"Everything Joan did, she created herself," Kathy Griffin told Anderson as she shared memories of how Joan Rivers blazed a trail for her and other women in comedy. Kathy talked about one of their private moments recalling Joan's advice:
"When you are a woman in this business, you have to hold on until your knuckles are white and they chop your fingers off. Then you hold on by your wrist, then you hold on by your elbows and you never let go."
Anderson continued the conversation, talking with Kathy about Joan's public persona and the person she knew when the cameras were off.
There were handcuffs, giggle-fits, embarrassing tweets, even Blondie. Catch up on some of Anderson Cooper & Kathy Griffin's most hilarious and sometimes awkward moments from New Year's Eve in Times Square.
Anderson makes Kathy sign a new contract for New Year's Eve
Kathy may be standing next to Anderson, but she explains why she is really on "Team Seacrest."
Anderson breaks out into a giggle fit as Kathy confronts him with his own tweets from 2013
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The night after their 2013 New Year's Eve show, Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin sit down to recap the best and most unexpected moments. On the list, Korean pop sensation Psy arriving unannounced with MC Hammer to crash the live broadcast in Times Square.
"He was pushed on by some Psy PR team...I don't think he knew where he was. I don't think he knew who we were. I don't think he realized he was on CNN," says Anderson, who is still baffled by the surprise visit.
Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin are back together for an epic New Year's Eve show live from Times Square! The celebration begins at 10 p.m. ET on CNN.
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Hilarious? Check. Surprising? Check. Outrageous? Check. If you’ve been watching Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin co-host CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage together for the past five years, you’ve seen all that and much, much more. So, as you can imagine, it was no easy task to choose the absolute single best New Year's Eve moment. We couldn't pick one so we want you to do it for us. We narrowed it down to five and now we’re putting the final decision in your hands.
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