Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper (Photo by Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Photo: Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Photo: Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Andy Cohen to replace Kathy Griffin for CNN New Year's special

Andy Cohen will replace Kathy Griffin on CNN’s New Year’s Eve special.

“The news is out,” Cohen confirmed in a tweet. “I’m co-hosting New Year’s Eve on CNN with @andersoncooper and I could not be more excited!”

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Griffin co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve special with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper for 10 years, but the network parted ways with the comedian in May after she took a photo holding up a fake, bloody, decapitated head in the likeness of President Donald Trump. The network released a statement saying that they found the image “disgusting and offensive.”

Cooper and Griffin’s friendship was also put on the rocks following the controversy. Cooper disavowed the image, saying, “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”

It was announced in August that Griffin and Cooper’s long-term friendship was officially over following the scandal.

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