Have Lance and Reichen split again?
We just can’t keep track of these two temperamental boys! The apparently on/off relationship between former boy-band singer Lance Bass and reality TV star (and model – see pic) Reichen Lehmkuhl may again be on the rocks. Reports say that America’s gay golden couple of eight months split (again) while at the Sundance film festival this week. Although the two arrived at the event together, Lance was later seen looking miserable and alone at a few parties, while it’s said that Reichen was ready to fly out asap. Just the day before the guys had been spotted happily skiing with Lance’s former band-mate, Justin Timberlake. Rumours doing the rounds on the gossip blogs say that the split may be because of Reichen’s continued inability to be faithful. Oh say it ain’t so!
Grey’s Washington in anti-gay rehab!
Well, while some were hoping to see Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington fired from the show, it appears that he’s doing all he can to hang in there following the media firestorm over his “faggot” comments. Now it’s been revealed that he’s checked into a “rehabilitation” centre and will be undergoing psychological assessment in a bid to keep his job. Insiders say that it was on order of his ABC TV studio bosses. Series’ creator Shonda Rhimes released a statement supporting his move: “We applaud and encourage Isaiah’s realisation that he needs help and his subsequent choice to seek immediate treatment for his behavioural issues.” Isaiah, himself has said that it was “a necessary step toward understanding why I did what I did and making sure it never happens again. I appreciate the fact that I have been given this opportunity and I remain committed to transforming my negative actions into positive results, personally and professionally.” It all sounds a little too neat and tidy for us. Can we forgive and forget?
The mystery of Mika’s sexuality
Hot new British pop-star Mika, who is currently performing shows in the US, refuses to spill the beans about which team he prefers to bat for. The classically trained singer has a number one Freddy Mercury-sounding hit – by the title of Grace Kelly nogal (how butch) – in the UK, and is the new darling of gay music watchers worldwide. The attractive 23 year old – whose performances have been described as camp – told contactmusic.com that “I never talk about anything to do with my sexuality. I just don’t think I need to. People ask me all the time. But I just don’t see the point.” He went on to say that “In order to survive I’ve kind of shut up different parts of my life, and that’s one of them, especially this early in my career.” It seems he really wants to make it big in the States. But at what cost?
Rupert Everett: Cynical, jaded or realistic?
It ain’t easy for an ageing gay actor and writer. Apparently. Rupert Everett, who’s been working hard promoting his autobiography in the US (sadly leaving him “too busy” to do a promised interview with Mambaonline), has been again slating the gay community for it’s shallow ways. In an interview with New York City’s Village Voice paper, he said that,”We’re so image-bound in America and England… and the gay scene is so middle-class and upwardly mobile. Unless you’re prepared to flash everything you’ve got – your credit card, your body, your haircut – you’re not gonna get laid. You’re only something on the gay scene if you had a number one hit last week.” It’s not the first time he’s complained that as a forty-something gay man he’s unlikely to find himself a boyfriend because of our obsession with the young and pretty. Is he speaking the truth, or just a bitter queen? You decide.
Paris Hilton Exposed. Again…
So how is it that one of the wealthiest women in the world can’t afford to pay for storage for her junk? Well, it’s apparently happened – and Paris Hilton ain’t too pleased about the consequences. It seems that she never got around to coughing up for a storage unit in LA, which led to the contents being ultimately sold off to one Bardia Persa. He’s created a website called parisexposed.com, which allows anyone that’s prepared to pay the opportunity to see her personal belongings (i.e. “crap”). Apparently these must-see items include diaries, bills, jewellery, revealing emails, her medical records, photos, letters about Nicole Richie, love notes and “never before seen sex videos.” If you’re really brain-dead, feel free to visit the site. The heiresses’ spokesperson has said that Paris will explore all “legal options about this matter.” Maybe just paying your bills on time might be the easiest solution, no?
Jennifer’s new nose
Word is that Jennifer Aniston’s just had a nose job. Shortly after finishing shooting a scene for former Friends cast-mate Courtney Cox’s new TV series Dirt (in which it’s said the two exchange a kiss), Jennifer checked in to have her shnoz fixed. She was driven to the offices of Dr. Raj Kanodia – who apparently also did some nose-work for Ashlee Simpson and Cameron Diaz – and then emerged a few hours later sporting a range of facial bruises. While “insiders” claim that the 37 year old actress has always hated her nose and had contemplated the surgery for years, Aniston’s people said that the procedure was for medical reasons: “to correct a deviated septum that was incorrectly done over 12 years ago.”
Melrose Place’s Grant Show sucks…
And speaking of Courteney Cox’s new show, Dirt, we really hope it reaches our shores. While it’s been pretty much skewered by the critics, we’d still like to savour the moment in which Grant Show – best remembered in the role of the hunky Jake Hanson on Melrose Place in the 90’s – gets down on bended knee to perform an actorly BJ on another guy. He also gets a good man-on-man snog in for good measure. Now that’s television! Those of you out there who were fans of Melrose Place and harboured fantasies about Jake (and, let’s face it, who didn’t) can now rest a little easier. But don’t get too excited. In real life, Jake is apparently happily married to model Pollyanna McIntosh, so this is most likely one of those Brokeback scenarios, i.e.: “if I ‘play gay’ then maybe someone will notice my astonishing acting talent”.
Donald and Rosie feud: A publicity stunt?
It kinda makes sense really… Ivana Trump has suggested that the much-hyped feud between talk show host Rosie O’Donnell and Donald Trump may have been no more than a publicity stunt. Speaking to the Associated Press Television News, Donald’s socialite ex-wife said that, “Donald and Rosie, they’re getting fantastic ratings, they’re getting publicity, they’re really using it as a marketing tool, not because they are enemies, and I understand that only too well.” Her advice? “I said, ‘You know, guys, just take the high road, it is so ridiculous.'”