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Anderson Cooper: I Don't Want My Kids to See My Sadness

CNN host dives deep into his personal losses and grief in interview with 'New York Times'

(Newser) - If anyone understands grief, it's Anderson Cooper. The 56-year-old CNN anchor lost his father, Wyatt, when he was 10 to a heart attack, then his older brother, Carter, to suicide when they were both in their 20s. His mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, died in 2019 at the age of 95....

CNN Makes a Big Overhaul
CNN Makes a Big Overhaul

CNN Makes a Big Overhaul

Lineup changes mean weeknights are mostly run by women; Amanpour, Wallace head to weekends

(Newser) - CNN is making dramatic changes to its lineup, announcing Monday that it's giving Abby Phillip and Laura Coates new weeknight shows and launching new weekend programs with Christiane Amanpour and Chris Wallace. Virtually no part of the day goes unchanged in the revamp, the AP reports, as the network...

2 Polar Opposites Defend CNN's Town Hall With Trump

Trump himself says network 'did the right thing'; CNN's Anderson Cooper takes heat for his defense

(Newser) - Criticism on CNN's contentious town hall with former President Trump continues to bubble up , including frustration from inside CNN and backlash against CEO Chris Licht, who has come out in defense of how Wednesday night's broadcast went. Trump himself is now praising the network, telling Fox News...

Harry on 60 Minutes: 'Silence Is Betrayal'

Prince sits down with Anderson Cooper for interview to air Sunday

(Newser) - Now that the Harry & Meghan Netflix documentary has been aired , Prince Harry has a new project to promote: Spare, his upcoming memoir, set to be released next week. In advance of that, the 38-year-old father of two sat down recently with Anderson Cooper for an interview to be aired...

Anderson Cooper Makes Surprise Baby Announcement

His second son, Sebastian, is here

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper's family is growing. The CNN anchor on Thursday night surprised viewers by announcing the birth of his second baby, Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper. Cooper's ex, Benjamin Maisani, who remains his "best friend," is raising Sebastian and his older brother, Wyatt, alongside Cooper, and is currently...

Andy Cohen's Live Message to Bill de Blasio: 'Sayonara, Sucker!'

TV personality went on live NYE rant about outgoing NYC mayor during CNN broadcast

(Newser) - Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper did tequila shots while toasting Betty White during their New Year's Eve broadcast on CNN, but the liquor may have gone a bit to Cohen's head. Minutes after the ball dropped in Times Square, ushering in 2022, Eric Adams was sworn in as...

Anderson Cooper's Mother Lobbied to Be His Surrogate

Picturing the tabloid headlines, the CNN anchor declined Gloria Vanderbilt's offer

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper interviews people for a living, and he says he's used to keeping a straight face when they say crazy things. Plus, he points out, "I grew up with Gloria Vanderbilt." But Vanderbilt threw her son for a loop with an idea she had when she...

Anderson Cooper Takes the MyPillow Guy to Task

They feud over Mike Lindell's hawking of an unproven coronavirus cure

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper is not too happy with the MyPillow creator. The CNN host had Mike Lindell on his show Tuesday night to discuss Lindell's unproven claim that oleander extract treats COVID-19—a claim the Trump supporter reportedly has shared with the president, USA Today reports. "You have no...

Anderson Cooper on New Baby: I'll Be 'Dad,' My Ex Will Be 'Papa'

CNN host explains to Howard Stern why former BF Benjamin Maisani is helping him raise little Wyatt

(Newser) - Wyatt Morgan Cooper's most famous dad is Anderson Cooper, but he's got a second one who will help raise him as well. Per Page Six , the CNN anchor dished about his new son Tuesday on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show, and he told Stern that ex-boyfriend Benjamin...

Anderson Cooper Is a Dad
Is a Dad

Anderson Cooper Is a Dad

CNN anchor announces birth of his son, Wyatt Morgan Cooper

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper is a father, a milestone the CNN anchor says for a while he didn't believe would ever happen. Cooper announced the birth of his son, Wyatt, Thursday evening on his show and in a lengthy Instagram post . His son was born on Monday via a surrogate, the...

Anderson Cooper Says 'He Wrote a Note,' Almost Loses It

The CNN anchor talks to Katie Coelho, whose husband died from the coronavirus

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper was nearly overcome by emotion Friday while interviewing a woman whose 32-year-old husband died of the coronavirus and left a heart-wrenching note, People reports. "It's very surreal," Katie Coelho told the CNN host about her husband, Jonathan. "I keep thinking in my head, there’...

Cooper, Blagojevich Faced Off Friday Night. It Wasn't Pretty

CNN anchor rips ex-Ill. governor over comparisons to Mandela, claims of 'corrupt prosecutors'

(Newser) - Rod Blagojevich, whose 14-year prison sentence was cut short after eight years by President Trump this week, says he's "profoundly grateful" to Trump for doing so. One person who doesn't seem to share that sentiment: CNN's Anderson Cooper, who took the 63-year-old former Illinois governor to...

Alan Dershowitz Grilled on New View of Impeachment

Trump attorney says he is 'far more correct now than I was then,' referring to 1998 view of Clinton

(Newser) - Trump attorney Alan Dershowitz went on CNN Monday night and got into a memorable exchange with Anderson Cooper and Jeffrey Toobin over how his view of impeachment has changed since the days of Bill Clinton. Background and highlights:
  • 1998: “It certainly doesn’t have to be a crime,”

One of Vanderbilt's Sons Said to Get Bulk of Her Fortune

She is survived by 3 sons

(Newser) - Gloria Vanderbilt is survived by three sons. And the New York Post reports one of them is getting nearly everything she had. According to a will filed Monday in Manhattan surrogate court, Anderson Cooper will inherit the bulk of her estate. Her eldest son, Leopold "Stan" Stokowski, will get...

She Was Already Famous. Then Came an Idea for Jeans
She Was Already Famous.
Then Came an Idea for Jeans
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She Was Already Famous. Then Came an Idea for Jeans

Gloria Vanderbilt's snug line made her a household name in the 1970s

(Newser) - Gloria Vanderbilt, an heiress who went on to have her own remarkable success in multiple fields, is dead at age 95 . One common denominator about the obituaries cataloging her life is that they need a lot of room, given that she had been making headlines since she was a child...

Anderson Cooper Reveals Death of His Famous Mother

Fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt was 95

(Newser) - Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist, and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages, and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the age of 95....

Cooper Isn't Buying Facebook's Answers on Pelosi Video

After 2016 campaign, site promised to police disinformation

(Newser) - "Facebook has repeatedly told Congress and the American people that you’re serious about fighting disinformation and fake news," Anderson Cooper reminded a Facebook executive Friday in a CNN interview about an altered video that appeared to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi drunk . "Yet this doctored video...

Who Will Be 2,340th Person to Die on Thrones ?
Who Will Be
2,340th Person
to Die on Thrones?

Who Will Be 2,340th Person to Die on Thrones?

Final season of hit HBO show premieres Sunday, and fan theories are flying

(Newser) - When Ned Stark was offed in the very first season of Game of Thrones, fans were shocked that the show would kill off, via decapitation, what was then perceived to be the main character. The reaction of Sean Bean, who played Stark, to his premature demise? "It was a...

Ocasio-Cortez's Comments on Trump Cause a Ruckus
Ocasio-Cortez's Comments
on Trump Cause a Ruckus
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Ocasio-Cortez's Comments on Trump Cause a Ruckus

Congresswoman says there's 'no question' president is a racist

(Newser) - The highest-profile member of the new Congress continues to make headlines, the latest coming in a Sunday interview with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes . In the interview, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez embraces the description of herself as a "radical" on issues including the environment and income inequality, but much of the...

Anderson Cooper Calls Out Trump Jr. for 'Idiotic' Tweet

CNN host says president's son spread conspiracy theory about his hurricane coverage

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper is taking exception to criticism of his hurricane coverage and took 10 minutes of his show Monday to call out the most prominent of those accusing him of "fake news," the Hill reports. "I rarely respond to online conspiracy theorists," Cooper noted on Anderson ...

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