Video: Anderson Cooper Apologizes for On-Air Giggle Fit

By Jill Slattery on
Anderson Cooper had to put himself on the RidicuList after he broke out in a fit of giggles while reporting on a story about a Polish-American holiday called Dyngus Day during Tuesday night's AC360. Cooper apologized for the incident and clarified that his "this is so stupid" comment duing the laugh-fest was directed at himself and not the holiday. β€œI said it was stupid because it’s stupid that a grown man giggles like a 13-year-old girl meeting Justin Bieber for the first time,” he quipped...Read Full Story

Anderson Cooper Cracks Top 25 of AskMen's Top 49 Most Influential Men List

By Adam Wenger on
CNN might not be the ratings juggernaut it once was, but that doesn't mean Anderson Cooper's any less influential today than he's ever been. How else do you explain his No. 24 position on AskMen's Top 49 Most Influential Men list of 2011? Whether he's covering stories live from Egypt, or chuckling uncontrollably on air at home in America, the anchor knows how to deliver news. As the host of Anderson Cooper 360, the gray haired man has become one of the most important voices of the 21st...Read Full Story

Anderson Cooper Boyfriend?

By Deena Bustillo on
Does CNN anchor Anderson Cooper a boyfriend, or a girlfriend? Well, who knows. He's never talked about his personal life in the media, and he also hasn't ever addressed rumors that he's gay. So, the rumor mill carries on.Cooper actually has never been in a public relationship, gay or straight, that we know of. But, Out magazine ranked him second on their list of the "Most Powerful Gay Menand Women in America" one year, even though he's never responded to rumors that he's gay. Still, that hasn...Read Full Story

Cheech Marin Crushes Anderson Cooper On 'Celebrity Jeopardy'

By JJ Duncan on
(Getty Images) In an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy fit for Saturday Night Live, comedian Cheech Marin annhilated CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and Aisha Tyler in a Final Jeopardy round that left both of his opponents completely broke.Anderson, who has won Celebrity Jeopardy in the past, says he got over-confident squaring off against Cheech Marin and ended up underestimating his ability with the buzzer and his knowledge on the board. While Anderson and Aisha ended the game with $0, Cheech won...Read Full Story

Anderson Cooper to Bachelorette: How Many Contestants Did You Sleep With?

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(Getty Images) Anderson Cooper sat in for Regis on the Regis and Kelly show Thursday and didn't hold back when he was interviewing Jillian Harris, the star of ABC's Bachelorette.Accompanied by the winner of the show, her fiance Ed Swiderski, Jillian balked at arguably the only question anyone wanted answered. Here's the exchange: Kelly Ripa: You're so adorable, kissing all the guys, and oh my gosh, what do you [Ed] think about it?Jillian: What do you think about it?Ed: I don't know. At first...Read Full Story

Anderson Cooper Went to Studio 54 With Michael Jackson When He Was 10

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Getty Images. Don't Miss: Michael Jackson Dies at Age 50 Michael Jackson's Family Staged An Intervention Michael Jackson: A Lifetime in Pictures This week, nearly everyone is reminiscing about their experiences with Michael Jackson (I too have a story: when I was four my family saw him in concert, and one of his people asked if I would like to go onstage for "We Are the World" - my mother refused to let me go).Anderson Cooper has a bizarre story of his own. Apparently he hit NYC hotspot...Read Full Story

Anderson Cooper -- The Silver Fox gets a year older

By Jake on
Anderson Cooper's birthday a special surprise from Kathy Griffin, bringing out a cake and making everything really just very awkward.Cooper, for his part, seemed slightly embarassed and maybe slightly put out by the whole thing.From an article at the blog All Things Anderson Cooper: And then we finally get to the long awaited and anticipated birthday surprise/embarrassment for Anderson Cooper. I was hoping for more with Kathy Griffin in the house but what we got was just slightly better...Read Full Story

Anderson Cooper -- 'It's hard to talk when you're teabagging'

By Jake on
Anderson Cooper is the latest to get in one the fun of teabagging.During a CNN broadcast, the silver-haired anchor quipped "It's hard to talk when you're teabagging," referencing to trouble the Republicans have had in getting their message out.You can see a video of the joke below:Read Full Story

Anderson Cooper Teases Teabaggers

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(Getty Images)It's tax day and Anderson Cooper just couldn't help himself from some sweet, sweet teabagger puns.Rachel Maddow has been having all the fun this week while mocking the ridiculous monicker of the conservative anti-Obama movement protesting the president's economic policies. But Cooper couldn't hold back any longer.While visiting with David Gergen, the director of the Center for Public Leadership, last night, Cooper slipped in a clever teabag joke. The two were talking about the...Read Full Story