The 49-year-old CNN anchor gave a tour of his vacation home in Brazil while on a trip there with partner Benjamin Maisani and their friend Andy Cohen. The home is in the town of Trancoso.
“Within a day I was fantasizing about buying a house there. Ben thought I’d lost my mind, and Andy, who is encouraging about almost everything, thought I was nuts, too. I’ve worked in 70 countries and traveled to even more, and I’ve never seen anything like Trancoso,” Anderson said.
While he can’t travel to his vacation home as much as he’d like, Anderson makes sure to keep a photo of the retreat in his New York office. “Just knowing that my house exists makes me happy,” he said.
Anderson Cooper‘s interview with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is going viral after he called her out for hypocrisy over her stance on LGBT issues.
The politician has said that she is championing the gay community following the Orlando shooting, though she was against marriage equality when it was an issue in the courts.
“I talked to a lot of gay and lesbian people here yesterday who are not fans of yours and said that they thought you were being a hypocrite, that you for years have fought—you’ve basically gone after gay people, said that in court that gay people simply by fighting for marriage equality were trying to do harm to the people of Florida. Do you really think you’re a champion of the gay community?” Anderson said.
“I’ve never said I don’t like gay people,” Bondi responded. She also said that she never said gay marriage would “harm” the people of Florida.
“The hotline that you’ve been talking about on television, which allows family members and spouses of the dead to get information, which is incredibly important, and I appreciate you talking about on the air, had there been no gay marriage, no same-sex marriage, you do realize that spouses—there would be no spouses, that boyfriends and girlfriends of the dead would not be able to get information and would not be able to visit in the hospital here. Isn’t there a sick irony in that?” Anderson added.
Anderson Cooper and his mom Gloria Vanderbilt pose for a photo while appearing on an episode of Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night (April 28) in New York City.
The 48-year-old journalist also appeared on an episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that evening.
Anderson opened up on WWHL over rumors that he is being considered to replace Michael Strahan on Live! with Kelly & Michael.
“Listen, I love Kelly and I think that show is… Kelly is the heart and soul of that show and it’s going to go on and continue to be great and I wish Michael the best in his new endeavor,” Anderson said. “Look, I’m very happy at CNN. It would be a dream to work with Kelly, but nobody’s offering anything, so…”
Anderson Cooper On Co-Hosting With Kelly Ripa For ‘Live’ – WWHL
“@BookendsNJ thank you. It was an amazing turnout and so much fun!,” Andersontweeted after the book signing. “Is it weird that when I head to a book signing I always assume no one will actually show up to have their book signed?” he added.
Anderson Cooper says he does not plan on voting in the upcoming presidential election and doesn’t think other reporters should either.
“I don’t think reporters should vote,” the 48-year-old CNN anchor said on The Howard Stern Show. “A lot of reporters don’t vote. It’s a thing.”
“I’ve had the debate. There have been years where I have voted because sometimes I thought maybe I should. I’ve gone back and forth on it,” Anderson continued. “I don’t want to be influenced one way or the other. My role is to ask questions.”
“I honestly can’t remember,” Anderson said about his last time voting. “I don’t like feeling that I’ve taken a stand. I think [voting] is something [reporters] actively need to fight against and push against. It’s not my role.”