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Andy Cohen Opens up on his Friendship with Anderson Cooper and Being the only Gay Man in Late Night!

Andy Cohen is used to being the one asking the questions but this time he’s the one that is opening up.

In a revealing interview, the king of midnight fun opened up to USA Today and didn’t hold back. Andy got personal about being awarded the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards and what that honor meant to him:

“That meant a lot, I’m the only gay guy in late-night television. There weren’t gay people on TV when I was growing up that were openly gay and positive and made me look at them as role models. That means a lot to me to be recognized.”

Indeed, while late-night TV is still dominated by men, up until Andy all of the hosts were straight.

Andy also played favorites in the interview as he said one of his top guests was Oprah and listed his dream guests as Madonna, Beyoncé, Michelle Obama and Justin Timberlake.

Andy also got personal on his close friendship with Anderson Cooper. On their tight bond Andy states:

“We’ve gotten much closer since I’ve had the talk show and since we’ve been on tour together. I mean we’ve been friends for 25 years. He’s just an incredibly loyal and caring and sensitive and great friend.”

Andy’s gotten some bad press these past few days; however there’s no denying that this talented media mogul has been a trailblazer in more ways than one.

Thoughts on Andy’s interview? Who was your favorite WWHL guest? Who would be your dream guest?

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Source: USA Today

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