I have really enjoyed John King subbing for Anderson this week. From the size of her smile I think Ms. Hill has too. Friday's 360 wasn't as spectacular as the rest of the week. I was a little disappointed that John didn't mention that Lynn Cheney ripped him a new one when she discussed his Broken Government show with Wolf on Friday's The Situation Room. Mrs. Cheney also had some negative comments about Anderson's sniper video. She never mentioned AC by name, but clearly by description. Wolf did a wonderful job on the interview. If you missed it go to the CNN home page and click on 'Sex, Torture and Children's Books with Lynn Cheney'.
I have read Anderson sightings in Los Angeles on two different blogs today. This from Defamer. Even though this sighting was in LA it's kind of more Gawker/Wonkette but I'll go for it -- this morning at breakfast at the Peninsula hotel (how fancy am I?) saw ambiguously handsome Anderson Cooper. He had on a green t-shirt, jeans and boots and his shockingly gray hair was perfect. He's really cute, not that tall and was asking the front desk for something. I told the Belvedere hostess that we wanted to sit with him and she just gave me a blank stare. No sense of humor there but since their entire staff is on the National Enquirer payroll she was probably mad that I recognized him and was going to give the scoop to defamer first.
The other mention of Anderson in LA was posted on IMDB, on October 24th, by mehmehmehmeh. She writes"i saw him tonight at the grove in hollywood.. im 5'9 and i was wearing flip flops with thin soles... he stood at least 2-3 inches taller than me and he wasn't wearing shoes that could be considered chunky by any stretch of the means.. and i must say... he's also very handsome in person =)
Then there was the blogger who was sure he heard Anderson say he was going to Brazil this week. He said he was at the Friends in Deed benefit, hosted by Anderson last week. He writes "I just had a conversation with Anderson (Cooper) and he told me a hilarious story. He was just in Afghanistan and he bought his mother (Gloria Vanderbilt - I know) a, ummm, what do you call those things the women wear that the wrap around their bodies?""Burkas?" I say."Yeah those. Well, he bought her one and she put it on and wore it on the street in New York." Yes, I said Anderson Cooper. He was there. He hosted the dinner. He was nice. He's leaving for Brazil tomorrow.
So I'm sure all this makes it perfectly clear where dear Mr. Cooper was all week. And don't get me started on how he stood Oprah up or the blog that proclaimed he'd be covering the wildfires on Friday's 360. He's probably somewhere nice and warm laughing his ass off at everyone speculating on where the hell he is.
And just in case you forget what he looks like here's a few fairly new pictures to remind you. Have a great weekend.
thanks to Quitty
thanks to Peter
thanks to Anthony