Your guesses (which include some bonus speculation about a possible outing of blind item legend Toothy Tile) are in. But first, take one more twirl around the May pole with One Fellah-Flirting-in-Public Blind Vice?:
Ted sez: "Toothy Tile, you're toast. You've been so damn taken with the breathless watching of whether or not you'd maybe, just maybe, decide to come outta the closet you thought you'd keep your fans (not to mention my readers) on the edge of their slippery seats forever. Think again. 'Cause, girlfriend, there's a new gay in town—meet Crisp Lisp. And he's way cooler. Actually new isn't quite the right word to describe C.L., but more on him in a sec. Let's face it. T2 was going to be dethroned as King of the Closet one of these days. Everyone is bored, already. I mean, come out or stay in, it's your call. But the way Toothy prances about (lately), never really making any statements that give us something to chomp on, is just plain aggravating." Read the item.
You say: Your guesses are after the jump:
Before we get to your guesses, several readers (and this thread on gossip collective OHNOTHEYDIDN'T) have pointed out something a little curious. As you can see above, on the index page for Casablanca's daily column, the pictures of three actors (George Clooney, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Josh Lucas) appear. But only Clooney and Lucas appear in today's column. So what's Gyllenhaal's "competition" all about? Some of you immediately jumped to the conclusion that the "competition" was the one set up between Toothy Tile and Crisp Lisp in this week's blind item, which would account for Gyllenhaal's conspicuous absence from the column. How very, very odd!
Anyway, now that that's been left dangling without any conclusions being made, let's see those guesses!
You say: Joaquin Phoenix, who many noticed mouthing an "I love you" to someone during the Oscars telecast. The target of his silent greeting can't be known, but we're pretty sure he was saying, "I love you, heterosexuality," and you've all been once again ensnared in Casablanca's web of confusion.
You also say: An Oscar winner daily double, with strong support going to George Clooney and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who were caught hanging out with their longtime fling and forgetting to thank their girlfriend in their acceptance speech, respectively. Also mentioned a few times were Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Jackman, and Keanu Reeves.
And The Andy Dick/Dakota Fanning Memorial You Also Say Item Goes To: Eddie Van Halen.
Thanks to everyone for playing!