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APRIL 20, 2012 6:47AM

Kathy Griffin, the D-List Is Calling


By ANDREA HIGBIE


Sorry, Kathy.  No self-respecting gay guy, let alone most anybody else, is going to watch your new talk show.

In its premiere last night on Bravo, Kathy Griffin's hourlong show called, appropriately enough, "Kathy," lacked the usual pop and sizzle of her specials, her "L
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NOVEMBER 4, 2011 1:24PM

'Top Chef': Cooking Large in the Lone Star State


By ANDREA HIGBIE


When I moved to Texas five years ago, I was pleasantly surprised by the food.  It wasn't just bigger, as I expected, given the  Everything's Bigger in Texas line, but it was better than I expected as well.   

Especially
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SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 9:51AM

I Quit Using 9/11 24/7 to Measure My Life



By ANDREA HIGBIE


The day that everything changed promised to be a gorgeous one -- bright and cloudless with just a snap of cold.
 
A good day to be alive. The kind of day that makes even the least sentimental among us cherish New York
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SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 4:21AM

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': The Show Must Go On



By ANDREA HIGBIE


"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" last night was supposed to be about yet another dinner party gone bad. The traded glances, the stormy background music, the symbolic olive branch.  But Russell Armstrong's suicide on Aug. 15 changed things. Bravo re-edited parts of this… Read full post »

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AUGUST 1, 2011 8:51AM

Nobody's Perfect, and Neither Am I: So I Quit Trying


By ANDREA HIGBIE


It has taken years, but I've finally quit trying to be perfect.

Perfectionism is a losing game.  When I failed, I beat myself into a froth of self-loathing.  Stupid. Loser. Bitch. Even when I got what I wanted -- the job
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JANUARY 28, 2011 8:28AM

'Housewives Reunion': Playing by Camille's Rules

 
A Letter From Your Biggest Fan, Andrea Higbie:
 
Dear Camille, Kyle, Taylor, Kim, Lisa and Adrienne,
 
  • e Me Crazy?
We've been through a lot together -- the lying, the fighting, the divorcing, the secret-keeping and, naturally,/
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JANUARY 26, 2011 7:57AM

Joan Rivers: 'Take My Life, Please!'


By ANDREA HIGBIE


So, what'll it be, President Obama's State of the Union Message or Joan Rivers's new reality show? The President may be historic, sure, but Rivers is a legend. And what becomes a legend most? Telling Howard Stern that while "we used to have
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JANUARY 24, 2011 5:40AM

Kardashians Take NY, but Can NY Take the Kardashians?

 
By ANDREA HIGBIE
As sure as night follows day, as spring follows winter, it's a brand-new week and there's a brand-new Kardashian reality show to greet it. This one is called "Kourtney and Kim Take New York," like a "Muppets Take Manhattan," but much hairier.
And their momager,
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JANUARY 21, 2011 8:09AM

'Housewives' Finale: Karma So Bad, It's Good

 
   By ANDREA HIGBIE

It has been a long 13 weeks slogging through "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." The fighting, the shopping, the parties, the secrets. The breakups. For Camille Grammer, it's all been bliss. But for the rest of us -- Camille's captive TV audience,
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JANUARY 14, 2011 12:02PM

Camille's Day of Reckoning


By ANDREA HIGBIE


Camille, Camille, Camille!  Did you learn nothing from "The Art of War," that Chinese classic on military strategy? You know, the sixth century B.C. book you were carrying around with you to scare all the other gals on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," all
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NOVEMBER 24, 2010 7:50AM

Widows and Orphans, Feasting


By ANDREA HIGBIE


My mother was no slave to the holiday oven. I cannot recall any guests at our table for Thanksgiving dinner, nor can I remember there ever being a Thanksgiving dinner.
 
 
She had nothing against Thanksgiving. She just didn't want to do it. And so we
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NOVEMBER 24, 2010 7:44AM

Widows and Orphans, Feasting


By ANDREA HIGBIE


My mother was no slave to the holiday oven. I cannot recall any guests at our table for Thanksgiving dinner, nor can I remember there ever being a Thanksgiving dinner.
 
 
She had nothing against Thanksgiving. She just didn't want to do it. And so we
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OCTOBER 15, 2010 7:36AM

TV Recap: Vanilla Ice's Extreme Makeover

By ANDREA HIGBIE
 
When I heard that "The Vanilla Ice Project" was coming to TV, my first thought was: "Project No. 1: Fix career."

The fixes on this new reality show, however, are strictly of the architectural variety. Why I might want caulking instructions from the long-gone
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FEBRUARY 2, 2010 4:33PM

The Long Goodbye: Death be Not Like Everyone Else's

By Andrea Higbie

My friend Carol was chitchatting away, driving through Flower Mound, Texas, with my two sons and me, when she nonchalantly turned her eyes from the road, looked me full in the face and said, "I wrote a list of my funeral songs."

She titled the list, she told me, "Songs
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