Scoop: Clay on why he decided to come out 

After years of dodging speculation, new dad Clay Aiken is opening up about his sexuality. Revealing in People magazine’s new cover story that he is gay, the former “American Idol” hopeful explains that son Parker, born in August, inspired him to come out.

“It was the first decision I made as a father,” declared Clay, who relied on in vitro fertilization to have the baby with his best friend. “I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn’t raised that way, and I’m not going to raise a child to do that.”

The “Spamalot” star says he wants to raise his child in an environment that is “accepting and allowing him to be happy.”

“No matter what the situation you’re in, if you’re raised in a loving environment, that’s the most important thing,” Clay adds.
We couldn’t agree more. Congratulations to Clay on making the choice to be open about who he is.   

Long-time love

We checked our calendars and it’s not, in fact, National Coming Out Day. But along with Clay’s front-page announcement, another celeb has quietly confirmed the open secret that she’s in a same-sex relationship. Yep, Lindsay Lohan finally affirmed that she and DJ gal-pal Samantha Ronson are an item.

When Sam and LiLo called in to the radio show “Loveline” to show support for recuperating pals Travis Barker and DJ AM, the host slipped in a sly question.

“Now, you guys, you and Samantha have been going out for how long now?” he asked Lindsay.

The actress giggled, then admitted, “A long ... a very long time.”

Way to go, Linds! The two of you look so adorably happy together, why hide your love from the world? 

Hef: ‘In transition’

Hugh Hefner and his three lovely blonde girlfriends — “Girls Next Door” stars Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson — are much rumored to be on the rocks. Since Holly’s been sighted hanging with magician Criss Angel and Kendra has been rumored to be engaged to a basketball player, the buzz is that a new bevy of babes (perhaps even including a brunette!) will soon take the trio’s place at the Playboy Mansion.

But Hef says it’s not so … at least for now. The magazine mogul admits to E! his relationships are “in transition.”

“The reality is the girls and I are all together,” Hef brags. “Holly shares my bed on a nightly basis.”

But, he allows, “I think that in the future, the girls are going to, in time, be dating others and moving out of the mansion, and when that happens we will not be keeping it a secret.”

Holly, likewise, firmly insists to Us, “We’re together. If I’m ever not his girlfriend, he’ll be the first to tell you.”

But Hef confessed to the tab that his romance with Holly is likely star-crossed, explaining, “I love her very much, but you know, she wants very much to get married and have children. That isn’t very much in the cards for me.”

Kinda makes you lose your faith in true love, dunnit? 

Willkommen, Brangelina

Where in the world is Brangelina? It’s been a long time since country-hopping Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt changed locations. But on Tuesday, the whole family left France, where they’ve been holed up since the July birth of twins Knox and Vivienne, and arrived in Berlin, on a private plane.  

The move was motivated by Brad’s upcoming shoot on a Quentin Tarantino film, which starts in a few weeks.

But lest you be worried he and Angie will be homesick for their sprawling French chateau, their German digs are equally opulent:

The lakeside Palais Parkschloss is almost 30,000 square feet and features a boat dock and helicopter pad, People reports.

Oh, yeah, and according to Star, the rent is a staggering $37,018 per week.

So … if the government won’t bail out struggling homeowners, maybe Brad and Angelina could take in a few boarders? Just a suggestion.

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