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Andy Cohen Opens Up About His “Complicated Relationship” With The Real Housewives And Explains Why Some Get Fired From Shows — Plus, Andy Reveals His Dream All-Stars Real Housewives Cast!

Andy Cohen is opening up about his relationship with the ladies of the Real Housewives franchise. "I very much believe in boundaries. And sometimes I keep boundaries up with people who have no boundaries. These are people who invite cameras into their homes," he told Paper Magazine.

"It's a complicated relationship... I'm a boss, I'm a friend... I'm an adversary, I'm a button pusher. I've become legitimately friends with many of them. I care about them. So it's nuanced. And sometimes it's great and sometimes it's not great. It's an emotional relationship."

Cohen, who appears on the cover of Paper as pop culture icon Andy Warhol, the WWHL host opened up about today's pop culture landscape and how Real Housewives fits in it. "So much of what [Warhol] was talking about came true. Today, part of me thinks that he would be painting the Real Housewives, because they're real people that became famous, and there's something larger than life about them," he said. "They could be a part of his Factory, in a weird way. They're part of mine."

Cohen revealed the reason some of the Real Housewives get booted from the show. "If they become a turn-off to viewers, for whatever reason—they appear too fake, they're not interesting, they're not entertaining—[then they're no longer a fit]," the franchise's executive producer said. "When people cross the line and it becomes unreal, that's when they are out."

Cohen, also revealed what makes the perfect housewife. "Someone who's funny and unique and interesting to watch. Someone who has something to say, and is different, surprising and just watchable," he said. "There's a fine line between people who are desperate to be on reality television, and people who you want to watch on reality television. The Venn diagram of desperation and watchable, it's a very slim thing in the middle where it overlaps, and you're like, 'That's the bullseye, that's NeNe Leakes, that's Vicki [Gunvalson], that's Bethenny [Frankel].'"

Cohen also revealed his dream Real Housewives All-Stars cast during a recent interview with E! News.

So who made the cut? Atlanta's NeNe Leakes and New York City's Bethenny Frankel, Orange County's Shannon Beador, Dallas' Leanne Locken, New Jersey's Margaret Josephs, and Beverly Hills' Denise Richards.

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