Main | Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Out Outs Cooper & Foster

Out Magazine is brewing some uncharacteristic controversy by placing not-exactly-out celebrities Jodie Foster and Anderson Cooper on the cover of their Power 50 issue, which ranks "the most powerful gay men and women in America." Cooper ranks #2, Foster #43. The issue hasn't hit the stands yet, but New York Magazine is reporting on the issue, which places David Geffen at #1 and the New York Times "gay mafia" (Richard Berke, Ben Brantley, Frank Bruni, Stuart Elliott, Adam Nagourney, Stefano Tonchi, and Eric Wilson) collectively at #7.

Cooper's gayness is an open secret, but one he has refused to discuss, despite his happiness in posing the same question to his interview subjects. Jodie Foster is known to be in a long term relationship with a woman, with whom she is raising two children. Bloggers make the list too, with Andrew Sullivan at #12, Perez Hilton at #17, and AmericaBLOG's John Aravosis at #19. The biggest surprise on the list is porn director and drag queen Chi Chi Larue at #36. The most puzzling is furniture maker Mitchell Gold at #49.

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