Anderson Cooper Had No Idea This Bit on Terrible Coworkers Was About Him

Andy Cush · 11/13/14 02:43PM

Anderson cooper generally uses AC360's "RidicuList" segmentto skewer a weird local news story or a public figure's bizarre behavior. This week, he didn't realize his staff had instead written it about the awful scented candle on his desk until it was too late.

Anderson Cooper Sticks Up for Child Bride Courtney Stodden

Matt Cherette · 10/25/11 03:24AM

On Sunday, child bride Courtney Stodden seductively sauntered to a scintillating Santa Clarita pumpkin patch with her hoary husband, Doug Hutchison. But before the couple could consummate the trip, they were pulled aside and precluded from purchasing any pumpkins due to the prurient nature of Courtney's clothing. On tonight's AC360, Anderson Cooper defended Courtney and her right to flaunt her "crack-o-lantern" when he put her jealous haters on his "Ridiculist."

Anderson Cooper's Lustful On-Air Plea for 'Sweet, Pasty Flesh'

Matt Cherette · 09/14/11 09:41PM

On tonight's AC360, Anderson Cooper punished himself for being too into himself by putting himself on his own Ridiculist and then claiming his vanity explosion was the result of his obsession with his brand new Madame Tussauds wax figure. Said Cooper: "This is about nothing more than my love for sweet, pasty imitation flesh—and yes, I look forward to that line being taken out of context." Oh Andy, it was my pleasure!

Watch Anderson Cooper Go Off on Kate Gosselin

Matt Cherette · 09/06/11 09:43PM

On yesterday's penultimate episode of Kate Plus 8, America's favorite child exploitation expert took all her kids (plus a babysitter and her bodyguard/boyfriend) on a road trip. Fun! But then the children dared to actually eat the pizza they were given, leaving none for the salad-phobic bodyfriend, and Kate went even more ballistic than she did while camping with Sarah Palin. So crazy, in fact, that Anderson Cooper spent a segment on tonight's AC360 dissecting just how horrible a person Kate Gosselin really is.

Anderson Cooper Thinks Snooki Is a Great News Anchor

Matt Cherette · 09/01/11 01:50AM

Snooki made her debut as a news anchor today on some AOL site that hasn't yet been renamed "HuffPost [Subject]." And while we're still deciding if the Jersey Shore star has a knack for reportage, she's definitely got a fan in Anderson Cooper, who spent a few minutes on tonight's AC360 fawning over his "little cutie Couric." Video of the segment is above.

Watch Anderson Cooper Lose It on Live TV

Matt Cherette · 08/18/11 12:18AM

Before signing off each night, Anderson Cooper concludes AC360 with a segment called the "Ridiculist," during which he comments on some trivial bit of news or pop culture. It's a chance for Cooper to show off his less serious side, but he took things to a whole new level tonight when his own joke about French actor/plane urinator Gérard Depardieu caused him to giggle uncontrollably for a minute or so on live TV. Video of Andy's laughing fit is above.

Anderson Cooper Gives Snooki's Novel a Dramatic Reading

Matt Cherette · 07/13/11 01:42AM

On tonight's AC360, Anderson Cooper did the unlikely: He made himself the subject of his "Ridiculist" segment, all because he'd previously doubted the literary talents of Jersey Shore's Snooki, who signed a second book deal today. But since Gorilla Beach won't be out until next May, Cooper instead took out a copy of Snooki's first novel, A Shore Thing, and finally gave it the dramatic reading it's always deserved.

Anderson Cooper to the Real Housewives: Stop Singing!

Matt Cherette · 06/30/11 03:26AM

Given his well-documented affinity for NeNe Leakes, it should come as no surprise that Anderson Cooper is quite fond of Bravo's Real Housewives series, a fact he finally admitted this week. But even a superfan like Cooper had to acknowledge the tragedy that is Countess LuAnn de Lesseps' new music video, which—along with the other pop star wannabe Housewives—served as the subject of his "Ridiculist" segment on Wednesday night's AC360.

Watch CNN's Sanjay Gupta Make the Worst Segue Ever

Matt Cherette · 12/21/10 12:12AM

Tonight, Dr. Sanjay Gupta hosted Anderson Cooper 360 in Cooper's stead. After Cooper sees the way Gupta began things, however, he may not ask him back. Inside, watch Gupta accidentally call Cooper a pedophile during a segue gone horribly awry.