PHOTOS: Anderson Cooper With His Guard Down (Sort Of)

In honor of Anderson Cooper‘s eponymous talk show, which debuted today with an interview with Amy Winehouse’s family, we present some casual shots of the gray-haired devil.

FYI: We’re almost positive that’s Coop’s “special friend,” Eastern Bloc owner Benjamin Maisani, on the right in the first image.

UPDATE: It’s not Maisani on the right, but rather AC’s executive assistant, Joey Gardner. We stand corrected.

UPDATE: Okay maybe it is is Maisani on the right. We give up!

Images via Dan Avery,