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36 Celebs That Are Out And Proud

7/9/2014 8:00am EDT
36 Celebs That Are Out And Proud
For so many years, celebrities had to hide their sexuality. Afraid of not getting work or keeping the jobs they already had, so many men and women of music, television and movies lived closeted and non-authentic lives. Today, these talented individuals use their sexuality not only as a platform for truth, but also as a way to assist other young people to be true to themselves and not live a life in fear. Some may surprise you, others are well-known to the LGBT community. Their stories instill hope that sexuality will become less of an issue then living an inspired life.

1. Ellen DeGene...

Anderson Cooper Not In Heiress Mom Gloria Vanderbilt's Will

4/2/2014 10:30pm EDT
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Anderson Cooper has revealed that his mother, heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, won't be including him in her will.

The newsman was born into wealth, but he told SiriusXm radio host Howard Stern that his mother let him know early on that he wouldn't be handed any of her $200 million fortune.

"My mom's made it clear to me that, like, there's no trust fund," he told Stern, who was shocked at the revelation. "There's none of that."

Vanderbilt amassed her fortune in fashion and through her own inheritance, becoming a millionaire when she was just 18 months old after her father died and left her a $...

Anderson Cooper Contacted To Replace Matt Lauer On 'Today Show'

3/27/2013 6:03pm EDT
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Anderson Cooper has been approached to replace Matt Lauer on NBC's Today show, according to reports. 

Deadline first reported the story, and it has since been confirmed by the New York Times. Previously, New York Magazine claimed that Lauer "simply didn't like" new co-anchor Ann Curry and threatened to leave for ABC. Curry was unceremoniously booted off the show. Lauer reportedly makes $25 million a year anchoring the weekday morning show.

Deadline goes on to claim that Lauer called Cooper and shared his lack of approval at the idea, although several sources refute that particular part of...

Anderson Cooper Live Blogger - March 6th

3/6/2013 1:10pm EST
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I had the pleasure of being on the set for today's filming of Anderson Cooper Live as a Blogger for the show. It was certainly an experience, and I will start off by saying I thoroughly enjoyed the show, and being on it.

Anderson's Co-Host Today was Lisa Rinna, former soap star of 'Days of our Lives.' She was a real high energy co-host, and the showing started off with her propensity to swear on live television. It was a good start to an exciting show.

The first story talked about was about frozen, flying human excrement crashed through the roof of a caravan in Pattingham. Surprisingly, t...

Kathy Griffin Refuses To Apologize For Sexually Harassing Anderson Cooper

1/3/2013 12:07pm EST
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Kathy Griffin has no plans to say she's sorry for her bizarre and inappropriate behavior on New Year's Eve.

On New Year's Eve the comedienne told co-host Anderson Cooper she was going to "tickle his sack" while she reached for his crotch. Later, she crouched down to simulate an oral sex act on Cooper, saying "I was kissing your sardine."

During the awkward night, Griffin mentioned she had to be on David Letterman's show and needed some material. Well, last night she appeared on Late Show and was adamant she won't be apologizing. "If you think this is the part where I'm going to apologiz...

Kathy Griffin Sexually Harasses Anderson Cooper On New Year's Eve Telecast

1/2/2013 11:07am EST
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Kathy Griffin sexually harassed co-host Anderson Cooper on CNN's New Year's Eve live coverage, simulating an oral sex act and forcing Anderson to push her away.

Griffin is no stranger to controversy over the last three years on the New Year's telecast, having dropped an f-bomb on air and stripped down to her underwear in years past.

This year she told Anderson Cooper while on camera, "I'm going to tickle your sack. You can say sack. That's not bad."

Her co-host tried to explain away the comment, "I don't know what you're talking about. I have no sack of gifts here. A sack of Christmas ...

The Top 10 Celebrity Twitter Feuds Of 2012

12/12/2012 12:07pm EST
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There have been celebrity feuds since there have been celebrities, but before the rise of social media these feuds were held through snappy comments in magazines and newspapers. Now, with the popularity of Twitter, millions can watch their favorite celebrities duke it out in real-time! These are the Top 10 Celebrity Twitter Feuds of 2012!

Jon Hamm vs Kim Kardashian

This petty feud started when Hamm told Elle in an interview, “Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f—ing idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re...

Anderson Cooper Got An Eyeball Sunburn, Was Blind For 36 Hours

12/5/2012 9:55am EST
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While on assignment in Portugal last week, Anderson Cooper was temporarily blinded. The newsman lost his sight while filming on water in the bright sunshine for "60 Minutes."

On Tuesday the broadcaster shared a photo of himself wearing an eye patch on Instagram. He tweeted: "Temporarily blinded last week while on assignment. UV light bouncing off water. Much better now."

Cooper also talked about the incident on his show "Anderson Live."

He explained, "I'm in this beautiful coastal area shooting a story for 60 Minutes involving the water... I'm on the water for two hours shooting this sto...

Silver Foxes: Sexy Grey & White Haired Celebrities

10/2/2012 1:00pm EDT
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Most people in Hollywood don't like to reveal their true age, but there are exceptions. Helen Mirren, who fluxuates between white and white/blonde hair, proudly wears her true color on screen and off.

Last year the actress, 67, was named the best body in show business by members of British gym chain LA Fitness. Apparently, age (and hair color) doesn't matter.

Some younger stars are also embracing the white/grey trend. Singers P!nk, Adam Lambert and Ellie Goulding have all experimented with the pigment-free shade.

George Clooney is often spotted with whisps of grey unless a film role call...

Anderson Cooper: 'I'm Gay And I'm Proud'

7/2/2012 12:20pm EDT
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It has long been rumored that CNN news reporter and host Anderson Cooper is gay and just today, Cooper made that rumor public in a letter to Andrew Sullivan in a story he was doing for the Daily Beast pertaining to famous people who come out.

"The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud," stated Cooper in his letter to Sullivan. " I have always been very open and honest about this part of my life with my friends, my family, and my colleagues. In a perfect world, I don't think it's anyone else's business, but I...

Ellen DeGeneres & 'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy Make Out's Power 50 List

4/27/2012 10:07am EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
OUT just released the sixth annual Power 50, featuring prominent gay men and women representing all walks of life. From entertainers and politicians to activists and entrepreneurs, the Power 50 spotlights individuals who influence the way others live either through their public personas, politics, or wealth and affect cultural and social attitudes.

Apple CEO Tim Cook leads this year's list with daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy, and TV host and political commentator Rachel Maddow rounding out the top five.

Anderson Cooper Names Actual Star After John Cusack

4/26/2012 9:28am EDT
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John Cusack has had a star named after him in outer space. The star was gifted the out-of-this-world honor by Anderson Cooper during an appearance on his self-titled daytime talk show.

After congratulating Cusack on receiving the 2,469th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, Anderson unveiled a certificate for his present and said, "We didn't want to steal the thunder of the Hollywood Walk of Fame... so we got you an actual star named after you with the International Star Registry, which cost $80!"

A flattered Cusack replied, "Wow. That's gotta be the coolest thing I've ever gott...

Kristin Davis Feared She Would Have To Give Her Adopted Daughter Back

3/8/2012 12:30pm EST
Kristin Davis
Kristin Davis was "terrified" during the first 48 hours with her adopted daughter because the actress was warned she would have to give the baby back if the birth mother changed her mind.

The Sex and the City star became a first-time mom last year when she adopted Gemma Rose as a single parent, and she opened up about the experience in an interview with Anderson Cooper.

Davis reveals adoption officials told her not to get too attached to the child during the first few days, as the birth mother had 48 hours to change her mind before the adoption was finalized.

She says, "It is terrifyi...

Janet Jackson Says She's Too Busy For 'The X Factor'

3/2/2012 8:21am EST
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Janet Jackson has ruled herself out of the next season of The X Factor because she just can't work the show into her schedule.

The Nasty singer was one of the stars rumored to be in the running to take up a seat as a judge on Simon Cowell's hit TV talent contest following the departure of Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul after the first series.

She played coy about the job possibility during an interview with Anderson Cooper last month, but she has now confirmed she definitely won't be on the panel.

She tells E! News, "(I'm) very flattered that X Factor let me know that I was being ...

Adele Shows Off Post-Surgery Voice, Sings For Anderson Cooper (Video)

2/10/2012 11:43am EST
Soul singer Adele proved she's fighting fit after undergoing throat surgery by showing off her vocal skills on U.S. TV.

The star has not performed in public since calling off a string of tour dates to undergo an operation on her vocal cords last year.

She is gearing up for a big comeback at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, her first major performance since a stunning rendition of her hit Someone Like You at the Brit Awards last February propelled her to global fame.

And she proved her pipes are in working order during an interview with U.S. newsman Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes, which will ...

Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live': Best Party on Late-Night

1/19/2012 1:30pm EST
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The Bravo network is making a power move for the late-night crowd by expanding its live late-night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live,” from two to five nights a week.

Hosted by Andy Cohen, Bravo’s Executive Vice-President of Original Development and Programming, WWHL mixes real celebrities, the network's own stars (like the bombastic NeNe Leaks) with pop culture-themed games and a lot of alcohol, creating an intoxicating cocktail of entertainment.

Airing at 11 p.m. EST, the show is timely follow-up to Bravo’s original programming. Earlier this week, Housewife Kyle Richards and her hott...

The Top Viral Videos Of 2011

12/29/2011 4:00pm EST
Rebecca Black
What would the year be without viral videos taking over the Internet to give random people their 15 minutes of fame? Here are the Top Viral Videos of 2011.

Rebecca Black's Friday video made the rounds on social websites thanks to its production values and... well, how bad it was. Then Tosh.0 picked up on it, and by that weekend (after Friday, Friday) it was on the homepage of Yahoo! under the title "Is YouTube Sensation Rebecca Black's 'Friday' The Worst Song Ever?" It currently has 15 million views on YouTube, Rebecca got to meet Katy Perry, and then she made another song no one really ...

Angelina Jolie To Set Up Charities For Each Adopted Child

12/15/2011 2:35pm EST
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are building an AIDS clinic in their adopted daughter Zahara's native Ethiopia to ensure she will always stay in touch with her African roots.

The actress became mom to Zahara Marley in 2005 and Jolie reveals she and Pitt are in the process of establishing a medical center to treat AIDS and tuberculosis in the six-year-old's name, similar to the Maddox Chivan Children's Center they founded in Cambodia, where their eldest son Maddox was born.

And the Hollywood super couple plan to do the same for their other adopted son, Pax, in Vietnam.

In an upcoming inte...

Ashley Greene Wants What She Can't Have: Neil Patrick Harris & Unavailable Actors

10/27/2011 10:00am EDT
Ashley Greene
"Twilight" star Ashley Greene recently revealed her celebrity crushes.

She told Allure magazine, "I go through stages. Randomly, I'll be attracted to a crazy rocker with tattoos. And I find that I'm extremely attracted to ambition and wit. If it was appropriate to date (co-star) Michael Sheen, I would, but he and his girlfriend (Rachel McAdams) are so cute.

"And maybe this is 'You want what you can't have' - Neil Patrick Harris. And, oh, (newsman) Anderson Cooper. I'd be all over that."

Sara Evans Granted Another Restraining Order Against Ex

10/5/2011 8:20am EDT
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Country music singer Sara Evans has been granted another restraining order against her ex-husband after he slammed the star during a TV interview.

Last year, Evans was granted a protective ban against Craig Schelske, the father of her three children, preventing him from speaking out about their bitter split.

However, Schelske appeared on Anderson Cooper's daily chat show last month and claimed he lost custody of his kids because Evans' alleged he was a love cheat.

A day after the interview, on September 21st, Evans returned to court to file for a new order to stop her ex-husband makin...

Anderson Cooper With Bikini-Clad Kathy Griffin - Are They Dating?

9/10/2011 1:00pm EDT
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Anderson Cooper has been spotted with Kathy Griffin, holding hands and enjoying the sun. However, this was no paparazzi pic: Anderson posted it himself on his blog! Is he trying to tell us something?

Anderson has been in the center of many rumors involving his love life, including those claiming that he is gay. However, he has posted some photos of himself getting cozy with comedienne Griffin - who was only wearing a bikini. The pair also joined up for a New Year's Eve TV special recently.

You can see the photos in the video above - they're from his September 12 premiere of Anderson ent...

Ellen DeGeneres Tops Anderson Cooper On Out Magazine's Power 50 List

4/28/2011 10:30am EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
Comedienne and chat show host Ellen Degeneres, newsman Anderson Cooper and Walt Disney boss Rich Ross have been named among the 10 Most Influential Gays and Lesbians in America in a new magazine poll.

DeGeneres comes in second behind Apple boss Tim Cook on Out magazine's 2011 Power 50 List. Cooper is third and Ross is 10th.

Designers Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, film producer Scott Rudin, Glee creator Ryan Murphy, blogger Perez Hilton, music mogul David Geffen and actor Neil Patrick Harris make the top 20.

Jodie Foster, singer Adam Lambert, Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black and The Kids Ar...

Lady Gaga Admits to Heavy Drug Use on '60 Minutes'

2/14/2011 11:45pm EST
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Pop superstar Lady Gaga relies on alcohol and drugs to fuel her songwriting, admitting she smokes "a lot of pot" when she's in the creative process.

The "Paparazzi" hitmaker has a haul of honors to her name for her chart-topping tracks, and added three more Grammy Awards to her collection at Sunday's prizegiving in Los Angeles.

And she confesses she owes much of her success to her vices.

In an interview with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes, Gaga says, "I smoke a lot of pot when I write music. I'm not gonna sugar coat it for 60 Minutes that I'm some sober human being, 'cause I'm not. I drin...

Ratings: Grammys Scores Largest Audience in 11 Years

2/14/2011 3:18pm EST
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CBS' broadcast of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards hit a high note on Sunday night, as the show pulled in its largest audience since 2000.

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The award show, which featured performances by Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Eminem, averaged ...

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Anderson Cooper Attacked By Mob In Egypt

2/2/2011 10:06am EST
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Anderson Cooper was attacked by supporters of President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Watch Anderson Cooper's report from Egypt

The 360 anchor told CNN that he and his crew were punched in their heads in Tahrir Square by a mob who thought the CNN team was taking photos.

"We immediately turned around," Cooper said. "The crowd kept growing, throwing ...

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Lady Gaga Was Born This Way

10/24/2010 9:12pm EDT
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We spotted pop superstar Lady Gaga out for a stroll in London along the Thames River with CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Cooper was interviewing her about her upcoming album, "Born This Way," and the chat marked the first official interview about the CD.

"About to do my very first interview for Born This Way, I'm So Excited and happy!" she explained via her Twitter page.

Looking like something out of a Tim Burton film, the songstress wore lots of lace, a little leather, and a pair of her trademark platform shoes.

"Even though all these people are here. It's really nice to stand by the water," s...

Vince Vaughn Responds To 'Gay' Line Hullabaloo

10/15/2010 8:26am EDT
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Vince Vaughn has spoken out after the promotional trailer for his new comedy The Dilemma was criticized over the use of the word "gay".

Newsman Anderson Cooper led protests over Vaughn's line, "Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars... are gay," when he appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show earlier this month. Cooper argued that the pejorative use of the world should be eliminated, especially in light of a recent spate of gay teen suicides across America.

The backlash led to movie bosses at Universal Pictures promising to replace the trailer with a new one, and now Vaughn has waded into t...

Is Eminem A Good Dad?

10/11/2010 10:25pm EDT
A leading child psychology expert has commended Eminem for his parenting skills after the rapper told a U.S. news show he has banned swearing around the house.

His albums always come with parental advisory warnings, but Eminem insists on keeping things clean at home when his 14-year-old daughter Haillie and ex-wife Kim Mathers daughter from another marriage are present.

The rapper is also raising Mathers' niece Lainey.

In a 60 Minutes interview that aired on Sunday, newsman Anderson Cooper took the hip-hop superstar to task over the expletives and harsh language he uses in his hits, prom...

Movie Execs Remove 'Gay' Line From Vince Vaughn's New Trailer

10/9/2010 10:00am EDT
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Movie bosses have agreed to replace the trailer for Vince Vaughn's new comedy "The Dilemma" after newsman Anderson Cooper blasted its offensive use of the word "gay".

Appearing on Ellen DeGeneres' daytime chat show on Thursday, Cooper revealed he was offended by the teaser, in which Vaughn tells a room of people, "Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars... are gay."

The journalist argued such pejorative use of the language should be eliminated as it fuels teen bullying, which is currently hitting headlines after a spate of sex-related gay teen suicides across America.

He told DeGeneres, "I w...

Anderson Cooper Appalled By Vince Vaughn's 'That's So Gay' Line

10/8/2010 8:43am EDT
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Vince Vaughn is at the center of a gay rights controversy after he was criticized by newsman Anderson Cooper over a joke in new movie The Dilemma.

The journalist was appalled after hearing Vaughn's pejorative use of the word 'gay' in a clip from the upcoming comedy, about a man who finds out that his best friend's wife is having an affair. Cooper argues such language should be eliminated as it fuels teen bullying, which is currently hitting headlines after a spate of gay teens' suicides across America.

He says, "I was sitting in a movie theater over the weekend and there was a preview o...