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The time has come to say goodbye to 2022.
Celebrity controversies have consumed social media, with Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s libel lawsuit, that infamous Oscar slap in the face, the death of Queen Elizabeth and many more pop culture moments to count.
Now is the time to reflect on the year behind us and look forward to 2023. Here’s how celebrities rang in the new year.
Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper address CNN’s no-alcohol rule
Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper provided non-alcoholic comic relief on CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live” special.
“They brought us back for another year,” Cohen boasted topping CNN coverage from Times Square in New York, adding that there were “a few stipulations this year, some fine print.”
Ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations, new CNN CEO Chris Licht reportedly called for coverage with less alcohol. On Thursday, Cohen confirmed to Page Six that he and Cooper won’t be drinking during this year’s show.
“So we should be talking about the elephant in the room,” Cohen joked on Saturday. in a clip shared on social media from the CNN show. “We can’t drink, okay! We can’t drink. But it’s okay. It’s totally cool.”
“I don’t normally drink, so it’s okay for me,” Cooper added, before asking Cohen if he was “going to be able to make it through the night.”
“That’s the question. We’ll see,” Cohen replied. “Do I have a pocket full of edibles? I do. Will I take them? I don’t think so. I don’t know, it’s a long night. It’s a disease-free telethon, Do you understand? We’ve been here all night passing the time.”
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To support the alcohol ban, Cohen and Cooper took hits with mystery liquids, ranging from pickle juice, buttermilk and apple cider vinegar.
“We’ll take a picture and then we’ll guess what it was,” Cohen said, explaining the rules of the toast game.
“Honestly, it’s no different for me because alcohol, to me, tastes disgusting,” Cooper added.
After the show, Cohen and Anderson took to Instagram to reflect on the night.
“Alcohol or no alcohol is what matters when you spend it with friends!” Cohen wrote alongside a clip of the duo singing and celebrating.
In a more serious post by Cooper, he recalled how New Year’s Eve as a child was “soaked in sadness” after his father died five days in January.
“I still feel this sadness, this loss tonight, but to be able to spend it with my friend Andy, and with all of you who tune in, and then come home to a house where my two boys are sleeping in their cribs and will wake up the morning laughing and joyful…it became a very different night for me…and I’m grateful for that,” he wrote.
Miley Cyrus announces new music, duets with Dolly Parton
Miley Cyrus is blessing fans with new music atop 2023.
While hosting her second annual “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” alongside Dolly Parton, Cyrus revealed that she will be releasing a new single, titled “Flowers,” on January 13.
The singer then took to Twitter to share the newswrites: “NEW YEAR, NEW MILEY, NEW SINGLE.”
Cyrus, 30, and her godmother Parton, 76, performed several stunning duets at their New Year’s Eve show. Just before the clock struck midnight, the two sang a medley of Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” followed by Parton’s “I Will Always Love You”.
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Cher, 76, rang in 2023 with 36-year-old Alexander “AE” Edwards by her side. “Happy New Year dad,” she wrote on Twitter next to a photo of the two.
In the snapshot, the singer shows off the ring Edwards gave her for Christmas, leading the internet to wonder if the two were engaged. They have yet to confirm the wedding news.
Cher followed up her New Year’s post with another, apparently addressing criticism of the couple’s age difference.
“This should send you haters to The Part in Wizzard of OZ… WHEN DOROTHY THROUGH WATER ON THE WICKED WITCH and melted her,” she wrote along with another photo of herself closing her eyes and holding her hand of Edwards.
Gwyneth Paltrow ends the year with sun and water, shares photos of her children and her mother Blythe Danner
Gwyneth Paltrow is heading into the new year with family time and bikini days.
“I finished 2022 with a lot of ❤️ and a little 🌊,” she captioned a series of photos on Instagram, some featuring her children, Apple and Moses, and her mother, Blythe Danner.
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Alec Baldwin’s daughter, Ireland Baldwin, is preparing for an exciting new year.
On New Year’s Eve, Baldwin shared a photo from an ultrasound and captioned it, “Happy New Year.” Baldwin confirmed the news with a photo of a pregnancy test she shared on her Instagram Story – and responded to fans who said the ultrasound looked like a dog. “It’s not a dog lol,” she wrote.
Baldwin shared the news on Instagram with his partner, RAC musician, born André Allen Anjos. He also shared the message and posted a photo of himself in a doctor’s office with the “first ultrasound a few months ago.”
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Kris Jenner reflects on the eventful year of the Kar-Jenner clan.
“Happy New Years Eve!!! I’m so grateful for all the amazing memories of the past year and for being able to share those moments with all of you!!” the matriarch captioned a series of photos. “These are just a few of my favorites of 2022, from launching our new show on Hulu, becoming a grandma again (twice!!!) to Kourtney and Travis’ gorgeous wedding in Portofino, and Christmas spent with my family.”
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Jenner continued, “Thank you all for sharing our many moments, ups and downs, and for being there to support us through it all. Wishing everyone a happy new year ahead filled with peace, joy , success and above all LOVE!!”
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Bad Bunny ended the year with his final post of 2022, calling it “one of the best years of my life.”
“Happy New Year, family,” he wrote. “I love you all. Thank you so much. This year I keep it close to my heart x100pre (forever).”
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Sam Smith sends ‘love’ to fans
“It’s New Years where I am,” singer Sam Smith wrote in an Instagram video. “I’m sending this to you before the madness. With love.”
In the video, Smith shared that they can’t “wait until next year.”
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“I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Smith said. “I’ve never felt so free and so excited about the future and about what I do, the art I make, and it’s all thanks to you.”
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Mindy Kaling celebrated the New Year with a cake she made herself.
“Before you say ‘wow, your kids made a great New Year’s cake!’ you should know that *I* made this cake. And this is what it looks like,” she wrote alongside. a series of shots showing the cake that reads “Goodbye 2022” in blue icing.
“Then I wanted to take a picture with the people in my house and no one wanted to be in the picture. I alone kept the old lang syne alive in this place. Happy New Year!”