From comparing tie-knots with Ryan Seacrest to calling out Mariah Carey's "24-carat crazy" on HSN, the CNN anchor and talk show host has never tried to be anything other than who he is.
He tap danced around it on CNN's New Year's Eve Live; deftly demurred whenever it came up on Live with Regis and Kelly; he avoided the topic on Ellen, changed the subject on AC360, and never once brought it up Anderson. But all that is over: Anderson Cooper has finally acknowledged that he's gay. The news has elicited more relief than surprise as it rippled through the Twittersphere -- and that's probably because Cooper never tried to be anything other than who he is whenever on the air. From epic giggle fits to spray-tanning with Snooki, The Hollywood Reporter now revisits the lighter side of Anderson Cooper.