Wednesday Briefs: Estelle Getty’s Emmy sold! Andy Cohen says Bravo is Bi; Michael Douglas’s cancer
SOPHIA WOULD BE PISSED! This is sickening: Estelle Getty, the beloved star of The Golden Girls, won the Emmy in 1988 for her performance as Sophia. So where is that Emmy today? Who the heck knows. Her two sons, after their mom died in 2008, could not agree on how to split her estate. So the Emmy ended up on eBay!
One of the sons, Carl Gettlemen, now tells Reuters, “The Emmy had far more sentimental value than (money value) for me, but there’s no way to split an Emmy between two (people). It should have been made accessible to the public. She was so appreciative of her fans, she would have preferred it somewhere where (they) could see it.”
BRAVO BRAVO! Andy Cohen has got a gay man’s dream job as Bravo’s senior VP of original programming and development.
His network is home to the Real Housewives franchise, the Emmy-winning Top Chef, Flipping Out with Jeff Lewis and, of course, Kathy Griffin‘s My Life on The D List.
It is, quite simply, the gayest channel in the universe. But in an interview with Blackbook.com, Andy insists the network is, at the most, bi.
“I always saying we’re bi, but I think it’s kind of how I view myself being gay—it’s just one of things that I am,” he explains. “So Bravo may or may not be gay, but I think there’s a lot of other things going on. I think for the gay people on Bravo, it’s one of the things that they are—they’re not on Bravo because they’re gay. The people that are gay on Bravo, like Brad on Rachel Zoe or Jeff on Flipping Out, they’re gay but they’re also great at what they do and that’s why they’re on Bravo and that’s important.”
“I came back and a guy said ‘Let me have a look’. All happened within three weeks. They got a biopsy and analyzed it.”