Rumors are circulating around New York that newsman Anderson Cooper has a new beau: Our source says the silver fox has been squiring real-estate broker/aspiring actor Gavin Hammon (above right) around town—including a late-night dinner last Sunday followed by a trip back to Cooper’s converted fire station in the Greenwich Village. Supposedly Coop is still seeing Eastern Bloc owner Benjamin Masaini, but it’s not clear if Masaini knows about Hammon.
Celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels and her partner, Heidi Rhoades, have adopted a 2-year-old daughter, Lukensia, from Haiti. Lukensia joins infant Phoenix, born to Rhoades naturally on May 3. The former Biggest Loser star admitted on Twitter that motherhood has definitely softened her drill-sergeant image. “Got busted by a stranger today singing poop goes in the potty to myself at a salad bar. #EMBARRASSED” [Daily Mail]
Fashion blogger Bryan Grey Yambao (Bryanboy) is joining Tyra Banks on the judge’s panel for the new season of America’s Next Top Model. It was announced earlier that Banks had cut loose longtime cast members Nigel Barker, J. Alexander and Jay Manuel. “A new chapter is about to begin soon,” Yambao tweeted this week. [WWD]
A spokesperson for Food Network star Anne Burrell admitted what Ted Allen leaked earlier: That the shock-headed chef is gay. “Anne doesn’t feel she was outed. She has made no secret of her relationship. Her significant other is a very private woman. They have been together for a couple of years and spend a lot of time together. It is no secret in the culinary world.” [Page Six]