Ryan Seacrest is not going to be ignored.
The “Reside 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 Yr’s Eve specials final week.
Seacrest hosted ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Yr’s Rockin’ Eve,” which was apparently taped lower than 10 toes away from the CNN New Yr’s Eve particular that Cohen hosted with Anderson Cooper.
“It was humorous as a result of my massive stage was proper in entrance of Anderson and Andy, and so once I was not working, I used to be making an attempt to, like, get their consideration,” Seacrest recounted. “I believed perhaps I used to be within the shot. I simply wished to wave and say hello. You already know, they’ve an excellent present.”
Seacrest stated that Cooper rotated and waved at him, mouthing, “How are you?” and “Have a great present” — which was a transfer that Seacrest described as “class.”
“Andy didn’t flip round,” Seacrest added prefer it was a punchline.
Ripa, who’s associates with Cohen, rapidly shot down Seacrest’s model of the story.
“That’s not true,” Ripa stated with out skipping a beat. “He stated he was making an attempt to get your consideration.”
Seacrest gave the impression to be barely shocked by Ripa’s remark however nonetheless asserted his opinion that he was slighted.
“Actually? I’m like, ‘Hey, it’s me. Guys, it’s me. Put me in your shot. Put me in your background,’” Seacrest stated.
Cohen responded to the allegation on Wednesday’s episode of SiriusXM’s “Andy Cohen Reside” 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 certainly one of them spots Seacrest on New Yr’s Eve and waves, they inform the opposite to do the identical.
“Often what Anderson will do… if he’s waving at Ryan, he’ll say to me, ‘Hey, there’s Ryan,’” Cohen stated. “… After which I’ll flip round and wave or I’ll say, ‘There’s Ryan,’ however [Cooper] didn’t do this.”
Cohen then felt the necessity to corroborate this foolish ritual with Cooper by calling him stay 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 have been speaking,” Cooper stated to Cohen. “You have been concerned [with] some producer.”
Cooper stated he assumed Cohen had acknowledged Seacrest on his personal and stated the entire scenario “occurred so quick” and “wasn’t a giant deal.”
Seacrest and Cohen have been buying and selling jabs for fairly a while now.
The 2 hosts labored the identical New Yr’s Eve specials final 12 months, however Cooper and Cohen had a bit an excessive amount of to drink, which led to Cohen doing a number of regrettable issues stay on air — together with gesturing to ABC’s “New Yr’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 ingesting ban on its hosts through the broadcast final weekend. It was a transfer that Seacrest lately stated was in all probability a “good concept.”
“I don’t advocate ingesting when one is on the air,” Seacrest advised Leisure Weekly final week. “I don’t know the way that began as a convention, but it surely’s in all probability a good suggestion [to scale back], CNN.”