- Andy Cohen said he and Anderson Cooper weren’t drinking for CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage.
- Cohen told Page Six on Thursday that the duo will still “explode” on the final night of 2022.
- Cohen and Cooper are known to soak up the air during their annual broadcast from Times Square.
Andy Cohen has said he and his CNN co-host Anderson Cooper won’t drink during New Year’s Eve coverage after all.
Speaking to Page Six on Thursday, Cohen said that while the duo won’t imbibe on air, they still “have a BLAST.” Known for
Variety reported in November that the network’s anchors and correspondents would not be allowed to consume alcohol for holiday coverage, but Cohen told Rolling Stone in an interview shared Wednesday. The rule didn’t apply to him and Cooper.
“CNN said correspondent “Anderson and I are going to be people partying on CNN,” he said. [though] We party responsibly. “
He continued: “My job is to get Anderson out of his comfort zone. [and] My job is to be the party mastermind for everyone watching us on New Year’s Eve.As a matter of fact, if the correspondent isn’t drinking this year, I’m partying more difficult on behalf of them. “
Cohen and Cooper’s antics on “New Year’s Eve Live” weren’t without controversy. ‘s host Ryan Seacrest.
“There’s a bunch of smoke coming from the group of Ryan Seacrest losers playing behind us,” Cohen said of the ABC broadcast, which was filming next to CNN. But if you were watching ABC tonight, you weren’t watching anything, sorry.”
he murmured On January 1, he had “served a little too much” the night before.
—Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 1, 2022
A few days later, the “Watch What Happens Live” host said on her SiriusXM radio show that she regretted her comments about Seacrest’s coverage. Seacrest told Entertainment Weekly on Monday that he thinks it’s a “good idea” for CNN to cut back on alcohol for its New Year’s Eve show.
“The only thing I regret saying is that I criticize ABC. I really like Ryan Seacrest and he’s a great guy and I really regret saying that.” “And I was just feeling stupid and drunk.”