Via Dangerous Minds: No wonder she later became so controlling about her image!
Julianne Hough casually mentioned on TV that DWTS competitor Jonathan Bennett is gay, in the context of an anecdote about how he once tweeted her a compliment on her butt.
This will, of course, lead to the usual reality-ignoring arguments that people shouldn't care who's gay, shouldn't say anyone's gay if they're not out, and that it counts that he's out because some blogs have said so and he is living his life as a gay man.
In fact, Bennett is not openly gay. He is not out. But Hough rather innocently outed him, because he's glass-closeted at best. Will be interesting to see if he ever addresses it, possibly even using it as part of a package shot during an upcoming episode of the show.
If you don't know who John Epperson is, I'm not mad at you—I pity you. A drag artist extraordinaire, he is the mistressmind behind Lypsinka, a hysterical blend of Ann Miller, Maureen O'Hara and a gay Joan Crawford robot. In her shows, Lypsinka mouths along to a crazed soundtrack of classic and obscure lines from movies and other sources, representing a nightmarishly hilarious laundry list of most of the important things ever uttered.
After too long an absence, Lypsinka is back, performing three separate shows from Wednesday, November 5, to Saturday, January 3, at the Connelly Theater (220 East Fourth St., NYC). Look for her in:
Lypsinka! The Boxed Set
The Passion of the Crawford
John Epperson: Show Trash
I already know all three will be amazing. I saw Lypsinka at The Vortex in Chicago around 1990 and waited in a long line to get her autograph on a dollar bill. Her performance was mind-blowing back then—how did Epperson ever gather all those soundbytes and edit them so seamlessly???
But I also had a little sneak preview at a press meet-and-greet last night, at which Lypsinka was in top form. She tore through an exhausting sequence of her signature phony phone-answering in spite of some injuries; we never would've known if she hadn't told us.
See you at all three shows!