Andy Cohen Replaces Kathy Griffin as CNN New Year's Eve Co-Host

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It's official: Andy Cohen is joining Anderson Cooper as co-host of CNN's New Year's Eve special this year.

The twosome will ring in 2018 from Times Square in NY on CNN's "New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen" on Sunday, December 31.

"I've been friends with Anderson for 25 years", said Cohen in CNN's press release. "We've traveled the world together and performed in 30 plus cities with 'AC2, ' and it's all led to this one huge night!"

Griffin lost her long-standing New Year's Eve gig with the CNN anchor in May after she starred in a gruesome photo shoot showing her holding up a prop made to look like President Trump's decapitated head.

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Cohen is set to replace Kathy Griffin who was sacked from the gig earlier this year after tweeting a short video of herself holding a model of Donald Trump's bloody, decapitated head.

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At the time, Cooper was also critical of Griffin's actions, tweeting that he was "appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate", he wrote at the time.

CNN announced Griffin would be fired from her hosting gig nearly immediately after the fake, bloody head photo went public.

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