I didn't know that Gregg Alexander, the lead singer of "The New Radicals", was gay. I had such a crush on him when I was a teen.
Which gay rumors threw you for a loop?
Shit, I didn't know that either. And yes, I too thought he was a hottie back in the day.
lmao - new radicals guy was all rumored to be with joni mitchell... thats a new closet
Still hard to believe he is "A Friend of Dorothy" and that he practices a"love that dare not speak its' name!"
Still hard to believe he is "A Friend of Dorothy" and that he practices a"love that dare not speak its' name!"
Yes, Jake really, really likes it In His Del Mar.
Actors who played all these sitcom dads.
Where'd you find out Gregg Alexander was gay, OP?
R2, I am right thee with you. The Obama rumors surprised me as well.
Louise Lasser and Armand Assante.
Are there new Obama rumors, or do you guys mean the ancient ones that were (supposedly) "discredited"?
The Robert Mitchum rumor still makes me shake my head. [italic]Robert Mitchum[/italic]?
Ted Haggard. But he's not gay any longer.
r7, the actor who played Ward Clever was gay?
[quote] Raymond Burr
That one surprised me too, but looking back at some old (before my time) footage, yeah, I can see it.
The Obama rumor was started by the Repugs to make the Amurican public dislike him. There is no evidence. Just more homophobic shit to add to their racist shit.
Never heard the Robert Conrad rumors until I came to DL.
Hang on, when you google "Gregg Alexander gay" it links back to THIS thread. So, OP, or anyone, is he gay or not?
regis, which i read here earlier today.
Gregg Alexander pings on screen
I remember reading about Gregg and his wandering hands years ago. I think he was instrumental in splitting up a couple, but I can't remember the details. I thought everyone knew he was gay.
Gregg was a cutie, and it's true - he's "quietly out."
Ed O'Neil from the 90s comedy show Married With Children fame (and of course now with Modern Family) cruising guys in bars was the first one who surprised me. Also Brit actor John Nettles (from Midsomer Murders).
WTF? John Nettles is gay?
R20 is too stupid to live...
[quote]regis, which i read here earlier today.
Regis was so obvious. Didn't you ever notice how handy he got with male guests when they were seated next to him? Thigh squeezes could be expected by every hunk on the show.
At the time: Rob Halford, frontman for Judas Priest. Now, how much more obvious could he have been?
Gregg played butch for The New Radicals, but you can see more of his flamboyant gayness in this early video.
He has a great voice, but this song reminds me of that episode of The Office where Jan loves that awful single by her former secretary Hunter.
I remember early in Clinton's presidency the Repugs tried to start gay rumors about him. But his straight horndogging got him in other trouble.
Ward Cleaver was gay?
A Dallas Cowboys player. Saw him at a men's sex group that advertised at Craigslist. This was just a few weeks ago. Total top; wouldn't let anyone touch his ass. Not Romo.
r35 i can't believe an NFL player would be so stupid.
I haven't heard of 95% of these people.
The group was mostly married men. He came in wearing a baseball cap. Married men keep their mouths shut.
To R36--horniness makes many a closeted "respectable public figure" do all sorts of things they shouldn't do. See Larry Craig, John Travolta et al for more details.
[quote]i can't believe an NFL player would be so stupid.
People in the public eye are always careful about what they put online or in email.
"A Dallas Cowboys player. Saw him at a men's sex group that advertised at Craigslist. This was just a few weeks ago. Total top; wouldn't let anyone touch his ass. Not Romo."
Give us some hints!
Why on Earth would he give us hints? It’s not like its true.
Are Gavin Creel and Grey Henson fucking?
OP, i had no idea until now. Wow, that's a surprise!
Regarding Regis, I've always noticed that he is not exactly the poster boy for masculinity, and he is very touchy-feely with the male guests, but since his sex scandal with another woman, I always took it to just mean that he is very comfortable with his heterosexual orientation and does not have to maintain a homophobic personna. If there are rumors about him, I still consider they are just that. But nothing ever surprises me anymore.
Wow, I didn't know about Gregg Alexander. Wasn't he linked with Danielle Brisbois around the time "You Get What You Give" was a hit? So she was his beard?
Aren't there lez rumors about Danielle Brisebois?
Does this thread mean actors or other public figures who were so masculine that we were shocked to hear gay rumors about them? I never went by that "gaydar" stuff that so many on here talk about, because my experience from childhood in the 1960s, was that I was masculine and queer, and with all the other males who propositioned me, or who went along with my passes at them, there seemed to be no relation to level of masculinity. Back then, in rural Arkansas, we would all go swimming naked in the river, and the way I could tell was who was looking at who, and who was oblivious to the naked male flesh. It was all so secretive, that you could not just go around asking, or talking about it. By the time I finished high school, I was convinced that all men are bisexual, at least to the extent that they enjoy being sucked off by other men, especially when they are not getting much pussy. Maybe it is different now since girls are also cocksuckers, and put out with just anybody. Every once in a while, there is a rumor which is surprising because of previous rumors of heterosexual promiscuity. John F. Kennedy, the elder is the one which surprised me, when I read about his friendship with Lem Billings. There is no way that friendship could not include Lem sucking off JFK all the way back to when they were roommates in boarding school. I've lived a long time myself and I know how people behave.
It's gotta be Obama. No ping, whatsoever. Both Bush presidents ping far more.
That YOU were a top.
Claude Rains, Charles Laughton, Raymond Burr, Spencer Tracy
The rumors (?) about the hunks: Selleck, Conrad, Chuck Norris, Charleton Heston among others surprised me.
President Clinton liked to have his asshole massaged from the outside while he got his cock sucked.
R54, I've never heard any rumor about Chuck Norris. The others that you mention are rather obvious.
But the one which really surprises me is the rumor that Richard Nixon and his lifelong buddy Bebe Rebozo were gay lovers. Never would have imagined it possible. In those days, any man who was married and had at least one child was presumed to be straight. It seems like everybody thought that homosexuals were impotent and sterile, and possibly hermophodites.
Ditto on the Chuck Norris - total closet. I worked with his brother 25 years ago and he let the cat out of the bag. He said Hollywood would not accept it if the knew he was gay.
I guess at the time that was true, but now that your are a B rated actor hawking sports equipment with saggy body pushing 70, its time to come out.
The only rolls you would lose now are around your waist.
Gregg gay news not valid?
Mickey Mouse's dog!!!
Jessica Tate (still reeling)
The father on Fraiser
The mean bald doctor on ER
Niles on Frasier.
R61, do you mean Paul McCrane? He was also on the TV series Fame.
I hope so.
I thought Chuck Norris liked boys, not men.
[quote]Regarding Regis, I've always noticed that he is not exactly the poster boy for masculinity, and he is very touchy-feely with the male guests, but since his sex scandal with another woman,
I've never heard of Regis having an affair. Are you thinking of Frank Gifford (Kathie Lee's husband) who had an affair with a flight attendant?
I think the FIRST time I heard the rumors about Hugh Jackman I was floored.
I wrongly thought I was the only one who noticed the older wife.
Then I heard about the adopted kids and then the younger hottie business partner.
I was floored and thrilled.
That gay men lick other men's anuses.
r41 Not known for sure but my money is on Miles Austin. He has always struck my gaydar as a pretty boy who is secretly gay.
I really believed that Matthew Morrison actually was a notorious pussy hound, until all those stories about him palling around with Baby's First Velvet Mafia members like Colton Haynes started circulating. Now, he may just be a straight guy who enjoys the attention, but it makes me wonder...
The Voice of the Night
R50, I'm also from Arkansas, and know exactly of what you speak. It's almost a DADT frame of mind, one that many wouldn't expect from this Southern state.
SW AR here, where the men are men until the beer flows. Makes me miss my hometown a lot more today.
Yes, Walter Pidgeon did shock me, too.
Alan Bates surprised me, as well.
Gregg wrote the Santana/Michelle Branch hit "The Game of Love". Barring a weird 30 seconds at the beginning of the demo, he sings it better than Michelle.
Are there any gays on Downton Abbey? What about other PBS shows?
The actor who plays Bates, Brendan Coyle, is supposed to be gay and there seems to be a consensus that Allen Leech, who plays Tom Branson is as well.
Charlie Cox, who played the Duke of Crowborough in the first season is certainly gay.
R67, sometime after the Frank Gifford scandal, Regis Philbin had a sex scandal of his own. There was a woman that he had met in his activities as a fan of Notre Dame, and he had an affair with her. He is another one who only had oral sex with her because that is not really sex. I guess I never really have sex, according to them, because 69 is the great big main event for me.
Samuel L. Jackson
In the thread on DL,"Which male actors and celebrities are bisexual?" Someone mentioned Vanilla Ice having sex with Andy Cohen, Ricky Martin, John Travolta,and many others. That is a major shocker to me because I have never heard that on before he is a major studzilla and he so masculine.
Raymond Burr. Not so much that he was gay, more that he had sex with anyone
R81, you find Vanilla Ice, the biggest joke in music of the past 30 years or so, masculine? He is a cartoon character.
I have always watched a lot of tennis, and she never pinged for me, she is not as butch as many of the other players. But then I ran across the rumors of her relationship with Camilla Belle and the other circumstantial evidence, like the obvious PR/bearding stunt with Vujacic. The evidence seems overwhelming.
"The actor who plays Bates, Brendan Coyle, is supposed to be gay and there seems to be a consensus that Allen Leech, who plays Tom Branson is as well."
Really? Branson is hot.
Allen Leech pings for me. Coyle does not (though he was sooo much hotter looking just 5-6 years ago, before he got all jowley and pudgey.)
Vanilla is bi, not gay.
Coyle doesn't ping for me at all in his role. However he is very different in interviews. He's also going to be 50 this year and has never married.
Sal mineo fucking Bobby Sherman as reported in Michael Michaud's bio on Mineo. It broke up Mineo's relationship with actress Jill Haworth. I had no idea that Sherman dabbled with boys.. unless he was only doing it to advance his career on Shindig.
"I had no idea that Sherman dabbled with boys.. unless he was only doing it to advance his career on Shindig."
Someone here once claimed to have hooked up with him.
[quote] new radicals guy was all rumored to be with joni mitchell... thats a new closet
I think that was only the slightest of rumors, and only because Joni - who is notoriously stingy with praise for other artists - said that "You Get What You Give" was one of her new favorite songs.
She likes her men older, dark haired and swarthy these days.
According to someone who worked on the film, during the filming of "King Rat" James Fox had a torrid love affair with George Segal. Nanette Newman, wife of the director Bryan Forbes, caught wind of this and blew the whistle on them, and George's Orthodox-Jewish wife Ruth descended on the set screeching like a banshee. So George and James tried to arrange their subsequent projects so that their shooting locations were near each other. When James was filming "Thoroughly Modern Millie", Julie found out about this and she let James and George use her dressing room!
"George's Orthodox-Jewish wife Ruth"
What are you talking about? George Segal's wife at the time (and for 20 years) was the very attractive film editor, Marion Segal -- not named Ruth and no Orthodox-Jew.
BRANSON? Where IS my fan?
(Oh, and if Dan Stevens finds himself with nothing to do, I've got an idea or two.)
[r14] are there rumors about Robert Mitchum? I figured he was gay and was watching an episode of Mad Men (season 1 episode 8) where the gay cosmetics company rep, the one who comes on to Sal over dinner, made a comment about having had several drinks at a hotel with Robert Mitchum the night before. I immediately thought - the writers are sneaking this in for a reason, outing Mitchum now that he's long passed away.
Actually, Robert Mitchum doesn't shock me at all. He was a liberal pothead, so I wouldn't be surprised if he dabbled in the homosex.
Jack Benny was a gay. So was Bea Wain.
Will Geer and Ellen Corby, America's favorite grandparents, swung both ways
William Shatner. All those marriages were fake. A friend fucked him in the early 80s at a bathhouse in Toronto.
Ditto Eugene Levy, who was on SCTV guy and and played the dad in the "American Pie" movies. Same friend, same bath house.
Russell Tovey. Oh wait not a rumor... He is gay.
Eugene Levy? That's awesome - he's funny and seems sweet. It's interesting that his "American Pie" co-star Seann William Scott is also gay... I wonder if they ever talked shop together?
Barrett Long claimed, on the Howard Stern show, that some Dallas Cowboy sucked on his big dick. Lots of guesses, but never any confirmation as to the fellator's identity
Anyone know anything about the Cowboys? Any guesses as to the guy mentioned at r103?
"William Shatner. All those marriages were fake. A friend fucked him in the early 80s at a bathhouse in Toronto."
Years ago I read that George Takei used to tell people that Shatner was a closet case. This was before Takei came out.
Btw, wasn't there some gossip that his dead wife died under "suspicious" circumstances?
R101, internet forum rumours and calling off an engagement aren't necessarily evidence that someone is gay.
Years ago I heard a rumor about Johnny Bench being gay.
I have wondered about Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland
The E-Trade Baby.
"I have wondered about Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland"
She's gay and has a longtime partner
just the thought that robert conrad was gay gets me hard!
Richard Simmons - Jesus, that guy hid it well
What about Kamala Harris?
virtually all of hip hop
Why would anyone be surprised about her?
George Michael, that took me by surprise, I never thought of him as gay
That's the word in Cincinnati. Completely red-neck town, but they love Bench so they overlook it.
One of his wives said she should have known when he spent the wedding night playing table tennis with his best man.
American Football player Kevin Everett of the Buffalo Bills who made worldwide headlines when was almost paralyzed from a career ending hit that broke his spine. I know two white bear guys that dono t know each other, that had a fuckbuddy relationship with him prior to the injury. One guy even got an email after the injury and recovery asking him to keep it on the DL because he found Jesus and did not want his family to know.