Late Night: Anderson Cooper 'slams' Courtney Stodden haters
Like many of us, Anderson Cooper has a love-hate relationship with famous-for-nothing types such as Kim Kardashian, Kate Gosselin and Snooki, and he's used his popular segment, "The RidicuList," to poke fun of their more ridiculous antics: butt x-rays, pizza tantrums, exorbitant speaking fees.
The latest "fameball" to get the RidicuList treatment is 17-year-old wannabe reality TV star Courtney Stodden, who was thrown out of a California pumpkin patch this past weekend after staging a raunchy photo shoot with her husband, 51-year-old "Lost" actor Doug Hutchinson. (We know: Ew.)
Cooper joked that Stodden's ensemble -- precipitous white go-go boots, microscopic cutoffs and a midriff-baring flannel -- revealed too much "crack o'lantern" for the clientele at the pumpkin patch.
But rather than heaping scorn on the couple, Cooper added "Courtney's Halloween haters" to the RidicuList. "These are just two people in love, and they get thrown out of a pumpkin patch like so much trash, like rotten pumpkins," he said. Tongue planted firmly in cheek, he denounced the pumpkin patch imbroglio as the "latest injustice" suffered by the couple, who've been the subject of much ridicule since they wed earlier this year in Las Vegas.
Cooper noted that Stodden and Hutchinson are holding up well despite the intense media scrutiny (which they obviously hate). He played a clip from the couple's bizarre "Good Morning America" appearance in which Stodden "tries to eat her own face," and shared some highlights from her now-infamous music video, "Don't Put It On Me," which has racked up nearly 2.9 million hits on YouTube. "The Internet: It's a pumpkin patch that's impossible to get thrown out of," Cooper joked.
He concluded the segment with a message for all the "Halloween haters" out there. "It's really simple: If you don't want to see a scantily clad 17-year-old making out with her 51-year-old husband, maybe you shouldn't go to a pumpkin patch."
You tell 'em, Cooper.
-- Meredith Blake