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(Hollyscoop)   Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute... you're trying to tell me that stars use their sexual preference to gain fame? THAT'S UNPOSSIBLE   (hollyscoop.com) divider line 34
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2011-04-18 10:57:01 PM
i17.photobucket.com

Immediately came to mind
 
2011-04-19 12:39:04 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Immediately came to mind.
 
2011-04-19 12:39:14 AM
WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA

Whoa

Whoa Whoa

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Lois... This is not my Batman glass.
 
2011-04-19 12:45:08 AM
Megan Fox?!
 
2011-04-19 12:47:08 AM
southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com
 
2011-04-19 12:48:52 AM
That was about as ridiculous and stupid an article on stardom and sexuality as I've ever read.

When Ellen came out she lost her career for years - and Angelina Jolie didn't hit it big until she was permanently linked to male partners.

In general, the "bisexuality/lesbianism = good publicity" gambit only works out when stars are safely and heterosexually attached, or if they come out well after they've established themselves in Hollywood.

The article is also wrong that Lindsay Lohan used her sexual orientation for publicity. She's always used her sex appeal, but she was dragged out of the closet thanks to constant online speculation about her relationship with Samantha Ronson.
 
2011-04-19 12:54:34 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: Megan Fox?!


Gasp! Never...
 
2011-04-19 01:00:26 AM
Anyone know if the luscious Amber Heard is as guilty of this as I suspect she is?

/NTTAWWT.

//Drive Angry 3D was somewhat tolerable thanks to her.
 
2011-04-19 01:13:31 AM
I remember when a gay guy auditioning for American Idol was told to make his act "more gay" to improve his chances of success and the show's judges got criticized by the gay community for telling him to "exploit his homosexuality." How much do you wanna bet that if they had told him to make his act less gay, that would have also got criticized?
 
2011-04-19 01:16:20 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: I remember when a gay guy auditioning for American Idol was told to make his act "more gay" to improve his chances of success and the show's judges got criticized by the gay community for telling him to "exploit his homosexuality." How much do you wanna bet that if they had told him to make his act less gay, that would have also got criticized?


It's cuz you're not supposed to talk about it at all, apparently. Can't up-play it, can't down-play it.
 
2011-04-19 01:22:47 AM
The real trick is to adopt a minority kid from some third world country that will become a lesbian or bisexual. (the kid, not the country. Although...)
It's a risky gamble, but the payoffs could be huge.

But yeah, women using sexuality, who would have guessed?
 
2011-04-19 01:24:32 AM
images.wikia.com


THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!
 
2011-04-19 01:48:13 AM
FTFA: The public likes girl on girl action. And if you don't believe me, this must be your first time on the internet.

Hey, how come this picture on my TV screen isn't moving? And why is there a keyboard in front of it? WHAT'S GOING ON HERE???
 
2011-04-19 01:59:34 AM

Apos: Anyone know if the luscious Amber Heard is as guilty of this as I suspect she is?

/NTTAWWT.

//Drive Angry 3D was somewhat tolerable thanks to her.


Saw her on Top Gear, and it was obvious she's doing exactly this

/didn't see the movie
 
2011-04-19 02:01:14 AM

bobbette: That was about as ridiculous and stupid an article on stardom and sexuality as I've ever read.

When Ellen came out she lost her career for years - and Angelina Jolie didn't hit it big until she was permanently linked to male partners.

In general, the "bisexuality/lesbianism = good publicity" gambit only works out when stars are safely and heterosexually attached, or if they come out well after they've established themselves in Hollywood.

The article is also wrong that Lindsay Lohan used her sexual orientation for publicity. She's always used her sex appeal, but she was dragged out of the closet thanks to constant online speculation about her relationship with Samantha Ronson.


I agree that was a ridiculous article. However, there is a huge difference between Ellen Degeneres and Lindsey Lohan. I don't think Ellen did it for fame and publicity. Ellen came out of the closet because she was proud of who she was and did not want to hide it. I'm sure she knew the negative consequences of her actions, but she wanted to show the world who she was and "champion the cause". It took years, but Ellen is now highly respected for what she did. I think she is an amazing person and someone all people should emulate, gay or not. She is a good person. I respect the hell out of her.
Lohan, on the other hand, had a career that was fizzling out. That "sexy 18 year old Disney actress" schtick was getting old and she was fading into obscurity. I'm sure her supposed coming out was a well orchestrated event by her and her agent. It got her on the front page of the supermarket tabloids and she could sell a few pictures for cash. She wasn't doing this for the greater good or to advance the cause of homosexuals. She did it for purely selfish reasons, which is despicable. Thankfully, it didn't work and her life and career being in the shiatter has taught her a lesson. Homosexuals have a hard enough time in this country without some fading has-been actress using lesbianism for a temporary boost in fame.
/sorry for the wall of text
//the writer of this article should be tarred and feathered for giving this subject any focus.
 
2011-04-19 02:21:35 AM
The article doesn't mention Ellen's coming out, only Farkers who DRTFA did. The article talks about Lohan and Heche.

But for those too young to remember, Ellen's popularity slide in 97 and 98 was due to one thing, her show stopped being funny when it became about the character being a lesbian. Instead it became a drama advertised as a comedy. She could have made the show continue and still have came out, but that's not the path taken.

But she didn't lose her career for years. Far from hit. Her immediate success in a recurring role on "Mad About You" in 99 and then "Will and Grace" proved that she still had a following. The short withdrawal from show business that followed was due to the emotional abuse she received from Heche and their breakup in 2000. But it was only 1 year later, 2 years after Mad about You wrapped that her own talk show was in production.

She didn't lose her career for years.

/loves Ellen
 
2011-04-19 03:16:59 AM
I haven't seen Jeff Goldblum in too many big movies recently. Maybe he should tell press about his penchant for sucking dick.
 
2011-04-19 03:29:45 AM
What's next? Are celebrities going to film themselves having sex in order to advance their careers too?
 
2011-04-19 03:32:28 AM

Stridar: But for those too young to remember, Ellen's popularity slide in 97 and 98 was due to one thing, her show stopped being funny when it became about the character being a lesbian. Instead it became a drama advertised as a comedy. She could have made the show continue and still have came out, but that's not the path taken.


I agree with that, I quit watching a few episodes after the coming out episode because the show ceased to be funny. I think the writers didn't know how to write the show going forward, and they changed the entire focus and direction of the show in ways that didn't work.

On another note, as far as the talk in the thread about Lindsay Lohan goes, she was with Samantha Ronson for a really long time before the tabloids ever said anything to indicate they were a couple, and she never actually said anything until both of them aired their dirty laundry all over twitter fighting with each other after they broke up. If anything, she actually got outed by the gossip media, who seem to have decided that she was such a trainwreck they weren't going to keep with the standard practice of being well aware of when a celebrity is dating someone of the same sex and not reporting on it unless the person makes a public statement. Lindsay Lohan does an awful lot of attention whoring, but that's one area where she really didn't appear to be AW'ing and only talked because she was dragged out by the gossip media.
 
2011-04-19 03:32:37 AM
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2011-04-19 03:39:23 AM

snowcircle: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: I remember when a gay guy auditioning for American Idol was told to make his act "more gay" to improve his chances of success and the show's judges got criticized by the gay community for telling him to "exploit his homosexuality." How much do you wanna bet that if they had told him to make his act less gay, that would have also got criticized?

It's cuz you're not supposed to talk about it at all, apparently. Can't up-play it, can't down-play it.


I'm wondering exactly what part of sucking dick you two are so desperate for a chance to call into a 1-800 line to vote for. What's that? It's a singing competition? Well, then, maybe you're right. Maybe asking him to play to, or avoid playing to, his sexuality has no place in it either way. To be honest, I'm not quite sure exactly what your dog-whistling 'shucks, they getcha either way don't *they*?' aside has to do with anything.
 
2011-04-19 03:40:46 AM

Jorn the Younger: Apos: Anyone know if the luscious Amber Heard is as guilty of this as I suspect she is?

/NTTAWWT.

//Drive Angry 3D was somewhat tolerable thanks to her.

Saw her on Top Gear, and it was obvious she's doing exactly this

/didn't see the movie


Amber Heard's definitely AW'ing, but considering that she's only been linked to women, I think the AW'ing is in trying to convince guys that they'd have a chance when they really don't.
 
2011-04-19 03:44:56 AM
Reminds me of something a (female) friend of mine told me several years back...

"Most of the time when you hear a woman say 'I'm bisexual' she's really just saying 'guys will want me more if they think I have sex with other women.'"
 
2011-04-19 03:56:43 AM
t0.gstatic.com
 
2011-04-19 04:30:26 AM
i.imgur.com
Picture unrelated.
 
2011-04-19 05:23:11 AM
bobbette : When Ellen came out she lost her career for years - and Angelina Jolie didn't hit it big until she was permanently linked to male partners.

On the other hand, Anne Heche's career took off once she hooked up with Ellen and cooled off when she dumped her for a dude.

k.d. lang and Melissa Etheridge's careers also skyrocketed when they came out.
 
2011-04-19 05:39:26 AM
rynthetyn:...Lindsay Lohan does an awful lot of attention whoring, but that's one area where she really didn't appear to be AW'ing and only talked because she was dragged out by the gossip media.

I think LL was just leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for the media.

"Whoops! The paparazzi 'caught' me kissing Sam! Darn it!"
"Uh oh- my dinner date with Sam got leaked- how'd that happen?"

If LL had just announced her daliance with Ronson, the public would have said "Yeah right. She's pulling a Heche".

It worked in the end: people outside of dance clubs now knew who Sam Ronson was, and LL got an extra 15 minutes of fame.
 
2011-04-19 06:50:56 AM

Apos: Anyone know if the luscious Amber Heard is as guilty of this as I suspect she is?


Ask Jeremy Clarkson. But just make sure he wipes the drool before
speaking to you.

/She was very open and matter-of-fact about it when she appeared on TOP GEAR
 
2011-04-19 07:01:26 AM
Sure works for Charlie Sheen.
 
2011-04-19 07:07:55 AM
You remember him don't you?

thevintageskeleton.com
 
2011-04-19 10:11:28 AM
Color me SHOCKED!!!!
 
2011-04-19 01:45:55 PM

LowbrowDeluxe: snowcircle: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: I remember when a gay guy auditioning for American Idol was told to make his act "more gay" to improve his chances of success and the show's judges got criticized by the gay community for telling him to "exploit his homosexuality." How much do you wanna bet that if they had told him to make his act less gay, that would have also got criticized?

It's cuz you're not supposed to talk about it at all, apparently. Can't up-play it, can't down-play it.

I'm wondering exactly what part of sucking dick you two are so desperate for a chance to call into a 1-800 line to vote for. What's that? It's a singing competition? Well, then, maybe you're right. Maybe asking him to play to, or avoid playing to, his sexuality has no place in it either way. To be honest, I'm not quite sure exactly what your dog-whistling 'shucks, they getcha either way don't *they*?' aside has to do with anything.


I've never even watched American Idol... Sure as fark not calling in to vote on that shiat. I was just making a comment that it seems like the most 'PC' thing to do regarding sexual orientation, is to not mention it at all. Since ya know, its not relevant. What type pf people a person farks is not relevant to anyone but whomever theyre farking.
 
2011-04-19 03:36:42 PM

snowcircle: What type pf people a person farks is not relevant to anyone but whomever theyre farking.


And his wife. HEY-OOO
 
2011-04-19 03:39:02 PM

Trocadero: snowcircle: What type pf people a person farks is not relevant to anyone but whomever theyre farking.

And his wife. HEY-OOO


...Touche'
 
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