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Manti Te'o's Gay Denial

Reflects Nation's Views?

1/24/2013 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Manti Te'o scoffs at the idea that he's gay -- we'll tell you why his reaction to Katie Couric's question says a lot about America's true feelings about homosexuality in sports and society, in general.

Plus, "American Idol" did some HEAVY censoring of the Nicki Minaj-Mariah Carey war on last night's episode -- we talk to the girl whose audition sparked the war that "Idol" swept under the rug.

And, "Real Housewives" star Bethenny Frankel's divorce is gonna be a long, drawn out war -- 'cause we can see all the signs.
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(0:00) Manti Te'o finally speaks out -- and totally scoffs at the notion that he might be gay. Plus, the creepy voicemails that Ronaiah Tuiasosopo left for Manti ... while disguising his voice as a woman.
(10:00) Manti Te'o reveals why a football stud had an online girlfriend instead of a real one.
(18:00) "Real Housewives" star Bethenny Frankel's divorce is starting to get nasty ... we'll tell you why.
(24:00) "American Idol" edited out the entire fight between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. We'll talk to the girl whose audition sparked the confrontation.
(32:00) "Girls" star Lena Dunham rips Rihanna for getting back with Chris Brown -- does she have a point or is she out of line?
(36:00) The floor is yours!
(41:00) Tim's rejected pitches of the week!
103 COMMENTS

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sidebar    

TMZ, why are you SO fixated on that Manti Te'o story, 50 articles on your site about it. It's stupid, not THAT newsworthy and def. not celeb news.

616 days ago
2.

Ann    

Does anyone watch American Idol anymore Ryan S star is falling

616 days ago
3.

charles    

break the curse, go for it

616 days ago
4.

Flying Blind    

Manti story zzzzzZZZZZzzzzzZZZZZ ....................next

616 days ago
5.

mebrat24    

ya think Harvey has a crush on this guy? Who else is so fixated on this guy other than Ronaiah and Harvey

616 days ago
6.

Flying Blind    

Harvey is looking for nude pictures of this Ronaiah guy playing strip pool in Vegas.

616 days ago
7.

Scott    

Hey Charles can you please turn around? The glare off the back of your head is blinding.

Peace.

616 days ago
8.

Internet Tough Guy    

This looks like it's going to suck.

616 days ago
9.

KnuckleDragger    

Let's move on to somebody's name I can pronounce...

616 days ago
10.

KnuckleDragger    

Good catch...the "extended" Far From It.

616 days ago
11.

kronenburg    

Harvey - why is TMZ seemingly so afraid to post anything about Robert Kardashian's journals and his observations on Kris Jenner's parenting and infidelity? Even if there's little to substantiate the story, don't you think it's a little more "gossip news" worthy than this tired old Manti thing? Lack of hard evidence certainly hasn't stopped TMZ from reporting other juicy stories like this one. Do you fear the wrath of the Kardashians that much?

616 days ago
12.

Flying Blind    

Harvey's been to the mountain top and yes he did scream.........

616 days ago
13.

hovershoe    

Yep, Manti is a gay mormon.

616 days ago
14.

KnuckleDragger    

Jesus...this is SO overplayed. Let's move on...

616 days ago
15.

Internet Tough Guy    

Oh my farking god this is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo stupid.

616 days ago
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