Thursday, December 31, 2009

Welcoming 2010!


Hi everyone! Cyn here (long time no see!!) for the third annual live-blog of Anderson's New Year's Eve special! I'm opening the post now so that our friends in other time zones can post their messages, and anyone who might be going out can post before they leave. (Sorry I'm already late for all the Aussies and every other time zone I missed!)

I'll approve posts as I can over the next couple of hours, and then be here live from 10pmET on through midnight PT. (And drinking...so the later it gets the more interesting things I may say!)

Unfortunately, I won't be able to clip during the show, but never fear, we will be getting some clips up tomorrow for you to enjoy as you nurse your hangover -- er, I mean, as you wake up to a new year and a clean slate of time waiting for all manner of exciting things to happen!

(If you have the ability to do screengrabs and want to submit them to me to post tonight, feel free to send them to me, and be sure to let me know how you want to be credited on the blog. I'll post as many as I can throughout the night.)

One caveat... I'm not a huge fan of Kathy Griffin, and although she turned out to be bearable last year, I may get catty at some point tonight. I shall try my best to refrain, but ... well, you know how it goes. (And it annoys me that she has co-billing for the special now. Just wanted to get that off my chest. You guys understand, right??)

Okay, on with the party! Let's make some noise! So long to 2009 and the Naught Decade, Hello 2010! Happy New Year, everyone!


Three pics from Sharon:




Here's a couple more from Sharon:




One final one from Sharon... thanks again!




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67 comments:

Maureen said...

hi everyone not sure if I'll be able to come back online to wish you all a Happy new year when it's actually 2010, so I want to wish you all a Happy New Year! May 2010 bring you all many blessings.

Jacq said...

I want to thank everyone for a great blog. Since I only joined about a month ago (but, I had been reading it for about a year) I've really enjoyed the clips, pictures, intelligent comments and information about AC. Wishing you all the best for 2010!!!

Phebe said...

Hope everyone has a safe and fun NYE. Thanks to Cyn for taking on the live blog....I'm sure she'll be firing up the Anderblue martini fountain soon. Enjoy the night and Happy New Year everyone!

Sharon said...

Hi Cyn,
Happy New Year from here on the West Coast! Just watched your wonderful Michael Ware 2009 Review slideshow. For those of you waiting to bring in the New Year, I highly recommend to take a few moments to watch:
http://bit.ly/4XFSxn

Anonymous said...

Happy 2010 to all on the blog and its posters.
John and Kyra seem to be "enjoying" themselves as well.

Mavis said...

I wish Anderson would have Reza Sayah on the show, his coverage of Iran and Pakistan has been excellent.

Sam said...

Hi all,
I'm trying to watch the show online, but can u tell me whether Anderson is already up? Coz the streaming I am getting ryt now doesn't have him on yet.
Thanks

Isabel Siaba said...

Hi Cyn!! Hi everyone!!!!

I'm already in 2010 !!!!! :)

`•.¸¸✴•*☆ Happy 2010 •*´☾`•.¸¸✴•☆

Cyn said...

Sam, Anderson's show starts at the top of the next hour. He and Kathy have been on live (and Don Lemon and Poppy Harlow already had a guy propose to his girlfriend in Times Square!)

Isabel, where are you? Happy New Year!

Sam said...

Thanks Cyn :)

and Happy 2010 everyone!!

Cyn said...

Anderson and Kathy were just on again, and Kathy seems ready to cross a lot of lines tonight... Hopefully she isn't drinking, things might get ugly! Anderson is holding an umbrella and has remembered his gloves this year.

Sammy said...

Happy New Year everyone.

Just turned on CNN and saw AC checked in. Glad to see him safe and sound with that giant umbrella and cute red sweater. Kathy is still annoying. 15 more mins.

Em said...

Happy New Year Everyone, not quite 9:00 here yet. Looking forward to Anderson and Kathy and wondering if she's already written that check!

Cyn said...

Wow, Anderson is having quite the time of it dealing with Kathy!

Anonymous said...

Kathy Griffin is such a waste of time, why on God’s green earth would CNN have her back year after her?? Ryan Seacrest had on Jennifer Lopez & she will be ringing in the New Year with Ryan, unlike CNN. Kathy Griffin has no class what so ever!!

Cyn - Nobody can control Kathy Griffin - not even poor Anderson!!

Bonnie said...

Happy New Year!! This should be good!! Love Andy and kathy

parrotslave said...

Only ten minutes in and Kathy is comedy gold.

Happy new year everyone!

Isabel Siaba said...

Friends,
This is the first time I watch AC and KG ... and frankly, I don't like it... She doesn't make me laugh.

I hope it is a first impression or my champagne to take effect ....:)

Cyn said...

Anon@11:08, I hope Anderson gets to complete at least ONE full sentence tonight!

Isabel Siaba said...

At least AC doesn't stop to laugh and that's good! lol...

Marina said...

Anderson has just returned from Namibia, West Africa. This whole spectacle must be so surreal for him, after having spent two weeks there!!

Griffin is right about one thing, we at ATA will be downing several Blue Martinis just to drown her out!!

Bonnie said...

I must be weird--but I like Kathy--she is crackin me up!!

Anonymous said...

Hope everyone is having a fun New Year's.I like this live blog. Anderson & Kathy are good together but it would be nice if Anderson could finish his sentence for once. Or is it just me? They have just started.

Cyn said...

Hey, I'm glad that there are a people who like her, or CNN would be in serious trouble! She can be good but when she is trying so hard to be "bad" ... *sigh*

LOVE that photo of her and John King on a bed!

Marina said...

@Isabel – the reason why Anderson can’t stop laughing is probably ‘cuz he’s trying to keep his sanity while trying to keep Kathy under control.

BTW Happy New Year to you!! If I remember correctly you are in Brazil, aren't you?? Way to go!! Health, Happiness and Success to you in the New Year!!

ACAnderFan said...

Happy New Year everyone!!! Hope 2010 is a great year.

Is it me or is the show not as good as it normally is? I mean I like it, but its just not as good.

Jaanza said...

Happy 2010, Anderfans everywhere!

My husband and I went out for a nice dinner but that's all we do for New Year's Eve. I can't comment on Anderson or Kathy Griffin because of the Three Stooges marathon on AMC. DH loves the Three Stooges.

Nebraska Fan said...

I love Gary and his daughter is so cute. He looks like he'd be a great dad!

parrotslave said...

Can't say I miss the musicians this year.

They should all win an Emmy for this show.

My ribs hurt from laughing so hard.

Austin said...

I do hope CNN now realize what a mistake it was having her on & don’t make the same mistake next year!!

I do appreciate the shoutout Anderson gave to the Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan & across the globe!! I do hope they bring more messages from our Troops!! Nobody deserves it more then those folks who sacrifice their lives for our freedoms!!

Gary's daughter Samantha is the cutest & bravest 12 year I’ve seen in a long time!!

P.S. Jennifer Lopez is on ABC performing if anyone is interested!!

Cyn said...

I think we all want more Anderson. It's great that she is there to make him laugh, but still. Okay, he finally got a chance to talk. Glad he got a new mattress!

Isabel Siaba said...

@Marina

Thanks! Happy New Year to you too !!!!!

Yes, I'm in Brazil !!!!!

Isabel Siaba said...

I redeem myself ... AC and KG is fun!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year everybody.

You do a great job on this blog.

I am not enjoying the show. Anderson can't get a word in.

Did I hear him right that he said he needed to lose about 8 pounds? I think he looks like he has lost weight.

Nebraska Fan said...

I can't believe Anderson just read that tweet! I'm kinda glad.

Austin said...

YES!!!Way to Go Bill!! Well said!!!

Austin said...

WOW!! Checkout those crowds!! Unbeleivable!!

Cyn said...

Wow. Anderson reads ONE tweet, and chooses that one. Maybe we aren't the only ones annoyed by the fact that he can't say anything without her trivializing it. Thank you, Bill, whoever you are! Hey, even if I loved Kathy Griffin, I'm here to listen to Anderson.

Cyn said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EAST COAST!

Nebraska Fan said...

It would be cool to be there just once. Maybe we could all have an ATA field trip!

Wonz said...

Happy New Year to those on the East Coast!!

Isabel Siaba said...

Happy New Year everyone!!!!!

Mavis said...

What a fun party, Cyn!

Austin said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! To ALL ATA Fans and Friends!!!

Thanks for a Great Year!! Hope 2010 is as exciting, adventurous for each & every one of you!!

Continued Health, Happiness, Success and Prosperity to each of you & your families!! May every one of your dreams come to pass in 2010!!

Cyn said...

I'm told by someone who actually checked that Kathy Griffin's book was only #1 for one week (as was Anderson's.)

DC said...

Happy New Year Cyn and everyone on the east coast!!

Bonnie said...

I can't believe Anderson thinks he needs to lose 8 lbs. Yikes--he'll whittle away to nothin!! Am enjoying the show--

Em said...

Well that was interesting...so weird out here, all the NYE celebrations are over on TV and we still have an 1 1/2 hours to go! BTW I am loving Anderson in that Red Sweater.

Just love Gary Tuchman's and Samantha is a doll. What an interesting NYE celebration for John Zarella's family...oh and his son is quite the cutie!

Em said...

LOL Bonnie, I have been wanting to feed that man for years! He looks even more slender in person, don't know where he thinks those 8 pounds are hiding!

Em said...

Cyn, you have done a fabulous job as usual and thanks to all for the pretty pic's!

sydney said...

I watched part of the show. I had to switch back and forth to other New Years shows. I like Kathy, but for some reason she was annoying the hell out of me tonight. I found the show rather dull this year, quite frankly.

Bonnie said...

Em I agree--Anderson looks great in red. I'm in the midwest, so I have 30 more minutes until New Years! Yea Gary & Samatha--good job!!

Isabel Siaba said...

Happy New Year everyone and good night!
In 2010 we can have so much fun, much more !!!!! Peace to all!

Wonz said...

Em --

Happy New Year to you! I'm an hour behind NYC - so strange to watch when it's not 2010 here yet!!

Wonz said...

Cyn --

Thanks for doing this -- great job. I can't stand Kathy Griffin but put up with her once a year to watch AC!

Happy New Year!!

Em said...

Well going to say good night and go prepare a little NYE celebration for Mr. and I. Hope all of you have a safe and happy New Years. Oh and for those of you with southern roots, don't forget your blackeyed peas and greens tomorrow/today! Happy New Years my ATAT friends!

Isabel Siaba said...

@Wonz
KG tries to be funny, but no way!
At least the night was fun!


@ Cyn
Thanks! Great job!
We should have more live blogs here !!!!! :)

Sharon said...

Great job Cyn! Can't wait for our New Year's in 2 more hours! lol

Tedi B said...

Happy New Year everyone!

Tedi B said...

I love Kathy Griffin and I think she and Anderson are great together. You can tell he loves her. It was a lot of fun tonight!

Nebraska Fan said...

Happy New Year to my Central Time Zone friends!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Years!!!

I enjoyed watching "Andy" and Kathy. I laughed sooooo hard. I hope they do it again next year.

Oh and I hope they bring Poppy back...she is SPUNKY!!!!

judy said...

Tedi B. I love it when you blog, but I must disagree with you about KG. IMHO AC laughs because if he didn't he'd probably lose it all together.
She is a total distraction and like the e-mail he read and he read it in a serious tone, she interupts constantly and doesn't allow him to finish a sentence. No wonder he doesn't party afterward. He's totally exhausted from trying to control her.
He does seem to enjoy Kelly.

Tedi B said...

I know that Kathy is a love her hate her kind of thing and that's okay. However, Anderson hangs out with her and talks about how funny she is so I do think he enjoys her ribbing. Just my opinion. :)

Happy New Year!

olsond said...

Happy New Year to all. Loved KG and AC. He seems to have such fun with her. I wish they could have them on for the West Coast NYE, but I'll take what I can get.

As always, thanks to all who work so hard on ATA!

Cyn said...

Happy New Year to the West Coast! "raising a toast*

Cyn said...

Okay, kids, looks like we're done for the night. Hope everyone had a safe, happy celebration, and we'll see you back here tomorrow! (Well, okay... later today, really!)

Happy 2010!