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Originally posted 07/02/2012 05:55PM
Within hours of Anderson Cooper coming out, stars and media figures offered their support and congratulations to the CNN anchor and daytime talk show host.
"I'm proud of you, @AndersonCooper," Ellen DeGeneres, who came out years ago, wrote on Twitter.
Neil Patrick Harris also gave the newsman his good wishes, writing, "Good for you, @AndersonCooper. You're awesome."
Both messages have been re-tweeted almost 5,000 times.
And though he's away, Cooper, 45, is getting the message loud and clear. "I appreciate all the nice tweets," he wrote on Twitter Tuesday. "I am in Botswana working but want to wish everyone a great 4th of July!"
Originally posted 07/02/2012 11:55AM
Anderson Cooper has some news to share.
"The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud," the CNN anchor, 45, wrote Monday in an open letter to his longtime friend Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast.
The host of Anderson Cooper: 360º also says that he has waited until now to announce the fact because, "As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn't matter."
Originally posted 05/14/2012 09:45AM
He's a silver-haired CNN anchor who recently got his own talk show. Who is Anderson Cooper?
The giggling newsman is going to be on Jeopardy for the game show's "Power Players Week."
Cooper, who is one of 15 celebrity contestants to appear on "America's Favorite Quiz Show" beginning Monday, is hoping to win $50,000 for the charity of his choice, The Trevor Project.
He'll compete on Friday's episode against NBC News's Kelly O'Donnell, who is playing for Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation, and The New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman, who is playing for Conservation International.
Originally posted 04/27/2012 12:00PM
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak found her dream wedding dress three years ago.
There was only one problem.
"I had no groom, no ring, nothing," Zolciak told Anderson Cooper on his talk show Anderson set to air May 17.
Despite being "in love" with the dress, Zolciak told Cooper she resisted the temptation to shell out for the $58,000 price tag at the time – but when she got engaged to Atlanta Falcons player Kroy Biermann in October 2011, her first call was to Baracci, the Los Angeles boutique where she had seen it.
Originally posted 04/11/2012 09:20AM
Clearly, it's not a party unless Anderson Cooper is there.
The usually sober-as-a-judge journalist, who broke character and had a giggling fit last summer while reporting on French actor Gérard Depardieu's going oui-oui in his seat on a Paris-to-Dublin flight, cracked up on-air again, this time while covering Dyngus Day for CNN's Anderson Cooper 360.
Dyngus Day? Well, that part is irrelevant, but it is a Polish-American tradition celebrating the end of Lent, as it occurs in Buffalo, N.Y.
The real news is Cooper's reaction. It seems to have started when the phrase "a tap from a pussy willow branch" is uttered.
Originally posted 03/20/2012 04:00PM
While many celebrities have made their cancer battle public, one star says she faced the disease completely in private.
Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates has revealed that she battled ovarian cancer in secret – and her work was part of the reason why.
"I was advised to [do so]," Bates, 63, told Anderson Cooper on his show Anderson (airing Thursday). "I was contracted to go into a movie at that time, Little Black Book with Brittany Murphy, who I miss very much. My doctors at the time, they had to get insurance approval and all of that so I was very quiet about it and had to go back to work right away."
Originally posted 03/16/2012 04:00PM
Never one to shy away from eyebrow-raising antics, Bethenny Frankel has done it again.
The Bethenny Ever After star and upcoming talk show host, 41, flashed the live audience during a taping of the Anderson show.
In the episode, Frankel jumps down on the floor for a push-up contest with host Anderson Cooper, but in the process her dress lifts over her buttocks – and reveals bright pink panties.
With Cooper hunched over in chuckles, Frankel – whose embarrassment quickly faded – looks to the audience and says, "How'd it look?"
Of her bright undies, which matched her equally fun-colored Brian Atwood pumps, she said, "Pink? You saw the pink?"
The episode of Anderson is set to air on Monday, March 19. Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 03/04/2012 02:00PM
Kristin Chenoweth has a thing for hair extensions. She also loves dogs.
So when Chenoweth visited Anderson Cooper for a taping of his talk show, Anderson, the host surprised his guest with a little something that brought the GCB star's two favorites together.
"We wanted to give a little present for your dog, and because we heard you like the hair extensions," Cooper says. "We found – online – doggy hair extensions."
Originally posted 02/16/2012 06:00PM
Janet Jackson most certainly has the x factor but does she have The X Factor?
The pop icon appears caught off guard by the question when Anderson Cooper asks during an interview set to air Monday on his talk show.
"Oh my God," she said, before stumbling over her words a bit and laughing. Watch the clip above.
Originally posted 01/31/2012 08:00AM
Madonna may have had only "4 Minutes" to save the world with Justin Timberlake, but putting on the halftime show on Super Bowl Sunday has her even more wound up.
"Oh my god, I'm so nervous. You have no idea," the superstar told Anderson Cooper in an interview to air on his talk show Thursday.
"First of all, it's the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is kind of like the holiest of holy in America," Madonna, 53, said. "I'm going to come in halfway between the church experience and I'm going to have to deliver a sermon that's going to have to be very impactful."
She also put it this way: "I have to put on the greatest show on earth in the middle of the greatest show on earth."
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