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Old 03-29-2010, 07:36 PM
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Now that Ricky is out, what celebrities "everybody knows" are gay remain?

This is pure gossip- no cites or "I have a friend whose hairdresser's twin brother used to date ___" testimonies needed.

Bearing in mind that they could well in fact be straighter than the road to hell, who are the "most openly closeted" celebrities remaining? Openly closeted means "lots and lots of gay rumors" coupled with either a refusal to talk about their private life or "never seem gayer than when they deny they're gay".

And disclaimer again: every person named could well be straighter than the road to hell.
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Tom Cruise (who personally I don't believe is gay so much as severely strange)

Kevin Spacey

Tyler Perry

Anderson Cooper

Who else?
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:47 PM
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Jodie Foster.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:52 PM
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Jodie Foster.
I think she is out.

Will Smith?
Jada Pinkett?
Ryan Seacrest
Queen Latifah
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:22 PM
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Richard Simmons

Is he out?
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:31 PM
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The problem is you're often getting in to bi-sexual territory.

For instance, Jodie Foster's mother was married and having an affair with another woman. In fact this lead to her father leaving. Buddy Foster (Mike from Mayberry RFD), notes that after his father left, this woman moved in with them.

This happened before Jodie was even conceived. While this woman, who Buddy says they called "Aunt Jo," was living with them his mum got pregnant by his father, even though they were living apart and she was having an affair with "Aunt Jo," she was still having sex with her husband. Long story Jodie Foster was the result of this hook up. In fact the mother named her Jodie to honor her lesbian lover, who was "Aunt Jo" and her last name started with the letter "D" to produce Jo-D or Jodie.

So Jodie Foster was raised for much of her life in a lesbian household. But even then her mother got sick of this "Aunt Jo," and left her to marry a man, which for various reasons never happened.

This is from Buddy Foster's book. He states his sister is a lesbian
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:34 PM
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Richard Simmons

Is he out?
Pretty much.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:37 PM
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Interesting. I just had this discussion with a co-worker today.

I'd argue Tom Cruise might have been gay before; these days he's been so warped by Scientology that fuck, we might never know the real Tom Cruise.

Still, Top Gun might be one of the "gayest" mainstream movies I've ever seen.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:46 PM
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I have it on good authority Tiger Woods and Jim Carrey have an ongoing affair.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:48 PM
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I think she is out.
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I wasn't sure; I hadn't heard anything definitive, but I'm not really a Hollywood insider.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:51 PM
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:05 PM
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Re: Jodi Foster

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I think she is out.
Yes, it was late 2007. Back when she and her partner of 14 years Cydney Bernard hit a rough patch, she finally publicly acknowledged their relationship during a "thank you" at some kind of award ceremony. I remember at the time thinking that such a public comment may have been an attempt to placate a failing relationship (here is a link actually). Sure enough, they broke up a few months later, early 2008.

They since broke up and I believe Foster was seen with a new girlfriend rather quickly.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:43 PM
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My reaction to this was to try to figure out why everyone would have thought Ricky Gervais was gay.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:53 PM
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My reaction to this was to try to figure out why everyone would have thought Ricky Gervais was gay.
Free love on the free love highway?
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:54 PM
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Olivia Newton-John has long been rumoured to be a lesbian. The fact her ex-husband is also thought to be gay, and her too ugly to be believed daughter Chloe Latanzi, looks like she didn't inherit one single gene from Newton-John makes it look like Chloe ain't hers.

Like when her last boyfriend disappeared and was thought to be dead, he was missing month and Newton-John wasn't even aware he was missing. If this is the man you love, you think you'd notice little things like that. Of course now they think the guy is hiding in Mexico.

I know when I worked in a hotel we had a Tom Cruise stay with us, and he used to have lots of young male visitors at all hours of the night and day. Of course that means nothing really but the only other celebrity that did that was Chris Isaak. Of course with Isaak it wasn't young men but 20-something young Japanese women. He had so many Japanese women visiting him... Anyway...
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:02 PM
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Ricky Ricardo is "out"?

I thought the salient fact was that he's "dead".
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:04 PM
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Of course that means nothing really but the only other celebrity that did that was Chris Isaak. Of course with Isaak it wasn't young men but 20-something young Japanese women. He had so many Japanese women visiting him... Anyway...
I got to know a guy who used to work at an upscale strip club in San Francisco, and he said that Chris Isaak would regularly come in with various women, (the women he brought to the club were always asian) where the two of them would select a stripper and then all three would get busy in the VIP room, with plenty of toys and games for all.............

The strippers were always hoping he would choose them, as apparently he was very generous with his money.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:04 PM
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The problem is you're often getting in to bi-sexual territory.
The problem there is that a lot of people, quite a few of them ghey or ghey-friendly, still refuse to acknowledge that anyone is bisexual.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:09 PM
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Richard Simmons

Is he out?
Haven't you seen Sweatin' to the Oldies volumes 1, 2 and 4?

I don't know if Tom Cruise is gay so much as he is asexual and creepy. He has no discernible interest in women, but I'd find definitive proof of him being gay just as bizarre of him being straight. Huh? Tom Cruise wants to have sex with people? Whatever you say. Tyler Perry and Ryan Seacrest are gayer than the pride parade they throw in West Hollywood every year. I keep hearing over and over again that Kevin Spacey is gay, and wouldn't be surprised if he came out, but I think a lot of people would be since he doesn't fit the RickyMartin-esque, flamboyant stereotype. Gay or not, I would still totally bone Kevin Spacey.

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Old 03-29-2010, 10:15 PM
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Gay or not, I would still totally bone Kevin Spacey.
Well, hell, yes! Wouldn't anyone? And I'm not even remotely interested in sex of any kind at this stage in my life.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:06 PM
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Queen Latifah is out.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:11 PM
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:17 PM
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What's the verdict on Val Kilmer? Anyone know?
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:40 PM
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The problem is you're often getting in to bi-sexual territory.
I'm imagining a really progressive western. "This is bisexual territory. You must keep watch both ways if we're to get through this territory alive...". Starring Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power, Agnes Moorehead and Marjorie Main.

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Old 03-29-2010, 11:53 PM
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Other than being "fresh" re looks what is it about Ryan Seacrest that pings the gaydar? He's kind of metrosexual, but he really doesn't seem all that swishy.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:54 PM
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Rick Perry. There've been rumors swirling around Texas for years that he was caught in flagrante delicto with a male aid at the state capitol.

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Old 03-29-2010, 11:57 PM
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Steve Martin certainly pings the 'dar.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:01 AM
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J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson. It would truly surprise me if either of those two dead guys came out.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:07 AM
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My reaction to this was to try to figure out why everyone would have thought Ricky Gervais was gay.
He's not gay, he's British.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:24 AM
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Queen Latifah is out.
Say what? Official announcement? Interview? What?
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:03 AM
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Matt Drudge.

Taylor Lautner.

Jodie Foster.

Whoopi Goldberg.

Oprah Winfrey/Gayle King.
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:08 AM
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:22 AM
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Does Anderson Cooper count as closeted if he takes his boyfriend to the Oscars?
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:28 AM
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Does Anderson Cooper count as closeted if he takes his boyfriend to the Oscars?
I still count it. He's never introduced him as his boyfriend. The bigger question is 'why was AC at the Oscars?'
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:36 AM
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What's the verdict on Val Kilmer? Anyone know?
Well, being Cher's boyfriend would turn me gay (if I were male, that is).
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:49 AM
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Other than being "fresh" re looks what is it about Ryan Seacrest that pings the gaydar? He's kind of metrosexual, but he really doesn't seem all that swishy.
Yeah, man. I've said before that Seacrest's lack of a visible interest in women is not necessarily an indicator. He's constantly working, and as such may not want to date or marry at this time. Meanwhile, he can easily have his physical needs taken care of with prostitutes (or random hookups, but more likely call girls, who are paid to be discreet). OTOH, they could be male prostitutes. Still, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:03 AM
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Aside: Do gays or straight people have better gaydars, or is there no correlation?

For a lot of people mentioned here, I would not have guessed they were gay (eg Tom Cruise: what's pinging people's gaydar about him? Is it his looks, his actions, something else?)
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:04 AM
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Apparently Zachary Quinto, aka Sylar/Spock, is in the closet. I'm not sure if that's widely believed enough to fit the OP's rules.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:13 AM
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Say what? Official announcement? Interview? What?
I just thought that was general knowledge. She recently broke up with her girlfriend of three years. I don't have a super reliable cite, but if you do a search, it turns up all over the place.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:48 AM
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Tom Cruise - and my sources are in the position to know this with absolute certainty.

But at this point, who really cares anymore except Tom Cruise. He is such a whack job, I would rather he stay in the closet than be identified with my team.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:59 AM
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There are quite persistent rumours about Jake Gyllenhaal as well, even from before Brokeback.

And it seems safe to say that any single man who has a child via surrogate eventually comes out of the closet.
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:53 AM
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Still, Top Gun might be one of the "gayest" mainstream movies I've ever seen.
You haven't seen 300 then?
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:23 AM
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I hear Cuba Gooding jr and Matthew Broaderick (not together, though...or, well, y'never know) are closeted. I don't know if I believe that, though.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:36 AM
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I got to know a guy who used to work at an upscale strip club in San Francisco, and he said that Chris Isaak would regularly come in with various women, (the women he brought to the club were always asian) where the two of them would select a stripper and then all three would get busy in the VIP room, with plenty of toys and games for all.............

The strippers were always hoping he would choose them, as apparently he was very generous with his money.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:24 AM
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Tom Cruise - and my sources are in the position to know this with absolute certainty.
What, did they actually see him blowing a guy?
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:32 AM
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Tom Cruise - and my sources are in the position to know this with absolute certainty.
And by "position," you mean....?
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:36 AM
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Nobody's mentioned Richard Gere?!

And come out Leonardo.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:40 AM
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Rick Perry. There've been rumors swirling around Texas for years that he was caught in flagrante delicto with a male aid at the state capitol.
What... like Viagra?
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:52 AM
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The names on my "everybody knows" list are:
Queen Latifah
Kevin Spacey
Wentworth Miller
John Travolta
Matthew Broderic

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Apparently Zachary Quinto, aka Sylar/Spock, is in the closet. I'm not sure if that's widely believed enough to fit the OP's rules.
I thought Quinto was out of the closet? Though I could be wrong. His Wikipedia profile only says he's an "active supporter of gay rights".

In which case I'll just say that it makes him closeted in the same sense that Adam Lambert was closeted during his American Idol days... which is to say, as obvious as the nose on my face, unless you're my clueless sheltered MIL.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:55 AM
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What, did they actually see him blowing a guy?
DMark will often pop into the "So who's gay?" threads with tales of his cousin's brother's neighbor's former roommate being Cruise's boytoy for awhile. I believe DMark has said this person even has some kind of physical proof (like photos) of their encounters as well.

I've got no reason to think he's lying, but you'd think with such concrete evidence this person would have made a mint from the tabloids by now.
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:12 AM
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I have it on good authority Tiger Woods and Jim Carrey have an ongoing affair.
At this point, who isn't Tiger having an affair with?
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