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‘View’-Ing “Homo” Hugh’s Wife

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It’s good to know that The View hasn’t lost all its snark in former co-host Rosie O’Donnell‘s departure.

Joy Behar and Barbara Walters spent a little minute today discussing whether or not Hugh Jackman’s wife, Deborra-Lee Furness and her pedestrian good looks intimate his homosexuality.

Transcript via AfterElton:

Joy: What happens when a beautiful man marries a sort of unattractive woman? Then you have dilemma. People will really talk. They think he’s gay. This is what happens.

Barbara Walters: Really?

Joy: Oh, yeah. I was reading in the article that we’re reading that Hugh Jackman, who is a very handsome guy, people always thing he’s gay because his wife looks like the rest of us.

Barbara: That’s not true. First of all, his wife is very attractive. I think people–

Joy: Not in his level. He’s like Sex Man.

Woof, that’s some rough shit.

Walters goes on to suggest maybe people think Jackman’s a puffta because of his Tony Award-winng role as gay showman, Peter Allen. She then makes the effort to assure viewers that the equally beautiful couple’s happy as pigs in shit. Well, she didn’t use those words. She used these, “She’s very good looking and it’s a very good marriage.” Babs needs to run for president.
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AfterElton, meanwhile, reminds readers that Jackman’s relationship with his assistant, John Palermo, seems a bit queer:

I’ve heard both reasons given by folks who think Jackman is really gay, though it’s usually gay men who offer up the “unattractive wife” theory and silly straight folks who think playing gay means you really are gay. Jackman is usually linked to his longtime assistant John Palermo with whom he and Jackman’s wife had started a production company. As evidence, folks frequently cite the fact that Jackman and Palermo reportedly exchanged rings engraved with the word unity, but according to Wikipedia, Furness also received a ring and it was to celebrate their company.

Wikipedia, the final word on gay gossip.

To the right you’ll see a picture of an excited Palermo celebrating Jackman’s Emmy win. Jackman also thanked Palermo in his speech, according to Defamer. Unity. Hollywood style.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Jun 4, 2007
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  • 15 Comments
    • Paul Raposo
      Paul Raposo

      I’ve always disliked this particular rumour because looks are subjective. What one finds repulsive, another may find diserable.

      That said, looking at that pic of Johnny boy and the Missus, I must say it looks like a gay couple and their hag out for a night on the town.

      Plus Hugh wears a ring on his right hand, which I believe used to be popular among married gay men.

      Maybe they’re polyamorous.

      Jun 4, 2007 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bert
      bert

      Along similar lines, I’m sure my old crush on Matt has significantly colored my opinion, but Matt Damon is either gay, or it was a shotgun wedding.

      Jun 4, 2007 at 8:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • broshow
      broshow

      I met Deborra Lee before she married Hugh and was here in L.A. trying to break in to Hollywood. There is not a sexier or funnier woman on the planet (*Bonus points for being a Sheila). She’s nobody’s fool and all I can say is there’s nothing off about this pairing. He’s a lucky guy and you don’t marry a woman like that unless you realllly like women.

      Jun 4, 2007 at 10:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kuja
      Kuja

      He doesn’t seem gay. Not to me at least.

      Jun 6, 2007 at 12:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JakeMalone
      JakeMalone

      http://www.wcsc.com/home/7631946.html

      Viva Laughlin, where drama is accented by iconic music;

      Executive produced by Tony and Emmy Award winner Hugh Jackman (“The Boy from Oz,” “X-Men”), VIVA LAUGHLIN is a mystery drama with music about eternal optimist and freewheeling businessman Ripley Holden, whose sole ambition is to run a casino in Laughlin, Nev. Occasionally using upbeat contemporary songs to accentuate the drama and humor and advance the story, the series is based on the hit BBC show “Viva Blackpool.” Ripley (Lloyd Owen, “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”) is the ultimate gambler with an infectious personality who is on the brink of making a killing… just as soon as he opens his casino that’s nowhere near completion. When his financing suddenly falls through, the fearless and tenacious Ripley approaches his enemy — dashing, sarcastic, wealthy casino owner Nicky Fontana (Hugh Jackman) for help.

      Though the odds are stacked against him, Ripley doesn’t miss a beat, even when he becomes embroiled in a murder investigation after the body of his ex-business partner is found at his club. At home, Ripley uses his dry wit to adjust to the demands of his family: his gorgeous wife, Natalie (Madchen Amick, “ER”), wants more attention; his teenage daughter, Cheyenne (Ellen Woglom, “The O.C.”), wants his approval; and his son, Jack (Carter Jenkins, “Surface”), wants to help him at work.

      All of this adversity would defeat a lesser man, but for the outgoing and passionate Ripley there’s no such thing as bad news, only deals to be struck and wagers to be won in the intoxicating neon glow of Laughlin, where the cards are on the table, romance is in the air and lively music is on the stage. Eric Winter (“Wildfire”) and D.B. Woodside (“24″) also star. Directed by Gabriele Muccino (“The Pursuit of Happyness”). Golden Globe Award nominee Hugh Jackman, John Palermo (“X-Men: The Last Stand”), Bob Lowry (“Huff”), Paul Telegdy and Peter Bowker (“Viva Blackpool”) are executive producers for BBC Worldwide Productions, Seed Productions, CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Sony Pictures Television.

      Jun 10, 2007 at 12:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JakeMalone
      JakeMalone

      “Stated by someone”
      ” Okay, it’s not like I wasn’t interested in the Tony Awards, but for me the most interesting part was the ads for Viva Laughlin! because it’s one of my most anticipated shows. ”

      The most interesting aspect of Viva Laughlin! is the tendency to break out into pop songs (which, as I noted earlier, is more Moulin Rouge than the Cop Rock everyone seems compelled to compare it to) but that gets barely mentioned in these ads. Instead, CBS is emphasizing the plot of Viva Laughlin!

      I am really tired of hearing Viva Laughlin! compared to Cop Rock. Cop Rock had original music. Viva Laughlin! will be about lip syncing to pop music in casinos. It’s already ahead of Cop Rock by not having to write new music.

      Yay! Viva Laughlin! clips finally hit YouTube: Looks Great !!!!!!!!!!
      Click here: YouTube – Viva Laughlin Preview # 3 – New Series From CBS
      or
      http://youtube.com/watch?v=pbg1VHjCOQ4

      Cop Rock wouldn’t have dared to camp up “Sympathy for the Devil” even though that is a popular song to camp up.
      I didn’t notice it before, but that’s Jane’s preacher boyfriend from Coupling in Viva Laughlin.
      Last time this year, the two shows I was anticipating most were Heroes and Ugly Betty. This year, it’s Pushing Daisies and Viva Laughlin!. I’m hoping to have good luck on that, this year.

      TV Week’s a collection of clips from the upcoming falls series. I’ve seen most of them, but it’s the first time I’ve seen a clip of Viva Laughlin!.

      The clip proves that everyone bringing up Cop Rock is barking up the wrong tree. This series doesn’t resemble Cop Rock in the slightest, watching Hugh Jackman sing a lounged-up version of “Sympathy for the Devil” makes it clear that this show will more like a TV version of Moulin Rouge. This one just landed behind Pushing Dasies as my second most anticipated upcoming debut.

      (Now if only there were a Viva Laughlin! preview in the bunch.)

      “This Show adds a new depth in Entertainment, I believe this show will have Lots of to offer us hungry viewers for many years!!” “Stay Tuned”

      Jun 13, 2007 at 10:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JakeMalone
      JakeMalone

      http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20070607cbs01

      [06.07.07 - 02:40 PM]
      CBS TO USE “THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING’S 61ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDS” TO SHOWCASE MULTIPLE PROMOS FOR “VIVA LAUGHLIN,” A NEW DRAMA PREMIERING IN THE FALL, EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY TONY AWARD AND EMMY AWARD WINNER HUGH JACKMAN
      Released by CBS

      CBS TO USE “THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING’S 61st ANNUAL TONY AWARDS” TO SHOWCASE MULTIPLE PROMOS FOR “VIVA LAUGHLIN,” A NEW DRAMA PREMIERING IN THE FALL, EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY TONY AWARD AND EMMY AWARD WINNER HUGH JACKMAN

      CBS announced that they will use THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING’S 61st ANNUAL TONY AWARDS to showcase multiple promos for VIVA LAUGHLIN, a new CBS drama premiering this fall, executive produced by Tony Award and Emmy Award winner Hugh Jackman. Jackman won an Emmy Award for hosting the Tony Awards in 2005 and was nominated again in 2006.

      VIVA LAUGHLIN is a mystery drama with music about eternal optimist and freewheeling businessman Ripley Holden, (Lloyd Owen), whose sole ambition is to run a casino in Laughlin, Nev. Occasionally using upbeat contemporary songs to accentuate the drama and humor and advance the story, the series is based on the hit BBC show “Viva Blackpool.”

      Ten promos for VIVA LAUGHLIN, totaling more than six minutes, will be shown throughout the live three-hour broadcast. The ads will include a two minute and a one minute promo, as well as shorter spots, which will feature music from the songs “Viva Las Vegas,” by Elvis Presley, “Sympathy for the Devil,” by The Rolling Stones, “One Way or Another,” by Blondie, and “Let It Ride,” by Bachman Turner Overdrive, all of which is music heard in the pilot episode of the series.

      The awards show honoring theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jackman received the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a musical for his portrayal of the 1970s singer-songwriter Peter Allen in “The Boy From Oz.” His additional theater credits include “Carousel” at Carnegie Hall, “Oklahoma!” at the National Theater in London, “Sunset Boulevard” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

      Jackman is an executive producer of VIVA LAUGHLIN and has a recurring role as Nicky Fontana, a dashing, sarcastic and wealthy casino owner who is Ripley Holden’s arch rival. However, for the outgoing and passionate Ripley, there’s no such thing as bad news, only deals to be struck and wagers to be won in the intoxicating neon glow of Laughlin, where the cards are on the table, romance is in the air and music is on the stage. VIVA LAUGHLIN will be broadcast on Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning in the fall.

      Jun 17, 2007 at 7:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bert
      bert

      what’s this comment spam for Viva Laughlin?

      Jul 22, 2007 at 5:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • deegee
      deegee

      it’s fair to suspect hugh as being gay,simply on the stereotypical basis of his enjoyment for singing & dancing,employing an attractive male assistant,adopting kids, & having a much older ‘mother figure’ wife. either way , it’s none of r biz.

      May 25, 2009 at 11:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Taylor
      John Taylor

      I just don’t understand this sort of nonsense. I hate to say this, but I think people like Joy Behar are low class. Comments like those discussed here make it difficult for me to believe that she’s in a fulfilling relationship, herself. Beyond what a person tells you and what you observe, how can it be deemed appropriate to stick your nose in their private business, discussing unfounded ideas with others at the risk of harming the person’s feelings as well as, perhaps, their reputation? Joy Behar should be ashamed of herself. Just turn the situation around — I don’t think anyone would appreciate being talked about in this manner. What did this Mr. Jackman ever do to this Behar broad to deserve being called a liar (about his marriage) and having his wife’s physical appearance criticized???

      Jun 11, 2009 at 1:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt Frasier
      Matt Frasier

      I hate how Joy always passes the blame for the rotten things she says by saying “that’s what people think” or “that’s what I heard someone say”. She’s a spineless shrew with a mean mouth.
      (Plus her big yap looks like a giant trout’s mouth.)

      Jun 11, 2009 at 1:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Monica
      Monica

      One word DOGMEAT

      Jul 4, 2009 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EZE
      EZE

      hugy dice que el 80% son gays los hombres en los clubes gay (si son clubes gay por supesto que son para gays )y el otro porciento es de mujeres casadas con hombres.(no estamos hablando de clubes gay, que van hacer uno heterosexuales en clubes gay).hugy packman dijo que aqui en américa nos parecia importante el tema de su sexualidad y que en australia no le interesaba si es gay (si en las fiestas gays que iban, el 80% son gays ,no creo que los australianos les importe si es gay,ya queda claro con lo que dijo

      Mar 13, 2011 at 8:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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