Celebrity auction for Heart Association

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A lineup of celebrities including Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker and Katie Couric are raising funds online for the American Heart Association.

'Power players' on 'Jeopardy!'

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- Fifteen leading political and media figures will appear on upcoming episodes of "Jeopardy!," Sony Pictures Television said in Los Angeles Wednesday.

Oprah among Vanity Fair's best-dressed

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- For the first time, U.S. television personality Oprah Winfrey has been included on Vanity Fair's annual international best-dressed list.

CNN shuffles early evening line-up

NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) -- CNN has reversed its early-evening plans and cut Paula Zahn's new show down to a one-hour 8 p.m. EDT news program.
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Anderson Cooper
CNN announcer Anderson Cooper walks onstage as he prepares to moderate the Democratic presidential debate at the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina on July 23, 2007. (UPI Photo/Nell Redmond)

Anderson Hays Cooper (born June 3, 1967) is an American journalist, author, and television personality. As of 2011 he is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°. The program is normally broadcast live from a New York City studio; however, Cooper often broadcasts live on location for breaking news stories.

Anderson Hays Cooper was born on June 3, 1967, the younger son of the writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and the artist, designer, writer, and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, and is a great-great-great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt of the prominent Vanderbilt shipping and railroad fortune. Cooper's media experience began early. As a baby, he was photographed by Diane Arbus for Harper's Bazaar. At the age of 3 Cooper was a guest on The Tonight Show on September 17, 1970, appearing with his mother. At the age of 9, he appeared on To Tell the Truth as an impostor. From age 10 to 13 Cooper modeled with Ford Models for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Macy's.

Cooper's father suffered a series of heart attacks while undergoing open-heart surgery, and died January 5, 1978, at the age of 50. Cooper considers his father's book Families to be "sort of a guide on...how he would have wanted me to live my life and the choices he would have wanted me to make. And so I feel very connected to him."

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