Ryan Seacrest praises CNN for scaling again consuming on New Year

Ryan Seacrest is elevating a (non-alcoholic) toast to CNN for its choice to reduce the booze throughout its New Year’s Eve broadcast.

The tv persona, who has lengthy hosted ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” mentioned in an interview with Leisure Weekly that he thought the community’s transfer to sober up its protection was a step in the appropriate path.

“I don’t advocate drinking when one is on the air. I don’t know how that started as a tradition, but it’s probably a good idea [to scale back], CNN,” he advised the journal on Monday. “There’s some pretty respectable people or at least one, right? I think there’s a serious journalist and then a friend of mine who has a lot of fun, but it’s probably a good idea.”

Seacrest’s feedback come almost a 12 months after CNN “New Year’s Eve Live” co-host Andy Cohen, joined by Anderson Cooper, threw some shade at ABC’s protection. Throughout CNN’s 2021 sendoff, the “Watch What Happens Live” star referred to ABC’s New Year’s spectacle as “Ryan Seacrest’s group of losers that are performing behind us.”

“I mean, with all due [respect], if you’ve been watching ABC tonight, you’ve seen nothing,” he added. “I’m sorry.”

Though Seacrest didn’t point out Cohen by title, he mentioned the controversial feedback have been “from the alcohol, because I don’t think they would say what they said about our performers if they weren’t drinking.” The “American Idol” host touted ABC’s present as “bigger, broader” and mentioned he wasn’t precisely above getting again at their programming rivals.

“I might send them some Casa Dragones tequila just to tempt them while they’re on the air,” Seacrest advised EW.

Days into 2022, Cohen revisited his drunken dig at Seacreast and ABC.

“I really like Ryan Seacrest, and he’s a great guy, and I really regret saying that,” he mentioned in a January episode of his radio present. “I was just stupid and drunk and feeling it. … I just kept talking, and I shouldn’t have.”

Cohen isn’t the one persona recognized for getting tipsy throughout CNN’s New Year’s broadcast. Previously, Don Lemon has repeatedly gone viral on social media for his numerous New Year’s Eve shenanigans — from getting his ear pierced below the affect in 2016 to telling anybody who doesn’t need him to share his “point of view on television” to “kiss my behind” in 2021.

In line with Selection, CNN Chairman Chris Licht advised staff throughout a November town-hall assembly that the boozy shenanigans undermined CNN’s credibility and “respectability.”

CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Celebration,” hosted by Cohen and Cooper, will air stay Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. Japanese.

ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest” additionally airs Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. Japanese and Pacific.