BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE

By David Yontef

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Come step ‘Behind The Velvet Rope’ with all your favorite TV stars and pop culture icons with host David Yontef as he asks his guests all the pressing questions YOU want answered!    David’s relaxed, friendly interview style has welcomed a wide variety of guests -- from Real Housewives, musicians, comedians, actors, reality stars, designers, Bravolebrities and more!    Behind the Velvet Rope has been mentioned in publications and media like Vanity Fair, The Today Show, People, TMZ, Page Six, OK! Magazine, Us Weekly, Entertainment Tonight, ExtraTV, Billboard Magazine, Telemundo, Marie Claire, the Wendy Williams Show, Life & Style, Access Hollywood, Perez Hilton, The Daily Mail, Radar Online, Bravo Daily Dish, E!, The Sun, Just Jared, InStyle, Watch What Happens Live, Architectural Digest, Fox News, Hollywood Life, Too Fab, Rolling Stone, USA Today, MSN, The Drew Barrymore Show, Yahoo Online, The Mirror, Women's Health and more!    Ranked #1 Real Housewives / Reality TV Podcast by BuzzFeed! FOR ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES - PLEASE CONTACT david@advertising-execs.com   Subscribe to Behind the Velvet Rope on Patreon for special bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope  

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RHOBH Returns (Dorit's Home Invasion, LVP Weighs In, Sutton VS Rinna), Stassi Gets Married, Andy Has Favorites & VPR Survives!)
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RHOBH is back in our lives and has wasted no time in bringing the drama both on and off air. Sutton has different dating standards than EJ, Rinna is not pleased with these “different standards”, Dorit’s home was invaded, LVP has provided receipts that she reached out to The Kemsleys following said invasion and Garcelle, and a lot of viewers, seem confused as to when Erika was cleared of anything. In other west coast news, Heather Dubrow’s daughter Max has quit RHOC, rumors emerge that Heather has quit, Gina Kirschenheiter denys rumors of her demotion and we deep dive into the direction RHOC is and should head next season. In other news, the RHOA ratings are not great, Stassi and Beau get married, Vanderpump Rules survives the chopping block and lives to see Season Ten and Andy is feelin’ Countess Lu, adores Kandi and loves, loves, loves Tre as his favorite Housewives are revealed and analyzed herein. All this and more so let’s get this party started.  @thesarahfrasershow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: RELIEFBAND - www.reliefband.com (20% off Plus Free Shipping. Use Code VELVET) LEMONADA MEDIA “BEING Trans” - (Out Now Wherever You Get Your Podcasts) ADVERTISING INQUIRIES - Please contact David@advertising-execs.com MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2022
JENNIE GARTH (on 90210, What I Like About You, Cast Mates, DWTS, RHOBH & Reboots)!!
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Jennie Garth steps Behind The Rope. Yes, Miss Kelly Taylor herself. Jennie takes us on a full trip down memory lane regarding all things from the original nighttime teen soap 90210 - how she was cast, fav / least fav Kelly Taylor story lines, BFF cast mates like Tori Spelling, all those stories from set a la Shannen Doherty, Dylan / Brandon love triangle, working with Aaron Spelling and oh so much more. Jennie chats about life after 90210, working with Amanda Bynes and Leslie Grossman in What I Like About You, Dancing With The Stars, and The Jennie Garth Project. Of course, all roads lead back to 90210 - the CW installment, BH90210, and her stellar Podcast with Tori Spelling 90210MG. On a serious note, we chat the loss of Luke Perry, making amends with Shannen Doherty, Shannen's current health, cast mates that are friends for life and just what is next for this actress who happens to have played one of the most iconic roles in one of the most iconic television shows to ever exist. Period. The End. @jenniegarth @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: RELIEFBAND - www.reliefband.com (20% off Plus Free Shipping. Use Code VELVET) LEMONADA MEDIA “BEING Trans” - (Out Now Wherever You Get Your Podcasts) ADVERTISING INQUIRIES - Please contact David@advertising-execs.com MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2022
Romain Bonnet (on Selling Sunset Season Five, Wife Mary Fitzgerald, & Whether Christine Quinn Should & Would Be Terminated!)
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Romain Bonnet steps Behind The Rope. Selling Sunset Season Five. Romain is here to chat about how Selling Sunset went from the Season One little show that could to the international blockbuster premiering at Number One in almost every country that is Season Five today. Romain talks about his Selling Sunset journey from his Season One shirtless pic to his falling out with Davina to present day Season Five drama. Speaking of Season Five drama, we chat Christine - has she finally gone too far, Chrishell - we still have not accepted her breakup with Jason, Chelsea - newbie alert, Emma - new man alert, Heather - wedding alert and much much more! Of course, we chat about wife Mary’s promotion and their journey to starting a family. Finally, we deep dive into the O Group's first ever Reunion - the real reasons why Christine did not attend, is Christine fired from the O group, and more importantly, will she be returning for Season Six. All your questions will be answered. @theromainbonnet @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: RELIEFBAND - www.reliefband.com (20% off Plus Free Shipping. Use Code VELVET) LEMONADA MEDIA “BEING Trans” - (Out Now Wherever You Get Your Podcasts) ADVERTISING INQUIRIES - Please contact David@advertising-execs.com MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2022
KANDI BURRUSS (on RHOA New Season, Cast Mates Past & Present & Housewives' Songs!!)
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Kandi Burruss steps Behind The Rope. RHOA Legend, Kandi Burruss that is. Only three episodes into the new season, Kandi is here to chat about RHOA, Season Fourteen. How did we get here? Kandi reflects upon on her time thought the past thirteen seasons on one of Bravo’s top rated franchises, reflects upon heavy hitters who have come and gone - Nene, Cynthia, Porsha, Kim Zolciak and chats those who have enjoyed a shorter tenure - Eva, Claudia, Shamari, Kim Fields. Speaking of Season Fourteen, Kandi chats all the season’s upcoming drama we can expect from Kenya, Shereé (welcome back), Drew, Marlo (congrats on the peach) and newbie Sanya and we are so here for it. Being an actual bona fide musical superstar who has written songs, not only for her supergroup Xscape, but the likes of N’Sync, Destiny’s Child & Pink, to name a few, we had to chat Housewives’ songs - Countess Lu, Kenya Moore, Melissa Gorga, Kim Z and the budding musical career of one Candiace Dillard and get Kandi’s professional opinion! Finally, we break down Kandi’s other reality TV creds - Kandi and The Gang, The Masked Singer - spoiler alert, she won!, and Celebrity Big Brother before spilling more tea on this already epic season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.  @kandi @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: RELIEFBAND - www.reliefband.com (20% off Plus Free Shipping. Use Code VELVET) LEMONADA MEDIA “BEING Trans” - (Out Now Wherever You Get Your Podcasts) ADVERTISING INQUIRIES - Please contact David@advertising-execs.com MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
Kim D. (Deep Dives RHOBH Season Premiere, RHONJ Reunion 2, & Dorit's Home Invasion!)
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A RHONJ Reunion Part II and The Premiere of RHOBH! What a week and who better than to help us make sense of it all than the one, the only, Miss Kim D. That’s right? Y’all begged, borrowed and everything else under the sun for Kim D. to stay beyond RHONJ and your prayers have been answered. If you don’t think Kim D. deep diving into every week of RHOBH makes any logical sense, starting with his premiere, I have two words for you… PRESS PLAY! That is right. In true Kim D. fashion, she does not hold back in her thoughts on all our favorite diamond holders. She meets Sutton, Garcelle and Crystal for the first time, has some unpopular opinions on classics such as EJ and Rinna and, of course, has a lot to say about Dorit’s home invasion. Oh yea, we also have a RHONJ reunion to get to and, if you haven’t watched, Tre is still mad, mad mad. All this, and we are only getting started! @kimdposche @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Full Episode At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/66360797/edit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2022
Christopher Gorham (on Ugly Betty, Insatiable, Vanessa Williams, Ryan Murphy & Working Shirtless!)
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Christopher Gorham steps Behind The Rope. Christopher is here to talk about his decades long career starring in many of our favorite shows. From his breakout role in Ryan Murphy’s Popular to his new role starring alongside fellow Ugly Betty alum, Becki Newton, we mention it all. Christopher chats Popular, the careers it launched - his, Leslie Grossman, Leslie Bibb, and what it was like to work with Ryan Murphy before he was, well, “Ryan Murphy”. We deep dive into Ugly Betty - working with the greats like Vanessa Williams, Judith Light, America Ferrera, the cultural significance of that show and the likelihood of a reboot. Say whaat? Of course, we talk about his new role in Netflix’s “The Lincoln Lawyer” and working with Alyssa Milano on that other brilliant Netflix show, “Insatiable” - gone, but never forgotten. Finally, we talk about just why Christopher always seems to be cast in roles that require him to be shirtless. Like we said, we mention it all! @chrisgorham @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) DAME - www.dameproducts.com (Enter Code VELVETROPE For 15% Off Your Order) CALM - www.calm.com/velvetrope (40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library.) LEMONADA MEDIA “BEING Trans” - (Out Now Wherever You Get Your Podcasts) ADVERTISING INQUIRIES - Please contact David@advertising-execs.com MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2022
Jackie Goldschneider's "New Role", Three New RHONJ To FIlm, EJ Hands Over Diamonds, & Marlo Hampton's Peach)
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What a Bravo week it has been? The RHONJ reunion has come and is almost gone, Jackie has been “demoted” as y’all like to say, Tre is still mad mad mad and we have three new women who will be filming next season, Danielle Cabral, Rachel Fuda and Jenn Fessler. Of course, we need to clarify just who is friends with who, the definition of the word “friend” - are we being shady, and the actual likelihood that any of them will actually end up on The Real Housewives of New Jersey when it returns for its thirteenth season. Speaking of RHONJ, we break down the viral Danielle Staub parking lot video. If you have not watched it or heard of it, listen up closely as it is pure actual iconic gold in the form of one pissed AF Miss Staub, the way we have grown to love her over the years. In other news, we chat the real reason why Nene Leakes did not name Kim Zolciak Biermann in her lawsuit against Bravo and Andy, the insane Ramona Singer Summer House rumors starring an all grown up Avery Singer and the return of RHOA, Marlo’s peach and all.  @thesarahfrasershow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) DAME - www.dameproducts.com (Enter Code VELVETROPE For 15% Off Your Order) CALM - www.calm.com/velvetrope (40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library.) LEMONADA MEDIA “BEING Trans” - (Out Now Wherever You Get Your Podcasts) ADVERTISING INQUIRIES - Please contact David@advertising-execs.com MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Craig Conover (on Paige DeSorbo, Winter House, Summer House & The Return of Southern Charm)!
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Craig Conover steps Behind The Rope. Craig wastes no time in chatting about the full trajectory of his time on Southern Charm from a Season One Newbie to the OG, Pillow King and Entrepreneur we see before us today. Craig chats cast mates past and present, the absence felt now that Cam is gone, the current status of his “pillow feud” with Patricia Altschul, and the highly anticipated return of ex Naomie Olindo next season. Speaking of next season of Southern Charm, we chat cast mates, expectations and of course, the appearance of one Miss Paige DeSorbo. Craig chats about Paige, being the first long term cross over Bravo Couples, this past season of Summer House and the highly anticipated return of Winter House. All this and more can be read out in Craig’s new book, “Pillow Talk: What’’s Wrong With My Sewing”? @craigconover @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BROUGHT TO YOU BY: RELIEFBAND - www.reliefband.com (20% off Plus Free Shipping. Use Code VELVET) OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) DAME - www.dameproducts.com (Enter Code VELVETROPE For 15% Off Your Order) CALM - www.calm.com/velvetrope (40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library.) LEMONADA MEDIA “BEING Trans” - (Out Now Wherever You Get Your Podcasts) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2022
Bravo's Love Match Atlanta Cast (on Season Drama, Dating Advice for Kenya Moore / Marlo Hampton, NeNe Leakes' New Man, & Patti Stanger)
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Bravo’s Newest Show, "Love Match Atlanta", has finally arrived. Today we welcome Shae Primus, Ming Clark and Joseph Dixon Behind the Rope. This trio is here to break it all down as far as to what we can expect this season on Love Match Atlanta. This is Bravo after all so there is no shortage of drama and the Love Doctors mention it all! While we have three experts, we had to ask relationship advice like do’s and don’ts, drinking and fooling around on a first date, money and status, celebs most requested and all the mistakes their clients commonly make which get them fired from the matchmaking club. Being local ATL residents, we had to chat our fav Peach Holders - this current RHOA season and what they would recommend for our single friends such as Miss Kenya Moore and Miss Marlo Hampton and thoughts on NeNe Leakes’ new beau! Finally, we could not help but ask what advice, if any, they sought from Bravo’s original matchmaker Patti Stanger regarding starring in their very own love show and what are their true thoughts on their west coast predecessor. In true Bravo fashion, these three do not hold back. @shaeprimusmatchmaker @mingthematchmaker @josephcdixon @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) DAME - www.dameproducts.com (Enter Code VELVETROPE For 15% Off Your Order) CALM - www.calm.com/velvetrope (40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library.) LEMONADA MEDIA “BEING Trans” - (Out Now Wherever You Get Your Podcasts) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2022
MARGARET JOSEPHS (on epic RHONJ Season, Explosive Reunion & How To Move Forward With a Cast Divided) - II
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Margaret Josephs steps back Behind The Rope. What a #RHONJ season! Marge is here to break down all that we have seen over the past epic season - Jackie’s brave struggles with eating, Jennifer’s aftermath of Bill’s affair, throw in some Dolo and Mel and of course, the central falling out between her and Tre regarding one Mr. Luis Ruelas. Of course, with Part Two of the reunion dropping tomorrow night, Margaret talks about what we really can expect, Andy Cohen’s frustration, House Husband walk offs, and how all of the cast's relationships will never ever be the same again. Raw and unfiltered, Margaret Josephs like you have never heard her before. Hey, it pays to be a friend of a Housewife and not some blogger looking for clout (thanks for the WWHL shout out Marge!) Finally, looking ahead to next season, we discuss where does this fractured cast, specifically her relationship with Tre, go from here and how can filming begin a “rumored” few weeks from now. @therealmargaretjosephs @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) DAME - www.dameproducts.com (Enter Code VELVETROPE For 15% Off Your Order) CALM - www.calm.com/velvetrope (40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library.) LEMONADA MEDIA “BEING Trans” - (Out Now Wherever You Get Your Podcasts) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2022
Kim D. (on RHONJ Reunion, Jackie's "Demotion" & The Three New Women Filming!)
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Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a reunion!! Kim D. is here to break it all down, Gorga walk offs and all. Jennifer found her new Season Thirteen storyline, we she will be back, a la one mightily Dolo feud, but is she finally in over her Chanel clad head? Everyone has something to say, even Mel who was so aptly reminded of her seating assignment and Tre is mad mad mad. Like, very mad. Kim D. shares info on her single friends she knows who attended Tre’s engagement party, sorry Dolo, and we address all the new season casting rumors a la one rumored demotion and the three new names everyone has been so carefree to throw around Danielle Cabral, Rachel Fuda and Jenn Fessler. Seeing as Kim D. knows everyone in New Jersey, we had to get her take on these three and whether they stand a better chance of surviving than the last many entires. Michelle Pais, anyone? Finally, you do not think Kim D. could keep her opinions to herself regarding eveyone’s dresses and reunion style? Finally, our reunion episode has landed. @kimdposche @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef FULL EPISODE AT: https://www.patreon.com/posts/66062721/edit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2022
En Vogue (on Being Musical Icons, the 90s, The Masked Singer, Beyonce & Touring w/ NKOTB)!
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En Vogue step Behind The Rope. Cindy Herron, Terry Ellis and Rhona Bennett, that is. Fresh off their Masked Singer elimination, the members of En Vogue are here to what about just what it was like to share the stage as Queen Cobra over the past many weeks as they advanced in Fox’s hit singing competition. Of course, the convo quickly turns to their Iconic career which has spanned over three decades and is still going strong today. From their debut album in 1990, “Born to Sing”, to the celebration of the just past thirtieth anniversary of “Funky Divas”, En Vogue chats about the music business, those that have come and gone and just what it is like to still be standing today. “Still standing" is an understatement for a super group like En Vogue which have sold over twenty million albums to date and have provided the soundtrack to many of our lives. You can expect to hear all of their hits, and then some, including “Never Gonna Get It”, “Free Your Mind”, “Giving Him Something He Can Feel”, “Whatta Man” this summer as they embark on The Mixed Tap Tour with New Kids On The Block. Until then, just sit back, relax and listen here! @envoguemusic @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) DAME - www.dameproducts.com (Enter Code VELVETROPE For 15% Off Your Order) CALM - www.calm.com/velvetrope (40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library.) LEMONADA MEDIA “BEING Trans” - (Out Now Wherever You Get Your Podcasts) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2022
Ramona Singer's "Mention" in Nene Leakes' Lawsuit, Running Into Michael Darby on a Flight, LVP/EJ Feud & The Return of BravoCon (What We Know)!
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What a week. Running into Michael Darby on a flight - RHOP shout out - was just the beginning. We waste no time in getting right into it today with updates on Michael and Ashley’s Divorce, Erika Jayne & Garcelle’s ongoing feud - RHOBH shout out, and the lawsuit of one miss Nene Leakes which seems to be getting stranger by the day. Might we see Ramona Singer, Stassi Schroeder, Kim Zolciak Biermann and Kathryn Dennis, all of whom have been used as examples by Ms. Leakes’ attorney as alleged bad behavior by our beloved Bravo, in a courtroom sometime soon? Meanwhile, Larsa Pippen and The Lord Scott Disick were seen hanging out in the 305 which did not please RHOM producers, Josh Flagg’s new boyfriend revealed via Instagram and LVP and Erika Jayne are fighting again. What else is new? Actually, BravoCon 2022 is new. With the announcement of the return of BravoCon later this year, we share a major announcement regarding the epic 3 day event and The Rope’s involvement!! @thesarahfrasershow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: DORMEO - www.dormeo.com/VELVET (15% Off Your First Purchase) LEMONADA MEDIA “BEING Trans” - (Out Now Wherever You Get Your Podcasts) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2022
Mary Fitzgerald (on Selling Sunset, Upcoming Reunion & Whether Christine Quinn Should & Will Be Terminated)
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Mary Fitzgerald steps Behind The Rope. Selling Sunset Season Five. How did we get here? Mary chats about how Selling Sunset went from the Season One little show that could to the international blockbuster premiering at Number One in almost every country that is Season Five today! Mary chats real estate a la The Oppenheim Group, her new promo to boss of the O Group office and all the Season Five drama. Speaking of Season Five drama, we chat Christine - has she finally gone too far, Chrishell - we still have not accepted her breakup with Jason, Chelsea - newbie alert, Heather - wedding alert, Emma - top producer alert and much much more! Finally, we deep dive into the O Group's first ever Reunion - what needs to be resolved, what will probably remain unresolved, who needs to be let go, and of course, the absence of one Christine Quinn and all the social media controversy surrounding that. Whew, and we are only getting started! @themaryfitzgerald @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: DORMEO - www.dormeo.com/VELVET (15% Off Your First Purchase) LEMONADA MEDIA “BEING Trans” - (Out Now Wherever You Get Your Podcasts) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2022
Matt James (on The Bachelor, Kenya Moore, Tyler Cameron /Kristin Cavallari & Rachael Kirkconnell)
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Matt James steps Behind The Rope. The bachelor is in the house. Forget all you have read, heard or think you know about Matt James because he is here to set the record straight. On the heels of his new book, “First Impressions”, Matt is here to mention it all. Matt talks about the highs and low of his Bachelor experience, the pressure the world placed on him as “the first Black Bachelor”, and how he dealt with that pressure while staying true to himself, and his heart, in his much publicized journey for love. Of course, we all know how that worked out. Matt chats the full trajectory of his relationship with Rachael, what she thought of him writing this book and where they are today. Of course, we also chat Matt’s BFF, or as we like to call him, his boyfriend, Tyler Cameron, his DWTS appearance which led to a friendship with the one and only Miss Kenya Moore - RHOA Shout Out - and everything in between.  @mattjames919 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: DORMEO - www.dormeo.com/VELVET (15% Off Your First Purchase) LEMONADA MEDIA “BEING Trans” - (Out Now Wherever You Get Your Podcasts) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2022
MARGARET JOSEPHS (on epic RHONJ Season, Tomorrow's Reunion & How To Move Forward With a Cast Divided) - I
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Margaret Josephs steps back Behind The Rope. What a #RHONJ season! Marge is here to break down all that we have seen over the past epic season - Jackie’s brave struggles with eating, Jennifer’s aftermath of Bill’s affair, throw in some Dolo and Mel and of course, the central falling out between her and Tre regarding one Mr. Luis Ruelas. Of course, on the heels of tomorrow night's premiere of the three part RHONJ reunion, Margaret talks about what we really can expect, Andy Cohen’s frustration, House Husband walk offs, and how all of the cast's relationships will never ever be the same again. Raw and unfiltered, Margaret Josephs like you have never heard her before. Hey, it pays to be a friend of a Housewife and not some blogger looking for clout (thanks for the WWHL shout out Marge!) Finally, looking ahead to next season, we discuss where does this fractured cast, specifically her relationship with Tre, go from here and how can filming begin a “rumored” few weeks from now. @therealmargaretjosephs @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: DORMEO - www.dormeo.com/VELVET (15% Off Your First Purchase) LEMONADA MEDIA “BEING Trans” - (Out Now Wherever You Get Your Podcasts) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2022
Kim D. Breaks Down #RHONJ Finale, Shares Insider Reunion Info , Reveals Plans For Bravocon & Chats WWHL Shout Out!
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What a #RHONJ season! We have a finale people and a reunion trailer like no other. No fear, your new fav Miss Kim D. is here to break it all down. F bombs and all, Kim don’t hold back when it comes to how she really feels about Luis referencing his 50,000 square foot love bubble nest he shares with Tre - it is 17,000 square feet to be exact, his private jet and the fact that Tre can apparently quit the show and never work again. Kim shares her recent texts from Dolo, what we can expect from next week’s reunion with house husband walk outs, b*tch boy references, Bill Aydin’s chance to speak, speak, speak, no love loss between The Marge - thank you for The WWHL Shout Out - and Tre and one seemingly epic breakdown from Daddy Cohen himself. All this and we are only getting started. You know you wanna listen!! @kimdposche @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Listen to FULL EPISODE at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/65743160/edit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2022
Nene Leakes' Lawsuit, Ashley & Michael Darby's Divorce, Candiace & Gizelle Feud, & More Trouble Casting RHONY 2.0!
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Another day, another divorce in the BravoSphere. This time, the big D has struck the one and onlys Ashley and Michael Darby. Did we see this coming? Are we shocked? Will this get messy and what will each of their dating lives look like in the near future? These and many other questions answered as we take a deep dive. Fear not, all of it will be covered on the upcoming RHOP season. Speaking of RHOP, seems Gizelle and Candiace unfollowed each other and Chris Bassett is, of course, heavily in the mix on all that. Feel free to check his Twitter account to see what we all mean up in here. Of course, the week could not end without a little chat about NeNe Leakes’ lawsuit against NBCUniversal, Bravo, Andy Cohen and many others, but not Kim Zolciak Biermann, Ramona Singer or Stassi Schroeder who are named in the court documents. Yup, we break it all down and make sense of it all! @thesarahfrasershow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: PAIR EYEWEAR - www.paireyewear.com/VELVET (15% Off Your First Purchase) DAME - www.dameproducts.com (Enter Code VELVETROPE For 15% Off Your Order) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
Erika Jayne Throws Garcelle's Book In Garbage, The Return of RHOBH, Likelihood of Shah's Spinoff & Update on RHONY Casting!!
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On the heels of the return of one of the most popular, and highly rated franchises of Housewives, RHOBH, Erika Jayne threw Garcelle Beauvais' book in the garbage. That set off a whole series of events which, as we discuss in full, is gonna make for one non-stop ride of a season for our favorite diamond holders. Speaking of the return of cities, Atlanta is back and one Miss Marlo Hampton finally has her peach and word on the street is, she sure earns it this upcoming RHOA season. In other news, we break down the likelihood that MJ, GG and Reza will get a “Shahs” spin off, share an update on RHONY Season Fourteen casting and chat the future of Vanderpump Rules now that the majority of the core cast is once again single.  @thesarahfrasershow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: DAME - www.dameproducts.com (Enter Code VELVETROPE For 15% Off Your Order) PAIR EYEWEAR - www.paireyewear.com/VELVET (15% Off Your First Purchase) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
Davina Potratz (on Selling Sunset, Christine's Future, Chrishell & Jason's Future (?), & Upcoming Reunion)
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Davina Potratz steps Behind The Rope. Selling Sunset Season Five. The wait is over!! Davina is here to chat about how Selling Sunset went from the Season One little show that could to the international blockbuster premiering at Number One in almost every country that is Season Five today. Davina chats real estate, $75 Million Dollar Listings, Real Housewives, Oppenheim Group fashion and of course all the Season Five drama. Speaking of Season Five drama, we chat Christine - has she finally gone too far, Chrishell - we still have not accepted her breakup with Jason, Mary - new boss alert, Chelsea - newbie alert, Heather - wedding alert and much much more! Finally, we deep dive into the O Group's first ever Reunion - what needs to be resolved, what will probably remain unresolved and most importantly, who needs to be let go.  @davinapotratz @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: PAIR EYEWEAR - www.paireyewear.com/VELVET (15% Off Your First Purchase) DAME - www.dameproducts.com (Enter Code VELVETROPE For 15% Off Your Order) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2022
SUZANNE SOMERS (on Three's Company, Chrissy Snow, Sex at 74, The Kardashians, RHOBH, Famous Friends & Being an Icon!
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Suzanne Sommers steps Behind The Rope. No, your eyes are not deceiving you. One of THE MOST LEGENDARY names in TV history, an author of almost thirty books, an entrepreneur in every sense of the word, an Informercial Superstar before we understood the word Informercial, a Gay Icon and so many more monikers, we could go on all day. Suzanne Sommers!!!! Hard to imagine it has been almost forty five years since Suzanne first played Chrissy Snow on Three’s Company, a show which is still as beloved today by the current gen as when it first premiered. A man pretending to be gay to live with two women in order to share the rent, Jack Tripper, Three’s Company was ahead of its time in even mentioning “gay” on a Prime Time ABC show and showing a straight man comfortable enough in his sexuality to show his “nontraditional” sensitive side making “gay” ok. Suzanne, a trailblazer, left her iconic Chrissy Snow role after five seasons demanding the equal pay of her male colleagues, a topic at the forefront of discussion in Hollywood over the past few years. Switching gears, there is no mention of Suzanne Sommers without thinking of the Iconic Thighmaster and vice versa. Back on ABC many years later as part of the Iconic TGIF lineup, Suzanne found herself opposite Dallas’ Patrick Duffy in the brilliant “Step by Step”. We had to pick Suzanne’s brain on her last book, “A New Way to Age” considering she is Seventy Four years young and is aging backward before our very eyes - no really check out our IG for pics. Although she is busy running her lifestyle empire, we had to ask if she would ever act again and who she would love to star alongside. We chat famous friends, Kardashians, RHOBH, DWTS & more. Finally, we discuss her recent statements of her “three times a day” sex life with husband and life partner, Alan Hamel. No question is off limits in this no holds bar chat with one of the most well known Icons to have ever stepped Behind The Rope.  @suzannesomers @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: PAIR EYEWEAR - www.paireyewear.com/VELVET (15% Off Your First Purchase) DAME - www.dameproducts.com (Enter Code VELVETROPE For 15% Off Your Order) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
RHOC OG Jo De La Rosa (on RHOC Current Season, Future RHUGT with Gretchen Rossi & Upcoming Wedding!)
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Jo De La Rosa steps back Behind The Rope. One of the OG’s of the OC, who was there from Season One, Second One, Scene One. We catch up with Jo about all that she has going on in life since she was here last - newly engaged, wedding planning, living the dream in LA. Of course, the convo quickly turns to this current season of RHOC and Jo is happy to help us make sense of it all. The return of Fancy Pants Dubrow, Newbies Noella and Dr. Jen, Team Heather / Shannon, Botched’s Dr. Terry Dubrow as an honorary housewife, Shane passing the bar, Noella’s real life drama divorce which played out in real time in the media, the much needed comic relief of one miss Gina Kirschenheiter, how we have learned to never, and we mean ever, come for Heather Durbow’s fam and much more. Here we are again with ratings, the public’s cry that this season was not their favorite and what happens now. Finally we chat about her potential involvement in future installments of RHUGT and just what that would look like assuming she would be cast alongside one Miss Gretchen Christine Rossi! Yes, we mention it all with the help of one of the OG’s herself, Miss Jo De La Rosa!!! @jodelarosaa @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: PAIR EYEWEAR - www.paireyewear.com/VELVET (15% Off Your First Purchase) DAME - www.dameproducts.com (Enter Code VELVETROPE For 15% Off Your Order) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
Kim D. Responds to The Gorgas' WWHL Love, We Respond to Teddi Mellencamp's Diss, & RHONJ Recap!
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Where were you this past Tuesday night during Watch What Happens Live? Did you almost pass out and roll over when Melissa and Joe Gorga both said they “like” Kim D.? Since when? We break down these recent statements and the newfound love between The Gorga’s and our weekly #RHONJ - and hopefully more - recruit Ms. Kim D. In other news, word on the street is that woman Teddi Mellencamp has something to say about our weekly chats with Kim D. Does Miss ex-RHOBH really think she can play with the big girls over here Behind The Rope on the East Coast. Finally, let us not forget, there was an actual episode this past week. Tre is on the move, outta the house and away the girls sing, the boys drink and if you haven’t heard, Tre is mad mad mad. This and so much more as Kim D. reveals all she has learned IRL this past week in Jerzy land. @kimdposche @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef https://www.patreon.com/posts/65487540/edit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2022
Chris Kattan (on Celebrity Big Brother, SNL, Will Smith/Chris Rock, DWTS, JLo & Ariana Grande!)
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Chris Kattan stew Behind The Rope. Mr. Saturday Night Live himself is here to talk about it all from early days at The Groundlings with Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri. Chris chats going from the master class, The Groundlings, to the big league, SNL. Chris breaks down many of his iconic SNL characters - Mr. Peepers, Mango, and one half of the Butabi Brothers, which ultimately led to the iconic film, “A Night at the Roxbury”. Chris chats sequels and reboots with Will and Jim Carey, working with guest stars such as Jennifer Lopez and Ariana Grande and who was and was not so thrilled with his many impressions throughout the years. Of course, we deep dive into Chris’ time earlier this year in the Celebrity Big Brother House - roommates in the form of Cynthia Bailey, Carson Kressley and Lamar Odom as well as his decision to leave the game early. Finally, as a comedian currently on the road on tour, Chris discusses the Oscars slap heard round the world, cancel culture in comedy and oh so much more! Warning: this episode will make you laugh! @chriskattanofficial @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: CALM - www.calm.com/velvetrope  (40% Off Calm's Entire Library) WOOGA (“JUNE”S JOURNEY) - (Download “June’s Journey” Free Today on the Apple App Store or Google Play) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2022
Lisa Rinna - The Ultimate Mastermind? Plus, Julia Fox on RHONY 2.0 & Shahs of Sunset Cancelled!
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Shahs of Sunset is cancelled. We analyze why and if it had anything to do with the recent charges against Mike Shouhed. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOBH) trailer has dropped. Is Lisa Rinna the ultimate mastermind who understands the assignment better than any other Housewife ever or is she… somethin’ else? Erika Jayne has a new law suit against her for $50 million dollars and everyone seems to want Julia Fox to join RHONY 2.0 but just what is the real likelihood that that could, would or will happen.  @thesarahfrasershow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: CALM - www.calm.com/velvetrope (40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library.) WOOGA (“JUNE”S JOURNEY) - (Download “June’s Journey” Free Today on the Apple App Store or Google Play) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
ZAC POSEN (on Kim Kardashian, Real Housewives, Project Runway, Naomi Campbell, & Being a Fashion Icon!!)
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Zac Posen steps Behind The Rope. Legend and Icon, Zac Posen. Zac chats about how he went from humble early beginnings of designing dresses in his parents living room, to making a dress for Naomi Campbell which caught the attention of Fashion’s Elite to worldwide global fashion domination, and everything in between. Zac chats about the relationship between designer and celebrity, working with many of this famous clients such as Natalie Portman, Rihanna, Beyonce, Claire Danes and how social media has changed the game today. Of course, we break down what it was like to be a judge on Bravo’s still uber popular “Project Runway”, opportunities that followed, Reality TV, Real Housewives and his most recent stint as Costume Designer on the blockbuster film, “The Outfit”. As we say, Zac mentioned it all! @zacposen @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: CALM - www.calm.com/velvetrope (40% Off Calm's Entire Library) WOOGA (“JUNE”S JOURNEY) - (Download “June’s Journey” Free Today on the Apple App Store or Google Play) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2022
Dog The Bounty Hunter (on Reality TV, Bounty Hunting, Marriage & The Masked Singer!)
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Dog the Bounty Hunter steps Behind The Rope. Fresh off his appearance on The Masked Singer, Dog is here to chat about just how the world’s most famous Bounty Hunter ended up on America’s top rated singing competition and what that experience was like for him. Of course, we also chat about Dog’s day job - the risks, famous cases, misconceptions and just how one decides to pursue one of life’s most dangerous careers. Dog breaks down how he went from life in the field to life on TV in his hit show “Dog The Bounty Hunter” and every possible spin off one could imagine. Finally, on a personal note, Dog opens up about new wife Francie Fran and why, this time, he is “done”! @duanedogchapman @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: CALM - www.calm.com/velvetrope (40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library.) WOOGA (“JUNE”S JOURNEY) - (Download “June’s Journey” Free Today on the Apple App Store or Google Play) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
LALA KENT (on Her Breakup, Dating, Future of Vanderpump Rules & "Give Them Lala")!!!
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Lala Kent steps back Behind The Rope in celebration of her recently released Paperback Version of “Give Them Lala”! In true Lala fashion, nothing is off the table. Lala opens up about her very public breakup which everyone seems to have an opinion on, what the media has gotten so right and so wrong, motherhood to “pride and joy” Ocean, dating with the help of private investigators, slipping in to celeb DMs, her type and so much more. On the Vanderpump front, Lala chats about the future of VPR - yes we caught Andy Cohen’s “Vanderpump Valley” slip the other night on WWHL, what she has heard and truly knows, who she regularly chats and does not chat with and the likelihood that OGs Stassi, Jax, Kristen Doute and also Brittany will be back many of the rumors circulate. Finally, we chat about just what it takes to be a Boss Babe running the Give Them Lala empire on a daily basis and just why she thinks “Bad Weather” aka Heather Gay and Whitney Rose from hometown Salt Lake are #everything. @lalakent @givethemlalabeauty @givethemlalababy @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: CALM - www.calm.com/velvetrope (40% off unlimited access to Calm’s entire library.) WOOGA (“JUNE”S JOURNEY) - (Download “June’s Journey” Free Today on the Apple App Store or Google Play) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
Our Response To Teresa Giudice's Claims That We Are "The Blogger"!! (Plus Kim D's Update on Gorga Spat)!
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Before we get to today’s regularly scheduled #RHONJ deep dive, we need to address the recent claims that have surfaced all over social media that we, The Rope, David Yontef, are “The Blogger” that our good friend Teresa Giudice is accusing Margaret Josephs of leaking info to. Where do we begin? Our full statement, explanation, play by play, hot take and everything else you could want regarding this, now viral topic, is discussed within. Moving on, Kim D - you didn’t think this week was all about us, did you? - shed’s light on her recently re-ignited spat with Joey Gorga which, according to Ms. D, “does not seem to be going away any time soon”. Well there ya have it. In other news, once Tre is done labeling us “The Blogger" responsible for disseminating publicly available information, she is mad mad mad. Table flipping mad. Mad enough to be told to leave the house in the middle of the night, pajamas and all. Is there anything that even needs to be addressed during this episode? We think not. Tune in for our most explosive, and supersized, #RHONJ chat to date. @kimdposche @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef https://www.patreon.com/posts/65151090/edit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2022
Seeking Arrangement Founder Brandon Wade & Dana Rosewall (on Erika Jayne, Scott Disick, Misconceptions & Love!)
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Brandon Wade and Dana Rosewall step Behind The Rope. Brandon, CEO and Founder of famed “sugar dating” website “Seeking”, formerly “Seeking Arrangement”, chats about starting his infamous business, the misconceptions and criticism associated with “Seeking”, and trends he has seen between mature financially successful men and women and younger attractive daters throughout the years. Brandon and Dana chat about their chance meeting on “Seeking” which has not only led Brandon to retract his statement that “love is a concept invented by poor people”, but also drop the “arrangement” from Seeking, rebrand his business - which he hired Rachel Uchitel to assist with, and propose to and now be planning a wedding to Dana. Brandon and Dana talk love - how, where, when they found it and how you can find it too!! Finally, we analyze some of Hollywood’s most notorious relationships determining just how much “dating up” plays into the mix - Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi, Scott Disick and Amelia Gray / Sophia Richie, Madonna and her Dancer Boyfriend and many more!  @askbrandonwade @danabrandon108 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) LATHER- www.lather.com/velvet (15% Off Your Order with Code VELVET) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2022
RHOBH New Season Trailer, Kathy/Kyle Feud, Countess Luann's "New" E Show & More!)
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The Season 12 RHOBH trailer has dropped and we are in for one h*ll of a ride! We break it all down - the trailer, what we learned from inside filming, the much talked about Aspen vacay, rumored Kyle/Kathy feud and of course, Erika Jayne’s claim that Kathy Hilton used a slur word. Heading east, everyone is still talking about the tale of two RHONYs so we break down which OGs are politicking the hardest to be part of the legacy show, which OGs are most likely to be part of the legacy show and the recent claims that our very own regular guest, Countess Lu, already has her own spin off on the E Network. Life sure is getting interesting around here. Finally, we share updates from the currently filming RHOP season, address the newest allegations of Michael Darby’s alleged infidelity and chat getting called out by the one and only Miss Ashley Darby. All that and much more! @thesarahfrasershow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) LATHER- www.lather.com/velvet (15% Off Your Order with Code VELVET) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
Brooke Burke (on Winning & Hosting DWTS, Tyra, RHOBH, Lisa Rinna, Co-Parenting with David Charvet, & Her Fitness Empire!)
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Brooke Burke steps Behind The Rope. Brooke chats the full anthology of her career which began on the much publicized E show “Wild On!” Or, as people like to refer to it, that cool E travel show. From there Brooke hosted the iconic Rock Star: INXS - we chat Mark Burnett, INXS, 80s music and after appearing as a contestant on Dancing With The Stars, a seven season run as host of the hit ABC show. Brooke chats what it was like competing for and winning the esteemed Mirror Ball Trophy, hosting with Tom Bergeron, the judges, the unplanned end and life after with Tyra Banks as host. Brooke chats about her much publicized marriage and divorce to Baywatch & Melrose Place’s David Charvet, being a role model for co-parenting with David, and new relationship. Of course, we also chat Housewives - RHOBH, would she ever, Lisa Rinna & more! Finally, we chat Brooke’s commitment to exercise and clean living, Brooke Burke Body, and her new partnership with Tru Niagen & Tru Niagen Immune!.  @brookeburke  @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef To Purchase Tru Niagen & True Niagen Immune -  https://www.truniagen.com/products/#products-list BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) LATHER- www.lather.com/velvet (15% Off Your Order with Code VELVET) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
Melissa Rivers (on Joan Rivers, Red Carpets, BFFs Josh Flagg/Jeff Lewis, The Kardashians, Madonna & Stellar New Book!)
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Third times a charm. Melissa Rivers steps back Behind The Rope in honor of the release of her new book, “Lies My Mother Told Me: Tall Tales from a Short Woman”. Melissa breaks down many of these “tales” from Joan Rivers and life advice she received throughout the years. In typical Joan fashion, the tales are, shocker, funny!!! Melissa also breaks down current fashion, red carpets - with the recent Oscars and Grammys, awards shows, the possible return of Fashion Police, Joan’s friendship with Madonna and much more. On a serious note, Melissa updates The Rope on her “journey” and decision regarding more children, the current state of her love life, her Bravoleb friends a la Jeff Lewis and Josh Flagg and oh so much more. Yup, we mention it all! Oh, and go buy the book. Did we mention just how funny it is? @melissariversofficial @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Order “Lies My Mother Told Me: Tall Tales From a Short Woman” - https://www.amazon.com/Lies-My-Mother-Told-Me/dp/1642937401 BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) LATHER- www.lather.com/velvet (15% Off Your Order with Code VELVET) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
CAROLINE STANBURY (Real Housewives of Dubai) - on Housewives, Ladies of London, Hot Husband, & More!
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Caroline Stanbury steps Behind The Rope. Once a Lady of London, now a Real Housewife of Dubai. The Queen has arrived. All hail. Before looking ahead, Caroline looks back at one of Bravo’s most Iconic shows gone way before its time, Ladies of London. We chat about the highs, lows, cat fights, Mapperton, Gift Library, cast changes, fall down drunk moments and drama of it all which, when said in a British accent, seemed totally high society to us Americans over here in the states. On that note, we talk about what a break out success the show was here in America and what Caroline’s frequent trips to WWHL and the states for press was like. Two words - insane fandom. We chat with Caroline about how much her life has changed since the end of Ladies of London seven years ago. Caroline has moved to Dubai, gotten divorced, met a man - on fire ex-professional soccer player Sergio Carrallo, gotten married and is now a Real Housewife of Dubai in one of the most anticipated Housewives franchises, well, ever!! Caroline opens up about meeting Sergio, courtship, engagement, and current dream life. Of course, we chat about her many celeb and Bravoleb friendships - Larsa Pippen, Patti Stanger, and now that she is back as a Real Housewife of Dubai, might we also chat Ladies of London Reboot? Are we being greedy? Does not matter cause we will take Ms. Stanbury any way we can get her! @carolinestanbury @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) LATHER- www.lather.com/velvet (15% Off Your Order with Code VELVET) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Kim D. Breaks Down The Demise of Her Friendship With Tre & Who Walked Off & Why The #RHONJ Reunion!!!
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Kim D. is back for her usual #RHONJ weekly recap. However, Kim D. is here to, finally, detail, in a play by play chat, what exactly went wrong in her friendship with Tre. Kim talks about the full trajectory of her friendship with Tre - meeting, late night three way phone calls with Jacqueline Laurita and Tre, Melissa’s involvement, the jail years, their reunion after jail and just where exactly did this one time best friendship start to crack and ultimately disintegrate into the disarray of a mess that it is today. Questions are asked and answered. THE episode you have all been asking and waiting for is finally here. Plus, we chat what really went down at Marge Sr.’s Bday, which The Rope attended, and oh so much more. For anyone who thought they have gotten to know Kim D. well over the past few weeks you have not heard anything yet. Finally, Kim opens up about it all! @kimdposche @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Listen To The Full Episode At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/64839353/edit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2022
Ian Flanigan (on The Voice, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton & New Music!!)
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Ian Flanigan steps Behind The Rope. Hot off opening for Blake Shelton, Ian is here to chat about what that experience was like as well as his star run on NBC’s The Voice where he finished as a finalist on “Team Blake”. Ian chats about The Voice, the other judges Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, John Legend and just how life has changed since appearing on the hit show. We talk celebrity, fame, being star struck and of course…music!! Ian chats about his new single and video for the same song “Under A Southern Sky” which is gearing up to one of the “feel good” songs of the summer. Ahh, warmer days. Until then, feel free to take a listen! @Ian_flanigan @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: LATHER- www.lather.com/velvet (15% Off Your Order with Code VELVET) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2022
Our On Air Apology To Jill Zarin & Moving Forward with Two RHONYs!!
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First things first. After receiving a phone call from Jill Zarin, we have decided to issue an on air apology to the one, the only, Miss Jill Zarin. Unlike what y’all say about some of the greats - LVP and Ms. Frankel, although rare, we can apologize when we deem necessary. We break down our phone call with the RHONY OG and our full on air apology to Ms. Zarin lies within. In other news, if you have not heard, Bravo has broken our beloved franchise into two. We discuss what two RHONYs really means for the OGs, which OGs are likely to be asked and accept, who is likely to never be asked - in other words which past cast members this is good and bad news for, what the new RHONY is likely to look like Season One from he ground up, current casting updates for the new installment, which OGs are politicking hard, how both RHOSLC and RHOC affected Bravo’s decision and much, much, more. You have heard all the rest, now hear what is really going on with the saga of two RHONYS! @thesarahfrasershow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: LATHER- www.lather.com/velvet (15% Off Your Order with Code VELVET) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
ALLY SHEEDY (on The Breakfast Club, St. Elmos Fire, The 80s, Reboots, Molly Ringwald & New TV Show)!!
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Ally Sheedy steps Behind The Rope. Icon, Legend, Actress, Author, Professor, Ally Sheedy. Ally chats about her epic career which began with starring roles in some of the most iconic films to ever be made - The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire, High Art, War Games, to name a few. Ally chats what it was like as a regularly working actress in the 80’s, working with John Hughes, the indie darling High Art, “The Brat Pack”, and how the industry has changed both for women and due to social media throughout the years. Ally discusses what it was like to be the first female to play the epic Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and how Broadway differs from TV and movies. Speaking of TV, we gush over her new role as Carole in the brilliant Single Drunk Female. Of course in the age of reboots we chat a possible Breakfast Club reboot, the state of the industry today and her “side hustle”, teaching college kids acting. Yup, Professor Sheedy in the building. Thank you Ms. Sheedy. We - are - not - worthy!!!  @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: LATHER- www.lather.com/velvet (15% Off Your Order with Code VELVET) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2022
CARSON KRESSLEY (on Queer Eye, Dorit Kemsley, Drag Race, Erika Jayne, DWTS & Countess Luann!)
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Carson Kressley steps Behind The Rope. We start at the beginning when Carson broke out into the public eye as one of the five original Queer Eye Guys on Queer Eye for The Straight Guy. The original first Reality Show on Bravo! We chat about what Bravo was like back in 2003 when Andy Cohen was in Corporate and not yet on air talent or the mega producer he is today and what it was like to go from a booming fashion career to one of the most recognizable men in America. We break down how Bravo has changed over the years from the channel that Queer Eye started to the house that Real Housewives built. Car Car chats his best / worst dressed Housewives, best / worst dressed Housewife franchise, and his many interactions with Real Housewives over the years. Of course, we chat about being a contestant on Celeb Apprentice, Dancing With the Stars and the many other Reality Shows (shout out Big Brother) he has been involved in. Carson breaks down celeb culture, best / worst dressed, red carpets, the future of fashion in the entertainment biz and the current Netflix installation of Queer Eye which has, once again, taken the nation by storm. Finally, we chat about Carson’s day job as a Judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race / All Stars - the contestants, judges, queens, and, last but not least, Mama Ru. @carsonkressley @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: LATHER- www.lather.com/velvet (15% Off Your Order with Code VELVET) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
Tiffany Moon (on Why RHOD Ended, RHONY, Future RHUGT, Jennie Nguyen, Return of RHOD & Miss Dubrow's Closet!)
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Tiffany Moon steps Behind The Rope. The good doctor is back! Tiffany opens up about the end of The Real Housewives of Dallas, who would have been in and out if RHOD returned, the rumored new cast members in the mix when the announcement was made, the allegations that RHOD was cancelled in part due to racial overtones, other reasons why RHOD was cancelled, if RHOD was in fact cancelled a la the use of the word “hiatus”, and who she is still in good graces with today, including RHOD OG Miss Leanne Locken. Of course with RHUGT, everyone could get a second chance which we discuss and the likelihood and outcome of casting Kameron Westcott along with Dr. Moon on a future Housewives Girls Trip. Of course we chat current Bravo goings on like the exit of Mary Cosby on RHOSLC, Jen Shah / Erika Jayne, the future of RHONY, current season RHONJ and much more. We also address important Housewives matters such as closet envy, the appropriate candle wick from a scientific point of view for optimal burn and a Married to Medicine Dallas edition. Finally, when we think of Dr.Tiffany Moon we think anesthesiologist extraordinaire but not necessarily funny. Well, get ready to have your opinion changed as Tiffany chats about her second ever Stand Up Comedy Routine at LA’s The Laugh Factory, her comedy career and more!. Hey, that is pretty major. Who says there isn’t life after Real Housewives.  @tiffanymoonmd @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: LATHER- www.lather.com/velvet (15% Off Your Order with Code VELVET) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
Kim D. (Reveals New Info on Gia, Luis, Lawsuits & Breaks Down This Week's #RHONJ)!
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Kim D. is back with some shocking revelations about one of Luis’ exes, new lawsuits which may involve her - say what? and, wait for it, Gia Giudice!! We push Kim for more details on her “source’ from inside Tre’s camp and cannot get enough of what she is putting down, and it sure takes a lot, at this point, to shock us!! Of course, Kim breaks down this past week's #RHONJ - Tre has never been prouder of her offspring than from a locker room moment with Marge, Jackie’s struggles are real - so brave and touching, Jennifer reminds us she will get half of everything, Bill is over it all, Melissa ain’t causing another family drama over athleisure wear and so much more. Where do we begin? @kimdposche @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef https://www.patreon.com/posts/64523874/edit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2022
Jenni Pulos (on Flipping Out, Jeff Lewis, WWHL Theme Song & Being a Fan Fav!)
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Flipping Out’s Fan Fav Jenni Pulos! Have y’all heard this chat way back when it was first released, before many of you stepped Behind The Rope. We didn’t think so. Today we share with you Fan Fav Jenni Pulos to Mention It All!! Jenni Pulos steps Behind The Rope. Jenni fills us in on what she has been up to in life since we last saw her on our TV screens on the hit Bravo show Flipping Out. These days it is a whole lot of home schooling and family time from her home in SoCal and, in true Jenni fashion, she makes it all fun. We would expect nothing less from this Bravo fan fav. Originally from Portland Oregon, Jenni came to California for school and never left. Having pursued an acting career early on, Jenni once appeared in a movie with Chris O'Donnell and Renee Zellweger. She was also on an episode of Charmed with Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty (OMG!!). Jenni describes what it was like to be an actress and suddenly find herself a key component in a hit reality TV show. She describes the concept of how Flipping Out came about, how the show morphed into something different than what was originally intended, what filming was like and what she thought about the finished product once aired. Jenni offers advice to anyone starting out in Reality TV, discusses the high and lows of her tenure on Flipping Out and what it was like to have your wedding filmed on national TV. Of course, we discuss Jenni's illustrious rap career and her classic children’s songs such as Poo in the Potty, Take Your Vitamins and No Fighting, No Biting. Speaking of Rap and Hip Hop, Jenni and David bond over their favorites 50 Cent, Lil’ Kim and Foxy Brown as well as some of Jenni’s Real Housewife Friends Shannon Beador, Lisa Vanderpump, Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge. Finally, we discuss one of the most important contributions to society over the past decade, the WWHL Theme Song which Jenni co-wrote. We need ALL the details please! A fun filled episode with this fan fav. Not to be missed. @jennipulos @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: RESET - www.reset.com/velvet (Reset's science-based plan only requires two strict Reset Days each week - the other five days, you have the freedom to eat without rules or restrictions!) ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) L’OCCITANE - www.loccitane.com (Review All Products and DM Us With Your Favorites!) SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2022
Katie Maloney & Tom Schwartz Breakup Update, Kathy Hilton's RHOBH Season Two Drama & More!
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Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney have broken up. We analyze he breakup that rocked the BravoVerse - should we be shocked, were there warning signs, and how they are now, seemingly working on consciously uncoupling - still living together, lunch dates for the paparazzi, asking their VanderFriends to “not take sides”. In other news, we break down what is about to be a rough sophomore season for one Kathy Hilton over on RHOBH - the rumored “slurs”, trouble with both Erika Jayne and Rinna and much more. Are Kathy, Paris and Nicki now still happy Kathy joined RHOBH. Countess Lu made nation headlines this week, Wendy Williams broke her silence and Kanye is acting stranger by the day. All this and much more Housewives tea! @thesarahfrasershow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: RESET - www.reset.com/velvet (Reset's science-based plan only requires two strict Reset Days    each week - the other five days, you have the freedom to eat without rules or restrictions!) ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) L’OCCITANE - www.loccitane.com (Review All Products and DM Us With Your Favorites!) SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
KELLY RUTHERFORD (on Melrose Place, Gossip Girl, Lisa Rinna, Heather Locklear, Blake Lively & Real Housewives!)
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Kelly Rutherford steps Behind The Rope. Yes, Kelly Rutherford. Kelly is here to chat about her epic career that has led to parts in two of the most iconic shows in TV history, Melrose Place and Gossip Girl. Kelly chats about playing Megan Lewis in Melrose Place - how she was cast, fav / least fav storylines, behind the scenes stories, working with Lisa Rinna, Heather Locklear, Alyssa Milano, Marcia Cross, and Darren Star, to name a few. Kelly also chats about playing Lily van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl - the hype surrounding GG which made household names out of all its stars, the epic love story of Lily and Rufus, the mystery surrounding Gossip Girl’s identity, UES NYC, working with Blake Lively, set visits by Ryan Reynolds, and guest appearances by one Tinsley Mortimer as well as Cyndi Lauper. Speaking of Real Housewives, we discuss RHOBH with Kelly - her former Melrose co-star Lisa Rinna’s transformation from playing Taylor McBride to, well, playing Lisa Rinna as well as if she would ever join RHONY as we hear they are casting. Thank you Kelly for your time and graciousness in taking a trip down memory lane regarding two of the most brilliant TV shows to ever exist! @kellyrutherford @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: RESET - www.reset.com/velvet (Reset's science-based plan only requires two strict Reset Days    each week - the other five days, you have the freedom to eat without rules or restrictions!) ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) L’OCCITANE - www.loccitane.com (Review All Products and DM Us With Your Favorites!) SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2022
Jorge Garcia (on Playing Fan Fav "Hurley" on Lost, The Masked Singer, Jenny McCarthy & Flashdance!)
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Jorge Garcia steps Behind The Rope. Fresh off his “The Masked Singer” elimination the night before, Jorge is here to chat about the experience. Jorge chats about why he chose The Cyclops, how much you can really see in those costumes, the judges Nicole Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Robin Thicke, and Ken Jeong, his early elimination and, of course, his choice of the epic classic song “Flashdance…What a Feeling” by the Iconic Irene Cara. Of course, the convo quickly turns to a little show he starred in called “Lost”. We chat about what it was like being part of an ensemble cast of one of the most groundbreaking shows of all time, co-stars, highs and lows and playing fan favorite Hugo “Hurley” Reyes. Finally, we chat about his role in Rob Zombie’s upcoming “The Munsters”. @pronouncedhorhay @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: RESET - www.reset.com/velvet (Reset's science-based plan only requires two strict Reset Days each week - the other five days, you have the freedom to eat without rules or restrictions!) ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) L’OCCITANE - www.loccitane.com (Review All Products and DM Us With Your Favorites!) SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
COUNTESS LUANN DE LESSEPS (on The Future of RHONY!!, Recent Headlines, RHUGT & Cabaret)!!!
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Third time is a charm.  Countess Luann de Lesseps is back for a third time!!  First things first, the Countess addresses the headlines made throughout the world this past week from her night out at The Townhouse Bar on New York City’s Upper East Side.  Once we chat about the who, what, why, and everything else, we move on to RHUGT which just concluded on Bravo - who she grew closer to, Teresa at the start of her relationship with Luis, the drama, and of course, Ramona, Ramona, Ramona.  We break down RHUGT-2 (Blue Stone Manor Edition), the advice she gave to fellow RHONYs Jill Zarin and Dorinda Medley, and what she thinks of other Bravo franchises like Jen Shah over in Salt Lake and Erika Jayne in Bev Hills, to name a few.  Of course, the convo turns to RHONY Season 14 - in light of what was announced last week what do we expect the future to be and who from RHONY past seasons could potentially be involved. Finally, let us not forget, The Countess is back on tour with an epic several night run kicking off April 17th at her home away from home, 54 Below, before she hits the road for LA, Canada and much more. We mention it all!! Get your tickets to see The Countess at www.countessluann.com @countessluann @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: RESET - www.reset.com/velvet (Reset's science-based plan only requires two strict Reset Days each week - the other five days, you have the freedom to eat without rules or restrictions!) ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) L’OCCITANE - www.loccitane.com (Review All Products and DM Us With Your Favorites!) SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
Kim D. (Reveals Tre's Wedding Details, a Text from Tre's Camp & Breaks Down This Weeks #RHONJ)!
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Kim D. is here for our weekly breakdown of this week's #RHONJ. Tre is comin’ in Hot Hot Hot and Margaret ain’t Scared Scared Scared. The others, well…. Hath all frozen over in The Garden State a la a Marge and Jen coffee date we thought we’d never see? In other news, we chat Margaret’s appearance on WWHL with Countess Lu, the recent announcement from Andy Cohen that there will be security at the RHONJ reunion - say whaaaat - based on what happens the rest of the season and recent news that Luis is being sued for improper business practices. Keeping us up on Real World developments from across the river, Kim shares what she has found out about Teresa’s wedding and bridal party, where and when - details please. All this plus a shocking text from someone in Teresa’s camp this week!!! Yup, as usual, a jam packed chat with deets to be spilled. Happy Saturday! @kimdposche @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Listen To The Full Chat At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/64192122/edit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2022
Bobby Boyd on (Josh Flagg, MDLA, Bravo, & More!!)
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There has been so much written in the past week about Bobby Boyd and Josh Flagg’s Breakup. Apparently, Josh has a new boyfriend, Bobby’s name is on the title to Josh’s new $9M house and much more. Are there any signs in this chat we had with Bobby just a few mere months ago. There is a reference to separate beds. As you listen, can you spot any foreshadowing? Million Dollar Listing’s Bobby Boyd steps Behind The Rope. Mr. Josh Flagg. However, there is much more to Bobby Boyd than his husband. Coming from humble beginnings, Bobby became a male model at the young age of 14 in order to help pay for college. Even though Bobby had early success as a fashion model woking for major designers such as Versace and Calvin Klein, he set his sights on something else when he arrived in Los Angeles, Real Estate. Having a keen eye for style, architecture, design and a “personable” rather than “transactional” approach, Bobby’s first home sale was that of a $6.5 million dollar property, not bad, and a new career was born. Bobby then met a man who shared his interests and profession who happened to, not only be one of LA’s top real estate agents, but also one of the long standing members of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles. Bobby chats about meeting Josh, their instant chemistry and connection, his position working with Josh at Rodeo Realty, a flash mob proposal in Paris and wedding at The Beverly Hills Hotel, both of which were filmed by Bravo. Bobby chats about that, Josh’s sometime over the top extravagant style, and what working with his spouse every day is like. When not busy with MDL-LA, Bobby can be seen on his very own Lifestyle You Tube Channel, “Bobby Boyd Living” or selling his brand new aprons which are stylish, edgy and fun (no really check out his on line store). Finally, Bobby also discusses MDLLA - how does his style differ from Josh’s, the Brtits, Altman, Tracy Tutor and Fredrik Eklund, the conflicts, those over the top open houses, celeb clients and last, but not least, when we can expect and what we can expect from the upcoming MDLLA Season Thirteen.  @bboydla @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: WOOGA (“JUNE”S JOURNEY) - (Download “June’s Journey” Free Today on the Apple App Store or Google Play) OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) LUMINEUX - www.amazon.com ($7 Off Your Order Today on Amazon)  SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2022
Our Fall Out With Jill Zarin Revealed - A Play By Play!
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Everyone who listens to this Podcast knows that there is no love lost between ourselves and Jill Zarin. Today we detail that break up, play by play, exactly how it happened. For everyone who has been asking, there ya go. In other news, we spill the tea on the new seasons of RHOA, RHONY and RHOBH - what to expect, what we have heard and more! We also share updates on both Erika Jayne and Jen Shah and break down whether Andy, the viewers and everyone else went “easier” on Jen during the RHOSLC reunion than Erika during the RHOBH reunion. So much to discuss, so little time! @thesarahdfrasershow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: WOOGA (“JUNE”S JOURNEY) - (Download “June’s Journey” Free Today on the Apple App Store or Google Play) OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) LUMINEUX - www.amazon.com ($7 Off Your Order Today on Amazon)  SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2022
Eboni K. Williams (on RHONY's "Upcoming" Season 14, Castmate "Run Ins", Misconceptions, WWHL & "Beyond The Edge") - II
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Eboni K. Williams steps back Behind The Rope. Eboni is here to chat about what she has been up to since we last saw her on our TV screens during RHONY’s infamous Season Thirteen. We break down all the rumors - former cast mates “walking out” of parties, who she still speaks to on a regular basis from RHONY, the public’s outcry and misconceptions that stem from her last season appearance. Of course, the convo quickly turns to the present, the future of RHONY - who will be back for Season Fourteen from last season, who will be back from RHONY past, what she has heard from Bravo regarding next season and when we, as viewers, can expect the official cast announcement to be released. Let’s face it, that’s what y’all wanna talk about. In other news, we chat Eboni’s current WWHL appearance and return to TV on “Beyond The Edge” or, as we like to call it, “Celebrity Survivor”! @ebonikwilliams @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) LUMINEUX - www.amazon.com ($7 Off Your Order Today on Amazon)  SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
Eboni K. Williams (on RHONY's "Upcoming" Season 14, Castmate "Run Ins", Misconceptions, WWHL & "Beyond The Edge") - I
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Eboni K. Williams steps back Behind The Rope. Eboni is here to chat about what she has been up to since we last saw her on our TV screens during RHONY’s infamous Season Thirteen. We break down all the rumors - former cast mates “walking out” of parties, who she still speaks to on a regular basis from RHONY, the public’s outcry and misconceptions that stem from her last season appearance. Of course, the convo quickly turns to the present, the future of RHONY - who will be back for Season Fourteen from last season, who will be back from RHONY past, what she has heard from Bravo regarding next season and when we, as viewers, can expect the official cast announcement to be released. Let’s face it, that’s what y’all wanna talk about. In other news, we chat Eboni’s current WWHL appearance and return to TV on “Beyond The Edge” or, as we like to call it, “Celebrity Survivor”! @ebonikwilliams @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) LUMINEUX - www.amazon.com ($7 Off Your Order Today on Amazon)  SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
SNOOKI (on Jersey Shore, Roommates, RHONJ, Andy Cohen, Tori Spelling, Messyness & Motherhood!)
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Nicole Elizabeth Polizzi LaValle steps Behind The Rope. For all of those not in the know, let us break it down for ya. The legend that is Snooki stops by to chat about her epic career and life from the early days of falling down drunk on the Seaside Heights boardwalk to returning to Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, Season Five of which is currently airing on MTV. Snooki breaks it down for us - GTL, Meatballs, Duck Phones, cast mates past and present, hook ups, break ups, married life, arrests and everything in between we have seen on and heard, or not heard about, off camera. Of course, we discuss her many, and we mean many, other MTV shows including the current Messyness with co-stars Tori Spelling & Adam Ripon. Shout Out to 90210! Finally, we chat being a contestant on both Dancing With The Stars and Celebrity Apprentice, Apprentice colleagues Kyle Richards, Porsha Williams and Boy George, those RHONJ future cast member rumors which seems to surface every season and Andy Cohen’s claims that that will never happen, the many misconceptions about “Snooki” and just what is next for this pint sized Icon, Legend and Powerhouse that won’t be slowing down any time soon. @snooki @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: RELIEFBAND - www.reliefband.com (20% off Plus Free Shipping. Use Code VELVET) OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) LUMINEUX - www.amazon.com ($7 Off Your Order Today on Amazon)  SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Kim D. (Share's Recent Dolores Catania Phone Call on Jen Aydin "Friendship", David's Jen Aydin Breakup, & More!)
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Kim D. Is here to break it all down once again from this past weeks #RHONJ. Luis’ Scroll, love bombing and more, if you haven’t seen this season or read the news, Tre is in love love love. In other news, David breaks his silence, its about time, on his fall out with Jennifer Aydin. How did they go from being BFF’s to not speaking at all. Hint, it involves other Housewives. The full anthology from how they met, became BFFS and broke up. Kim D shares a phone call she had this past week with Dolores Catania and what Dolores told her about Jennifer Aydin. Never before shared news. We are living for it. Grab your coffee or wine and get ready for this weeks real world Jerz deep dive and #RHONJ breakdown with he one and only Miss D! @kimdposche @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Listen To Full Episode At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/63917793/edit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2022
Introducing - WeCrashed: The Director's Cut
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The founders of WeWork thought they were on the brink of making history. The company was valued at $47 billion dollars, ready for a huge IPO, and its charismatic CEO Adam Neumann believed he was going to change the world. Adam and his wife Rebekah had a prophet-like vision—but did it ever match the company's reality? Now the inspiration for a new AppleTV+ series starring Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway, WeCrashed: The Director’s Cut is a complete refresh of our original six-part series. Hosted by David Brown of the hit podcast Business Wars, this six-part series includes new interviews and new discoveries about the rise and fall of WeWork. It’s a story of hope and hubris, big money and bigger screwups, and the lengths people will go to chase “unicorns”! Listen to WeCrashed: The Director’s Cut: wondery.fm/BTVR_WeCrashed_DC  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2022
Candiace Dillard (on RHOP Past, Present & Future) - II
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With so much chatter about the new season of RHOP and a lot of internet fodder about one Candiace Dillard Basset’s future on the show, we felt it apropos to share our past chat with Miss Candiace Dillard. What are your thoughts? Would you like to see Candiace on RHOP next season? Candiace Dillard Bassett steps Behind The Rope. What a season she has just had on The Real Housewives of Potomac. Where to begin? We leave no stone left unturned in our discussion with Candiace regarding the physical altercation with Monique Samuels, which was THE central storyline seen this past season on RHOP. We go behind the cameras to discuss what was going through Candiace’s mind before, during and after the “hair drag” watched around the world. We discuss the emotions associated with the event, there are a wide range, and what the atmosphere was like on the set of RHOP for the rest of the season once this occurred. Candiace discusses the RHOP reunion, what we have already seen and can expect to see over the remaining weeks, and the closure she felt, once it was over, from the most drama filled season in the history of RHOP. Breaking the fourth wall, we discuss Bravo’s involvement, what, if anything, could have been done differently and what measures can or should be taken tp prevent something like this from happening again in the BravoVerse. As Candiace reflects back, we discuss how she feels now that she is on the other side of the season and what we can expect as the RHOP Reunion forges on. We also get a rare look into Candiace’s life growing up in the ATL, being a “Pageant Girl”, her current pursuit of her MBA at Howard University, and meeting Chris Bassett. Finally, being a fellow Pop Culture and TV junkie, (yes reality is included and yes she watched RHOP before being on it) Candiace reveals her love of all things Shonda Rhimes and bonds with David over Scandal, one of the best TV shows to ever exist. Kids, we are just getting started. After all, this is only Part I of our two part sit down with Candiace Dillard. @candeegal09 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) BOMBAS - www.bombas.com/VELVET (Get 20% Off Any Purchase) INDEED - www.indeed.com/VELVET ($75 Job Credit to Upgrade Your Job Post. Valid Through March 31st, 2022.) WONDERY - (Listen to Rich and Daily on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or You Can Listen Ad-Free By Joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App.) SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2022
Danny Bonaduce (on The Partridge Family, Breaking Bonaduce, The Kardashians, Celeb Boxing, Barbara Walters & Mario Lopez)!
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Danny Bonaduce steps Behind The Rope. The man, the myth, the legend. Danny chats about the full trajectory of his career from the early days on set of The Partridge Family to current life, having been through many ups and downs. Danny discusses what it was like being a child actor, working with Shirley Jones and David Cassidy, highs / lows on set The Partridge Family, the end of the show which led to drugs / alcohol addiction, advice to current child actors just starting out, and the very powerful drug known as fame. We also chat about his all male alternative to The View, “The Other Half” and what it was like to have his own talk show along with Mario Lopez, getting “beat up” by Mario, his own reality show “Breaking Bonaduce”, the current state of Reality TV a la The Real Housewives and The Kardashians, getting dissed by Barbara Walters, his idol Howard Stern, many other celeb run ins and what people still have wrong about little “Danny Partridge” all these decades later! @therealdannybonaduce @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) BOMBAS - www.bombas.com/VELVET (Get 20% Off Any Purchase) INDEED - www.indeed.com/VELVET ($75 Job Credit to Upgrade Your Job Post. Valid Through March 31st, 2022.) WONDERY - (Listen to Rich and Daily on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or You Can Listen Ad-Free By Joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App.) SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
CAROLE BASKIN (on Tiger King, "Joe VS. Carole", DWTS, Misconceptions, Kate McKinnon, & Meryl Streep)
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Hey all you cool cats and kittens, Carole Baskin steps Behind The Rope! Since so much has happened in the world of Big Cats and Tiger Kings since Ms. Baskin was here last, we did the only thing we could think of - call her back for more! Carole is here to chat about many of the real life events which have taken place since our last chat - Joe Exotic being re-sentenced for Murder for Hire which could potentially lead to shorter jail time, his announcement that he is accepting applications in jail for a boyfriend, his desire for this search for love to become Netflix’ new break out show, “Bachelor King” - no really, Google it, and Joe’s ex boyfriend Dillon Passage’s own announcement that he has found love in the form of his new seemingly age appropriate, Instagram official, boyfriend John. Carole also chats about the new Peacock Series, “Joe VS Carole” starting John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig" Shout Out) as Joe Exotic and Kate McKinnon as Carole. Speaking of actresses to play Carole, the last time she was here she listed Meryl Streep as her top choice. We share an update on that - has she heard from Meryl and how did that conversation go? Finally, we all know Carole can dance a la Dancing With The Stars (yes, we chat Tyra!), but we get to know the most famous woman in all of Big Cat Rescue chatting about what she likes to do for fun, what is going on in the world of Big Cat Rescue today and just what is next for this fearless powerhouse that is unapologetically committed to her cause of Big Cat Rescue who won’t ever stop until all the cats are safe. Oh yea, an episode not to be missed! @carolebaskincat @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) BOMBAS - www.bombas.com/VELVET (Get 20% Off Any Purchase) INDEED - www.indeed.com/VELVET ($75 Job Credit to Upgrade Your Job Post. Valid Through March 31st, 2022.) WONDERY - (Listen to Rich and Daily on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or You Can Listen Ad-Free By Joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App.) SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2022
RHOBH New Season, Recent Bravo Breakups, Erika Jayne's Future & More!
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First things first, we share an update on Candiace Dillard’s “return” to RHOP next season. Next we answer all of lives most important questions breaking down some of the best and worst Housewives’ reunion props over the years. From the bunny on down, we mention it all! Somehow the convo turns to Bravo ratings on many of your current favs - RHONY, Summer House, Vanderpump Rules, whether Erika Jayne will be more likable next season on RHOBH, how worried should we be for Teresa Giudice in her new relationship with Luis and recent breakups of some of your fav Bravo couples. Wow, we are keeping it real positive today, huh? Ok, we do chat the rumored new RHOSLC cast members so, well, there is something positive, we think. The jam packed show you have asked for all week and its only Tuesday! @thesarahfrasershow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) BOMBAS - www.bombas.com/VELVET (Get 20% Off Any Purchase) INDEED - www.indeed.com/VELVET ($75 Job Credit to Upgrade Your Job Post. Valid Through March 31st, 2022.) WONDERY - (Listen to Rich and Daily on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or You Can Listen Ad-Free By Joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App.) SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
RHOM's Guerdy Abraira (on Freshman Season, Co-Stars, Drama, Weddings & The Kardashians!)
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Guerdy Abraira steps Behind The Rope. Now that Season 4 of The Real Housewives of Miami has come to an end with an epic reunion, Guerdy stops by to chat how her freshman season compared to her expectations, what she learned about herself, how she changed, the central storylines Alexia brought, the drama often involving two of our fav friends of Marysol and Adriana, who from the past she would like back, the many public misconceptions about and what she learned from Ms. Larsa Pippen and, of course, the ever presence of The Kardashians this season on RHOM. We also chat Guerdy Design, planning Alexia’s wedding and just how does one qualify as client of Ms. Abraira’s. Finally, we look ahead to Season Five, the cast, and what comes next.  @guerdydesign @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) BEST FIENDS - (Download Best Fiends FREE Today on the App Store or Google Play.) BOMBAS - www.bombas.com/VELVET (Get 20% Off Any Purchase) INDEED - www.indeed.com/VELVET ($75 Job Credit to Upgrade Your Job Post. Valid Through March 31st, 2022.) WONDERY - (Listen to Rich and Daily on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or You Can Listen Ad-Free By Joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App.) SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
Kim D. (on The #RHONJ Men's "Wolfpack", New Tre/Luis/Jen/Bill Info & Tonight's Posche Fashion Show)
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Kim D. is back and so are the Boys. Yup, The Boys are back in town! Kim breaks down this past weeks #RHONJ starting with the pleasure that is the “WolfPack”. Never have we been so excited to see a bunch of HouseHusbands. Who knew they could bring the drama as much as their better halves. Bill walking out, Evan assisting in that move, Big Daddy Frank and his Apple Martinis, and Luis no where to be found. Dolo lends a supporting ear to Jen, Marge Sr. makes an appearance, and Tre is still not sure what “double standard” means. In real life news, we share an update after meeting with Vanessa # 1 - Luis Ruelas’ Ex, tea is spilled by a local New Jersey Plastic Surgeon regarding Jen & Bill Aydin, Margaret signs books, Melissa Opens Envy in her new location and the Iconic Posche Fashion Show is alive and well. @kimdposche @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Listen To The Full Episode At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/63596402/edit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2022
Introducing: American Hostage
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In the series premiere, radio DJ Fred Heckman (Jon Hamm) receives an unexpected call from a listener that turns his life upside down. Follow American Hostage on Amazon Music to hear all 8 episodes right now!! http://wondery.fm/BTVR_AmericanHostage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2022
Pol & Patrik (on BFFS/Clients Kyle Richards, Denise Richards, Brandi Glanville, Adrienne Maloof, Betty White, Jeff Lewis!) - II
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Pol’ Atteu and Patrik Simpson step Behind The Rope. The boys are back!! Hot off their series of recent appearances on “Jeff Lewis Live” we chat about Jeff and the extended Jeff “family/ex family” - Megan Weaver, Jenni Pulos, Gage Edward, Chaz Dean, many of whom have been guests here Behind The Rope. Pol and Patrik own one of the premiere couture shops in Bev Hills and have dressed everyone who is anyone, including close BFF Betty White and many of our fav Housewives, Kyle Richards, Cynthia Bailey, Brandi Glanville, Adrienne Maloof to name a few. We deep dive on which Housewives behave and which have been major divas in the design process. Having been on every red carpet imaginable, we chat the current state of red carpets, Awards Shows - tis’ the season, Joan and Melissa - no last names needed and the future of fashion and celebrity in the world we live in today. Of course, there was that time they worked with Denise Richards and, well… Yup, ALL the tea is spilled on Ms. Richards, Housewives secrets revealed and a fun ole’ time as we get into it with the boys from Bev Hills! @polatteu @patriksimpson @gownandoutbh @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope MODERN FERTILITY - www.modernfertility.com/velvet ($20 Off) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) L’OCCITANE - www.loccitane.com (Review All Products and DM Us With Your Favorites!) WONDERY - (Listen to Rich and Daily on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or You Can Listen Ad-Free By Joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App.) SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2022
Pol & Patrik (on BFFS/Clients Kyle Richards, Denise Richards, Brandi Glanville, Adrienne Maloof, Betty White, Jeff Lewis!) - I
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Pol’ Atteu and Patrik Simpson step Behind The Rope. The boys are back!! Hot off their series of recent appearances on “Jeff Lewis Live” we chat about Jeff and the extended Jeff “family/ex family” - Megan Weaver, Jenni Pulos, Gage Edward, Chaz Dean, many of whom have been guests here Behind The Rope. Pol and Patrik own one of the premiere couture shops in Bev Hills and have dressed everyone who is anyone, including close BFF Betty White and many of our fav Housewives, Kyle Richards, Cynthia Bailey, Brandi Glanville, Adrienne Maloof to name a few. We deep dive on which Housewives behave and which have been major divas in the design process. Having been on every red carpet imaginable, we chat the current state of red carpets, Awards Shows - tis’ the season, Joan and Melissa - no last names needed and the future of fashion and celebrity in the world we live in today. Of course, there was that time they worked with Denise Richards and, well… Yup, ALL the tea is spilled on Ms. Richards, Housewives secrets revealed and a fun ole’ time as we get into it with the boys from Bev Hills! @polatteu @patriksimpson @gownandoutbh @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope MODERN FERTILITY - www.modernfertility.com/velvet ($20 Off) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) L’OCCITANE - www.loccitane.com (Review All Products and DM Us With Your Favorites!) WONDERY - (Listen to Rich and Daily on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or You Can Listen Ad-Free By Joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App.) SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
MARIE OSMOND (on Being a National Icon, DWTS, "The Talk", Joining RHOSLC, Donny, Andy Cohen & Nutrisystem)!
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Marie Osmond steps Behind The Rope. Singer, Actress, Author, Philanthropist, Talk Show Host, Dancer, Broadway Star, Part Of One Of The Most Famous Musical Families of All Time, Legend, Gay Icon and Nutrisystem Ambassador. MARIE OSMOND! Marie chats about her six iconic decades in the entertainment business from her early days of having her debut single “Paper Roses” reach #1 on various Billboard Chats, to winning a CMA, to “owning Vegas” with a record breaking show with Brother Donny at The Flamingo to new music and tour, we cover it all. Marie chats TV from starring alongside Betty White in a shirt lived 90’s ABC sitcom, to replacing Sara Gilbert on The Talk to her infamous “fainting episode” on Dancing With The Stars. Of course, living in Nevada, we discuss The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City - who Marie knows from the cast and, obvi, would she ever join? Finally, Marie chat’s about her life changing partnership with Nutrisystem - why it was the one product that worked to help take and keep weight off, how Nutrisystem changed her life and how you too can now join Nutrisystem and start losing weight today! @marieosmond @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef www.nutrisystem.com/mariedeal  BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) MODERN FERTILITY - www.modernfertility.com/velvet ($20 Off) L’OCCITANE - www.loccitane.com (Review All Products and DM Us With Your Favorites!) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) WONDERY - (Listen to Rich and Daily on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or You Can Listen Ad-Free By Joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App.) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
RHOP New Season Cast Announcement, Bravo's "Do Not Call" List, Summer House Couples & RHOA New Cast!)
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There has been so much talk in the past few weeks about the new RHOP cast, particularly Candiace Dillard due to texts shared on this very Podcast plus Mia’s health scares! Today we put to rest all those rumors and address the new season of RHOP - contracts out, filming to begin, well, now! We break down what it REALLY takes to get on Bravo’s “Do Not Call” List! In other news, we share updates on all our fav Summer House couples - who will "make it" and who is in jeopardy. In other Housewives news, we chat the current RHONJ season and upcoming RHOA season - new cast, drama, and more. Finally, we pay homage to Wendy Williams - what really happened, the Bravo community's outpouring of love for the trailblazer and her replacement Sherri Shepherd. @thesarahfrasershow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) MODERN FERTILITY - www.modernfertility.com/velvet ($20 Off) L’OCCITANE - www.loccitane.com (Review All Products and DM Us With Your Favorites!) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) WONDERY - (Listen to Rich and Daily on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or You Can Listen Ad-Free By Joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App.) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
LARSA PIPPEN (on RHOM, The Reunion, Kim Kardashian, Only Fans, Scottie, & Dating)!!
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Larsa Pippen steps Behind The Rope. One of the most talked about Housewives, well, ever, steps Behind The Rope to chat about it all. Larsa breaks down being an OG RHOM as part of Season One of the Miami Franchise, leaving the show, and ultimately returning for the much talked about reboot which we all watched week after week. Now that the reunion is here, we could think of no better RHOM than to break it all down with. We talk cast mates Marysol, Alexia, Julia, Adriana, Guerdy, and Lisa, the drama, season highs and lows. Of course, we break down Larsa’s infamous Only Fans and just how does one achieve Larsa Only Fans status of $10,000 a day. Now that Larsa's divorce from Scottie is final, we chat dating, joining The Bachelorette, whose DMs she just slid into and what exactly is Larsa looking for in her next mate. Finally, we break down that other reality show, and friendship she was a part of, Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Kim and discuss how now that Larsa is done with ex-friends and exes - it is truly her time to shine! @larsapippen @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope L’OCCITANE - www.loccitane.com (Review All Products and DM Us With Your Favorites!) RELIEFBAND - www.reliefband.com (20% off Plus Free Shipping. Use Code VELVET) SKILLSHARE - www.skillshare.com/velvet (One Month Free) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) MODERN FERTILITY - www.modernfertility.com/velvet ($20 Off) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) WONDERY - (Listen to Rich and Daily on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or You Can Listen Ad-Free By Joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App.) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2022
Kim D. (on This Weeks #RHONJ & Real Life Updates on Tre/Luis/Dolo & More!)
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Kim D. is back for her weekly #RHONJ recap and she is, as usual, holding nothing back. Double standard much? Tre doesn’t want anyone to talk about Luis, anytime, anywhere, ever. Whops. Guilty as charged. Not that Tre needs to worry about it because even on her best day, Luis isn’t intimidated by Marge. Mel ain’t none too happy 'bout the fact that Tre stayed with Jennifer after it got physical - we always knew that JAydin had it in her - and Frank Catania reminds us that none of us want Patterson Dolo to come out. Seems we are still trying to make sense of the viral vid that shook the Garden State while Jackie tries to deal with real life issues that are actually important. Of course, as usual, Kim spent the week digging up some real life behind the scenes dirt for y’all - who says Jennifer Aydin is the only one good at that - which she shares here today. Obviously, it involves Luis and Tre because, you wouldn’t want Kim D. any other way. @kimdposche @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Listen to Full Episode At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/63301660/edit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2022
Lisa Barlow (on RHOSLC Past, Present, Future!)
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What an epic Sophomore Season of RHOSLC this has been and an even more epic RHOSLC Reunion. With everyone buzzing about Lisa Barlow, we figured it was a great time to share this chat we had with Lisa just one year ago. Have things changed? The more things change, the more they stay the same? Thoughts? Lisa Barlow, hot off the RHOSL finale, steps Behind The Rope (with special guest appearance by John Barlow). The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Lisa Barlow and we could not be more excited to chat with her about this new stellar addition to the franchise. After a brief background on Lisa, where she grew up, how she ended up in Salt Lake, where she met husband John Barlow, and all things Vida Tequila (yes kids, we have a new Housewives’ product!), we get right into all the current drama on the freshman season of RHOSL. Lisa explains which franchises she watched prior to being cast on the show, how she originally got involved in the show, why Salt Lake is the perfect location for a Real Housewives show and what other Bravolebrities and Housewives she heard from now that the show has aired. Lisa dives deep on her many year friendship with fellow cast mate Meredith Marks and is happy to discuss all of her new “friends” Jen Shah, Mary Cosby, Heather Gay, and Whitney Rose. Lisa chats about who she thinks was authentically themselves during filming and was portrayed accurately now that the show has aired. She also chats about who loved the camera a little too much and brought the drama even when there was no drama needed to be brought. On that note, Lisa opens up about what what she thinks is the biggest misconception of herself, reflects back on some of the seasons already iconic moments and chats about what she plans, if anything, to do differently for Season Two. With our prodding, she addresses Vanderpump Rules Katie Maloney’s recent comments about her “Queen of Sundance” title that Jen Shah bestowed upon her. Thank you Lisa. Finally, we discuss the Vida Tequila event Bethenny Frankel attended back in the day and what she has to now say to the Skinnygirl Mogul. A true RHOSL extravaganza not to be missed. @lisabarlow14 @johnbarlow16 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) FITON - (Text ROPE to 64-000 to join and work out for FREE!)  OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) NATIVE - www.nativedeo.com/velvet (20% Off Your First Order. Use Promo Code “velvet” at Checkout) JENNI KAYNE - www.jennikayne.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Promo Code “VELVET”) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athelticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2022
Adrienne Bailon (on RHOBH, Co-Host Garcelle Beauvais/Dorit Kemsley, BFFs Kim K/Kourtney's New Men & "I Can See Your Voice"!)
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Adrienne Bailon steps Behind The Rope. She’s back! Adrienne chats about the new season of the wildly popular “I Can See Your Voice”. Adrienne chats fellow judges, guest stars and the time she was star struck by Paula Abdul when she stopped by! We take a trip down memory lane a la The Cheetah Girls and chat possible reunions and new music. Turning to her day job, Adrienne chats about “The Real” - recent guest co-host Kathy Hilton, permanent co-host Garcelle Beauvais and all that is going on in the world of RHOBH. Yes, of course we chat spoilers and drama that Garcelle may have spilled from this upcoming season which is currently now filming! As part of her day job, Adrienne deep dives on current Hollywood topics and we could not help but to ask her opinion on many of these such as Britney & Jamie Lynn, Bennifer and last, but certainly not least, what she thinks about BFF Kim Kardashian’s new relationship with BF Pete Davidson and if she will be attending the upcoming nuptials of one Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker. Finally, we chat about whether she would ever join RHOBH with co-star and friend Garcelle Beauvais. @adriennebailon @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) FITON - (Text ROPE to 64-000 to join and work out for FREE!)  OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) NATIVE - www.nativedeo.com/velvet (20% Off Your First Order. Use Promo Code “velvet” at Checkout) JENNI KAYNE - www.jennikayne.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Promo Code “VELVET”) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athelticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2022
Summer House (Lindsay/Carl, Kyle/Amanda, Paige/Craig), RHOP (Candiace Dillard's Future), RHOSLC (Filming) Updates!
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Summer House! How did this show go from the “little show that could” to the blockbuster “fan fav” that it is today. Season Six. We break it all down - love triangles, looming weddings, on agains, off agains, new cast members, Andrea’s abs, Carl & Lindsey and much much more. In other news, we chat about the real life Potomac updates we have to share from our time in the DMV and the conflicting posts, texts, and rumors about whether Candiace Dillard Bassett will be returning next season to RHOP and who should actually go. Speaking of Potomac, we break the fourth wall to analyze how things have changed from the good ole days where filming starts right after a prior season’s end, such as current RHOBH and RHOSLC, and every other franchise which seems to be taking its sweet time to find the right mix of drama. Finally we chat about RHOSLC Jennie Nguyen’s exit and what actual metrics and standards Bravo seems to be using to determine who ends up “cancelled”. Whew, all that and we are just getting started.  @thesarahfraser @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) FITON - (Text ROPE to 64-000 to join and work out for FREE!)  OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) NATIVE - www.nativedeo.com/velvet (20% Off Your First Order. Use Promo Code “velvet” at Checkout) JENNI KAYNE - www.jennikayne.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Promo Code “VELVET”) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athelticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
Todd Bridges (on Big Brother, Todrick Hall, Lamar Odom, Khloé Kardashian, Rock Bottom & Diff'rent Strokes)!!
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Todd Bridges steps Behind The Rope. Fresh off his epic turn on this just completed season of Celebrity Big Brother, Todd is here to mention it all. Todd holds nothing back, his now infamous eye rolls and all, to break down his own game play, Todrick Hall’s game play which seems to have all of Pop Culture in a flutter, where he thinks it all went wrong for him, alliances, deception, Julie Chen, whether Todrick will now be “cancelled” in the real world, and what being in the house with two Real Housewives Cynthia Bailey and Teddi Mellencamp was like. Of course, we also deep dive into Todd’s breakout role as Willis Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes - what working on that show was like, highs/lows, famous guest stars like Janet Jackson and, of course, one of the most iconic sayings in TV sitcom history, “Watcha talkin’ bout Willis”. Todd opens up about life after Diff’rent Strokes ended - addiction, arrests, rock bottom and his road to recovery and sobriety which, as a result of Big Brother, has led to his new role of “Sobriety Coach” for Lamar Odom, late night Khloé Kardashian talks and all! Finally, we chat about what is next and his epic, iconic idea for a Diff’rent Strokes reboot! @todd_a_bridges @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) FITON - (Text ROPE to 64-000 to join and work out for FREE!)  OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) NATIVE - www.nativedeo.com/velvet (20% Off Your First Order. Use Promo Code “velvet” at Checkout) JENNI KAYNE - www.jennikayne.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Promo Code “VELVET”) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athelticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
HEATHER DUBROW (on RHOC & All Castmates Present/Past/Future, Dr. Terry & 7 Year Stitch!)
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Heather Dubrow steps Behind The Rope. Fancy Pants is back on the OC and back Behind The Rope to mention it all. Heather chats about how Housewives has changed during her five year hiatus, how she was asked back to RHOC, the real circumstances surrounding her decision to return, the highs and lows of this current season and castmates past and present answering some of life’s most important questions as to who she wants back, who she would like to see gone and her very own future as we head into the RHOC reunion ready to close yet another epic season. Of course we address this seasons highs - Gina, Emily, oh hey there Max & Kat Dubrow! and lows - Shannon, Noella, ruined Nobu. We discuss Heather’s brand new show with husband Terry, “Seven Year Stitch” trying to save struggling marriages, her relationship advice for Vicki Gunvalson, Meghan King Edmonds and more. Finally, we talk about Heather’s real life “run ins” and recent comments which have been made with and by Margaret Josephs, Tamra Judge, Teddi Mellencamp and “that other ex RHOC castmate” which she does not mention by name as life inside Chateau Dubrow and one of the best Porte Cocheres we have ever seen seems to be ever-changing by the day. As we said, we mention it all!! @heatherdubrow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) FITON - (Text ROPE to 64-000 to join and work out for FREE!)  OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) NATIVE - www.nativedeo.com/velvet (20% Off Your First Order. Use Promo Code “velvet” at Checkout) JENNI KAYNE - www.jennikayne.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Promo Code “VELVET”) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athelticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
Kim. D (On Why Dolores Wasn't At Tre's Engagement Party, Caroline Manzo's Involvement & RHONJ Recap!)
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Kim D. is back to help us break this week’s #RHONJ down. Tre tells a Producer to F Off and Luis don’t wanna be part of the gang no more. Anything for her man, right? We cover it all - Jen, Dolo, Marge of oh yea, Mel and Jackie have got something goin’ on too. Spiked Water anyone? Of course, the convo quickly turns to the NJ real world, specifically the REAL reason why Dolores wasn’t invited to Tre’s engagement party. How shocked on a scale from 1 to 10 would you be if we told you it involved Caroline Manzo? Do all NJ roads lead back to Ms. Manzo. In true Kim D. fashion, she does not hold back! @kimdposche @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Listen to Full Episode At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/63060588 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2022
Perla Lichi (on designing Larsa & Scottie Pippen's House, RHOM, working with Madonna & Elton John & More)
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Perla Lichi steps Behind The Rope. Perla chats about life as a famed international designer who has designed for everyone from Princes in Dubai to Scottie and Larsa Pippen! Perla chats about design, the state of the industry, trends, style, and much more. We deep dive into the home Reno for the Pippens, what Larsa was like as a client, and, of course, this current season of The Real Housewives of Miami. #RHOM shout out! Of course, we also chat about her star appearance in HBO’s “Generation Hustle” where she found out her Saudi Royal friend was not who he said he was. Hmm, people and surprises in the Housewives world - Erika / Tom Girardi, Jen Shah, Teresa and, hopefully not, Luis! We have heard this before. Finally, we discuss dream clients - Queen Madonna and Elton John! @perlalichi @perlalichidesign @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) LUMINEUX - www.amazon.com ($7 Off Your Order Today on Amazon)  MODERN FERTILITY - www.modernfertility.com/velvet ($20 Off) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
Introducing: Bachelor Happy Hour
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The one and only official Bachelor Nation podcast is here! Hosted by Becca Kufrin, “Bachelor Happy Hour” takes you behind the scenes on Clayton Echard’s season of “The Bachelor,” with guests revealing first-hand details about what really went on when the cameras weren’t rolling. Becca has all the inside information that you simply won’t hear anywhere else. Welcome to your new home for all things Bachelor Nation! Listen to Bachelor Happy Hour: http://wondery.fm/BHH_BTVR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
Wells Adams (on Bachelor Nation, Fiancé Sarah Hyland, Modern Family, Wedding Planning & The Hills)!
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Wells Adams steps Behind The Rope. The man who has had more TV hours than anyone on all of Bachelor Nation’s delicious installments is here to mention it all!. Wells chats about the beginning, The Bachelorette, Paradise, the coveted bartender spot on BIP, fav Bach Nation couples, Bach controversies, Chris Harrison, and his new found jobs as Host and Master of Ceremonies of Bachelor in Paradise. In other news, Wells chats about some of his current fav pop culture things seeing as he hosts a weekly Pod, “Your Favorite Thing” with Miley’s sister, Brandi Cyrus. Of course, the convo turns to talk about his engagement to Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland, asking Sarah’s Modern Family “parents” Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell for her hand in marriage, wedding plans - including a star studded guest list and why 2022 will, one way or another, finally be the year they walk down the isle. We had to ask if he and Sarah would ever consider a “Newlyweds” type show, after all it has been two decades since Nick and Jessica graced our screens. This plus a lot more. Bachelor Nation fans rejoice! Modern Family fans rejoice! Pop Culture Fans Rejoice! The one and only Wells Adams is here! @wellsadams @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) LUMINEUX - www.amazon.com ($7 Off Your Order Today on Amazon)  MODERN FERTILITY - www.modernfertility.com/velvet ($20 Off) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
Mackenzie Phillips (on One Day At A Time, Orange Is The New Black (OITNB), Addiction, Recovery & Valerie Bertinelli)!
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Mackenzie Phillips steps Behind The Rope. Icon, Trailblazer, Advocate. Mackenzie chats about how she broke into acting at age twelve on a little known movie “American Graffiti” which led to her breakout role as Julie Cooper on the classic hit TV show “One Day At a Time”. Mackenzie chats what life on set was like and what it was like to work with co-star Valerie Bertinelli. Of course, life on set was anything but perfect. Mackenzie opens up about her battle with drugs and alcohol during “One Day At a Time”, the loss of her job twice, and how she now looks back and remembers that time in her life. She chats about her career since, her road to sobriety, current friendship with Valerie Bertinelli which has survived Hollywood, recent roles in “Orange Is The New Black”, “Hot In Cleveland” and the reboot of “One Day At a Time”, and the many misconceptions about her public personal she has encountered over the years. Of course we also chat Mack's favorite Wilson Phillips Song (shout out to sister Chynna Phillips) and Van Halen (shout out to Val). A no holds bar sit down chat with the one and only Miss Mackenzie Phillips. @mackphillips @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) LUMINEUX - www.amazon.com ($7 Off Your Order Today on Amazon)  MODERN FERTILITY - www.modernfertility.com/velvet ($20 Off) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2022
RHOBH Just Wrapped Season 12 Filming (Rinna/Erika Feud, Kathy Hilton Rumored "Meltdown", Production Halted & Epic Cast Trip!)
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RHOBH Season 12 wrapped filming the other week and the BravoVerse has not been the same since. With all the rumors flying of a Rinna / Erika Jayne feud, a Kathy Hilton meltdown, production halted on the Aspen cast trip, newbie Diana Jenkins and so much more, we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to help make sense of it all! RHOA Season 14 also wrapped production a few weeks back which we discuss - new season spoilers, Marlo and her peach, the return of Shereé Whitfield! We share yet another, to the minute, RHONY new season casting update, break down this current RHONJ season, chat about real life “run ins” with Camille Grammer, Mercedes Javid and “the big boys”, yea, THOSE big boys”, and oh, so much more, in this BravoGanza jam packed episode of epic proportions. Enjoy! @thesarahfrasershow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) LUMINEUX - www.amazon.com ($7 Off Your Order Today on Amazon)  MODERN FERTILITY - www.modernfertility.com/velvet ($20 Off) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2022
ALEXIA ECHEVARRIA (on RHOM Past/Present, Cast Mates, The Kardashians, & Family!)
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Alexia Echevarria steps Behind The Rope. One of the OGs of RHOM is here to chat about it all now that Miami is back in our lives. We break down this current season discussing her fellow OGs Marysol, Adriana, Larsa and Lisa and newbies Julia, Nicole and Guerdy, the highs / lows, the epic Hamptons vacation, who should stay and go next season, Martina Navratilova, and what to expect as the season rolls on and we head into the reunion. On a personal note, Alexia opens up about getting married on television, her ex deceased Husband and Father’s sexuality, son Frankie’s health and status of other son Peter now that he has been cleared of all charges against him. Did we mention Alexia has a LOT going on this season on the return of this Fan Fav franchise? Of course, we also break down the feuds a la Nicole/Larsa, Adriana & Everyone, the one liners, and Adriana and the world’s obsession with Larsa keeping up with ex friend Kim Kardashian. All this and we are just getting started! @alexiae_says @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  RELIEFBAND - www.reliefband.com (20% off Plus Free Shipping & 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. Use Code VELVET) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (See Website for More Information) LUMINEUX - www.amazon.com ($7 Off Your Order Today on Amazon)  MODERN FERTILITY - www.modernfertility.com/velvet ($20 Off) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) ELYSIUM HEALTH - www.trybasis.com/VELVET (10% Off At Checkout. Use Code Velvet) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
Kim D. (Breaking Down Most Recent #RHONJ Episode & IRL Cast Updates)!!
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Kim D. and RHONJ. Here we are, another week to discuss. Jackie deals with past demons, Jennifer is owning her sh*t and facing it head on, Tre is learning to get in touch with her softer side a la Luis, Joe Gorga and Mel say “we ain’t the type that overshare” - join the club, Melania and Gia are in the house, and last, but certainly not least, do not F with Dolores. In true Kim D. Fashion, Kim shares what she knows going on behind the scenes IRL with all our fav NJ ladies. Rejoice, this is the weekly #RHONJ chat y’all asked for.  @kimdposche @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef https://www.patreon.com/posts/62753302/edit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2022
Whitney Rose (on RHOSLC Drama Past, Present & Future) - II
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We always say to first year Housewives, don’t change. As y’all listen to this chat from one year ago with Whitney Rose, has she changed? Things certainly have changed in twelve short months. Before Mary Cosby was a thing of the past, before we even knew who Jennie Nguyen was, back when Meredith and Lisa were BFFs, we sat down with the one and only Whitney Rose.  Whitney Rose steps Behind The Rope. In preparation for tonight’s conclusion to an epic 3 part reunion, Whitney is here to break down this freshman season of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. After a brief discussion of Whitney’s life prior to the show - yea we wanted to know more about the woman behind what ya all have seen on TV over the past few months - we get right into it. Whitney is more than happy to discuss, and does not hold back in discussing, her close friendships, mere acquaintances and not so close friendships with cast mates Mary Cosby, Jen Shah, Meredith Marks, Lisa Barlow and Heather Gay. We will let you figure out which is which. We delve deep into all the seasons dramas discussing which were necessary and valid and which Whitney would never like to speak of again. Speaking of drama, we break down the reunion, part by part, analyzing whether any closure was achieved or rather fresh wounds were opened. Now that Season Two has been green lit, Whitney discusses what she predicts will transpire amongst her cast mates, what she would like to see change, and what she plans to do differently. Spoiler Alert, we here Behind The Rope have already heard tidbits from Season Two filming which we, of course, do our best to get Whitney to comment on. Hey, we are good like that. Like we said, spoiler alert. You don’t wanna miss this one! @whitneywildrose @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BROUGHT TO YOU BY: FITON - (Text ROPE to 64-000 to join and work out for FREE!)  DIPSEA - www.dipseastories.com/velvet (30 Day Free Trial) INDEED - www.indeed.com/VELVET ($75 Job Credit to Upgrade Your Job Post. Valid Through March 31st, 2022.) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) BOMBAS - www.bombas.com/VELVET (Get 20% Off Any Purchase) BEST FIENDS - (Download Best Fiends FREE Today on the App Store or Google Play.) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
RHONY Potential New Season - An Update: How, What, Where, Who, When!
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There was a recent rumor that RHONY was not coming back which was started based on a statement made on this Podcast. Today we address that statement, how it went viral, the truth behind it and what we, in fact, actually know about the future of RHONY - if filming is likely to occur, when that filming will likely take place, when the cast is expected to be announced, who will be back, which OGs from the past are likely to return and many many more of your burning daily questions will be answered. Turning to our sisters across the river, we break down the RHONJ, what we know about this current season as it plays out, the truth behind many of the on line rumors of affairs, newbie Traci Lynn Johnson (with hubby legend Tiki, straight men rejoice), disputes and, almost, table flips a la Tre and Marge. Finally, we break down some of the newest entries into the Bravo Pod world, “Give Them Lala” sans that other man who she does not want named as well as the aptly titled “On Display” but the one and only, Miss Melissa Gorga.  @thesarahfrasershow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BROUGHT TO YOU BY: FITON - (Text ROPE to 64-000 to join and work out for FREE!)  DIPSEA - www.dipseastories.com/velvet (30 Day Free Trial) INDEED - www.indeed.com/VELVET ($75 Job Credit to Upgrade Your Job Post. Valid Through March 31st, 2022.) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) BOMBAS - www.bombas.com/VELVET (Get 20% Off Any Purchase) BEST FIENDS - (Download Best Fiends FREE Today on the App Store or Google Play.) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
TABATHA COFFEY (on Bravo Legacy, Tabatha's Takeover/Shear Genius, Erika Jayne/Jen Shah & RHUGT Bravo Legends Edition!) - II
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Tabatha Coffey steps Behind The Rope. She is back!! First, we cannot help but reminisce again about the Bravo days of yesteryear when Tabatha reigned supreme with her epic array of shows Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Tabatha’s Takeover, Relative Success With Tabatha and, of course, the show that introduced us to this blond beauty, Shear Genius. We chat about the appeal Tabatha had to last on our TVs for so long, her signature tell it like it is / hold nothing back approach to hair and life, how Bravo has changed over the years to become the network it is today. With two seasons of RHUGT, we hypothesize which colleagues would be prime to join Tabatha in the non-housewives version of Girls Trip - Kathy Griffin, Rachel Zoe, Jeff Lewis, Patti Stanger, Jackie Warner - we are looking at you, discussing the pros and cons of each as a potential cast member. We also can’t help but throw around Paula Abdul’s name. After all, who can forget, Bravo’s “Hey Paula”. Tabatha weighs in on some of the current Bravo legal cases keeping us up at night - Erika Jayne & Jen Shah, discusses why someone would go on Reality TV if they had anything to potentially hide, and the allure and addiction of fame, one of the most powerful drugs. The last time Tab was here we asked if she would ever join RHONJ, seeing as she lives just across the river. We follow up on that chat with who she has heard from since we have put that out in the world. Andy Cohen we are talking about you. We also revisit Tabatha’s idea for an all gay Housewives - men and women, cancel culture and what the woman who everyone thinks is a B+tch does for fun when not running one of her many businesses. Of course, we couldn’t let her go without discussing hair, trends, fashions and whether a $10,000 Ponytail for the Met Gala was really necessary Kim Kardashian. In typical Tabatha fashion, she does not hold back.   @tabathacoffey @behindvelvetrope  @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: FITON - (Text ROPE to 64-000 to join and work out for FREE!)  DIPSEA - www.dipseastories.com/velvet (30 Day Free Trial) INDEED - www.indeed.com/VELVET ($75 Job Credit to Upgrade Your Job Post. Valid Through March 31st, 2022.) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) BOMBAS - www.bombas.com/VELVET (Get 20% Off Any Purchase) BEST FIENDS - (Download Best Fiends FREE Today on the App Store or Google Play.) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022
TABATHA COFFEY (on Bravo Legacy, Tabatha's Takeover/Shear Genius, Erika Jayne/Jen Shah & RHUGT Bravo Legends Edition!) - I
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Tabatha Coffey steps Behind The Rope. She is back!! First, we cannot help but reminisce again about the Bravo days of yesteryear when Tabatha reigned supreme with her epic array of shows Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Tabatha’s Takeover, Relative Success With Tabatha and, of course, the show that introduced us to this blond beauty, Shear Genius. We chat about the appeal Tabatha had to last on our TVs for so long, her signature tell it like it is / hold nothing back approach to hair and life, how Bravo has changed over the years to become the network it is today. With two seasons of RHUGT, we hypothesize which colleagues would be prime to join Tabatha in the non-housewives version of Girls Trip - Kathy Griffin, Rachel Zoe, Jeff Lewis, Patti Stanger, Jackie Warner - we are looking at you, discussing the pros and cons of each as a potential cast member. We also can’t help but throw around Paula Abdul’s name. After all, who can forget, Bravo’s “Hey Paula”. Tabatha weighs in on some of the current Bravo legal cases keeping us up at night - Erika Jayne & Jen Shah, discusses why someone would go on Reality TV if they had anything to potentially hide, and the allure and addiction of fame, one of the most powerful drugs. The last time Tab was here we asked if she would ever join RHONJ, seeing as she lives just across the river. We follow up on that chat with who she has heard from since we have put that out in the world. Andy Cohen we are talking about you. We also revisit Tabatha’s idea for an all gay Housewives - men and women, cancel culture and what the woman who everyone thinks is a B+tch does for fun when not running one of her many businesses. Of course, we couldn’t let her go without discussing hair, trends, fashions and whether a $10,000 Ponytail for the Met Gala was really necessary Kim Kardashian. In typical Tabatha fashion, she does not hold back.   @tabathacoffey @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: FITON - (Text ROPE to 64-000 to join and work out for FREE!)  DIPSEA - www.dipseastories.com/velvet (30 Day Free Trial) INDEED - www.indeed.com/VELVET ($75 Job Credit to Upgrade Your Job Post. Valid Through March 31st, 2022.) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) BOMBAS - www.bombas.com/VELVET (Get 20% Off Any Purchase) BEST FIENDS - (Download Best Fiends FREE Today on the App Store or Google Play.) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
Kim D. (on Current RHONJ Season, Tre/Luis, Jen/Bill Aydin, Margaret/Tre & New Tell All Book!)
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Kim D. Is back! With the new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey back in our lives and our weekend recaps with Kim D. in full effect, Kim D. stops by to share updates on her own life and chat all that has been happening these past many months in RHONJ land. Kim weighs in as only Kim D. could on Teresa’s Greek getaway with Dina Manzo which turned into her engagement to Luis, their new $3.3M love nest, the degree and motivations of their love, the speed at which this all happened and the involvement of cameras. Speaking of cameras, Kim discusses the real life events that she is privy too behind the scenes of what we are watching each week on RHONJ and her own real life involvement behind the scenes in the upcoming Jennifer and Bill Aydin acheating storyline and details the call both her, and David, received regarding this matter. Finally, we chat Jackie, Dolo, Gorga and newbie Traci Lynn Johnson who brings along nice guy - yup we met him - NFL Legend Tiki Barber. Listen now to catch up on all you can expect as this explosive new season of RHONJ plugs along which both Dolores and Tre promise to be more shocking than Tre’s iconic table flip!!! @kimkdposche @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: FITON - (Text ROPE to 64-000 to join and work out for FREE!)  DIPSEA - www.dipseastories.com/velvet (30 Day Free Trial) INDEED - www.indeed.com/VELVET ($75 Job Credit to Upgrade Your Job Post. Valid Through March 31st, 2022.) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) BOMBAS - www.bombas.com/VELVET (Get 20% Off Any Purchase) BEST FIENDS - (Download Best Fiends FREE Today on the App Store or Google Play.) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
Kim D. (on Gia Giudice's MVP Appearance, Tre/Luis Backstage WWHL Rumored Drama & More!)
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Kim D is back for another explosive RHONJ recap. As Kim says at the start of this chat, there is only one word that matters this week. G-I-A. We have watched her go from a child to a young woman and this week, Gia makes her official debut. Ok, she has been here all this time, but Gia, honey, you have our utmost attention! The convo quickly turns to Jennifer, her secret revealed, tears shed, what seems to be a “new” / actually old return of Miss Dolores (she was actually on her way to Kim’s house during this chat to “pick up some stuff” - we discuss), Jackie showing compassion, Margaret being Margaret and, oh yea, does anyone remember we technically have two “friends of” this season. Of course, in true Kim D. fashion she drops one hell of a bomb about Teresa and Luis’ WWHL appearance back stage during premiere night! You do not want to miss this one. @kimdposche @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef https://www.patreon.com/posts/62406811/edit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2022
Whitney Rose (on RHOSLC Drama Past, Present & Future) - I
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We always say to first year Housewives, don’t change. As y’all listen to this chat from one year ago with Whitney Rose, has she changed? Things certainly have changed in twelve short months. Before Mary Cosby was a thing of the past, before we even knew who Jennie Nguyen was, back when Meredith and Lisa were BFFs, we sat down with the one and only Whitney Rose.  Whitney Rose steps Behind The Rope. In preparation for tonight’s conclusion to an epic 3 part reunion, Whitney is here to break down this freshman season of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. After a brief discussion of Whitney’s life prior to the show - yea we wanted to know more about the woman behind what ya all have seen on TV over the past few months - we get right into it. Whitney is more than happy to discuss, and does not hold back in discussing, her close friendships, mere acquaintances and not so close friendships with cast mates Mary Cosby, Jen Shah, Meredith Marks, Lisa Barlow and Heather Gay. We will let you figure out which is which. We delve deep into all the seasons dramas discussing which were necessary and valid and which Whitney would never like to speak of again. Speaking of drama, we break down the reunion, part by part, analyzing whether any closure was achieved or rather fresh wounds were opened. Now that Season Two has been green lit, Whitney discusses what she predicts will transpire amongst her cast mates, what she would like to see change, and what she plans to do differently. Spoiler Alert, we here Behind The Rope have already heard tidbits from Season Two filming which we, of course, do our best to get Whitney to comment on. Hey, we are good like that. Like we said, spoiler alert. You don’t wanna miss this one! @whitneywildrose @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: HELIX SLEEP - www.helixsleep.com/velvet ($200 Off Any Mattress Plus 2 Free Pillows) RITUAL - www.ritual.com/VELVET (Get 10% Off During Your First Three Months) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) BABBEL - www.babbel.com (Get An Additional 3 Months for FREE, When You Purchase a 3-Month Subscription. Use Code “velvetrope”) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
RHOSLC Jennie Nguyen's (Racially Insensitive Posts, The Cast's Reaction, Currently Filming Season Three & Mary Cosby)!
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RHOSLC! Jennie Nguyen’s Recent Past racially Insensitive Posts have surfaced. The cast has reacted. Jennie has been let go.. The fans have reacted, some claiming double standards. One "fan" who has claimed double standards is none other than Meghan McCain. Mary Cosby is out. Amid all this drama, Bravo has wasted no time. Season Three is filming now, currently. We break it all down and package it in one nice bow to help make sense of it all. Back on the east coast, we, once again, share a RHONY casting update which includes two returning Housewives from last season and a Former Housewife returning as a friend of. Can you guess who? We reveal this here today!!! Exclusive! Finally, we chat about Kandi Burruss’ new spinoff, “Kandi & the Gang” breaking down just what you can expect once it hits our TV screens in early March. You do not want to miss this jam packed episode!! @thesarahfrasershow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: RITUAL - www.ritual.com/VELVET (Get 10% Off During Your First Three Months) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) BABBEL - www.babbel.com (Get An Additional 3 Months for FREE, When You Purchase a 3-Month Subscription. Use Code “velvetrope”) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
TODD & JULIE CHRISLEY (on Chrisley Knows Best, Family, The Kardashians, Joining RHOBH & NutriSystem!)
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Todd and Julie Chrisley step Behind The Rope. Todd and Julie reminisce about the epic journey over the past eight years from day one to present that we have all watched play out week after week on Chrisley Knows Best. We chat highs & lows both on and off camera, Chase, Savannah, Grayson, Chloe, Nanny Faye, just who wears the pants in this family, that “other” reality TV fam known as The Kardashians, whether Todd is really as “particular” in real life about everything as he seems on the small screen, and which Real Housewives would Julie and Todd like to join. We discuss all the spin offs - According To Chrisley, Growing Up Chrisley, What’s Cooking with Julie, biggest misconceptions, and just what is next for this family that refuses to slow down any time soon. One thing that is next, is a partnership with Nutrisystem which has helped both Todd and Julie on their journey to weight loss (see the link below for a special offer from Nutrisystem and The Chrisley’s to get started today!) @toddchrisley @juliechrisley @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Nutrisystem.com/juliedeal Nutrisystem.com/todd50 BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: MANSCAPED - www.manscaped.com (20% Off Plus Free Shipping. Use Code “Velvet”.) HELIX SLEEP - www.helixsleep.com/velvet ($200 Off Any Mattress Plus 2 Free Pillows) RITUAL - www.ritual.com/VELVET (Get 10% Off During Your First Three Months) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) BABBEL - www.babbel.com (Get An Additional 3 Months for FREE, When You Purchase a 3-Month Subscription. Use Code “velvetrope”) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
CYNTHIA BAILEY (on RHUGT, Leaving RHOA, Blue Stone Manor RHUGT, & Life/Reality TV After Housewives!) - II
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Cynthia Bailey steps Behind The Rope. Real Housewives Ultimate Girl’s Trip. RHUGT. Cynthia breaks it all down for us - what it was like to spend a week in Turks & Caicos with Ramona, Lu, Tre, Mel, Kyle and former cast mate Kenya, the drama she ensued causing "50 Cynt" to come out, who she grew closer and farther apart from, breaking the fourth wall and how production was different than Housewives and much more from this instant fan fav Housewives Franchise. Cynthia also chats about her departure from RHOA, how she feels now that she is no longer a Peach Holder, and reminisces on her highs and lows from her eleven year tenure of the show. Cynthia also chats the current RHOA cast - Marlo finally has her peach, the return of Shereé Whitfield, newbie Sanya Richards-Ross and the rumors of Nene wanting to possibly return. Cynthia revels in new A list hosting gigs like Daily Pop and Access Hollywood, current acting gigs and how she feels now that she splits her time between the ATL and Hollywood. Perhaps someone will one day be a future diamond holder seeing as she already has screen time with Ms. Richards. Finally, having celebrated her one year wedding anniversary the other month, Cynthia chats #chill, how life has changed as Mrs. Mike Hill and just what is next for this power couple, and Miss Cynthia Bailey who seems to be taking over the entertainment space one day at a time, including Celebrity Big Brother! @cynthiabailey @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: RITUAL - www.ritual.com/VELVET (Get 10% Off During Your First Three Months) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) BABBEL - www.babbel.com (Get An Additional 3 Months for FREE, When You Purchase a 3-Month Subscription. Use Code “velvetrope”) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
CYNTHIA BAILEY (on RHUGT, Leaving RHOA, Blue Stone Manor RHUGT, & Life/Reality TV After Housewives!) - I
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Cynthia Bailey steps Behind The Rope. Real Housewives Ultimate Girl’s Trip. RHUGT. Cynthia breaks it all down for us - what it was like to spend a week in Turks & Caicos with Ramona, Lu, Tre, Mel, Kyle and former cast mate Kenya, the drama she ensued causing "50 Cynt" to come out, who she grew closer and farther apart from, breaking the fourth wall and how production was different than Housewives and much more from this instant fan fav Housewives Franchise. Cynthia also chats about her departure from RHOA, how she feels now that she is no longer a Peach Holder, and reminisces on her highs and lows from her eleven year tenure of the show. Cynthia also chats the current RHOA cast - Marlo finally has her peach, the return of Shereé Whitfield, newbie Sanya Richards-Ross and the rumors of Nene wanting to possibly return. Cynthia revels in new A list hosting gigs like Daily Pop and Access Hollywood, current acting gigs and how she feels now that she splits her time between the ATL and Hollywood. Perhaps someone will one day be a future diamond holder seeing as she already has screen time with Ms. Richards. Finally, having celebrated her one year wedding anniversary the other month, Cynthia chats #chill, how life has changed as Mrs. Mike Hill and just what is next for this power couple, and Miss Cynthia Bailey who seems to be taking over the entertainment space one day at a time, including Celebrity Big Brother! @cynthiabailey @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: RELIEFBAND - www.reliefband.com (20% off Plus Free Shipping. Use Code VELVET) HELIX SLEEP - www.helixsleep.com/velvet ($200 Off Any Mattress Plus 2 Free Pillows) RITUAL - www.ritual.com/VELVET (Get 10% Off During Your First Three Months) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) BABBEL - www.babbel.com (Get An Additional 3 Months for FREE, When You Purchase a 3-Month Subscription. Use Code “velvetrope”) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
Kim D. (Breaks Down RHONJ Season Premiere & Real Life NJ Run Ins)!!
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Y’all love our RHOBH chats with former RHOBH Kathryn Edwards so why not do the same with former RHONJ “Friend Of”, Kim D. Now that RHONJ is back in our lives, you know it is the only thing you want to talk about!! We break it all down sharing our deep thoughts about this past weeks Season Premiere “Smoke, Mirrors and Foggy Diamonds”. Tre is in love, love, love, Luis made a bizarre video, Jackie is cool, an episode would not be complete without a cameo from Big Frank, Jennifer gets a new nose, oversees, we learn new info about Bill Aydin, Margaret has a backbone and oh, so much more. Also, let us not forget Kim has real life ties to many of the current cast and even reveals how she herself was involved in the alleged Aydin infidelity. Whew, all this and we are only on episode one. In true Kim D. fashion, she does not hold back! @kimdposche @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef https://www.patreon.com/posts/62140121 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2022
Vicki Gunvalson (on RHOC Past, Present & Future)!
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We could not let this “revised” season of RHOC come and go without re-sharing one of our fav OC, heck, one of our fav chats ever with you, the one and only OG of the OC! The OG of the OC Miss Vicki Gunvalson steps Behind The Rope. First Vicki fills us all in on what she has been up to since we last saw her on our TV screens. For those of you who don’t know, she bought a house in Mexico, had a stellar Whoop It Up Podcast (which BTVR appeared on), has been running Coto Insurance, and has just been enjoying time with her family (Steve, Michael, Brianna, Ryan & The Boys). Vicki and David discuss the trajectory of being a Housewife - the beginning (so hopeful), the middle (save your $), the inevitable end (Cue The Five Stages of grief). We discuss the concept of resigning and quitting versus being fired and let go. Vicki lets us know what advice she would give, not only to Season One Vicki, but other Housewives starting out and what she has learned throughout the years during her tenure on the hit Bravo show. Speaking of the beginning, Vicki and David discuss how much the show has changed since the beginning - the salaries, the vacations, the women, the drama! We discuss the involvement of producers and editing throughout the years and the concept of “reality” as it exists, or lack thereof, in any reality TV show these days. Vicki opens up about her highs and lows during her fourteen years on the show. We discuss the evolution of her relationships that we saw play out on national TV - Don, Brooks, Steve. Vicki discusses her relationships with Kelly Dodd (where she thinks it all went wrong), Tamra Judge (going strong), Shannon Beador (can it be repaired?) as well as RHOC past Jeana Keough, Meghan King Edmonds, Heather Durbrow and Alexis (“Jesus Jugs”) Bellino. Vicki is honest about what she misses the most about Housewives and answers the age old question, would you ever go back? Finally, no sit down with The OG of the OC would be complete without a trip down memory lane regarding some of Vicki’s most iconic moments - the State of Oklahoma. Slade Smiley’s infamous comment and her plastic surgeries throughout the years, Lauri Peterson’s Ski Slope “multiple partners” and of course, last but certainly not least, just how many people can you fit into a family van? @vickigunvalson @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: NATIVE - www.nativedeo.com/velvet (20% Off Your First Order. Use Promo Code “velvet” at Checkout) SHIPSTATION - www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2022
SALLY JESSY RAPHAEL (on Being "The First", Ellen, Wendy Williams, Andy Cohen, Oprah, Sharon Osbourne & The View!)
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Sally Jessy Raphael steps Behind The Rope. Icon in the Flesh. The first female host to have a syndicated daytime talk show. With her Iconic red glasses in tow, we chat with Sally about the full extent of her career. A career which began in radio and spanned several decades leaving a permanent mark and having created the landscape of daytime TV. Sally opens up about her best and worst guest, the topics she loved and did not love talking about, all of the celebrities she has interviewed, the cultural significance of being “the first" and just how much the industry has changed over the years. Speaking of being “the first”, we chat with Sally about some of the others she has paved the way for - Oprah (yes, we chat about the Meghan and Harry sit down), Ellen (yes, we chat about her mean girl reputation and the loss of 1 million viewers as a “supposed” result), Wendy Williams (and all she is going through), Drew Barrymore (newbie) Kelly Clarkson (is it an easy transition for actors and singers?), and last but certainly not least, Miss Bethenny Frankel (well, that was short lived.). Of course, we chat with Sally about The View - all the rumored back stage infighting, “Ladies Who Punch”, Barbara Walters, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Kelly & Ryan. Since we have an Icon in our presence, we discuss the late night talk show scene such as Daddy Andy Cohen’s WWHL and Joan Rivers’ infamous short lived stint. Remember we mentioned those iconic red glasses, we chat with Sally about the origins of her trademark look, how many pairs she actually has, does she ever go out incognito, and whether she ever tires of them. An unbelievable trip down memory lane with the pioneer herself, Miss Sally Jessy Raphael. @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: NATIVE - www.nativedeo.com/velvet (20% Off Your First Order. Use Promo Code “velvet” at Checkout) SHIPSTATION - www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
Isaac Boots (on "Training" / BFFS Lisa Rinna, Ramona Singer, Kelly Ripa, Ariana Grande, Madonna & Torch'd)!!
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Isaac (Calpito) Boots steps Behind The Rope. Issac chats the full trajectory of his career from humble early beginnings, to early days in New York City on Broadway, to personal choreographer for Ariana Grande early on in both of their careers to THE destination go to fitness instructor for all of Hollywood’s elite, every real Housewife we love or love to hate, and everyone else in between, including YOU! Isaac is beloved amongst and befriended by his celeb clientele such as Kelly Ripa, Brooke Shields, Faye Dunaway (they attended the Oscars together), Gwyneth Paltrow, and Real Housewives such as two of our favs from both coasts Lisa Rinna and Ramona Singer. Of course, we ask Isaac to spill the tea on what each of these women are like both during a work out and socially - the good, the bad, the other. Isaac chats about how his career skyrocketed during quarantine as a result of offering his premiere training for free on line in exchange for donations to the “No Kid Hungry” Foundation. Isaac chats about how he built his signature “Torch’d” classes into a global brand and fitness empire of epic proportion which just landed him in Forbes Magazine. Finally, we chat about that time we ran into Isaac at “Kelly & Ryan” where Isaac got a lap dance from his (and our) Queen Madonna, his recent marriage (sorry guys, he’s taken) which was attended by Faye Dunaway and officiated by Kelly Ripa and just what is next for this fitness prodigy who will not be slowing down any time soon! @isaacboots @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: NATIVE - www.nativedeo.com/velvet (20% Off Your First Order. Use Promo Code “velvet” at Checkout) SHIPSTATION - www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
Chris Baker (on Jennie Nguyen/Mary Cosby, Recent WWHL Appearance, Erika Jayne & Working With Lala Kent in The Estate!)
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Chris Baker steps Behind The Rope. Actor, Writer, Director, BravoHolic, Housewives Addict, Pop Culture Worshipper and many other monikers, Chris is here to chat about his new film, “The Estate”, which he wrote and stars in alongside Eliza Coupe, Heather Matarazzo and the one and only Miss Lala Kent. Chris chats about his inspirations for the project and the importance of representation for all in the media today. Of course, the convo quickly turns to his recent WWHL appearance, Daddy Cohen and Housewives. Chris helps us dive deep on many of the current BravoVerse Hot Topics - Jennie Nguyen’s controversial statements and termination, RHOSLC cast reaction to Jennie’s statements, Mary Cosby’s RHOSLC exit, the currently filming Season 3 RHOSLC, exactly who will be back to RHONY next season (we have tea), the decline of Vanderpump Rules, Erika Jayne and Jen Shah's legal updates, the role Rinna was born to play and everything else he, and we are obsessed with in pop culture today including Chris' brilliant new flick, "The Estate"! @bakerseebakerdo @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: NATIVE - www.nativedeo.com/velvet (20% Off Your First Order. Use Promo Code “velvet” at Checkout) SHIPSTATION - www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
CAROLE RADZIWILL (on RHONY, Andy Cohen, Bethenny Frankel, Her Exit, & Not Ever Using a Ghostwriter!) - III
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In a rare Podcast appearance, Carole Radziwill steps Behind The Rope. After a brief chat with Carole about her career as a journalist, producer (3 Emmy wins) & NYT Best Selling author (shout out to "What Remains: A memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love”), we get into what y’all wanna chat about, The Real Housewives of New York City. Carole chats about her six year run on RHONY - the highs / lows, cast mates who have come and gone (Lu, Ramona, Dorinda, the Tins, Aviva & Much More), Adam!, and, if you have’t heard, the fact that she has never used, is not currently using and will never use a ghostwriter (shout out to "The Widow’s Guide to Sex & Dating”). Carole talks about one of the most shocking reunion moments ever - telling Andy Cohen he is full of sh*t and clarifies the truth behind her RHONY exit putting to bed once and for all whether it had anything to do with that reunion moment, her much publicized fall out and demise of her friendship with Bethenny Frankel or plethora of receipts of who said what, when and to whom she sent to production on the reg. We chat about whether Bethenny really is Andy’s “favorite”, what she got special treatment during her RHONY career and whether she should return to RHONY as cast or producer to fix the ratings slump. Carole chats about changes she would make to RHONY to increase ratings, who she would let go, bring back from the past, and whether serious topics like race and politics belong on TV. After all, she was ahead of her time with her very own political story line. Of course, we can’t help but ask if those suggested changes would involve her ever coming back. Listen to find out this plus a whole lot more rumors and myths clarified and set straight by the one and only Carole Radziwill, a guest that we have been chasing, stalking, and charming for quite a while to make an appearance here Behind The Rope! As they say, all good things come to those who wait. This is the third of an epic three part chat.  @caroleradziwill @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By: NATIVE - www.nativedeo.com/velvet (20% Off Your First Order. Use Promo Code “velvet” at Checkout) SHIPSTATION - www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
Mary Cosby's (RHOSLC Termination/Resignation, Church, Cult Accusations, & Infidelity Accusations)!
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Mary Cosby skipped the RHOSLC reunion. Was that her last act and statement to make it clear she quit RHOSLC, has she been formally fired, did she want to get fired? We break that and all the other season long RHOSLC drama down including the shocking revelation that RHOSLC cast members only make six thousand dollars per episode. We chat about Housewives' salaries over the years and what the future will likely look like in terms of Housewives’ pay days. Moving on, we break the fourth wall and address the recent media S storm from our recent viral episode with Kelly Dodd & Rick Leventhal. Speaking of RHOC, we chat about the return of Fancy Pants Dubrow, the recent accusations of “thirst” amongst newbies Jen and Noella, the plight of one Miss Shannon Beador, the comic relief of one Miss Gina Kirschenheiter and much more up to the minute news in the Housewives world that never sleeps. With return special guest Miss Sarah Fraser.   @thesarahfrasershow  @behindvelvetrope  @davidyontef Full Episode At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/61177640/edit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2022
Lydia McLaughlin (on RHOC Past, Present & Future)!
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Love hearing from y’all about who your fav RHOC from the past has been. Today we share another gem from our back catalogue, Lydia McLaughlin and her Mom, Judy Stirling.  On the heels of the The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Season Premiere, Lydia McLaughlin and her Mom, Judy Stirling, step Behind The Rope. Lydia and Judy are here to talk about their new Bravo Web Show, Glitter Town. Lydia and Judy explain that Glitter Town is a new digital series of them spreading “positive vibes” while making normal everyday tasks fun, happy and, well, glittery. They even went to New York City to pitch the show in person at 30 Rock, Glitter Bombs and all. Of course, we couldn’t help but chat with Lydia about all her cast mates past: Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Kelly Dodd, Heather Dubrow, Alexis “Jesus Jugs” Bellino, Gretchen Rossi, Peggy Sulahian and Lizzie Rovsek. We discuss what it was like to film the show with these women - the good, the bad, the highs, the challenges, her role as the “friendship whisperer” during her RHOC Seasons Eight and Twelve, and what the status of her relationships with each of them is like today. We also talk about the current RHOC and hear Lydia’s thoughts on Braunwyn, Gina, Emily, and newbie Elizabeth Vargas. We chat about why a Web Series was the right platform for this show, check in on Lydia’s family - Doug and the boys, and hear all the details from the Glitter Town Premiere Party such as which RHOC were in attendance. If you are wondering if Lydia and Judy are really really that happy and upbeat and positive alllll the time, well, listen in here! @oclydia @ocjudymom @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (Try Peloton App For Free For 2 Months - New Members Only) LUMINEUX - www.getlumineux.com/velvet (15% Off Your Order Today. Use Code velvet.)  OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) GREENCHEF - www.greenchef.com/velvet130 ($130 Off, Plus Free Shipping. Use code velvet130) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) DIPSEA - www.dipseastories.com/velvet (30 Day Free Trial) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
RHODC's Lynda Erkiletian (on RHODC, The Salahi White House Crash & Current State of Housewives)
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Lynda Erkiletian from The Real Housewives Of DC steps Behind The Rope. The Real Housewives of DC! As Andy Cohen once said directly to Lynda, “once a wife, always a wife.” We agree. We do agree. Originally, Linda explains, RHODC was pitched to her as a different type of non housewives show. Hmm, we have heard that before. Lynda explains how she was originally cast, when she found out it was in fact a Real Housewives show, and the reservations she had about joining the juggernaut franchise. She discusses the inevitable presence of politics in any show based in DC and the effect that had, not only on the season of RHODC that aired, but what a different show it would be if aired in the current political climate of today. Lynda also talks about the challenges both logistically and confidentially about casting and shooting in the political sector. Lynda expresses the disappointment in being the first of the housewives franchises to be cancelled. Of course, we discuss her cast mates Mary Amons, Cat Ommanney, Stacie Scott Turner and last, but certainly not least Michaele Salahi (now Schon), what filming with each was like, which relationships changed for the better and worse as a result of the show, and where each of those relationships stands today. We focus on what is was like to be part of a franchise that was “hijacked” by one cast maneuver for an event that made national headlines, was a breach of national security, almost shut down the whole production, involved the FBI, and, is most likely the reason why the show was cancelled. Michaele and Tareq Salahi. We go there. Lynda also gives us her thoughts and ideas on what the franchise would have been like if there had been a second season green lit without the Salahis. Whew - we gotta a lot to talk about. Thank you Lynda.  @lyndaerkiletian @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (Try Peloton App For Free For 2 Months - New Members Only) LUMINEUX - www.getlumineux.com/velvet (15% Off Your Order Today. Use Code velvet.)  OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) GREENCHEF - www.greenchef.com/velvet130 ($130 Off, Plus Free Shipping. Use code velvet130) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) DIPSEA - www.dipseastories.com/velvet (30 Day Free Trial) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2022
MARGARET CHO (on Her Comedic Genius, DWTS, Masked Singer, Lisa Vanderpump & Becoming an RHOBH!)
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Margaret Cho steps Behind The Rope. Comedian, Emmy Award Nominated Actress, Musician, Advocate, Entrepreneur, Artist and one of our personal favs. Margaret chats about the full anthology of her career which began by performing stand up near her parent’s book store in San Fran. Early success - appearing in the Golden Girl’s spinoff, opening for Jerry Seinfeld - led to a whole host of stand up brilliance - the Queen of the one woman show, and her own ABC show, “All American Girl” where she was told she was either “too asian” or “not asian enough” on the reg. We chat about how much times have changed and how “All American Girl” would have been received by both network execs and audiences today. Back on the road today, we chat live audiences as well as Margaret’s contemporaries and inspirations - Ellen DeGeneres and Joan Rivers to name a few. Of course we chat Reality TV, Margaret’s own VH1 reality show, “The Cho Show” as well as competing on both "Dancing With The Stars" and "The Masked Singer" - shout out to The Poodle! Having appeared in many of our fav shows, we discuss those appearances such as in Sex and The City as well as Margaret’s new Hulu YA Rom Com, “Sex Appeal” starring alongside the one and only Paris Jackson. Finally, we chat about her epic contribution to the LGBTQ+ community that has been evident since the beginning of her very prolific, brilliant and varied career. Thank you, Ms. Cho. @Margaret_cho @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  MANSCAPED - www.manscaped.com (20% Off Plus Free Shipping. Use Code “Velvet”.) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (Try Peloton App For Free For 2 Months - New Members Only) LUMINEUX - www.getlumineux.com/velvet (15% Off Your Order Today. Use Code velvet.)  GREENCHEF - www.greenchef.com/velvet130 ($130 Off, Plus Free Shipping. Use code velvet130) OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) DIPSEA - www.dipseastories.com/velvet (30 Day Free Trial) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
Theresa Caputo (on "Long Island Medium", Her Live Show, Spirit, & A Live Reading Here Today!)
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Theresa Caputo steps Behind The Rope. She’s Bacck!!! We had so much fun with Theresa the last time she was here, we had to invite her back. This time, we attended her stellar “Theresa Caputo Live” show per her invite from our last chat and have some questions we need answered. During the two hour extravaganza, Theresa connects with Spirit to help provide answers, clarity and relief to various audience members “lucky enough” to have someone come though. We dive deeper into what exactly does The Long Island Medium see and hear as she walks around the audience providing various messages from “the other side”. One common theme evident from this stellar, emotional - make sure to bring tissues, shocking, comforting show was that Theresa is not there, or here, to make believers out of everyone. Her goal is to provide relief for those suffering. On that note, we chat with Theresa about her uncommon day job, the skeptics, the critics, and those who just do not believe in “something more”. We chat about some of the “you need to hear it to believe it” moments from her show where she revealed specific things about audience members that were so detailed, only a very close loved one would know. Yes, we have chills. Off course we also needed to know if Spirit ever came though in Theresa’s own life in compromising positions or on a date, how she handles personal family Spirits, what she can tell us about “the other side” and death - yea we took it deep, and just how this gift has affected her own life and life’s calling. For all the wondering, yup, Theresa is still on the road, coming to a city near you soon. Tickets are available now for a chance to bypass her epic wait list and get a reading in person!! Obviously, we could not help but ask The Long Island Medium, while we had her, if anyone was coming through for us. Tune in now to find out and to hear the reading she provided for BTVR here while live on air!!  @theresacaputo @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Tickets to Attend One of Theresa's Live Shows With The Chance of a Reading Click Here https://www.theresacaputo.com BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (Try Peloton App For Free For 2 Months - New Members Only) LUMINEUX - www.getlumineux.com/velvet (15% Off Your Order Today. Use Code velvet.)  OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) GREENCHEF - www.greenchef.com/velvet130 ($130 Off, Plus Free Shipping. Use code velvet130) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) DIPSEA - www.dipseastories.com/velvet (30 Day Free Trial) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
LINDSAY HUBBARD (on Summer House New Season, Dating Carl, Love Triangles & Cast Mates Past & Present!)
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Lindsay Hubbard steps Behind The Rope. Summer House, Season 6. How did we get here? The OG herself stops by to chat the highs and lows, cast mates come and gone, regrets, friendships, feuds and of course, her eternal search for Mr. Right, or at least Mr. Right Now every summer in the Hamptons. That search is over, hopefully forever, and the Hamptons will never be the same as we discuss Lindsay’s recent revelation that yes, she is, in fact, dating Summer House co-star Carl Radke. Of course, we dish this current season of Summer House - love triangles a la Ciara / Austen and Andrea / Craig / Paige, newbies Alex and Mya, the parties bigger and better, our fav Southern Charmers in the house - literally, and, on a more serious note, Lindsay’s miscarriage which she chose to share with the world during last weeks Season Premiere. Finally, we chat about what Lindsay loves best about dating Carl, celeb run ins and just what is next for this Hub House aficionado who keeps taking NYC and The Hamptons by storm one tequila at a time. @lindshubbs @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  RELIEFBAND - www.reliefband.com (20% off Plus Free Shipping. Use Code VELVET) OUAI - www.theouai.com (15% Off Your Entire Purchase. Use Code VELVETROPE) PELOTON - www.onepeloton.com (Try Peloton App For Free For 2 Months - New Members Only) LUMINEUX - www.getlumineux.com/velvet (15% Off Your Order Today. Use Code velvet.)  GREENCHEF - www.greenchef.com/velvet130 ($130 Off, Plus Free Shipping. Use code velvet130) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) DIPSEA - www.dipseastories.com/velvet (30 Day Free Trial) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
WORST OF 2021 - BTS of Our "Worst Of" Housewife / Bravolebrity Chats of 2021!
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WORST of 2021!!! It is that time again. Time for the annual Behind The Velvet Rope “WORST OF" The Real Housewives and Other Bravolebrity Interviews. That is right. You guys are shady AF. As much as you loved the “Best Of” List, we got all your DMs asking for a “Worst Of” List. Your New Years Dreams have come true. We go Behind The Scenes and rank what happens not only on air, but off air as well, for our “Worst Of" the year count down. Who did we fight with off air, who was naughty, who was a royal pain in the a&%? All these and many more questions answered as we get into our Top Ten “Worst Of” Housewives and Bravolebs of last year. In other news, we also reveal some other “Worst Of” News. The tea is pipin hot and spilled. No NDAs here folks. Of course, we could not do this without the help of the women from US Weekly “Getting Real with The Housewives” Podcast who have also interviewed every Housewife this year from all our fav franchises and have some tea to spill themselves including an epic interview with the one and only Mariah Carey @usweekly @Christina_garibaldi @decamper23 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Full Episode is At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/59676591 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2022
Tamra Judge (on RHOC Past, Present & Future!) - II
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As this season of RHOC move along we have learned to never come for Fancy Pants’ family, divorce is messy, Shannon still knows how to bring on the waterworks, Gina is funny, and sometimes, the thirst is real. On those notes, we share one of our fav RHOC chats of all times, one of our most viral listens and press explosions ever, this little gem of a sit down with Miss Tamra Judge!  The Rope welcomes - THE one - THE only - Icon In the Flesh - Miss Tamra Judge! Raw and unfiltered, but do we know of Tamra Judge in any other way, method or manner. After twelve seasons of being a full time cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange Country, Tamra is here to look back, reflect upon the highs, there were many, the lows, just as many, and everything in between. We cover it all.  Tamra shares her feelings on co-stars past - Jesus Jugs, Miss Fancy Pants Heather Dubrow, Meghan King Edmonds, OG Jeana Keough, Lynne Curtain, Lydia McLaughlin, Peggy Sulahian and oh, so many more. Tamra dishes on current RHOC cast members - Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson and yes, even Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Then, the discussion turns to Kelly Dodd, her behavior on the show and current Covid-19 statements. Has she gone too far? We discuss her partner in crime, the OG from the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, as well as the current status of her friendship with the third Tres Amigas, Shannon Beador. Tamra is very open about her departure from the show and the circumstances that surround that. Take a listen to PART 2 of this very special sit down with #RHOC's Tamra Judge. @tamrajudge @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: BOMBAS - www.bombas.com/VELVET (Get 20% Off Any Purchase) TODAYTIX - www.todaytix.com/velvet ($10 Off First Purchase. Use Code “velvet”) INDEED - www.indeed.com/VELVET ($75 Job Credit to Upgrade Your Job Post. Valid Through March 31st, 2022.) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) BEST FIENDS - (Download Best Fiends FREE Today on the App Store or Google Play.) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2022
Fortune Feimster (on Stand Up, Chelsea Handler, Mindy Kaling, Margaret Josephs & Real Housewives!)
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Fortune Feimster steps Behind The Rope. Comedian Extraordinaire, Actresses, Activist, Stand Up Legend, Real Housewives Lover. Fortune is here to chat about her new starring role alongside Paris Jackson and Margaret Cho in “Sex Appeal”. Fortune walks us down the road of early beginnings as an entertainment journalist, The Groundlings, Last Comic Standing to Chelsea Lately, The Mindy Kaling Show, and guest staring roles on many of our favorite shows - Glee, Claws, The L Word, Two Broke Girls and many more. Having appeared on Watch What Happens Live with many of our favs such as our very own Margaret Josephs, we chat about many current BravoVerse events - Erika Jayne, Jen Shah, Tre Giudice’s New Man, The Upcoming Return of RHONJ, the return of RHONY and what to expect from some of our fav Bravolebs over the next few months. Did we mention just how f’ing funny Fortune is?  @fortunefeimster @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: BOMBAS - www.bombas.com/VELVET (Get 20% Off Any Purchase) TODAYTIX - www.todaytix.com/velvet ($10 Off First Purchase. Use Code “velvet”) INDEED - www.indeed.com/VELVET ($75 Job Credit to Upgrade Your Job Post. Valid Through March 31st, 2022.) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) BEST FIENDS - (Download Best Fiends FREE Today on the App Store or Google Play.) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
CANDACE BUSHNELL (on And Just Like That, Sex and the City, SJP, Kim Cattrall, Dorinda Medley & RHONY)!!
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Candace Bushnell steps Behind The Rope. With all this talk from behind the scenes on “And Just Like That”, we could not think of anyone better to sit down and chat about it all with than the woman who started it all! Candace starts at the beginning - just how much life changed when her regular column for “The New York Observer” and best selling “Sex and the City" Anthology was turned into an international blockbuster show of epic magnitude for HBO. Candace talks about this transition, Darren Star, the birth of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, Miranda - which are you?, and the casting of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon which has forever changed her, their and our lives for the better. Never has there been a show that integrated fashion and pop culture so well. Magnolia Cupcakes, Cosmos, and Manolo Blahniks have never looked the same since. Candace chats about her own fashion, Pat Field, the many men of “Sex” that came and went, and how her own love of New York City helped shape the Big Apple as the fifth lead character. We pay homage to many of Candace’s other NY Times Best Selling Novels such as The Carrie Diaries and Lipstick Jungle (Brooke Shields, anyone?). Of course we chat “And Just Like That”, the lack of Samantha and what really went on backstage between SJP and Ms. Cattrall. Being a permanent fixture on the scene in NYC and The Hamptons, Candace is friends with many a RHONY. We chat about The Real Housewives of NYC - who does she know, would she ever join, what type of Housewife would she be, being told "Not Well Bitch" by Dorinda - kinda and finally, is there any sex in her city? Thank you Ms. Bushnell. We are not worthy! @candacebushnell @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: BOMBAS - www.bombas.com/VELVET (Get 20% Off Any Purchase) TODAYTIX - www.todaytix.com/velvet ($10 Off First Purchase. Use Code “velvet”) INDEED - www.indeed.com/VELVET ($75 Job Credit to Upgrade Your Job Post. Valid Through March 31st, 2022.) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) BEST FIENDS - (Download Best Fiends FREE Today on the App Store or Google Play.) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
Sam Champion & Rubem Robierb (on Weather, Art, Marriage & Real Housewives)
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Sam Champion and Husband Rubem Robierb step Behind The Rope. We dive deep into the careers of one of the most famous weathermen of all time and one of the most prolific artists of our time. Sam and Rubem chat meeting, getting married in New York City before gay marriage was legalized in their other home state, Florida, coming out in the public eye, their commitment to the LGBTQ+ Community and other world issues and just how far / not far we “have come”. Of course, we also talk Sam and Rubem’s guilty pleasures, Reality TV, Bravo and Real Housewives! @samchampion @rubemrobierbart @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) BOMBAS - www.bombas.com/VELVET (Get 20% Off Any Purchase) INDEED - www.indeed.com/VELVET ($75 Job Credit to Upgrade Your Job Post. Valid Through March 31st, 2022.) TODAYTIX - www.todaytix.com/velvet ($10 Off First Purchase. Use Code “velvet”) BEST FIENDS - (Download Best Fiends FREE Today on the App Store or Google Play.) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
GRETCHEN ROSSI (on RHOC Legacy, Return of Heather Dubrow, Current Season & Slade Smiley!) - II
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Gretchen Rossi steps Behind The Rope. It is hard to imagine it has been seven seasons since Gretchen was last a full time cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange County. Gretchen reflects back on her several season run on the granddaddy of The Real Housewives Franchise. We discuss the good (meeting fiancé Slade Smiley, performing with the Pussycat Dolls), the bad (there seems to be no love loss between her and former co-star Tamra Judge, the 80s Bunco Party, a reference to a certain muppet who goes by the name Miss Piggy), and the other (how RHOC has forever changed her life). Gretchen chats about many of her former colleagues - Vicki Gunvalson, Heather Dubrow, Alexis “Jesus Juggs” Bellino, and Jeana Keough. Gretchen also discusses what she thinks about the exit of Vicki and Tamra and whether that friendship is real or for TV, just what went wrong with Last Season’s Fifteen, the exit of Kelly Dodd, and the return of one Miss Heather Dubrow. In other news, Gretchen has partnered with Lifevac (which protects your children from chocking emergencies), is a Mom (shout out to Skylar Gray Smiley) and Social Media Lifestyle Influencer (almost 1 million IG followers). With all that going on, we can’t help but ask the obvious, would you ever go back? @gretchenrossi @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: INDEED - www.indeed.com/VELVET ($75 Job Credit to Upgrade Your Job Post. Valid Through March 31st, 2022.) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) BOMBAS - www.bombas.com/VELVET (Get 20% Off Any Purchase) BEST FIENDS - (Download Best Fiends FREE Today on the App Store or Google Play.) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) TODAYTIX - www.todaytix.com/velvet ($10 Off First Purchase. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
Best (Top 10) Housewife / Bravolebrity Chats / BTS Off Air Interactions of 2021!! - II
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BEST OF 2021. It is that time again. Time for the annual Behind The Velvet Rope Best of The Real Housewives and Other Bravolebrity Interviews. That is right. We go Behind The Scenes and rank what happens not only on air, but off air as well, for our best of the year count down. Who did we love off air, who was naughty, who was nice and why? All these and much more questions answered as we get into our top ten Housewives and Bravolebs of last year. In other news, we also reveal our top five non Housewives / Bravo chats of the year. The tea is pipin hot and spilled. No NDAs here folks. Of course, we could not do this without the help of the women from The Housewives Nightcap Podcast who have also interviewed every Housewife this year from all our fav franchises. @emilyorozcotv @laurenaherbert @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Full Interview At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/59589706 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2022
Tamra Judge (on RHOC Past, Present & Future!) - I
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As this season of RHOC move along we have learned to never come for Fancy Pants’ family, divorce is messy, Shannon still knows how to bring on the waterworks, Gina is funny, and sometimes, the thirst is real. On those notes, we share one of our fav RHOC chats of all times, one of our most viral listens and press explosions ever, this little gem of a sit down with Miss Tamra Judge!  The Rope welcomes - THE one - THE only - Icon In the Flesh - Miss Tamra Judge! Raw and unfiltered, but do we know of Tamra Judge in any other way, method or manner. After twelve seasons of being a full time cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange Country, Tamra is here to look back, reflect upon the highs, there were many, the lows, just as many, and everything in between. We cover it all.  Tamra shares her feelings on co-stars past - Jesus Jugs, Miss Fancy Pants Heather Dubrow, Meghan King Edmonds, OG Jeana Keough, Lynne Curtain, Lydia McLaughlin, Peggy Sulahian and oh, so many more. Tamra dishes on current RHOC cast members - Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson and yes, even Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Then, the discussion turns to Kelly Dodd, her behavior on the show and current Covid-19 statements. Has she gone too far? We discuss her partner in crime, the OG from the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, as well as the current status of her friendship with the third Tres Amigas, Shannon Beador. Tamra is very open about her departure from the show and the circumstances that surround that. Take a listen to PART 1 of this very special sit down with #RHOC's Tamra Judge. @tamrajudge @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) RITUAL - www.ritual.com/VELVET (Get 10% Off During Your First Three Months) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) HELIX SLEEP - www.helixsleep.com/velvet ($200 Off Any Mattress Plus 2 Free Pillows) WOOGA (“JUNE”S JOURNEY) - (Download “June’s Journey” Free Today on the Apple App Store or Google Play) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athelticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
Joe Francis (on Girls Gone Wild, Ex's Kourtney Kardashian / Paris Hilton, & Kathy Hilton /Kris Jenner) - II
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Joe Francis steps Behind The Rope. You have heard, read and think you know all there is to know about Joe Francis, but much of what you have read is false. Joe is here today to chat about his career and life, which began with an interest in entrepreneurship at a young age, early media ties a la “Banned from Television”, and his multi million dollar business that is, was, and will always be “Girls Gone Wild”. Joe chats about how he tuned an idea into a multi million dollar conglomerate, life on the road filming, the height of Girls’ success, and, of course, the girls. Joe talks about the multitude of lawsuits that came his way a la mo money mo problems, the many misconceptions the public has about him, and the many stigmas attached to the porn industry. Joe talks about filming Girls Gone Wild with Snoop Dog, their friendship, the many famous women he has dated - Paris Hilton, Kourtney Kardashian, Tara Reid, his friendship with The Kardashians, relationships with his girlfriends’ mothers and family - Kathy Hilton, Kyle Richards, Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian, and many other of his famous Hollywood friends such as BFF Mario Lopez. What does a night out with those two look like back in the day? Yea, we go there. Joe holds nothing back, in this no holds bar sit down chat with the one and only Mr. Joe Francis! @realjoefrancis @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) RITUAL - www.ritual.com/VELVET (Get 10% Off During Your First Three Months) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) WOOGA (“JUNE”S JOURNEY) - (Download “June’s Journey” Free Today on the Apple App Store or Google Play) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athelticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
Joe Francis (on Girls Gone Wild, Ex's Kourtney Kardashian / Paris Hilton, & Kathy Hilton /Kris Jenner) - I
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Joe Francis steps Behind The Rope. You have heard, read and think you know all there is to know about Joe Francis, but much of what you have read is false. Joe is here today to chat about his career and life, which began with an interest in entrepreneurship at a young age, early media ties a la “Banned from Television”, and his multi million dollar business that is, was, and will always be “Girls Gone Wild”. Joe chats about how he tuned an idea into a multi million dollar conglomerate, life on the road filming, the height of Girls’ success, and, of course, the girls. Joe talks about the multitude of lawsuits that came his way a la mo money mo problems, the many misconceptions the public has about him, and the many stigmas attached to the porn industry. Joe talks about filming Girls Gone Wild with Snoop Dog, their friendship, the many famous women he has dated - Paris Hilton, Kourtney Kardashian, Tara Reid, his friendship with The Kardashians, relationships with his girlfriends’ mothers and family - Kathy Hilton, Kyle Richards, Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian, and many other of his famous Hollywood friends such as BFF Mario Lopez. What does a night out with those two look like back in the day? Yea, we go there. Joe holds nothing back, in this no holds bar sit down chat with the one and only Mr. Joe Francis! @realjoefrancis @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) RITUAL - www.ritual.com/VELVET (Get 10% Off During Your First Three Months) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) WOOGA (“JUNE”S JOURNEY) - (Download “June’s Journey” Free Today on the Apple App Store or Google Play) HELIX SLEEP - www.helixsleep.com/velvet ($200 Off Any Mattress Plus 2 Free Pillows) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athelticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
Real Housewives Of Jersey's Tessa Hartmann (on New Season, Erika Jayne, Lisa Rinna w/ Tallia Storm & Tessie Hartmann)
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The Real Housewives of Jersey’s Tessa Hartmann is back and so is Season Two of the hit franchise! This time, Tessa brings along her daughters, famed musician and X-Factor Finalist Tallia Storm and financier Tessie Hartmann to chat all about life in Jersey both on and off camera. Tessa breaks down how Season Two of Jersey was different for her - new drama, saying goodbye to Season One vet Jane, newbie cast members Sarha & Karen, her “mean girl” cast mates, new parties and events and what we can expect this season on The Real Housewives of Jersey. Of course we also chat all our favorite franchises here is the States, Erika Jayne and Jen Shah, their run ins with Lisa Rinna Delilah Belle Hamlin and Eyal Booker, other guilty pleasures and just what is next for this powerhouse family that refuses to slow down any time soon. @tessahartmann1 @talliastorm @tessiehartmann @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) RITUAL - www.ritual.com/VELVET (Get 10% Off During Your First Three Months) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) WOOGA (“JUNE”S JOURNEY) - (Download “June’s Journey” Free Today on the Apple App Store or Google Play) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athelticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
LEA BLACK (on RHOM Past, Current Reboot, Joining RHOBH & Erika Jayne/Jen Shah)!
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Lea Black steps Behind The Rope. That is correct, the “Mayor of Miami” is here to chat about her time on The Real Housewives of Miami - the highs and lows, the epic fights, the various cast members she saw come and go during her full series run, and the untimely end which left BravoHolics asking “why”? Fear not, the RHOM Reboot is alive and well. We, once and for all, get a clear answer from Lea as to why she is not involved in the Reboot - was she asked?, did she turn Peacock down, or was she not asked? Finally, an answer! Fear not, all your inquires will be answered. Lea shares her thoughts about the Reboot, the returning full time cast members Alexia, Lisa and Larsa Pippen, the newbies Julia and Nicole, and returning “friends of” Marysol and Adriana who somehow seem to have been at every party in every scene of filming… We chat about Joanna Krupa’s statements on the Reboot, Larsa returning to TV after Keeping up with many of The Kardashians, and the public’s reaction to the return of this once cancelled franchise. Splitting her time between Miami and LA, we had to chat current RHOBH - did Erika know, should Erika stay on the show, Tom Girardi’s (who her attorney husband Attorney Roy Black and her knew) fall from grace and whether she would ever join the RHOBH cast, most of whom she knows and many of whom she calls friends. Lea is busy running her Lea Black Skincare empire and hosting her Lunch with Lea Podcast so thank you Ms. Black for taking the time for this epic chat about it all!!  @leablackmiami @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Ever wonder why Lea looks so good? Well, after listening to this, you now know it’s because of Lea Black Skincare. We have partnered with the one and only Mayor of Miami and are proud to say the ONLY skin care we now use is Lea Black Skincare. Go to www.leablack.com Enter Code VELVETROPE for 25% Off! BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) RITUAL - www.ritual.com/VELVET (Get 10% Off During Your First Three Months) FRAMEBRIDGE - www.framebridge.com (15% Off Your First Order. Use Code “VELVET”) WOOGA (“JUNE”S JOURNEY) - (Download “June’s Journey” Free Today on the Apple App Store or Google Play) HELIX SLEEP - www.helixsleep.com/velvet ($200 Off Any Mattress Plus 2 Free Pillows) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athelticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
Best (Top 10) Housewife / Bravolebrity Chats / BTS Off Air Interactions of 2021!! - I
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BEST OF 2021. It is that time again. Time for the annual Behind The Velvet Rope Best of The Real Housewives and Other Bravolebrity Interviews. That is right. We go Behind The Scenes and rank what happens not only on air, but off air as well, for our best of the year count down. Who did we love off air, who was naughty, who was nice and why? All these and much more questions answered as we get into our top ten Housewives and Bravolebs of last year. In other news, we also reveal our top five non Housewives / Bravo chats of the year. The tea is pipin hot and spilled. No NDAs here folks. Of course, we could not do this without the help of the women from Access Hollywood's "The Housewives Nightcap Podcast" who have also interviewed every Housewife this year from all our fav franchises. @emilyorozcotv @laurenaherbert @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Full Interview At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/59587347/edit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2022
RHOC's Lynne Curtin (on RHOC Past, Present Future & "Cuffs")
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Everyone always asks us who are the nicest Housewives ever? Lynne Curtin is definitely on that list. Are y’all loving the new season of RHOC or longing for the vintage days of yesteryear? Check out this chat with had with Lynne back in what can now be considered vintage BTVR… The Real Housewives of Orange County's Lynne Curtin Steps Behind The Rope. Checking in from beautiful and sunny Orange Country, Lynne is here for some fun. Some fun and to tell it all. Let us start at the beginning. Lynne takes us back to when she was first cast to step behind the gates of Coto de Caza in Season Four of the hit Bravo show. Lynne walks us through how she was cast on RHOC, who she knew before being cast and some of the story lines we saw regarding her life as they played out on national television. We also discuss how Lynne handled her newfound fame and the ramifications it had on her personal life. We discuss how The Real Housewives of Orange Country has changed since the early days and how reality tv, in general, is a whole new landscape in the modern age. Of course we discuss the status of Lynne's current relationships with other OC staples such as Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Jeana Keough, Gretchen Rossi, Lydia McLaughlin, Emily Simpson, Heather Dubrow, Lizzie Rovsek, and the Peggys Sulahian and Tanous. We also talk about the times she has crossed paths with Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump and Stephanie Hollman. It is the OC after all, so we had to get Lynne’s takes on her “friendships” with Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow. We couldn’t resist asking for #tea when we learned that her daughters knew some of the cast of Laguna Beach. It really is a small world. We discuss the departure of Vicki and Tamra and the current casting choices. Finally, no chat with Lynne Curtin would ever be complete without a discussion of her iconic, classic, one of a kind "Lynne Curtin Cuffs". Grab your oranges and kick back for a fun filled episode with the one and only Lynne Curtin. @lynnecurtindesigns_ @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Brought To You By:  SHIPSTATION - www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top of the page) BABBEL - www.babbel.com (Get An Additional 3 Months for FREE, When You Purchase a 3-Month Subscription. Use Code “velvetrope”) DIPSEA - www.dipseastories.com/velvet (30 Day Free Trial) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
Mike Hill With Cynthia Bailey Cameo (on Leaving RHOA, Ultimate Girl's Trip, Life After RHOA, & New Careers!)
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The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Mike Hill steps Behind The Rope. He is back! First things first, we catch up with Mike on all that he has been up to since the last time he was here - Mike is the Morning TV Host Of “Start Your Day” and has taken up acting a la “Misunderstood”, a local LA play and the upcoming “Foster Law” in which he plays Judge Earl Johnson. Mike talks about his best selling book, “Open Mike” which was the cathartic journey he needed in life to clear mental health, a topic often stigmatized amongst “straight bros”, particularly straight hetero men of color. Mike also chats about what it was like to celebrate his recent past one year wedding anniversary. Mike talks married life to Cynthia - the challenges, how these two lovebirds keep the spark alive, and what is the best thing about being married. Of course, the convo quickly turns to Mike and Cynthia’s life after The Real Housewives of Atlanta now that Cynthia has announced she will not be holding a peach when RHOA returns next season. Mike chats about highs and lows from their several year run on the hit Bravo franchise, his and Cynthia’s feelings about the end, what he will miss the most and least about filming with our fav Peach Holders, and the TRUTH behind Cynthia’s exit. Finally, last but certainly not least, we chat about what is next for Team Chill, where they will live now that they don’t need to be at Lake Bailey to film on a regular basis, and just what is next for Mike, and Cynthia. Might we see them back on Reality TV sooner than we all expected? Tune in to fine out. Thank you Mr. Hill for stopping by and being, well, an “Open Mike” (Available everywhere books are sold!). Much to our surprise and excitement, Mrs. Cynthia Bailey made a guest cameo appearance to discuss Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip (#RHUGT) - the unexpected friendships, fights and drama, the appearance of “50 Cynt” and where she stands now with out fav Island OG’s (yes Tre, we are giving this one to Melissa) @itsmikehill @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Brought To You By:  SHIPSTATION - www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top of the page) BABBEL - www.babbel.com (Get An Additional 3 Months for FREE, When You Purchase a 3-Month Subscription. Use Code “velvetrope”) DIPSEA - www.dipseastories.com/velvet (30 Day Free Trial) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson (on Being Elvira, Coming Out, RuPaul, Horror Movies & More)
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Cassandra Peterson is back!! Elvira, Mistress of The Dark. Cassandra is here to chat about the whirlwind media storm she has faced after “coming out” and revealing she has been in an almost twenty year relationship with a woman in her New York Times Best Selling Book “Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark”. Cassandra chats about her fans’ reactions to this, the medias’, the general publics’, and whether we can expect Elvira to also “come out” any time soon. Cassandra chats about “owning” a Holiday, her plans for Elvira five, ten, fifty years from now, her plans to bring “Elvira” to Broadway, her fav horror movies, and what is next for this Queen of the Macabre.  @therealelvira @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Brought To You By:  SHIPSTATION - www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top of the page) BABBEL - www.babbel.com (Get An Additional 3 Months for FREE, When You Purchase a 3-Month Subscription. Use Code “velvetrope”) DIPSEA - www.dipseastories.com/velvet (30 Day Free Trial) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2022
Selling Tampa's Colony Reeves & Anne-Sophie Petit Frere (on Selling Tampa, Selling Sunset, & Being Netflix' #1 Show)
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Selling Tampa! Still on cloud nine after having binged the recently released Selling Sunset Season 4 but wishing you had more drama, office politics and real estate porn sooner than later? Fear not, Selling Tampa has arrived. Colony Reeves and Anne-Sophie Petit, the dynamic duo from Allure Reality step Behind The Rope. Colony and Anne-Sophie chat about what it was like being a part of Selling Tampa, Netflix’s latest reality show. They chat the drama, boss Sharelle, cast mates Tennille, Karla, Alexis, Rena and last, but not least, office manager Juawana. We cover it all. Of course, we also chat about their sisters out west, all our favs from Selling Sunset, The Oppenheim Group, and more. On a more serious note, we discuss Sharelle’s commitment to hire women of color, the importance of representation in the media, and just what we can expect as the drama continues to unfold at Allure Reality on the daily offscreen. Did we hear someone say, Season Two? @colonyreeves @annesophiepf @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  SHIPSTATION - www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top of the page) BABBEL - www.babbel.com (Get An Additional 3 Months for FREE, When You Purchase a 3-Month Subscription. Use Code “velvetrope”) DIPSEA - www.dipseastories.com/velvet (30 Day Free Trial) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
KELLY DODD & RICK LEVENTHAL (on their RHOC Legacy, New Season, Heather Dubrow, & Andy Cohen!)
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Kelly Dodd Leventhal and Rick Leventhal step Behind The Rope. Finally! Kelly and Rick chat about all that they have been up to since we last saw them on our television screens on RHOC. Of course, many of you know what they have been up to because this dynamic duo has been causing headlines everywhere they have gone over the past few months. Kelly opens up about the real reasons behind her RHOC exit, her real life drama with some orange holders past and present such as Heather Dubrow, Vicki Gunvalson, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, Tamra Judge - to name a few, and the many highs and lows she encountered throughout her tenure on the RHOC. Kelly and Rick chat about their “take no prisoners” attitude, the many on line trolls who come for them daily, their authentic realness to be true to themselves no matter what the cost, their polarizing beliefs and carefree attitude, the many misconceptions about themselves and just how they have turned the public’s vitriol toward them into a booming podcast aptly titled, “Unmasked”. Of course, we also chat current season RHOC, their thoughts on the return of Heather Dubrow and newbies Noella Berenger and Jennifer Armstrong and who amongst Shannon, Gina and Emily, they are still close to. Finally, we talk about why these two are soul mates who enjoy working and living together each day ready to take on the world, one troll, or “Unmasked” Podcast listener at a time. Two of Housewives' Most Outspoken Guests Ever together here Behind The Rope! @kellyddodd @rickleventhal @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought To You By:  SHIPSTATION - www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top of the page) BABBEL - www.babbel.com (Get An Additional 3 Months for FREE, When You Purchase a 3-Month Subscription. Use Code “velvetrope”) DIPSEA - www.dipseastories.com/velvet (30 Day Free Trial) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
RHOC's Peggy Tanous (on RHOC Past, Present, & Future)
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How do you feel about the return of Heather Dubrow this season on RHOC? Has Fancy Pants saved the franchise? How about Shannon Beador? Is the end near? Remember a simpler time, when RHOC still had the likes of Vicki and Tamra and gang. Remember Peggy Tanous, the one season wonder who had a LOT to say. If not, check this out! The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Peggy Tanous steps Behind The Rope. The original Peggy from the OC. Speaking of Peggys, Peggy Tanous know the other Peggy, Bravo’s 100th Housewife Peggy Sulahian. Is the OC really that small a place? We discuss Peggy’s friends and past Orange Holders Gretchen Rossi, Heather Dubrow, Lydia McLaughlin, Lynn Curtin, Lauri Peterson and Lizzie Rovsek. What a trip down memory lane and yes Peggy knows them all. How fun. Peggy also recounts her friendship with Alexis (“Jesus Jugs”) Bellino before they were on RHOC together, how Alexis and Jim Bellino were involved in her being cast, the issues she had filming with her during their season, how the show changed their friendship and the status of their relationship today. We reminisce on how RHOC has changed throughout the years and how it is no where near the show it was way back in the day. Is that a good or bad thing? Peggy opens up about the best and worst part of being a Real Housewife of Orange County and whether she would go back again. Finally we the discuss the evolution of Vicki (Don, Brooks, Steve) and Tamra (Simon, Eddie), the aftermath of their absence and how the franchise will fair without these two staples going forward.  @ocpeggytanous @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by QUIP - https://www.getquip.com/velvet (First Refill Free & Up To 40% Off Bundles) Brought to you by SHIPSTATION - https://www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2021
Mary Fitzgerald (on Selling Sunset, Cast Mates Jason, Chrishell & Christine & Romain!)
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Remember when Mary and Christine were friends, everyone was buzzing about the fact that Mary dated Jason, that Mary was Jason’s favorite, and we had numerous gratuitous shirtless scenes with Romain. We chatted with Mary Fitzgerald during that time and wanted to share with you here today. Do things change this much in your own life in one year? Mary Fitzgerald from Selling Sunset Steps Behind The Rope. First things first, Mary works all the time, like, a lot, so thank you Mary for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with us. Mary starts at the beginning - why she got her Real Estate License and how she started working at the Oppenheim Group. The beginning also includes meeting and dating owner Jason Oppenheim and her BFF Amanza Smith. Mary takes us through the evolution of how Selling Sunset went from a possible idea to the juggernaut that it is today. Mary shares how she got used to the cameras, what filming was really like and how she thinks the show and cast has evolved over the course of Seasons 1 and 2. Speaking of the cast, we also discuss Mary's current relationships with costars Chrishell, Davina, Heather, Maya and last, but certainly not least, Christine. Then there is Romain. Ahh, Romain. Give us a minute. On a more serious note, Mary lets us know what the current stats of the Real Estate Market is in LA and the effects she expects Corona to have on that. Of course, no Selling Sunset discussion would be complete without discussing our love for Executive Producer Adam DiVello and his Masterpieces, The Hills and Laguna Beach. Mary agrees. Tune in now to this fun filled episode of Behind The Velvet Rope.  @themaryfitzgerald @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by QUIP - https://www.getquip.com/velvet (First Refill Free & Up To 40% Off Bundles) Brought to you by SHIPSTATION - https://www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2021
Vanderpump Rules Current Season Deep Dive (Plus Dorit, Summer / Winter House & RHONY Updates!)
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Vanderpump Rules. Season Nine. VPR. Today we break down how the show has progressed without OG’s Stassi, Jax & Kristen and just how we are feeling about this new season as it heads into Reunion time. We break down all ever changing relationships both on and off screen Lala/Rand, Tom/Ariana, Schwartz/Katie, Scheana/Brock, James/Raquel. We chat this seasons king and queen, highs and lows, “working” at SUR and, of course, LVP! The sisters from the Pop Apologists Podcast, Lauren and Chanler Bledsoe are here to help make sense of it all. In other news, we chat about Dorit’s robbery, Summer / Winter House and the recent claims that the RHONY reunion was cancelled due to Eboni’s “racism” claims against Ramona. Yup, we cover it all. @popapologists @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by QUIP - https://www.getquip.com/velvet (First Refill Free & Up To 40% Off Bundles) Brought to you by SHIPSTATION - https://www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
The Real Housewives Year In Review - Best, Worst & Everything In Between Moments from 2021!!
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Did everyone like our Behind The Scenes, Backstage Break Down from Countess Luann de Lesseps “A Very Countess Christmas” yesterday with Red Carpet Reporter, Taylor Ferber? She is back today to break down the best, worst and everything in between of all the entertaining, shocking, tragic, outrageous, hilarious, and every other adjective we can think of Real Housewives moments of 2021. From the bottom of our hearts, David and everyone Behind The Velvet Rope want to THANK YOU, yes YOU, the listener for listening to countess hours, five days a week, You Tube, Instagram, Patreon, Twitter and all the other platforms you have followed our every move on to help solidify BTVR as one of your top “go too” Podcasts for Destination Bravo, Housewives & Pop Culture Listening. We are eternally grateful to each and every one of you for making 2021 an even bigger year than 2020, which we did not even think was wildly possible. Never one to rest on our laurels, we have a fresh pot of coffee brewed and an even bigger 2022 planned so buckle up Ropers. It is gonna be one epic ride!! @talktometaylor @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TRUE-BILL - https://www.truebill.com/velvetrope (Start Cancelling Unwanted Recurring Subscriptions Now! It could save you thousands a year.) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
Countess Luann de Lesseps’ “A Very Countess Christmas” - A Review, Guests Ramona Singer & Leah McSweeney, & Backstage In The Green Room!
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After making two rare appearances on our Podcast this year (when is the last time you saw the Countess on a Pod), we had to pay it forward and would not have missed the return of the legend, Countess Lu, to her home at 54 Below in her brand new “A Very Countess Christmas” Cabaret. “Viva La Diva”, the Countess is back! We break down the entire show - the songs, the crowd, the celeb guest appearances, the attendance of Miss Ramona Singer & Miss Leah McSweeney, backstage in the “green room” with Leah and Lu, & the sequins. Lu was definitely “Feelin’ Jovani”, as she did what only the Countess can do. “Money Can’t Buy You Class”, but it can buy you a ticket to this show. If you did not get a chance to attend this sold out residence at Lu’s home away from home, 54 Below, “Chic C’est La Vie”, there is always next year! @talktometaylor @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by QUIP - https://www.getquip.com/velvet (First Refill Free & Up To 40% Off Bundles) Brought to you by SHIPSTATION - https://www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
Amanza Smith - (on Selling Sunset, Christine, Chrishell, Boss Jason & Office Politics)! - II
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Selling Sunset Season 4! We have waited and waited. Finally. We sat down with Amanza Smith last season - before Chrishell and Jason became Chrishell and Jason, before Christine was a Mom, when we heard the name Justin Hartley on the reg. Take a fun trip down memory lane. As you listen, you decide - wow, how quickly everything at The Oppenheim Group has changed, or, the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Amanza Smith, from Selling Sunset. Steps Behind The Rope. First off, let us just address the infamous Z. Yes, Amanza was born Amanza with a Z Smith. Originally from Indiana, Amanza knew that small town life ultimately wasn’t for her. She moved to LA at a young age and, what else, became a model. Amanza discusses what the modeling industry was like back in the day. We also discuss her “career” as a suitcase girl on Deal or No Deal. She missed Meghan Markle by one season! Early on in her LA life, Amanza met Mary and Jason, introduced them, they dated, and the three have remained good friends ever since. Amanza and Mary even have matching tattoos - fun fact. Of course, we discuss Amanza’s design background and her job staging properties for The Oppenheim Group. Amanza added to that love of design, got her Real Estate License and ultimately started working as an agent at the Oppenheim Group, as seen on Season 2 of Selling Sunset. Welcome Amanza to Netflix and the wonderful world of Selling Sunset. Amanza entertains our endless questions about her other cast mates Heather, Davina, Maya, Christine, and Chrishell. Speaking of Chrishell, we also discuss soon to be ex-husband This is Us’ Justin Hartley and why we never see him on Selling Sunset. Amanza fills us in on all from Season Two of the hit Neflix show! Tune in now for Part I of this sit down with Amanza Smith! @amanzasmith @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TRUE-BILL - https://www.truebill.com/velvetrope (Start Cancelling Unwanted Recurring Subscriptions Now! It could save you thousands a year.) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2021
Introducing: American Scandal, The Pentagon Papers
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American Scandal is a podcast from Wondery that explores the darker stories that have shaped the United States. From the Unabomber to Bernie Madoff, these are stories that reveal the underbelly of America: ruthless, secretive, and power-hungry. The new season of American Scandal looks at the controversial decision made by a young government official named Daniel Ellsburg to leak the Pentagon Papers, the documents that led Americans to demand an end to the catastrophic Vietnam War. Once Ellsburg realized this terrible truth, he made the bold decision to leak the documents, and the consequences altered the course of American history.  This is just a preview of American Scandal, but you can listen to the full episode at  http://wondery.fm/AS_VelvetRope  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
Amanza Smith - (on Selling Sunset, Christine, Chrishell, Boss Jason & Office Politics)! - I
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Selling Sunset Season 4! We have waited and waited. Finally. We sat down with Amanza Smith last season - before Chrishell and Jason became Chrishell and Jason, before Christine was a Mom, when we heard the name Justin Hartley on the reg. Take a fun trip down memory lane. As you listen, you decide - wow, how quickly everything at The Oppenheim Group has changed, or, the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Amanza Smith, from Selling Sunset. Steps Behind The Rope. First off, let us just address the infamous Z. Yes, Amanza was born Amanza with a Z Smith. Originally from Indiana, Amanza knew that small town life ultimately wasn’t for her. She moved to LA at a young age and, what else, became a model. Amanza discusses what the modeling industry was like back in the day. We also discuss her “career” as a suitcase girl on Deal or No Deal. She missed Meghan Markle by one season! Early on in her LA life, Amanza met Mary and Jason, introduced them, they dated, and the three have remained good friends ever since. Amanza and Mary even have matching tattoos - fun fact. Of course, we discuss Amanza’s design background and her job staging properties for The Oppenheim Group. Amanza added to that love of design, got her Real Estate License and ultimately started working as an agent at the Oppenheim Group, as seen on Season 2 of Selling Sunset. Welcome Amanza to Netflix and the wonderful world of Selling Sunset. Amanza entertains our endless questions about her other cast mates Heather, Davina, Maya, Christine, and Chrishell. Speaking of Chrishell, we also discuss soon to be ex-husband This is Us’ Justin Hartley and why we never see him on Selling Sunset. Amanza fills us in on all from Season Two of the hit Neflix show! Tune in now for Part I of this sit down with Amanza Smith! @amanzasmith @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TRUE-BILL - https://www.truebill.com/velvetrope (Start Cancelling Unwanted Recurring Subscriptions Now! It could save you thousands a year.) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
Kyle Richards' The Housewives of The North Pole, Halloween, American Woman & Pulling a "Reverse Rinna"!
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The Housewives of the North Pole. Kyle Richards. Have y’all watched? We break down Kyle Richards’ recent star turn in Peacock’s The Housewives of the North Pole. We chat about the huge Variety article about Miss Richards’ return to acting, her role in “Halloween Kills” earlier this year, her recently inked deal for the final “Halloween Ends” which will be an increased role which Kyle teases will include many scenes with Jaime Lee Curtis. We chat about the actresses Kim and Kyle Richards, Kyle’s “American Woman” starting Alicia Silverstone, how Kyle seems to be pulling a “reverse” Rinna, and whether Kyle will eventually leave RHOBH for her acting career. In other Kyle news, we discuss her recent appearance on Teddi Mellencamp’s Pod, her updates on Kathy Hilton’s return to RHOBH, her biggest regret about her time on RHOBH, and her recent shocking claims about LVP. Of course, we also chat about the epic cameos of Miss Sonja Morgan, The Grand Dame Karen Huger, Lisa Barlow, and Cynthia Bailey. Finally, we provide a full review of many of the current “Housewives” Podcasts - Gizelle & Robyn’s, Teddi & Tamra’s, Bethenny Frankel’s, Jeana Keough’s and more.  @thesarahfrasershow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TRUE-BILL - https://www.truebill.com/velvetrope (Start Cancelling Unwanted Recurring Subscriptions Now! It could save you thousands a year.) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
Deep Dives on RHUGT, RHOC, Miss Dubrow, The Shah Shocker & RHOSLC (w/ The Pop Apologists)!
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It’s that time again. Deep Dives with our fav sisters from The Pop Apologists Podcast! We go deep on everything keeping us up at night. First, we revel in this new season of RHOC and the return of Miss Fancy Pants herself, Heather Dubrow. Our fav sisters reveal what they know and have learned about The Dubrow’s wealth, Dr. Terry, Botched, the epic 22,000 square foot estate and more. Are y’all enjoying this season of RHOC? Has Bravo fixed the disaster of last season? Moving on, the sisters chat about their local hometown friends, the ladies of RHOSLC. We chat about all the goings on of this season, Meredith Marks’ emergence as the Sutton Stracke of Salt Lake calling Jen Shah out, and the recently released The Housewife & The Shah Shocker. Finally, we chat about the joy that is Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip - the unexpected fights, shocking alliances, offbeat friendships, Butler Michael, theme song "Housewives on The Island" emerges as one of the best theme songs of all time, and rumored behind the scenes off camera drama!! All is revealed! @popapologists @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TRUEBILL - https://www.truebill.com/velvetrope (Start Cancelling Unwanted Recurring Subscriptions Now! It could save you thousands a year.) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
Real Housewives Of Miami's Karent Sierra (on RHOM past, present, future!)
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The Real Housewives of Miami’s Karent Sierra steps Behind The Rope. Karent, dentist extraordinaire, fills us in on what she has been up to since we last saw her our our TV screens. Besides running her dental practice, Karent has been helping those less fortunate than herself around the world through her Sharing Smiles Foundation. Ok, on to what everyone wants to talk about, The Real Housewives of Miami. Karent discusses what it was like to watch her friends on the show during its freshman season before she herself was cast for the stellar Season Two. She also explains her reservations on joining the show and why she ultimately decided to become a full time cast member. She explains how she was almost a full time host on “The Doctors”, the Power of Bravo and how her DM’s fill up every time Bravo airs an RHOM Marathon. Imagine what they are now that RHIOM is back in out lives on a regular basis on Peacock. Of course we discuss Karent’s colleagues Lea Black, Adriana de Moura, Marysol Patton, Lisa Hochstein, Anna Quincoces and last, but certainly not least, Joanna Krupa. We discuss the good, the bad, the other and where her relationship with each stands today. We address the fact that these very same colleagues accused her of smiling too much during her season. Umm, did we miss the memo? Is that a bad thing? Speaking of her cast members, Karent gives us her opinions on who changed the most since the show, who was thrilled to have the ever presence of cameras in their life, who was the most “different” on air when the cameras were rolling versus what they were like in real life, and who was the meanest of the “mean girls”. Karent lets us know what she learned about herself and life from filming RHOM and what she would do different, if anything, if given the chance to do it all over again. Speaking of “all over again” we discuss the Reboot with Karent - at the time of this recording not yet a definite - and why this fan favorite franchise was gone way too soon.  @karentsierra @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TRUEBILL - https://www.truebill.com/velvetrope (Start Cancelling Unwanted Recurring Subscriptions Now! It could save you thousands a year.) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
Kathryn Edwards (on Current RHUGT, Upcoming Blue Stone Manor Season & The Return of RHOC!)
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The time has come! Kathryn Edwards is here to help us break down this epic season of The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip. RHUGT. We deep dive into the fan fav guilty pleasure that is Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip - RHUGT - the shocking fights, the even more shocking unexpected friendships, the behind the scenes drama you did not see, what is yet to come as the season plays on, whether we can expect a reunion - how epic would that be. Also, we reveal the cast of Season Two to Kathryn on air capturing her priceless reaction when she learns two of her former 90210 colleagues, Miss Brandi Glanville and Miss Taylor Armstrong will be amongst the ex-housewives chosen to spend a week at the iconic Blue Stone Manor. Finally, we go deep down the rabbit hole with Kathryn about hypothetical Seasons 3 through hopefully 100 of RHUGT discussing very possible, as well as dream collabs, of potential current and ex-housewives that leaving us laughing so hard we almost lose sight that you wonderful audience are there listening. Of course, now that Miss Dubrow is back in our lives, we pay homage to the new season. You are all welcome for this everyone. The return of Miss Kathryn Edwards. #RHUGT @katedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Listen to Full Episode At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/59469729 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2021
Jeana Keough (on RHOC Past, Present, Future & Being The OG Of The OC)!
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With the return of RHOC, we figured it was time to revisit this chat with the Original OG of the OC, Miss Jeana Keough. Fun fact - this made our annual 2020 End of The Year List for last year. Can you tell if it was on our “BEST OF” or “WORST OF” llist? DM us with comments after you listen! Is everyone loving the return of the OC this season? Has Fancy Pants Dubrow single-handedly saved the franchise or do you think otherwise?  The other OG of the OC, Jeana Keough, steps Behind The Rope. Stepping out from behind the gates of Coto de Caza, Gina is here to talk about what "The Housewives" was like back in the day, Season One, Episode One Of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Gina was there when it all started with Vicki, Jo, Lauri, and Kimberly. Gina talks about what the casting and filming process was like during the hey day of Bravo and just how much it has changed in present day. We discuss some of her other co-stars during her five year tenure as a RHOC cast member: Tamra Judge, Lynne Curtin, Gretchen Rossi and Tammy Knickerbocker. We also discuss the current cast who Gina also knows well: Kelly Dodd, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson. We discuss that “other” housewife, or should we say “househusband”, Slade Smiley and check in on Gina’s family Kara, Shane and Colton following the passing of Dad Matt earlier this year. Finally, we discuss BravoCon, that infamous OG Panel, and her new friend to come out of it all, Adrienne Maloof. Nostalgia at its best! @jeana.keough @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by WONDERY’S HARSH REALITY (Follow “Harsh Reality:The Story of Miriam Rivera” on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or you can listen early and ad free by joining Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App) Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (40% Off your entire system!) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
The Real World LA's Beth S. (on the Original, New "Homecoming", Erika Jayne, RHOBH & Becoming a RHOC)!
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Beth Stolarczyk steps Behind The Rope. The Real World: Los Angeles’ Beth that is. Beth chats about what it was like almost three decades ago to have been part of the second installment in the Granddaddy of Reality TV, The Real World. Beth chats about how the LA season invented many things we have now come to take as gospel in Reality TV - the confessional, the reality pet and the first ever person, David Edwards, to be “kicked off” a reality show. Beth chats about the David / Tami drama, her use of the word “rape”, why she was the room mate her cast mates, and America, just “loved to hate” and how this would all hold up now, three decades later. On that note, after the juggernaut success of Paramount Plus' New York installment last year, The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles has arrived, reuniting Beth with her former house mates in the same Venice Beach House. Streaming now! Beth chats about how this experience was different, the drama we can expect as the season progresses and just how much Reality TV has changed. Being a huge Bravo fan, Beth chats Housewives, the Real World inspired Summer House and Winter House, Bravo real world alum Cameran Eubanks (RW New Orleans and Southern Charm Shout Out), Erika Jayne, Jen Shah and much more as we Mention It All! @bethsrealworld @eyelusionlashes_beverlyhills @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by WONDERY’S HARSH REALITY (Follow “Harsh Reality:The Story of Miriam Rivera” on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or you can listen early and ad free by joining Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App) Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (40% Off your entire system!) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Check out Beth’s Lashes - www.eyelusionlashesbeverlyhills.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
Kathryn Edwards (on Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip #RHUGT & RHOP Season Closure!)
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Kathryn Edwards is back. You asked, screamed, yelled, begged and pleaded. We have listened. Kathryn is here for a, as usual, epic three part chat about it all. It all consists of RHOBH, RHONY, RHOP, RHOC and RHUGT and more! Today, in this Part II chat, we deep dive on the just passed RHOP Season and Reunion. Kathryn has never watched RHOP before this season!! Having watched for the first time ever, LOL, Kathryn shares a unique perspective on our fav Potomac ladies, Andy Cohen’s interaction with them and guest host Miss Nicki Minaj. We break down our season highs and lows, the off line social media feuds and what we can expect next season when RHOP returns. Finally and moving on, we start our deep dive into this season of the instant classic Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip - the surprising friendships, unexpected feuds, and much more!! If you haven’t checked our Part I RHOBH / RHONY chat from earlier this week, feel free to listen to that chat first before this continuation! Kathryn Edwards is back! Rejoice all!! @katedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by WONDERY’S HARSH REALITY (Follow “Harsh Reality:The Story of Miriam Rivera” on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or you can listen early and ad free by joining Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App) Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (40% Off your entire system!) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2021
Below Deck's Fraser Olender (on Current Season, DM's from Kate Chastain / Hannah Ferrier & Why He Wants to Work for Lisa Vanderpump!)
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Fraser Olender steps Behind The Rope. Below Deck, Season Nine Fan Fav! Fraser breaks down what being part of one of Bravo’s highest rated shows has been like - highs and lows, cast mates, charter guests and more. Of course, we had to grill Fraser on that hot juicy kiss that he does not remember with straight deckhand Jake. On that note, Fraser opens up about being the first Gay Stew since Josiah, LGBTQ+ representation on Bravo, his “type” and current relationship status and just who has been slipping into his DMs. On that note, Fraser explains why Lisa Vanderpump is his Queen, why he would be perfect to work for Lisa managing all of her properties, and just how he plans to go about making his LVP dreams into a reality. Fraser also chats about the messages he has received from both Kate Chastain and Hannah Ferrier, the current state of Housewives, and just what is next for this fan fav Below Deck Season Nine break out. @fraserolender @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by WONDERY’S HARSH REALITY (Follow “Harsh Reality:The Story of Miriam Rivera” on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or you can listen early and ad free by joining Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App) Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (40% Off your entire system!) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
Kathryn Edwards (on RHOBH Currently Filming Season, Dorit's Home Invasion, The Absence of Kathy Hilton, & RHONY Future!)
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Kathryn Edwards is back. You asked, screamed, yelled, begged and pleaded. We have listened. Kathryn is here for a, as usual, epic three part chat about it all. "It all" consists of RHOBH, RHONY, RHOP, RHOC and RHUGT and more! Today, in this Part I chat, Kathryn shares updates and storylines on the new currently filming season of RHOBH - Erika Jayne’s upcoming new season “edit", Dorit’s home invasion, Kathy Hilton’s absence thus far, Kyle’s statement that she will resign when she “isn’t having fun anymore" and much more. Kathryn shares what she knows from being a local on the SoCal scene! Moving on, Kathryn chats RHONY - many of David’s local BFF’s have been contacted for interviews and they discuss the future of the show and what is needed to get ratings up. You are all welcome for this, the return of Miss Kathryn Edwards. @katedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by WONDERY’S HARSH REALITY (Follow “Harsh Reality:The Story of Miriam Rivera” on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or you can listen early and ad free by joining Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App) Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (40% Off your entire system!) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
The Housewife & The Shah Shocker's Dana Wilkey (on Jen Shah & Current Feud with Teddi Mellencamp, Dorit, & PK) - III
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The Housewife and The Shah Shocker. The documentary we have waited for has finally arrived. Dana Wilkey from The Housewife and The Shah Shocker stop by to chat about what it was like to be part of this epic documentary, what she learned about Jen Shah during filming, her interactions with the victims, whether she thinks Jen Shah is guilty, the many turns in this legal case including Jen Shah’s assistant Stuart Smith’s change of plea to guilty, how it is all playing out this season on RHOSLC and much more. Having also been a part of The Housewife and The Hustler, Dana discusses how Jen’s case is similar and different from Erika Jayne’s, the drive for money and fame at all costs and the pitfalls of putting one’s life out there on a national platform such as Housewives. Of course, we also talk about Dana’s recent social media feud with Teddi Mellencamp who blamed Dana for Dorit Kemsley’s recent home invasion, the media explosion that followed this accusation and the status of her relationships with Teddi, Dorit and PK today. Finally, we chat with Dana about her own reinvention from a woman best known for her $25,000 sunglasses as RHOBH’s official first joint “friend of” alongside the infamous Brandi Glanville to the Gossip Queen behind the “Dishing With Dana” Podcast. @wilkey_dana @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Listen To Full Chat At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/59407107 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2021
Jason Oppenheim (on Selling Sunset, Chrishell, Christine, Office Politics & Spinoffs!)
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Selling Sunset Season Four! We have waited patiently and then waited some more. Finally, one of the best reality shows to ever exist has returned! Today we revisit a chat we had last year with the man himself, Mr. Jason Oppenheim. Back before Chrishell, we chat with a very single Jason. How quickly things change.  Jason Oppenheim Steps Behind The Rope. Jason fills us in on the current state of he market in Los Angeles before diving into the hottest show of the moment, Selling Sunset. Jason discuss his reservations before signing on to the show, what finally changed his mind and getting used to the presence of cameras in the office and while doing deals. Jason also chats about the effect Selling Sunset has had on both his professional as well as his personal life. We discuss the Oppenheim Group office drama and what Jason thinks of the womens' disputes on and off camera. Of course we asked Jason for his opinions on all of his employees Heather, Maya, Amanza, Davina, Chrishell, Christine and last but certainly not least, Mary. Speaking of Mary, Jason explains how he and Mary first met and whether he truly favors her, which seems to be the consensus amongst the other agents. Jason tells us about the one time he showed a house to Ariana Grande and what transpired between the two. He also answers one of life's most pressing questions, will he ever settle down? On a personal note, we also had to pay homage to the king, Executive Producer of Selling Sunset Adam DiVello, thank you 100 times over also for The Hills and Laguna Beach.  @jasonoppenheim @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by AUDIBLE - https://audible.com/projecthailmary (Listen to Audible’s “Project Hail Mary”) Brought to you by RITUAL - https://ritual.com/VELVET (Get 10% Off During Your First Three Months)   Brought to you by RAYCON - https://www.buyraycon.com/velvet (15% Off Site Wide - Use Code “Holiday”) Brought to you by SKYLIGHT FRAME - http://www.skylightframe.com ($10 Off Your First Purchase - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by CALIBRATE - https://www.joincalibrate.com ($50 Off First Year - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by OMAZE - https://www.omaze.com/velvetrope (Receive 20 Extra Entries When You Enter Code “velvetrope20”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2021
NICK LACHEY & 98 DEGREES (on 90s Fashion, Reality TV, & New Music/Tour!)
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Nick Lachey and the boys from 98 Degrees, Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre step Behind The Rope. Having sold over ten million records worldwide, topping the Billboard Hot 100 with eight singles including the Number One hit with Mariah Carey, “Thank God I Found You”, 98 Degrees reflects back on the highs and lows of a stellar career that seems hotter than ever these days. That’s correct, Nick and the boys have brand new music in the form of the single “Where Do You Want To Go” which they will continue to perform on live dates throughout the rest of 2021. 98 Degrees chat about the inevitable comparisons to the other chart topping bands at the time NSYNC, NKOTB, BSB and B2M. The boys pay homage to their many side projects none the least of which was Newlyweds, the Reality Show of global international success and many viral moments of epic proportion. We pick Nick’s brain on what Hollywood Couple he thinks is prime for a Modern Day Newlyweds and the answer is not what you would expect. Calling MTV! The 98 side projects also include the family affair that was Dancing With The Stars. Sorry Nick, and Vanessa (Lachey), we will have to give it to Drew on this one. #mirrorballchamp #dwtsseasontwo We chat with 98 about dream collabs, meeting Michael Jackson, opening for Janet Jackson, Nick’s current Fox show “Alter Ego”, what their millions of adoring fans can expect from their mostly sold out year end live shows, and when can we expect more new follow up music to the brilliant “Where Do You Want To Go”. Of course before we let the boys go we had to pay homage to those brilliant, never to be forgotten 90s fashions. @98degrees @nicklachey @thedrewlachey @jefftimmons @jeffre.justin @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by AUDIBLE - https://audible.com/projecthailmary (Listen to Audible’s “Project Hail Mary”) Brought to you by RITUAL - https://ritual.com/VELVET (Get 10% Off During Your First Three Months) Brought to you by RAYCON - https://www.buyraycon.com/velvet (15% Off Site Wide - Use Code “Holiday”) Brought to you by SKYLIGHT FRAME - http://www.skylightframe.com ($10 Off Your First Purchase - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by CALIBRATE - https://www.joincalibrate.com ($50 Off First Year - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by OMAZE - https://www.omaze.com/velvetrope (Receive 20 Extra Entries When You Enter Code “velvetrope20”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
KYLE COOKE & AMANDA BATULA (on Winter House, Summer House, Married Life & Their Bravoleb Roomies!)
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Kyle Cooke and Amanda Batula step Behind The Rope. Kymanda. Husband and Wife. Kyle and Amanda share all the details from their recent nuptials which included Bravoleb guests Carl Radke, Lindsay Hubbard, Paige Desorbo, Luke Gulbranson, Ciara Miller and Craig Conover. Kyle and Amanda also dive deep into the past many years of Summer House - casts past and present including the exit of Hannah Berner - and what we can expect when Summer House returns to Bravo next year. We also discuss this current season of Winter House - our fav Southern Charmers Austen and Craig, love triangles a la Linds/Ciara/Austen, newbies, the hotness of Andrea, the noted absence of Kyle’s bromance Carl, the parties bigger and better, the house, Stowe, VT and just how Paige went from early season Andrea to current boyfriend Craig. So many questions, so little time when it comes to Summer House, Southern Charm and Winter House. Of course being newlyweds, Kyle and Amanda share their love advice for Carl and Lindsay - who are rumored to be dating which we get to the bottom of Paige and Craig - do they have what it takes to go the distance, Ciara and Austen - TBD and oh so much more! Finally, no convo with Kymanda would be complete without a shout out to Loverboy, the drink that just keeps on a givin' @imkylecooke @amandabatula @drinkloverboy @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by AUDIBLE - https://audible.com/projecthailmary (Listen to Audible’s “Project Hail Mary”) Brought to you by RITUAL - https://ritual.com/VELVET (Get 10% Off During Your First Three Months) Brought to you by RAYCON - https://www.buyraycon.com/velvet (15% Off Site Wide - Use Code “Holiday”) Brought to you by SKYLIGHT FRAME - http://www.skylightframe.com ($10 Off Your First Purchase - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by CALIBRATE - https://www.joincalibrate.com ($50 Off First Year - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by OMAZE - https://www.omaze.com/velvetrope (Receive 20 Extra Entries When You Enter Code “velvetrope20”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
Introducing: Harsh Reality
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It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different goal: they want to surprise the men with the fact that Miriam is trans. A new six-episode investigative series from Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and The Apology Line, and from Novel, HARSH REALITY is the story about love, lies, reality TV and a woman before her time: Miriam Rivera. Written by Agnes Borinsky and hosted by Trace Lysette.  Listen to Harsh Reality: http://wondery.fm/HR_Behind_The_Velvet  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
The Housewife & The Shah Shocker's Dana Wilkey (on Jen Shah & Current Feud with Teddi Mellencamp, Dorit, & PK) - II
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The Housewife and The Shah Shocker. The documentary we have waited for has finally arrived. Dana Wilkey from The Housewife and The Shah Shocker stop by to chat about what it was like to be part of this epic documentary, what she learned about Jen Shah during filming, her interactions with the victims, whether she thinks Jen Shah is guilty, the many turns in this legal case including Jen Shah’s assistant Stuart Smith’s change of plea to guilty, how it is all playing out this season on RHOSLC and much more. Having also been a part of The Housewife and The Hustler, Dana discusses how Jen’s case is similar and different from Erika Jayne’s, the drive for money and fame at all costs and the pitfalls of putting one’s life out there on a national platform such as Housewives. Of course, we also talk about Dana’s recent social media feud with Teddi Mellencamp who blamed Dana for Dorit Kemsley’s recent home invasion, the media explosion that followed this accusation and the status of her relationships with Teddi, Dorit and PK today. Finally, we chat with Dana about her own reinvention from a woman best known for her $25,000 sunglasses as RHOBH’s official first joint “friend of” alongside the infamous Brandi Glanville to the Gossip Queen behind the “Dishing With Dana” Patreon Podcast. @wilkey_dana @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by AUDIBLE - https://audible.com/projecthailmary (Listen to Audible’s “Project Hail Mary”) Brought to you by RITUAL - https://ritual.com/VELVET (Get 10% Off During Your First Three Months) Brought to you by RAYCON - https://www.buyraycon.com/velvet (15% Off Site Wide - Use Code “Holiday”) Brought to you by SKYLIGHT FRAME - http://www.skylightframe.com ($10 Off Your First Purchase - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by CALIBRATE - https://www.joincalibrate.com ($50 Off First Year - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by OMAZE - https://www.omaze.com/velvetrope (Receive 20 Extra Entries When You Enter Code “velvetrope20”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
The Housewife & The Shah Shocker's Dana Wilkey (on Jen Shah & Current Feud with Teddi Mellencamp, Dorit, & PK) - I
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The Housewife and The Shah Shocker. The documentary we have waited for has finally arrived. Dana Wilkey from The Housewife and The Shah Shocker stop by to chat about what it was like to be part of this epic documentary, what she learned about Jen Shah during filming, her interactions with the victims, whether she thinks Jen Shah is guilty, the many turns in this legal case including Jen Shah’s assistant Stuart Smith’s change of plea to guilty, how it is all playing out this season on RHOSLC and much more. Having also been a part of The Housewife and The Hustler, Dana discusses how Jen’s case is similar and different from Erika Jayne’s, the drive for money and fame at all costs and the pitfalls of putting one’s life out there on a national platform such as Housewives. Of course, we also talk about Dana’s recent social media feud with Teddi Mellencamp who blamed Dana for Dorit Kemsley’s recent home invasion, the media explosion that followed this accusation and the status of her relationships with Teddi, Dorit and PK today. Finally, we chat with Dana about her own reinvention from a woman best known for her $25,000 sunglasses as RHOBH’s official first joint “friend of” alongside the infamous Brandi Glanville to the Gossip Queen behind the “Dishing With Dana” Podcast. @wilkey_dana @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by AUDIBLE - https://audible.com/projecthailmary (Listen to Audible’s “Project Hail Mary”) Brought to you by RITUAL - https://ritual.com/VELVET (Get 10% Off During Your First Three Months) Brought to you by RAYCON - https://www.buyraycon.com/velvet (15% Off Site Wide - Use Code “Holiday”) Brought to you by SKYLIGHT FRAME - http://www.skylightframe.com ($10 Off Your First Purchase - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by CALIBRATE - https://www.joincalibrate.com ($50 Off First Year - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by OMAZE - https://www.omaze.com/velvetrope (Receive 20 Extra Entries When You Enter Code “velvetrope20”) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
Jen Shah's Legal Woes, RHOSLC Season Review & Future of Housewives!
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Today, we break down Jen’s legal woes and the current season of RHOSLC - cast trip van being raided, Mama Meredith protecting son Brooks, caterers being sabotaged, cult accusations, a new cast member, friends of, Meredith speaking out against Jen, and we are only getting started. We also deep dive into Housewife Ratings, the future of RHONY and Housewives in general - we have a lot of theories that need to be fleshed out - and the return - does anyone care? - of Vanderpump Rules. @popapologists @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Listen to Full Episode At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/58181214 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2021
Brooke Lusk (on 12 Dates of Christmas, Acting With Lady Gaga, American Horror Story, & F Boy Island)!
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Brooke Lusk steps Behind The Rope. Brooke is here to talk about her debut TV role in HBO Max’s 12 Dates of Christmas. Brooke chats about what it was like to be part of this brilliant reality show. 12 Dates of Christmas is the ultimate holiday dating series. Set in a stunning winter wonderland, the show follows three sexy singles looking to spice up the festive season as they search for that special someone to bring home for the holidays. With a diverse cast of varying sexualities, chaos soon ensues as Brooke fights for one of our Bachelor’s hearts while wearing her emotions on her sleeve. Brooke also chats about life as a Red Carpet Reporter before turning to acting, the many celebs she has interviewed, her wish list - shout out to Lady Gaga and Rihanna - and, being a huge Reality TV fan herself - some of her own guilty pleasures - shout out to the classic that is F Boy Island! @brookelusk @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by QUIP - https://www.getquip.com/velvet (First Refill Free & Up To 40% Off Bundles) Brought to you by SHIPSTATION - https://www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top) Brought to you by TRUEBILL - https://www.truebill.com/velvetrope (Start Cancelling Unwanted Recurring Subscriptions Now! It could save you thousands a year.) Brought to you by WONDERY’S HARSH REALITY (Follow “Harsh Reality:The Story of Miriam Rivera” on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or you can listen early and ad free by joining Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App). MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
GABRIELLE CARTERIS (on 90210!!!, Her Co-Stars, BH90210 & Another Reboot?)
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90210’s Gabrielle Carteris steps Behind The Rope. Yes, Andrea Zuckerman is here!!! Ok, ok, we DO know the difference between Gabrielle Carteris and Andrea Zuckerman. Gabrielle is here to chat about her full career and the role she is most iconically known for in 90210. Gabrielle talks about what the audition process was like, how she got the role and what it was like being on a hit Aaron Spelling teen nighttime soap. We talk what it was like to fake her age of 21 to get the job and to play a 15 year old teenager when she was 29 years old. We chat about her costars - no last names needed - Shannen, Tori, Jennie, Brian, Jason, Luke, and Ian and all those rumors from back in the day on set - the “red dress” catfight, the BTS hook ups, and, of course, Shannen Doherty and her “bad girl” reputation. We talk about Shannen’s exit, her replacement Tiffani Thiessen, guests stars such as Oscar Winner Hillary Swank, her pregnancy being written into the show, and her exit at the end of Season Five. Flash forward, and Gabrielle talks about what being the President of SAG-AFTRA (and now first American President of FIA) was like, her many celebrity run-ins / colleagues, and backstage shenanigans from the esteemed SAG Awards. As busy a job as that is, Gabrielle found herself moonlighting in 2019 when Tori and Jennie came a callin’ for the reboot, BH90210, when the entire original cast signed on to play heightened versions of themselves. Gabrielle opens up about that bittersweet reunion due to Luke Perry’s passing as well as how hard it is to watch friends go through tough times - “True Tori”, Shannen’s current health, and so on. Finally, we reflect back on 90210 and its blockbuster cultural effect that we are still, and will forever be talking about, all these years later. @gabriellecarteris @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by QUIP - https://www.getquip.com/velvet (First Refill Free & Up To 40% Off Bundles) Brought to you by SHIPSTATION - https://www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top) Brought to you by TRUEBILL - https://www.truebill.com/velvetrope (Start Cancelling Unwanted Recurring Subscriptions Now! It could save you thousands a year.) Brought to you by WONDERY’S HARSH REALITY (Follow “Harsh Reality:The Story of Miriam Rivera” on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or you can listen early and ad free by joining Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
Charli Burnett (on Vanderpump Rules, LVP, Lala/Rand Update, OG's & Pasta)
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Charli Burnett steps Behind The Rope. Vanderpump Rules, Season Nine. Charli chats all about the new season of Pump Rules - how it was different for her, filming without OG’s Stassi, Jax and Kristen, being the only one in the group whose significant other isn’t a regular part of the show, and her ever changing relationships with cast mates. She weighs in on some of life’s most pressing questions - the validity of “share plate” charges, Schwartz & Sandy’s, Raquel Leviss’ statement that Katie Maloney is bored in life, the necessity of an engagement ring from Tiffany’s, the fact that Summer Moon has more IG followers than all of us, working at SUR for Lisa Vanderpump and much more. Charli shares an update on Lala Kent and Randall Emmett’s relationship that has been the subject of much tabloid fodder over the past few weeks. Charli opens up about her food issues, as seen this season on VPR, her decision to show her vulnerable side on Bravo and how the public and her cast mates have reacted. Of course, last but certainly not least, we had to ask if she has, in fact, now still never eaten pasta.  @charliburnett @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by QUIP - https://www.getquip.com/velvet (First Refill Free & Up To 40% Off Bundles) Brought to you by SHIPSTATION - https://www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top) Brought to you by TRUEBILL - https://www.truebill.com/velvetrope (Start Cancelling Unwanted Recurring Subscriptions Now! It could save you thousands a year.) Brought to you by WONDERY’S HARSH REALITY (Follow “Harsh Reality:The Story of Miriam Rivera” on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or you can listen early and ad free by joining Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
Hannah Ferrier (on Below Deck, Real Housewives, & Meeting Ramona Singer)
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Hannah Ferrier steps Behind The Rope. Our fav Below Decker is here to chat about it all!  Hannah reminisces about her time on Below Deck, the highs and lows, and discusses her much talked about exit from the show, Maritime Law and Sandy / Maila. Moving on, Hannah updates us on motherhood, fiancé Josh, her new house and wedding plans. Now a Podcast host herself, Hannah chats about “Dear Reality, You’re Effed”, her many Bravolebv guests - shout outs to Mercedes Javid & Shep Rose, her many Bravolebrity Run Ins - Ramona Singer we are talking to you and who her ideal guests would be. An avid Bravo watcher, Hannah shares her thoughts on all our fav Housewives’ happenings - RHOSLC, RHOBH, RHOP, RHONY & much more. Of course, we also deep dive into this current season of Below Deck in all its glory! @hannahferrier @hannahspodcast @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef www.oceaninternationaltrainingacademy.com BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by QUIP - https://www.getquip.com/velvet (First Refill Free & Up To 40% Off Bundles) Brought to you by SHIPSTATION - https://www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top) Brought to you by TRUEBILL - https://www.truebill.com/velvetrope (Start Cancelling Unwanted Recurring Subscriptions Now! It could save you thousands a year.) Brought to you by WONDERY’S HARSH REALITY (Follow “Harsh Reality:The Story of Miriam Rivera” on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or you can listen early and ad free by joining Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
CAROLE RADZIWILL (on RHONY, Andy Cohen, Bethenny Frankel, Her Exit, & Not Ever Using a Ghostwriter!) - II
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In a rare Podcast appearance, Carole Radziwill steps BACK Behind The Rope. After a brief chat with Carole about her career as a journalist, producer (3 Emmy wins) & NYT Best Selling author (shout out to "What Remains: A memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love”), we get into what y’all wanna chat about, The Real Housewives of New York City. Carole chats about her six year run on RHONY - the highs / lows, cast mates who have come and gone (Lu, Ramona, Dorinda, the Tins, Aviva & Much More), Adam!, and, if you have’t heard, the fact that she has never used, is not currently using and will never use a ghostwriter (shout out to "The Widow’s Guide to Sex & Dating”). Carole talks about one of the most shocking reunion moments ever - telling Andy Cohen he is full of sh*t and clarifies the truth behind her RHONY exit putting to bed once and for all whether it had anything to do with that reunion moment, her much publicized fall out and demise of her friendship with Bethenny Frankel or plethora of receipts of who said what, when and to whom she sent to production on the reg. We chat about whether Bethenny really is Andy’s “favorite”, what she got special treatment during her RHONY career and whether she should return to RHONY as cast or producer to fix the ratings slump. Carole chats about changes she would make to RHONY to increase ratings, who she would let go, bring back from the past, and whether serious topics like race and politics belong on TV. After all, she was ahead of her time with her very own political story line. Of course, we can’t help but ask if those suggested changes would involve her ever coming back. Listen to find out this plus a whole lot more rumors and myths clarified and set straight by the one and only Carole Radziwill, a guest that we have been chasing, stalking, and charming for quite a while to make an appearance here Behind The Rope! As they say, all good things come to those who wait. This is Part 2 of the epic Carole Radziwill chat you have all been asking for!!! @caroleradziwill @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by QUIP - https://www.getquip.com/velvet (First Refill Free & Up To 40% Off Bundles) Brought to you by SHIPSTATION - https://www.shipstation.com (60 Day Free Trial. Use Code “Velvet” by clicking on the microphone at the top) Brought to you by TRUEBILL - https://www.truebill.com/velvetrope (Start Cancelling Unwanted Recurring Subscriptions Now! It could save you thousands a year.) Brought to you by WONDERY’S HARSH REALITY (Follow “Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera” on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or you can listen early and ad free by joining Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
Peggy Sulahian (on RHOC Past, Present & Future)
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In honor of the return of The Real Housewives of Orange County this coming Wednesday, we wanted to highlight this past chat with Bravo’s 100th Housewife, Peggy Sulahian. With the launch of RHUGT a huge success, what do y’all think of a “One Season Wonder” Housewives show? We chat about what would you do and just how different would it be if you were given a second chance? Something interesting to ponder as you listen in…. A few months after The Real Housewives of Orange County finale, with production on the new season halted until further notice (thank you Corona), David checks in with the 100th Housewife, RHOC's Peggy Sulahian. From her early days in the OC, to her car loving husband Diko (Peggy is a Ferrari girl), to her double mastectomy, learn more about the real woman behind the facade of what the audience saw on Bravo. Of course, the conversation quickly turns to all things RHOC. Casting, production, filming, the epic Iceland vacation, nothing is off limits in this sit down with Peggy (she really is good at speaking her mind, people). As far as fellow cast mates go, there is the good (Vicki, Lydia), the not so good (everyone else?) and then there is that time Peggy physically closed Meghan King Edmonds' mouth because, well, she was talking too much. Grab your oranges and listen in!!  @peggysulahian @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by SKYLIGHT FRAME - http://www.skylightframe.com ($10 Off Your First Purchase - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (20% Off Entire New System & First Month Free) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by WONDERY’s OPERATOR. Listen Now at http://wondery.fm/OP_Behind_The_Velvet  MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2021
Introducing: The Shrink Next Door
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Veteran journalist Joe Nocera’s neighbor in the Hamptons was a therapist named Ike. Ike counted celebrities and Manhattan elites as his patients. He’d host star-studded parties at his eccentric vacation house. But one summer, Joe discovered that Ike was gone and everything he’d thought he’d known about his neighbor -- and the house next door -- was wrong. From Wondery, the company behind Dirty John and Dr. Death, and Bloomberg, “The Shrink Next Door” is a story about power, control and turning to the wrong person for help for three decades. Written and hosted by Joe Nocera, a columnist for Bloomberg. The Shrink Next Door is now an Apple Original series, starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd. Watch now only on Apple TV+.  Listen to the Shrink Next Door now!  https://link.chtbl.com/shrink_next_door?sid=Audio-Shrink_Next_Door_2021-Behind_The_Velvet_Rope  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
Charlene Tilton (on Dallas, Lucy Ewing, Co-Stars & Reboots) - II
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Charlene Tilton steps Behind The Rope. Yes, little Lucy Ewing all grown up. Charlene is here to chat about the full anthology of her career and what it was like being part of one of the most Iconic shows of all time, Dallas. Charlene reminisces about being cast, the early days on set with co-stars such as Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, and Victoria Principal - to name a few, the highs and lows of Lucy Ewing, best and worst storylines for the character, and how life changed as a result of Dallas. Charlene discusses leaving the show after eight seasons, returning several years later, life after Dallas and the positives and negatives of playing one character for so long. Charlene also opens up about her life long friendship with “Uncle” Larry Hagman who was like a real life father to her, his passing, and life after Larry. We discuss the TNT “Dallas Reboot” that ended way too soon a few years ago. Finally, we chat about the future of the Dallas legacy, whether another Reboot is looming on the horizon and what actresses could play Lucy Ewing if the show were ever recast many years from today. Thank you Charlene. What a fun trip down memory lane regarding one of the best and most iconic TV shows to ever exist! @tiltonway @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by SKYLIGHT FRAME - http://www.skylightframe.com ($10 Off Your First Purchase - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (20% Off Entire New System & First Month Free) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by WONDERY’s OPERATOR. Listen Now at http://wondery.fm/OP_Behind_The_Velvet  MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
Charlene Tilton (on Dallas, Lucy Ewing, Co-Stars & Reboots) - I
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Charlene Tilton steps Behind The Rope. Yes, little Lucy Ewing all grown up. Charlene is here to chat about the full anthology of her career and what it was like being part of one of the most Iconic shows of all time, Dallas. Charlene reminisces about being cast, the early days on set with co-stars such as Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, and Victoria Principal - to name a few, the highs and lows of Lucy Ewing, best and worst storylines for the character, and how life changed as a result of Dallas. Charlene discusses leaving the show after eight seasons, returning several years later, life after Dallas and the positives and negatives of playing one character for so long. Charlene also opens up about her life long friendship with “Uncle” Larry Hagman who was like a real life father to her, his passing, and life after Larry. We discuss the TNT “Dallas Reboot” that ended way too soon a few years ago. Finally, we chat about the future of the Dallas legacy, whether another Reboot is looming on the horizon and what actresses could play Lucy Ewing if the show were ever recast many years from today. Thank you Charlene. What a fun trip down memory lane regarding one of the best and most iconic TV shows to ever exist! @tiltonway @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by SKYLIGHT FRAME - http://www.skylightframe.com ($10 Off Your First Purchase - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (20% Off Entire New System & First Month Free) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by WONDERY’s OPERATOR. Listen Now at http://wondery.fm/OP_Behind_The_Velvet  MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
COUNTESS LUANN DE LESSEPS (on Ultimate Girls Trip (RHUGT), RHONY Update, & "A Very Countess Christmas" Cabaret)!!)
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Countess Luann de Lesseps steps back Behind The Rope. The Countess has returned and, once again, in true Countess fashion, does not disappoint. The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip. RHUGT! We have waited patiently and now it has finally arrived. Luann chats RHUGT cast mates, drama, who surprised her the most, being on vacation with Ramona Singer, and last, but certainly not least, the shocking revelation that Bethenny Frankel allegedly set up the picture of Tom at The Regency (as discussed on RHUGT). In other words, we needed the tea. Of course, Luann opens up about last season of The Real Housewives of New York City and chats about the future of the show - the highs and lows of season thirteen, how the season ended, current casting rumors, the future of RHONY and when we, the public, might finally hear something solid, real, and official regarding Season 14. Of course we also discuss Luann’s current show, “A Very Countess Christmas”, which kicks off where it all began, at 54 Below on November 30th for eight dates and continues throughout the end of the year. Luann teases what we can expect in her new cabaret and what RHONY and other Housewives we can expect to pop up as she hits the road. The Countess is back doing what she does best because life is, always has been, and always will be a cabaret.  @countessluann @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef For tickets to “A Very Countess Christmas” visit https://www.countessluann.com BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by SKYLIGHT FRAME - http://www.skylightframe.com ($10 Off Your First Purchase - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (20% Off Entire New System & First Month Free) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by WONDERY’s OPERATOR - Listen Now at http://wondery.fm/OP_Behind_The_Velvet  MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
Red Carpet Reporter (Spills Tea on Erika Jayne, Tom Girardi, Kathy Hilton, Kim K & More!) - II
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Hey David, I have up close and personal stories with both Tom Girardi, who hit on me last year and Erika Jayne, who I have bonded with over older men, TWICE.” That is how our DM fro Taylor Ferber started. We get hundreds of thousands of these a week and ignore most. This is Behind The Velvet Rope and in true BTVR, we only want to interview true insiders in the entertainment industry whose careers have soared to epic heights. Just as we were about to hit delete, we dove deeper and realized Taylor is a Red Carpet Reporter who has not only just attended the recent Emmy’s but has interviewed anyone who is everyone from “A” List Celebs to Music Icons to, what else do we want to talk about, Real Housewives. Taylor was hit on by Tom Girardi twice, has traveled in the same circles as Erika Jayne Girardi and yes, has had in depth convos bonding over Older Men with the Ice Queen herself. She also knows Dorit, LVP, Kyle, Camille Grammer and so on. Who from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has she not met? The “Real Life” Behind The Rope Erika Jayne / Tom Girardi deep dive you have all been asking for has arrived. Thank you Taylor for spilling it… ALL! @taylorferber @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Full Episode At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/57137307 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2021
Scheana Shay (on Vanderpump Rules, Cast Mates, & More!)
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What does everyone think of this season of Vanderpump Rules? Loving? Missing Stassi, Jax and then gang? Today we revisit this chat with one of the VanderQueens herself, Ms. Scheana Shay. This was only last season. Does this make you nostalgic for the good ole’ VPR days? Crazy how quickly everything changes…. Right before now fired Vanderpump Rules editor Bri Dellinger caused a shockwave by admitting to unfavorable edits of Scheana Shay, the reality star sat down with us here Behind The Velvet Rope. Not knowing the scandal that was to come, Scheana discussed how she feels about her ongoing, season after season, edit as "Boy Crazy" Scheana. Foreshadowing Much? This is an episode not to be missed. Quarantined with her boyfriend at her Palm Springs house, Scheana is kind enough to answer all of life’s most pressing questions. Are Katie & Stassi really mean girls and what does Scheana think of how they treated Kristen this past season? What is Scheana’s current relationship with the three today? What about Lala? Team Sandoval or Jax? Who has changed the most since the beginning of the show? Whose relationship does she admire the most? What is Lance Bass really like as an wedding officiant? These and many more quandaries answered in this weeks episode with the one, the only, Miss Scheana Shay. No false editing here. We present Scheana Shay, Unfiltered. @scheana @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus & Ad Free Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by QUIP - https://www.getquip.com/velvet (First Refill Free) Brought to you by CALIBRATE - https://www.joincalibrate.com ($50 off First Year - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
Arden Myrin (on Erika Jayne, Jen Shah, Real Housewives, BFF Lance Bass & The Bachelor)!
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Arden Myrin steps Behind The Rope. Arden is back to help us make sense of everything Real Housewives. Of course, this past season of RHOBH and Erika Jayne is a great place to start - what she knew, her reunion “performance”, social media, Bethenny Frankel and Camille Grammer’s claims they knew of Tom Giardi’s financial woes, Sutton being the only one with a voice this past season and much more. The convo quickly turns to other legal matters, namely one Jen Shah and this season of RHOSLC. We break down Jen’s case, how it compares to Erika’s in terms of seriousness and viewer interest plus other pressing matters from our fav snow birds - the obsession with Brooks’ sexuality, Lisa Barlow’s friendship loyalties, Mary’s beloved Church and much more. We also discuss the shocking decision by Bravo to cancel the RHONY reunion, the future of RHONY and whether other last season “off” franchises such as RHOC and RHOA can come back with a bang. Speaking of shows that need an infusion of a bang we discuss the current season of Vanderpump Rules plus one of Arden’s favs, Below Deck. Finally, we pay homage to all things Arden - her starring role on Netflix’ Insatiable with Queen Alyssa Milano and Debbie Ryan, her hilarious book “Little Miss Little Compton”, her epic Bachelor Nation Podcast “Will You Accept This Rose”, her new movie with Kevin Bacon and, last but certainly not least, an update on her road to The Amazing Race as team “Razzle Dazzle” with BFF new Dad, Lance Bass. @ardenmyrin @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus & Ad Free Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by QUIP - https://www.getquip.com/velvet (First Refill Free) Brought to you by CALIBRATE - https://www.joincalibrate.com ($50 off First Year - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Brian Dunkleman (on being forever known as American Idol Season 1 Ex Host!) - II
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Brian Dunkelman steps Behind The Rope. Yes, that Brian Dunkleman. You have heard, read and imagined so much about his “story”, but today Brian is here to chat about the full trajectory of his career before hosting American Idol during its break out first season alongside that other host we have all gotten to know so well. Brian discusses how he got the Idol co-host gig, what he liked best / least, working alongside Ryan Seacrest - there we said his name, judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, and the true circumstances surrounding his departure. Brian opens up about going from a stand up comedy career to the height of fame almost overnight, with over thirty million people watching each week, back into being “unknown”, for lack of a better word. We break down the psyche behind that, the highs and lows of life - the lows were low, the concept of fame and just how addicting it can be, the public’s perception of him as making “THE colossal mistake”, and the ins and outs of real life challenges and highs he faced along the way. Brian analyzes current singing show competitions and addresses whether they work anymore, whether he is “in” on “the joke”, and the viral headline when TMZ reported he was an Uber Driver. Finally, we discuss his brilliant new documentary “Dunkleman” where he urges people to comedically “Google His Name”, the biggest misconceptions about him, and what we will all be shocked to learn from this new film!  @thebriandunkelman @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus & Ad Free Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by QUIP - https://www.getquip.com/velvet (First Refill Free) Brought to you by CALIBRATE - https://www.joincalibrate.com ($50 off First Year - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
Brian Dunkleman (on Being Forever Known as American Idol Season 1 Ex Host! & New Projects) - I
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Brian Dunkelman steps Behind The Rope. Yes, that Brian Dunkleman. You have heard, read and imagined so much about his “story”, but today Brian is here to chat about the full trajectory of his career before hosting American Idol during its break out first season alongside that other host we have all gotten to know so well. Brian discusses how he got the Idol co-host gig, what he liked best / least, working alongside Ryan Seacrest - there we said his name, judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, and the true circumstances surrounding his departure. Brian opens up about going from a stand up comedy career to the height of fame almost overnight, with over thirty million people watching each week, back into being “unknown”, for lack of a better word. We break down the psyche behind that, the highs and lows of life - the lows were low, the concept of fame and just how addicting it can be, the public’s perception of him as making “THE colossal mistake”, and the ins and outs of real life challenges and highs he faced along the way. Brian analyzes current singing show competitions and addresses whether they work anymore, whether he is “in” on “the joke”, and the viral headline when TMZ reported he was an Uber Driver. Finally, we discuss his brilliant new documentary “Dunkleman” where he urges people to comedically “Google His Name”, the biggest misconceptions about him, and what we will all be shocked to learn from this new film!  @thebriandunkelman @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus & Ad Free Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by QUIP - https://www.getquip.com/velvet (First Refill Free) Brought to you by CALIBRATE - https://www.joincalibrate.com ($50 off First Year - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
MEREDITH MARKS (on RHOSLC, Jen Shah Update, Erika Jayne & Seth Marks Guest Appearance!)
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On the heels of lasts night’s explosive Jen Shah RHOSLC showdown that we have waited all season to see, Meredith Marks steps Behind The Rope. She is back. RHOSLC, Season Two. How did we get here? We waste no time in chatting with Meredith about all this season's dramas both on and of screen - “Catergate”, newest RHOSLC wife Jennie Nguyen and her potential Sister Wife, Whitney Rose / Lisa Barlow - friends or frenemies?, Heather’s Gay’s empty nest, accusations that Mary M. Cosby is in a cult, Mary M. Cosby’s declaration that she would like to change Robert Sr. to “fit her needs” and oh, so much more. Of course, Meredith also discusses one of her central storylines, Jen Shah’s social media behavior toward Brooks and the status of all parties’ relationships today. Of course, speaking of Jen Shah, we break down the epic van scene, Meredith’s WWHL statements implying she may have called the Feds on Jen, what it was like to film with Jen in real time as her legal drama was unfolding, and what we can expect to see the rest of this season. Finally, we discuss why, as an audience, we captivated with watching both RHOBH’s Erika Jayne and Jen Shah’s legal woes play out on Housewives and find both stories to be so fascinating we just cannot seem to get enough. Meredith discusses whether she would film under these circumstances, the casts’ reaction to the epic van raid and what we can expect as the season rolls on and we head into the reunion. Thanks Meredith for chatting RHOSLC Season Two in all its glory! With Special Guest Appearance by Seth Marks! @meredithmarks @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus & Ad Free Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by QUIP - https://www.getquip.com/velvet (First Refill Free) Brought to you by CALIBRATE - https://www.joincalibrate.com ($50 off First Year - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
Attny Emily D. Baker (Full Analysis/Status on Erika Jayne's Legal Woes & RHOBH Reunion / Season Performance)- II
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Emily D Baker steps Behind The Rope. Our fav legal commentator, and former LA Deputy District Attorney, is here to break down the legal woes of one Mr. and Mrs, soon to be exes, Erika and Tom Girardi. So much has happened in the Erika & Tom case since Emily was last here, we don’t even know where to begin. Emily helps us make sense of all the legal aspects of this case - the divorce, the bankruptcy, the $25M, Erika’s potential liability if she knew, Ronald Richard’s recent offer to match 10% of whatever Erika voluntarily returned, the likelihood the victims will ever be paid, the likelihood Erika will face jail time if she is found guilty of any crimes, the likelihood Erika will have a similar lifestyle when all is said and done, the projected timeline of how much longer this case will continue to dominate our lives and so on. The condo quickly turns to this season of RHOBH & The Reunion - Erika’s demand for undying loyalty, Rinna’s double standard, Sutton’s newfound voice, Sutton’s bodyguard, whether Erika is “using” the show to rewrite history with a different narrative and her potential weekly admissions of potential guilt, should she be found guilty, by staying a member of the cast. Of course, we discuss the recent claims that Camille Grammer was told of the Girardi’s financial troubles at Andy’s baby Shower by one of her closest friends on the show rumored to be Kyle and Bethenny Frankel’s claims that she knew - after all doesn’t the B “Know It All”. Finally, Emily looks head to next season of RHOBH discussing the likelihood that Erika will be back and what her future looks like with Bravo under scenarios of potential guilt and innocence. The episode you have been waiting for all season!. Time to legally make sense of it all! From one lawyer to another, thank you Emily. The funnest attorney we know! @theemilydbaker @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef FULL CHAT AT: https://www.patreon.com/posts/57137307 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2021
Kristen Taekman (on RHONY Past, Present, Future & BFF Brandi Glanville!)
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With all this talk about an “off season” of RHONY and all the cries to bring back the good ‘ole days, we figured it was the perfect Flashback Friday to share another one of our favs, this chat with Kristen Taekman about the good ole days of RHONY! Everyone loved our chat with Carole Radziwill earlier this week, so we figured it was time to re-share this one. The Real Housewives of New York City’s Kristen Taekman steps Behind The Rope. Checking in from beautiful Connecticut, Kristen is here to tell it all. First we catch up with Kirsten on the current status of her Fashion Blogging and fashion trends we can all expect in the world as it exists today. Ok, now onto what everyone wants to talk about, RHONY. We discuss Kristen’s thoughts on RHONY before being cast, what her casting process was like and how she feels she was edited for the two seasons she was on the hit Bravo show. Kristen discusses Bethenny and what watching the show without her is like. Speaking of Bethenny, Kristen’s children go to the same school as Bryn and she tells us about several Bethenny, and Jason Hoppy (whaaaat?), sightings during school events. We also discuss her friendship with RHONY Housewives past such as Jill Zarin and Heather Thomson. Kristen also shares her thoughts on current RHONY cast members, her being a huge Leah McSweeney fan, and, having both seen her cabaret, Kristen and David discuss the joy that is Countess and Friends. Also, let us not forget that both Kristen and David were at the Hamptons party last summer that Ramona pushed Gizelle out of the picture at so they recount that fateful day, the before, during and shocking after. Speaking of Ramona. Kristen responds to Ramona’s statements several weeks back about her and former RHONY Cindy Barshop being “nobodies”. Do tell!!! On a larger scale, we discuss the growing presence of alcohol on RHONY and whether it is time for a cast shake up. Let us not forget one of Kristen’s IRL BFFS is Brandi Glanville!! We discuss what Kristen was told first hand from Brandi and how she feels watching it all unfold each week on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Talk about an episode not to be missed. This is a must listen!!! @kristentaekman @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by CANVA - https://www.canva.com/affiliates/VELVETROPE (Free 45 Day Extended Trial ) Brought to you by RAYCON - https://www.buyraycon.com/velvet (Up To 20% Off) Brought to you by ROTHY’S - https://www.rothys.com/velvet ($20 Off Your First Purchase) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
FRAN DRESCHER (On The Nanny Original/Reboot, Aviva Drescher / RHONY, & Being A National Icon)
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Fran Drescher is back!!!. No your eyes are not deceiving you. Fran Drescher for a second epic chat! After all, you would recognize that voice anywhere as it is one of the most iconic in Hollywood history. Actress, Comedian, Writer, Best Selling Author, Activist, Gay Icon and the list goes on and on and on. Fran Drescher stops by to chat, much to our delight, all things “The Nanny”. We chat about the original series, the rumored reboot, her recent comments about Cardi B. as the perfect choice to play the Nanny, other actresses she has her eye on and the importance of diversity and inclusion in any sitcom green lit today. Fran also chats about The Nanny’s journey to Broadway, when we can expect to see The Nanny on “The Great White Way” and what she predicts for the return of Broadway later this year. Of course we talk to Fran about her short lived talk show - “The Fran Drescher Tawk Show”, her thoughts on current Talk Shows like The View, the sitcom she had in development with Rosie O’Donnell about two friends coping with a mid life crisis - “The New Thirty”, her real life friendship with Rosie who is spending the summer in Malibu near Fran, and last but not least, her cousin’s appearance on a little show known as The Real Housewives of New York City - Miss Aviva Drescher we are talking to you. Of course we ask Fran if she would ever consider joining RHOBH, her thoughts on reality TV and what what she thinks about actresses like Lisa Rinna as Housewives. Another moniker we can use to describe Fran is Cancer Survivor. Fran has dedicated and continues to dedicate her time to through her Cancer Schmancer organization. For those interested in donating to this potential life saving cause, see the link below.  Be sure to pay special attention to the last few minutes of this epic chat. You didn’t think we would let Fran Drescher leave without one of Fran Fine’s iconic laughs, now did you? Viewers can lend their support to the fight against cancer by texting FRAN to 44-321 or donating at cancerschmancer.org/donate.  @officialfrandrescher @cancerschmancer @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by CANVA - https://www.canva.com/affiliates/VELVETROPE (Free 45 Day Extended Trial ) Brought to you by RAYCON - https://www.buyraycon.com/velvet (Up To 20% Off) Brought to you by ROTHY’S - https://www.rothys.com/velvet ($20 Off Your First Purchase) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
Attny Emily D. Baker (Full Analysis/Status on Erika Jayne's Legal Woes & RHOBH Reunion / Season Performance)
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Emily D. Baker steps Behind The Rope. Our fav legal commentator, and former LA Deputy District Attorney, is here to break down the legal woes of one Mr. and Mrs, soon to be exes, Erika and Tom Girardi. So much has happened in the Erika & Tom case since Emily was last here, we don’t even know where to begin. Emily helps us make sense of all the legal aspects of this case - the divorce, the bankruptcy, the $25M, Erika’s potential liability if she knew, Ronald Richard’s recent offer to match 10% of whatever Erika voluntarily returned, the likelihood the victims will ever be paid, the likelihood Erika will face jail time if she is found guilty of any crimes, the likelihood Erika will have a similar lifestyle when all is said and done, the projected timeline of how much longer this case will continue to dominate our lives and so on. We have talked so much about the reunion that we needed to break down the legal facts of this case. Of course, we do chat this past season of RHOBH & The Reunion - Erika’s demand for undying loyalty, Rinna’s double standard, Sutton’s newfound voice, Sutton’s bodyguard, whether Erika is “using” the show to rewrite history with a different narrative and her potential weekly admissions of potential guilt, should she be found guilty, by staying a member of the cast. Of course, we discuss the recent claims that Camille Grammer was told of the Girardi’s financial troubles at Andy’s baby Shower by one of her closest friends on the show rumored to be Kyle and Bethenny Frankel’s claims that she knew - after all doesn’t the B “Know It All”. Finally, Emily looks ahead to next season of RHOBH what Erika’s future looks like with Bravo under scenarios of potential guilt and innocence. The episode you have been waiting for all season!. Time to legally make sense of it all! From one lawyer to another, thank you Emily. The funnest attorney we know! @theemilydbaker @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by CANVA - https://www.canva.com/affiliates/VELVETROPE (Free 45 Day Extended Trial ) Brought to you by RAYCON - https://www.buyraycon.com/velvet  (Up To 20% Off) Brought to you by ROTHY’S - https://www.rothys.com/velvet ($20 Off Your First Purchase) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
Introducing: Operator
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During the 1-900 number craze of the Nineties, one company provided the vast majority of phone sex. American Telnet was an empire founded by the man who called himself “The Telephone Pimp.” He ran the company “like General Motors” and got filthy rich doing it. But for the (mostly) women who answered the calls and delivered fantasies 24-7, it was a different story. The powerful stigma against sex work was always lurking just beneath the surface, until it threatened to tear apart the whole company. Hosted by Tina Horn (Why Are People Into That?), OPERATOR is an eight-part series about big ambitions, Shakespearean-level corporate backstabbing, men and women at the cutting edge of a technological revolution...and on the front lines of a sexual one.  Listen to Operator now! http://wondery.fm/OP_Behind_The_Velvet  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
Vocal Coach Eric Vetro (on Working With Erika Jayne!, Heather Dubrow, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry & More)
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Eric Vetro Steps Behind The Rope. THE Vocal Coach to everyone who is anyone in music is here to chat about it all. “It all” includes a handful of his very many, very famous clients. Eric chats hot takes on a few of our fav clients of his - Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Pink, Lea Michele, John Stamos, Shawn Mendes, Reese Witherspoon, Bette Midler, Camila Cabello, Zac Efron, Jennifer Garner, Eva Longoria, Sofia Vergara, and that is just naming a few. Speaking of Lea Michele, Eric chats about working with many of our fav Glee cast members and whether he has ever seen the side of Lea Michele the way all the rumors, and many of our guests have painted her to be. Since this is BTVR, all roads lead to Housewives. Eric has worked not only with Heather Paige Kent aka Miss Fancy Pants Dubrow but also was Erika Jayne’s vocal coach as seen on RHOBH. We chat what he saw, heard and knows about Erika’s potential involvement in all that is being claimed against both her and Tom Girardi. Finally, Eric is the host of “Backstage Pass”, a phenomenal new Podcast where he will be talking to many of the above mentioned celebs, and more, about their singing process and love of the music biz. www.ericvetro.com @ericvetrofinally @backstagepassev @pushkinpods @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by CANVA - https://www.canva.com/affiliates/VELVETROPE (Free 45 Day Extended Trial ) Brought to you by RAYCON - https://www.buyraycon.com/velvet (Up To 20% Off) Brought to you by ROTHY’S - https://www.rothys.com/velvet ($20 Off Your First Purchase) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
CAROLE RADZIWILL (on RHONY, Andy Cohen, Bethenny Frankel, Her Exit, & Not Ever Using a Ghostwriter!) - I
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In a rare Podcast appearance, Carole Radziwill steps Behind The Rope. After a brief chat with Carole about her career as a journalist, producer (3 Emmy wins) & NYT Best Selling author (shout out to "What Remains: A memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love”), we get into what y’all wanna chat about, The Real Housewives of New York City. Carole chats about her six year run on RHONY - the highs / lows, cast mates who have come and gone (Lu, Ramona, Dorinda, the Tins, Aviva & Much More), Adam!, and, if you have’t heard, the fact that she has never used, is not currently using and will never use a ghostwriter (shout out to "The Widow’s Guide to Sex & Dating”). Carole talks about one of the most shocking reunion moments ever - telling Andy Cohen he is full of sh*t and clarifies the truth behind her RHONY exit putting to bed once and for all whether it had anything to do with that reunion moment, her much publicized fall out and demise of her friendship with Bethenny Frankel or plethora of receipts of who said what, when and to whom she sent to production on the reg. We chat about whether Bethenny really is Andy’s “favorite”, what she got special treatment during her RHONY career and whether she should return to RHONY as cast or producer to fix the ratings slump. Carole chats about changes she would make to RHONY to increase ratings, who she would let go, bring back from the past, and whether serious topics like race and politics belong on TV. After all, she was ahead of her time with her very own political story line. Of course, we can’t help but ask if those suggested changes would involve her ever coming back. Listen to find out this plus a whole lot more rumors and myths clarified and set straight by the one and only Carole Radziwill, a guest that we have been chasing, stalking, and charming for quite a while to make an appearance here Behind The Rope! As they say, all good things come to those who wait. This is the first of an epic three part chat.  @caroleradziwill @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by TENTREE - https://www.tentree.com (15% Off First Order - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by CANVA - https://www.canva.com/affiliates/VELVETROPE (Free 45 Day Extended Trial ) Brought to you by RAYCON - https://www.buyraycon.com/velvet (Up To 20% Off) Brought to you by ROTHY’S - https://www.rothys.com/velvet ($20 Off Your First Purchase) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
Kathryn Edwards (Breaks Down RHOBH REUNION Part 4) - III
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Kathryn Edwards is back to conclude the past month that is the epic four part RHOBH reunion. Kathryn weighs in on whether we learned anything, are changed and / or feel differently about Erika Jayne Girardi at all. Kathryn discusses the blank stares on Sutton and Garcelle as the reunion chugged along, the scared looks on Kyle and Dorit’s face and how we forgot Crystal, and maybe Kathy, were there at times. Now that the season is over, Kathryn deep dives on what we can expect next season on RHOBH. Kathryn also acknowledges her own appearance at the RHOBH reunion via Rinna’s of reckoning flashbacks a la Munchausen’s as well as Kim and Denise Richards. Breaking the fourth wall, we also chat real life happenings a la Dorit’s home invasion and all the public hoopla claiming that it was staged. Finally, we close out the reunion and season with highs, lows and report cards for all, not the least of which is Miss Erika Jayne Girardi. Our epic month long, twelve part chat with Miss Kathryn Edwards about the RHOBH concludes today over on our Patreon! @katedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Full Episode At - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2021
Kathryn Edwards (Breaks Down RHOBH REUNION Part 4) - II
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Kathryn Edwards is back to conclude the past month that is the epic four part RHOBH reunion. Kathryn weighs in on whether we learned anything, are changed and / or feel differently about Erika Jayne Girardi at all. Kathryn discusses the blank stares on Sutton and Garcelle as the reunion chugged along, the scared looks on Kyle and Dorit’s face and how we forgot Crystal, and maybe Kathy, were there at times. Now that the season is over, Kathryn deep dives on what we can expect next season on RHOBH. Kathryn also acknowledges her own appearance at the RHOBH reunion via Rinna’s of reckoning flashbacks a la Munchausen’s as well as Kim and Denise Richards. Breaking the fourth wall, we also chat real life happenings a la Dorit’s home invasion and all the public hoopla claiming that it was staged. Finally, we close out the reunion and season with highs, lows and report cards for all, not the least of which is Miss Erika Jayne Girardi.  @katedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by OMAZE - https://www.omaze.com/velvetrope (Receive 20 Extra Entries When You Enter Code “Velvetrope”) Brought to you by MANSCAPED - https://www.manscaped.com (20% Off + Free Shipping with Promo Code VELVET) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
Kathryn Edwards (Breaks Down RHOBH REUNION Part 4) - I
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Kathryn Edwards is back to conclude the past month that is the epic four part RHOBH reunion. Kathryn weighs in on whether we learned anything, are changed and / or feel differently about Erika Jayne Girardi at all. Kathryn discusses the blank stares on Sutton and Garcelle as the reunion chugged along, the scared looks on Kyle and Dorit’s face and how we forgot Crystal, and maybe Kathy, were there at times. Now that the season is over, Kathryn deep dives on what we can expect next season on RHOBH. Kathryn also acknowledges her own appearance at the RHOBH reunion via Rinna’s day of reckoning flashbacks a la Munchausen’s as well as Kim and Denise Richards. Breaking the fourth wall, we also chat real life happenings a la Dorit’s home invasion and all the public hoopla claiming that it was staged. Finally, we close out the reunion and season with highs, lows and report cards for all, not the least of which is Miss Erika Jayne Girardi.  @katedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by OMAZE - https://www.omaze.com/velvetrope (Receive 20 Extra Entries When You Enter Code “Velvetrope”) Brought to you by MANSCAPED - https://www.manscaped.com (20% Off + Free Shipping with Promo Code VELVET) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
Ariana Grande's Perfect Pitch (from Backstage Pass)
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What do Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, John Legend, Katy Perry and our very own Real Housewives Erika Jayne and Heather Dubrow have in common? They have all worked with Eric Vetro, the voice coach to the stars. Today we share an episode of our favorite new show, Backstage Pass. Eric Vetro has guided many of your favorite singers, and Real Housewives, during some of the most iconic moments of their musical lives. Do you remember the vocal coach who was seen on RHOBH helping Erika Jayne prepare for her starring role as Roxie Hart in Chicago? That was Eric! On Backstage Pass, Eric’s celebrity students retrace their vocal journeys, from the very first song they ever sang, through notable challenges in their careers. Listen to Ariana Grande talk about the blessing and curse of perfect pitch. Hear Chloe Bailey’s transformation from singing at a summer camp to signing with Beyoncé. You’ll hear these singers as you never have before, and you may even learn to sing a little better yourself. In this episode, Ariana Grande talks to Eric about her vocal range, how Broadway influences her music, and the struggles of perfect pitch. You can hear more Backstage Pass episodes at https://link.chtbl.com/btvrbackstagepass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
Our Recent DMs from PK, Dorit, & Erika Jayne's Season Long RHOBH Performance
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We recently received DM’s from PK who seems to be less than happy with this very Podcast. We share those here today. PK seems to have quite a history of going after people on line. We chat PK and, of course, Dorit. In other news, the RHOBH Reunion has arrived, aired, come and is now about to go. The moment we have been waiting for all season, and what a season it has been. Did it deliver? Obvi this season, with ratings highs, has been large in part to the on and off screen saga that Erika Jayne continues to live day after day in her newfound life. That life includes her downsized 2000 sq foot bungalow, shopping trips and / or staged paparazzi photo shoots at TJ Maxx, red carpet openings in Vegas, claims by past housewives such as Bethenny Frankel and Camille Grammer that they knew of her financial troubles, social media posts in scantily clad get ups, daily Twitter hellos from Attorney Ronald Richards and constant 24 hour, 7 day a week scrutiny from us, the American Public. The Sisters from The Pop Apologist Podcast, Lauren and Chanler Bledsoe, are here to help us break it all down and to discuss the future of RHOBH, Housewives and Bravo!  Plus, yup, we have received recent DM's from PK who seems to be less than happy with this very Podcast. We share those here today! @popapologists @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by OMAZE - https://www.omaze.com/velvetrope (Receive 20 Extra Entries When You Enter Code “Velvetrope”) Brought to you by MANSCAPED - https://www.manscaped.com (20% Off + Free Shipping with Promo Code VELVET) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
GRETCHEN ROSSI (on RHOC Legacy, Return of Heather Dubrow, New Cast & Slade Smiley!) - I
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Gretchen Rossi steps Behind The Rope. It is hard to imagine its been seven seasons since Gretchen was last a full time cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange County. Gretchen reflects back on her several season run on the granddaddy of The Real Housewives Franchise. We discuss the good (meeting fiancé Slade Smiley, performing with the Pussycat Dolls), the bad (there seems to be no love loss between her and former co-star Tamra Judge, the 80s Bunco Party, a reference to a certain muppet who goes by the name Miss Piggy), and the other (how RHOC has forever changed her life). Gretchen chats about many of her former colleagues - Vicki Gunvalson, Heather Dubrow, Alexis “Jesus Juggs” Bellino, and Jeana Keough. Gretchen also discusses what she thinks about the exit of Vicki and Tamra and whether that friendship is real or for TV and just what went wrong with Last Season’s Fifteen and the changes she would have made as we prepare for the return of RHOC this December! Gretchen also talks about her recent comments about Braunwyn’s sexuality and appearance on WWHL! In other news, Gretchen has partnered with Lifevac (which protects your children from choking emergencies), is a Mom (shout out to Skylar Gray Smiley) and Social Media Lifestyle Influencer (almost 1 million IG followers). With all that going on, we can’t help but ask the obvious, would you ever go back?? @gretchenrossi @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by OMAZE - https://www.omaze.com/velvetrope (Receive 20 Extra Entries When You Enter Code “Velvetrope”) Brought to you by MANSCAPED - https://www.manscaped.com (20% Off + Free Shipping with Promo Code VELVET) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
Kathryn Edwards (Breaks Down RHOBH REUNION Part 3) - III
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Erika Jayne’s Co-Star Kathryn Edwards is back!!! RHOBH Reunion Part 3. You asked, we listened. Here we go again. Did Erika seem overly angry during this third installment and did Kyle, Dorit and Andy seem scared? Did Erika contradict herself as many times as we thought or are we being overly critical? Did Erika really tell the other RHOBH they can come to her and ask her anything they want to know, or did we not hear her correctly? We cover it all plus chat about next seasons expectations for all our fav Diamond holders. As always, sit back, relax and enjoy our nuanced analysis as we break it all down! Full Episode At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/57962663 @kateedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2021
Introducing: Shadow Of Truth
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It’s one of the most haunting murder cases you’ll ever hear about, and it takes place in a small town in Israel. Tair Rada was only 13-years-old when her body was found inside a locked bathroom stall. She was viciously murdered during a school day, and yet no one saw or heard a thing. The police arrested the janitor, Roman Zadorov, and he eventually confessed, but this was far from being the end of it. Based on the hit true-crime series from Netflix, the podcast "Shadow of Truth" will take you on a journey into one of the wildest and most contested murder cases in the history of Israel, as it reaches its final resolution, 15 years after it all started. Listen to Shadow of Truth http://wondery.fm/SOT_BehindVelvetRope Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
Kathryn Edwards (Breaks Down RHOBH REUNION Part 3) - II
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Erika Jayne’s Co-Star Kathryn Edwards is back!!! RHOBH Reunion Part 3. You asked, we listened. Here we go again. Did Erika seem overly angry during this third installment and did Kyle, Dorit and Andy seem scared? Did Erika contradict herself as many times as we thought or are we being overly critical. We cover it all plus chat about next seasons expectations for all our fav Diamond holders. As always, sit back, relax and enjoy our nuanced analysis as we break it all down! @kateedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
Kathryn Edwards (Breaks Down RHOBH REUNION Part 3) - I
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Erika Jayne’s Co-Star Kathryn Edwards is back!!! RHOBH Reunion Part 3. You asked, we listened. Here we go again. Did Erika seem overly angry during this third installment and did Kyle, Dorit and Andy seem scared? Did Erika contradict herself as many times as we thought or are we being overly critical? Did Erika really tell the other RHOBH they can come to her and ask her anything they want to know, or did we not hear her correctly? We cover it all plus chat about next seasons expectations for all our fav Diamond holders. As always, sit back, relax and enjoy our nuanced analysis as we break it all down! @kateedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
SUSAN LUCCI (on Erica Kane, Devious Maids, Andy Cohen, Becoming a RHONY, DWTS & Being a National Icon!!!)
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Susan Lucci steps Behind The Rope. La Lucci!!!! Daytime TV Legend, Standing Ovation Emmy Winner, Icon in the Flesh, Entrepreneur, New York Times Bestselling Author, Broadway Star, and THE most famous Actress in ALL of Soap History, La Lucci bestows her greatness upon us today to chat about all that is Erica Kane and an epic career that has been, is, and will continue to be truly remarkable for a long time to come. Susan is kind enough to revisit Pine Valley with us here today to break it all down - the origins of Erica Kane, fav / least fav story lines, fav Husband, and there were many, of Erica’s, the pressures / joys of being first on the call sheet, working with now household names such as Sarah Michelle Gellar and Kelly Ripa. Susan also opens up about finally winning a much deserved Emmy, fans who forget she is Susan and not Erica, how similar is she to Ms. Kane, playing one character for forty one years, and the untimely end, yes even after forty one years, of All My Children. Susan chats about some of our fav side projects of hers - Dallas, Dancing with The Stars, Celebrity Autobiography. We chat about life after AMC, a life which immediately led to another brilliant Iconic Role as Geneviève Delatour in Marc Cherry’s Devious Maids. Finally, Susan chats about what advice she would give her early self, or any actress starting out, how she would like to sum up her career in a few words, and just what is next for this Icon that will always and forever unarguably be the biggest Soap Star to have played the biggest character, Erica Kane, in Soap History. Non-debatable. Period. The. End. Thank you Susan for an unfiltered chat we will always remember! As we told you on air, this one was personal for us!!! @therealsusanlucci @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
Steve Wilkos (on Brandi Glanville, Howard Stern, Jerry Springer & Being A Talk Show Host!)
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Steve Wilkos steps Behind The Rope. Steve is here to break down how he went from Chicago Police Officer to Bodyguard on the Jerry Springer Show to Fill In Host on Jerry Springer when Dancing With The Stars came calling to the host of his own “The Steve Wilkos Show”. What a journey! Steve chats about his tough love approach to helping resolve disputes amongst his guests, tough love which has included threatening to arrest them, his catch phrase of “Get Off My Stage” and boss move of following guests back stage who decide to walk off. A lot of people are fans of Steve’s “tough love” such as Wendy Williams, Andy Cohen, the Genius himself, Mr. Howard Stern and one Ms. Brandi Glanville! Steve chats about what it was like being a guest several times on Brandi Glanville’s Unfiltered Podcast and how they grew to become friends. Now heading into its fifteen season, which premiered yesterday, Steve chats about what we can expect this new season on “The Steve Wilkos” show, what will be different, and just what is next for this out spoken ex-Police Officer who just will not slow down. @thestevewilkosshow @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
BRUCE BOZZI (On Hosting BFF Andy Cohen's Baby Shower, Joining RHOBH, Erika Jayne, Madonna & "Lunch With Bruce"!)
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Bruce Bozzi steps Behind The Rope. Andy Cohen’s BFF, Restaurant King (shout out to The Palm), BFF to everyone who is anyone in Hollywood, and now Podcast Host, Bruce Bozzi. After a brief chat about Bruce’s entry into the entertainment business as an SNL & Letterman NBC, Bruce chats being a role model in the LGBTQIA community - winning the GLSEN Champion Award, Marrying Managing Director & Co-Chairman of CAA, becoming a father at age 40, and being the step-father to actress Billie Lord (shout out to American Horror Story), his husbands’ biological daughter with Carrie Fisher. Of course, Bruce chats about meeting Daddy Cohen, being Godfather to everyone’s fav Bravo baby, Benjamin Cohen, and all the benefits that come along with being Andy’s Partner In Crime. Housewife Spoilers, anyone? Bruce is a huge Housewife fan and chats about his strong desire to be the first Gay Real Housewife of Beverly Hills - or as some may say “House Husband”, his thoughts on an all Gay Male version of Real Housewives and this season of RHOBH and Erika Jayne. Bruce, who truly does know everyone who is anyone, now has his own Podcast with SiriusXM, Lunch with Bruce, in which he sits down for lunch with Hollywood power players talking about their careers, the industry, life family and more. If his first few episodes are any indication of what is to come - chats with Jennifer Aniston, Kathy Hilton, Daddy Cohen, sign us up for life! Finally, Bruce is friends with Queen Madonna, which we deep dive into hanging on his every word. Might we see her on “Lunch with Bruce” sometime soon? As they say in the biz, stay tuned. SiriusXM’s Lunch With Bruce can be listened to on Apple (https://apple.co/3FZXwe3), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3AUFx55) or anywhere Podcasts are found. @brucebozzi  @behindvelvetrope @davdyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
Kathryn Edwards (Breaks Down RHOBH REUNION Part 2) - III
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Erika Jayne’s Co-Star Kathryn Edwards is back!!! You asked, we listened. After last week's epic three day reunion analysis, Kathryn is here to help us break down all that has transpired last night on Part Two of the epic Four Part RHOBH Reunion we have waited all season to watch! Was Erika slightly more sympathetic last night? Was that due to editing or the fact that we are so knee deep in this pretty mess that we temporarily forgot certain behaviors both on RHOBH and IRL social media over the past many months that didn’t exactly sit well with the gen public? As super sleuths, we discuss who knew what, where, and why and dissect the many statements and explanations made last night regarding one Girardi / Jayne marriage. Of course, we also break down the Hilton family dynamic, the tender moment between sisters, and the backstory many year build up that led Kyle and Kathy to end in tears. Somehow, we get completely sidetracked, in a good way, back to the days when Kathryn was on the show and take a trip down memory lane a la Münchausen’s, never before aired Eileen Davidson scene, what prompted Kathryn’s phone call earlier this week to Yolanda Foster and last, but certainly not least, Kathryn’s first ever RHOBH scene with Miss Faye Resnick!!! Part III out NOW on Patreon!!! Listen To Full Episode At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/57735070/edit @kateedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2021
Kathryn Edwards (Breaks Down RHOBH REUNION Part 2) - II
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Erika Jayne’s Co-Star Kathryn Edwards is back!!! You asked, we listened. After last week's epic three day reunion analysis, Kathryn is here to help us break down all that has transpired last night on Part Two of the epic Four Part RHOBH Reunion we have waited all season to watch! Was Erika slightly more sympathetic last night? Was that due to editing or the fact that we are so knee deep in this pretty mess that we temporarily forgot certain behaviors both on RHOBH and IRL social media over the past many months that didn’t exactly sit well with the gen public? As super sleuths, we discuss who knew what, where, and why and dissect the many statements and explanations made last night regarding one Girardi / Jayne marriage. Of course, we also break down the Hilton family dynamic, the tender moment between sisters, and the backstory many year build up that led Kyle and Kathy to end in tears. Somehow, we get completely sidetracked, in a good way, back to the days when Kathryn was on the show and take a trip down memory lane a la Münchausen’s, never before aired Eileen Davidson scene, what prompted Kathryn’s phone call earlier this week to Yolanda Foster and last, but certainly not least, Kathryn’s first ever RHOBH scene with Miss Faye Resnick!!! @kateedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (20% Off Entire New System & First Month Free) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
Kathryn Edwards (Breaks Down RHOBH REUNION Part 2) - I
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Erika Jayne’s Co-Star Kathryn Edwards is back!!! You asked, we listened. After last week's epic three day reunion analysis, Kathryn is here to help us break down all that has transpired last night on Part Two of the epic Four Part RHOBH Reunion we have waited all season to watch! Was Erika slightly more sympathetic last night? Was that due to editing or the fact that we are so knee deep in this pretty mess that we temporarily forgot certain behaviors both on RHOBH and IRL social media over the past many months that didn’t exactly sit well with the gen public? As super sleuths, we discuss who knew what, where, and why and dissect the many statements and explanations made last night regarding one Girardi / Jayne marriage. Of course, we also break down the Hilton family dynamic, the tender moment between sisters, and the backstory many year build up that led Kyle and Kathy to end in tears. Somehow, we get completely sidetracked, in a good way, back to the days when Kathryn was on the show and take a trip down memory lane a la Münchausen’s, never before aired Eileen Davidson scene, what prompted Kathryn’s phone call earlier this week to Yolanda Foster and last, but certainly not least, Kathryn’s first ever RHOBH scene with Miss Faye Resnick!!! @kateedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (20% Off Entire New System & First Month Free) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
Adrienne Bailon & Israel Houghton (on The Cheetah Girls, The Real, RHOBH, BFF Kim K. & New Music!)
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Adrienne Bailon and husband Israel Houghton step Behind The Rope. Adrienne starts at the beginning, being discovered by Ricky Martin when she was just a teenager. That led to girl group 3LW which led to girl group The Cheetah Girls. We discuss musical career highlights such as touring and working with Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson and Jessica Simpson and how this was an iconic time in music - Britney, Justin, need we say more. Adrienne has also acted, hosted a la MTV and appeared on Reality TV - no not just on Keeping Up With The Kardashians - but her very own show “Empire Girls”. Now Adrienne is one of the Daytime Emmy Award winning hosts of “The Real”. We get all of Adrienne and Israel’s opinions of Sharon Osbourne’s recent “departure” from The Talk, why “The Real” is such a revolutionary show, The View, and her “The Real” co-host, our very own Garcelle Beauvais. Adrienne breaks down RHOBH for us and whether she would ever join. Israel seems to have a strong opinion on this as well. Adrienne has also been busy lately appearing on “The Masked Singer” and having girls’ nights out with Kim Kardashian!! Of course, we discuss that night out and how Kim is going amid her looming divorce from Kanye. In other news, Israel has a brand new album “Feels Like Home Vol I” which we discuss plus what is next for this power couple!! Oh, and for those wondering, yes, these two do sing for us during this epic chat! We are not worthy. @adriennebailon @israelhoughton  @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (20% Off Entire New System & First Month Free) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
Jason Lee (on Hollywood Unlocked, Breaking "Khloe/Tristan Story", The Kardashians & BFFS Rihanna & Cardi B.)
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Jason Lee steps Behind The Rope. Media Mogul, Entertainment Journalist, Reality TV Star, Author. Of course, Jason is also the CEO, Editor-In-Chief and Founder of Hollywood Unlocked, THE Pulse of Pop Culture, media giant that breaks stories with 2.7M followers hanging on it’s every word. Jason was not always the self made media mogul we see before us today. We chat about humble early beginnings, role models such as Wendy Williams, Charlemagne tha God and Howard Stern and early days as a star of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. In an almost unprecedented move, Jason opens up about very publicly challenging CBS via #FreeJasonLee which led to the eventual release of his Reality TV Contract and discusses where his gusto to “take on” a major network comes from. We chat Nene Leaks and her own contract disputes with Bravo. Jason chats breaking the viral Jordyn Woods, Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson “cheating” scandal, the “click power” of The Kardashians, other celebs which the public just cannot get enough of, set backs a la Karen Civil, and just how he manages to serve, stir, and deliver the tea while maintaining close celebrity friends like Rihanna, Cardi B, Lil’ Kim, Tiffany Haddish, Blac Chyna and more. @hollywoodunlocked @theonlyjasonlee @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (20% Off Entire New System & First Month Free) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
EILEEN DAVIDSON (on RHOBH, Rinna, Erika, Denise & Being a Soap Legend!!!)
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Eileen Davidson steps Behind The Rope. Actress, Author, Model, Two Time Emmy Winner, Wife, Mother, Soap Legend, and last, but certainly not least, Real Housewife - Eileen Davidson! Eileen first came into our lives four decades ago through her Iconic role as Ashley Abbott on “The Young and The Restless”, a role which she is still playing today. Eileen chats about her entire Soap career which has included not only Y & R, but Santa Barbara, The Bold and The Beautiful and Days of Our Lives, the last including a record breaking five different roles, all off which has lead to two Daytime Emmy’s for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Eileen chats about her various other films and projects including, a highlight for us, The Last Sharknado. Of course we chat with Eileen about her RHOBH career as a full time Diamond Holder over three epic seasons which included "run ins” with the likes of Brandi Glanville, Lisa Vanderpump and Kim Richards, one of the most iconic RHOBH cast trips ever involving smashed glass and Harry Hamlin and the world learning the meaning of “Munchausen’s Syndrome”. Eileen chats about the status of her many RHOBH relations today, the legal troubles friend Erika Jayne (hey, we would like a part on Y & R too!) is going through, and the just completed season - more Erika, Hello Kathy Hilton and more! We discuss the unprecedented move by Bravo to hire actresses as Housewives the season Eileen and Lisa Rinna were hired, whether that formula works, and discuss others who have come and stayed or gone - Garcelle Beauvais, Denise Richards, Kim Fields (ALT Anyone?). Eileen has said in the past that she has “a lot less stress” in her life since RHOBH so we have to ask, would you ever go back and who on casts past or current would you not work with? Finally, Eileen chats about what it’s like to be married to Hollywood Royalty Husband Vince Van Patten, the secrets to a successful happy marriage in Hollywood and what projects are next up for this class act of an Icon!!! @eileendavidsonofficial @behindvelvetrope @davdyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (20% Off Entire New System & First Month Free) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Kathryn Edwards (Breaks Down RHOBH REUNION Part One) - III
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Today our Epic Three Hour Break Down of this past week's RHOBH Reunion (Part I) with Miss Kathryn Edwards concludes!!! The full chat is available on our Patreon.  Erika Jayne’s Co-Star Kathryn Edwards is back!!! This time she is here to help us break down all that has transpired last night on Part One of the epic Four Part RHOBH Reunion we have waited all season to watch! Will we, the viewer, finally get the answers we so deserve regarding Erika Jayne’s much publicized divorce from Tom Girardi or will we be left, once again, with more questions than when we first started. A few weeks ago we sat down with Kathryn for what turned out to be, a two day, two part viral chat regarding working with Erika, her treatment of production and co-stars, and behind the scenes filming secrets of her spending. Kathryn voiced what we have all been thinking and feeling all season long. Kathryn voiced what none of the other RHOBH cast had the voice to say, although our three time guest champ Sutton Stracke sure came close, "Erika, this is not okay” and “There Are Victims To Consider”. We could not think of a better person to return to help us break down last night’s RHOBH Reunion Part I - Garcelle vs Rinna, Eye Rolls, Dorit’s Run on Monologue, Best / Worst Dressed and oh, so much more. All this and we are only getting started.  Full Chat At: @kateedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2021
Kathryn Edwards (Breaks Down RHOBH REUNION Part One) - II
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Today, our chat with Kathryn Edwards continues regarding this weeks Part I RHOBH Reunion!! Erika Jayne’s Co-Star Kathryn Edwards is back!!! This time she is here to help us break down all that has transpired last night on Part One of the epic Four Part RHOBH Reunion we have waited all season to watch! Will we, the viewer, finally get the answers we so deserve regarding Erika Jayne’s much publicized divorce from Tom Girardi or will we be left, once again, with more questions than when we first started. A few weeks ago we sat down with Kathryn for what turned out to be, a two day, two part viral chat regarding working with Erika, her treatment of production and co-stars, and behind the scenes filming secrets of her spending. Kathryn voiced what we have all been thinking and feeling all season long. Kathryn voiced what none of the other RHOBH cast had the voice to say, although our three time guest champ Sutton Stracke sure came close, "Erika, this is not okay” and “There Are Victims To Consider”. We could not think of a better person to return to help us break down last night’s RHOBH Reunion Part I - Garcelle vs Rinna, Eye Rolls, Dorit’s Run on Monologue, Best / Worst Dressed and oh, so much more. All this and we are only getting started.  @kateedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by CANVA - https://www.canva.com/affiliates/VELVETROPE (Free 45 Day Extended Trial ) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
Kathryn Edwards (Breaks Down RHOBH REUNION Part One) - I
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Erika Jayne’s Co-Star Kathryn Edwards is back!!! This time she is here to help us break down all that has transpired last night on Part One of the epic Four Part RHOBH Reunion we have waited all season to watch! Will we, the viewer, finally get the answers we so deserve regarding Erika Jayne’s much publicized divorce from Tom Girardi or will we be left, once again, with more questions than when we first started. A few weeks ago we sat down with Kathryn for what turned out to be, a two day, two part viral chat regarding working with Erika, her treatment of production and co-stars, and behind the scenes filming secrets of her spending. Kathryn voiced what we have all been thinking and feeling all season long. Kathryn voiced what none of the other RHOBH cast had the voice to say, although our three time guest champ Sutton Stracke sure came close, "Erika, this is not okay” and “There Are Victims To Consider”. We could not think of a better person to return to help us break down last night’s RHOBH Reunion Part I - Garcelle vs Rinna, Eye Rolls, Dorit’s Run on Monologue, Best / Worst Dressed and oh, so much more. All this and we are only getting started.  @kateedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by CANVA - https://www.canva.com/affiliates/VELVETROPE (Free 45 Day Extended Trial ) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
Introducing: Over My Dead Body "Fox Lake"
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A small town cop known as “GI Joe” is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015 and quickly becomes a martyr in the national media. But when a dogged investigator and his team set out to get justice, they uncover unsettling secrets about Joe, the local police department, and the village of Fox Lake. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes the third season of Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake. Hosted by Matt Baglio.  Listen to Over My Dead Body: http://wondery.fm/FL_BehindTheVelvet  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
Justin Guarini (on being American Idol Runner-Up, Kelly Clarkson, Paula Abdul, Idol 2.0, & Broadway)
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Justin Guarini steps Behind The Rope. Yes, THAT Justin Guarini. The most famous, or infamous, American Idol Runner-Up in the history of Idol. Thank you Kelly Clarkson. American Idol Season One. Who knew what to expect? Certainly not Justin who chats about what Idol Season One was like behind the scenes - the contestants, judges Paula, Randy & Simon, hosts Ryan Seacrest & Brian Dunkleman (remember him?), and what it was like to come so close to the first ever winner of the hit singing competition. Justin chats about the life changing choice he made to say no to a recording contract and big role on Broadway in “The Lion King”, his dream, to participate in the then unknown hit TV show. Justin opens up about life after idol - being signed to RCA, touring, meeting Oprah!!!, being dropped by RCA, and ultimately reinventing himself on Broadway. Yes, he was on the Oprah show three times! Of course, life after idol also included “From Justin To Kelly” which was hailed as one of the worst movies ever made - bad or so bad, it’s good. We discuss Justin’s thoughts on the film and Kelly Clarkson’s recent statements of her involvement in the movie. We also discuss dating Kelly Clarkson, those rumors of “hooking up” with Paula Abdul, forever being compared to one of the two most well known and successful winners of Idol ever - Kelly Clarkson, and Idol 2.0 - JLO, Katy Perry, Lionel and more including Justin’s current coaching biz about the biz of show!! Tune in now!! @justinguarini @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by CANVA - https://www.canva.com/affiliates/VELVETROPE (Free 45 Day Extended Trial ) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
GLORIA ALLRED (on Her Iconic Legal Career & Current "Hot" Cases Erika Jayne, Britney Etc.)
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Gloria Allred steps Behind The Rope. No, you are not seeing things. Living Legend! Icon in the flesh! Trailblazer! The most well known, bad a** Civil Rights attorney to ever exist in the world was kind enough to grace us with her presence. We are not worthy!! If you ask Gloria, and we did, it isn’t about any of those titles or accolades or record breaking dollar amount judgements she, and her partners at Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, have won. It is about giving a voice to those who would otherwise not have a voice and fighting for those whose rights have been presumably violated, often by the Hollywood elite. Some of these Hollywood elite that Gloria has pursued and or been involved in cases against include, but are not limited to, Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson, Rob Lowe, Roman Polanski, Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, Aaron Spelling and so on, and on, and on. Gloria has done more for Civil, Human, Women’s, Gay, Transgender, and everything else rights than any other Attorney we can think of. Gloria opens up about the woman behind the public figure as seen on every major news outlet around the world answering questions on the biggest misconceptions she has heard about herself, moments of insecurity and fear, if any (we don’t see any), what she does for fun, and can she step outside of herself, look back, reflect and realize that she has had one of the most brilliant legal carers of all time. While we have one of the most brilliant legal minds to ever exist in our presence, we get Gloria’s thoughts on current cases such as the Britney Spears conservatorship, The Erika Jayne / Tom Girardi Divorce, Armie Hammer’s disappearance, and Sharon Osbourne’s “cancellation” from The Talk, to name a few. Gloria also chats about the brilliant Netflix documentary “Seeing Allred” discussing what it is like to have your own Netflix Documentary, but, then again, with a career as brilliant as hers, of course Gloria has her own Netflix Documentary. What an honor. Thank you Miss Allred. From one lawyer to another, we are forever changed! @gloria.allred @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by CANVA - https://www.canva.com/affiliates/VELVETROPE (Free 45 Day Extended Trial ) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
CRYSTAL KUNG MINKOFF (on This Weeks RHOBH Reunion, Erika Jayne, Leather Pants & Freshman Season)!
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Crystal Kung Minkoff steps Behind The Rope. With the epic four part RHOBH reunion starting later this week, Crystal stops by to chat about what her freshman season as a cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been like. Crystal discusses her highs and lows of the season, who was the most welcoming, her “Sutton” drama, and what going through her first season with fellow newbie and Icon In The Flesh Kathy Hilton was like. Of course, we also discuss what it was like working with Erika as her real life drama unfolded in real time during current season filming, whether she would have been able to stay on the show if she were going through the same and how, as a newbie, she saw Erika’s situation from a different perspective. Crystal chats about who she is closest to from other franchises, the loss of Tiffany Moon from the Housewives’ Fam, which RHOBH past she would bring back and which current cast members should hand in their diamonds. Having a famous Hollywood Director for a husband, we also talk about which celebs have left Crystal star struck, what life is like now that she is in the public eye and how she is not above showing up at her children’s play dates at Madonna’s house. Yes, this is a real story unfolding in real time as we gasp in excitement. Finally, Crystal reveals who and what she was most nervous about when filming her first ever RHOBH reunion, what we can really expect from Erika Jayne and what she expects will leave us speechless as we watch over the next four weeks.  @crystalkungminkoff @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by CANVA - https://www.canva.com/affiliates/VELVETROPE (Free 45 Day Extended Trial ) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
Red Carpet Reporter (Spills Tea on Erika Jayne, Tom Girardi, Kathy Hilton, Kim K & More!) - I
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Hey David, I have up close and personal stories with both Tom Girardi, who hit on me last year and Erika Jayne, who I have bonded with over older men, TWICE.” That is how our DM from Taylor Ferber started. We get hundreds of thousands of these a week and ignore most. This is Behind The Velvet Rope and in true BTVR, we only want to interview true insiders in the entertainment industry whose careers have soared to epic heights. Just as we were about to hit delete, we dove deeper and realized Taylor is a Red Carpet Reporter who has not only just attended the recent Emmy’s but has interviewed anyone who is everyone from “A” List Celebs to Music Icons to, what else do we want to talk about, Real Housewives. Taylor was hit on by Tom Girardi twice, has traveled in the same circles as Erika Jayne Girardi and yes, has had in depth convos bonding over Older Men with the Ice Queen herself. She also knows Dorit, LVP, Kyle, Camille Grammer and so on. Who from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has she not met? The “Real Life” Behind The Rope Erika Jayne / Tom Girardi deep dive you have all been asking for has arrived. Thank you Taylor for spilling it… ALL! @taylorferber @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Full Episode At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/56920504 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2021
Peter Madrigal (on Vanderpump Rules, LVP, Working at Sur & Cast Changes!)
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My, my how quickly things change. Continuing with our plan to highlight certain back chats that stick out, we present to you an unedited version of our chat with Peter Madrigal. Who is watching Vanderpump Rules this season? Thoughts? So interesting to revisit this chat with Peter, now unedited, and see just how much things have changed in one short year. When we originally spoke to Peter - Vanderpump Rules OG Peter Madrigal steps Behind The Rope. Back in a simpler time when everyone had their Bravo contracts in place, a mere week ago, Peter sat down with The Rope to tell it all. What does HE think about it ALL? Peter explains exactly how the show was cast way back when and it is not what was expected. Peter is kind enough to entertain the Rope's desires to talk about all of his cast mates. Who changed the most since the beginning of the show? What does he personally think of Jax's marriage? What did he think of this past season and the newbies? Does he think the future of VR should be broken into two shows? How does he feel to be one of the only OGs to actually still work at Sur? What role does he play in helping cast the show as the real manager of Sur? Whose wedding was his favorite? House? Of course we also address the season finale's breaking of the 4th wall and how it felt like a series finale with everyone going their separate ways. The future of Vanderpump Rules? All these and more questions answered in this no holds bar sit down with the OG himself, Mr. Peter Madrigal.  @Peter_madrigal @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by OMAZE - https://omaze.com/velvetrope (Receive 20 Extra Entries When You Enter Code “Velvetrope” Brought to you by ROTHY’S - https://www.rothys.com/velvet ($20 Off Your First Purchase) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
CAROLE BASKIN (On The "False Narrative" of Tiger King & Setting The Record Straight!!)
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Carole Baskin steps Behind The Rope! No your eyes are not deceiving you. One of THE most buzzed about shows of the last decade was Tiger King and one of THE most buzzed about women of the last decade was Carole Baskin. These are facts. Today, Carole is here to dispel the many myths created as a result of that viral Netflix show regarding herself, her one time husband Don Lewis, his disappearance, and just what Big Cats have to do with all of it. Carole chats about life back in the day before Tiger King when she was just a woman married to a man together running Big Cat Rescue, a not for profit organization dedicated to Big Cat rescue, rights and activism. Of course, there was also Joe Exotic, owner of a “different type” of Big Cat organization who didn’t exactly see eye to eye with Carole. One day Netflix came calling and voila, the rest is history. Carole is very vocal here today about how she feels the finished product of Tiger King is not what she signed up for. Carole also opens up about what it is like to be the woman who is the subject of endless on line memes and chatter suggesting she killed her husband and fed him to the Big Cats and what living with such strict public scrutiny is like. We chat with Carole about the many misconceptions surrounding her public persona and answer just “who is Carole Baskin”, the woman behind all of the tabloid fodder. Carole breaks down topics such as fame and the quick education she received in handling the media. Of course, we pay homage to her star studded appearance on Dancing With The Stars, her premiere dance of course set to Survivor’s “Eye of The Tiger”. Carole discusses Joe Exotic’s guilty verdict for allegedly attempting to hire a hitman to kill her and his resulting 22 year sentence. She also discussed his recent claims of Prostate Cancer and ongoing petition to be released. Of course, we had to ask what would she say to Joe if she saw him today, what are her favorite of the Big Cats, all that talk about a Tiger King 2 and will she be involved, and just what is next for the woman behind the flower headband.  @carolebaskincat @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef https://bigcatrescue.org/carole-baskin/ Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by OMAZE - https://omaze.com/velvetrope (Receive 20 Extra Entries When You Enter Code “Velvetrope” Brought to you by ROTHY’S - https://www.rothys.com/velvet ($20 Off Your First Purchase) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
Courtney Stodden (on Run In with Alex McCord, Chrissy Teigen, Brian Austin Green & Misconceptions About Them)
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Courtney Stodden steps Behind The Rope. You have read so much about Courtney. We all have. In true Rope fashion, rather than figure out what is true, untrue and somewhere in between, we’ve gone right to the source to break it all down. Courtney first came into the public eye at age 16 when they married then 51 year old Doug Hutchison in 2011. Courtney talks about what living with such strict media attention and judgement was like at such a young age. In other words, being trolled before trolling was a thing. We chat with Courtney about Britney Spears and how similar their own situation was, married at 16, to the conservatorship that Britney is now living with each day. The constant media attention earned them and their then husband a place on the second season of the VH1 hit, “Couples Therapy” along with famous co-stars such as your RHONY favs Alex and Simon van Kempen. We discuss! Courtney chats about their many other reality TV appearances on shows like Celebrity Big Brother and let us not forget that 50 Cent video they were in. Sort of! We can explain! Courtney chats about fame, the potential addiction to fame, living a life in the public eye, their public persona versus the real Courtney Stodden, the various and constant misconceptions about them and whether they is “in on the joke”. Having just had their 26th birthday, Courtney looks back on the past ten years and discusses their decision to divorce their then husband. Of course, we discuss the headlines Courtney made recently regarding their “relationship” with 90210’s Brian Austin Green, their public “demise” and the involvement of both Megan Fox and Vanessa Marcil. Courtney also chats about their recent coming out as Non-Binary in the hopes of living a more authentic life. Courtney also chats about others who have slid into their DMs such as, wait for it, Courtney Love! Finally, they chat about being cyber-bullied by Chrissy Teigen, the long term effects that has had on them and what they would say to Chrissy Teigen if they came face to face today.  @courtneyastodden @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by OMAZE - https://omaze.com/velvetrope (Receive 20 Extra Entries When You Enter Code “Velvetrope” Brought to you by ROTHY’S - https://www.rothys.com/velvet ($20 Off Your First Purchase) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
RedOne (on Working With Lady Gaga, JLO, Michael Jackson & More!)
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RedOne steps Behind The Rope. One thing is clear from chatting with RedOne. He has worked with everyone who is anyone in the music business. From humble early beginnings - born in Morocco, early music career in Sweden, staring over in the United States from scratch, RedOne is here to chat about it all. “It all” includes working with Legends Jennifer Lopez - he co-wrote / co-produced “On The Floor”, and Lady Gaga - he produced many Gaga hits including “Poker Face”, “Bad Romance” and “Just Dance”. RedOne chats about what working with JLO and Gaga was like - the highs / lows, nuances and fun stories of each. RedOne also chats about some of our other favs he has worked with such as Michael Jackson, some of the music legends he would love to collaborate with such as Queen B herself, Beyonce, “A” list music hang outs with Icons like Bono and Stevie Wonder and how winning several Grammys changes you. In RedOne’s case, it does not. Of course we also had to ask about working with our Queen Madonna! In other news, RedOne has created a new digital and centralized talent show platform to directly connect musical talent, record labels and fans - SpotStar. He chats about that plus whether traditional Music Competition Shows like American Idol and The Voice work in the modern world in which we now live, the “politics” of the music business, the current state of music today - SOS, and just how SpotStar may change the face of music forever going forward! @redone @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by OMAZE - https://omaze.com/velvetrope (Receive 20 Extra Entries When You Enter Code “Velvetrope” Brought to you by ROTHY’S - https://www.rothys.com/velvet ($20 Off Your First Purchase) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
EBONI K. WILLIAMS (on RHONY Season "Closure", Cancelled Reunion, Cast Mates, RHONY Future & The View)
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Eboni K. Willams has returned!! Welcome back, Ms. Williams. Well a lot has happened since Eboni was here last. Eboni reflects back upon this past season of RHONY - the good and bad, highs and lows and how she feels now that she has had a chance to digest all that has happened. Eboni addresses the public’s outcry about this RHONY season, whether discussions of race “belong” on Housewives, the vitriol she has received from on-line “trolls”, and how she has remained unapologetically herself throughout this entire freshman season and Housewives experience. Eboni addresses the fact that she won’t be able to have the typical Housewives’ Reunion experience, the lack of closure that has arisen from a cancelled reunion, and what she was hoping to address at the reunion, which she addresses here today! On that note, Eboni opens up about current cast relations and who she is and is not speaking to. Looking ahead to next season, we address the constant rumors that Luann, Ramona and Sonja have been demoted to “Friend Of”, which RHONY she feels are prime for a return, and the chatter that Bethenny Frankel is the key to the future of RHONY. Eboni weighs in on all that Garcelle Beauvais is going thorough this season on RHOBH, chats about her new job at The View including a message to Meghan McCain, shares an update on her search for love, discusses the biggest misperceptions of herself and what she does for fun out in The Big Apple at night. Finally, Eboni chats what she would do differently, if anything, next season of RHONY. @ebonikwilliams @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by OMAZE - https://omaze.com/velvetrope (Receive 20 Extra Entries When You Enter Code “Velvetrope”) Brought to you by ROTHY’S - https://www.rothys.com/velvet ($20 Off Your First Purchase) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
SONJA (MORGAN) In Your City - (a Caberlesque Review)
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Sonja In Your City!! It is official. The one, the only, Ms. Sonja Morgan will soon be appearing in your city. That is right, Ms. Morgan is bringing her very special brand of Caburlesque to a city near you. We were thrilled and honored to be in attendance at Sonja’s One Night Only “Friends and Family” Preview Show the other week. The comedy, the improv, the singing, the guest list, the opening acts, the thrill of it all. Where do we begin? As our official plus one for the night, the gals from the Access Hollywood “Housewives Nightcap” Digital Series are here to help us review the entire night, Sonja Sangria and all. Yup, available in white and red. Of course, our full review includes a play by play of the show, the Leah McSweeney Cameo and hangin' with Sonja Morgan in all her glory afterwards. Oh yea, like we said, where or where do we begin? @emilyorozcotv @laurenaherbert @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Full Episode At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/55382295 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2021
RHOBH's Joyce Giraud (on BFF LVP, RHOBH, Vanderpump Rules & More!)
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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Joyce Giraud steps Behind The Rope. For the countess number of y’all who have been emailing and DM’ing asking us to highlight our best past Housewives and other interviews, we have heard you. You have spoken, we have listened. With all the RHOBH drama regarding Erika Jayne - much of which we have contributed to with recent guests like Kathryn Edwards, Dana Wilkey and many others, we figured it was time for some chatter regarding RHOBH that is happy and upbeat. On that note, we share today an UNEDITED edition of our past chat with Joyce Giraud. Season Four was Iconic in that it was the first time RHOBH followed suit of the other franchises for a cast shift. Joyce explains how the first RHOBH cast member she met was Taylor Armstrong. From there she started running into Lisa Vanderpump all the time at Mohamed's house. Joyce discusses the reality of filming RHOBH versus what she expected the experience to be. She has met Prince, Michael Jackson and, wait for it, Madonna. Ok let's just take a minute to absorb that. Of course we also need to hear all about her BFF friendship with the Queen herself, LVP. She also explains her "favs" from Vanderpump Rules - James Kennedy and Scheana Shay. We always knew Joyce had good taste. Ready for a feel good episode? So are we, so take a listen here. @joyce_giraud  @behindvelvetrope  @davidyontef  Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by CANVA -https://www.canva.com/affiliates/VELVETROPE (Free 45 Day Extended Trial ) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
Introducing: Generation Why
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Imagine you have two friends who are obsessed with crime, murder, and unsolved mysteries. They have a passion for breaking down cases that have been cold for years. GENERATION WHY is a true crime podcast where hosts Aaron and Justin give startling theories, dive into forensic evidence, and share their bold opinions. They dig deep looking for answers on cases of missing spouses, mysterious murders, serial killers and more. This is just a preview of Generation Why, but you can listen to the full episode at wondery.fm/GenWhy_VelvetRope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
CASSANDRA "ELVIRA" PETERSON (on an Iconic Career of Being Elvira!)
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Cassandra Peterson steps Behind The Rope. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, in the flesh, Behind The Rope. Let us just process that for a hot horror sec. Cassandra is here to chat about her new book (currently # 4 on the NYT Best Sellers List) “Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark”, where she holds nothing back about her outrageous, strange, often funny, often heartbreaking tale from a Midwest farm girl whose unfortunate childhood accident led her to ultimately become the most Iconic, Sexiest, Sassiest, Campiest Horror Legend of ALL time! Cassandra details how Elvira was born, the highs and lows of an over four decade long career of being Elvira, the amazing, often strange, fan encounters, the unbelievable and often also strange celeb run ins, the biggest misconceptions about both Elvira and Cassandra, and the most shocking revelations in this book that will leave most readers speechless. Finally, Cassandra chats about current horror trends and blockbusters such as Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story”, Reality TV, who she would love to play her in the story of her life, what Elvira does to celebrate her just past Seventieth Birthday - we are as shocked as you are - and just what is next for this Queen of Macabre and Living Legend that does not seem to be slowing down any time soon. As Elvira says, Unpleasant Dreams.  @therealelvira @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by CANVA - https://www.canva.com/affiliates/VELVETROPE (Free 45 Day Extended Trial ) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
Perez Hilton (on Britney Apology, Kimye, Bennifer, Tori Spelling, SATC & The End of Housewives)
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Perez Hilton is back. Yes, one of our most regular guests has returned to help us make sense of all that is going on in the world of celebrity and Housewives drama one click any a time. After a quick catch up with Perez, we chat about hot takes on some of the things keeping The Rope up at night - Britney’s Conservatorship and Engagement (his apology to BritBrit earlier this year, the horrifying testimony, is her fiancé in it for the right reasons?), The Tom / Erika Divorce (did she know?), KKW and Kanye (recent wedding re-enactments, name changes, soulmates?), Khlo $ and Tristan (I mean…), Madonna (is she still relevant?), Tori Spelling (are her and Dean so not “In Love”?), Bennifer (is this “the real deal” as they look at property together?), The Biebs and his Bride (will Justin and Hailey Baldwin go the distance), The Jennifer Aniston / Reese Witherspoon feud (is all not okay on “The Morning Show”) and so much more! Perez opens up about his ban from TikTok due to his feud with its biggest star, Charli D’Amelio, the social media “bullying” culture we now exist in, cancel culture, and where the King of All Media sees social media going in the next several years. With Housewife ratings down across the board, Perez also chats about the future of Reality TV, is the end in sight and can we imagine a world with no Housewives or Andy Cohen, who Perez had beef with earlier this year over a “Gay Dad’s” reality show concept which we discuss. Finally, Perez has a new line of CBD Gummies which we chat about along with his own history with drugs and alcohol and just what is next for this Entrepreneur, Trailblazer, Author, Dad, Celebrity BFF to many and Gossip Pop Culture Guru who works 24/7 and refuses to slow down. @perezhilton @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by CANVA - https://www.canva.com/affiliates/VELVETROPE (Free 45 Day Extended Trial ) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
HEATHER THOMSON (on No RHONY Reunion, Unaired Carole Radziwill Phone Call, Bethenny Frankel as Producer & Future of RHONY) - I I
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Holla! Heather Thomson Steps Behind The Rope. She’s back! Checking in from her home in The Berkshires, Heather is here to break down her time this past season on The Real Housewives of New York City which ended way too soon. Heather breaks down all that went wrong that fateful weekend in The Hamptons at Ramona Singer’s and shares an update on her “relationship” with all of the current RHONY cast members. Heather also breaks down the apology she read on WWHL, chats about the RHONY cast member who had a strange reaction to her WWHL appearance, explains the real reasons she decided to stop filming and walk away, and divulges the phone call she had in the car ride back to NYC with a past RHONY cast member immediately after! OMG, we know! Speaking of this season just past, Heather helps us break down exactly why the ratings have dramatically dropped so significantly, the fall from grace Leah has had among the viewers, the claims that these are a “bunch of co-workers, not friends”, Jill Zarin’s statement that the ratings decrease is due to the lack of men / husbands, which past cast members should be brought back and just what would Heather do if she were a producer in charge of increasing the ratings for the next season. After all, her and Bethenny Frankel do know it all. We also chat about the fact that, in an unprecedented move, the reunion was cancelled and whether now, after this past season’s experience, she would ever go back. Heather is much more than just an ex-RHONY cast member. In fact she is busy AF with her thriving “In My Heart” Podcast and new company “Beyond Fresh” - always the entrepreneur - a superfood wellness brand which is rapidly changing the way we think about nutrition and healthy living! From Yummy Tummy to Beyond Fresh!! Thanks Mama for stopping by again. Always a pleasure! @iamheathert @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by CANVA - https://www.canva.com/affiliates/VELVETROPE (Free 45 Day Extended Trial ) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
HEATHER THOMSON (on Recent RHONY Season, Reunion Cancellation, WWHL, "Closure" & Future of RHONY) - I
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Holla! Heather Thomson Steps Behind The Rope. She’s back! Checking in from her home in The Berkshires, Heather is here to break down her time this past season on The Real Housewives of New York City which ended way too soon. Heather breaks down all that went wrong that fateful weekend in The Hamptons at Ramona Singer’s and shares an update on her “relationship” with all of the current RHONY cast members. Heather also breaks down the apology she read on WWHL, chats about the RHONY cast member who had a strange reaction to her WWHL appearance, explains the real reasons she decided to stop filming and walk away, and divulges the phone call she had in the car ride back to NYC with a past RHONY cast member immediately after! OMG, we know! Speaking of this RHONY season just past, Heather helps us break down exactly why the ratings have dramatically dropped so significantly, the fall from grace Leah has had among the viewers, the claims that these are a “bunch of co-workers, not friends”, Jill Zarin’s statement that the ratings decrease is due to the lack of men / husbands, which past cast members should be brought back and just what would Heather do if she were a producer in charge of increasing the ratings for the next season. After all, her and Bethenny Frankel do know it all. We also chat about the fact that, in an unprecedented move, the reunion was cancelled, and whether now, after this past season’s experience, she would ever go back. Heather is much more than just an ex-RHONY cast member. In fact she is busy AF with her thriving “In My Heart” Podcast and new company “Beyond Fresh” - always the entrepreneur - a superfood wellness brand which is rapidly changing the way we think about nutrition and healthy living! From Yummy Tummy to Beyond Fresh!! Thanks Mama for stopping by again. Always a pleasure! @iamheathert @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by CANVA - https://www.canva.com/affiliates/VELVETROPE (Free 45 Day Extended Trial ) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
RHOBH's Dana Wilkey (Shares Erika Jayne Update & More!!)
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Our fav RHOBH “Friend Of” turned Gossip Monger Miss Dana Wilkey is back. Dana is here to share all the intel she has on the daily changing saga that is the Erika Jayne / Tom Girardi divorce. In other words, Dana Wilkey is here to chat about her New Life’s Work. After all, she was a vital part of “The Housewife and The Hustler” beating out hundreds of thousands of other self proclaimed EJ experts. Dana shares what she knows from behind the scenes, boots on the ground regarding RHOBH and we chat about the recent current state of EJ affairs - T.J. Maxx Visits, Red Carpets in Vegas and of course, Mr. Girardi’s recent paparazzi appearance where he was asked, “Did Erika Know?”. Dana also has a lot of questions about the Behind The Scenes goings on from our most recent of our three chats with Sutton Stracke and, although we don’t like to spill tea, this is Patreon and Dana does have a way with us so, well, we eventually oblige. Finally, Dana, obsessed with EJ’s spending and $25M in credit card charges, comes prepared with Housewife salaries and all sorts of other financial info that we just cannot get enough of. Considering she still owns her $25,000 sunnies she is one to talk now, is she not? We kid, we kid but considering she came with receipts, Ms. Wilkey is welcome back anytime.  @wilkey_dana @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Full Show At: https://www.patreon.com/posts/56572598 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2021
Alaska (on Drag Race, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, & New Music / Book!)
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Alaska steps Behind The Rope. Yup, she is back! One thing is for certain, Alaska is one of the hardest working Queens in the biz. Alaska stops by to chat new music - “Red”, biggest musical inspirations, dream collabs, fav musical Divas such as Gaga, Cher and Gwen and her first ever heading tour (tickets on sale now) in support of the new music with starts early next year. Alaska also chats about her soul bearing Memoir out later this year, “My Name’s Yours, What’s Alaska”, her upcoming live “Race Chaser” Euro tour with Willam, and what we can expect to hear more of on her brilliant Podcast of the same name with Willam. Of course, we break down the just completed Drag Race All Stars Season Six, Winner Sonique, and the current state of drag in 2021. With all this work, one has to wonder what Alaska does for fun. Well, much to our delight, she watches the Real Housewives. Alaska shares all her thoughts on this season of RHOBH, the Erika Jayne Saga, and who her fav housewife is. There was also that one time Lisa Rinna kicked Ms. Alaska out of a dressing room. Yea, you gotta hear it to believe it. Tune in now for this fun filled episode with the one and only, Alaska!  @theonlyalaska5000 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://wwwsimplisafe.com/velvetrope (20% Off Entire New System & First Month Free) Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
Real Housewives of Miami's Adriana de Moura (on the Past, Present & Reboot of RHOM!)
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The Real Housewives of Miami Reboot. Now that RHOM Season 4 is confirmed coming to the Peacock Streaming Network very soon, we have oh so many questions. In true Behind The Velvet Rope fashion we have gone straight to the source, someone who knows a thing or two about RHOM, having been a full time Housewife on the series for all three seasons that it was on Bravo. We are thrilled to welcome Miss Adriana de Moura. Right prior to the official announcement, we sat down with Adriana to chat about it all. After a quick catch up on her life, Adriana shares all that she knows about the Reboot. We chat about Adriana, Alexia Echevarria and Lisa Hochstein returning as full time Housewives and the assumption that Marysol Patton will allegedly return as a “friend of”. We chat about those casting decisions, why the series ended in the first place, what will the show be without fan fav Mama Elsa, what the show will be like without self imposed “ringleader” and “Mayor of Miami” Lea Black and why now is the right time to bring the show back, Of course we discuss Jonna Krupa and Lea Black’s recent comments as to why they are not interested in returning and what the new series will be like with now viral sensation ex Kardashian BFF Larsa Pippen attached to the project. All your RHOM questions answered within. In true Adriana de Moura fashion, remember from ten years ago when we last saw her on our TV screens, she does not hold back!! @realadrianademoura @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (20% Off Entire New System & First Month Free) Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
Parvati Shallow - (on Winning Survivor, Being on Everyone's "Best Player" List, & Her Game Legacy)
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Parvati Shallow steps Behind The Rope. Survivor Winner, Parvati Shallow. We are celebrating the long awaited return of tonight’s forty first installment of one of the most successful reality shows of all time the only way we knew how. Parvati is on EVERY “Best Survivor Players of all time” list as well as one of Jeff Probst’s personal “Favorite Players of all time” list. After chatting with her, it is very clear as to why. Did you know Parvati has played this brilliant game four different seasons for a total of 149 days on the island, making her the second longest player of all time, second only to Boston Rob’s 152 days. Parvati chats with us about what her strategy was to win Micronesia, the differences between the four seasons she played, who she thinks - other than herself, of course, is the best Survivor player of all time, why she is so good at this game and would she ever go back. Of course, we discuss The Black Widow Brigade, one of the most effective alliances in Survivor history and Erik’s blindside, which has been called one of the best moments in Survivor history. On a more serious note, we chat about the controversial Cook Islands season she was a part of which divided the contestants into four tribes based on racial ethnicity: Black, White, Hispanic, Asian American - how antiquated that now seems and how was that concept originally green lit? On a more serious note, Parvati opens up about the psychological effects playing the game had on her and the steps taken to relieve those roadblocks and integrate back into society as a fully functioning member of society. On that note, Parvati has integrated all of these skills of playing Survivor, her struggles thereafter, her career in media and entertainment, and overall life experiences into a booming business as a Life Coach.** @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef @pshallow Parvati has offered all you listeners of Behind The Velvet Rope Podcast 20% off her “Hero’s Journey”, 7 week Coaching & Yoga Program. More information can be found at parvatishallow.com/hero - enter code Velvet. For those of you wondering, yes, many of your Survivor favs such as Boston Rob (our other personal fav), Tyson, Ethan Zohn and so many more make an appearance! Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://wwwsimplisafe.com/velvetrope (20% Off Entire New System & First Month Free) Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
Former Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones (on PCD, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Antin, Britney & More)
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Former Pussycat Doll's member Kaya Jones steps Behind The Rope. Kaya chronicles how she came to be a member of the Pussycat Dolls in December 2003, when she was just 19 years old. After chatting about the audition process and landing the part, Kaya pulls back the curtain of what being in this group was really like. Kaya details what she calls the “toxic” (according to her, allegedly) work environment, the excruciatingly long hours, the infighting between the other PCDs and everything else you can imagine, Kaya covers it. Of course, Kaya talks about group founder and choreographer Robin Antin - what she was like, how she treated the members, what her goals for herself and for the group were and whether those goals were always consistent with the other. Kaya explains whose decision it was to transform the Pussycat Dolls from being a “burlesque performance group” to a full fledged musical band, how that transition took place, and what it took to ultimately get signed to a record deal. Kaya contributed to songs that would ultimately make up The Dolls’ first album. We discuss the mega hit “Don’t Cha” and the Dolls’ lead singer Nicole Scherzinger. In 2004, Kaya left the band during the recording of the first album claiming it was no longer fun to be in the band. After leaving the band, Kaya pursed a solo career in music. There were also those repeated times she made allegations that being in the Pussycat Dolls were like being part of a prostitution ring. Say whhhaattt? Yea, we break that one down for you. Ok umm, what? Kaya also chats about her start in the music business at 13 years old working with R. Kelly. Tune in now for a no holds bar chat about all things Pussycat Dolls with the one and only Miss Kaya Jones.  @kayajones  @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (20% Off Entire New System & First Month Free) Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
FRAN DRESCHER (On The Nanny's Original Run / Reboot / Broadway, Madonna, & Being A National Icon)
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Fran Drescher steps Behind The Rope. From the moment this chat started, one thing was clear, Fran Drescher is one busy Icon. First things first, The Nanny. Fran chats about the recent addition of The Nanny to HBO Max, the joys of having it discovered by a whole new generation and shares an update on the status of her road to bringing The Nanny to Broadway. After we wax nostalgic on all things The Nanny, we move on to one of Fran’s new passions, Mahjong. Her hobby which started with Monday night sessions with her “boys” - yes the many gay men in her life, including ex husband Peter Jacobson, and friends like Rosie O”Donnell has led her to this weeks Mahjong Tournament where you, our dear listener, can sign up and win prices, some, of course, involving our fav Legend of today, Ms. Fran Drescher. The tournament also will raise money for Fran’s Cancer Schmancer Organization, a cause near and dear to her heart having survived cancer herself. Fran also chats about her recent appointment as SAG-AFTRA President, the support she received in her candidacy from famous friends like Tom Hanks. Speaking or famous friends, we also chat with Fran about dinners, hang outs, and concerts with friend Madonna. Finally, Fran shares info on other upcoming film and TV projects from the woman who just refuses to slow down. Now can we please have a Fran Fine laugh. Thanks and thank you! #legend #icon #nowords Links in Bios Below to Purchase Tickets. www.modernmahjong.com @officialfrandrescher @cancerschmancer @modernmahjong @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://www.simplisafe.com/velvetrope (20% Off Entire New System & First Month Free) Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
RHOA (Rumored "Just In" Cast Changes) & RHOP (Winning The Game)
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DJ Richie Skye steps Behind The Rope. There is no one more connected in the DMV than Mr. Skye and we could not think of anyone better to help break down all that is going on this season on The Real Housewives of Potomac than Richie Skye. That chat began a few weeks back where we discussed how all our fav ladies are doing this season - Gizelle, Karen, Ashley, Candiace, Robyn, Wendy and newbie Mia. Today we continue that chat and predict what will happen as the season moves on. The convo then turns to RHOA breaking down the “off season” they just had. We discuss what went wrong with our fav Peach Holder’s this past season, reveal who our MVP was, suggest ways to fix the ATL, chat about who should go and predict who will be “let go” out of Kenya, Porsha, Kandi, Drew and Cynthia. Have you seen all of the blogs the past 24 hours? Do we believe Porsha and Cynthia are out and Marlo is in? Of course we cannot let our Southern gals go without a job and discuss career alternatives for those we feel are on their way out. On the topic of off seasons, we cannot help but think RHONY - Richie knows Bershan IRL - discussing whether this season is as bad, and the situation is as dire as all the public outcry and headlines make it seem. Richie sheds light on what he likes and does not like up here in the Big Apple weighing in on who should go, stay and be brought back from the past - the answers not at all what you would expect. Somehow our sit down about the current RHOP season has led us to RHOA and RHONY but that is what happens when DJ Richie Skye (host of “Reality Talk” on Youtube & “Unfiltered” on Podcast One) stops by. We could have kept talking, but need to leave you with something to look forward to. Until next time, Mr. Skye!! @djrichieskye @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef ** Listen to Full Show at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/54578458 .  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2021
Constantine Maroulis & Kendra Erika (on Real Housewives, New Music, The Opening of Broadway & More!)
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Constantine Maroulis & Kendra Erika step Behind The Rope. Constantine is back and this time he brings friend Kendra Erika to talk about it all. We bond over the return of Broadway, musical influences, our fav musical divas and our ideal musical colabs. This dynamic duo also have a great new single, a dance version of “As Long As You’re Mine”, from the hit musical “Wicked”. Yup, Broadway is open and Kristin Chenoweth kicked off the opening of “Wicked” earlier this week! Being this is BTVR, we also chat about Kendra’s desire to become a Real Housewife of New York City!!! Constantine knows a thing or two about that. :) An episode not to be missed! @constantinemaroulis @kendraerika @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by O.R.G SKINCARE - https://www.orgskincare.com (Use Code VELVET for 15% Off Entire Purchase) Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
BLAC CHYNA (on Reality TV, Motherhood, Famous Exes, New Music & Her Fashion Empire!)
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Blac Chyna steps Behind The Rope. Before we get into all the headlines, rumors, and misperceptions, we chat with Blac Chyna, whose name was suggested by a patron during her stripping days, about her early days in LA - being name checked by Drake, modeling, and appearing in a multitude of music videos with everyone and anyone including Tyga and Nicki Minaj. Chyna has new music - “Hollywood”, “Doom” - which we chat about as well as her musical influences and who she would love to work with in the music biz. We chat about her booming beauty business - little miss entrepreneur - and why she loves being a Boss Babe. Of course, the convo quickly turns to Reality TV - the status of her blockbuster “The Real Blac Chyna” Show season two as well as her many appearances over the years on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" and “Rob & Chyna”. Chyna opens up about filming a Reality TV show with her now ex-husband, the home movies she will forever have of Dream, and how she felt when that show “ended”. While we have her, Chyna shares an update where she stands with Rob Kardashian and the rest of the Keeping Up Clan and is kind enough to share her thoughts on recent Kardashian news - the Kim and Kayne Split, Khloé and Tristan Thompson - On Again, Off Again, We Think Currently Off Relationship, the Coupling of Kourt and Travis, Lord Disick and Amelia Gray, Kim’s Legal Career, Whether Food God is the most brilliant of them all and so on. Blac Chyna has a new Cooking Show and CBD line which we discuss plus just what is next for this Powerhouse that just will not slow down. @blacchyna @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by O.R.G SKINCARE - https://www.orgskincare.com (Use Code VELVET for 15% Off Entire Purchase) Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
JERRY SPRINGER (On His Iconic Career, "Judge Jerry", DWTS, & Reality TV!)
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Jerry Springer steps Behind The Rope. One of the most Iconic names in daytime TV is here to chat about it all. Although Jerry was set to retire after his unprecedented twenty seven year run as Host of The Jerry Springer Show, NBC had other plans and Judge Jerry was born. Jerry chats about how nice it is to use his law degree and what we can expect in the upcoming third season of the always shocking, never boring, Judge Jerry. Of course, the conversation quickly leads to The Jerry Springer Show and all those trailblazing disputes, wig pulls, accusations, and everything else under the sun that was before its time as it aired each day on our small screens. Jerry recalls highlights, outrageous guests and some of the most shocking moments. We chat with Jerry about current day Reality TV and his role in helping create the landscape of Housewives, Fiancés That Last for 90 Days and Love that Comes After Being Locked Up and / or Happens on an Island. Jerry also opens up about the current offerings of Daytime TV - Ellen, The Drew Barrymore Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Wendy Williams - his favorites, not so favorites and how cancel culture has come to play a role in it all. We pay homage to some of Jerry’s other forays into television - a contestant on Dancing With the Stars, a judge on America’s Got Talent, playing himself on Roseanne and much more. Jerry reflects back on a career most can only dream of discussing highs and lows, the biggest misconceptions of himself, and just what is next for the man who everyone just cannot seem to get enough of. Let’s all chant it together. Jerry, Jerry!! @thejerryspringershow @judgejerrytv @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by O.R.G SKINCARE - https://www.orgskincare.com (Use Code VELVET for 15% Off Entire Purchase) Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
Gia Gunn (on Drag Race, Real Housewives, Caitlyn Jenner, Trans Representation, & Pose)
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Gia Gunn, famed, outspoken Drag Race contestant steps Behind The Rope. Checking in from her home in WeHo, Gia is here to tell it all. We would expect nothing less from one of Drag Race’s most outspoken contestants in the history of the show! Let us start at the beginning. Gia takes us back to the first time she did drag, what that was like, what prompted her to “try” and where her infamous name “Gia Gunn” comes from. Think Project Runway! Gia also opens up about the first time she became aware of her “trans identity” and what that was like to deal with at a young age. Flash forward to Season Six of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Gia explains how she got involved with the Iconic hit TV show and why Season Six was the right time to participate. Gia discusses what it was like to film the show, the other Queens, the competitions and what it was like to “not be out” at the time. Flash forward to “All Stars Season Four”, Gia was back and ready to take the competition by storm. We discuss the differences this time in “All Stars”, the competition as well as the fact that Gia was an out Transgender Woman, or we should say Woman, participating in Drag Race. Of course, we address the fact that Gia’s participation in this installment of “All Stars“ came mere months after RuPaul’s comment that they would not cast an openly Transgender Contestant on the show. Gia explains how she felt by that statement and whether she thinks that impacted the decision to cast her (whether or not it was “stunt casting”). She also opens up about the rumored filmed but, ultimately, edited altercation with RuPaul on set during “All Stars” over this statement and whether her standing up to RuPaul led, in any way, to her elimination. She also opens up about the fact that the altercation was edited and whether the show is forever slanted to “make Ru look good at all costs”. Gia also chats about the recent change of RuPaul’s famous opening catch phrase to be gender inclusive and the presence of contestant Gottmik, Drag race’s first Trans Male Drag Queen. Gia chats about the whether RuPaul and Drag Race have come far in their Diversity and Inclusion Efforts, shares her thoughts on Caitlyn Jenner - they are not what you would think, and discusses shows like Pose answering the main question as to whether each has been a step forward for the Trans Community. Finally, Gia discusses current projects, the “Gia” brand, and the fact that it is beyond time for The Real Housewives to include a full time Trans Housewife. Yes, Gia is nominating herself. In true Gia Gunn fashion, NOTHING is off limits nor held back. @gia_gunn @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by O.R.G SKINCARE - https://www.orgskincare.com (Use Code VELVET for 15% Off Entire Purchase) Brought to you by ROTHY’S - https://www.rothys.com/velvet (Now For Men Too) Brought to you by NOOM - http://www.noom.com/VELVET (Sign Up for Your Trial Today)   Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
KELLY KILLOREN BENSIMON (on Scary Island, Bethenny, RHONY, Dating, & Being a Living Legend!)
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Kelly Killoren Bensimon, The Woman, The Myth, The Legend, steps Behind The Rope. Checking in from her iconic Soho loft, KKB is here to tell it all. For those who may not know, Kelly has a degree from Columbia University in Literature and Writing, an MBA, and is currently attending NYU Stern for her Executive MBA. Kelly also had a thriving career as a writer and editor at such famed publications like Elle, Page Six and Gotham and as a model who traveled the world working with famous photographers such as ex-husband, Gil Bensimon. All right, All right, onto what everyone wants to chat about, The Real Housewives of New York City. Kelly discusses how she was originally cast in Season Two of the hit franchise, how “welcome" she felt by the Season One Veterans, and how she was advised by everyone on her team not to do the show. We discuss some of her iconic moments such as running in traffic, being “up there” not “down here” and of course, “Scary Island”. Speaking of “Scary Island”, Kelly fills us in on what was really going on in that infamous dinner party scene and what life was like after that episode aired. She discusses how she reacted to and felt by the public’s “outcry” as well as the private messages she received on social media. Kelly discusses who from the cast she keeps in touch with and what she would say to Bethenny Frankel if she bumped into her today. Hint, it is not what you would expect! Kelly also opens up about what it is like when people still want to talk about “Scary Island” all these many years later, what life has been like since we last saw her on our TV screens, her dating life - a topic she rarely discusses, and what a current day in the life of KKB looks like as a thriving Real Estate Agent who splits her time between NYC, The Hamptons and Palm Beach. No surprise, as any reputable real estate agent in NYC does Kelly was on the just completed season of Million Dollar Listing New York which we chat about. Tune in for a non stop catch up with living legend, Kelly Killoren Bensimon.  @kellybensimon @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by O.R.G SKINCARE - https://www.orgskincare.com (Use Code VELVET for 15% Off Entire Purchase) Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
SONJA MORGAN's FORMER INTERN (on Sonja, Current RHONY Season, Reunion & Future of Show!)
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Sonja Morgan's Intern steps Behind The Rope. Ok let us back up for a second. She has a name. Meghan Hubert. Last year we had the pleasure of chatting with Meghan about what it was like to be one of Sonja Morgan’s iconic interns. Meghan chatted about that as well the fall out from coming on our show. Seems like Ms. Morgan was less than pleased with our little chat. We then had a follow up chat about that! Meghan is now back to help us break down this current season of RHONY. We chat about what it is like to still be watching Sonja get fall down drunk on a weekly basis each week - knowing her in real life and all - and how we think all our favorite Apple holders are performing this season. We discuss the public outcry from the fans who claim the show has got too serious, political and is now TV with a mission when all they want to see is a bunch of women getting drunk and having fun. We also discuss the effect this outcry has had on the ratings - the lowest in history, what and who has caused this decrease, and how to fix this decrease. We discuss the many rumors of who is being fired, if anyone, who should be fired, if anyone, and who should be brought back from casts past, if anyone. We chat about the rumors that Bethenny Frankel wants to come back either on camera or as a Producer behind the scenes, the rumors that the highest levels of NBC corporate are now involved and that Andy Cohen has completely lost control of this once highly rated franchise.  Of course, Meghan also gives advice to any aspiring Sonja interns who, despite listening to our chat, still want to apply for the much talked about position. Perhaps we will be seeing you listeners on a future episode of RHONY yourselves!. ** Original Chat with Sonja’s Intern Meghan Hubert - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/behind-the-velvet-rope/id1496557812?i=1000491284626  ** The Aftermath & Fallout from our chat with Sonja Morgan’s Intern - https://www.patreon.com/posts/54758806 @megagahubert @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef **** FULL EPISODE IS AT: https://www.patreon.com/posts/54758806 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2021
Sophie B. Hawkins (on "Damn", Banned by MTV, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, Trailblazing)
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“Damn, I wish I was your lover. I’ll rock you till the daylight comes. Make sure you are smiling’ and warm. I am everything, tonight I’ll be your mother.” You know the rest. Sophie B. Hawkins steps Behind The Rope. Sophie chats about what life was like in the 90’s when she rose to fame with her breakout hit “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover”. She chats about many of her colleagues at that time - Madonna, Paula, Whitney, Prince, George Michael, being nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1993, and how the Grammy Nomination came with a lot of good and bad, all at the same time. We chat about why her video for “Damn” was banned by MTV, the importance of its LGBTQ+ representation, the use of “Damn" in 90210 as Kelly and Dylan’s song, and moving on from her record company. We chat about her rumored “relationships” with Jodie Foster, Martina Navratilova, and Rosie O’Donnell. Sophie is still friends with Rosie today which we discuss plus weekends at Madonna's, dinners with David Bowie, and so much more! Sophie shares her throughs on “Free Britney” and some of current music’s reigning Pop Diva’s Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, Demi Lovato and many others. Finally, we chat about what is next for this Pop Superstar who just wont slow down.  @therealsophieb @behindvelvet @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by O.R.G SKINCARE - https://www.orgskincare.com (Use Code VELVET for 15% Off Entire Purchase) Brought to you by ROTHY’S - https://www.rothys.com/velvet (Now For Men Too) Brought to you by NOOM - http://www.noom.com/VELVET (Sign Up for Your Trial Today)   Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
Josh Flagg (on Million Dollar Listing LA) #MDLLA
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Josh Flagg steps Behind The Rope. Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, Season 13. How did we get here? Josh is here to answer that and discuss his epic career in real estate, which began at 18. Josh chats about his early days in the biz and his rapid rise to the top which led to his position as a cast member on MDLLA. Josh chats about his MDLLA career - highs and lows, fellow brokers from yesteryear (anyone remember Madison and Chad Rogers), cast mates Tracy Tutor, The Brits & That other Josh, those epic open houses, the deals, and of course all that money and real estate porn. On a personal note, we chat with Josh about the true break out star of MDLLA, Grandma Edith, living in The Beverly Hills Hotel - yes we are jealous!, his epic love story with Husband Bobby Boyd and what it was like to get married on television. One thing is also for sure, Josh knows everyone who is anyone and has sold a house to most of them. We chat about his many celeb friends and clients - Sonja Morgan, Tori Spelling, Melissa Rivers, and so on and just what it is like to attend one of the infamous Flagg-Boyd extravaganzas at their lovely LA home. Finally, Josh spills the deets on the current state of the LA real estate market, the best things about being a Bravolebrity and just what we can expect to see this season on MDLLA!!! @joshflagg1 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by O.R.G SKINCARE - https://www.orgskincare.com (Use Code VELVET for 15% Off Entire Purchase) Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
RHOBH's Kathryn Edwards (on Current Season Erika Drama, Filming With Erika & More!!!) - II
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RHOBH’s Kathryn Edwards is back! Having been on the show with Erika Jayne (RHOBH Season Six Shout Out), we could not think of anyone better to help us break down all that has been happening this epic season on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Kathryn is here to chat about the rare circumstances this season has presented as the world read headline after headline about Erika Jayne’s divorce as it unfolded in real time before the Bravo cameras. Kathryn sheds light on what filming with Erika was like during her season and how Erika treated her, the other women and production. We dive deep into whether Erika has been dropping hints all season knowing she was being filmed that would paint her in a favorable light with the public and Tom’s alleged victims, how much we believe of her “performance” as “authentic” - mascara and all, the legitimacy of her divorce and ultimately answer the question what, if anything, did she know?. In other RHOBH news, Kathryn chats about Rinna - her behavior toward Erika this season versus Denise last season, is there a double standard, and has Rinna grown at all or the same ole’ Rinna with some ulterior motive. Finally, we chat about Garcelle, Sutton, Dorit, Kyle and Crystal breaking down each’s "story arch" on and off screen this season. An RHOBH analysis from a true insider, former RHOBH herself, Miss Kathryn Edwards! @kateedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by O.R.G SKINCARE - https://www.orgskincare.com (Use Code VELVET for 15% Off Entire Purchase) Brought to you by ROTHY’S - https://www.rothys.com/velvet (Now For Men & Women) Brought to you by NOOM - http://www.noom.com/VELVET (Sign Up for Your Trial Today)   Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
RHOBH's Kathryn Edwards (on Current Season Erika Drama, Filming With Erika & More!) - I
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RHOBH’s Kathryn Edwards is back! Having been on the show with Erika Jayne (RHOBH Season Six Shout Out), we could not think of anyone better to help us break down all that has been happening this epic season on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Kathryn is here to chat about the rare circumstances this season has presented as the world read headline after headline about Erika Jayne’s divorce as it unfolded in real time before the Bravo cameras. Kathryn sheds light on what filming with Erika was like during her season and how Erika treated her, the other women and production. We dive deep into whether Erika has been dropping hints all season knowing she was being filmed that would paint her in a favorable light with the public and Tom’s alleged victims, how much we believe of her “performance” as “authentic” - mascara and all, the legitimacy of her divorce and ultimately answer the question what, if anything, did she know?. In other RHOBH news, Kathryn chats about Rinna - her behavior toward Erika this season versus Denise last season, is there a double standard, and has Rinna grown at all or the same ole’ Rinna with some ulterior motive. Finally, we chat about Garcelle, Sutton, Dorit, Kyle and Crystal breaking down each’s "story arch" on and off screen this season. An RHOBH analysis from a true insider, former RHOBH herself, Miss Kathryn Edwards! @kateedwards8 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by O.R.G SKINCARE - https://www.orgskincare.com (Use Code VELVET for 15% Off Entire Purchase) Brought to you by ROTHY’S - https://www.rothys.com/velvet (Now For Men & Women) Brought to you by NOOM - http://www.noom.com/VELVET (Sign Up for Your Trial Today)   Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
BTS "Butter" Writer Rob Grimaldi (on "Butter", BTS & Current Music)
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"Side step, right-left, to my beat. High like the moon, rock with me, baby. Know that I got that heat. Let me show you 'cause talk is cheap. Side step, right-left, to my beat. Get it, let it roll” The man behind the genius of it all, Rob Grimaldi, steps Behind The Rope. Yup, Rob Grimaldi, the man responsible for the world wide mega smash hit “Butter” by the biggest boy band to ever exist in the world, BTS, is here to chat about it all. Rob chats about the origins of “Butter”, working with BTS, the juggernaut “BTS Army” that stops at no cost, in the best way possible, to support every move their boys make, why KPOP has become one of the biggest musical genres of our generation and much much more. Of course, Rob also chats about what it is like to have “Butter” and BTS nominated for four VMA’s and has broken every download and streaming record ever thought possible. Then there is also all that Grammy talk…. Rob also chats about possible dream collabs, the current state of music, the biggest misconceptions of the music industry and just what is next for this hitmaker that does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. @robgrimaldi27 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”)   Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
Gail Simmons (on Top Chef Amateurs, Food, Early Days of Bravo, Housewives, & Paris Hilton)
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Gail Simmons steps Behind The Rope. Having been a staple on Bravo since the start of Top Chef and just having completed the current season of Top Chef Amateurs (Tonight is the finale!), Gail is here to chat about it all. We chat the early days of Bravo and Top Chef - various contestants and winners throughout the years, fav food - restaurant - chef, most overrated food, current food trend, Tom Colicchio & Padma, dream guest judge, and so much more. Gail chats about which Real Housewives Franchise she would love to join, what her Housewives tag line would be, and fav Housewife party / hangout IRL of all time. Of course we also talk about the slew of celebs who decided to enter the cooking show game including Selena Gomez and the brilliant joy that is Paris Hilton’s “Cooking With Paris”. Finally, we discuss why Top Chef is one of Bravo’s reigning champion shows that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon! @gailsimmonseats @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”)   Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
Introducing: Suspect
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A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in particular. But for what reason? Host and reporter Matthew Shaer (Over My Dead Body) returns to the scene of the crime, speaks with everyone about a night that still haunts them years later. It’s a series about race and policing, mislaid justice, cutting-edge science, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day -- choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse.  Listen to SUSPECT: http://wondery.fm/Suspect_VelvetRope  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
90210's Carol Potter (on playing Cindy Walsh, Shannen, Tori, Luke & More!) - II
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Carol Potter steps Behind The Rope. Cindy Walsh from the beloved and iconic Beverly Hills, 90210. We start at the beginning chatting about how Carol was cast, the buzz around town about Aaron Spelling's new teen drama, and just what life was like in the early days when all of its cast were virtual unknowns. Life was anything but stellar. We chat about the show premiered to blah ratings and how that one unprecedented decision to air new “Beverly Beach” episodes over the summer changed everything. Carol discusses what it was like when the relatively unknown cast skyrocketed to fame of epic proportions and answers all out nuanced questions about Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Luke Perry, Jason Priestley, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Ian Ziering. We talk about all the buzzed about topics from back in the day - Tori auditioning under a fake name, Shannen Doherty’s bad behavior, Shannen and Jennie’s physical altercation and Shannen’s cutting of her hair, despite warnings, which ultimately led to her firing. Carol recounts stories from the tension on set caused by Shannen and what is was like once she was replaced by Tiffani Thiessen who was then dating Brian Austin Green. We also discuss Oscar winner Hillary Swank’s role, how and why she was fired, and all our other favs Vanessa Marcil, Christine Elise, Kathleen Robertson, and Lindsay Price, to name a few. We pay homage to the reboot (AnnaLynne McCord shout out) before discussing what it is like to receive a call regarding the BH90210 Tori/Jennie produced “heightened version”of themselves show, to see the gang again and why she thinks it was so short lived and didn’t resonate with audiences. That heightened version of herself included played a “therapist” since, well, she is a licensed therapist in real life. On that note, Carol chats about her new book “When Your Child has a Chronic Medical Illness”, the untimely passing of Luke Perry, Shannen Doherty’s unfortunate battle with cancer, and what is next for the actress who was part of one of the most groundbreaking, revolutionary, classic, iconic, life changing shows in history. @carolpotter90210 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”)   Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
90210's Carol Potter (on playing Cindy Walsh, Shannen, Tori, Luke & More!) - I
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Carol Potter steps Behind The Rope. Cindy Walsh from the beloved and iconic Beverly Hills, 90210. We start at the beginning chatting about how Carol was cast, the buzz around town about Aaron Spelling's new teen drama, and just what life was like in the early days when all of its cast were virtual unknowns. Life was anything but stellar. We chat about how the show premiered to blah ratings and how that one unprecedented decision to air new “Beverly Beach” episodes over the summer changed everything. Carol discusses what it was like when the relatively unknown cast was skyrocketed to fame of epic proportions and answers all our nuanced questions about Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Luke Perry, Jason Priestley, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Ian Ziering. We talk about all the buzzed about topics from back in the day - Tori auditioning under a fake name, Shannen Doherty’s bad behavior, Shannen and Jennie’s physical altercation and Shannen’s cutting of her hair, despite warnings, which ultimately led to her firing. Carol recounts stories from the tension on set caused by Shannen and what is was like once she was replaced by Tiffani Thiessen who was then dating Brian Austin Green. We also discuss Oscar winner Hillary Swank’s role, how and why she was fired, and all our other favs Vanessa Marcil, Christine Elise, Kathleen Robertson, and Lindsay Price, to name a few. We pay homage to the reboot (AnnaLynne McCord shout out) before discussing what it is like to receive a call regarding the BH90210 Tori/Jennie produced “heightened version”of themselves show, to see the gang again and why she thinks it was so short lived and didn’t resonate with audiences. That heightened version of herself included played a “therapist” since, well, she is a licensed therapist in real life. On that note, Carol chats about her new book “When Your Child has a Chronic Medical Illness”, the untimely passing of Luke Perry, Shannen Doherty’s unfortunate battle with cancer, and what is next for the actress who was part of one of the most groundbreaking, revolutionary, classic, iconic, life changing shows in history. @carolpotter90210 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”)   Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
Cary Deuber (on How, When, Where, & Why RHOD Ended & What's Next)
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Cary Deuber steps Behind The Rope. After five seasons, Bravo announced that The Real Housewives of Dallas is not returning. Cary is here to help us analyze exactly why the show is not coming back, where it all went wrong, which cast members contributed most to the show's demise and whether this is the final nail in the RHOD coffin or we can expect to see our fav Lone Star State Ladies in the future resurrected in some other format. Cary also reflects back on her very own RHOD career having been an OG cast member for three glorious seasons and “friend of” for an epic fourth - the highs, lows, regrets, fights, reunions and of course, friendships - some, not all, of which are intact today. Of course, we also address LeeAnne Locken’s infamous “Let Them Try Without Me” quote, and well, they tried. Being one of the most cosmopolitan Housewives to ever grace our TVs, we talk with Cary about her true love of fashion, her non-stop travel with husband Mark, their Deuber Table - yes they are culinary geniuses and last, but certainly not least, Lemmon Avenue Plastic Surgery because, well, we never met an injectable we did not like. Cary Deuber like you have never heard her before. Goodbye RHOD. You will be missed! @carydeuber @lemmonavenueplasticsurgery @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”)   Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
JAY MANUEL (An Interview on Tyra, Americas Next Top Model, His Book & His Iconic Hair) - II
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Jay Manuel steps Behind The Rope. The Man, The Myth, The Legend. Checking in from his home in Connecticut, Jay is here to tell it all. Growing up, Jay was drawn to fashion at a young age. That led him to land in NYC, and the rest is history. Not so fast. Jay didn't take no for an answer during his early career in fashion, pounding the streets, portfolio in hand, which eventually landed him his first cosmetics campaign for Revlon. One day, Tyra’s makeup artist missed their flight to NYC and Jay got a call to do Tyra’s makeup last minute for the GQ Man of The Year Awards. He ran to her hotel room, she loved the way she looked, and voila, the two started working together consistently after that. Jay is no stranger to working with high profile clients and we discuss a few such as, oh we don’t know, Jennifer Lopez. Jay details, and we slow him down to miss nothing, how the idea for America’s Next Top Model came about and what his initial reaction was when Tyra ran the idea by him at 3am. We discuss casting and filming. Jay explains the evolution from Episode One when they were just figuring all out to his becoming the official Creative Director on the show, a transition which happened before our very eyes. Jay discusses what it was like to work with some of ANTM’s judges such as Janice Dickinson, Nigel Barker and J. Alexander. Ahh, Janice! Tune in now to our Part I sit down with Mr. Jay Manuel. He opens up about why he decided to leave the hit show in Cycle 8. He explains what his conversation with Tyra was like when he told her he wanted to leave the hit show and his fear that he may “never work in this town again”. Jay explains how he was convinced to stay after giving notice and the icy environment on set once he decided to stay for another cycle. Yes, Tyra Banks was not at all thrilled nor pleased. We discus the overall toxic environment on ANTM and what it was like to work in that environment for many many years. Jay chat about why he was really ready and really did leave in Cycle 18 of the show. Next, we discuss the book!!! The Wig, The Bitch & The Meltdown. We have so many questions, where to begin. Jay explains why he decided to write this book now and why he chose fiction as opposed to a memoir. We prod Jay to discuss what is fiction in this novel versus what is really, well, real on the set of Model Muse. We discuss some of the bigger issues in the book such as the attraction to fame, the cost of fame, and the abuse of power. Of course, we ask Jay if he has heard from Tyra since writing the book and, if so, what that conversation was like. We also discuss whether he has heard from Janice Dickinson, Miss J and Nigel Barker since the book hit the shelves. We discuss the creative process to writing a book and what Jay discovered about himself throughout the process. Finally, we discuss some of Jay’s many other accomplishments such as the E! Red Carpet, which Awards Shows are his favorite, who he would love to sit down and have lunch with and last, but certainly not least, his iconic silver hair.  @mrjaymanuel @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope")   MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
THERESA CAPUTO (on "Long Island Medium", Her Gift, Celeb Clients / Spirits, & More!)
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Theresa Caputo steps Behind The Rope. Still residing in Hicksville, Long Island, where she was born and raised, Theresa is here to chat about how she went from humble beginnings to Long Island Medium to one of the most sought after names able connect with Spirits out there. First we chat with Theresa about her childhood, when she first realized she could correspond with Spirits from the other side, the range of emotions associated with that realization, and how she learned to use this gift to help millions of people worldwide heal through contact with their dearly departed. Of course, we needed details such as how, when, where, why, in what form, how often and many other questions answered surrounding Theresa’s process in dealing with Spirits. In other words, does she “see” dead people? We discuss the origins of her hit reality TV show, “Long Island Medium”, which is still going strong in its unprecedented fifteenth season. Theresa chats about Famous Celeb Spirits that have come though over the years, some of the most outrageous situations she has encountered and what still shocks her all these years later about “the other side”. Speaking of celebs, we chat with Theresa about some of her famous clients such as Countess Luann de Lesseps, Garcelle Beauvais, Dorit Kemsley, and last, but certainly not least, the off camera visit with the Royal Family of Reality TV, The Kardashians’ Kim and Khloe. Finally, we chat about Teresa’s stellar “Hey Spirit” Podcast and her current tour, “Theresa Caputo Live - The Platinum Tour” which extends through the beginning of 2022. Yup, tickets available now and a chance to bypass her epic wait list and get a reading in person!! Obviously, we could not help but ask The Long Island Medium, while we had her, if anyone was coming through for us. Tune in now to find out! @theresacaputo @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef www.theresacaputo.com BONIUS EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope")   MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
LISA BLOOM - on Iconic Career (Janice Dickinson, Mischa Barton, Jeffrey Epstein etc.) & Britney, Erika Jayne, Etc.
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Lisa Bloom steps Behind The Rope. Famed attorney, one off the country’s most outspoken and effective fighters for justice, legal analyst as seen on many of our fav TV and News shows, daughter of Gloria Allred, the powerhouse behind many of the most well known cases that you have read and heard about over the last decade. Lisa is here today to chat about those cases and shed light onto the woman behind the myth and legend. Those cases involve a whose who of Hollywood elite. Lisa has secured victories for Janice Dickinson against Bill Cosby, Mischa Barton in her revenge porn case, and several victims of both Jeffrey Epstein and Bill O’Reilly. Lisa also famously worked for Harvey Weinstein in the early days of his now infamous legal troubles. Lisa opens up about this working relationship in detail, which she calls “The Colossal Mistake”. Lisa also had a very public breakup with Kathy Griffin after Kathy retained her services to mitigate the damage caused by her, now viral, bloody Trump head photo seen around the world. Who knew one press conference could go so wrong? While we have one of the best legal minds in the country at our disposal, we got Lisa’s hot takes on many of the current legal battles keeping us up at night - Britney Spears and her conservatorship, Erika Jayne / Tom Girardi Divorce, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Domestic Abuse Allegations, Kesha and Dr. Luke Rape Claims, Marilyn Manson Accusers, Megan Markle & The Tabloids, Kevin Spacey’s downfall, and last, but not least, Tristan Thompson’s current legal woes the opposing side of which is being represented by none other than her mother, Gloria Allred. Thank you Lisa, for your time, honestly, and brilliant legal mind. We are not worthy! @lisabloomesq @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by NOOM - http://www.noom.com/VELVET (Sign Up for Your Trial Today) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope")   MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
JAY MANUEL (on Tyra, America's Next Top Model, Life After & Iconic Hair) - I
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Jay Manuel steps Behind The Rope. The Man, The Myth, The Legend. Checking in from his home in Connecticut, Jay is here to tell it all. Growing up, Jay was drawn to fashion at a young age. That led him to land in NYC, and the rest is history. Not so fast. Jay didn't take no for an answer during his early career in fashion, pounding the streets, portfolio in hand, which eventually landed him his first cosmetics campaign for Revlon. One day, Tyra’s makeup artist missed their flight to NYC and Jay got a call to do Tyra’s makeup last minute for the GQ Man of The Year Awards. He ran to her hotel room, she loved the way she looked, and voila, the two started working together consistently after that. Jay is no stranger to working with high profile clients and we discuss a few such as, oh we don’t know, Jennifer Lopez. Jay details, and we slow him down to miss nothing, how the idea for America’s Next Top Model came about and what his initial reaction was when Tyra ran the idea by him at 3am. We discuss casting and filming. Jay explains the evolution from Episode One when they were just figuring all out to his becoming the official Creative Director on the show, a transition which happened before our very eyes. Jay discusses what it was like to work with some of ANTM’s judges such as Janice Dickinson, Nigel Barker and J. Alexander. Ahh, Janice! Tune in now to our Part I sit down with Mr. Jay Manuel. He opens up about why he decided to leave the hit show in Cycle 8. He explains what his conversation with Tyra was like when he told her he wanted to leave the hit show and his fear that he may “never work in this town again”. Jay explains how he was convinced to stay after giving notice and the icy environment on set once he decided to stay for another cycle. Yes, Tyra Banks was not at all thrilled nor pleased. We discus the overall toxic environment on ANTM and what it was like to work in that environment for many many years. Jay chat about why he was really ready and really did leave in Cycle 18 of the show. Next, we discuss the book!!! The Wig, The Bitch & The Meltdown. We have so many questions, where to begin. Jay explains why he decided to write this book now and why he chose fiction as opposed to a memoir. We prod Jay to discuss what is fiction in this novel versus what is really, well, real on the set of Model Muse. We discuss some of the bigger issues in the book such as the attraction to fame, the cost of fame, and the abuse of power. Of course, we ask Jay if he has heard from Tyra since writing the book and, if so, what that conversation was like. We also discuss whether he has heard from Janice Dickinson, Miss J and Nigel Barker since the book hit the shelves. We discuss the creative process to writing a book and what Jay discovered about himself throughout the process. Finally, we discuss some of Jay’s many other accomplishments such as the E! Red Carpet, which Awards Shows are his favorite, who he would love to sit down and have lunch with and last, but certainly not least, his iconic silver hair.  @mrjaymanuel @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope")   MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
SUTTON STRACKE (on Leather Pants, Violations, Double Standards & "Owning It"!)
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Sutton Stracke - she’s back!!!! Sutton stops by to break down all that has been happening this epic season of RHOBH! First things first, we chat about how this season has been different for Sutton, her highs and lows, biggest challenges, what and who shocked her the most, who she grew closer to and father apart from, and the many instances which have caused her to shed a tear, or two, or three! Sutton opens up about bumping heads with Crystal - an initial run in with racial overtones, the meaning of the word violation, ugly leather pleated pants and a prank gone so wrong she may never drink a martini again (oh no!). We pay homage to the Icon that is Kathy Hilton and the many reasons why we are all so lucky she has joined this cast. Sutton chats about what filming was like in real time as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast made headlines heard around the world. We chat with Sutton about Rinna’s odd behavior of holding no one accountable this season, her recent statement on WWHL that she has learned from her past “mistakes” (Rinna’s word, not ours) towards Denise Richards (and LVP, we wonder?) and whether a leopard can really change its spots or is Lisa Rinna never going to not be able to ultimately urge her cast mates to “own it”. Yea, we went there. Finally, we chat with Sutton about her “rose” and “thorn” of the season and what is the one big thing she regrets. Once thing is for sure, Sutton sure has earned that diamond this season! @suttonstracke @behindvelvetrope @davidytontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope")   Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
Real Housewives Interviews (Behind The Scenes - Best / Worst / Strangest & More!)
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The episode you all have been asking for for months. Finally, the first in our series, of Behind The Scenes outtakes from The Rope’s many, many, many - almost 500!! - interviews comparing notes with the ladies from the “Access Hollywood Housewives Nightcap” Digital Series. We break down our fav, least fav, strangest Housewives’ Interviews and compare notes from behind the scenes off camera of who was nice and who was not so nice. We talk about some of the strangest calls, texts, emails from past Housewives and other celebs. While we are at it, we spilled on Real Life celeb runs ins, and some of Access Hollywood’s best and strangest red carpet interviews. Of course, after comparing war stories for well over an hour, the conversation turns to our ever changing “wish list” of who we want to interview most and why. For those wondering, yes, an epic chat with Miss Ramona Singer is part of this discussion as well! The episode you have all been asking for has finally arrived!  @emilyorozcotv @laurenherbert @accesshollywood @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef *** FULL EPISODE CAN BE HEARD AT: https://www.patreon.com/posts/54439448/edit See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2021
America's Next Top Model Eugena Washington (on Tyra, Producers, Judges & BTS Filming!) - Part II
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America’s Next Top Model Second Runner Up, Eugena Washington, steps Behind The Rope. Checking in from her home in Los Angeles, California, Eugenia is here to tell it all and she DOES - NOT - HOLD - BACK! One day, Eugena saw an “Apply Here” casting call on the CW Website for Cycle Seven of America’s Next Top Model. Always being called a Model in High School, she figured “why not” and sent her application in. That one click of a button led to an open casting call of over 2,000 Model Hopefuls. Over the course of two long days, those 2,000 were narrowed down to 50 and so on and so forth until Tyra Banks and The Executive Producers had their Cycle Seven cast chosen. Months later, she got the fateful call telling her to pack her bags and off to the infamous ANTM Model Apartment she went. As prepared as she thought she was, nothing could prepare Eugena for the reality of filming one of America’s notoriously most pressure filled reality shows. Pressure filled from the other models as well as pressure filled from Producers who Eugena is clear to point out, “were not our friends”. The 16 hour days with no sleep and cameras in your face the second you woke up certainly did not help at all. Eugena explains how she and the other Models were manipulated by Producers to bring the drama, how everything they said could and would be used against them, and how stressful the weekly eliminations were. Eugena also discusses famed Creative DIrector Jay Manuel as well as judges Janice Dickinson, Miss J, Nigel Barker and Twiggy. Finally, we discuss the woman, the myth, the diva, the legend, The One, The Only, Miss Tyra Banks! (Our Initial Chat with Eugena can be heard on out feed on July 13th, 2021) @eugenawashington @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) MERCH AVAILABLE at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
Alexis Neiers Haines (on The Bling Ring, Drug Addiction, Kim Kardashian & Recovery) - II
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Alexis Neiers Haines steps Behind The Rope. If that name sounds familiar to you, it is probably because Alexis was one of the several teenagers who made up the “Bling Ring”, the infamous group of, rumored to be “fame obsessed”, teenagers who broke into several celebrities homes for clothes, shoes and other personal items. The celebrities whose homes were targeted included the likes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson and Orlando Bloom. Alexis opens up about that time in her life - not only the how, what, where and, most importantly, why of the “Bling Ring” but what was it like to be caught and serve time behind bars. Alexis has struggled with addiction most of her typing adult life. She is very open and honest in this chat about that addiction, particularly to heroin, her dark times, her road to recovery and what it is like to “come out the other side”. While all this was going on, Alexis and her sisters were filming the classic E reality show “Pretty Wild”, no pun intended. We chat with her about that Iconic one season wonder and what is was like to be arrested while the “cameras were rolling”. David and Alexis chat about the “reality”, or lack thereof, in Reality TV, her “Life Reset Course” to help pay forward all she has learned in recovery, and whether celebrities like Kim Kardashian are “doing enough” with their platform to help those in need. They also chat about Sophia Coppola’s 2013 film “The Bling Ring” in which Emma Watson played her and Paris Hilton, a good sport, played herself. Alexis fills us in on her road to recovery, sobriety, and stellar Podcast aptly titled, “Recovering From Reality”. Thank you Alexis for being so forthcoming, open and honest in sharing your story with us. @itsalexishaines @recoveryfromreality @liferesetcourse @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") MERCH AVAILABLE at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
Alexis Neiers Haines (on The Bling Ring, Drug Addiction, Kim Kardashian & Recovery) - I
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Alexis Neiers Haines steps Behind The Rope. If that name sounds familiar to you, it is probably because Alexis was one of the several teenagers who made up the “Bling Ring”, the infamous group of, rumored to be “fame obsessed”, teenagers who broke into several celebrities homes for clothes, shoes and other personal items. The celebrities whose homes were targeted included the likes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson and Orlando Bloom. Alexis opens up about that time in her life - not only the how, what, where and, most importantly, why of the “Bling Ring” but what was it like to be caught and serve time behind bars. Alexis has struggled with addiction most of her typing adult life. She is very open and honest in this chat about that addiction, particularly to heroin, her dark times, her road to recovery and what it is like to “come out the other side”. While all this was going on, Alexis and her sisters were filming the classic E reality show “Pretty Wild”, no pun intended. We chat with her about that Iconic one season wonder and what is was like to be arrested while the “cameras were rolling”. David and Alexis chat about the “reality”, or lack thereof, in Reality TV, her “Life Reset Course” to help pay forward all she has learned in recovery, and whether celebrities like Kim Kardashian are “doing enough” with their platform to help those in need. They also chat about Sophia Coppola’s 2013 film “The Bling Ring” in which Emma Watson played her and Paris Hilton, a good sport, played herself. Alexis fills us in on her road to recovery, sobriety, and stellar Podcast aptly titled, “Recovering From Reality”. Thank you Alexis for being so forthcoming, open and honest in sharing your story with us. @itsalexishaines @recoveryfromreality @liferesetcourse @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") MERCH AVAILABLE at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2021
DORINDA MEDLEY (on "Make It Nice", RHONY, Dorobics, & Life After Housewives) - II
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Dorinda Medley steps Behind The Rope. You have read that correctly. Miss Medley is here to “Make It Nice”. Not only is “Make It Nice” one of Dorinda's epic sayings that originated during her six year run on The Real Housewives of New York City, but it is the title of her brand new book out today. Checking in from her iconic home known as Blue Stone Manor, Dorinda is here to share what the process of writing this book was like, what, if anything, was too personal to include, and how she is forever changed as a person now that her baby is complete about to be birthed into the world. Dorinda opens up about some of the themes shared in the book - becoming a widow at a young age, battling anorexia and body dysmorphia, and picking oneself up to keep always moving forward. If you think you know Dorinda Medley, let us not forget she started on RHONY at nearly age 50 and has lived quite the life prior. In other current Dorinda news, we chat Dorobics, her new Bourbon line, and, of course, the status of her love life - is there a special man vying to become Mr. Medley? Finally, we check in with Dorinda about her future, the possibility of returning to TV and, last, but certainly not least, what she thinks of this current season of RHONY and all its Apple Holders. Dorinda Medley like you have never heard her before in this special two day event to celebrate the release of “Make It Nice”. ** For more information on where you can buy Dorinda’s stellar “Make It Nice” and possibly see her for live signings, go to https://www.dorindamedley.com or check your local book sellers everywhere! @dorindamedley @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") MERCH AVAILABLE at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
DORINDA MEDLEY (on "Make It Nice", RHONY, Dorobics, & Life After Housewives) - I
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Dorinda Medley steps Behind The Rope. You have read that correctly. Miss Medley is here to “Make It Nice”. Not only is “Make It Nice” one of Dorinda's epic sayings that originated during her six year run on The Real Housewives of New York City, but it is the title of her brand new book out tomorrow. Checking in from her iconic home known as Blue Stone Manor, Dorinda is here to share what the process of writing this book was like, what, if anything, was too personal to include, and how she is forever changed as a person now that her baby is complete about to be birthed into the world. Dorinda opens up about some of the themes shared in the book - becoming a widow at a young age, battling anorexia and body dysmorphia, and picking oneself up to keep always moving forward. If you think you know Dorinda Medley, let us not forget she started on RHONY at nearly age 50 and has lived quite the life prior. In other current Dorinda news, we chat Dorobics, her new Bourbon line, and, of course, the status of her love life - is there a special man vying to become Mr. Medley? Finally, we check in with Dorinda about her future, the possibility of returning to TV in a different format, what is the real likelihood she would ever go back to RHONY, and, last, but certainly not least, what she thinks of this current season of RHONY and all its Apple Holders. Dorinda Medley like you have never heard her before in this special two day event to celebrate the release of “Make It Nice”. ** For more information on where you can buy Dorinda’s stellar “Make It Nice” and possibly see her for live signings, go to https://www.dorindamedley.com or check your local book sellers everywhere! @dorindamedley @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by THIRDLOVE - http://www.thirdlove.com/velvet (20% Off First Purchase) Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") MERCH AVAILABLE at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
RHOP (How They Are Winning The Game This Season!)
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DJ Richie Skye steps Behind The Rope. There is no one more connected in the DMV than Mr. Skye and we could not think of anyone better to help break down all that is going on this season on The Real Housewives of Potomac than Richie Skye. First things first, we chat about how we think our fav ladies are doing this season. We discuss the current lives of Gizelle, Karen, Ashley, Candiace, Robyn, Wendy and newbie Mia. We chat about Wendy’s glow up, the disappearance of the professor, "Zen Wen” and Mia coming in hot. We break down exactly what a "Hot Box” is, a “Sing Sing” is and how The Grand Dame seems to be pulling a Lu de Lesseps and finding the humor in it, and herself, all these seasons later. Has anyone seen The Grand Dame’s appearance on WWHL this season? The award for Most Comedic goes to… Richie also weighs in on whether Robyn has her own identity outside of Gizelle - something Gizelle read us here at The Rope for asking a few weeks back during out little chat. Speaking of Gizelle, we discuss whether she is truly the cause of all the drama as one half of The Green-Eyed Bandits or is she just a girl’s girl trying to help her fellow friends and frenemies. We chat about how RHOP feels much lighter this season and whether we miss Miss Monique Samuels. As far as ratings go, RHOP is on the rise. We chat about why it has taken so long for RHOP to find an audience and how, out of all the Housewives this year, it may be the true leader that has come out on top. Looking ahead, we chat about whether this is the right cast and discuss any changes we should make next year. Too soon? Tune in as Richie (host of “Reality Talk” on Youtube & “Unfiltered” on Podcast One) helps us make sense of it all. #RHOP @djrichieskye @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef LISTEN TO FULL EPISODE AT:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/54577146 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2021
Princesses: Long Island's Amanda Bertoncini (on Princesses, The Public's Outcry, Cancellation, & Life After) - II
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Princesses: Long Island's Amanda Bertoncini steps Behind The Rope. Amanda Bertoncini is here to tell it all. Princesses: Long Island. Where to begin? Amanda explains how the concept for the show came about, how it was “cast” and how it ultimately found its way, after a brief journey, to Bravo as it's home. Amanda explains what growing up on Long Island’s North Shore was really like and why the timing for a show like Princesses: Long Island seemed right. Amanda discusses the concept of the show, a series of young women out of college for a short period of time who end up living back with their parents in well to do enclaves of Long Island, New York. We discuss the difference between how the show was marketed, portrayed and perceived as a series of rich young entitled Long Islanders versus the reality of the struggles, both financially and emotionally, most of the cast were facing on and off camera in real life. Amanda also opens up about how hard it is to film a reality show with a bunch of other woman with similar personalities and how it is almost impossible for many of those friendships to survive the strains of Reality TV. Yes, Amanda had drama with many of her cast mates before, during and after the filming of Princesses. No discussion of Princesses: Long Island would be complete without the origins of the shows' name and how Amanda and the rest of the cast felt when they were told this would be the name of the series. We discuss how and why, despite Bravo being the perfect home for this show, it was cancelled after just one short season due in large part to the public outcry of the negative stereotypes the show portrayed of Jewish Women. Amanda and David discuss why they think it will always live on as one of the classic Bravo favorites of all time. Finally, back in a simpler BravoVerse, Bravolebrities had more direct access to “Boss Man” Andy Cohen, and we needed ALL of Amanda’s first hand experiences with the man, the myth, the legend. Of course, there is also that time her appearance on Watch What Happens Live was cancelled! Yup, true story. Tune in now.  @therealamandab_ @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by NOOM - http://www.noom.com/VELVET (Sign Up for Your Trial Today) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope")   MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2021
Marilu Henner (on Iconic Career, Andy Cohen, Celeb Apprentice, Rinna, DWTS, & Her Photographic Memory)
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Marilu Henner steps Behind The Rope. Actress (who has appeared in over 50 movies and TV shows), Broadway Thespian (who has appeared in over 7 Broadway Shows), NY Times Best Selling Author (of over 10 books), Producer, Reality TV Star (who has appeared in some of our favs), Former Talk Show Host, what hasn’t Marilu done? Marilu chats about how life changed forever due to her breakout role as Elaine O’Connor Nardo in the iconic “Taxi”. Marilu has worked with everyone - we talked fav movie, fav co-star, fav movie, best on and off screen kiss (Marilu did date both John Travolta and Tony Danza, after all!). Marliu talks about her talk show - the good and bad, the current landscape of talk shows - WWHL (yes, we chat about Daddy Cohen and Housewives!), The Drew Barrymore Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show and would she ever return to the format. Of course, we deep dive into her reality TV Career - a two season appearance on Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing With The Stars chatting about those experiences and some of her co-stars Lisa Rinna, Omarosa, Claudia Jordan, La Toya Jackson. One thing is for sure, Marilu will remember this appearance on the “Behind The Velvet Rope” Podcast for the REST of her life. That is right, she has a fascinating total recall memory where she can remember the details of what happened on specific dates and years!!! Can you even imagine? Finally, Marilu has a new Off Broadway Play currently in Bucks County, “The Marilu Henner Show” which has been selling out to rave reviews night after night. Might Marilu be headed back to Broadway in the near future? #staytuned @therealmarilu @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by NOOM - http://www.noom.com/VELVET (Sign Up for Your Trial Today) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope")   Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
Princesses: Long Island's Amanda Bertoncini (on Princesses, The Public's Outcry, Cancellation, & Life After) - I
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Princesses: Long Island's Amanda Bertoncini steps Behind The Rope. Amanda Bertoncini is here to tell it all. Princesses: Long Island. Where to begin? Amanda explains how the concept for the show came about, how it was “cast” and how it ultimately found its way, after a brief journey, to Bravo as it's home. Amanda explains what growing up on Long Island’s North Shore was really like and why the timing for a show like Princesses: Long Island seemed right. Amanda discusses the concept of the show, a series of young women out of college for a short period of time who end up living back with their parents in well to do enclaves of Long Island, New York. We discuss the difference between how the show was marketed, portrayed and perceived as a series of rich young entitled Long Islanders versus the reality of the struggles, both financially and emotionally, most of the cast were facing on and off camera in real life. Amanda also opens up about how hard it is to film a reality show with a bunch of other woman with similar personalities and how it is almost impossible for many of those friendships to survive the strains of Reality TV. Yes, Amanda had drama with many of her cast mates before, during and after the filming of Princesses. No discussion of Princesses: Long Island would be complete without the origins of the shows' name and how Amanda and the rest of the cast felt when they were told this would be the name of the series. We discuss how and why, despite Bravo being the perfect home for this show, it was cancelled after just one short season due in large part to the public outcry of the negative stereotypes the show portrayed of Jewish Women. Amanda and David discuss why they think it will always live on as one of the classic Bravo favorites of all time. Finally, back in a simpler BravoVerse, Bravolebrities had more direct access to “Boss Man” Andy Cohen, and we needed ALL of Amanda’s first hand experiences with the man, the myth, the legend. Of course, there is also that time her appearance on Watch What Happens Live was cancelled! Yup, true story. Tune in now.  @therealamandab_ @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by NOOM - http://www.noom.com/VELVET (Sign Up for Your Trial Today) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope")   Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2021
BARBARA KAVOVIT & ELYSE SLAINE (A RHONY "Friend Of" Extravaganza)! - Part II
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Barbara Kavovit steps Behind The Rope. Ok, you can call her Barbara K., as she is best known from her time on The Real Housewives of New York City. Joining us to help Barb break it all down from her time on RHONY is the first ever Behind The Velvet Rope Co-Host, Ms. Elyse Slaine. Elyse has appeared on Behind The Velvet Rope so many times at this point, we figured it was only appropriate to bestow upon her the much sought after coveted Co-Host title. It’s a RHONY “Friend Of” Extravaganza!! Taking her Co-Host duties very seriously, Elyse helps us chat with Barb about her upbringing as “Barbie from the Bronx” where her love of construction began, what it was like “back in the day” as a woman to enter a male dominated field, being hired to demolish Harvey Weinstein’s old office, her run for Mayor of NYC, and future political aspirations. We then turn the tables and chat with both Elyse and Barbara about the origins of their friendship, their respective experiences on RHONY, the ups and downs with various cast members such as Dorinda, Ramona, Luann, Bethenny and Sonja, and the status of each of those relationships today. We also chat with Elyse about her friendship with current “Friend Of” Bershan Shaw, contemplate Bershan’s likelihood of returning as this current season of RHONY chugs along and discuss the epic night in The Hamptons Barb recently had with Eboni K. Williams. Speaking of the Hamptons, this episode is coming to you on location from Ms. Slaine’s Southhampton Estate!  @msbarbarak @elyseslaine @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by NOOM - http://www.noom.com/VELVET (Sign Up for Your Trial Today) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope")   Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
BARBARA KAVOVIT & ELYSE SLAINE (A RHONY "Friend Of" Extravaganza)! - Part I
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Barbara Kavovit steps Behind The Rope. Ok, you can call her Barbara K., as she is best known from her time on The Real Housewives of New York City. Joining us to help Barb break it all down from her time on RHONY is the first ever Behind The Velvet Rope Co-Host, Ms. Elyse Slaine. Elyse has appeared on Behind The Velvet Rope so many times at this point, we figured it was only appropriate to bestow upon her the much sought after coveted Co-Host title. It’s a RHONY “Friend Of” Extravaganza!! Taking her Co-Host duties very seriously, Elyse helps us chat with Barb about her upbringing as “Barbie from the Bronx” where her love of construction began, what it was like “back in the day” as a woman to enter a male dominated field, being hired to demolish Harvey Weinstein’s old office, her run for Mayor of NYC, and future political aspirations. We then turn the tables and chat with both Elyse and Barbara about the origins of their friendship, their respective experiences on RHONY, the ups and downs with various cast members such as Dorinda, Ramona, Luann, Bethenny and Sonja, and the status of each of those relationships today. We also chat with Elyse about her friendship with current “Friend Of” Bershan Shaw, contemplate Bershan’s likelihood of returning as this current season of RHONY chugs along and discuss the epic night in The Hamptons Barb recently had with Eboni K. Williams. Speaking of the Hamptons, this episode is coming to you on location from Ms. Slaine’s Southhampton Estate!  @msbarbarak @elyseslaine @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by NOOM - http://www.noom.com/VELVET (Sign Up for Your Trial Today) Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope")   Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
RHOBH (Erika Jayne's "Performance", Dorit / PK Headlines, Leather Pants & Icon Kathy Hilton!)
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Erika Jayne’s Performance. The time has come to break it all down. Joined by the only two people we know who chat with, meet, know and interview as many Housewives as us here Behind The Rope - the girls from the official Access Hollywood Digital Series "Housewives Nightcap”, Emily Orozco & Lauren Herbert. We discuss this season of RHOBH focusing on Erika’s story - do we believe all that we see, is she backtracking and purposely dropping false clues to cover her tracks and make her story believable, or is she truly a woman scorned trying to rebuild her life facing the newfound challenges of being on her own with Tiago. We chat about Tom's "car crash", Erika's new "small' digs coming in at just over 2000 sq. ft, and her recent on line behavior on Twitter and Instagram. In other RHOBH news, we chat about the recent headlines that Dorit and PK allegedly owe money in unpaid taxes, the use of the word “violation”, were Crystal’s leather, or pleather, pants really ugly, and the gift that is Icon Kathy Hilton.  @emilyorozcotv @laurenherbert @accesshollywood @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef *** FULL EPISODE CAN BE HEARD AT: https://www.patreon.com/posts/54433834/edit See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2021