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Larry King Calls Anderson Cooper A ‘She,’ And Donald Trump Gets John Travolta’d

At Comedy Central’s Donald Trump roast, Larry King mimed his way through pretending he was still hosting his old CNN show before tossing to Anderson Cooper with this line: “Anderson Cooper is coming up next. Let’s see what she’s up to.” Buh-dum-bum. But it was Lisa Lampanelli who had the most fun with celebrity gay rumors: “You’ve put up more worthless hotels than an autistic kid playing Monopoly. Your face is so bloated with a hairpiece, I’m surprised you’re not married to Kelly Preston pretending you’re not gay.”

By:           JD
On:           Mar 11, 2011
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  • 13 Comments
    • Harbo
      Harbo

      Why is everyone out to out Anderson Cooper. Sure, he’s successful, he’s gorgeous, he’s rich, he’s smart. But thats no reason to meddle in his private life. Poor old , OLD Larry King. He was just grumpy because his Depends were leaking and his diaper rash was itching.

      Mar 11, 2011 at 9:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harbo
      Harbo

      And who the fuck is Lisa Lampanelli?

      Mar 11, 2011 at 9:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • windy city
      windy city

      @Harbo: Totally agree on all points including Larry’s Depends, gets so tired.Gay or straight entertainers, journalists, etc. only owe us a good performance or story,not personal info.

      Mar 11, 2011 at 10:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Miss Understood
      Miss Understood

      Anderson is fine. If he chose to go on a roast then he chose to have those jokes told. He’s not dumb, he has a team of people helping him with these decisions. He seems to enjoy dabbling in being out. He’s been bringing his boyfriend out to public events way more often. It’s definitely a conscious decision.

      As for private life “meddling” that’s what being a celebrity is about in the US. No one is freaking out the press for writing about Charlie Sheen, Lindsey Lohan, Brad and Angelina, etc.

      Mar 11, 2011 at 10:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ALEX
      ALEX

      I didn’t see the roast and don’t plan to watch the reruns because I don’t care about Trump, but anyone going on these shows – including the comics – puts himself out for ridicule. No one is safe and nothing is sacred. It is the same joke whether it is about Travolta or Cooper, by the way. Gay rumors. I am sure Anderson has had worse nights, such as his recent ones in Egypt.

      Mar 11, 2011 at 10:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Harbo: said..


      Why is everyone out to out Anderson Cooper. Sure, he’s successful, he’s gorgeous, he’s rich, he’s smart. But thats no reason to meddle in his private life.”
      ____________________________________________

      No other celebs hide the fact that they are dating. If they are asked a celeb woman may say “WEll I don’t want to go into it, but I’m dating a nice guy right now.”

      Hiding it when it’s unecessary is only done because of shame.

      I saw the report Cooper did when George Rekers was outed, he dropped the ball, handed it off to somebody else, we got much better reporting from the straight reporters because they weren’t feeling uncomfortable with the subject.

      As for keeping his private life private, I would buy that if he hadn’t written books and given interviews about his mother, his father, his brothers suicide, etc… Apparently being gay is the only priviate thing about his private life.

      That said, I like Cooper, I just find him cowardly when compared to the gays and lesbians and transgenders that come out everyday in much less safe scenarios.

      Mar 11, 2011 at 11:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rrr
      rrr

      @Cam:

      No other celebs hide the fact that they are dating. If they are asked a celeb woman may say “WEll I don’t want to go into it, but I’m dating a nice guy right now.”

      Plenty of private straight celebs get coy, deny or stonewall the press about their personal relationships. They don’t want let the press know they are dating someone because they don’t want the pressure on the relationship, or they want the mystery to generate more curiosity, or they are fucking a bad boy/bad girl who doesn’t fit with their image, or whatever. Beyonce and Jay Z refused to discuss or acknowledge anything publicly for years about being together and when they got married they did it in a secret surprise ceremony and hid the rings from cameras when they’d go out. Celebrities keep quite or lie about lots of other things too like pregnancies that are prositive things.

      News anchors do not normally open up about any sexual relationships except wives or husbands.

      I saw the report Cooper did when George Rekers was outed, he dropped the ball, handed it off to somebody else, we got much better reporting from the straight reporters because they weren’t feeling uncomfortable with the subject.

      He didn’t drop the ball. He was reporting on location on the Tennessee floods, which were a serious story that was not receiving enough attention. He did not do the report so you did not see him do one, it was a female straight reporter who created the piece while Anderson was Tennessee so if you weren’t happy with the report you should probably revise your idea that straight reporters were superior on that.

      As for keeping his private life private, I would buy that if he hadn’t written books and given interviews about his mother, his father, his brothers suicide, etc… Apparently being gay is the only priviate thing about his private life.

      There are lots of other things he has kept private too. From his book you wouldn’t even know his privacy loving half brothers exist, even when he’s describing family functions or brotherhood.

      Picking and choosing what they want to share with the public is what most famous people do, at least famous people who aren’t crazy messes like Courtney Love.

      I just find him cowardly when compared to the gays and lesbians and transgenders that come out everyday in much less safe scenarios.

      He is out in the same everyday way most of the regular people you are talking about are out.

      Mar 11, 2011 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oprah
      Oprah

      Larry’s Freudian slip could mean two things: 1)He could have been fostering lustful ‘homosexual’ thoughts/secret fantasy where he at least envisioned Cooper in a dress, assuming the female role.
      2)He could simply, have taken the liberty to silently assume Cooper is gay; thus seeing him less than a man, and therefore something close to a ‘she’.

      Either way, the octogenarian douche bag needs to retire soon before he is caught on national tv blurting out a critic on the current president in the white house: Abraham Lincoln, given that maybe his last good memory- was in the 1860s.

      Mar 11, 2011 at 3:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • craig
      craig

      @Miss Understood: He didn’t choose to go on a roast. It was the roast of Donald Trump, not Anderson Cooper. I haven’t seen any mention of him even being in the audience of the roast, and you know they’d note that if he was.

      Mar 11, 2011 at 3:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @rrr:

      Actually your entire post was ridiculous, he wasn’t reporting on the Tenneesee floods during that story, he was stilted and uncomfortable and handed it off.

      As for the privacy aspect of it, call it what you will, it’s cowardly.

      Mar 11, 2011 at 6:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Still Cam
      Still Cam

      broken record.blah blah blah.it’s his life not yours.

      Mar 11, 2011 at 11:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rrr
      rrr

      @Cam: He was reporting on the Tennessee floods when that Rekers story broke. He was also reporting on location in Tennessee when the rent boy agreed to an interview with 360 and that interview took place. While he was in Tennessee correspondent Randi Kaye flew to Florida to spend time talking to the kid and do location filming there then put the taped piece together. Anderson arrived back in the studio from Tennesse just in time to introduce the piece as anchor.

      He didn’t “hand it off”. He did the regular anchor business of introducing a piece that had been prepared by a correspondent. His delivery was normal during the introduction, he wasn’t any more or less awkward than he is introducing any topic and he was clear in the intro about who Rekers was and why he was being charged with hypocrisy.

      Delegating the Rekers piece was sound professional judgement. Tennessee had been complaining that they weren’t receiving national news attention. They were happy Anderson showed up. Deserting the drowning state in crisis after arriving there because he refused to delegate a “walking on sunny beaches chatting to a rent boy about sexy massages given to a guy nobody had previously heard of” correspondent job would have been inappropriate.

      Mar 12, 2011 at 7:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adam
      adam

      @Cam: Anyone who watches the show can tell you that AC does not run away from covering gay sex scandal stories. He’s personally done many interviews and hosted panels re the stories of Ted Haggard, Larry Craig, Eddie Long, Jeff Gannon, Jim Mcgreevey and RNC funds spent at lesbian themed strip clubs. Didn’t miss a beat.

      Mar 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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