CNN Exec.1: Since our usual audience of crotchety senior citizens will be asleep, how will we attract viewers for the NYE countdown? CNN Exec.2: I know, let's get Anderson to call some of his cool gay friends, for a party.

And so it was decided that Kathy Griffin and Lance Bass would co-host Anderson Cooper's New Year's Eve broadcast on CNN. Anderson and his fag hag o' the day will be on the scene when the giant crystalline testicle of New York descends into the warm scrotum that is Times Square. Meanwhile, The Boy Bander Who Was Actually Gay and Went on Dancing With the Stars to Prove It, Lance Bass, will provide dispatches from Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. Who needs a Christmas miracle when you've got this juggernaut for NYE? [TVNewser]