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Anderson Cooper Gives Revealing Interview to Howard Stern: LISTEN


Anderson Cooper gave a great interview to Howard Stern yesterday.

The CNN news anchor spoke about Ronan Farrow, CNN's ratings, Jeff Zucker, if he'd ever go to FOX News, how much he worries, being a child model, getting propositioned for sex by a photographer, going to Yale, his brother's suicide, how he got started as a reporter, traveling to foreign countries, Charlie Chaplin, Truman Capote, when he knew he was gay, criticism for being in the closet for so long, when his hair started turning gray and why he didn't color it, getting a manicure in public, rumors he was going to replace Matt Lauer on the Today show, his partner and whether he'll marry, Anderson Live, The Mole, whether he'd host a game show, inheriting his mother's fortune, the non-importance of wealth, working out, Botox, 60 Minutes, tattoos, Lena Dunham, Piers Morgan, bit actors, Andy Cohen, his renovated NYC firehouse home, getting hit on, his politics, Alec Baldwin's anti-gay slurs, and responding to trolls on Twitter.

Listen to the excellent interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Surprisingly, Ronan Farrow isn't terrible, even if his show isn't well in the ratings.

    Posted by: Ryan | Apr 1, 2014 12:40:25 PM

  2. There's a difference between a good show and a show that gets good ratings. Ronan's show is the former. Flip the TV on and you'll see plenty of the latter.

    Posted by: Mastik8 | Apr 1, 2014 12:53:41 PM

  3. Oh dear god... what a sad, tragic story regarding his brother.

    Posted by: Ryan | Apr 1, 2014 12:56:21 PM

  4. Glad to hear Anderson and Andy Cohen on Howard Stern. Howard is the best interviewer out there and a real advocate for the gay community. Do not underestimate the power some of his unsavory humor has to convert the average blue collar straight guy to acceptance and understanding of those of a different sexuality than their own.

    Posted by: Shane | Apr 1, 2014 1:33:40 PM

  5. Interesting to hear Anderson say publicly that he is in love with (Benjamin) Maisani, that they are not married and that he refers to him as his partner (as opposed to his boyfriend). He doesn't mention if they ever will marry but he does say he would like to eventually have kids. He did talk about his brother's death on his daytime TV show but he went into a little more depth here and that was interesting. The fact that he had shoulder surgery is something new and that CNN pays him $7 million a year.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Apr 1, 2014 2:01:38 PM

  6. So after listening to this interview is it safe to say Anderson is in a open relationship?

    Posted by: Jacob | Apr 1, 2014 2:12:45 PM

  7. He's "glad" FOX NEWS "voices are out there" and that they're "very talented". What a dolt.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Apr 1, 2014 2:13:46 PM

  8. anderson is too wishy-washy - he should just say whats on his mind- rather then - welllll, I dont know......ahhhhhhh

    Posted by: disgusted american | Apr 1, 2014 2:26:44 PM

  9. I think Cenk Uygur summed it up best: No one wants to burn the Fox "News" bridge.

    Posted by: DLRnATL | Apr 1, 2014 3:10:58 PM

  10. Now everyone loves Stern. You never liked him before! You can have Cooper, Patrick Harris--even Nate Berkus. They are all striving to define gay today, and dominate the spotlight while they can still get it up (Howard inspired comment) I would go further to say that I hate Anderson Cooper. (now that's true Howard!) Feel the love...

    Posted by: Gary | Apr 1, 2014 3:21:20 PM

  11. Anderson Cooper is an American idiot.

    Posted by: sam | Apr 1, 2014 4:49:17 PM

  12. Anderson Cooper is the world's most perfect homosexual.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Apr 1, 2014 4:55:15 PM

  13. Can we order like 500 more representatives for the gay community like Anderson Cooper? Thank you.

    Posted by: Patrick | Apr 1, 2014 5:46:30 PM

  14. I'm really, really happy for him that he does not need his mothers millions.

    I could use a few million. She can give them to me.

    Posted by: Andy | Apr 1, 2014 7:39:49 PM

  15. His snob cred is worth much more than her millions.

    Posted by: Gary | Apr 1, 2014 8:23:24 PM

  16. Gays like this hypocrite? much for taste...

    Posted by: styler | Apr 1, 2014 8:33:55 PM

  17. Gary-- marry me !! Oh wait.

    I liked mr. Cooper until he was associated with Andy Cohen. The worst gay man of the past 30 years. I would rather have dinner with Roy Cohn.
    What ever respect I had was lost when mr. Cooper would giggle
    Like a school girl on his canceled daytime show.
    And that dreadful Kathy griffin.

    He really need s to rethink with whom he associates.

    Posted by: Ha! | Apr 1, 2014 9:08:05 PM

  18. I know very little of Stern and his interview skills, with this interview Stern exercises his skills that allows AC 'off the hook' often. If you listen you learn a lot of AC as long as it is not on a personal level as well you learn of HS's interview skills. Neither should be considered less skilled or less intelligent. If you listen to their words used speaks loudly in context of the conversation.

    Posted by: RichB in PS | Apr 1, 2014 9:12:33 PM

  19. AC is his doing his thing his his ass off and people respect him.. he's private and that's ok. Still a great rep for gay community. We could use more like him.

    Posted by: James | Apr 1, 2014 9:24:05 PM

  20. A. Cooper is just one more member of the elite club, the one percent, whatever. Why do we care that he's out? He's a rich kid who was sleeping with all kinds of men just a few years ago. So what? What has he done for the rest of us, the middle class and working class, gay or straight? When does he ever expose his elite friends in politics? Come on, people. We need a revolution against that super rich, not one more article idolizing them. And Howard Stern? Remember what he said after the Columbine shootings. If you think he is a journalist or a man with any integrity, you've got a screw loose.

    Posted by: don | Apr 1, 2014 9:44:03 PM

  21. "That dreadful Kathy Griffin"

    Did you clutch your pearls when you gasped that?

    Posted by: Sparky | Apr 1, 2014 10:58:30 PM

  22. Like him or not, Howard is a great interviewer. Not only does he ask the questions so many of us would want to ask, he gets people to answer...

    Posted by: randy | Apr 2, 2014 12:44:44 AM

  23. even on the radio he looks good.

    Posted by: flaminglincoln | Apr 2, 2014 1:56:33 AM

  24. "Can you get him to come out, he's got to come out. Think of the children..."

    Posted by: Patrick | Apr 2, 2014 5:42:43 AM

  25. Hopefully Anderson Cooper was merely being diplomatic when he talked about the importance of Fox News. Fox has nothing to do with legitimate news and is a blight on reporting and this country in general. It IS important that all perspectives are heard, but not the way Fox does it with blatant lies and hate masquerading as journalism. Anderson should know better.

    Posted by: Lou | Apr 2, 2014 6:09:09 AM

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