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August 18, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
Anderson Cooper, who broke into a giggle fit while delivering a pun-filled monologue on the Ridiculist about Gerard Depardieu's reported urination on the cabin floor of an airplane this week, appeared to surprise even himself with the force of his reaction.  In Anderson Cooper's case, the reported tinkling prompted the giggling. More often, it's the giggling that prompts the tinkling, an event known as giggle incontinence . And yes, this is a real medical condition. Though it's not well understood, it appears to occur when the detrusor muscle, which squeezes urine from the bladder, contracts during a fit of laughter.
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February 21, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Five years after Natasha Richardson was fatally injured during a ski trip, Liam Neeson admits that the experience of his wife's death at age 45 "was never real. It still kind of isn't. " Talking to Anderson Cooper on " 60 Minutes ," the 61-year-old actor said, "There's periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening, especially the first couple of years ... any time I hear that door opening, I still think I'm going to hear her. " He described what happened after her March 2009 fall during a ski lesson north of Montreal, which came almost 15 years into their marriage and left her brain-dead from swelling of the brain.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Anderson Cooper has made it official: He's gay. The host of "AC360" and "Anderson" has never publicly confirmed that detail about his private life before, but he's never denied it, either. Cooper's sexual orientation has long been an open secret, but it took an Entertainment Weekly cover story about gay celebrities to prompt the newsman to finally come out. Daily Beast blogger Andrew Sullivan, another openly gay newsman, wrote to Cooper asking for his reaction to the story and published the response on his blog, The Dish , on Monday morning.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was the talk of the political press on Thursday after his news conference in which he told the nation that members of his staff had lied to him about an allegedly planned traffic snarl on the George Washington Bridge that's now being called "Bridgegate. " And David Letterman just happened to have CNN host Anderson Cooper as a guest, so he made sure to bring it up. "Is this a big deal? Is this not a big deal?" Letterman asked Cooper. Cooper explained that yes, the scandal, which involves alleged retribution against the mayor of Fort Lee, N.J., for failing to endorse Christie in his reelection bid, is a big deal.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2012
Anderson Cooper has made it official: He's gay. The host of "AC360" and "Anderson" has never publicly confirmed that detail about his private life before, but he's never denied it, either. Cooper's sexual orientation has long been an open secret, but it took an Entertainment Weekly cover story about gay celebrities to prompt the newsman to finally come out. Daily Beast blogger Andrew Sullivan, another openly gay newsman, wrote to Cooper asking for his reaction to the story and published the response on his blog, The Dish, on Monday morning.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
You will not - not - photograph Anderson Cooper on an airplane. Or at least that's how the news anchor and Ministry crush told it to Kathy Griffin, who will have Cooper on her new Bravo talk show Thursday evening. Anderson discussed some emotional turbulence that hit on his flight from New York to Los Angeles for the interview, where a man next to him used his iPhone's front-facing camera to catch some sneaky photos of Cooper. Compounding the scene: Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir was seated next to him. And Cooper wasn't having the intrusion at 6 a.m. "Normally I would just be like, 'We're not going to win this one,' but I've lately become emboldened," Cooper told Griffin in the exclusive video clip (with some profanity)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Journalist Anderson Cooper stole Monday morning headlines by coming out as gay, but the anchor much prefers reporting the news over making it. In an eloquent email to a colleague, Cooper weighed in on his years-long struggle to maintain objectivity as a journalist and his personal privacy through the lens of his sexual orientation. But now he'd like everyone to calm down. "I still consider myself a reserved person and I hope this doesn't mean an end to a small amount of personal space.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
The Ministry has a bone to pick with Mother Nature: She's dared to tamper with the crystal-blue peepers of one Anderson Cooper. The TV journalist, captain of the airline citizen police and host of the soon-to-be defunct "Anderson Live," revealed Tuesday that a work trip had left him blind for almost two days. "Temporarily blinded last week while on assignment," the anchor shared on Instagram. "UV light bouncing off water. Much better now. "  Cooper was shooting a segment on the coast of Portugal when apparently glare did some damage.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Donna Karan; Cody Simpson. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Ne-Yo performs; author Randall Sullivan; Daphne Oz. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Taylor Lautner. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Affordable fashion. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Wendy Williams Show Chef Carla Hall.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Matt Lauer may be a smiling, comforting face on NBC's "Today" in the mornings, but according to a recent report, he may be in contention to reinvent himself as the new host of "Jeopardy. " Alex Trebek's three-decade run as host of the game show will likely be coming to an end in 2016; he signed a three-year contract last year and will be 76 when it expires. And the search is already underway for the person to fill the second most desired position in all of TV. (The most desired position is, of course, control of the Iron Throne on HBO's "Game of Thrones.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Anderson Cooper is apparently not done being embarrassed on live TV, because the CNN anchor is teaming up with comedian Kathy Griffin once again to host CNN's New Year's Eve coverage from Times Square. This is the seventh straight year for Cooper and Griffin, who've been through a lot over the years, including semi-nudity (Griffin's), saucy language and enough sex talk to make Cooper giggle like a kid. In a statement, Cooper said, "Wait ... what? CNN hired her again? For real?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
It's hard to hear the details of Ethan Couch's crimes without flinching. Last June, the 16-year-old Texan plowed his father's pickup truck into a group of Good Samaritans helping a disabled vehicle on a narrow residential street in a Ft. Worth suburb. He killed four, including a mother and daughter, and permanently maimed two of his seven teenage passengers, one of whom landed on his head, and is permanently paralyzed. But it's even more painful to hear about the punishment handed down Thursday by Texas State District Judge Jean Boyd, who sentenced Couch to 10 years' probation after he pleaded guilty to four counts of intoxication manslaughter, according to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram , and two counts of intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla, This post has been updated, as detailed below.
Even with his stalker sentenced to seven months behind bars, Alec Baldwin can't shake his tail: the throngs of media and paparazzi that seem to dog his every step. And paparazzi plus Alec Baldwin means unhappy Alec Baldwin. And unhappy Alec means headlines about Alec being unhappy. Which make him more unhappy. You get the picture. In the middle of all this attention came allegations that the actor had directed another anti-gay slur at a photographer when Mr. "30 Rock" used an f-word - he said it was "fathead" - combined with a dirty word as he walked away from the pap. The Thursday incident was caught on video, of course, and Baldwin was taught a lesson shortly after about the other word he used.
NATIONAL
October 4, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano and Richard Simon
WASHINGTON -- The woman shot to death after a police chase from the White House to Capitol Hill had been suffering from mental health issues, according to federal law enforcement officials, including postpartum depression after her daughter was born and a troubling fixation on President Obama. Miriam Carey's declining mental stability, the sources said, developed into a belief that the president was “controlling" her life, which may explain why she appeared Thursday afternoon next to the White House and then led Secret Service agents and Washington police on a two-mile, three-minute chase down Pennsylvania Avenue.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Anderson Cooper tends to refrain from giving Pat Robertson much attention on his CNN show, but on Wednesday the televangelist earned a spot on Cooper's “RidicuList” for spouting a ludicrous theory about gay men spreading AIDS to unsuspecting victims using sharp rings. “Uh, what?” you ask. Yes, you read that correctly. On his long-running Christian Broadcasting Network show, “The 700 Club,” Robertson told co-host Terry Meeuwsen, “You know what they do in San Francisco?
NATIONAL
August 23, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
The woman who persuaded a school gunman to surrender before anyone got hurt -- and the 911 operator who handled her dramatic call -- met for the first time Thursday night. The joy was evident. Antoinette Tuff, a bookkeeper at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, outside Atlanta, became an instant national hero this week after she helped avert a catastrophe at her school. A man who reportedly had a history of mental illness and violent outbursts had entered the school with an AK-47 assault rifle and about 500 rounds of ammunition.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Anderson Cooper tends to refrain from giving Pat Robertson much attention on his CNN show, but on Wednesday the televangelist earned a spot on Cooper's “RidicuList” for spouting a ludicrous theory about gay men spreading AIDS to unsuspecting victims using sharp rings. “Uh, what?” you ask. Yes, you read that correctly. On his long-running Christian Broadcasting Network show, “The 700 Club,” Robertson told co-host Terry Meeuwsen, “You know what they do in San Francisco?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Already one of the busiest correspondents working in television, production changes to his daily talk show could have CNN's Anderson Cooper doing even more juggling in the months ahead. Besides having his own CNN show and serving as a correspondent for CBS's "60 Minutes," Cooper is also entering his second season as host of "Anderson Live," a daytime talk show that is distributed by Warner Bros. During the first season, Cooper taped his shows a couple of days a week, which gave him some flexibility and didn't interfere with his CNN duties.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2013 | By Scott Collins
MSNBC's lineup may be getting some serious firepower: Looks like Alec Baldwin is signing up to host a show on the cable news network. Baldwin, the 55-year-old former costar of NBC's sitcom "30 Rock," would bring his famously liberal point of view to a show that would air at 10 p.m. Fridays, according to the site Mediaite, which broke the story. The cable news wars are heating up again. News of Baldwin's possible show broke the same day that reports indicated Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly would get the 9 p.m. slot currently occupied by Sean Hannity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2013 | By Tony Perry and Kate Mather
BOULEVARD, Calif. -- San Diego County sheriff's officials said they're still trying to sort out the relationship between a missing 16-year-old girl and the man who is suspected of abducting her and killing her mother and brother. San Diego County Sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser said authorities are aware of rumors of a possible relationship between Hannah Anderson and James Lee DiMaggio, but do not know whether they are true. The teen's friends have told various media outlets that DiMaggio had a crush on the girl, but that she was "creeped out" by the older man's interests.
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