Ellen interviewed Anderson Cooper via satellite on election day, and he talked about his love for The Real Housewives of Atlanta:
Now, this video went around yesterday and personally I think Anderson Cooper is full of shit. Anyone who’s watched that show knows that it’s pronounced Nee Nee, not Nay Nay. Which would probably be an insignificant point if Anderson wasn’t acting so happy with himself. Smugness is a privilege, not a right, and it’s a privilege earned by having your facts straight.
But the real tragedy is that this is just the kind of attention NeNe has been looking for, and it’s reinforcement like this that encourages these women to find satisfaction in the half-mocking attentions of a derisive public as a substitute for the howling lack of meaning in the vacuous shells of their materialistic attention-starved lives.
From E! online:
In an exclusive interview earlier today, Leakes told me her phone didn’t stop ringing and the text messages didn’t stop coming from friends and family who were watching Ellen at the time. “I told my husband, ‘You know Anderson Cooper? He spoke about me,’ ” Leakes said. “And he said, ‘Anderson Cooper? The guy with the white hair? No, he didn’t!’ We think it’s great. We love it.”
So what does she have to say to Ms. DeGeneres for not being a viewer? “I need to update Ellen,” Leakes said. “The girl is lost, and she needs to call me so I can let her know what Real Housewives of Atlanta is all about.”
Leakes quickly forgave Cooper for mispronouncing her name (it’s NeeNee, not NayNay), and now can’t help imagine the fun times she thinks she could have with the silver fox. “I would just talk to him and keep it real,” she said, adding, “Let’s just get down and dirty and talk about whatever.”
Then she laughed, “I’d wear a nice little top, since he’s talking about my chest. I don’t know if he’s had any brown sugar.”
Ugh. Relax, NeNe. You were the casually referenced butt of a subtle joke about our perception of Anderson Cooper and what it does to that perception to hear him talk about a garbage reality show about garbage clowns. No getting down and dirty and talking to him about whatever. I find you to be one of the more realistic and self-aware cast members on this embarrassment of a show, but that could change at the drop of a 10,000 dollar fur-lined zebra skin hat.