Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A Little News and a Little Fun

Hey everybody, I'm subbing for Ms. Sheryn this afternoon, while she tends to her mommy duties.
There is one bit of news I want to get to before we have a little fun. CNN has been running commercials, since early Wednesday morning, saying AC won't be doing 'On the Border' from Texas until Monday night. If you remember it was supposed to be Thursday of this week. I've been around the Anderworld for quite some time and I don't think I've ever seen a week so filled with upheaval. Fans are writing us left and right expressing their displeasure with the program this week. From what I've gathered AC360 feedback has been getting an earful too. I have no inside knowledge, but if I had to guess I'd say the abbreviated shows this week are a decision from Atlanta, not NYC. Irregardless of that, I'm still watching and enjoying the new content and as Aaron Brown said I'm voting with my remote when the repeats come on. Numbers are what drive television and we are the numbers. Keep that in mind, especially if tonight's AC360 is all Paris and only Paris. I'd bet my last dollar, if it is, it wasn't Anderson Cooper's decision.
Now on to a little lighthearted fun. Etoile BeBe has been busy creating a another video for our enjoyment. She's taken KO and DA to task for their trash talking of Anderson. After a frustrating few days it's just what the doctor ordered. Enjoy.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you - love the video; just what I needed to end my day;

I will be really surprised if AC is on tonight. I somehow find it really hard to think he will do a "Paris Hilton show" considering his stated opinions on the subject. I think Randy Kaye will be subbing! I cannot believe that Larry King is talking to her. When I heard this, I thought it should have been a "what were they (he) thinking" segment.

Lyn

Megan said...

awesome video......love it anytime I can dance to sexy back and Anderson for sure brought it back, long before Justin did :P

cactuskid said...

What a way to pause and refresh! Thanks Etoile Bebe! I haven't seen a few of those pics before. Loved those close-ups!

Just can't imagine AC 360 being all about SWSNBN tonight. I know I'll vote with my remote if it is. She is so narcissistic. It's all very sad actually.

m.minkoff said...

I'm quite sure Anderson has not volunteered to do an abbreviated show. No way in the world! If they did cut his program back to one hour, I feel as badly for him as I do for us. It's not exactly a step forward in his career. Let's hope for all of us that it's just temporary.

He wouldn't volunteer to do a whole hour of SHSNBN either, but is he really at liberty to refuse? I have no idea what is in his contract regarding control over content. Hmmmmmm...... maybe that's why he was MIA last Friday night. Maybe that's when he was informed of the cutback in his program and had a hissy fit and became suddenly "ill". Who knows?

I don't want to watch any heiress coverage at all. It is patently absurd. When I think about it I get very disgusted with the news media and the public who seems to want to watch this drek. As others have said so eloquently, there are many more important issues happening in the world that need to be reported. I hold CNN to a higher standard than Faux or MSNBC. Maybe I'm just kidding myself.

Anonymous said...

The beauty of N America is that we are free to watch what we want. If you live in a major metropolitan area, local news is consistent and much cheaper than cable. Anderson is not a ABC/NBC/CBS anchor, but, so what? If it's pertinent news you're missing, you'll hear local, national and global stories with no mention of Paris other than a picture and note that she's out of jail. While tv shows go to repeats in the summer, it makes sense to me that CNN USA is not featuring as many new stories as during the primetime season. If we truly want news, there's local news. We don't have to tear our hair out to get news that matters, unless we won't watch unless Anderson delivers it. If I watched 360 exclusively, I know I'd be missing out on a lot of pertinent news. Truth is, 360 is not enough news to be all the news we hear. Fortunate for them, they never claimed to be the only news we need.

m.minkoff said...

Whoops, forgot to mention that the video is great! Thanks for putting it together.

Em said...

I agree catcuskid it is all very sad. A 26 year old woman who can't seem to grow up. Sometimes money just can't buy what a person really needs.

Thanks Bebe your video reminded me of the sexy now if we could just get the journalist back on a full time basis, I would be in heaven!

Jennifer said...

Hi Etoile Bebe, I like the video is really good, I enjoy it.

By the way Anderson, He's DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!!!!! he should be the People's Magazine sexiest man alive for 2007, 08 and 09 and so on LOL

I meet both Anderson Cooper and George Clooney in person, I know what I'm talking about if anyone wondering. Anderson has him beat in my book hands down.

ACAnderFan said...

When I found out that 360 will be talking about Paris tonight I got all excited. I am so looking forward to LKL tonight. Now I will be dissapointed if Andy isn't on, however I think he will be on.

All this stuff about Paris is great. It's like celeb culture at it's best. Normally Paris is one of those who I can't stand, however ever since she went to jail she dosen't annoy me anymore.

OK I am going to be a really bad Andefan here and say that I am more excited about LKL than I am about 360.

*hides from all the Anderfans throwing things at me, and from all the Paris haters who want to throw things at me* LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

It's summeertime. If there is breaking news, Ac
wil be on for 2 hours.

Phebe said...

@anonymous 4:53, Actually, for me, it's the commentary and discussion I tune into AC360 for, not the news. You can't get The Gerg, Michael Ware, Jeff Toobin, Paul Begala and Candy Crowley type commentary anywhere but CNN. Gotta have that basic cable.

Em said...

@Phebe,

I totally agree. I read several papers, internet sites, and watch the local news on a regular basis. I really tune in to AC360 to get the indepth reporting and commentary!

Nola said...

@Phebe I agree the round tables and discussions that are on 360 are the best. And Anderson's band of merry men and women is great, gotta love the Gerg and I still can't stop telling people about Michael Ware's report on the 4 wars in Iran. I really want to tape that show and put it on DVD for everyone of my friends to see.

As for 360 going to an hour I wouldn't mind really unless there is really breaking news that requires an extra hour then let it spill over. However in the case of SWMNBN one hour is enough thank you, I've had enough celebrity gossip about every star to last me a lifetime.

Etoile Bebe said...

@Phebe: I totally agree; the discussions are what sets the news programs apart. CNN has some of the best commentators and reporters around! Gary Tuchman, David Mattingly, Christiane Amanpour, Drew Griffin, Michael Ware, Candy Crowley, David Gergen, and Jeffrey Toobin are definitely some of the best around!! They have great passion for the stories and issues they cover!

Oh, and that skinny gray haired guy isn't bad either!! lol

Diane said...

Etoile Bebe: Thank you, thank you for your great video -- absolutely what the doctor ordered. Not only is Anderson the ULTIMATE eye-candy presently on our planet, but you combine that with his intelligence, presence, humor, compassion and world knowledge -- name another person that has all that in one body. As far as those blue eyes, well he's one of 3 on the A-List: Paul Newman and Frank Sinatra being the other 2. All this gushing from a "Senior Citizen". Naughty chair comment: the statue of David has always been perfection for me -- now, if Anderson would only commission someone for the same kind of piece.

Diane

Anonymous said...

If anyone finds out where on the Texas border Anderson is going to be next week, please post it. I've practically got an entire investigative team trying to find out if it's near the part of the border I live in. LOL! So far, it seems like it won't be here. But if it's been moved to next week, I can't be sure yet. It's a small chance, the Texas border is HUGE! But maybe.

sydney said...

Holy crap, that video is hot. That's all. I don't feel like wasting any more energy talking about what's her name.

Anonymous said...

Etoile Bebe--GREAT video. You are becoming a pro at these.

kui said...

@anon 4:53pm
I agree with you, nobody should be upset for the one hour live show. I do enjoy the discussions too but, the second hour itself, is mostly a repeat of the first hour even when Anderson is there live. Don't we feel sorry for him when he's exhosted and worn out? people, let the man rest a bit and enjoy whatever he does on the second hour of ac360(don't hate me now, I know I've been totally different from everybody on this)

Whoa! "she" and whatever that she does on ac360 tonight? can't wait to watch thaaaaaaaat!
I guess it'll be some sort of the continuation of larry King, hence ratings and since ALL viewers will be tuning in @ Larry king to watch the heiress.

Watch out Greta, poor you! not your night tonight!

Etoile Bebe said...

Man, is Coop extra snarky or what!?! I love it!! He probably figures if CNN is forcing him to cover SWMNBN he was going to cover it "his" way!!

Thanks to Phebe and Sheryn for having confidence in my videos and to everyone who enjoyed them! I must admit I love making them.

@Em: In Sexyback I was trying to convey the fact that sex appeal is more than just good looks. Anderson's talent for journalism certainly contributes to that appeal.

@Diane: I must confess my mom helped me narrow the field for the older hunks in the video! I must admit I was really impressed with the Paul Newman photo!! I wanted to use hunks from Wyatt Cooper's era.

BTW I am a fine artist and I specialize in portraits and the human figure, so I would be more than happy to do "the same kind of piece" for Anderson!! I'll even give him a discount! Heck, I'll pay him!! ROTFL

clarissa said...

That is the perfect song for that video! It makes AC look even hotter than he is already!

Anonymous said...

I tuned into the LKL interview with Paris Hilton, and it wasn't all that bad. Before all the hype, I will admit I didn't like Paris, but I've done alot of thinking with all the coverage, and hopefully she'll use her fame and money to make people's lives better.

Sheryn said...

Phebs, thanks for posting for me. I have Proud Mama syndrome after my daughter's recital so my mind isn't really on the Anderworld tonight.

Etoile, thanks for letting us post your videos! They are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to just pass on tonite and ask you all this thought...oh yes, after I mention the video - you had me at Paul Newman...why are Men so sexy with rolled up sleeve shirts??? What is it about that???
J

copperfish said...

@Etoile, bravo! I liked your concept in making the video and goes well with the ending "see for yourself". Nice soundtrack too!

Evelyn said...

Wow. I love you for making this video. Could you tell me where you got your pictures?! I haven't seen some of them, and he looks gorgeous in them...I must have them! Thanks again for the video! I'd love to know where you got the pictures if you could tell me. Thanks, it made my day :)

Marilyn said...

I think Anderson had to push back the Texas trip because of the flooding. There were probably cancelled flights that prevented him from getting there Thursday. As for the Paris show, I sent an email to 360 expressing my apologies to Anderson for having to devote so much time to a subject he hates.