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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.

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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...

'Big Brother 12' Rips Off 'The Mole' - Premiere Recap

7/9/2010 10:01am EDT
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The CBS reality mainstay "Big Brother" entered its twelfth season Thursday night. And this year, the customary "twist" is similar to the premise of the fallen reality show, "The Mole."

Of the thirteen house guests, one is a "saboteur," acting as the producer's antagonist to prevent the other contestants from winning challenges, or to generally "wreak havoc," according to host Julie Chen. The contestants weren't informed of this until after they moved into the "Big Brother" house.

Chen says the saboteur may work against an individual or the entire group. He or she is eligible to reign a...

Writer's Viewpoint: Is It Right For Others To Out Gay Celebrities?

6/16/2009 11:08am EDT
Lance Bass
To out or not to out, that is the question. For years Out Magazine, a gay publication, has taken to the practice of "outing" celebrities. Outing, declaring a celebrity gay when he or she has not admitted it, is controversial yet effective, for the gay rights movement. The celebrity is notified of the magazine's intent and thereby allowed the chance to come out on his/her own.

This practice, unfortunately, is due to the ignorance that is still running rampant in this country. Gay rights activists choose to emphasize that their lifestyle not only exists, but continues on a much larger ...

Hey! Not My Shorts! (Links & Stuff)

3/12/2009 7:00pm EDT
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Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly adding interesting links all the time.

YOU can even add links to stuff you find out there now, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything!

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Attention I.R.S. - Jay Leno Doesn't Mind Paying More Taxes!

11/14/2008 5:00pm EST
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When talking post-election and the economy with CNN personality Anderson Cooper on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET) last night, Leno made it clear that when it came to President-Elect Obama's tax plan -- he didn't mind paying more taxes.

"I make a lot of money... I really don't mind paying more taxes, if I really think it's going to help that guy, that guy and that guy," said Leno referring to various members in the audience. "I am very grateful for what I have and if it helps -- and it makes our country stronger, I really don't mind."

Cooper, hot...

TV Election Personalities: Giving Fresh Faces To This Election

10/21/2008 11:52am EDT
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It's nearing the end of October; do you know whom you're voting for? Most likely, yes, you've known for a while. And, depending on whom you're voting for and whether you watch political news programs, you probably fall into one of a few categories. If you're a die hard McCainiac, you might spend your evenings listening to Bill O'Reilly tell his guests to shut up. If you're an Obama mama, you may tune into Keith Olbermann's incessant barking. If you're for either but want a seemingly nonaffiliated program that maintains some entertainment value, Anderson Cooper might be what you're looking f...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

6/9/2008 8:43am EDT
Kathy Griffin
Monday, June 9

Greek (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - School's out in tonight's season finale, which means it's time for some Spring Break antics.

Gossip Girl (The CW, 8 p.m.) - Admit it. You liked it when Blair and Serena were more enemies than friends, like in tonight's repeat when Blair tells the college reps that Serena has a drug problem.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Ted is the ultimate spoilerphobe when he builds a sensory deprivation contraption to avoid finding out the outcome of the Super Bowl. Take note, spoiler-free TV watchers.

Tuesday, June 10


Summer TV Preview: ABC, CBS, NBC & Fox

5/28/2008 9:43am EDT
Memorial Day has come and gone, and with its passing the summer of 2008 has (unofficially) begun. It wasn't so many years ago that the summer quarter was little more than an exercise in futility for the networks. They figured that no one would want to stay indoors on beautiful summer evenings to watch original programming, so they instead filled the schedule with repeats of shows that weren't interesting the first time around. Occasionally, viewers were treated to the burn-off episodes of a failed (and swiftly canceled) offering from the prior season. Yippee.

That all changed a few...

ABC Announces The Return Of 'The Mole'

1/9/2008 11:44am EST
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Dubbed television's smartest reality show, ABC is bringing back "The Mole," featuring new "whodunit" game elements, interactivity and a new host. The original series was hosted by Anderson Cooper.

"The Mole," based on the hit Belgian format, will be produced by Stone & Company Entertainment and follows a group of players as they try to figure out who among them is The Mole, a saboteur trying to keep them from winning money.

Players must decide who they think The Mole is and then learn as much about him or her as they can, because, at the end of each one-hour episode, the player ...

R.E.M. Song To Debut On Anderson Cooper 360 Oct. 10

10/9/2007 11:55am EDT
“Until the Day Is Done”, the new song from R.E.M., will debut on Anderson Cooper 360° on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in advance of their widely anticipated forthcoming album due for release next spring.

The song will be matched to clips from CNN’s "Planet in Peril," which features footage from areas around the world where environmental crises are not a theory but are happening in real time, and will play over the documentary’s closing credits.

Coinciding with its debut on Anderson Cooper 360°, the video trailer will be available at the "Planet in Peril" section of The four-hour...