Ryan Seacrest won’t be ignored.
The “Live with Kelly and Ryan” co-host claimed to Kelly Ripa throughout their speak present Tuesday that he was snubbed by Andy Cohen whereas the 2 have been filming opposing New Year’s Eve specials final week.
Seacrest hosted ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” which was apparently taped lower than 10 ft away from the CNN New Year’s Eve particular that Cohen hosted with Anderson Cooper.
“It was funny because my big stage was right in front of Anderson and Andy, and so when I was not working, I was trying to, like, get their attention,” Seacrest recounted. “I thought maybe I was in the shot. I just wanted to wave and say hi. You know, they have a great show.”
Seacrest mentioned that Cooper rotated and waved at him, mouthing, “How are you?” and “Have a good show” — which was a transfer that Seacrest described as “class.”
“Andy did not turn around,” Seacrest added prefer it was a punchline.
Ripa, who’s pals with Cohen, rapidly shot down Seacrest’s model of the story.
“That’s not true,” Ripa mentioned with out skipping a beat. “He said he was trying to get your attention.”
Seacrest seemed to be barely greatly surprised by Ripa’s remark however nonetheless asserted his opinion that he was slighted.
“Really? I’m like, ‘Hey, it’s me. Guys, it’s me. Put me in your shot. Put me in your background,’” Seacrest mentioned.
Cohen responded to the allegation on Wednesday’s episode of SiriusXM’s “Andy Cohen Live” by saying Seacrest has “a bug up” about him and that he had no intention of brushing him off.
Cohen additionally positioned the blame on Cooper, saying that he and Cooper have an association — if one among them spots Seacrest on New Year’s Eve and waves, they inform the opposite to do the identical.
“Usually what Anderson will do… if he’s waving at Ryan, he’ll say to me, ‘Hey, there’s Ryan,’” Cohen mentioned. “… And then I’ll turn around and wave or I’ll say, ‘There’s Ryan,’ but [Cooper] didn’t do that.”
Cohen then felt the necessity to corroborate this foolish ritual with Cooper by calling him reside on his SiriusXM present.
Cooper, who was hesitant to become involved on this petty scenario, reluctantly confirmed that he forgot to remind Cohen to wave. Cooper defined that when he made eye contact with Seacrest and had the chance to wave at him, Cohen was busy.
“You were talking,” Cooper mentioned to Cohen. “You were involved [with] some producer.”
Cooper mentioned he assumed Cohen had acknowledged Seacrest on his personal and mentioned the entire scenario “happened so fast” and “wasn’t a big deal.”
Seacrest and Cohen have been buying and selling jabs for fairly a while now.
The two hosts labored the identical New Year’s Eve specials final 12 months, however Cooper and Cohen had a bit too much to drink, which led to Cohen doing just a few regrettable issues reside on air — together with gesturing to ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” taping and referring to it as “Ryan Seacrest’s group of losers.”
Cohen later apologized for the diss, however his unfastened lips led to CNN imposing a drinking ban on its hosts through the broadcast final weekend. It was a transfer that Seacrest lately mentioned was most likely a “good idea.”
“I don’t advocate drinking when one is on the air,” Seacrest advised Entertainment Weekly final week. “I don’t know how that started as a tradition, but it’s probably a good idea [to scale back], CNN.”