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Anderson Cooper Goes Shirtless with Partner Benjamin Maisani to Wash Elephants in Myanmar

Anderson Cooper and his longtime love Benjamin Maisani are putting their hot bodies on display in these photos from their trip to Myanmar!

The guys went to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp where they got the opportunity to wash and feed the animals.

“Got to feed and help wash old elephants today at #GreenHillValleyElephantCamp near Kalaw in #Myanmar. They have been rescued after decades working for the timber industry,” Anderson captioned a photo on Instagram.

“washing an old elephant at #GreenHillValleyElephantCamp in #Myanmar. A sanctuary for elephants rescued after decades working in the logging industry,” he captioned the picture of himself shirtless with the elephant.

Anderson and Benjamin were joined on the trip by their friend Pablo Raimondi.

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Taraji P. Henson & Octavia Spencer Team Up At CNN Heroes Gala 2016!

Hidden Figures co-stars Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer teamed up to hit the red carpet together while attending the 2016 CNN Heroes Gala held at the American Museum of Natural History on Sunday (December 11) in New York City.

The ladies were joined at the event by Neil Patrick Harris, Keegan Michael Key, Edward Norton, Idina Menzel, Danielle Brooks, Diane Lane and her daughter Eleanor Lambert, Laurie Hernandez, Megan Boone, as well as Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa.

“About to go onstage and present at the @CNNHeroes Awards,” Neil tweeted. “An unbelievably moving and inspiring night. So proud to be a part of positivity.”

The 10th annual show, hosted live by Anderson and Kelly, saluted everyday people doing extraordinary things to improve the world.

35+ pictures inside of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and others at the gala…More Here! »

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CNN Heroes 2016 - Celebrity Presenters List!

The annual CNN Heroes event is taking place tonight and will feature some celebrity appearances!

This year, 10 amazing men and women are being recognized in the live show, hosted by Kelly Ripa and Anderson Cooper.

Several celebrities are set to appear at the show and present to these amazing citizens.

Be sure to tune into CNN tonight (December 11) at 8pm EST for the live show! The show will re-air at 11pm EST.

Click inside for the full list of celebrity presenters expected to appear at the show…More Here! »

Madonna Dedicates Her Billboard Woman of the Year Award to Her Critics, Says They Made Her a 'Fighter'

Madonna strikes a powerful pose as she arrives at Billboard’s Women In Music 2016 Luncheon on Friday (December 9) in New York City.

The 58-year-old entertainer was honored at the event as Woman of the Year for many achievements this year – including extending her record as the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time in 2016.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Madonna

Madonna was introduced by close pal Anderson Cooper who gave a heartfelt tribute to the queen of pop.

Taking the mic, Madonna gave an extremely powerful and blunt speech where she described the hardships she faced before making it big in the music industry.

She recalled the abuse, bullying, and sexism she faced in her 30-year career.

“It’s not so much about receiving this award as it is having this opportunity to stand before you and say thank you,” Madonna said at the end of her speech. “Not only to the people who have loved and supported me along the way, you have no idea…you have no idea how much your support means. But to the doubters and naysayers and everyone who gave me hell and said I could not, that I would not or I must not – your resistance made me stronger, made me push harder, made me the fighter that I am today. It made me the woman that I am today. So thank you.”

You can read more from Madonna‘s speech on Billboard.com.

Also pictured inside: Rita Ora, Andra Day, Shania Twain, Idina Menzel, and Louise Roe arriving at the event.

FYI: Madonna wore a custom Gucci multicolored tiger silk jacquard suit with floral patches, a sequin embroidered anchor and “Euterpe” embroidered on the back.

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Anderson Cooper Reveals Why He Never Dated Andy Cohen

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen were set up on a blind date long before they were famous and they never actually made it to the date!

The 49-year-old CNN anchor says that he was talking to Andy, 48, on the phone before their date, but the Bravo host broke his “cardinal rule” of dating.

Andy and I were first set up on a blind date, which never happened because we had a phone call and after two minutes I said, ‘I’m not dating this guy,’” Anderson said on Watch What Happens Live. “He broke my cardinal rule … he mentioned my mom within the first four sentences of meeting me.”

Anderson appeared on the show alongside their mutual friend Kelly Ripa and they all brought their personal assistants along with them. Make sure to watch the video of the assistants revealing details about their bosses!

Click inside to watch a video from the episode… More Here! »

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Anderson Cooper Grills Trump's Campaign Manager Over His 'Irresponsible' Speculation

Donald Trump‘s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway made an appearance on Anderson Cooper‘s CNN show on Sunday night (November 6) and he grilled her about his “irresponsible” speculation of an FBI investigation.

After the FBI announced that it would launch another investigation into Hillary Clinton‘s emails, Trump speculated that the new findings would lead to criminal charges.

FBI director Jim Comey revealed that Clinton was again cleared of any criminal activity.

“It’s irresponsible for someone who might be President of the United States to be, in your words, ‘speculating’ about an active investigation when he has no actual facts,” Anderson said to Kellyanne, who responded by saying, “everybody speculated.”

“If everybody jumped off a bridge, doesn’t mean you should, too. Don’t you think it is irresponsible?” Anderson added.

With a smile, Kellyanne responded, “No, I don’t think he’s irresponsible.”


Cooper to Conway: Fine to speculate without facts?

Melania Trump Will Sit Down with Anderson Cooper in First Interview Since Trump Sexual Assault Accusers

Melania Trump will be sitting down with Anderson Cooper on Monday (October 17) for an interview, in the first sit down since her husband Donald Trump‘s sexual assault allegations from multiple women.

This will also be her first sit down since the Access Hollywood leaked audio because public.

Melania demanded a retraction from People magazine over their support coverage of one of the allegations.

The interview will air on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° this evening. Donald has long been critical of CNN and their coverage of him. Donald has often referred to the network as the “Clinton News Network.”