The New York Post has a piece today on this book “Tabloid Prodigy”, in which author Marlise Elizabeth Kast recounts tales of when she worked for the scandal sheets and was given the assignment to write a story on Tobey Maguire and Leo DiCaprio possibly being fresh and fruity. Kast went to Maguire’s Moms and chaos ensued.
In “Tabloid Prodigy,” out this month from Running Press, Kast writes how she tracked down Maguire’s mother, Wendy, a secretary, and “told her that I was working on an article for a gay pride magazine about sexual expression among Hollywood stars. I asked her if she’d be willing to share any thoughts about her son’s close bond with Leonardo.”
Wendy Maguire responded to Kast, “I figured this subject would come up sooner or later . . . Those two are just free-spirited guys. Most of the friends they hang around with are gay. They’re comfortable with that. But I think Leo and Tobey are the crossover between men and women. They have feminine traits they are willing to accept. They aren’t ashamed to have any sort of title, even if that means someone calling them gay.”
I like the way they think! If only ALL straight dudes felt that way and were into giving the occasional bro-job. And yes, that’s how it’s spelled.
Keep reading for more details, including bed-sharing and uh, hair ribbons? What? Tobey must love this broad.
Kast continues, “Wendy continued to recount her liberal views, divulging details of how the two friends ‘shared a bed and wore ribbons in their hair.’ ” While Kast wasn’t about to claim the stars were gay, “Wendy had provided exactly what the editors wanted – insinuations.”
Maguire’s rep, Kelly Bush, said, “This is so ridiculous I don’t feel the need to respond.” DiCaprio’s rep, Ken Sunshine, said, “It’s completely made up and untrue.”
I wonder if Spiderman has already threatened to end her life. Hair ribbons? What? What is going on in Young Hollywood? Wendy sounds like she’s smoked a lot of the reefer in her day.