Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Andy Cohen to replace Kathy Griffin on CNN on New Year's Eve

Andy Cohen to replace Kathy Griffin on CNN on New Year's Eve

Griffin initially made an emotional apology regretting her actions, calling the photo "horrible".

Griffin had previously hosted the live event in Times Square, but had her contract nulled in May after doing a photoshoot with a decapitated Donald Trump head.

Prior to the photo shoot, Cooper and Griffin had hosted the New Year's Eve special together for nine years, beginning in 2007. "It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate". It is going to be a blast!" said Cooper in today's announcement, while Cohen said, "I've been friends with Anderson for twenty-five years.

The pair have been friends for decades, performing in standup/discussion shows across the globe.

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Cohen and Cooper have traveled the country with a stage show, "AC2", in which they tell stories and take questions.

Cohen also has a long-standing relationship with Griffin from his time as a network executive at Bravo. "Really? Not supporting and backing Kathy Griffin after she had your back for years". Most recently, Cohen appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 Monday to dissect the president's recent tweets.

The special will now be called "New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen", which starts on December 31, of course.

Griffin and Cooper previously served as co-hosts of the show since 2007 and had been longtime friends for almost two decades before their falling out in the wake of the Trump photo scandal.

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