This morning, Anderson Cooper announced that he is gay for the first time in a public forum.

While the news may have come to a shock to some, we can't possibly imagine who these people are. After all, the CNN anchor's orientation has been the worst-kept secret in media for years now. In 2007, he was even ranked among the 50 most powerful gay people in America by Out magazine.

Regardless, we're glad Anderson officially came out, even if the news was not exactly unexpected. In fact, it was among the least expected news we could have heard. Here are 14 stories that surprised us more than learning that Anderson Cooper is gay.

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  • <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/22/chris-brown-temper-kicked-out-las-vegas-club_n_1535795.html" target="_hplink">Chris Brown's Temper Gets Him Kicked Out Of Las Vegas Club </a>

  • <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1687677/jwoww-snooki-chastity-belt-jersey-shore.jhtml" target="_hplink">Yep, the "Jersey Shore" star is with child.</a>

  • <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/11/battleship-director-peter-berg-bomb_n_1586064.html" target="_hplink">The would-be blockbuster tanked at the box office.</a>

  • <a href="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/thats_my_boy/" target="_hplink">22% on Rotten Tomatoes for "That's My Boy."</a>

  • <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carol-hartsell/adam-carolla-lobs-slow-pitch-at-relevancy_b_1609975.html" target="_hplink">Yeah, this again.</a>

  • <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/johnny-depp-amber-heard-are-100-percent-dating--2012286" target="_hplink">Word is that the heartthrob is dating Amber Heard after splitting with his longtime girlfriend.</a>

  • <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/01/19/diabetics-call-paula-deen-hypocrite-for-hiding-disease-while-promoting-sugar/" target="_hplink">She's lost 30 pounds since being diagnosed.</a>

  • <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/hannity/transcript/exclusive-donald-trump-talks-2012-calls-obama-worst-president-ever" target="_hplink">Donald Trump is Donald Trump.</a>

  • <a href="http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26859859/ns/today-entertainment/t/clay-aiken-comes-out-yes-im-gay/" target="_hplink">The "American Idol" singer came out in 2008.</a>

  • <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_Limbaugh%E2%80%93Sandra_Fluke_controversy" target="_hplink">Rush Limbaugh lost a lot of advertisers after calling a Georgetown student a whore.</a>

  • <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/tom-cruise-katie-holmes-divorce_n_1638050.html" target="_hplink">The couple announced their split on Friday.</a>

  • <a href="http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/article.aspx?subjectid=371&articleid=20120702_371_0_JyZete747550" target="_hplink">Kimye?</a>

  • <a href="http://michellemalkin.com/" target="_hplink">Of course.</a>

  • <a href="http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100601221414AAFmka7" target="_hplink">According to most sources.</a>

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