Andy Cohen is finest identified for his position as a actuality TV producer and late-night interrogator, however he additionally has a writing profession on his resume. The Emmy-winning Bravo TV host has revealed a number of tell-alls, together with “Superficial,” “The Andy Cohen Diaries” and “Most Talkative,” per Amazon – and he is even hit the New York Times Bestsellers record.
But Cohen not too long ago revealed that the concept for his newest e-book was stolen from a well-known good friend.
Here’s what you want to know:
Cohen Admitted That He Swiped a Book Idea From Pal Hoda Kotb
During an look on “The Today Show,” Cohen opened up about his new e-book, which is titled “Glitter Every Day: 365 Quotes From Women I Love.” The e-book, due out November 2, incorporates thought-provoking quotes from ladies that Cohen admires – everybody from Anne Frank to Countess Luann de Lesseps from “The Real Housewives of New York City.”
After host Willie Geist requested Cohen if he acquired the concept for the quote e-book from his “Today Show” colleague, Hoda Kotb, Cohen got here clear.
“Hodes did not simply give me the concept,” Cohen mentioned. “I principally simply stole the concept from her. Kind of midway by writing it, I Facetimed her and mentioned, ‘I would like to verify that is okay with you.’ She was like ‘Write your e-book, babe, write your e-book.'”
Kotb, who has penned her personal quote-filled books, together with “I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By,” is even talked about within the press launch for Cohen’s new e-book.
“Andy is becoming a member of the ranks of Hoda Kotb and Maria Shriver who’ve written bestselling books mixing inspirational quotes with their very own reflections to large success,” the press launch states, per Bravo.com.
Andy Cohen Was Previously Accused of Stealing a TV Show Idea
Cohen’s admission that he “stole” a e-book thought from his good friend comes nearly precisely a 12 months after he was accused of stealing a TV show thought from a star blogger.
In October 2021, blogger Perez Hilton instructed Scheana Shay’s “Scheananigans” podcast that Cohen seemingly stole his thought for a actuality collection about homosexual fathers and their households.
“I really like being a dad and for the final seven years, I’ve tried to get on the air, this show about homosexual dads,” Hilton mentioned. “I’ve pitched it to everyone.”
Hilton added that he even partnered with “Real World” creators Bunim-Murray, however even with the well-known manufacturing firm connected to the challenge, no community would contact it.
“They all instructed us off the file it was too homosexual however on the file, it was too area of interest,” Hilton mentioned. “And then final 12 months, I emailed Andy Cohen. He took the time to e mail me again and he mentioned, ‘Yeah, these individuals are proper. It’s too area of interest for Bravo and I do not even assume there is a residence for it on E!.”
Hilton later discovered that Cohen was in improvement for a homosexual dads show for Bravo, however mentioned he had no plans to sue Cohen for stealing his thought.
“I’m not an fool. I’m by no means going to sue Andy Cohen,” he mentioned. “I’m by no means going to sue Bravo. I do not need to completely destroy and burn that bridge. And additionally, sadly for me, homosexual dads is an idea I had. It wasn’t a formatted show. It’s not one thing that I copyrighted, that I might sue over.”