Two very volatile personalities hit the TV airwaves this weekend, and the results were as awkward as one might expect. Original cast member of Real Housewives of New Jersey Danielle Staub returned to Watch What Happens Live, and rapper Eminem appeared on ESPN’s Saturday Night Football halftime show.
Which show appearance was weirder, though? Let’s look at the evidence.
First of all, it’s weird for Eminem to be on ESPN, is it not? Being male, I’m sure he likes sports and all, and he was appearing at a Michigan game as a proud Detroit boy. But he’s not one to chat happily with two sports commentators in bulky suits. Looking sullen and spacey, he had nothing to say about his new album. “It’ll be out November 5. I’ll just be excited to be done with it.” Okay, fun! He did warm up and chatter away when asked about the Detroit Lions, which was kind of adorable, actually. Watch:
On Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen had plenty to discuss with Danielle Staub. He pointed out that she was the first ever guest on the show when it debuted, pulling up the old clip. He showed montages of all the other RHONJ ladies appearing on the show to apologize for their behavior toward her. While she responded to nearly every inquiry, Danielle was icy cold and unnaturally calm. Whereas guests on WWHL are usually funny and bubbly in a kind of intoxicated way, there was no joy between Danielle and Andy.
Toward the end of the episode, she confronted Andy for telling the press he fired her from RHONJ, leading to a bit of jittery back and forth about what really happened. However she left the show, this exchange was majorly uncomfortable.
Did you watch these shows last night? How much of that awkwardness was planned, do you think? Who would you love to see on an upcoming episode of WWHL? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine.