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Robbie Williams 'Swings Both Ways': 'I'm a Straight Person Pretending to Be Gay' - AUDIO


Robbie Williams has a new album on the way next week featuring duets with Lily Allen, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, Olly Murs, and Rufus Wainwright.

The title track, "Swings Both Ways", is sung with Wainwright and is an anthem to sexual fluidity.

Williams spoke about it with The Daily Telegraph:

"There is a history of gay people pretending to be straight," Williams says. "I want to balance the sides. I'm a straight person pretending to be gay. I've had a lot of people to imitate. It's easy when you're British, we're camp by nature anyway. My wife, who's American, when she first came to England and watched the TV with me, she'd be like 'Well, he's gay, isn't he?' No he's not, he's just British."

Robbie has never been more camp than on the title track Swings Both Ways, a duet with Canadian singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, a proudly gay man.

The lush, orchestrated track is full of salty euphemisms and ends with Rufus stating "Face it Robbie, you're a little bit gay."

"I have an itch to scratch, it has to be scratched regularly," Williams jokes.

Listen to a sampler of the album, AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Justices, Aerosols, Gaza, 'Impeach Obama' Robo-Calls

1NewsIcon Did the 2012 election really mark the end of political homophobia and transphobia?

1NewsIcon WainwrightgapRufus Wainwright and husband Jörn Weisbrodt star as "married love" in Gap's new ad campaign, "Love Comes In Every Shade." "This campaign celebrates these diverse, optimistic views on family and the many forms love can take," said Gap CMO Seth Farbman.

1NewsIcon The Film Experience on the ins and outs Alexander Skarsgård starring as Tarzan: "Though I think the discovery themes of the Tarzan franchise warrant a more 'who is that?' choice, Skarsgård deserves more big screen opportunities (I was sad when he missed out on Thor since he's the closest thing that showbiz has to a Norse God) and his Swedishness and comfort with nudity are surely good signs for the exotic vine swinger."

1NewsIcon Mark Guenther, Executive Director of CAGLCC (Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce), was arrested and charged with unlawful entry earlier this month after a male neighbor woke up to find Guenther standing over him.

1NewsIcon Chris Geidner at BuzzFeed spoke with a number of Supreme Court experts, many of whom named the same four people as potential Supreme Court justice nominees: Kamala Harris, Pam Karlan, Goodwin Liu and Paul Watford, a judge who was named more than any other. Geidnder provides background on Watford: "A judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Watford was named by more of the panel than anyone else — and is by far the least well-known possibility of the four. Nominated to the appeals court by Obama in 2011, the Senate confirmed Watford in May — with support from nine Republicans, including Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham."

1NewsIcon Three South African men have been arrested for at least one of eight seemingly connected anti-gay murders.

Gazarocket1NewsIcon Three people were killed and eleven were injured during a series of rocket attacks on Israel, including hits against Tel Aviv, from the Gaza Strip, which Israel has also been hitting with artillery as tensions between the Israelis and Palestinians flare up.

1NewsIcon Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and fiance Justin Mikita hosted friends, family and supporters at the launch of Tie the Knot, a charity which donates sales from bow ties to marriage equality causes.

1NewsIcon Robert DeNiro and Jay-Z are in a fight over phone etiquette.

1NewsIcon Gwyneth Paltrow, the writer.

1NewsIcon This is Sheldon Stephens, the man who claimed Elmo voice Kevin Clash had sex with him when he was only 16 and then took it back. [Update: link fixed!]

1NewsIcon The Conservative Majority Fund is running a robo-call calling for an "Impeach Obama" movement: "We suspect that Obama is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors and that there may be grounds for impeachment as is laid out in the Constitution. Further, he may not even be a US citizen—because nobody, I mean no one, has seen an actual physical copy of his birth certificate! Impeachment is our only option."

Foxcoverage1NewsIcon Are you absolutely, positively shocked to hear that Fox News barely mentioned gay marriage wins and out Sen-elect Tammy Baldwin following this month's elections?

1NewsIcon Male model Rob Wilson got started on The Price Is Right.

1NewsIcon The City Council in Grand Island, Nebraska, overturned the mayor's veto of employment protections for the city's LGBT staffers, but not for the entire city itself.

1NewsIcon Would you let Lindsay Lohan play with your look?

1NewsIcon This Tumblr is devoted to exposing racist tweeters and their faces!

1NewsIcon An explanation for the incredible picture below: "This simulation shows the various types of aerosols - particles and liquid droplets - suspended in the Earth's atmosphere. It was created using the Goddard Earth Observing System Model, a global atmospheric simulation designed at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The model aims to study the climate system."


Rufus Wainwright on Addiction, His Mother, His Wedding This Week in Montauk: VIDEO


Rufus Wainwright was profiled yesterday on CBS Sunday morning. He talked candidly about his career, being an out artist, his mother Kate McGarrigle, who died last year of cancer, his daughter, and his August 23 marriage to boyfriend Jorn Weisbrodt.


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Rufus Wainwright's 'Out of the Game' Clip Created by His Instagram Followers: VIDEO


In April, Rufus Wainwright enlisted his Instagram followers to create the lyric video for his latest release, "Out of the Game"

Check out the result, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rufus Wainwright Gives Us Something to Chew On: VIDEO


Rufus Wainwright announces a new concert series featuring only gum jingles.


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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1097

CYBILL SHEPHERD is an American for marriage equality.

RUFUS WAINRIGHT: "Out of the Game" featuring Helena Bonham Carter.

MORPHEX: The latest addition to Skynet's arsenal.

DOG: Will feast on your soul.

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