Thought Andy Cohen Is friends with many castmates in The Real Housewives franchise, he also holds the power to influence their firing.
As an executive producer (and a host of other) Live Streaming: See What Happens), Andy has a say in many decisions at the network, and it’s been reported that he triggered the end of a few castmates’ contracts.
After an awkward panel at BravoCon, Andy shared the biggest confrontation he’s experienced from a ‘Housewife.’
His recent encounter with Dorinda Medley, who got a mic at the conference and publicly asked him when he’d remove her from ‘pause.’ Dorinda was referring to her firing at the Real Housewives of New York Andy suggested that it be temporary.
Interview with Entertainment TonightVia Heavy, Andy said of Dorinda’s confrontation: “Not since Jill Zarin confronted me on the air about why she was fired have I been confronted like that by a Housewife.”
He admitted, “I loved it. So listen, it’s an interesting segue, because, yes, we were waiting to lock the new cast of the new RHONY before we really got into who’s gonna be on [the spinoff called] ‘Legacy.’ … Monday, we’re gonna start getting into that now. … We’re slowly pressing play on Monday. We’re taking out the pen and paper on Monday.”
Jill was also removed. RHONY back in 2011, after sending a resignation email – and later taking it back.
“When they fired me I felt like it was a death. I wanted a chance to say goodbye to the fans because I didn’t know if I’d ever be on television again. I never had that chance until now,” Jill spoke with us in 2012 during an interview. Too Fab.
Jill was asked what it was like to know in the confrontation Andy mentioned. Luann de Lesseps, Sonja MorganAnd Ramona Singer were asked to come back when she herself was not.
“I’m glad you asked that question,” Andy was informed by Jill WWHL. “Because I’ve been wanting to ask you since then. Why was I fired?”
Andy claimed Jill already knew the answer, but he revealed that producers were interested in knowing. “shake the show-up.” Jill replied that Andy was the one she wanted. “favorites” Among her Bethenny Frankel feud.