Bravo Exec Andy Cohen Wanted to Stick ‘Knife in Eyes’ Watching Children’s Choir at Oscars
12:11 PM PST 3/1/2011 by Mark Cina
He said their rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” “ruined everything” at the 83rd annual Academy Awards.
The major problem at this year’s Academy Awards had nothing to do with hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway.Bravo exec Andy Cohen blames the fifth graders from Public School 22 who closed out the show with “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Speaking on MSNBC's Speaking on Morning Joe Tuesday, Cohen (a child of the public school system himself) said (via the New York Times): "It was just bad. It was just awful. It was horrible. A public school chorus singing ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow.’ I literally — if I wasn’t going to go out to some parties I would have slit ‘em right then. It was the worst. I was looking for a knife to stick in my eyes, it was so terrible. […] We don’t want to see this. It just ruined everything.” Cohen used the "knives in eyes" phrase recently while addressing on-air whether he'd consider allowing reality star Heidi Montag to appear on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. He said he would rather "stab ... knives into my own eyes" than cast her. After she released a statement saying she was hurt, he apologized.
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