Anderson Cooper talks his on-air laughing fit: 'I've always giggled like a 13-year-old girl at a Justin Bieber meet and greet'

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It’s safe to say Anderson Cooper finds laughs in bathroom humor. Just last Thursday, a video clip from Cooper’s CNN show, Anderson Cooper 360, went viral after the anchor fell into an mean case of the giggles during his “Ridiculist” segment. The subject? Actor Gerard Depardieu’s airplane urination which Cooper said at least wasn’t a “Depar-TWO.”

Now, Cooper tells EW he’s even surprised by how popular the footage became. “I don’t know what happened with the giggling,” Cooper tells EW. “I mean, I’ve always giggled like a 13 year-old girl at a Justin Bieber meet and greet. There’s nothing I can do about it but I’ve never not been able to stop. I’m a little stunned by how many people have seen that video. I went to bed telling myself, ‘I doubt anyone will notice the giggle fit.’ I woke up and in the elevator the first thing my building super said to me was, ‘What’s wrong with your laugh?’ It could be worse: I could have a viral video in which I throw up on a guest or drunkenly eat a hamburger on a bathroom floor. Not that I’ve ever done either of those things. Not yet at least.”

For much more with Anderson Cooper, including details on his new daytime talk show, pick up this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands this Friday.

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  • e4ia

    The gays may be taking over TV, but you are proof that the idiots will always have the message boards…

    • Z

      Excellent!

    • Kris

      YES.

    • u4ia

      Word.

    • Jesse

      This.

    • Just wondering

      So, Z, Kris, u4ia and jesse all agree that it is idiots who post on message boards?!?!?!

    • harry

      Bang!!!

  • Jaded

    Love it!

  • Corky

    I like cheeseburgers.

  • Grandma Palin

    Anderson is gay? What gave it away, the fact that he’s a grown man and used the word ‘ giggled ‘? Get a gun girly man!

    • BobS

      To use on……..you?

    • Cari

      He’s been to some of the most dangerous, war-torn places in the world; interned with the CIA during college; and lived in Vietnam for a year in the early 90s. I don’t think his “manliness” is a problem.

  • MultiPass

    That is truly adorable

  • shuan

    Gwen…I think it’s time to go finish your homework honey, before Mommy and Daddy find you behind the computer again. Kids, I swear they say the darndest things!I am an Air Force and single at present .I need a woman who can love me back ..I also uploaded my hot photos on U’niformedM’ate .C óM under the name of flyer212..It’s the largest and best club for seeking Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Police Force, and the admirers of those who wear the uniform.I just hope you don’t mind me being a soldier …Please Check it out!I’m serious.

  • Ian

    “another gay”? Seriously? A person is referred to as “a gay”. That makes you sound either like a junior high kid with redneck parents or Mr. Roper. Which are you hoping to emulate? Do you worry about the sexual preferences of every person you watch on TV, or do yous think about the sexual preferences of every talk show host you see? Either way, it sounds as if you have sex on the brain. Nothing in this clip would make me care in the least about the sexual orientation of the host. What difference does it make to the content?

    • Ian

      and outside of Charlie Brown, who says ‘good grief’ in 2011? Are you trying to sound ridiculously clueless and outdated, or are you really this out of touch with the world around you, Gwen?

    • anthony

      The gays are wrong and it says in the bible that they must be put to death! tolerance is killing this country.

    • Billie72

      LMAO Anthony … you mean the same Bible that started with a sin … and then a murder …

    • rini6

      Anthony has to be joking. I mean, this is 2011, right?? We have seven billion people on the planet. If some of them are not “breeders” so much the better.

    • Renee

      It’s not a case of worrying about them as it is why everyone needs to express their sexual preference in the first place. I for could didn’t care who he slept with. He put it out there like it was everyone’s business. I just say everyone gay or straight…KEEP IT TO YOURSELF then no one has anything negative to say. You put your business out there then it’s open season for commenting on. Not everyone agrees with the LGBT life choice.

  • alan of montreal

    These spam bots are out of control

    • Ash

      This I can agree to!

  • anna

    I love him and if I could I would turn him straight or even just get him drunk for some loving. He wouldn’t know the difference drunk and I wouldn’t care

    • Tara

      um who is this? Jennifer Aniston’s character from Horrible Bosses? I’m pretty sure that would be considered taking advantage of him

    • Rob

      I’m pretty sure if you somehow managed to turn him straight, he still wouldn’t be interested in you.

  • HRH King Umlaut the Fair of Upper Westphalia

    I dub thee, Sir Dorkus Malorkus.

    • dee

      Don’t steal things from The Simpsons. People will know.

  • Richard

    he’s great and it showed he is human. funny stuff! so what if he’s gay? homophobes, the world is leaving you behind…..

  • jj

    “Oh my god, spongebob is gay!”
    “Spongebob… is a sponge… obviously transexual.”
    – Margaret Cho

  • Rai

    So funny.

  • Bill

    Anderson Cooper is gay

    • Templar

      So are/were Michelangelo , da Vinci, Cole porter, Elton John, Oscar Wilde, Barry Manilow, Michael Stipe, Neil Patrick Harris, David Hyde Pierce, Sean Hayes, Truman Capote and a host of other brilliant, creative people. What is your point?

      • Bill

        So he should just admit it. It’s ok to be gay Cooper.

      • Ellen

        It’s not that he’s hiding, it’s more that as a journalist, he has no reason to project his personal life. Especially since gay issues are a big deal right now, he feels it best to keep it to himself in order to appear as unbiased as possible. Journalists are supposed to be mediums, not personalities. Besides, he’s hardly in the closet. People know and he goes out with boyfriends and to gay bars. You never hear journalists announce their straightness or their spouses on air, so why should he? Wait for the biography.

  • Mikaylah

    I thought it was adorable and endearing.

    • teresa

      Me too. I love Anderson’s giggle. It made me laugh!

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