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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!
 

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BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE David Yontef

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    • 4.5 • 1.5K Ratings

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!
 

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    RHOBH's Dana Wilkey (Shares Erika Jayne Update & More!!)

    RHOBH's Dana Wilkey (Shares Erika Jayne Update & More!!)

    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. 


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    • 17 min
    Alaska (on Drag Race, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne. & New Music / Book!)

    Alaska (on Drag Race, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne. & New Music / Book!)

    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! 


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    • 47 min
    Real Housewives of Miami's Adriana de Moura (on the Past, Present & Reboot of RHOM!)

    Real Housewives of Miami's Adriana de Moura (on the Past, Present & Reboot of RHOM!)

    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!!


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Parvati Shallow - (on Winning Survivor, Being on Everyone's "Best Player" List, & Her Game Legacy)

    Parvati Shallow - (on Winning Survivor, Being on Everyone's "Best Player" List, & Her Game Legacy)

    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.**


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Former Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones (on PCD, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Antin, Britney & More)

    Former Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones (on PCD, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Antin, Britney & More)

    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. 


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    FRAN DRESCHER (On The Nanny's Original Run, Reboot, Broadway, Mahjong, & Being A National Icon)

    FRAN DRESCHER (On The Nanny's Original Run, Reboot, Broadway, Mahjong, & Being A National Icon)

    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


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    • 40 min

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arcrawley2 ,

My Fav

Behind the Velvet Rope is one of my favorite podcasts. I listen to every episode and love the Patreon episodes with Richie Sky! If you love reality tv (not just Bravo) you will love this podcast!

deeno4 ,

Fran Drescher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow. Wow. Wow and Wow. The Guests getter BIGGER and BETTER EVERY week. This show has grown into a bona fide hit and there are two reasons why. One the guests are huge - Fran Drescher - wow. The second - David Yontef is a brilliant interviewer and is not afraid to ask the hard hitting questions. Highly recommend.

Kelly's Opinion Makes Sense ,

BTVR

As a new listener to podcasts in general, I was fortunate to find Behind the Velvet Rope pretty quickly in my search for interesting podcasts. As The Real Housewives franchise is a guilty pleasure of mine, it was pretty cool to find a podcast with so much access to such a big collection of reality personalities/stars with connections to not only The Real Housewives, but a bunch of different shows from all different networks. The host David Yontef is not afraid to ask the hard questions. He does so in a way to make guest comfortable enough to spill all the detail. Fun and interesting show. Highly recommend giving it a listen.

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