Given his dramatic historical past with the singer ― Cohen as soon as joked about Katy Perry with Swift and it didn’t go down nicely ― it appeared like issues may’ve been tremendous awkward. Luckily, Cohen instructed HuffPost, it was something however.
“She was super nice ― so nice,” the speak present host stated Tuesday at a Purina ONE and Petfinder Foundation occasion. “She turned around and was really sweet to me about my pink suit ― we were wearing the same color. She was awesome.”
But did he carry up Perry once more, now that the two singers have reconciled?
“No, I did not,” Cohen stated with a smile. And for good purpose.
Two years in the past, Cohen was attending the Met Gala when he bumped into Swift, who was searching for a seat to observe Lady Gaga’s efficiency. For some purpose, he determined to level out the place she may cool down.
“Why I felt I wanted to become involved I’ll by no means know (possibly I used to be auditioning for her squad?) however I innocently said exactly the wrong thing to her, which was, ‘Your friend Katy is sitting in the corner and there’s loads of room round her,’” Cohen recounted in his e-book Superficial: More Adventures From the Andy Cohen Diaries.
Swift apparently requested him, “Katy who?” after which, as you would possibly anticipate, issues escalated a bit.
“I said ‘Perry,’ at which point she clearly let me know that she’s the exact opposite of her friend,” Cohen wrote.
Despite Swift’s request that he not speak in regards to the encounter on his present (to his credit score, he didn’t), the 49-year-old clearly mentioned the Met Gala encounter in his e-book.
At this yr’s gala (which Swift didn’t attend), Cohen chatted it up with a fellow “Vanderpump Rules” and Lisa Vanderpump fan ― Rihanna herself.
The two talked about “Vanderpump Rules,” after which Cohen tried to persuade Rih to take a seat down with him on “Watch What Happens Live.”
“I used to be like ‘When are you coming on my show?’ I used to be simply actually attempting to get her on,” Cohen instructed HuffPost. Maybe if Lisa Vanderpump is there, it simply would possibly occur.
Cohen just lately wrapped his reunion episodes with the forged of “Vanderpump Rules” after considered one of its greatest seasons but. The three-part sit-down was almost as dramatic because the season itself, with Jax Taylor speaking in regards to the loss of life of his father, some Lala Kent and Scheana Marie Shay pressure, and a tearful Scheana and Lala walk-off. Cohen instructed HuffPost that he’s “been encouraging them not to walk off, but you’re never gonna not have a walk-off,” which sounds about proper.
But making ready for the drama ― and the traces of questioning that audiences love and Bravolebrities hate ― doesn’t take Cohen lengthy in any respect.
“For me, I’m kind of born ready ’cause I’ve seen every episode, I know what happened behind the scenes, I know how the viewers feel from doing ‘Watch What Happens Live’ every week and reading my Twitter feed and stuff ― so ya know, I’m ready to go,” Cohen stated.
Even when he did his favourite interview ever ― with Oprah ― Cohen stated it didn’t take lengthy to prepare.
“She means a lot to me and I like her a lot. I used to be actually nervous for that and I needed to be on high of my recreation,” he stated. “Again, I used to be sort of born prepared. I’d watched so many hours of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show,’ I’d been like sort of a pupil of hers so I really feel like I used to be kind of able to go.”
While preparation may not drag him down, there are some onerous elements that come together with Cohen’s many roles. For “Watch What Happens Live,” he says it’s the “shlong down to SoHo at 10 p.m. every night” (although we’d additionally suspect attempting to get Swift and Rihanna on the present is a bit robust, as they haven’t made appearances but).
“And then, the hardest part of the ‘Housewives’ is just kind of dealing with strong personalities,” he stated of the enduring franchise he helps produce.
That feels like one work hazard that simply received’t go away.