Some might say 2009 was the year that the National Enquirer was vindicated. That's right: by breaking both the Tiger Woods AND John Edwards stories, the tabloid is getting harder to dismiss. And it's latest cover story, Who's Gay & Who's Not is hard to miss, especially since it has downlow CNN anchorman Anderson Cooper collaged in next to other Hollywood gay suspects.
Some of the more ridiculous inclusions are Alex Trebeck (who did the purportedly gayish thing of moving in his elderly mother with him) and Vin Diesel (for no real reason at all).
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Does anyone really care? Not really, but it is a delicious read — full or brazen speculation and non-contextual exaggeration. Below are some of our favorite stars picked up on the tabloid's gaydar.
Zac Efron, for purportedly prancing into a Hollywood party several years ago sporting fake eyelashes, blush, eyeliner and lip gloss.
Lance Armstrong, for his spandex-matching, athletic-bromancing of celebrity superstar Matthew Mcconaughey.
Anderson Cooper, for having never publicly romanced a woman and, well, because he is Anderson Cooper.
Kevin Spacey has an interesting write up about him: "The 50-year-old Oscar winner has adamantly refused to discuss his sexual orientation, but Kevin certainly has a history of bizarre same-sex encounters! Last year, The ENQUIRER caught him playing 'butt bongo' while partying with a group of guy friends off the Croatian coast, and he also sparked a scandal in London five years ago when he claimed he was mugged at 4 a.m. in a park known for homosexual encounters."
Megan Fox allegedly romanced an 18-year-old stripper named Nikita when she first moved to L.A., entranced by her "beautiful slow dances to Aerosmith ballads."
Jamie Foxx, for the photograph of him wearing a bizarre, funny-bunny G-string in 1993
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Kirstie Alley, for not being able to dispel the 20-year-old Michael Musto lesbian rumor in addition to not having a boyfriend for the last 10 years.
Scoop via National Enquirer's January 11th print edition. Photo via Fame Pictures.