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CNN Fires Kathy Griffin From New Year’s Eve Hosting Gig

Kathy Griffin

CNN has severed ties with comedian Kathy Griffin in response to a gory photoshoot in which she posed with a facsimile of President Donald Trump’s severed head.

The comedian’s termination was announced in a CNN Communications tweet:

Griffin hosts CNN’s New Years Eve event with anchor Anderson Cooper, but the network came under intense pressure to sever ties with her after a photo of her shoot appeared on TMZ.

“Yes CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our, New Yearąs Eve program,” a CNN spokesperson told Mediaite. The network has not decided who will replace Griffin on the special.

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