Anderson Cooper Inadvertently Outed By Charity Auction

February 19th, 2007 // 34 Comments

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Anderson Cooper got sold like a piece of steely gray-haired taut meat in a charity auction. To a guy. I’m wondering if this was totally uncomfortable since we’re all pretty sure he’s in the closet cause he wants to be there, and if it’s made Anderson hate charity for rubbing it in that he’s not out.

Anderson Cooper, one of New York’s most eligible men, appeals to both genders. When a lunch date with the CNN anchor went on the block at the Puck Building the other night at the benefit for Bailey House, which helps AIDS victims, British bachelor Oliver Hicks bid aggressively and won the date for $21,000. Hicks, who shuttles between New York and Los Angeles, runs production company North Six. “The invitation allows him to bring a companion, but I have a feeling he will go solo,” said one source. “Anderson is cute,” said Hicks.

21K? That’s it? “I have a feeling he will go solo.” Will he turn to Mr. Hicks and be like “Ok, here’s the deal. I’m not out, because CNN needs the hayseeds in the Midwest to keep tuning in. So I’ll spring for dinner and let you blow me. How’s that? But sign this first.”

By J. Harvey
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  1. Jen

    Is there anyone who doesn’t think Coop is all about the boys?

  2. Mark

    Hopefully, for $21,000, this guy gets to at least stick his hand down the front of Andy’s pants.
    Did everyone catch Anderson’s interview with Kenny Chesney? When the two were wheeled out hidden together inside an equipment box. I was certain they were going to kiss.

  3. All I know is that slimy limey had best keep his paws off my boyfriend! Rich bastard!

  4. Elaine

    Hahaha, “I’ll spring for dinner and let you blow me”. I adore you J. Harvey.

    I really hope that they follow up on this story. Even if he wasn’t gay, I’m sure he’d still go out to dinner with this guy. It’s $21,000 for charity after all. Which is nuts. I personally wouldn’t pony up that much for a dinner…unless I was guaranteed some mindblowing, 12-hour-long sex with Anderson. Then I’d think about it, and probably do it.

    And Jen, I like to think that he’s not into the boys, or, at the very least, is bi. However, methinks that my desire to bang him may be influencing that opinion. I’ve never been into the silver foxes, but those blue eyes make me feel funny in my nether regions.

    Does anyone know, has he ever addressed the gay rumors or has he just kept quiet about it?

  5. go mr hicks!

    Mr Hicks is smiling right now!

  6. Someone

    Elaine, being an on the verge of obsessed Anderson fan, i have yet to read an article where he really denies it. what he typically says is something about him making a decision a long time ago to keep his personal life personal because he’s a journalist and needs people to see him as objective…..but usually he just side steps the question all together

  7. Jennifer

    He is going to propose to me because he loves women who are very mannish.

  8. heidi Caruso

    Whether Anderson Cooper is gay or not is no one’s business if he choses to be private about his private life. Since when do people’s private lives have no meaning when they are not infringing on anyone else’s?

  9. Natalie

    He’ll be worth every penny.

  10. nate

    he lives in chelsea and blew me once in a toilet

  11. Paul

    “Whether Anderson Cooper is gay or not is no one’s business if he choses to be private about his private life”

    When you choose to take a job that makes you a well known face in the media, and hang out with gay celebrities like Jake Shears and Amanda Lepore, it’s part of his JOB to let us in on his personal life. But by him not doing so, it seems to have only created more buzz and speculation. He’s a smart cookie.

    Plus he used to host a reality show called The Mole on ABC. Point proven that he wants to be more than a news anchor – he’s a celebrity.

  12. Cindy

    I think at the least that Anderson is bi…because in his book he says he always thought he and his brother would get married have kids and have a normal family life. And he still says he wants to be married and have kids someday. To me that shows he does like women.

  13. Harvey P.

    Anderson frequents gay bars and clubs in New York, and has dated guys in the past. He’s out in New York, just not in the mass media. Blame the hayseeds…

  14. anonymous

    If he is so out in NY how come there has been no man come forward and say they have been with him. Since this gossip is all over the place…seems to me someone would call his bluff if they are out there.

  15. anon

    Hello All:

    You may be interested to know that Mr. Cooper is cuttently taken. Anyone that circulates in his circles knows this.

  16. anon

    Did Anderson and his man ever have their lunch date?

  17. shannon

    I think it’s sad that Anderson continues to not address this issue, yes it’s his private life, but he could make a real difference for young gay guys, he could show he’s proud of who he is, instead his is hardly a profile in courage, its not like he needs this job on CNN, get real, he’s a Vanderbilt..literally. Too bad, he does not expect the the same candor in himself that he expects in his interviewees, oh and ive met Anderson, he is really hot.

  18. chris

    he looks like a deer caught in the headlights

  19. staRDUST

    I THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULDN’T SPREAD GOSSIP UNLESS THEY CAN BACK IT UO WITH PIX OF ANDERSON COOPER WITH EVEN ONE MAN. i REALLY HOPE THAT HE IS STRAIGHT FOR HIS JOB SAKE AND HIS TV CASREER IN THENEWS.

  20. staRDUST

    I THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULDN’T SPREAD GOSSIP UNLESS THEY CAN BACK IT UO WITH PIX OF ANDERSON COOPER WITHA MAN OR WOMAN.

  21. Mikey NYC

    Please…I saw Anderson Cooper pick up a 20 year old hot Latino boy at the Dave Barton Gym in New York City in Chelsea (NYC) a month ago so DON’T even start by saying this boy ain’t no fag.

    He’s as gay as he comes.

    The issue I have is he’s so ashamed of being gay he won’t come out. And you should have seen how he was walking. Like he had a stick up his ass, pretending to be butch. PLEASE, Mary.

    He’s a homo — who isn’t doing any of us other homos any good by keeping his gay ass in the closet.

    There. End of discussion.

    m.

  22. Dee

    Just wondering, I heard something about Anderson Cooper dating another news anchor person, I can’t remember his name. Does anyone know who I’m talking about it’s a man.

  23. Cialis

    Amazing site.
    Thanks, webmaster.

  24. ari

    Cindy, Anderson never said he wanted specifically to get married to a woman, never even said marriage actually, but rather that he imagined being them being uncles to each other’s kids.

    A straight man will just say he is not gay without discussing their private lives or who they date. So clearly he is gay.

  25. anon

    “If he is so out in NY how come there has been no man come forward and say they have been with him?”

    No woman has ever come forward either.

  26. Aryn

    I am angered by the fact that people have nothing better to do than analyze someone else’s love life or preference. Anderson Cooper is a good person, reporter, and son. It doesnt even matter if he is gay or not.

  27. natasha

    i no you nice person and good guy only one thing ask you to like me like i like you nice parson like you never hate people
    I sended you my email on your other site so you can email me your picture why didnt you email me? try to be nice to people that love you.are you gay or straight? do u like womens because i dont think you dont like womens

  28. Natasha

    i no you nice person and good guy only one thing ask you to like me like i like you nice parson like you never hate people
    I sended you my email on your other site so you can email me your picture why didnt you email me? try to be nice to people that love you.are you gay or straight? do u like womens because i dont think you dont like womens

    Anderson cooper i love you cooper

  29. Natasha

    hello cooper baby i love you so much you boby is so hot you have nice ys and i m hot sex to i like you blu ys i need to see you fec and you nice skn you are hot sex man baby i need you love me like i ma love you

  30. Natasha

    holle anderson cooper 360 best name i love baby i love you baby YOU HAVE NICE SKN AND YOU BLU YS BOO I NEVER LET YOU GO YOU ARE MY BOO BABY PICK ME YOU SEE HOT SEX I MA PLS LOVE ME LIKE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH BOO YOU HAVE HOT BOBY SEX MAN LIKE YOU MAKE ME FEL GOOD I M A NOT KID 33 YEAR OLD HOT SEX BOBY

  31. Nizzle

    dude is gay as hell. don’t kid yourself. and it matters because he is a public figure.

  32. Lola

    Are really arguing about wether of not AC is gay? Of course the guy is. He has never once denied it and that is proof in itself. Not that I have a problem with it. He is a great journalist and a good guy.

    And yes there have been photos of him with another guy. I think maybe his boyfriend at the time. He thanked him in his book.

    “..in his book he says he always thought he and his brother would get married have kids and have a normal family life.”

    He has actually expressed his desirers to have a family. Just because he is gay doesn’t mean he can’t have kids.

  33. Ricky

    OK everyone, just back of my man Andy. I called dibs on him years ago, lol. Seriously is is probably the cutest, most handsome, adorable gentleman I have ever seen.

    Seriously just look at that face and smile. CUTE AS A BUTTON!

    Well not so much in the picture on here, lol, but that face he made is just goofy and I love it. lol

  34. Laura

    I and apparently most people only care about his sexual orientation b/c we dream of some day seducing him! He is hot! His business is his own and he is not required to be a poster boy for the gay cause if that is not what he wants to do. He does plenty of good in the world. All the people who want him to come out to help the gay cause are overstepping themselves and being selfish.
    He is fantastic. Whoever he is with is LUCKY!

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