Andy Cohen reveals Kelly Ripa was 'not upset with me' after he called her a loser 1

Andy Cohen reveals Kelly Ripa was ‘not upset with me’ after he called her a loser

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Just days after coming under fire for calling Ryan Seacrest and his team for ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve a, ‘group of losers,’ Andy Cohen is addressing the comments.

The 53-year-old Bravo fixture co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage with longtime friend Anderson Cooper, where he pointed to, ‘Ryan Seacrest’s group of losers performing,’ adding, ‘’m sorry but if you’re watching ABC, you’re watching nothing.’

Cohen spoke with Howard Stern over the phone on Tuesday’s show, where he said he spoke with both Seacrest and his Live With Kelly and Ryan co-host Kelly Ripa after his comments.

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Losers: Just days after coming under fire for calling Ryan Seacrest and his team for ABC's New Year's Rockin' Eve a, 'group of losers,' Andy Cohen is addressing the comments

Losers: Just days after coming under fire for calling Ryan Seacrest and his team for ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve a, ‘group of losers,’ Andy Cohen is addressing the comments

Nothing: The 53-year-old Bravo fixture co-hosted CNN's New Year's Eve coverage with longtime friend Anderson Cooper, where he pointed to, 'Ryan Seacrest's group of losers performing,' adding, '’m sorry but if you’re watching ABC, you’re watching nothing'

Nothing: The 53-year-old Bravo fixture co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage with longtime friend Anderson Cooper, where he pointed to, ‘Ryan Seacrest’s group of losers performing,’ adding, ‘’m sorry but if you’re watching ABC, you’re watching nothing’

Towards the end of Cohen’s CNN telecast, Journey performed with singer Arnel Pineda but complained it was ‘fake Journey’ and ‘propaganda’ since Steve Perry wasn’t singing, when he also made his comments about Seacrest.

Stern mentioned that Cohen is ‘close friends’ with Ripa, and when asked if he heard anything from her, Cohen said, ‘She is not upset with me.’

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‘As I was going on my rant about Journey, I did wind up kind of starting to throw ABC under the bus. And that is my only regret from the night,’ Cohen said.

Rant: Towards the end of Cohen's CNN telecast, Journey performed with singer Arnel Pineda but complained it was 'fake Journey' and 'propaganda' since Steve Perry wasn't singing, when he also made his comments about Seacrest

Rant: Towards the end of Cohen’s CNN telecast, Journey performed with singer Arnel Pineda but complained it was ‘fake Journey’ and ‘propaganda’ since Steve Perry wasn’t singing, when he also made his comments about Seacrest

Regret: 'As I was going on my rant about Journey, I did wind up kind of starting to throw ABC under the bus. And that is my only regret from the night,' Cohen said

Regret: ‘As I was going on my rant about Journey, I did wind up kind of starting to throw ABC under the bus. And that is my only regret from the night,’ Cohen said

‘I really like Ryan Seacrest. He’s a really nice guy. I was, as they say, in my cups and I was kind of enjoying the rant. I was like, “Wow, it’s really fun being on CNN and just ranting like a nutty guy. This is fun.” So I kept going,’ Seacrest said.

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He said that he, ‘texted Ryan the next morning,’ though while he regretted those comments, he doesn’t regret anything else from the night.

‘Listen, I will not be shamed for having fun on New Year’s Eve. That’s why I’m there. That’s why they bring me there,’ Cohen said. 

Nice guy: 'I really like Ryan Seacrest. He's a really nice guy. I was, as they say, in my cups and I was kind of enjoying the rant. I was like, "Wow, it’s really fun being on CNN and just ranting like a nutty guy. This is fun." So I kept going,' Seacrest said

Nice guy: ‘I really like Ryan Seacrest. He’s a really nice guy. I was, as they say, in my cups and I was kind of enjoying the rant. I was like, “Wow, it’s really fun being on CNN and just ranting like a nutty guy. This is fun.” So I kept going,’ Seacrest said

No shame: 'Listen, I will not be shamed for having fun on New Year's Eve. That’s why I’m there. That’s why they bring me there,' Cohen said

No shame: ‘Listen, I will not be shamed for having fun on New Year’s Eve. That’s why I’m there. That’s why they bring me there,’ Cohen said

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‘It’s a four-and-a-half-hour show. The booze started kicking in around 11:30, so everyone’s focusing on kind of the last 45 minutes or hour on the air. I kicked into high gear with 45 minutes left,’ he added.

He added they did ’15 interviews to that point’ while reiterating that he ‘won’t be shamed for it’ and both he and Cooper, ‘had a blast.’

Cohen and Cooper have been part of the CNN New Year’s Eve broadcast since 2018, where they make it a tradition to do shots at the top of each hour, though, when asked if anyone at CNN mentioned anything about the show, he said that wasn’t the case.

High gear: 'It’s a four-and-a-half-hour show. The booze started kicking in around 11:30, so everyone's focusing on kind of the last 45 minutes or hour on the air. I kicked into high gear with 45 minutes left,' he added

High gear: ‘It’s a four-and-a-half-hour show. The booze started kicking in around 11:30, so everyone’s focusing on kind of the last 45 minutes or hour on the air. I kicked into high gear with 45 minutes left,’ he added

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‘The only direction that I get, every year, from (CNN President) Jeff Zucker is, “Have fun,”‘ Cohen clarified.

There had been reports that CNN wouldn’t be asking Cohen back next year, but the cable network swiftly shot down those rumors.

‘Andy said something he shouldn’t have on live TV. We’ve addressed it with him and look forward to having him back again next year,’ the network said in a statement.

Fun: 'The only direction that I get, every year, from (CNN President) Jeff Zucker is, "Have fun,"' Cohen clarified

Fun: ‘The only direction that I get, every year, from (CNN President) Jeff Zucker is, “Have fun,”‘ Cohen clarified

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