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Kathy Griffin Throws Major Shade At Andy Cohen Over NYE Drama

Kathy Griffin Throws Major Shade At Andy Cohen Over NYE Drama

Kathy Griffin; Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen replaced Kathy Griffin on CNN’s New Year’s Eve show.


There’s no love lost between Kathy Griffin and Andy Cohen, apparently.

Comedian and gay icon Griffin was fired from cohosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve telecast back in 2017 after sharing a controversial picture involving Donald Trump’s prosthetic head. She was eventually replaced by Cohen, who joined his longtime BFF Anderson Cooper in cohosting the NYC celebrations airing on CNN. Over the years, Griffin took a few jabs at Cooper for seemingly turning his back on her amid that firing.

On December 31, 2022 – just hours ahead of Cooper and Cohen’s 2022-2023 New Year’s Eve telecast on CNN – Griffin re-shared a video of Cohen from 2017 where the Bravo executive and TV personality is seen pretending not to know who Griffin was when asked by TMZ if he had spoken to her about the NYE replacement controversy.

“Ugh. Every year someone sends me this clip around New Year’s Eve,” Griffin wrote in a new Instagram post. “This guy was my boss for years. Decided whether or not I worked at Bravo. Can you imagine seeing your ex-boss on TMZ like… this? Ouch! Anyway, I can’t wait to watch Miley and Dolly tonight.”

Griffin’s new reaction to this video comes on the heels of Ryan Seacrest also throwing some shade at Cohen for reportedly drinking a little too much during the 2021-2022 NYE telecast on CNN.

Instead of tuning into CNN to see Cohen and Cooper ringing in 2023, it seems like Griffin will be watching Miley Cyrus’ NYE show on NBC instead, which will feature Dolly Parton this year.

Historically, televised New Year’s Eve celebrations have mostly been drama-free. However, it seems like LGBTQ+ celebrities and allies are going all out this year to fight it out in the media and hopefully get better ratings than the rest of the competition.

May the best New Year’s Eve program win!

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