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Anderson Cooper's Gigglefest Goes Viral

Jordan Strauss/WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- CNN's biggest star is suddenly a viral sensation and it IS a laughing matter.

Anderson Cooper, host of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, developed a serious case of the giggles on live television Wednesday night while he was delivering a segment called "The Ridiculist."

The topic of Wednesday night's "Ridiculist?" French actor Gerard Depardieu, who made news earlier in the day for urinating in the middle of a grounded Air France airplane after he was denied access to the loo.


"All I can say, they should thank their lucky stars it wasn't Depar-two," Cooper joked.

And that's when the CNN host lost control: "You always see this sort of thing on YouTube and you don't think it could actually happen to you."

But indeed, the video went viral, lighting up Facebook and garnering thousands of responses -- and laughs -- from Twitter users.

"Watching Anderson Cooper lose it while reporting on Gerard Depardieu is the funniest piece I've ever seen," one person wrote on Twitter.

"Just had a giggle fit while watching @andersoncooper having a giggle fit on live TV!" another said.

A third person wrote, "i love @andersoncooper and his adorable laugh."

Cooper took to his own Twitter page Thursday afternoon to react to all the attention.

"It's a goofy laugh, but I'm stuck with it," the AC360 host wrote.

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