We have spent the last few months in Oprah’s absence wondering who would sit on Anderson Cooper‘s big gay couch for his September 12th talk show premiere. We hoped it would be Snooki, but instead Coop scheduled Amy Winehouse’s family—her dad, mom, stepmom, boyfriend—to speak “for the first time since her death.”
Way to mix soul music, alcohol, bisexuality and tears in your first show, Andy—that’s one potent cocktail.
christopher di spirito
Shameless pandering designed to create buzz for a daytime effort that will be cancelled before a year is up.
If Anderson Cooper were smart he would design the first show as a big, celebratory coming out party to confirm what everyone already knows. He could have his boyfriend on, Benjamin Maisani, and all the girls he counts as BFFs, like Kathy Griffin, Kelly Ripa, Countess LuAnn and of course, his ancient “mummy,” Gloria Vanderbilt-DiCicco-Stokowski-Lumet-Cooper.
BlindGossip.com has the following blind item, which couldn’t possibly be more obviously about AC:
“Not all celebrities burst out of the closet. Some just peek out to see if it’s OK to tell the truth. Such is the case of this gay news personality. Even though he’s not an atheist, he has reported from plenty of foxholes. On his new show, he will actually mention his partner’s name on air for the first time. This will happen during one of his first few shows. If that action gets a good reception, he’ll start doing it more. Baby steps, people.”
The blind item is clearly about Anderson. I hope he’ll come out and get it over and done with, he’s dodged the issue long enough.
christopher di spirito
Someone needs to tell Cooper, it’s 2011 — not 1911.
Joe in Savannah
Why is everybody worried about if he will come out? It’s HIS life, its HIS sexuality. Who are we as people, viewers, or supporters to tell HIM he’s gay? So what if he is? Like the person, and their show for its substance, not their sexuality. Get over it.
This shows reeks of bomb, just like the whole Oprah network and the Nate Berkus show. Guess these people never have enough money or ego-massaging.
@JoeyB: Because if someone offered you tons of money to do a daytime talk show, you’d turn it down in a heartbeat…
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