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The Biggest Housewives Expose Ever! Andy Cohen Spills Their Top 15 Juiciest Secrets In Shocking Tell-All

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Jan. 4 2019, Updated 10:30 a.m. ET

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He can be the Housewives’ best friend— or their worst enemy. In his new tell-all The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look At A Shallow Year, Bravo boss Andy Cohen refuses to plead the fifth when he dishes on Ramona Singer, LuAnn de Lesseps, Bethenny Frankel and more.

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He can be the Housewives’ best friend— or their worst enemy. In his new tell-all The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look At A Shallow Year, Bravo boss Andy Cohen refuses to plead the fifth when he dishes on Ramona Singer, LuAnn de Lesseps, Bethenny Frankel and more.

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“Major Housewives drama off-screen this week,” the Watch What Happens Live host, 46, writes on September 17, 2013. “We are replacing several women in two cities.” He then says he spent 45 minutes on the phone with one of the women’s husbands, who begged for his wife’s job back!

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“Major Housewives drama off-screen this week,” the Watch What Happens Live host, 46, writes on September 17, 2013. “We are replacing several women in two cities.” He then says he spent 45 minutes on the phone with one of the women’s husbands, who begged for his wife’s job back!

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On the same day, Cohen says Singer called him upset because he had invited Jill Zarin back to the Real Housewives Of New York set for a tennis scene. “Apparently a cast revolt was brewing about her coming back for even one scene,” he says. “I completely understood her point of view, actually, and we killed the shoot.”

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On the same day, Cohen says Singer called him upset because he had invited Jill Zarin back to the Real Housewives Of New York set for a tennis scene. “Apparently a cast revolt was brewing about her coming back for even one scene,” he says. “I completely understood her point of view, actually, and we killed the shoot.”

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Another day, another drama. On September 19, Cohen says he was caught on a call with a Housewife who was being demoted to a recurring role. “She wanted to be in the opening titles, and I had to tell her no,” he recalls. “And apparently there’s a former OC Wife in tears fighting her dismissal and I’m expecting a call from her any minute.”

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Another day, another drama. On September 19, Cohen says he was caught on a call with a Housewife who was being demoted to a recurring role. “She wanted to be in the opening titles, and I had to tell her no,” he recalls. “And apparently there’s a former OC Wife in tears fighting her dismissal and I’m expecting a call from her any minute.”

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And another Housewife phone call from hell: On October 7, Cohen says Countess LuAnn de Lesseps demanded she remain in the opening titles despite becoming a recurring character. “I had to tell her that although she’s all over the show, she doesn’t have her own storyline,” he writes. “She’s not a happy Countess. So that was a fun conversation to have. Not.”

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And another Housewife phone call from hell: On October 7, Cohen says Countess LuAnn de Lesseps demanded she remain in the opening titles despite becoming a recurring character. “I had to tell her that although she’s all over the show, she doesn’t have her own storyline,” he writes. “She’s not a happy Countess. So that was a fun conversation to have. Not.”

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Fellow New York Housewife Carol Radziwill submitted fresh tag lines for the new season’s opening credits in October 2013. But Cohen didn’t approve because many broke the “fourth wall.” “Last year I was the fan favorite; I can’t wait to see how you guys f*ck me over this year!” she wrote, according to the Housewives honcho.

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Fellow New York Housewife Carol Radziwill submitted fresh tag lines for the new season’s opening credits in October 2013. But Cohen didn’t approve because many broke the “fourth wall.” “Last year I was the fan favorite; I can’t wait to see how you guys f*ck me over this year!” she wrote, according to the Housewives honcho.

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Housewife castoffs! Cohen reveals that baseball legend Jim Edmonds’ ex-wife, Allison Edmonds, “tried out” to be an OC Housewife. (She was rumored to be replacing Alexis Bellino in 2012.)

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Housewife castoffs! Cohen reveals that baseball legend Jim Edmonds’ ex-wife, Allison Edmonds, “tried out” to be an OC Housewife. (She was rumored to be replacing Alexis Bellino in 2012.)

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Burn! At a New York City party on October 27, Cohen claims Radziwill told him he gained a lot of weight. When a friend defended him, Cohen says Radziwill claimed, “I’m a Housewife. I’m supposed to be inappropriate and say what I think!”

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Burn! At a New York City party on October 27, Cohen claims Radziwill told him he gained a lot of weight. When a friend defended him, Cohen says Radziwill claimed, “I’m a Housewife. I’m supposed to be inappropriate and say what I think!”

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On February 7, 2014, Cohen says he filmed the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion— for seven hours. “I suspected it was going to be long and brutal and it was,” he admits. In true diva fashion, he says two cast members refused to sit next to Wiccan Carlton Gebbia “because they believed she had put spells on them.”

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On February 7, 2014, Cohen says he filmed the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion— for seven hours. “I suspected it was going to be long and brutal and it was,” he admits. In true diva fashion, he says two cast members refused to sit next to Wiccan Carlton Gebbia “because they believed she had put spells on them.”

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He also says he got so annoyed with (now ex) Housewife Joyce Giraud for bickering with Yolanda Foster, he nearly kicked her out of the reunion!

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He also says he got so annoyed with (now ex) Housewife Joyce Giraud for bickering with Yolanda Foster, he nearly kicked her out of the reunion!

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Saved by the supermodel! Cohen says Naomi Campbell approached him at the swanky Met Ball and begged him to keep fight-prone Porsha Williams over nemesis Kenya Moore on the Real Housewives of Atlanta. “Naomi came over to me three times in the course of the evening screaming, ‘KEEP PORSHA! DO NOT FIRE HER! I CAN’T STAND KENYA!” he writes. (Perhaps due to Campbell’s persistence, Williams was later brought back for a recurring role.)

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Saved by the supermodel! Cohen says Naomi Campbell approached him at the swanky Met Ball and begged him to keep fight-prone Porsha Williams over nemesis Kenya Moore on the Real Housewives of Atlanta. “Naomi came over to me three times in the course of the evening screaming, ‘KEEP PORSHA! DO NOT FIRE HER! I CAN’T STAND KENYA!” he writes. (Perhaps due to Campbell’s persistence, Williams was later brought back for a recurring role.)

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Secret business! Cohen reveals he was planning a reality show with moguls Martha Stewart and Bethenny Frankel, and even met with the ladies to discuss the idea. He says both loved it.

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Secret business! Cohen reveals he was planning a reality show with moguls Martha Stewart and Bethenny Frankel, and even met with the ladies to discuss the idea. He says both loved it.

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More diva demands! For the June reunion of the Real Housewives of New York, Cohen says Singer requested that the room be a breezy 65 degrees.

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More diva demands! For the June reunion of the Real Housewives of New York, Cohen says Singer requested that the room be a breezy 65 degrees.

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Though Frankel has officially rejoined the cast of Real Housewives of New York, Cohen says the divorcee originally pitched a spinoff called Bethenny Starting Over while lunching at her summer home in New York’s Hamptons on July 11. Ever the charmer, he convinced her to come back to her alma mater instead.

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Though Frankel has officially rejoined the cast of Real Housewives of New York, Cohen says the divorcee originally pitched a spinoff called Bethenny Starting Over while lunching at her summer home in New York’s Hamptons on July 11. Ever the charmer, he convinced her to come back to her alma mater instead.

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Occasionally, Cohen says he just can’t get excited about taping Watch What Happens Live. While chatting with Lizzie Rovsek from Real Housewives of Orange County on July 21, he says “my heart wasn’t in it…I was checked out.” Apparently he couldn’t keep his boredom under wraps. Best friend Sarah Jessica Parker texted him after the show calling him out. “Tell me the truth, could you concentrate on tonight’s guests?” he says she wrote.

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Occasionally, Cohen says he just can’t get excited about taping Watch What Happens Live. While chatting with Lizzie Rovsek from Real Housewives of Orange County on July 21, he says “my heart wasn’t in it…I was checked out.” Apparently he couldn’t keep his boredom under wraps. Best friend Sarah Jessica Parker texted him after the show calling him out. “Tell me the truth, could you concentrate on tonight’s guests?” he says she wrote.

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Friends in high places! Cohen reveals that prison-bound pal Teresa Giudice has a supporter in A-list actress Anjelica Huston. The star “is very sympathetic to Teresa’s plight,” he writes.

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Friends in high places! Cohen reveals that prison-bound pal Teresa Giudice has a supporter in A-list actress Anjelica Huston. The star “is very sympathetic to Teresa’s plight,” he writes.

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