Ryan Seacrest and Andy Cohen are waving off rumors that they’ve been feuding since New Year’s Eve.
During Thursday‘s episode of “On Air With Ryan Seacrest,” the pair cleared the air and confirmed there is no beef between them.
“I like watching people fight, I don’t like preventing with individuals,” mentioned Cohen, who known as into Seacrest’s radio present.
“Well we’re not,” Seacrest responded. “That’s the funny thing, is that we’re not.”
Rumors of the alleged dispute swirled when Seacrest advised “Live” co-host Kelly Ripa that Cohen didn’t flip round to acknowledge him when he tried to wave previous to their respective New Year’s Eve broadcasts final weekend.
Seacrest leads protection of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” for ABC, whereas Cohen co-hosts CNN’s counterpart present with longtime pal Anderson Cooper. Their units are usually close to one another, and the opponents normally trade pleasantries.
“I thought maybe I was in the shot,” Seacrest mentioned Tuesday on “Live.” “I just wanted to wave and say hi. They have a great show. And Anderson, the best, he turns around and he says, ‘Have a good show.’ Very nice. Andy did not turn around.”
Ripa rapidly rebutted, saying that Cohen tried to get Seacrest’s consideration.
Cohen addressed the alleged snub the next day on his radio present, “Radio Andy.” He known as Cooper on to the present to corroborate that the “Real Housewives” host had been speaking to point out producers on his headset throughout Cooper and Seacrest’s trade. “I didn’t see him,” Cohen claimed after blaming Cooper for not letting him know Seacrest had been waving.
Leading as much as the alleged snub, the pair had already made catty, passive-aggressive remarks about each other in public. During the earlier 12 months’s present, Cohen had roasted ABC’s programming and referred to the “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” lineup as “Ryan Seacrest’s group of losers that are performing behind us.”
Cohen later apologized for the jab.
In December, Seacrest seemingly threw shade of his personal in an Entertainment Weekly interview, applauding CNN’s determination to ban its expertise from ingesting alcohol on-air throughout the present. Between Cohen, Cooper and Don Lemon, alcohol and boozy banter had grow to be a signature of CNN’s New Year’s broadcasts.
“I don’t advocate drinking when one is on the air,” Seacrest mentioned in December after the coverage change, with out naming Cohen. “I don’t know how that started as a tradition, but it’s probably a good idea [to scale back], CNN. There’s some pretty respectable people, or at least one, right? I think there’s a serious journalist and then a friend of mine who has a lot of fun, but it’s probably a good idea.”
Even so, on Seacrest’s radio present Thursday, he and Cohen promised that no unwell emotions exist between them. The pair went on to reminisce about their friendship, which stretches again about 15 years.
“It is funny to think that some people think you and I have this thing going on, which isn’t true,” Seacrest mentioned.