Posts Tagged ‘Anderson Cooper’

Bomb Almost Takes off Anderson Cooper’s Head During News Report

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Anderson Cooper was reporting live from Gaza on Sunday night, when he had a close call with the conflict that’s escalating in the region. In the midst of his report, a large explosion went off nearby.

Queen Latifah Speaks on Nicki & Mariah Feud

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Queen Latifah was a recent guest on Anderson Cooper’s talk show “Anderson Live”, and while there she was asked about the on-going feud between “American Idol” judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. Latifah, along with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, hinted that the female musicians’ differences may just be a stunt. But Queen Latifah did mention that she is taking sides in the matter.

Frank Ocean Comes Out as Gay On New Album

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

A day after Anderson Cooper came out as gay, another well known celebrity has reportedly come out through his new album. Frank Ocean, Odd Future crooner and Watch the Throne collaborator, supposedly came out as gay on his new album, “Channel Orange”. The songs “Pink Matter”, “Bad Religion”, and “Forrest Gump” all have references to a person he’s in love with, except he uses the pronoun him instead of she.

This news will come as a shock to many, but it’s a step in the right direction for gay men and the gay community. Visibility in the community, especially in the hip hop diaspora is important, making it easier and more comfortable for others to follow in Ocean’s footsteps. “Channel Orange” drops on July 17.

CNN Star Anderson Cooper Comes Out Im Gay, Always Have Been Always Will Be

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Anderson Cooper has come out in an interview in which he bluntly says: ‘The fact is, I’m gay’.

The CNN news anchor said that he did not want people to think he is ‘trying to hide something’ and that he is ‘proud’ of who he is.

In candid comments he said that he was taking a stand because ‘the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible’.

The 45-year-old added he was moved by recent events such as Barack Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage – and hopes his example will put an end to bullying.

Cooper’s sexuality has long been an open secret in TV circles, but for him to state it publicly is a brave and bold move.

He is also one of the most high profile people to come out in recent years, given that he hosts CNN’s ‘Anderson Cooper 360’ and his own daytime TV talk show.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper Clowns Chris Brown: Adds Him To “The Ridiculist” [Video]

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

The media continues to take shots at Chris Brown.

Brown just landed a role in a new romantic comedy ‘Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,’ based on the best-selling Steve Harvey book.

Anderson Cooper, took offense to Brown being in the film and goes in on him.

Check out Cooper’s rant.

Lady Gaga Refused Entry To Old Apartment

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Pop superstar, Lady Gaga was refused entry when filming a special for Anderson Cooper’s “60 Minutes” for US TV.

Gaga was filmed entering her old apartment block and asking the current tenant to let her in to say hello.
The resident told her through the door:

“I’d rather not have any cameras.”

A smiling Gaga was then forced to continue some of the interview outside her old apartment door with the show’s host.

Anderson Cooper Attacked Again In Egypt

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Anderson Cooper has been attacked for the second day in a row in Egypt. On Thursday, Cooper tweeted “Situation on ground in #egypt very tense. Vehicle I was in attacked. My window smashed. All ok.”

Cooper was attacked by pro-Mubarak mobs on Wednesday, and was punched at least ten times. Journalists have become targets as the violence in Egypt escalates; dozens have been detained by the army and some have been beaten by government supporters.