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Jess has an epic kiki with Mr. Everything Iconic himself, Danny Pellegrino!! Together, Danny & Jess hunker down and go deep about the formative gay culture that shaped our youth as baby gays. We go deep on The View, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Kathy Griffin, Survivor, The Real World, Showgirls, Queer as Folk, Will & Grace, The Ashlee Simpson Show & m…
 
Jess is joined by Kate Casey (Reality Life) to gather their hot takes and gauge anticipation for the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, new season of RHOC, react to Denise Richards leaving Beverly Hills & touch on Selling Sunset vs. Million Dollar Listing. We then go deep on our top two picks for non-Housewives content to consume: the HBOMax docume…
 
The time has come! In honor of Bionic’s 10 year anniversary + “Reflection,” Jess welcomes back Andy Bellatti (@astrologywithandy) to go head to head on our Top 10 X-Tina songs. Look out for the deep cuts... the taste WILL. JUMP. OUT. PS: Don’t miss our Top 10 Britney songs debate released back in May! Follow @jessxnyc, @hottakesdeepdives & @astrolo…
 
Jess attended two RHONY tapings that aired in this season’s penultimate & final episodes: Leah’s 15th anniversary of Married to the Mob party + Luann’s F Marry Kill rehearsal. She hangs with her friend Dale Saylor, interior designer and Housewives historian, who pumps her with questions about the production & filming process. Follow @jessxnyc & @ho…
 
Jess is joined by PetShopBoy aka “B” and very quickly learns why he was recently blocked by Kelly Dodd (despite meeting on Fire Island). We chat about casting on RHONY in Dorinda’s wake, unnecessary fourth-wall breaking on the RHOBH finale, the thrill of a Karen Huger sighting & attending high school with Beyoncé. We also brainstorm ideas for Madon…
 
Jess summons Anthony Lario back to the pod to react to the breaking news that Dorinda Medley is leaving RHONY after 6 seasons. We discuss firing vs. quitting and muse on why this announcement came before the season's end. We also discuss Garcelle’s casting on “The Real” and how this will impact her RHOBH future. Finally, Anthony chats about his inc…
 
Jess chats with iconic MTV VJ Dave Holmes! Dave was the “runner-up” in the infamous Wanna Be a VJ contest who turned his “loss” to Jesse Camp into a 5-year career at MTV. Dave chats about being gay in the TRL days, Britney, N’Sync, Eminem, Mandy Moore, Carson Daly’s rise, the MTV Beach House, his favorite seasons of The Real World and more! Bonus e…
 
Jess catches up with Tiffany Rinehart — Kathy Griffin’s long-time assistant as featured on My Life on the D-List! Tiffany now works for Google, but we do a deep dive on her time with Kathy including: getting the gig via MySpace, receiving financial advice from Suze Orman, ordering pizza to Cher’s house in Malibu and her 80lb weight loss after seein…
 
Jess is joined by Judy Gold (!) — one of New York City’s most hilarious & beloved comedians. Judy chats about her time as an Emmy-winning writer/producer on The Rosie O’Donnell Show, having kids as a gay mom in the ‘90s, how her Jewish mother was an endless source of material and discuss how Judy’s #1 influence Joan Rivers would react to the world …
 
Jess hangs with "Mixing with Mani" host (and DC/Potomac area native) Mani to present the Top 10 Episodes of Real Housewives of Potomac you must watch to get up to speed. We cover Monique & Candiace’s entrances, the Grande Dame’s finances press conference, Gizelle’s hazy past with her ex slash future pastor husband + the Michael Darby hot mic heard …
 
Jess hangs with Brian Moylan — King of the Housewives Recaps, Erika Jayne co-author, Vulture writer & Gawker alum — for his State of Bravo Address 2020. We dissect the current moments in which we’re living: Bravo exposing Denise’s private affair to their benefit, why it’s hard to support Ramona “All Lives Matter” Singer, the Leah McSweeney version …
 
Jess catches up with Jonathan Antin, once referred to as a “scissors-wielding lunatic,” and star of Bravo’s Blow Out which aired from 2004-2006. Jonathan chats about growing up in Beverly Hills with his sister Robin Antin (choreographer & creator of The Pussycat Dolls), to eventually become the world-renowned hair stylist with a wild personality. J…
 
Jess hunkers down with Ryan Bailey, host of So Bad It’s Good, for an epic deep dive of Bethenny Ever After, finally streaming for free on PeacockTV.com. We review episodes including Bethenny’s 40th Birthday featuring Alex & Simon, Ramona & Mario & Andy Cohen (!), Lost at Sea with Dr. Amador, and the series finale which saw Bethenny embarking on the…
 
Jess is joined by social media brander & Housewives Whisperer Anthony Lario to chat about his experience working on set during the filming of RHONY this year. We also discuss his HOT take on the Denise & Brandi showmance, franchises currently in production (OC, NJ), the absence of Elyse & Brandi from their respective reunions, and the inevitable Li…
 
Jess chats with the man, the myth, the legend: Mikey Minden. As Erika Jayne’s creative director & choreographer Mikey Minden is responsible for the looks, moves, lighting, makeup & general artistry in her music videos, photoshoots & appearances on RHOBH. We chat about Mikey’s career as a child dance prodigy and his work with The Pussycat Dolls, Ush…
 
Jess sits down with actors / musicians / co-stars & couple Vicci Martinez & Emily Tarver from Orange is the New Black! Vicci Martinez is best known for playing Daddy on OITNB as well as her big break on Season 1 of The Voice. Emily Tarver played guard CO McCullough for four seasons, and shined in the final season opposite Laura Prepon/Alex Vause. W…
 
Jess kikis with the one and only Bruce Bozzi, king of the The Palm restaurant & Andy Cohen’s #1 Guy in the Group. We chat about Bruce’s experiences at SNL & Letterman as an NBC page, his friendship with Madonna, NYC vs LA in the ‘90s, and his decision to become a father at the age of 40. We also discuss being the step-father to actress Billie Lourd…
 
Jess catches up with Work Out queen JACKIE WARNER to learn how she opened her high profile gym Sky Sport & Spa in Beverly Hills that served as the backdrop for drama on Bravo’s Work Out. Jackie chats about dating in West Hollywood, her long-term relationship with Jillian Michaels, the heavy production/soft scripting on the reality show, and why she…
 
Jess hangs with T.Kyle, co-host of Legends Only & It’s Britney, Bitch! We kiki about his career in digital media at MTV, Watch What Happens Live and currently The Tonight Show. We also discuss how both reality & awards shows (VMAs) have changed since the early 2000s. Finally, T.Kyle reveals his Top 3 Britney, XTina & Gaga songs and a lot more! * An…
 
Jess welcomes back empath & intuitive Jamie Stein! Jamie is therapeutically trained, with an ability to channel (feel, see and hear) what is going on inside of an individual on an unconscious level. This time he does an exploration on Denise Richards’ marriages to Truther Aaron & Charlie Sheen, and a deeper look at the rest of the RHOBH women, part…
 
Jess sits down with Rori Sassoon, the New York City-based matchmaker behind the season 10 RHONY speed dating event that spurred the Bethenny & Carole tussle over “Red Scarf Guy.” Rori is back on RHONY this season, setting up Ramona with a new guy. Rori tells the story of how a random meeting with Carole turned into a major filming opportunity, and …
 
Our very own Astrologer to the Housewives — Andy Bellatti aka @AstrologyWithAndy — is back! This time we dissect the birth charts and astrological insights of Denise Richards, Leah McSweeney, Stassi Schroeder & Erika Jayne. Andy breaks down their sun & moon signs and also gives a deeper reading into their planets, aspects & transits. [ Denise Richa…
 
Jess has a freewheelin' kiki with true OC insider (and Reality Life host) Kate Casey to touch down on the Netflix pseudo-reality real estate show "Selling Sunset," the comparison of Selling Sunset to Million Dollar Listing, and some final thoughts on Tinsley’s abrupt RHONY finale. We also discuss the new Netflix doc “Disclosure,” devoted to the his…
 
Jess is joined by Watch What Crappens co-host Ben Mandelker and we go DEEP into the Bravo podcasting rabbit hole. We chat about the origins of Watch What Crappens, how Ben & Ronnie attended LeeAnne Locken’s wedding, their insane audition for The People’s Couch, stalking Alex McCord at The Ivy in LA, Ben’s former TV recap site, Jess’ former career a…
 
Jess sits down with Edward Russell, host of the popular podcast “Inside the Groove,” in which each episode focuses on one Madonna’s most iconic songs. Edward dissects the story behind each song via the use of multi-tracks (aka stems), demos, isolated vocals and interviews with the writer. We go deep on the stories behind the writing and recording o…
 
Jess chats with Danny Roberts, the breakout star of one of the greatest seasons of MTV’s The Real World — New Orleans. Back in 2000, Danny became the face of the war against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, due to his relationship with his military boyfriend Paul, whose identity had to be blurred out on TV, or else he would lose his career. Danny chats about…
 
Jess hangs with Matt Rogers of Las Culturistas to talk about Housewives, The View, Bethenny vs. Carole, and of course his podcast Las Culturistas w/ SNL star Bowen Yang. We go deep about his experience auditioning for (and nearly getting) Saturday Night Live, and what it was like to witness his best friend/comedy partner Bowen Yang actually get the…
 
Jess welcomes Semajh Bludson (@semajwithanh) to provide his hot takes on the racist state of affairs at Bravo, specifically relating to VPR, Stassi, Jax & Kelly Dodd. Semajh shares his own experience as a young, queer Black Bravo fan living in Maryland and sheds light on how the network could have handled the Stassi/Kristen moment in a more constru…
 
Jess welcomes an actor/singer/performer she has admired and loved for nearly twenty years — Jai Rodriguez — well-known as the Culture Guru on the OG Queer Eye on Bravo. Jess fell in love with Jai years prior, when he was starring on Broadway as Angel in RENT and doing cabaret "after shows" singing early JT & Kelly Clarkson. We chat about his experi…
 
Jess has an emergency kiki with Lara Marie Schoenhals (Sexy Unique Podcast) to process their thoughts & feelings around the sudden firings of Stassi Schroeder & Kristen Doute this week. We discuss their blatant racist aggressions targeted at former VPR cast member Faith Stowers, Stassi & Beau’s relationship, the financial implications, why "cancel …
 
Jess has an epic kiki with Ryan Bailey (So Bad It’s Good) to break down Bravo’s responsibility within the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as the long-coming backlash against Lea Michelle. We go deep on how to course-correct Vanderpump Rules, Garcelle’s performance on RHOBH, debate the entertainment value of the alcoholism ravaging RHONY, Denis…
 
The time has come! Jess sits down for a deep dive Chromatica review with the #1 Gaga fan in her life, @ClubAli. We then go head to head to debate our Top 10 Gaga songs of all time. Look out for the deep cuts... the taste WILL. JUMP. OUT. [ Chromatica Review: 10:00 ] [ Top 10 Rankings: 33:00 ] Follow @clubali, @jessxnyc & @hottakesdeepdives…
 
Jess chats with Emerson Collins of The People’s Couch and gets his hot takes on the disastrous Below Deck reunion, the loss of Kate Chastain, Bethenny's new HBOMax vehicle, Jax & Brittany’s PastorGate on Pump Rules and how the upcoming seasons of RHONY & RHOBH will feel without Bethenny & LVP. We also go behind the scenes of his time on The People’…
 
Jess welcomes the Millionaire Matchmaker herself, Patti Stanger, to deep dive back to the golden era of Bravo in 2008. We chat about how she became close friends with Bethenny & Jill Zarin in the early days, and why she took Jill’s side in the infamous Bethenny vs. Jill fight. Patti gives her hot takes on all the Bravo couples: Denise/Aaron/Brandi,…
 
** Please stay safe and adhere to curfews in your city. Listen, read, share, donate & vote. ** Jess welcomes Dr. Amador, widely recognized as Bethenny Frankel’s therapist on her spinoffs Bethenny Getting Married, Bethenny Ever After + RHONY season 7. We go deep on the infamous “Lost at Sea” episode in which Dr. Amador took Bethenny & Jason on a sai…
 
Jess welcomes John Hill, Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM co-host and ex-boyfriend. We chat the origin of their relationship when John was starring in Hairspray on Broadway and how they’ve managed to remain friends & work together over 15 years later. We chat about his experiences as a writer/producer on Watch What Happens Live and Kathy Griffin’s My Life on …
 
Jess hangs with two of her favorite boys, power pop culture couple Ariel Padilla (star SoulCycle instructor) & comedian Dave Mizzoni to break down everything from their Housewives origin stories to the pop queens who raised them (JLo & Britney, respectively). Dave is a comedian with his own game show (literally called “Gayme Show”) on the new Quibi…
 
Jess welcomes superstar fitness instructor Isaac Calpito aka @IsaacBoots to trace his trajectory from growing up in Hawaii, to moving to New York City to dance on Broadway to eventually training celebrities including Ariana Grande, Faye Dunaway, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kelly Ripa & Lisa Rinna. Isaac is having a MOMENT right now, as he has exploded into gl…
 
Jess welcomes back Andy Bellatti (@astrologywithandy), our resident Astrologer to the Housewives, this time to go head to head on our Top 10 Britney songs. We have been talking about doing this episode for months and it's finally here! Look out for the deep cuts... the taste WILL. JUMP. OUT. Follow @jessxnyc, @hottakesdeepdives & @astrologywithandy…
 
Jess welcomes Vanderpump Rules OG Peter Madrigal to chat about the trials & tribulations of perhaps the only man truly working at SUR. Peter reminisces about dating Stassi, watching the RHOBH crew film at SUR, and the fateful day when the employees were approached about a Housewives spinoff that would become VPR. We discuss the recent editor/Schean…
 
Jess hangs with Erin Martin (Pink Shade podcast & Jenny McCarthy Show) to chat about the further implications of the Vanderpump editor scandal as it will relate to podcasters and a lot more! Erin Martin is a regular on SiriusXM where she recaps Housewives with Jenny McCarthy every single week. We kiki about this season of the Kardashians, Bravo fin…
 
Jamie Stein is a therapeutically trained empath & intuitive with an ability to channel (feel, see and hear) what is going on inside of an individual on an unconscious level. He is also a Bravo superfan and loves using his gift to help us more deeply understand these people beyond what we see in an edited episode of TV. Today, Jamie sits with Jess a…
 
Jess chats with Sexy Unique Podcast's Lara Marie Schoenhals to figure out how to save Vanderpump Rules while also getting Summer House to the Next Level. Lara shares her specific LA experience watching fans infiltrate the Pump Rules cast & gives some insight into the cast’s “group think” mentality. Jess is fully in love w/ Leah Mob as we touch on t…
 
Jess summons Emerson Collins (The People’s Couch) back to the pod for a kiki regarding the Scheana Shay vs. VPR editor Bri Dellinger scandal. Bri is an editor who has worked on Project Runway, Top Chef and currently Vanderpump Rules. She went on a since-deleted podcast (don't worry, we saved it & transcribed it for you) claiming she "tries to embar…
 
Jess welcomes back Gibson Johns to go behind the scenes of the "anti-bullying comedy" event in which she "performed" on this week's RHONY. It was a mess from the jump, and she walks Gibson through how she hot involved and what was happening behind the scenes, including a pissed off Daryn Carp & Dorinda crying on the street. We also delve into the f…
 
Jess sits down with Summer House OG and Loverboy in Charge, Kyle Cooke. They immediately get to the question on everyone's mind: will they be able to film Summer House in late June amid social distancing rules and safety concerns? Kyle lays out three different possibilities of how they could successfully film the 5th season of the show this summer.…
 
Hiya! Here's a new episode for you with a special guest: my mom! Since we're in #QuarantineLife, I thought I should start with a guest that I'm around at all times. We talk this week's new episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Real Housewives of New York City. Lotta chat about bangs, so get ready for that. Talk to us! Twitter: ht…
 
Jess is joined by friend of the show Andy Bellatti - our very own Astrologer to the Housewives! Andy & Jess hunker down to understand & dissect the birth charts of some big RHONY players: Ramona, Bethenny and Dorinda. Andy explains how our planet placement significantly impacts our personalities and why it is the “moon” sign that matters, not your …
 
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