I was really shocked to learn that Vin Diesel is the favorite to be the next big name celebrity "outed" or admits he is gay....ok, not really. Though I sincerely hope it's not true. Vin Diesel can be in the worst flick - even that dark alien film from a few years back - and his bulging biceps alone are enough to keep Jenny's ADT in line.
Gay or nay?
Vin Diesel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oprah Winfrey, Keanue Reeves, Anderson Cooper.
These are all candidates to come out of the closet next, according to controversial website BetUS.com (See Web Site Here), which has placed odds on each of these celebrities and their potential "coming out parties".
We have Vin Diesel as the favorite at 4/1 odds to admit he is gay", said Matt Ross, spokesperson at "BetUS.com".
On a "statement" posted on the website, Ross said: "Image is everything for those in the public eye and they are always under scrutiny. Many pretend to lead a life in the public that is quite different from their actual life. Maintaining a favorable persona is an intricate part in dictating the future of one's career. Accordingly, many public figures prefer to keep their personal lives private, but many times that task is difficult to preserve"
Acording to him public figure will be the first to admit to having a relationship with the same sex. In the "bet" they made, Vin Diesel is the favorite with 4-1 odds followed by Keanue Reeves at 5-1 and the infamous Oprah Winfrey at 6-1.
Jenny's fantasy is to have Vin Diesel and Jake Gyllenhaal come out together.
Vin Diesel told Details Magazine after a female radio talk show host asked him the question point blank:
I was like, How could you say that? Why would you say that? Im not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors. I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence. Im not gonna do that.
For that reason, Diesel prefers dating in Europe, where hes not as easily recognized, according to the magazine. He thinks celebrity-on-celebrity hookups are crazy. People going through your trash, taking your photo at Starbucks, mashing up your last names into a Bennifer-style punch line. Its a suckers bet, he says.
He was injured during gay "love making" scenes while shooting "Brokeback Mountain". It can be presumed he didn't know what he was doing.
Say it isn't so!
Keanu Reeves once played a credible bisexual hustler in "My Own Private Idaho." Why, we actually learned he could act. Then again, maybe the role came naturally. Who knows?
"There's nothing wrong with being gay," Keanu Reeves told Vanity Fair, "so to deny it is to make a judgment. And why make a big deal of it?"
There was even a rumor out there that Reeves had married record mogul David Geffen. WTF?
Keanu himself continues to help fuel the fire. In an interview with USA Today, Reeves was quoted as saying: "It's, you know, the whole aspect of coming out. I mean, there is a whole, people, you know, who are gay (who) have decided that it can be--that whole thing about calling people out..."
Then there is CNN news anchor and hurricane crazy, Anderson Cooper.
Some in the gay community believe that Cooper's sexual orientation is an "open-secret" and want him to publicly 'come out'. It has been further claimed, e.g., on blogACTIVE, that discussion of Cooper's sexuality is increasingly seen as a liability to his career and so is no longer acknowledged; "his handlers at CNN [are] known to call sites and ask editors to delete references to Anderson Cooper being gay." Blogger Andy Towle referred to Cooper as "the most openly closeted gay man in America" after reading a New York magazine article which reported on the matter as follows:
There has been a lot of chatter on the Internet about the fact that Cooper may or may not be gay, and Village Voice columnist Michael Musto has taken pleasure in quoting the gay magazine Metrosource, which has referred to Cooper as "the openly gay news anchor." It has been assumed in certain circles in New York partly because he lives what looks to some to be a gay social life. Hes often seen at parties with Barry Diller, and he's friends with the lead singer from the outr gay rock band the Scissor Sisters. There was also a slightly heated interview last fall with Jerry Falwell about gay marriage. Some Cooper-obsessed bloggers insist that the anchor outed himself on the air, taking the gay side of the debate and saying, "We pay taxes." They claim CNN originally posted a transcript with the "we" and then later changed it to "You pay taxes."
When I bring up the sexuality issue with Cooper, he says, "You know, I understand why people might be interested. But I just dont talk about my personal life. Its a decision I made a long time ago, before I ever even knew anyone would be interested in my personal life. The whole thing about being a reporter is that you're supposed to be an observer and to be able to adapt with any group youre in, and I dont want to do anything that threatens that."
Gay or Nay? Be sure to check out Jenny Woo's Blog to find out which celebs are likely to be coming out of the closet Go Here
Here are another public figures that the site assumed they will eventually come out of the closet:
Vin Diesel 4 - 1
Oprah Winfrey 6 - 1
Keanue Reeves 5 - 1
Tom Cruise 25 - 1
Anderson Cooper 20 - 1
John Travolta 30 - 1
Jake Gylenhaal 5 - 2
Condoleeza Rice 8 - 1
Alex Rodriguez 12 - 1
Kordell Stewart 10 - 1
Jeff Garcia 15 - 2
Peyton Manning 7 - 2
Troy Aikman 10 - 1
Matt also said: However, I am nearly convinced that Steadman, Oprahs significant other, is just a ploy to deceive the public".
Bet on whose next to come out of the closet here
Jenny Woo, www.gambling911.com
Originally published June 25, 2006 11:11 am EDT