One of the stars ? who has apparently been dating a WB star for 18 months ? is going to reveal her own sexuality, just in time for May sweeps. The PR blitz is said to _include a cover story in gay news mag The Advocate, plus a tour of the talk shows. - That one's just plain obvious.
Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross is set to reveal she is a real-life lesbian by posing for a gay mag.
The sexy redhead - stuffy Bree Van De Kamp in the hit show - will join the likes of Cynthia Nixon and Ellen DeGeneres by coming out.
Marcia, 43, is believed to be in a long-term relationship with a brunette from another top US show.
And she will pose on the cover of US mag, The Advocate, to confirm her sexuality.
The Sun quotes a show insider as saying: "Everyone on the show is aware of Marcia's leanings, as is the rest of Hollywood. She hasn't made a secret of it. Some of the other housewives were worried the news might hurt the ratings. But creator Marc Cherry is gay and very supportive of her decision."
It comes just as her screen son Andrew, played by Shawn Pyfrom, is outed as gay. Bree fears her uptight nature 'contributed' to him being homosexual.
"Desperate Housewives" star Marcia Cross is angrily denying press reports she's gay, insisting gossips took negotiations to appear in the gay magazine The Advocate too far.
The actress' publicist insists the rumors are "completely untrue," but stipulates Cross is "very supportive of the gay and lesbian community."
Cross herself says, "It was very odd and I assume this is what comes of being 42 and single. I don't know if they just needed to find a reason why I wasn't married. I mean, I'm not [gay]. I did think it was really weird that there was all this curiosity about something like that, about sexuality. I thought, 'What a world we live that that's so important.'"
Rumors about her sexuality circulated when tabloids reported she was planning to pose for gay magazine The Advocate.
"Desperate Housewives" hunk James Denton has Teri Hatcher and Nicolette Sheridan fighting over him in the hit show -- but he's flattered that most of his fanmail is from gay men.
The 42-year-old sex symbol can tell most of the letters he receives are written by amorous male admirers, and he's grateful they don't send him any underwear.
He says, "Most of my fanmail's actually from gay men. I'm surprised I've become a pin-up, but it's all very flattering. Sometimes they're honest and tell me they're men and sometimes I have to guess ... I haven't had any saucy presents or underwear yet though!"
Marica Cross, one of the stars from Desperate Housewives is looking pretty cosy. She was with her boyfriend in Deer Valley, Utah; where they stayed at the Stein-Eriksen Lodge and enjoyed a weekend of skiing.