Uh...Was Anyone Else Aware That Anderson Cooper...

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Uh...Was Anyone Else Aware That Anderson Cooper...

Ansley Ansley
is Gloria Vanderbilt's son?

It certainly slipped past me. Why is this all of a sudden coming to light? Have I just been living under a rock for the past nine years?

(For those not in the know, the Vanderbilt name is a pretty big deal.)
09/19/2011
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Owl Identified Owl Identified
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
is Gloria Vanderbilt's son?

It certainly slipped past me. Why is this all of a sudden coming to light? Have I just been living under a rock for the past nine years?

(For those not in the know, the Vanderbilt name is a pretty big deal.)
I KNOW. I JUST REALIZED THIS AS WELL. Apparently we've been neighbors under the same rock?
09/19/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
is Gloria Vanderbilt's son?

It certainly slipped past me. Why is this all of a sudden coming to light? Have I just been living under a rock for the past nine years?

(For those not in the know, the Vanderbilt name is a pretty big deal.)
I didn't know this either. Was this supposed to be common knowledge before she appeared on his talk show?
09/19/2011
ThoughtsAblaze ThoughtsAblaze
You mean the Vanderbilts of Biltmore Estate (in Asheville) fame? :does some googling:

Holy wow - I had NO idea!
09/19/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
I KNOW. I JUST REALIZED THIS AS WELL. Apparently we've been neighbors under the same rock?
Well, shit. Who was in charge of the snacks? I feel woefully uninformed!
09/19/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by mandiegk
I didn't know this either. Was this supposed to be common knowledge before she appeared on his talk show?
I'm seriously thinking not. And good for him for not treading on the name, but can a girl not get a clue?
09/19/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by ThoughtsAblaze
You mean the Vanderbilts of Biltmore Estate (in Asheville) fame? :does some googling:

Holy wow - I had NO idea!
The one and the same...I know...I feel soooo behind! LOL
09/19/2011
indiglo indiglo
I saw him interviewed somewhere before, and they talked about his family. The person interviewing him asked him something like why does he work if he doesn't have to. He didn't seem to like the question, he said something like "everyone has to work", I think he doesn't want to rest on the family name or money, which is kind of nice.
09/19/2011
dv8 dv8
Yup, I knew. Did you know he hosted the reality TV show The Mole? Back then, he was an unknown and his only claim to fame was being Vanderbilt's son.
09/19/2011
WierdAl WierdAl
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
is Gloria Vanderbilt's son?

It certainly slipped past me. Why is this all of a sudden coming to light? Have I just been living under a rock for the past nine years?

(For those not in the know, the Vanderbilt name is a pretty big deal.)
Actually, Anderson Cooper has been reporting for twnty plus yrs. He started out on Channel One. Channel One is a tv news report shown to school kids. Thats where he started.
09/20/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by WierdAl
Actually, Anderson Cooper has been reporting for twnty plus yrs. He started out on Channel One. Channel One is a tv news report shown to school kids. Thats where he started.
Yeah..yeah..yeah, I know about Channel One. It was the most boring fifteen minutes of my life in school. I didn't start actually giving a flying two cents about the news until I became an adult and I still don't care for correspondants like Grace, Cooper and Beck. Though, to be fair Cooper is fair less of an arrogant bastard than Beck.
09/20/2011
slynch slynch
That's the only thing I knew about him.
09/20/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
is Gloria Vanderbilt's son?

It certainly slipped past me. Why is this all of a sudden coming to light? Have I just been living under a rock for the past nine years?

(For those not in the know, the Vanderbilt name is a pretty big deal.)
Yeah, I knew that. He mentioned it a few times when he was on CNN. He told a funny story about how he invited her for Thanksgiving and she said she'd "cook." He said hours late, a limo pulled up to the door of his home. There was a perfectly cooked turkey in there, no side dishes, no Gloria.

"Stood up on a holiday by my mom. Wow."

He's so cute, but... unavailable......
09/20/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
Nope, didn't know that.
09/20/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I... barely have knowledge of who Anderson Cooper is, and I also live under that rock because I also have only heard the name "Vanderbilt" and again, no clues. I guess I'll chip in on snacks? lol
09/20/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I... barely have knowledge of who Anderson Cooper is, and I also live under that rock because I also have only heard the name "Vanderbilt" and again, no clues. I guess I'll chip in on snacks? lol
You...missy...have two episodes to watch so that I can talk with someone about it...forget all about Anderson Cooper and his famously and sickeningly filthy rich mother.

My husband fell asleep and he won't let me tell him!!!!!!! PLEASE I'M DYING!!!
09/20/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I would marry that man if i could lol actually at first, I thought i didn't know that, but it does seem like a vaguely familiar fact.
09/20/2011
NaughtyButterfly NaughtyButterfly
Wow, I had no idea, but I haven't had TV for almost 3 years....
09/20/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Ms. Spice
I would marry that man if i could lol actually at first, I thought i didn't know that, but it does seem like a vaguely familiar fact.
Yeah, he's hot, huh? I'm pretty sure he "prefers the company of gentlemen." As my grandpa used to say.
09/20/2011
hjtee hjtee
I have known for years. I don't think it was a secret.
Actually, I think I was only about 15 or 16 when I found out. I've always loved him. He's such a sweet man.

Remember when he was reporting in Hurricane Katrina and he always blew away on live tv. They had to cut the feed to he could stand up and go inside?
09/20/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by hjtee
I have known for years. I don't think it was a secret.
Actually, I think I was only about 15 or 16 when I found out. I've always loved him. He's such a sweet man.

Remember when he was reporting in Hurricane Katrina and he ...
No, no I don't. I didn't watch a single stitch of coverage about hurricane Katrina. I had just turned 24, and I was running a business by myself by day and partying by night. There was no time for television. (Of course, I know the magnitude of the event. I just wasn't going to watch a consistent loop of coverage on the same five things over and over again.)
09/20/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
i've never heard of gloria vanderbilt
09/20/2011
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
The same Gloria Vanderbilt that is on the name of the same brand of jeans sold at Kohl's and other retailers?
09/20/2011
dv8 dv8
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Originally posted by wrecklesswords
The same Gloria Vanderbilt that is on the name of the same brand of jeans sold at Kohl's and other retailers?
Yes, that's her. She's a fashion designer.
09/20/2011
Wildchild Wildchild
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Originally posted by Ansley
Yeah..yeah..yeah, I know about Channel One. It was the most boring fifteen minutes of my life in school. I didn't start actually giving a flying two cents about the news until I became an adult and I still don't care for correspondants like ...
Wow, Did this guy dump you or something? Why are you so angry?
09/21/2011
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
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Originally posted by dv8
Yes, that's her. She's a fashion designer.
Huh, that's pretty interesting! I didn't know that. But I suppose it's where he gets his good looks from
09/22/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Yeah, he's hot, huh? I'm pretty sure he "prefers the company of gentlemen." As my grandpa used to say.
haha! yes, but a girl can dream right?
09/22/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Wildchild
Wow, Did this guy dump you or something? Why are you so angry?
The media is a really sore spot with me for a variety of reasons. And I hated being told I HAD to pay attention to Channel 1. It was usually followed by a question we had to write an essay on...it was just not what I wanted to be doing first thing in the morning. I really try to avoid newscasts like the plague these days.

And I'm not angry, I'm passionate.
09/22/2011
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