Monday, November 06, 2006

Score one for the gaydar

All right, show of hands:

Who here didn't already think that Neil Patrick Harris was gay?

See? Nobody. Waste of effort, that big exclusive in People. Tell us something we didn't know, Doogie.

When you look back on all of the celebrity self-outings of the past few years, were any of them really a surprise? Seriously, if you didn't know that Ellen and Rosie were lesbians, or that, say, Lance Bass and Richard Chamberlain were gay, long before they made public spectacles of the fact, your gaydar isn't just broken — it was never installed.

T.R. Knight surprised me only because I'd never heard of the guy before. In fact, not being a Grey's Anatomy viewer, I still don't know that I could pick him out of a photo array.

I could, however, easily make a list of a dozen or so celebs who, if they came out tomorrow, I would say, "Big deal. We knew that already." I'll wager that you could make such a list yourself.

What I keep waiting for is that stunning revelation by someone no one would ever have predicted. Suppose Clint Eastwood published his memoirs, and disclosed that he's gay? Now that would be a headline.

Doogie Howser? Not so much.


3 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Blogger Gooch offered these pearls of wisdom...

While I agree with you about the lack of surprise in Ellen and Rosie coming out of the closet, I have to confess I never saw this one coming.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous offered these pearls of wisdom...

I never really thought about it.


Maybe I'M gay.

I just freaked myself out...

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Donna offered these pearls of wisdom...

Back in its day, I enjoyed watching "Doogie Howser". Since then, I've caught him in various roles, except for his current one in "How I Met Your Mother". I guess it's fair now to say that Neil might tell his offspring that he met their mother in a test tube! I too never saw this one coming. Am I disappointed? Not a chance! However, if Scott Bakula were to come out of the closet, it would be a VERY sad day for yours truly!

11:21 AM  

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