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 sure seems obsessed with Courtney Stodden. After coming to her defense earlier this week, Cooper once again rallied for Stodden on tonight's AC360, defending her right to pumpkin patch sexiness, expressing concern over her face, and even impersonating the titillating teen bride himself.
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."
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recently, we learned of the vast conspiracy to discredit the realness of Kim Kardashian's ass when Kim Kardashian fabricated the existence of such a conspiracy. And although no one asked her to, Kardashian tried to end the nonexistent controversy on her reality show last night by taking an x-ray that "proved" her the authenticity of her backside.
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.