Normally we see Andy Cohen, Bravo’s senior vice president for original programming, swigging cocktails with his celebrity guests on Watch What Happens Live each week. But as a guest panelist on The Joy Behar Show, Cohen took a break from touting this or that Housewife to defend (of all people) John Travolta. Over what? Over Carrie Fisher outing Travolta to the Advocate:
“Wow! I mean, my feeling about John has always been that we know and we don’t care. Look, I’m sorry that he’s uncomfortable with it, and that’s all I can say. It only draws more attention to it when you make that kind of legal fuss. Just leave it be.”
Sorry Carrie, Cohen thought that was “uncool.” What followed was a series of uncomfortable exchanges between Cohen and Behar, ending with Behar saying Travolta’s dream came true when he dragged-it-up in Hairspray. “Why? Do you think every gay guy wants to be in a dress and a fat suit? They don’t,” Cohen said. Hmmm. Despite such strong feelings, Cohen never scolded Gawker (who started this whole mess) for suggesting Travolta hands out blow jobs like candy in LA saunas. Just sayin’.