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Anderson Cooper & Longtime Partner Benjamin Maisani Split After 9 Years Together

Anderson Cooper has confirmed that he and longtime partner Benjamin Maisani have split after nine years together.

Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago,” the 50-year-old news anchor confirmed to Just Jared in a statement. “We are still family to each other, and love each other very much. We remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together.”

The last photos we have of Benjamin and Anderson are from over the summer when they went on a star-studded vacation together with some celeb friends.

Anderson made his breakup statement after reportedly being photographed with Dallas radiologist Victor Lopez on his private Instagram.

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Elton John Shines at Farewell Tour Announcement in NYC

Elton John is all smiles as he gives a performance on stage during his press event on Wednesday afternoon (January 24) at the Gotham Hall in New York City.

The 70-year-old entertainer chatted with Anderson Cooper during the event to announce his three-year long Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Elton John

“Performing live fuels me and I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play to audiences across the globe,” Elton said. “I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour. After the tour finishes, I’m very much looking forward to closing off that chapter of my life by saying farewell to life on the road. I need to dedicate more time to raising my children.”

It was also announced that Gucci will exclusively be designing the entire wardrobe for the tour.

Tickets for the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour go on sale starting on February 2, 2018.

FYI: Elton is wearing a Gucci suit.

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Anderson Cooper Explains Why He Walked Out of the New 'Star Wars' Movie!

Anderson Cooper made a fun appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday evening (January 2) in New York City.

The 50-year-old CNN News anchor discussed U.S. politics, international politics, hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve live broadcast with Andy Cohen and revealed why he walked out of Star Wars: The Last Jedi after just 45 minutes.

“I actually saw it last night, I walked out,” Anderson revealed. “I know, I’m sorry. I have a lot going on, I had a lot of work to do and a lot on my mind.”

“It wasn’t a protest, I’m going to see it again,” Anderson added when the audience gasped. “I had too much in my head. About 45 minutes in I said, ‘I’m not giving this the attention it deserves.’”


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Keith Urban Made Some Naughty Jokes on CNN's New Year's Eve Show!

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman made an appearance on CNN’s New Year’s Eve show on Sunday (December 31) and he had some naughty things to say!

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen asked Keith what he got for Nicole for Christmas and he said, “I gave Nic a backpack, some amazing jewelry, and umm, things we can’t talk about.”

When Andy asked what the temperature was in Nashville, Keith said, “Well, there’s only one ball dropping tonight!”

Nicole reacted in shocked and said she was “taking over” the interview after this.

Later in the interview, Nicole threw some shade at Andy when he asked her about the infamous meme of her clapping. “I wish that there were more important things to be concerned about instead of clapping. That would be what I would say,” she said.

Anderson Cooper Reveals His Heated Clothes for New Year's Eve!

Anderson Cooper will be in Times Square once again to celebrate New Year’s Eve on his CNN special and he will be wearing heated clothing to keep warm in the frigid cold!

The 50-year-old television host took to Instagram Stories to show off the clothes while in his hotel room overlooking Times Square.

Anderson bought a heated vest with a battery, a heated balaclava (which is a ski mask), heated underwear, heated gloves, and heated socks. He also gave a shout out to the company that he purchased the items from.

The co-host for the evening is Anderson‘s longtime friend Andy Cohen.

“I do want to point out that I got here on time. It’s 5:45 and Andy‘s not here yet. He stopped for pizza apparently. I’m like, really?!” Anderson said before walking into Andy‘s room and finding him in his long underwear.

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