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Anderson Cooper Doesn't Think Reporters Should Vote

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.”

Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt Premiere 'Nothing Left Unsaid'

Anderson Cooper poses alongside his mother Gloria Vanderbilt while at the premiere of Nothing Left Unsaid on Monday (April 4) at Time Warner Center in New York City.

The 48-year-old reporter and his mother were joined at the premiere by Andy Cohen, Gayle King, Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos.

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The HBO documentary follows Anderson and Gloria as they discuss their notable family’s history. The pair are also about to release a book about their family titled “The Rainbow Comes and Goes.”

15+ pictures inside from the Nothing Left Unsaid premiere…
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Anderson Cooper Tells Donald Trump He's Using the 'Argument of a Five-Year-Old' (Video)

Anderson Cooper shut down Donald Trump while discussing the unflattering photo he retweeted of his opponent Ted Cruz‘s wife.

“I thought it was a nice picture of Heidi,” the Republican presidential candidate said during the CNN Town Hall on Tuesday night (March 29) in Milwaukee, Wis.

“Come on, you’re running for president of the United States,” Anderson replied.

“Look, I didn’t start it,” Trump said, to which Anderson responded, “Sir, with all due respect, that’s the argument of a five-year-old.”

“It is not!” Donald replied. Anderson continued, “The argument of a five-year-old is, ‘He started it’!”

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Kathy Griffin Gives Anderson Cooper a NYE Spray Tan! (Video)

Anderson Cooper shows off his new spray-tanned face while hosting a New Year’s Eve special live in Times Square on Thursday (December 31) in New York City.

The 48-year-old journalist’s co-host Kathy Griffin told him to hold two spoons over his eyes and surprised him by spraying his face with the tanner.

“In case you thought you were too pale,” Kathy said. “Ladies and gentlemen, Anderson Cooper has been spray-tanned. We’re live from Rio! We are live from Rio in the hot sun!”

Watch the funny moment below!

Taylor Schilling, Zachary Quinto & More Help Honor At CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute!

Taylor Schilling strikes a pose on the red carpet while attending the 2015 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute held at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday (November 17) in New York City.

The 31-year-old Orange is the New Black star was joined by Zachary Quinto, Neil Patrick Harris, Anderson Cooper, Victoria Justice, Kelly Ripa and her hubby Mark Consuelo, Chris Noth, Kathy Griffin, Andra Day, Sharon Stone and Bethany Mota at the event, which honors everyday people making extraordinary contributions around the world.

“I had the great honor of presenting one of the @CNNHeroes Awards tonight,” Neil tweeted. “So inspiring, empowering, amazing. Please watch and support.”

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute will broadcast globally at 8pm ET on CNN on Sunday (December 6)!

FYI: Taylor is wearing a Vionnet dress, Rauwolf clutch, Christian Louboutin shoes and Bavan jewelry.

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Anderson Cooper & Matthew Morrison Couple Up At Elton John AIDS Fund Benefit 2015!

Anderson Cooper holds hands with his handsome boyfriend Benjamin Maisani while hitting the red carpet at the 2015 Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Enduring Vision Benefit held at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday (November 2) in New York City.

The 47-year-old CNN anchor and his partner were joined by Matthew Morrison and his girlfriend Renee Puente, Kiefer Sutherland, Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Matt Lauer, Andy Cohen, Padma Lakshmi, Cicely Tyson, Whoopi Goldberg, Susan Lucci, Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria, Michael Stipe, Judith Light, and Elton John and his love David Furnish.

“I’m proud of what we’ve done, but the journey is not complete. I won’t be proud until the journey is complete,” Elton said at the event (via Fox).

“We’ve come so far with treatment that actual treatment is prevention. You can reduce the load virus so low now in someone’s body that the risk of passing it on to someone else is practically zero,” David added. “What hasn’t changed is the mindset associated with knowing your status and testing and then living a positive happy life if you are HIV-positive and staying on the medications.”

40+ pictures inside of Anderson Cooper, Matthew Morrison and others at the benefit…More Here! »

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Anderson Cooper & Boyfriend Benjamin Maisani Bring Their Good Looks to NYC's amfAR Gala 2015!

Anderson Cooper poses alongside his handsome boyfriend Benjamin Maisani while hitting the red carpet at the 2015 amfAR Inspiration Gala held at Spring Studios on Tuesday (June 16) in New York City.

The 47-year-old CNN anchor and his partner were joined by their pal Andy Cohen, Sandra Bernhard, Brad Goreski, Ellen Barkin, Billy Eichner, Tyson Beckford, and Alex Lundqvist at the event benefiting amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.

This is the second time that Anderson and Benjamin have walked the red carpet together for a big event. Their first appearance was made last month at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards.

20+ pictures inside Anderson Cooper, Benjamin Maisani and others at the 2015 amfAR GalaMore Here! »

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