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Anderson Cooper Pranked With Childhood Game Show Footage (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted May 10th 2011 3:45PM
Producers Prank Anderson Cooper on '360' With Embarrassing VideoOn 'Anderson Cooper 360' (weeknights, 10PM ET on CNN), producers pranked Anderson Cooper with highly embarrassing video of an appearance he made on 'To Tell the Truth' as a child.

While correspondent Isha Sesay read a story on Marg Helgenberger's recent swipe at Justin Bieber, producers surreptitiously inserted a still from the video that showed young Cooper in a furry, purple wig. "Why was that picture up there? Wait a minute," said Cooper. "How did ...? Where did this picture suddenly materialize from?"

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Anderson Cooper Delivers Blistering Anti-Snooki Rant (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 13th 2011 6:30PM
Anderson Cooper on Snooki on 'Anderson Cooper 360'Snooki may have enough fans to make 'Jersey Shore' a hit, to write a bestselling book, and to get paid handsomely for speaking engagements, but Anderson Cooper does not count himself among her followers. Last night on 'Anderson Cooper 360' (weekdays, 9PM on CNN), Cooper laid out a laundry list of reasons why Snooki has him hot and bothered in his "Ridiculist."

"I'm telling you, Snooki is one impossibly lucky, unusually spunky, freakishly tanned, beer-guzzling, juicehead hugging, muscle-loving, Botero bodied, pint-sized money-making-machine," he said. Cooper was fired up about the news that Snooki and her 'Jersey Shore' castmates are getting a raise that would give them $100,000 per episode. "If you listen closely, you can hear school teachers around the country weeping right now," he said.

Cooper also noted that Snooki earned several thousand dollars more than Toni Morrison from Rutgers, who hired both for speaking engagements, comparing Morrison's philosophical prose to Snooki's statements about juiceheads getting "nut shrinkage and bacne." Hey, it's all knowledge at some level, Anderson.

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Piers Morgan Thinks Americans Are Far More Polite Than Brits (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 14th 2011 3:30PM
Englishman Piers Morgan, who will be taking over CNN's 9PM slot on Mondays, was on 'Anderson Cooper 360' (weekdays, 10PM ET on CNN), where he discussed the differences between the Brits and their American cousins.

"Every time I go over (to England) ... I leave my hotel, to try to find something to eat, and I go out, and its 11 o'clock at night, and the pubs have just closed, and the amount of people that have just come pouring into the street, urinating and vomiting, is extraordinary," Cooper complained.

"It's repulsive," Morgan agreed.

"It's very interesting to me that Americans look to England as this great sort of bastion of decency and politeness," Morgan continued. "And it's completely the opposite. Americans are much more polite than Brits these days. I mean much more."

Spoken like a true gentleman, Piers.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Describes Witnessing Gabrielle Giffords Open Her Eyes for First Time Since Shooting (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 13th 2011 12:30PM
The most memorable moment of Barack Obama's address at the memorial service in Tuscon Wednesday was when he gave the crowd the good news that Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded in the shooting on Saturday, had opened her eyes.

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was actually in the hospital room when this happened, and she recounted the experience on 'Anderson Cooper 360' (Weekdays, 9 PM ET on CNN)

"We were talking to her and I said, 'come on, you get to get better as quickly as possible, because we expect you up at New Hamphsire this summer. ' And, just as I said that, that's when she suddenly started struggling to open her eyes, first just a little bit, the doctors couldn't believe it."

"She went from opening her eyes really just a slit, to opening them almost fully," Wasserman continued. "Anderson, it was the most incredible -- other than the birth of my kids -- it was the most incredible experience I've ever had."

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Cable News Pundits Debate the Impact of Overheated Rhetoric in the Wake of Arizona Shooting (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 11th 2011 6:15PM
The tragic shooting in Arizona this weekend has, in recent days, spurred a debate about the impact that overheated political rhetoric is having on our society. That debate has raged for the past 48 hours on cable news, with pundits on each side of the aisle expressing a wide variety of thoughts, viewpoints and emotions on the issue. We've rounded up reactions from Bill Maher, Bill O'Reilly, Keith Olbermann and Jon Stewart here.

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Joan Rivers Claims She 'Found' Oprah Winfrey (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 5th 2011 6:08PM
Is Joan Rivers responsible for Oprah Winfrey's meteoric success?

"I Found (Oprah)" Rivers proclaimed on 'Anderson Cooper 360' (weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN.) " I found her in Chicago and fought with 'The 'Tonight Show' (which Rivers often guest hosted in the '80s) to bring her on. And I was the first person to put her on national television."

Given this, Winfrey and Rivers must be close, right?

"Haven't been on (her) show since," Rivers joked. "She's not fuzzy about me, obviously." ("I've been on every now and then," Rivers later said.)

Last June, the National Enquirer reported that Rivers had been telling people that Oprah was "The biggest phony in the world," which perhaps could have contributed to the lack of fuzziness between the two women.

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Chilean Miners Kept it Together Through Faith, Letters to Their Wives (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 23rd 2010 8:45PM
Six of the Chilean miners who survived being trapped underground for 69 days sat down for an exclusive interview on 'Anderson Cooper 360' (weeknights, 10PM ET on CNN.) Cooper asked the men how they fought off despair during their ordeal.

"We used many things, especially faith; we also relied on the experience of the older miners, and had to remain united; we relied deeply on each other," explained one of the miners through an interpreter.

Then Mario Gomez, who is the oldest of the miners, explained how he wrote a letter to his wife of 32 years, telling her that if he made it out of the mine alive, he would give her the church wedding they never had.

We're pretty sure this little romantic detail will be featured prominently in all upcoming dramatizations of the mining accident.

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Anderson Cooper Dons Bunny Suit At the Request of a Great Ape (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 18th 2010 4:55PM
Both Jon Stewart and New York Times columnist Tom Friedman have recently singled out 'Anderson Cooper 360' (weeknights, 10 PM ET on CNN) as a responsible, even-handed news host, as opposed to the partisan screamers who have come to dominate the cable news game.

So how did Cooper react to this praise? Well, on Wednesday night's show he dressed up like a bunny. Why? Because an ape who's been taught to understand human language told him to.

"Apparently one of the chimps, Panbanisha, likes bunnies, and asked me to dress as a bunny," Cooper explained, as he was fitted with his bunny costume.

Cooper was doing a story on the Great Ape Trust in Iowa, where its furry residents are renowned for their ability to understand human language. Apparently, they've also developed a pretty keen sense of humor when it comes to the press.

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Anti-Gay Arkansas School Board Member Resigns His Position on 'Anderson Cooper 360' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Oct 29th 2010 6:36PM
Earlier this week, Anderson Cooper brought to light the actions of Clint McCance, a member of the Midland School District board in Arkansas who had written some vicious anti-gay posts on Facebook, including a suggestion that all homosexuals should kill themselves.

Cooper had said he would like to have McCance on 'Anderson Cooper 360' (weekdays, 10 PM ET on CNN), so he could explain his hateful remarks. It seemed unlikely McCance would agree to such an appearance, but, low-and-behold, he did Cooper's show on Thursday, and ended up resigning his position on air in an exclusive interview.

"Clearly you know the response to this just isn't because you said these words, it's because of who you are. You're the vice-president on a school board," Cooper explained. "Education officials all over the state have condemned what you said . . . they said they can't fire you, but you can resign. Are you going to resign from the school board?"

"I am going to resign from the school board," McCance said. "I don't want (my school district) to receive bad press . . . from ignorant comments I made."


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Yoko Ono: 'Sexism, Racism' Made Me an Easy Scapegoat for Beatles Break-Up (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Oct 20th 2010 4:37PM
Yoko Ono, who lost husband John Lennon almost 30 years ago, sat down for a rare interview on 'Anderson Cooper 360' (weeknights 10PM ET on CNN). She told Cooper why she thinks so many music fans blame her for the breakup of the Beatles.

"I think that I was used as a scapegoat, and I was a very easy scapegoat, a Japanese women, you know, whatever" she told Cooper.

"You think some of it was sexism, racism?" Cooper wondered.

"Sexism, racism," Ono agreed. "But also, just remember that the United States and Britain were fighting with Japan in World War II, it was just after that in a way, so I can understand how they felt."

That's an interesting theory, which likely has some validity. However, Ono's pitchy singing voice and unconventional art may also have had something to do with it.

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Anderson Cooper Signs Daytime Talk Show Deal

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 1st 2010 8:35AM

Anderson CooperSo, Oprah's TV heir has been announced and it's none other than The Silver Fox himself: Anderson Cooper.

According to Reuters, Cooper has signed a deal to host a syndicated daytime TV talk show from fall 2011. But he'll be doing double duty as he also gets to keep his job as host of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360." Warner Bros. announced the deal Thursday, and said the daytime show would cover social issues, pop culture and human interest stories.

Cooper -- who described daytime TV as "fun and interesting" -- will also conduct undercover investigations using hidden cameras, and hold town hall meetings on topics like race, infidelity and Internet predators.

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Anderson Cooper Heads Back to Haiti, Tries to Make People Care

by Hemal Jhaveri, posted Feb 9th 2010 5:07PM
Anderson Cooper Back in Haiti
Late Sunday, Anderson Cooper and fellow part-time hero / full-time correspondent Sanjay Gupta tweeted that they were going back to Haiti. Almost a month after a major quake destroyed the capital, most news crews and their high profile reporters have long since packed up and left. Haiti is no longer front page news and that makes Cooper's return all the more interesting.

It's no secret that CNN sees a spike in viewing during disasters, so is the network just milking the tragedy for ratings? Is it a genuine plea for a people forgotten by the news cycle? Or is it just good journalism?

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Are CNN reporters covering the story or becoming the story?

by Hemal Jhaveri, posted Jan 19th 2010 1:00PM
Anderson Cooper in HaitiI don't know who else is mesmerized by the news coverage of Haiti, but I imagine that many people are still watching the devastating footage blanketing the news networks. As much as I want to turn it off, I can't. I'm compelled to look. A part of me thinks that it's my responsibility to bear witness to the horror.

Anyway, with all my CNN viewing, it's becoming clear that CNN reporters are slowly becoming part of the story, rather than just covering it. Yesterday, on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, 3 reporters put aside their journalistic hats and pitched in to help the quake victims.

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Anderson Cooper approaching a meltdown over Haiti

by Hemal Jhaveri, posted Jan 19th 2010 10:03AM
Anderson Cooper Yeah, I'm obsessed with CNN right now. After days of being glued to Anderson Cooper 360, it's becoming clear that he's seriously coming off the rails. During last night's broadcast, Cooper seemed to do little reporting and a lot of "ranting" (his words) about the lack of supplies and aid getting to Haiti.

It's honestly riveting. Not only is he airing his frustration at the red tape hindering the process, but he seems to be approaching Katrina levels of pissed off.

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Anderson Cooper knows nothing about sports

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 6th 2009 1:02PM
This is not a political post. Let me repeat that: this is not a political post. I just thought that Anderson Cooper was pretty funny in this clip from his show, trying to get information from Sarah Palin's spokesperson. She's a bit confusing and spokesperson-ish though, and at one point Cooper really does scratch his head.

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