Wednesday, December 31, 2008

ATA New Years Eve 2008 Live Blog



Welcome everyone to All Things Anderson 2008 Live Blog. For some of our readers you have already rung in 2009 and we offer you a huge Happy New Year. For the next few hours we can talk about what is happening on CNN (since we are starting at 10 we can include Tom Foreman's program but let keep it relatively nice :P) The fun will continue into the morning for our readers out in the West Coast as they await the beginning of 2009!!!


I will try to add clips and photos to the post as the night progresses as long as the blogger gods are nice to me.

With that let's get this party started!!!!




Erica Hill and Don Lemon in Times Square, Gary Tuchman in Central Park, Brooke Anderson in Las Vegas, Sean Callebs in New Orleans and John Zarrella in Key West, FL



Anderson and Kathy Dancing



All content, unless otherwise cited, is © All Things Anderson and may not be used without consent of the blog administrator.

All Things Anderson is a blog dedicated to CNN's AC360 and its host Anderson Cooper.

110 comments:

Kristien said...

Hey everyone, Happy Newyear!

Sapphire said...

Happy New Year to you Kristien!!!!
What time is it where you are at?

Kristien said...

4.43am...

snooks said...

Kristien and Sapphire - happy new year from here in Miami

Sapphire said...

Wow thanks for joining us Kristien

Happy New Year to you too Snooks

Kristien said...

Hi Snooks and happy NY to you too

Margaret Anne said...

Will someone please get Anderson a hat. He's wearing his layers but no hat.

Sapphire said...

He needs Bill Schneiders hat :P

Kristien said...

I don't have Tom Foreman's program, but it is a lookback at 2008. I don't mind, I didn't wanna see Perez Hilton anyway!

Margaret Anne said...

The webcam is broadcasting from Times Square.

Sapphire said...

thanks for the heads up about the webcam

snooks said...

It is starting to get noisy here where I am since boaters are out in Biscayne Bay getting ready to watch the midnight fireworks

snooks said...

Anderson needs to wear his hat and put his glove on - It doesn't help you stay warm when you are just holding it

Kristien said...

it looks soooo cold! Poor Erica looks absolutely frozen!

Sapphire said...

If anyone wants something clipped let me know and I will work on it

Sapphire said...

wow Don's Coke froze....that is insane

Kristien said...

let's maybe not clip when kathy was talking about pap smears, lol.

Sapphire said...

wasnt planning on it Kristien

Anonymous said...

I can't believe she said that about pap smears. She is just crude.

ACAnderFan said...

Happy New Year!!!

When Kathy asked if she could get a pap smera from Sanjay I thought I was going to die laughing. She is hilarious!

Sapphire said...

grrrr blogger gods are not being nice to me

Kristien said...

Hey ACAnderfan!!

Gary's daughter is just too cute!

Haha, Anderson's "woohoo" was lame, lol.

snooks said...

Gary and his daughter were just too cute

Sapphire said...

Gary's daughter was too precious

Whooo Whooo....love ya Anderson :P

ACAnderFan said...

Hey Kristien!!!

Gary's daughetr was so cute!

Nebraska Fan said...

If you can, check out the web cam - somethimes they zoom in on the platform. Jack Gray is supposed to be up there - I wish we knew which one he is or they would have him talk for a minute.

Sapphire said...

I am so excited to see London....I will be there in 2 weeks

Oh Wolfman called in :)

Sapphire said...

30 more minutes for us in EST

Em said...

Hi friends,

Only 9:30 here but I'm watching AC and Kathy. Just love Gary Tuchman and isn't his daughter sweet!

Were staying in tonite. I'm watching AC with my pups Gus and Tracker but they just won't wear their party hats!

I agree Wolf...Anderson is looking very handsome.

Gotta love Sushi!

Margaret Anne said...

Have you been to London b4 Sapphire?

Kristien said...

I saw the fireworks in London live on tv. Very impressive!
Nice to see Richard!

Sapphire said...

Anderson is just so in time with Kathy....she cant get past him

Nebraska Fan said...

I liked Big Ben chiming in London. The fireworks were beautiful.

Sapphire said...

No this will be my first time to the UK

Margaret Anne said...

London is fantastic, I loved it when I was there.

Most people love Harrods Dept Store, but I love Spencers best. And St Paul's Cathedral is amazing.

snooks said...

Sapphire - have an amazing time in the UK - you will love it

Sapphire said...

I love that AC does not know who Chris Kirkpatrick is....I was so hoping to be in Vegas tonight but I am glad to be here with all of you

ACAnderFan said...

Anderson needs to put a hat on. His poor little ears look so red.

Kristien said...

Hi Em, love the names you gave your pups! What breed are they?

I wanted to watch the webcam, but I can't find it...where do I click on the 360 site?

Nebraska Fan said...

Did anyone else just see Anderson checking his crackberry live on the platform?

Margaret Anne said...

And his hands are turning red from not wearing his gloves.

Sapphire said...

I love Lady Gaga....saw her preform :)

snooks said...

Sapphire - great screen caps

Sapphire said...

Love Lady Gaga....saw her preform live

Kristien said...

This is it: Happy New Year !!!!!

Sapphire said...

HAPPY NEW YEARS from Toronto!!!!!

snooks said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM MIAMI

Nebraska Fan said...

Funny how they specifically didn't show Anderson and Kathy at midnight. Do you think they were worried what Kathy would do after all that talk?!

Kristien said...

less crowds, more Anderson please!!

Sapphire said...

better shape....the guns are already amazing :P

Delie said...

Happy New Year from Paris!

Em said...

Looks like I will ring in the New Year at least 3 times AC in NYC, AC with the Midwest and Mr Em Rocky Mountain time!

Hi ACAnderfan...Love my pups. Gus is a Shitzu and Tracker is a chihuahua dachshund mix...we call him a Chiweenie...but both of them really think they are little humans!

Anderson really does need a 12 Step program for that Crackberry!

Sapphire said...

ok why does she keep hitting Anderson....and why is he encouraging it

Kristien said...

Sapphire, maybe he'll work on his swimming!

Sapphire said...

Oohh I lost my daughter....Gary is hilarious :P

Kristien said...

Hi Delie, glad I'm not the only one up at this hour!

Em, a Chiweeny sounds cute!

ACAnderFan said...

Aww...how nice of Anderson to give Kathy his mittens!

Sapphire said...

Oooohhh Anderson will be down in NOLA in a few weeks?!?!?

Margaret Anne said...

Oh crab cakes in Nawlins. I'm jealous.

Sapphire said...

Eva Menedes....has a crush on AC

Em said...

Not sure if Sean knows too much about Utah fans...they are from the big city...probably having a few themselves. Now if it was BYU they would be breaking out the Rootbeer to go with those Beignets!

Kristien..Tracker the Wonder Dog is pretty cute...looks mostly like a Dachshund unless he is mad and the chihuahua really comes out! We call Gus my tumor cause he isn't happy unless some part of his body is touching me. He goes everywhere with me! As you can tell, I am definitely a doggie person.

Does it seem like maybe Erica doesn't appreciate Kathy too much?

Sapphire said...

OMG poor Erica....you can leave :P

Sapphire said...

Anderson put his gloves on :P

Kristien said...

Oh Anderson, I'll gladly tell you all about "The Hills", forget Kathy!

Cyn said...

Hey, I'm here... Anderson's ears are SO red! Brrr!

Gotta make a drink, then I'll be around to post comments and etc.

Happy New Year, East Coasters!

Anonymous said...

Is it true that Anderson and Kathy were dancing at midnight? I would love to see that clip.

Anonymous said...

Did you hear Anderson say during the Sean Calebs piece eating crabcakes that he was going to NOLA in a few weeks?

Sapphire said...

AC and Kathy were dancing but I cant clip right now but I will try tomorrow

dorothyolson512@yahoo.com said...

Waiting here in CA and don't think Anderson and Kathy will still be on, but so much fun watching them! Erica, not so much.....

Happy New Year to all! Wishing lots more of Anderson in 2009!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sapphire that would be a great clip to see of Anderson dancing. I bet Kelly is pea green with envy. LOL

Anonymous said...

Yes, we could see a little of them dancing. Erica not so good tonight .

snooks said...

As funny as Kathy is, I think Erica should be up there with Anderson - Erica deserves more than just the street

Sapphire said...

OMG 1st Amendment Lawyer needed....damn

Kristien said...

Haha, I think she thought they were already off the air, lol.

Nebraska Fan said...

Wow - how would you like to be out in that cold sweeping up the streets?

Cyn said...

When they show the 3 Doors Down clip in the theater I start choking up immediately. I'm glad they did this.

Nebraska Fan said...

Happy New Year to my fellow Central Timers! People are actually shooting off fireworks in my neighborhood!

Cyn said...

Happy New Years Central timezone! Whoo!

snooks said...

There is this great boat parade outside as all the boats are leaving after the Miami fireworks - its really pretty and we have been blessed with perfect weather

Happy, Healthy and Wealthy New Year to all

Sapphire said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR Central Time Zone!!!
Love watching NOLA was there in October and I so enjoyed it!!!

Kristien said...

Happy Newyear to everyone in the CT zone!!

Aww, a nice hugg to end the show!!!

well my friends, I'm going back to bed. Have a great night and I'll see you all soon!!!

Thanks to Sapphire!!!!

Nebraska Fan said...

How lucky of Kathy to get that HUGE hug from Anderson!

Sapphire said...

I am off....Cyn is taking over...I will be blogging for Ms. Phebe later tonight so see ya all then

Sapphire said...

I am off....Cyn is taking over...I will be blogging for Ms. Phebe later tonight so see ya all then

Anonymous said...

Snooks at 12:51: regarding Erica being up with Anderson: doesn't look like that will EVER happen, does it? Anderson had too much fun with Kathy. She is still foulmouthed but Anderson obviously likes her a lot

Cyn said...

Erica's been working the crowd for the past several years. She seems to like it... or at least fakes it well. Must be a lot more fun when the weather is nice, though!

Em said...

Happy New Year all...off to spend some time with Mr Em and get ready to celebrate the New Year out here in the Mountains. Hope you all have a wonderful New Years Day!

Cyn said...

Seriously, does Diddy strike you as the type to be taking away people's car keys because he doesn't want them driving under the influence? I mean... Hmm...

Nebraska Fan said...

I agree, Cyn. Although that commercial has an excellent message, they have so overplayed it.

Goodnight to all bloggers. This was a lot of fun. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Happy New Year to all of you. I missed most of tonight's broadcast, is it possible if someone please uploads it.

Cyn said...

Light-emitting diode, I think...?

Anon@1:45 if you're here in the US, it's replaying now. Sapphire will try to get more clips up tomorrow, Blogger has been very uncooperative the past couple of days.

Cyn said...

Oh! and Happy New Year, Mountain Time folks!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Years from Virginia.
I completly forgot about live blog here. I been on Anderload live thread the entire time.
Tonight was defently interesting, at first I wasn't to fond of it and Kathy was just annoying me and it seem to get better as the show went on. Anderson started getting more snarky as well. I wish the camera hadn't went from Anderson and Kathy because there was something going on there.
Anyway kinda glad I was home, warm, and confy instead of being out in that really cold weather. Pretty cold here actaully 17 degree right now and wind chill is 12.
Anyone talking about what that dude did to Erica. That was just gross,he lucky she just pushed him away. I wonder if she said anything to him after they cut way from her.
Night yall

Cyn said...

And Happy New Year, West Coasters!! All best hopes for a much better 2009!

Delie said...

Happy New Year to the West Coaster!
My first 2009 day starts right now...
Best wishes for all the ATA's people.

Megan Dresslar said...

Hey Bloggers!!!
Happy New Year to all of you From Shoreline, WA!!!!!! Have fun!!!
That is so great to see Anderson and Kathy at Time Square in NYC!!!! I love both of them.... I love Kathy was picking on Anderson!!! Kathy made me laugh and I love Kathy and Anderson were dancing so great! Yes, He will go to New Orleans few weeks.... Hope all of you enjoy your day for new year 2009! I will be back tonight! Take care yourselves!

cactuskid said...

Funny New Year's party last night and I agree that comment by Kathy wanting a pap smear by Sanjay was hilarious!

Happy New Year to all at All Things Anderson!

BookAsylum said...

Happy New Year everyone!

Hope 2009 turns out to be a great year.

Mila said...

A Very Happy New Year,To All Of You
At ATA,To All Bloggers,Commenters,Readers &
To All Anderfans!!!
Love.Peace.Happiness.

Kathy said...

Does anyone know what brand of jacket he was wearing? It was quite nice.

Maia said...

Aww, I want to see them dancing!

Anonymous said...

Kathy Griffin is gross, no matter how you slice her and it is ALL OVER, the internet. I will vote with my remote next year and tune in to a station that does not encourage her vile mouth. She is not funny if she has to resort to that kind of humor. Bill Maher learned the hard way and so will she.

Anonymous said...

The nicest part of the show was when Wolf Blitzer called in to say how nice both AC and Kathy looked. That was true, but I'm quite certain after hearing Griffin's vile mouth, he soon regretted it.

Anonymous said...

It was a Mountain Hardwear jacket. I caught a glimpse before he taped over the label. Kathy was great. I've seen her live and you either like her brand of humor or don't. I personally love it. I hope she's back next year as CNN's NYE coverage was way better than any other network.

Anonymous said...

Do you think Kathy made Erica mad about her comment to Erica for her explanation of the LED? (something like we really needed to know that)

I missed it when wolf called in. Who talked to him on the phone? Anderson or Kathy?

Kathy seems to bring him up a lot, jokes about him. Wonder how much Wolf really likes her

Anonymous said...

Kathy at 1:09 PM: ALL of Anderson's clothes are nice, and it was probably a name brand.

Anonymous said...

Kathy Griffin is part of the forty tons of trash that was hauled away in Times Square. But then CNN new that when they hired her. Anything for ratings.

pebbles said...

Happy New Year to everyone here at ATA! I had fun watching AC and Kathy but I wish Erica could have joined them on the platform too.

pebbles said...

I hate it, CNN Intl. isn't airing 360 now, they're instead showing Obama's interview. Sigh. I would just have to listen to the show on cnn.com, and there's no webcam. Ugh!

Anonymous said...

Anderson and Kathy were great last night. I was having a rough day but watching Anderson and Kathy really cheered me up. With Kathy, you either like her or you don't. I've seen her perform live and she's quite funny. I hope they bring her back next year.

BTW, what happened to Erica at the end? I missed it.