Jason Collins is gay, Reese Witherspoon is drunk, and Anne Hathaway is in your car
4/30/2013 3:00:00 PM
Washington Wizards center Jason Collins came out as gay. . . The announcement shocked NBA insiders who had no idea they had a team in Washington.
He's the first ACTIVE athlete to do this in one of the four big North American sports leagues: The NBA, the NFL, the MLB and the NHL. Jason is 34 years old.
He's spent 12 years in the NBA since being drafted by the New Jersey Nets in 2001. He's played for six teams. He opened this past season with the Boston Celtics, before being traded to the Washington Wizards.
Meanwhile, ESPN analyst CHRIS BROUSSARD blasted Jason's coming out in an episode of "Outside the Lines" yesterday. He said, quote, "If you're openly living that type of lifestyle, the Bible says you know them by their fruits, it says that that's a sin. If you're openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be . . . I believe that's walking in open rebellion to God and Jesus Christ." Chris compared homosexuality to premarital sex and adultery.
So should we look forward to hearing him freak out if an NBA player ever decides to engage in sexual activity before marriage?
METTA WORLD PEACE is cool with JASON COLLINS' sexual orientation. He Tweeted, quote, "I've got gay friends, gay people who work for me. It's not like anything out of the norm."
But that's not the weird part. At his press conference yesterday, Metta showed up in a bright blue Cookie Monster shirt . . . and when he was asked about Jason's announcement, he said this:
Quote, "Whether it's a free country or not, you should be free to act as you want to do as long as it's not violent. No matter what it is. I came here in a Cookie Monster shirt because I wanted to. And I was going to wear the pants. But I thought you guys were going to judge me. I was going to wear the hat too. But I thought you guys would judge me . . . so that's why I didn't wear the hats and the pants. But I should've wore it.You should be free to do and act how you want to act."
See Metta in his Cookie Monster shirt on today’s blog pics.
She was arrested in Atlanta over the weekend, then apologized for her comments, and is now trying to keep a low profile. See what her plan is for today with the Celebrity To Do List of Reese Witherspoon.
8:00 A.M. Wake up, brush teeth, chug bottle of mouthwash.
8:10 A.M. Look at the most awesome person in the world and acknowledge how much I love them. Then turn from mirror and say hi to husband.
8:30 A.M. Wake myself up with a cup of coffee. Irish coffee. 9:20 A.M. Start reading script for "Legally Blonde 13".
10:00 A.M. Wonder how I'm going to support my dependents: my three kids and Ryan Phillippe.
11:00 A.M. Yell at someone for not knowing who I am.
11:40 A.M. Review the box office returns of my last six movies. Realize there's a reason nobody knows who I am.
1:00 P.M. Struggle to find someone in Hollywood with MORE forehead. Fail.
1:30 P.M. Meet with agent to decide what movie to make: the one where I play a perky blonde in a love triangle, or the one where I play a perky blonde in a love triangle.
11:30 P.M. Watch myself in "Election" and “Freeway” before going to sleep. Wonder what the hell happened with my career.
Here's how much celebrities hate the paparazzi: ANNE HATHAWAY actually got into a stranger's car to avoid them at Los Angeles International Airport.
Since her ride wasn't there yet and she wanted to get away from the photographer who was hounding her, she asked the driver if she could wait in his car until hers arrived.
Unsurprisingly, the driver said ‘yes.’