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There's One Thing Anderson Cooper Won't Discuss in Front of Andy Cohen and Kelly Ripa

These three are some of the most powerful people in New York media.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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We all know that Andy Cohen, Kelly Ripa, and Anderson Cooper make up one of the cutest trios of celebrity friends we ever did see. And now we have confirmation that they're some of the most powerful pals in New York, too. 

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Andy, Kelly, and Anderson have made The Hollywood Reporter's annual list of The 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media announced Thursday. They have each been recognized as some of the most important movers and shakers in just about the most influential media town around. Andy is honored for his many hosting gigs, from Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen to his own SiriusXM satellite radio channel to stepping up as the emcee of the upcoming Love Connection reboot. Kelly got some props for being as fabulous as ever on LIVE with Kelly, especially after former co-host Michael Strahan's exit from the daytime talk show last year, as well as running her own New York-based production company, Milojo Productions. Anderson continues to be one of the most popular and respected broadcast journalists around on his CNN show, Anderson Cooper 360. He also moderated a presidential debate with ABC's Martha Raddatz on the 2016 campaign trail and continues to dominate the social media scene. 

Other familiar names on THR's list include Alec Baldwin, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Matt Lauer, and Savannah Guthrie.

THR didn't just remind us of Andy, Kelly, and Anderson's many accomplishments. The magazine also had a bit of fun with these chums in a very enlightening game of "Fishing for Answers," in which we learned so many fun facts about this squad. For example, these veteran interviewers each revealed their most starstruck moments. Andy's was when Oprah Winfrey appeared on WWHL, Kelly will never forget the time she took a photo of Madonna holding her then-2-month-old son Joaquin and captioned it "Madonna and child," and Anderson once had a "weird" interview with Lady Gaga. "She insisted on being in a bar. She insisted on drinking Jameson," he shared. "I got a little drunk. I had to stop the interview."


Kelly also got candid when asked about her biggest on-air faux pas. "I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I am going to say it," she began. "It was the first season of Dancing with the Stars, and I farted."

Hopefully, Andy made Kelly feel a little bit better when he admitted that he has farted on the air before, too. But Anderson was not having any of this talk about breaking wind. "No, I'm not discussing this," he said when Andy asked if he had ever let it rip on TV. 

Did we mention how much we love it when these three get together? See more of this terrific trio in action, below.

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