Anderson Cooper will not get a third season of daytime talk show, Anderson Live!
The show, unable to bring in huge ratings, will officially end the Summer of 2013. The Warner Brothers studios released this official statement on Monday,
“We are extremely proud of Anderson and the show that he and the entire production team have produced. While we made significant changes to the format, set and produced it live in its second season, the series will not be coming back for a third season in a marketplace that has become increasingly difficult to break through. We will continue to deliver top-quality shows throughout next summer.”
Following the news break of his show’s demise, Anderson followed up with his own official statement thanking his viewers and being grateful for the opportunity._______READMORE
Anderson Cooper speaks for the first time about his coming out as “a gay man and proud” on his day time talk show.
Anderson says, “I’ve always been out to my coworkers and stuff,” Cooper told guest co-host Kristen Chenoweth. “It’s just not something I talked about publicly because as a reporter I didn’t think it was appropriate. It didn’t seem part of my job.”
As for what eventually inspired him to officially come out, Cooper reflected on the importance of “visibility,” saying he thought “the tide of history only moves forward when everyone is fully visible.”
He added: “I didn’t want to send a message that there was anything I was ashamed about or unhappy about or not comfortable with.”
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, 45, has revealed what many have suspected for quite some time now. He is gay!
In an open letter to his longtime friend Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast he says, “The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.”
On why he waited so long to share the news he says, “As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn’t matter.” _______READMORE