Andy Markovitz was in the Andy Cohen clubhouse (lucky!) last night and wrote about it for EW’s popwatch.com:
The ball-drop in Times Square is one of the most hallowed traditions of New Year’s Eve. But this year, just a couple miles downtown, Bravo ringmaster Andy Cohen was busy inventing a brand new tradition of his own on Watch What Happens Live: Andy’s New Year’s Eve Party: The dropping of the wig. Packed into a cozy studio, Cohen and a merry band of so-called Bravolebrities — including a smattering of Real Housewives, and draconian decorator Jeff Lewis — capped off a debaucherous night by cheering a hairy disco ball as it descended from the ceiling at midnight. A newly pregnant Kim Zolciak (Real Housewives of Atlanta), sporting a humdinger of a wig herself, sang “Tardy for the Party,” while Lewis did his best to cover her in silly string; a few feet over, Cohen was on the receiving end of a sloppy kiss from Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Tamra Barney. It was a fittingly zany climax for an evening that was part live television variety show, part boozy office party. And through the night, your intrepid reporter braved the spilled champagne, the flying hair extensions, and the impromptu raunchy dance-offs (the image of Cohen motorboating Atlanta housewife NeNe Leakes isn’t easily forgotten) to find out what New Year’s resolutions the Bravo crew had made for 2011.
Here’s what they said:
Andy Cohen: “My New Year’s resolution is, I want to try to be healthy and stay in shape. Which will then allow me to drink as much as I want and burn the candle on both ends.”
Tamra Barney (Real Housewives of Orange County): “My New Year’s resolution is to not cuss anymore in life. It’s a big one. I’m gonna try, but I’m the one who stubs her toe and is like, ‘Oh godd— you f—ing s—!’ So this is a big deal for me. I’m going to to get it all out tonight. So mother—-er d— you, you f—ing stupid piece of s—!.”
Jeff Lewis (Flipping Out): “I know I want to make more money in 2011. I also want to lose weight, like the seven pounds of holiday weight that I gained. I want to read more than one book a year. And I want to make love to a woman — it’s been since 1993.”
Dina Manzo (Real Housewives of New Jersey): “My New Year’s resolution this year is just to have fun. Sometimes I’m focused so much on my goals that I don’t stop and smell the roses. So this year I’m stopping and smelling them.”
Jenni Pulos (Flipping Out): “My New Year’s resolution for 2011 is to live and love every day like it’s your last.”
Kim Zolciak (Real Housewives of Atlanta) : “I’m so damn healthy right now. I’m so healthy! I always wish for happiness. And for my girls, health. I’m pretty damn happy. I’m in a great place.”
NOTE TO ANDY: It was a great party! Loved that Andy Cohen was a great host and, of course, as ‘the gayest man on television,’ would expect no less. IMO, Andy’s New Year’s Eve Party was a cross between ‘Playboy After Dark’ and ‘PeeWee’s Playhouse.’ As Ramona would say, “Ka-dooz,” Andy!