One of people apparently not scandalized by Kathy Griffin faux-fellating Anderson Cooper on CNN New Year’s Eve was new CNN chief Jeff Zucker.
Individuals are claiming to have been audience members at a pilot shot Tuesday starring Griffin and Anderson, whose New Year’s Eve antics have been a solid draw at CNN for some time now.
While the show was not identified as a CNN pilot, Zucker was apparently spotted in attendance.
Cooper’s “AC 360” primetime ratings, meanwhile, have been abysmal, and his daytime talk show was recently cancelled.
Griffin’s live Thursday late-night Bravo talk show “Kathy,” which just concluded its second season, routinely pulls ratings comparable to or better than “Chelsea Lately” and “Conan.”
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