During CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live special Andy Cohen, who acknowledged to being “overserved,” made alcohol-fueled insults.
Last Friday, Cohen, 53, co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live from Times Square in New York City with buddy Anderson Cooper. The Bravo host and producer has now confessed to being “overserved,” which led to him making booze-fueled remarks at Ryan Seacrest and his ABC show, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, which was shooting nearby.
Cohen will return to co-host CNN’s special in December 2022, CNN said on Monday.
In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, a CNN spokesman stated, “Andy said something he shouldn’t have on live TV.” “We’ve discussed it with him, and we hope to see him again next year.”
Cohen referred to the ABC show’s performers as a “collection of losers” during the New Year’s Eve broadcast.
“You can see Ryan Seacrest’s losers performing behind me if you look behind me. Sorry, but you’re watching nothing if you’re watching ABC “Cohen also railed against Journey, claiming that the renowned rock band, presently headed by Arnel Pineda, isn’t the same without original lead vocalist Steve Perry, according to Us Weekly.
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On Sirius XM’s Radio Andy on Monday, Cohen discussed his statements against Seacrest, calling them the “one thing” he regrets.
“I criticized the ABC broadcast because I like Ryan Seacrest and think he’s a fantastic person. And I really regret saying it, and I was just foolish and inebriated at the time “he said “And it was, it was, I was still on my Journey rant, and I continued talking when I shouldn’t have, and I felt horrible about it. That’s all there is to it. It is the only option.”
Cohen also addressed the media attention that his remarks against Seacrest drew.
He stated, “The headlines about Ryan Seacrest are all like I trash Ryan Seacrest.” “I really, truly hope he hears the video. Do you get what I’m saying?”