Slade Sohmer, the 33-year-old founder of the blog network HyperVocal, lives in Brooklyn and loves Liverpool Football Club. He was dismayed when the team sold its star player Fernando Torres to a rival, partly because Mr. Sohmer had a most unhooligan-like crush on the blond-haired striker.
His sports fandom was one of the reasons Mr. Sohmer waited to come out until he was 27. “I just never identified with the community,” he said. “There was nothing in my life that said you can play fantasy football and be gay. That didn’t exist in my world.”
off the record
Jack Gray probably would never have written Pigeon in a Crosswalk, his first book, if not for his boss, Anderson Cooper. And he certainly wouldn’t have gotten the publicity he has without the silver-haired anchor.
About five years ago, Mr. Gray, a 32-year-old producer for the CNN news program Anderson Cooper 360°, began writing blog Read More
That's Some Pig
This is why we really don’t want animals to be part of the singularity … how sad would it be when every time a pig with a Twitter account hashtags “bittersweet” when referring to the fact that it’s going to be moving to a “farm upstate”? Really, really sad. But when it comes to our favorite mini-pig, the idea of becoming bacon is no problem, because he has a new dad!
Leo the pig rose to fame/his own social media presence (same diff) recently, thanks to efforts of his former owner, Bloomberg TV journalist Heather Hauswirth. When Ms. Hauswirth first posted her Craigslist ad in the voice of her 4-month-old “certified mini pig,” who needed a nice new home and a caretaker to nuzzle with (d’waaa!), the adorable animal immediately started getting attention: on Twitter, where Leo had his own account, a Bloomberg TV segment and, most incredibly, a guest spot on Anderson Cooper Live today.
And now Leo has a new owner! Who lives on a farm! Upstate! Which is hopefully the same farm that dad took our dog Pongo to when he started getting sick.
Anderson Cooper’s often celebrity-oriented daytime chat show, Anderson Live, is returning to what made the anchor famous–hurricanes. (His Friday show was devoted to choosing a Halloween costume.) Mr. Cooper’s co-host today is CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield, and they’ll be discussing hurricane safety; tonight, Mr. Cooper puts on his CNN anchor hat–and rain slicker–for Read More
Big Apple Idolatry
- Here’s Alexa Chung, Tavi, and Lena Dunham lip-syncing Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” like they were in The First Wives Club or something. For feminism and Obama!
The Hollywood Reporter notes that the once-foundering Anderson Cooper daytime talk show, now known as Anderson Live, has seen the largest weekly increase in national ratings among all talk shows. The show has seen a 67 percent increase in key demographic women week-to-week with well-known guests like Queen Latifah and Stephen Colbert, and a 100 Read More
It has been over a year since Oprah left her daytime perch and nobody has yet managed to fill that gaping void. However, Katie Couric, whose show, Katie, premiered last week, is already being crowned daytime Queen by her staffers.
While Fashion Week was winding down at Lincoln Center Wednesday night, Diane von Furstenberg was sequestered on the 10th floor of a nondescript Lexington Avenue building. Across the giant storeroom of the mostly digital antique dealer 1stDibs, Patrick McMullan was snapping Bill Cunningham as he took a picture of a small watercolor on the wall. Nearby, Anderson Cooper hovered around his mother, who, in a stunning red kimono, greeted guests to her first solo art show since 2001.
The anchor Thomas Roberts, behind his desk at MSNBC, wears a pair of jeans, though the part of him visible to the camera is suited up in shirt, tie and jacket. Given that he’s only there in the event of major news breaking during the Olympics broadcast (which has pre-empted all other daytime programming), he Read More
Having been booked to discuss teen drug and alcohol use on Anderson, tampons on Tyra and her own career on Today, Chelsea Krost, at age 21, has a sizzle reel that TV personalities twice her age would envy.
When asked by Today guest co-host Andy Cohen, in 2011, how someone with a nascent media career Read More