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Gay or straight? Andy Cohen and Ricki Lake place their bets.

on Feb 28, 2007

Last night I went over to Ricki Lake's for an old fashioned dinner in front of "American Idol." What better way to celebrate the post-Oscar blues than with that lady and that show? It was a viewing party for three as we were joined by her (amazing) 9 year old son, Milo.

As "Idol" began, the conversation turned - as it does in living rooms all over the country - to whether Ryan Seacrest is gay or straight. It turns out that Ricki and Milo had been playing "gay or straight?" in the car just last weekend using her friends as examples.

Her point in playing the game with her kid was that she has friends who "are" and friends who "aren't" and it doesn't matter who is who and which is which. For the record, she told me she thinks about 50 percent "are".

The results of the game proved her point - it doesn't matter which is which and who is who. He thought John Waters was straight. (Survey Says -- NO!). He thought I was gay. (Survey Says -- Thank you very much, Milo!) So, with Ryan's appearance, it was another wonderful opportunity for some old fashioned child-rearing and lesson learning as we began playing "American Idol: Gay or Straight".