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Ross von Metzke | June 11, 2007
Reichen Lehmkuhl adds to his CV; Mika - is he or isn't he?
From reality show star to actor to tabloid target to author. Reichen Lehmkuhl has more lives than a cat, and now, he�s adding jewelry designer to his lengthy resume.
Currently in Hawaii shooting the third season of Dante�s Cove, Reichen�s parlaying his renewed, post-Lance Bass celebrity into a worthy cause, designing and modeling a new jewelry line for high end (and very gay) designer Love & Pride.
His fly naked campaign boasts designs inspired by Reichen�s time in the air force, and a portion of the proceeds will go toward lifting the ban on gays serving our country.
Of course, as with any good campaign, the photos have to represent the slogan�so if Love & Pride�s going to fly naked, Reichen�s gonna get naked.
Check out this photo and more at www.LoveandPride.com and look for much more of Reichen on Dante�s Cove, premiering in September of here! TV.
People fib on resumes all the time. Saying you�re the store manager when you�re really just an assistant. Telling a future employer you pulled down $60K per year where it was really just $55K. But Dina Lohan has taken the idea of talking yourself up to a whole new level after allegedly lying about her past gig as a Rockette.
While Lindsay wanders the halls of Malibu�s Promises Rehabilitation Center, her mother is fending off some nasty allegations of her own – that her claims she was once a New York City Rockette are bull shit.
Apparently, someone from the New York Post got a little bit cheeky and called the Rockette�s main office to see if they had any record of Dina Lohan�s dancing days. According to the Post, a spokeswoman called back to say that after an exhaustive search, they found no record of Dina Lohan or Donata Sullivan (her given name). In fact, the source with the Rockette�s said it was appalling someone would lie about being in the fold: "It's like claiming to have a degree from Harvard when you don't, the source said. �It's a big deal to be a Rockette."
OK, fair enough, but like lying about a degree from Harvard? Really now. Someone on trial for murder hires a summa cum laude grad from Harvard Law to represent him, only to find out the so called lawyer barely made it through ITT Tech. Now that�s a really shitty situation. But I doubt anyone�s going to suffer too terribly if they find that the closest the lady downing shots in the Roosevelt Hotel�s been to Radio City Music Hall is the top deck of an Apple Tours bus.
Still, it�s kind of funny to find out LiLo�s mom is a liar. And it doesn�t stop there either. Apparently Dina claims to have been a Broadway dancer. Not so, claims a family member, urging the Post to look at SAG and AFTRA records – because Dina�s not a member, and she�d likely have joined if she�d ever been on Broadway.
Oh, and just to bring the lying thing full circle, that wasn�t Lindsay who effortlessly captured Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator� just in case the family tries to lay claim on that accolade too.
For those of you who are big fans of the Freddie Mercury-style Brit-import Mika, we�ve got some big news. For those of you who think it�s a major announcement that he�s out, ding, ding, ding – sort of.
He�s out, all right – on the cover of Out Magazine, that is. But when talks turned to his sexuality, he got really elusive� but in a much different way than your typical (closeted) creative pop star. People like Clay Aiken just ignore the rumors. Ricky Martin turns around and supports other gay pop stars, but never confirms whether he is or not.
Mika? Mika issues this quote. �Anyone can label me, but I'm not willing to label myself. Anybody who says that I don't talk about sexuality or that I don't politically sexualize my music because of taboos, because of being afraid of [not] selling records, is completely wrong. I've made a record that doesn't compromise in any way what I'm allowed or not allowed to say in my lyrics. Why pigeonhole myself like that? Will it change? Possibly.�
I�m not quite sure what the hell he means by that, but I�m going to take it to mean that he isn�t ready to say he�s gay now, but check back once he�s sold 20 million albums and his mortgage is paid off.
And there you have it folks. It's LA Pride so I'm drunk just thinking about it. Until next time, remember, take some time to stop and smell the gossip.
Ross von Metzke is the Entertainment Editor of Gay Web Monkey and GayWired.com. The former Editor in Chief of Xodus Magazine, his work has appeared in YM, Performing Arts, The San Diego Union Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, Instinct and Link. Ross lives in Los Angeles.
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