Andy Cohen Confronts Anderson Cooper About Ryan Seacrest NYE Wave

Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper.
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After Ryan Seacrest claimed that Andy Cohen declined to say good day throughout their competing New Yr’s Eve broadcasts, the Watch What Occurs Reside With Andy Cohen host has defended his actions.

“Ryan, I don’t know, he’s bought a giant up about me two weeks in a row,” Cohen, 54, mentioned throughout a Wednesday, January 4, episode of his “Radio Andy” present. “I don’t even know what. … I didn’t see Anderson [Cooper] flip round and wave. Often what Anderson will do, and I ought to name him again and ask him about this, frankly. However I feel he’ll yell at me if I do. Often, if he’s waving at Ryan, he’ll say to me, ‘Hey, there’s Ryan.’ You realize what I imply?”

Cohen and Cooper, 55, cohosted CNN’s New Yr’s Eve Reside whereas Seacrest, 48, helmed Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Yr’s Eve. Each broadcasts have been filmed stay in Instances Sq. in New York Metropolis, with the Actual Housewives producer noting that usually they are going to all greet each other in some unspecified time in the future.

“After which I’ll flip round and wave or I’ll say, ‘There’s Ryan,’ however [Anderson] didn’t try this,” Cohen mentioned on Wednesday about his longtime pal. “Ought to I name him and yell at him about it?”

He then dialed up the Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty creator to ask in regards to the Saturday, December 31, incident.

“You most likely don’t even know this since you’re coping with, like, the Home vote and all that,” Cohen mentioned, referring to Congress’ voting course of to elect a brand new Speaker of the Home, earlier than attempting to ask Cooper about Seacrest’s feedback on Reside With Kelly and Ryan.

Cooper rapidly interrupted his buddy to ask if he was going to “get me concerned in a factor with Seacrest.”

“That is between you and I. It is a you and I factor as a result of he mentioned on the present that you simply very politely rotated and waved to him and mouthed to him have a great present and that I didn’t flip round,” Cohen continued, with the CNN anchor noting that Seacrest mouthed, “Blissful New Yr” from his Rockin’ Eve perch.

Whereas Cooper had, in years previous, nudged Cohen to comply with his lead in waving to Seacrest, he didn’t final month as a result of he thought he was “catching up.”

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Cohen on the To The Rescue Gala, November 2022.
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“I simply occurred to show, like, there have been a pair instances I regarded to see if he was round and I hadn’t to see him. After which there was one time I simply turned and he was there over by the place they, you realize, try this hourly, like, countdown,” Cooper defined on Wednesday. “I noticed him and we each waved and I mentioned, you realize, ‘Have an incredible new 12 months’ or a ‘Have an incredible present.’ … [Andy,] you have been speaking [and] have been concerned in some producer [thing] and so I simply didn’t [tell you to say hi]. I imply, all of it occurred so quick, it wasn’t a giant deal. I imply, yearly we at all times say hello to him. So I assumed possibly you had beforehand and I used to be simply catching up.”

He continued: “I’m sorry if that [was a] failing on my half, however yeah, I hope that didn’t contribute or something. I assumed I noticed you, you realize, waving or one thing.”

The Most Talkative scribe informed Cooper that he hadn’t greeted Seacrest, however “would have” if he had seen him. “I used to be attempting to get Duran Duran’s consideration,” Cohen quipped of the second he waved towards Seacrest’s stage.

The Bravo host initially made headlines eventually 12 months’s New Yr’s present when he referred to the ABC’s broadcast performers as “Ryan Seacrest’s group of losers,” which he later regretted.

“You realize, these guys, we’ve been buddies for thus a few years and we’re all in it collectively,” Seacrest completely informed Us Weekly final month. “We’re all on the market blocks away from one another, bringing within the new 12 months, attempting to have a great time and convey that kind of enjoyable. So I want them the most effective of luck and an incredible present.”

Because the three males hosted their respective Saturday broadcasts to usher in 2023, Seacrest allegedly wished to say good day mid-show.

“It was humorous as a result of my huge stage was proper in entrance of Anderson and Andy,” the American Idol host recalled on the Tuesday, January 3, episode of Reside! With Kelly and Ryan. “Once I was not working, I used to be attempting to get their consideration. I assumed possibly I used to be within the shot. I simply wished to wave and say excessive. They’ve an incredible present. And Anderson, the most effective. He turns round and he says, ‘Have a great present.’ Very good. Andy didn’t flip round.”

Kelly Ripa chimed in that her pal Cohen was not attempting to snub Seacrest. “That’s not true. He mentioned he was attempting to get your consideration,” the previous cleaning soap star, 52 mentioned on Tuesday. “Often, ABC and CNN go to business on the identical time. This 12 months, they didn’t which was enormously useful [as I went back-and-forth between programs].”