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Anderson Cooper got up close and personal with the political upheaval in Egypt this week. A bit too up close and personal, it turns out.

While reporting from Cairo - where demonstrators loyal to embattled President Hosni Mubarak were protesting - Cooper and his camera crew were "pushed and shoved and punched in the head" by attackers, CNN reports.

Luckily, no one was hurt.

Says Anderson, who was reportedly bludgeoned 10 times: "The instinct is try to punch back... but in a situation like that you really can't because that just inflames the crowd all the more... so all we could do is just try to walk as quickly as possible, stay together and seek a safe location, which is where we are now."

Thank goodness. If those crazies damaged a single hair on the Silver Fox's head...

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The Dilemma is an upcoming movie that stars Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. In a trailer for the comedy, Vaughn's character uses the word "gay" in a derogatory fashion.

Upon seeing this promo, Anderson Cooper shared his concern over such a quote, going off to Ellen DeGeneres over how language plays a critical role in the mindsets of impression children.

"I was shocked that not only that they put it in the movie, but that they thought that it was okay to put that in a preview for the movie to get people to go and see it," he told Ellen.

the Dilemma Poster

Added Cooper:

"We've got to do something to make those words unacceptable because those words are hurting kids... the words people use and the things people say about other kids online, it enters into their internal dialogue."

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Looks like the Silver Fox is not just a nocturnal animal.

Anderson Cooper has announced plans to host a daytime talk show in 2011, saying of the gig:

The Silver Fox

“It’s fun and interesting to work in daytime television. The format is unique and you can really go in-depth on a wide range of fascinating and compelling stories. With this new program I hope to relay important information and relate to people and the audience in a completely different way. It’s an exciting opportunity to show another side of myself and create something worthwhile and special in daytime."

Anderson, who will continue on CNN as well, will help fill the void left by Oprah Winfrey after her run comes to an end next year.

Will you tune in for his talk show?

 

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Diane Sawyer will succeed Charlie Gibson as anchor of ABC's World News in January, making her the second woman to hold the lead role on a network newscast.

The move, announced today by ABC, will leave a sizable void at Good Morning America, and has triggered renewed interest in one of Diane's classic moments.

Here's Diane Sawyer, drunk (or on really strong cold meds), at President Obama's inauguration in January in what may be the height of unintentional comedy:

But, just so we aren't accused of ripping on Diane Sawyer exclusively, here's another apparently drunk newscaster broadcasting that same day - Anderson Cooper:

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Which video do you like better?

 

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Move over, Al Roker. Another TV journalist has taken hilarious, cheap shots at Heidi Montag and sparked venomous a retort from her slimy husband Spencer.

Earlier this week, CNN's Anderson Cooper called the recent Miss Universe performance by Heidi - whoever she is - a "fresh new way to embarrass herself."

With a clip of the epic crap-fest playing in the background, Cooper said he doesn't know "who this person is, nor why she is pretending to be a singer, nor why anyone should actually listen to her, but apparently, she's famous." Point, AC!

In reference to Heidi thanking God after her performance, Cooper said that "I really don't think God had anything to do with this. If God had time to work on this production, if this is the best God can do, then we're all in trouble."

He also noted that Heidi could not remember the lyrics to her own song ... while lip-synching. Classic, and quite true. But Spencer Pratt was not amused.

"Between health care, CIA interrogation techniques and the economy, I think it's funny how the Silver Coyote spent four minutes discussing someone who he claims to not know exists," Spencer said, even though it was closer to one minute.

Pratt added that Cooper is "trying to get a piece of Speidi's fame."

"It's our pleasure to help out anyone whose ratings are in need," Spencer said. "We appreciate every second people spend talking about the greatest performance in television history, which over a billion people saw."

EDITOR'S NOTE: A billion people did not watch. Six million did in the U.S., plus a few million more elsewhere. So he's right, give or take 990 million.

Why let facts stand in the way of a good press release, right Spencer? Then again, he also compared her to Michael Jackson earlier this week. Sigh.

Here's Anderson Cooper's commentary on Heidi's "singing" ...

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Sure, it's kind of the nature of The Bachelorette, but Anderson Cooper did not hold back when asking Jillian Harris about juggling so many men on the show.

Filling in on Good Morning America, AC sat down with Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski to discuss the just-completed fifth season of the ABC reality series.

His first question: "How many men did you have sex with?"

Clearly uncomfortable with the line of questioning, Ed Swiderski tried to defer to his fiancee, and said that like everything else in life, "you get used to it."

Jill didn't bite on some of the more risque questions, but did give us a little insight into all the kissing that went on over the course of three months.

Jillian Harris: "I kissed, um, 10 guys, but only four of them with tongue."
Anderson Cooper: "You know what, I just threw up in my mouth."

Check out a portion of the funny, awkward interview below ...

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Over the last several days, Republicans have been engaging in anti-tax tea-bagging parties, meant to demonstrate their displeasure with Barack Obama daring to do away with George W. Bush's tax code.

We won't mock the lunacy of these gatherings. Instead, we'll focus on the fodder such "tea-bagging" shindigs have provided for late-night talk show hosts and news anchors.

Anderson Cooper joined the fun on Tuesday.

At the end of a conversation with David Gergen, the director of the Center for Public Leadership, the political operative said the Republican party is in a position of weakness and is "'searching for their voice."

How could Cooper ignore such a set-up? He replied: "It's hard to talk when you're tea-bagging."

Watch the video below and then vote in our poll:

Was Anderson Cooper's tea-bagging joke out of line?

 

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Mmm. Yeah. Kathy Griffin will probably not be asked back to host New Year's Eve festivities on CNN next year, we're going out on a limb and guessing.

One minute, viewers are admiring Anderson Cooper's dashing good looks and listening to him talk about his favorite show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

The next? Kathy Griffin is screaming at a drunk guy heckling her on the street. While she had a decent comeback, you don't hear this on TV too much ...

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The war of words between Michael Lohan and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper doesn't appear to be going away - or getting any less funny.

While guest-hosting Live with Regis & Kelly, Anderson Cooper went off the Lohans, calling their reality show, Living Lohan, a "train wreck."

No argument here. But then he offered up this quote re: Ali Lohan:

"Allegedly a 14-year-old girl, who looks to be about 60, and I say that with concern and love," Anderson said of Lindsay's younger sister.

"She allegedly wants to be a singer and or actor-slash-performer of some sort ... striptease person, I don't even know."

Ali's mother, Dina Lohan, fired back at the CNN newsman, telling OK! Magazine, "People are just cruel! This is bad karma for him."

Rather than letting this fizzle out and moving on to something important, Anderson Cooper kept the war of words going on his show, AC360:

"Let me just reiterate, I feel bad for the 14-year-old daughter. She seems like a nice person, but she should be a kid, not in a [reality show]," he said.

That's when Ali Lohan's father, and Dina's ex, Michael Lohan, came to the teenager's defense, sounding off to Access Hollywood about the anchor:

"I think Anderson Cooper is an opinionated, hypocritical idiot who should be an adult and keep his opinion to himself. He is the last person to judge anyone, when he and his own family have their own issues."

Snap! Seems like AC is just calling it like he sees it - but did he go too far?