Andy Cohen on not acknowledging Ryan Secrest on NYE: I didn’t see him

There was some back and forth about whether Andy Cohen (and Anderson Cooper) would be doing their annual drunk thing on CNN’s New Year’s Eve special. First, Andy said he would, then he said he wouldn’t, then he said no shots. I don’t know, it was confusing and I didn’t actually watch him because I wanted to enjoy my night another way. But never fear, Andy managed to have a totally separate drama from the boozy will they or won’t they. He maybe snubbed Ryan Seacrest by not saying hi to Ryan when Anderson did?

Andy Cohen is defending himself against Ryan Seacrest’s claims that he ignored him on New Year’s Eve.

“Ryan, I don’t know,” he said on “Radio Andy” on Wednesday morning. “He’s got a bug up about me — two weeks in a row.”

Cohen, 54, then played the audio of Seacrest speaking about the snub on Tuesday’s episode of “Live With Ryan and Kelly.”

In the clip, the “American Idol” host, 48, said Anderson Cooper turned around and waved at him, however, Cohen “did not turn around.”

“I don’t even know,” the “Real Housewives” producer responded after hearing the audio. “I didn’t see Anderson turn around and wave. Usually what Anderson will do — and I should call him back and ask him about this frankly — if he’s waving at Ryan, he’ll say to me, ‘Hey, there’s Ryan’ and then I’ll turn around and wave. But he didn’t do that.”

Cohen then called Cooper, who seemed a little annoyed about getting dragged into the drama, to back up his claim.

“Oh, you’re gonna get me involved in a thing with Seacrest?” Cooper, 55, asked his pal.

“Yeah, this is a you and I thing because he said on the show that you very politely turned around and waved to him and mouthed to him have a good show and that I didn’t turn around,” Cohen responded.

The “Watch What Happens Live” host continued, “What the point I was just making on the show was usually if one of us sees Ryan and turns around and waves, we’ll say to the other, ‘Oh, there’s Seacrest.’ So I’m saying, you didn’t say that to me this year.”

Cooper then explained that he “just happened to turn” and he saw Seacrest and they both waved at each other.

“It all happened so fast, it wasn’t a big deal,” the CNN political commentator said, adding that he “assumed’ Cohen had spoken to Seacrest earlier that night.

After ending the call with Cooper, Cohen clarified that he didn’t purposely ignore Seacrest, declaring, “I didn’t see him.”

Cohen and Secrest have been throwing jabs at each other over the years.

During the 2021 New Year’s Eve special, the “Glitter Every Day” author threw shade at the ABC broadcast team for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” which Seacrest hosts.

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

After CNN announced that on-air talent would be banned from drinking alcohol during the NYE show, Seacrest publicly said the move was a “good idea.”

[From Page Six]

So apparently, Ryan first said that it was a good idea for CNN to ban alcohol from the broadcast. Then at some point NYE night, Anderson turned to wave at Ryan and according to Ryan, Andy did not turn around and basically did the “I don’t know him.” Ryan commented/complained that Andy didn’t say hi and Andy later said he didn’t do it on purpose and called up Anderson to confirm that Andy had not, in fact, snubbed Ryan on purpose. Um, what in Mean Girls high school drama is this? I share Anderson’s exasperation that this is a thing. I’m not going to say I’ve never done this myself. I’ve certainly pretended not to see or flat out ignored people I don’t like so I don’t have to talk to them. But I definitely didn’t talk about it this much and try to backtrack like this. Everyone knows Andy is petty and shady, he should just own it instead of pretending to be all fake nice. It’s okay to just not like someone and Andy and Ryan just don’t like each other. Ryan may have to pretend he likes Andy for his image, but Andy certainly doesn’t have that brand and is free to be as shady as he wants. Just own it, Andy.

Update: Andy appeared on Ryan’s show and they attempted to put the beef to rest by talking about how long they’ve known each other and pretending to be friends. I still don’t think they actually like each other!

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  1. Jan says:

    They’re two Queens, both are Mean and vicious, I think Anderson just pretends to be nice.
    Went to his talk show when Angelina Jolie was promoting a movie, and he was so fake, trying to get Gotcha moments from her. Then, when he came in the audience for questions, he always went to the white members of the audience.

  2. mtos says:

    “I don’t know her.”

  3. ariel says:

    Cohen has always struck me as a nasty queen who has zero respect for women.
    And Ryan just seems like a shell of what he thinks a person should be.

    I wouldn’t watch a show hosted by either of them.

    • SomeChick says:

      Cohen is dreadful and I fail to understand why he gets so much oxygen! tbh I have dinged Cooper 5 points for being friends with this cur. he’s gross.

  4. aang says:

    Bring Kathy Griffin back and maybe I’ll watch that mess again. We had to semi watch Secrest to make sure we didn’t miss TXT and JHope. Then we turned it off, my kids went out and we and went to bed.

  5. Zoochy says:

    I dislike both of them; but I’m team Andy. Who even *likes* Ryan Seacrest, besides TV executives?

  6. Peanut Butter says:

    I miss Kathy Griffin being a part of the New Year’s Eve show. I don’t care whether Cohen snubbed Seacrest; the question for me is, What does it say about Anderson Cooper’s values that he’s long-time friends with a jerk like Andy Cohen?