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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 featured in publications and media like Vanity Fair, People, TMZ, Page Six, OK! Magazine, Us Weekly, Entertainment Tonight, ExtraTV, Marie Claire, the Wendy Williams Show, Life & Style, Access Hollywood, Perez Hilton, The Daily Mail, Bravo Daily Dish, E!, The Sun, Just Jared, InStyle, Watch What Happens Live, Architectural Digest, Fox News, Hollywood Life, Rolling Stone and more! 
 
Ranked #1 Real Housewives / Reality TV Podcast by BuzzFeed!
 
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BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE 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 featured in publications and media like Vanity Fair, People, TMZ, Page Six, OK! Magazine, Us Weekly, Entertainment Tonight, ExtraTV, Marie Claire, the Wendy Williams Show, Life & Style, Access Hollywood, Perez Hilton, The Daily Mail, Bravo Daily Dish, E!, The Sun, Just Jared, InStyle, Watch What Happens Live, Architectural Digest, Fox News, Hollywood Life, Rolling Stone and more! 
 
Ranked #1 Real Housewives / Reality TV Podcast by BuzzFeed!
 
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    Fran Drescher's FranJam 2020 (to Support Cancer Schmancer)

    Fran Drescher's FranJam 2020 (to Support Cancer Schmancer)

    Fran Drescher will be hosting FranJam 2021, a free online concert in support of the fight against cancer that streams worldwide simultaneously on CancerSchmancer.org, Facebook Live, and YouTube.com/TheNanny at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT on Sunday, June 20, 2021.
    FranJam’s impressive talent lineup features Tina Arena, Jackson Browne, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Cynthia Erivo, Fiji Blue, David Foster, Katharine McPhee Foster, Debbie Gibson, Hoobastank, Cyndi Lauper, and Anthony Nunziata. The concert celebrates Fran’s 21 year anniversary of remaining cancer-free and all proceeds support her organization Cancer Schmancer.

    Viewers can lend their support to the fight against cancer by texting FRAN to 44-321 or donating at cancerschmancer.org/donate. Cancer Schmancer is the only nonprofit that saves lives by helping people connect the dots between lifestyle and health to prevent or even reverse life- threatening and chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
    FranJam 2021 is sponsored by The Skinny Line and Quantum Nutrition Labs. It is also made possible by the support of Lauran Bromley, Brett & Rebecca Kelly, Mary Ellen Moschetti, Rudiin Family Foundations, and Evan Sacks.

    For more information, please visit https://www.CancerSchmancer.org
     
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    • 4 min
    Donna Mills (on Knot's Landing, Being a Hollywood Legend, RHOBH, Reality TV & More!)

    Donna Mills (on Knot's Landing, Being a Hollywood Legend, RHOBH, Reality TV & More!)

    Donna Mills steps Behind The Rope. One of the most recognized names in Nighttime Soaps, 80s Icon, Donna Mills. Donna is best known for her role as the scheming, manipulative vixen Abby Cunningham, or Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner to be exact, on Knots Landing, one of the longest running prime time soap operas in history. We are thrilled to have Donna here today to chat about her career, and life for that matter, in its entirety. We reminisce about all the glory that was, is, and will always be Abby Cunningham and Knot’s Landing including how Donna was cast, co-stars and real life best friends Joan Van Ark and Michelle Lee, the other recognizable faces that popped by the worlds most famous cul-de-sac such as Nicolette Sheridan and Alec Baldwin, and her decision to leave the show way before the world was done with Queen Abby. Moving on from Knots, Donna opens up about the evolution of women in Hollywood from the 1980s when shows like Knots were all the rage to present day, answering questions like how far have we come and how much farther do we have to go. We also chatted with Donna about some of our other favorite shows she has appeared on like Melrose Place, Nip/Tuck, and last, but not least, RuPaul’s Drag U (yes we think Mama Ru is a Knots fan!). Of course we had to chat with Donna about her thoughts on Reality TV and actresses like Lisa Rinna who have become Housewives throughout the years. Yes, Donna does know Rinna. Having posed for Playboy herself, Donna chats and shares stories from her illustrious frothy year career about the pressures of aging in Hollywood, the ever presence of plastic surgery amongst The Hollywood Elite, and the #MeToo Movement. Finally we chat with Donna about the current crop of television she has been binging, the current crop of “A List” actresses she puts her stamp of approval on and with reboots running rampant chat, hoping to will into existence, a Knot’s Landing Reboot. Ahh, a girl can dream, can’t she. Miss Mills, we are not worthy! 

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    *** Special shout out to our friend Actor, Model, #RHONJ Kathy Wakile’s “Son”, Mr. Does It All Gregory Zarian for making this sit down with Miss Donna Mills come to life!! Gregory Appeared on our show Dec 29th, 2020, Jan 15th 2021, & April 23rd, 2021.

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Juliet Angus (on Ladies of London, Dorit & PK, Paris & Nicole, & Bravo Days of Yesteryear!)

    Juliet Angus (on Ladies of London, Dorit & PK, Paris & Nicole, & Bravo Days of Yesteryear!)

    Juliet Angus steps Behind The Rope. One thing became very clear within the first few seconds of speaking to Juliet, SHE - KNOWS - EVERYONE! We do not mean she has met everyone. We mean know - we mean had dinner with - partied with - traveled with. Dorit and PK. Dorinda. Cary Dueber. Tinsley Mortimer. Paris Hilton. Nicole Richie. Tracy Tutor. We discuss it all, including “The Simple Life” remake she wanted to pursue with the one and only Caroline Stanbury. Speaking of Caroline Stanbury, let us just pay homage to the BEST Bravo show no longer on the air, “Ladies of London”. Juliet explains how Ladies of London was originally supposed to be a sociological experiment of Americans assimilating into British culture. A nice happy cultural show with no drama. We all know how that turned out. We talk about her Ladies of London co-stars Caroline Stanbury, Marissa Hermer, Caroline Fleming, Noelle Reno, Sophie Stanbury, Caprice Bourret, Adela King, and Juliet Montagu. We discuss who she knew before the show, which friendships were “tested” as a result of the show, and who she keeps in touch with today. We discuss her unapologetic friendship and loyalty to Caroline Stanbury and some of the most dramatic moments she remembers from being a cast member on the hit Bravo series. We discuss the evolution of the show and why it was such a huge cult classic in the states. We discuss the power of Bravo and what she thinks about a possible reunion. Finally, Juliet fills us in on her family life and her “Shop My Closet”. An episode not to be missed.

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    • 53 min
    Michelle Collins (on Friend Andy Cohen, Countess Lu, The View, Housewives, BritBrit & her Sirius Show)!

    Michelle Collins (on Friend Andy Cohen, Countess Lu, The View, Housewives, BritBrit & her Sirius Show)!

    Michelle Collins steps Behind The Rope. Comedian, TV Host, Pop Culture Aficionado, BravoHolic, Michelle Collins. Michelle started her career working on the classic VH1 pop culture show, “Best Week Ever” as well as early appearances on various talk shows such as Chelsea Lately, The Tyra Banks Show and The View. It was those appearances on The View that led to a permanent co-host position. Michelle chats about her various View Co-Hosts Whoppi Goldberg, Candace Cameron Bure, and so on. We also address those constant alleged “toxic environment” rumors on set, the rumored “hazing” behind the scenes and her exit from The View. Ok let us recover from THAT! Life went on for Michelle after The View, and, um, in a big way. We chat about her coveted host position on “After Paradise”, the live after show for Bachelor in Paradise, and all things Bachelor Nation. Michelle discusses her current Sirius XM show, “The Michelle Collins Show”, podcast, “Midnight Snack”, and the best, worst and everything in between of the many celebrity guests she has had the honor of chatting with. Of course, all roads lead to Bravo and Michelle is a huge BravoHolic. We chat about her long standing friendship with Andy Cohen, her many Watch What Happens Live appearances, best / worst Housewives, Luann de Lesseps and her fountain of youth, Luann de Lesseps and her “Countess Cabaret” which Michelle was lucky to be a part of in many cities across the US, fav franchise and some of our fav Bravo shows of yesteryear - NYC Prep, Gallery Girls, Princesses: Long Island and Ladies of London. Finally, Michelle chats about her comedic inspirations - Joan Rivers we are looking at you, what talk show hosts she puts her stamp of approval on, and the current world of cancel culture which we all live in. 

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ambyr Childers (on "You", All My Children & Much More!)

    Ambyr Childers (on "You", All My Children & Much More!)

    Ambyr Childers steps Behind The Rope. Let us just start with the obvious. Ambyr was a cast member on one of the best TV shows to ever exist, “You”. Ambyr talks about her screen stealing performance as Candace Stone in “You”, her shocking return in Season Two (totally unexpected), what we can expect for Season Three (yes, they are filming) and answer the question, will Candace make a return once again? We discuss what working with Gossip Girl (Reboot, July 8 - whoo hoo!) alum Penn Badgley was like, the John Stamos Season Two Cameo role (shout out to the Iconic “Full House”), and how a move from Lifetime to Netflix turned “You” into a viral sensation. Ambyr discusses what it is like to be an actress in Hollywood these days, the “me too” movement and how she has an incredible knack for playing “crazy” and “psychotic” really well. Let us also not forget, she got her start on another classic TV show, “All My Children”. Yes, we deep dive into the world of daytime soaps, the “stigmas” attached to being an actress or actor in daytime TV, All My Children, all that she learned from her time in Pine Valley, how it was to live alone in New York City at only Seventeen years old, and La Lucci a.k.a. Icon Susan Lucci. We also discuss some of Ambyr’s other stand out roles such as her time on the hit TV show “Ray Donovan”, what working with Liev Schreiber was like, her current “Ambyr Childers Jewelry” Line, which actress Kate Bosworth was also involved in, and what is next for her as an actress and in life now that the world is opening up! All this plus more. Take a sip of that Pumptini, kick back and enjoy this non-stop chat with the one and only Ambyr Childers!

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    SUTTON STRACKE - (An Interview on all things RHOBH)

    SUTTON STRACKE - (An Interview on all things RHOBH)

    Sutton Stracke steps Behind The Rope. With the drama already well underway this Season Eleven of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Sutton is here to reflect back on her freshman year and look forward as to what is to come this season of RHOBH. Let us start with the obvious. Congrats Sutton!!! Now a Diamond Holder, in other words a full time cast member for those of you not well versed in your Bravo lingo, Sutton is here to dish it all. First things first, Sutton chats about all she has been up to in between her RHOBH seasons - renting Kyle Richards’ house, running “The Sutton Concept” and continuing her love of fashion, of course. Sutton chats about her brilliantly unique “Sutton Concept”, her fashion choices and styles, Dolce and Gabbana Crowns, her “hate” of leather pants, and why Dorit Kemsley and Erika Jayne are always thought of RHOBH’s resident fashion icons. Yes, Chrissy Teigen and Karen Huger, we are talking to you following your recent WWHL appearance. Sutton answers all our many questions about cast mates past, Brandi Glanville, Teddi Mellencamp, and, as she says, Denise Fu*king Richards and what it is like to no longer be the new kid on the block. Crystal Kung Minkoff and Kathy Hilton, we are now talking to you. On a more serious level, we chat with Sutton about how she has changed as a person as a result of Housewives, the best things to have come out of the RHOBH experience, the biggest misconceptions about Sutton Stracke, and what are some things we would be surprised to find out about her. Finally, we end with the one question on everyone’s mind, “just how different does it feel to be a Diamond Holder?” Well deserved Sutton. Well deserved!!

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    • 33 min

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