Thursday, June 3, 2010

Born On This Day-June 3rd... Anderson Cooper

It was love at first sight. I saw him reporting from Africa on ABC in the mid-1990s, & my heart went up to my throat. He sends me subliminal messages while broadcasting nightly on CNN.

Anderson Cooper, who has made disaster coverage his trademark, has owned the coverage of the BP oil spill, just as he did with Katrina, & the earthquake in Hatia. When President Obama was touring the damage from the BP Oil spill, he told a Parish leader: “if anything goes wrong, call the White House before you call Anderson Cooper.”

Anderson Hays Cooper is the son of the writer Wyatt Emory Cooper & artist, designer, writer, & heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. He is a great-great-great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt of the Vanderbilt shipping fortune.

Anerson Cooper was photographed by Diane Arbus for Harper's Bazaar when he was 3 years old. He was a guest, along with his mother, on The Tonight Show in 1970. From age 10 to 13, Cooper modeled with Ford Models for Ralph Lauren & Calvin Klein.

Cooper's father died after a series of heart attacks in 1978, at the age of 50. Anderson Cooper: "I think I’m a lot like my father in several ways, we look a lot alike & we have a similar sense of humor & a love of storytelling. My father’s book- Families is a sort of a guide he would have wanted me to live my life & the choices he would have wanted me to make, & so I feel very connected to him."

While in his presence, Cooper's older brother- Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, committed suicide in 1988, by jumping from the 14th-floor terrace of Vanderbilt's New York City penthouse apartment. Anderson Cooper: "Loss is a theme that I think a lot about, & it’s something in my work that I dwell on. I think when you experience any kind of loss, especially the kind I did, you have questions about survival: Why do some people thrive in situations that others can’t tolerate? Would I be able to survive & get on in the world on my own?"

That terrible French man.

Anderson Cooper lives in a converted firehouse in Greenwich Village. He dates hottie- Benjamin Maisani , the co-owner of the gay bar- Eastern Bloc in the East Village. It seems that the 37 year old Parisian loves to work out. Fuck you, Maisani… Anderson needs a Daddy, & I know just the man to take care of all his birthday needs. Anderson Cooper turns a very foxy 44 yeas old today.


  1. For someone raised in such a rarefied and tragic atmosphere he's a hero in more ways than one. Many don't survive it.

  2. yes, we all can fantasize about this one, (not that French one) Saw AC on last night and he was so honestly outraged about bp-that is his secret-He really means it. I think?? there is a good tete a tete with his mom on youtube-also I have posted it (again I think??) on posts related to his soigne mother Gloria. She has to be a pretty good mommy. Enjoyed this one, Gaye


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