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Monday, April 7, 2008

Anderson Cooper’s Glass Closet Workout

posted by on April 7 at 10:45 AM

I love living at a time in history where a public figure can be v. v. gay, not address it in any direct way, but let everyone join in on the joke. He has a good sense of humor about this Physique 57 workout, but it is sort of unnerving that he won’t commit to “the lasso” or “the power pliť” or “the tricep can-can.” Whatever, Coops; I see you tugging on your t-shirt; I see you holding your arms in a triangle shape to broaden your upper body. STOP STR8 ACTIN’ and thrust, gurl.

What’s gayer(est)?

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OMG gayest thing ever, and i love it. anderson is FIERCE TRANNY HOTMESS all rolled into one

Posted by Cook | April 7, 2008 10:55 AM

Mary knew how to do jazz hands--that's not terribly straight acting--but he was afraid to do the exercises? C'mon Coop. Nobody's going to mistake you for Richard Simmons!

Posted by Michigan Matt (soon to be Balt-o-matt) | April 7, 2008 10:56 AM

And while we're at it, he also makes me "die of barfness."

Posted by Nick | April 7, 2008 10:57 AM

Oh Anderson,

It's one thing to stay in the closet when you're in college and relying on mom and dad to pay your health and car insurance, but when you're a fortysomething making millions? That's just pathetic.

I came out in college at age 18 in Arkansas for fuck's sake. Man, find your cojones.

The sad fact he's in the closet is such bollocks that for once I wouldn't hit it.

Posted by Original Andrew | April 7, 2008 10:58 AM

OK, he's cute and all that but he has the most annoying laugh ever.

Posted by PopTart | April 7, 2008 11:04 AM

When your mom is Gloria Vanderbilt, you can do or be anything you want...

Posted by Andy Niable | April 7, 2008 11:08 AM

Grow up, regardless of the closet. @4 I know rednecks that work for the game and fish commission that would do that exercise.

Posted by mickey in AR | April 7, 2008 11:10 AM

Oh, Coop.

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 7, 2008 11:11 AM

What other types of socks are you supposed to wear w/ long pants?

Posted by myrkco | April 7, 2008 11:25 AM

this made me so happy

Posted by adrian | April 7, 2008 11:26 AM

this "glass closet" thing is nothing new. watch charles nelson reilly on the match game sometime. gay jokes were a regular fixture on that show, and that was over 30 years ago.

Posted by brandon | April 7, 2008 11:40 AM

I don't care if he won't do Kelly's stupid exercises, I still love him.

Posted by JTContinental | April 7, 2008 11:41 AM

how about "giggling uncontrollably while refusing to do the workout"?

Posted by steve | April 7, 2008 11:51 AM

Man, Kelly Ripa is bendy. Her participants need to work on their form, though.

Posted by Aislinn | April 7, 2008 12:26 PM

and you KNOW that kelly knows. she's like the clued-in liberal arts major that gets a kick out of needling the uncomfortable closeted gay.

Posted by Judith | April 7, 2008 12:39 PM

Wow, look at those arms... Poe, we gonna throw down.

Posted by Jhell | April 7, 2008 12:49 PM

@ 15,

Ha ha OMG, you're so right. During those pelvic thrusts, I can totes picture Kelly looking over and saying "now Anderson, just pretend you're taking your boyfriend's smokin' kielbasa" then suddenly looking away with a 'whoops, did I just say that out loud?' expression while we hear the record scratch and the music stops.

Posted by Original Andrew | April 7, 2008 12:51 PM

He's got nice arms, I think he's Gay.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | April 7, 2008 2:42 PM

Wait -- are you saying CHARLES NELSON REILLY was gay? WHAT??? Next you'll be telling me that Paul Lynde was bent. I just can't believe this.

Posted by Fnarf | April 7, 2008 3:11 PM

An openly gay man or any man comfortable with his sexuality would have no problem with this stuff for God's sake! He may be prematurely gray, but he acts like a fifth grader. Sad.

Posted by bobbo | April 7, 2008 3:54 PM

"...and jazz hands, everyone"

Oh, Anderson.

Posted by Lesley | April 7, 2008 6:14 PM

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