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JULY 2, 2004 21
There's a Fine Line Between Telling the Truth and Talking Trash
Colin larger than life,
Rupert gives up
Bond-age, and Elton
scores a new musical
WHAT GAY MAN OUT THERE DOESN'T
have a crush on Irish actor COLIN
FARRELL? Well, if you don't, you might
after you read this.
We hear that a scene from his new
movie, "A Home at the End of the World,"
in which Farrell plays the crux of a love
triangle with a gay man and a straight
woman, had to be cut because he is so
well endowed that it was distracting.
The Sun in London reported that al a
test screening for the movie, audience
members were shocked when they saw
Farrell, and "little Colin" in a nude scene.
"The women were over-excited and the
men looked uncomfortable," a source told
the paper. "It was such a sight it made it
difficult to concentrate on the plot, so the
decision was made to get rid of it."
Let's hope they mean the shot, and not
A flack for Warner Bros., the studio
producing the movie, told New York Daily
News gossip hounds Rush & Molloy that
the full-frontal scene was "distracting to
the content and quality of the film" but
that it wasn't cut because of the size of
The movie opens July 23, but Dish
can't wait for the DVD, on which she
hears the scene will appear.
Apparently, those on the set of
"Alexander," where Farrell plays Alexander
the Great and cutie JARED LETO plays
his lover, have gotten to see the real thing.
An "insider" on the movie told Rush &
Molloy that Farrell couldn't fit himself into
the skimpy shorts made to wear
underneath his tunic. Instead, he wore
nothing at all, and had an opportunity to
flash crewmembers between takes.
We can only hope that Farrell's gay
brother, Eamon, has the same type of
genes in his jeans.
Not Holmes alone
Looks like gay British actors RUPERT
EVERETT and STEPHEN FRY are
gearing up for a catflght.
Both have been picked to star as famous
literary detective Sherlock Holmes in
movies scheduled to
air on British
to the Mirror
newspaper in London.
Everett will star in
the BBC version,
which will air first in
December with Ian
Hart as his sidekick
Rupert Everett Dr. Watson. Fry (who
It's rumored that Cofin Farrell isn't wearing anything
under his tunic in his upcoming movie 'Alexander,' and
has a lot in common with the horse he's riding
(Photo courtesy of Bigmoviepix/Warner Bros Pictures)
played OSCAR WILDE in "Wilde") will
star with his longtime collaborator Hugh
Laurie in an ITV movie, which will
become a series if it's popular.
Though Everett has been picked to
play Holmes, he has given up trying to be
the next JAMES BOND.
"I would have loved to have been
asked to be the next James Bond but I
knew that would happen over MGM's
dead body," Everett told the Calgary Sun
about the studio that makes the spy
films. He believes that the studio doesn't
want an openly gay actor in the role.
At least Everett gets to play a straight
spy. In the upcoming movie "A Different
Loyalty" he plays real-life British spy
Kim Philby opposite SHARON STONE,
who portrays his wife.
Too bad for Everett, but hunky
BRENDAN FRASER gets to play a "Gay
Secret Agent," in Revolution Studio's
movie of the same name.
"He is the best secret agent in the
world, and being gay helps him in the
job, because he is charming and well-
mannered," said Jennifer Todd, the
movie's producer, who also worked on
the "AUSTIN POWERS ' series
"We are shooting for a very broad,
silly comedy," she said.
At a recent performance, SIR ELTON
JOHN performed four of the 17 songs
that he has written for a musical version
of the film "Billy Elliot," the Associated
The film highlights the story of a
blue-collar English boy who takes ballet
classes instead of boxing lessons, much
to the chagrin of his family.
The show premieres in Newcastle,
England, in November before opening in
London in March.
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