Sorry to break your hearts, boys, but American Idol‘s Simon Cowell again shot down rumors that he shoots it for men. He does, however, blame his mother for his fey ways. From Daily Mail‘s Pulitzer-worthy pages:
…We finally build up to the gay question. He sees it coming five miles off, and to his credit, laughs about being regarded as effeminate.
“It’s probably my mother’s influence,” he laughs. (She is a former dancer, and he does tend to glide around the room, although you could just put that down to expensive shoes). But no, he says he is not gay.
“If I was, why hide it? It’s not as if the music business would be an odd place for a gay man to work. And anyway, if I was trying to hide the fact that I was gay, I would be off playing rugby every Saturday, wouldn’t I?”
That’s what we did when were in the closet – well, not rugby. American football. All that wrestling around with men really helped us quench those desires. Then, after we came out, we stopped playing rugby, because, as proud gay men, we refuse to fuss our manicure.