Clive Davis reveals bisexuality in new memoir
February 19th, 2013
10:17 AM ET

Clive Davis reveals bisexuality in new memoir

Industry legend Clive Davis is recounting both his personal and professional life in a new memoir called "The Soundtrack of My Life."

The exec, who helped form the careers of artists like Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys, focuses mainly on his work with such varied and marquee stars over the past five decades, Rolling Stone reports.

But it wouldn't be a memoir if Davis didn't get personal.

Toward the end of his tome, the 80-year-old record exec goes into detail about his sexuality. Davis, who's twice-divorced, reportedly explains that he began to explore relationships with men during "the era of Studio 54."

On one particular evening, Davis writes that he was  "open to responding to [the] sexual overtures" of a gentleman admirer.

"Was I nervous? Absolutely," Davis writes, according to Entertainment Weekly. "Did the heavens open up? No. But it was satisfying."

Through subsequent years, Davis writes, he held relationships with both men and women. He's been in a monogamous relationship with a man for the past seven years.

Timed in conjunction with his book's February 19 release, Davis will also appear on Katie Couric's daytime show "Katie" to discuss the stories he's chosen to share.

In a preview clip of their Tuesday chat, the exec explains to Couric, as he reportedly does in the book, that he considers himself to be bisexual.

"I'm still attracted to women. You don't have to be only one thing or another," Davis says. "For me it's the person. I'm in a monogamous relationship, [and] I respect monogamy. And I hope that this is understood."

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  2. Patricia Britt

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    Mr. Davis,

    Thank you, so much for all the artists you've helped bring to the public. I grew up seeing your name on the linear notes of so many of my favorites artists projects, for so many years. I believe I recall an interview with Alicia Keys where I believe she said, you might have given her a pink piano at the launch of her career. That was one of the most beautiful stories I've ever heard about investing in someone's potential.

    To see Whitney Houston portrayed as a princess with cloth draped over one shoulder on her first album cover is an image I will remember all my life. To see the talent in Barbra Streisand, Brittney Spears, and Jennifer Hudson are such tremendous gifts to the world, or perhaps the universe as Deepak Chopra speaks of good vibrations.

    I hope you're scheduled to appear on Tavis Smiley, because longer format interviews are so nice when it comes to music. Your book is probably packed with music history, and destined to be a smash.


    Alicia Keys is truly a renaissance woman, and one of the most positive souls I've seen on television, that would probably give a magical interview with inspiration for a diverse audience, in addition to depth about rising above poverty with dreams regardless of her childhood surroundings that were similar to the children of Chicago that you've occasionally spotlighted, as well as other major cities. Maybe she's already one of your scheduled guests since she has a new CD, and a smart phone ap for children. Robin Thicke might be a good guest too since he, and Maxwell are this era's Marvin Gaye.

    Thank you, for the political interviews. The Rod Stewart, LL Cool J, Blair Underwood interviews were great, because it's always nice to look at positive spirits on the airwaves.

    March 8, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
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    February 28, 2013 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. Kristopher

    I've always felt like Mr, Davis was bi or gay and thought he was a cute old guy still is

    February 25, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. pointyhead

    Kind of explains the mean, b____y remarks about Kelly Clarkson. That or too much Meow Mix for breakfast.

    February 22, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. smallie biggs

    this may explain how puffy got the bad boy deal... people had been sayin for years that there was some funny business goin on at arista.

    February 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Wondering

    Who is Clive Davis?

    February 20, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • betty

      Really? People actually say who is Clive Davis? Wow. You know how to google don't ya?

      February 20, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • what

      what is a google

      February 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

      God i hate it when people type comment s like 'who is Clive Davis'. WHO ARE YOU!? Get out of my face with your braindead coments ARRGH!

      February 22, 2013 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
  8. Thomas

    If this story were, instead, about some hot young starlet; I am sure many would not only be interested, but would be searching the Internets Tubes for pictures.

    But because it is about some old guy, all of a sudden people are repulsed.

    February 20, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Big Al

      Fact of life: More people would rather shag a hot starlet than a middle aged dude. Another fact of life: Hot starlets who are "bi" are hotter than middle aged dudes who are "bi."

      That it took you this long to figure these things out is really sort of sad.

      February 20, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Texas Dude

      Thomas, why did it take Big Al to explain something to you that really not mystifying to ANYONE but you?

      February 20, 2013 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. Fedup

    OMG! I am so tired of theses ppl coming out. Stay the h*%# in the closet. Nobody cares. I'm so sick of it !!!!!!!!!!!!
    To the media.... find something that's worth reporting. Look into the LAPD and the corrupt police force. Find out why innocent ppl had to die.

    February 20, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Sly

      Agreed about hearing about people's personal preferences – keep them personal.

      But I thought it was pretty clear why people died in SoCal – a fat murderer went around randoming picking off victims.

      Happened again yesterday in the same location ... in fact, this sort of mass murder happens all the time now. Really no mystery here. Thank God both murderers were cowards afraid to face the music, and they both took the wuss way out – thankfully saving us millions of dollars feeding their fat azes in jail for 50 years.

      Some stories do have happy endings!

      February 20, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • CraigRB

      Are you a closet case?

      February 20, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Geoz

      Fewer comments and clicks on an article means fewer articles on the topic. Therefore, you contribute to your own annoyance. Make that change you want to see in the world.

      February 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The R

    He's a disgusting filthy old man screwing women then men or vice versa. He's just an old FREAK with lots of money.

    February 20, 2013 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. Tutti Frutti

    Clive Davis–Yuck! Now Clive Owen–gimme gimme!!

    February 20, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. robertholt

    Several of the musical artists Clive Davis mentions in his book are no longer around to verify or refute his claims. If Clive Davis is saying things about them that aren't true, they can't defend themselves.

    February 20, 2013 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  13. rick ross

    disgusting. I just vomited. you are not both. the man is gay.

    February 20, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Wrong. He is bi. S-xual orientation, like most issues, is a point on a scale and not an absolute.

      February 20, 2013 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  14. Observer

    Clive Davis must be driving crazy the people who like to think the world is all a simple-minded black and white.

    February 20, 2013 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  15. masmith

    That's just NASTY!!!

    February 20, 2013 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  16. Sean Connery

    "I'm still attracted to women. You don't have to be only one thing or another,"
    Yeah, you kinda do...

    February 20, 2013 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Ziphagen

      No, you don't.

      February 20, 2013 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Sean Connery

      Take it from me sonny, YOU DO

      February 20, 2013 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Sean Connery,

      Clive Davis and many other people prove that you don't know what you are talking about, sonny.

      February 20, 2013 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • marsilius

      Not in the sense of the *exclusive* "or." You could be both.

      February 20, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Sean Connery

      stop deluding yourselves...its embarassing to the rest of us

      February 20, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Sean Connery,

      Speaking of delusional, any research would show you that many people are bis-xual. In interviews with porn actresses, for instance, they often say they enjoy being in bed with men or women. They are certainly not alone.

      The simple-minded world of black-and-white on issues is just fantasy. Get into reality.

      February 20, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  17. CNeder

    What fantastic news. I dare you to go to Saudi Arabia or Iran to make this incredible announcement to them.

    February 20, 2013 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  18. Leo

    It's called PR, if he did not release this "juicy" information about being Bi then he wouldn't head a headline on CNN, none of us would know about the book and we would not be commenting about it. Sensitive subjects maximize awareness building, this is playing out exactly as he planned.

    February 20, 2013 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  19. Clive

    nice man–wonder why he would talk about his other life now. according too the paper everyone knew he's bi who cares. its his business

    February 20, 2013 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  20. Enjoy

    s*x in the AFTANOON - don't start with the past–before i start with nice....

    February 20, 2013 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
  21. Walter

    Of course Davis provided a lot of other information, but CNN choses to push their "alternate lifestyle" agenda by focusing on this. No wonder fewer and fewer people watch CNN every day – they are pathetic.

    February 20, 2013 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  22. Pat

    I agree with T in Dallas, who cares. The book must really be dull if he has to drag his mattress out in public to get anyone to buy a copy of it. Nasty, nasty old man!

    February 20, 2013 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  23. T in Dallas

    Why do celebs and other famous people think we care about their perversions? Nasty old man!

    February 20, 2013 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy Joe Jim Bob

      Stupid Texan. People being who they are is not perverse. Trying to force everyone to your will is. Fool.

      February 20, 2013 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
    • ROO

      An orientation isn't a perversion. That language is only used by religious people who are ignorant of reality. It's a natural occurrence within nature as part of s-e-x-u-a-l selection. It doesn't meet any qualifications to be classified as a disorder that need to be treated. Its a normal variant. People don't necessarily have to announce anything for people to know. Just being in a relationship can reveal ones orientation, so it can't be ignored.

      February 20, 2013 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
    • bob

      To T in Dallas....Perversions? Why is it every time I see something on a blog from the South, the midwest etc. it wreaks of bigotry. Don't you people have anything else to do? I'm sure if we were to take a look see in your bedroom there might be something someone somewhere finds objectionable. Please do the country a favor bigot people-DO NOT BREED, DO NOT TEACH, DO NOT MENTOR. Simply shut up.

      February 20, 2013 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • CraigRB

      ....and no one cares about your perversions either.

      February 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • JK

      Hey Bob... Isn't it bigotry to say all the southerners and miswesterners are bigoted? I'm in the midwest and am certainly not a bigot. I don't appreciate the insult.

      February 21, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  24. annieR

    Quelle suprise!!

    February 20, 2013 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  25. joe

    That explains how a lot of people got record deals..

    February 20, 2013 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  26. Emilie


    February 20, 2013 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  27. lala

    all yal upinions dont count its hir fealings that count not yurs

    February 19, 2013 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  28. John Travolta's Masseuse

    How can you tell the difference between Clive Davis and a wax figurine?

    The real Clive has a fat one.

    February 19, 2013 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Jay

    "And the number one thing I did NOT want to know about Clive Davis is..."

    February 19, 2013 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  30. MM

    I guess he had to some out with something to give his book a jump start because who really cares about his life. Really!

    February 19, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • les

      You can't be serious...

      February 19, 2013 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • really

      He's not only probably serious, he is correct.

      Absent his "omg! I'm BI", his book is a vapid retelling of boring tales already heard.

      February 20, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  31. hjc

    really, who cares?

    February 19, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Upchuck

    And this would be a surprise to who exactly?

    February 19, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  33. mylife55

    Ugh! ...well he does have a book to sell, after all.

    February 19, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  34. lol


    February 19, 2013 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  35. The Diceman

    "What? You mean you @#$%ing wake up one day, toss a coin and say "heads it's bush, and tails, OH! Balls across the nose!"

    February 19, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  36. uh


    February 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  37. CliveDrama

    after 50 years in the business he's coming out now? please.

    February 19, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Tyler

    Eh, you straights can keep him.

    February 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  39. ug

    oh goody an old senile old man comes quaint...

    February 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Dr E Lewis

    You know, I could've gone my WHOLE like without that tidbit of info. about Clive. Clive honey, keep what you do in the bedroom between YOU & to whomever you do it. Save a little mystery for Christ's sake!

    February 19, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Crow

    Who cares who goes to bed with whom? This is not news.

    February 19, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  42. hello

    your 45 right soooooo your point?

    February 19, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Mitch

    Big new flash, not. Gross, yes.

    February 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • queenbee9

      I agree–people should not write these memoirs when they are already OLD as dirt–the visuals are just amazingly disturbing....eww.

      February 19, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jessica

      Queen Bee, you will be old one day too you know. Plus for the most part the young don't write memoirs as they don't yet have the life memories to write about.

      February 19, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • marsilius

      People really ought to be able to abstract away from considerations of that kind.

      February 19, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Ajax

    I don't know. I'm starting to think that when famous people come out with this stuff it's purely selfish aggrandisement aimed at cleaning up their legacy. He's getting old and probably wants to be the source rather than having it come out after he's gone. That way everyone will think he's honest to a fault. I think if a guy's had a couple of wives and four kids maybe he ought to keep this kind of personal information to himself.

    February 19, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  45. LiLa

    Why do so many famous people feel the need to share the most intimate and often, most banal details of their lives? Do they really believe that we care that much about them?

    February 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jackson

      It's news because CNN doesn't care if you post negative or positive comments, they just want you to click on the article, and increase the number of hits. The more hits, the more ad revenue they can charge.

      So, when all you "who cares" types come posting, you tell CNN that they can count on you to click on these articles in the future.

      The only way to *truly* register that you don't care is by NOT soon as you click, your words don't matter to CNN. You clicked, they win.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • KethanMO

      A lot of times, it's because if they don't, one of the tabloids will. You know how the magazines love to print stories about the private lives of celebrities. If the celebrity becomes aware that the story is coming out, they sometimes decide to announce it on their own to preempt the magazine and reduce the shock value.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • woodstockwoody

      Maybe he shared it because it's a book about his life? Mindblowing isn't it?

      February 19, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim D.

      Not sure if its mind blowing but he was definitely blowing something...

      February 20, 2013 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  46. nam

    Shocking – NOT.

    February 19, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Dave254

    NOT exactly NEWS!

    February 19, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  48. huh?

    Can you still even do anything at 80? Sort of a moot point I think.

    February 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Darn it

    He's gay.

    February 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Jim Dandey

    Who's Clive Davis, and who CARES?

    February 19, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom B

      Apparently YOU cared enough to read the article and comment on it!

      February 19, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thatguy

      Apparently, you're completely clueless, and ignorant. I suggest you Google Clive Davis then your ignorant self will have been enlightened. If it weren't for Clive Davis a lot of MUSICAL LEGENDS would never have been heard of. SMH

      February 19, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  51. MikeyZ

    In other news, my dog took a dump about three feet away from where he usually goes... never saw it coming.

    February 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  52. budshot

    Ew. TMI.

    February 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Commander Neutral

    The news of this fills me with no strong feelings one way or the other.

    February 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  54. AnotherOne

    Yup, here we go, Clive Davis is just another Atheists that just came out of the closet.

    February 19, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  55. boyamidumb

    Clive who cares?

    February 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  56. cindy

    I'm straight and proud of it. I'm glad I finally said it!

    February 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • ROO

      You aren't stigmatized for being straight. You don't have to hide the fact that your straight. That's the difference. Otherwise there would be no such articles about "reveals bi-s-e-x-u-a-l-i-t-y". It would have been a non issue that no one rumored or gossiped about. Common sense.

      February 20, 2013 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  57. Dick

    Jeez, just the mention of the word gay and all the little boys fill the page with their locker room commentary. Im going to tell you all a secret based upon several decades of gay experiences .....EVERY man can be had given the right time and place. Dont let them fool you girls. If a guy is in the right mood, in the right place and needs relief, as long as he believes that no one will ever tell his friends or expose him, he will whip it out for the first available orifice. Watch for all the reponses to this, the ones that scream the loudest are the ones that have something to hide. True True.

    February 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheBigSarge

      liar. just because you caved does not mean EVERY guy will. i have a few friends in the army that were gay, before gay was okay. one is a hound-dog, sniffing for it everywhere. the other two are in monagamous relationships for several years with the same partner for years, now.


      February 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • yep

      you just got to be a smooth talker. ive bagged and tagged my fair share of "straight" guys. alcohol is great motivating factor so is having a gf. no seriously, most of the guys i slept with who were or identified as being "straight" were in a relationship with a girl. college is a hell of a drug.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ten4Ten

      You are lying dude! A guy steps to me like that and I would definitely reach for my pistol. Furthermore, it seems like every week a new public figure comes out as gay. Is it safe to say that the percentage of gay guys surpasses straight guys. I don't have anything against a guy who is gay but don't think you can inoculate everyone or you may find yourself cold and frozen.

      February 19, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • nono

      Not true, thats the thinking of a delusional gay man.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smarter than ewe

      You wish. Keep dreaming.

      February 19, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Josh

    Good for him. Who gives a $*** what people think. Let live I say

    February 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  59. geez

    i thought he was gay!

    February 19, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Dick Guzinyia

    Who gives a rip what this old queen says?

    February 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Guy Montag

    Ohhhh- what a surprise!!!

    February 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Desert1

    If thats the case then I am going to be a weird old straight guy.

    February 19, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  63. who knows!!!!

    she may head to the fashion industry she's gotton enough offers....hahahaha

    February 19, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Loki

    I'm shocked–shocked I tell you–hard to believe he likes women

    February 19, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Yep!

    we knew! its ok!!! its the actual leaving the building that's the part! i have 2 other homes ahead, need rest, and 1 semester i will do during the day....all good!!!!! seeo wants me too stay dont think i will....time for a change!

    February 19, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Clive Mavis

    Chicks don't want an old dude...but an old dude still has to bust a nut!! Tattoo that butt to look like a va-jay-jay and 80 old gramps is good to go!

    February 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  67. JAYMI

    man, th eway this is going I can see one day its goingto be weird if a person is straight. Well, im not gay or Bi..Im a straight man who loves females and I say im dam proud of that...Big ups to the straight men of the world..

    February 19, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |

      Congrats that you are straight... Why feel the need to remind yourself?

      February 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diego C

      Big ups. I too love women and I'm not gay or bi. For some people on here to think that every man is gay or bi or hiding something is sadly mistaken.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • the fact...

      ...that you felt the urge to type this, has me questioning whether or not ou are so deep in the closet ou found the mislabeled kwanza presents.

      February 19, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • scars

      I guess he felt the need to remind himself the same way Clive feels the need to remind himself. Personally, I don't know why we are so obsessed with each other's bedroom activities. Good for him if he is happy. But it has no bearing on his achievements in the music industry. Unless he was required to do it to move ahead or he required others to do it for their career. Then it would be an entirely different story ...

      February 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |

    Well, this certainly explains why some guys got their music out there...

    February 19, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Snoop-Bloggy-Blog

    You can get bi-sectional sofas at Slumberland for a reasonable price in assorted colors. It doesn't matter how your room is configured, or whether you need put your furniture on the left or right side of the room - this sofa can go both ways!

    February 19, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  70. d

    I'm straight. Man that feels good to get that out there.

    February 19, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Louis

      I'm a one woman man. But I wasn't born that way. God changed my life. But now everyone is going to call me a bigot.

      February 19, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  71. that's why i was crying hacker

    our department folded - now i can take that vacation–good thing seo wants me...and i have other offers...
    right now i will be taking the rest i've needed for along time....take have new material to poke fun of now.

    February 19, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Josh

    Good for him. Who cares what other people think. The world is too pious and mighty to begin with.

    February 19, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  73. buttset

    OK I am coming clean. I hate people but love animals.

    February 19, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  74. our department has folded

    good part is i have offers and can finally take that rest i've been waiting of luck too all of
    you have new material now.....

    February 19, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Buddy Squirrel

    When he was starting recording careers, did they call him a recording executive? When he was producing stars, did they call him a star producer? But suck just one....

    February 19, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  76. X21

    Is he a Penn State alumnist?

    February 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      Jerry was str8.

      February 19, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • scars

      Newsflash: If Jerry was attracted to boys, he wasn't straight. Doesn't matter if he was married and claimed to be. He wasn't. If he were a straight pedophile, he would have gone after young girls.

      February 19, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  77. HookedonKeifer

    So? Why mention it now? Is he looking for a date or something? Ewwwwwwww old guy alert.

    February 19, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  78. jon

    we like clive letterman...continue on my dear–

    February 19, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  79. crew

    its what we said 6 months ago.....she's addicted, isolated and can't let's get off the machine please.

    February 19, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  80. ArchieDeBunker

    The only question worth debating here is WHY this guy thinks he "has to" reveal this. Who in the world cares? Or is it because he knows, subconsciously or otherwise, that he's sick, and wants to make a confession. So why doesn't he confess to his priest or minister and leave the rest of us out of it? We're just not interested, so SHUT UP ABOUT IT!

    February 19, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • woodstockwoody

      The first sentence in the article was a tough read, huh?

      February 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • marsilius

      Where is there any indication he thought he "had to" reveal this? Perhaps he just wanted to.

      February 19, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Noah Tall

    I used to bat right handed. Then I switched to left handed. Now I just insert the bat in the middle.

    February 19, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Gargamell

    Dude, c'mon, no such thing as bi, he's another butt burglar who decided to come clean..

    February 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  83. ATL Guy

    The sun will still shine tomorrow. No big deal.

    February 19, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  84. i'm wearing belts around my waste again

    what are you wearing...

    February 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  85. mary ann

    your not a book seller–your stoopid

    February 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Noah Tall

    Yesterday I had yogurt for breakfast. Today I had cereal.

    February 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  87. scy385

    So? This is hardly news in this day and age. The only thing is that today people can talk about who they are. Especially if they have books to sell.

    February 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Danielle


    February 19, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Gorsh

    I want to publicly announce that I am straight. Why we have to announce our proclivities, I don't know, but there you go.

    February 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Maybe because everyone assumes you are straight even when you are gay or bi? Your orientation is automatically acknowledged, accepted and celebrated. That's why you fail to understand.

      February 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gorsh

      No, I think it has more to do with people's pathetic need to be "acknowledged, accepted and celebrated."

      February 19, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gmac Era

      Daniel- what a pathetic argument... and defensive... sounds like your part of the GAY AGENDA....

      February 19, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • mark

      > No, I think it has more to do with people's pathetic need to be "acknowledged, accepted and celebrated."

      DING DING DING... we have a winner

      February 19, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • I'm not hacker...

      she's still talking after all we've done too it...

      February 19, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • blf3

      Few, if any,people are 100% straight or 100% gay.

      February 19, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Irene Done

      Hey, Gmac Era! Could you send me a copy of the "Gay Agenda"? I'd like to see what's on it.

      February 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  90. mrdude

    Seriously, the powers that be isnt perfect. People are born with too much or to little androgens/testosterone... that create the sub group of the human species that label themselves LGBT

    February 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ron

      There is no sub group of the human species that label themselves LGBT. There is only you sub human bigots and raciest neanderthals that think your so much better then everyone else. Don't demean people then go to your church and think your a saint, you hypocrite.

      February 19, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • will

      Ron, you are a moron. The word sub group is not derogatory. Son you might be legally retarded.

      February 19, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Candace Kane

    I lost respect for Davis today. He just can't get enough of anything. He promoted NO Talent Bruce Springsteen. Only in American.

    February 19, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  92. No such thing...

    Once you cross that kink line you're gay. Yous a freeek. You partake or "explore", you're a ho_mose_xual. Bi-se-xuality is a myth, no such thing.

    February 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  93. ashamed

    After reading all these comments, it's no wonder there's so much suicide and hate crimes in our country. The whole reason he probably has to say he's bi is because our society doesn't accept people for who they are. you should all look in the mirror before judging....

    February 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kyle

      What a ridiculous thing to say ashamed. I'm a bi man not because I'm secretly gay and afraid to come out but because I'm attracted to both genders.

      February 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rod

      I agree with you Kyle. Thanks for the post.

      February 19, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Billie

    It would be better if the article didn't come with a shiny oily picture –

    February 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Billie

    Never heard of him – don't care –

    February 19, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  96. GailS

    Way to go, Clive. You coming out of the closet will make it that much easier for the next person.

    February 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  97. lilyq

    Here we go again. Why oh why do those who identify with anything other than straight, feel the need to divulge what/whom they prefer in the bedroom? NOTHING is private, NOTHING is sacred. Why? "Do" whomever you please, that's YOUR business, but please stop informing the world. Good grief!!!

    February 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • justme

      I hate to break it to you but memoirs /books about straight people included who/what they went to bed with too.

      February 19, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • lesmoore

      Pssst, straight people sleep around too – then a write book about it or make a s e x tape.

      February 19, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • lilyq

      justme/lesmoore: swooooooooosh! That is the sound of my point going over your head.

      February 19, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Peter

    WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 19, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  99. us_1776

    Tell us something we didn't know.


    February 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • PhilPoindexter

      Just one look at him gives me the creeps. Put him in black clothes and a wi=hite collar and he will be doing mass next week if the pope sees him.

      February 19, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  100. wes

    what a shocker. the rich record industry type is bi. In his book does he apologize for giving us Whitney Housten. I never understood the appeal of the ultra slick corporate gloos 80's music that black people seemed intent on passing off as soul, but, hey it makes sense now. He's a Gay man.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • NoDifferent

      Exactly. There were some on the label that refused to give in to this garbage and were either shelved or left on their own. I've heard from insiders that Whitney had to re-do "Saving All My Love For You" because it sounded "too black". $$$$$$$ is the bottom line but Whitney sold out for it too.

      February 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Clive?

    no camera's that night please

    February 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  102. lance corporal

    check craigslist sometime for all the "straight" guys looking for M+M hookups bis exuality is probably the unadmitted norm

    February 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Diane

    Whatever floats his boat!

    February 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Ivan Wilson


    February 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  105. bubba rydel

    nasty old pervert.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Jennifer


    February 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  107. That was Fast!!!!!!!!

    file it under desperate house wives–

    February 19, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  108. 5T--its 5 of them(this is what i mean't)

    Now you see what i deal with on a daily basis–hopefully we may have too locate them "fine" them and i'll just give it too a hospital...i paid the grand loan you see what is happening on this blog now for 6 months-can you understand the abuse i'm dealing with on a daily basis

    February 19, 2013 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  109. 5T

    Now you see what i deal with i a daily basis–hopefully we can locate and fine them through the nose so i can give it too a hospital...get whats going on the last 6 months?

    February 19, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  110. scoo

    well this was no revelation at all. did he also reveal that whitney houston liked cocaine?

    February 19, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  111. ManT

    paid off - we know its 5 we don't know which 5 but there are 5 involved in madonna's life....

    February 19, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  112. paid off

    tom...the 5 stink...

    February 19, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  113. R

    Ewwwwww TMI dude. TMI

    February 19, 2013 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • tom

      He R....ewwwwwwwwwwww??? Reeeeeally? Ya know the year is 2013...and it's been more than okay for people to be or love whomever they want to be for years now. It's also okay to talk about it. Bet you'd be bragging all over the place about a specific conquest and talking in detail about it....if ANYONE was interested in you. So get over it.

      February 19, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Tiffany

      @Tom what's popular has never equaled what is right. God's opinion view not changed.

      February 19, 2013 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael


      God hasn't changed his views on slavery, either:

      "Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ." – Ephesians 6:5

      I am fortunate enough to not believe in or worship this immoral being. Sucks for you, but yours is probably the kind of mind that such immorality appeals to.

      February 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • kake79

      @Michael... the Bible didn't say slavery was cool by him; it just said that if you happen to be a slave (which was common when the Bible was written), you should obey your master. The Bible was pretty clear (in the New Testament) that ALL are equal in the eyes of God; man, woman, Jew, Gentile. You also have to remember that slavery then was very different than the chattel slavery practiced a couple of centuries ago.

      Having said all that, in response to Clive's memoir. I say, right on. Glad he finally feels free to be open about his life. Of course, my guess is that most people in the industry already knew this and it's just news to us.

      February 19, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Tony

    I could have gone through the rest of the day without knowing this.

    February 19, 2013 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • be quiet

      why? how does this affect your life? it doesn't.

      February 19, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • groo

      I have to agree with Bubbar. I wish people could just get on with their lives and not leave the details out in the open. Most of us don't care and just wish they would go die for telling us about it.

      February 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • led

      The headline cleary stated the subject, but you were drawn to it somehow.....

      February 19, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Demarcus

    Now that wasn't a very nice thing to say.

    February 19, 2013 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  116. Davis

    Looking like that, I bet he has to take his loving any way he can get it.

    February 19, 2013 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |

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