Cohen got stopped by paps on the way out of an airport, and they were curious about his plans for co-hosting with bestie Anderson Cooper during this year’s New Year’s Eve broadcast.
The gig used to belong to Griffin, until that misstep she took when she shared a photo of herself holding a fake severed head of Donald Trump. Cooper spoke out against her, and CNN cut her from their NYE broadcast.
Well, Cohen was asked about it all and he played super dumb for an awkward minute or two that was caught on camera.
After saying they had a lot of planning to do because the telecast is so long, the pap asked him if he has spoken to Griffin since the announcement was made that Cohen would be taking her spot.
After asking “Who?” twice, a smiling Cohen says, “I don’t know her.”
Andy Cohen, who worked closely with Kathy Griffin at Bravo for years, pretends he doesn't know who she is when asked by TMZ. pic.twitter.com/kF0Cs7CVRU
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) October 27, 2017
The pap keeps trying to remind Cohen who she is. Obviously Cohen is familiar. Not only was Griffin besties with his bestie Anderson Cooper, but they worked together at Bravo for years while Griffin was filming comedy specials and My Life on the D-List for the network.
This is what Griffin points out in a tweet soon after the video of Cohen goes viral. Griffin wrote: “Even when it’s on tape, there are doubters? He is NOT kidding w paps. Was my boss for 10 years. Treated me like a dog. Deeply misogynistic.”
Even when it's on tape, there are doubters? He is NOT kidding w paps. Was my boss for 10 years. Treated me like a dog. Deeply misogynistic https://t.co/geqFsLtWy1
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 27, 2017
If you don’t live in “Musical Diva Land” like we do and don’t understand our reference to Mariah Carey, let us digress.
In the early 2000s, Carey was doing an interview with a foreign TV station in which she was asked her opinion about several pop stars. She called Beyoncé “nice” and “a good writer” and then she was asked about Jennifer Lopez. “I don’t know her,” Carey said. And, immediately, a meme was born.
Cohen, like all gay men, is a huge fan of this moment, as he’s asked the pop princess about it on his show.
Andy Cohen is no Mariah Carey. He should leave the diva behavior to real divas like her and stop being so petty.