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'CNN Heroes': Go Behind the Scenes with Anderson Cooper (EXCLUSIVE)

by Crystal Bell, posted Dec 10th 2011 12:40PM
cnn heroes anderson cooperMost televised award shows celebrate accomplished actors and performers, but for one very special night, CNN will honor everyday people, who are making extraordinary strides in their communities to make the world a better place, during their fifth annual 'CNN Heroes' broadcast.

"I've never gone through a whole show without tearing up backstage somewhere," host Anderson Cooper revealed in this exclusive behind the scenes clip. "When you tune in to watch 'Heroes,' you really are transported and transformed in a way."

Joining Cooper will be 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 13 winner, J.R. Martinez, who will co-host the pre-show of 'CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute' on Dec. 11. Before joining the cast of ABC's 'All My Children,' Martinez, an United States Army infantryman, was badly injured when his Humvee truck ran over a landmine in Iraq. He suffered a coma and intense burns on over 40 percent of his body, lost most of the hair on his head and one of his ears.

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Melissa McCarthy: There Are Other Things to Worry About Besides My Weight

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 29th 2011 10:30AM
Melissa McCarthy WeightMelissa McCarthy has had one incredible year. The star of 'Mike and Molly' took home the Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy, besting Edie Falco, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Laura Linney and Martha Plimpton, and received rave reviews for her scene-stealing role in the hit film 'Bridesmaids.'

She followed all that success up with her first guest host gig on 'Saturday Night Live.' That's an impressive body of work for one year. However, she still can't escape talking about her real body.

"I've been up and down," McCarthy told Anderson Cooper during an appearance 'Anderson,' Cooper's daytime talk show. "I've been much thinner since my second baby. I'm still working on it. It's a work in progress."

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Elisabeth Shue Will Replace Marg Helgenberger On 'CSI' and More TV News

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 18th 2011 5:30PM
Elisabeth ShueOscar nominee Elisabeth Shue is joining the cast of CBS' flagship procedural 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' as a replacement for Marg Helgenberger, Deadline reports.

Shue, whom CBS has allegedly been courting for years, is set to become the new female lead opposite Ted Danson, who in turn replaced original cast-member William Petersen last year. Shue will play a new investigator who joins the team amid rumors that D.B. Russell (Danson) fired her when she worked for him in Seattle. Fresh from an anger management course, we expect tensions to flare between Shue's character and her new-old boss.

Helgenberger will no longer be a regular after this season, but she is expected to make occasional guest appearances. Shue's first episode will air on Feb. 15.

In other casting news ...

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'Anderson' Renewed for Second Season

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 10th 2011 12:45PM
Anderson Renewed Season 2Anderson Cooper is staying put in daytime. According to the Hollywood Reporter, 'Anderson' has been renewed for a second season.

'Anderson' will have a new home in New York. The one-hour talk show has been on WPIX 11 during its current freshman season, but it will move to WNYW, the local Fox affiliate. The show is distributed by Warner Bros.

"This is a terrific testament to these strong stations who, like us, see 'Anderson' as the next early-fringe syndication franchise," Ken Werner, president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, said.

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Anderson Cooper Not Sure He Should Have Spray-Tanned With Snooki (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 8th 2011 7:00AM
Anderson Cooper, 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'Anderson Cooper was trying to have a serious discussion about the benefits he's discovered in doing a daytime talk show when Jimmy Fallon had to go and mess it all up on 'Late Night' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC). Cooper was talking about how he could do stories that "really resonate in people's lives."

"Yeah, like going tanning with Snooki," Fallon countered.

Cooper admitted that he wasn't sure he should do it, and still isn't sure he should have done it. But he did say that spray tanning does more than just darken your skin. "they actually spray on muscles on people," he said.

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Anderson Cooper on GOP Debate: Personal Attacks 'Caught Us by Surprise' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 27th 2011 6:30PM
Anderson Cooper was the moderator, in name anyway, of the most recent Republican Debate, which got contentious and personal as Rick Perry took numerous shots at front-runner Mitt Romney. Cooper went on 'Good Day LA,' (weekdays, 7AM PT on Fox) and explained how the debate went from his perspective.

"It caught a lot of us by surprise, just the personal nature of some of the attacks," he said. "They're not children, it's not my job to jump in and say, 'Don't do the strategy that you want to do," he continued, perhaps pushing back on the criticism that he should have done more to step in-between some of the jabs being thrown.

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Anderson Cooper Daytime Show Accident Leaves Teenager in Coma

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 1st 2011 2:55PM
The early weeks of Anderson Cooper's daytime show saw him getting a spray-tan with Snooki, but things have turned far more serious after a young person involved in an upcoming episode was badly injured.

Gawker is reporting
that a teenager who was booked to appear on 'Anderson' is in a coma after sustaining a serious head injury in a skateboarding accident. A producer for the show had allegedly encouraged him "go out and film the crazy stuff that you do."

Cooper's reps have released a statement addressing the incident: "Our producers were working with a teen and his parents on a show about the science of the Teenage Brain, based on a National Geographic story. As part of our routine process, we ask guests for video footage and photos. We did not provide the family with a camera. On the morning that they were supposed to travel to NYC, we learned that the teen had been injured. We are very concerned about him, and are thinking of him and his family at this time."

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Top 5 Clips of the Week: Sheen Sees the Light, Kathy Griffin Gets Naked & More (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 17th 2011 1:30PM


There were so many good TV clips this week, choosing the Top 5 wasn't easy.

Charlie Sheen returned to TV on a goodwill tour to atone for his wrongdoings, before being roasted for them. Kate Gosselin, on the other hand, vowed to never leave TV. Ricky Gervais monologue-bombed Jimmy Fallon and Snooki crashed a car into her own police escort.

And we can't forget Kathy Griffin getting naked with Anderson Cooper. (We've tried.)

With so much goodness to chose from, let's just get to the clips, shall we? Check them out after the jump and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll.

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Colbert and Fallon Realize Their 'Best Friends for Six Months' Pact is Over (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 16th 2011 4:45AM
Jimmy Fallon, 'The Colbert Report'Somebody wasn't paying attention to the calendar. How else could you explain 12 days passing before Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert realized that their 'Best Friends for Six Months' pact had expired. But it all came to light on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central).

Fallon showed up, and the two reminisced about the good times they've had as best friends, before realizing that they'd surpassed the six-month time limit set on their friendship. And so, they finally let loose with how much they hate one another, deciding they were now eternal enemies ... for six months.

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Anderson Cooper Goes Spray-Tanning With Snooki (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 14th 2011 2:15PM
Anderson Cooper's daytime talk-show 'Anderson' is off to a fabulous start. We've already seen him uncomfortably spend the weekend with Kathy Griffin, who got naked once every fifteen minutes or so. Now he's gone spray-tanning with Snooki.

Their tanning date didn't get off to a great start, as the 'Jersey Shore' star decided to get her teeth whitened, making Cooper wait for twenty minutes. But after she was done, she escorted him to the tanning room, where she was impressed by his muscles. "I had no idea that Mr. Anderson had muscles. When he took off his shift, he had huge, like, peanut muscles ... cool!" she said.

After he had some fake ab-lines painted on, she said he'd look like Ronnie, a great look for a dignified newsman. Check out the clip after the jump.

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Kathy Griffin Gets Naked -- Often -- At Anderson Cooper's House (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 14th 2011 2:00AM
Kathy Griffin, 'Anderson'Anderson Cooper invited Kathy Griffin to stay at his house, and while he may have been surprised by a lot of what went down, we certainly weren't. He had Griffin on his new show, 'Anderson' (Weekdays, Syndicated), where he showed some of the footage. It was almost 'Too Hot for TV!'

To make matters worse, the first night Griffin was in his house, she was there alone. That freed her up to send pictures of herself in various states of undress, draped all over his house. Clearly she was making herself more than comfortable in his house.

She then crawled into bed to continue making him uncomfortable, asking him if he wanted to touch her, and even revealing that she's wearing his underwear. But nowhere turned out to be safe from her shenanigans.

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Amy Winehouse's Dad Breaks Down on the Series Premiere of 'Anderson' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 13th 2011 8:10AM
Mitch and Janis WinehouseSinger Amy Winehouse spent much of her short life in the public eye, enthralling fans and critics with her music, and attracting controversy for her substance abuse problems and messy personal life.

But behind the lurid headlines she was also a much-loved daughter. Her grieving parents sat down with Anderson Cooper on the series premiere of 'Anderson' (Weekdays, Syndicated) to talk about how they've been coping since her death.

Struggling to control her emotions, Amy's mom Janis comforted her ex-husband Mitch as he covered his face with a handkerchief and wept while Cooper played a clip of Amy singing 'To Know Him is to Love Him.'

The former taxi driver said they have struggled to go on since Amy died, and he broke down as he spoke of the special bond that existed between him and his daughter.

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What to Watch: TV Picks for September 12 - 18

by Stephanie Earp, posted Sep 12th 2011 9:00PM
Survivor: South Pacific - Wednesday September 14, 8PM ET/PT, CBS/Global

'Survivor' returns, looking a lot like last season. The Redemption Island twist is back, as are two previous castaways, Coach and Ozzy. Which is a far cry from Rob and Russell, but I can see why the producers would be eager to reproduce the experiment that led to such an interesting game last time. Another round of Coach wisdom is just about the last thing I was hoping for but I imagine he'll get himself voted off pretty quick. The other thing that hasn't changed -- the prize is still a million dollars. It makes you wonder when they're gonna get a cost-of-living or inflation raise on this show.

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Anderson Cooper Previews His New Show, Talks 'DWTS' and Gerard Depardieu (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 12th 2011 6:15PM
Anderson Cooper on 'Good Day LA' When Anderson Cooper's new show 'Anderson,' premiered Monday, his fans wanted to know about another show, 'Dancing With the Stars.' Cooper went on 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 9AM PT on Fox) to say he doesn't see 'DWTS' in his future and to tout his upcoming interview with Gerard Depardieu.

Referencing his Depardieu-induced giggle fit, Cooper was asked by an audience member, "we have seen you giggle, when will we see you wiggle?"

"I like to dance," he said. "I enjoy the dancing. But I just sort of feel, does anyone really want a middle-aged, gray-haired guy ..." That's when his crowd interrupted him with cheering.

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Top 5 Clips of the Week: Snooki & Sitch Have It Out, Colbert Offers Cooper More Pun-tastic Celeb Names & More (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 20th 2011 2:00PM


What a week of clips! We watched our favorite TV characters get sloppy drunk, fight over whether or not they hooked up, giggle hysterically, perform with the Monkees and try desperately to stay on message.

Let us review the video evidence -- check out the clips after the jump and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll.

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