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Drew Barrymore Interviewed by Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes on CBS News

I’m a huge fan of Drew Barrymore and not just because I found her so cute in E.T. Drew is an amazingly down to earth woman inspite of being hugely successful. Very few actresses today have this vibrant energy, talent, drive, and very unique ‘je ne sais quoi’. Drew has become a film director and this alone makes her unlike the myriads of other actresses out there: She’s a leader, a business woman and a fighter. I like Drew because she’s enterprising and is the director of her own life. She doesn’t wait for things to happen, she makes them happen. Although a huge success, she’s still approachable and reminds me of a nice friend I can chat with about anything without being judged, casually over ice cream or drinks.
Drew overcame so much growing up yet she’s a fighter as she managed to come back onto the Hollywood scene and secure a safe place within the hard to crack A-listers’ list, or the cream of the crop of Hollywood, as I like to call them.

This piece taught me a lot of things I didn’t know about Drew. I didn’t know that a Broadway theatre in New York was named after her grandparents, for example, and that they were the greatest actors in their era. Her family acting roots go back to the 14th century, in fact. I also didn’t know that she called Steven Spielberg  her ‘godfather’ and that the people on acting sets served as a family to her.

They had an old photograph of Drew’s grandmother, Ethel, and I can’t believe the resemblance.

Here are some videos and some photos, courtesy of 60 Minutes:

Anderson Cooper Interviews Drew Barrymore for 60 Minutes

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Part Two:

 

Drew Barrymore on the streets of NYC

Some Photos

Anderson Cooper and Drew Barrymore on the streets of NYC

Anderson Cooper and Drew Barrymore on the streets of NYC

Anderson Cooper Interviews Drew Barrymore

Anderson Cooper Interviews Drew Barrymore

 

 

 

Anderson Cooper and Drew  Barrymore

Anderson Cooper and Drew Barrymore

 

Drew Barrymore talks about her 'wild child' childhood

Drew Barrymore talks about her 'wild child' childhood

 

Inside the Barrymore Broadway Theatre

Inside the Barrymore Broadway Theatre

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Inside Drew's office

Inside Drew's office

Drew Barrymore's Production Office

Drew Barrymore's Production Office

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Inside Drew Barrymore's Production Office with her friends

Inside Drew Barrymore's Production Office with her friends

Anderson Cooper and Drew Barrymore admiring Drew's grandmother portrait inside the Barrymore Theater in NYC

Anderson Cooper and Drew Barrymore admiring Drew's grandmother portrait inside the Barrymore Theater in NYC

Ethel Barrymore, Drew's grandmother who was the most successful actress of her generation

Ethel Barrymore, Drew's grandmother who was the most successful actress of her generation

Drew Barrymore has the same profile than her grandmother, can you tell? (you actually need to look at the photo above)

Drew Barrymore has the same profile than her grandmother, can you tell? (you actually need to look at the photo above)

Drew Barrymore as a child

Drew Barrymore as a child

Drew Barrymore talks to Anderson Cooper

Drew Barrymore talks to Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper

Drew and her mother

Drew and her mother

 

Drew Barrymore and Steven Spielberg, her 'godfather'

Drew Barrymore and Steven Spielberg, her 'godfather'

 

COMPLETE Gallery

 

 

 

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Anderson Cooper wins a News Emmy Award for 60 Minutes Report ‘War Against Women’

Anderson Cooper won a News Emmy award on Monday night for category ‘Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine’ for his 60 Minutes report entitled ‘War Against Women’, shot in January 2008.

ACTJ would like to congratulate Anderson Cooper on winning this award, and on raising this very important issue to the world. This report made a huge difference. We would like to voice how much this issue on women is important to us, and should matter to everyone. We truly care about what’s going in the Congo, and the violence against women there is unacceptable and a real crime against their basic human rights.

I grew up with several classmates and friends from the Congo, and I have to say these are some of the bravest and most beautiful women you’ll ever meet.

The first time I saw this report, I almost fainted…I couldn’t believe it. So atrocious.This shouldn’t be allowed to happen in the 21st century. The second time I saw it I was at a dentist’s appointment and they had CNN playing on TV in the waiting area. I was very anxious about my treatment but all of a sudden this report came on with Anderson Cooper reporting, and I realized how lucky I am to be safe, even sitting under a dentists’ atrocious torture tools.

Please go to the Helping Women’s Survivors of War  website to see how you can help. Thank you.

View this report in its entirety now on the CBSNEWS 60 Minutes site.

Here’s a clip of this report:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anderson Interviews Drew Barrymore for ’60 Minutes’

Please give us some time to adjust to blogging about Anderson Cooper. Mister Cooper seems to be just everywhere all at the same time and it’s going to take awhile until we manage to blog as soon as something new happens. For now, yes we’re a little late on this, but we’ll eventually catch up. Phhhewww, Anderson…don’t you ever take a vacation ???

For those of you who don’t know, Anderson Cooper works for the news network CBS on the weekends and holidays where he does pieces for ’60 minutes’. He’s recently interviewed people like Michael Phelps and David Beckham.

This isn’t the complete interview but only photos taken by photographers while Anderson interviewed Drew Barrymore on the streets of NYC.

The photos are taken from the website JUSTJARED.com To view all the photos just go there as we’ve only posted a couple. Thanks for reading and make sure to tune in this entire week for our coverage on Anderson Cooper in Afghanistan. Again, we’ll try our best.

Drew Barrymore, Anderson Cooper

Drew Barrymore, Anderson Cooper

Drew Barrymore, Anderson Cooper

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