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Andy Cohen is all smiles after CNN stood by him and his New Year’s Eve drunken tirade

Andy Cohen was pictured happily entering his New York City studios on Tuesday after CNN announced that it was standing behind the presenter over his New Year’s Eve drunken tirade.

Cohen, 53, appeared drunk on CNN”s New Year’s Eve broadcast and slammed outgoing mayor Bill de Blasio and Ryan Seacrest, angering and embarrassing network staffers.   

The presenter confessed to being ‘overserved’ while hosting the special alongside Anderson Cooper, later admitting he was ‘stupid and drunk and feeling it.’

Despite the drunken spectacle, CNN squashed rumors that Cohen would no longer host the event with Cooper and said he would be invited back at the end of 2022.   

The news was not received well by network staff, who are said to be ’embarrassed and angry’ at the star for ‘making a fool’ out of them. 

Andy Cohen was spotted entering his New York City studio on Monday after CNN said it was standing by the 53-year-old presenter for his drunken New Years Eve tirade

Cohen had admitted to being drunk during CNN's special when he became slamming rival host Ryan Seacrest and outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Cohen had admitted to being drunk during CNN’s special when he became slamming rival host Ryan Seacrest and outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

CNN staffers said they were angered and embarrassed by Cohen's spectacle

CNN staffers said Cohen 'made a fool' out of them during the drunken spectacle

CNN staffers said Cohen ‘made a fool’ out of them during the drunken spectacle, leaving them angered and embarrassed 

'He made a fool out of all of us': Andy Cohen has been slammed by 'embarrassed and angry' CNN staff after his inebriated tirade hosting New Year's Eve special

‘He made a fool out of all of us’: Andy Cohen has been slammed by ’embarrassed and angry’ CNN staff after his inebriated tirade hosting New Year’s Eve special 

Insiders told Radar Online: ‘We claim to be the most trusted network in news and yet CNN hires Andy Cohen to make a fool out of all of us with his New Year’s performance?’ 

‘Andy doesn’t even work for CNN and yet he has been the face of our network for the past 48 hours. It is embarrassing and real CNN staffers are very angry.’

However, CNN denied the site’s claims that Andy will ‘not be invited back’ to host next year, with a spokesperson stating: ‘Andy said something he shouldn’t have on live TV. We’ve addressed it with him and look forward to having him back again next year.’

MailOnline has contacted CNN and Andy’s representatives for further comment.   

Oops: The 53-year-old presenter admitted to being 'overserved' while hosting the network's New Year's Eve special alongside Anderson Cooper, later admitting he was 'stupid and drunk'

Oops: The 53-year-old presenter admitted to being ‘overserved’ while hosting the network’s New Year’s Eve special alongside Anderson Cooper, later admitting he was ‘stupid and drunk’

On Monday, Cohen opened up about his embarrassing drunken rant during his SiriusXM show, Andy Cohen Live, on Monday which he co-hosted with John Hill.

‘The only thing that I regret saying, the only thing is that I slammed the ABC broadcast and I really like Ryan Seacrest and he’s a great guy,’ Cohen said sheepishly.

‘And I really regret saying that, and I was just stupid and drunk and feeling it,’ he continued. ‘And it was, it was, I was continuing the Journey rant and I just kept talking and I shouldn’t have.

‘I felt bad about that. So that is the only thing. It’s the only thing,’ Cohen added.

Speaking out: On Monday, Cohen opened up about his embarrassing drunken rant during his SiriusXM show, Andy Cohen Live

Speaking out: On Monday, Cohen opened up about his embarrassing drunken rant during his SiriusXM show, Andy Cohen Live 

Cohen was vicious in his verbal jabs about Seacrest, who was hosting Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve for ABC, during his live broadcast which was happening simultaneously.

‘If you look behind me, you’ll see Ryan Seacrest’s group of losers performing,’ Andy told CNN viewers while co-hosting with anchor Anderson Cooper, 54.

‘I’m sorry but if you’re watching ABC, you’re watching nothing,’ Andy rudely added. 

Seacrest’s broadcast featured performances by Ashanti, Ja Rule and Journey in Times Square. Andy also made fun of Filipino singer Arnel Pineda, 54, as the lead singer of Journey.

‘We were doused with confetti from fake Journey on ABC. If it’s not Steve Perry, it doesn’t count! You get it?,’ Andy said. ‘It’s not Journey! It’s propaganda! It’s propaganda! It’s not Journey! It’s not Journey! No, that was not Journey. Steve Perry is Journey.’

Under fire: During his tirade, Cohen took aim at TV presenter Ryan Seacrest

Ouch: Cohen also blasted outgoing NYC mayor Bill de Blasio

Under fire: During his tirade, Cohen took aim at TV presenter Ryan Seacrest (left) as well as outgoing NYC mayor Bill de Blasio

While Cohen admitted during his radio show that he regretted the comments, he then seemed to blame the media for their coverage of his obnoxious remarks rather than really taking responsibility himself. 

‘The headlines about Ryan Seacrest are all like I trash Ryan Seacrest,’ he said. ‘I’m like, I really, I hope he hears the clip. You know what I mean? Anyway…’    

Cohen also openly mocked de Blasio on the network’s holiday special as he called him the ‘c***piest’ mayor in New York.

‘The only thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on is what a horrible mayor he has been,’ Cohen said.

‘Don’t go on a rant!’ Cooper said in response to calm him down. ‘Is this how you want to start the new year?’

‘So sayonara sucker! 2022! It’s a new year, because guess what? I have a feeling I’m going to be standing right here next year, and you know who I’m not going to be looking at, dancing as the city comes apart? You!’

The comments came after Cohen and Cooper took shots to honor the death of Betty White who passed away earlier that day.   

The following day, Cohen admitted the shots may have had something to do with his rant.

‘I was a bit overserved last night,’ he wrote in a Saturday post on Instagram. ‘I had so much fun though, and I hope you did too!’  

Ouch: Cohen was vicious in his verbal jabs during his live broadcast while co-hosting with anchor Anderson Cooper, 54

Ouch: Cohen was vicious in his verbal jabs during his live broadcast while co-hosting with anchor Anderson Cooper, 54

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