Anderson Cooper opened Thursday's AC360 with the run down on three "Coming Up" stories: Road to Recovery; Muslim Infiltration?!; and Gervais Unplugged.
BREAKING NEWS: NEW DETAILS ON REP. GIFFORDS' RECOVERY, Moves to Houston hospital tomorrow: Anderson Cooper's Phone interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
BREAKING NEWS: NEW DETAILS ON REP. GIFFORDS' RECOVERY, Doctor: "I see daily progress: Elizabeth Cohen joins the conversation from Houston
MUSLIM INFILTRATION?!: A report by Anderson Cooper
FRMR. REAGAN OFFICIAL WARNS OF SECRET JIHADISTS, Plenty of fingerpointing but where are the facts: Anderson's follow-up discussion with Frank Gaffney, President, Center for Security Policy & Suhail Khan, Board Member American Conservative Union
RICKEY GERVAIS RANKLES HOLLYWOOD, Joan Rivers defends 'Golden Globes' host: Anderson Cooper, Joan Rivers and Piers Morgan discuss
360 BULLETIN: Isha Sesay
MASSACRE IN NEW MEXICO, 7 shot, 4 killed, two gunmen still sought: A report by Casey Wian and Anderson Cooper's follow up discussion with John Walsh
360 BULLETIN: Isha Sesay
The RidicuList: The Fountain Lady
Anderson's third interview with Lady Gaga for his 60Minutes piece apparently took place Wednesday, in NYC. When it airs, we will have it covered for you.
Lady Gaga Interviewed by Anderson Cooper on Stanton
Lady Gaga is showing Anderson her old stomping grounds at 176 Stanton… it appears that they enter the building for a tour… afterwards, the pair walk toward Clinton Street, where a police car pulls up. Lady Gaga says hello, etc. They move on. Then! The police car pulls in front of 176 Stanton, where someone who could be the super emerges and starts screaming and gesturing. Basically, he’s pe-od that Lady Gaga got into the building… Minutes later, the super is still screaming.
@gp570 sent us this picture with the following caption – “I passed them on Stanton and Suffolk. Apparently the slight temp rise today means no pants.”
And Lady Gaga and Anderson Cooper Wreak Havoc On LES
We've contacted the NYPD to see if they've apprehended a severely under-dressed pop star, but according to an eyewitness, just after 2 p.m. Cooper and Lady Gaga were seen hugging in front of Earth Matters. So everything seems just fine, and almost... adorable.
From the New York Times today
Anchor Away! Anderson Cooper on How He Landed in ‘How to Succeed’ on Broadway
By DAVE ITZKOFF
Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper: Anderson Cooper and his “How to Succeed” co-star, Daniel Radcliffe.Anderson Cooper knows it’s been a good, long while since he’s seen a Broadway show – possibly as long ago as the late 1970s, when he was 11 and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, took him to see the original Broadway run of “Evita.”
“It’s embarrassing, I know,” said Mr. Cooper, the anchor of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” in a telephone interview. “But you know, I work nights, so doing any kind of activity is difficult. That’s my excuse.”
That self-admitted gap in Mr. Cooper’s education will not impede him from making his own Broadway debut, of sorts: he has been cast as the Book Voice – that is, the cautionary, advice-giving narrator – in the coming revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” The production, which is to begin previews next month at the Al Hirschfeld Theater, which will star Daniel Radcliffe as J. Pierrepont Finch, the aspiring executive played by Robert Morse in the original Broadway run.
The lineage of Mr. Cooper’s role was a powerful incentive for him to take the part, he said. He will be succeeding the CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, who played the Book Voice in the musical’s 1995 Broadway revival. (“It’s following in his footsteps, I’d say,” Mr. Cooper said. “It was one of the nice historical elements about it.”)
But mostly Mr. Cooper said he was surprised when Craig Zadan, who is producing the latest “How to Succeed” revival with Neil Meron, contacted him about the part. By coincidence, Mr. Cooper said he had just seen Mr. Radcliffe in “My Boy Jack,” a film shown on “Masterpiece Theater” in which he plays the son of Rudyard Kipling. (“I had also just seen the latest ‘Harry Potter,’” Mr. Cooper confessed.)
Though Mr. Cooper is also a correspondent for “60 Minutes” and is preparing to add a syndicated daytime talk show, “Anderson,” to his workload, the Broadway gig shouldn’t distract from those duties: his “How to Succeed” lines are prerecorded and played during the show so he doesn’t actually have to be at the theater.
Mr. Cooper said he had recently completed a recording session with some assistance from Mr. Radcliffe, who made his own Broadway debut in 2008.
“He mentioned something to me about when he was in ‘Equus,’” Mr. Cooper said. “I didn’t know if I should pretend like I saw him when he was in it.”
Fearing he might be quizzed about it, Mr. Cooper was honest about not having seen that production – although he did see the play as an adolescent during its original 1970s run, among the other adult-oriented content he was prematurely introduced to at his mother’s behest.
“She also took me to ‘Luna,’” Mr. Cooper said, referring to the 1979 Bernardo Bertolucci movie starring Jill Clayburgh as a woman who has an incestuous relationship with her teenage son.
“My mom’s judgment, I’m not sure if it was the best,” Mr. Cooper continued. “In fact, we were rejected from one theater, they refused to sell tickets to me. But my mom was not deterred. She just took me to some other theater.”
And an award nomination:
"Glee" and "Project Runway" among GLAAD award nominees
Singer Ricky Martin's coming-out TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, the movie musical "Burlesque," and Anderson Cooper's CNN reports on gay teen suicides were also among the nominees, which cover magazines and digital journalism along with film, television, music and theater.
For a complete list of nominees, click here.