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UPDATE: This WWHL episode is pre-recorded. Caroline Manzo wore that dress seen in the preview on Bravo at her July 24 appearance.
Andy Cohen is apparently still smoozin’ and cruisin’
He came back from hanging with Anderson Cooper and hobnobbing with Kelly Ripa (Mark Consuelos) to host a special showdown in the hoedown between Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Why? One word. Ratings. Fans are getting tired of watching Caroline and her dysfunctional family vilify Teresa and her dysfunctional family. Not to mention the Wakile and Gorga side orders. A showdown between Teresa and Caroline immediately after yet another ugly, twisted episode will be a ratings bonanza.
Also, there are a couple of ex- RH’s that won’t go away. Simon van Kempen and his Bravoratings website (though he won’t admit it’s his) is constantly harping on the low ratings of the New York franchise, always implying it’s got something to do with his absence from the show. There is no love lost between Andy and Simon.
So, Andy has them chasing him.
Too bad Teresa is so inarticulate. Andy will make it look like Caroline won this round. He’s also tired of Teresa’s fans harassing him on twitter.
However, Andy knows which side his bread is buttered on. Teresa, like it or not, is the star of this show.
What will Bravo do about Season 5? No word yet, we can only..
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