Ryan Lochte has been getting a lot of attention for his new reality show What Would Ryan Lochte Do? and the response – especially of the news media – has not been all that favourable…which is understandable since he says things like “If you’re a man at night, you have to be a man in the morning.”
The confusing one liners of the Olympic gold-medalist landed him on Anderson Coopers “The Ridiculist” after an internet genius mashed up his catch phrase with Usher’s smash hit “Yeah.”
I think this video is proof enough that Ryan Lochte needs to stay in the pool and off the television – and keep his mouth shut as often as possible.
From Time Magazine to cat food commercials, Grumpy Cat is everywhere now a days. And with fame, comes dozens of imitators. Just look at Anderson Cooper’s attempt:
It’s one thing to frown, but the ability to replicate a “U” shape frown a la Grumpy Cat is a special talent. Here are five people who actually do look like Grumpy Cat:
1. Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) from New Girl
2. Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) from The Office
3. Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss) from Glee Read more…
Anderson Cooper can do anything. No, seriously. On top of being a news superstar on CNN, he saved a kid’s life, is a charming talk show host, and has a wicked sense of humour. The Tumblr Sassy Anderson Cooper is dedicated to documenting his most LOL-worthy moments. Check out just some of our favourites!
His mind is in the gutter
He disses haters
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Anderson Cooper practically admits he’s a Beyoncé fangirl like the rest of us and Justin Bieber instagrams his ass.
HIT: Anderson Cooper understands the world’s Beyoncé obsession
While the world (okay, the press) still appears to be reeling from Beyoncé lip syncing-gate, Anderson Cooper pretty much laid it why everyone else loves the Queen B. Cooper nails his Ridiculist segment right off the bat when he says, “So what? As far as I’m concerned, it’s Beyoncé’s world and we are just living in it.” While Beyoncé is no Arethra Franklin (who performed lived during the 2009 inauguration), at least Bey didn’t screw it up when the wrong backing track played and she did a little jig (ahem, Ashley Simpson on SNL).
MISS: Justin Bieber Instagrams a photo of his ass crack
Like a Pokémon, Justin Bieber is evolving right before our eyes. Recently, the teen pop star made the leap from just plain shirtless photos to an ass crack! (They grow up so fast, don’t they?) But we have to ask: does the ass crack shot mean n00dz are not to far down the road? While teenage hormones may be screaming yes, the rest of the world hopes that he keeps that under wraps because no one wants to see his scrawny self, ass and all.
HIT: Even Michael J. Fox is making fun of Taylor Swift’s love life
You’d think Taylor Swift would get the hint on how exactly over-exposed her love life is after Michael J. Fox, who seems like the nicest celebrity ever, told Vulture he wouldn’t want his 23-year-old son Sam to date her (dammit, Tina Fey for putting the idea in everyone’s heads!). Not only did Fox approve of Swift’s break-up songwriting ways (“What a way to build a career.”), he probably wouldn’t even recognize her if she started dating his (finally age appropriate) son. He’ll probably tune in on who she is once the break-up song goes on the air: “‘Sam, You Piece of Shit.’ Oh … that was the girl you brought home!” Fox later apologized to T-Swift who tweeted, “”Hey everybody, Michael J. Fox got in touch with me today and we are good. Thank you for having my back.”
MISS: Leonardo DiCaprio is taking a break from making movies (and losing) Read more…
For many celebrities, Twitter is a place where they can connect with their fan base. But some Twitter users take it as an opportunity to post hateful comments. In his third video from his ” Celebrities read mean tweets” series, Jimmy Kimmel wants everyone out there to know that celebrities do read your nasty twitter comments, and news flash, they take offence to them to.
Much like his last video featuring Justin Bieber, Kristen Stewart and Katy Perry, Kimmel’s latest 2 and half minute video features Selena Gomez, Hayden Panettiere, and Anderson Cooper react to tweets like, “@selenagomez is on the radio right now. Is there a volume lower than mute?” and ” I’m not being mean but why does @andersoncooper remind me of dinosaurs?!?!?”
I don’t know about you, but if you find it necessary to sit behind a computer screen and dish out hateful comments, than maybe you should include your real name in the post, too!
Watch it here:
Anderson Cooper was reporting in Gaza when a huge bomb exploded in the middle of the live newscast on Sunday night. Cooper is in the Palestinian territory to report on the ongoing conflict.
“Whoa!” said Anderson as soon as the blast went off.
“That was a rather large explosion,” he said. ”That was probably the largest explosion that we have heard just in the past — really in the past hour.”
Although he wasn’t sure what direction the explosion came from, he reportered that they had heard others earlier on. Cooper is one tough reporter, but we still hope he stays safe.
Watch it here
Snooki and Bow Wow made a little visit to Anderson Live this week, and graced us with their own beautiful raps. In the segment, Snooki and Bow Wow come up with raps on the spot for Anderson, who modestly denies that he himself cannot rap. Snooki, however, steals the show with her three line rap. “My name is Snooki, I like to play hooky, so give me a cookie,” she said. If I only knew that playing hooky would get my cookies back in the day.
The real star of the show is Bow Wow who raps for Anderson Cooper like nobody’s business. He even turns a simple every day sentence into a rap, blowing Cooper’s mind. I don’t know who’s cuter — Bow Wow for his adorable nature, or Anderson Cooper for his shyness.
Watch the video here:
HIT: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively get married
Ryan Reynolds, a.k.a. 2010′s Sexiest Man of the Year, married Gossip Girl’s hottie Blake Lively in South Carolina on Sunday night. It’s Blake’s first marriage and Reynold’s second. Not only did Martha Stewart’s team plan the wedding (and will be featured in her December issue), it took place in the house that Rachel McAdam’s character in the Notebook lived in during that fateful summer. Basically, they had every bride’s dream wedding.
MISS: Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are separating
Poehler and Arnett announced their separation last week. The couple have been together for nine years and have two children together. Arnett also made an appearance on Poehler’s Youtube advice channel. The split has apparently been amicable so hopefully for comedy lovers, this isn’t the end of their onscreen collaborations. For the rest of us, though, this might be the end of true love.
HIT: Emma Stone stars in a Breast Cancer awareness ad with her mom
The all-around amazing actress is in Revlon’s PSA ad, “Your Lips Can Save Lives” with her breast-cancer survivor mom, Krista, who diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Stone hopes to be an advocate for getting checked every year as her mom’s tumor wasn’t there the year before she was diagnosed. She and her family all have blackbird feet tattoos (from the Beatles’ “Blackbird” and drawn by the Paul McCartney no less) to commemorate her mother’s journey. Can you be anymore perfect, Emma?
MISS: Rihanna caught kissing Chris Brown at the VMAs
I don’t care if Rihanna forgave him, but I do care about what Brown represents. The fact that people still treat him like a god that makes me angry when I see people hating on girls like Kristen Stewart. Cheat on your boyfriend? You have the whole world hating you. Hit your girlfriend? Win a couple of awards a few years later even though you behave like a douchebag. The world is unfair.
HIT: Anderson Cooper talks about coming out
Cooper made his first public comments on his coming out on Monday since July. He spoke with his guest co-host Kristen Chenowith on his daytime show Anderson Live. He decided to let the public know because to him, visibility was important. “… The tide of history only moves forward when everybody is fully visible,” he continued. You go Anderson Cooper! You’ve achieved hero status.
MISS: Allison Pill accidently tweets topless photo of herself
The Newsroom actress, Allison Pill, accidently tweeted a photo of herself wearing a cute pair of glasses and nothing else on Wednesday morning. I wouldn’t worry too much about it, Pill. We’ll forgive you because a) you ‘fessed up and didn’t blame it on a hack, b) said it was you, c) you’re adorable with or without a shirt, and c) you’re fiancé to be, Jay Baruchel retweeted your apology. If anything, Pill should apologize for the cavity she’s giving me because her and Baruchel are too cute.
Despite his INSANE schedule Justin Bieber found time to graduate. Since he didn’t have time to go to the ceremony, Ellen had a makeshift graduation ceremony on her show. We talk about this, a Carly Rae Jepsen supercut and Anderson Cooper DOMINATING the barbie lady (he wins).
Kudos to Anderson Cooper who cut his interview with the self-dubbed “human barbie” short upon suspecting she was on the show purely for publicity. It was the first time this season Cooper cut his interview short and he explained his spontaneous decision after the show.
Cooper was interviewing Sarah Burge, a British woman who reportedly spent $500,000 on plastic surgery and spurred outrage when she gave her seven-year-old daughter vouchers for breast implants and liposuction to redeem upon turning 18. A photo of her daughter on a stripper pole was also released to the public. Yah, gross.
Cooper was so disgusted with her answers (why wouldn’t he be?) he booted her off stage to which she replied “that’s fine, that’s fine,” but you know she didn’t think it was fine.
“I try to be really polite to all my guests,” he told her. “I think you’re dreadful and I honestly don’t want to talk to you anymore.”
I applaud Cooper. Of course, he’s a reporter so it’s his job to talk to people who do controversial things, however, in this case it seemed the woman was into self-promotion and publicity. She wasn’t there to really be honest and talk about plastic surgery, it seemed like she wanted 15 minutes of fame.
Watch it here:
Cooper explains his decision: Read more…
Aziz Ansari pranked Anderson Cooper today by sending out his doppelganger in place of himself on Anderson’s talk show. Just after sitting down with his guest, Anderson looked suspicious, put on his glasses and furrowed his brows: “Who the hell are you?” he asked, “you’re not Aziz Ansari.”
An awkward couple of seconds pass before Aziz dashed on stage fashionably late to save the day. “I was running a little bit late so I had my look-a-like do the beginning of the interview. I hope he didn’t say anything racist while I was gone,” he joked. Ansari explained he has a bunch of minions who run around town and do multiple chores for him (but not really).
Even better, Ansari surprised Cooper with his very own look-a-like. Cooper is such a busy guy, holding down three jobs and all, so Ansari provided him with his very own look-a-like who wore a scarily similar shirt.
Aziz Ansari’s look-a-like:
Anderson Cooper’s look-a-like:
Community’s Joel McHale gets drunk with the ladies of The Today Show and trash-talks them, MIA feuds with Anderson Cooper on Twitter and a kid watches bubbles for the first time.
MIA accused Anderson Cooper of calling her a terrorist via Twitter last night because she claims he’s just one of the journalists to criticize her stance on Sri. Lanka. The rapper was bothered after a documentary aired called Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields: “War Crimes Unpunished,” about Sri Lanka’s secret war with the Tamil Tigers.
MIA’s father Arul Pragasam is a known Tamil activist and his daughter has always spoken about the government officials engaging in genocide. Anderson Cooper responded to her hit saying he hardly knows who she is, so how could he criticize her? Ouch!
The real trouble here is that MIA took offence because Cooper linked an article that had false information about her…. so it went from Cooper calling her a terrorist to a CNN blog linking a troubled article:
They eventually settled their differences like adults and MIA urged him to watch the doc. Either way, I guess it’s good to have some discussion on Twitter that ISN’T about Chris Brown’s new girlfriend (ahem).
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The Jersey crew were part of a fake news story hosted by Anderson Cooper. MTV reports he introduced the segment, a spotlight on “prominent TV executive” Donatella Alberghetti Mangiana D’Borgia (Jane Lynch), as if it were a part of his show “Anderson Cooper 360,” and we learned the real story about how “Jersey Shore” came to be.
“Thanks to me, now 50 percent of all television is set in Jersey,” Lynch as D’Borgia said, complete with a thick Jersey accent, with Cooper adding in voice-over that D’Borgia is responsible for 114 different shows, one of them being “Jersey Shore,” for which she plucked “eight at-risk youths from obscurity and made them stars.”
“I was already a DJ when I met her,” Pauly said. “At NPR.”
“I found Vinny living in a walk-in freezer in a pizzeria,” D’Borgia revealed.
“Now we get paid to drink!” Vinny chimed in with a smile.
“Before I met Donatella, I was just Nicole, a Harvard undergrad,” Snooki revealed. “And now, I’m Snooki.”
“She’s threatened to kill us numerous times,” Mike “The Situation” added over shots of Lynch’s character threatening the castmembers with violence.
“She’s like a mother to me,” Pauly said. “Because she killed my mother.”
The segment ended with footage of the crew play-fighting and D’Borgia expressing her undying love for her moneymakers.
“Why do I do what I do?” Lynch as D’Borgia said to camera. “Because watching these kids is like Cirque Du Soleil. Freakin’ beautiful, just like Jersey.”
Cooper finished off the piece with a stoic sign-off, calling D’Borgia and the “Jersey Shore” kiddos a “sobering look at the future of television.”
While talking to Anderson Cooper, Mitch explains however he doesn’t blame Amy’s death on Blake. Blake is also serving time in prison for a burglary and firearm offense. Nevertheless, Mitch is adamant Amy’s life starting getting out of control when Blake hit the scene.
He tweeted on Tuesday, “On @anderson sept 12. Amy Winehouse’s family – her dad, mom, stepmom, boyfriend – speak for the 1st time since her death.” He added, “I’m really looking forward to speaking with Amy Winehouse’s family. They’ve been through so much, and her talent was so great.”
He told the Hollywood Reporter, “We want it to be a look at what happened to her and the struggles that she was facing and the struggles that the family was facing in trying to get [her] help and her incredible talent and career.”
This interview is the first time Amy’s family has spoken since her tragic death.
As we reported earlier, Snooki had her dream come true and became a news anchor for the day. However, CNN’s Anderson Cooper isn’t liking Snooki taking over his turf.
“I for one am not at all surprised to see that Snooki counts anchoring the news among her myriad talents,” Cooper said, before mocking her coverage of global warming and aliens. After replaying a clip of Snooki talking about Hurricane Irene knocking out power for her TV, phone and computer, he turned to the camera, put on a pair of glasses and said, “Oh believe me, Snooki, I know what it’s like to be powerless. Powerless against your charms.”
He also said the major networks lost a huge opportunity by not using Snooki as an anchor. The full clip is below:
Anderson Cooper ripped Chris Brown for his newest acting role. Chris will be acting in a new romantic comedy called Think Like A Man, and Anderson doesn’t think he’s best suited for the role given his troubles with women.
“Chris Brown has the romance thing down, but remember this movie is a romance comedy which is perfect because the only thing that Chris Brown does better than romance is comedy… Remember a few months ago when Chris Brown trashed the place , broke a window, scared the hair and makeup people…that was hilarious. It was also kind of romantic when you think about it because if you remember his violent meltdown was inspired by a you guessed it; a lady, Robin Roberts.”
Anderson – that was actually pretty funny. Well played sir.
With news of Snooki releasing a second book (yes we know it’s incredible), CNN’s Anderson Cooper had a look at her debut book A Shore Thing. To pay her work the proper respect, Anderson read some excerpts live on his CNN show.
“I’ve made fun of Snooki’s writing before, this is true, but now that she has another book coming, I think it’s time to reassess,” the host of Anderson Cooper 360 said.
Hilarious video indeed. And as Anderson points out, Snooki has now written two more books than Anderson. Good on you Snook.