Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

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

Cooper and Cohen have been friends for years, with Cooper appearing on WWHL after Griffin was sacked from CNN's New Year's Eve special.

CNN announced Griffin would be fired from her hosting gig nearly immediately after the fake, bloody head photo went public.

The Wrap is reporting the Bravo honcho will join the other AC for Anderson Cooper's New Year's Eve Live on December 31.

They will bring the show to New York City on January 26 and 27 at the Beacon Theatre.

Several hours after the grotesque photo was posted - and her gigs and partnerships were canceled - Griffin issued an apology in a since-deleted video.

The New Year's Eve special draws on CNN correspondents around the world.

Andy Cohen was announced as the new co-host of CNN's New Year's Eve coverage - a role that was previously held by Griffin before she posed with a faux decapitated head of President Trump in a photo. "It is going to be a blast!" he said in the press release. "It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate".

When Cooper appeared on Cohen's Bravo late-night show Watch What Happens Live in July, he said he and Griffin were "still friends".

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

"The whole outrage was B.S.", she said.

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