Anderson Cooper New Year's Eve

2021 has already brought good news: A Barbara Walters impression can still team up with tequila shots to turn Anderson Cooper into a beautiful, hysterical mess.


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A Timeline of Donald Trump's Absurd Change of Heart on Edward Snowden

Trump used to call him a traitor and a spy who "should be executed," now he's considering a pardon, and Twitter can't quite take it.

If there's one thing President of These United States Donald "John Barron" Trump loves to hate, it's leakers.

Oh those leakers! Bane of his existence, committing the heinous crime of exposing his administration's crimes to the world—vile human beings.

And who is the dirtiest leaker of them all? No, it's not Lada or Irina squatting over a mattress in a Moscow hotel room, but another Russian resident entirely: Edward Snowden. The man whom, in June of 2013, Donald Trump called "a bad guy," noting in a call to Fox & Friends, "You know, there's still a thing called execution."

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Earlier this year, in an interview with Anderson Cooper, Joaquin Phoenix and his family opened up about the death of River Phoenix, in the early morning of Halloween, 1993.

Seven years after his iconic role as Chris Chambers in Stand By Me, River was making a name for himself as more than just a talented child actor—starring in a slate of movies in the early '90s, including My Own Private Idaho alongside Keanu Reaves. But as America was getting to know him, he was apparently getting to know the dark depths of Hollywood in his private life.

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Anderson Cooper was taking no prisoners when he tackled a hypocritical Dallas TV presenter for her homophobic hissy fit over the Michael Sam same sex kiss.

As Popdust previously reported, the St. Louis Rams drafted Sam last week, making him the NFL’s first openly gay player. The defensive end was the 249th pick, and cameras were rolling when he received the good news and (GASP!!!!) kissed his boyfriend.

NOTE: The KISS was actually more of a chaste peck by anybody sane’s standards…but.. we’re not talking sane here.

Anderson dedicated the Ridiculist segment of his CNN show Monday night to calling Amy Kushir on her bullshit—and the end result is sublime, just like the silver fox himself.

Kushir is a co-host of Dallas morning show, The Broadcast, which, by all appearances is a poor man’s version of ABC hormonal hotbed, The View.

Kushir’s moral indignity reached boiling point during a discussion about the oh-so-offensive Sam kiss—causing her to eventually storm off set.

During her amazingly ridiculous meltdown she voiced her anger at ESPN for daring to air the embrace, railing against the kiss footage for “being pushed in faces.”

She went on to allege that she would have been just as offended if it was a male-female kiss, claiming she frequently yells ‘get a room’ when subjected to the horror of ANY gender mix on-camera shows of affection.

Yeah. Sure Amy.

She also went on a ludicrous rant about how the networks NEVER show any footage of players kissing their WIVES or GIRLFRIENDS…. seriously?

Anderson wasted no time in airing some delightful footage of Ms. Kushir herself happily kissing two semi-clad male strippers on air during one of her morning show segments—presumably they weren’t able to “get a room” at time of filming—before going on to NAIL her ass.

“It was OK she was kissing strippers and she didn’t even really know them… it’s not like two guys who are actually in love or anything,” Cooper quipped.

“Look, I get a lot of people certainly agree with Amy Kushir, no doubt… and that’s certainly their prerogative.. and it’s going to take time.. there was a recent Huffo poll that found nearly half those surveyed thought it was inappropriate for networks to show the Michael Sam kiss and people are allowed to have their opinions but to Amy Kushir’s argument that nobody shows football players kissing their wives or their girlfriends.. well, that’s simply not true.

“And I don’t think she’s being exactly honest when she says she wouldn’t want to see that either, or, that she yells ‘get a room’ whenever she sees that. If she’s comfortable seeing one kind of affection and not another, why not just say that and leave the disingenuous excuses about why you’re uncomfortable where they belong?”

Ah…how do I love thee Anderson? Let me count the ways…..

After he picked his jaw up off the floor following her World Humanitarian Day performance at the UN, Anderson Cooper has recruited Beyoncé to help promote the upcoming season of his daytime talk show and its new live format. As a scheduled guest on Anderson on Monday September 10, Beyoncé is promising to help spread the word, and improve Cooper's roster of party tricks. "Are you gonna dance?" she asks, in what we believe is a serious tone—because our hope is that Beyoncé  is the kind of nurturer who believe anyone and everyone should dance like no one is watching, regardless of how spastic and awkward they may be. "Uh, um, I don't know about that," he responds, igniting a cheesy, super-size grin from Bey, who then concludes that she'll "absolutely" lend him some pointers. Did you hear that, world? The Grammy-winning wife of Jay-Z will soon instruct a recently out journalist who spends much of his time getting pelted by hurricanes, to dance, dance, dance. If this isn't must-see television, then I've been spending too much time watching Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

Can someone please create a composite DVD collection of all celebrities teaching uncoordinated, less famous friends how to do trendy dance moves? Feels like a no-brainer to me.