Gilles Marini of Switched at Birth recently paid a visit to Bethenny Frankel’s new talk show, Bethenny (yes, that is a real thing), and in this backstage segment discussed closeted celebrities. Asked whether he’d ever help a famous gay friend stay on the down-low, he replied “We’re in 2013. I think it’s very uncool to be in the closet nowadays.” Marini, who first melted our butter in a mouthwatering Sex and the City scene, added,”Don’t stay in the closet. You’ll only hurt your heart and, down the line, probably your family. They need to know the truth about what you like and what you want in life.”
And what we want in life is you, Gilles—grasping at the sheets for dear life.
And in another corner of Hollywood, we’re all sad face for former Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington: As he tells HuffPo, his life just fell apart after he called T.R. Knight a “faggot” in an argument backstage at the Golden Globes in 2007: “After the incident at the Golden Globes, everything just fell apart. I lost everything. I couldn’t afford to have an agent…I couldn’t afford to have a publicist…I couldn’t afford to continue.”
Oh my Gaga, no publicist?!?
But the “incident”—which is what you call something that happened to you, by the way, not something you caused—was a good thing in the end. “I became a better husband, a better father and a better artist.”
Speaking of homophobes who got what’s coming to them, Business Insider CTO Pax Dickinson has been fired after posting a series of racist, homophobic tweets.
And in case you think this self-described “bro-grammer” had maybe gotten drunk and gone too far one night, here’s a lengthy compilation of all the horrible crap he’s been tweeting.
My Fair Wedding bridezilla enabler David Tutera is getting a divorce from his partner of ten year. But since the split happened while their unborn twins will still in utero, David and his ex have each decided to take one of the babies.
Oh, c’mon—every gay knows you don’t break up a set!
Please don’t pester the Cleveland police department with you’re annoying hate-crime calls. That’s the message Cocktails owner Brian Lyons got after reporting several attacks outside his bar (including a brutal attack we reported on last week). In letter dated September 6, Public Safety Director Martin Flask told Lyons that “the estimated cost for the City safety forces to respond to your property is approximately $100 per call for service. I am confident that… you will take the necessary steps to eliminate the repeated calls for police services to your property.” The notice required Lyons to submit an “action plan” to his local police precinct with a strategy “to eliminate the problems at this location.”
Ooh, we have a suggestion—call the cops when somthing bad happens. Oh wait…
After Flask’s letter went public, he quickly backtracked, saying “If I had to do it over again, I would have handled this particular situation differently.” Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson ordered Flask to rescind the letter and instead set up a meeting to address crime in the neighborhood.
Turkey might have blocked Grindr, but voters in the Giresun district of Bulancak might be voting for their first gay mayor. Can Cavusoglu, who is running as an independent in the March 2014 mayoral election, calls himself a “gay, activist, writer, thinker, painter, humanist and women rights activist.” He’s running on a campaign of bringing American and international invenstments to the small coastal town. First you get the gays…
Sean Hayes wants to make it clear his new NBC sitcom, Sean Saves The World, isn’t all message-y like the late, not-so-great The New Normal. Asked if the show would be politically pointed, Hayes was quick with an “absolutely not.” “It’s definitely not in the forefront of our minds when creating this show week-to-week. It’s making people laugh and telling great stories. I think with me playing a gay dad, the gay part should be the fifth most interesting thing about the character.”
Not sure why, but we’re always worried for the fate of shows when actors say things like that.
If the International Olympic Committee hasn’t completely pissed us off by then, there’s reason to celebrate the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. Wrestling, which was on the brink of being nixed from the Games, is getting a sexy makeover. “We will change everything,” Nenad Lalovic, president of wrestling’s international federation, told USA Today. The feeling is the sport is too dull, and Lalovic insists”the whole scenery of the venue” needs to change.
Actor Billy Baldwin, who was part of the wrestling delegation for some reason, agreed: “It’s why beach volleyball is on for 17 hours in prime time and we’re buried at three in the morning.”
Calling traditional singlets “so old-fashioned,” Lalovic even suggested Greco-Roman wrestlers could go shirtless, and freestyle wrestlers could wear tight tees and Lycra shorts.
Call us, Mr. Lalovic—we have some notes, if you’re interested.