Anderson Cooper usually seems like a big ol' pile of giggling niceness, but apparently early morning flights bring out a sharper side of him. He was on Kathy Griffin's Bravo show and told the story of little run-in he had on his 6 a.m. flight to L.A. for the taping. He was just sitting there—and oddly enough Johnny Weir was sitting next to him—trying to fall asleep when he noticed a guy not so subtly trying to take a picture from the seat in front of him. That's when Anderson flew off the handle:

I have lately become emboldened, and I grabbed the guy on the shoulder and said something to the effect of, "bitch, what the… are you doing??" It was one of those things where as soon as I said it I said "I can't believe I just said that."

You do not photograph the Coop before he's had his coffee—do you hear that America? I'm just surprised Johnny Weir didn't jump to his AC's defense and literally cut a bitch with one of skate blades. Those two would make quite an amateur-paparazzi-fighting duo.

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[Via TVNewser]