AceShowbiz - Andy Cohen's joke about pretending not to know her apparently doesn't sit well enough with Kathy Griffin. Griffin, whose co-hosting gig on CNN's New Years Eve show was canceled due to the infamous Donald Trump's severed-head photo and replaced by Cohen, has taken to her Twitter account to slam the "Watch What Happens Live" host.
56-year-old Griffin writes, "Even when it's on tape, there are doubters?" The comedienne adds, "He is NOT kidding w paps. Was my boss for 10 years. Treated me like a dog. Deeply misogynistic," alongside a video, obtained by TMZ, featuring Cohen saying he doesn't know her.
Even when it's on tape, there are doubters? He is NOT kidding w paps. Was my boss for 10 years. Treated me like a dog. Deeply misogynistic https://t.co/geqFsLtWy1— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 27, 2017
The video saw 49-year-old Cohen seemingly pulling a Mariah Carey, who once pretended she didn't know Jennifer Lopez in a 2016 episode of Cohen's Bravo talk show. During the video interview at LAX, Cohen was asked whether he talked to Griffin about him replacing her on CNN's annual event. Cohen later repeatedly asked, in a supposedly joking manner, "Who? Who? I don't know her."
Andy Cohen, who worked closely with Kathy Griffin at Bravo for years, pretends he doesn't know who she is when asked by TMZ. pic.twitter.com/kF0Cs7CVRU— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 27, 2017
When the pap tried to explain to him that Griffin was the ex-host for the New Years Eve show, he responded, "I'm trying to remember…" He's obviously joking, since Cohen and Griffin worked together for 10 years. Griffin's show "My Life on the D-List" aired on Bravo for six seasons.
His response may be tied to Griffin recently calling Cohen's best buddy and her former NYE co-host Anderson Cooper, with whom Cohen will host the CNN show, "spineless heiress."
Cohen was announced to join Cooper on the show on October 11. "Andy is the life of the party wherever he goes, and what bigger party is there than New Year's Eve? It's going to be a blast," Cooper said in a statement. Cohen added, "I've been friends with Anderson for 25 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!"