Not Exactly Haiti: A Shirtless Anderson Cooper Joins Snooki At The Tanning Salon

Jersey Shore star Snooki took Anderson Cooper out to Beach Bum Tanning on Tuesday’s edition of Anderson, stripping the newsman down to his skivvies. “I had no idea that Mr. Anderstand (sic) had muscles,” Snooki remarked incredulously, “so when he took off his shirt, he had like a huge peanut muscle! Cool.”

Earlier this year, Cooper had given Snooki’s book a dramatic reading and congratulated her for signing a second book deal. Snooki was grateful for the publicity, tweeting “Thanks for reading my NY Times Bestseller Mista Anderstand Cooper. Love to help you get a 2nd book. Let’s go tanning and talk about it.”.

Cooper took the pint-sized guidette up on her offer. After waiting 20 minutes for Snooki to get her teeth whitened, it was his moment to shine — literally. Cooper was nervous but ready and bravely went through the spray-on process, airbrushing and all. “Wow, I’ve never had a tan line like that,” he exclaimed.

After the ordeal, Cooper graciously thanked Snooki for taking him to the tanning salon. “You’re like my buddy now.” Snooki said, “You’re my tanning buddy now.” Cooper has made a name for himself with best-in-class reporting from areas of conflict, and while revealing his six-pack abs is somewhat impressive, one wonders about the lasting impact of this sort of soft, celebrity obsessed — yes, entertaining — coverage of Cooper’s well earned journalistic brand.

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