His new daytime talk show premieres on Monday, Sept. 12th, and Anderson Cooper already has an impressive lineup for the fall season of "Anderson."
"Extra's" AJ Calloway caught up with the TV journalist in NYC and talked about everything from Amy Winehouse's family on the premiere episode ("There's a lot to talk about"), to getting a spray tan with "Jersey Shore" star Snooki (the tan "didn't last very long").
During a pop culture quiz AJ gave to Cooper, he asked about "Dancing with the Stars," to which Anderson replied, "I love me some Nancy Grace!"
When AJ asked whether the talk show host would ever consider lacing up his dancing shoes, Cooper said he's not much of a dancer, but did mention that his 87-year-old mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, was asked to be on the show. "She told me they had asked her to be on and she [said she] was going to do it [in an email to me]. This went on for three days... she was telling me she was gonna do it and she was like, 'My Paso Doble is pretty good, not sure about the Rumba.' I was like jeeze, I'm reading these emails thinking, Mom, are you kidding me?"
He continued, "Finally she told me it was a joke. But she would do it."