On Monday night, Kathy Griffin rang in the New Year with Anderson Cooper in a CNN special from Times Square. While the affable Cooper explained the drinking game fans created in his honor, Griffin got rowdy and told Cooper she wanted to "kiss his sardine." Um, ok...
When photos leaked of Anderson Cooper's boyfriend Ben Maisani kissing another man in public, I thought two things: (1) Maybe they have an open relationship. In fact, they do, according to the Daily News! It's just the existence of the photos that apparently irks the twosome, not what they represent ... More >>
Marilyn Hagerty, America's most famous food writer of the moment, is planning a trip to New York City. And she's going to be blogging about her visit, which will include stops to Le Bernardin and, of course, the Olive Garden in Times Square.
It's finally here! The 2011 Web Awards winners have been chosen. Check em out after the jump, and check back tomorrow for highlights from the awards show, including our video for the lifetime achievement award!
Chatty Kathy Griffin just called to tell me about the time she confronted Michele Bachmann on an escalator at an official government dinner. You'll spit out your Jamba juice when you hear the result. It's in this week's column, a zingy and hilarious chat with caustic Kathy, who also tells m ... More >>
Anderson Cooper has long said that he won't address his private life because he doesn't want to be the story. But he'll talk about the tragedy of his dead brother. Somehow that's more reportable than the way happier tale of Anderson's gayness and love relationship. Next Monday, on his day ... More >>
Their unexpected duet is a good time romp filled with solid belting and kooky ad libs.
It was bound to happen.The new Media Power Coupler puts the most eligible/powerful media singletons together, in combinations that may shock, surprise, and totally ignore whether people are gay or not. The following is presented without (as in, with some) comment. As of this posting, we're st ... More >>
New York ObserverThe New York Observer, a publication which really enjoys a good media power list here and there, has a new one out today. It's "The Free Agent List: 2011's 50 Most Eligible Media Bachelors." Look, there's poor Brian Stelter on the front, kissing a black hole where his girlfri ... More >>
Anderson Cooper and I have so much in common. Our moms are world famous socialites, though mine is only the queen of lower Brooklyn. Our bodies are in exactly the shape we want them, though in my case, that involves looking like a human beanbag chair. And we both have connections to the bar Easte ... More >>
In case you were wondering, the Taiwanese animators over at Next Media Animation did make a video about the start of gay marriage in New York. Heads up for the Anderson Cooper joke, the peppy piano soundtrack and the sweet message at the end: "Everyone is a winner when it comes to marriage equality ... More >>
FailAfter a prolonged period of subpar ratings, even canning cohost Kathleen Parker (and changing the show's name) couldn't save CNN's In the Arena, where our former, prostitute-loving governor Eliot Spitzer did his redemption time, however brief. The network announced today that the program ... More >>
Christine Quinn, who came in at #1A reporter from that other weekly paper recently called me, and in the course of the conversation, he asked if I'd be amenable to being on the list. I replied, "Sure, I love being on lists." But then he got to work trying to pick my brain about which real e ... More >>
This is from Page Six: Which prominent TV personality is about to come out with the help of public relations guru Howard Bragman, who has helped dozens of celebs announce their sexuality? The media blitz will begin next week. So, is it ...
Celebrities including R&B crooner Trey Songz and Magic Johnson are now helping wake up kids who don't want to go to school anymore. It's part of a plan called "Wake Up! NYC," which is attempting to get kids motivated to wake up in the morning and go to school. The celebrities taking part in t ... More >>
As the Egyptian army asks protesters to go home because their "message has been received," there continue to be reports of violence, chaos, and volatility in the streets -- including violence to journalists. Via Bikya Masr, Anderson Cooper has been attacked and beaten, "'hit in the head 10 ti ... More >>
Looks like Anderson Cooper wasn't the only one. Vice's soldiers reporting on the ground also got attacked by protesters in Egypt today, but whereas the silver fox CNN anchor was polite about the "pandemonium," the Vice crew, as per usual, got really real.
CNN's charismatic Anderson Cooper and his boyfriend, club owner Ben Maisani, turned up at the gayest party in town on Wednesday night.It was gay club promoter Josh Wood's birthday bash in a suite at the Chelsea Hotel, and I hear it was attended by a glittery bunch of males, plus two women and one pe ... More >>
Nicki, P!nk, Gaga, and those two other ones taste the rainbow
A five-story walk-up at 86 West 3rd that happens to be newsworthy since Anderson Cooper is renovating the firehouse next door as his pad -- but keeping the fire poles! -- caught fire rather ironically (a/k/a, next to a firehouse) in the early hours of the morning today, reports DNA Info. No o ... More >>
Dom makes a new friend. Photo by Sam Horine.Usually this would be right around the time you'd catch us fleeing the office in terror, but since it's CMJ, we're merely fleeing in the office in search of yet more shows. Our CMJ coverage will continue throughout the weekend; you can find what we' ... More >>
You can make this young boy's dream come true by introducing him to Anderson Cooper Thus far, Baths is most famous for his publicity shots, a stunningly fragile array of goofy portraits in which the electronic solo musician stands in old man's underwear, looking lost, sometimes accompanied by a gay ... More >>
I was the first one to lambast this expression some years ago, a phrase which is used to denote something tacky, sad, awful, and tasteless. I thought the phrase itself was appalling, and couldn't believe it was being used by people who would surely never have the nerve to publicly say things ... More >>
Technically, Anderson Cooper will be the new Oprah, since he's pretty much jumping into daytime talk TV next fall in the wake of the chat queen's dramatic exit. But he's more like Phil Donahue--gray haired, compassionate, with a healthy sense of humor, and a supportive spouse.
CLICK HERE for my column in which I describe an early-stages walking tour of The Out NYC, the hotel complex where every gay in the world will converge next year -- or at least every gay I know.
You didn't pass gas, it's just Carl Paladino's campaign mailer. The Tea Party gubernatorial candidate and wealthy businessman thinks Albany stinks, and he sent out a garbage-tinged mass flyer to widely diffuse his point. Not only does Paladino -- who won in the election upset against GOP fron ... More >>
That's the new bar "inspired by London's infamous psychiatric hospital" which Eastern Bloc's Benjamin Maisani (a/k/a Anderson's man) and Pablo Raimondi are opening any moment now at 40-Avenue C. I'm told that Bedlam's decor is reminiscent of "the late 19th-century gentleman's club/parlor: t ... More >>
Terror Babies. Yes, "Terror Babies." Anderson Cooper recently had Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) on his show to discuss Terror Babies. And Gohmert freaked out on Cooper and started yelling at him. What are Terror Babies, you ask?
If you happened to catch Jose Andres on 60 Minutes last night, you might have noticed Anderson Cooper's straight-man faĆ§ade (ahem) starting to crack under the pressure of tasting so many molecular cocktails. This extra clip of him sampling an aquatically inspired gin and tonic might explain that ... More >>
CLICK HERE to read my new column about the meeting between CNN dreamboat Anderson Cooper and Dr. Death Jack Kevorkian, which I was privy to in person. It was so exciting I wanted to kill myself afterwards because nothing could ever top it! On a lighter note, I also cover:
Fun with assisted suicide. Plus: Puffy Combs on the craft of acting?
The WrapThe Wrap is reporting that Anderson Cooper will begin a four-day CNN special series Monday titled Scientology: A History of Violence. This is becoming a drumbeat now, after the St. Pete Times's excellent series last year revealed that Scientology's diminutive leader, David Miscavige, ... More >>
Straining at the ropes at the International Escort Awards.
That's a large-scale club in New York where Mariah Carey was the night's big wow-apalooza to usher in the teens (meaning the decade) with. Says the attendee, "M2 was at thrice capacity with bridge & tunnel douchebags.
There are currently more than 120 Joe Jonases, at least 45 George Bushes, and exactly 13 Octomoms on Twitter. And while fake social networking profiles have been around since the dark ages of Friendster, the newest crop of Fakesters have embraced the most massive venue for Internet oversharers, th ... More >>
CLICK HERE, read my new column, and find out which famous hottie Sir Ian McKellen eyelash-battingly said that to last week in public! Not quite as butchly, I also dive into:
You read it here first! (Whatever it is.)
When their pets die, most New Yorkers can't bury them in the backyard. They can put the earthly remains in the trash (properly marked). If that's too weird, there are people who will handle the deceased animals. They are, as you might imagine, an interesting bunch. Steven Thrasher walks among ... More >>
I hate to trivialize such esteemed personages by pitting them in a battle of adorableness, but let's face it, they're both pretty sweet looking and it's time to decide which of the two TV stars comes out on top, as it were. Do you prefer Anderson Cooper's upper crusty, silver fox-like gym bu ... More >>
CLICK HERE for this week's column, in which I investigate the rise of chunky, hairy gay bears as the hot new sexual object, as witnessed by an insidery film being done about them. Also in the column:
Peter McManus', Chelsea, shortly after midnight We'd been warned that Times Square could be hit with a "Mumbai-style attack" on New Year's Eve, so only about a million people showed up. (The celebration in Aspen, Colorado didn't fare so well, but they sure had fun in New Orleans.) On TV Kathy G ... More >>
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