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Anderson Cooper

Anderson Hays Cooper (born June 3, 1967) is an American journalist, author, and television personality. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°. The program is normally broadcast live from a New York City studio; however, Cooper often broadcasts live on location for breaking news stories. As of September 2011, he also serves as host of his own eponymous syndicated daytime talk show, Anderson. Cooper was born on June 3, 1967, the younger son of the writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and the artist, designer, writer, and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. His maternal grandparents were millionaire equestrian Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt and socialite Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and his maternal great-great-great-grandfather was Cornelius Vanderbilt of the prominent Vanderbilt shipping and railroad fortune. He is also a descendant, through his mother, of brevet Civil War Major General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, who was with General William T. Sherman on his march through Georgia. Cooper's media experience began early. As a baby, he was photographed by Diane Arbus for Harper's Bazaar. At the age of three, Cooper was a guest on The Tonight Show.

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Donald Sterling -- Grilled by Anderson Cooper

Donald Sterling
Grilled by Anderson Cooper

Barbara Walters may have gotten the mistress and the wife, but Anderson Cooper got the grand prize Sunday ... a sit down with Donald Sterling ... TMZ has learned.Cooper flew in to Los… READ MORE >

Donald Sterling -- V. Stiviano Used Me and Screwed Me Over

Donald Sterling
V. Stiviano Used Me AND SCREWED ME

Donald Sterling believes V. Stiviano is a calculating viper who pretended to care for him while she set out to destroy him ... that's the upshot of what Sterling told Anderson Cooper.Cooper, who… READ MORE >

- 130 days ago
Alec Baldwin -- Fine, I DID Use a Homophobic Slur

Alec Baldwin
Fine, I DID Use a Homophobic Slur

Alec Baldwin is finally admitting (and even apologizing) for spewing a homophobic slur at a photog in NYC yesterday ... but shockingly, the slur he's copping to is NOT the F-bomb. Late last night,… READ MORE >

- 308 days ago
Anderson Cooper's Alleged Stalker -- We Had a Mutual Crush

Anderson Cooper
Alleged Stalker Claims We Had a Mutual Crush

The former mental patient/self-proclaimed gay, Jewish white supremacist who has been terrorizing Anderson Cooper for years was in court on his criminal stalking case ... his defense -- it was just… READ MORE >

- 394 days ago
Anderson Cooper -- Crazy, Ominous Stalker Arraigned

Anderson Cooper
Crazy, Ominous Stalker Arraigned

A self-proclaimed gay, Jewish white supremacist was in court last night ... facing charges that he has terrorized Anderson Cooper, threatening to "f**k you up."40-year-old Alex Hausner has… READ MORE >

- 418 days ago
Conrad Murray -- Sings Like a (Dying) Canary Over Michael Jackson's Death

Conrad Murray
Sings Like a (Dying) Canary Over MJ's Death

Conrad Murray has broken his silence about NOT testifying in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial ... and he did it by SINGING on live TV. Murray -- who is serving a 4-year sentence for… READ MORE >

- 534 days ago
Matt Lauer vs. Anderson Cooper: Who'd You Rather?

Matt Lauer vs. Anderson Cooper
Who'd You Rather?

While NBC may have dreams of replacing 'Today' show reigning king Matt Lauer with CNN prince Anderson Cooper at some point in the future, the real question is ... READ MORE >

- 541 days ago
Matt Lauer -- I'm Down with Anderson Cooper Replacing Me on 'Today'

Matt Lauer
I'm Down w/ Anderson Replacing Me on 'Today'

Sources connected with NBC tell TMZ ... network honchos approached Anderson Cooper about the possibility of replacing Matt Lauer on the "Today" show at some point ... not immediately but at some… READ MORE >

- 541 days ago
Anderson Cooper -- Christopher Dorner Sent Me Bullet-Riddled Coin

Anderson Cooper
Christopher Dorner Sent Me Bullet-Riddled Coin

Before his shooting spree ... Christopher Dorner sent CNN anchor Anderson Cooper a parcel, containing a note, a DVD, and a coin riddled with bullet holes -- so says Cooper.Cooper just tweeted… READ MORE >

- 588 days ago
Kathy Griffin -- Who Wouldn't Try to Kiss Anderson Cooper's Penis?

Kathy Griffin
Who Wouldn't Try to Kiss Anderson Cooper's Penis?

For the first time ever, Kathy Griffin might actually have a good point -- telling TMZ, of course she tried to kiss Anderson Cooper's penis on New Year's ... because who wouldn't??? IT'S ANDERSON… READ MORE >

- 624 days ago

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