Anderson Cooper needs to learn that when you hire Kathy Griffin, you get what you pay for! In 2009 the edgy funny lady dropped the F-bomb during CNN’s live New Year’s Eve coverage, and last year she stripped down to her underwear on-air while a confused and seriously stressed-out Cooper looked on. Despite the press backlash, the powers that be invited Kathy back for this year’s live celebration in Times Square, and she did not disappoint. The ball wasn’t the only thing that dropped at midnight, as Griffin pretended to give oral sex to her co-host Cooper! Yes, cries of “Happy New Year!” were mixed pretty heavily with shouts of “Wait, WTF?!” at our house.
It started early on in the night when Kathy told Cooper, “I’m going to tickle your sack.” This understandably unnerved Cooper, who probably wouldn’t want his sack tickled by Kathy in the best of occasions, let alone during a live TV broadcast in the middle of a crowded and freezing Times Square. “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I have no sack of gifts here,” he said trying to defuse the situation. “A sack of Christmas presents. I did not bring a sack of Christmas presents.”
Things got much worse around midnight, after the network cut away from a report in Maine, where locals traditionally kiss a sardine sculpture on New Year’s. Without missing a beat, Griffin was seen down around Anderson’s crotch area, prompting him to ask if she dropped something. “No, I was kissing your sardine,” she confirmed. The veteran newscaster pulled the comedienne to her feet as she insisted, “You know you want to.” Anderson answered with an uncharacteristically icy “Believe me, I really don’t.” Watch the whole uncomfortable incident in the video above!