It's the little late-night talk show that could. Next week, Watch What Happens Live — the kooky, wildly unpredictable chat-fest hosted by Andy Cohen — marks its fifth year on the air. That's no small feat, considering its very humble beginning as a shoestring web series anchored by a largely unknown Bravo network executive. Since then, plenty has changed. For starters, Cohen has become a celebrity in his own right, with one bestselling book down and a second due in the fall. And the ratings have grown. About 334,000 people tuned in for the first televised episode in 2009; this spring, WWHL hit an all-time high of 3.9 million viewers, and it's up 7 percent over Conan this season. The star power is also higher wattage. Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan and Oprah Winfrey are among the guests who have partaken in the mélange of parlor games, free-flowing cocktails and general pop-culture revelry that's made the pint-size "Bravo Clubhouse" ground zero for countless watercooler moments. We sat down with Cohen in his Manhattan studio to relive the wild ride...
Katy Perry for Cosmpolitan Magazine
Katy Perry's love life is only second to Taylor Swift's, and much like Swift, Perry isn't afraid to talk about it.
"I guess I happen to be attracted to high-frequency men," Perry jokes about her inability to find long-term love in the new issue of Cosmopolitan (as reported by E!).
C.J. Harris has come a long way from playing bars in Jasper, Alabama to making it to the Top 6 on Season 13 of American Idol — and his journey wasn't without a few bumps along the way. Harris weathered some pretty harsh criticism on the show about his singing style, but that was nothing compared to some of the prejudice he faced back home when he was first starting out as a musician.
"I would go in some bars and people didn't want to see [me]," Harris told TVGuide.com this week. "It didn't matter how good I was. They didn't want to hear it. I've had people walk out on me. I've booked shows back at home, and I'd come and play the show, and the owner would come up to me and say, 'Hey, people just aren't enjoying your music tonight. We want you to cut it short.' It was obviously because of one reason. I've dealt with that."
Katy Perry kissed a girl and, apparently, she didn't like it.
Perry was in the audience during Miley Cyrus' concert in Los Angeles last month when Cyrus left the stage and walked into the crowd to plant a big one on the "California Gurls" singer. However, when Perry recently appeared on the Australian talk show Sunrise, she complained that...
John Mayer, Katy Perry
p>Apparently those engagement rumors were way off. Katy Perry and John Mayer have parted ways, E! News reports.
The "Dark Horse" singer reportedly ended things with Mayer within the past few days, a source told E! News.
Vanessa Carlton, Stevie Nicks and John McCauley
Vanessa Carlton married Deer Tick guitarist John McCauley on Friday, the singer announced on Twitter.
Katy Perry and John Mayer
Over the course of their year-and-a-half-long relationship, John Mayer and Katy Perry have largely kept their romance under wraps and out of the spotlight. But not anymore!
TV couples: Hot or not?
The two musical lovebirds give fans plenty to...
Katy Perry, John Mayer
Apparently, Katy Perry and John Mayer are definitely back on!
The on-and-off (and on-and-off) couple duet on the track "Who You Love" from Mayer's upcoming album, Paradise Valley, out Aug. 20.
Shocking celebrity breakups
In the song, Mayer croons: "My girl, she ain't...
Robert Pattinson, Katy Perry
Summer weddings are great and all, but they're even better when the stars crash them.
Longtime pals Robert Pattinson and Katy Perry made a surprise pit stop at Montecito, Calif.'s San Ysidro Ranch over the holiday weekend, inadvertently showing up at the wedding rehearsal of two strangers, People reports.
Katy Perry, John Mayer
John Mayer has confirmed his breakup from Katy Perry, but he surprisingly didn't say much else.
During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Mayer refrained from sharing details of the split.