Andy Cohen says he won’t be shamed for drinking at his New Year’s Eve show: ‘I Won’t Be Shamed For Having Fun’
No, I’m not sorry!
Andy Cohen says he has no regrets about anchoring CNN’s New Year’s Eve special over the weekend.
After a little too much to drink while ringing in the new year with Anderson Cooper on CNN’s broadcast Friday night — during which he began hurling insults at a number of celebrities — the TV personality refused to apologize for just having a good time.
Cohen appeared on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM earlier this week to explain himself for going on a drunken rampage during the broadcast, telling the radio host that he was just trying to have a good time.
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«I’m not going to feel bad about having a good time on New Year’s Eve.» On Tuesday, January 4, he explained, «That’s why I’m there.» «It’s a four-and-a-half-hour show,» says the narrator. Around 11:30 p.m., the alcohol kicked in… With 45 minutes to go, I went into overdrive.»
During his drunken outburst criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio, Cohen turned unhinged.
Every year, CNN president Jeff Zucker tells Cohen to «have fun» when hosting the show, according to Cohen. He pointed out to Stern, «That is my job.»
He further stated that by lightening things up during the New Year’s Eve party, which took place just hours after news of Betty White’s death and the skyrocketing COVID-19 statistics, he was attempting to cheer up the globe in the wake of Betty White’s death and the skyrocketing COVID-19 numbers.
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Cohen then used the occasion to repeat his only regret of the night, which was criticizing fellow television personality, Ryan Seacrest.
He explained, «That is my lone regret from the night.» «Because I admire Ryan Seacrest and think he’s a great man.» I was «in my cups,» as they say, and I was enjoying the rant. «I was like, ‘Wow, it’s pretty fun being on CNN just yelling like a crazy,'» he recalled before revealing he «texted Ryan the next morning.»
Cohen addressed his words intended toward the American Idol presenter on his Andy Cohen Live radio show on Monday, January 3, as reported by OK!, insisting that he «truly regrets» his unneeded remarks. «I was just foolish, inebriated, and in a bad mood.»