Griffin, who had co-hosted New Year's Eve with Cooper since 2007, was sacked from the gig in May after her controversial photo shoot in which she posed with a bloodied replica of President Donald Trump's head. "It is going to be a blast!" said Cooper. "We've traveled the world together and performed in 30 plus cities with 'AC2, ' and it's all led to this one huge night!" Cooper said, according to Deadline.
Griffin was dropped from the celebration after doing a photoshoot in which she posed with the decapitated head of Donald Trump.
"For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in". The two tour regularly and host a night of conversation across the country. Cooper's tenure on the program dates back farther, to 2002. Anderson said in a statement about co-hosting with Andy (via Deadline).
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For his part, Cohen had also hosted several New Year's Eve specials in recent years, dating back to 2010.
"We're still friends", Cooper told Cohen of Griffin in July.
The comedian was sacked from CNN, lost a commercial endorsement deal, and was slammed by her co-host of a decade, Anderson Cooper, who called the photo shoot "clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate".