andy cohen There is one hope for his upcoming New Year’s Eve broadcast – to drink on live television once again.
“Hopefully, I won’t keep it hidden,” Cohen, 55, said. And! news On Monday, November 6. “I haven’t heard anything yet, but come on, they’ll have to let us drink. It is New Year’s Eve. Last year was not good in terms of audience happiness regarding our drinking. People really care and I hope CNN gives people what they want.
Cohen is hosting the CNN New Year’s Eve broadcast with his close friend anderson cooper Since 2017 when he replaced kathy griffinWho was fired from the news network that year.
The Bravo boss and Cooper, 56, have made headlines over the past few years for their debauchery — including getting drunk on camera. However, CNN asked Cohen and Cooper to cut down on drinking for the 2022 broadcast.
“What [CNN chairman Chris Licht] He said he didn’t want reporters there to drink, but he wanted Anderson and I to do our jobs,” Cohen said. hollywood reporter Before the live show. “So, I am happy to do my job. My only directive for years at CNN has been to have fun on New Year’s Eve, and that’s exactly what I plan to do.”
He later told Rolling Stone that “CNN has said reporters are not to drink alcohol.”
Of course, both Cohen and Cooper addressed the “elephant in the room” on New Year’s Eve.
“We can’t drink, okay! We can’t drink,” Cohen quipped during the December 2022 broadcast. “But it’s okay. It’s absolutely good.”
Cooper shot back, “Will you be able to make it?”
Cohen then joked about messing with marijuana live on air.
“That’s the question. We’ll see! Do I have a pocket full of provisions? I do. Will I take them? I don’t think so.” Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Host added. “I don’t know, it’s a very long night. This is a telethon with no diseases, do you understand? “We are spending the whole night here.”
The no-drinking rule comes after Cohen made some controversial comments during the 2021 New Year’s Eve show — including calling out Ryan Seacrest And Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rocking Eve,
“If you look behind me, you’ll see a bunch of Ryan Seacrest losers performing. …I’m sorry, but if you’re watching ABC, you’re not watching anything,” Cohen said at the time. “We were drenched in the confetti of the fake Journey on ABC. If it’s not Steve Perry, it doesn’t count! you have got it? This is not a trip! This is propaganda! This is propaganda! This is not a trip! This is not a trip! No, it was not a journey. Steve Perry is the journey.”
He also criticized the former mayor of New York City bill de blasio -For the second consecutive year.
He said in 2021, “To see Mayor de Blasio do his victory lap dance after the worst four-year tenure as mayor of New York – the only thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on is what a terrible mayor he’s been Is.” So sayonara sucked.”
Initially, Cohen laughed the drunken moment off. However, he ultimately “felt bad” about the comments against Seacrest and wrote an apology.
Both television hosts appeared on “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” in January, proving to fans that there is no bad blood between them.
“I don’t like fighting with people,” Cohen said. Seacrest responded, “Well, we’re not [fighting], Were not.”