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CNN Tribute Leaves Amanpour in Cold

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Last night, at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, Anderson Cooper and Christiane Amanpour hosted CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, an occasion recognizing a slew of everyday heroes who've fought for social justice or have helped save lives. But that didn't prevent the event from being the most lifeless occasion in recent memory.

The rather pedestrian nature of the affair was likely part of the reason no A-listers actually accepted CNN's invitation to attend. (Stars are just like us, but it seems we are not like stars). Still, Tyra Banks, Rosario Dawson, and the Asian guy from Heroes were on hand to present and twirl for bored-looking paps.

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