So, there are a lot of reasons I love my job as site director of OKMagazine.com but I think last night sums it all up. My evening began at Bravo's Upfronts party to kick off their new slate of programming and ended in the audience of Watch What Happens Live where my ultimate childhood crushes were the guests—yes, I'm talking about the New Kids on the Block.
I actually said last night on several occasions that mingling at a party with the casts of EVERY Real Housewives as well as other Bravo-lebrities like the Vanderpump Rules kids and Jeff Lewis and Jenni Pulos was even better than going to the Oscars (something I've never done and thought was on my bucket list). Top that off with a plum seat at one of the hottest episodes of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and well, my bucket list might be empty now.
Never one to keep things to myself (I'm an over sharer and proud), here's a peek into some of the craziness that went on when I slipped down the Bravo-filled rabbit hole last night!
Here I am with Teresa Giudice and Kyle Richards. They were besties and Kyle even joked she may like the the NJ cast better than her own! Not to worry, even though Lisa Vanderpump is not pictured, she was right there joking with Kyle about ruining the pic if she joined in. She was kidding, friends, and I think while there's a little tension left over from the reunion—not all hope is lost for a Lisa/Kyle reconciliation!
How gorgeous is Melissa Gorga? Now, I didn't catch her hanging out with her sister-in-law Teresa, but I DID see the NJ boys all hanging out and having fun. I'm talking Joe Gorga, Joe Giudice, Chris Laurita and Richie Wakile were together and no punches were thrown! In fact, Juicy Joe Giudice was even smiling! All Melissa would say was we HAD to tune in when RHONJ returned on June 2nd! Oh, and you know we will!
Speaking of Richie, he made sure I knew at least five times that he was Kathy's husband! LIke we could forget? Victoria and Joseph, if you're reading this, you're dad is adorable (so adorable that I even posted this pic with my eyes closed)
Let me tell you because I saw it with my own two eyes—Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann are madly in love and easily were the hottest couple in the room last night (runner ups include Kyle and Mauricio, Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley and Tamra Barney and Eddie Judge!)
It was so great to see Brandi Glanville again (who towered over me) after OK!'s amazing Google+ Hangout with her a few weeks ago! That's my good friend Anna Moeslein from Glamour.com hanging with us too.
And look how dapper our good friend Brad Goreski looked last night while posing with me and our video editor Lea Palmieri!
Not caught on my camera at the party? Phaedra Parks GLOWING with her beautiful pregnant belly, Caroline and Albert Manzo psyched that we deemed them a couple that "go together like peanut butter and jelly," Kenya Moore assuring us she would be back for another season of RHOA and Scheana from Vanderpump Rules staying as far away from her cast mates as possible. Seems things are not so rosy over at Sur these days. And I was psyched to get served a drink when RONY gal pals Heather Thompson and Carole Radziwlll jumped behind the bar!
Then it was time for my inner seventh grader to FREAK OUT. I zipped down to SoHo to the set of Watch What Happens Live. I tried hard not to lose it when I walked into the studio and "Hangin' Tough" was playing. But when I saw the guys? It was 1989 all over again in my mind (and heart and soul).
Don't they look better than ever?
And I almost fainted when Andy rolled out an NKOTB "air hump" retrospective and Donnie Wahlberg revealed what's really in Joey McIntyre's shorts!
But, do you know who really surprised me the most? Danny Wood!
Am I the only one who didn't know he dated Halle Berry once upon a time? He was also the one to "plead the fifth" during the "After Show" and it was pretty amazing—and caused a lot of other good gossip from all the guys to come out too. This clip is much watch:
But what was one of the best revelations that came from last night? Danny Wood has a doppelganger!
And here's Jax Taylor from Vanderpump Rules:
I'll leave you now to ponder that and more from my Bravo filled night of glitz, glamour, gossip and boy bands! Which Bravolebrity do YOU most want to meet and why? Tell us in the comments section below or tweet @OKMagazine!