Prince Harry Says That Camilla Planted Positive Stories In The Press To “Rehabilitate Her Image” As The “Villain”
In case you couldn’t tell by the 12,384,965,999 headlines about Prince Harry’s tell-all (and that’s a low ass estimate), Prince Harry has a tell-all, Spare, out this week. Penguin Random House reportedly paid Harry $20 million for his memoir, and sources claim it needs to sell at least 1.7 million copies to break even. So Harry is out there hustling like the mortgage on Chateau de Bottom-Joined Palm Trees was due last week. His interviews with 60 Minutes and ITV aired yesterday, his talk with Good Morning America came out today, and he’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tomorrow night. All that peddling may be paying off because Spare is currently #1 on Amazon’s best-selling books list, even though it feels like every word of that book has already leaked. What else is there to read? Well, apparently, there’s more, including Harry accusing his stepmother Queen Consort Camilla of being a throne-climbing opportunist who’d stop at nothing to get her diabolical paws on the crown. Breaking news, I know.
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.
Prince Harry Discusses Family Reconciliation In A Pair of Interviews Coming Out Ahead Of His Memoir “Spare”
I’m going to have to assume that the real reason Anderson Cooper spent New Year’s Eve sober as a judge wasn’t to appease the higher-ups at CNN, but so he could get through a “revealing” 60 Minutes interview with Prince Harry without nodding off. Harry’s “explosive” memoir Spare is due next week (Jan. 10) so he’s making the rounds, presumably to fill in the gaps about his family struggles that weren’t already covered in his and Meghan Markle’s “unprecedented” six-part Netflix documentary series Harry & Meghan, their “bombshell” Oprah interview, Meghan’s “ground-breaking” Spotify podcast or her “conspiratorial” interview for The Cut. According to People, Harry also sat down with Tom Bradley of ITV for “an” interview. The clips that were shared over the weekend from both interviews were cleverly cut to exclude the parts where Coop and Bradley had to do shots of pickle juice in order to stay awake.
Another update to CNN-NYE Sobergate ’23! Last year, Andy Cohen got all kinds of wasted on CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast. Rather than blame Andy, the network decided to blame booze. Last month, Variety reported that CNN expected their hosts and correspondents to scale back on the drinking. Andy responded to Variety’s report on Watch What Happens Live! with this proclamation: “Anderson and I are going to party harder than we have ever partied before on New Year’s Eve!” Then, yesterday, Rolling Stone published an interview with Andy (recorded last month), where he doubled down on his party plans. He claimed he and co-host Anderson Cooper would be “partying responsibly.” Unfortunately, in the weeks since, Andy has changed his tune. Today he told Page Six that he will not be drinking on New Year’s Eve. This isn’t to say there aren’t other substances Andy can use to get in the mood…
362 days ago, Andy Cohen got schwasted while hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage. He went off on former New York mayor Bill de Blasio and referred to Ryan Seacrest and his cronies at ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve as “a group of losers.” Whoops! Even though Andy faced some backlash for his drunk-skunk antics, CNN pretty much immediately confirmed that they’d asked him and Anderson Cooper back for NYE 2023. However, last month, the network announced that they wanted their hosts to scale back on the drinking. Well, Ryan Seacrest has added his two cents during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. He says he doesn’t “advocate” booze on the air, and CNN’s plan to scale back is a “good idea.” Ugh, what a LOSER thing to say!
CNN Said They Plan To Scale Back The Drinking During Their New Year’s Eve Coverage, And Andy Cohen Responded
For those of us who refuse to wear clothes with an uncompromising waistband or leave the house past 8 p.m., we look to the TV on New Year’s Eve to watch other, more ambitious fun-havers crammed into the confines of Times Square clad in coats, hats, and adult diapers who’ve stood in the cold for 16 hours in anticipation of a few underwhelming musical guests followed by ten whole seconds of excitement. CNN’s NYE coverage has become the staple for people who love mess and don’t want to sit through Ryan Seacrest and his “group of losers;” with the master of lighting a match and walking away, Andy Cohen, getting lit with his incessantly giggly bestie, Anderson Cooper, while Don Lemon and other correspondents assist in the chaos. Last year, Andy got so rip-roaring ranty and wasted that it was rumored CNN cut him loose. But they didn’t, and he and Anderson will be back this year to host the festivities. And even though CNN says they’ve decided they’re banning booze for the correspondents involved in the coverage, Andy wants everyone to know the new rule doesn’t apply to him or Anderson, so we should expect them to be next-level hammered.