoron.”
And when it was time to film the reunion for The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Andy was ticked off because all of the ladies showed up two hours late. I’m surprised he’s surprised.
“The divas didn’t get to set until around noon. I lost my wits,” Andy revealed.
If you’re looking for a book that’s the “literary equivalent of a Fresca and tequila,” says Jimmy Fallon, then Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries is for you.
Andy says, “I’m moving the goal post, and I just feel like if I’m going to do it again, it has to be bigger and better and dishier.”