BFFs Anderson Cooper And Andy Cohen Almost Dated, But Were Too Incompatible

anderson-cooper-andy-cohen-gay-bffs-featPower gays Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen revealed they originally met after being set up on a date, but knew they’d make better friends than lovers after just one phone call.

The hilarious detail came out recently on an episode of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, where Cooper and Cohen discuss that fateful first call with special guest Kelly Ripa.

“We had a phone call to talk before we actually went out on a date… and both of us decided, based on that phone call, ‘we’re not going to go on a date,’” Cooper laughed.

Of course the one detail the pair left out of the story was what brought them to that conclusion so quickly. Perhaps it has something to do with the last revaluation Cooper dumped on Ripa when the three appeared on WWHL together back in July, that he was “surprised” to learn Andy was a top?

Watch the video of the reveal below.

Anderson Cooper Responds To Anti-Gay Evangelist Larry Tomczak’s Gay Agenda Claims

RidiculistAnderson Cooper did not tear Larry Tomczak to shreds. 😦

The CNN anchorman minced few words when it came to a right-wing evangelist’s scathing Op-Ed which slammed him for “boasting” about his homosexuality.

Cooper addressed Larry Tomczak’s January 8 Christian Post Op-Ed titled, “Are You Aware of the Avalanche of Gay Programming Assaulting Your Home?” in a January 19 “Ridiculist” segment.

Saying he didn’t know what a “gay lifestyle” is, Cooper said he watched “I Love Lucy,” which is one of the “wholesome” television shows that Tomczak suggests parents let their children watch in lieu of “Modern Family,” “Glee” and other programs with promote a “gay agenda.” Continue reading

Speaking of Anderson Cooper’s Shade-Throwing…

Pictures1This one’s a bit way back. The typically well-tempered Anderson Cooper couldn’t let a snide remark from homophobic pundit Damian Goddard slip through the Twitter cracks, and just had to pull out the sassy Andy that I’m starting to relish.

First Cooper tweeted: ‘Watching @flash2gordon speak about being out and proud, he is incredibly courageous and inspiring.

Then: “Mr. Cooper, you seem a good man with a warm heart. But you are dead wrong on #homosexuality. #praying for you,” Damian wrote, practically begging for snark to come out of Anderson’s keyboard.

“@heydamo with that tie and pocket square combo I am praying for you too my friend”

LMAO! Oh dear, sweet Lord! I just can’t.

Neil Patrick Harris To Be People Magazine’s First Openly Gay “Sexiest Man Of The Year”?

Neil Patrick Harris 04Neil Patrick Harris is poised to take home People magazine’s title of “Sexiest Man of the Year” prize, NewYork Daily News reports.

People has never had an openly gay ‘Sexiest Man’ before,” one insider said. “It would certainly make news and generate buzz for the magazine. Plus, Neil is going to be hosting the Oscars. He’s in Gone Girl, he was just on Broadway. He’s also happily married with kids. He is having an amazing year.”

While I won’t deny Mr. Harris’ good looks and charm, I couldn’t help but think of other gay guys who might make equally strong contenders for the coveted title. Continue reading

Anderson Cooper Responds To Woman Who Says He Should Have Remained In The Closet

Pictures2CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on Wednesday responded to a woman who told him that he should have remained in the closet.

The 47-year-old Cooper came out in 2012 after ducking rumors for years.

Lexie (@twinkleeyes2817) describes herself as a 26-year-old dispatcher on her Twitter profile. The lover of “music, technology, food, outdoors, gym, movies, sleeping, chocolate and more” has 9 followers on the social media site.

“@andersoncooper,” Lexie tweeted, “The world wasn’t interested in hearing about your sexual preference and it didn’t stop you from sharing it with the world.”

“@twinkleeyes2817 thanks Lexie,” Cooper messaged back, “pls tell me where I can get my photo airbrushed like yours, It’s awesome and looks almost lifelike!”

LMAO! That is the best shut-up-your-mouth response I’ve ever seen. And I checked the woman’s profile; the airbrushed photo had disappeared. I guess Cooper’s barb stung her real bad. Someone should have warned her that gay men can like to have a serious case of Bad-Mouth-ism. Lol!

Some Celebrities Who Are Out And Proud

Check out the many celebs who are gay and don’t give a fuck who knows about it.

Ellen Page1 EllenPageJuno star Ellen Page gave quite a moving speech when she took the stage at the Human Rights Campaign’s inaugural gathering in Las Vegas last February. “I’m here today because I am gay,” she told the audience. “And because maybe I can make a difference, to help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility. I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission.”

Frank Ocean2 FrankAfter a reporter questioned Grammy-winning rapper Frank Ocean about some of his song lyrics in July 2012, Ocean posted his thoughts on the subject on his website. He detailed the love he had for another man when he was 19: “I won’t forget you. I won’t forget the summer,” he wrote. “I’ll remember who I was when I met you.” Critics and fans applauded the announcement, but the rap community — not so much. Fellow rapper T-Pain shared in an interview seven months later that certain artists refuse to work with Ocean because they’re homophobic. Continue reading

Bisi Alimi Debuts On The World Pride Power List 2014

This year’s World Pride Power List – which celebrates influential lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people – includes Russian and African activists, trans politicians, and CEOs of global companies. And Nigeria’s very own Bisi Alimi. This is the gay activist’s first appearance on the list, and he debuts at Number 77. Here’s an excerpt of the list (originally published on The Guardian), the few recognizable names I decided to put up in today’s post.

12. Jane Lynch, actor

Lynch, who plays Sue Sylvester in the TV show Glee, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last year.

24. Jodie Foster, actorJodie FosterFoster won best actress at the Golden Globes in 2012 for Carnage and, the next year, won the Cecil B DeMille award for outstanding contribution to entertainment. She has since directed episodes in the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black.

28. Anderson Cooper, broadcast journalist

Cooper is a journalist, author, anchor of CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360° and Vanderbilt. Last year, he received the Vito Russo award from GLAAD for his significant work promoting equality for the LGBT community. Continue reading