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Who Sends Anderson Cooper Naughty Pics When He’s Reporting in Foreign Countries?

While appearing on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” last night, Anderson Cooper revealed he occasionally receives naughty pictures while reporting in foreign countries.

“She texts me inappropriate naked pictures of herself while I’m on the air, and often in very dangerous situations” Cooper said about messages he’s received from his CNN New Year’s Eve co-host Kathy Griffin. “I’ll be in a foreign place where there’s bombs going off, and my phone will buzz, and I’ll look, and it’s Kathy Griffin looking like Carrot Top.”

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‘Good Morning America’ Wins Outstanding Morning Program at Daytime Emmys

Emmys“Good Morning America” took home top morning show honors at last night’s 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills.

The ABC morning show won outstanding morning program, beating NBC’s “Today,” “CBS This Morning,” and “CBS Sunday Morning.” ABC correspondent Nick Watt accepted on “GMA’s” behalf.

And as her now former syndicated talk show recently wrapped production, Katie Couric tied for best talk show host with Dr. Mehmet Oz. “The Ellen Degeneres Show” won for outstanding entertainment talk show, beating out “The View” in Barbara Walters‘ final season as co-host.

Kathy Griffin hosted the awards show, which was not televised on TV this year, but was streamed on the Daytime Emmy Awards website. The Hollywood Reporter has the full list of winners.

The Monday Ticker: Shares, Emmys, Books

  • At the Time Warner shareholders meeting Friday, an investor challenged CEO Jeff Bewkes, claiming CNN is politically biased. According to THR, Bewkes thought the questioning was “very constructive” and encouraged the shareholder to keep monitoring CNN.

  • Kathy Griffin will host the Daytime Emmy Awards this Sunday. USA Today reports the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences couldn’t come to a deal with a broadcast partner, so the awards will be livestreamed. HLN had aired the awards ceremony the last two years.

  • Luke Russert says writing the new introduction to his late father’s best-seller, “was a very cathartic experience.” FishbowlDC was at the Father’s Day book event during which the NBC News correspondent shared memories of his dad, Tim Russert, who died 6 years ago Friday.

Bob Beckel & Kimberly Guilfoyle ‘Going After’ That Other New Year’s Eve Duo

Bob Beckel Kimberly GuilfoyleTwo of “The Five” co-hosts Bob Beckel and Kimberly Guilfoyle have news for CNN’s New Year’s Eve hosts: “We’re going after Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin,” Guilfoyle joked to TVNewser in a phone interview this afternoon previewing their just-announced New Year’s Eve special on Fox News.

“And we’re gonna get em,” Beckel added.

Guilfoyle and Beckel will host a live hour at 9pmET, ahead of the New Year’s Eve Times Square special hosted by Bill Hemmer and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, which now begins at 10pmET. It’s actually Hemmer and Hasselbeck who will be going up against Cooper and Griffin at the other end of the Times Square riser, and the other end of the cable dial.

Why did the normally disagreeable Guilfoyle and Beckel agree to this New Year’s Eve shift?

“I was reluctantly pulled into it because Kimberly’s looking for a fifth husband,” Beckel joked. (She’s actually only been married twice). Similarly, Guilfoyle says she’s making Beckel’s love life her New Year’s resolution: “What I wish for Bob…is to pick one, just one, sweet lady to spend time with.”

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Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin Set to Host CNN’s New Years For Seventh Straight Year

Anderson Cooper Times SquareAnderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin will be reunited once more on CNN. They are set to co-host CNN’s New Year’s Eve live from Times Square for the seventh straight year, TVNewser has learned.

Over the years, the duo has left audiences with many memorable moments, like last year, when Griffin engaged in some good-natured sexual shenanigans, recoiling Cooper back in utter embarrassment, and back in 2009, when Griffin dropped the “F” bomb. And 2008, Griffin heckled a crowd member who shouted at her, saying, “Why don’t you get a job buddy. You know, I don’t go to your job and knock the d—s out of your mouth.”

How will 2014 arrive on CNN? Stay tuned.

With Bravo Cancellation, Kathy Griffin May Become Available to CNN

Bravo has canceled comedian Kathy Griffin‘s eponymous late night talk show, TVLine reports. That cancellation may open up Griffin to joining CNN in some capacity.

Regular readers may recall that back in March CNN taped a pilot with Griffin and Anderson Cooper, in front of a live audience. That pilot was meant to bring some of the unscripted fun that CNN has on New Year’s Eve to a more regular timeslot, if not daily then weekly.

At the time, it seemed Griffin’s deal with Bravo may get in the way of a potential pickup, but with the cancellation, things are becoming clearer. We haven’t heard anything about CNN moving forward with the program just yet, but the news about “Kathy” means that if CNN wants to, the comedian could probably join the lineup in short order.
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What Does The Future Hold For CNN’s Anderson Cooper?

CNN’s Anderson Cooper has long been called “the face of CNN” inside the halls of the CNN Center in Atlanta, and Time Warner Center in New York. His show “AC360″ is on twice in primetime (though probably not for too much longer), and he has become the face of CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcasts alongside comedienne Kathy Griffin.

Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva, well-sourced in the TV world, reports that Cooper was recently approached by NBC about potentially replacing Matt Lauer on “Today” when the anchor’s contract expires. He also taped a pilot for CNN–just yesterday–with Griffin, effectively taking the New Year’s Eve concept and making it a more regular thing.

Regular readers may also recall that Cooper’s name came up as a potential replacement for Alex Trebek on Jeopardy!, although that is still a few year’s off.

One thing is clear: the next few months will likely decide Cooper’s fate at CNN. With the cancellation of his daytime talk show, Cooper is believed to have more flexibility in his contract, potentially allowing him to look into other opportunities. That said, and as the pilot indicates, CNN executives do not want to lose the anchor, whose name has become synonymous with terrific field reportage. “CNN does not want to lose Anderson, he is the best thing they have going right now,” one staffer told TVNewser.

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Kathy Griffin: CNN Had Best New Year’s Eve In Years Because She Tried To ‘Kiss The Sardine’

Comedian Kathy Griffin was a guest on TBS’ ‘Conan” this week, and the subject of her once-again infamous New Year’s Eve appearance on CNN with Anderson Cooper came up.

“I am a newswoman, I am practically an anchor over there at this point,” Griffin quipped. “Every year Anderson is like ‘please do something really offensive, please!’ and I am like OK, whatever Anderson.”

Kathy Griffin Talks About Her Anderson Cooper Moment On Letterman

Comedian Kathy Griffin, who once again co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve special with her friend Anderson Cooper, went on “The Late Show with David Letterman” to talk about this year’s wacky “moment.”

“If you think this is the part where I apologize for trying to go down on Anderson Cooper, you are sorely mistaken,” Griffin quipped to Letterman.

Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin Rehash New Year’s Eve On CNN

While everyone was waiting to figure out what the heck was going on with regards to the fiscal cliff yesterday evening, Kathy Griffin returned to CNN to talk about New Year’s Eve with Anderson Cooper.

Ali Velshi is actually seizing out in the hall over here, I hope Sanjay is giving him some oxygen,” Griffin quipped.

Despite the talk about New Year’s, there was one moment that they didn’t discuss, a moment that Baltimore Sun critic David Zurawik said “debased” the CNN brand:

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