Maybe Andy Cohen is now looking to follow the latest trend of being “sober curious.” The Watch What Happens Live host clarified to Page Six that he won’t be partying in his typical fashion when he and Anderson Cooper host CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve broadcast. “We aren’t drinking, but we’re going to have a blast,” he informed the outlet.
Cohen’s penchant to imbibe with Cooper on Dec. 31 became a hot topic recently when he told Rolling Stone about his plans to throw a few back this year, despite a booze ban by CNN. “CNN said the correspondents will not be drinking,” Cohen told Rolling Stone in the story published Dec.
28. “Anderson and I will be the people partying on CNN [though] we will be partying responsibly. My job is to take Anderson out of his comfort zone [and] my job is to be a party ringleader for everyone watching us on New Year’s Eve.
And that is what I will continue to do. And as a matter of fact, If the correspondents are not drinking this year, I will be partying even harder on their behalf.” Earlier this year, CNN chairman and CEO Chris Licht instructed staffers at a company town-hall that the network would be cutting back on the extensive on-camera drinking seen in years’ past, saying it had impacted the network’s “respectability” and questioned its credibility as a news source.