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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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    • 4.5 • 1.8K 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! 
 

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    RHODC's Lynda Erkiletian (on RHODC, The Salahi White House Crash & Current State of Housewives)

    RHODC's Lynda Erkiletian (on RHODC, The Salahi White House Crash & Current State of Housewives)

    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. 


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    MARGARET CHO (on Her Comedic Genius, DWTS, Masked Singer, Lisa Vanderpump & Becoming an RHOBH!)

    MARGARET CHO (on Her Comedic Genius, DWTS, Masked Singer, Lisa Vanderpump & Becoming an RHOBH!)

    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.


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    • 55 min
    Theresa Caputo (on "Long Island Medium", Her Live Show, Spirit, & A Live Reading Here Today!)

    Theresa Caputo (on "Long Island Medium", Her Live Show, Spirit, & A Live Reading Here Today!)

    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!! 


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    LINDSAY HUBBARD (on Summer House New Season, Dating Carl, Love Triangles & Cast Mates Past & Present!)

    LINDSAY HUBBARD (on Summer House New Season, Dating Carl, Love Triangles & Cast Mates Past & Present!)

    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.


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    WORST OF 2021 - BTS of Our "Worst Of" Housewife / Bravolebrity Chats of 2021!

    WORST OF 2021 - BTS of Our "Worst Of" Housewife / Bravolebrity Chats of 2021!

    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


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    • 8 min
    Tamra Judge (on RHOC Past, Present & Future!) - II

    Tamra Judge (on RHOC Past, Present & Future!) - II

    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.


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    • 1 hr 4 min

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And Just Like David

The Candace Bushnell tell all was wicked yes. Yup I’m from Boston. Listened with my husband who I’ve forced to love the show. Way to keep the content fresh.

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