Anderson Cooper

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    September 25, 2013
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    January 4, 2013

    Watch Kathy Griffin Try to Kiss Anderson Cooper's 'Sardine' on NYE

    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...

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    The Irony About Anderson Cooper's Boyfriend's Supposed Indiscretion

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Marilyn Hagerty to Dine at Le Bernardin and the Olive Garden on Upcoming New York City Trip!

    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.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    The Winners Of The 2011 Village Voice Web Awards

    ​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!

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Kathy Griffin On Pizza With Cher And Showdowns With Abdul And Bachmann!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2011

    Anderson Cooper Talks About His Dead Brother, But Not You Know What

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Sing "The Lady Is a Tramp"

    Their unexpected duet is a good time romp filled with solid belting and kooky ad libs.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Best Of the Media Power Coupler App

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Fact-Checking The New York Observer's Media Power Bachelors List

    New York Observer​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Anderson Cooper's A Biker Like Me

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Of Course the Taiwanese Animators Made a Gay Marriage Video

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Eliot Spitzer CNN Show, In the Arena, Cancelled, Freeing Him Up to Run NYC

    Fail​After 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    The Observer Names The 50 Most Powerful Gays In NYC

    Christine Quinn, who came in at #1​A 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    TV Star About To Come Out! Guess Who!

    ​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 ...

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Magic Johnson Now Working as Alarm Clock for Kids Who Hate School

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Anderson Cooper Punched in the Head by Mubarak Supporters in Egypt

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Real Talk From an American in Egypt

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Anderson Cooper and Boyfriend Go To Gay Party

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Anderson Cooper-Adjacent Building Catches Fire in the West Village

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Week in Review: We're Not Done Yet

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Q&A: Baths Is Super-Excited about CMJ, Marnie Stern, Anderson Cooper

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    "That's So Gay!"

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Anderson Cooper Will Soar as The New Phil Donahue

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    A Sneak Peek at the Splashy "Gay Urban Resort" on 42nd Street

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Anderson's Cooper's Boyfriend Is Starting Bedlam

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    The Terror Babies Conspiracy Anderson Cooper Freakout! (Video)

    ​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?

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Jose Andres Gets Anderson Cooper Tipsy on 60 Minutes

    If you happened to catch Jose Andres on 60 Minutes last night, you might have noticed Anderson Cooper's straight-man façade (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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Anderson Cooper Vs. Dr. Death!

    ​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:

  • Columns

    April 20, 2010

    Anderson Cooper Vs. Dr. Death

    Fun with assisted suicide. Plus: Puffy Combs on the craft of acting?

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    A First-Hand Report of New Year's Eve at M2

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    The Best Fake Twitter Accounts: Fake Rahm Emanuel, Fake Christopher Walken, Fake AP Stylebook, and More

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    "You're So Butch, Chris!"

    ​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:

  • Columns

    November 10, 2009

    Jude Law Busted By Sir Ian McKellen!

    You read it here first! (Whatever it is.)

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Who's Cuter--Anderson Cooper or Ryan Seacrest?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Bears are the New Twinks

    ​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:

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    I've Been Banned From Showbiz Tonight!

    Last year, I was on HN's (i.e. CNN Headline News') entertainment show Showbiz Tonight quite a few times and enjoyed the chance to weigh in on gossip topics with my usual wisecracks. But the honeymoon seemed to falter once I went too far and said that a certain reality star who was being sent to jail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Kathy Griffin Asked Back on CNN!

    I was just sent a link to the HX interview with motormouth Kathy Griffin by editor John Russell, who deadpanned, "Apparently it's a towering achievement of faggoty journalism. Links and gratuitous ass-kissing appreciated!" Well, I'm gonna need him to lick MY ass when my next book comes out, so here ... More >>

  • Theater

    January 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Read What Perez Says About Anderson

    In this week's column [CLICK HERE], gossip gangstar Perez Hilton pauses amidst his wildly successful role as the new me to fork over some rumor he heard about Anderson Cooper and...well just click and read it, that's all I can say, babe. I also have deep dish about who the Pope may be dating (thoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2009

    Happy New Year

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2009

    Kathy Griffin Says "Dicks" On CNN

    That very straight team of Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin had a lot of fun hosting New Year's Eve on CNN, with the help of Tom Cruise, David Spade, and a drag queen in a giant descending high heel. But the most flaming moment of all had Kathy--perhaps not knowing she was still on the air--yelling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2008

    Which Stars Have Shattered Glass and Come Out?

    Illustration from the Out piece by Julien Pacaud In the new issue of Out magazine, I have a story called "Shattered Glass," about how the celebrity closet has changed since my 2007 Out cover story on "The Glass Closet"—you know, stars' tricky way of living gay lives without actually coming out on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2008

    Kathy Griffin's Life on the G List!

    Chatty Kathy Griffin was cutely pert (or was it pertly cute?) cohosting New Year's Eve on CNN with my future husband Anderson Cooper. Now she plays with the gays some more by posing for an Advocate cover story--and with THAT little vixen in the room, even the mere act of being photographed (by Mike ... More >>

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