Add singer Vanessa Carlton to the list of celebrities revealing their bisexuality.
Following "True Blood" star Anna Paquin's April announcement, Carlton - best known for her 2002 hit "A Thousand Miles" - revealed at Nashville Pride over the weekend that she, too, prefers the company of both men and women.
"I've never said this before, but I am a proud bisexual woman," the 29-year-old Grammy nominee told the crowd of 18,000 assembled at Nashville's Riverfront Park on Saturday.
Carlton, who was previously romantically linked to Third Eye Blind frontman Stephen Jenkins, performed her song "Ordinary Day," adding that "the lyrics could be about a boy, girl, tranny, whatever," and proving her point by alternating the pronouns from him to her during her performance.
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I couldn't care less about her love life. I do love her music. Especially her third album "Heroes and Thieves" I write about her here.
I guess album sales are down and this is 'safer' than than coming out as gay.
I'm here! I'm straight! Get used to it!
Just another ploy to try and remain relevant. Understandable, since she hasn't had a hit since 2002. Her voice is annoying and now, she's annoying.
Oh please, who cares! That's such a ridiculous statement!
jeez. What's the point? Bi is the new gay. Who cares? Next it'll be hip to come out as hetero.
Toad! you are an idiot! Incest is already trendy with alot of heteros; lots of fathers molest their daughters; look at the christians!!
Is this the newest celebrity trend?
Who is this?
And this is news worthy because.... Sorry, I can't find a good reason.
You shouldn't expect MARQUEE BLOG to be what you consider "newsworthy." I find it funny how people like you come into this section and leave comments such as "this is news?" or "who cares?" because if you truly didn't care you shouldn't even be here. You truly are an idiot if you expected this section to contain anything about BP, the war in Iraq, or any other current event.
Bi, gay, or straight, – WHATever – she's still ugly.
Hey everyone I need attention!
With that face, you can down on me anytime, baby! :)
This just in: Miss Piggy says she's bi. Kermit OK with it.
...And that would be headliner news ONLY here on CNN.
I thought Jillian Michaels was hot long before she said that she's bi. Now all I care about is that she finds a gf as hot as she is. And that they do a workout vid together. ;-o
I wish my girlfriend would get on-board with this trend.
If she wants to be cool she has to get into fisting, necro philia, making scheisse videos, stuff like that... I have a box of gerbils waiting for her...
The clue as to why she would make this announcement now can be found in the sentence " Carlton – best known for her 2002 hit "A Thousand Miles"..."
Ahhhhhh, the new in thing to be bi or gay...
Back in the late 70's...It was free love and wife swapping..
G.. only knows what people will be into in another 30-40+ years. Maybe I should just say 'yuck' now..Cause whats left..?
she sing really good.I like her.
Who the heck is she and who cares? Just pose in Playboy and show us your junk then please go away. That's pretty much all the use I have for all these publicity seekers.
Freaking-A! Is everyone gay?! geez. Well I'm here to say I'm a proud STRAIGHT woman. So there. Let's all have a party.
I'd rather not know what someones preference is. I don't feel like people should be treated differently anyway. So the "coming out" issue is, to me, is an attention getting ploy. TMI .. all the time. As if anyone cares anyway. I dig Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch with chocolate milk. Shall I shout it from the mountaintop?
who the heck cares? i mean honestly, who gives a rat's fuzzy behind?
I want to be a lesbian soooooooo BAD!!!!
If i owned her songs, I would delete them now...but she's not good to begin with, oh well.
oh how proud she is to announce she likes penis and carpet munching. people have no shame anymore. anything goes these days. thats why this world is a sewer now!
I live in California. Does anyone know the number for Dominos?
This is not news. When she declares herself a vegetarian, that isn't news either.
What if she's eating a vegetarian?
who cares........report some real news
Why would you expect world news in the MARQUEE BLOG section? Please enlighten us.
Great honey, join the actual majority of people who are somewhere between Kinsey 2 and 5. Please don't expect your career to pick up.
How many licks does it take to get to the orgasm of a lesbian? One, Two, Three...
Ahh, wouldn't you like to know????????
I'm sorry, but I'm going to need to see some pics for proof. Video would be even better.
Oh why can't everyone let bi-girls be bi-girls?
Gawdddd... what celebrities will go to, to get added attention.
So WHAT if she likes both genders. That's HER problem and something I wouldn't be too proud to brag about.
All of this ridiculous dysfunction just makes me ill.
Awesome. Who is Vanessa Carlton?
WHo is she? Never heard of her before this.
So....when is bestiality and incest going to become trendy? [sarcasm]
One more step to the end of time. Jesus said Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Signs of the times show that this generation is wicked. Repent before it is too late.
ah, let'em fry come judgment. They asked for it.
Bring it on.
Who are you to judge? The last thing we need here is some silly religious rhetoric. You may not respect the lifestyle but please respect and love the person.
Apparently you pick and choose what you want out of the Bible and use it... for shame.
Don't care, don't care, oh God, don't care, please, no more, don't care!
Trust me, you cared enough.
great. Who is Vanessa Carlton?
Oh Thousand Miles chick. She's not bi. She heard Katy Perry's song as was like "oh... is that what cool people do?"
not that Katy Perry is cool or anything.
Everyone's gay...I think that it is life imitating art
When your singing career is going nowhere...come out of the closet. (I guess in her case, it's a double wardrobe). Now that I know she's a 'bi', I'm gonna buy all her albums...or is that 'album?'
She's been doing you-know-what to somebody else's you-know-what.
Record sales are down huh?
I would certainly hit it. Makes me wonder if Stephen Jenkins got her to double down in the bedroom.
NICE!!!! Every chick should be bi enough to bring another chick in the bedroom.
She has freckles. She is a makeup hotty, even if you think she is hot. Bad teeth, rough hair, no upper lip... she is no hotty even if she has no freckles.
So, if someone has freckles they aren't attractive? That doesn't make alot of sense. It's not something you can control.
There isn't one part of that post that even made alot of sense.
What would you do to sell more records?
I don't believe her....pics or it isn't true!
Now THAT'S funny!!
She is SUPER hot either way. Or both ways.
AWESOME! Every woman should liptoe through the two lips! No fatties need apply though.
I'd consider it but I don't like Tiny guys.
Nobody cares if some female celeb (or any woman for that matter) is bi. Its already assumed by most men anyway.
Who is she and who cares?
Unless shes going to let me film or something, I could care less and think less of her for making her "public service announcement."
who cares,what goes on in somebody`s bedroom.why is this news
Learn to use the space bar more.
Welcome to the Marquee Blog. In here, this stuff is news.
This is news bcaz u cared to leave a comment.
Is she a famous actress?
It's filed under celebrities: music... if you had read the article instead of posting blindly then you would've known.
Sarcasm doesn't suit tools.
Ok so who is Vanessa Carlton? Country singer? Publicity stunt maybe?
Yawn! Yawn! Yawn! The newest tactic from the entertainment world for getting attention, particularly, when said attention has been lacking in your career for a while.
Whoopity Doo Dah!
Double hussy!Take a number....sloppy seconds.Yawn....
so, THAT's why her lyrics don't make sense...
who is Vanessa Carlton and who cares a crap
1) who is this person? 2) who cares????
3) You care.
Why in the hell is this news?? I don't even know who she is. Who cares, it isn't like I am going to be in bed with her & another girl. I don't care, No one really cares.
Doesn't that just mean she is unable to make a decision?
Isn't being gay a mutation of some sort? I mean...in nature, reproduction is one of THE most important things. So when gays say they were born that way, it's sort of a defect.
Well, if you have three in a relationship, you have doubled the chances of successful pregnancy and more care givers when a child is born. This is the ultimate turn-on. Additionally, two woman can protect the family better against all kinds of beasts, both animal and human, if the male is killed. Same goes for families of two or more males with one or more females. There the males are able to provide more food and protection for the other members of the family and the chances for survival and successful reproduction increase once again.
yes JC. in the same way that anyone born sterile or unable to procreate is a defect. hell, let's just kill everyone that can't procreate and speed the progress of the species.
While we're at it, we should kill all those single parents, since nature obviously designed humans to maintain a nuclear family structure of a man, woman and children (even though this was an arrangement mostly universalized after the industrial revolution and the advancement of capitalism...). We must always listen to "nature."
I wish Shelly would write another post, she's a freaky lesbian an it turns me on to read her comments.
Big flippin' deal. Aren't they all now? I just wonder why they can't keep their business to themselves. There is such a thing as too much information. It's called a "personal" life for reason.
Oh come one! I care. Vanessa's cute. Hey Vanessa, Got any video of your trysts available???? I'd watch em. LOL.
Vanessa, what makes you think we care??
First off, what makes you think she reads this?
Second off, if you didn't care why did you post? People really don't need to validate themselves on a comment board to show they "don't care."
Yay! Let's have a party!
not everyone likes the idea of people like you shoving your "Agenda" ideas down everyone's throat.... much less celebrities!!
Her hotness factory just increased a bunch. If her record sales tank, maybe we'll get to see her in girl/girl video action
I remember back in the 80's it was "Hip to be Square"... Now apparently in Hollywood it is "Hip to be Bi" or "Hip to be Gay"... Wonder why they are all coming out now? Could it be they are needing another 15 minutes of fame?
It wasn't really 'hip to be square,' Matt. That was just a song. Do you really need Huey Lewis to come back to tell you what's cool nowadays?
Oh Harry – stressful day? ... guess you missed the sarcastic humor in that and went straight (no pun intended) into the avenue of thinking it was meant to be serious...
No, I got the sarcasm, just not the humor. Probably because it sounded more stupid than funny but hey, that's just me. My response was meant in humor as well – is Huey Lewis even around anymore?
I have no idea who Vanessa Carlton is, but after reading some of these posts, I have to agree on the PR stunt for money. And I would like to take this opportunity to share a new "definition" I got in my e-m the other day!
Sarchasm : The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
I'm bi-lingual. WHEW! I'm glad that's out in the open.
YOU'RE A HOOT........let it all out baby
"...best known for her 2002 hit "A Thousand Miles..." Um, don't you mean "only known for", not "best known for"?
HA HA HA!!! Good one.
Right? This was probably best suited for her blurb on "One Hit Wonders" then as an announcement on CNN.
And I bet she's got an album or tour to promote also.
Do you really believe that her coming out as bi (or gay) would INCREASE ticket sales? You must be joking. The gay community does tend to love its musicians and support its artists, but there is 1-2 gay human beings out of every 10 human beings. If she were concerned about CD sales or ticketbuyers, she wouldn't have said a word. Can you people not read even just what's on this thread and have ANY concept of what the gay community gets hit with?
Controversy oftentimes makes one relevant (if only for 15 more minutes).
And we're supposed to care because???????
LOL..who the hell is Vanessa Carlton? Never heard of her before today...lol@ calling her a "celebrity"...
This is a PR stunt, and a cop-out. She never has to be seen showing any affection to a woman and can continue dating men because she is "bi". Reporter: "Vanessa, why do we only see you with men?" "Oh, I was with a girl last week, you just missed it."
She is hot and she likes girls. That is enough for me.
Funny how if someone comes out as being gay, or in this case, bi, it is news. But say a celebrity comes out as being straight, it isn't news. Even funnier is, no one really gives a rat's patooty either way, except gays.
TICKETBUYERS and CD BUYERS do give a rat's patooty – as is evidenced by the judgmental comments on this thread – , that's WHY most athletes, singers, actors have and do NOT come out. Vanessa Carlton (a respected singer/songwriter) made that announcement at NASHVILLE PRIDE – did anybody see that? It's the gay pride weekend, it's when you WOULD come out. She didn't call a press conference and announce it randomly.
One other thing – 8 of 10 (or 9 of 10, depending on the study you read) are straight. So straight people do not HAVE to come out publicly. Straight is the default assumption.
Ah, but Shelly, we're all equal.
"8-10 people are straight. So straight people do not HAVE to come out publicly."
Neither do gay people. And if we're all 'equal' anyway, let's just all come out no matter what we are. I feel discriminated against since only gays get to 'come out'.
(I'm not mocking anyone who's gay; I'm being sarcastic, since this whole thing reeks of publicity.)
I'm sorry, I meant Shelley, not Shelly.
Au contraire Probie! If a woman says she is Bi, her stock goes through the roof!! Keep em comin!
Badge of honor??.. not on my watch !! It just goes to show how money and notoriety seem to have their own level of morality. My hero's are the one's who respect themselves and others, and are able to guard themselves and their children from people like this...!!
Vanessa Carlton would be respecting herself and others who choose to live openly and honestly. It is disprespectful of you to judge her. Raise your children as you see fit, but clean your own backyard.
My heroes are people who know how to spell heroes first of all, and they are also people who are not close-minded enough to judge someone they know nothing about.
And who exactly appointed you to your watch? But it is nice to see that people still teach hatred and bigotry to their children. How else would irrational ignorance continue. You lead a proud tradition of making the rest of us look bad.
And bigotry is moral??? I need to protect my children form people like you. We have gay family, and are a caring, respectful and honest people. I prefer our kind of morals to yours any day!!
"Not on my watch..." "...guard themselves..." Note to any ATF agents, you can find Joe Public in his home bunker with the unlicensed assault rifle he bought at the local gun show. Yikes.
I have no idea who you are and I don't care who you sleep with!
Yet you care enough to take the time to comment about it. Interesting.
She had a few good moments on the big and small screens but not many. If she did right by the money she earned, she could be set for life.
She is a singer/songwriter. No big or small screen moments, period.
Doubles her chances of finding a date for Saturday night...
That should be in quotes since it is a well known statement by Oscar Wilde.
I hear the bandwagon pulling up!!
LOL! I'm not caring either way. I just looked because I had no idea who this person was. XD
Sounds like a PR stunt. Her music hasn't been relevant since.... since.....
Exactly. It worked for Madonna. It worked for Gaga. Now, Vanessa wants in!
who cares! Get some morals!
Right, like you are such a moral person to begin with, Ms. Chavez.
hahaha, I think what you should've said is that Susan isn't exactly in the position to talk about morality.
It's her life, who are we to judge?
Your second statement (Get some morals!) kind of proves that the answer to your first statement (who cares!) is YOU.
Morals? Who are you to spout off about other people's preferences? Most likely another judgmental philistine christian...
Last I checked "morals" were sort of up for interpretation. So who's morals should she get? Yours? Because those are the only proper morals anyone should ever have? Idiot!
Morals? You mean like "don't lie?"
I've noticed you leaving the same comments on each Marquee Blog article... if you didn't care you shouldn't be here. Just a thought...
Starcasm.net was able to hunt down the live video of the announcement:
Good for her! It's not easy coming out. Now let the negative and immature comments begin! I don't expect anything less from the morons that always comment at this site.
The word morons includes you?
Sorry lovely, my grandma forgot to take her meds today.
Now Granny, why don't you go on down by the concrete pond and smoke some crawdads?
It's also not east for a dog to pass a peach pit...but I guess it's just as natural and beautiful as this is.
I'm guessing you're one of the morons too? You did after all comment =)... I'm just joking with ya... but seriously, I think it's great if she truly is bi, but I am so tired of reading about celebs who have "come out" to boost their sales and nothing more than a PR stunt. For those who do that, I think it's utterly disgusting. The gay and lesbian community has fought so hard to establish rights and freedoms, these "PRgays" make a joke of everything the community stands for. To be honest, it's 2010, nothing really shocking about being gay, lesbian, bi or anything else for that matter. Being Bi is the new hollywood fad unfortunately :(
"Wow, all of a sudden I'm much more interested in her."
I think that's the whole point of this "coming out" announcement.
Wow, all of a sudden I'm much more interested in her.
That's the point, isn't it? When albums sales are down, declare that you are gay or bi and then all of a sudden you have a brand new audience interested in you and buying your stuff.
Anyone else think she looks like a young Ricki Lake? Oh, that's not a good thing, in case you wondered.
OMG Hawt. I will be in my bunk shortly.
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