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Dallas Morning Host Amy Kushnir Makes Anderson Cooper's Ridiculist: VIDEO

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It's the gift of schadenfreude that keeps on giving. After grabbing headlines for stomping off of her own morning show in moral outrage over Michael Sam's kiss with his boyfriend, and then setting Twitter ablaze when it was revealed she had Chippendales dancers half-naked on the show just a few months prior (video here!), Dallas' Amy Kushnir has now made it to Anderson Cooper's "Ridiculist." As Cooper put it, "If you happen to be playing Predictable Excuse-Laden Intolerance Bingo at home, get ready to mark some boxes, folks."

You can watch Cooper expose her hypocrisy in that tactful manner he's known for AFTER THE JUMP...

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Donald Sterling Digs Himself a Deeper Hole in Anderson Cooper Interview: VIDEO

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Last night CNN aired the full Anderson Cooper interview with banned-for-life LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, none of which helped Sterling out of the hole he has dug himself following the release of a recording in which he told his girlfriend not to bring black people to his games or appear with them in photos.

Some of Sterling's most jaw-dropping comments last night were about Magic Johnson:

"What has he done, can you tell me? Big Magic Johnson, what has he done?...He's got AIDS. Did he do any business? Did he help anyone in South LA?...Well, what kind of a guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he catches HIV? Is that someone we want to respect and tell our kids about? I think he should be ashamed of himself. I think he should go into the background. But what does he do for the black people? He doesn't do anything.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Donald Sterling Makes Pathetic Beg for Forgiveness, Insults Magic Johnson in Anderson Cooper Interview: VIDEO

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In an excerpt from an interview that will air on Monday, L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling apologizes and begs for forgiveness but can't tell Anderson Cooper why he has waited until now to do so.

Asked Sterling: "Am I entitled to one mistake, am I, after 35 years? I mean, I love my league, I love my partners. Am I entitled to one mistake?”

He then insults Magic Johnson, telling Anderson that he has spoken with him:

“He’s a good person. I mean, what am I going to say? Has he done everything he can do to help minorities? I don’t think so. But I’ll say it, he’s great. But I don’t think he’s a good example for the children of Los Angeles.”

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Anderson Cooper Gives Revealing Interview to Howard Stern: LISTEN

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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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What in the World is Anderson Cooper Thinking? — VIDEO

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A look behind-the-scenes at Watch What Happens Live! reveals that when Arizona-bigot-destroyer Anderson Cooper is having a quiet, contemplative moment, his thoughts may be far from the CNN newsroom.

Find out what he's thinking, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Anderson Cooper Destroys Arizona GOP State Senator's Defense of Anti-Gay Law: VIDEO

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On AC360 tonight, Anderson Cooper confronted Arizona State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Al Melvin about SB 1062, the bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays based on religious beliefs. Constitutional law professor Kenji Yoshino joined the debate and spent the segment rebutting Melvin's arguments.

Melvin either didn't appear to know or didn't want to admit that his state can already fire someone for being gay because sexual orientation is not included in the state's anti-discrimination statutes. Melvin also coiuldn't give an incredulous Anderson Cooper a single instance in which someone has been discriminated against based on their religious beliefs.

Said Melvin:

"Not now. No. But how 'bout tomorrow?"

YoahinoUsing a hypothetical situation under the proposed law, Anderson went on to ask the Senator if, because Jesus spoke against divorce, he would support a business person who wanted to discriminate against a divorced woman or an unwed mother.

"I think you're being far-fetched with all due respect sir. As a Christian, as most God-fearing men and women would respect unwed mothers, divorced women, who would discriminate them? I've never heard of discriminating against people like that. I never have..."

Melvin's only response was to return to his wingnut talking points:

"All of the pillars of society are under attack in the United States, including religious freedom...We want to protect traditional marriage. Traditional families..."

Finally, Anderson blasts Melvin when he can't say if he believes it is discrimination if someone is fired for their sexual orientation.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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