08/13/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Anderson Cooper Loves Project Runway, Hates (But Pretends To Know Nothing About ) The Lohan Family

Anderson Cooper guest-hosted "Live! with Regis and Kelly" Tuesday morning and shared more information on his trashy TV habits: he loves Project Runway, but can't stand Living Lohan!

"I like this year on Project Runway the woman who likes leather," he told Kelly Ripa, doing his best imitation of 42-year old contestant Stella, who hails from Queens.

But Anderson reserved his best Long Island accent for Dina Lohan, star of Living Lohan, which he referred to as "the worst show that I cannot watch, and I must say I've watched it maybe 4 or 5 times."

Now, ever the serious newsman, Anderson doesn't really follow celebrity news or these sorts of shows — they're just distractions from his depressing day job, as he told Kelly (and told Ellen last fall). And the Lohans? He's not really quite sure who they are either.


"Living Lohan is just atrocious," he said. "I mean, these people — do you know about these people? I didn't know anything about these people. Apparently they're quite well-known. And there's one, Lindsay Lohan, who is apparently quite famous for doing all sorts of things. She's not even in the show. So somehow her mother got a show, because of this person who's not even on the show....They constantly refer to this person who is never seen on the show. So I guess people are hoping maybe this other person, Lindsay, is gonna show up, but until then we're stuck with these horrific people."

Of course, Anderson has referred to the Lohan family on numerous occasions on AC360:

  • May 29, 2007: "And the shot that landed Lindsay in the tabloids and back in rehab. What kind of rehab is Lindsay Lohan looking forward to? One hint, it's first class all the way. That's coming up."
  • November 12, 2007: "Unlike the troubled relationships of some young superstars -- Britney Spears and her mother, Lynne, Lindsay Lohan and her mother, Dina, Kanye and his mother thrived in each other's company."
  • January 18, 2008: "And actress Lindsay Lohan being sent to the morgue -- it's all part of her punishment for drunk driving. As part of that, she's going to work two four-hour shifts over two days at the morgue. She was of course arrested twice last year twice on DUI charges and pled guilty." [These words were actually said by Headline News correspondent Erica Hill, on AC360. Anderson responded: "That could be good for her."]

Previously: Anderson Cooper Loves "My Super Sweet 16," "Tiara Girls," And "Hey Paula"