“Andy is the life of the party wherever he goes, and what bigger party is there than New Year’s Eve? ” said Cooper in today’s announcement, while Cohen said, “I’ve been friends with Anderson for twenty-five years.We’ve traveled the world together and performed in 30 plus cities with “AC2″ and it’s all led to this one huge night!To make things worse, Cooper told Andy Cohen during an episode of Watch What Happens Live that he and Griffin were still friends – despite never messaging her about the very public row.His comments hurt Griffin, who ended the friendship herself after Cooper finally reached out to her via text, months after the controversy unfolded.She labelled the 45th president a “bully” in the wake of the controversy over the images. Piers Morgan ripped into Kathy Griffin on Twitter over her Friday press conference, but also took aim at his former colleague at CNN, Anderson Cooper.stunts: CNN terminated its agreement with Griffin to appear in its New Year’s Eve program in May, after her photo shoot in which she held up a “decapitated” head of President Donald Trump and was blasted both by the left and the right.Now in its 11th year, CNN’s New Year’s Eve show is a global celebration featuring contributions from CNN correspondents across the country and around the world.
Related: You HAVE To Read This Letter From A CBS Exec To Kathy!While Griffin acknowledged her ex-bestie was under tremendous pressure to publicly renounce the pic, he did so reaching out to her first — which is something that didn't sit well with the famous redhead. In the days following the incident, the 56-year-old received supportive messages from four of Cooper's CNN colleagues — but nothing from the Silver Fox until August 10.Related: Trump Is The Most Unpopular First-Year President EVER Cooper's response came over a week after he publicly discussed the drama on in July, telling Andy Cohen he and Kathy were "still friends" and that he hoped "she bounces back." Well, the fact that Coop was giving Griffin half-assed well wishes on Bravo while failing to check in on her personally understandably hurt the funny lady.Comic Kathy Griffin says her friendship with Anderson Cooper is officially over.The comedian shocked America earlier this year when she posed for photographs holding a bloodied, ‘beheaded’ Donald Trump.