New year, new memes — just ask Nicole Kidman! The Aussie star, who was famously dragged over her clapping style at last year’s Oscars, was not out to relive the past last night when Andy Cohen brought up the incident during CNN’s New Year’s Eve live broadcast.
“You gave Nicole the advice, at I think the Oscars, to clap with her hands like this, so she wouldn’t damage her jewelry,” Cohen, 49, said to Kidman’s husband, Keith Urban. “Did you expect, like that became such a meme, everybody was talking about it. Did you ever expect that that would become such a thing?”
Urban and Kidman shut him down completely, with Urban quipping, “It’s called a logical clap when you don’t want to slam your hands together with rings,” and Kidman chiming in to add, “I wish that there were more important things to be concerned about, or that people were focused on more important things than that sort of clap.” Burn, Andy!
Co-host Anderson Cooper replied, “I agree with that,” to which the Housewives guru conceded, “I agree too.”
The Big Little Lies star’s hubby then appeared to lose his signal, laughing and saying, “I can’t hear anything!” The twosome signed off, with the Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen star saying, “I think she just shaded me a little bit!”
“Uh, yeah! She did! Yes. As she should!” Cooper hit back.
“I guess she’s not coming on my show!” Cohen lamented.
The Oscar winner originally explained her “awkward” clap in a radio interview with Kyle and Jackie O., saying, “It was really awkward! And I was like, ‘Gosh, I want to clap. I don’t want to not be clapping, which would be worse, but it was really difficult, because I had a HUGE ring on that was not my own, and I was terrified of damaging it!”
Take it from her and Keith — best to look to the future than worry about the past!
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