15 August 2013 7:13 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Spectators at this year’s Miss Universe pageant can watch what happens live at the competition — but for the first time in three years, they won’t see Bravo’s Andy Cohen.

Though Cohen co-hosted Miss Universe in 2011 and 2012, he’s bowing out this year because of the pageant’s filming location: Moscow. And as Cohen recently explained to his fellow Miss Universe host Giuliana Rancic, he “didn’t feel right as a gay man stepping foot into Russia.”

Why? Because last month, Russia instituted a controversial new law that bans the public discussion or display of gay rights and relationships “around minors, »


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