Hugh Jackman Named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’, Still Not Gay

People Magazine‘s named Australian triple-threat Hugh Jackman 2008’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ and you won’t hear us arguing. Usually, we don’t care about this sort of thing, but while most of the questions people ask about Jackman are things like “What do you wear to bed” (nothing/since scaring the nanny: boxer briefs), the market rag asks Jackman to address the persistent gay rumors:

“Gay, gay and gay…. When I played [flamboyant Australian entertainer] Peter Allen [on Broadway in ‘The Boy from Oz’], Deb saw the show about 50 times. She said the most infuriating times would be in the bathroom because all she’d hear is, ‘Is he or isn’t he gay?’ And she used to call out from the stall, ‘He’s not gay! I’m telling you he’s not!’ And there would be silence until someone said, ‘I think that’s his wife!’ ”

Actually, the interview makes us want to live through Mrs. Jackman vicariously, especially when Hugh admits that she really likes to play dress up with him He tells People:

“She loves the idea of me coming home in costume because it makes her feel like she’s having an affair in a good way. When we met, I was cast as a prisoner with tattoos and she’d say, ‘Don’t take your tattoos off tonight!’… But what works best with her is the stockbroker.”

Which is exactly what we would do if we had an animate life-size Hugh Jackman doll in our house, too.

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  • Paul Raposo


  • Woof

    He could be Morning Goods alllllll week!

  • Darth Paul

    Whatever. He’s alright, but hardly the sexiest man alive.

  • kevin

    boy the lives of celebrities are SO fascinating!!

  • rsquared

    As far as Aussies go, I prefer Ryan Kwanten (from True Blood).

  • ggreen

    People magazine the bible of the illiterate. Lots of big pictures and just a few words. Hollywood Agents bribe the Phoenix University “journalism” graduates that run People and viola Sexist Man Alive. You cant eat a shit sandwich with out lots of bread.

  • Bob

    I see the bitter, probably not very good-looking queens are out in force today.

  • Kevin M


    I had that thought, too. :)

  • Darth Paul

    @Bob: Not nearly as much as the insipid and dullwitted queens are.


    I think he is very hot papi

  • Nitesurf

    I still think he’s gay.

  • fredo777

    What-the hell-ever.

    I think the honor was very much deserved. That man is sexy as f*ck, built, multi-talented, + his accent doesn’t hurt, either.

  • michael

    he crosses over,,,either way gay or straight he plays it well

  • Chiot Moite

    He is so average. Boring.

  • Bob

    Yes, Darth Paul, those of us who are sick of the gay bitchiness and the need to criticize everything and everyone are insipid and dull-witted. Enjoy that Cosmo with a side of bitterness, dear. I for one am sick to death of the snarky attitudes our community has sadly and misguidedly embraced as wittiness.

  • Joe

    Oooh come on, Mr. Jackman is a handsome hunk…well deserved honor. even if its just “People”
    He’s handsome, Sexy, talented. genuine nice man.

    Too bad the nasty, bitter cackling Hens are out in force today….your all just J.O.H.
    Jealous of Hugh

  • Puddy Katz

    Gayest man alive!

  • alan brickman

    Some queens sound awfully fat and jealous today…

  • Michael

    He’s not gracious, he’s not nice, he’s a bitter and vicious queen. I ran into him at a record store in New York a few years ago and he was awful. I’ve met many celebrities, all of them very nice, but he was just sour as can be. He sure is a phony when you see him on TV, though. “HugeActMan” is a better name for him.

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