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


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

Outrageous gives way to outrageous: Kathy Griffin's replacement as Anderson Cooper's sidekick on New Year's Eve will be Andy Cohen, CNN announced Wednesday.

The twosome will ring in 2018 from Times Square in NY on CNN's "New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen" on Sunday, December 31. Anderson said in a statement about co-hosting with Andy (via Deadline).

In August, she said she's "no longer sorry" for the bloody Trump effigy, adding the "whole thing got so blown out of proportion and I lost everybody". "We've travelled the world together and performed in 30 plus cities with "AC2" and it's all led to this one huge night!" Cohen, best known as host and EP of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, will join Cooper in Times Square in New York City. "We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down".

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Cohen "could not be more excited", he said in a Tweet.

Soon after Cooper's comments, however, Griffin told The Cut that her friendship with Cooper was over, as she was "hurt deeply" by him declaring they were still friends without checking in with her first.