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Sunday June 28, 2009

CNN Meets East Village — Newscaster ANDERSON COOPER Spotted With Downtown Bartender

The gossip blogs, including Dlisted and Just Jared, are buzzing about Anderson Cooper and his new hunky “biking buddy.”

He’s identified as Antoine Maisani, and, as several commentators have pointed out, he's a  co-owner of the East Village gay bar Eastern Bloc, where he often works behind the bar.  We know him better as Ben, whose charming Corsican accent is enough to make you swoon.

In an incredible coincidence, I’m hosting tonight at Eastern Bloc!  But of course I won’t ask Ben about Coop.  I’m not one to gossip!