Who is more magical than Andy Cohen? No one, expect for Oprah Winfrey (ok and a lot of other people). While promoting his new book, Most Talkative: Stories From The Front Line Of Pop Culture, Cohen is just letting that mouth of his run wild. First, it was a lesson on “How To Fix OWN,” and then it all about John Travolta‘s alleged sexual misconduct (what happens during a massage appointment…ends up in a court room).
According to Radar Online, Cohen went on Kid Kraddick‘s syndicated radio show Monday to do a little Talkative talk. When asked if he thought the allegations against Travolta were true, Cohen said, ”Do I think he made the move on the masseur? I think it is probably true. You get on a table — who knows what’s gonna happen?” Cohen added. ”I feel bad for the guy.”
On Tuesday, Cohen stopped by Howard Stern‘s Sirius studios in NYC to discuss important matters of the day, including Oprah Winfrey’s ailing OWN network.
What to do when the ratings are low and shows are being cancelled left and right? ”Here’s the first thing that I would do and it’s the first thing I would have done two years ago: put on re-reruns of the freaking Oprah Winfrey Show,” Cohen said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Not a terrible idea.
“They are sitting on a 25-year archive of The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the Bravo honcho continued. ”You have all this time to fill? Guess what I want to watch? The greatest talk show in the history of talk shows. The Oprah Winfrey Show.” This is why I love Cohen.
He was also critical of Winfrey’s original series, Oprah’s Life Class, in which Winfrey holds self-help classes with special guests like Tony Robbins and Deepak Chopra. ”First of all, I don’t want to watch a show that has class in the title,” Cohen said. “I don’t want to go to school. … I just want to see the old The Oprah Winfrey Show.” He added: “I know they probaby have rights issues … (but) it’s the greatest show.”
So would Cohen make the move from Bravo to save OWN? Nay, says the Watch What Happens Live host. He’s like “a pig in sh*t” these days running the network and promoting his book.
Listen to a clip from Cohen’s audiobook below (courtesy of MacMillan Audio), narrated by the man himself.