This is a mish mash of the week's leftovers. Stuff that we saved thinking more information would come along or stuff that just didn't neatly fit into our posts for the week.
Imnotobbsessed.com posted pictures of Anderson arriving at the CNN studios this week and posing for pictures with fans.
On Tuesday PaperMag held their 7th annual nightlife awards at the Hiro Ballroom in NYC. Wendy Williams emceed and Mary J. Blige provided the entertainment. JustJared posted pictures of Anderson, who was a late arrival.
On Thursday the celebrity riders for Mardi Gras’ Main Event, the Krewe of Endymion Parade & Extravaganza, were announced. Maroon 5 will lead as Grand Marshals while Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and Anderson Cooper will ride as special guests. The party will kick off on Saturday, Feb. 18.
From hollywoodreporter.com: Katz Media's Bill Carroll notes that the Anderson Cooper talker is performing poorly in big cities, averaging only a 2 percent share in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago (where it is on relatively weak stations). But stations he surveyed are showing patience with the newsman turned lifestyle host. Says Carroll, "They know it will take time for him to find his voice and the right balance between what he is known for and what he is hoping to bring to the audience."
Rush Limbaugh had some observations about our Anderson Cooper and his current schedule:
Next week on ANDERSON:
Monday, Oct. 3
When Teen Bullying Doesn’t “Get Better”: The Deadly Consequences
Anderson spends the hour shedding light on the alarming number of young people committing suicide as a result of bullying. In a daytime exclusive, Anderson speaks with Tracy and Timothy Rodemeyer, the parents of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, who took his own life only weeks ago after constant bullying became too much for him to bear. Plus, information on what parents and the community can do to prevent bullying and how you can detect if something is going on with your child.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Second Chances with Paula Abdul, Morgan Freeman & AMERICA’S GOT TALENT Winner
Anderson speaks with Paula Abdul and Morgan Freeman about persevering in Hollywood after suffering several setbacks. Plus, the remarkable story and performance by AMERICA’S GOT TALENT winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
How Much Would You Pay for a Baby? Black Market Babies
Anderson explores the recently uncovered black market baby ring operated in the United States. For years ruthless lawyers have been creating parentless embryos in labs overseas and then selling the babies for hundreds of thousands of dollars to women in America desperate for children.
Thursday, Oct. 6
Taking Back Your Life From An Abusive Spouse
Anderson spends the hour talking to women who are standing up and taking their lives back after being abused by their loved ones. Anderson talks with the first U.S. face transplant recipient Connie Culp, who was shot in the face with a shot gun by her husband of 25 years after he flew into a jealous rage. Tanya Williams, estranged wife of former NBA star Jayson Williams speaks about the abuse she lived with and covered up for years.
Friday, Oct. 7
It’s Anderson’s Pet Extravaganza, a whole show devoted to pets and their owners who love and obsess over them! From dogs to cats, sloths and even pot-bellied pigs, there is something for everyone during the hour! Anderson is joined by his dog, Molly, a Welsh springer spaniel, and special guest CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM star Susie Essman with her Shih Tzu, Sumo. Anderson also meets the infamous Willow the cat, who made a cross country trek from Colorado to Manhattan over five years ago, and reunites her with her family in Colorado for the first time.