[quote]When he’s working in New York, he shares his apartment downtown with his personal assistant, Spencer Soloman, a 38-year-old former dancer and camera man, who became close with Radcliffe’s family when he was teaching the actor to dance for “How to Succeed.” Soloman and Sam [i.e. his hunky bodyguard, pictured at link] function, in some ways, like older brothers: fun, but responsible and organized. Soloman plans Radcliffe’s schedule and talks to his father, agents and publicists two or three times a day; he might tell Radcliffe when he needs to shave for a photo shoot or search their apartment for a garment that his stylist wants him to wear for some occasion.
Gurl please, take off the veil; this story is being presented as if it's some kind of rad cliffe-hanger.
I like Daniel, seems like he'd be fun to know and hang with.
I bet he's be fun to invite to dinner with a handful of eclectic friends.
A great meal, plenty of wine, sparkling conversation ….
So Daniel is the meat in the middle of a sandwich every night he's in NY. No wonder he had so much energy in Hot to Succeed
A dancer dances!
Might this friend be a minder/sober companion?
It dawns on me that that blind item from a while back about a star anxious to come out, who's turning to drugs and alcohol to ease his pain could be DR, as opposed to the usual guesses: Taylor Lautner, Zac Efron, Jake G.
If Dan were gay, he'd say it.
You expected Radcliffe to live alone without a posse or staff?
That bodyguard has a hot bod, you can see his muscles pushing against his tight shirt. Ain't no way Radcliffe's not getting some of that action.
So if 1.5 percent of British guys are gay/bi, and let's say we double that number for those in the acting profession, there's a 3 percent chance Radcliffe is banging him.
Saw him on the street, alone. He's tiny. Seems personable. Great smile.
Thanks for posting the article R9. Very cool and interesting.
I like Dan and I think he would have no trouble coming out if he were gay. He is still young and who knows, he just might not have figured out exactly where he is on the gay/straigh/bi scale.
He seems like such a sweet guy, but wound a little to tight. I don't look for his life to end happily.
I think he would be happier out of the limelight, working at a small little used record store. He loves music and his taste for it is broad and varied. I could see him in a place like John Cusack's character had in High Fidelity, only happier, because he can decompress from his life.
I think he sounds like he is exceptionally well adjusted, emotionally mature and happy. Smart, too.
yeah, is the expectation that ONLY gay guys have male roommates and ONLY straight guy have female roommmates?
much ado about nothing, really.
Someone worth $80 million would not want a roommate unless he was fucking that roommate.
Danielle: You in danger, girl!
[quote]I think he sounds like he is exceptionally well adjusted, emotionally mature and happy.
Thanks for sharing, fangurl: but the alcoholism would argue against that reading of sunshine, lollipops and rainbows.
Plus ... I love the way they worked the phrase "next trick" into the headline. I'm pretty sure the author is trying to say something. Along the lines of "Kevin Spacey has a secret."
And since when do "older brothers" have sex with you? Unless you're starring in a Falcon video, of course.
In a related question, the entourage story got me wondering how many Hollywood stars keep bodyguards on their payroll full time? We always see Taylor Lautner with his when he travels but who else? Also is it more of a prereq for shorter stars, as both Lautner and Radcliffe are under 5-9, (i.e. they are too small to attempt to defend themselves?) I also wonder how often if ever are the bodyguards actually called upon to defend the client or is it just theater like the TSA?
Until someone can post hardcore and verifiable proof about Daniel Radcliffe being gay or bi I will just have to assume he is straight. I don't think in terms of hearsay or speculation. I had two female roomies for a good while and people presumed I was straight as I am a macho gay. It works both ways.
"Someone worth $80 million would not want a roommate unless he was fucking that roommate."
Or unless they can't cope with living on their own. There are a lot of possible reasons for that - domestic incompetence, hatred of being alone, need for a 24/7 sober coach, or the roommate is a super-PA who organizes everything. Or love, who knows.
And R12, I like him too, but remember that he works in a field where there is open, strong, and perfectly legal discrimination against actors who are out in the press.
[quote]Until someone can post hardcore and verifiable proof about Daniel Radcliffe being gay or bi I will just have to assume he is straight. I don't think in terms of hearsay or speculation.
You're speculating he's straight then. You have no proof either.
R21, a macho gay man who sounds like a pissy, defensive teenage fangirl.
You're a catch.
I'm a loud advocate of gays coiming out, but I see no evidence that DR is gay (or straight). What I do see is a young person who has only known being famous, rather than being ordinary, since he was 10. Someone who nevertheless in al his apoerances is kind and pleasant. But we know he's had problems with alcohol, which is sad.
I'd guess that he needs to have someone around, not to fuck, but to stop him fucking up. But we're all guessing: it's what Datalounge us for.
If he were gay and closeted, he'd probably hide the fact he has a roommate.
I know a "celebrity" (a lead singer in a band that has had multiple hits). He's "married" with children. It's a Mormon thing, I guess. I met him when he was a waiter. He only became closeted when the girlies started noticing all his make-up.
So, he and his PA live in one house, and his "wife" and children live in another house. I think he's a hypocrite (and I've told him how I feel about this). He just believes that if everything is photo ready, nothing else matters.
It must be a societal thing. I find it distasteful, but it's his life to ruin his own way.
But R24---this is DATALOUNGE where EVERYone is GAY! Not too long ago there was a post here about President Nixon being gay with somebody.
EVERYBODY IS GAY AT DATALOUNGE WORLD!
Hell, if I had that kind of money and needed a bodyguard this is the kind of guy I'D hire:
Radcliffe creates hysteria amongst his fans. It is like beatlemania. I was walking past his theatre once when he was in Equus and it was just pandemonium. Police everywhere yelling that if people don't stay calm they will pull him inside. Cops yelling no pushing, no screaming etc.
r26 is right. And the article says that DR is a disorganized slob who wipes up spilled liquids with his sock. He may need a dogsbody.
Also, couldn't this guy be an AA crony to keep him from drinking?
[quote]I don't think in terms of hearsay or speculation.
Well, you're certainly in the wrong place.
R27 - I'm going to guess Brandon Flowers. I remember the first time the Killers were on SNL and he was in a pink suit and glitter eye make up. He's Mormon and used to be a waiter in Vegas. And as much as I dislike stereotypes, rarely is a grown straight man that boyishly adorable all while seeming kind of asexual.
I saw a clip of him and Richard Dawkins on the same talk show. It was so embarrassing, him trying to argue the accuracy of Mormonism to Dawkins. He seemed pretty adept at deluding himself.
I think the article makes it pretty clear that Radcliffe doesn't think he did very well when he was living on his own. He's savvy enough to realize that he needs a minder. I wouldn't read anything more into it than that.
Is it a Times thing to say "lighted a cigarette" rather than "lit a cigarette"? It sounds pretentiously wannabe-British to me.
It's perfectly normal for a well-to-do young Englishman to live with one manservant, I don't know what you're on about.
He's into older women.
Don't know that much about him but have seen him on a couple of talk shows and he really did seem uncommonly charming and genuine. As someone suggested here, I think he seems like a pretty good bloke who would be a pleasure to hang with, gay or straight.
He is into older women, MUCH older women. As for his live in male 'caretaker', SOMEONE has to change the diapers when 'mommy' can't be around, right?
Tell me he doesn't treat Danny like his little boy when they're home alone.
Danny needs someone to polish his wand.
The roommate probably has free room and board when Danny isn't in New York. Not a bad job, I'd say. Better than being a gypsy on Broadway.
That's part of what mommy or daddy does when they change his diaper and swaddle him for bed.
Damn. Danny has a pretty good haircut.
Why did it say "shares his apartment?" Daniel owns a townhouse on West 12th.
because 'shares his bed' would've been too obvious
I don't know or care if he's gay, but I find him hard to watch on talk shows. I can't tell if he's just high strung, but he seems totally phony to me. He's also one of those people, though not unattractive, is just hard for me to look at. Like Cecily Strong on SNL. It's like there is something "off" about their faces, and my brain can't process it.
I wish he was more like his Harry Potter persona, deadly dull but intense. He'd probably be hot in bed, while Daniel probably just giggle the whole time.
I just saw Danny with his legs up in the air, about to get plowed by a cute blonde boy.
His roommate? I bet he's done it with him before, but this was his awful movie, KILL YOUR DARLINGS. But he sure seems to know all the positions in those sex scenes.
[R51], is Kill Your Darlings out already?
[R33], I really like your guess.
I saw a screener for Oscar consideration.
It is out in limited releases.
Thanks, R51. Although now I don't know if I want to watch the movie or not. Damnit, and I was so excited for it too!
Spencer is hot
that has to be his fuckbody... and good for Danny for getting a nice piece of hot ass.
Blind Items are fun, although obviously you can't trust either the blind item or the guessed subject. These were at agc blind items. Personally I've never thought Daniel being gay but what do I know, he's more Harry Potter in my head than anything else. The first one doesn't scream Daniel to me at all, but maybe more of someone like James Franco, who's also in that Daily Mail link where Daniel is on the red carpet with the director John Krokidas.
ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER 09/02 **#1**
Don't look now, but this not-so-closeted A-list actor and jack of all trades stepped out with his director boyfriend on the Venice Film Festival red carpet. Don't expect to see any official announcement that he's bi soon, he's going to hold out for as long as he can. Daniel Radcliffe
Which largely untroubled child actor conquered the demon drink - only to pick up a cocaine habit that even seasoned onlookers describe as 'heroic'? Daniel Radcliffe
i think the actor and director is more likely ALFONSO CUARÓN and
Danny's come back to Broadway, so his roommate will have a playmate for a couple of months.
I wonder if his other bodyguard is as hot as Sam.
Many, if not most, celebrities rarely live alone and have one or more people who stay at their house because they travel so much they need someone to mind the house while they're gone. It's an extremely common living arrangement with celebs.
That being said, I think Radcliffe is queer and these two are fucking.
So let me get this straight, YOU are a rich and famous movie star. You have a home in London and one in New York. Your job takes you all over the world usually for months at a time and you are going to leave one or both of your homes/million dollar investments completely abandoned for all that time? How do you know you won't come back to anything at all, or if someone is living there illegally. The guy house sits, works for him. It's not a mystery.
Daniel would have an army of stalkers of both genders (some have even posted here).
I'd have a tall, built bodyguard too if I was him.
IF I WERE HE, r63.
Thank you, R64.
[quote]I'd have a tall, built bodyguard too if I was him.
Try Craig's List for a fantasy bodyguard.
Relating to the roommate question, do you think that most actors/actresses are naturally introverts or extroverts? Many when not in front of the camera seem very shy and reserved. If they are natural introverts it seems odd that they would want to have roommates around when they would prefer to spend time by themselves to decompress. Or are the presence of roommates in some way practice for keeping up the highly public (extroverted) persona required for those in the spotlight?
Daniel Radcliffe may be bi, like Tom Daley kind of bi.
But straight? No. When he said anal sex hurts in that recent interview, he spoke from experience.
I think he'd make a hot, hairy little bottom. Without his glasses, feet to the ceiling, with that posh accent.
I am assuming that Danny is back in the city for rehearsals for Inishmaan. Is he back in his New York apartment?
Any Danny Radcliffe news?
Will he call Brantley a little bitch after the reviews are out?
This and other articles lead one to the most obvious conclusion.
I think he's gay, but the fact that he has men in his employ isn't exactly evidence. He could have a woman as his PA and still be gay.
No clue if he's gay or straight, but the best free entertainment in London used to be watching the crowd at the stage door when he was doing Equus. He would pop out briefly, get mobbed by the Harry Potter fans and then go back inside.
I once caught his appearance, went to a bar, had a couple drinks, walked around Soho, and walked back a good 90 minutes later. There were still fans (the same ones from earlier) standing there convinced he would reappear.
I have no doubt he needs a bodyguard at all times.
Maybe he is CHEAP.
We complain about child stars spending all their earnings.
Here is someone who is watching his money carefully, and he is being ridiculed for being frugal.
You can't win with DL posters.
We're not talking about a small two-bedroom NY apartment here. It's a townhouse that's probably four floors, they never have to see one another if they don't want to. I have no idea if they're a couple, but lots of celebs have one or more people living with them at any given time because they like the company and the roommate takes care of all the household stuff, and also watches the house while the celeb is traveling. Basically a housekeeper/groundskeeper/errand runner type of situation.
Dame Brantley appreciates the British celebs. The Hollywood ones, not so much.
He's still got a ways to go to catch up with James Franco
So does Danny still have his girlfriend now that he's not promoting anything?
R34 "lighted" is actually correct. "Lit" is one of those things that sounds right but isn't, yet nonetheless has crept into the language so well that probably most English speakers don't question it. Kind of like "snuck." The correct past tense is actually "sneaked" but it sounds odd to most.