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Why Bradley Cooper Missed His Actors Studio Graduation

In an episode airing tonight Bradley Cooper becomes the first graduate of the Actors Studio Drama School in New York to actually appear on James Lipton’s Inside the Actors Studio. And it was Lipton who, some ten years ago in 2001, was handing out diplomas to the school’s graduating class at Pace University when Cooper was a no show — because he was getting all gay with another dude.

“Ten years ago as dean, I was handing out diplomas and I noticed you were missing from your graduation ceremony,” Lipton says to Cooper. “Where were you?”

Responds Cooper: “I was having sex with Michael Ian Black in a sports shed in Wet Hot American Summer.