Beware, Hathaway haters! Anne has found a powerful defender, and he's dead set on getting his vote of confidence out.
 
Who's the valiant knight stepping to the star's rescue? None other than Anderson Cooper.
 
The CNN anchor, who never runs short on passion, praised the Oscar winner on his show, Anderson Live, on February 28. Actually, the silver fox gushed going on about how talented and lovely Anne is, and pointedly addressing her legion of anti-fans with the remark: "People have all these judgments about her; they don't know what she's really like."

 

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Vivica A. Fox, Anderson's guest on the show, co-starred with Anne in Ella Enchanted, and she chimed in to second Anderson's opinion, implying that Anne's Oscar win speaks to the starlet's talent.   
 
Anderson added that he thinks Anne has "been through a lot."
 
What do you think: Has Anne been dealt a tough hand? Are people being too hard on her?

Source: Anderson Live (via HuffPo)