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One of Vanderbilt's Sons Said to Get Bulk of Her Fortune

She is survived by 3 sons

(Newser) - Gloria Vanderbilt is survived by three sons. And the New York Post reports one of them is getting nearly everything she had. According to a will filed Monday in Manhattan surrogate court, Anderson Cooper will inherit the bulk of her estate. Her eldest son, Leopold "Stan" Stokowski, will get... More »

She Was Already Famous. Then Came an Idea for Jeans

Gloria Vanderbilt's snug line made her a household name in the 1970s

(Newser) - Gloria Vanderbilt, an heiress who went on to have her own remarkable success in multiple fields, is dead at age 95 . One common denominator about the obituaries cataloging her life is that they need a lot of room, given that she had been making headlines since she was a child... More »

Anderson Cooper Reveals Death of His Famous Mother

Fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt was 95

(Newser) - Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist, and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages, and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the age of 95.... More »

Cooper Isn't Buying Facebook's Answers on Pelosi Video

After 2016 campaign, site promised to police disinformation

(Newser) - "Facebook has repeatedly told Congress and the American people that you’re serious about fighting disinformation and fake news," Anderson Cooper reminded a Facebook executive Friday in a CNN interview about an altered video that appeared to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi drunk . "Yet this doctored video... More »

Who Will Be 2,340th Person to Die on Thrones?

Final season of hit HBO show premieres Sunday, and fan theories are flying

(Newser) - When Ned Stark was offed in the very first season of Game of Thrones, fans were shocked that the show would kill off, via decapitation, what was then perceived to be the main character. The reaction of Sean Bean, who played Stark, to his premature demise? "It was a... More »

Ocasio-Cortez's Comments on Trump Cause a Ruckus

Congresswoman says there's 'no question' president is a racist

(Newser) - The highest-profile member of the new Congress continues to make headlines, the latest coming in a Sunday interview with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes . In the interview, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez embraces the description of herself as a "radical" on issues including the environment and income inequality, but much of the... More »

Anderson Cooper Calls Out Trump Jr. for 'Idiotic' Tweet

CNN host says president's son spread conspiracy theory about his hurricane coverage

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper is taking exception to criticism of his hurricane coverage and took 10 minutes of his show Monday to call out the most prominent of those accusing him of "fake news," the Hill reports. "I rarely respond to online conspiracy theorists," Cooper noted on Anderson ... More »

Stormy Daniels' Strategy Is Downright 'Trumpian'

For one thing, she is unapologetic and won't be cowed

(Newser) - One thing seems clear in the wake of the Stormy Daniels interview on 60 Minutes: People were interested. Preliminary ratings suggest the show earned its highest ratings in 10 years, reports Deadline . The overnight Nielsen share of 16.3 translates to more than 20 million households, notes media writer Brian... More »

What We Learned From the Stormy Daniels Interview

She won't say whether she has photos, messages

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels' spoke out about her alleged affair with President Trump in a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday night—an interview that the Hill predicts will become "watercooler news" in offices around the country, and a major embarrassment for Trump. The biggest revelation in the interview with Anderson... More »

Kathy Griffin, Anderson Cooper No Longer Friends

Though he's been saying otherwise in multiple interviews

(Newser) - Kathy Griffin's 17-year friendship with Anderson Cooper is over. In an extensive interview with The Cut about the fallout from the photo shoot in which she held up a bloody Donald Trump mask in late May, the comedian reveals that while four of Cooper's colleagues at CNN contacted... More »

'Anderson Cooper' Bites Anderson Cooper

A dog, and the CNN host were involved

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper recently bit Anderson Cooper and pulled him to the ground. The Anderson Cooper doing the biting was a police dog in Norfolk, Va. The Anderson Cooper who was bitten was the CNN host. It was all thanks to his interest in Spike's K9 Fund , a nonprofit that... More »

Anderson Cooper Is Sorry for That Trump Poop Joke

'If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend it'

(Newser) - More like Anderson Pooper. Variety reports Anderson Cooper has apologized for using a bit of bathroom humor while interviewing Jeffrey Lord Friday on CNN. Lord, a CNN contributor and Trump supporter, was defending the president calling former FBI director James Comey a "nut job." Anderson, arguing there wasn'... More »

Conway Accuses Cooper of Sexism Over Viral Eye Roll

She also says it wouldn't have happened if she was a Democrat

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway says Anderson Cooper wouldn't have rolled his eyes at her—a visual that went viral this week—if she wasn't specifically a woman who works for a Republican, per the Hollywood Reporter . Cooper had Conway on his CNN show Tuesday to respond to the firing of... More »

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 »

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