Andy on Housewives, Shallowness, and Trump
11 questions with our September Guest Judge
Book of the Month, Andy Cohen
You selected Amy Schumer's The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo. What's your opinion on lower back tattoos? Do you have any tattoos?
Andy Cohen: I'm very much not with the times regarding tats. I worry that something I choose now (TO LIVE ON MY SKIN FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE) won't be relevant to me in ten years, or when I'm a real oldie.
You're pals with Amy, and you both have memoirs. Any similarities between your lives - aside from the fact that you're both in the spotlight?
We both love pop culture and food. And talking about sex. She's a lot funnier than I am, but there was something about the breeziness of some of her stories that reminded me a little of my first book, MOST TALKATIVE.
In your best-selling memoir The Andy Cohen Diaries '“ A Deep Look at A Shallow Year, you talk about your 'œepic shallowness'. What's the shallowest thing you've ever done? Do you know anyone even shallower than you?
I am going to go out on a limb and say there are many people shallower than I am, however, I think publishing a diary, then publishing ANOTHER diary, qualifies as one of the most egotistical moves one could make.
What can we expect from your upcoming book - Superficial '“ which drops in November? Will it be deeper than your last?
It actually is a lot deeper. I was in such a groove after writing the first Diaries that I kept going, and there's an openness in my writing that wasn't there in the first. I felt more comfortable talking about insecurities, loneliness, and issues of the heart. So for me the second volume is much more personal than the first.
You were inspired by The Andy Warhol Diaries. If he were alive today '“ which celebrity would he be most fascinated by?
I like to think Warhol would be painting Real Housewives!
You've been hosting your own talk show Watch What Happens Live on Bravo. What's your favorite topic: Real Housewives drama, Justin Bieber's male parts, or celeb secrets?
My favorite thing to do is get celebrities to reveal things that they're either not supposed to or just normally wouldn't, I think that's the secret sauce to our show.
Plead the Fifth (you know the rules): Who's been your favorite guest of all time? Who's your favorite Real Housewife? Most overrated celebrity?
Oprah, I plead the fifth, and I'm going to pick the youngest Kardashian/Jenner, the one who is not the gorgeous model.
Your beagle mix Wacha is a celebrity in his own right @therealwacha. Has the fame gone to his head?
Thankfully, Wacha has no clue that he is famous. People recognize him on the street and he just wants to sniff other dogs' butts.
We noticed you were named one of the best dressed men by GQ'¦What do you wear when you're reading?
As little as possible! Or sweats.
You have a famous megawatt smile. Recently, the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services shocked us all by stating that flossing might be overrated. Thoughts?
I have always thought flossing was overrated! This is the best news I've heard in a while. I hate flossing.
You've created more top reality shows than anyone. We heard Donald Trump might be looking for a new gig starting in November. Any ideas for him?
Mark my words, he is going to start his own news channel called Trump News and he can just make up his own news and people will believe it.