Andy Cohen Replaces Kathy Griffin on Anderson Cooper's CNN New Year's Eve Special

Bravo's Andy Cohen has officially replaced Kathy Griffin as Anderson Cooper's co-host on CNN's New Year's Eve Special, as reported by Deadline.

The news comes months after Kathy Griffin came under fire for her controversial photo shoot, which showed her holding a bloody severed head of President Trump. Cooper responded to the controversy, calling it "disgusting and clearly inappropriate." Griffin apologized for the photo, but was soon kicked off the New Year's Eve special.

Cooper is excited for his longtime friend Cohen to join him on December 31.

"Andy is the life of the party wherever he goes, and what bigger party is there than New Year's Eve? It is going to be a blast!" he said in a statement.

Cohen also released a statement, sharing his anticipation for the big night.

"I've been friends with Anderson for twenty-five years. We've traveled the world together and performed in 30 plus cities with "AC2″ and it's all led to this one huge night!" he said.

It's no secret that Cooper and Cohen have great chemistry. Cohen recently appeared on Cooper's CNN show, joking about producing a REAL HOUSEWIVES-style reunion show for the former wives of President Trump.

We cannot wait for CNN's New Year's Eve Special!

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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