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Magic Johnson: 'I'm going to pray for Donald Sterling' -- VIDEO

Magic Johnson took the high road when responding to another round of shocking comments made about him by disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

One day after Sterling slammed the NBA legend’s battle with HIV and community outreach efforts, Johnson told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he is praying for the embattled owner, calling the ongoing incident “sad.”

On Monday, Sterling sat down with Cooper for his first public interview since being banned for life from the NBA; that decision was handed down by league commissioner Adam Silver after a recording of Sterling making racist comments was leaked to TMZ. The conversation in question involves the 80-year-old billionaire scolding alleged mistress V. Stiviano, instructing her not to “promote” images of herself with black people — including Johnson — or bring black people to Clippers games. When Cooper brought up Johnson in his conversation with Sterling, the real estate mogul went on another controversial rant.

“What kind of a guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he catches HIV? Is that someone we want to respect and tell our kids about?” Sterling asked Cooper in Monday’s interview. “I think he should be ashamed of himself. I think he should go into the background. But what does he do for the black people? He doesn’t do anything.” READ FULL STORY

Donald Sterling on racist comments: 'I was baited' -- VIDEO

In late April, TMZ published tapes of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist comments to girlfriend V. Stiviano. And now, the billionaire is expressing regret for his words.

“I’m apologizing and I’m asking for forgiveness,” Sterling said in an interview with Anderson Cooper that airs Monday night. “Am I entitled to one mistake after 35 years?”

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Late Night Highlight: Anderson Cooper thought Seth Meyers was gay when they first met -- VIDEO

In the world of Hollywood, there are a few key places where stars tend to meet for the first time: At a casting call, on a red carpet, at a Whole Foods, or at a gym. And for Seth Meyers and Anderson Cooper, it was a gym.

On Late Night with Seth Meyers, guest Anderson Cooper talked about meeting Meyers at “pretty much the gayest gym on the planet,” which influenced how Cooper saw Meyers. “I assumed you were gay, ’cause there weren’t a lot of other reasons to be there,” Cooper tells the Late Night host.

Watch their exchange in our late night highlight video below:

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Alec Baldwin vows to quit public life, adds Rachel Maddow to ever-growing enemies list

TMZ, the New York Post, and their ilk have had a lot of fun with Alec Baldwin over the years. A lot of fun. But the embattled former 30 Rock star has had enough, he says in a new New York Magazine cover story: he’s quitting public life. Just think how much the tabloids are going to be missing: They don’t have Alec Baldwin to kick around any more.

The last year has been rough on Baldwin professionally. Privately, it’s been a time of great joy, as he and his wife, Hilaria, welcomed a baby daughter. But even that blessing has been marred by several highly-publicized incidents with paparazzi whom Baldwin says have crossed the line and instigated confrontations. One of those confrontations resulted in accusations that Baldwin had uttered a gay pejorative, leading to his being branded a homophobe by several high-profile out media personalities. As a result, his newly-launched MSNBC talk show, in hindsight, was doomed to failure. Throw in his less momentous but even more fascinating Broadway pissing match with the formerly famous Shia LaBeouf, and Baldwin has had enough. In a 5,284-word confession that is half apology, half Nixonian diatribe, Baldwin settles old scores, makes new enemies, and announces that he’s probably done with New York. “There’s been a shift in my life,” he says. “And it’s caused me to step back and say, This is happening for a reason.”

On the way out the door, he slams a multitude of famous people for incompetence, phoniness, or outright stupidity. If Baldwin is sincere in his intention to retire from the spotlight — at least in the sense of participating in public discourse, both important and frivolous — his final blast was a corker. But I suspect his growing list of enemies will respond, denying him the final word.

1. Rachel Maddow
What Baldwin said: “Another [MSNBC employee] told me, regarding the ‘toxic little queen’ comment, that Rachel Maddow was the prime mover in my firing, as she was aghast that I had been hired and viewed me as equivalent to Mel Gibson. Another source told me, ‘You know who’s going to get you fired, don’t you? Rachel. Phil will do whatever Rachel tells him to do.’ I think Rachel Maddow is quite good at what she does. I also think she’s a phony who doesn’t have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air.” READ FULL STORY

Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin count down to 2014: 5 outrageous things that happened before midnight

It’s out with the old and in with the new – year that is. And for the seventh year in a row, silver fox journalist Anderson Cooper and the feisty and funny Kathy Griffin hosted their annual New Year’s Eve count down live from Times Square on CNN. Griffin sent Cooper a shirtless tweet before the telecast, hinting at some familiar wild antics like in year’s pasts. Would 2013 end differently? Yeah, we didn’t think so either. EW counted down to Midnight with the CNN odd couple and here are five of the most outrageous things that happened on air.
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New Year's Eve specials: Which one is right for you?

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It’s that time of year again, when people on TV giggle over the phrase “balls dropping.” As the countdown to 2014 begins, you might choose to binge-watch your way through zombie carnage or Happy Endings reruns. But if you prefer to watch something live — and by “live,” we mean “while guzzling cheap champagne at a safe distance from Times Square’s Port-O-Potties” — we’ve got you covered. Below, check out our rundown of which special might be right for you.
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New Year's Eve preview: Kathy Griffin already making Anderson Cooper giggle, squirm -- VIDEO

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For years now, the best part of staying in on New Year’s Eve has been watching the battle of wills between Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper on CNN as he worries that she’ll swear, strip, and/or throw something at the artists performing on ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. And, of course, those are very real concerns because she has done all three (and worse), which we’re reminded of in the video below of the duo, along with Griffin’s beloved box wine-loving mother Maggie, previewing this year’s festivities (Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ET). READ FULL STORY

'Hollywood Game Night': Ranking the freakishly fascinating facial mashups

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On Thursday’s Hollywood Game Night, the teams (Max Greenfield, Ellie Kemper, Kal Penn, and plebian Jill vs. Kenan Thompson, Minnie Driver, Angela Kinsey and plebe Dipal) participated in a riveting round of Celebrity Fusion — in which two celebs with a common name had their faces smeared into each other and presented as art. (So basically, Conan’s “If They Mated,” but on a show with a different title.) I’m VERY ashamed of how long it took me to guess the above beauty, but at least I didn’t say “Boy George..Carlin?” like poor JIll.

Doesn’t take much to fascinate me on a summer Friday! I’m gonna rank these creatures from least horrifying to most:

MILDLY SCARY:

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Pamela Anderson Cooper (not not hot)

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Steven Tyler Perry (yikes, but pedestrian)

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Steve Martin Short (Tom Brokaw in a wind tunnel?) READ FULL STORY

Ellen DeGeneres, Anderson Cooper, and Frank Ocean make annual OUT Power 50 list

Apple CEO Tim Cook leads OUT Magazine‘s 7th annual list of the 50 most powerful gay men and women in America. Each year, OUT ranks the perceived power and prestige of entertainers, business leaders, politicians, and activists to determine the most influential people in the LGBT community.

Cook is followed by talk show titan Ellen DeGeneres, who holds onto the No. 2 spot for the second year in a row. Glee, American Horror Story, and The New Normal creator Ryan Murphy moves up into third place with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow at No. 4.

This year marks the first time Anderson Cooper is out publicly for his appearance on the list — he’s No. 5 — though he has been included in years past. OUT‘s decision to include power players that are not publicly open about their sexuality has been somewhat controversial and continues this year with FOX News anchor Shepard Smith, who ranks at No. 8, and Matt Drudge (No. 21).

Frank Ocean, who opened up about his bisexuality last year ahead of the release of his Grammy-winning Channel Orange, rounds out the top ten.

Neil Patrick Harris, Bravo exec Andy Cohen, fashion designers Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, Suze Orman, Jane Lynch, X-Men director Bryan Singer, Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, and RuPaul also appear on the list.

Visit OUT for the complete top 50.

Follow John on Twitter: @JohnMitchell83

Read more:
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Anne Hathaway haters to the left: Anderson Cooper defends the Oscar winner -- VIDEO

Anderson Cooper is definitely a fan of Anne Hathaway’s.

Yesterday on Anderson Live, Cooper went on a mini-rant, defending the actress from all the backlash she’s received. “She’s incredibly talented. She seems like a lovely person. I think she’s been through a lot. And you know what people have all these judgments about her, they don’t know what she’s really like.” READ FULL STORY

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