Andy Cohen Addresses Retirement Rumors at BravoCon: Video

Rumor patrol. Andy CohenOnly spoke to Us WeeklyThe speculation that he might be retiring from Bravo

“I just heard that down there,” the Live: Watch What Happens54-year-old host told UseBravoCon Friday, October 14. “Yeah. That’s not happening. Not happening.”

In 2004, Cohen joined Bravo as vice-president of original programming. He was the founder of Real Housewives in 2006 and continues to executive-produce each spinoff. Andy Cohen Live: Watch What HappensThe, which was launched in 2009, is now available. Simply reading his resume is exhausting, but CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live star isn’t done yet.

“When Bravo’s done with me, I will go off with a lot of happy memories,” he exclusively explained to Use while at the New York City convention.


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The network isn’t finished with Cohen yet, but the same can’t be said for all the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The producer revealed that he and the California-based cast members have “had the conversations internally” about who will stay and who will go.

“I think that cast shakeups are always in the offing for any season, for any city,” he said. “It’s a conversation that we always have. It’s the reason that this franchise been going for 16 years. We like to keep it fresh and we consider everything.”

RHOBH fans aren’t shy, but some have becoming increasingly vocal about wanting Erika JayneDespite her legal troubles, she decided not to cancel the show. Even Paris HiltonIt was apparent that they agreed to the calls to drop the Pretty Messauthor, 51 Lisa Rinna Kyle Richards.

The Cooking with Paris41-year-old alum supported her mom. Kathy Hilton, after her Real Housewives of Beverly HillsIn a September episode, costars fired her.

Andy Cohen Addresses Retirement Rumors RHOBH Cast

(L-R: Diana Jenkins, Crystal Minkoff. Erika Girardi. Garcelle Beauvais. Dorit Kemsley. Lisa Rinna.
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“So unkind,” she tweeted on September 8 in response to a fan who had written: “[Kathy] was so cute, all excited to show the ladies the tequila … and then Kyle [Richards]They all just laughed at her/ they didn’t even seem to be interested. It was so sad to watch.”

One of several posts “liked” by Paris called for the firing of Richards, Rinna and Jayne: “The only intelligent housewives of #RHOBH who have morals and see through @erikajayne illegal, unethical, narcissist failure to rtn victims 💰 and then covering up w lies. Only @SuttonBStracke @GarcelleB @KathyHilton should return to @BravoTV #RHOBH @Andy Fire Kyle, Erika, Rinna.”

Cohen wants everyone to make amends, even though the drama is intense. “I always hope for everyone to get back on track. Especially families,” he told Use.