Breaking News: Rich Man Will Not Get Richer

ShutterstockAndersonCooperWe wish we could take credit for the headline above. But it comes in fact from Daily Mail user MoeMintz, who thinks it would be a better title for Meghan Keneally’s article about a certain high-salaried CNN host rather than “Anderson Cooper Will NOT Inherit Any of His Mother’s Vanderbilt Millions When She Dies“.”

From the Daily Mail write-up:

“My mom’s made clear to me that there’s no trust fund. There’s none of that,” the CNN anchor told Howard Stern on his radio show.

“I don’t believe in inheriting money… I think it’s an initiative sucker. I think it’s a curse. Who’s inherited a lot of money that has gone on to do things in their own life?”

Today’s interview is the latest reminder of just how good Howard and Robin Quivers, who brought up the inheritance topic, are at steering guests to quotable quotes. They make it look easy, still.

P.S. If Cooper continues to invest his money well and earn CNN raises, MM’s headline is not quite accurate – regardless of mom’s decision. It should technically read – “Breaking News: Rich Man Will Not Get Way Richer”.

[Photo of Cooper at 2005 Vanity Fair Oscars party: Joe Seer/]

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.