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Why Was Anderson Cooper Absent from 360º on Monday?

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Anderson Cooper Reveals He Missed His Show Because of Emergency Surgery

Originally posted 12/02/2014 12:50PM

Anderson Cooper was mysteriously absent from Monday's taping of Anderson Cooper 360º. When his replacement, John Berman, read the news in his place, fans of the silver fox were despondent.

However, once his show finished airing, Cooper explained his absence, Tweeting, "I'll be back on air tomorrow. Had an appendicitis and had to have sudden surgery last night."

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After Coming Out Last Year, Frank Ocean Is a GLAAD Media Award Nominee

GLAAD Award Nominees: Modern Family, Glee, The New Normal Make the Grade

Originally posted 01/16/2013 06:00AM

Last July when emerging R&B star Frank Ocean published an emotional letter detailing an early love affair with a man, his "coming out" story made headlines in the hip-hop world and beyond.

Now, the Grammy-nominated songwriter is being honored by GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media advocacy and anti-defamation organization.

Ocean is among the 120 nominees for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, the organization announced early Wednesday morning. He is being recognized for his critically-lauded Channel Orange album.

Other musician nominees include Adam Lambert (for his album Tresspassing).

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UpdatePosted 04/12/2012 07:40AM

Anderson Cooper Giggles On-Air – Yes, Again

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.

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QUOTED: Anderson Cooper Has 'Always Giggled Like a Teen Girl' | Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper Has 'Always Giggled Like a Teen Girl'

Originally posted 08/23/2011 02:30PM

"I've always giggled like a 13-year-old girl at a Justin Bieber meet and greet. There's nothing I can do about it but I've never not been able to stop ... the first thing my building super said to me was, 'What's wrong with your laugh?' "

• CNN anchor Anderson Cooper jokes about the viral response to his on-air giggle fit as he reported Gérard Depardieu's inflight incident, to Entertainment Weekly

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