Ryan Seacrest Reacts to Andy Cohen’s ‘Party Harder’ NYE Plans

To every his personal! Ryan Seacrest is “under no circumstances” apprehensive about Andy Cohen’s plan to “social gathering more durable” through the CNN New 12 months’s Eve Dwell broadcast — regardless of being a sufferer of his drunken rant in 2021.

“You understand, these guys, we’ve been associates for thus a few years and we’re all in it collectively,” Seacrest, 48, solely instructed Us Weekly on Thursday, December 29, whereas selling his upcoming Dick Clark’s New 12 months’s Rockin’ Eve present. “We’re all on the market blocks away from one another, bringing within the new yr.”

The American Idol host insisted that each he and Cohen, 54, are simply “making an attempt to have a superb time and convey that form of enjoyable.”

Seacrest went on to want the Bravo producer and his CNN NYE cohost, Anderson Cooper, “the most effective of luck and a fantastic present” this yr.

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The TV character, for his half, might be centered on his personal NYE present — which can happen from a number of areas. “We even have three reside countdowns on this present, which I by no means thought was even potential after I first began,” the previous Holding Up With the Kardashians producer instructed Us. “However we’ve obtained Puerto Rico, Instances Sq. and New Orleans, and we’ve additionally added one other social gathering on the West Coast. It’ll be L.A. as we at all times have a Disneyland [portion].”

The Dwell! With Kelly and Ryan cohost’s feedback come one month after Selection reported that CNN chairman Chris Licht needed to reign within the consuming through the community’s NYE broadcast.

The decision for much less alcohol on digital camera seemed to be in response to Cohen and Cooper, 55, taking photographs through the 2021-22 present — and subsequently slamming a couple of folks on air, together with Seacrest.

“In the event you look behind me, you’ll see Ryan Seacrest’s group of losers performing,” Cohen mentioned through the December 2021 reside occasion. “I’m sorry however in the event you’re watching ABC, you’re watching nothing.”

The Missouri native later admitted that he regretted the Seacrest jab and had since apologized. “He’s a very nice man. And I used to be — as they are saying— in my cups, and I used to be form of having fun with the rant. I used to be like, ‘Wow, it’s actually enjoyable being on CNN simply ranting like a nutty man. That is enjoyable,’” Cohen mentioned on The Howard Stern Present in January. “So I stored going and that I felt unhealthy about and I texted Ryan the subsequent morning.”

Seacrest, in the meantime, instructed Us on Thursday that the Emmy winner did in actual fact ship him a textual content following the incident. “We’ve had him on this present right here since and we frolicked collectively,” the On Air With Ryan Seacrest host revealed. “He’s a extremely good pal.”

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CNN, for its half, backed Cohen on the time. In a January assertion the community acknowledged that the Actual Housewives producer “mentioned one thing he shouldn’t have on reside TV” and so they have been wanting “ahead to having him again subsequent yr.”

In November, Cohen responded to CNN’s new extra sober present strategy, telling his WWHL viewers that the rule was meant for “correspondents” and didn’t apply to him or Cooper.

“I simply need you to know Anderson and I are going to social gathering more durable than now we have ever partied earlier than on New 12 months’s Eve!” the Most Talkative creator declared. “Do you perceive me?!”

Seacrest, for his half, instructed Leisure Weekly on Monday, December 26, that he doesn’t “advocate consuming when one is on air.” He added: “I don’t understand how that began as a convention however it’s most likely a good suggestion [to scale back], CNN.”

Cohen, nevertheless, doubled down on his feedback, telling Rolling Stone on Wednesday, December 28, that he and the political commentator might be “the folks partying on CNN,” including that they’d be doing so “responsibly.”

The Radio Andy host joked: “It’s enjoyable for me as a result of I’m a visitor on CNN, so I’m like a customer. I’m going to only march again to Bravo at 12:30 within the morning and be achieved with it.”

Seacrest, alternatively, is consistently making an attempt to one-up himself with the Dick Clark’s New 12 months’s Rockin’ Eve present. “I used to be a child watching this present, watching different folks do the issues that I get an opportunity to do day-after-day. Eager to do it,” he instructed Us on Thursday. “And I really feel like I’ve gotta show that I’m worthy [of] doing it each single time. I believe that’s a part of what retains it thrilling for me too.”

Dick Clark’s New 12 months’s Rockin’ Eve airs on ABC Saturday, December 31, at 8 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi