READY FOR HER CLOSE-UP: Although she won’t call it a media blitz, Joanna Coles has made the rounds on TV in the last few weeks. After appearances on “CBS This Morning” and “The Today Show,” she is set to appear on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” on Friday at 10 p.m. EST.
The show, which is filmed live in Los Angeles, will also feature Fran Lebowitz, Mark Ruffalo, Gen. Michael Hayden and Michael Eric Dyson. Coles will likely talk about the upcoming Academy Awards, as well as presidential politics, a topic she recently addressed on “CBS This Morning.”
In a somewhat tense discussion with the morning show’s cohost Charlie Rose, Coles addressed the question of why Millennial women are voting for Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. Coles called the question “sexist” for its intimation that women “vote with their vaginas.”
Coles, who is a friend of Bloomberg, said she has “no sense of where he’s leaning” but that it must be “very galling for him looking at how well Donald Trump” is doing in the race.
The playful segment included a “Devil Wears Prada”-like performance by Coles who flung her coat at a flustered Morales and ordered her to get her a cup of Earl Grey, “Hamilton” tickets and jewelry from Sidney Garber. The seemingly ubiquitous editor in chief also was a keynote speaker at ReCode’s Code/Media conference this week.
Although Coles is not camera shy by any means, she isn’t usually on such a media tear, so what gives?
A spokeswoman for Cosmo characterized the slate of TV appearances as coincidental.
Currently, Cosmo is working with NBC to bring a pilot to the small screen. Although Cosmo wouldn’t comment on the status of its show, the project is said to be moving forward.