Friday, May 22, 2009
Merv Griffin: Life In The Closet
In the June 2009 issue of, "The National Enquirer", Merv Griffin's closet doors were unlocked and a few of Hollywood's leading men fell out; in their Knickers. In hindsight, i understand the reason why this was a "Phrase" on Jeopardy:
August 13, 2007
Ray Richmond, on both his Past Deadline blog and in his Hollywood Reporter column, tells the truth about Merv Griffin:
Merv Griffin was gay.
Why should that be so uncomfortable to read? Why is it so difficult to write? Why are we still so jittery even about raising the issue in purportedly liberal-minded Hollywood, in 2007? We can refer to it casually in conversation, but the mainstream media somehow remains trapped in the Dark Ages as relates to the gay label.
You can count on the fingers of one hand, or at most two, the number of high-powered stars, executives and public figures who have come out. Those who don't can't really be faulted, either, as rarely do such honesty and vulnerability prove a boon to one's showbiz livelihood.
I wonder what will happen in the event of Eddie Murphy's demise??? Any suggestions?
at 6:16 AM