August 18, 2011 |
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.
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.
June 21, 2012 |
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)
July 2, 2012 |
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.
August 29, 2013 |
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?
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April 3, 2013 |
Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, sounded a bizarre note during part of an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday when he broke into song. After talking to Cooper about the medication given to Jackson and expressing his desire to continue his "selfless acts of humanity," Murray then detailed some of the similarities he shared with Jackson. "We had very, very humble lives, and we both experienced pain," Murray said in the segment, a jailhouse interview conducted via phone.