Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Lots of News Tonight.

screencap by bcfraggle
I'm having one of my ADHD days so hang on it's going to be a bumpy blog today!

First Monday's 360:
If I didn't know better(and I do) I'd swear the 360 staff read Purple Tie's post yesterday with suggestions on how to make the show more interesting. They implemented many of her ideas. Hmmm what do we really know about PT? Maybe she's a mole planted at ATA by 360?

Monday's show was excellent. Anderson spoke with CNN staffers Christiane Amanpour, Michael Ware, Delia Gallaghar,Sanja Gupta and Ted Rolands. In addition John Roberts had an excellent interview with Zbignew Brzezinski (poor AC really butchered his name on the follow up). There were also discussions with Richard Stingle, editor of Time, Reza Ashor and the author of Black Dalia Avenger (wow was that interesting). I think there was also a segment with the UN representatives of Lebanon and Israel ( I was back and forth through much of this segment watching my Steelers get beaten on ESPN Monday Night Football). And the piece de resistance? A snarky exchange about a walking shark with Erica Hill. What a wonderful night!

I was wondering if that was Anderson's new Ralph Lauren Black Label suit that The Sartorialist was talking about in his blog? One pin stripe looks like the next to me. I swear I don't understand how men cope with their lack of options! Thanks for the heads up VM.

Now on to some really fun stuff:
I had a email today from SSG Casey Kendall. You remember him? He's the nice young soldier Afghanistan's who blogged the account of Anderson's visit to his base last week including some great pictures. Anyway today he blogged about ATA and I'm returning the favor. He also sent along 3 new AC pictures for us. Enjoy!

The last one is a little surreal. Isn't that Peter in the foreground?

I talked to a really sweet lady at the University of Judaism today about the lecture series that Anderson is scheduled to be a part of. It is being held at the Universal Amphitheater, which seats around 6,000 people. Unfortunately, the tickets are for the entire series of 4 lectures and cost $240 per person. There is a really interesting option for those of you in the LA area. For $475 you get a ticket to the entire series and a reception with each lecturer after the programs. I was told to check back closer to the lecture date to see if individual tickets to Anderson's event will become available.

I wanted to thank so many of you for the wonderful pictures and suggestions you've sent for our favorite picture poll. The winner of Friday night's poll was the Anderson and Gloria picture by Annie Liebovitz. It was pretty much a landslide.

Anderson and Gloria 44%
CNN bio photo 14%
Black and White Anderson 12%
One Way Anderson 13%
Anderson putting on his coat 17%

What did you do on Sunday night? Well, I got in my best jammies and throughly enjoyed the season premere of "The Amazing Race". Guess Anderson must have TiVoed it since he was otherwise occupied. This from Page Six:

JERRY Seinfeld played the loving husband Sunday night when he hosted a 35th-birthday party for his wife, Jessica, at Il Cantinori. Seinfeld took over the entire East 10th Street eatery for about 50 guests - including Anderson Cooper, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Oscar winner Rachel Weisz and director Darren Aronofsky, architect Charles Gwathmey and wife Betty Ann, Tribeca Film Festival organizers Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, New York magazine owner Bruce Wasserstein, HBO biggie Richard Plepler, and Gina Gershon, who seemed to be with Ronald Perelman. George Stephanopoulos and his wife, Alexandra Wentworth, ignored the "no gifts" advisory on the invite and gave Jessica a big fake diamond ring. Seinfeld gave a heartfelt toast to his wife, the mother of three, about how she brings joy into everyone's life.

One more little thing I discovered today. Rachel Ray, you know the one with the cooking show that all the guys are crazy about, is crazy for Anderson! Here's the quote:

Q: If you could have a dinner party with anyone (living or dead), who would you invite?

A: As far as living, I’d have Bono, Bill Clinton, Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters, Madeleine Albright, Anderson Cooper, Christiane Amanpour, Will Ferrell, and Jon Stewart. Oh, and Charlie Walk, the president of Epic Records. Charlie Walk should be at everything.


Unknown said...

Great pictures by Casey Kendall! Thanks for sharing those with us.

Also, you know what they say "Who is the Mole?" ;)

Seriously though, the show was great tonight! Hope the trend continues.

Anonymous said...

It's sad that Anderson has to go to parties by himself. If he brings a guy people will freak out and if he brings a girl people will accuse him of having a beard.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pics and the dialoge, I really enjoy it. I just had an email from CNN and it was signed All Things CNN, did you get that from them or them from you. I've had email from them before and never noticed.

Quitty said...

Great pics! You are full of info today.

Phebe said...

@ Bev: I've never seen that before. I'd be a fool to think that they got it from here. Let's just leave it at 'great minds think alike'!

"You are full of info today."

I've been told I'm full of something, but I never realized they were talking about info! ♥

dancing_nancy said...

thanks for sharing those pics. i love it. :)

Anonymous said...

Did you know that today is actually National ADHD day?

Phebe said...

@Sandy, I had no idea. I joke about ADHD but I understand how difficult it makes life for people with the affliction. So when I say I'm having an ADHD kind of day it usually means I'm just more scattered than usual.