George Clooney on gay rumors: 'My private life is private'

George-Clooney.jpgIn a new interview with the Advocate, George Clooney says he doesn't really care about the persistent rumor that he's gay.

"I think it's funny, but the last thing you'll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, 'These are lies!'" he says. "That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community. I'm not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I'm very happy in it. Who does it hurt if someone thinks I'm gay? I'll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I don't give a s***.

Clooney also adds that if he could play the lead in the biopic of a gay celebrity, he'd choose "Hollywood Squares" regular Paul Lynde.

"Yeah, I'd play the center square," he says. "The title of the movie would be 'I'll Take Paul Lynde to Block.'"

He also outs himself as being firmly in Ryan Gosling's camp when it comes to the controversy about Gosling's loss of the People's Sexiest Man Alive title to the now porn 'stache-sporting Bradley Cooper.

"Not that I don't think Bradley Cooper is a perfectly sexy guy, but I'm still shocked that Ryan Gosling didn't get Sexiest Man Alive last year. I thought he worked hard and ran a very solid campaign, so I feel that he was ripped off."
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