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

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

Andy Cohen, the gay host of Watch What Happens Live!, is replacing Kathy Griffin as co-host of CNN's New Year's Eve festivities, Vulture reports.

Anderson Cooper has a new New Year's Eve buddy - and it's an old friend. Cooper said in a statement. "It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate".

Griffin hosted with Cooper since 2007 until CNN announced on May 31 that it would be ending its relationship with the comedian following a controversial photoshoot.

CNN terminated its agreement with Griffin to appear in its New Year's Eve program in May, after her photo shoot in which she held up a "decapitated" head of President Donald Trump and was blasted both by the left and the right.




Cohen and Cooper have traveled the country with a stage show, "AC2", in which they tell stories and take questions. During this time, Griffin also headlined her own Bravo reality series, My Life on the D List, which ran for six seasons before it ended in 2010. This will be the 11th year for the special.

Cohen tweeted after the announcement that he "could not be more excited".

The comedian was sacked from CNN, lost a commercial endorsement deal, and was slammed by her co-host of a decade, Anderson Cooper, who called the photo shoot "clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate".

"I've been friends with Anderson for 25 years", said Cohen in CNN's press release.


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