Project Runway’s Jack Mackenroth scores at Gay Games
The very hunky Jack Mackenroth (41), best known as the HIV positive designer who dropped out of Project Runway because of health problems, made something of splash at last week’s Gay Games in Cologne. Writing on his blog, the model, swimmer and fashion designer said that he had arrived in Europe with high expectations: “I have been training for this competition for 8 months, lifting weights and swimming at least 2 hours daily. I had a few meets leading up to the games in which I did some of my best times ever so I was really prepared and excited for the competition.” Despite taking home seven medals – one gold, five silver, and one bronze – in various swimming categories, he was a little disappointed that he didn’t win more golds. “I guess it was the year of the silver medal for me. That’s OK,” he said, adding “Silver goes better with my skin tone anyway.” Jack revealed that after all his hard work he was planning to head to Amsterdam to relax and have fun. Book us a ticket now! Those lucky Amsterdam boys…
The first boy to kiss X Factor’s Joe McElderry
You’ve probably heard about the UK’s X Factor winner Joe McElderry recently coming out. The 19 year old said that he decided to come clean even though he’s only ever kissed one man. Now, that lucky guy has decided to spill the beans. Sean Ryan told the Sun how he met Joe backstage at an audition for X Factor: “He was my kind of guy, handsome with dark eyes. I really fancied him from the moment he came on stage.” A week later, after going on a date, they ended up at Joe’s mom’s flat while she was out. Sean, 23, said: “I got up to go home. I turned round and he made the first move and kissed me. It was definitely the first time he’d kissed a guy because he told me,” said Sean. He insisted that nothing else happened and that he went home. Sean revealed that Joe didn’t want to pursue a relationship so that he could focus on X Factor. “Joe sent me a really nice text back. He said he didn’t want to be in a serious relationship but if he had wanted to it would be with me,” said a no-doubt somewhat sad Sean. It’s not easy being dumped by a celebrity virgin!
Shia deep throats in public
Transformers hunk Shia LaBeouf is supposed to be straight so why does he eat bananas like he’s auditioning for a gay porn film? The 24 year old actor was spotted and photographed on the set of Transformers 3 taking a break and munching down on a healthy banana. He then eagerly proceeded to shove the fruit into his mouth in a rather inappropriate manner. What do you think of Shia’s deep-throating skills?
Did Enrique keep his nude-skiing promise?
Last month Enrique Iglesias made a solemn promise to “get drunk and ski naked in Biscayne Bay” if Spain won the soccer World Cup. And now, according to TMZ , he’s done just that. The gossip site released a video clip which apparently shows the singer waterskiing in the buff at night a few weeks ago off the Florida coast. The problem is, we can’t tell if it’s really Enrique – or see much at all for that matter. Bloody hell! The footage is dark, shaky and grainy. According to the site, Enrique’s people wouldn’t officially confirm the incident but did say: “We do not manage Enrique’s personal time schedule but we do know he was in Miami the last week of July.” In Enrique’s defence apparently he had to do the nude waterskiing at night and in secret because the authorities had threatened to arrest him.
Queen Latifah holidays with “personal trainer”
Queen Latifah continues to refuse to discuss her romantic life with the media, especially when it comes to rumours about her sexuality. “I don’t feel like I need to share my personal life, and I don’t care if people think I’m gay or not. Assume whatever you want. You do it anyway,” she once said. But she seemed a lot less shy when she was recently photographed on holiday spending time on a yacht on the French Riviera with her long-time “personal trainer”, Jeanette Jenkins. The singer and actress was openly affectionate with the woman who is widely believed to be her partner. Bless!
We congratulate George Meiring
Afrikaans singer George Meiring came out recently in Huisgenoot magazine while announcing his engagement to choreographer and dancer Brendon Pollock. Gossip Monger would like to congratulate the two and applaud George for having the courage to come out. While here at Mamba Mansions we believe that it is up to individuals to decide if and when they want to come out, we also feel that celebs have a responsibility as public figures to be honest about who they are. Their actions could have a positive impact on many young people out there. Sadly while more and more celebrities are coming out around the world, many of our local gay and lesbians stars remain deeply closeted…
Rupert Everett’s worried about his brain
British gay actor Rupert Everett has revealed that he’s worried that he’s damaged his brain because of excessive drug use. “You can’t take drugs when you’re 50. I want my brain to continue functioning. The thing I’m worried about most now is brain disease,” he said in a recent interview with The Daily Mail. “ I don’t think I ever had a drug problem – I just took a lot of drugs. But slowly I stopped and if I take any drugs now, it’s just prescription pills,” he added. The thespian and former Madonna BFF has long-complained that his career stalled because he’s openly gay, a position he continues to stick to. “The movie business pretends it’s liberal, but it’s not,” he said. “It’s run by lots of men who want to have sex with teenage girls. And they’re not remotely interested in homosexual men, except maybe to paint a set or to make a lampshade or something.”
Lance Bass seeing Marc Jacobs’s ex
The fashion world has been abuzz with rumours about former NSync member Lance Bass (31) “splitting up” fashion’s golden gay couple; designer Marc Jacobs and boyfriend Lorenzo Martone (31). Marc and Lorenzo were engaged and while everyone was expecting a glam wedding we instead got a breakup. Sources say that although Lance and Lorenzo are indeed seeing each other, the breakup happened well before the two hooked up. The two apparently first met a number of years ago and then reconnected at a charity event in June when Lorenzo was already single. “They’re dating each other regularly, really like each other and enjoy each other’s company. They’re going to take it one day at a time and see how it goes,” a “friend” told People. The source added: “Lorenzo always thought