Monday, March 23, 2009

NY Daily News Blind Item

Which closeted TV icon enjoys “watersports” in his bedroom? His steady stream of gentleman callers are a little grossed out by it.

37 comments:

margarita said...

Seacrest or Anderson Cooper.

not on my dollar said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
palealebrew10 said...

Please god, not Anderson. I'm saying Seacrest as default.

ChristyC said...

Would anyone really consider Anderson Cooper to be "closeted"?

Goodgrief said...

Another "watersports" blind??? Regis Philbin(just kidding) I actually thought of Anderson Cooper, just not sure if he would be considered an icon.

not on my dollar said...

I hope it isn't Anderson Cooper and even if it is we don't need to know it. He seems to be a pretty nice person and deserving of his privacy.

So if it's him in this case it would be TMI for me.

Sporky said...

ChristyC I was thinking the same thing.

I'm going with Ryan Semencrust.

Mooshki said...

If I were a gay man, I can't imagine being grossed out by anything AC did. ;) I vote Seacrest.

L1 said...

Simon Cowell

"gentleman callers" - sounds British to me

Audrey said...

I would love for it to be Bill O'Reilly!! ;)

Alas, my gut says Anderson Cooper. He may not be closeted to his friends, but he has not come out professionally.

palealebrew10 said...

I hesitate to think of AC as closeted, though because I don't think he's ever denied it. He said somewhere that he likes to keep his private life private because of the way he observed his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt's open way with the press.

Whenever a celebrity outs themselves to the public, there's the whole media interview/sit down thing, and I just think he wants to avoid that hoopla. It's not like he's hiding behind any beards. I respect that.

Pookie said...

tv icon? lorne michaels (producer & ceator of SNL). plus, he's based in ny, and this is a ny BI.

palealebrew10 said...

Audrey-I love the Bill O'Reilley guess haha. That would make my year. Can't stand the guy.

kanonymous said...

I wouldn't call Anderson Cooper closeted. While he doesn't like to discuss his sexuality and has made no announcments about being gay, he doesn't hide it either. I once saw him on Larry King. King asked him about some guy he had worked with and Cooper said that he had actually dated the guy for awhile and that now they're just friends. So I wouldn't call that in the closet.

Ed said...

I was thinking icon meaning someone like Dick Clark

Amanda said...

Andy Rooney.

No seriously, what about Shephard Smith? Maybe not an icon in the true sense of the word, but...

Bodie said...

Larry King

Green Wave Gal said...

Rush Limbaugh? lol

BinkyM said...

I think most people here aren't paying enough attention to the word "icon." The people jokingly offering up Andy Rooney and Larry King would seem to be warmer as they're naming people who are something close to real ICONS.

To me, a TV icon issomeone like Alex Trebek, who's been on TV seemingly since it was invented, or nearly anyone from "60 Minutes." Can no one name a true icon?

I'm going with any "Sesame Street" character. Or Bart Simpson; he's yellow.

CM said...

I think that BinkyM and Pookie are on the right track in that the word 'icon' is definitely someone who is revered in the TV industry. Lorne Michaels would be a good guess as would Regis Philbin (jokingly). Definitely someone of that nature. However, someone brought up the 'gentleman caller' comment ... is this person Southern? British?

Janepod said...

When I hear Gentleman Caller, I think "The Glass Menagerie." Drawing a blank here, though -- Tennessee Wms, Jim O'Conner -- I got nothing.

shazzzba said...

COOP MAY NOT SHOUT IT....BUT HE REALLY DOESN'T HIDE IT....

Dawn said...

Alec Baldwin?

Bello (Buddy) Manjaro said...

Hank Hill

David D. said...

Anderson Cooper apparently has a steady boyfriend, which may excuse him from the "steady stream" (har har) of gentlemen callers.

Jerry Seinfeld?

AnnMarie said...

I know he's married, but who knows...

Larry Hagman

JR Ewing is definitely an icon, and southern, if "gentleman callers" is a clue about that.

Linda said...

Merv Griffin

Sis said...

Forgive my ignorance, but what the heck is "watersports" and why would people be grossed out, is it the golden showers regime'?

AnnMarie said...

Sis, yes.

BinkyM said...

Ooooh! Merv Griffin is a TV icon if ever there was one! Way to use your brain, Linda! Now does Merv Griffin have offices in New York? Does anyone know?

Big City Girl said...

merv griffin would be good if he was alive.

BinkyM said...

Uh oh! Merv Griffin died in August 2007. He'd provide dusty showers, not wet ones. I completely forgot about that. (And so, apparently, did Linda!) Our bad!

Eileenie McMeanie said...

Icon = Idol, as is American?

B626 said...

Anderson-shut off the 'steady stream' and settle down, man!!

Dijea said...

I threw this out at my husband - his comment was William Shatner. hehe - its good for a laugh anyway.

J said...

Willard Scott

shakey said...

To me, gentleman callers denotes someone who is older. I give you ... Tom Brokaw.