Anderson cooper dating andy cohen

Globe-trotting, Emmy-winning journalist Anderson Cooper, the son of heiress and designer Gloria Vanderbilt, has long cultivated a steady persona, whether as an on-camera personality appealing to a broad range of TV viewers, or as a reporter in dangerous, war-torn regions persuading reluctant sources to open up to him.In either scenario, Cooper’s inquisitive, earnest approach feels tinged with a certain world-weariness — a savvy combination of birthright and experience that has propelled the 49-year-old New York native to the highest levels of his industry. “A lot of people come up and say, ‘I’d love to go out for a drink with you,’ ” Cooper said over the phone from New York City last week.

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Like, "Oh, look, Andy sat down with some Jelly Bellies, and he's having a little kiki right now." Anyway, you're not interviewing me, are you?

The pair, who have been friends for several years, bring that complex relationship to the stage Saturday for "AC2: Deep Talk and Shallow Tales" at the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. Often they've had a lot of pinot grigio or cocktails.

And between both of their shows (Cooper on CNN and Cohen on Bravo), AC-squared would rule the entertainment world. As the story goes, the two were set up on a blind date back in the day, but the date never even happened.

While on , Cooper revealed why he and Cohen never worked out.

We wanted to be very intimate and interactive, and the audience seems to go out for drinks before or even during show, so we like to lower expectations and raise alcohol consumption. A: A lot of women going out with their girlfriends or dragging their husbands or boyfriends to the show, and couples.

We show videos — things we never show on TV — and try to surprise each other with new material because we know each other’s stories so well.

Cohen enjoys making Cooper squirm and says the CNN anchor is "way funnier than I am onstage." "I'm normally very introverted. It's not a night of current events - although, if by current events you mean what's happening with Dorinda (from 'Real Housewives of New York City'), then there are lots of current events," Cooper says. "You don't even know - he says that word (Dorinda) phonetically. Lady Gaga, who is friends with both men, is in town this weekend for a Sunday show at Toyota Center. "It's nice to be able to travel around the country to great cities and meet people and do it with someone you're really friends with and be able to go out afterward and just have a really fun weekend.

There's no point in doing this if it's not fun for the audience and if it's not fun for us." ********** No Houston 'Housewives' Andy Cohen has spun "Real Housewives" into a global franchise that spans the world.

Cooper, of course, is the silver-haired CNN anchor and "60 Minutes" newsman who has interviewed presidents and visited war-torn countries.

Cohen, the "Real Housewives" wrangler, dishes nightly with celebrities on the Bravo talk show "Watch What Happens Live," hosts Fox's "Love Connection" reboot and has a Sirius XM channel, Radio Andy. It's clear amid the ribbing that these two are great friends.

Cohen admitted that he couldn't help himself when he blurted out "So, your mom's Gloria Vanderbilt!

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