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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?

by Anonymousreply 11903/08/2013

Shit, I didn't know that either. And yes, I too thought he was a hottie back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 110/26/2012


by Anonymousreply 210/26/2012

lmao - new radicals guy was all rumored to be with joni mitchell... thats a new closet

by Anonymousreply 310/26/2012

Jonathan Bennett

by Anonymousreply 410/26/2012

Jake Gyllenhaal.

Still hard to believe he is "A Friend of Dorothy" and that he practices a"love that dare not speak its' name!"

by Anonymousreply 510/26/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 610/26/2012

Actors who played all these sitcom dads.

Mike Brady

George Jefferson

Ward Cleaver

by Anonymousreply 710/26/2012

Raven Symone

Joe Simpson

by Anonymousreply 810/26/2012

Where'd you find out Gregg Alexander was gay, OP?

by Anonymousreply 910/26/2012

R2, I am right thee with you. The Obama rumors surprised me as well.

by Anonymousreply 1010/26/2012

Raymond Burr

by Anonymousreply 1110/26/2012

Louise Lasser and Armand Assante.

by Anonymousreply 1210/26/2012

Are there new Obama rumors, or do you guys mean the ancient ones that were (supposedly) "discredited"?

by Anonymousreply 1310/26/2012

The Robert Mitchum rumor still makes me shake my head. [italic]Robert Mitchum[/italic]?

by Anonymousreply 1410/26/2012

Ted Haggard. But he's not gay any longer.

by Anonymousreply 1510/26/2012

r7, the actor who played Ward Clever was gay?

by Anonymousreply 1610/26/2012

[quote] Raymond Burr

That one surprised me too, but looking back at some old (before my time) footage, yeah, I can see it.

by Anonymousreply 1710/26/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1810/26/2012

Never heard the Robert Conrad rumors until I came to DL.

by Anonymousreply 1910/26/2012

Hang on, when you google "Gregg Alexander gay" it links back to THIS thread. So, OP, or anyone, is he gay or not?

by Anonymousreply 2010/26/2012

regis, which i read here earlier today.

by Anonymousreply 2110/26/2012

Gregg Alexander pings on screen

by Anonymousreply 2210/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2310/27/2012

Gregg was a cutie, and it's true - he's "quietly out."

by Anonymousreply 2410/27/2012

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).

by Anonymousreply 2510/27/2012

WTF? John Nettles is gay?

by Anonymousreply 2610/27/2012

R20 is too stupid to live...

by Anonymousreply 2710/27/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2810/27/2012

Robert Gant.

by Anonymousreply 2910/27/2012

At the time: Rob Halford, frontman for Judas Priest. Now, how much more obvious could he have been?

by Anonymousreply 3010/27/2012

An Obama accuser.

by Anonymousreply 3110/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3210/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3310/27/2012

Ward Cleaver was gay?

by Anonymousreply 3410/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3510/27/2012

r35 i can't believe an NFL player would be so stupid.

by Anonymousreply 3610/27/2012

I haven't heard of 95% of these people.

by Anonymousreply 3710/27/2012

The group was mostly married men. He came in wearing a baseball cap. Married men keep their mouths shut.

by Anonymousreply 3810/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3910/27/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4010/27/2012

"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!

by Anonymousreply 4110/27/2012

Why on Earth would he give us hints? It’s not like its true.

by Anonymousreply 4210/27/2012

Are Gavin Creel and Grey Henson fucking?

by Anonymousreply 4310/27/2012

OP, i had no idea until now. Wow, that's a surprise!

by Anonymousreply 4401/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4501/30/2013

Paul Newman

by Anonymousreply 4601/30/2013

Spencer Tracy

Ellen Corby

by Anonymousreply 4701/30/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 4801/30/2013

Aren't there lez rumors about Danielle Brisebois?

by Anonymousreply 4901/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5001/30/2013

It's gotta be Obama. No ping, whatsoever. Both Bush presidents ping far more.

by Anonymousreply 5101/30/2013

That YOU were a top.

by Anonymousreply 5201/30/2013

Claude Rains, Charles Laughton, Raymond Burr, Spencer Tracy

by Anonymousreply 5301/30/2013

The rumors (?) about the hunks: Selleck, Conrad, Chuck Norris, Charleton Heston among others surprised me.

by Anonymousreply 5401/30/2013

President Clinton liked to have his asshole massaged from the outside while he got his cock sucked.

by Anonymousreply 5501/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5601/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5701/31/2013

Gregg gay news not valid?

by Anonymousreply 5801/31/2013

Mickey Mouse's dog!!!

by Anonymousreply 5901/31/2013

The father on Fraiser

by Anonymousreply 6001/31/2013

The mean bald doctor on ER

by Anonymousreply 6101/31/2013

Niles on Frasier.

by Anonymousreply 6201/31/2013

R61, do you mean Paul McCrane? He was also on the TV series Fame.

I hope so.

by Anonymousreply 6301/31/2013

Walter Pidgeon

by Anonymousreply 6401/31/2013

I thought Chuck Norris liked boys, not men.

by Anonymousreply 6501/31/2013


by Anonymousreply 6601/31/2013

[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?

by Anonymousreply 6701/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6801/31/2013

That gay men lick other men's anuses.

by Anonymousreply 6901/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7001/31/2013

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...

by Anonymousreply 7101/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7201/31/2013

Yes, Walter Pidgeon did shock me, too.

Alan Bates surprised me, as well.

by Anonymousreply 7301/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7401/31/2013


by Anonymousreply 7501/31/2013

Are there any gays on Downton Abbey? What about other PBS shows?

by Anonymousreply 7601/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7701/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7801/31/2013

Samuel L. Jackson Henry Cavill Raven Symone Usher Sandra Bullock Charlize Theron Cindy Crawford

by Anonymousreply 7901/31/2013

Richard Armitage

by Anonymousreply 8002/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8102/01/2013

Raymond Burr. Not so much that he was gay, more that he had sex with anyone

by Anonymousreply 8202/01/2013

R81, you find Vanilla Ice, the biggest joke in music of the past 30 years or so, masculine? He is a cartoon character.

by Anonymousreply 8302/01/2013

Maria Sharapova.

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.

by Anonymousreply 8402/01/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 8502/01/2013

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.)

by Anonymousreply 8602/01/2013

Vanilla is bi, not gay.

by Anonymousreply 8702/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8802/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8902/01/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 9002/02/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 9102/02/2013

bang bump

by Anonymousreply 9202/21/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 9302/22/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 9402/22/2013

BRANSON? Where IS my fan? (Oh, and if Dan Stevens finds himself with nothing to do, I've got an idea or two.)

by Anonymousreply 9502/22/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 9602/22/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9702/22/2013

Jack Benny was a gay. So was Bea Wain.

by Anonymousreply 9802/23/2013

Will Geer and Ellen Corby, America's favorite grandparents, swung both ways

George Grizzard

Tom Hulse

by Anonymousreply 9902/23/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10002/23/2013

Maria Sharapova+1 Russell Tovey. Oh wait not a rumor... He is gay.

by Anonymousreply 10102/23/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 10202/23/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 10302/23/2013

Heath Ledger

by Anonymousreply 10402/23/2013

Lena Dunham

by Anonymousreply 10502/23/2013

Anyone know anything about the Cowboys? Any guesses as to the guy mentioned at r103?

by Anonymousreply 10602/24/2013

"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?

by Anonymousreply 10702/24/2013

R101, internet forum rumours and calling off an engagement aren't necessarily evidence that someone is gay.

by Anonymousreply 10802/24/2013

Years ago I heard a rumor about Johnny Bench being gay.

I have wondered about Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland

by Anonymousreply 10902/24/2013

The E-Trade Baby.

by Anonymousreply 11002/24/2013

"I have wondered about Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland"

She's gay and has a longtime partner

by Anonymousreply 11102/25/2013

just the thought that robert conrad was gay gets me hard!

by Anonymousreply 11203/07/2013

Richard Simmons - Jesus, that guy hid it well

by Anonymousreply 11303/07/2013

What about Kamala Harris?

by Anonymousreply 11403/07/2013

Bruce Willis

virtually all of hip hop

by Anonymousreply 11503/08/2013

[quote]Lena Dunham

Why would anyone be surprised about her?

by Anonymousreply 11603/08/2013

George Michael, that took me by surprise, I never thought of him as gay

by Anonymousreply 11703/08/2013


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.

by Anonymousreply 11803/08/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 11903/08/2013
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