Report claims Anderson Cooper is
preparing to announce he's gay on his talk show during February
According to Gawker.com,
Cooper will attend a Christmas party on Thursday with bar owner
and presumed boyfriend Benjamin Maisani.
“Daytime talk show Anderson is
having their first Christmas party tomorrow night, 15 December, at
the Russian Tea Room. Anderson Cooper is bringing Benjamin Maisani.
And introducing him as his 'boyfriend' to the staff,” an unnamed
tipster is quoted as saying. “The staff is prepping Anderson's
'coming out' show for the next sweeps. Check the ratings. They're
“Yes, Anderson's ratings
aren't that hot, but aren't totally abysmal either,” Gawker
observed. “Also, they can't be that desperate since the show was
renewed for season two. But a bump in the ratings around sweeps time
sure would be great, and what better way than outing Anderson –
something journalists have been doing for years to great effect.”
Forty-four-year-old Cooper, a perennial
on gay glossy Out's annual list of the most powerful and
influential gay people in America, has neither confirmed nor denied
rumors that he's gay.