Sightings, and such.

Anderson was lunching with Tom Ford yesterday, according to Page Six. Business or pleasure? Whatever, just videotape it.

Dear Thomas Roberts is living my dream in so many ways. Jetsetting from LA to NYC for reasons unknown (socialite, or job hunter?) and, most importantly, telling Michael Musto off. This from Musto's own column:
I didn't happen to win a Tony last week, but I did get a Tommy, and I want to thank God, my lighting designer, and CAA, but not in that order. See, a tall, handsome man approached me at Thursday night's Kino 41 dance party, smilingly suggesting I be nicer to him on TV. It turned out to be ex–CNN anchor THOMAS ROBERTS, who just happens to be the ideal man of everyone I've ever met. I guess he wasn't thrilled that I had smirkily called a certain swishy exchange on American Idol "the gayest TV since ANDERSON COOPER interviewed Thomas Roberts." Roberts—who publicly came out in '06—feels that his Cooper interview about his own experience having been molested as a youth was intentionally not about being gay. I didn't tell him I'd written a column at the time saying that for various reasons the gay issue should have been raised anyway and the distinction made. I simply chortled self-deprecatingly and assured Roberts that whatever I had said, I'm sure it was just silly shtick! And Roberts was so charming about it that I even laughed uncontrollably when he cracked that he would run up a bunch of drinks on my tab.
Way to back peddle, Musto! It got me to wondering if anyone else he's been severely critical of in the past has ended up all in his face. Musto reminds me of all those girls in junior high who would say things like I heard so-and-so has a GAY DAD or some other not-too-far-fetched half-truth, and when so-and-so says, Um, wtf? junior high girl just kind of looks at the floor and shuffles her feet around and mumbles something unintelligible.

So there's today's scathing media analysis: Michael Musto is a junior high school girl.

posted by Janis @ 17:06, ,


Call me crazy, but I fail to see how it's not creepy and stalkerish to post architectural mock-ups of what Anderson's apartment looks like. This from the blog with the big long thing about how stalking was bad, followed by blogging from a book signing. Hmm. Interesting.

I'm sure there's more happening in the world than my massive snarktivism though. Tonight on 360:
Lawmakers taking trips to Key West, Mexico and the Virgin Islands all on your bill -- and all in the name of homeland security. Anderson Cooper is keeping them honest.
Investigative reporter Drew Griffin blogged about it. During the course of his investigation though, he got a ride on one of those swank planes and experienced just what the lawmakers get to, all on your dime as well. That'll show those fat-cats in Washington!

posted by Janis @ 15:15, ,


Well, 360 tonight was going to be about...bees.
It's a mystery of epic proportions -- bees vanishing in the billions without a shred of evidence. Anderson Cooper takes you inside the forensic investigation: What's killing the bees?
But now it will most likely be about Jerry Falwell dying, unfortunately.

Not unfortunate that he died, mind you. Unfortunate that such an ignorant man should get such coverage, even in death.

posted by Janis @ 13:58, ,


John King's hair is freaking ugly. There's like, that crest of hair gently falling down to the left and it's just really weird.

After Elton is doing a series on Gay Newsmen this week, featuring Thomas Roberts tomorrow and former CNNer Jason Bellini today. Sadly, After Ellen does not feature a similar series. There's a debate to be had, but this isn't the time or the place.

Oh, right, Anderson. Let's see. Nudists are old, genderless babies are cute, the Casa Del EDC dog is famous, twice No Anderson news.

Have this instead. The best banter ever. Oh Erica Hill, you are positively wasting away on HLN. Sad.

posted by Janis @ 16:13, ,


No, not the kind haughty district managers demand be straight and visible in retail hell, but of the book variety.

CNN Observations pegs Anderson as doing a book signing in Atlanta on May 18th, at, where else, the CNN Center. The book is going to paperback shortly, ensuring it will show up in airports and grocery stores everywhere!

It's totally sad that Thomas Roberts has left HLN. Many a weekend saw me up until 3am, wondering why in the hell he was relegated to overnights after six years at the network. There's plenty of opportunity in DC, however, and I'd gladly add another network into my viewing schedule to accommodate Thomas.

posted by Janis @ 14:08, ,


Anderson's going to be on 60 Minutes again this week with a story about a possible Pollock painting bought in a thrift store, and the battle over it's authenticity. Experts cry fake, but the retired truck driver (and wig connoisseur?) says it's real and worth $50 million dollars.

Everyone's an appraiser.

posted by Janis @ 15:19, ,

News goes here.

If there was any, that is. We're still here, faithfully monitoring the tubes.

Queerty may not be the biggest Rufus Wainwright fans around, but we are. Enjoy the new "all political and shit" single.

posted by Janis @ 13:12, ,