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Gay European Celebrities and Their Drama

from the Emmanuel Moire thread, French Spanish, Italian, German. Out, Glass & Other.

Matt Pokora left the Voice France over tension with gorgeous out gay and charismatic MIKA, WHY?

Worlds most handsome doormat Jon Kortajarena still hanging Whoreditch, waiting for Luke to take him back, and why would Jon dump the uber hot Alfonso Bassve, for Luke, who is not.

Italian Roberto Bolle, still dating Antonio Spagnolo or moved on to Marco Mengon.

by Anonymousreply 46610/21/2020

Bitches Hated each other.

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by Anonymousreply 102/04/2018

Is Pokora out?

by Anonymousreply 202/04/2018

The problem with Europe is there is no real gossip industry and they tend to shy away from gossip. So very little chance of someone being outed.

by Anonymousreply 302/04/2018

R3, also, no one really questions bisexuality.

by Anonymousreply 402/04/2018

You're right, r4. But I like OP's thread idea so much I'll offer a morsel and hopefully others will do the same:

The great Italian singer, Lucio Dalla, died of a heart attack at his home in Switzerland in 2012. After his death, the media started reporting, to the surprise of many, that his longtime assistant, Marco Alemanno, was in fact his life companion, raising questions in Italy about their culture and why one of their greatest musical icons couldn't be himself. Alemanno, by the way, got full "widow treatment" at the funeral in Bologna which was attend one of the biggest crowds in decades (with cameras trained on him as prominent people entering the church going to the front pew to personally condole him on his loss).

Long after, people started coming out of the woodwork to deny Alemanno was his partner and claim he was nothing more than a mere employee. Here's an interview a cousin of Dalla's denying Allemanno's relationship with him.

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by Anonymousreply 502/04/2018

And here's an interview from 2014 (two years after Dalla's death) with another star of Italian music, Ron (Rosalino Cellamare), who knew and worked with Lucio Dalla stretching back to the 70s, stating that Allemano was nothing more than Dalla's "secretary" seeming quite outraged at attempts to "tarnish" the legacy of "someone so important for Italy".

Is it homophobia or did Allemano pull a big con?

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by Anonymousreply 602/04/2018

Didn't Stadlober claim that he is "straight" and was just "experimenting" with men? R4

by Anonymousreply 702/04/2018

R7, to be fair Stadlober likes to create things and then destroy them. It would be in character to say that he is bi, then straight, then bi, just to shake things up. He generally doesn't take things back, though (see feud with Til Schweiger).

by Anonymousreply 802/04/2018

Do you know him or are you a fan? R8

by Anonymousreply 902/04/2018

A good example of the different cultures is Alexander Skarsgård whose sexuality has never been questioned in Sweden because private lives of celebrities are generally considered off-limits unless someone puts something out themselves. But since he's been living in America, tabloid culture has made it their business to dig into every aspect of his life, including his "dating" of Elaine Page who then came out as lesbian. Now it is widely believed in gossip land (with good reason) that he is a gay/bi man who beards for the sake of his career.

by Anonymousreply 1002/04/2018

R9, really neither. I just sort of pick up things by osmosis. I have read interviews with him and I know some people who have interacted with him. (one lived in his building.)

by Anonymousreply 1102/04/2018

Do you know more gossip R11?

by Anonymousreply 1202/04/2018

Valentine Néraudeau, gay celebrity chef in France.

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by Anonymousreply 1302/04/2018

Jon K is stunning, hard to understand why he dumped Alfonso for Luke, Entertainment Lawyer did a blind item not long ago suggesting Jon was on the verge of stalking Luke. He still lives in Shoreditch which is a small neighborhood so he must run into to Luke often. I guess he is still wanting to rekindle their deeply dysfunctional relationship. Meanwhile Alf looks very happy and sane with his boyfriend Daniel.

by Anonymousreply 1402/04/2018

Jon Kortajarena is pathetic. Let the guy go. You can do so much better.

by Anonymousreply 1502/05/2018

It must've been the best sex Jon had and he still craving that big thick cock....maybe.

by Anonymousreply 1602/05/2018

Lucio Dalla was gay, it was known, but he never said a word about it. he was from another generation. Just like another italian superstar of the same age, Renato Zero. Rocker Gianna Nannini admitted she is a lesbian only a few months ago after a 40 years career and only because she had a baby at 55 with her girlfriend. Tiziano Ferro came out years ago and he's more popular than ever. it's a generational thing in Italy more than homophobia.

by Anonymousreply 1702/05/2018

Italian gays and lesbians don't eat ass much pasta....or maybe cuz Cat-holic?

by Anonymousreply 1802/05/2018

R14 R15 Hahahahahahahaha......haha

by Anonymousreply 1902/05/2018

R17, so why did Ron dismiss the partner in that interview? Is he a known homophobe?

by Anonymousreply 2002/05/2018

I'm a fan of Italian pop culture. Which other Italian stars of music, movies and sport are rumoured to be in the closet, r17?

by Anonymousreply 2102/05/2018

Isn't that self loathing gay that directed that homophobic bisexual movie Call Me By Your Name Italian?

by Anonymousreply 2202/05/2018

R17: Ron started in the music biz when he was very young, working with Dalla. It's widely believed that they were lovers for a long time. I think Ron's comments were meant to respect Dalla's wishes: he didn't wanted to out Dalla post-mortem.

by Anonymousreply 2302/05/2018

^forgot to add that Ron is of course still closeted to this day. So he's also "protecting" himself.

by Anonymousreply 2402/05/2018

Is Ron married? Does he have kids?

by Anonymousreply 2502/05/2018

R10: I think you mean Ellen Page. Elaine Page is a British singer and actress who is old enough to be Skarsgard's mother. Not that that means anything, necessarily.

by Anonymousreply 2602/05/2018

The most gossip you get from Europe is from England. There's, of course, Daily Mail and then there's Popbitch with its weekly (Thursday) mail issue about UK celebs you probably never heard of.

by Anonymousreply 2702/08/2018

no, r25, Ron is not married and has not kids. "Confirmed bachelor", just like a lot of gays of his generation.

by Anonymousreply 2802/08/2018

Is the Italian pop singer Francesco Gabbani gay? He's cute sans the skeevy mustache.

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by Anonymousreply 2902/08/2018

Francesco Gabbani has a girlfriend (a tattoo artist), but is very gayfriendly. I obviously don't know if she's bearding or not. He's quite notorious for having a huge dick, btw (he knows that and is self-deprecating about it). Gays find him quite hot.

by Anonymousreply 3002/08/2018

I love Italian music. Claudio Baglione is my favourite singer. But I wish there was more gossip about their celebrities. They all seem so square (married to their childhood sweethearts who they supposedly never cheat on) which going by celebrities in other countries, is definitely a smokescreen. The Who’ Dated Who site claims Eros Ramazotti dated a skinny male but androgynous model. Is our Italian DLer still around to fill us in on closeted Italian celebrities?

by Anonymousreply 3104/19/2018

Eros Ramazzotti has had gay gossip about him since day one. Just too much talk for being BS. I heard that he was "discovered" while he was a hustler in Rome (in his early 20s, very pasolinian), and that one of his early benefactors was Giorgio Armani. He's at least bi. I have no problem believing it all. Claudio Baglioni, OTOH, has never had any gossip about him: he actually married his teenager sweetheart. So i don't know. What's sure is that he really loves his plastic surgery! He looks like an old lesbian right now. What else you wanna know? Ask, i'm italian

by Anonymousreply 3204/19/2018

Eros' debut at Sanremo 84. You can see how "rough trade" he looks

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by Anonymousreply 3304/19/2018

So much, r32. I’m an Italophile and you’re gonna get tired of my questions. So I’ll just list everything I can think of so you can pick and answer as you please. Please go into as much detail as you can, you have an eager audience here.

I saw Claudio Baglioni at Sanremo by the way. He’s too skinny, like those actresses that don’t eat. But he made beautiful melodies (sort of like Stevie Wonder)in the 70s and 80s, easy for someone trying to learn the language to get into.

So here goes:

1. Serie A footballers past and present. Anyone rumoured to be gay/bi? Baggio? Del Piero? Vialli? Pippo Inazghi? Francesco Coco? Surely not Totti? The younger current guys? Other sports stars?

2. I’ve been following the Fabrizio Frizzi (R.I.P.) story and would love to know anything about presenters like him, Carlo Conti and Amadeus. I mean, with all those gorgeous models and show girls at Rai? C’mon. And what about the male news anchors?

3. I recently watched the movie ‘Il Capitale Umano’. Great cast. Fabrizio Ventivoglio is very talented and could make it anywhere in the world. Fabrizio Gifuni is my type but two of the guys that played teenagers, Guglielmo Pinelli and Giovanni Anzaldo are sexy. Anything about them? I know most of the male leads are married, but which Italian actors and directors are rumoured to be closeted? Any gay or straight gossip will do.

4. I’ve been catching up with Don Matteo just for Simone Montedoro. Square family man?

5. A few actors that played gay in Ferzan Ozpetek films: Riccardo Scamarcio, Alessandro Preziosi, Carmine Recano, Elio Germano, Matteo Savino and Andrea Bosca. All beautiful.

6. What’s with the bad blood between Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi?

7. You’ve told us about Ramazotti and Gabbani, what about other pop stars? Cocciante? De Gregori? Nek? Even rappers like Fabri Fibra and Clementino interest me. What about the divas? Was Loredana Bertè as wild as Madonna back in the day? Is Fiorella Mannoia as boring as Celine Dion? I want to know everything!

Dai ragazzo!

by Anonymousreply 3404/19/2018

I wish someone could assure me due to personal knowledge that Jon K is a dedicated bottom so that my fantasies can proceed unconstrainted. Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you.

by Anonymousreply 3504/19/2018

R6, Ron is also gay, and used to be Dalla’s toy boy. He is still in the closet, because he is an old idiot. Ramazzotti was “helped” by Valentino Garavani, not Armani. He has yet another cover up wife + kid. He is an undereducated guy from Roma’s borgatas, so no surprise. He was often see in the Milan gay discos of the day. Vialli is probably gay, and he moved to London for a long time to cover up and fuck freely. Bolle, Mengoni, Preziosi, Gifuni: very likely gay. Gifuni actively cruised me in Rome while his wife was on stage. Go figure!

by Anonymousreply 3604/19/2018

Good dish, R36. Keep it coming. So Ron was probably jealous of Dalla’s relationship enough to trash his boyfriend in the media? That’s low. And if Gifuni had cruised me, I’d have been on that dick so fast, wife or no wife.

by Anonymousreply 3704/19/2018

Who is Bolle, r36?

by Anonymousreply 3804/19/2018

[quote] Worlds most handsome doormat Jon Kortajarena still hanging Whoreditch,

I have no idea what this means. is this some sort of hep slang?

by Anonymousreply 3904/19/2018

Any portugal gay gossip ?

by Anonymousreply 4004/19/2018

I am not gay, and if I were I would have no problem saying so. I am not. I have a girlfriend. I even put pictures of my girlfriend on line. You can check them out. Not gay. no. Straight guy here.

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by Anonymousreply 4104/19/2018

Here I am doing a straight dance at Coachella. Because I am straight.

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by Anonymousreply 4204/19/2018

Alberto Sordi, the most popular Italian actor of his time lived a closeted and very lonely life. When he died thousands lined the streets to honor him but I wonder how many knew he was gay.

An ex was a lovely gay Italian business man who adored his mother and the old strega treated him like shit. It was soul crushing for him but he pampered her all the way up until her death.

Italy has a long way to go re gay acceptance.

by Anonymousreply 4304/19/2018

I never knew Alberto Sordi was gay.

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by Anonymousreply 4404/19/2018

But I knew he was a fug.

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by Anonymousreply 4504/19/2018

He was a lovely man.

by Anonymousreply 4604/19/2018

And a great actor.

by Anonymousreply 4704/19/2018

Alberto Sordi was gay? I heard some rumors, but i never really believed them. Do you have stories, R43??

by Anonymousreply 4804/19/2018

R34...so many questions! I'll be back ASAP trying to answer them

by Anonymousreply 4904/19/2018

Raoul Bova is the sexiest man alive

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by Anonymousreply 5004/19/2018

Any rumors about Gaspard Ulliel? he has a son from a model but he's not married to her

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by Anonymousreply 5104/19/2018

I've never heard bi/gay rumours about him...so guess he's straight R51

by Anonymousreply 5204/19/2018

[quote]Italy has a long way to go re gay acceptance.

Tons of gay guys everywhere and on Grindr. But few would admit to being gay.

by Anonymousreply 5304/19/2018

And Gaspard Ulliel might be known to aleeian audiences for...?

by Anonymousreply 5404/19/2018

aleeian?

by Anonymousreply 5504/19/2018

Aleeian is my phone's la'fuage for 'american'. La'fuage =language. Sorry. My phone is having a nervous breakdown

by Anonymousreply 5604/19/2018

Does your phone's nervous breakdown also prevent it from accessing Google?

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Gaspard is best known for portraying Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising) and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the biopic [bold]Saint Laurent[/bold], and for being the face of the Chanel men's fragrance, Bleu de Chanel (the clips are directed by Scorsese)

In 2004, he won César Award for the category of Most Promising Actor for his role in A Very Long Engagement

In 2017, he won the César Award for Best Actor for his role in [bold]It's Only the End of the World[/bold] (directed by Xavier Dolan)

and He won Lumières Award for Best Actor his performance in Saint Laurent (directed by Bertrand Bonello) in 2014

by Anonymousreply 5804/19/2018

German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder was probably the biggest gay drama queen of his age. Two of his boyfriends committed suicide because of him and there was also an attempted suicide by one of his actresses.

by Anonymousreply 5904/19/2018

I don't speak french. Thanks R58. Sizemeat verificat ?

by Anonymousreply 6004/19/2018

I don't understand Why Gaspard is not a star? He's talented and hot why he's not more famous his filmography is not great either

by Anonymousreply 6104/19/2018

Gaspard Ulliel did full frontal in Saint Laurent

by Anonymousreply 6204/19/2018

voila!

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by Anonymousreply 6304/19/2018

Gaspard Ulliel is now officially a megastar and my fav actor.

by Anonymousreply 6404/19/2018

Germany has gay soap actors too

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by Anonymousreply 6504/19/2018

Is it his dick or prosthetic?

by Anonymousreply 6604/19/2018

I love euro guys but i cant tell if they are gay or italian :(

by Anonymousreply 6704/19/2018

I read somewher e I don't recall that in the early 1960s Fellini stated in an interview "in Italy we have no gays.". And he was serious.

by Anonymousreply 6804/19/2018

We are all waiting for r32/r49's dish

by Anonymousreply 6904/19/2018

R68 Haha, no Italy has two categories in regards to men: they are either depressed or gay. Better the latter.

by Anonymousreply 7004/19/2018

[68] I remember ‘La Dolce Vita’ had at least three obviously gay characters. There’s this scene at a party where a gay man with dyed blonde hair talks to a woman, who is surprised that he’s never had sex with a woman.

by Anonymousreply 7104/19/2018

You can’t blame Italian homophobia on the Catholic Church. Spain, Portugal, Argentina are Catholic too yet they’re some of the most gay-friendly places on earth.

by Anonymousreply 7204/20/2018

What’s Mika up to these days?

by Anonymousreply 7304/20/2018

Another question for our Italian insider at r32. Is M5S anti-gay?

by Anonymousreply 7404/20/2018

Gerard Pique still sleeping around on Shakira. But there are people with proof that he slept with guys when he was in Manchester.

by Anonymousreply 7504/20/2018

I am half italian. The italians are homophobic to a point of total absurdity. It's completely unhinged and over the top. If you sugggest that, or ask an italian man of he is gay, he will be very likely terminally offended and shocked out of proportion, and will certainly make a huge scene, throw his friend under the bus 'I hope that you think that because of him!!! Not me !!!!" even if said friend was sucking his cock half an our before. They have a reputation of bisexuality worlwide, and certainly almost all of them give bi/gay vibes, but still it's like the most offensive thing you can say to an italian man. Go figure. Even the french have more of a sense of humour about that.

by Anonymousreply 7604/20/2018

R76 I believe this

by Anonymousreply 7704/20/2018

Stefano Gabbana: "Don't call me gay"!

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by Anonymousreply 7804/20/2018

Remember when this happened?

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by Anonymousreply 7904/20/2018

R1 I still don’t believe M. Pakora is straight.

by Anonymousreply 8004/20/2018

R72 But Rome, Italy is home of the Vatican and the pope. Big difference:

by Anonymousreply 8104/20/2018

Everybody knows they are having gay orgies with escort boys and rivers of coke the bishops, inside the Vatican. And still they cross their heart at the very mention of homosex. Ridiculous

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by Anonymousreply 8204/20/2018

R81 The Catholic Church is not as hateful to gays as most Protestant denominations in America. In fact, the current pope is very conciliatory. I can’t imagine any Southern Baptist leader being as welcoming.

by Anonymousreply 8304/20/2018

This thread is being derailed. I wish the Italian poster that promised answers would return.

by Anonymousreply 8404/20/2018

R32. Dove sei?

by Anonymousreply 8504/20/2018

R63 Everything about that dick and general region looks wrong. Fake

by Anonymousreply 8604/20/2018

So let me get this straight (excuse the pun). According to this thread many Italian men will fuck guys without being gay?

by Anonymousreply 8704/21/2018

Yes, r87. Because Italy. And because Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 8804/21/2018

#MeToo victims like Asia Argento were slut shamed in Italy. So I imagine being gay is even worse?

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by Anonymousreply 8904/21/2018

Oh Puh-lease ! Asia Argento IS a whore. She was 'raped' by Weinstein's tongue, several times during the course of her career, while sitting naked on the edge of his Jacuzzy, legs spread opened in front of his mouth. This is SO insulting to real victims. And Harvey is not even the only director/producer who 'raped' Asia. There is a difference between being raped, and not getting the career or the parts you fucked for. These women should be condemned for riding the #metoo horse, and forced to pay damage money to associations like RAINN.

by Anonymousreply 9004/21/2018

Anthony Bourdain is standing by her.

by Anonymousreply 9104/21/2018

R90 are you a insider ?

by Anonymousreply 9204/21/2018

Remember French Movie Critic from years ago who spilled a ton of tea about the French movie industry? I wish he, or someone like him would return.

I remember him saying Olivier Martinez is straight but his more talented brother is bi.

by Anonymousreply 9304/21/2018

What about Franco Battiato, I have been listening to Anthology-Le Nostre Anime, repetaitvly for weeks now. especially love his duet with Mika. I love that Italo-electro 80s sound.

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by Anonymousreply 9404/21/2018

r94 Unfortunately our Italian insider at r34 who promised to answer everything hasn't returned.

by Anonymousreply 9504/21/2018

So obviously Cristiano Ronaldo and Badr Hari are no longer a thing as the private jet flights to Morocco are over, but is he serious about his latest baby mama or will she be out the door once the sponsogive him the go-ahead.

by Anonymousreply 9604/21/2018

He may be an egoist, but CR7 is one handsome bastard.

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by Anonymousreply 9704/21/2018

R93 Do you remember what other actors the French critic talked about? I was interested in Gaspard Ulliel and Louis Garrel...

by Anonymousreply 9804/21/2018

I am an insider, but wouldn't need to be one to know that Asia is a WHORE. One just need to live in Europe to know that

by Anonymousreply 9904/21/2018

[quote]Everything about that dick and general region looks wrong. Fake

I'm not sure if they used a prosthetic (seems unlikely in French cinema), but here's a gif from the movie

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by Anonymousreply 10004/21/2018

[quote] Do you remember what other actors the French critic talked about? I was interested in Gaspard Ulliel and Louis Garrel...

Oh, what the actual fuck, r98? Do a fucking search yourself 😂

Seriously, if you're into French cinema then you should've been on DL 8-10 years ago. Here's this decade-old archived thread I dug up for you. The legendary French Film Critic, aka Monsieur Le Critique, makes several appearances. He can be found at replies 29, 47, 58, 61, 64, 92, 99, 118, 169,186, 375, 376, 389, 407 (you owe me big time for all that hard work, btw). French Critic absolutely LOATHED Ulliel as you will find and always made that clear in all his threads. Hope he has the information you need in this particular thread.

Now, if only we could find a Spanish, Italian and German version. Enjoy

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by Anonymousreply 10104/21/2018

R101 Thank you. Really appreciate it. I've only been in DL since last year lol

by Anonymousreply 10204/22/2018

*on

by Anonymousreply 10304/22/2018

'when I was in movies, cinema was a great Art. Now it's a limp shit'

by Anonymousreply 10404/22/2018

If Italians are so anti-gay how come Mika is so famous over there.

by Anonymousreply 10504/22/2018

You know the saying ' if you are not famous in Italy, you are not famous ANYWHERE '

by Anonymousreply 10604/22/2018

Mika’s gayness isn’t mentioned in Italy.

by Anonymousreply 10704/22/2018

Oh no, it was mentioned. When he did his show ( A casa MIKA) the first time, he mentioned his gayness and that he wanted to have children R107

by Anonymousreply 10804/22/2018

But it was awkward, wasn’t it r108? Are you Italian, by the way?

by Anonymousreply 10904/22/2018

R109 Yes, I am. Didn't find it awkward though...I mean, he said it casually.

by Anonymousreply 11004/22/2018

I remembered that he talked about it with Antonella Clerici.R109

by Anonymousreply 11104/23/2018

Gaspard Ulliel is a big star in France. He has a huge career, international projects...

Anyway, continue. Yes, Italy is very homophobic.

by Anonymousreply 11204/23/2018

Any gay/bi rumours about Gaspard that you know of?

by Anonymousreply 11304/23/2018

r110 Are you r32? Care to comment on r34? And what can you tell us about Nanni Moretti?

by Anonymousreply 11404/23/2018

R114 Haha, I’m Italian but not the Italian insider sorry. But the things I can add ( as far as I know) are: Frabrizio Frizzi, Carlo Conti and Amadeus have never had gay rumors about them...yes, they got married later in life because usually that’s the tendency here...I know that Carlo before getting married had an affair with one of the models who worked with him on L’eredita’...Simone Montedoro really does look like the family man, he was also invited to Ballando con le Stelle ( Italian version of Dancing with the stars). That’s all I know for sure. The other things should be told by the Italian insider.

by Anonymousreply 11504/23/2018

Thanks r115.

by Anonymousreply 11604/23/2018

The French seem to have a lot of openly bisexual celebrities.

by Anonymousreply 11704/23/2018

Spain seems to be OK with gays? I mean I don't know it just seems that way, like Alfonso Bassave is gay and seems to get a lot of TV work in Spain.

by Anonymousreply 11804/23/2018

Hi, i'm the "first" italian who posted here (i see there is at least one more): been busy with stuff, sorry. There are so many questions, who knew these people were known abroad too... LOL. I'll try to answer cronologically.... R34: I don't follow football, so i don't know. It's widely believed that Del Piero is gay, tho. I know nothing about the younger players, sorry.

About tv hosts: Frizzi (RIP), Amadeus and Conti are actually family men, married to beautiful models/showgirls but not in a beardy way: just boring, suburban dads, so to speak. Just like their public personas, entertainers for the whole family. Now, Panariello (popular comedian and Conti's BF) is widely rumored to be gay, and i believe that.

Oh my God, Fabrizio Bentivoglio! I'm crazy about him. He was gorgeous and talented! In Il Capitale umano is a an elegant daddy type, buy you should watch 80s and 90s movies like Via Montenapoleone and Turnè to see how hot he was. Very reserved, and i think 100% straight. The younger actors for Il Capitale are not famous so i don't know.

Simone Montedoro: i met him once (professionally). A swarthy sexy roman ragazzo. The vibe he gave: straight but game to "adoration" if the time and mood are right.

Loredana Bertè is a legend: crazy life, triumphs, tragedies, many mental breakdowns, incredible catalogue of songs, she's Madonna, Judy, Janis and Courtney all rolled in one. If you understand italian, read or watch her interviews, she's got more stories than jesus, met anyone, from Warhol to Bin Laden (at the WH, in the 80s). She was drop dead gorgeous, always "scandalous" in Italy: she sang dressed as a bride before MAdonna, and with a fake pregnant belly before Gaga.

Fiorella Mannoia: can't stand her. Righteous bitch. She's dead to me since she said she voted for populistic 5 stelle movement.

For more questions, i'm here

by Anonymousreply 11904/23/2018

Still me, i forgot about Mika: he is popular in Italy because he judged X Factor here for a few years. Nobody gives a shit about his gayness, he talks about it all the time, zero problems. Italy is not Iran, despite what many DLers here seem to think. Most of his fans tho are 15 yo girls and their mothers, because he's twee as fuck. His one man show on italian tv was a saccharine orgy, he has some talent but he's like a Disney character, i can't stomach that shit.

by Anonymousreply 12004/23/2018

R74: the 5 Star mess is , well, a mess. They were pro civil rights, then didn't vote for the bill because they felt they couldn't be in the same boat with other "corrupt" older politicians. They are a bunch of illiterate, spiteful, brainwashed, vulgar loons, they have no program, no plan, and change their tune according to what Beppe Grillo (a psycho) and Casaleggio (a Zuckerberg wannabe) feel it's right at any moment. I despise them with all my heart.

by Anonymousreply 12104/23/2018

R120 Yeah, agree! I'm the "second" Italian lol and that's why I said that when he had his first one man show he mentioned his gayness casually and so on....The second part of that show, though, wasn't so great imo.

by Anonymousreply 12204/23/2018

We still don't have a government..how much do you wanna bet we'll have to go to re-election?lol

by Anonymousreply 12304/23/2018

What about Tiziano Ferro? I read that after his coming out he's more successful than ever

by Anonymousreply 12404/23/2018

^true. He's a great talent and tours in stadiums (always sold out). Huge in Italy and many other latin countries. I think he's great, one of the best italian singer/writer of the last decades.

by Anonymousreply 12504/23/2018

We could say the same thing about Gianna Nannini ( if anyone is interested in knowing about her)...her sexual orientation didn't deter her career.

by Anonymousreply 12604/23/2018

Bravo rR119. Sei fantastico! I discovered Tiziano Ferro through his duetwith Kelly Rowland and he really is quite good. Really disappointed about Fiorella Mannoia. Many DLers are going through the same withdrawal with Shania Twain after she said yesterday she, a survivor of sexual abuse, would’ve voted for Trump.

I too I’m big on Italian movies and directors. Can you dish on the usuals? Roberto Begnini, Paolo Sorrentino, Nanni Moretti? And which other current celebrities are rumoured to be gay/bi and closeted?

by Anonymousreply 12704/23/2018

R126 It’s easier for women. A man coming out is always a big deal.

by Anonymousreply 12804/23/2018

Gianna Nannini achieved success while in the closet and all of her songs are about loving men. Had she come out in the 80s there would have been no career.

by Anonymousreply 12904/23/2018

also, r126 and r128, Gianna Nannini came out literally last year, after decades of "i don't believe in labels" or "i fall in love with persons not genders". Of course, you had to be headless not to know she was a lesbian since day one, but still, Ferro came out at the height of his fame when he was 30 or so.

by Anonymousreply 13004/23/2018

Grazie, R127, you're too nice. Re: Italian directors, that's a tough one. Especially in regard to the names you made. They are all more or less revered in Italy. Benigni was great years ago, but of course after he went global and won an Oscar the backlash was huge. The acclaim really went to his head, and now he acts like is a "Padre della Patria", so to speak. Big lectures on Dante or the Constitution, big stuffy things. We all miss the crazy, genius, wild Roberto from the 70s, 80s and early 90s. Nanni Moretti: I adore him and his movies (especially the older ones, really brilliant and personal comedies). He's notoriously a difficult, unpleasant, inflexible man and director but i see those as qualities. A few years ago he left his wife of a lifetime for a young, pretty, blonde girl. I guess he's still human after all ;)

by Anonymousreply 13104/23/2018

I’m loving all these stories by people from the actual countries. It’s really tough to know the truth about a Monica Belluci or an Isabel Huppert if you’re not from those countries. The only gossip that makes it out of Italy is Berlusconi and his bunga bunga parties.

by Anonymousreply 13204/23/2018

Oh, BTW, tomorrow the new Sorrentino movie about Berlusconi will be released here in Italy! It's the first part, the second will be out in two weeks. I am not a fan of his last movies but can't miss it!

by Anonymousreply 13304/23/2018

Remember the Italian footballer who got exposed for sending nude selfies? (See link) Well, an American BI site claimed he was communicating with a man.

I’ll be going to Rome in a few weeks. What’s the best way for me a fortysomething guy to meet other men given I’m too old for clubs and Grindr?

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R134 What site ?

by Anonymousreply 13504/23/2018

I'm loving Laura Pausini's new album Fatti Sentire . Not gay, but still I thought I'd throw it out there.

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by Anonymousreply 13604/23/2018

Who would complain about receiving dongtography from Fabio Ceravolo?

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by Anonymousreply 13704/23/2018

Can someone give me a rundown of the Stadlober/Schweiger feud mentioned in r8?

by Anonymousreply 13804/23/2018

Who has dad Jon Kortajarena? I'm sure he's been with other famous guys.

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by Anonymousreply 13904/23/2018

R139 I only know Alfonso and Luke Evans.

by Anonymousreply 14004/23/2018

R136 I love her, she needs another album in english.

by Anonymousreply 14104/23/2018

I had the fortune of attending a Laura Pausini concert in Spain. She's fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 14204/23/2018

More classic Italian singers please. Al Bano, Umberto Tozzi, Adriano Celentano, Mina (love her), Raffaella Carrà Ricardo Cocciante ... spill!

by Anonymousreply 14304/24/2018

Years ago I went on a date with an Italian guy. I was trying to think of other gay Italians and I said Giorgio Armani was gay. My Italian friend suddenly became very chilly with me, he insisted Armani was straight, to suggest otherwise was a vulgar insult. It was very odd.

by Anonymousreply 14404/24/2018

Perhaps gay to Italians has the same connotations as gay in Latino culture? i.e. bottom?

by Anonymousreply 14504/24/2018

R144: either your date was in 1962, or your companion was mentally challenged.

by Anonymousreply 14604/24/2018

for my italophile DL friends: the best italian ballad of the last ten years!

Tiziano Ferro & Laura Pausini, "Non me lo so spiegare". Enjoy!

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I guess Laura Pausini duetting with Tiziano Ferro means she is ok with the gays. I'd be sad to hear she wasn't.

What about Marco Mengoni, is there rumors about him and Roberto Bolle?

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^are you joking, R148? Laura Pausini has been down with gays since forever! She ALWAYS talks against bigotry and homophobia in her concerts or tv tv appearances. And some of her hits can be read as gay anthems (for example "Vivimi"). Mengoni is in the glass closet: he's gay but not out, officially. He posted a pic with Bolle while apparently they were together on holidays in NY, hinting even more to his obvious gayness. I don't know if they're just friends, one time lovers or in a relationships. No more pics o paparazzi shots. They seem both bottoms, so maybe that was the problem. :)

Marco Mengoni is adorable and quite hot if you ask me.

by Anonymousreply 14904/24/2018

An American friend who lived in Italy says Italians are generally expected to have girlfriends from a very young age, so many will even if they're gay. He also said, he always felt that many so-called "straight" guys could be had in the right situation. Just don't call them gay.

by Anonymousreply 15004/24/2018

Has Tiziano Ferro had public boyfriends? Or has he been with anyone famous?

by Anonymousreply 15104/24/2018

[quote]Oh Puh-lease ! Asia Argento IS a whore.

r90 Here's a fair news report on the sexist culture in Italian media.

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by Anonymousreply 15204/24/2018

No and no, R51. The only gossip i heard is that he likes bears. fun fact: Tiziano was obese as a teenager. His second album is called "111" because that was his maximum weight, 111 kilos (245 pounds)

by Anonymousreply 15304/25/2018

The weight is coming back. He's looking a little chunky in this video from December.

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by Anonymousreply 15404/25/2018

This from last year made me wonder if there's gay gossip about players in Italian football leagues?

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by Anonymousreply 15504/25/2018

Damiano Tommasi thought coming out would be a bad idea.

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by Anonymousreply 15604/25/2018

Antonio Casino hopes they're none.

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by Anonymousreply 15704/25/2018

Let’s not forget Pope Paul VI’s boyfriends, actors Paolo Carlini, and when younger, the much married Edmund Purdom!

by Anonymousreply 15804/25/2018

As far as i know, this is the only time Tiziano was seen with a possible BF. As you can see he goes for the "older gentleman" variety. And seems like the BF is an american! Do you think Tiz have pec implants?

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by Anonymousreply 15904/25/2018

Mmm...were there rumours claiming that he had a past relationship with a Spanish singer too?

by Anonymousreply 16004/25/2018

Which Spanish singer?

by Anonymousreply 16104/25/2018

Sexy French actor Lambert Wilson says he's, above all "attracted to human beings". Does this mean he's bi?

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by Anonymousreply 16204/25/2018

R161 It was years ago, and I think it was just rumours...anyway, it was Miguel Bose, but again don't believe it. On the other hand, I remember when he went on a Spanish talk show and he told the host that he was seeing a famous Italian TV host haha There was a lot of speculation on that part.

by Anonymousreply 16304/25/2018

Looks like Lambert Wilson came out as bi a couple of years ago. "I have loved men, women ... their sex does not interest me". Very pleased to find this out.

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by Anonymousreply 16404/25/2018

r163 Probably Costantino della Gherardesca? 😂 Who else would it be?

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by Anonymousreply 16504/25/2018

Yeah, France has more openly bisexual men than Italy that's for sure R165 Haha, well it could be an option...many thought Flavio Insinna. But, I honestly think he's just a mamma boy.

by Anonymousreply 16604/25/2018

Except bi = gay. Let's not forget this.

by Anonymousreply 16704/25/2018

sexy actor Filippo Timi married last year his BF in NY. Timi is quite famous but the news appeared very briefly on the media. No big interviews, no "promotion". Years ago Timi wrote a biographical novel, describing his wild younger years as bi. FUN FACT: despite being a very successful stage and movie actor Timi has a stutter (that disappears when he's acting) and he's almost blind.

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by Anonymousreply 16804/25/2018

For what it's worth, in Ivory Coast player Serge Aurier's homophobic periscope where he dissed Laurent Blanc and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he also called now Torino goalkeeper Salvatore Sirugu "gay".

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by Anonymousreply 16904/25/2018

Any gay russian gossip ?

by Anonymousreply 17004/25/2018

Remember when Riccardo Tisci was asked to describe his best sexual encounter and it was pretty obvious he was talking about Kanye West? Or was it someone else?

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by Anonymousreply 17104/25/2018

I am very attracted to burly, chunky guys like @ r165. And I hear many Italian women are too. Men should not be skinny like supermodels.

by Anonymousreply 17204/25/2018

^Costantino Della Gherardesca is skinny now

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Ugh r173. To each their own, I guess. It's probably beneficial for his health but to me he looks famished and sickly. Again, down to personal taste but the guy at r165 looks funnier, cuddlier and more approachable than the skinny one at r175 who looks like he has a stick up his ass and not about to start laughing. I'm trying to learn Italian so I watch the shows on Rai Italia a lot. I stuck with a whole season of Pechino Express and Bangkok Addicted partly because of him (but mostly because of sexy ragazzone Roberto Bertolini👅). But in 90% of these cases, most of the weight comes back.

So, does Costa date publicly? Who's he been with? And what's that book he's selling?

by Anonymousreply 17404/26/2018

Here's big boy Roberto

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R174 his dream is to marry a maharaja haha Now, about boyfriends, as far as I know he's quite private with his love life...he's a good writer, btw. I liked " Punto. Aprire la mente e chiudere con le stronzate", a really good satire.

by Anonymousreply 17604/26/2018

If pretty boys are your thing, check out the lead singer of this band 'The Kolors'.

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by Anonymousreply 17704/26/2018

Costantino doesn't date publicly, he also spoke about his sexual impotence in interviews. I often see him on gay apps, tho.

by Anonymousreply 17804/26/2018

^ LOL What? Like Grindr? And why would someone say that?

by Anonymousreply 17904/26/2018

he fancies himself as a "provocateur". his persona is "decadent former aristocratic with no money and a poisonous tongue". a poor man's Rupert Everett, minus the good looks. I like that he's fiercely anti-populist but i'm not a fan.

by Anonymousreply 18004/26/2018

R180 second this! Perfect description!

by Anonymousreply 18104/26/2018

Probably the most beautiful man in the world, footballer Graziano Pelle. But sold out majorly by giving up the chance to play for glory to play for outrageous amounts of money in China.

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by Anonymousreply 18204/26/2018

Their big brother looks a riot. Complete with queeny black guy.

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by Anonymousreply 18304/26/2018

Maybe the right place to ask our Italian Dlers here for recommendations for the best recent Italian movies? I’m talking like the last five years. And the guy that was going to watch the new Sorrentino film, is it any good?

by Anonymousreply 18404/26/2018

^what genre, R184? I haven't seen Sorrentino yet, tho...

As for Italian Big Brother: right now there's a furor over social media because the black guy - who played the "i was bullied because i'm black/femme" card to get in the house - just showed he's a huge bully and POS toward a female competitor. He was violent, threatening and disgusting. I hope he'll be thrown out of the game.

by Anonymousreply 18504/26/2018

^ Quite a range. Caro Diario is my personal favourite Italian film. But I’ve enjoyed everything from the previously mentioned Il Capitale Umano, to L’amico di famiglia, to Mine Vaganti, and I like to laugh, so I really enjoy comedy no matter how silly. Most recently watched and enjoyed Benvenuti al Sud.

by Anonymousreply 18604/26/2018

well... last month at the David di Donatello awards (italian oscars) a movie called 'Ammore e Malavita' won big time: it's a comedy/musical set in the Camorra world. Haven't seen it but i heard it was good. Then i'd say Napoli Velata (Ozpetek's new pic), a drama/thriller that look gorgeous and stars ultra-hot Alessandro Borghi. If you like comedy then i'd say "Smetto Quando Voglio" (it's a trilogy! About a bunch of young academics who decide to start pushing drugs to make ends meet) and "Perfetti Sconosciuti", a monstrous hit that Miramax had just bought to remake in the USA, a few months before the whole MeToo mess destroyed Harvey.

by Anonymousreply 18704/26/2018

Thanks, r187.

As for the Big Brother video, I always try to support gay guys but that femme black guy seems extremely disagreeable, loud, crude and just plain disgusting. A toxic queen. Deserves to get his ass kicked.

by Anonymousreply 18804/27/2018

[quote]He's cute sans the skeevy mustache.

I enjoy the moustache. His face would look "naked" without it.

by Anonymousreply 18904/27/2018

[quote]Simone Montedoro: i met him once (professionally). A swarthy sexy roman ragazzo. The vibe he gave: straight but game to "adoration" if the time and mood are right.

Are you saying there's a chance someone's offered that kind of "adoration"? 😂

Gossiping about European celebs is so hard. Americans, and Brits to a lesser extent, can never keep anything from their past completely buried once they dip their toe in the fame pool. Someone from as far back as their school days will always have some tea to spill.

by Anonymousreply 19004/28/2018

Remember 'Victory' the Italian rent boy from a decade ago who claimed his clients included top Italian footballers? Did they ever guess who some of these were?

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It really seems Italians, like Latin American culture, have more problems admitting being gay than actual sex with men.

by Anonymousreply 19204/28/2018

There was also this following the Antonio Cassano homophobia controversy:

[quote]The question was asked because journalist Alessandro Cecchi Paone – who wrote a book on gay figures in sport with a foreword by Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli – said this week there were two gay players in the current Azzurri side and one bisexual.

[quote]Cecchi Paone then dropped another bombshell on with regards to his statement. “I had a relationship with one of the players in this team and he told me who the other gay player was, which is why I know there are two,” he told Radio 24. “Prandelli knows who the homosexuals are. As for when I said there are three metrosexuals, it was a compliment aimed at Sebastian Giovinco, Riccardo Montolivo and Ignazio Abate.”

If this was another country, we'd have had some idea by now.

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by Anonymousreply 19304/28/2018

R192 yeah

by Anonymousreply 19404/28/2018

So a “straight” guy might fuck your brains out, but like Stefano Gabana, just don’t call him gay?

by Anonymousreply 19504/28/2018

'Un Medico in Famiglia' gossip?

by Anonymousreply 19604/29/2018

^LOL!! You watch Un Medico in Famiglia???? Are you an american? How weird. Not so much gossip that i know about, sorry.

by Anonymousreply 19704/29/2018

If you wanna watch a tv series go for La mafia uccide solo d'estate, it's really well made.

by Anonymousreply 19804/29/2018

Those of us trying to learn the language will take whatever RAI Italia gives us, r197. We have no choice because we don't live in Italy. And 'Medico and 'Don Matteo' seem to have been treated like flagships, recently. Other shows I've seen are 'Provaci ancora Prof' and the one with the girl that works like some sort of criminal forensic scientist or something. They are all so twee and I don't take them seriously.

[quote]If you wanna watch a tv series go for La mafia uccide solo d'estate, it's really well made.

Any gay content?

by Anonymousreply 19904/30/2018

well, R199, those are Rai1 titles, of course they're twee: those are the epitome of "for the whole family tv". There are edgier shows, you know. Like La mafia uccide solo d'estate someone suggested above (it's an usual take on mafia, a bit of a comedy take), Il Cacciatore, Tutti pazzi per amore.... And of course Gomorrah, Romanzo Criminale and other classics.

by Anonymousreply 20004/30/2018

Oh, i forgot Il Commissario Montalbano, of course. It's great, especially the early seasons.

by Anonymousreply 20104/30/2018

^Thanks! I'll be checking those out. I'd love it if at least one of them had a significant gay character.

by Anonymousreply 20204/30/2018

R202 hi! I was the one who suggested La mafia uccide solo d'estate and no it doesn't have any gay content...I think it's a bit hard to find Italian tv series with LGBT content...but, there are some Italian movies like Ci vediamo a casa ( you can find it online) and there is a gay couple played by Nicolas Vaporidis and Primo Reggiani. Overall it's a nice movie: it's about three couples (one of which it's the gay one) who are in search of a house and have to deal with many unpredictable events in order to achieve this goal.

by Anonymousreply 20304/30/2018

Thank you, r203. That's the kind of info I was hoping to get on this thread.

by Anonymousreply 20404/30/2018

R204 Another movie would be Il padre d'Italia (2017): it tells the story of a 30 year old man ( Paolo) who works as a cashier at a store in Turin. He accepts his homosexuality, but not everything that could imply. The protagonist is played by Luca Marinelli.

by Anonymousreply 20504/30/2018

if we're talking about italian gay movies, Puoi baciare lo sposo, about a gay wedding, came out just months ago

by Anonymousreply 20604/30/2018

Why do you think Italians have such difficulty accepting and embracing their homosexuality? Why would men who've had sex with men continue to insist they're straight?

by Anonymousreply 20704/30/2018

I think it's because we really never had the "subculture" gene. Italy never had the whole "gay community" thing, or a visible gay front. But that is true for every other "tribe": of course here every kind of cultural niche exists, but it's like they never had the will or the need to go public, to make themselves be seen or heard. Every each of them lived in private, never reaching the whole society. Historically, the only identities italians felt like sharing in public with pride were the "big" ones (being a catholic, being a communist, and so on).

Or maybe we just don't believe in labels :)

by Anonymousreply 20805/01/2018

I just watched La Terra Trema from 1948 and there were some cute guys :P

by Anonymousreply 20905/01/2018

^ i always found La Terra Trema awfully boring, and i'm italian.

by Anonymousreply 21005/01/2018

R209, have you seen Ossessione? The first Visconti movie: it's quite sexy and Massimo Girotti is scorching hot!

by Anonymousreply 21105/01/2018

Olivier Martinez is gay Halle Berry is gay too. Kylie Minogue bearded for Martinez in 2003 - 2007.

by Anonymousreply 21205/01/2018

Okay, this has descended into an Italy fest. Let's go north for a bit, shall we?

Gustaf Skarsgård. Go!

by Anonymousreply 21305/01/2018

Gustaf = straight

Alex = gay

Bill - bi

Stellan = straight

by Anonymousreply 21405/01/2018

r214 Thanks. Kinda figured Stellan is straight; there's no way a gay guy would have that many kids.

Did you know they have another one waiting in the wings to take on Hollywood, in case the other two fail? It's a Swedish invasion! Meet Valter.

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by Anonymousreply 21505/01/2018

How can Bill be bi? Wasn't he straight? I thought Gustaf was the bi one.

by Anonymousreply 21605/01/2018

The oldest one is usually straight and then it goes to shit from there.

And by shit I mean fabulous.

by Anonymousreply 21705/01/2018

R215 Valter is cute

by Anonymousreply 21805/01/2018

R217 But do we have any proof of Bill being bi? Because as far as I know he has a girlfriend and hasn't been linked with any guys in the past...I'm just asking because this is the first time I hear that.

by Anonymousreply 21905/01/2018

r219 Seems to be a DL thing. Alex is the only one who truly pings to me, with Gustaf being borderline. But Bill seems completely straight to me.

by Anonymousreply 22005/01/2018

R220 Ah, ok, thought there were some rumours there I didn't know....my take is the same as yours, frankly.

by Anonymousreply 22105/01/2018

R211 - Yes, I have and I also liked it very much! Are you Italian

I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooove Italian men!

by Anonymousreply 22205/01/2018

I love italian men, they all look like model 😍

by Anonymousreply 22305/01/2018

yes, i'm italian. But i don't look like a model :)

by Anonymousreply 22405/01/2018

R224 - From where are you?

by Anonymousreply 22505/01/2018

the south but i lived in Rome and Milan too

by Anonymousreply 22605/01/2018

R118 Spain is very gay friendly. Many TV figures are openly gay/lesbian and had been for ages. They make series with gay/lesbian central characters in romantic plots since decades ago... for general audiences in the middle of the day, and the plots are far from tame. They show everything. You see gays/lesbian kissing and is not a big deal. For example, many years ago there was the equivalent of XFactor and one of the participants tongue kissed his partner like it was nothing. One of the most famous personalities in the 80s (she still working a lot) was a transexual woman. She presented saturday night tv programs. The kind with the handsome man in a tuxedo and the beautiful female in a gown. So she was taken seriously.

by Anonymousreply 22705/01/2018

Any good Spanish movies/tv series with gay characters? R227

by Anonymousreply 22805/01/2018

R215 there's no way a gay guy would have that many kids.

Mick Jagger ain't straight and has 8 children

by Anonymousreply 22905/01/2018

I was just in Bologna 4 weeks ago!

by Anonymousreply 23005/01/2018

Im a 35 year old cuban guy and during my heydays in Cuba in the 90's I got so many italian pinga from married guys that I even lost count on how many I actually had back then. Anyways, I had a real huge crush on Jean Lucas Grignani and Nek,but sadly I don't get any gay or bi vibes from them.

by Anonymousreply 23105/01/2018

^Grignani is now a raging alcoholic and Nek came out a hard-core christian. Tough luck, cuba guy.

by Anonymousreply 23205/02/2018

I thought Gustaf is out as bi in sweden?

by Anonymousreply 23305/02/2018

R233 I don't think so

by Anonymousreply 23405/02/2018

Is Gustaf in Season 2 of Westeworld?

by Anonymousreply 23505/02/2018

Fares Fares is Alexander's partner or former partner I don't know if they are still together or not

by Anonymousreply 23605/02/2018

r235 Yes!

r236 Damn, what a hot mental image. So Alex is into BDF, is he? Of course he is. I wonder if it's awkward for Fares to be working with his ex's brother?

by Anonymousreply 23705/02/2018

I used to love watching Michele Placido in detective shows when RAI was on cable TV here in WNYC. I wonder if he dabbled in the homosex. He played gay in a film, right?

I’ve always had a thing for Lambert Wilson, too. He’s gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 23805/02/2018

R237 What's BDF?

by Anonymousreply 23905/02/2018

Big Dick Face

by Anonymousreply 24005/02/2018

Is Westworld really as good as everyone says it is?

by Anonymousreply 24105/02/2018

R240 lol

by Anonymousreply 24205/02/2018

r241 No, it's criminally boring. Looks nice, though.

by Anonymousreply 24305/02/2018

YUGE.

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I mean, just look at that glorious nose...

Could double as a penis in a pinch.

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by Anonymousreply 24505/02/2018

His brother Josef is a cutie as well.

Anyway, sorry abut this Lebanese detour. Please carry on with your European stuff.

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by Anonymousreply 24605/02/2018

Good gossip 👌

by Anonymousreply 24705/02/2018

So is Nek a homophobe now? Has he said anything against gays? I heard that Eros Ramazzotti is a homophobe who doesn't agree with gay marriage.

by Anonymousreply 24805/02/2018

2 time César winner Adèle Haenel

She's out. She's gorgeous and very talented.

known for 120 BPM, Love at First Fight , The Unknown Girl, House of Tolerance

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by Anonymousreply 24905/02/2018

R238, Michele Placido is a great actor and he was a hot stud (he's now a hot daddy). Can't remember if he ever played gay, but he was gang raped in a prison in one of his first movies (can't remember the name now). Did you know he was married for years to the girl who played Apollonia in the Godfather? They had 3 kids, two of them (Violante and Brenno) are now actors.

R248, Nek is very open about his strong christian faith, but i doubt he's a homophobe. Or, he's not that dumb to say it in public. His first song, in the 90s, was a song against abortion, tho. He's still much derided for that.

by Anonymousreply 25005/02/2018

^forgot: never heard Ramazzotti speak against gay rights. I don't think he is a homophobe. And there are tons of gay gossip about him, so...

A discussion about gay Italy can not include this, BTW. Enjoy!

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Ramazzotti's voice is like a pregnant cat

by Anonymousreply 25205/02/2018

Prince Albert & Charlene of Monaco

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[quote]Everything's going wonderfully between Charlene and I

Excuse me, Albert, but it's "Between Charlene and ME." And yes, we all know that's exactly what people say when things are going well in a relationship.

by Anonymousreply 25405/02/2018

Alex and Dada

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R250, I now remember seeing Placido as a gay farmhand in some film from back in the late 1970s/early 1980s.

by Anonymousreply 25605/02/2018

Just looked it up on imdb, it’s called Ernesto. Great film.

by Anonymousreply 25705/02/2018

oh yeah Ernesto! How could i forget! It was the original Call Me By Your Name! A gay teen boy seduced by an older hot guy at the beginning of 21th century. HOT.

by Anonymousreply 25805/03/2018

Yep, R258. Good for Placido, a straight guy doing that film back then. And he was HOT.

by Anonymousreply 25905/03/2018

I assume there is no rumor or anything to suggest Jack Savoretti isn't anything but 100% straight. Shame, hottest man in music.

BTW just bought Laura Pausini Resta In Ascolto and it's fucking awesome.

by Anonymousreply 26005/03/2018

Laura Pausini sounds way better in spanish than in italian,her song dos enamorados is a real gay hymn. Any gossip about Pablo Alboran and Alejandro Sanz?

by Anonymousreply 26105/03/2018

yet ANOTHER Call me by your name ancestor! 1986 Il Sapore del Grano, where in an idyllic italian countryside a kid falls in love with his older school teacher.

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by Anonymousreply 26205/04/2018

My Italian is not up to scratch. Is it me or is that blonde hostess of 'La Prova del Cuoco' being pushed out because she's too old?

by Anonymousreply 26305/07/2018

R261 Alejandro is straight, Pablo had some rumors.

by Anonymousreply 26405/07/2018

What about Mylene Farmer? Is she bi, gay or straight?

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Mylène pings off the charts.

by Anonymousreply 26605/07/2018

oh, the drama, r263! She's leaving the show after 20 years because she wanted to spend more time with her family. BUT the network told her they were ready to move the show closer to her mansion (i swear!) but she still said no. BUT the new host, Elisa Isoardi, is the gf of Matteo Salvini, leader of the Lega Nord party. So there will always be the doubt that Isoardi was promoted because of her boyfriend. That said, don't cry for Antonella Clerici: she's still one of the leading faces of RAI and now she'll be on primetime all the time, i think.

by Anonymousreply 26705/07/2018

Yeah, Antonella Clerici never gets old, she’s the female version of Carlo Conti.

by Anonymousreply 26805/07/2018

Has Italian TV improved at all in recent years? When I visited it was all variety shows and detective series.

by Anonymousreply 26905/07/2018

Has my richard armitage been mentioned yet? Suck it madam pace fangurls he ain't european so he can't be mentioned.

by Anonymousreply 27005/07/2018

R269 mmm, not really. At least, as far as I’m concerned.

by Anonymousreply 27105/07/2018

yes and no, r269. On big networks like rai and mediaset it's all variety show and detective or family shows (altho rai is greatly improved with some good new series). On Sky you can find much less mainstream fare (Gomorrah, 1992-1993, Il Miracolo...)

by Anonymousreply 27205/07/2018

R261 / R264 Alejandro is rumored to be bisexual and to have been with Miguel Bose. Pablo Alboran was rumored to have been with Ricky Martin around 2014/2015.

by Anonymousreply 27305/07/2018

nacho vidal used to be miguel bose's fuck toy

by Anonymousreply 27405/07/2018

^ So was Ricky Martin if that housekeeper was right about them dating when he was about 17 or 18.

by Anonymousreply 27505/07/2018

^ Which housekeeper?

by Anonymousreply 27605/08/2018

^ Ricky's housekeeper. Said they dated in 1989/1990, they didn't see each other a lot, and that Ricky was a slut.

by Anonymousreply 27705/08/2018

R274, big envy. He has a perfect dick.

by Anonymousreply 27805/09/2018

Know which Italian presenter I like? His name is Edoardo Camurri. I know he's a writer and journalist, but that's all. It's possible he's not famous at all and there's a chance even our Italian DLers might not know him. But he has a very interesting style for his travel shows that's engaging to language learners. Comes across as very likeable.

by Anonymousreply 27905/09/2018

Of course i know him, R279. But as you said he's not a presenter, he's a writer who sometimes does cultural shows. he's good. In the same vein i like Philippe Daverio, an art critic who made a wonderful tv show about art called Passepartout. He's great, and has a personal style that would make him right at home on DL. Check him out.

by Anonymousreply 28005/09/2018

You can add Alberto Angela too.

by Anonymousreply 28105/09/2018

Alberto Angela is hot and endowed!

by Anonymousreply 28205/09/2018

OMG, the italian version of My 600 lb Life has just started! And of course it's set around Naples!

by Anonymousreply 28305/09/2018

[quote]And of course it's set around Naples!

😆 Don't be hating on the most interesting Italian city.

by Anonymousreply 28405/09/2018

Yes. Italian ladies are nuts about Alberto Angela. R280 Is Edoardo married?

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by Anonymousreply 28505/09/2018

yes, with daughter

by Anonymousreply 28605/10/2018

Who's gay in the Giro d'Italia?

by Anonymousreply 28705/11/2018

What about Dutch celebrities? I want TV current affairs presenter Jeroen Pauw inside me quite deeply.

by Anonymousreply 28805/11/2018

[quote]Jeroen Pauw

He has a reputation for being a womanizer

by Anonymousreply 28905/11/2018

R261 Pablo Alboran is definitely gay. He hasn't even been connected to a woman before like gays of the past despite being famous for like 6-7 years now. He went on a trip with Ricky Martin when they were "writing music" that ended up being just one song released. And most singers don't go on trips. They just show up at a studio, sing, and leave...

And they posted these instagram pictures within a few hours of each other and they knew that people would think it's gay.

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by Anonymousreply 29005/11/2018

R289, I suspect he could be bisexual, though. He’s never been married, has he?

by Anonymousreply 29105/12/2018

Jeroen Pauw bragged about having bedded 300+ women.

by Anonymousreply 29205/12/2018

That’s a lotta cum!

by Anonymousreply 29305/12/2018

I'm sitting here drinking with an Italian acquaintance who, while identifying as straight, says he's had some "experiences". Says if walls in his country could talk, the number of guys who've had at least one case of same-sex sexual contact would shoot up dramatically.

by Anonymousreply 29405/12/2018

^that's true for every other country in the world

by Anonymousreply 29505/13/2018

I'm really surprised by the dearth of gay gossip and stories about down low gay gay hookups by Italian celebrities. If an American (or British) celebrity has a clandestine hook up, straight or gay, it will come out. If Colin Farrell or Alexander Skarsgard had remained in Europe, it would've never come out that they sometimes have sex with men. Come on euro dlers, step up dammit!

by Anonymousreply 29605/14/2018

^I speak for Italy: we don't have a tabloid culture over here. Gossip rags tend to work WITH celebrities, so they'll give them access: it's never happened that some italian magazine outed some celebrities. They are happy to spin whatever the star wants to be published. So all the gossip we have is more from direct witnesses than gossip magazines.

by Anonymousreply 29705/14/2018

I think that’s the case everywhere, r297. Even the Daily Fail draws a line on actual outing of celebrities.

by Anonymousreply 29805/14/2018

Currently watching the Italian version of Dancing wither the Stars and Francisco Porcella can get it.

by Anonymousreply 29905/14/2018

Behold! The most beautiful man in the world: Giaro Giarratana. Stunning! But can't dance for shit.

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by Anonymousreply 30005/14/2018

Oh god, Francisco Porcella needs some speech lessons, honestly. And Kuzmina always falls in love with her partners, god! Anyone remember Andres Gil?

by Anonymousreply 30105/14/2018

Why, r301? Is it what he says or how he says it? And what's the deal with the same sex couple?

by Anonymousreply 30205/15/2018

Anything on French TV presenter Yann Barthes?

by Anonymousreply 30305/15/2018

R302 It’s how he says things haha it’s funny to hear him speak. About the same sex couple: there’s nothing really, one of them is gay while the other was kind of a womanizer, now he’s married and has a daughter. He danced with Giusy Versace too.

by Anonymousreply 30405/15/2018

hey, Ballando con le Stelle aficionados: apparently the special dancer for the final show will be... GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA! Yes, 90yo Gina!

by Anonymousreply 30505/15/2018

^ Surely, that can't be right?

by Anonymousreply 30605/15/2018

More gossip from 'Ballando con le Stelle' please.

by Anonymousreply 30705/15/2018

They invited Ryan Reynolds and he was ogling Samantha Toni lol

by Anonymousreply 30805/15/2018

Alexander Skarsgard being adorable with costar lol

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by Anonymousreply 30905/16/2018

Edoardo Camurri currently commentating on the Giro, giving his co-presenters history lessons about the Rubicon. I could listen to him all day.

by Anonymousreply 31005/17/2018

I love French singer Brisa Roché .

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by Anonymousreply 31105/17/2018

Any rumors about Antonio Santana?

by Anonymousreply 31205/17/2018

German singer Clueso is gay and closeted. When he started his career he was rather private and seemed to be a bit conflicted (he said his father didn't like him because he wasn't "masculine enough" and that he never supported him) but didn't hide anything. His thing for daddy types and that he was dating his manager Andreas was common knowledge. Frankly I thought he was about to come out but instead his new management (he split up with his daddy manager) started to spread rumours about him dating some unknown soap actress (well at that time he already got a lot more famous) and he now refuses to talk about his "private life" at all. Someone claimed his brother is also gay (no idea if it's true), which would be really weird. I like his ability and sensitivity as a songwriter and singer but that's really embarrassing and also disappointing. What a role model.

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by Anonymousreply 31305/19/2018

r313 Good gossip, thanks. And yes, very disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 31405/19/2018

Another one from Germany, though a sad one. Eralp Uzun, actor of Turkish origin - he had tons of gay rumours though some people insist it only came from him often playing gay characters and because he was quite gay friendly (he was pro gay marriage, he said he had many gay friends, he was on the cover of a gay magazine ...) He committed suicide in his parents' flat in 2013. Totally unexpected, he always seemed to be full of life .Of course more rumours and speculation started buzzing around, about his (alleged) conservative and religious Muslim backround etc. It was very sad, he was only 31 years old. Great actor.

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by Anonymousreply 31505/19/2018

Eralp in all his glory (from one of his movies)

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by Anonymousreply 31605/19/2018

LOL, Clueso is such a joke sometimes. I love it whenever he gets interviewed by some Hausfrau magazine and they ask him why a heartthrob like him is still single and he gives your typical closet case answer. It's almost funny. Journalists know as well as most of his musician colleagues and his early fanbase. Apparently it's accepted to play straight if coming out could interfere with other interests like CD sales etc. That's beyond me. I like him and his music a lot but that is merely embarrassing. But I think he will come out eventually. That's him and his new manager btw. I just hope they aren't fucking...that would be twice as sad.

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by Anonymousreply 31705/19/2018

Maybe Germany still homophobic

by Anonymousreply 31805/19/2018

The gorgeous Antonie Kemerling was a Dutch actor who committed suicide in 2010. He was a huge soap star and also co-starred in the Dutch production of Sunset Boulevard. He seemed to have been straight but probably dabbled.

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by Anonymousreply 31905/19/2018

I'm loving this song and video. Anything about Biagio Antonacci?

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by Anonymousreply 32005/22/2018

^an annoying breeder. Can't stand him. He's the epitome of "basic".

by Anonymousreply 32105/22/2018

I am German and just googled for more info on Clueso and there is nothing. Not even gay rumours.

by Anonymousreply 32205/22/2018

Italians have picked a conman that faked his CV to be Prime Minister. I dislike both Salvini and Di Maio but why wasn't either named PM? I thought that's how it works? And I hate myself for this, but Di Maio wears his suits very well.

by Anonymousreply 32305/23/2018

Di Maio is your typical momma boy, anyway it’s a mess, can’t stand Conte and his fake CV.

by Anonymousreply 32405/23/2018

Di Maio Married? Girlfriend? Anyway, look at it as a silver lining. This defeat will force PD to clean house, get it's act together and come back revitalised. Same as American Democrats.

by Anonymousreply 32505/23/2018

R325 I really pray for that.

by Anonymousreply 32605/23/2018

R319 yeah, Antonie Kamerling was married with 2 kids...his son is 19 now and pretty cute

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by Anonymousreply 32705/23/2018

Di Maio looks obvs gay or asexual to me. I love how his Movement staged at least 2 bearding situation for him (with women who worked closely with the movement) with some "paparazzi" shots where you could see form mars that he and the other women were at the very best good friends. I believe 100% he's with his consigliere Spatafora.

by Anonymousreply 32805/23/2018

^actually, Vittorio Sgarbi outed them both on tv. Now Sgarbi is notoriously crazy, but i think it was one of the situations in which he was crazy enough just to tell the truth.

by Anonymousreply 32905/23/2018

R325: Renzi has already announcing he's forming a new party on the ashes of PD.

by Anonymousreply 33005/23/2018

The Italian situation is making me really nervous because I do so love my euro. I was reading their coalition programme the other day and they want the EU to partly fund universal basic income for Italian people when we're not doing that anywhere else? Let me tell you a story about that: No.

Everyone in the eurozone gets an EU-co-funded UBI, or none of us gets it.

Oh, but this talk of politics is so fucking depressing. It's all slowly going to shit everywhere, isn't it?

by Anonymousreply 33105/23/2018

R329 ”Siete delle capre” will always be his brand haha

by Anonymousreply 33205/23/2018

I am German, but I love Italian men!! Aren't they the absolute best :P

by Anonymousreply 33305/23/2018

don't worry r331: we'll never leave the euro. First, because we are Germany's bitch and they will never let us do something so crazy. Second, because we LOVE to talk and talk and talk but we NEVER take action on anything, good or bad. You have absolutely nothing to be afraid of regarding Italy and italians, we basically don't give a shit about anything except our family, our house and our cars. Trust me, i know. This Conte guy will stay there for 6 months, a year tops, then he'll be kicked out by Di Maio himself because Casaleggio - a psychotic aspie - got something new on his mind. Then another election, but by then people will be fed up by 5 Stars empty promises. And Renzi or someone like him we'll be back.

by Anonymousreply 33405/23/2018

^oh, and of course we'll never have basic income for all. That was just a major BS from 5 stars to win the elections. Only deeply retarded people could have believed that.

by Anonymousreply 33505/23/2018

Heard the rumors about Clueso as well.Even thought i‘d seen him on one of the apps. Still,bearding seems far more rewarding (and i doubt most people would give a damn about an actor/singer coming out)

by Anonymousreply 33605/23/2018

[quote]I am German, but I love Italian men!! Aren't they the absolute best :P

Why do you think this thread is dominated by them? 😊 Too bad gay speculation and gossip seem almost taboo there because they have so many sexy men to discuss. Like the classic 'bugarron, a guy could regularly have sex with men but not consider himself gay.

Here's an article about Di Maio that r328 was talking about. It would be hilarious if it turned out to be true especially considering 5 Star voted against marriage equality. But the alleged boyfriend is kinda hot.

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by Anonymousreply 33705/23/2018

Any French here? Anything about sexy rugby superstar Frédéric Michalak?

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by Anonymousreply 33805/26/2018

Italy is always a political mess. The president just ignored their election and selected his own government. While not complaining because the anti-migrant Salvini and anti-establishment ( and possible gayling?) Di Maio are a hot mess, I didn't know you could get away with that in a western democracy. Just imagine if we could've just dismissed Donald Trump's election and told idiot Americans to vote again.

by Anonymousreply 33905/28/2018

^ it didn't happen that way and sane italians thank GOD the President did that.

by Anonymousreply 34005/28/2018

So many of the guys on 'Ballando con le Stelle' I'd like to get naked with.

by Anonymousreply 34105/28/2018

So that Italian Dancing with the Stars is just too much drama. A contestant in a same sex dance couple has locked himself in a room and won't come out and some girl just told some one to "fuck off" in English. I'm assuming this is family TV? What's going on with these two?

by Anonymousreply 34205/28/2018

The gay contestant is the worst media whore i've ever seen. He'd kill his mom on live tv to get a mention on a fucking blog. A real loser. The fuck off thing is so so so much more surreal that you might think, r342. But i'm too tired to get to that now.

by Anonymousreply 34305/28/2018

Please do when you're ready, r343. Is the gay guy some sort of big celebrity in Italy? And while you're at it, more background info and/or gossip about the characters will be appreciated.

by Anonymousreply 34405/28/2018

Ok. So. The gay guy is a "style expert" on some daytime frau tv show. He's desperate to milk more fame from Ballando, thus you have the (fake) "controversy" about same sex dancing (no one gave a shit about that, so he invented a fight with one of the judges, who shares the same agent with him), and other fake exploits. He really is a sad, old, fat, famewhore.

The Fuck off thing. One of the contestant on Ballando is a woman who was victim of an acid attack from her former lover. Of course she became the heroine of the audience and the judges. She used that platform to speak about her plight and the issue of domestic violence. Then her former lover's (who's is in jail now) lawyer sent a letter to the show demanding her not to speak about his client anymore. The other contestan was so enraged by this that she said "fuck off" on air to the lawyer. Here you have it. Pure Almodovar stuff.

by Anonymousreply 34505/29/2018

Thanks r345. Italians seem have a natural affinity for OTT drama. Just look at what's going on with trying to form a new government and threats of new elections. I suppose it's better than being boring and flat like the Germans and other Northern Europeans.

by Anonymousreply 34605/30/2018

I think the dude on Good Morning Deutschland is sort of hot in a queeny sort of way.

by Anonymousreply 34705/30/2018

There's another thread here that makes we wonder how Europeans react to cut dicks. I know a German woman who tries to date American or Jewish girls because she prefers it. But I'd like to know the reaction of European guys or if they care at all.

by Anonymousreply 34805/31/2018

i don't think i've ever seen an uncut dick in real life. And i dated quite different nationalities (all european, and two asians). No americans/canadian/australians, now that i think about it.

by Anonymousreply 34905/31/2018

^oh no, wait! Of course i saw one, i had an israeli fuck buddy! Well, i had no reaction at his dick being cut. My only reaction was good because it was huge.

by Anonymousreply 35005/31/2018

R339 knows nothing and is stupid. Please block him.

by Anonymousreply 35105/31/2018

Ferzan Ozpetek's new movie, Napoli Velata. Enjoy.

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by Anonymousreply 35206/01/2018

And what about these two ...

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by Anonymousreply 35306/01/2018

Who's the other guy, r353? Are they a couple?

by Anonymousreply 35406/02/2018

Miguel Angel Silvestre , Lito from Sense8

by Anonymousreply 35506/02/2018

R353 Right one is close to Pablo Alboran too I think

by Anonymousreply 35606/02/2018

Is Jon Kortajarena out?

by Anonymousreply 35706/03/2018

Italiano. Any gossip on the cast of 'La mafia uccide solo d'estate' ? For once an Italian tv show I'd watch in English.

by Anonymousreply 35806/11/2018

^absolutely zero. Nada. Niente. But if you wanna watch another interesting italian tv show i'd recommend you Il Miracolo. It's a bit of a mindfuck, but the lead - Guido Caprino - is fucking hot.

by Anonymousreply 35906/11/2018

Such a shame r359. I'm starting to believe that intrusive gossip on lives of public figures is an exclusively anglo-salon pastime. The rest of the world happily accept what the pr machine gives them.

I'm just starting season 2 of 'La mafia uccide ...' so I'll try your recommendation once I'm done.

by Anonymousreply 36006/11/2018

Re Italian guys oh yes, hot. Hottest Europeans I would argue. Hands down. I'm French and had a beautiful Italian bf from Padova for years.

Italians know how to live and while family can be a bit oppresive some times I look back on those huge regular family sit downs fondly now So much drama and hilarity and every one of those boys in the family was gorgeous

by Anonymousreply 36106/13/2018

R357 No

by Anonymousreply 36206/13/2018

What I've learned from watching Italian TV is, every woman is objectified for her looks. They are not even discreet about. A woman's supposed beauty, attractiveness, sexiness (whatever you want to call it) is her greatest asset. I know, I know, it's the same in every country , blah, blah, blah ... no it doesn't. Italians amp it to the nth power. Almost all women, newsreaders, reporters, presenters are sexualized for obvious benefit of the male audience. And those that aren't attractive enough are expected to be model wives, mothers and girlfriends. Their fiction, film and TV shows, seem see women through this prism. A wife and mother can almost never truly cheat on their man even though it happens in real life. Another thing is I get the sense single-hood is almost frowned upon in Italian culture (at least on TV). Singles are almost an aberration as boys and girls seem to be encouraged to get partnered (hopefully for life) from a very young age. Very strange to me, and I love Italy and Italian culture.

This probably the apparent lack of or reluctance of men to identify as gay even if they've had sex with other men (which I amtold happens a lot on the low). You'll see a guy that pings like crazy and they'll always, almost without fail, introduce you to their wife or girlfriend that you start to wonder if your gaydar is acting up. But apparently, amongst themselves, they know who's gay and how to pick each other up.

by Anonymousreply 36306/15/2018

r361 Any French football or rugby players rumored to be gay/bi?

by Anonymousreply 36406/15/2018

R363: it's not entirely true. Your analysis is quite simplistic

by Anonymousreply 36506/15/2018

R365. It would help if you elaborated a bit and broke down what is and what isn't true.

by Anonymousreply 36606/15/2018

Women on italian tv are sexualized, yes (now much less than in the past, mind you). But it's not everywhere, and quite frankly italian women have always historically taken big pride on their appearance and sex appeal. So it's more a two way thing: they want to look attractive. I'm not saying that justifies sexism or machismo, mind you.

The thing about singleness being abhorrent: never seen this. Maybe 20 years ago in a small southern town. Today? NO. Marriage is in constant decline in Italy.

About open gayness: anglo-saxons need to understand mediterranean culture better. Italians "refuse" to define themselves gay also because bisexuality and same sex attraction have always been strong in Italy (or Spain, or France, or Greece...) even before the world "gay" was invented. We don't share this obsessive identity politics anglo saxons seem to love. Younger generations are more into this, and i think it's not so progressive, honestly. Of course in Italy there are closet cases: just like everywhere else.

by Anonymousreply 36706/15/2018

Well said

by Anonymousreply 36806/15/2018

R367. Oh please. Italians have always been about the cazzo and the figa. Repugnantly so. Gays continue to be shamed and discriminated against like in no other western European country. And the self loathing is strong as a result Look to D and G as good examples Bisexual Italians? Yeah gay men who feel worthless in their families if they don't play straight

by Anonymousreply 36906/16/2018

Who’s D and G? Di Maio and?

by Anonymousreply 37006/16/2018

R369 What is D and G ?

by Anonymousreply 37106/16/2018

Dolce and Gabbana, r371. Shocking and frightening examples of self-loathing actual gay men manifesting hateful, virulent homophobia. R369 is sadly correct. Such a case could only occur in Italy. This in a country where you get cruised by supposedly straight men. And you can't blame Catholicism because many countries from Spain to Portugal to Argentina to France to Belgium are predominantly Catholic (even if nominally) and are among the most progressive gay friendly societies on earth.

The thing with women is quite jarring if you happen on it Italian TV. They are quite blatant and shameless about it. Cameras will linger on a woman's face, hair and body on family TV in a way that would get people fired in other western countries. And r367 says Italian women take pride in their appearance, but that's the case with women in every country on earth. They just don't take objectification lying down. We're talking about one of the few countries where #MeToo failed to take off with women joining men in the mocking and ridiculing of Asia Argento. It is considered normal and acceptable for men to harass women in public. Saying there's no problem with sexism in Italy is plain denial.

by Anonymousreply 37206/19/2018

Anyone, other than CR7, closeted in the World Cup? The Swedish team are cute.

by Anonymousreply 37306/20/2018

I finally got to watch the gay movie Cuatro Lunas (Four Moons) with the super sexy Spanish and Mexican cast including Antonio Velazquez, Hugo Catalan and Alejandro de la Madrid. Does anyone know if any of the cast are gay in real life? I know Antonio dates women.

by Anonymousreply 37406/24/2018

Here's another example of sexism in the Italian media. Their coverage of Melania Trump is so different than the Anglo-Saxon media who portray as everything from, at best, an unwilling victim of Trump to, worst, a complicit, out-of-touch, dim modern day Marie Antoinette. Italian news magazine shows always focus on her looks, statuesque model frame and fashion making like she is the most loved woman in America and her views and opinion should matter and be heeded because of that. A typical news report would start with the migrant crisis, Italian domestic politics and then head on to international news which include a report with a headline like 'Melania, La Più Amata della Famiglia Trump?' (Melania, the most loved of the Trump family) which they would then use as an excuse to show her in various outfits E! News style claiming how influential she is to Americans. This is from their main broadcaster Rai.

Another example, is when Oprah gave her Golden Globes speech that started a presidential buzz, the very respected left-wing newspaper reported it with a headline that showed they didn't take her seriously at all (likely because she doesn't fit their stereotype of the kind of woman who should be getting so much attention). 'Oprah 2020, Forse contro Ivanka?' (maybe against Ivanka?). Because to them, Ivanka Trump is tall and blonde and should be somehow be worked into that story.

by Anonymousreply 37506/24/2018

italian joutnalism is shitty, yes. but that's why nobody buys or reads newspapers here.

by Anonymousreply 37606/28/2018

The paper that said Oprah could run against Ivanka was La Reppublica. It is not a tabloid which makes it worse. If Oprah ran for president, she would, at minimum, be a formidable candidate with the potential to unseat the incumbent. Ivanka, otoh, couldn't get elected to congress anywhere in the country.

by Anonymousreply 37706/29/2018

as i said. italian journalism is shitty. all of it.

by Anonymousreply 37806/30/2018

Anything about the guys that played the World Cup?

by Anonymousreply 37907/16/2018

[quote]The French seem to have a lot of openly bisexual celebrities.

Or glass closeted. Heck, even their president Macron is said to have had had an affair with the male head of France radio. I think there's less shame in France.

by Anonymousreply 38007/16/2018

Is Macron really gay?

by Anonymousreply 38107/24/2018

^ No, that's just russian trolls and the alt right trying to sour peoples' opinion on him. If he were gay he would've married some safe woman like another politician or somebody from college or some shit, not one of his ex teachers.

by Anonymousreply 38207/25/2018

I wouldn't be surprised at all to learn Macron has or had sex with men, but what gay boy would allow himself to be seduced by his female teacher and then marry her and remain with her for 25 years?

by Anonymousreply 38307/25/2018

So what about the France Radio boss?

by Anonymousreply 38407/26/2018

The French seem to think he's gay.

by Anonymousreply 38507/26/2018

R367 Why write such a long post to excuse Italy's homophobia, why can't you just admit Italy is homophobic? Because it is. Portugal, Spain, even France... those countries are all more gay friendly than Italy. Heck, Spain has come a long way since Franco. It wasn't that many decades ago that being gay was illegal. Now look at them. There is no excuse for Italy to still be this homophobic.

by Anonymousreply 38607/26/2018

I agree r386. And they can’t blame the church.

by Anonymousreply 38707/27/2018

People don't know that Italy as far as its culture of conservative is more aligned with Eastern Europe than its western neighbors. They have more in common with countries like Croatia, Serbia, Greece, Hungary and Poland than culturally liberal Spain, Portugal and even France. And politically, they're one of the few countries that backed George W. Bush's wars without question and there is little appetite in the country for the current beef with Russia. Most don't support the sanctions.

by Anonymousreply 38807/28/2018

Qui s’excuse, s’accuse.

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by Anonymousreply 38907/29/2018

I think the wife knows..

by Anonymousreply 39007/29/2018

R16/OP, why would you deprive a future 'wife' of a heterosexual husband? You ponder about faceless women "missing out" on hot black gay men yet you would have no problem with your own wife "missing out" on a straight partner?

P.S. I'm surprised no one has accused the OP yet of being a "Lipstick Alley black frau."

by Anonymousreply 39107/29/2018

Sorry, R391 was intended for the 'Gays of Color' thread, which was apparently closed down as i was typing my reply, so it ended up here instead. Apologies.

by Anonymousreply 39207/29/2018

That Moroccan bodyguard was totally fucking Little Manny Macron and had him dickmatized.

by Anonymousreply 39307/30/2018

French stars please.

by Anonymousreply 39408/03/2018

Welsh actor Alexander Vlahos: gay, bi or just campy straight?

by Anonymousreply 39508/03/2018

Any real Italians on DL? What's the gossip on these two sexy men? Just found out their names - Francesco Arca and Rocco Giusti. Also, what do Italians really think of Asia Argento?

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by Anonymousreply 39609/03/2018

I watched several interviews with macron and was surprised by how masculine his energy was.

I didn't pick up any gay vibes at all from him.

He could be bi I suppose. Wasn't he a theater geek? Yeah I know, stereotypes...anyone know why he wears two rings? Someone said it's a sign that he is bi but I don't know.

by Anonymousreply 39709/06/2018

I'm positive Macron wears heels like the ones Tom Cruise does.

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by Anonymousreply 39809/06/2018

R396 Italians generally think she’s a cunt. Nobody likes her. Don’t know about the other two actors because they’re not really famous apart from the Pechino Express show they did.

by Anonymousreply 39909/06/2018

Macron is gay and a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 40009/07/2018

Bump for more Eurotrash gossip.

by Anonymousreply 40101/28/2019

Nothing?

by Anonymousreply 40201/29/2019

Well Miguel Bose is a Spaniard so I guess I’ll tell you all what he’s been up to.

Background: He and s/o Nacho Palau were together from 1992 to 2017/2018 and had 4 kids together since 2011, two pairs of twins. Also worth noting that the general public wasn’t aware of this relationship since the two had been photographed together like 5 times max. They kept it very under wraps even though Miguel has been ambiguously to openly “bi” since like 1980 and his sexuality has been subject to discussion since the 80s and 90s. Nacho was 19 when he first got into the relationship and as such was financially dependent on Miguel due to him traveling around the world for his tours and shit and his sculptures not being very successful.

Basically Nacho filed a lawsuit against Miguel back in October. Nacho is requesting that he be allowed to see all of the kids so the kids won’t be split up. I think he is also requesting what is basically alimony since he has been financially dependent on Miguel the whole time, but it’s not really alimony since he’s wanting compensation through companies in Miguel’s name. After breaking up they apparently lived in two separate houses in Panama, Miguel and the kids in one and Nacho and the staff in another, but it didn’t work out. Then Miguel had two of the kids with him in Mexico and Nacho had two of them with him in Spain, where he lived with his mother so she could help raise the kids since he didn’t have staff to help him anymore.

Also Miguel owes Spain like 2 million euros in taxes, hence him living in Mexico. And he actually posted pictures of his kids on instagram out of his own free will, which he spent years not wanting to do and actually got extorted into posting one a little while back, so he knows he’s in some deep shit with the GP right now and wants to distract people.

tl;dr Miguel Bose’s ex wants to see the kids, for the kids to not be split up, and to have financial compensation due to being dependent on him for 26 years.

by Anonymousreply 40301/31/2019

Guillaume Canet

by Anonymousreply 40401/31/2019

Oh and I forgot to mention that Juanpa Zurita is rumored to have been the cause in Miguel and Nacho breaking up, after they worked together back in 2017.

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by Anonymousreply 40502/01/2019

For any French DL-ers posting in this thread - anything on Kevin Mischel? (Sadly, I think he's straight.)

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by Anonymousreply 40602/01/2019

Canet and cotillard bearding contract

by Anonymousreply 40702/02/2019

Italian Footballer Fabio Ceravolo and his pretty all-natural cock.

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by Anonymousreply 40802/02/2019

Bojan Krkic

by Anonymousreply 40902/09/2019

I did write this on another thread about German actors. I never answer questions on threads, go back to threads I posted on just many replies later on.

by Anonymousreply 41002/09/2019

There is much less gossip about celebs in Germany than in the US, and people are much more careful and reserved in gossiping on the internet; but of course German celebs can't always not be much part of gossip and Germany has to try to become a bit more independent from American entertainment industry; German celebs have never sued a poster on the internet, and it would be unwise to do so for them, but generally people are much more careful in what they write on the internet in Germany, and German media pretends everyone famous &co is straight.

I read some gay rumors about Florian David Fitz and about Simon Verhoeven, his mother is Senta Berger who had a short Hollywood career and a big career in Germany and internationally, his father is a successful director, whose father was a director, legend, as well. Rosa von Praunheim is an openly gay director, modern legend, and he outed Götz George, a famous German macho actor, don't know if he said mostly gay or gay, George sued, his father was a legend. A film critic who worked for respectable regional papers told a friend of mine 20 years ago, that if you want to make it in German movies, you just have to offer your behind, he named director Detlev Buck as someone quite into the gay casting couch, he was e.g. important for the careers of David Kross, who had Hollywood movies with Kate Winslet and Spielberg, and Till Schweiger, who looked like a rent boy, when starting out. I guess his attraction to women is real, but I read some gossip on German gay site meindbna.de, that he was with his boyfriend at a party with the poster. Christoph Maria Herbst played the German 'Office' lead, he sounded kinda out at the beginning of his career, does have girlfriends since then, but I guess they aren't real relationships, his present one is very dykey, and before that he was with an actress who has a child with the guy from E.T. An actor said in a late night show he was on a cruise and actor Gedeon Burkhard was there with a lady boy, is I think also friends with Roland Emmerich, as is actor Hannes Jaenicke, environmentalist and childless; Ralf Bauer, childless as well, relationships with women seemed a bit fake.

Sascha Hehn, pretty sure at least bi, childless, does have relationships with women though of course. Important producer Nico Hofmann no relationships with women public, Oliver Berben, had his first producing job, or one of his first in the gay sitcom Bewegte Männer, after a comic of the gay author Ralf König, artists tend to be more real at the beginning of their career, his mother is successful actress Iris Berben, he looks semitic and she was in Israel for a a pretty long time before he was born, she never disclosed the father of her son, there are rumors it is Israel singer Abi Ofarim; Oliver Berben presents himself as a womanizer, and the media does, and I guess it's true, he might have used and use the gay casting couch quite a bit with his actors though, famous producer Bernd Eichinger half-jewish (as well), probably also gay casting-couch type, Helmut Dietl presented himself as straight, they all do, guess he used gay casting couch quite a bit as well. Thomas Fritsch, was German voice of Russell Crowe, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, and had many other voice roles, but also a big career in German acting, is openly bi; Clemens Schick, was in Casino Royale, Bond #1 with Craig, came out as gay after his main success was over. A friend of mine interned in a main theatre in Bonn 20 years ago and she said the male actors were all gay or had another problem. Marc Waschke, guess gay or bi, Oliver Hasenfratz, I guess died of AIDS, I guess gay; Benno Fürmann, in an interview I saw, he kinda admitted to being attracted to men, I guess bi, maybe gay, Matthieu Carriere admitted in a talkshow to being attracted to men, presents himself as bi and straight, Hape Kerkeling openly gay, had some movies with former lover, who is a writer; Sebastian Koch, guess gay or bi. And then there was and is the pervy problem

I won't answer to questions, I never do that on dl and similar sites

by Anonymousreply 41102/09/2019

Talking about German actors Diane Kruger is a lesbian she fake dated/married? the gay actor from The Walking Dead his name is Norman I think. she even fake her pregnancy just look at for her pregnancy photos the fake bump is so obvious.

Guess who was Kruger's ex? the big fag Guillaume Canet who is mentioned upthread

I like August Diehl is he straight or bi/gay?

by Anonymousreply 41202/09/2019

Mark Waschke is married to a woman R411.

by Anonymousreply 41302/09/2019

I heard that Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna are a couple. What do you think?

by Anonymousreply 41402/09/2019

A super cute gay Italo-Egyptian just won the Sanremo Music festival and will be representing Italy at Eurovision, in Israel of all places. There’s a chance he might boycott it.

Was rooting for Irama, Enrico Negiotti or the great Loredana Berte myself, but the larger Italian public don’t have the best taste.

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by Anonymousreply 41502/09/2019

^ His name is Mahmood, btw. And I don’t think he’s out.

by Anonymousreply 41602/09/2019

Is he gay, r408.

by Anonymousreply 41702/09/2019

R414 I don't think so

by Anonymousreply 41802/09/2019

Great stuff, r411. Thank you. Wish someone would spill on the alleged gay drama in German football from some years ago, though.

by Anonymousreply 41902/10/2019

Are any of the actors on Elite gay?

by Anonymousreply 42002/10/2019

Now that German football is being mentioned, I think this player is sus

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by Anonymousreply 42102/10/2019

Also this one (super hot with hot friends)

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by Anonymousreply 42202/10/2019

Or maybe they're just European, it's hard to tell. Going into their Instagrams I ended in a black hole visiting a bunch of other profiles of players and metrosexual Euro guys, the "bro" culture is strong.

by Anonymousreply 42302/10/2019

R418 Thanks I don't think Bernal is gay

by Anonymousreply 42402/10/2019

Buffon and his beard/wife . Bellucci and Cassel.

Bellucci is in relationship with Buffon's beard

by Anonymousreply 42502/10/2019

Why did Cassel need to marry that girl? His career does not depend on it.

by Anonymousreply 42602/10/2019

Cassel is gay?

by Anonymousreply 42702/10/2019

Yes but who cares he's not even hot.

by Anonymousreply 42802/10/2019

Football gossip please.

by Anonymousreply 42902/11/2019

Alfonso,Bassevelde is togheter with Daniël Duboy

by Anonymousreply 43002/12/2019

Sorry Alfonso Bassave

by Anonymousreply 43102/12/2019

R414, non of them are gay.

Also, non of them are european

by Anonymousreply 43202/12/2019

Germany is really weird when it comes to gay gossip entertainment. It's all PC about it being ok to be gay or bi, but how dare you accuse a celebrity of being gay or bi and badmouth him and his career with in such a nasty and disrespectful way ... and anyway, he has a wife or had several girlfriends and it's all covered in the legit press! Is there even a German version of a Datalounge type of entertainment message board?

by Anonymousreply 43302/12/2019

R433, if you find one, let me know.

by Anonymousreply 43402/12/2019

I love Germany and spend a lot of time there (for business and I have friends and family there), but they do seem rather repressed when it comes to gay gossip like it's still a taboo you are not supposed to talk about. In Germany calling a celebrity gay, without him being openly gay, is almost like calling someone the N word in the US. So offensive, so rude and so disrespectful, apparently.

by Anonymousreply 43502/12/2019

I remember I mentioned Christiano Ronaldo being gay to some Germans and they said that this is "trash talk" as in trashing a player from a competing sports team.

by Anonymousreply 43602/12/2019

In my circle of German acquaintances, they are all very, very gay friendly, all for gay rights, but still consider homosexuals as belonging to another class. If you are gay, you marry, have children, and keep anything else well hidden.

by Anonymousreply 43702/12/2019

Diego pings but Gael is straight.

by Anonymousreply 43802/12/2019

Gay: Ronaldo, Buffon, Lampard, Neymar, Beckham, Lingard, Pique, Zlatan, Shevchenko, Rooney

by Anonymousreply 43902/12/2019

Vida and Modric are a couple.

by Anonymousreply 44002/12/2019

R493 Rooney? You mean that chat that cheats on his frumpy wife with every bar maid and club slag? Dataloungers really are delusional....

by Anonymousreply 44102/12/2019

R437 it’s why if any celebs are ‘open’ they invariably identify as bi. It’s not because they Europeans are so open and beyond the binary; in fact he opposite. It’s still taboo as a man to be a explicit in the fact you aren’t attracted to women; you are perceived to be less of a man.

by Anonymousreply 44202/12/2019

R442, I am not denying that, but there is also a class issue. To identify as homosexual puts you in a different class, at least in from my experience in Germany.

by Anonymousreply 44302/12/2019

R441 chat that cheats on his frumpy wife with every bar maid and club slag

all stunts

by Anonymousreply 44402/12/2019

R437 this is fascinating to me and a bit disheartening because I always imagined western Europe as a sort of open minded haven. I would not have guessed

by Anonymousreply 44502/12/2019

R445 Germany has always been staid and conservative. Oral is downright homophobic...

by Anonymousreply 44602/12/2019

* Italy

by Anonymousreply 44702/12/2019

There is no gay gossip about any Italian celebs. They make Germany look like WeHo. Read the first part of this thread.

by Anonymousreply 44802/12/2019

French?

by Anonymousreply 44902/13/2019

R435, what you describe is so Catholic HS in 1994.

by Anonymousreply 45002/13/2019

Can we switch back from football players to more interesting people?

by Anonymousreply 45102/13/2019

Do Brits count as European?

by Anonymousreply 45202/14/2019

[quote]Do Brits count as European?

Yes

by Anonymousreply 45302/15/2019

R378 Except the part that outed Butchlucci and Cassel

by Anonymousreply 45402/15/2019

For Cassel, Gaspar Noé, and their fans

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by Anonymousreply 45502/15/2019

More on Buffon and Lingard please.

by Anonymousreply 45602/16/2019

This thread has become pretty delusional.

by Anonymousreply 45702/16/2019

Wait, there’s gay gossip about Buffon and Cassel? What? Where?

by Anonymousreply 45802/16/2019

bump

by Anonymousreply 45902/22/2019

Is Valentino Rossi family?

by Anonymousreply 46008/22/2020

R403 Team Miguel or team Nacho?

by Anonymousreply 46110/07/2020

The trial starts on Monday. This article summarizes the little that is known. It is a real drama, rather complicated and unique case. I hope Nacho will win, like David vs Goliath. I wonder what Bosé has to say. No idea how one can leave two kids just like that, especially when money should not be the issue.

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by Anonymousreply 46210/16/2020

Another request for info on Buffon. I couldn't find anything myself, except that he said he wouldn't have a problem with a gay teammate.

Also, are there any gay/bi rumours about former French goalie Fabien Barthez?

by Anonymousreply 46310/16/2020

Sad to see so little gossip on European celebs. These days, when every toddler owns a camera phone, are there no hotel maids, barbers or waiters who saw stuff with their own eyes? Are you telling me they don't gossip with their friends and colleagues? I find it hard to believe. Doesn't mean the tabloids would be publishing any of it, but surely it would leak to gossip sites like this one, no?

by Anonymousreply 46410/20/2020

"gossip sites like this one" R464? I don't know of any European counterparts, do you? And it is not like you get much first hand gossip here either. People mostly echo other gossip sources or self made fan fiction. It seems that "maids, barbers and waiters" mind their own business and don't frequent gossip sites.

Maybe it's also about cultural differences between the USA and continental Europe. For example, despite some low key rumors about Miguel Bosé (that he might be bi, lol), the fact that he had been living with another man for 26 years only came to light 2 years ago when they split and only because his ex partner had to take legal actions for the benefit of their four children. There was just one journalist who had already published couple of facts before (Nacho's very existence and that he is biological father of the younger twins) - she learned it from a close friend of Bosé's mother - and the story had just faded off. Now, the focus is on the trial (the precedence it may make) and the welfare of the kids (like here in TV España report of the trial held today). Do you think that the media treatment of a case like this (a famous musician/actor) would be different in the USA?

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by Anonymousreply 46510/20/2020

R465 I don't know of any foreign specifically gay gossip sites, but there are some general tabloid/gossip websites and the comment section is usually a treasure trove of first-hand information. Russian gossip forums, for example, are a hoot every time a Hollywood celeb or an athlete (Kit Harington, Aronofski, Ronaldo) hooks up/beards up with a Russian girl. The problem is that people on here are quick to dismiss you and call you a Russian troll if the tea comes from Russian sources.

Other than that, I get my gossip from online forums dedicated to specific industries, like European football, rock bands, etc. You'd be surprised how many macho athletes like to be pegged or eat ass.

by Anonymousreply 46610/21/2020
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