December 31st, 2009
08:07 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010

Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

The countdown is on to 2010! Anderson is getting ready to head to Times Square to ring in the new year with Kathy Griffin. Don't miss our New Year's Eve special live from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ET on CNN.

Hundreds of thousands of people have already gathered in New York City's Times Square. About 3,000 pounds of confetti will drop along with the New Year's Eve crystal ball at midnight. We'll bring it to you live. CNN's Don Lemon and Poppy Harlow are also be in Times Square checking in with those in the crowd.

We'll also take you to Central Park where 360's Gary Tuchman is bravely bringing in the new year with the 4-mile Midnight Run - in the snow and rain. Gooo, Gary!

Also on our radar - the Key West shoe drop, or more precisely a giant red-heel drop. At the stroke of midnight, Sushi, whose real name is Gary Marion, will be lowered from the second-story balcony at the Bourbon Street Pub to ring in 2010. Once again, John Zarrella will be covering the Key West party.

And, we'll be checking in with 'N Sync alum Lance Bass, who will join us from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Get your New Year's hats and noisemakers ready. We're just a few hours away from welcoming 2010. Gather your family and friends around the TV and join us for the fun.

And, as we say goodbye to 2009 and hello to 2010, we want to thank you for being a 360° fan. We wish you all a happy and healthy new year!

Filed under: Maureen Miller • The Buzz
soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Nicole Austin

    Happy New Year to my hubby and to all my chippy gals!! Love you all!

    January 1, 2010 at 2:52 am |
  2. Joseph Finley

    Happy New Year ! From The Great State of Tennessee.

    January 1, 2010 at 12:38 am |


    January 1, 2010 at 12:32 am |
  4. De La O family

    Ha America, have a safe and prosperous new year.

    January 1, 2010 at 12:23 am |
  5. Malissa Murdock

    Wishing everyone a blessed 2010

    January 1, 2010 at 12:21 am |
  6. Anne Harrison

    Aloha from Honolulu! watching you from Hawaii, hoping to see our friends Mario and Deniz from DC, happy new year!!

    January 1, 2010 at 12:17 am |
  7. Christy

    Happy New Year loves!!! To my 3 boys Ryan, rocky, & peanut

    January 1, 2010 at 12:03 am |
  8. Danielm

    Happy new year everybody

    December 31, 2009 at 11:58 pm |
  9. Tammy

    Keep up the great work Anderson and Kathy!!! You're the best ticket in town!!!

    December 31, 2009 at 11:57 pm |
  10. Tatum Tooley

    Happy New Year from the Tooley's in California! Hello 2010!

    December 31, 2009 at 11:55 pm |
  11. ihatecnn


    December 31, 2009 at 11:54 pm |
  12. Mary Bailey

    Happy New Year we love you Kathy and your comedy helps with our grief!!! The Butterfly Widow Club of TN.

    December 31, 2009 at 11:53 pm |
  13. pierre

    Hi Mr.Anderson,
    I am a canadian and all my family love Anderson Cooper show. We can't wait to watch what you are doing at the square. We all love you.
    The family Pierre, claudine, Milly, Nyssa and Rieule.
    Say happy new to:

    Britney, Bratt and your Family.

    December 31, 2009 at 11:50 pm |
  14. Benedicta Ofori

    Mr. Cooper,

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to all AC360 team. God bless AC360 through 2010.

    Please send happy New Year wish to my hubby Sam Plange and kids Kwame, Akwasi, Ajowa and Zaap in Ashburn, VA

    God Bless!!!

    December 31, 2009 at 11:50 pm |
  15. Eric

    Happy New Year from Vancouver, BC, The Host City of the 2010 games, 2010 is going to be a Great Year 🙂

    December 31, 2009 at 11:47 pm |
  16. Sandy Ciccarelli

    To the Ciccarelli family : Happy New Year.....love you all....!!!

    December 31, 2009 at 11:47 pm |
  17. Liz De La O

    Happy New Year from the De La O Family in El Paso, Texas

    December 31, 2009 at 11:46 pm |
  18. Kay Chapman

    Happy New Year 2010, to AC360...

    December 31, 2009 at 11:44 pm |
  19. sam

    happy new year!!!

    December 31, 2009 at 11:43 pm |
  20. Bharti Tiwary

    Wish you a very happy and successful 2010.

    December 31, 2009 at 11:40 pm |
  21. Jasmine

    Happy New Year to ev everyone and all my friends and family in Va....We miss all the way from Guam. 🙂

    December 31, 2009 at 11:38 pm |
  22. The Cline Family-Okinawa

    The Cline Family in Okinawa Japan would like to say HAPPY NEW YEARS to all our friends and family in the states. We love and miss you all. We wish you all the best in 2010–God has really blessed us and he will continue to watch over us and all those troops that could not be home.

    December 31, 2009 at 11:36 pm |
  23. Stephanie,Nicole,and Daddy

    Wishing you guys a Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2009 at 11:33 pm |
  24. Stephanie,Nicole,and Daddy

    Happy New Year Kathy and Anderson Cooper!

    December 31, 2009 at 11:31 pm |
  25. sherelle

    Happy New Year! -Sherelle

    December 31, 2009 at 11:26 pm |
  26. Ken Pfister

    Happy new year, Anderson and Kathy Lee Giff..., I mean Kathy Griffin. She has better hair, you must agree, Kathy?

    December 31, 2009 at 11:19 pm |
  27. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hi Maureen!!
    Happy New Year 2010!!!!! Hope you enjoy new year in the future, I also agree your comment!!!!!! CHEERS! 🙂

    December 31, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  28. Genet


    Happy new year ! Please bring us a great news in 2010 !

    December 31, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  29. Kiran

    Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year !!!

    December 31, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  30. Kiran

    Wishing everyone in 360 a happy and prosperous New Year !!!

    December 31, 2009 at 9:50 pm |
  31. annie abarca

    Happy New Year to the entire CNN family..

    December 31, 2009 at 9:37 pm |
  32. Ed - Sidney, OH


    December 31, 2009 at 9:29 pm |
  33. Kula May Ellison

    Hey! Hello Thank You for
    all the end of the decade years. Leaving with a lot of
    memories. "Happy New Year" to all. Be safe. : ) : D
    Sincerely, Kula May

    December 31, 2009 at 8:55 pm |
  34. Elsa

    Happy New Year Anderson Cooper!!!

    Love You Much! Say hello to Crazy Kathy for me.

    December 31, 2009 at 8:50 pm |
  35. Matt

    Wishing everyone out there in 360 land a safe and fun Happy New Year!!!!!

    December 31, 2009 at 8:27 pm |
  36. Cherisa

    Happy New Year to everyone at 360

    December 31, 2009 at 8:17 pm |