WEIRDLAND: Cary Grant's gay rumors, Blake Shelton apologizes LGBT after mocking Jake Gyllenhaal

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Cary Grant's gay rumors, Blake Shelton apologizes LGBT after mocking Jake Gyllenhaal

Cary Grant and Shirley Temple as Dick and Susan in "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer" (1947)

"Cary Grant's daughter has penned a memoir about the famous actor, admitting he liked it when people called him gay. The British screen icon, who was married five times, was often dogged by rumours that he was bisexual. But his daughter Jennifer Grant, 45, says the Hot Saturday star actually liked the mystique surrounding his sexuality because it 'made women want to prove the assertion wrong'.
In the memoir, Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant, Jennifer writes: '(You) Can't blame men for wanting him, and wouldn't be surprised if Dad even mildly flirted back. 'When the question arises, it generally speaks more about the person asking.'
In the Thirties, rumours swirled about his close friendship with fellow actor Randolph Scott, who he met on the set of the 1932 film Hot Saturday.Shortly afterwards they moved into a Malibu beach house together, which became known as Bachelor Hall". Source:

Jake Gyllenhaal, Gay icon, Pet icon or Stubble icon?

For example, at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas over the weekend, Shelton joked about actor Jake Gyllenhaal ending his relationship with singer Taylor Swift.
After noting that he didn’t “understand in the first place” why anyone would break up with someone like Swift (“she’s beautiful, she’s talented, she’s sweet”), he paused and noted, “wait a minute, he [Gyllenhaal] was in Brokeback Mountain.”
The comment prompted laughter and applause from the audience – and according to some, kicked off a stream of cracks at the expense of the LGBT community that have since become part of Shelton’s repertoire.
Update: As of 11:50 a.m., GLAAD’s Director of Communications Rich Ferrano announced that, after working with the gay activist organization’s Entertainment Media team over the course of the morning, Blake Shelton issued an updated apology for last night’s comments. Shelton’s tweet reads: “I want my fans and The Voice fans to know that anti-gay and lesbian violence is unacceptable!!!!”

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