When the average person hears the name Anderson Cooper the thought immediately turns to the nice, intelligent, personable star CNN news journalist. However, since the emergence of his "Ridiculist" segment Anderson Cooper has been displaying more of the 'edgy' side of his personality and recently he shocked his viewers by displaying an anger that while initially shocking has made him even more popular.
He disclosed that in response to a person on the street who mistook him for HLN's celebrity doctor Dr. Drew and gave him the thumbs up he replied with the expletive "F... Y.." and expressed his discontent with the mistake with his middle finger raised in the universal language to tell the passerby how he felt.
For fans and entertainment insiders this type of conduct was completely unexpected by the sophisticated and debonair news commentator but it showed that Anderson Cooper is not going to let what he considers to be intentional slights go without a response. Moreover, it shows that the popular news reporter has a little bit of a 'chip' on his shoulder.
Fans of the reporter and people who were not familiar with Anderson Cooper are now searching for him on the Internet and looking forward to his "Ridiculist" segment to see the talented television news anchor and hear his comments about what he considers to be ridiculous statements and actions.
It is rare for the average viewer to become so interested in a news show but what Anderson Cooper did on the show was not average. He gave viewers a glimpse of his true personality and in the process connected with viewers who more than ever want to know that their entertainment personalities are not just 'polished' robots.
Anderson Cooper as the 'tough', edgy personality off the news set is something that has surprised many a friend in the film industry and ensures that he will be the centre of some water-cooler conversations as the good looking news host who actually can get mad. Anderson Cooper, a news host with an edge, an appealing image indeed for fans.