Andy Cohen Will Replace Kathy Griffin On CNN's New Year's Eve Show

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Andy Cohen has been tapped to replace Kathy Griffin as the co-host of CNN's New Year's Celebration Eve with Anderson Cooper. "We've travelled the world together and performed in 30 plus cities with "AC2" and it's all led to this one huge night!"

Anderson Cooper has a new New Year's Eve buddy - and it's an old friend.

Griffin hosted with Cooper since 2007 until CNN announced on May 31 that it would be ending its relationship with the comedian following a controversial photoshoot. "It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate".

Griffin later told The Cut that the friendship was over because the reporter took too long to reach out.

Griffin lost the hosting job in May after she posted an image of Donald Trump's severed head. This will be the 11th year for the special.

The Wrap is reporting the Bravo honcho will join the other AC for Anderson Cooper's New Year's Eve Live on December 31.

Due to their long-standing friendship, Cohen and Cooper have frequently appeared on each other's program.

Cohen tweeted after the announcement that he "could not be more excited". Both Cohen and Cooper have also served as frequent guest co-hosts on fellow friend and media personality Kelly Ripa's morning show, particularly before Ryan Seacrest was named her permanent co-host.

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