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Anderson Cooper Not Sure People Want to See Him Wriggle


Anderson Cooper made an appearance on Ellen yesterday, where he refused to disco with DeGeneres, explaining that his WASP heritage prevents him from wriggling in front of audiences. He and Ellen also played a brief game of celebrity.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Oh, Anderson. It's true that not every gay man is a natural dancer, but you could at least shuffle back and forth from foot to foot. Or request something like Rock Lobster where you can get away with flailing around like a fool. This is no time for WASPy concerns like 'dignity' and 'co-ordination'.

    Posted by: David D. | Mar 20, 2009 1:08:35 PM

  2. WASPs are just fine with dancing if they're suitably liquored up ahead of time. Obviously Ellen just forgot to make the martinis. I was going to say jello shots, but I can't see Anderson with them. Maybe with enough Kathy Griffin peer pressure.

    Posted by: michael | Mar 20, 2009 1:17:31 PM

  3. BOOOOooo! Anderson cooper just went into my "uptight homos" if i thought he was sexy now i think he is just yeah but boring yikes...No way! a man that can have a laugh and dance..EVEN IF HE DOESNT KNOW SEXY!

    Posted by: Bosie | Mar 20, 2009 1:26:50 PM

  4. Oh, honey!

    Posted by: dell | Mar 20, 2009 1:36:34 PM

  5. He can have a laugh and dance, he just doesn't do the dancing part on TV. Unless you want to count that bizarre little bouncy happy dance he did on the Mole, that is.

    Posted by: dan | Mar 20, 2009 1:58:10 PM

  6. if any of you guys caught the video of andy cooper in the tanning booth, you'd know that his moves are spastic at best. he probably did the right thing.

    Posted by: alguien | Mar 20, 2009 2:01:30 PM

  7. ...just give AC a big ____ up his ___ and he'll wiggle just me...why so uptight? a bossy bottom, perhaps? ...tsk, tsk

    Posted by: yeahisaidit | Mar 20, 2009 2:04:50 PM

  8. I'd like to make, er see, Anderson Cooper wriggle.

    Posted by: MT | Mar 20, 2009 2:05:04 PM

  9. The way he talks about the Bravo TV line up (lets be serious here, only gay men and straight women watch that network) discards and trace elements of his faux-heterosexuality.

    Just out yourself. Maddow did it and her career is going well. Heck Suze Orman's career took off once her girlfriend took control.

    Posted by: RJ | Mar 20, 2009 2:11:09 PM

  10. Anderson standing still works fine for me... I'll do the gyrating.

    Posted by: BusyTimmy | Mar 20, 2009 2:20:11 PM

  11. Wow! Two of the people I hate most for the price of one!

    1. Little Miss Muff Diver of Sunnybrook Farm who cares more about, invests more time and money in duckies and horseys than her own people who stuck by her when the straight world threw her to the curb. But wait, ye groveling gay sheep will bleat. Didn't she tear up and talk with quivering, expensively blushed lips about marriage; didn't she throw us $100k? Yeh, but talk is cheap and $100k is lint-covered chump change at the bottom of the Louis Vuitton backpack of a Lesby Anne worth over $70 MILLION. And don't ya think she'd be a little embarrassed that STRAIGHT Spielberg and Pitt gave as much as SHE did; that STRAIGHT Steve Bing gave FIVE TIMES AS MUCH?
    Don't ja think it made more sense to have Mrs. Ellen on her show BEFORE Prop H8TE passed than after when pretty Portia just needed to plug her new TV series? Just asking.

    2. And Little Anderson! Climb upon my knee, Sonny Boy, tho you were only three the first time you were on TV, Sonny Boy—and let me explain what "dignity" really is. (a) the name of a group of Catholic gays with two things you're underendowed with: courage to be out and courage to fight for themselves and others. (b) what you'll never have a claim to until you do.

    What? It's not because you want to keep sending the message to your peers and queers that being gay is anything to be ashamed of, something ugly to hide under a rock, in the closet next to your designer suits? But ja are, Blanche, ja are! And after you blew [pardon the pun] your privacy excuse by writing about and exposing every other aspect of your life on TV this side of a live colonoscopy, now you're twirling er spinning that it's a reporter's obligation to appear neutral. Sure, Bitch. (a) you've rarely been a reporter and 360 isn't one of those times. (b) That would preclude your ever covering the wealthy, heart disease, skin cancer, suicide, South Africa, Ivy League schools, classical music, the CIA, Vietnam, high society, fashion, and any number of other things that you've had a personal association with in your privileged life. How many battered and abandoned homeless gay kids did you pass on your way to work today?

    Reclaiming your dignity, to paraphrase Camus, leaves you with only two options: coming out or committing suicide.

    Posted by: Leland Frances | Mar 20, 2009 2:25:45 PM

  12. Strange that he refused to dance, since I use to see him sweatin up a storm on the dance floor at Body & Soul. Mind you, he isn't the best dancer, but he always looked like he was having a great time.

    Posted by: TC | Mar 20, 2009 2:32:58 PM

  13. PLEASE! Anderson can dance. He just doesn't want to on camera because he's afraid he'll be exposed for the big Moe he is.

    Posted by: Jake | Mar 20, 2009 3:05:00 PM

  14. How much money did you donate Leland? How many marches did you attend? Ever applied for a marriage license? There's nothing like couch potato bitterness is there...

    Posted by: Wayne | Mar 20, 2009 3:17:11 PM

  15. Its probably in his CNN contract - NO public dancing ON TV! They're tyring to keep his "Mo-ness" down to a minimum.

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Mar 20, 2009 3:18:34 PM

  16. Leland Frances...good God, THANK YOU. So tired of Anderson getting a pass from guys just because they think he's cute. He's egotistical, hypocritical, and all-around lame, for all the reasons you mentioned. Glad I'm not the only one not buying his pathetic excuses. He can claim to be a journalist every second of the day, but sadly he'll always be a poor little rich boy trying to run away from mommy's shadow. Barf.

    Posted by: Ugh | Mar 20, 2009 3:19:57 PM

  17. Leland Frances =>Misdirected anger. Self-righteous, bitter, lynch-mob mentality. Watch too much Olberman. AC will 'come out' of the closet when the likes of you go back into yours.

    Posted by: JasonFreed | Mar 20, 2009 3:24:24 PM

  18. yay! Two of my favorite people (whom I've never met). I think the Silver Fox is fine, whether he comes out or not, I certainly don't view him as an enemy or an asset. Ellen, imho, has advanced the cause of equality further in our country's living rooms than any financial donation could.

    Posted by: bozemanmontana | Mar 20, 2009 3:47:09 PM

  19. Yeah I'm sure he's no worse a dancer than many straight guys she's had on. He's just afraid to look too g--! You know, that word he won't even acknowledge. To me, he and Tyler Perry (and many others actually) are two peas in a pod. Add whatever jokes you like.

    Posted by: Hank | Mar 20, 2009 4:01:51 PM

  20. Yeah I'm sure he's no worse a dancer than many straight guys she's had on. He's just afraid to look too g--! You know, that word he won't even acknowledge. To me, he and Tyler Perry (and many others actually) are two peas in a pod. Add whatever jokes you like.

    Posted by: Hank | Mar 20, 2009 4:03:13 PM

  21. Oh Anderson, talking about your WASPISHNESS makes you hotter to me.

    This Latin guy has a thing for WASPS! :)

    Posted by: Alex | Mar 20, 2009 4:20:50 PM

  22. He is cute. I like it when he goes on about the Bravo shows he watches. He's so into them.

    Posted by: stephen k | Mar 20, 2009 4:34:20 PM

  23. UGH, you must be joking. Anderson doesn't get a pass. He gets unceasing outings and pressure. The multitude of other closeted gays in TV news are getting a pass while everyone fixates on Anderson simply because he's the one they most want to fuck. The other closeted TV news folk must be laughing their guts out.

    Nobody in a big group of people who are all doing the same thing feels cooperative when he is singled out alone and given grief for bullshit superficial reasons.

    Posted by: mike | Mar 20, 2009 4:53:38 PM

  24. I love him more for being so self conscious.
    I'd bet he lets loose at the right time.

    Posted by: Bob West | Mar 20, 2009 4:54:19 PM

  25. Ugh, here we go with the "but they should pay for everything for us" bullshit. Ellen and Anderson and whatever gays with money are under no more obligation to donate "millions" than anybody else. Stop asking others to pay your way. Get out raise money and/or donate whatver you want.

    Posted by: Stan | Mar 20, 2009 5:30:41 PM

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