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Nerd Out With CNN's Quiz Show: Presidents Edition - VIDEO

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CNN debuted its new "Quiz Show" on Monday night with a special Presidents Edition in honor of President's Day. The show, hosted by silver fox Anderson Cooper, saw three teams of two CNN anchors face off against each other for prize money to go to the charities of their choice. The contenders? Jake Tapper and Alisyn Camerota, Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon, & Erin Burnett and John Berman. 

BEYONCEThe show had its fair share of funny and awkward moments. After Lemon buzzed in randomly, Cooper retorted, "You can't ring in Don, there wasn't even a question there." Anderson then quipped that trying to get the anchors to focus on the task at hand was like "herding cats."

There was even some shade to be had. Responding to a question about which famous singer had not sung at a Presidential Inauguration, Jon Berman responded Beyoncé, which Cooper noted was incorrect (Queen Bey performed at President Obama's 2012 inauguration). Not so said, Berman--"She lip synced."

Twitter, meanwhile, had its fair share of fun at the anchors' expense. Jake Tapper won nerd points across all platforms.

Watch the show in its entirety, AFTER THE JUMP...

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CNN To Air Political Quiz Show Hosted By Anderson Cooper

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Well this is different. According to TVNewser CNN has plans to create a politics-themed quiz show, blocking and testing of which took place this week at CNN's New York studios. The show will be a quiz-style show evidently in the theme of Jeopardy!, will focus on presidential politics, and be hosted by Anderson Cooper.

The first episode will air on Presidents' Day, February 16th, and will go into further production if it is well-received.

Stand by for Cooper's redheaded bestie Kathy Griffin to have a field day with this.


Anderson Cooper Schools Anti-Gay Pastor Larry Tomczak On 'The Gay Agenda' - VIDEO

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Anderson Cooper addressed anti-gay pastor Larry Tomczak and his ridiculous allegations about media and the "gay agenda" yesterday in his "Ridiculist" segment. You'll recall that Tomczak accused Cooper of "boasting" about his sexuality, alleged that Ellen DeGeneres has Taylor Swift on her show to lure young girls, and suggested that kids watch classic television shows like "I Love Lucy" and "Leave It To Beaver" to avoid the gay brain-washing endemic in contemporary popular media.

Cooper snarked, "I’ve never actually been to the secret meeting where the gays plot their agenda, though I imagine the catering is quite amazing. But thanks to someone named Larry Tomczak, my eyes have been opened." Cooper then took Tomczak to task for his obsession with 'gay TV' and his belief in the deviance of "the gay lifestyle," saying that what gay people want is not to indoctrinate children but rather "to be able to live their lives with the same kinds of rights and responsibilities as everyone else."

Cooper goes on to suggest Tomczak watch TLC's "My Husband's Not Gay" to see homosexually-oriented men denying their impulses. Cooper skewers the more absurd suggestions put forth by some of the men on that show. For instance, that you can't be a father and have children and be called "Daddy" if you're gay: "If you’re a gay guy who wants to be called 'Daddy' you don’t necessarily have to be married to a woman. I’m just sayin’." And as for the suggestion made by one "not gay" Mormon husband that homosexuality is like having a perpetual craving for donuts? Cooper quipped, "Who’s the donut in that analogy by the way? I think he needs to throw something else in there, perhaps a bear claw."

Watch the spot on skewering, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Bigot Larry Tomczak Recommends 'I Love Lucy' To Deflect Anderson Cooper's Nasty Child-Focused Gay-Rays: VIDEO

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File this one under batshit crazy: “Christian” author Larry Tomczak has warned parents against a television “tsunami” aimed at promoting homosexuality to the American public.

Last year, Larry claimed that God punishes gay people by making gay men more effeminate and lesbians more "mannish."

06d2d06d9dbafd844ef9604d469c74c7According to Gay Star News, in a column on the Christian Post Tomczak argued that shows like Glee and Modern Family “promote” homosexuality (Ellen DeGeneres and Anderson Cooper are also to blame) and LGBT rights groups “have multimillion-dollar budgets and work aggressively to convince Americans that homosexuality is a beautiful way of life – maybe for your child or grandchild?”

Not mentioned is the multimillion dollar anti-gay industry spearheaded by the likes of Scott Lively and Matt Barber.

However, parents worried that Anderson Cooper might send magic gay waves through the plasma screen needn’t worry because Tomczak has a solution - kids should only be allowed to watch shows from a bygone era before positive depictions of gay people:

“Purchasing wholesome DVD series and streaming selected programs are great alternatives.

The Fugitive, Gunsmoke, Little House on the Prairie, I Love Lucy and other award-winning shows are all available and cheap. My son has two adopted young boys who are growing up with Wally, Larry Mondello, Eddie Haskell and the Beaver and can't wait till the next episode!”

What are the boys watching when dad’s not around, Larry? 

Watch Larry's hilarious dystopian "Is Gay OK? 10 Things Everyone Needs to Know," AFTER THE JUMP...

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Kathy Griffin Dishes on Her New Year's Eve Three-Way Dinner With Anderson Cooper and Ryan Seacrest: VIDEO

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For the past several years Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper have hosted the New Year's Eve broadcast from Times Square, but last week she dished to David Letterman about her menage a trois dinner before the broadcast that also included Ryan Seacrest.

In her usual biting style Griffin discusses her confirmation that Seacrest is indeed a robot, the best way to embarrass Cooper at a restaurant, and what it's like to be in between high-minded discussions between an Emmy Award-winning news broadcaster and the host of American Idol.

It's shameless gossip and entertaining as hell, and you can watch it AFTER THE JUMP...

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Anderson Cooper Prepares To Ditch The Scruff For New Year's Eve: PHOTO

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Anderson Cooper is getting ready for his annual gig hosting CNN's New Year's Eve coverage, preparations that include saying goodbye to his vacation scruff. 

Wrote Cooper on Instagram with the above pic, "Vacation over. Now I have to shave." Standards and practices apparently dictates a clean-shaven Cooper at all times. 

You'll recall that Cooper has hosted CNN's New Year's Eve programming alongside Kathy Griffin in recent years. Griffin has tried to get Cooper fired each time, usually offering up at least one outrageous moment per broadcast. She vows to continue her efforts to get Cooper sacked or, barring that, at the very least, "harm him...emotionally." 

Watch a re-cap of some of the duo's most memorable moments from their New Year's Eve duties, AFTER THE JUMP...

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