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Anderson Wags Yalie Finger at Paris

6/28/2007 4:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Click to return to TMZ.comAnderson Cooper -- once famously dubbed the "Paris Hilton" of cable news -- gave the real Paris Hilton the third degree last night, bagging on her for doing, well, nothing.

The silver-haired Yale graduate and Vanderbilt family scion laid into the GED-educated Paris on his show last night, which he grudgingly devoted to Hilton, who had just been interviewed on his good friend Larry King's show. "I don't understand her," said Coop, "I don't understand the appeal ... she's 26 years old. Why hasn't she been substantial until now?"

What was big, mean Mr. Cooper doing when he was 26? Oh, that's right -- reporting from war torn and disease-ridden countries like Vietnam, Somalia, and Rwanda.

Yeah, whatever -- how many Carl's Jr. spots does Dandy Andy have under his racquet-patterned grosgrain belt?

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61.

VoodooQueen    

The point is: Paris Hilton is reflective of a generation gone vacuous... there is nothing of substance in their outlook and lifestyle nor is there any concern for anyone else but their "hot" bodies, designer shoes, clothes...caked up faces.... excessive drugs, partying and meaningless sex escapades. That's all great for Paris herself, the danger comes when the media continously flaunts her behavior to the rest of the world and unfortunately our young children see and internalize these superficial attitudes as the way to be "hip" and popular. Very few realize what is happening here is a serious mental deterioration of our teenagers and young adults such as; an exceptional rise in "hard core" drug use and alcoholism in schools, overwhelming and deadly eating disorders and depression among teenagers.Certainly, Paris HIlton single-handedly is not responsible for the decline of value and substance in our yourth, but she stands as the symbol of all that is decadently wrong .... as any life lived in excess is bound to end disasterously.... in all things.... balance is the key.
Shame of you TMZ for not having the insight to speak out about the excess and ensuing consequemces of a lifestyle like Paris Hilton... but then again, I forgot, you are a part of the problem and not the solution.

2590 days ago
62.

fred moses    

ANDERSON COOPER IS A HATER , SHE COVERED HER ASS WHEN ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HER PERSONAL LIFE , HE REPORTS NEWS THAT IS POLISHED AND WATERED DOWN , HE HAS NO ROOM TO TALK ABOUT ANYONE , ALOHA PARIS - TGFM

2590 days ago
63.

fred moses    

ANDERSON COOPER IS A HATER , SHE COVERED HER ASS WHEN ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HER PERSONAL LIFE , HE REPORTS NEWS THAT IS POLISHED AND WATERED DOWN , HE HAS NO ROOM TO TALK ABOUT ANYONE , ALOHA PARIS - TGFM

2590 days ago
64.

Ash    

#61, hello, Paris earns several million a year on her own for the past 7 years. Get your facts straight.

2590 days ago
65.

COCO    

33-Sue-Ask me if I care!

35-Casey-He praised Angelina Jolie? and who may I ask is Angelina Jolie? The last time I checked she stole Aniston's husband, was an ex-heroin addict, knife cutter, blood sucker, father's hater, etc, etc, etc. it seems to me that Cooper love a woman who ban journalists but adopts 13 children in 14 days. Very intelligent, eh?...Give me a break!

2590 days ago
66.

ricknhighlands    

I thought Cooper did an excellent job bringing some balance to the lame ass, none probing interview by Mr. King. ps Who cares if AC is gay or not? He's a good reporter who is not afraid to challenge Paris Hilton or his friend and co-worker, Larry King. Get over yourselves.

2590 days ago
67.

Kelly    

I just find it hard to believe that a prominent family such as the "Hiltons" would allow their kid to be a dropout. Not like she was going to acting school or something. HA.

2590 days ago
68.

KIMMER    

#67-----wake up.....paris gets the majority of her money just from showing up at places, not because she actually does anything that resembles an honest job!!!

2590 days ago
69.

Marie    

TMZ,

Stop kissing Paris' ass and face facts most of America thinks she is a spoiled brat with no substance. Anderson was simply in touch with his audience, something that you are in capable of.

2590 days ago
70.

kim suck    

DAMN YOU TO HELL MISS PARIS HERPIE HILTON!!!!!!!!!!

2590 days ago
71.

Kate    

Bird - Paris has done quite a bit of modeling over the years. She gets the gigs due to her family's influence, but she can still be called a model.

Sasha - Yes, she does have a GED.

2590 days ago
72.

how sad    

TMZ just flipped the wrestler murder story back to the #1 spot due to not getting
enough hits or comments.

I hope TMZ knows that people are only commenting on this current story because of Anderson, NOT because of boring Paris. She should never have done that interview....
now the world knows that she is B-O-R-I-N-G. Stick to sound bytes Paris...1hr is too
much time to stretch the nothingness that is you.

2590 days ago
73.

Brat2u    

OH NO FAUX NEWS DIDN'T !!!! (rolls eye while snapping fingers three times )

Anderson Cooper hit the nail on the head. Paris comes from a long line of self absorbed silver spooners....who contested their Grandfather's good sense to make their lazy butts earn a living. He never left them the billions they enjoy....they went against a dead man's wish's ....for their wealth....( kinda like the Marshalls vs Anna Nicole ).

Paris at 26, has the mindset of a 15 year old, and her mother is worse. Her mother doesn't even have common sense enough not to throw a party when claiming your kid is too sick to stay in jail, not to mention the Red Carpet. Asinine the entire Hilton Family living in DENIAL.

They can't even shine the shoes of Anderson who used his money to explore atrocities around the world, with no promise of ever having the position he is presently in.
He worked hard....IN SPITE OF HIS WEALTH, is COMPASSIONATE and THOUGHTFUL.....something PARIS nor her familty seem to possess. But I don't blame Paris....I blame her parents who enable her.....and actually demean her with their DUMB IDEAS of soliciting millions for interviews and Las Vegas parties.....they are a disgrace to the Hilton name and Grandpa must be turning over in his grave to see what has happened to his donation to the Catholic Church, as compared to these SPOILED BRATS.
Many people have lots of money, but none more OBNOXIOUS then the Hilton Family.

2590 days ago
74.

Anonymous    

Anderson is awesome! It looked like he did not want to be talking about Paris last night. I can't imagine why.

2590 days ago
75.

Bubbles    

Anderson Cooper did a terrible job last night. He totally misrepresented what happened at the LA County Board of Supervisors meeting. They wanted it to seem like the Sheriff was in "trouble." He's not because he did nothing wrong. Furthermore, the LA County Board of Supervisors has no authority over the Sheriff. That meeting was for show. In the meeting, the Supervisors said that this Paris thing was a NON-ISSUE, and moved on to the problems at MLK Harbor Hospital.

But Anderson didn't show that part.

If he is such a good journalist, then why is he devoting a whole hour to Paris Hilton? If she's unimportant, then why won't he stop talking about her? He says she's a big nothing, but he used her to boost the ratings of his LOW RATED show.

Anderson is the Paris of journalism.

2590 days ago
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