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Anderson Cooper Washes His Pants Twice A Year

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Or, ok, a few times a year. Anderson Cooper washes his pants – his jeans, specifically – a few times a year. And I know, that sounds a little gross, but really it’s adorable.

From Us Weekly:

Anderson Cooper takes extreme measures to ensure his jeans look pristine.

While speaking to fashion consultant Stacy London on Anderson Live Dec. 6, the 45-year-old TV host admitted his wardrobe doesn’t have much variety. “In my real life, I wear a T-shirt, gray or white, and the same pair of jeans,” Cooper said. “Literally, the same pair of jeans every day.”

He added, “They have these jeans you don’t have to wash now — or so they say. It’s true!”

London, 43, seemed skeptical. “I went to this store APC which has really nice stuff,” Cooper explained. “And you buy these things and the person said to me, ‘Don’t wash them for a long time.’ They mean like six months, I think.”

The What Not to Wear co-host argued that “six months is probably a little long” between washes, but to maintain “the integrity of your denim, you should wash it in cold water — no soap — and air dry it.”

Cooper admitted he’s washed his jeans “maybe twice in six months.”

“The times I’ve done it, I’ve worn them and walked into my shower with them and put some soap on them and then air dried them,” he continued. “Isn’t that how you are supposed to do it?”

When London advised him not to use soap, Cooper seemed confused. “That’s not really washing them off, so why even bother?”

Oh, Anderson Cooper. What a special, special man, and always a pleasure.

Has anyone else heard about jeans that you’re not supposed to wash that often though? Because I need to hop on that train. I definitely don’t wash my jeans* after every wear, and I probably stretch them out a little longer than I should between washing, but if I was given specific instruction not to wash my jeans, then I’d basically be in heaven.

*Hot tip for ladies who have hard time finding jeans: jeggings! No, no, I know, but listen. Find jeggings that lean more toward jeans, ones that are thicker and have pockets and buttons and zippers and all, and size up. I have jeggings that are about four sizes bigger than I usually wear in jeans, and they’re not skintight, and they actually look like jeans. And so comfortable! You’re welcome!

BREAKING: Anderson Cooper Comes Out!

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Everyone, quick, stop what you’re doing! You won’t believe what you’re about to hear! Anderson Cooper, the most adorable journalist the world has ever known, has announced to the world that he is gay. WHOA.

From People:

Anderson Cooper has some news to share.

“The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud,” the CNN anchor wrote Monday in an open letter to his longtime friend Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast.

The host of Anderson Cooper: 360, 45, also says that he has waited until now to announce the fact because, “As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn’t matter.”

Cooper, who also hosts his own syndicated talk daytime show Anderson, addressed the subject after Sullivan – a British writer who is openly gay and Catholic – put the question to him after a cover story in the current Entertainment Weekly focused on how gay people in the public life are currently coming out in understated and matter-of-fact manners.

“Andrew, as you know, the issue you raise is one that I’ve thought about for years. Even though my job puts me in the public eye, I have tried to maintain some level of privacy in my life. Part of that has been for purely personal reasons. I think most people want some privacy for themselves and the people they are close to,” Cooper began.

“It’s become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long,” he continued. “I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something – something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true.”

Of course I’m happy that Anderson is happy and proud, and I think it’s nice that he decided to come out to show that he isn’t ashamed of his sexuality. But you guys know as well as I do that this isn’t really that much of a story beyond “aww, good for you, Anderson Cooper!” Everyone knew that man was gay. Everyone. It’s kind of like if Lindsay Lohan made an announcement saying “The fact is, I’m a hot mess,” or if Adele made an announcement saying “The fact is, I’m the best ever.” Like, thanks for confirming, but we pretty much knew already.

Basically, I’m waiting for the day when someone comes out completely unexpectedly. I want a “The fact is, I’m gay,” from, say LeAnn Rimes. Can you imagine? Best news day ever.

BREAKING: Anderson Cooper Was Actually Rude to Someone

Yes, guys, we’ve got Tot Mom, Tanning Mom, and now there’s Barbie Mom. If you don’t know who Barbie Mom is, consider yourself one of the lucky, because she’s a big gigantic asshole, too, and chances are, you probably know too many assholes as it were.

Barbie Mom’s name is Sarah Burge, and she … well, she looks like a Barbie due to tons of plastic surgery. She’s purchased vouchers for her daughter to get plastic surgery when she’s legally able to, and she fully endorses Botox for her fifteen-year-old pageant daughter so as to avoid sweating during pageants.

During the show, Anderson asked Barbie Mom a question about her daughter’s Botox use, and after she gave up some kind of lame explanation as to how she’d much rather take her daughter for Botox than to find out her daughter’s buying black market Botox and injecting herself (… people actually do that?), Anderson fell silent and told the woman that he had nothing else to say to her because she was, and I quote, “dreadful.” There was a moment of awkward quiet, to which Burge emitted several high-pitched “That’s fine”s and excused herself from the set during the middle of taping.

Can I tell you—once more—how much I absolutely love and adore this man?