Sideshow: Think gay, if you want to

Singer Adam Levine says he's straight, but the misbelief that he's gay just comes with being front man with a band.
Singer Adam Levine says he's straight, but the misbelief that he's gay just comes with being front man with a band. (STEPHEN LOVEKIN / Getty Images)
Posted: August 16, 2011

Adam Levine is so ridiculously heterosexual, he tells gay and lesbian magazine Out, that his very being screams "Straight!" But, it's OK if you think he's gay.

"There's no way to hide my straightness," says the Maroon 5 singer-songwriter, whose latest tune, "Moves Like Mick Jagger," is a duet with Christina Aguilera.

"But if people didn't think there was a small chance I was gay, then I wouldn't be doing my job very well. Look at the best ones, guys whose sexuality was always questioned. Bowie. Jagger. Freddie Mercury. I wouldn't be the front man of a band if that question hadn't come up at some point."

Levine says his role on the talent show The Voice has been transformative. "I talk about it in a very heavy way, but it's definitely had a pretty profound impact on my life," he says. "Being in a position where you can help these [contestants] out and - of course I get paid . . . it makes me excited to know I'm part of that."

Tara Reid: Which rich guy did I wed?

Tara Reid, 35, this weekend tied her soul, in a sacred ceremony, to Dutch millionaire Michael Lilleund. Um, er, uh, check that, it was actually multimillionaire Zack Kehayov!

Seems Tara's rep told People the American Pie star had wed Lilleund. Tara corrected the error.

"Just got married in Greece I love being a wife," she tweeted, two hours after tweeting she had become engaged.

Marketing celeb babies

Machete and Dark Angel star Jessica Alba, 30, and hub Cash Warren welcomed baby girl Haven Garner Warren over the weekend. "Healthy and happy! Big sister Honor couldn't be more excited about the new addition to our family," Alba says on her Facebook page.

Meanwhile, Kate Hudson and Muse rocker Matt Bellamy took to Twitter to spread the very first images of their new issue, Bingham Hawn Bellamy, created especially for public consumption.

Be Bella. Marry like Bella. Love like . . .

Consumed by fantasies in which you - not that thesp usurper Kristen Stewart - walk down the isle with fangy-hottie Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson)?

Well, now you can! Women's Wear Daily says gown-seller Alfred Angelo will produce replicas of K-Stew's dress under its Twilight Bridal label. The Carolina Herrera-designed gown is called traditional and Jane Austen-ian. (Even though Austen never partook of the institution herself, she wrote about many who did.)

Tea partiers polka dots!

Leading political pundit Andrew Sullivan writes in the Daily Beast that sometime politician, media mogul, and tea party pinup glam-girl Sarah Palin attended Iowa's State Fair last week in open-toed shoes that revealed nails painted black with white polka dots.

Howard Eskin to stay at WIP-AM

Howard Eskin isn't leaving WIP (610-AM), but he is giving up his daily drive-time show. The Philly broadcast legend has signed a contract extension, WIP has announced, that will have him contribute as a reporter on various shows, including the Eagles game-day coverage. "This new contract provides me with the ideal schedule for the future with the ability to remain part of the WIP team for years to come," Eskin says in a statement.

Eskin's 25th anniversary with WIP is Aug. 29.

A game from The Game or a crime?

Celeb lawyer to the celebs Mark Geragos says his client, rapper The Game (Jayceon Terrell Taylor), was simply exercising his free-speech rights when he tweeted a phone number to his 580,000 followers last week, saying it was the number fans should call to apply for an internship with the hip-hopper. The number actually was the Compton. Calif., sheriff's department's official help line. Needless to say, the switchboard went haywire with a gazillion calls. (The tweet was removed Friday.)

The Los Angeles County sheriff's department has vowed to bring criminal charges against the 31-year-old star.

"It doesn't come close to being criminal," Geragos tells the Los Angeles Times. "You are talking about expressing ideas."

Go Gaga with new Lady Gaga product!

MTV has announced that Lady Gaga's new, ümlaüted music vid, "Yoü and I," will premiere Thursday at 7:49 p.m. on the special docu MTV First: Lady Gaga, which will air on both MTV and LOGO.

Following the show, Her Gaganess will have a chat with MTV News' Sway Calloway on, and she will make an exciting announcement. Goosebumps!

Philly caterer does 'Chopped'

Christopher Thames of Roxborough's Distinctive Fare Catering turns up at 10 p.m. Tuesday on the Food Network show Chopped.

The episode is titled "A Is for Apple and U Is for Udon," and the plot description goes like this:

"The chefs find udon noodles and a brightly colored vegetable in the appetizer basket. Then in the entree round, the competitors are challenged to be creative with a seemingly straightforward basket. And the chefs hold back their tears when they learn they must use onions in their desserts."

Competitors: Raffaele Spadavecchia (Scottadito Osteria Toscana, NYC), Thames, Denis Weekes, Debra Whiting (Red Newt Cellars Winery and Bistro, Hector, N.Y.).

Judges: Amanda Freitag, Aarón Sanchez, and Geoffrey Zakarian.

The last Philly contestant on the competition show was Olivier Desaintmartin, who won the episode.

- Michael Klein

Real Housewives in Atlantic City

Bravo, home of the 900 different versions of its rich-spoiled-housewives-are-people-too reality show Real Housewives, is sending out a cadre of stars from each show for the Real Housewives Live Tour. Bravo says that for a fee (ranging from $49.50 to $170), "fans will have the chance to get up-close and personal with their favorite cast members as the ladies discuss the most talked-about moments, reveal cast secrets, and answer questions straight from the audience."

The tour hits Caesars Circus Maximus Theater on Oct. 1 with hausfrau headliners Caroline Manzo, LuAnn de Lesseps, Kyle Richards, and Vicki Gunvalson.

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More Jay-Z, more Kanye for us!

Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaborative musical venture, The Throne, is in such demand, they've added a new show to their tour's Philly-area stop. They'll play Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Nov. 19.

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