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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 • 2.1K 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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    Behind The Velvet Rope With Special Guest Kim D. - City Winery - Live Podcast Announced!!!

    Behind The Velvet Rope With Special Guest Kim D. - City Winery - Live Podcast Announced!!!

    You asked for it. You got it. Behind The Velvet Rope is thrilled to announce our first ever Live Podcast. This night will include food, fun, festivities and very special guest Kim D. Everything you love each and every day on BTVR will be happening before your very eyes and, of course, Kim will be spilling all the tea. Press play for more info and cannot wait to meet everyone in person!!!


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    • 12 min
    Kim D. (Breaks Down The Real Reasons Melissa & Joe Gorga Did Not Attend Tre's Wedding - The Cheating Rumors, The Cast's Involvement & What Happens Now!!)

    Kim D. (Breaks Down The Real Reasons Melissa & Joe Gorga Did Not Attend Tre's Wedding - The Cheating Rumors, The Cast's Involvement & What Happens Now!!)

    Melissa and Joe did not attend Teresa’s wedding. Tomorrow, Kim D. is back where she is every Saturday on our Patreon where we will be breaking down Tre’s big day - the hair, the gloves, the dresses, the fog, the nuptials, the guest list and everything else in between. Before we get there though, today we wanted to share with you an episode that would normally be on Patreon with Kim D. There is so much going on in RHONJ land that one episode this week was just not enough. We break down the chain of events that led Joe and Melissa to boycott Tre’s big day, the cheating allegations against Mel, the rumors Joey G charged Luis at the finale and much more. We also break down the multitude of rumors regarding this fractured family thereafter - namely that Tre sent a bil to Mel and Joe for not attending, all of the RHONJ cast’s involvement - including newbies Danielle Cabral and Rachel Fuda, what we will actually see this season when RHONJ returns and, most important of all, how, if at all, do Tre, Mel and Joey move forward from here.


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    LA TIMES' THE ENVELOPE (Binge First Six Episodes Now. Available Anywhere You Listen To Your Podcasts)


    RUPAUL’S SECRET CELEBRITY DRAG RACE (Premieres This Friday August 12th at 8pm on VH1). 


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Jen Shah's Guilty Plea - What Happens Now? & Tamra's Return - Vicki's Reaction, Jill's Involvement, Filming Rumors & Poor Teddi M.

    Jen Shah's Guilty Plea - What Happens Now? & Tamra's Return - Vicki's Reaction, Jill's Involvement, Filming Rumors & Poor Teddi M.

    Jen Shah Pled Guilty. We may have mentioned that once or twice before but today we take a deeper dive on what this actually means for her future, Coach Shah’s future and the future of RHOSLC. In other West Coast news Miss Tamra Judge has returned to reclaim her Orange. We break down Tamra’s return, the public’s reaction, Vicki Gunvalson’s reaction, Jill Zarin’s involvement, current RHOC filming rumors and how this will all play out next season now that filming has begun with four people she is not currently speaking with - Heather, Shannon, Emily and Gina. Plus the return of Taylor Armstrong to Housewives! With her Orange reclaimed, we can only assume Tamra won’t keep spending her time with that other West Coast Housewife from Bev Hills so we contemplate just who would be a great replacement for Tamra’s side gig slumming it with the Mellenball! All this and much more as we are only getting started!


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    • 52 min
    SHEP ROSE & CRAIG CONOVER (on Current Southern Charm Season Drama, Filming with Paige / Taylor, Kathryn Dennis & More!)

    SHEP ROSE & CRAIG CONOVER (on Current Southern Charm Season Drama, Filming with Paige / Taylor, Kathryn Dennis & More!)

    Shep Rose and Craig Conover step Behind The Rope. The Southern Charm boys are here to break down this current season eight of Southern Charm. Shep and Craig talk about how this season was different filming with their significant others at the time - Taylor Ann Green and Summer House’s Paige DeSorbo, share updates on these relationships - Taylor and Craig have since broken up while Craig and Paige are stronger than ever, offer dating and love advice to fellow cast members and each other and discuss what the future holds. Did someone say engagement Craig? In other Southern Charm news, we talk the return of Craig’s ex Naomie Olindo, the headlines Kathryn Dennis has been making as of late, the altercations with Austen as a result of this past Summer House season, the fact that Leva unfollowed most of the OG cast, including Paige, at the end of filming and what we can expect the reason of this epic season of Southern Charm.


    Following this chat, we share our chat with Craig Conover from earlier this year which dives deeper into all things Craig, Craig and Paige and Southern Charm!


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Daniel Franzese (on Mean Girls, Fan Fav "Damian", Lindsay Lohan, Tina Fey, & "Italian Mom")

    Daniel Franzese (on Mean Girls, Fan Fav "Damian", Lindsay Lohan, Tina Fey, & "Italian Mom")

    Daniel Franzese steps Behind The Rope. Yes, Damian, the gay dude from Mean Girls. Daniel is so much more than just “Damian” though. We chat about the Iconic “break out” role of Damian, why that character resonated and still resonates with people almost 20 years later, how it changed the lives of so many gay and “other” kids worldwide and just why, out of all the characters in this epic film, Damian is the one everyone can agree brings oh so much joy to the masses. Daniel chats about working with Lindsay Lohan, Tina Fey, Rachel McAdams, Amy Poehler, Amanda Seyfried and the rest of this brilliant cast and just what would a reboot look like today in 2022. In other news, Daniel’s brilliant “Italian Mom”, which has been killing it on You Tube and Cameos worldwide is about to make her stage debut this month. Ticks avail now. Finally, we chat about the current state of leading LGBTQ+ projects in Hollywood, being “out” as an actor today and just what is next for this powerhouse actor who will not be slowing down any time soon!


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    TAYLOR ARMSTRONG (on RHOBH, Russell, The Domestic Abuse, Lisa Vanderpump & OG Cast!) - II

    TAYLOR ARMSTRONG (on RHOBH, Russell, The Domestic Abuse, Lisa Vanderpump & OG Cast!) - II

    Taylor Armstrong steps back Behind The Rope. Who can believe its been eleven years since Taylor first appeared on the freshman season of the currently highest rated Housewives franchise, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Feeling nostalgic, Taylor takes a trip down memory lane during her tenure on RHOBH with castmates Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle and Kim Richards, Adrienne Maloof and Camille Donatacci Grammer (now Meyer). The ORIGINAL Dinner Party from hell - Allison DuBois, Faye Resnick & one epic e cigarette pen, what could go wrong?, a $50,000 Birthday soirée for a four year old, one epic stretch limo fight between two sisters that ended with the “a” word being thrown around and early accusations of LVP leaking stories to the press before that was “a thing”, we cover it all. On a more serious note, we chat with Taylor about the domestic abuse she endured from her husband at the time, Russel Armstrong, through most of her marriage and while filming RHOBH. We dive deep into topics such as why join RHOBH with this hidden secret, the difficulties of filming trying to hide this from the cast, how did she convince Russel to “let” her join RHOBH, did the show make the abuse worse, who from diamond holders did she confide in, and finally, did RHOBH, in effect, save her life? Taylor opens up about the full range of emotions expressed after she found then husband Russel Armstrong hanging in his LA home and resulting legal battles she faced as result of inheriting his several million dollar debt. Taylor reflects on how lucky she is to be here today, a gift she has shared in her aptly titled “Hiding From Reality” book and now shares in public speaking engagements across the county in the hopes of helping others suffering from domestic violence. On a lighter note, Taylor became part of a viral cat meme a few years back, you know the one, which we dissect. Of course we chat about the storyline and casting high points and mistakes of RHOBH throughout the years, whether the current cast is “right” or needs to be changed, the presence of actresses as Housewives, the realness of the show present day, Erika Jayne’s current legal woes, and much more.


    ***If you or a loved one are a victim of domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential assistance from trained advocates.


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    • 49 min

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You have a great voice! I’m listening to the Kelly Dodd episode. You are a podcaster! Your voice is what sells. Don’t be so hard on yourself!

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Thank You for Taylor

Taylor Armstrong was a really great interview. I have much in common with her sadly but listening to her experience was so validating for me with the choices I made and the time it took me to walk away so thank you for giving her the time to share her story in a respectful manor and thank you to Taylor for courageously sharing the real truth and trusting David as the vehicle to do so. It was triggering for me, but affirming at the same time to know the feelings I felt in the midst of the madness were “sadly normal”.

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First time listener

They are talking about rumors as if they are true. When in reality these rumors have already been debunked. You won’t get the truth here and they are extremely biased against some of the housewives.

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