AceShowbiz - Andy Cohen apparently wasn't impressed by ABC's New Year's Eve broadcast in Times Square. While hosting CNN's New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper on December 31, 2021, he made shady comments on Ryan Seacrest's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve".
"If you look behind me, you'll see Ryan Seacrest's group of losers performing," the 53-year-old TV personality shared. "I'm sorry but if you're watching ABC, you're watching nothing."
While the ABC broadcast included performances by Arnel Pineda-led Journey, Ashanti and Ja Rule, Andy thought that the lineup could have been better. "We were doused with confetti from fake Journey on ABC. If it's not Steve Perry, it doesn't count! You get it?" the Bravo executive producer said. "It's not Journey! It's propaganda! It's propaganda! It's not Journey! It's not Journey! No, that was not Journey. Steve Perry is Journey."
Viewers quickly took to Twitter to weigh in on Andy's diss. "Andy Cohen calling Ryan Seacrest a loser might be the funniest thing I've seen on television this year," one person tweeted. Another comment read, "Andy Cohen calling Ryan Seacrest live (and wasted) on national TV a loser already won 2022 #CNNNYE."
"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 added.
Ryan wasn't the only person that Andy slammed that night. The "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" host bashed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. "Watching Mayor de Blasio do his victory-lap dance after four years of the crappiest term as the mayor of New York - the only thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on is what a horrible mayor he has been," Andy yelled.
Anderson tried to stop him, saying, "Oh, don't go on a rant. Don't go on a rant!" However, Andy went on to say, "So, sayonara, sucka! 2022! It's a new year because guess what? I have a feeling I'm gonna be standing right here next year, and you know who I'm not going to be looking at dancing as the city comes apart? You!"
Following the broadcast, the TV personality admitted that he was "a bit overserved." He made the confession on his Twitter account on Saturday, January 1, writing, "good morning! Um, I was a bit overserved last night." He added, "I was a hair over-served last night, but man did I have fun! I hope you did too. Happy New Year everybody."