Andy Cohen Talks About His Infatuation with ‘CHiPs’ Actor Erik Estrada [AUDIO]

May 14, 2012 10:00 am

Bravo executive, host, and author Andy Cohen called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Monday to talk about his new book “Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture,” things he has in common with Ryan, and why he was obsessed with the cop drama “CHiPs” as a kid.

On His Infatuation With ‘CHiPs’ As A Kid:
Andy tells us: “I was infatuated because Erik Estrada was like packed into that tan police outfit and he was stirring things up in me that I didn’t know that I had going. So, that’s why I liked it.”

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Why Did Andy Write A Book?
“I’ve been in TV for 23 years, these are the stories I tell my friends just to crack them up about what goes on behind-the-scenes. I’ve been so fortunate, I was always such a huge fan of pop culture, grew up 2 inches from the TV, always wanted to be in TV and on TV and this is kind of a dream come true story of how it happened. Also, it’s just stories that I wanted to share, just very funny things that have happened in my career and my life, that people wouldn’t believe to be true, but very much are,” Andy tells us.

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Things Andy & Ryan Have In Common:
Ryan pointed out that he and Andy are friends, they work together with Bravo, and they are both into fashion. “The other thing that Ryan and I have in common is I don’t think either of us sleep. So, sometimes Ryan will email me when I’m going on the air and I will email him back a couple hours later and there’s never a time that I email him that he doesn’t respond quickly. I think it’s because neither of us sleep. So, that’s something that we share as well,” Andy added.

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Upcoming Book Tour Dates:

Tuesday, May 15 in Los Angeles, CA
Reading and Signing at Barnes & Noble
The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
7:00 PM

Wednesday May 16 in San Francisco, CA
An Evening With Andy Cohen at Commonwealth Club
Castro Threatre
429 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA
7:30 PM

Thursday, May 17 in Miami, FL
Reading, Q&A and Signing at Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL
8:00 PM

Friday, May 18 in Washington, D.C.
Front Row
Bethesda Lane
Bethesda, MD
Book Signing at 5pm and Runway Event at 7:30pm

Wednesday, June 13 in New York City
Word for Word Author Series With Andy Cohen (interviewed by Willie Geist)
Bryant Park Reading Room
42nd St. between 5th and 6th Avenues
12:30 PM

Friday, July 20 in Shelter Island, NY
Reading at Shelter Island Public Library (co-sponsored by Willie Geist)
37 North Ferry Rd.
Shelter Island, NY
7:00 PM


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