On Thursday, Page Six has a not-very-thinly-veiled item about Anderson Cooper going on a very gay vacation with his very gay boyfriend who owns a very gay bar. Enough: Anderson Cooper is very gay. It’s time he said it.
Anderson Cooper has been consoling himself over falling ratings by living it up in Jaipur, India, at one of the world’s most opulent hotels. The CNN star was spotted Tuesday with his muscular friend, Benjamin Maisani, an owner of East Village bar Eastern Bloc, at the Rambagh Palace, named the best hotel in the world by Conde Nast Traveler.
Cooper’s $3,200-a-night room features a four-poster mahogany bed and views of the gardens of the former Maharaja palace. Our source said, “Anderson’s room has a large round bathtub. On the first night it was filled with bubbles and sprinkled with red rose petals.” CNN declined to comment.
With today’s item Page Six may have exhausted all the ways to say “He’s GAY GAY GAY!”: the room only has one bed, Maisani’s “muscular,” and perhaps most blatantly, he owns Eastern Bloc.
Every ‘mo in New York knows Eastern Bloc is a gritty, dirty gay bar (“a true man meat bar”) that often has boy-on-boy porn playing on its TVs. (The stencil over the DJ booth offers “Free Moustache Rides” and one outside once read “One Gay at a Time, Sweet Jesus.”)
All the patrons know Maisani (pictured, right), because he’s big, and know he’s dating Cooper.
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