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'SNL': Stefon (Almost) Marries Anderson Cooper On Bill Hader's Last Show

But Seth Myers swoops--and swoons in--to save the day.

Great final appearance for Stefon and Seth.


by Anonymousreply 17207/19/2013

Now that was 'Saturday Night Live' at its best!

by Anonymousreply 105/19/2013

God, that was painfully bad. Good luck to those two as they ditch the sinking ship.

by Anonymousreply 205/19/2013

How is it that Anderson Cooper manages to fuck up everything he's in. What a fame whore.

by Anonymousreply 305/19/2013

You're as good as dead now, R3.

Prepare to be savaged by the deranged Benderson fanbots.

by Anonymousreply 405/19/2013

I really don't see how they can continue. They're losing Bill Hader, Seth, Jason Sudeikis, AND Fred Armisten. Next year will be very different.

by Anonymousreply 505/19/2013

Do we know for sure that Sudekis is leaving?

I loved this last Stefon sketch. It was almost touching

by Anonymousreply 605/19/2013

[quote] Next year will be very different.

But Kenan Thompson and Bobby Moynihan will still be around, so we're still guaranteed tons of laughs next season.

by Anonymousreply 705/19/2013

Why won't Sudekis just leave? He was slated to the same time as Wiig and Samberg. Now he's supposed to come back in some capacity next season? He can't take over Weekend Update; he's not cut out for it. He's pure utility player.

by Anonymousreply 805/19/2013

that is a fucking hilarious!

by Anonymousreply 905/19/2013

Behind the scenes

by Anonymousreply 1005/19/2013

I'm really gonna miss Bill Hader. He was one of the most truly talented castmembers SNL has had in a long time. And the "Graduate" bit at the end was hilarious; I died when Stefon screamed out "SETH!". And I'd love to see Anderson Cooper host SNL some day.

by Anonymousreply 1105/19/2013

r10 Ugh--I checked out "Stefon"s twitter feed, and he re-tweeted a gif made for him by one of the Boston bomber's whackjob fangirls.

by Anonymousreply 1205/19/2013

They did a great job of populating the church with Stefon's previous club sightings.

by Anonymousreply 1305/19/2013

Direct link to the Hulu page, for the HuffPo-adverse:

by Anonymousreply 1405/19/2013

It was actually kind of funny.

by Anonymousreply 1505/19/2013

Sheldon Cooper and Howie Wallowitz get hitched. Great picture.

by Anonymousreply 1605/19/2013

the Stfon character was never funny. the guying playing him broke out of character too much. ugh

by Anonymousreply 1705/19/2013

R17. That's what made Stefon and Bill Hader even funnier.

Ever watch the Carol Burnett Show in the 1970s? Carol and Harvey Korman often broke character--and they were often hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 1805/19/2013

Bill Hader never knew what Stefon was going to say until he was reading the cue cards during the live show. Many of the jokes came as complete surprises to him, which is what made him crack up.

by Anonymousreply 1905/19/2013

[quote]Next year will be very different.

So, in other words, it has the possibility of actually being funny?

by Anonymousreply 2005/19/2013

Seth is not leaving until December.

They didn't make any sort of big deal over Sudeikis last night, so I guess he's not leaving either.

by Anonymousreply 2205/19/2013

[quote][R19], considers herself 'in-the-know' for repeating things that have been public knowledge for years and reposted on this and other boards thousands of times.

What a bizarre and bitter comment.

by Anonymousreply 2305/19/2013

Every party has a pooper, eh R17.

by Anonymousreply 2405/19/2013

I loved Stefon.

He. Had. Everything.

by Anonymousreply 2505/19/2013

Stefon was okay. Sort of funny. Many of the characters over the past several years were "okay." That's the problem with SNL. Even at its best it is still just "okay." Never bust a gut funny or very rarely so. It has not been "edgy" since the late 70's. Seriously. There have been some funny casts over the years and even THAT has been gone since the 90's mostly. The show is tired beyond words, was usurped by Mad TV years ago and even THAT show is now gone. The show is coming up on 40 years. Time to end it.

by Anonymousreply 2605/19/2013

That skit is seriously underwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 2705/19/2013

Sorry to disappoint the haters, but I loved it. Found it hilarious (all the characters assembled) and heartwarming. I was crying from the moment Seth choked delivering the news. And I will miss Stefon.

He could have done without the veil - which I found a bit out of character, and just worn his clubby attire a bit upgraded or glammed up.

by Anonymousreply 2805/19/2013

Loved all the Weekend Update regulars honoring them at the end.

by Anonymousreply 2905/19/2013

Stefon marrying Anderson would've been perfection.

by Anonymousreply 3005/19/2013

No, Stefon could not have married Anderson. He belongs with Seth.

I was surprised that Anderson allowed himself to be punched and knocked out like that; it was rather violent.

by Anonymousreply 3105/19/2013

Anderson's a good sport and it probably wasn't as bad as it looked and sounded. They know how to make it look worse than it is.

by Anonymousreply 3205/19/2013

R13, sole credit for that should go to Mat McHugh whose official title is Talent Executive at SNL but is responsible for all of the casting of the background actors.

I worked on the crew on Thursday when it was shot at a church on Park Ave and 86th St from 6 am to 7:30 pm. No need for anyone to worry about Anderson, Seth never laid a finger on him. It was Seth's idea that day to have Anderson say "Get ready for Anderson Cooper 360" and then do a 360 turn. When he told Bill Hader his idea they giggled together. Everybody was very sweet. Everybody had a good attitud except the two guys and a girl playing the Smurfs. They bitched a lot.

by Anonymousreply 3305/19/2013

Thanks or the dish, r33!

So the germfs were cunts, huh? Maybe their lederhosen was too tight. Or maybe, just maybe, their blue make-up was coking their pores.

Keep up the good work and feel free to post any other SNL backstage shenanigans.

by Anonymousreply 3405/19/2013

Anyone recall what the screaming geisha and the little Jewish girl were called in the original rundowns?

by Anonymousreply 3505/19/2013

Yes, great post, R33. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 3605/19/2013

r35, the Jewish girl was Menorah the Explorer

by Anonymousreply 3705/19/2013

There's just some angles Coop should never be shot at. He is so hard to look at. My God. He's got a face for strictly radio or BTS.

by Anonymousreply 3805/19/2013

Thanks r37! Menorah the Explorer is hilarious!

by Anonymousreply 3905/19/2013

Stefon is one of those characters that should have worn out his welcome quickly, but for some reason didn't, mostly because Bill Hader and Seth Meyers were having so much fun with it.

I hope they promote Kate McKinnon next season. She's the first really talented woman they've hired in a long time.

by Anonymousreply 4005/19/2013

AC looked great actually, like he always does. He will make a handsome groom one day.

Thanks R33.

by Anonymousreply 4105/19/2013

The AC Hater Troll must be so frustrated that AC's appearance got almost exclusively positive reactions.

It's funny how AC always gets punched when appearing on SNL. Remember the episode with Pee-Wee?

by Anonymousreply 4205/19/2013

can anyone do a breakdown of the characters on Stefon's side of the church?

by Anonymousreply 4305/19/2013

That was embarrassing. At least AC is done pretending to be a serious journalist.

by Anonymousreply 4405/19/2013

R42, thank you.

As far as him getting punched, he's kind of self-deprecating and being good looking, wealthy and a Vanderbilt is a bit much, so he knows that looking like the one who loses out is the safe way to go.

by Anonymousreply 4505/19/2013

That was embarrassing R44. He should just give it up and have his buddy Andy Cohen create a reality show for him. He has no business reading the news or whatever it is he does on his little show. I heard they tried a new format for AC360 that bombed. That bitch ovah, unfortunately no one has told him yet.

by Anonymousreply 4605/19/2013

R44 You sound like an exceptionally unoriginal broken record ever since Anderson ditched Cesar. I am sure this kind of bitter love/hate obsession can cause gastric ulcers.

by Anonymousreply 4705/19/2013

The anti-AC trolls have come out as usual.

Nobody told him because him being "ovah" is BULLSHIT R46.

by Anonymousreply 4805/19/2013

I'm surprised r44/r46 is still deleting her cookies in her hopeless effort at pretending to be different people posting and agreeing with each other. Sweetie, you really should find yourself another hobby, because the cray-cray is really showing.

by Anonymousreply 4905/19/2013

[quote]can anyone do a breakdown of the characters on Stefon's side of the church?

All I can remember was Alf and a smurf.

by Anonymousreply 5005/19/2013

R46 The only one embarrassing here is you talking to yourself. How do you cope with that cognitive dissounance between reality and your crazy fanatsies?

by Anonymousreply 5105/19/2013

I like Anderson Cooper and I think he's attractive. So he's not Richard Engel. AC's good at what he does and seems like a decent guy.

BTW, Richard Engel - family? Wiki on his personal life notes only that he was married to a woman he met while at Stanford and they divorced in 2005. No kids.

by Anonymousreply 5205/19/2013

I like him too. He's okay with making fun of himself and he was cute in the skit. He's good at the news whether it's fluff or serious stuff and people like him. He's fun. I hope he's never over.

by Anonymousreply 5305/19/2013

That was fucking trash.

by Anonymousreply 5405/19/2013

It was kinda nice that Stefon came and went with Ben Affleck. Affleck in the church called out to his bro as Afflec was Stefon's brother during Stefon's debut.

Stefon's last name was Stowkarski or something like it. Hulu had the clip on last week in anticipation.

by Anonymousreply 5505/19/2013

R54 never learns.

by Anonymousreply 5605/19/2013

Link has a list of all of Stefon's club recommendations, with an itemized list of all of their denizens. You can spot quite a few them in last night's clip.

by Anonymousreply 5705/19/2013

To the Rescue!!! Gizblow, the coked-up Gremlin.

by Anonymousreply 5805/19/2013

The director of it was a cute Brit named Rhys Thomas. He was an actor over in England before switching to directing. I think he directed some documentary over there about Freddie Mercury. This Stefon/Seth thing will probably serve very well as a launching pad for him, movie-wise.

by Anonymousreply 5905/19/2013

That was a great (and kind of surprisingly touching) send off!

by Anonymousreply 6005/19/2013

Anderson's got his cheating, steroid-ridden whore-turned-barmaid to go home to so obviously anyone who is at all critical of AC is just jealous.

by Anonymousreply 6105/20/2013

R61 sounds so bitter. It must be hard to be a psychotic homophobic spinster who never gets laid. No wonder she feels the need to lash out. Poor dear.

by Anonymousreply 6205/20/2013

I was really looking for narcoleptic club owner Snoozin Lucci and screaming babies in Beetohven wigs but didn't see either. I was really let down.

by Anonymousreply 6305/20/2013

Loved it!

Loved Amy coming back, Seth going after his guy, and the church full of loons. Will miss Stefon. But I sure look forward to whatever Bill Hader does next.

by Anonymousreply 6405/20/2013

Would a "let's describe a Stefon club" thread be successful?

by Anonymousreply 6505/20/2013

LOL R62!

by Anonymousreply 6605/20/2013

r61's right, Anderson has nothing more than a common ruffian at home, and I know that sort doesn't appeal to any gay men I know.

by Anonymousreply 6705/20/2013


by Anonymousreply 6805/20/2013

r68 = sarcasm impaired

by Anonymousreply 6905/20/2013


by Anonymousreply 7005/20/2013

Wait, so Seth Meyers is gay?!??

by Anonymousreply 7105/20/2013

Great Link r57!!

by Anonymousreply 7205/20/2013

The screeching, sreaming, cackling fraus in the audience who were making the skit ALL about them with their obnoxious laughs should have been escorted out of the studio.

Christ. Women always find a way, don't they?

by Anonymousreply 7305/20/2013

I was insulted and disgusted by this surreal heterosexual parody of what they perceive gay love to be...unless I'm wrong, sometimes I'm wrong...was the bizarre congregation local New York icons? If it was some kind of in-joke I'll stand corrected, but otherwise I just thought it was disrespectful and perverse.

by Anonymousreply 7405/20/2013

Boy the last two posts are really stretching the troll postings. Working WAY too hard guys.

by Anonymousreply 7505/20/2013

r74, you need to watch a couple of Stefon news sketches because you sound clueless to an embarrassing point.

I'll give you that the veil was over the top and not necessarily in character.

by Anonymousreply 7605/20/2013

I too thought it was horrid....making fun of feminine gay men in light of the recent beatings and murder further promotes the attitude that these people are jokes...less than....expendable..

Very poor taste

by Anonymousreply 7705/20/2013

Great summary r57. Hoped to see Black George Washington but just saw non-descript black men (and Furkles). Teddy Graham people would have been too difficult I guess. And who was that dough-boy-like old man with the captain hat and fat hands? Chef Batali?

Still don't know who the screaming geisha was.

by Anonymousreply 7805/20/2013

I never quite got Stefon. Can someone explain what was so funny about him?

by Anonymousreply 7905/20/2013

[quote]I never quite got Stefon. Can someone explain what was so funny about him?


by Anonymousreply 8005/20/2013

Did the two performers actually wed each other in real life? It sure looked like it when they were reunited on the stage.

by Anonymousreply 8105/20/2013

r81, yes, that was actual footage from their real wedding, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 8205/20/2013

I don't get this Stephen character. Is he supposed to be gay? What's his job? How does he make money to go to these clubs?

by Anonymousreply 8305/20/2013

Wasn't it funny the way they made Seth run in such an ungainly, uncoordinated way?

Was there some joke about him wearing leg braces that I missed along the way?

by Anonymousreply 8405/20/2013

No, the way Seth runs wasn't part of the joke. It's just the way he runs.

by Anonymousreply 8505/20/2013

Maybe it was the stepping out of character that ruined Stefon for me. Whenever I thought I got the stereotype they were going for, he did something wrong.

by Anonymousreply 8605/20/2013

I thought Seth might be wearing dress shoes. Running in them is awkward. The skit was funny but it went on too long.

by Anonymousreply 8705/20/2013


by Anonymousreply 8805/20/2013

[quote]the Stfon character was never funny. the guying playing him broke out of character too much. ugh

That's because he was often seeing the jokes for the first time on cue cards.


by Anonymousreply 8905/20/2013

I couldn't get into the studio piece of the whole thing because of the females in the audience being obnoxious with their "look at us look at us!" laughing.

by Anonymousreply 9005/20/2013

R90 You should get that misogyny treated. I hope you feel the same about men jumping, gesturing and yelling around like monkeys in the background of the cameras of countless news and sports broadcasts.

by Anonymousreply 9105/20/2013

R78, Black George Washington was actually there as the minister.

by Anonymousreply 9205/20/2013

Thanks for noticing r92, good catch!

by Anonymousreply 9305/20/2013

AC and Ben buying property in Brazil? Are they married yet?

by Anonymousreply 9406/18/2013

Maybe AC is trying to run out his contract at CNN and leave the country.

by Anonymousreply 9506/18/2013

Ben out on his own at the Madonna movie party the other night. He didn't go to Cannes with AC.

by Anonymousreply 9606/20/2013

Nice crowd at that party. Pity they couldn't both attend but Anderson's gig in Cannes had been set for quite some time as far as I know.

by Anonymousreply 9706/20/2013

The director of the Stefon/Seth/Anderson video, Rhys Thomas, is directing a movie comedy this summer, Pool Guards, produced by Lorne Michaels and written by an SNL staff writer.

by Anonymousreply 9806/20/2013

R94 Who said Anderson and Ben were buying property in Brazil? Who was Ben's date for the Madonna event or did he go solo?

by Anonymousreply 9906/20/2013

Someone on another thread said the reason they've been going to Brazil so much recently is because they fell in love with Trancoso and want a home there.

I don't think Ben was with anyone at the Madonna party, looks like he came alone or with Andy Cohen.

by Anonymousreply 10006/20/2013

R101 Thanks. I'm guessing if Anderson buys a house in Brazil it will get around as it will be a matter of public record and the press in Brazil seems to post his every visit.

Ben sure looks to be alone in the picture. But I would think it would be awkward to go to something like that alone - maybe not.

Guess this blows the theory of some that they are never apart and always together. Anderson went to Cannes, France and Ben was in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 10106/20/2013

Ben probably had someone with him, Andy Cohen was there and Ben may have brought another friend too. Ben's being acknowledged and recognized by the media even when AC is not with him.

They may as well have a home in Brazil since they are they a lot and love it.

by Anonymousreply 10206/21/2013

[quote]Guess this blows the theory of some that they are never apart and always together. Anderson went to Cannes, France and Ben was in NYC.

What a stupid comment. True, Anderson and Ben are often seen out together and they seem to always vacation together, but no one has ever claimed that they're never apart. I doubt Ben goes to work with AC every single day, just as I don't think that Anderson tags along every single time Ben goes to his bars, so obviously they're not always together, r101. Anderson was in Cannes for work the night of Madonna's party, not on vacation, so it's not so surprising that Ben didn't come with him this time (even though he has gone with him on some of AC's assignments in the past). Some people are really dense around here.

Madonna knows Ben quite well by now, she's been to Eastern Bloc and to the firehouse, so it's not surprising that she would invite him to her party even if Anderson is out of town.

[quote]I'm guessing if Anderson buys a house in Brazil it will get around as it will be a matter of public record

You really think like a stalker, r101. I'm sure you're already busy checking out Brazilian public records of real estate transactions online as we speak. Get a life, freak.

by Anonymousreply 10306/21/2013

Yes, R101, the Brazilian gossips seem to be into AC, they must know how much he likes it there. They may find out if he finally gets a home there if it's true.

by Anonymousreply 10406/21/2013

[quote]but no one has ever claimed that they're never apart.

You must be new here. The "always together" meme was carried on by their stalkers/fans for more than a year. Anyone in their right mind knew it wasn't true, but the stalkers wouldn't let up with the "always together" baloney.

by Anonymousreply 10506/21/2013

I love when AC says he's gay on TV, he did it last night on 360 when talking about those mixed up ex-gay people.

by Anonymousreply 10606/21/2013

R105 I'm not hew here, but I've never seen anyone claiming that AC and Ben are always together and are never apart even for a day. Please post a link to anyone making such a comment.

Remember, saying that Anderson and Ben always go on vacation together (which appears to be a fact, based on how many times they've been seen traveling together) isn't the same as saying that "they're alway together".

And speaking of stalkers r105, if I were you I would worry more about R101 who's already monitoring real estate transactions in Brazil in order to find out if AC and Ben are indeed buying a place there.

by Anonymousreply 10706/21/2013

Madonna's bf sort of looks like Cesar.

by Anonymousreply 10806/21/2013

[quote]I've never seen anyone claiming that AC and Ben are always together and are never apart even for a day. Please post a link to anyone making such a comment.

As I mentioned, that went on for nearly a year - in the past. It wasn't just the comment of one person. Known as Benderfraus, they were claiming Ben sat in the audience every day at the talk show, etc. "Always together" - those two words were in constant use regarding the couple. Those numerous threads reached their 600s and are long gone. The Benderfraus were just as adamant as the one who keeps posting about AC's Brazilian b/f. We know it's not true, but those people won't give up.

Now can we count down to another AC stalker claiming you R107 and I are one person and the OP of this thread?

by Anonymousreply 10906/21/2013

R109, please post a link to those comments you describe, because I certainly don't remember anyone claiming that Ben "sat in the audience every day at the talk show, etc..." around here. I do remember some people getting extremely defensive and angry at the suggestion that Ben might sometimes come to see Anderson's show, or when someone suggested that AC's staff probably knew him. For some reason, those people would get really annoyed at this, which would always strike me as rather odd, especially when Ben could be seen sitting in the audience during a few episodes of the talk show, thus proving them wrong.

by Anonymousreply 11006/21/2013

That was when Anderson's show started. Thus it was in the Fall of 2011. When you asked, I did a Google search on "Datalounge Anderson Cooper "always together"" and it listed 30 threads. LOL I'm not about to go through 30 threads to find the numerous "always together" mentions. You're very welcome to not believe they exist.

by Anonymousreply 11106/21/2013

[quote]When you asked, I did a Google search on "Datalounge Anderson Cooper "always together" and it listed 30 threads.

What you fail to specify is that all those "always together" mentions were actually made by posters like you r111 who are constantly accusing others of saying that AC and Ben are always together. I don't recall anyone actually claiming that Anderson and Ben are always together and can never be apart even for a single day, but I do remember many comments such as yours in which the poster is distorting what other people said and accusing them of carrying on the "always together" meme. Therefore, if you do a Googles search looking for those two words, they will pop up with a certain frequency.

by Anonymousreply 11206/23/2013

So now we move from no remembrance of there being "always together" posts to admission that there were frequent "always together" posts but it was posters like R111 who posted them. Can we move this up another notch and claim that R111 posted "always together" 537 times and was the only one to ever post that? It's all part of the collaborative fiction, so let's keep playing.

by Anonymousreply 11306/23/2013

Did you fail first grade reading comprehension, R113? Read my post again: what I actually said was that the reason why R111 found 30 threads when she googled "Datalounge Anderson Cooper" "always together" is because people like her are constantly bringing up the "always together" meme themselves when no one else is actually making such a ridiculous claim. A perfect illustration of this can be found in this thread, where R101 brought it up in the first place:

[quote]Guess this blows the theory of some that they are never apart and always together

Even though no one said that on this thread (or on any other AC thread).

by Anonymousreply 11406/23/2013

R114 is right: the only people who insist on the "Always Together" mantra are the same old angry posters who have a beef with AC and Ben being in a relationship in the first place, so they're always ridiculing those of us who don't have a problem with that simple fact by grossly exaggerating our comments.

Meanwhile, the often-maligned so-called Bendersons have been right about many things: from AC buying the firehouse (remember when some people swore that he would never in a million years buy such a place as a home and that if he was really the buyer, it could only be as an investment?), to him coming out and identifying Ben as his partner (the only time he has ever publicly acknowledged anyone as his partner), all those things have happened yet when they were first mentioned here, those predictions were met with fierce resistance. On the other hand, all the insane predictions of gloom and doom for AC and Ben have come to naught (from countless claims of break ups, to fictional bfs, to fake allegations of drug use, etc...). Time to keep a score card, folks!

by Anonymousreply 11506/23/2013

[quote]Guess this blows the theory of some that they are never apart and always together.

This takes the cake as one of the dumbest things I have ever read on DL. If people say this couple is always together, it is meant as a figure of speech to express they spend a lot of time together. It doesn't mean that the couple spend every second of their lifes together. Even a 1st grader knows that.

by Anonymousreply 11606/23/2013

Thank you R116. I don't think R101 has made it past 1st grade though. I guess figure of speech wasn't part of her home school curriculum!

by Anonymousreply 11706/23/2013

No sightings of the happy couple recently, but that doesn't mean anything. AC was on New Day the other day being naughty. I love when he's naughty.

by Anonymousreply 11806/23/2013

[quote]the only people who insist on the "Always Together" mantra are the same old angry posters who have a beef with AC and Ben being in a relationship in the first place, so they're always ridiculing those of us who don't have a problem with that simple fact by grossly exaggerating our comments.

It's funny to see how you get so defensive and angry over 101's mention of always together. It's sort of like you fell into his trap. After all, it hasn't been brought up in about two years, R115. As much as you seem to want to pretend that people are still saying that, you need to come up to 2013. Anderson and Ben have been happily together for five years and nobody but you is claiming there are still predicitons of doom and gloom. Get a sense of humor. AC and Ben are two out and proud men who are happily together despite the drama you want to insert. The whole Pablo thing is a joke. Got it?

by Anonymousreply 11906/23/2013

[quote]It's funny to see how you get so defensive and angry over 101's mention of always together.

I'm neither angry nor defensive, just stating the facts as they are. The only people who keep harping about this "Always Together" mantra are the angry nuts who can't accept that Anderson and Ben are in a relationship. I don't see how my saying this makes me angry and defensive, r119. Please explain.

[quote]Anderson and Ben have been happily together for five years and nobody but you is claiming there are still predictions of doom and gloom

You must be joking. Not a week goes by around here when someone doesn't claim that AC and Ben have broken up, that their relationship is on the rocks, that AC's career is going down the toilet because of his association with that trashy bartender, etc...

[quote]The whole Pablo thing is a joke. Got it?

Isn't a joke supposed to be funny, r119?

by Anonymousreply 12006/23/2013

I seem to be the only one who has noticed that there haven't been many sightings of AC and Ben out and about lately. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with the relationship, I know they're fine, it's just weird that no one has spotted them like they normally are through the week and weekend. The last sighting was of AC in the Sao Paulo airport and there's been nothing since, there used to be sightings of them walking around NYC, at the gym or restaurants, etc. It's been really quiet. Maybe something will turn up.

by Anonymousreply 12106/23/2013

Anderson was in LA, shooting a piece:

[quote]Vortex Immersion @vorteximmersion Thank you @andersoncooper for stopping by and filming @TheVortexDome LA today! #LAEvents #immersive #immersion

by Anonymousreply 12206/24/2013

Still no sightings of AC and Ben but that doesn't mean they've broken up or anything. There just

by Anonymousreply 12306/25/2013

That was cute.

by Anonymousreply 12406/25/2013

It's really funny how the mere fact that AC and Ben are still together after all these years is making some people so upset. Who would have thought when those first pics of Anderson walking next to beefy Ben in the streets of Manhattan showed up five years ago that this relationship would turn out to be the longest, most significant that AC ever had, the one which would see him finally coming out to the world at large, and the only one that he would ever acknowledge publicly?

by Anonymousreply 12506/26/2013

DOMA is down. NOW will AC and Ben get married (if they aren't doing a Janet Jackson and are already secretly married).

by Anonymousreply 12606/26/2013

Maybe, R126.

by Anonymousreply 12706/26/2013

They may not be into marriage. Maybe AC will say something tonight on 360 when he talks about DOMA/Prop 8.

by Anonymousreply 12806/26/2013

I can't really see him saying anything that personal on Ac360 but who knows? I think in his daytime show he said something like 'if I ever get married...' when they were talking about the costs of organizing a wedding or something like that. And he said he would like to be a dad, so maybe some day when he cuts back on the workload.

by Anonymousreply 12906/26/2013

There were a lot of things I thought AC would never do, such as coming out and mentioning his partner on 360, which he did when they were doing that experimental panel show, so you never know....Even before he came out, I remember him being in London for Kate and William's wedding and someone came up to him and asked him if he'd like to get married, he said "sure, why not?"

by Anonymousreply 13006/26/2013

[quote] Who would have thought when those first pics of Anderson walking next to beefy Ben in the streets of Manhattan showed up five years ago that this relationship would turn out to be the longest, most significant that AC ever had, the one which would see him finally coming out to the world at large, and the only one that he would ever acknowledge publicly?

According to the idiots on DL who thought they knew Anderson well, his relationship with Ben was supposed to end after a couple of months. Five years later, they're still going strong and we're discussing if they'll tie the knot. Guess those who predicted that the relationship wouldn't last were dead wrong!

by Anonymousreply 13106/26/2013

Ben is not an American citizen? AC has to or used to have to say he was traveling alone and not with a family member because of DOMA? That other guy at EB wanted to know what would happen to someone who has a foreign partner. AC got the answer for him.

by Anonymousreply 13206/26/2013

Aww, Ben is AC's family.

by Anonymousreply 13406/27/2013

Who really is AC's family aside from Ben and Gloria? I can see why it bothered him that half of the people he's close enough to to consider family were not recognized as such by our own government. You can tell a great deal of the questions he asked last night were of his own concern about matters that directly affected him.

by Anonymousreply 13506/27/2013

[quote]You can tell a great deal of the questions he asked last night were of his own concern about matters that directly affected him.

I thought the same thing too last night when I watched his show. Anderson seemed to be speaking from experience when he talked about the problems with bi-national gay couples going through US customs. I'm sure he feels that Ben is a full member of his family by now.

by Anonymousreply 13606/27/2013

I thought so as well. It was as if he had his personal question list. Glad that he can now officially call Ben his family. Does anyone know how long Ben has been in the US? I wonder if he came on a student visa. Though I don't even know if France and the US have a student visa deal.

by Anonymousreply 13706/27/2013

Well that was my first thought too when he started talking about having a partner from another country and it being offensive that he couldn't list them as a family member.

Ben's EB partner had this to say:

[quote]EASTERNBLOC ‏@easternblocny 26 Jun @CapehartJ @maddow How will today's DOMA decision effect the immigration of foreign partners of gay Americans to the USA?

He has a bf in Germany.

Ben graduated in 1999, maybe he's been here since the 80's. I remember reading somewhere (I'm trying to find it) him saying that he just came to go to school but fell in love with NYC and decided to stay.

by Anonymousreply 13806/27/2013

So is Ben not a citizen?

by Anonymousreply 13906/28/2013

If he's been here for such a long time to study and work he should be able to apply for citizenship I think? Not that I have a clue about how that works.

Maybe the German bf will become a New Yorker soon.

by Anonymousreply 14006/28/2013

Has anyone seen Ben's latest instagram post?

by Anonymousreply 14106/28/2013

AC on WWHL After Show with Cher.

R141 I saw the pic.

Cher's face doesn't move now. Lots of surgery and Botox.

by Anonymousreply 14206/28/2013

You mean the pic he took on the set of WWHL of AC, Cher, and Andy Cohen, r141? Cool pic, perfect for Gay Pride! It must have been fun hanging out backstage with AC and Cher. She's such a cool lady.

by Anonymousreply 14306/28/2013

AC is mad about liberals "getting a pass" for being homophobic like Alec Baldwin.

[quote]Anderson Cooper Why does #AlecBaldwin get a pass when he uses gay slurs? If a conservative talked of beating up a "queen" they would be vilified.

Now he has all the conservatives praising him for pointing out the "double-standard". The only liberal person I saw giving Alec a pass was Hillary Rosen and she claims it's because she knows him personally, but that's no excuse. I think AC's still mad about Paula Deen being vilified. I think he's one of those types who get mad about "political correctness".

by Anonymousreply 14406/28/2013

Pablo was there, too. Does he have a partner or what's the deal?

by Anonymousreply 14506/28/2013

Maybe AC and Ben just like having their close friends tag along to big events like seeing Cher/Madonna.

by Anonymousreply 14606/28/2013

I think Pablo is very close to both AC and Ben, and he seems quite a good friend of Andy Cohen as well. He's a partner in 2 of Ben's bars (Bedlam and the new one opening in Hell's Kitchen). He also went on vacation twice with AC and Ben (first to Utah and then to Brazil, and Andy Cohen was also part of that trip as well). Now he gets invited to Andy's show when Cher is a guest, which apparently was quite the hot ticket in town this week.

by Anonymousreply 14706/28/2013

Not that I miss them or anything, but I can't help but wonder what happened to the delusional straight women who used to post on DL swearing that AC wasn't gay (that was before he officially came out), who insisted that he had a secret girlfriend, and who came up with the weirdest theories to explain Ben's constant presence by his side (claiming that he was Anderson's bodyguard). Where did those crazy bitches go? Did they commit a mass suicide? Inquiring minds want to know.

by Anonymousreply 14806/28/2013

Pablo is probably Ben's best friend, outside of AC.

by Anonymousreply 14906/28/2013

R148 Wait, there were several of that type? I always though it was just one crazy bitch deleting cookies.

I still see comments like that on articles about Anderson and Ben once in a while so they or she is probably still active. Didn't the Skully_2 insaniac on twitter also bitch about how Anderson only cares about gay rights topics? And the person always claiming Ben has HIV sounds pretty homophobic as well.

Whatever, here is some fan service classic for the crazy bitches. Anderson with his "bodyguard", guarding his butt.

by Anonymousreply 15006/29/2013

Has anyone recently given a glance to this thread's subject line?

by Anonymousreply 15106/29/2013

R151 Who cares? Most of us are not crazy enough to pay money to use this site so we can't start threads and would have to wait for the insane AC and Ben basher to open a new, more current one.

by Anonymousreply 15206/29/2013

I remember how angry the crazy bitch would get every time someone dared to object to her fantasy alternate reality scenarios in which AC wasn't gay and Ben wasn't his bf. She even claimed that Ben had been hired by CNN against Anderson's wishes but that he had no other choice but to play along! Her special brand of cray-cray sure was entertaining...

by Anonymousreply 15306/29/2013

Someone on Twitter said she danced with AC last night at a Pride party at the Standard Hotel. Big weekend for him and his buddies, I'm sure.

by Anonymousreply 15406/29/2013

Today is AC's 1 year coming out anniversary. I wonder how he'll celebrate.

by Anonymousreply 15507/02/2013

So Anderson was at JFK airport after AC360 tonight. Anyone know where he's headed?

by Anonymousreply 15607/04/2013

I'd be surprised if he's going to Egypt to report on the uprising, more likely a trip with Ben somewhere? Brazil? France? Italy? Maybe someone will tweet if they see him when he gets to wherever he's going.

by Anonymousreply 15707/04/2013

So there were two Twitter sightings of Anderson today. One on a beach in Canada in a Speedo and one having dinner in Paris at 11pm at night. Anyone know if either are true? Reason for the travel - 60 Minues, vacation, etc.?

by Anonymousreply 15807/06/2013

Ben posted a pic of the flea market in Paris on his Instagram today, so this confirms the tweet about AC having dinner there yesterday. The Canada sighting seems to be a case of mistaken identity (I was skeptical about that one anyway since I doubt that Anderson would be caught wearing a Speedo on the beach!).

by Anonymousreply 15907/06/2013

That picture Ben posted looks similar to the shops the decorator has that he and Pablo used for Bedlam and some of the things in the firehouse. Guess Ben has a definite taste in decor. Wonder what the new bar will look like?

by Anonymousreply 16007/07/2013

It will be interesting to see if he branches out into something completely different than his usual style.

by Anonymousreply 16107/07/2013

They better not show any PDA in Paris. Too much violent homophobia going on there lately. Even though I would pay money to see Ben and Anderson kickboxing some homophobes.

by Anonymousreply 16207/07/2013

[quote]I would pay money to see Ben and Anderson kickboxing some homophobes

So would I. I don't think you want to trifle with Ben (those arms!) and AC seems to have a short fuse along with his muscles. It's crazy what's happening in France of all places with all the violence and homophobia. I guess it will calm down eventually.

by Anonymousreply 16307/07/2013

Odd that there was only one sighting of Anderson in Paris and the picture Ben posted could have been taken almost anywhere.

More pictures of Ben and Pablo showed up. Apparently Ben is attending functions without Anderson these days and Pablo seems to be with like so many other times.

We know the connection between Andy Cohen and SJP - very good friends. Ben and Pablo are business partners and maybe more. Anyone know if Pablo was friends with Andy Cohen or Anderson before Ben entered the picture?

by Anonymousreply 16407/18/2013

I guess they still aren't comfortable having a lot of pics out there of them together, but I don't think any funny business is going on between Ben and Pablo. I think there might be something going on with AC/Ben/Leo Neves (the dude in Brazil) perhaps. Pablo and Ben just seem to be good friends only. I still think AC and Ben want to keep their relationship as much underwraps as possible, the fewer pictures out there of them together the better?

by Anonymousreply 16507/18/2013

Of course this racist redneck cunt is siding with Zimmerman and accusing Anderson of being "biased" during his sensitive interview with Trayvon Martin's parents:

[quote]@andersoncooper Clear ur biased in this case. You are not telling all the facts...leaving things out is the same as lying. #keepinyouhonest Angel ‏@88angel@andersoncooper Seriously....did Trayvon's parents even know who he truly was!? Sounds like they didn't!!

by Anonymousreply 16607/18/2013

The tweets @r166's link are truly offensive. That horrible woman is a nasty racist piece of work!

by Anonymousreply 16707/18/2013

Who the hell does that piece of trash think she is questioning what Trayvon's patents know about him?? Stupid idiot. I hope she gets shot in her ugly face by one of her ignorant hillbilly buddies.

by Anonymousreply 16807/18/2013

Racist, uneducated, angry white trash like her represent everything that's wrong about this country, r168.

by Anonymousreply 16907/18/2013

So the fourth guy in the photo with SJP, Ben and Pablo is Chair of the Manhattan Community Board where Chelsea and Hell's kitchen is located. Isn't Ben and Pablo's new bar located in Hell's kitchen?

R165 - I don't think Anderson was at the event since he was working. It's hard to keep the paps from snapping pics when you are out and about at a social event. That's part of the price Anderson pays for his celebrity. Also, it's hard to control Twitter sightings, unless they don't go out together. There were more sightings of them before Anderson came out, so I don't get what the big deal is now that Anderson is out and acknowledged Ben as his partner at the GLAAD awards. Maybe they are both just busy with work and not out and about together as much as they used to be.

by Anonymousreply 17007/19/2013

Yes, Ben's new bar will be in Hell's Kitchen.

The number of sightings on Twitter may have also gone down because of some changes Twitter has made to the site. I've heard something about a switch in its "API" whatever that is, and it's had an effect on the number of tweets posted. People may still being seeing AC and Ben at the same rate as before and posting the sightings, but they aren't being posted by Twitter due to this new change. There used to be all kinds of sightings of AC and Ben walking around, shopping, bike riding, at restaurants, vacationing, at the gym and just sightings of AC around the TWC, it would happen on a near daily basis and lots on the weekends with occasional pics, but that's stopped and I don't think it's only attributable to AC and Ben being busy, it's Twitter itself.

It's interesting that Ben's hanging out with AC's celeb friends alone now, I wonder if that's going to be how it goes with them here on out. Probably not, they have to attend SOME events together as a couple.

by Anonymousreply 17107/19/2013
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