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SNL Riffs on 'Nightmare' Debate

Trump is not amused

(Newser) - "Welcome to the second and worst ever presidential debate," intoned Cecily Strong's Martha Raddatz in Saturday Night Live's Cold Open, as the show wasted zero time in again trotting out Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to make hay out of... More »

Clinton-Trump Debate Moderators Are Chosen

Lester Holt, Martha Raddatz, Anderson Cooper, and Chris Wallace will handle them

(Newser) - The Commission on Presidential Debates is tasked with finding the folks who will moderate the upcoming word wars between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as well as between their respective VP picks. And the commission has spoken, per ABC News , naming NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt as the first... More »

Anderson Cooper Says How He's Voting, Shocks Howard Stern

CNN host gives Howard Stern a surprise

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper doesn't think he's voting in the 2016 elections—and doesn't think other reporters should either, Mediaite reports. "I don’t think I’m gonna vote," the CNN reporter said Monday on the Howard Stern Show. "I don’t think reporters should vote.... More »

Anderson Cooper Shocked by Mom's Lesbian Romance

"What? Hello. This is news to me"

(Newser) - Gloria Vanderbilt managed to shock son Anderson Cooper during a recent People interview. "I, myself, when I went to [Miss Porter's School in] Farmington, [Connecticut] I went through a brief so-called lesbian relationship with a girl in school," Vanderbilt said, to which a visibly surprised Cooper responded,... More »

Sotloffs: Steven Sold to ISIS by Other Rebels

Spokesman says family's relationship with White House is 'very strained'

(Newser) - A family spokesman for the family of Steven Sotloff appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 last night and revealed that the location of the journalist had been sold to ISIS by "so-called moderate rebels," leading to Sotloff's capture, CNN reports. "Somebody at the [Syrian] border crossing made... More »

4 Stars Who Were Once Interns

Don't feel so bad if you're spending your summer fetching coffee

(Newser) - Stuck in an internship for the summer? Don't fret; you could end up a global media icon or a huge TV star if you follow the path set by the seven celebrities rounded up by College Candy . Four standouts:
  • Mindy Kaling: Interned for Conan O'Brien at 19, before
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Sterling Slams Magic Johnson for Getting 'Those AIDS'

Remember, he doesn't actually have AIDS

(Newser) - Donald Sterling talked to Anderson Cooper on CNN in an interview that aired last night, and though he apologized for his racist remarks that could cost him his ownership of the LA Clippers, the comments getting the most play are the ones he made about Magic Johnson. Sterling says the... More »

Sterling: I'm Not Racist, I Was Set Up

He asks for forgiveness in CNN interview

(Newser) - "I'm not a racist, I made a terrible, terrible mistake," LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling told CNN 's Anderson Cooper in his first public comments since the controversy over his racist remarks erupted. "When I listen to that tape, I don't even know how... More »

9 Stars Who'd Be Rich Even If They Weren't Famous

Some of these celebs are also ... noble

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper's mom isn't leaving him any of her Vanderbilt family fortune—but we're guessing he wouldn't exactly be destitute even if he hadn't made his own name for himself. Perez Hilton rounds up 18 more celebrities who were already rich before they were famous.... More »

Anderson Cooper: I Won't Inherit Family Fortune

Says mom Gloria Vanderbilt isn't leaving him inheritance

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper comes from money—lots of money. But he told Howard Stern Monday that he won't be inheriting any of his mother Gloria Vanderbilt's $200 million fortune. "My mom’s made clear to me that there’s no trust fund. There’s none of that,"... More »

8 Stars Who Were Interns First

Can you picture Oprah making coffee?

(Newser) - Think being forced to make coffee won't get you anywhere in Hollywood? Well, it actually might: The Huffington Post rounds up 17 successful people who started out as interns. Read on for a sampling:
  • Tom Hanks: In college, he interned for Ohio's Great Lakes Theater Festival, and eventually
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8 Disgusting Celeb Confessions

You haven't washed your hair in how long?!

(Newser) - No matter how dreamy you find Robert Pattinson, you must admit: It's kinda gross that he sometimes doesn't wash his hair for weeks on end. More on that, and other fairly nasty celeb confessions, in the gallery— check out The Stir for the complete list , which includes a... More »

Transgender Ex-Navy SEAL Shares Her Story

Kristin Beck—formerly Chris—kept quiet during 20 years of service

(Newser) - This former Navy SEAL served in the military for 20 years and deployed 13 times to countries from Bosnia to Afghanistan. During those years, Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient Chris Beck was known as a man—but after leaving service in 2011, she came out as transgender. Last night,... More »

NBC Wants Anderson Cooper in Lauer's Seat

Report hits as Lauer under fire for role in Curry exit

(Newser) - NBC must be kicking itself for giving Matt Lauer a $25 million-a-year contract. Top NBC executives recently approached Anderson Cooper about taking the embattled Today host's job this year, anonymous sources tell Deadline . Separately, they reached out to Lauer to get his blessing for the swap—but Lauer didn'... More »

LA Fugitive Sent Package to Anderson Cooper

Christopher Dorner mailed him a DVD

(Newser) - As police in Los Angeles continue to hunt for a former cop accused of turning into a murderer, CNN's Anderson Cooper says he received a package from fugitive Christopher Dorner last week, reports the LA Times . (That's before any of the three killings took place.) "Inside... More »

Cooper: Who Cares if Beyonce Lip-Synced?

'Francis Scott Key would send her a fruit basket,' he says

(Newser) - Amid the "did she or didn't she" debate surrounding Beyonce's alleged lip-syncing of the national anthem on Inauguration Day, Anderson Cooper has weighed in on the side of "so what," reports Mediaite . "I’m releasing a statement right now saying I just don’t... More »

Anderson Cooper Goes Blind on Assignment

'I have burned my eyeballs and I go blind,' he says

(Newser) - Bit of a scare for Anderson Cooper: He was on assignment for 60 Minutes in Portugal last week when he sunburned his eyes and went blind for 36 hours, Entertainment Tonight reports. "Temporarily blinded last week while on assignment," he wrote on an Instragram photo of himself with... More »

Anderson Cooper Has Close Call in Gaza

Bomb explodes nearby while he reports live from conflict

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper almost became a news story himself while reporting live from Gaza City last night as Israeli airstrikes continued, Mediaite reports. While the CNN anchor was explaining the dire situation in local hospitals, he had to duck as a large blast happened nearby. "That was a rather large... More »

Anderson Gets the Ax

Anderson Cooper's afternoon talkie wlll bow out next year

(Newser) - Looks like Anderson Cooper will stick to hard news for a while: Warner Brothers' syndication arm has decided not to renew the CNN host's afternoon show, Anderson, after next summer, the Media Decoder blog reports. Low ratings dogged the show from its first season, and changes including same-day tapings... More »

21 Crazy Celebrity Feuds

The latest: Anderson Cooper and Star Jones

(Newser) - Thought Anderson Cooper's epic takedown of Star Jones was awesome? Well, that wasn't the end of the story: After his rant, Cooper was asked about Jones again, and his response was: "I’ve got nothing more to say, nor do I want to be in a room... More »

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