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Anderson Cooper & Mary J. Blige: Nightlife Awards!

Anderson Cooper & Mary J. Blige: Nightlife Awards!

Anderson Cooper attends Paper‘s 7th Annual Nightlife Awards on Tuesday (September 27) at the Hiro Ballroom in NYC.

The 44-year-old talk show host came to support Ben Maisani, who won Best New Bar/Lounge for his NYC hotspot Bedlam. Congrats, Ben!!

Mary J. Blige, who covers the mag’s October Nightlife issue, asked the crowd what they would do if they had an extra hour and an extra day – she then belted out her single “25/8″ and other hits, including “Real Love” and “Family Affair.”

FYI: Mary‘s upcoming album, My Life II … The Journey Continues (Act 1) will be released November 21.

10+ pictures inside of Anderson Cooper and Mary J. Blige at Paper‘s Nightlife Awards…

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# 2

It’s unfortunate for anderson that his career went in the direction it did. He had a chance to be a legitimate media figure but he wanted to jump off the cliff to the left and we see where he is today.

To the man that linked a tax revolt to a sex act the pictures of him sure scream something.

# 3

Uhhh…..where is the picture that was taken of Anderson sitting next to his partner Ben Maisaini eating together? I don’t expect Anderson to tell us about his sex life but he can’t even acknowledge he’s ever been attracted to another human being at his age – and it’s not like it isn’t general knowledge he is gay. Not that that is any of our business and doesn’t affect his work, but he always speaks in the singular when he and Ben are about to start their fourth year together.

# 4

@James Woods: Tea bag as a verb already meant a sex act when early tea partiers used tea bag as a verb in their slogans. The link was already there, and a lot of people both on and off of cable news pointed it out and made many, many jokes before Anderson Cooper made one little double entendre. Tea partiers being clueless and not doing due diligence checks doesn’t make it anyone else’s fault that they made themselves look ridiculous and got laughed at. The self pity and attempt to falsely pin it on the gay guy has been absurd.

# 5

@Kelly: That photo of them eating wasn’t from the Paper event and it wasn’t taken by professional photographers who put their photos out for sale. It was a poor quality amateur photo taken at a restaurant by a customer.

# 6

@what?: @what? the point is Anderson enters the event alone where all the paps are whilst his partner of nearly 4 years waits for him inside. what is he embarrassed about? whatever.

# 7

@Kelly: Anderson Cooper was hosting a live new show when this awards event started and had a CNN celebratory event for Erin Burnett’s new show to put in an appearance at. Ben Maisani as a nominee and a person who does not host an evening newscast entered the event on time. Cooper entered the event later on when he was available.

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