Andy Cohen Slams Ryan Seacrest & ABC on Live TV

Ryan Seacrest and Andy Cohen

Getty Ryan Seacrest and Andy Cohen.

Andy Cohen did not mince words when it came to his criticism of ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”

“If you look behind me, you’ll see Ryan Seacrest’s group of losers performing,” Cohen said from Times Square. “I’m sorry but if you’re watching ABC, you’re watching nothing.”

For the fifth year in a row, the Bravo star joined his friend and CNN anchor, Anderson Cooper, to host the network’s “New Year’s Eve Live.” Meanwhile, Seacrest hosted the ABC celebration for his 17th year.

“I just got doused with confetti from the fake Journey appearing on ABC. If it’s not Steve Perry, it doesn’t count. You get it? It’s not Journey,” the “Watch What Happens Live” host exclaimed. Journey was one of ABC’s Times Square performers.

The duo will be followed up by CNN’s Don Lemon and Alisyn Camerota and comedian Dulce Sloan starting at 12:30 a.m. Eastern time on January 1, 2022.

Fans React to Andy Cohen’s Comments

CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage famously includes some free-flowing alcohol, and this year was no exception. Twitter was buzzing with reactions to Cohen’s comments, some chalking it up to his lack of sobriety.

“Andy Cohen calling Ryan Seacrest a loser might be the funniest thing I’ve seen on television this year,” wrote one Twitter user.

Another tweeted, “CNN made the decision a long time ago that drunk Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, and Don Lemon was far more entertaining to people than Ryan Seacrest and company.”

Someone else chimed in agreement, tweeting, “Man, #andycohen and @andersoncooper getting drunk on CNN is my favourite New Years Eve tradition.”

However, not everyone is a fan. “The way #AndyCohen is right now is reason #462 why I quit drinking more than 18 yrs ago,” read one tweet. “Sloppy drunk on tv isn’t entertaining. #CNNNYE”

Cohen Also Slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio

For the second year in a row, Cohen spoke out against New York City’s outgoing mayor Bill de Blasio. Though Cooper warned, “Don’t go on a rant” before jokingly trying to calm his co-host down.

“After four years of the crappiest job as the mayor of New York, the only thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on is what a horrible mayor he has been,” Cohen said. “So sayonara sucka. 2022, it’s a new year ‘cause guess what — I have a feeling I’m going to be standing right here next year and you know what he’ll be looking at? Dancing as the city comes apart.”

Some viewers were in agreement. “#AndyCohen dragging #BillDeBlasio up & down the 7th Ave is the most perfect start of 2022 I could ask for!” one viewer tweeted. “He speaks for so many of us! Happy New Year New Yorkers! He really is gone!”

However, others were not impressed. As one person tweeted, “#AndyCohen is embarrassing himself. He’s intoxicated, coughing into others, and can barely speak. Embarrassing. #CNNNYE (we all have our opinions about the outgoing mayor: lesson from 2021….grace, civility, kindness needed more than ever). #NYE2021 #2022”

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Joe Spiewak
Joe Spiewak
5 months ago

Andy might have a drinking problem.

Jewish Jeff
Jewish Jeff
5 months ago

Freedom of NO speech to those never asked to host anything and sit and be jealous because they have no lives or FRIENDS of their own.

Jon Reynolds
Jon Reynolds
5 months ago
Reply to  Jewish Jeff

If you see someone that does not have any friends, then BE A FRIEND. It’s time to grow up pal.

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