Going into 2023 with this energy:
I think this song was written for Leo 😂😂 song by: Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq #nofcksgiven #leothedog #funnydog #funnyvideos😂 #doglife
Jake heard my schedule was getting bat💩 and thought he’d try to fit in #amazon
When No turns to GO 🤣 #dogsoftiktok #fyp #siberianhusky #huskies #howl #howlinghusky #huskiesoftiktok #foryou #husky #singingdog #funnnydogs
Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
Andy and Anderson did not drink on New Year’s Eve and it was just as infuriating as everyone expected it to be.
.@Andy: "Do I have a pocket full of edibles? I do!"@Andy and @andersoncooper can't drink! #CNNNYE pic.twitter.com/2bhioQolDB
— Joanna Preston (@JoPrestonTV) January 1, 2023
“I NEED TEQUILA!!!! HONESTLY!!!” – Andy Cohen
A mood. #CNNNYE pic.twitter.com/AUNMSWLKoz
— Sam Brodsky (@sammybrods) January 1, 2023
Andy Cohen is DRINKING and really told CNN who gon check me boo #CNNNYE pic.twitter.com/lK36UxPdmW
— win a case (@RHOSuplexCity) January 1, 2023
@CNN didn’t let Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper drink alcohol on camera this year and this is how the show ended. pic.twitter.com/J4hLHRDX7F
— Carl Fagerlin (@cfagerlin) January 1, 2023
Kevin Hart gets it:
Kevin hart wasn’t happy with CNN because they didn’t let Andy Cohen & Anderson Cooper drink alcohol for New Years 😭😭😭😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/453ILS7DLm
— Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) January 1, 2023
Additionally, Don Lemon hosted the Central Time Zone midnight celebrations from New Orleans — sober — and the network managed to miss the countdown altogether because they were watching a performance of “Back That Ass Up.” And you know what? It was perfect. No notes.
CNN has redeemed itself by ringing in the new year in New Orleans with "Back That Azz Up" and not acknowledging the stroke of midnight in any way pic.twitter.com/tieCeHc4sA
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 1, 2023
As for what they are up to now that New Year’s Eve is over: Anderson Cooper landed the first interview with Prince Harry about his new memoir, Spare.
And Andy Cohen is still out here starting beef with other talk show hosts.
The Witcher season three might be split into two parts. They’re blaming it on VFX delays, but I can’t help but note that Netflix’s overall stock performance improved when they split Stranger Things up into two parts, airing them in different fiscal quarters, thereby improving ratings in both. Might they be doing something similar here?
The Blood and Cheese plot is coming to House of the Dragon, and you need to prepare yourselves because it’s ROUGH. (And no, I haven’t given up on HotD — I’ve just been knocked backwards by the holidays. Sorry!)
Stranger Things is going to kill Will, aren’t they? Goddammit.
John Stamos told Dax Shepard on his podcast that he almost dated Shepard’s now-wife Kristen Bell, but that she was too young for him. The age difference at the time was 17 years. Stamos is now married to a woman who is 23 years younger than him, so, yeah, I don’t think that was the issue.
No one is asking for a 7th Heaven reboot. Literally, no one.
I strongly approve of this list of satires.
Anyone who thinks for one second that Teresa Guidice would ever leave The Real Housewives of New Jersey is an idiot. Andy Cohen could fire her on air, and she’d still hunt down the shooting locations, show up, and throw shit.
An argument that The Real Housewives is art.
Recover quickly, Jeremy Renner. And be safe out there, kids.
I’d tell Shane McGowan to get better but this man is the walking dead. He’ll be fine.
- Simon Cowell is in talks with NBC to bring back The X-Factor.
Mark Your Calendar
- You returns on Netflix on February 9.
- Lingo premieres on CBS on January 11.
- Yellowstone will return on Paramount Channel this summer.
- The Company You Keep will debut on ABC on February 19.
- Dear Mama will premiere on FX later this year.
- Drop Dead Diva begins airing on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries today.
Barbara Walters, Legendary and trailblazing journalist.
I never met the woman but I feel strangely connected to her: I have my own weird history with The View and working with Star Jones (not the most pleasant experience) and Walters was something of a hero at my son’s college. Walters attended Sarah Lawrence, and they recently named the student center after her, which houses all of her Emmys, and other achievements:
Walters was the first woman to co-host The Today Show, and the first woman to co-anchor the nightly news, and for a long time, she was the highest-paid television journalist making as much as $12 million a year. She co-hosted 20/20 for years, created the daytime talk show The View, and became perhaps the most famous celebrity interviewer of all time.
In 1976, Barbara Walters became the first woman to co-anchor a national news broadcast and first to sign a $1 million a year deal.
But her co-anchor Harry Reasoner was furious he had to share the show and subjected her to sexism on-air and off.
Here’s how he welcomed her… pic.twitter.com/Y1lwTKL7SP
— Yashar Ali 🐘 یاشار (@yashar) December 31, 2022
Barbara Walters spoke the truth to The Donald back in 1990pic.twitter.com/vPsbGxJMMT
— TrivWorks (@TrivWorks) December 31, 2022
If you want to know how to do interviews, study Barbara Walters’ interviews with Fidel Castro, Robert Blake, and Richard Nixon.
Watch her handle Nixon below.
Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/wqLdYzCiSW
— Clay 'Critical Thinking Theory' Cane (@claycane) December 31, 2022
When Barbara Walters put Sean Connery on blast. Legend. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/KVmLDHv2eU
— Don Lewis (@DonLew87) December 31, 2022
Walters is not without her critics: she was a woman of her time, and some of her comments have not aged well, particularly the time she scolded Corey Feldmann for calling out pedophilia in Hollywood:
From 2013, Barbara Walters showing outright exasperation at Corey Feldman for speaking out about pedophiles in the entertainment industry. Walters eventually proclaims “You’re damaging an entire industry!” pic.twitter.com/tpfPr6VrgQ
— Petty Is Praxis (@rtyson82) December 31, 2022
And I’m not defending that by any means. But she was a fierce journalist who opened the doors for many women — particularly, as you will see from the tributes below, women of color. And that is worth recognizing and honoring.
I have sad news to share today. Barbara Walters passed away this evening at her home in New York. pic.twitter.com/fxSyU6BQk4
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) December 31, 2022
Barbara Walters blazed the trail for every newswoman and we will forever follow in her footsteps. May she Rest In Peace
— Meredith Vieira (@meredithvieira) December 31, 2022
I owe Barbara Walters more than I could ever repay. Rest well sister…mother…friend…colleague…mentor.
— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) December 31, 2022
rest in peace barbara walters #legend
Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s tribute won’t embed (which somehow feels appropriate).
She was the best + one thing I haven’t seen her honored for is this: she was the first person on the phone with advice and support when you fell down on the job – she called and offered me the best professional advice of my life and offered to call my boss when I needed it most! https://t.co/Dv6hKfwSN6
— Nicolle Wallace (@NicolleDWallace) December 31, 2022
Thank you for opening doors, breaking barriers, shattering glass-ceilings and making it possible for so many of us to stand on shout shoulders.
Rest in Power, #BarbaraWalters. pic.twitter.com/JYn62zJT0V
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) December 31, 2022
We have lost a true legend with the passing of Barbara Walters. Such a trail blazer. Such a generous woman – I learned so much from working with her. pic.twitter.com/k9PT6d8Xdz
— Joan Lunden (@JoanLunden) December 31, 2022
So sad to hear of the passing of Barbara Walters. What an honor to share the set @ABC with the inimitable trailblazer when I joined @abc2020. Will never forget the phone call when she asked me to join the groundbreaking program. pic.twitter.com/0zKgKxmayY
— Deborah Roberts (@DebRobertsABC) December 31, 2022
She was obviously amazing on television but I selfishly loved spending time with her in person. Sitting next to her at a dinner party was the best seat in the house. With love, respect and admiration – rest in peace Barbara Walters. #barbarawalters pic.twitter.com/AD4BQtHrUg
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) December 31, 2022
The Legend. The Blueprint. The Greatest. Rest in Peace Barbara Walters pic.twitter.com/RODzfKMAxw
— Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) December 31, 2022
Barbara Walters never flinched when questioning the world’s most powerful people. She held them accountable. She cared about the truth and she made us care too. Fortunately, she inspired many other journalists to be just as unrelenting. We are all better off because of her.
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) December 31, 2022
Barbara Walters was a true trailblazer. Forever grateful for her stellar example and for her friendship. Sending condolences to her daughter and family.🙏🏾 https://t.co/vKjvFJTU6u
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) December 31, 2022
ABC News: Barbara Walters, trailblazing TV icon, dies at 93
Sending love and prayers to my friends at ABC and to Barbara’s family and friends https://t.co/33cKvxyFi9
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 31, 2022
Obviously watching videos of Cheri Oteri’s iconic impression of Barbara Walters for the rest of the night. pic.twitter.com/qlF3pbIpki
— Jack Roskopp (@jackroskopp) December 31, 2022
Gilda Radnor as “Baba Wawa” with John Belushi on SNL. #RipLegend Barbara Walters. pic.twitter.com/VtO6TFo1tj
— Trevor Donovan (@TrevDon) December 31, 2022
Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus
Robert Joseph “Bob” Dowling, Former publisher and editor-in-chief of The Hollywood Reporter
Anita Porter, Founding member of The Pointer Sisters
Donald “Don” West, Wrestling commentator
Bob Nalbandian, Heavy metal journalist
Lola Chantrelle Mitchell “Gangsta Boo”, Rapper and former member of Three 5 Mafia
Keenan Cahill, YouTube star
The 134th Rose Parade: It’s once again time to watch a bunch of flower floats for some reason. 10 a.m., NBC
America’s Got Talent: All Stars: Winners, finalists and fan favorites from America’s Got Talent and franchises around the world compete in this new competition. Series premiere. 7 p.m., ABC
Fantasy Island: Rachel Harris, Cheryl Hines, and Jasika Nicole guest star in the season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox
Quantum Leap: Ben lands in 1979 as a security guard for a beloved pop star in the winter premiere. 9 p.m., NBC
|ABC||Monday Night Football
|Bob ♥ Abishola
|All American: Homecoming
|TMZ Presents: Lamar Odom: Sex, Drugs & Kardashians
|NBC||America’s Got Talent: All-Stars
One thought on “Andy and Anderson’s sober New Year’s Eve feels like an omen for what’s to come in 2023 … and not a good one.”
Minor spoiler for yesterday’s Simpsons: The episode featured a gag about George R.R. Martin wasting time; but at least the character wasn’t actually voiced by Martin, which would have been (fill in the blank).