Kathy Griffin didn’t disappoint her adoring fans last night when she dropped to her knees to kiss in the New Year on Anderson Cooper’s crotch. Kathy, ever the proper hostess, decided to take things to a whole new level this year. The controversial comedian has done everything from strip down to her bra, to dropping the dreaded “F-Bomb” on live TV, while co-hosting the New Year’s festivities. Monday night was the sixth year Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper rang in the New Year in Times Square together on CNN, according to The Huffington Post.
As a reporter from a small town in Maine relayed to the duo their local New Year’s tradition of kissing a sardine on the mouth, Kathy Griffin was apparently inspired. The 52 year-old comedian dropped to her knees, as viewers watched her kiss 45 year-old Anderson Cooper’s crotch, as reported by The Advocate today.
Anderson didn’t seem to realize what was happening at first, then uttered, “Kathy, oh, did you drop something”?. As the silver-haired news guy nervously giggled, Griffin made numerous tries but Cooper kept pulling her back to her feet.
A new on-set staple is a “No Nudity” sign that CNN instituted last year after Kathy stripped down to her bra. “I'm going to tickle your sac”, she teased, adding, “Do you have a sac”?
Cooper replied, “I don’t know what you’re talking about, I have no sack of Christmas presents here”. The razor-tongued Griffin fired right back, “Do you call your privates your Christmas presents? Typical hot guy”.
Anderson Cooper apologized ahead of the telecast via Twitter, “for any number of possible TV infractions”. Kathy Griffin noted that she was relieved that Anderson was finally out of the closet as an openly gay man, allowing her to riff freely on him without being afraid of accidentally outing him herself.
Surely last night’s events will be the hot topic around the water cooler Wednesday, as America heads back to work after a holiday break. Kathy's simulated sex act was summed up best by Hollywood.com, saying that CNN's standards and practices department will no doubt kick off 2013, “with a full-blown panic attack”.