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Andy Cohen Spills The Tea on Kathy Griffin Feud! Plus, Where Did It Go Wrong?

And so it continues! In case you need a quick recap of the Andy Cohen/Kathy Griffin feud, click here.

This has been one of the most bizarre/dirty Bravo feuds out there – and it doesn’t even involve a housewife. Andy clearly was not happy with his former Bravolebrity and even though he tweeted his denial of the alleged coke incident – he wasn’t going to stop there.

On his SiriusXM radio show Andy Cohen Live, Andy promised to dish more in the future but did indulge our curiosity by giving us his side of things:

“We will have this conversation — you … me, and everyone who listens to Radio Andy, when the moment is right. I’m going to reserve an hour, okay? And we’re going to talk about it. And I’m going to spill the tea all over myself. But I’m not having it today. We will have it. Because I owe it to everybody who’s listening. And myself. I’m a truth teller, okay?”

The whole incident started when Andy pretended not to know Kathy when being captured by TMZ cameras. TMZ asked if he talked to Kathy about replacing her for the New Years Eve gig and Andy thought it would be easier to deny knowing her than answering the question. On this, Andy states he was trying to be funny (emphasis on ‘trying’:)

“Well, here is the deal. Usually with TMZ, you’re walking and you say your thing and you get in your car. Well, my driver parked on the second level of the parking lot. So we’re standing there all that time waiting for the elevator, and that’s why it kept going on and on. And I didn’t really know how to pivot in the conversation. Like, ‘What, what, I don’t know!’ So I failed my Mariah impression.”

Honestly I didn’t think the whole thing was a big deal and apparently Andy didn’t either as he added:

“So I didn’t land that ‘I don’t know her’ [joke]. But can I ask you a question? If you were a comedian and someone said ‘I don’t know you’ and it was obvious, like, aren’t there much more important things? How offensive is that in the galaxy?”

So why was this incident the straw that broke the camel’s back? Speaking to People Magazine and unnamed source dished on their rocky past, saying:

“Over the years, she disliked him but they weren’t in any ‘feud.’ I don’t think he had a problem with her. But she used to be the face of Bravo, and she realized he threatened that once he became more of a front-of-the-camera star.”

Kathy and Andy worked together as he oversaw multiple stand up specials along with her long running show My Life on the D-List.

In her rant, Kathy accused Andy of being misogynistic, which may stem from Kathy feeling that she wasn’t a priority at Bravo. The source went on to state:

“Kathy always felt like she was on the D-List, even at Bravo. Her show wasn’t given the support it needed, even when it won Emmys. She did like 18 comedy specials for Bravo and was never given recognition for that.”

A second source close continued. “The thing is, Bravo loved Kathy. Had her host the A-List Awards. Put her in the Summer by Bravo promos. She was a real fan of the talent and had an authentic voice for the brand.”

Kathy obviously has an issue with WWHL as she mentioned Andy was the only exec to give himself a talk show host. Kathy’s own late night talk show only lasted two seasons before getting cancelled which she was not happy about:

“It never found the audience, and Bravo was all-in on Watch What What Happens Live at the time. The two shows didn’t make sense together. Hers was taped once a week on Thursdays, he was airing five nights a week. There wasn’t room for both of them. Andy was the face of the network. He had better ratings. Even when [Bravo] moved her live at 11:30 following his show during season 2, she couldn’t retain the crowd. The show was uneven.”

Meanwhile, WWHL took off with A-List celebrities visiting the clubhouse and Andy becoming quite the celeb himself. The source added:

“She felt tossed aside after Kathy was canned, and it brought up the bigger problems with the network. I don’t want to say she was difficult to work with, but she was certainly assertive. … I respected that, but I doubt Andy did. She went on to do Fashion Police. Andy wasn’t really bothered by it all. He never thought they had drama.”

If things were bad before, they probably went even further south when Andy didn’t backup Kathy on her reasoning for leaving Fashion Police. You can see the WWHL moment with former buddy Anderson Cooper below. In the video, Andy basically calls BS on Kathy leaving Fashion Police due to it being a mean spirited show:

Perhaps the TMZ video was the last straw for Kathy; however Andy seemed just as surprised as the rest of us at what his little Mariah joke started.

Personally I’m a fan of both Andy Cohen & Kathy Griffin so I’m sad to hear that things have gotten so ugly between them. On the other hand, both Andy and Kathy LOVE celebrity gossip and publicity so perhaps they are both secretly enjoying this attention. Stay tuned to AllAboutTRH for future updates!

Whose side are you on? Do you think Kathy was right to go off on her former boss in the video?

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  • Gene Hyde

    As a gay man I’m really pissed at Andy and Anderson. No straight person has done more or spoken up for the gay community more than Kathy. Certainly not Anderson or Andy. And for Anderson to not have her back just shows he is out of touch with his own community. Really disgraceful and I think I’ll watch Jenny McCarthy on the other channel this year for New Years Eve.

  • Ronnie

    Kathy will toss hers and anyone’s souls to Satan if it brings her attention and a check. Her Fashion Police departure statement was ludicrous, in light of her brand of humor. What Andy said to TMZ was clearly a joke. I have always found Kathy funny and Andy whatever, but Kathy needs a level-headed person in her corner, who she will listen too. She killing brand one post at a time.

  • michers

    Andy Coken … J/K!

  • loriann760

    She had the reaction she did because she torpedoed her career and when Andy made what was obviously a joke she seen a chance to be semi-relevant again and she jumped on it. She tried to get the stink of her mess up off of herself by playing victim after the photo incident and that had the reverse result, so now she is trying to be relevant by dragging Andy down. Guaranteed, if another well known person utters her name she will jump on that next. She is over, she needs to just go away quietly.

  • Niki

    Wanna blow some rails and talk the story through? Mention it all. MENTION IT ALL!!! *spreads legs*

  • lipppo jaqqq

    or spills the coke?

  • Kirby

    So disgusting in so many ways

    • ??????????Ð??Ð?e????

      Yes sir!

      • Kirby

        Great answer ?????

        • ??????????Ð??Ð?e????

          Teehee!

  • Cori

    I thought the same thing, it was supposed to be a joke and it landed with a thud. Kathy obviously has some bitter feelings and took off with it. Just another nail in her coffin for landing gigs, IMO.

  • Cin

    Love Andy…. as for Kathy – she has thrown others under the bus in order to bring attention to herself. Her behavior on fashion police proved that.

  • ~Medusa~

    My very first reaction to Andy’s “I don’t know her” was that he was trying to be being flip & funny. It’s similar to, “What was your first clue?” Kathy’s rant really is misplaced anger against the public who admonished her for the Trumpenstein Bloodied Head prank. She can fight with Andy all day long. Aside from her fan base, nobody else would give a damn what Andy thinks of her. However, she can’t take on the larger number of the public that categorized her as being disgusting because of that infamous photo. She’ll have to do something extraordinary to comeback from that flop.

    • justanothermary

      I’m really surprised at the reaction that photo had. Most of the country seems to hate Trump so I was surprised that anyone cared.

      • ~Medusa~

        The photo was really gory. I couldn’t even look at it. It wasn’t funny or meaningful due to the overt shock value. If she had put Adolph Hitler’s half chewed off face, she might have gotten a similar reaction (albeit the White Nationalist group only). The other objection that swayed the public, came from Melania. She claimed that Baron von Trumpkin believed it was a picture of his father. (I call B.S. on that. The kid is old enough to know fact from fiction.) Her outcries got the masses behind her, “Oh, her poor, frightened son!!!! Kathy must be executed for terrifying the young lad.”

        • ??????????Ð??Ð?e????

          I hated the photo and you know how I feel about 45.

          • ~Medusa~

            Yes, I do know your feelings (which I share). That picture was really disgusting (& by no measure was it funny.)

        • justanothermary

          I don’t know – I have the TV on in the background a lot just for the noise and I browse the internet a couple times per day. If I just happened to catch a glimpse of that photo I would have to go back and find out what it was. It would be pretty scary if it was my Dad’s head hanging there, at least until I investigated.

      • Ronnie

        They hate Trump but we still have draw the line out if respect for the office. That depiction of any president is wrong.

        • justanothermary

          But very few DO draw that line. Things have been done to Trump that would never have been ok to do to Obama. I’m not a fan of Trump at all, but I’m amazed by how he is being treated.

          • Ronnie

            True. Sadly the anonymity of sm brings out the hate in so many. I am not a Trump supporter either, but some the length people go to disrespect him is not doing anyone any good.

  • cammierari

    My only Q about this whole situation is what is with the close cropped hair Kathy is now sporting?

    • beaner

      For her sister with cancer

    • Cori

      Her sister recently lost her battle with cancer. Kathy did it in honor of her and I believe her mother who also passed from it as well.

  • Rain

    Andy should let this one go ! He’s a misogynistic pig and keeping this alive and all the back and forth will NOT play out well for him

    • ~Medusa~

      In fairness, he was responding to KG’s rant about him. I think he’s entitled to address that. I do agree with you that he should now let the matter drop.

      • Rain

        If I were his Olivia Pope , i would advise him to not address not at all . We all know most of what she said is true , he has nothing to gain with continued false denials . Let the news cycle expire and eveyone will move on . Oops , Kevin Spacey just happened ?

        • ~Medusa~

          I agree..

          And, “Ooops” is right! Another groper emerges from the dank recesses of the morally bankrupt, creep group.

          • Rain

            I am now rather curious about Corey Feldman’s claims that there is a pedophile ring in Hollywood that he is in ‘the process’ of exposing ! Disgusting and atrocious. Wonder how many of these famous people are perverts

            • justanothermary

              Corey Feldman is a complete wack job. I recently found an old episode of “Celebrity Wife Swap” when I was flipping channels. He was living this life where he was living with several women who he referred to as Corey’s Angels and had them all walking around his home 24/7 in bras and panties. He had them on a strict diet and exercise program, in fact I think they were only allowed to eat fruit. It was beyond strange.

              • marlin

                Maybe. But his accusations are not new. He has been saying this for as long as I can remember. Someone is paying him to keep his mouth shut all these years as far as naming names.

            • ~Medusa~

              He became seriously screwed up due to being abused.

              • Rain

                I think he’s a troubled man but given all the recent revelations, I think whomever he names will get a fair amount of scrutiny

        • Kirby

          Kevin Spacy is a POS

          • Rain

            Omg yes

        • ??????????Ð??Ð?e????

          I agree, Andy should NOT have responded and given it life. But guess what, he’s an ass and of course he responded. I hope his days are numbered and someone has some really good dirt to spill.

          • Rain

            He can’t help himself and has this pathological need to have the last word. It will bite him in the ass eventually xoxo