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Frequently Asked Questions about Anderson Cooper and his Fan Club, version 2.0

Disclaimer: I do not claim to be the ultimate source of information regarding Anderson Cooper. If you feel he is somehow misrepresented in any element of the FAQ, particularly if you are him, please email me and voice your opinion or add your own corrections.

WHO IS ANDERSON COOPER?
Anderson Cooper is a god among men. He is a highly acclaimed journalist and reality-show host whose work has appeared on a variety of ABC and CNN programs. For more information, consult the biography section of this website.

I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ANDERSON FANATIC OUT THERE. BUT I HEAR THERE ARE OTHERS. HOW DO I CONNECT WITH THEM?
Check out the Mailing List section of this page for information on joining Gunmetal Grey, the ORIGINAL mailing list devoted exclusively to Anderson!

WHY ARE YOU GUYS SO OBSESSED WITH ANDERSON ANYWAY?
He's freakin' brilliant, folks. Just watch sometime. He puts his life on the line for the sake of a good story week after week, and he approaches things from an angle that is completely unique. If this guy does not deserve a fan site, nobody does.

HOW TALL IS ANDERSON?
Anderson says he is five feet, ten inches tall. But he looks taller on TV.

WHAT'S UP WITH ANDERSON'S HAIR?
In the halcyon days of Channel One, we noticed that Anderson's hair had begun to go gray. (Originally it was a rather nice shade of brown.) Today it is a really unique color known to WNN viewers and Anderfans as "gunmetal grey." I don't know why he keeps it that color, and it seems a silly thing to ask him. Let's just enjoy it, mmkay? As for what you, the obsessed Anderson afficionado, can do to achieve that color, all I can recommend is that Manic Panic makes a silver shade. I've never tried that particular shade myself, but I can recommend that you bleach your hair first for optimum (and permanent) results.

HOW OLD IS ANDERSON? WHAT'S HIS ASTROLOGICAL SIGN?
Anderson first graced this planet on June 3, 1967. This makes him a Gemini.

WHERE CAN I SEE MORE OF THIS GOD AMONG MEN?
Anderson can be seen on a variety of CNN programs.

IS HE MARRIED? OR IN A RELATIONSHIP?
Anderson says he has never been married. But why do you want to know, anyway? YOU'RE not going to marry him if he's not. Any further investigation of this question would be a blatant violation of Anderson's basic human right to privacy. Personally? I don't know. Anderson does not like to have his personal life discussed in public forums and personally, I don't blame him. If he is involved with someone right now, that individual, whomever they may be, is the luckiest person on the planet. Let's consider the question of his private life answered and move on.

WHAT ABOUT PETS?
Anderson owns a dog named Ozzie.

WHERE CAN I CONTACT ANDERSON?
CNN and ABC have been rather tight-lipped when it comes to releasing information about contacting personalities. The best way to get in touch with him is to send general feedback to CNN after he's appeared on a program. He has been known to respond occasionally.
A Word on Contacting Mr. Cooper: Super Cooper's been here. He knows we're out there, and he is flattered by our attention. But like anybody in the public eye, overzealous fans make him apprehensive. So I'm going to recommend that you stick to the message boards and mailing list and keep your questions polite and nonintrusive. Of course it's nice that we can celebrate his inherent coolness and bring together Anderson fans across the globe, but if he's afraid that one of us is going to tie him up in their basement he's not going to like us one bit. And we want him to like us, don't we? Here at the Anderson Cooper Fan Club, we respect his right to a life free of scary fans.

HAVE YOU EVER PERSONALLY MET ANDERSON?
I have never personally met Anderson, but he and I have exchanged email a few times. As his career has taken off and his popularity grown, he has handled his fans with grace and unusual politeness. I imagine that if I ever did get to meet him, he would be just as nice in person as he is on the computer.


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