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Old 06-02-2006, 11:19 AM   #46
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i promise i won't say anything else about this particular subject. i agree that this isn't a thread about Anderson's sexuality, but i do think it is pertinent when discussing a memoir.
You bit your tongue on this one for awhile, didn't you? I'm impressed!
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You bit your tongue on this one for awhile, didn't you? I'm impressed!

only 'cause he's so cute.
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Old 06-02-2006, 01:32 PM   #48
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Larry is notorious for never preparing for his interviews. The night before he couldn't distinguish between the three Dixie Chicks so he kept calling them the wrong name. He's 100% useless.

Anderson was great, though. I also can't believe Larry asked him if his brother's body hit the pavement (WTF?) but I do admit I did wonder what his mother did in that situation. As he said - what do you do, go downstairs and check? I mean that's the obvious thing but in that moment I don't think I'd be able to think straight at all.

He's definitely got better looking with age. The shots of him in Sarajevo - wow, he looked like a little boy! So skinny too.
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Old 06-02-2006, 01:58 PM   #49
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He's definitely got better looking with age
Unbelievably so. His 39th birthday is tomorrow. Maybe I should change my name to Mrs. Cooper.

Larry King is 100 percent useless, I was afraid he would ask him how his brother's body looked He can be very insensitive and tasteless, and I hate when he yells "what's your question" at callers. He talks over guests all the time too, Anderson didn't let him do that.
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Interesting life for Anderson Cooper. He suffered great pain and heartache at young ages during his life at the same time as being born into a life of privilege. Then to enter the world journalism.

I first came across Anderson Cooper when he hosted the first two seasons of the reality show, The Mole. It was a cerebral reality show, and his demeanor suited it perfectly. I had no idea he was a journalist while watching the show. My favourite memory of the series was when a couple of contestants had to squash grapes with their bare feet. They had to pour the wine afterwards without spilling it. During this challenge, Anderson was drinking wine while watching. The contestants had a hard time pouring the wine without spilling it so Anderson being a bit tipsy claimed he could do it, nope, he was horrible. The funny thing was throughout the whole season, Anderson's demeanor was so quiet yet after some glasses of wine he was all giddy and giggly.

I remember when he first popped up on CNN a few years ago reporting and man, was he nervous. Eventually, he started sitting at a desk and then got his show, and he was still nervous, I didn't think he would last but after a while he relaxed in his environment and came into his own. Of course, his reports from Katrina and refusal to accept soft political answers made him a household name.

I think I will get this book, his interview with Oprah was enlightening.

The Mole was where I first fell in love with him. I remember the episode you're referring to. He said he had worked as a waiter, and went on to demonstrate his wine-pouring skills. I had no idea he was a journalist at the time, either, but apparently he worked for ABC (the network that carried The Mole) news. I found his unassuming, self-deprecating, slightly sarcastic manner very appealing.

I was SO happy to later find him on CNN. He was a great find for the network, and now, several years later, arguably their most popular anchor. It's been great watching him come into his own.

Most of what was in the Vanity Fair article I was already aware of. Still, very wrenching. I'll definitely be picking up the book.

On a more superficial note, I was stunned to read that his mom is 82! Not just in the VF picture, but I've seen her live on CNN with him (they did/do this annual thing where she comes to the set for a segment or two on a special occasion - Mothers day? His/her birthday? I just remember that cake was involved). Wow, she looks amazing.
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She's 82? Amazing what money can buy...
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Guess I missed it on Larry King....I was at a tea party.

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Does he even have pores???????????????????????

If he got that skin from his mom that is something you can't buy!!
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Exactly. I'm aware that the woman has probably had plastic surgery, but still, to look *that* good at that age, and not look fake or overdone? Genetics have to enter into it. Good lord, she looks at least 25 - 30 years younger than she is!

He kicked ass on Celebrity Jeopardy a few years ago. Intellectual men.
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Does he even have pores???????????????????????
I bet he uses good product, and yes good genes

He was on Celebrity Jeopardy? That must have been so hot
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I don't want to jinx it but I might be able to go to his signing/discussion Thursday

I don't think my heart can take it but I'll have to push all those Anderson groupies out of the way. I wonder if 6 hours prior is too early to get there..
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Might? What on earth would stop you if there is the slightest possibility??

Good luck...and please post pics!

Maybe it's just me, but on Oprah I thought Gloria Vanderbilt looked like the unnatural outcome of a series of plastic surgery accidents - despite being 82.

On the other hand, Anderson's premature grey suits him very well.
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I'm just jumping in to agree that Larry King's comments the other night were completely tasteless. He seriously needs to retire or they need to cancel his show. There are so many who can do a better job.

I'm 1/4 way into Anderson's book and it's a great read. I wish he were doing a book signing on the west coast.
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Got the book over the weekend and have read the first few chapters.
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Since my jury duty is all done, I should be free to drool in person tomorrow I am so excited.
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