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Kathy Griffin Rings in the New Year with a Surprise Striptease

  • The ball wasn't the only thing that dropped as 2011 turned to 2012. 10 years ago, Kathy Griffin made headlines when she stripped down to her bra and underwear during CNN's New Year's Eve Live special. Anderson Cooper wasn't pleased with Griffin's surprise, and he even went so far as to break out a "No Nudity" sign as he pleaded for her to cover up. "Lady Gaga's performance is over and I was inspired," she told Cooper. "Your turn! Come on — what's the big deal?"

    Griffin showed off her bra again in 2015, but nothing compares to the original 2011 stunt. Now that Griffin says she's "un-canceled," can we get her back on CNN for New Year's?

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Kathy Griffin, New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, New Year's Programming