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Totally Straight Madonna Impersonator Wants to Sue Britain’s Got Talent For Making Him Look Gay

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While American Idol fends off a $300 million lawsuit from Ian Benardo, who says the show made him play up his gayness, Britain’s Got Talent — also a FremantleMedia production — is facing charges from 56-year-old Philip Grimmer, who says his audition as a Madonna impersonator had Simon Cowell, and co-hosts Ant and Dec, making fun of him. Uh, yeah.

Grimmer says he’s “not gay or a transvestite. Even one of the producers said, ‘Are you gay? You must be.’ My relatives think I’m a cross-dresser now, some sort of tranny. I’ve been married since 1977 and I have a daughter. I’m as straight as you can get.” Grimmer is looking to sue the show for defamation, because it’s somehow portraying him as something he’s not.

For the record, Grimmer also performed in drag as Kylie Minogue. It also didn’t go well.

By:          JD
On:           Jul 30, 2010
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    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      Thats an impersonator?

      Jul 30, 2010 at 9:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tallskin

      God’s teeth, that was worse than embarrassing.

      Jul 30, 2010 at 10:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·


      The one really suffering here is his daughter…….. :-p

      Jul 30, 2010 at 10:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • IAmAGeniusYoureAllMorons

      More Ian Bernardo please!

      Jul 30, 2010 at 10:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill

      Artists are SOOOOOOOOOOO sensitive!

      Jul 30, 2010 at 10:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C

      Gah .. denial.

      Jul 30, 2010 at 10:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DR

      so he auditions prior, gets knocked off the show, comes back again with the same schtick, performs badly and is outdone by the backup dancers, and he wants to sue because he made an ass of himself on tv?

      Wow. Talk about entitlement.

      Jul 30, 2010 at 11:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe

      it is not slander or libel to be portrayed, perceived or called “gay” anymore than it is to be portrayed, perceived or called “straight”. As well it should be. At least in the U.S.

      Jul 30, 2010 at 12:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ron

      It’s reassuring to see that, according to the article in The Sun, he hasn’t found a lawyer willing to take his case yet.

      Jul 30, 2010 at 1:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • desdemona

      that was just awful in every way imaginable.

      Jul 30, 2010 at 2:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nikko

      awful indeed. Of course he’s straight. What a stiff performance!

      Jul 30, 2010 at 4:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L.

      OK so I’m no Kinsey expert, but surely, all other things being equal, “impersonating” Madge *and* Kylie can’t really be “as straight as you can get.”

      Jul 30, 2010 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lanjier

      These closet cases are nuts. They should be thrown in jail for filing these frivolous lawsuits. You wanted to seem straight dressed as Madonna under disco balls with twinks dancing around you? Suck my dick, asshole.

      Jul 30, 2010 at 5:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L.

      @Bill: This has to be the loosest sense of the word “artist” *ever*.

      (Made me laugh.)

      Jul 31, 2010 at 6:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pip

      I don’t know why they couldn’t hire a Madonna drag queen who could actually sing.

      Jul 31, 2010 at 7:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shofixti

      If only we were rating the back-up dancers!

      Aug 1, 2010 at 5:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shanelle

      This isn’t a question of “orientation” —it’s about talent.
      Which he sorely lacks.
      Case solved!

      Detective Shanelle here, over & out.
      On to my next chapter……….

      Aug 1, 2010 at 7:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris

      My cats dance better when they’re having nightmares. He needs to get over himself.

      Aug 3, 2010 at 9:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snickers

      Gosh I don’t know. I once (or more) heard if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck—-then it’s probably a duck!!! If this moron didn’t want to be thought to be gay then he shouldn’t have appeared on national TV looking, acting, singing like a flaming fruit!!! NO one but he himself MADE himself appear gay. He is probably only peeved that he fell flat on his face. Sheesh, if everyone who appeared on one of the “Got Talent” tried to sue because they made asses of themselves the sleazy lawyers & irritated judges wouldn’t get a moment to sleep.

      Mar 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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