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Anderson Cooper: Biking Buddies, Butt Tweeting

Anderson Cooper: Biking Buddies, Butt Tweeting

CNN host Anderson Cooper and pal Antoine Maisani, aka Ben, wear matching Fred Perry polos and take their matching mountain bikes for a ride around Manhattan’s Greenwich Village on Friday afternoon (June 26).

The 42-year-old Silver Fox must be having a bumpin’ time tonight. Two hours ago, he tweeted two consecutive nonsensical messages on his Twitter account @AndersonCooper: “IOiu” and “Y”.

Since butt-dialing exists, is there such a thing as butt-tweeting? Butt-twittering?

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Credit: Hector Vallenilla; Photos: Pacificcoastnewsonline
Posted to: Anderson Cooper, Antoine Maisani, Benjamin Maisani

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97 Responses to “Anderson Cooper: Biking Buddies, Butt Tweeting”

  1. 1
    t Says:

    both very good looking

  2. 2
    Paulie Says:

    It’s not his boyfriend Cesar. Or have they broken up?

  3. 3
    Paulie Says:

    Anderson with Cesar in November:

  4. 4
    royal beauty Says:

    Cut it Jared….leave my Anderson alone. Whatever he is, he is handsome, intelligent, and ohhhh so yummy!

  5. 5
    Choose Jared Says:

    His name is “none of our business”

    Don’t be Perez, Jared! Please? Not that you ever are!

    Boycott Perez-Stay with J

  6. 6
    Jessica Says:

    I agree, please don’t start to be like Perez. We don’t need that. Just appreciate the fact that he’s intelligent and informative.

  7. 7
    Jessica Says:

    and jesus, can he not go around nyc with a friend?!

  8. 8
    deraj tsuj Says:

    i’m gonna go with brother, they are wearing matching shirts but different colors…twinsies

  9. 9
    colin Says:

    to those who wish JustJared not turn into Perez I think it’s too late

    I mean look at the non stop coverage he has of the Gosselin family. He’s turned this into a hate site with that and all the commenters.

    Loved this site, but all the J&K stuff is so old and tiresome and hateful

    Anderson on the other hand is quite the hottie – doesn’t matter who hee is with

  10. 10
    winter Says:

    Nah, this site is nothing like Perez.

  11. 11
    Just Jared Says:

    @winter: Thanks.

  12. 12
    KIB2 Says:

    I didn’t know he workout, I guess buff guys can make it on T.V.

  13. 13
    MissyQ Says:

    don’t you idiots ever compare Jared to Perez. it’s like comparing heaven and hell NOTHING alike

  14. 14
    hermit crab Says:

    Jennifer, god does not approve of bigoted haters. AT ALL.

  15. 15
    rachael Says:

    Both wearing wearing the same polo but in different color and has the same bike kinda odd, but I am not speculating.
    Great pictures!

    Wish could have seen him actaully riding his bike.

  16. 16
    Logan Says:

    Give me a break, Jared isn’t outing him. It is common knowledge that Anderson is gay. It would read rather naively if Jared didn’t acknowledge that fact in some way.

  17. 17
    winter Says:

    anderson looks like he’d be a GOOD lay, mmmmmm

  18. 18
    rii Says:

    lol you guys think justjared is becoming like perez? justjared is surprisingly respectful for a gossip site. jared added commentary about the butt tweeting, you know perez would have made some joke about cooper’s sexuality with this.

  19. 19
    Alex Says:

    Anderson looks so hot there.
    JJ is worst than Perez, he bites the hand that feed him.

  20. 20
    Reggie Says:

    I don’t know who this guy with Anderson is, but someone Twittered the other day that they saw AC in Paris with a “buff Chelsea boy”. Probably this guy, there have been other sightings of him and a buff guy in Manhattan. He’s probably been done with Cesar for a long time now. His new man is the luckiest guy in the world, Anderson’s so hot, smart, funny, sexy and sophisticated. In a word, perfect.

  21. 21
    becca Says:

    i LOOOOOVE anderson. he and his friend are both VERY handsome.

    and Jared, your site is leagues beyond Perez’s.

  22. 22
    .... Says:

    his name is Antoine and i’ve seen them around town… he is or used to be part owner in this bar in ny called Eastern Bloc.

  23. 23
    dIETER Says:

    I take it up the pooper Cooper !!!

  24. 24
    Tazina Says:

    That is a very rude and tasteless comment to make about Anderson Cooper who unfailingly is a classy and decent person. You had no reason to be this unkind.

  25. 25
    Sassy Says:

    Hey, who really cares about their relationship? Friends, lovers, who cares? Good for him if he’s in a relationship, the guy looks like a cutie. I for one really don’t spend time thinking about who Anderson Cooper has in his bed. Anderson is a hoot, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE him with Kelly Ripa when Reege is not there. Funny, I don’t watch his news show at all, just when he’s on Regis & Kelly!

  26. 26
    Me! Says:

    Hey Sassy #26—-You stole my comments!! Was just going to write the same.
    Anderson Cooper seems slightly uncomfortable with Kelly Ripa—-you never know what she is going to say, but that’s his charm. He can still blush:-)

  27. 27
    Virginia Says:

    The world loves Anderson and feels very protective of him. We love to see pictures of him…… but please do not attack him or imply he is doing ANYTHING other than God’s work. (hehe) Maybe that’s his trainer, bodyguard, friend, spiritual advisor, lover …. does not matter. But isn’t our favorite news anchor a handsome hunk of classy manhood!!!!!

  28. 28
    $$$ Says:

    “JJ is worst than Perez, he bites the hand that feed him.”
    Jared is like Perez, he doesn’t bite the hand that feeds him.
    For example, they both push and promote Jake Gyllenhaal’s fauxmance.

  29. 29
    Yummy Says:

    Whomever Anderson is with he has quite a yummy package. Way to go Anderson.

  30. 30
    oh no Says:

    Is this Michael K of dlisted in those pics? If not, he is going to be crying in his oatmeal this morning when he reads this. lol. j/k
    Michael K loves to joke of his man crush on Mah Boo.

  31. 31
    jenny Says:

    He’s gay?

  32. 32
    Pandora Says:

    Anderson is (no pun intended) “the complete package”. The guy he’s w/ is hot, too.

    Jared what’s w/ all the “butt” play on words? Rather tasteless given the subject (Anderson) is nothing but classy.

  33. 33
    NativeNYker Says:

    I’ll tell you who he is… A man! And a fine one at that!

    Rants, Thoughts & Merde

  34. 34
    Anderson rocks Says:

    JJ, whats w/ the butt jokes?

    Pretty unfair to do to AC. AC has proved time and time again what a fair and good person he is. There are many paths this man could have taken in his life. Good heavens his family is Vanderbuilt. But, he choose to use his life for the better, not sit around on a beach drinking up his families money.

    AC is funny, and fair. Even if he is gay, he doesn’t flaunt it out there, make a big deal about it, or try to use it in any way. He never talks about his personal life.

    And what a guy can’t have a guy friend. Say a friend came from out of town, didn’t have a shirt to go biking in, Anderson lones him one. People sure do make a story out of a picture to say whatever they want.

  35. 35
    likey Says:

    They look georgeous together yum yum. I really wish he come out, it would really help a lot of young gay teens know that it’s okay to let their parents know they are gay, that way they can have an easier time in life. It’s so sad that alot of celebrites don’t come out like Jamie Fox, George Clooney etc. etc. it’s sad that they have to keep pretending they are straight..

  36. 36
    mz sass Says:

    I thought he was gay but I can still fantasize!

  37. 37
    mia Says:

    He is Gay and beautiful. Love love him, and his boyfriend is georgeous. I wish I find a boyfriend who looks that f#king hot…lucky Anderson.

  38. 38
    legs Says:

    Betty are you reading this? This is HUGE!!! BREAKING NEWS!!! BREAKING NEWS!!!! Coop’s new ride!!

  39. 39
    disgusted Says:


    You need to change. God loves everyone.

  40. 40
    Alexanderina Says:

    awwwwwwwww I love AC

  41. 41
    reggie Says:

    I thought Anderson and Cesar used to be a hot looking couple, too bad it didn’t work out for them. Let’s see how long he lasts with this new guy.

  42. 42
    gisele Says:

    this site is nothing like p.h.’s! anderson cooper is gay, why does it matter. that is probably his boyfriend— hello, they are wearing inverse matching polos! i’ve seen them at the grocery store.

  43. 43
    Thom Says:

    Jennifer #6…please……per Leviticus, wearing two different fabrics at the same time, working on the Sabbath, eating shellfish, touching even the skin of swine…etc..will assure you a place in hell. So, Jen
    what are you wearing while dining on shrimp cocktail and pork loin? Hum?One more “selective” Christian.. I wish you peace, my dear.

  44. 44
    jaye Says:

    butt twittering? I hope his butt doesn’t hang up on his friend.

  45. 45
    UMM.. Says:


    That tweet said they saw Anderson Thursday in Paris but it was false because he was back in NY by then. You can’t believe everything people tweet or blog.

  46. 46
    bruth Says:

    If Anderson’s bike seat happens to fall off he wont mind sitting on the pipe..ooogah !

  47. 47
    Choose Jared Says:

    I wasn’t comparing Jared to Perez.
    I was just asking him to stay the way he is.
    and for the rest of us to BOYCOTT PEREZ

  48. 48
    Reggie Says:


    The person only said they saw AC and the guy, there was no date mentioned. They may have tweeted it on Thursday, but Anderson WAS in Paris Wednesday and the person could’ve seen them then and just mentioned it the next day.

  49. 49
    the_boyfriend Says:

    They look great together, handsome couple.

  50. 50
    fresh Says:

    YUM. Both are hotties. Good work Anderson.

  51. 51
    Afrika Says:

    Wow! guys. This site is nothing like Perez Hilton. Some of you guys are really delusional. So what is wrong about posting an article on Anderson Cooper? isn’t he a public figure? I don’t get why some of you are so defensive. So what if he’s intelligent? Jared is not allowed to post stories about intelligent people? you guys so are pathetic. It’s not like Jared is saying anything disparaging about him or drawing a ***** on his face or cocaine on his nose like Perez. This is nothing but a positive post showing Anderson biking with a “pal”. Get over yourselves.

  52. 52
    billie jean Says:

    leave andy alone

  53. 53
    boo Says:

    That Antoine dude is Smokin’!!!!!!!

    So’s Anderson but….. damn! that Antoine is hot!!!

  54. 54
    boo Says:

    @Jennifer: My God understands that we all have different hormonal levels in our fetal state and that we are born either homosexual, heterosexual or somewhere along the spectrum in between. Whether a person is attracted to the same gender as they are or the opposite is simply irrelevent.

  55. 55
    mailey Says:

    Holy Christ, dont get me started on Anderson Cooper. He is effing hott (that’s right with 2 Ts!! hah). Anderson = hot. Rob P, not so much.

  56. 56
    UMM.. Says:


    So someone is going to wait a whole day before tweeting that they saw someone famous? I doubt that very seriously! Especially seeing how people are always trying to catch Anderson with men and telling it the second they see it. PLEASE!!

  57. 57
    AndersonCooperIsHOT Says:

    Anderson is the HOTTEST silver fox ever!

  58. 58
    jade Says:


    God doesn’t approve war, murder and dishonesty, etc, either, but I don’t see people point fingers at it as easily as they point to gay people.

  59. 59
    Jacob Says:

    When will AC come out and say that he is a gay man? I mean seriously, everyone already knows that he’s gay and he works for CNN. CNN definitely won’t fire him for being gay. I just think he’s kind of an a-hole when it comes to talking about his personal life. I know that it’s suppose to be private but he’s a celebrity and when you’re a celebrity, nothing about your life is private. That’s the price of fame.

  60. 60
    jj Says:

    Being a celebrity means people intrude into your personal life and talk about your business. It doesn’t mean you have to cooperate with them when they do that. The price of fame is people prying and watching you, not some obligation to publicly share anything the public wants access to. Straight celebs pick and choose what to share as well based on what they’re comfortable with and what works for their career.

  61. 61
    gitte Says:

    Anderson Cooper is gay ??? Well there goes all my fantasies out the window….lol

  62. 62
    teresa Says:

    Who are these people saying Anderson is hot, what do you find hot, his white pasty skin , his weird beak nose, small beady eyes. Anderson is anything but hot and that guy with him could do a lot better then Anderson Cooper especially because Anderson his a closeted gay, who wants to deal with that. It’s funny how Anderson hides behind being a reporter to air on his show the private lives of celebrities and politicians, acting as if he is better then, while he himself is a fraud never openly admitting to his viewers that he is gay.

  63. 63
    tom Says:

    Well we know he likes it up the butt, but I don’t think it called butt tweeting, and I like JJ puns so shut up, what’s wrong with a little humor with some of the posts.

  64. 64
    alex Says:

    Why doesn’t Anderson live openly gay , he does all these gay issues on his show but never cops to his audience … ah I’m gay. One of his fans said that Anderson doesn’t admit he is gay because he reports in regions like the Middle East, Africa, Asia where you would be a target if they knew you where gay, these are the same people who want the military personnel to serve openly gay. I guess they wouldn’t care if soldiers would be targets since most serve in these countries and live among the population and they don’t have bodyguards protecting them.

  65. 65
    squattmunkie Says:

    Didn’t like this story AT ALL! You don’t know what Anderson is, so leave him alone. He hasn’t done anything bad to anyone. He gives great reports on CNN! Nothing like the hate garbage from Fox.

    SO JUST LEAVE HIM ALONE! Have some respect, don’t become trashy like perez hilton, or I’ll just read at radaronline ONLY.

  66. 66
    jj Says:

    @alex: Uh…the soldiers are carrying guns, are trained to kill and go around in coordinated units. Anderson is carrying a mike and a camera. Anyway, the soldiers are not famous public figures. They aren’t going to be walking around with a sign saying “I’m gay” on their uniforms, so the population of those nations won’t know who their partner at home is. Getting rid of DADT is about being able to be out to the people they are serving with and able to walk around with their partner at home without geting kicked out of the service because someone informed on them. They will have the right not to discuss their sexuality unless they want to, instead of the old system where you were asked up front if you were gay or the new one where you are asked if you are gay if you are investigated. Anderson lives openly in his regular life and has the right to share what he wants to with the public.

  67. 67
    tim Says:

    @teresa: If he’s talking about someone’s personal life on the news it’s because the person has made a public spectacle of themselves, misused power or public money, violated the law, or has involved themselves in some scandal that contradicts the version of their personal life they themselves had chosen to trot out and display for the public to sell their political campaign and policies. There’s nothing wrong with being gay and he’s never lied about it, so I don’t see how this is remotely related to things like some “family values” politician cheating on his wife with some man or woman he put on the public payroll.

  68. 68
    marie Says:

    @alex: You have a good point.
    Anyway, more he wants to hide more he attracts media attention. (Of course, there is many gay celebrities in many fields and their privates lifes aren’t in newspapers each week.)

  69. 69
    Hey Says:

    OMG they look so scary…

  70. 70
    Guinnesstobroadwaywithmendeljj Says:

    His work on Hurricane Katrina was extra-ordinary. He commands professionalism, and he is hot gay or not. He is an exceptional journalist that goes where no journalist goes. He deserves respect, not what JJ bylines gave. We are not stupid, just curious jared!! And I guess you “haven’t made it until you have been on jared”!

  71. 71
    blah Says:

    Sucks for women that he is gay, but what ever makes him happy. I love anderson cooper and I think his personal life is no one’s business.

  72. 72
    reggie Says:

    @Umm…we do know this, Anderson was in Paris last week, his bf is from Paris and it follows that the guy probably was on the trip with him–the timing of the Twitter post is not really a big deal.

  73. 73
    anna Says:

    JJ, American military personnel serve in over 80 countries around the world, most live on bases but do go to local towns for entertainment and recreation , especially when they have days off and they don’t walk around in full gear strapped with guns with their unit, even in war zones like Iraq the reason the surge was successful was because American solders lived with their Iraqi counterparts in the same units among the local people. Anderson Cooper may have a mike, someone else has the camera, he also has very well armed men protecting him, no major reporter, especially a anchor that works for a major News organisation would go any where to do reporting without a security assessment and security guards, the lawyers and insurance people at CNN wouldn’t allow anything less, so stop pretending Anderson is some freelance reporter that lives among the population of these countries, the couple of times he has reported from Iraq or Afghanistan he was embedded with soldiers and had massive security with him when he set one foot off the American base. Jewish and women reporters are more targeted then any other, you don’t see them hiding who and what they are, Anderson Cooper is just a coward, he writes a book about his private life and career, goes on a publicity tour, talks about his wacky mother, father’s death, brothers suicide but never mentions that he likes men, he does gay issues on his show but has never admitted to his viewers that he is gay, even when he guest hosts or goes on all those entertainment shows, like Ellen and Oprah he pretends he his straight, Supposedly he lives openly because he is seen walking some where with a man, even though he is never showing any affection, holding hands, a kiss, has never shown up with a male date to any event, has never talked openly about being gay in interviews or on his show or in appearances but he lives openly, sign

  74. 74
    PUffy poppy Says:

    Cooper and Gaaay Biker are wearing the same undies with their hearts on their arses. Cooper gets around and he has quite alot of STDS. Love how he acts like he isn’t a Flamer!

  75. 75
    PUffy poppy Says:

    Dandy Anderson is creepy and he likes some real kinkayyyy things in his boudouir. I can’t believe he is not OUTED yet.

  76. 76
    PUffy poppy Says:


  77. 77
    Anderson's girl Says:

    Why is Anderson a coward for not coming out??? Its his life and if he doesn’t want to come out he shouldn’t have to. He’s living his life the way he wants to. And what he wrote about in his book was already public knowledge. His mother had already wrote about the deaths of Carter and Wyatt.

  78. 78
    Anderson's girl Says:

    Puffy Poppy, just curious, but what kind of kinky stuff does Anderson like and how do you know he likes kinky stuff???

  79. 79
    Mark Says:

    Anderson doesn’t live openly gay. If he was why was he distancing himself from Cesar at LAX last year, at Diller Oscar Party, arrives separately from Cesar at the fasion show (yes, there is a pic of Anderson arriving alone). Why does he always attend events alone instead of with a date? He seems to make it seem being gay is something to be embarrassed about and that it might affect his career, which I find ironic when he was covering the bullying of the 11 year old who committed suicide.

    But it his life and what he wants to do.

  80. 80
    You must be joking... Says:

    First off, I don’t care if he’s gay and don’t think it’s his “responsibility” to share that with the world. Second….what the he** is in that bag he’s carrying and why the big frown????

  81. 81
    You must be joking... Says:

    Oh, and I agree, what JJ posted about “butt twittering” is juvenile and totally beneath anything I would have expected. Totally classless JJ! Especially when you have so many oportunities to be snarky on other celebs and don’t. Something personal against the grey fox JJ?? Did he stand you up for a date or something? When you make those backhanded comments about about someone with some class like Anderson be prepared to get some sort of backlash of the same calibre. Grow up Jared. Rant over.

  82. 82
    TRUTH HURTS. Says:

    Everyone says he is gay, so he needs to come out. If you already know he’s gay. Why do he need to confirmed it? I don’t walking around telling everyone I’m straight. The people I invite into my bed know what I like and don’t like. Those are the people who need to know.

  83. 83
    tim Says:

    @Mark: He is out in his regular life, not in his public celebrity life. Red carpet events, paparazzi, etc are part of public celebrity life. The celebrities who are the more sane, intelligent ones with lasting careers are selective about what they share and set firm boundaries about how far the public gets into their life. They tell one thing, they withhold another. If Anderson and the many other glass closeted gays in TV news and entertainment want to come out publicly eventually that’ll be great, but they don’t have to do it before they’re ready and they are as free as anyone else to set their own priorities.

    Straight celebrities are evasive all the time about personal things. They conceal pregnancies. They get rumors started that they’re dating people they aren’t then play coy, and try to hide relationships with people they are dating. They conceal health conditions for as long as possible. They try to keep weddings a secret. It’s part of managing fame and career.

  84. 84
    ericc Says:

    Why are people getting so upset about the butt twittering comment? JJ just means that the phone might have been in AC’s back pocket when he sat down and it accidentally wrote something on his twitter. Yall have never accidentally called someone when your phone is in your back pocket. It is called butt dialing.

  85. 85
    dawne Says:

    Jennifer @ 06/27/2009 at 1:39 am God does not approve of homosexuals.
    Accept Jesus as your lord and savior and Lord Almighty will help you change.

    Oh, grow the eff up, will ya? If God didn’t approve of homosexuals he wouldn’t have created them!!! I can only wish one of your kids comes to you one day to tell you they are ‘different’………Also IF I RECALL, Jesus was not judgemental unlike the rest of you bible thumpers who use this as justification for your bigotry and righteousness. You don’t mind guns and bombs though do you……wonder what Jesus would think of those???????????? But that’s different, isn’t it???

    You pious phonies give Christianity a bad name, like I have always said if Jesus walked the earth again, I doubt he would be Christian. So go sit in your pew and spew your judgment and hatred in the name of God. What pathetic hypocrites!!!

  86. 86
    Gary Says:

    @Tim 3:10 PM how do you know Anderson is out in his regular life? Do you know him? Did he tell you?

  87. 87
    Louis Says:

    Just thinking about these two having sex is getting me off.

  88. 88
    hey u Says:

    75, did you give him an STD cuz how would you know b#tch.

  89. 89
    rachael Says:

    There nothing wrong with the butt-twittering comment? He posted weird tweets. If you can butt-dial, you probably can butt-tweet too. He’ll just have to remember now to lock his phone before putting it in his back pocket.
    Don’t understand why people are offended by that.

  90. 90
    rachael Says:

    ^ I should have read that more carefully. I can see how people were offended by the second paragraph.
    JJ he post those odd comment right after the show so I don’t think he doing anything to cause it beside pushing buttons by accident or put it in his pocket without locking the keys.

    But the butt-tweeting not offensive, set on your phone,unlocked, it can happen.

  91. 91
    omg Says:

    @rii: I have to agree. perez is mean and distasteful. I like coming to this site, as it does not do what Perez does which is draw disgusting pictures over a celebrity and there children.

    I have loved Anderson ever since he used to host that show The Mole. He is cute. . .and so what if he is gay. He looks happy and isn’t hurting anyone.

  92. 92
    hrhkat Says:

    Its pretty common knowledge hes gay, if you dont know that by now, then welcome to the internet because you are soooo late. Jared doesnt out people because he doesnt have too, its pretty obvious if someone is gay or not, when was the last time anderson was in a relationship with a woman that you believed in? dont worry ill wait.

    at least both are hot, although anderson could seriously use a tan…

  93. 93
    marie Says:

    Still in the public eye during last weekend ?

  94. 94
    mertz Says:

    anderson cooper is not a celebrity. his mother was more of a celebrity than her son. if you believe that then you can say that yes he is the son of a celebrity/public figure, but then he himself became a public figure because of his name sake and his job, but above all anderson cooper is a journalist/reporter. journalists, reporters, are not celebrities. there’s something really really wrong in the entertainment formula for everyone now to be considered a “celebrity”

    also just to end the argument, this site may share a similarity based on subject matter/content with perez, but this site is nothing like perez actually. jared doesn’t share his opinions with us constantly. sometimes he does, but he mostly just relays the story if there’s a story or he talks about other matters like fashion, etc…thanks jared! love this site. always has the best pics. i’m not looking for flattering or unflattering pics. i mean the best well shot pics are mostly always on here.

  95. 95
    Gary Says:

    Doesn’t look like Anderson is trying to hide here.

  96. 96
    Genie Says:

    Soembody saids he’s bi-sexual, plus any way if he was gay wouldn’t these men they see him with would have said something by now ? Just a thought.

  97. 97
    Suppress your appetite Says:

    @hermit crab: :! : ! !: !:

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