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Kathy Griffin Tries to Undress Anderson Cooper on CNN's New Year's Eve Coverage (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 2nd 2011 11:36PM
'New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin'Last year, comedienne Kathy Griffin dropped the f-bomb on live television while co-hosting 'New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin' (Fri., 8PM on CNN). This year, she managed to hold her tongue when it came to language, but there are other ways to upset the censors. Apparently, they frown on nudity as well.

Anderson Cooper was doing his best to be a professional about the whole proceeding, but he was interrupted no less than three times trying to tell the audience that soon they would be playing John Lennon's "Imagine" before the dropping of the ball in Times Square to commemorate the new year.

The first time, Griffin was kissing a random guy from the crowd. "You're supposed to do that at the stroke of midnight," Cooper said. Griffin's only response was to start moving toward him with her tongue out.

When he almost got it out a second time, he stopped to try and figure out what Griffin was doing now, as she'd come up on him and begun pawing at him. "I'm taking your clothes off," she explained. "Just for America. I love America."

Finally, Griffin resorted to schoolyard humor to disarm her co-host. When he talked about the old tradition of lowering a lighted ball, you could see coming from a mile away Griffin's retort. "Lowering a lighted what?" she asked coyly.

Anderson, clearly still flustered by the attempted disrobing, didn't see it coming at all, as he answered her straight. "A lighted ball," he repeated.

"I can't even believe you said that. Live!" she said, in a possible nod to her own verbal faux pas last year.

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I neither hate, nor love Kathy Griffin. Indifference is a more accurate assessment of my feelings, with the exception of those moments when I feel sorry for her, and lately that's often. Her more recent need to validate her feminine attractiveness and simultaneously sate her attention ***** addiction by disrobing in public however is a bit much, ever for Griffin. Kathy, you're in your fifties now......time to start acting like you are at least 30.

January 20 2012 at 9:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

CNN was a big disappointment New Year's Eve. It was all about Kathy. Funny she was not ... and who cares, Poor Anderson, he couldn't control his cohost. She was a spoiler.

January 01 2012 at 11:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joseph Singer

Kathy Griffin has to be one of the most annoying TV personalities. She's not funny at all.

January 03 2011 at 10:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Trenna Wicks

I agree!! Yuk

January 07 2011 at 12:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I love Kathy. You often hear people either saying that or calling her a Sl*t like the person above.

She is a love her or hate her type of gal and that's just the way it is.

I was wondering, Obviously CNN managed some huge ratings increases for their NYE broadcast the last two years with Kathy and her naughty language otherwise she would not be invited back. Does anyone know the 2007 ratings compared to the 2008 and 2009 ones?

January 03 2011 at 5:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Kathy is so hot, I would love to have her take my clothes off.

January 03 2011 at 12:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nan Hahn (thinkingperson)

WHAT???????????????? Also - what is WRONG with that woman? Somebody needs to commit her to either rehab or a mental hospital!!! Glad we watched Carson Daly!

January 03 2011 at 12:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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