Jonathan Taylor Thomas: Did Lo Bosworth out him as gay on 'Chelsea Lately'?

jonathan-taylor-thomas.jpg Chelsea Handler has a knack for getting people to blurt out inappropriate things, doesn't she? "The Hills'" resident wet blanket, Lo Bosworth, who is now promoting her new lifestyle book "The Lo Down," hit up "Chelsea Lately" on Wednesday night and made an offhand comment that Jonathan Taylor Thomas might be gay.

Yes, that Jonathan Taylor Thomas. The one whose Teen Beat poster you kissed every night before you went to sleep. Shut up, you know that wasn't just us.

Of course, everyone fled to Google to double check.

Thomas played a gay '70s teenager in Showtime's "Common Ground" and a bisexual hustler in "Speedway Junky," but he says that his comfort with gay characters has nothing to do with his actual sexual orientation.

In 2000, he explained the rumors in an interview with "The Advocate."

"The whole thing started on this Web site called CyberSleaze," he says, "which should probably tell you something. My agent called me and said, "There's this stuff going around." I got phone calls from my friends saying, "What are you going to do about this?" It was just a blatant lie put on the Internet, and then it was just like a feeding frenzy. And I'm sure it was validated by my recent roles."

Though he says the rumors are untrue, he didn't get too freaked out by them. "I was completely fine with it--until my grandmother, who is 95 years old, happened to hear people talking about it on a radio station in Pennsylvania. She was a little upset. What startled me was how willingly people accepted it."
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