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When I heard that Madonna would be presenting the Vito Russo Award to Anderson Cooper at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards, I thought, "Oh. I guess Madonna and Anderson Cooper know each other. From a Vanity Fair Oscar's party or something? Maybe Anderson takes kickboxing classes from Lourdes. Did Madonna owe Andy Cohen a favor? Did Anderson Cooper owe Andy Cohen a favor? People make so many deals with Andy Cohen, it's possible he is literally the devil. Why can't I stop thinking about this?" And then I kept thinking about it.

But then I realized what was really going on: This was a marvelous opportunity for Madonna to be Madonna.

Sure, her cutesy tribute to Mr. Cooper had its moments, as she called the silver Vanderbilt scion "brave" and a "a bad-ass motherf*cker." But the sheer spectacle of Madonna was the real GLAAD triumph here, as she »

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