McDonalds used to be my favorite place to eat, until my metabolism changed in my late 30s. Before that, I would have no hesitation about walking into McDonalds and getting two cheeseburgers and fries and enjoying every last bite.— Andy Cohen
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I wanted to tell a dream-come-true story about going from a closeted gay kid who loved pop culture to an out adult man making pop culture. I went from being told when I was 21 that I should never go on TV because of my crossed eyes to winding up being a 'Housewives' whisperer and talk-show host.
The one guiding principle over my 23-year career in TV has been as long as I'm having fun, I really don't care what the job title is.
I will be the 43-year-old guy in the jumpsuit.
In my estimation and my image of myself is that I am 23 and can get away with it. If I didn't have the show, I would be in one right now. It would be denim, but I love a terry.
In the case of 'The Housewives,' I call the 'Housewives' sociology of the rich.
I think it's just fun to watch. It's guilt-free gossiping that you can have. It's like the modern-day soap opera, in my mind.
In all seriousness, the first book [The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year] was such a love letter to Wacha, that I think people will be interested and surprised to see that I had some challenges with him in year two.
I would like a boyfriend. I'm a very happy person and it is the final, final piece of the puzzle. I'm looking for that shout-it-out-from-the-mountaintops, fall-in-love person.
I learned a great deal about myself, and it forced me to be introspective in a way that I'm not typically, but "reporting" on my own life became emotionally exhausting.
You know, we've got so much on Bravo and coming up on Bravo, and I think we have so much more going on than 'The Real Housewives.' And I think 'The Real Housewives' is a great, you know, great addition to the portfolio. I think it brings a lot of viewers under our umbrella. And I think they stay and sample other shows.
St. Louis has a lot of weird food customs that you don't see other places - and a lot of great ethnic neighborhoods. There's a German neighborhood. A great old school Italian neighborhood, with toasted ravioli, which seems to be a St. Louis tradition. And they love provolone cheese in St. Louis.
My favorite ginger is Prince Harry!
Ultimately, it's not my job to judge the 'Housewives' - we don't editorialize on the show; we really leave it to the audience. We have a certain wink, which is the Bravo wink. We may linger on a shot or we may let something play out longer, but we leave it to you.
Certainly when you read someone's diary [ superficial] that's a word that jumps to mind.
I work out at Will Space four times a week.
It's a private training gym. It's owned by my trainer, Will Torres. I just came from there, actually. I turned Mark Consuelos onto Will, so he goes there too. Today we boxed. It's every kind of cross-training you can do.
Just go with your gut and communicate.
Amber Rose is NOT Charlie's [Rose] cousin. I just want to make sure people know.
I think [Anderson Cooper ] and me both enjoy working, and don't consider it "work," so as long as I'm having fun I will continue at this pace.
I love the term "everything is copy," attributed to Nora Ephron, which was my guiding principle as I wrote.
I read the 'Times' and 'Post,' but I have nothing against the 'Daily News.
' I also fish around the Internet for entertainment news but find most of what I read to be untrue or partially true.
Prince Harry is like the biggest international star there is.
I think when you're live on TV in an unscripted environment a lot slips through the cracks of your real self. People can read my face, they know what I'm thinking.
I better be honest about my feelings, even those involving loneliness, jealousy, and fear.
I was already in a groove and decided to initially write down everything, as I would in an actual diary, and then go back and take out what I was too shy to reveal. But I wound up leaving more in than I imagined, and that was because I wanted to be transparent and real.
When in doubt, I go to the phones a lot because it adds a new dimension and a new energy. It kind of takes me out of the equation if I feel like I irritated them or they aren't into the experience.
I've really hung in there with my BlackBerry.
The main reason I like it better than an iPhone is that I can type better. I saw Rachel Zoe using a white one and I was jealous. The risk, of course, is that it could look like a Lady BIC. I've just learned to own it though.
I'm big on being positive. I'm generally so positive and happy. I just always felt that I was exactly where I wanted to be. And things have continued to go in great directions.
It's so mental how I looked in the '90s.
The fact that I thought my ponytail was a good thing - it was just terrible. Cutting it off was so monumental.
I haven't fully moved over to the iPad.
At any given time, I have about four DVDs in my pocket. I'm constantly screening 'Top Chef,' 'Housewives,' and all the other shows we have in development, racing to meet a deadline. So I pretty much bring my laptop everywhere.
I cannot believe the volume of famous people I run into in my life, and that's part of the reason I love diary format.
After three straight years of writing, though, I definitely needed a break to just go live my life.
I would ask Donald Trump why every single person in his cabinet has spoken out publicly - and his vice president - against gay rights, and he's never said anything about that.
There are days now where I think, "Oh man, that would've been a great entry," but I'm putting the pen down until I clear my head, or think of another book idea.
I may be a man, but I fight like a girl.
Dreams are really boring, but every so often I threw in a doozy.
In the case of Tori Spelling, there were two apology emails.
I am so glad I was writing while on my last book tour, which was really meta, but I think a fascinating look inside the reality of what that whole madness is about.
The very idea of printing my diary has always struck me as completely superficial.
I love getting into restaurants and getting free stuff - that part of fame I definitely enjoy!
I ran into Woody Allen shooting a movie on my block. I can't believe this is my life!
I run from Horatio Street down just past Battery Park City and back.
It's amazing to run and see the Statue of Liberty and the ferries coming in. People think if you're not near Central Park, there's nowhere to go, but there's a whole ecosystem happening down here.
Anybody who really knows about the TV business knows that it would be impossible to just march in one day and say to your colleagues and bosses, 'Oh yes, I'm hosting my own show.'
I was waiting for the right guy to come along, but maybe I didn't actually want one, or was not available emotionally. I was really nervous about including him in the book [Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries], but this relationship has developed over a year and a half, and so it would've been dishonest not to.
I'm actually interested and enthusiastic.
Even when I walk into a show not knowing much about my guest, I always come away as more of a fan or enthusiast.
People don't get drafted into being housewives.
It's a voluntary experience, so people are putting themselves into this situation voluntarily.
I always knew I wanted to be in front of the camera.
But even after 10 years behind the scenes at CBS News producing live segments, celebrity profiles, and breaking news, I still hadn't been given the chance to be on TV.
Candy Crowley's hair is PERFECT!!
I was in such a creative groove after turning in my last book (The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year) that I decided to keep writing in the hope that I'd one day do a sequel.
If you look at my life before I went into television, the struggle I went through coming out would be surprising to most people, given how comfortable and how out I am being the only late-night gay talk-show host.
Sometimes the name is funnier than the game itself.
I started working at Bravo in 2005, when I was offered a job by Lauren Zalaznick, the network's chairman. She encouraged me to start a blog. I wrote behind-the-scenes gossip about 'Battle of the Network Reality Stars,' the first show I took on as head of current programming.