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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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