Five years later, Jake returned to Jericho to pay his respects to his recently deceased grandfather and to claim the money his grandfather left him.
In either scenario, Cooper’s inquisitive, earnest approach feels tinged with a certain world-weariness — a savvy combination of birthright and experience that has propelled the 49-year-old New York native to the highest levels of his industry. “A lot of people come up and say, ‘I’d love to go out for a drink with you,’ ” Cooper said over the phone from New York City last week.
“And that’s really what this show is: a peek behind culture and world events. It’s an entertaining night of stories from two people who have covered the world, from presidential debates to behind-the-scenes of the ‘Real Housewives.’ ” The other person on stage with Cooper during his “AC²” shows is Andy Cohen, his longtime friend and an Emmy-winner himself who hosts a late-night Bravo talk show, produces marquee reality TV series and, like Cooper, is prominently and openly gay. 11 Buell Theatre stop of his “AC²: Deep Talk and Shallow Tales” tour.
Q: How long have you been doing these stage shows, and how have they changed since you started?
"If I was wanting to boost ratings, I would have waited to announce it on 'A Very Special Episode' that would have been promo'd for weeks and weeks and there would have been commercials ...
'Anderson's Huge Announcement.'""As memory serves, in terms of boosting ratings, I seem to recall [Star] hocking her wedding every single day to get free products when she was on 'The View' and I seem to recall her lying about her gastric bypass surgery and making everybody else lie about it as well.