Anderson Cooper 'Passes' On Outing

Anderson Cooper made the cover of Out Magazine last year-well, a mask bearing his image, at any rate. Aaron Hicklin's Power issue was making the point that the CNN anchor was widely known in media circles to be gay, but avoided any public acknowledgment of his sexuality. The magazine, which ranks Cooper the third most powerful gay in America, tested the silver-haired TV journalist again this year, asking whether he'd pose for the cover. "Thanks for thinking of Anderson for this issue but we are going to pass," responded his publicist. (After the jump, last year's cover.)

Anderson Cooper 'Passes' On Outing