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

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CNN says Cooper will co-host its New Year's Eve celebration teamed with Cohen.

The pair, who are good friends, will ring in 2018 from Times Square in NY on CNN's "New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen" on Sunday, December 31.

After Kathy Griffin was unceremoniously booted from the gig, Anderson Cooper's New Year's Eve companion will be his longtime pal Andy Cohen, CNN announced on Wednesday.

The twosome will ring in 2018 from Times Square in NY on CNN's "New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen" on Sunday, December 31. Cooper said in a press release.

As you may know, CNN fired Kathy from her position in May after her highly controversial photo where she posed along with a prop created to imitate Donald Trump's head.

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In August, she said she's "no longer sorry" for the bloody Trump effigy, adding the "whole thing got so blown out of proportion and I lost everybody".

For his part, Cohen has also hosted several New Year's Eve specials in recent years, dating back to 2010.

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.

The pair have been friends for decades, performing in standup/discussion shows across the globe.

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