Andy Cohen

The Internet is for haters. Everyone wants to knock somebody down, but it’s cool.
Andy Cohen

I have a Viking stove. The color is butter lemon, and I had to wait several months for it, because that color wasn’t available and I really wanted butter lemon! But I don’t know that it’s seriously ever been cooked on. I mean, I make tea every morning. Does that count?
Andy Cohen

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.
Andy Cohen

I love San Francisco so much. I call it the Emerald City and have been coming here since 1992. I have a few old friends that live here, and my aunt and uncle live in Oakland. I think it’s a magical city – it’s big, sexy and very ‘cosmo’ with a small-town feel.
Andy Cohen

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.
Andy Cohen

Follow your passion. Be yourself, but check yourself before you wreck yourself.
Andy Cohen

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

I talk, watch TV, spout opinions, schmooze, negotiate, talk some more, play games, and have a little cocktail.
Andy Cohen

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.
Andy Cohen

I love divas. Madonna, Mariah, Beyonce, Britney.
Andy Cohen

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.
Andy Cohen

I am a late discoverer of ‘Friday Night Lights.’ I cry every episode at least once. I love to cry – happy, emotional tears. I just love it.
Andy Cohen

I love a smart, well-written show, and ’30 Rock,’ well, you can’t get any better than that. Tina Fey poos funny. There’s nothing that she does that isn’t funny. That show is an example of how brilliant she is. It’s so smart. They’ve done some brilliant commentary about the ‘Housewives’ with ‘Queen of Jordan,’ their show-within-the-show.
Andy Cohen

The book is called ‘Most Talkative,’ because I was voted most talkative in high school. And I’ve never stopped talking. My mouth has been my greatest asset and my biggest Achilles’ heel.
Andy Cohen

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.
Andy Cohen

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.
Andy Cohen

When I was working at Trio, I was pitched ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ and I knew, whoever gets this, this is a game changer. When I started at Bravo in 2005, it was a hit, and Season 1 of ‘Project Runway’ was in postproduction.
Andy Cohen

TV was my hobby. I loved the glitz. I loved how hot everybody was.
Andy Cohen

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.’
Andy Cohen

I’m happy to be everybody’s gay best friend.
Andy Cohen

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.
Andy Cohen

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.
Andy Cohen

I never say I work in television, I say I get to work in television.
Andy Cohen

I fell in love with Erica Kane the summer before my freshman year of high school. Like all red-blooded teen American boys, I’d come home from water polo practice and eat a box of Entenmann’s Pop’Ems donut holes in front of the TV while obsessively fawning over ‘All My Children’ and Erica, her clothes, and her narcissistic attitude.
Andy Cohen

Susan Lucci was the biggest star in the daytime galaxy, and she served it up hot and fresh and chic five days a week. Before there was Joan Collins’s Alexis Morrell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan on ‘Dynasty,’ there was Erica Kane Martin Brent Cudahy Chandler Montgomery Montgomery Chandler Marick Marick Montgomery on ‘All My Children.’
Andy Cohen

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.
Andy Cohen

Share