Hanging With Mr. Cooper
By Rebecca Silverstein
Angry housewives from New Jersey, the vocal stylings of an "X Factor" alum and the Silver Fox -- that's just a taste of today's episode of "Anderson Live." I was in the audience live blogging the entire show, and it was a blast.
Anderson is an awesome host. I loved taking goofy pictures with him in the backstage photo booth, and he was so great taking questions from -- and chatting with -- the audience. And yes, the Silver Fox is sexy.
Kellie Pickler co-hosted the show for a second time. The "American Idol" alum, who looks gorgeous with her head shaved, has amazing chemistry with Anderson; I wouldn't be surprised to see her in the co-host's chair again.
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Chris Rene certainly has some hard-core fans! Renelians lined up as early as 5 a.m. to get seats in the studio for "Anderson Live." (And I swear, the girl behind me almost fainted when he came out.) Chris, who came in third on season one of "The X Factor," talked about his road to sobriety and performed "Rockin' With You" on the show. As a bonus for the studio audience and for Anderson's website, he also performed "Trouble."
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Andy Cohen from Bravo called in to chat about the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reunion show, namely Joe Giudice's pal "Albie." I won't spoil what Andy said about it here, but needless to say, it's pretty great.
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Anderson also had a segment on an undercover anger management project they did and how people can keep from losing their cool.
Hmm, maybe those "Real Housewives of New Jersey" could learn a thing or two from that.
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