Kathy Griffin's CNN New Year's Eve Host Replacement Revealed

Kathy Griffin's CNN New Year's Eve Host Replacement Revealed

Per The Hollywood Reporter, we can inform our readers that Cohen has officially been named as Griffin's replacement for CNN's New Year's Eve telecast. It is going to be a blast!" said Cooper in today's announcement, while Cohen said, "I've been friends with Anderson for twenty-five years.

Longtime pals Anderson Cooper, left, and Andy Cohen will co-host CNN's New Year's Eve special. Griffin, who had co-hosted New Year's Eve with Cooper since 2007, was sacked from the gig in May after her controversial photo shoot in which she posed with a bloodied replica of President Donald Trump's head. Cooper said in a press release.

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. We've traveled the world together and performed in 30 plus cities with "AC2" and it's all led to this one huge night!' It came as the result of the backlash a photo shoot of hers received, depicting her holding the severed (fake) head of Donald Trump. However, in August, Griffin told NY magazine that their friendship had ended in the wake of the scandal.

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CNN has aired a New Year's Eve show for more than a decade.

Cohen and Cooper have appeared on one another's shows constantly over the years.

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