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Arnold Schwarzenegger Also Loves Anderson's Biceps!

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Readers! You are the worst! Why didn't anybody tell us about this? Last night, we were in bed before Conan O'Brien went on, so we missed Anderson Cooper's appearance. But apparently an incredibly, stupendously amazing thing happened. HE TALKED ABOUT HIS BICEPS. And not even just in a chitchat-y "Sometimes I use these things for lifting and gesticulating" way. He told an anecdote about how big they are. He's totally ripping off our best work! It was after Conan asked him whether anyone had ever thrown him off his game before he had to moderate a debate (as if anyone could ruffle our Manderson). Cooper then told a story about how, once, before a Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan library, he spotted Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the audience. Click above to view the clip. The important stuff comes about 3:11 in.
Anderson: What was weird is, and I've never met the man, and we didn't talk then or anything but moments before the debate started, he looked at me and motioned to his bicep, and he was like, "You've been working out." And I was completely thrown. Pleased that Arnold Schwarzenegger had noticed that I'd been working out, I guess.
Conan: What if he was telling you, "I will crush you with my bicep"?
Anderson: It could have been that. I could have misinterpreted it. For the first five minutes, I was flustered by that.
OMG. Our campaign to get everyone to recognize the glory of Anderson Cooper's arms has just taken a great leap forward! Do you think he gets flustered when we talk about his biceps? Click here to read the rest of our loving, caressing coverage of Anderson Cooper's twin torso turtles.

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John King Wary of ‘Superdelegates,’ Anderson Cooper’s Guns

John King
Earlier this afternoon we cornered CNN anchor John King, who’d just finished with a CNN/Time live-panel discussion in the Time Warner Center, and discussed the irony of the Democratic-nomination system, in which delegates in each state primary and caucus are awarded proportionally, instead of a winner-take-all system. “Look, it’s a political party; they have the right to write their own rules,” said King, who used to sit in on DNC meetings as an AP reporter back in the day. “But one of the interesting things about it, if it keeps going on like it is, you could have a group of roughly 800 people — superdelegates — who decide who the nominee is, which you could argue is going [back] to the old smoke-filled back rooms, which is the least democratic way to do it.” This idea confused and saddened us, so we changed the subject to Anderson Cooper’s ostentatious biceps. “I give Anderson an enormous amount of credit, knowing what this business does to you, especially in a crazy year like this,” King said, possibly relieved someone had given him the chance to speak on the subject. “I’m giving myself a C-plus, at best, in getting to the gym and being more healthy, and the fact that Anderson can get an A throughout all this is a tribute to dedication and time-schedule discipline,” he said — quickly adding, “and I curse him for it.” —Dan Amira

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Anderson Cooper and Ryan Seacrest: Messaging Buddies

Kathy Griffin Video
In the above video, found for us so cleverly by Soup Cans, you can watch a (shakily filmed) segment of Kathy Griffin's latest comedy routine. In this portion (click above to view), she reveals that while she was co-hosting a New Year's Eve Times Square special with Cooper, he spent some time sending gossipy texts about her to none other than one of her favorite targets of ridicule, Ryan Seacrest. Apparently they are text buddies. Which means, and we're just guessing here, that they're probably IM buddies, too! So, because it's Friday, we've gone and imagined up what we think is probably an extremely accurate imaginary IM conversation between CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and American Idol (and Super Bowl) host Ryan Seacrest: OhSayCanYouSeacrest: Whazzzzzzzzzzzzzup HanginWithMrAnderson: DOoooooooood whasssup OhSayCanYouSeacrest: whatchoo up to HanginWithMrAnderson: nothin man getting psyched for the superbowl OhSayCanYouSeacrest: hell yeah you watchin me? HanginWithMrAnderson: don’t tell the old ball and chain but I laid $500 on the g-men OhSayCanYouSeacrest: word go jints OhSayCanYouSeacrest: tough to stop brady and moss tho HanginWithMrAnderson: stopping moss won’t be a problem with that pass rush

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Heath Ledger: To Belabor or Not to Belabor?

Heath Ledger Memorial

Those of you who, like us, watch Anderson Cooper 360 religiously, probably noticed last night that Manderson didn't have much in the way of Heath Ledger coverage. While many other news outlets were repeating the same information over and over, he decided to focus on other things. He explained this decision on his blog last night:
[Ledger's] shocking death is clearly a story a lot of people are interested in, but tonight we will not be reporting more on it. The truth is there is not really anything new to report. The full results of the various tests done on Mr. Ledger will not be ready for perhaps a few weeks and there is very little new information. I have no doubt other networks will spend a lot of time tonight discussing his death and the various rumors about what might have caused it, but I am not a fan of speculation, so unless there is something really new to discuss we probably won't be covering it anymore anytime soon.
Wow, that makes sense (unless, like us, you are covering the coverage). Frankly, it's a sober, levelheaded choice to make when deciding how to handle Ledger's death. But it's certainly not the only one. In fact, we were just watching Fox News and heard this teaser for Bill O'Reilly's show later today: "ON THE O'REILLY FACTOR: DO AMERICANS CARE MORE ABOUT THE LIVES OF CELEBRITIES THAN THE LIVES OF OUR TROOPS?" Mmm. Anderson's View: Heath Ledger coverage [CNN] Earlier: Heath Ledger Posts

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Anderson Cooper Makes a Funny; We Notice

Anderson Cooper
Earlier in the week, NBC News announced that Michael Douglas would be the voice you hear on many of their teasers and voice-overs. We didn't think much of the news, but apparently someone did. "Damn that NBC Nightly News," writes Anderson Cooper on his blog. "For about six months now we've been working on having someone with a very distinctive voice introduce 360 every night." Anderson goes on to explain that he formed an "exploratory committee" that met in "a backroom at Michael's" to discuss the issue. "Week after week, cobb salad after cobb salad, we argued over whose voice to use," he explains. "Sometimes the discussions got very heated, and eventually we were asked not to return to Michael's." The silver fox continues:
While we have not made a final decision, I thought I'd let you know about our four finalists, and if there is anyone else you think should be considered, please let us know. In no particular order, the four people we are considering hiring to introduce 360 every night are:
Fran Drescher Clint Eastwood Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman) Cher
Personally, I'm arguing for Fran Drescher, but I'm keeping an open mind.
Wow, so deadpan. And with a Cobb salad reference! After that whole "drunk girl" story he told on Live, we're beginning to suspect that we could maybe be friends with Anderson. Like, not in the way we pretend to be friends with him, by sending reporters to ask him personal questions. But, like, real friends. Except, friends don't let friends make jokes about Cher. In public, at least. Anderson's View [CNN]

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