NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – You’ve seen him on TV…’Real Housewives’ creator and Bravo TV personality Andy Cohen. Cohen stopped by the Garden District Book shop to sign copies of his new book, “Most Talkative: Stories from the front lines of pop culture”.
When in New Orleans, Andy Cohen will twerk. He’ll answer juicy questions about another TV heavyweight, Anderson Cooper and he’s always up for a few cracks.
He even admitted he believes “The Real World” has been the most influential TV show of the last 20 years.
His fun antics and approach to his 22 years in television has paid off. He created the massively popular, ‘Real Housewives’ franchise for Bravo. He also hosts his own show, “Watch what happens live” for the network.
His new book is already a New York Times bestseller.
“The juiciest part of my book…it’s all pretty juicy. It’s a book with a twist,” Cohen said.
“I kept journals for much of the 1990′s and these were just stories I wanted to tell,” he said.
One story comes from a personal encounter he had with Pop art icon, Andy Warhol.
“My first day in New York, I ran into him, which is wild. I’d like to say if Andy Warhol was alive he’d be painting the housewives,” he said.
At his book signing there were many women who wanted to show Cohen why they would make an excellent real housewives. Holly Baudier, Jessica Glass, and Rollie Rabin were a few of those women who weren’t afraid to share their beauty, cooking, and southern belle secrets.
Cohen said what makes a good housewife is wealth, strength, and attitude. He’s constantly approached by women who want to be on his shows, but to him there’s definitely one unforgettable woman.
“Marilyn Monroe we love you. Gone too soon,” he said.
When in New Orleans, he knows he’ll have fun because of the food and the people.
“I’m excited to meet all the nut bags here in New Orleans,” Cohen said.
His book is available now in paperback, hardcover, and audio editions.