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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.

(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!

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Nice tits...Steven!

635 days ago


cancel it!

635 days ago


Minaj is one bi-polar woman So sweet and charming one minute, but boom! Here come's the dynamite. One day, she will make such a fool of herself with that temper.

635 days ago


Who cares

634 days ago


About a mother of a young daughter, it's ultimately up to me to decide who my daughter listens to...Rhianna can do whatever she wants! I'm tired of people putting these celebs on pedestals.

634 days ago


Hi Guys,
I would like to comment about th Mante Te'o's situation. I think that online dating has become extremely popular among alot of professional individuals due to a lack of time and social connections.
I would like the viewers to realize that anyone can be blind sided by the person on the other end of online conversations and telephone calls. This is very evident by watching the show called "Catfish". The focus is just that...innocent people being tricked and taken advantage of.

634 days ago


On the subject of Man'teo's online romance, there are alot of customs that don't allow dating before marriage, and marriages are arranged. Could this relationship have been something close to this? I do not think he's gay, I think your way off!

634 days ago


About Thursday's Manti Te'o coverage, could the real reason that he will not come out about his orientation be that he is Mormon? The Mormons are just as anti-gay as the Catholic church. Coming out would possibly risk not only his place at Notre Dame, but risk whatever standing he has in the Mormon church.

634 days ago


I quit watching Idol awhile back, some of the contestants seem fake. And I am really tired of the NM & Mariah drama, if they come to blows then I may watch.

634 days ago

bev rosenberg    

Rihanna has no self respect! any person who wears a necklace that has the "c" word on it...has some big issues!

634 days ago
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