Monday, December 31, 2007

Spend New Year's Eve with AC and ATA!


Welcome to the end of 2007! Or, to be more glass-half-full, the start of 2008! And if your glass is only half full, let's top it up and get this party started!

Since Mr. Cooper won't be joining us for another hour, I thought I'd post some short clips from years past. This first one is from NYE 2005, around 10:45pm ET. Carol Lin throws to Anderson for a preview of the festivities:


And here is the start of the show from last year, NYE 2006:


Around 11:35pm ET last year, a shot of Anderson's "perch" high above the crowd:


I'll be posting some screengrabs from the festivities around the world as CNN showed them off today, and of course once the show starts, more from there. And adding your comments as fast as those fingers can fly. (Warning: all typos tonight will be blamed on alcohol consumption!)

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Here's Anderson from Newsroom this afternoon:


And at the start of the show:


And here is John Zarella with Sushi!


"Made you look!"
And here is midnight East Coast...


The Drag Queen Drop!!!

Anderson signs off...

124 comments:

Anonymous said...

happy new year!!!

Sapphire said...

Welcome everyone to the first live ATA chat. This will be alot of fun so sit back, relax and enjoy the conversation and the show.....as well as the Anderblue martinis (I second the typos are all on the Anderblues tonight:P)

anne said...

HI everyone!

Mavis said...

HI everybody! Happy New Year!

ACAnderFan said...

Hey Sapphire :)

Anthony said...

Is there a way i can watch the CNN AC broadcast online?

Mavis said...

I can't see TV and the computer at the same time so I will be up and down.

Pati Mc said...

Hey you lot!

This sounds like FUN.

Cannot blame my typo's on anything but TheraFlu. Since I am heavily medicated on every over the counter cold/flu/sinus med known to man, I cannot imbibe. And it sucks BTW.

Someone, anyone, everyone...please have an Anderblue for me!

cactuskid said...

Happy New Year everyone! Hope all are having some fun tonight! This first live chat for ATA should be fun, but don't know that I'll last til midnight. I've been awake since 1:00 am.

Will be very interesting to see Anderson interacting with Kathy Griffin. Wonder how many times she'll make him blush and giggle tonight with her outrageous self. LOL!

Sapphire said...

I have one for you Pati Mc :P

Hi Acanderfan!!!!

Cyn said...

Hi everyone! Welcome!

Anthony, I haven't heard that they are streaming it online. And I don't think CNN would have been shy about letting us know...

Pati, so sorry to hear you are sick!

Mavis said...

Sorry you're sick Pati.

Sapphire said...

I'm enjoying this Tom Foreman special....I am alittle surprised Harry Shearer would want to be on a AC360 program. I thought he wasn't a big fan of AC but it's all good. I love him on the Simpsons

Pati Mc said...

Sapphire- Thanks, you are a true friend!

Hi Mavis! :-)

Thanks Cyn, I will hang in there as long as I can. The meds are kicking in - so far so good.

One glimpse of Anderson and I have a feeling that I will be just fine! LOL!

Anybody else gonna get somewhat miffed if Kathy keeps touching Anderson? LOL. Maybe he will allow it if it is freeezing up there.

cactuskid said...

Sorry you are sick Pati Mc! But, no, you shouldn't use libations and meds. together. One or the other, but not together. A shot of a good liquor might knock it right on out though, but might do you as well. LOL!

J in LA said...

Happy New Year everyone!
Since the "Left Coast" gets the short end of the stick - goes off the air before our midnight - I'm off to a party. Don't think I can log on at my host's house.
So some questions of 2007:

Best 360 Broadcast?
Worst 360 Moment?
Best AC Moment?
What song do you think they should have picked for their political song?
What was the highlight of the political year for you?
What was the biggest disappointment for the year - any topic covered on AC360.
Who was your favorite guest on 360?
Who was the worst guest on 360?
What was your favorite guest/host appearance by AC this year?
Who didn't AC interview that you wished he had?
What was the best segment of 360?
Which debate was your favorite?
What surprised you the most about the program this year?
If you could be granted one segment/program/guest for 2008 on AC360 who would it be?

That should keep you going for a while - or not...
My best to you all
J in LA

cactuskid said...

I fear for Anderson at midnight with Kathy around. She's liable to really yank him up by the collar and give it to him as she said on LKL interview that night. We may see Anderson heading for the hills. Poor guy! LOL!

anthony said...

is anyone willing to let me watch the program over their webcam

please ;)?

Sapphire said...

wow alot of great questions to think over j in la.....I shall think this over. Good thing I have not gotten to the Anderblues yet :P

Sapphire said...

I don't have a webcam....sorry Anthony :(

Cyn said...

FYI, Anderson was on Newsroom earlier, I'm trying to get the clip loaded. He said Kathy Griffin has a top-10 list (best or worst, depending on how you look at it!).

He also said he'd be rapping. LOL

And Kyra asked him about his favorite trips this year.

Sapphire said...

man that must have been on during my 45 minute shopping trip....man I should have went during SR LOL

Anonymous said...

Hi from New Zealand, where it's already 08...

Sapphire said...

oh Anderson is on NOW

Sapphire said...

oh Anderson is on NOW

Sapphire said...

he looks so tired :(
And yet he looks so good :)

Cyn said...

Hello v&l in NZ! Glad you joined us!

Pati Mc said...

Oooh, amazingly after seeing Anderson, I feel a bit better! LOL.

Aw, but he is not wearing his stunning Chesterfield coat. Drat! Oh well, as long as he stays warm and toasty.

Cactuskid - nope, not mixing alcohol with meds. Thanks for caring though. You guys are all so sweet!

Starshadow said...

Hi everyone...I've finally gotten to the computer! Manila had it's New Year celebrations about 12 hours ago, and I've been giggling like a loon as Tom Foreman does the best/worst/um...hello? stories of 2007.

(cindyg - LJ)

Délie said...

Hi all! It's 4.40 am here in Paris! Sorry in advance for my English. I think it's going to be worse than usual! No slept at all and the keyboard seems to move...

Sorry, you're sick, Pati!

Happy New Year!

Sapphire said...

they are showing some sort of video on cnn.com but I am not sure what it is about...you may want to check that out Anthony

Anonymous said...

my flatmate has decided that spending this afternoon with Anderson is not the best way to go. I may have ruined things for her by playing her Anderson's dramatic reading of "Milkshake."
:)

I will have to rely on you guys for updates!

Pati Mc said...

Hi Delie! Oooh how are things in Pari?

I will be okay. You all are making me feel so much better. And of course seeing our handsome Anderson.

LOL Cactuskid - I will pee myself if Kathy grabs Anderson and lays one on him. OMG - hysterical! (Okay, and I admit, I will be more than a little jealous!). Frankly I would rather see Erica do that to him.

This show is going to be off the hook, I can just feel it.

It is so great to be sharing this with all of you. LOVE ATA! :-)

Personally I think next year we should all get together and meet in Times Sqaure and really show Anderson a party. How fun!

cactuskid said...

Hi Delie, Starshadow, and VAL! Happy New Year to ya'll! I've had very little sleep as well so may not be with you all throughout the whole gig.

You three are from all different countries. Wow, ATA is global!

Kristien said...

Hey Everyone, room for one more?

Kristien said...

@Pati Mc: I'm in!!!

Sapphire said...

Anderson is funnier then Kathy :P
He is just feeding off of Kathy

Sapphire said...

Annie Kate just gave a shout out to ATA on the crawl

Thanks Annie Kate!!!

Pati Mc said...

Yay, Kristien is in! I am sure that more people will join us. I know that Delie will!

OMG, so much giggling from Anderson and I am sure that it will get better as the show goes on.

I knew this was gonna be great!

Wow Annie Kate, good one!

Pati Mc said...

Yay! Arwa is in London. Awesome!

Anonymous said...

This is so fun! I completely disassembled my computer and moved it into my living room so I could spend New Year's with all of you!

NE Fan

Délie said...

I don't have the shout out on the crawl on CNN Int! Gr...!

Pati, I'm in too for a NYE's in NY!Things were very noisy here in my street and building. But now it's soooo quiet!

Yeah! Arwa Damon in London!

cactuskid said...

Anderson looks like he's in such a good mood and he lost his earpiece giggling at Kathy. Cute!

Welcome, Kristien! Come on in and join us!

@ Pati Mc: I will lose it in every direction if Kathy yanks him up!!!! LOL!!!!

Sapphire said...

oh Ms. Gloria calls Anderson "Andy"

Kristien said...

I also posted a shout-out to ATA, but I can't see the crawl on CNN int., :(

Alkam said...

I don't find a conversation between Kathy and Anderson entertaining. I like Kathy, I think she is very talented but she is trying too hard today, it is not funny, she seems very pushy.
And what's with Anderson's hair today??

Pati Mc said...

OMG this is so great! Yeah, Cactuskid, I will do the same. You KNOW that she is gonna do something outrageous, that is why I love her.

Hold crap, John Zarella is sitting in Sushi's shoe! OMG that is so funny! What a brave dude. LOL.

Anderson is so cute watching the monitor. His face is gonna hurt from smiling and giggling all night.

YOU GO ANDY! LOL

Oooh, Kathy is totally gonna maul Andy! Watch your back! LOL!

Sapphire said...

oh my gosh Kathy just told Anderson she was coming at him tongue out pinching his butt @ midnight:(
Anderson what answeer did you expect....sorta jealous :P

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Everyone!

cactuskid said...

Did Kathy just say to Anderson to watch his back that she was going to grab his butt?!!! OMG!!!!!

I hate I missed what Annie Kate sent in. What did it say?

Pink Panther said...

Hi Everyone. I don't normally comment here but do check the site often. Just thought I'd check out your LIVE chat. AC looks great but seems a bit uncomfortable with Kathy. She's drilling him big time! I'd better not take shots every time Kathy says "Andy", I'll get looped. LOL

Mavis said...

Yes, it was very good to see Arwa in a happy place rather then a war zone.

Mavis said...

I'll say what Cyn is thinking. Why can't Michael Ware wish us a Happy New Year?!?!

Sapphire said...

Honestly I just happened to look up and saw All Things Anderson blog and then Annie Kate's name so I don't know what the whole thing said

lori said...

happy new year, y'all! I, like pati mc, have the flu ... but it hasn't stopped me from at least one manhaddan. I'll likely hit the hay before the stroke of midnight (a good thing for all anderfans as I'll turn into a pumpkin or a rat or, gawd help us, Britney, Paris or Lindsay), but I have to wish all of the wonderful ATA mods and readers a happy, healthy and prosperous 2008!

Sapphire said...

oh my god Anderson thought the miss teen usa mask was nancy grace.....that was hilarious

Pink Panther said...

It's unfortunate that they seem to be having technical difficulties tonight. Poor Anderson, he is NOT going to have a voice tomorrow. He sounds like he's yelling, more so than he has in past years.

Délie said...

Ok, they have shown London and Berlin. Why not Paris? Do they need a reporter there? Because I know a CNN reporter who has already Live reported from the Eiffel Tower a few months ago and he was awesome! He also can deal with the Parisian cold. Just saying...

Kristien, I'm with you for the crawl on CNN Int! Why do we have these sports news or business news instead of the shout out!

Cyn said...

I put some screengrabs up at the end of the post. I'm trying to keep up with all the fun!

Pati Mc said...

Anderson totally needs to borrow Mr. Cheese's jacket for next year!

Would you guys not die to see that?

LOL

Kristien said...

@Lori: take care!!

Cyn said...

Délie, I am SO with you on the reporter for Paris! but he's enjoying the Australian summer right now! Nice and toasty and working on his tan!

Pink Panther said...

Happy New Year everyone! Bye.

Pati Mc said...

That's it Delie. You me and Cyn with that "reporter" from the Eiffel Tower. We can totally cover that for CNN. With pleasure!

But we gotta have Anderson too. I am greedy! LOL.

cactuskid said...

Sorry you are sick as well, Lori, but wish you a good New Year and a healthy one!

Kristien said...

Délie: I don't know either. At least we can see Anderson!

Mavis said...

Deli, I watched some of the clips of the CNN reporter in Paris covering a certain sporting event just today!

Pati Mc said...

Lori - feel better! Here is a tissue for you! LOL.

Ooh, wish I would have thought about having a Manhaddan! Woulda tasted a lot better then TheraFlu. LOL.

I gotta tell you guys, this is the best New Years I have ever had. In spite of feeling like pooh, you all are making my New Years. Oh, and so is Anderson. :-)

Annie Kate said...

The shout out wasn't much - I just wished everyone on All Things Anderson a happy new year. Glad you all saw it - I missed it!! LOL.

Délie said...

Hmmm... Mavis, I see, you needed your fix! I so understand you! "Working on his tan" lol! Cyn, come on! Like he needs that!

Kristien, I agree, at least we have Anderson! Cute, smiling and giggling... I'm perfectly awake now!

Sapphire said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!

IT'S 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristien said...

Happy Newyear!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Anderson looks like he gives great hugs! Lucky Kathy!

NE Fan

Mavis said...

cyn!
You got the midnight crawl!!!!!

YEA!!!!

Cyn said...

Happy New Year, everyone!

They ran my crawl message, too! Yay!

cactuskid said...

Happy New Year!! Throws confetti...!!! It's not New Year's for me yet though. On C.S.T.

Délie said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE! Bonne année 2008!
I wish you all thousands and thousands of wonderful things! And a good healt (;-), Pati & Lori)!

Cyn, Cactuskid, Sapphire, ACanderfan, Pati, Lori, Kristien, Anne and all the ATA Ladies and readers, the best of luck for 2008!

Sapphire said...

LOL Anderson is not checking out Kathy's frigure HAHA

Kristien said...

But we all watch his, right? LOL

cactuskid said...

Annie Kate that was sweet of you to put that on the CNN ticker about ATA!

Cyn, what did you put?

Pati Mc said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR GANG!

Love to Anderson and each and every one of you. May all your dreams come true in 2008 and may Anderson have nothing but good news to report. If only!

You all have made my 2007 very special. Thanks for everything!

mizzkel said...

Hey all, now what are we supposed to do for the next 3 hours? I need some west coaster's to keep me company!! Happy New Year's all!

Cyn said...

I should have said, Happy New Year to the East Coasters -- we have three more hours to go!!!!

cactuskid, I wished a safe 2008 to everyone at CNN.

Délie said...

Hi Mizzkel and Happy New Year!
What's on CNN after the Live with Anderson?

mizzkel said...

Yay, another west coaster Cyn, I'm sick so nursing my 3rd hot toddy. I'd better slow down, 3 hours to go, LOL

Anonymous said...

Cactus Kid - I'll stay with you - we still have 45 min left!

NE Fan

Pati Mc said...

Yay Cyn!

I saw your message on the crawl. Congrats!

I sent one, but doubt if it will get on. I may have waited too long. Oh well. Lots of people said very sweet things about Anderson. That's awesome.

I am out. Have fun and be safe!

MWmcFan said...

Cyn, saw your message - that was great, right at the perfect time!
Us west coasters still have another 2 1/2 hours to go!

Kristien said...

Pati Mc: take care and I'll see you in Time square with Délie on 12/31/08 !!!!

bluediamond (Jennifer) said...

Hey ladies, How's it going. Happy New Year!!

Sapphire said...

It has been a great program.....adequate actually: P

cactuskid said...

@ldl4968: Thanks! I'm going to try and hold out, but my tank is quickly running out of gas!

Kristien said...

Oh no, it's over :(
This was great!! Thanks Cyn!!! I'm going back to bed now, see you all later!!!

Délie said...

I'm out for a while too! But I may be back in time for the West Coaster.

Anonymous said...

Hey yall, my dad bugging the heck out of me over something actaully all of us saw. When the firework first started going off in New York did any of yall see a baby's face in the cloud of smoke? Honestly don't think I am crazy, I just trying to get my dad by quiet.

I kinda got annoyed by Kathy, didn't really think she was funny. Nice little hug between them though.

MWmcFan said...

Come back in a few hours Delie, we'll try to put on a good show!

Sapphire said...

I'm not going anywhere yet but I have to thank Cyn for doing such a fantastic job today. You really did a fantastic job!!!

m.minkoff said...

Just wanted to pop in to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! On my way out, gotta go...

Sapphire said...

In case you did not get a chance to see Annie Kate's note across the crawl it said:

For everyone at All Things Anderson blog - Happy New Year from AnnieKate!

Sapphire said...

Happy New Year's to our readers in the Central time zone......welcome to 2008!!!!!!

We made 100 comments whoo hoo!!!

cactuskid said...

Happy New Year everyone! Cyn, you did a great job tonight with the Live Chat! We should do this more often. Was great fun!!

I'm heading to bed and signing off now. I had a really good time!

Cyn said...

Sorry I missed the Central timezone, guys -- got a call from someone at work... this whole multi-multi-tasking thing is wild!!!

Too bad Anderson didn't stay on through at least the second TZ and then replay the show so that that the rest of us could pretend, like last year :-( Ahh well...

I'm glad you guys had fun! I hope my Left Coasters will stay up for the festivities!!

Sapphire said...

Hey Cyn I am going to try and make it with you West Coasters. An hour and 40 minutes or so to go. Not like I have to go to work tomorrow YEA!!!!


I was alittle sad not to see the Central timezine ring in the new year this time too.

I may have missed it but did they show Gary doing the race???

Quitty said...

Hey! Happy New Year!!! I'm home! I'll stick around for the West Coast. I haven't seen the show yet. Looks like they are replaying it at the top of the hour!

Anonymous said...

I will have to catch the replay also. I was at work
so I cound not really enjoy the show since I only
saw bits and pieces.

Cyn said...

A couple final screengrabs up there... the DragQueenDrop and Anderson signing off.

pebbles said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE HERE ON ATA! WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST ON THE COMING YEAR!
I enjoyed Anderson and Kathy together. He had so many laughs and giggles, as expected. I think he was losing his voice towards the end. But I agree with someone who said that Anderson was funnier than Kathy.

Quitty said...

Thanks for the screencaps. You've been a busy girl tonight. You can tell by your caps that between the afternoon Newsroom pic and the start of the show he got his haircut.

BookAsylum said...

Hey all! Happy New Year!!!

I didn't get to see the whole show but from what I did see- it looked pretty good (outside of the technical glitches) and Kathy was a riot! It was also nice to see Erica back this year.

Kudos to Cyn and AnnieKate for making the crawl!!

Délie said...

I'm back! Cyn, are you still ok?

Anonymous said...

hello it's been a long time sorry I don't have time to visit your BLOG but you know I visit this site for a long time but these past few months I've been very busy. well I just really like to say my greetings to all the contributors of this site and especially to Ms. Sheryn. Love you all!

JBchicago

Cyn said...

Still here, Délie! Definitely feeling no pain! LOK Although the fireworks just went off outside my apartment, I nearly fell out of my chair!

Happy New Year, West Coast!!!!

Sapphire said...

Happy New Year's to our West Coast Readers.....you made it to 2008!!!!

Tonight has been so much fun, I could not think of a better way to ring in the new year then with Anderson and everyone at ATA....that is it for me tonight I am off to bed cause it is 3AM here. Have a great one everyone.

HAPPY NEW YEAR ~ 2008!!!!!

Délie said...

Happy New Year, Cyn and all the West Coasters!

Thanks for this live chat! It was so fun! 9 a.m. here, it's time for me for another glass of Champagne. Oops, I mean a huge mug of tea!

Have all a great January 1st.

MWmcFan said...

Thank you Delie, we on the West Coast finally got to really ring in 2008 after waiting for 19 hours since Sydney did! Have a great 2008!

Cyn said...

Okay, kids, I think it's time to wrap this party up! Any further comments will be posted tomorrow... um, later today... well, whatever it is now! Thanks for partying with us! Have a wonderful 2008!

J in LA said...

Okay, I'm back from my party and acting like the Regis and Kelly Segment - I am so drunk...but no answers to my questions!!!!! I guess it was "or not."
Happy New Year at 1AM
J in LA
(do you know how long it took to type in this, and the username and password....

sydney said...

Couldn't make the chat last night - this old gal had to take a nap before ringing in the New Year. DH and I had a little champagne, watched CNN (flipping over occassionally to ABC to make fun of Ryan Seacrest). We clinked our glasses at midnight, then I sat there staring at the TV yelling, "Kathy got a hug!" while poor DH sat there with his lips pursed waiting for his New Year's kiss LOL!

Phebe said...

Looks like everyone had a great time last night. Thanks Cyn for hosting a great party.

I was busy hosting my own NYE party and didn't catch a minute of AC and Kathy. I've been looking through Cyn's screencaps and I have two questions. What happened to the lovely Chesterfield? And where the hell did he get that butt ugly jacket?

Happy 2008 everybody.

Anonymous said...

Your not liking his jacket, Phebe? Actually, it looks like that zip up he wore in the magazine that did the article showing the pictures of his apartment, where he was sitting on the couch.

At first I wondered what he was thinking when he bought it, then realized he probably wasn't thinking.

Kristien said...

Hi again! Good thing y'all can't see me right now...LOL
The chat was so much fun and I got to see Anderson live for the first time!!
@Phebe: I actually loved that jacket, I thought he looked great... sorry!

J in LA said...

Okay, I just watched the last six minutes of the New Years Eve CNN program on YouTube - loved the Griffin comments of "wake-up grandpa" and after the Iraq comment "you are so full of yourself!" Priceless...
J in LA

Sapphire said...

I just watched the sign off from the NYE special last night and Anderson said see you tomorrow and the 360 page is saying Anderson is on live tonight.

Let's really get this year started 360 style!!!!

Cyn said...

I thought he was rocking the NYPD look last night! LOL

He has blogged that he will be on tonight. Good start to the new year and that resolution!