Hot Takes & Deep Dives

By Jess Rothschild

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A podcast dedicated to quick hits & deep cuts on Real Housewives, Bravolebrities and other pop culture icons

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Top 10 Britney Spears Songs Debate: Ranking Our Faves (w/ Andy Bellatti)
48:14

Jess welcomes back Andy Bellatti (@astrologywithandy), our resident Astrologer to the Housewives, this time to go head to head on our Top 10 Britney songs. We have been talking about doing this episode for months and it's finally here! Look out for the deep cuts... the taste WILL. JUMP. OUT. 



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May 26, 2020
Pump Rules’ Peter Madrigal on His SUR Origin Story, Reaction to Editor Scandal, Racist Tweets & more
44:51
Jess welcomes Vanderpump Rules OG Peter Madrigal to chat about the trials & tribulations of perhaps the only man truly working at SUR. Peter reminisces about dating Stassi, watching the RHOBH crew film at SUR, and the fateful day when the employees were approached about a Housewives spinoff that would become VPR. We discuss the recent editor/Scheana scandal as well as his reaction to the racist tweets that surfaced from Max & Brett. We also chat about the increased frequency of scenes that feel fake or heavily produced and Peter has a lot to say!

 
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May 20, 2020
Bravo NDAs, Housewives Retreats & Working w/ Jenny McCarthy (ft. Pink Shade’s Erin Martin)
45:04
Jess hangs with Erin Martin (Pink Shade podcast & Jenny McCarthy Show) to chat about the further implications of the Vanderpump editor scandal as it will relate to podcasters and a lot more! Erin Martin is a regular on SiriusXM where she recaps Housewives with Jenny McCarthy every single week. We kiki about this season of the Kardashians, Bravo fining Dorinda for leaking that Page Six breakup article and get into the phenomenon of outrageously priced Housewives Retreats. Finally, Erin tries to sell Jess on 90 Day Fiancé.

May 18, 2020
Reaction to Vanderpump Editor Bri Dellinger / Scheana Shay Scandal
39:44
Jess summons Emerson Collins (The People’s Couch) back to the pod for a kiki regarding the Scheana Shay vs. VPR editor Bri Dellinger scandal. Bri is an editor who has worked on Project Runway, Top Chef and currently Vanderpump Rules. She went on a since-deleted podcast (don't worry, we saved it & transcribed it for you) claiming she "tries to embarrass Scheana as often as possible" and a lot more. We react to the on-going situation in this ep.

May 14, 2020
Behind the Scenes Filming RHONY Anti-Bullying Comedy Event (w/ Gibson Johns)
54:22

Jess welcomes back Gibson Johns to go behind the scenes of the "anti-bullying comedy" event in which she "performed" on this week's RHONY. It was a mess from the jump, and she walks Gibson through how she hot involved and what was happening behind the scenes, including a pissed off Daryn Carp & Dorinda crying on the street. We also delve into the fresh Housewives in our lives: Leah, Elyse(?), Sutton & Garcelle, and touch on the "at home" Summer House reunion. 


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May 11, 2020
Power Couple Ariel Padilla & Dave Mizzoni Re-Cast “Lady Marmalade,” Deep Dive Housewives, Britney, JLo & more
55:53
Jess hangs with two of her favorite boys, power pop culture couple Ariel Padilla (star SoulCycle instructor) & comedian Dave Mizzoni to break down everything from their Housewives origin stories to the pop queens who raised them (JLo & Britney, respectively). Dave is a comedian with his own game show (literally called “Gayme Show”) on the new Quibi app and Ariel is a SoulCycle instructor figuring out fitness in the time of quarantine. Together, we play a few games including re-casting Lady Marmalade and a game Dave created called Celebrity Essences. 



May 07, 2020
Summer House’s Kyle Cooke Brainstorms Ideas for Filming This Summer Amid Coronavirus
57:45

Jess sits down with Summer House OG and Loverboy in Charge, Kyle Cooke. They immediately get to the question on everyone's mind: will they be able to film Summer House in late June amid social distancing rules and safety concerns? Kyle lays out three different possibilities of how they could successfully film the 5th season of the show this summer. We also discuss why the house had to move from Montauk to Southampton/Water Mill, why the current Summer House is on the market for sale, whether his wedding to Amanda Batula will happen in September, and WHY there are always so many packages left on the front door each week. He also shares a ridiculous story of a drunken conversation with RHONY Sonja Morgan last year while selling her wares at a pop-up shop. 

 

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May 04, 2020
Allow Me to Re-Introduce Myself...
09:58

... is this thing on? Officially announcing Hot Takes & Deep Dives! 


Thank you for your love & support! <3 

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May 01, 2020
Las Culturistas Matt Rogers Goes Deep About SNL & Bowen Yang; Kiki Housewives & Pop Queens
01:01:59
Jess hangs with Matt Rogers of Las Culturistas to talk about Housewives, The View, Bethenny vs. Carole, and of course his podcast Las Culturistas w/ SNL star Bowen Yang. We go deep about his experience auditioning for (and nearly getting) Saturday Night Live, and what it was like to witness his best friend/comedy partner Bowen Yang actually get the gig. We also touch on Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Gaga, Britney, NSYNC, BSB & Beyonce. Matt also chats about his new Quibi show 'Gayme Show' co-starring Dave Mizzoni AKA Jess’ fave SoulCycle instructor’s long-time boyfriend!

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May 01, 2020
Las Culturistas Matt Rogers Goes Deep About SNL & Bowen Yang; Kiki Housewives & Pop Queens
01:02:16

Jess hangs with Matt Rogers of Las Culturistas to talk about Housewives, The View, Bethenny vs. Carole, and of course his podcast Las Culturistas w/ SNL star Bowen Yang. We go deep about his experience auditioning for (and nearly getting) Saturday Night Live, and what it was like to witness his best friend/comedy partner Bowen Yang actually get the gig. We also touch on Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Gaga, Britney, NSYNC, BSB & Beyonce. Matt also chats about his new Quibi show 'Gayme Show' co-starring Dave Mizzoni AKA Jess’ fave SoulCycle instructor’s long-time boyfriend!

 

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Apr 13, 2020
Deep Dives on Pump Rules, Summer House, RHONY & High Society (w/ Sexy Unique Podcast‘s Lara Marie Schoenhals)
01:03:21
ess chats with Sexy Unique Podcast's Lara Marie Schoenhals to figure out how to save Vanderpump Rules while also getting Summer House to the Next Level. Lara shares her specific LA experience watching fans infiltrate the Pump Rules cast & gives some insight into the cast’s “group think” mentality. Jess is fully in love w/ Leah Mob as we touch on the RHONY premiere en route to a deep cut deep dive of High Society, the CW reality show starring a very dark Tinsley Mortimer (+ Dale Mercer). We also dip into Lara’s other podcast, Saving Sex and the City 3.
 

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Apr 06, 2020
Deep Dives on Pump Rules, Summer House, RHONY & High Society (w/ Sexy Unique Podcast‘s Lara Marie Schoenhals)
01:03:27
Jess chats with Sexy Unique Podcast's Lara Marie Schoenhals to figure out how to save Vanderpump Rules while also getting Summer House to the Next Level. Lara shares her specific LA experience watching fans infiltrate the Pump Rules cast & gives some insight into the cast’s “group think” mentality. Jess is fully in love w/ Leah Mob as we touch on the RHONY premiere en route to a deep cut deep dive of High Society, the CW reality show starring a very dark Tinsley Mortimer (+ Dale Mercer). We also dip into Lara’s other podcast, Saving Sex and the City 3.
 

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Apr 06, 2020
Deep Dives on Pump Rules, Summer House, RHONY & High Society (w/ Sexy Unique Podcast‘s Lara Marie Schoenhals)
01:03:27

Jess chats with Sexy Unique Podcast's Lara Marie Schoenhals to figure out how to save Vanderpump Rules while also getting Summer House to the Next Level. Lara shares her specific LA experience watching fans infiltrate the Pump Rules cast & gives some insight into the cast’s “group think” mentality. Jess is fully in love w/ Leah Mob as we touch on the RHONY premiere en route to a deep cut deep dive of High Society, the CW reality show starring a very dark Tinsley Mortimer (+ Dale Mercer). We also dip into Lara’s other podcast, Saving Sex and the City 3.

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Apr 06, 2020
Interview w/ Perez Hilton on Gaga’s New Era, Britney, Madonna & Building his Gossip Empire
33:42

Jess sits down with celebrity gossip columnist extraordinaire PEREZ HILTON for a wild ride of an interview. Perez is the original celebrity social media influencer dating back to his infamous blog which he founded in 2004 under the name “PageSixSixSix.com.” We talk about the lawsuit filed by the New York Post which forced him to rename his brand and site PerezHilton.com freeing him to become a household name able to move beyond his site into a full blown celebrity pundit/influencer. Jess also gets his hot takes/predictions for the new Lady Gaga era, as well as Britney, Madonna & Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson & John Mayer. We then chat about Housewives in general, dating back to when he outed Bethenny’s pregnancy during season 3 of RHONY and became a storyline himself on the show. 

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Mar 31, 2020
Interview w/ Perez Hilton on Gaga’s New Era, Britney, Madonna & Building his Gossip Empire
33:42

Jess sits down with celebrity gossip columnist extraordinaire PEREZ HILTON for a wild ride of an interview. Perez is the original celebrity social media influencer dating back to his infamous blog which he founded in 2004 under the name “PageSixSixSix.com.” We talk about the lawsuit filed by the New York Post which forced him to rename his brand and site PerezHilton.com freeing him to become a household name able to move beyond his site into a full blown celebrity pundit/influencer. Jess also gets his hot takes/predictions for the new Lady Gaga era, as well as Britney, Madonna & Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson & John Mayer. We then chat about Housewives in general, dating back to when he outed Bethenny’s pregnancy during season 3 of RHONY and became a storyline himself on the show. 


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Mar 31, 2020
Empath & Intuitive Jamie Stein Channels the Housewives & Pump Rules Cast
01:00:45
Jamie Stein is a therapeutically trained empath & intuitive with an ability to channel (feel, see and hear) what is going on inside of an individual on an unconscious level. He is also a Bravo superfan and loves using his gift to help us more deeply understand these people beyond what we see in an edited episode of TV. Today, Jamie sits with Jess and combines Deep Intuitive Magic with Therapeutic Training and Real-World Pragmatism on the following subjects: Stassi & Beau, Jax & Brittany, Tom Sandoval & Jax, Tom & Ariana, The Witches of WeHo dynamic (Kristen, Stassi, Katie), plus Margaret Josephs & Denise Richards.

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Mar 27, 2020
Empath & Intuitive Jamie Stein Channels the Housewives & Pump Rules Cast
01:00:45

Jamie Stein is a therapeutically trained empath & intuitive with an ability to channel (feel, see and hear) what is going on inside of an individual on an unconscious level. He is also a Bravo superfan and loves using his gift to help us more deeply understand these people beyond what we see in an edited episode of TV. Today, Jamie sits with Jess and combines Deep Intuitive Magic with Therapeutic Training and Real-World Pragmatism on the following subjects: Stassi & Beau, Jax & Brittany, Tom Sandoval & Jax, Tom & Ariana, The Witches of WeHo dynamic (Kristen, Stassi, Katie), plus Margaret Josephs & Denise Richards.


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Mar 25, 2020
RHOBH Trailer Reaction (w/ Emerson Collins of The People’s Couch)
44:36

Jess hunkers down in quarantine w/ Emerson Collins (The People’s Couch) to go deep on the big drop of the week - the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills trailer! We break down everything including: the Allison DuBois-wannabe astrologer, Garcelle & Sutton, a full cast scene inside the Girardi household, and Rinna & Denise's Daytime Emmy-worthy soap opera work. We also theorize on why the season was delayed and the idea of production possilby scrapping whatever was filmed in September to jump to the Brandi Glanville/Denise Richards juice earlier in the season. Jess also shares some interesting tidbits re: Adrienne Maloof & RHONY’s Jules Wainstein related to this very podcast. 


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Mar 20, 2020
Astrology of RHONY + Jax/Brittany + Tom/Ariana (w/ Astrologer Andy Bellatti)
01:01:25
Jess is joined by friend of the show Andy Bellatti - our very own Astrologer to the Housewives! Andy & Jess hunker down to understand & dissect the birth charts of some big RHONY players: Ramona, Bethenny and Dorinda. Andy explains how our planet placement significantly impacts our personalities and why it is the “moon” sign that matters, not your “sun” sign. We then dig into the relationship charts of Jax/Brittany + Tom/Ariana to foresee what obstacles may play out in their relationships moving forward. He also uses astrology to help explain why Jax & Tom’s longtime friendship took so long to fall apart. 

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[ Ramona: 6:40 ]
[ Bethenny: 16:00 ]
[ Dorinda: 25:45 ]
[ Jax & Brittany: 32:35 ]
[ Tom & Ariana: 44:20 ]
Mar 18, 2020
RHOBH Trailer Reaction (w/ Emerson Collins of The People’s Couch)
44:36
Jess hunkers down in quarantine w/ Emerson Collins (The People’s Couch) to go deep on the big drop of the week - the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills trailer! We break down everything including: the Allison DuBois-wannabe astrologer, Garcelle & Sutton, a full cast scene inside the Girardi household, and Rinna & Denise's Daytime Emmy-worthy soap opera work. We also theorize on why the season was delayed and the idea of production possilby scrapping whatever was filmed in September to jump to the Brandi Glanville/Denise Richards juice earlier in the season. Jess also shares some interesting tidbits re: Adrienne Maloof & RHONY’s Jules Wainstein related to this very podcast. 

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Mar 18, 2020
Astrology of RHONY + Jax/Brittany + Tom/Ariana (w/ Astrologer Andy Bellatti)
01:01:25

Jess is joined by friend of the show Andy Bellatti - our very own Astrologer to the Housewives! Andy & Jess hunker down to understand & dissect the birth charts of some big RHONY players: Ramona, Bethenny and Dorinda. Andy explains how our planet placement significantly impacts our personalities and why it is the “moon” sign that matters, not your “sun” sign. We then dig into the relationship charts of Jax/Brittany + Tom/Ariana to foresee what obstacles may play out in their relationships moving forward. He also uses astrology to help explain why Jax & Tom’s longtime friendship took so long to fall apart. 


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[ Ramona: 6:40 ]

[ Bethenny: 16:00 ]

[ Dorinda: 25:45 ]

[ Jax & Brittany: 32:35 ]

[ Tom & Ariana: 44:20 ]

Mar 18, 2020
Interview w/ John Hill on Co-Hosting Andy Cohen Live, Producing WWHL & Kathy Griffin, Working With His Famous Ex & more!
46:05
Jess welcomes John Hill, Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM co-host and ex-boyfriend. We chat the origin of their relationship when John was starring in Hairspray on Broadway and how they’ve managed to remain friends & work together over 15 years later.  We chat about his experiences as a writer/producer on Watch What Happens Live and Kathy Griffin’s My Life on the D-List and get his take on the Andy Cohen/Kathy Griffin/Anderson Cooper friendship falling out. We also discuss Jillian Michaels’ ban from WWHL and why Carole Radziwill & Andy Cohen’s friendship changed over the years of her on Housewives. 
 

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Mar 16, 2020
Watch What Crappens' Ben Mandelker: Behind the Scenes of the #1 Bravo Podcast
01:01:03
Jess is joined by Watch What Crappens co-host Ben Mandelker and we go DEEP into the Bravo podcasting rabbit hole. We chat about the origins of Watch What Crappens, how Ben & Ronnie attended LeeAnne Locken’s wedding, their insane audition for The People’s Couch, stalking Alex McCord at The Ivy in LA, Ben’s former TV recap site, Jess’ former career as an SNL cast stalker, how interning for Conan O’Brien taught Ben comedy tools he uses today, his top franchises & ‘wives, why Summer House is a must watch & a LOT more! 

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Mar 11, 2020
Watch What Crappens' Ben Mandelker: Behind the Scenes of the #1 Bravo Podcast
01:01:03

Jess is joined by Watch What Crappens co-host Ben Mandelker and we go DEEP into the Bravo podcasting rabbit hole. We chat about the origins of Watch What Crappens, how Ben & Ronnie attended LeeAnne Locken’s wedding, their insane audition for The People’s Couch, stalking Alex McCord at The Ivy in LA, Ben’s former TV recap site, Jess’ former career as an SNL cast stalker, how interning for Conan O’Brien taught Ben comedy tools he uses today, his top franchises & ‘wives, why Summer House is a must watch & a LOT more! 


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Mar 11, 2020
Brian Moylan is the King of Housewives Recaps (Interview w/ Vulture’s Brian Moylan)
57:28
ess sits down with renowned Housewives recap writer, Brian Moylan from Gawker & NY Mag’s Vulture in this delicious convo. We dig into his tenure at Gawker (RIP) and pay proper homage to 'Gawker Stalker.' We go over his top 3 favorite 'wives, his picks for best & worst franchise, discuss how he got the dream gig co-writing Erika Jayne’s memoir Pretty Mess, going on vacation to Mexico w/ Vicki Gunvalson, what Jill Zarin thinks of his RHONY recap punchline, state of the union Pump Rules & Bev Hills, whether or not he wants a gay male housewife, his dreams for BravoCon and a lot more! 

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Mar 10, 2020
Kiki w/ Carson Kressley on '90s NYC Nightlife, Housewives Hot Takes, Drag Race & more!
55:01
Jess has a glorious kiki with Queer Eye OG Carson Kressley where we go deep on his relationship to the Housewives (including filming WWHL w/ Alex McCord) & his fave franchises.  We chat about his days & nights in NYC in the early 1990s which led to his first career as a fashion show producer & advertiser for Ralph Lauren. Carson reflects on the sparse Bravo landscape back when Queer Eye debuted in 2003, and how the show led the way for Top Chef, Project Runway, Sheer Genius, Work Out etc. We also touch the Wendy Williams and Dolce & Gabbana controversies, judging Drag Race, NY vs. LA fashion, how to elevate your wardrobe & apartment on a budget & much more! 

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Mar 09, 2020
Kiki w/ Carson Kressley on '90s NYC Nightlife, Housewives Hot Takes, Drag Race & more!
55:01

Jess has a glorious kiki with Queer Eye OG Carson Kressley where we go deep on his relationship to the Housewives (including filming WWHL w/ Alex McCord) & his fave franchises.  We chat about his days & nights in NYC in the early 1990s which led to his first career as a fashion show producer & advertiser for Ralph Lauren. Carson reflects on the sparse Bravo landscape back when Queer Eye debuted in 2003, and how the show led the way for Top Chef, Project Runway, Sheer Genius, Work Out etc. We also touch the Wendy Williams and Dolce & Gabbana controversies, judging Drag Race, NY vs. LA fashion, how to elevate your wardrobe & apartment on a budget & much more! 


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Mar 09, 2020
Emerson Collins of The People’s Couch on Housewives, Below Deck, Pump Rules & His Time on Bravo
01:11:48

Jess chats with Emerson Collins of The People’s Couch and gets his hot takes on the disastrous Below Deck reunion, the loss of Kate Chastain, Bethenny's new HBOMax vehicle, Jax & Brittany’s PastorGate on Pump Rules and how the upcoming seasons of RHONY & RHOBH will feel without Bethenny & LVP. We also go behind the scenes of his time on The People’s Couch, a curious interaction with Tamra Judge and his personal experience as a charter guest on Below Deck. 


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Feb 24, 2020
Emerson Collins of The People’s Couch on Housewives, Below Deck, Pump Rules & His Time on Bravo
01:11:48
Jess chats with Emerson Collins of The People’s Couch and gets his hot takes on the disastrous Below Deck reunion, the loss of Kate Chastain, Bethenny's new HBOMax vehicle, Jax & Brittany’s PastorGate on Pump Rules and how the upcoming seasons of RHONY & RHOBH will feel without Bethenny & LVP. We also go behind the scenes of his time on The People’s Couch, a curious interaction with Tamra Judge and his personal experience as a charter guest on Below Deck. 

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Feb 24, 2020
RHONY Trailer Reaction + Valentine’s w/ Margaret Josephs, Carole Radziwill & D'Andra Simmons (w/ Gibson Johns)
52:48
Jess is joined by AOL Entertainment Editor & Host Gibson Johns for an emergency broadcast in which we batten the hatches and digest the season 12 RHONY trailer that dropped today. We explore the new worlds of Leah McSweeney & Elyse Slain and peek into what lies ahead for Luann, Dorinda, Tinsley, Ramona & Sonja. We also mourn the loss of Bethenny, once again.
Jess also recaps an event she attended the night before -- a Valentine's party hosted by Dorinda that was attended by Margaret Josephs, Carole Radziwill & D'Andra Simmons. 
 

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Feb 13, 2020
RHONY Trailer Reaction + Valentine’s w/ Margaret Josephs, Carole Radziwill & D'Andra Simmons (w/ Gibson Johns)
52:48

Jess is joined by AOL Entertainment Editor & Host Gibson Johns for an emergency broadcast in which we batten the hatches and digest the season 12 RHONY trailer that dropped today. We explore the new worlds of Leah McSweeney & Elyse Slain and peek into what lies ahead for Luann, Dorinda, Tinsley, Ramona & Sonja. We also mourn the loss of Bethenny, once again.
Jess also recaps an event she attended the night before -- a Valentine's party hosted by Dorinda that was attended by Margaret Josephs, Carole Radziwill & D'Andra Simmons. 

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Feb 13, 2020
Interview w/ Pump Rules’ Ariana Madix on her Road to SUR, the Sprawling Cast, Denise Richards/Brandi Glanville & more
58:20
Jess chats with Ariana Madix about her life in NYC before moving to LA, how her friendship with Tom Sandoval evolved into a long-term relationship and how she managed to become friends w/ Kristen Doute behind the scenes over the years. Ariana also reacts to the show pitting Stassi’s book success against Fancy AF Cocktails, the overflowing cast in the Valley & at SUR and Jax Taylor’s accusations that she and Tom are “glorified roommates.” We also kiki about which Pump Rules girl is most primed to graduate to RHOBH, the Denise Richards/Brandi Glanville rumors, the fallout after new cast members’ racist tweets, why DJ James Kennedy is vital to VPR, the concept of splitting VPR into two shows and the details of buying her & Tom's first home last year. 

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Feb 12, 2020
Interview w/ Pump Rules’ Ariana Madix on her Road to SUR, the Sprawling Cast, Denise Richards/Brandi Glanville & more
58:20

Jess chats with Ariana Madix about her life in NYC before moving to LA, how her friendship with Tom Sandoval evolved into a long-term relationship and how she managed to become friends w/ Kristen Doute behind the scenes over the years. Ariana also reacts to the show pitting Stassi’s book success against Fancy AF Cocktails, the overflowing cast in the Valley & at SUR and Jax Taylor’s accusations that she and Tom are “glorified roommates.” We also kiki about which Pump Rules girl is most primed to graduate to RHOBH, the Denise Richards/Brandi Glanville rumors, the fallout after new cast members’ racist tweets, why DJ James Kennedy is vital to VPR, the concept of splitting VPR into two shows and the details of buying her & Tom's first home last year. 


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Feb 12, 2020
Review of Erika Jayne in Chicago, Bitch Sesh Live, Jessica Simpson's Memoir & more
48:08

Jess is joined by friend of the show Sumi Vatsa (@team.mouse.nyc) and wife of the show HH (@hiladoesinsta) to kiki about the JLo/Shakira Halftime Show and decide how it stacks up against the recent Gaga & Beyonce shows. Jess & HH also review Erika Jayne's opening night on Broadway in Chicago, grading her in categories of acting, dancing and singing.  We also discuss Taylor Swift's Netflix documentary and Bitch Sesh Live this past weekend with guests Andy Cohen & Jerry O'Connell. Finally, Jess is knee deep in Jessica Simpson's tell-all memoir which heavily details her romance with John Mayer and shares her findings.


[ Erika Jayne/Chicago & Bitch Sesh Live: 22:30 ]


[ Jessica Simpson's memoir: 36:00 ]

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Feb 06, 2020
Review of Erika Jayne in Chicago, Bitch Sesh Live, Jessica Simpson's Memoir & more
48:08
Jess is joined by friend of the show Sumi Vatsa (@team.mouse.nyc) and wife of the show HH (@hiladoesinsta) to kiki about the JLo/Shakira Halftime Show and decide how it stacks up against the recent Gaga & Beyonce shows. Jess & HH also review Erika Jayne's opening night on Broadway in Chicago, grading her in categories of acting, dancing and singing.  We also discuss Taylor Swift's Netflix documentary and Bitch Sesh Live this past weekend with guests Andy Cohen & Jerry O'Connell. Finally, Jess is knee deep in Jessica Simpson's tell-all memoir which heavily details her romance with John Mayer and shares her findings.

[ Erika Jayne/Chicago & Bitch Sesh Live: 22:30 ]

[ Jessica Simpson's memoir: 36:00 ]
Feb 06, 2020
Deep Dives on RHOA, RHONJ in the Hamptons, Pump Rules & The L Word (w/ Damian Bellino)
01:17:17
Jess sits down with VH1 Senior Digital Producer & Bravo super-fan Damian Bellino to go DEEP about the current seasons of Atlanta, Jersey & Vanderpump Rules. Damian shares stories about competing against Kandi Burruss on Good Morning America and also filming a VH1 show with Sonja Morgan that landed him in the Townhouse. We also touch on LeeAnne Locken’s downfall, Dorinda joining OnlyFans & the Brandi Glanville/Denise Richards rumors. Finally, we go down an extensive L Word: Gen Q rabbit hole [ 56:00 ] for our own enjoyment... and hopefully yours!

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Jan 21, 2020
Deep Dives on RHOA, RHONJ in the Hamptons, Pump Rules & The L Word (w/ Damian Bellino)
01:17:17
Jess sits down with VH1 Senior Digital Producer & Bravo super-fan Damian Bellino to go DEEP about the current seasons of Atlanta, Jersey & Vanderpump Rules. Damian shares stories about competing against Kandi Burruss on Good Morning America and also filming a VH1 show with Sonja Morgan that landed him in the Townhouse. We also touch on LeeAnne Locken’s downfall, Dorinda joining OnlyFans & the Brandi Glanville/Denise Richards rumors. Finally, we go down an extensive L Word: Gen Q rabbit hole
[ 56:00 ] for our own enjoyment... and hopefully yours!

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Jan 21, 2020
Melissa & Joe Gorga at Envy, Teresa Giudice at Luann’s Xmas Show, RHOD Reunion & more
57:19
Jess is joined by pop culture fiend & NYC real estate broker Sumi Vatsa (@team.mouse.nyc) to recap their Christmas/New Years in the city. Jess attends Mariah Carey’s Christmas concert as well as Sandra Bernhard’s annual show at Joe’s Pub. Jess also recaps an eventful evening in Montclair, New Jersey in which Melissa Gorga reveals some very interesting tea, immediately followed by Luann’s Christmas show in which none other than Teresa Giudice was in attendance. We also react to Tre & Caroline Manzo filming a Super Bowl commercial and discuss which NYC restaurants offer the best holiday ambience and which Oscar/Golden Globes buzz films we’ve seen. 

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Jan 08, 2020
Melissa & Joe Gorga at Envy, Teresa Giudice at Luann’s Xmas Show, RHOD Reunion & more
57:19

Jess is joined by pop culture fiend & NYC real estate broker Sumi Vatsa (@team.mouse.nyc) to recap their Christmas/New Years in the city. Jess attends Mariah Carey’s Christmas concert as well as Sandra Bernhard’s annual show at Joe’s Pub. Jess also recaps an eventful evening in Montclair, New Jersey in which Melissa Gorga reveals some very interesting tea, immediately followed by Luann’s Christmas show in which none other than Teresa Giudice was in attendance. We also react to Tre & Caroline Manzo filming a Super Bowl commercial and discuss which NYC restaurants offer the best holiday ambience and which Oscar/Golden Globes buzz films we’ve seen. 


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Jan 08, 2020
Interview w/ John Hill on Co-Hosting Andy Cohen Live, Producing WWHL & Kathy Griffin, Working With His Famous Ex & more!
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Jess welcomes John Hill, Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM co-host and ex-boyfriend. We chat the origin of their relationship when John was starring in Hairspray on Broadway and how they’ve managed to remain friends & work together over 15 years later.  We chat about his experiences as a writer/producer on Watch What Happens Live and Kathy Griffin’s My Life on the D-List and get his take on the Andy Cohen/Kathy Griffin/Anderson Cooper friendship falling out. We also discuss Jillian Michaels’ ban from WWHL and why Carole Radziwill & Andy Cohen’s friendship changed over the years of her on Housewives. 

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Dec 18, 2019
Brian Moylan is the King of Housewives Recaps (Interview w/ Vulture’s Brian Moylan)
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Jess sits down with renowned Housewives recap writer, Brian Moylan from Gawker & NY Mag’s Vulture in this delicious convo. We dig into his tenure at Gawker (RIP) and pay proper homage to 'Gawker Stalker.' We go over his top 3 favorite 'wives, his picks for best & worst franchise, discuss how he got the dream gig co-writing Erika Jayne’s memoir Pretty Mess, going on vacation to Mexico w/ Vicki Gunvalson, what Jill Zarin thinks of his RHONY recap punchline, state of the union Pump Rules & Bev Hills, whether or not he wants a gay male housewife, his dreams for BravoCon and a lot more! 


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Dec 11, 2019