“I tell you what you do, give it to them. Because if folks been following this case since last night, you been following me since last night, you know I got a job anyway. Just went picked it up, paycheck. What that address say? Where are them girls living? Right next door to this paycheck. So yes, take that reward and give it to — that little girl came out the house and she was crying.”
– Charles Ramsey, the most famous neighbor in America right now, told Anderson Cooper that he’s not interested in accepting any reward money for his part in helping to save Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight. Ramsey heard Amanda Berry’s cries and helped her, her daughter Jocelyn, and her fellow hostages, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, escape from the house in which they’d been imprisoned for the last decade. Keep reading »
First of all, Happy New Year, you guys! Did you kiss anyone special when the clock hit midnight? Sadly, I was smoochless, but even that’s preferable to the kissing Kathy Griffin and Jenny McCarthy engaged in on New Year’s Eve. Griffin was, as usual, hosting CNN’s New Year’s coverage with Anderson Cooper and thought the ball dropping was the appropriate opportunity for her to drop to her knees – to kiss Anderson’s crotch and simulate oral sex on him, live on camera. (First video above.) Multiple times. As he uncomfortably giggled and covered his manly bits with his hands, pushing her away. Nothing says “2013 is going to be a great year!” like sexual harassment, amiright?
Meanwhile, the makeout session between Jenny McCarthy and a soldier (second video above) was far more consensual — the comedienne has a tradition of picking a random New Year’s reveller to lock lips with. After they were done playing tonsil hockey, Jenny interviewed the lucky fellow — and it became painfully clear to everyone watching that something was going on above his upper lip. Something red and inflamed and … sore looking. Lipstick? Possibly. But many on Twitter thought the dude was rocking a herpes outbreak on his mug. Yikes. [Hyper Vocal]
“They have these jeans you don’t have to wash now — or so they say. It’s true! … I went to this store APC which has really nice stuff. And you buy these things and the person said to me, ‘Don’t wash them for a long time.’ They mean like six months, I think … [I've washed my jeans] maybe twice in six months …The times I’ve done it, I’ve worn them and walked into my shower with them and put some soap on them and then air dried them … Isn’t that how you are supposed to do it?”
– Anderson Cooper explained his jean washing habits to Stacy London of “What Not to Wear” on his show. I’m glad he’s talking about this because I never wash my jeans either. And it’s usually something I’m ashamed to admit. My reasons for this: I don’t want the dark wash to fade, I like the worn in, stretched out comfiness of my jeans, and also, I’m lazy. I never thought of just wearing my jeans into the shower and soaping them down. That’s a great idea. Maybe I’ll try that. [Celebitchy]
Anderson Cooper indulged in an epic rant against Star Jones, of all people, on his daytime show today while co-hosting with Andy Cohen of Bravo. Asked by Cohen to reflect on his coming out in July, Cooper gave a normal response first before launching into his takedown of Jones in a clip obtained by TMZ. It seems Jones accused Cooper of coming out in an attempt to boost ratings, and that did not sit well with Cooper—or his mom. First of all, “If I was wanting to boost ratings, I would have waited to announce it on ‘A Very Special Episode’ that would have been promo’d for weeks and weeks and there would have been commercials,” Cooper pointed out. “‘Anderson’s Huge Announcement.’” Read more…
In an article on The Daily Beast published this morning by his friend, the journalist Andrew Sullivan, CNN reporter Anderson Cooper has finally come out of the closet as gay. Though it’s been an open secret for years and, as he explains, Cooper has realized that he did not want to seem as if he was hiding his homosexuality out of shame. You can read Anderson’s beautiful coming-out email, published with permission, in part below and it continues after the jump:
I’ve always believed that who a reporter votes for, what religion they are, who they love, should not be something they have to discuss publicly. As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn’t matter. I’ve stuck to those principles for my entire professional career, even when I’ve been directly asked “the gay question,” which happens occasionally. I did not address my sexual orientation in the memoir I wrote several years ago because it was a book focused on war, disasters, loss and survival. I didn’t set out to write about other aspects of my life.
Recently, however, I’ve begun to consider whether the unintended outcomes of maintaining my privacy outweigh personal and professional principle. It’s become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something – something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true. Keep reading »
I support all forms of self-love, but Nadine, the”Anderson” guest who married herself, makes me feel uncomfortable. If you’re really owning that you’re responsible for your own happiness and committed to finding everything you need within yourself, there’s no need for a public ceremony to prove it. There are other less ostentatious ways to celebrate self-growth and self-acceptance. I think being truly comfortable with yourself means it not being such a big issue in your day-to-day existence. Nadine still seems raw about her past issues — she tears up while talking about them. Her self-marriage seems more like a band-aid on an open wound than a celebration. I’m sorry, but this reeks of attention-whoredom to me, as Anderson Cooper seems to insinuate. Keep reading »
Anderson Cooper is a late to the “Human Barbie” mom parade, but kudos to him for prioritizing Meow the morbidly obese stray cat (RIP, Meow!) over the woman who taught her seven-year-old to pole dance and then gave her a boob job voucher.
Yesterday Anderson publicly shamed “Human Barbie” Sarah Burge for bringing her 17-year-old to get Botox, supposedly so the girl won’t sweat while dancing. (Barbies don’t sweat, you see.) Burge said she’d rather take her teen for Botox than having her go “underground” to “a voodoo witch doctor.”
And that’s when Anderson got huffy. [YouTube]
Look! It’s two of my all-time fave things ever: Meow, the morbidly obese stray cat, and Anderson Cooper. They’re having a moment. That’s a lot of pussy in Anderson’s lap! Maybe even the most pussy that’s ever been there. In any case, what do you think Anderson said to lil’ ol’ Meow as they shared a private moment on the set of “Anderson”? My guess: “I know a couple of bears that would just EAT YOU UP! No Meow, not THOSE kind of bears.”
Anderson Cooper just can’t contain his laughter! The ”Anderson Cooper 360″ host’s giggles got the best of him (again!) last night on his show — where it got so bad, he actually had to walk off-camera.
The chuckles started during a segment about Dyngus Day, the Polish holiday marking the end of Lent. Watch the video!