Ryan Seacrest Pokes Fun at Andy Cohen After CNN Limits Alcohol on NYE


Ryan Seacrest and Andy Cohen
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Discovering the humor. Ryan Seacrest wasn’t afraid to chuckle off Andy Cohen‘s New Yr’s Eve feedback — whereas supporting CNN limiting consuming on air for this 12 months’s broadcast.

Throughout an interview with Leisure Weekly, which was printed on Monday, December 26, Seacrest, 48, applauded experiences that CNN will probably be chopping down on the hosts’ alcohol consumption on and off display screen on Saturday, December 31.

“I don’t advocate consuming when one is on the air,” the longtime host of ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Yr’s Rockin’ Eve shared. “I don’t know the way that began as a practice but it surely’s in all probability a good suggestion [to scale back], CNN.”

Seacrest famous that he and his fellow ABC cohosts received’t be consuming alcohol till after 1 a.m. throughout their stay broadcast. In keeping with the Stay with Kelly and Ryan cohost, some anchors might disagree with CNN’s choice.

“There’s some fairly respectable folks or no less than one, proper?” he joked about CNN’s New Yr’s Eve Stay, which is hosted by Anderson Cooper and Cohen, 54. “I believe there’s a severe journalist after which a good friend of mine who has a variety of enjoyable, but it surely’s in all probability a good suggestion.”

The Georgia native additionally recalled how one of many CNN hosts had “one thing to say” about his present final 12 months. “[I don’t] assume they might say what they mentioned about our performers in the event that they weren’t consuming,” he defined. “I’d ship them some Casa Dragones Tequila simply to tempt them whereas they’re on the air.”

Cohen, who has been cohosting with Cooper, 55, since 2017, made headlines when he threw shade at Rockin’ Eve final 12 months. ​“When you look behind me, you’ll see Ryan Seacrest’s group of losers performing,” he mentioned on the time. “I’m sorry however when you’re watching ABC, you’re watching nothing.”

The Andy Cohen Diaries creator additionally took a shot at Mayor de Blasio. “Watching Mayor de Blasio do his victory-lap dance after 4 years of the crappiest time period because the mayor of New York — the one factor that Democrats and Republicans can agree on is what a horrible mayor he has been,” he yelled on the digicam. “So, sayonara, sucka! 2022! It’s a brand new 12 months as a result of guess what? I’ve a sense I’m gonna be standing proper right here subsequent 12 months, and you understand who I’m not going to be taking a look at dancing as town comes aside? You!”

The Actual Housewives producer later clarified his choice to name Seacrest a “loser,” saying on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Present in January, “Pay attention, I cannot be shamed for having enjoyable on New Yr’s Eve. That’s why I’m there. That’s why they convey me there. It’s a 4 and a half hour present. The booze began kicking in round 11:30 [p.m.]. So everybody’s specializing in form of the final 45 minutes or hour we had been on the air. It kicked into excessive gear with 45 minutes left. We’d accomplished 15 interviews earlier than that time. And I received’t be shamed for it.”

The Missouri native added: “Anderson had a blast. We left and we had been like, ‘That was enjoyable! What a enjoyable New Yr’s Eve.’ There will probably be no apologies for consuming on New Yr’s Eve. None. The one course I get yearly from [CNN president] Jeff Zucker is, ‘Have enjoyable.’ That’s my job.”

Late final month, Cohen addressed the report about CNN chopping again on cocktails — awarding the “Jackhole of the Day” prize to the article on Watch What Occurs Stay With Andy Cohen. ​”[The headline] was, ‘CNN plans to sober up boozy New Yr’s Eve protection,’” the Superficial creator defined. “The article does level out that Anderson and I are nonetheless allowed to drink. So, we are able to all say this to my sobriety.”

He continued: “I simply need you to know Anderson and I are going to celebration more durable than we now have ever partied earlier than on New Yr’s Eve! Do you perceive me?!”