New Year's Eve: Andy Cohen has officially replaced Kathy Griffin

Anderson Cooper

After CNN relieved Griffin from her duties, Cooper said he was "appalled" by the photo.

In the fallout to her controversial photo with Donald Trump's severed head, Kathy Griffin lost her coveted New Year's Eve slot on CNN opposite Anderson Cooper. Noting that he's known Cooper for 25 years, Cohen has publicly announced his excitement to co-host the New Year's Eve special with him. "We found what she did disgusting and offensive", the network said in a statement at the time.

On the other side of things, the THR article notes that Griffin claims her and Cooper are no longer friends because of the incident.

Meanwhile, Cohen said, 'I've been friends with Anderson for twenty-five 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!" It will be the 11th year of CNN's hosting of the New Years Eve show. However, in August, Griffin told NY magazine that their friendship had ended in the wake of the scandal. Additionally, Cohen shared the news of his position during the New Years Eve broadcast on social media.

Cohen, the host of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live", is slated to join Cooper on Sunday, Dec. 31 in New York City to ring in the New Year.

Cohen tweeted after the announcement that he "could not be more excited".

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