It’s no coincidence that Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper both have the week off this week. They jetted down to Rio last weekend for the tail end of the Carnival celebration. On Saturday the pair (and possibly Anderson’s boyfriend Ben Maisani though some sources say he is not there just like last time) attended Sapucai (Culver City) 2013 a huge parade with spectacular floats and ginormous ornate carnival costumes. There is a large grandstand for viewing and corporations reserve portions of prime seating for their invited guests who all wear their logos. The best seats are owned by Devassa, a local popular beer company. Humorously, the gay male posse was adorned in yellow t-shirts with a naked woman logo on the front. But wait! There’s more… Continue reading »
Broadcasting & Cable is reporting that Michael Strahan has been signed to replace Regis Philbin on the new season of Live With Kelly! After 59 guest hosts sat in the vacant chair, it seems the final decision has been made. I’m quite pleased with this selection. Michael is hilarious with Kelly and the two of them have great chemistry. His gigantic size next to tiny little Kelly is its own comedy. Michael was apparently seen leaving NBC smiling and happy today. The new season debuts on September 4th.
Who were y’all wanting to see get the job?
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I asked someone to translate the Croatian video I postes in conjuction with a story about Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen being in Croatia. That translation has now arrived. I am wondering if the paparazzi narrating the story reads my blog becuause they seem to really want the two Andys to be there together. The amusing translation is below. Although they know about Ben, they clearly did not recognize him on the boat or Mark Consuelos who they seem to think may have been a body guard for the “famous trio” of Anderson, Kelly and Andy. Unfortunately, since I posted the video here as a US Exclusive, one of the big boys appears to have purchased the video as it is no longer available. I’m posting the translation here anyway, though I am disappointed the video is gone.
BTW, Both Anderson and Ben were caught by paparazzi this morning outside Anderson’s cute apartment that was once a firehouse. It seems they are just fine.
See the full (and humorous) translation on the next page.
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So I woke up this morning to a hot exclusive in my email about the Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen trip to Croatia. (Special thanks to Jarenov). Sometimes, boys and girls, we don’t get what we wish for. It seems that Ben Maisani is on the Croatian trip with Anderson after all. In the video above you can clearly see Ben as well as Anderson, Andy, Kelly and Mark aboard the super yacht Princess Iolanthe in the city of seaport of Dubrovnik, Croatia. I know, I know, not what we were hoping for. Update: Apparently the Diane Von Furstenberg was also on the trip. What a group!
It appears that the Croatian paparazzi (who knew?) got a bit to close to the boat and Mark Consuelos opted to jump off the fancypants yacht and chase them away! One of their crewmen (the captain?) runs behind him. How macho! It appears the bushes were full of paparazzi as the group attempts to get a taxi. After unsuccessfully attempting to get a taxi the group heads back to the yacht. On the way back several tourists and some paparazzi approach the clan with iPhones and TV cameras respectively and ask how they are enjoying Croatia. None of the group responds despite a voice begging for “just one sentence.” Later in the video, the reporter is heard discussing the fact that Anderson Cooper recently came out publicly as a gay man and that gay marriage is illegal in most of the US. (This is my translation and I don’t speak Croatian. I do know a little Romanian, which is not even remotely similar… so take it for what it’s worth)
More pictures on the next page…
Remember the pictures of Anderson Cooper’s boyfriend, Ben Masisani, kissing some random dude that I posted the other day? Well there have been a few developments. First of all, I said when I posted the pictures that Ben’s smoochmate seemed to be looking into the camera in most of the photos. As if he knew the photographer was there. The pictures were also taken in a very public park. This raised a lot of suspicions for me.
Here’s what I have pieced together. According to Naughty But Nice Rob over at Huff Po, Anderson and Ben were spotted working out together on the Saturday morning before the pictures were released on Sunday, but they were not doing much if any talking. Sometime later, either Saturday afternoon or Sunday, Anderson left on vacation with…ARE YOU READY? My ex- BF Andy Cohen! (read about our break-up here) I know! I am so excited! This is the relationship we have been hoping for!
While some sites are reporting that Anderson was with Ben, or that Anderson is on a group vacation, what I have determined is that the group is a foursome. And that the foursome is Andy and Anderson (/swoon) and Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos. Anderson and Andy both posted the same Croatian sunset on Instagram yesterday and then Anderson posted a pic of Andy right afterward saying, “Guess who just posted the same sunset as me?” YAY! Andy and Anderson viewing the sunset together. Anderson also tweeted a pic with Kelly Ripa. I chose to post a pic of Mark Consuelos here because well, my Lord, how lucky is Kelly Ripa to be with Anderson, Andy, and Mark! I die!!!
So do you think that Ben’s pics were released as an F U to Anderson for going on vacation with someone else? I dunno, but I’ll keep you posted when I do.