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Sanjaya: I'm a 'Straight Gay Best Friend'


Here's an example of the kinds of things that spew forth when a bunch of "celebrities" accept money to sit around in a jungle for days on end. Earlier this week on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, a discussion began when former American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malakar submitted to Janice Dickinson's request that he put on eyeliner.

Here's the confession that resulted:

"Like, yeah, a lot of people want me to be their gay best friend, and I make a really good gay best friend. But I don't like guys, so it confuses people...I do hair, and I'll sit in the corner and knit. So it confuses people. A lot of my friends refer to me as their 'straight gay best friend' because we'll go do things that stereotypically you would do with a gay guy...I'm not, like, that classic, stereotypical macho guy that's just, like, 'Oh yeah! Oh, she's hot. I wanna get in her pants! I'm not that kind of guy. I was raised by women, so I kind of have a connection with my feminine side, but I'm attracted to women. So, it's like people like to kind of throw that at me, like, 'Oh, you must be gay.' But I'm like, 'Whatever, gay people are awesome.'"

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AL GORE: His appearance on Letterman last night.

PARTISAN SPARROW?: Bird poops on Bush during Rose Garden press conference.

SANJAYA is BILL VENDALL: The hoax that was over before it even started. See here.

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BILL MOYERS: Interviews Jon Stewart on the 4/27 broadcast of Bill Moyers Journal. Parts one and two.

JIMMY KIMMEL: Talks to Sanjaya Malakar about his "I'm not gay" statement.

SANDY BELLE: Has a message for the U.S. troops. Huh? (NSFW)

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Sanjaya Malakar: I'm Not Gay, I Just Understand Women


Swoon-inspiring American Idol phenom Sanjaya explains to People why he inspires such a strong reaction from females:

Sanjaya_malakar"I've always gotten along with girls better because I was raised by women. I got teased in school because people figured I must be gay because I understand women. I think that's why guys didn't like me – because I got along with girls so well. When I went up to girls they would give me a hug and a kiss on the cheek like I was their gay friend. But I was the straight guy that understood them...I had a girlfriend but she became clingy, and I didn't want to get into a really serious relationship because I was 16. I just wanted to date and have fun"

Sanjaya was roasted once again on last night's Idol Gives Back telethon following Jack Black's amusing performance of "Kiss from a Rose", clipped here below...

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OUCH: Four-year-old sacked during last weekend's CSU football game. (source: deadspin)

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