When it was announced that Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper wouldn’t be tickling their throats with copious amounts of alcohol during the annual NYE broadcast on CNN, it was a shock for many. Especially since there’s no better way to say goodbye to the old year than by watching them slur their words hours before the ball drops, but thanks to aging boy scout Ryan Seacrest, who thought they should leave the joy juice alone while on air, they both opted to have a set dryer than Ryan’s love life. And there have been repercussions for these actions since now Ryan is saying Andy gave him the cold shoulder when he tried to speak to him on New Year’s Eve.
After their respective NYE specials, Ryan’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on ABC and CNN’s Temperance Telecast with Andy and Anderson, Deadline reports Ryan couldn’t wait to come back with a little behind-the-scenes tea for his withdrawn work wife, Kelly Ripa. During a segment of Live! With Kelly and Ryan, they began discussing the separate broadcasts. And Ryan stated although they were only a few feet apart from each other, when he tried to get Andy’s attention, he must have been struck blind and deaf at the same time because he never acknowledged Ryan’s presence.
“My big stage was right in front of Anderson [Cooper] and Andy and so when I was not working, I was trying to get their attention,” Seacrest said during his morning show. “I thought maybe I was in the shot. I just wanted to wave and say hi. You know, they have a great show.”
Seacrest said that Cooper “turned around” and waved at him mouthing, “How are you?” and “Have a good show.”
“Andy did not turn around,” Seacrest added.
Ryan, you big dummy. YOU were the one who thought cutting Andy, and Anderson off was a good idea, and Andy probably was trying not to look over at you and scream “Fuck Off Seacrest!” so as not to disrupt the live show. And, of course, one of Andy’s favorite fruit flies, Kelly Ripa, immediately went to bat for her friend by shutting down Ryan’s lies and propaganda.
[Kelly], who is a close friend of Cohen, interrupted and said, “That’s not true. He said he was trying to get your attention.”
Ripa is friends with all three hosts and was also in a pickle over who to watch on New Year’s Eve. However, the daytime talk show host said that she has two television sets side-by-side.
“I had to watch my boys,” Ripa said before explaining she rolled “in my other TV and we have our TV next to our TV and we have both of them on at the same time.”
What in the Dawson’s Creek after-school special hell is going on here? You are all middle-aged rich people, and this is how you want to start the new year. Whatever, Auld Lang Syne, y’all. Meanwhile, as this grade school catfight escalates, Anderson Cooper is back at CNN giggling his ass off, thinking, “I sure did dodge that bullet,” while sneaking another sip of gin from his secret flask.
UPDATE: Andy had a lot of words to say about this on his SiriusXM show today and claims he didn’t ignore Ryan because he never saw Ryan: