Posts tagged ‘Anderson Cooper’

August 28, 2011

Sunday Fluff: Anderson Cooper Visits Google, Grizzly Attack, Double-Amputee Sprinter, Hudson Taylor…

by Accidental Bear

Anderson Cooper visits Google’s NYC office to discuss his new daytime talk show and answer questions from YouTube fans around the world moderated by Steve Grove. This event took place on August 24, 2011, as part of the @Google Talks series.

Hudson Taylor Wants To Make It Better

Straight ally Hudson Taylor, an All-American wrestler known for his gay rights advocacy, tells Thomas Roberts he wants to do more than tell LGBT kids it gets better — he wants to make it better. Taylor also acknowledges that his pledge to fight against homophobia and transphobia in sports has “put a bit of a target” on his back, but says he’s “on a mission to unite people.” Watch the video below. Sign Taylor’s pledge against bullying at AthleteAlly.com

Hurricane Irene 2011: Tropical Storm Rages On Across East Coast

UPDATE:

By SAMANTHA GROSS and MITCH WEISS, Associated Press

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says that Irene has lost hurricane strength and made landfall on New York’s Coney Island. Forecasters say Irene’s winds have fallen to 65 mph. They say Irene should move over New England by the afternoon. Officials also warn that isolated tornadoes are possible in the northeast throughout the morning.

Yellowstone Hiker Death: Grizzly Attack Suspected In Yellowstone Hiker Death

GrizzlyYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Rangers investigated Saturday whether a Michigan man was the victim of a grizzly attack in Yellowstone National Park or if the bear had come upon the hiker’s body after he died. The man was found Friday morning by two hikers on the Mary Mountain Trail, which runs northeast of the park’s iconic Old Faithful geyser. Investigators found grizzly bear tracks and scat near the man, but were not immediately sure whether the grizzly caused the man’s death or disturbed his body after he died. “Bears are opportunistic when it comes to food sources,” Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash said.

Oscar Pistorius, Double-Amputee Sprinter, Reaches 400 Semifinals At World Championships

DAEGU, South Korea — With a strong finishing kick on his carbon-fiber blades, double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius swept past several able-bodied runners in the 400 meters Sunday to qualify for the semifinals at the world championships. It also claimed another historic breakthrough for Paralympic athletes.

August 18, 2011

Anderson Cooper Lose It on Live TV (CNN): Cute!

by Accidental Bear

Our Anderson Cooper loses himself to a number two joke and giggles like a school girl. I claimed him as ours, yes I did.

Before signing off each night, Anderson Cooper concludes AC360 with a segment called the “Ridiculist,” during which he comments on some trivial bit of news or pop culture. It’s a chance for Cooper to show off his less serious side, but he took things to a whole new level tonight when his own joke about French actor/plane urinator Gérard Depardieu caused him to giggle uncontrollably for a minute or so on live TV.

July 28, 2011

September 12th, Anderson Cooper Kicks off Anderson, His Daytime Talk Show

by Accidental Bear

Anderson, I love-hate you. Lets see if your daytime talk show sways opinion to one side or the other.

(via www.afterelton.com)

If Anderson Cooper isn’t already one of the busiest journalists working in television today, he’s certainly about to be: on September 12, Cooper kicks off Anderson, his daytime talk show.

While sitting in the Beverly Hilton for the summer edition of the Television Critics Association press tour, however, Cooper repeatedly assured the assembled TV critics that he’s up to the task of maintaining a day job while still doing his duties at CNN in the evening and occasionally contributing to CBS’s 60 Minutes.

“You know, I manage my time really well,” said Cooper. “The schedule of this show, we’re taping it and shooting it in the same building where I work at CNN, in New York. I think it’s all very do-able. It’s going to be a lot of work, but I like working hard. I’ve been working hard for a long time now.”

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July 20, 2011

Handpicked News: Gay Comic Character, Studio Lot to Get Rainbow, Larry King Wants to Marry Anderson Cooper…

by Accidental Bear

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Gay Comic Character
to Get More Play Kevin Keller, the gay pal of Archie, Betty, and Veronica, is going to get more ink: Next year he’ll star in a monthly comic in which he becomes president of his Riverdale High School class, and the ongoing Life With Archieseries will delve into Kevin’s future — including his marriage. Kevin, who was introduced last year and has his own four-issue miniseries this summer, “has proven to be incredibly popular,” Jon Goldwater, co–chief executive of Archie Comics, told The New York Times. “We’re just so proud of the success of Kevin and the fact that he adds a new dynamic to Riverdale.”

Wizard of Oz Studio Lot to Get Rainbow As tribute to a far-off land heard of once in a lullaby, Sony Pictures plans to erect aTONY TASSET RAINBOW SONY X390 (CULVER CITY TIMES) | ADVOCATE.COM
permanent 94-foot-tall rainbow sculpture by artist Tony Tasset on the Culver City, Calif., studio lot where The Wizard of Ozwas filmed over 70 years ago. 
The corporation received approval from the city in May to install the structure, which theCulver City Times reports “will be about nine stories high and span 188 feet,” near the studio’s Madison Avenue gate.                                                                                                                                                                    Larry King Wants to Marry Anderson Cooper Just weeks after Larry King recorded a public ANDERSON COOPER LARRY KING X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM
service announcement in support of marriage equality in New York and posing for the famed No H8 campaign, the former TV host has become even more gay-friendly. According toGay.com, the 77-year-old King recently told GQmagazine that he would “marry Anderson Cooper” during a game of Fuck Marry Kill in an interview for the August issue.

Texas To Revisit Evolution Education Debate Under New Conservative Chairwoman AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas State Board of Education meets this week for the first time under its conservative new chairwoman appointed by Gov. Rick Perry and is expected to rekindle the debate over teaching evolution and the origin of life in public schools. Perry, who is considering a run for president and has embraced social conservatives in Texas, named Barbara Cargill chairwoman earlier this month. Cargill, a biology teacher considered to be one of the more conservative board members, disputes the theory of evolution and voted to require that the theory’s weaknesses be taught in classrooms.

Religious Freedom Key To Debate On Gay Marriages WASHINGTON (RNS) Senators wrestled with issues of faith and religious freedom on Wednesday (July 20) as they debated a new bill that would allow the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages. The Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on the Respect for Marriage Act, which was sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and endorsed by the Obama administration.


June 22, 2011

Handpicked News: Why I Hate Being Gay, Anderson Cooper, Pilot’s Antigay Rant …

by Accidental Bear

The Silliness of Weinergate Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says sex scandals like Anthony Weiner’s are ridiculous, but it’s the politicians’ own reactions that are even more problematic. READ MORE

By Michael Lucas

Why I Hate Being Gay! 62 Reasons! By Michael Musto Wednesday, Jun 22 2011 You assume the Super Bowl is a large household item at Pottery Barn. … Your fake tans are even more life-threatening than your real ones. … Your entire wardrobe consists of male designers having a midlife crisis. You spend your whole life fighting for rights you don’t even want for yourself. (Marriage and the military? No thanks!)…Gym was the bane of your entire childhood, but now you spend $1,350 a year on it. … You gym all day and unsafe all night. … It’s not even called “barebacking” anymore. It’s just “sex.”… You think “modern dance” means Britney. … You strangely turned off to Gaga the day she released a song about how great gays are. … You haven’t followed a female singer with two names since Alanis.

 Six Members of GLAAD’s Board Resign Six board members of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation have resigned amid the fallout over the organization’s letter insupport of AT&T’s proposed bid for wireless rival T-Mobile, a person familiar with the matter told POLITICO. Some board members were said to have resigned because of concerns that GLAAD failed to adhere to its conflict of interest standards and to protest GLAAD’s failure to protect its president, Jarrett Barrios, who submitted his letter of resignation to the group Saturday amid a growing backlash in the gay blogosphere over the group’s AT&T stance.

Video Content Flag Miss USA on Gay Marriage

Pilot’s Antigay Rant Stalled Air Traffic Control A pilot in Houston was suspended after his obscenity-laden rant was recorded, in which he complained that he found none of the flight attendants being hired suitable for dating. The Southwest Airlines pilot, whose name has not been disclosed, was speaking to his copilot during a flight in March, and the conversation was accidentally picked up by an air traffic control frequency that is heard among most controllers and pilots across Texas. The incident tied up the frequency for several minutes, blocking communication from controllers to dozens of pilots in the sky, according to KPRC News.

A Call to Evolve (in Tweet Format) Mounting pressure on President Obama to come out in support of marriage equality now has an apt Twitter hashtag: #evolvealready.  

Anderson Cooper on Obama’s Same-Sex Marriage Flip-Flop: VIDEO

 

 

June 4, 2011

Anderson Cooper Comes Out With Website: Sounds a Bit Dull

by Accidental Bear


http://andersoncooper.com/index.php#photos
By Advocate.com Editors
Anderson Cooper has unveiled an interactive website to promote his upcoming daytime talk show, Anderson.

A photo slide show on the site depicts Cooper being introduced to the studio audience and taking questions about his childhood and his life as a reporter, among other topics. Clips from the Q&A will be posted on the site throughout the summer. The website also allows fans to request tickets and submit additional questions for Cooper.

The show will be filmed at the Time Warner Center in New York City and is scheduled to premiere September 12.

March 30, 2011

Ask the Expert: Is Anderson Cooper’s closet really about bias?

by Accidental Bear

Anderson Cooper is one of those men I haven’t really spent any time thinking about. He doesn’t fly into my radar. People get so angry when a gay public figure doesn’t go public tell everyone how GAY they are. Him being a flaming homosexual is not his job, reporting the news is his job. I think this may be a case of discretion, which I think more people would benefit from having. I think gays should not take it so personally and mind their own business.

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Q: I’m confused by Anderson Cooper. Gawker says he brought his boyfriend to Mardi Gras. I know his whole schtick is that he doesn’t talk about his personal life because he doesn’t want it to compromise his neutrality as a journalist, which is standard behavior and something that I have no problem with. But he is far from neutral when it comes to LGBT rights. He’s been very active in covering anti-bullying news and other things relevant to the LGBT community, and in my opinion, I think that compromises his neutrality. Also, can we really consider him in the closet if he attends such public events as Mardi Gras with his “boyfriend?

I don’t know what to think. Some say he should disclose his sexuality just as he discloses that he comes from wealthy family and modeled for Calvin Klein. On the other hand, he’s talked about LGBT topics, favorably, in public before. It’s almost as if, by not coming out, he’s letting people pass some unspoken judgment about him and his opinion of/relationship with homosexuality. Bu why should I even be concerned with his personal life, especially considering I have the privilege of not being in the lime light? — Chaz, New Orleans, LA

A: If Anderson Cooper really is gay, I absolutely support his right to be publicly closeted if that’s his choice. Only he can decide what’s right for him.

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February 8, 2011

GAGA GOO GOO, Shhhhhh Don’t Talk , Just Be

by Accidental Bear

GAGA GOO GOO is like a walking art installation. I don’t  care what she has to say or if she ever sings again. But like a train wreck for the good or bad , when I hear her name I do a double. Whether she has a penis or not, covered in red meat or wearing nothing , she tickles my artistic button ( would that be my male G-spot). I think GAGA would look cute hung in a frame in my bathroom. Outfit of MY choice of course.

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Gaga Visits Old Apartment With Anderson

Lady Gaga visited her old New York City apartment with Anderson Cooper for a 60 Minutes segment.

By Advocate.com Editors

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Lady Gaga visited her old New York City apartment with Anderson Cooper for a60 Minutes segment to air this Sunday before the Grammy Awards.

Gaga will perform her new song “Born This Way,” to be released on Friday, live at the awards show. The song has been described as a new“gay anthem.”

However, in the 60 Minutesclip, even the power of celebrity cannot open every door on the Lower East Side.

November 18, 2010

Do we like Anderson Cooper?

by Accidental Bear

I have never been able to tell if I like Anderson Cooper or not. I’m confused. But this video is insanely interesting. The only thing I knew about Bonobo Apes was from a National Geographic Special I saw years ago where they showed and discussed how Bonobo Apes will have tons of sex with who ever, mom, brother, male or female, they don’t discriminate, they just screw.