Remember that old Taco Bell slogan...Run for the Border, well I thought Run FROM the Border would be more appropriate lately. I think I'll skip a trip to Mexico anytime soon. Anyway, TediB here, sitting in for Sapphire who is out gallivanting around the globe. I'm just sitting around glued to my computer screen and twitter. God, I tried to resist Twitter, I really did, but darn it, that Jack Gray got me hooked!
Okay, enough of my life, on with the show from Friday *The show started out with "Breaking News" of the massive flooding expected in Fargo, North Dakota. The Red River is going to crest earlier than they thought and the floods are expected to be worse then they have seen in a long time. I send well wishes out to the people there!*Next we got a repeat of some of the interview with the masked cartel member. I agree with some of our commenter's from last night... it was interesting to hear, although chilling.*Anderson then took us on a grim tour of mass graves for the victims of violence in Mexico. It's so sad to see those open graves just waiting for more people. It speaks volumes.*Peter Bergen returned to the show to discuss the war in Afghanistan with Anderson. He feels Obama's plan to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat" the Taliban is a good one, but is still worried about their hold in Pakistan. *Tom Foreman looks at where each cartel is and what kinds of things they do. He also shows us what cities in the U.S. they are operating in.*Anderson took us on another tour of the border fence.
*Next up was a sad and ironic tale of Felix Batista's kidnapping in Mexico. He was there to give a seminar about how to avoid being kidnapped when it happened. His family is trying desperately to find any news of him. *Okay let's all pool our money together and buy the Spelling mansion! I think we could all get it, it's only $150 million!
*And just for the record the Dallas Police should be ashamed of themselves for how that officer treated Mr. Moats when he was trying to desperately see his dying mother-in-law. It really was horrible.
--Ms. Gloria Vanderbilt is coming out with a new book on June 23rd according to Amazon (You can pre-order it there). I'm thinking that poor Anderson is going to be grossed out again by his mother. It's called "Obsession: An Erotic Tale" I can just hear him saying "Oh, MOTHER" with an eye roll of course! Here's an article from Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming book found by Julie:
We get a lot of strange things in the mail here at EW. Letters from prisoners, an endless supply of inspirational books from Randy Jackson, and drinking paraphernalia from entertainment companies that seem to buy into the stereotype that all journalists are alkies (alkies, no; winos, maybe). Usually, we hardly take a second glance, but a book caught our eye this week: Obsession: An Erotic Tale by socialite/artist/mum-to-Anderson Cooper Gloria Vanderbilt.
True, Vanderbilt is a published author, so it's not that much of a shock to see her penning another novel. But an erotic one? What would her refined alma mater, Miss Porter's School, think? According to the press release, Obsession, which goes on stands in June, surrounds a widow, Priscilla, who gets -- ahem -- excited while reading "with voyeuristic intensity" a bundle of letters about her husband's secret mistress. "Will Priscilla's obsession -- and newly awakened sexuality -- find the satisfaction it seeks?" Oh, my! I'll probably read Obsession out of pure curiosity. Not that it would be that much of an undertaking. The novel's only a short 143 pages long, and boasts a font size more fit for a Goosebumps tale than a piece of naughty literature. Either way, I'm already hooked. Or, obsessed, if you will. What about you, PopWatchers? Will you pick up Obsession?
That's it for me. Have a great weekend! See ya back here next Friday night. ~~Tedi
All Things Anderson is a blog dedicated to CNN's AC360 and its host Anderson Cooper.