A person close to the situation told The Wrap the network followed “standard protocol” when vetting Sepulveda and that “nothing came up during the background check.” “The network didn’t find out until well into production,” he added. “To call him ‘Prince Charming’ is a little reckless,” AIDS activist Tyler Curry told The Wrap, while cautioning against “shaming” people who become sex workers.
Gay news site Queerty noted its commenters were going “ballistic” about Seplveda’s casting, with some calling him “a disgrace to the community.” In its first public comments about the controversy, a Logo spokesperson told The Wrap: .
He's always been good at making people love him; he's not about to give up his edge now. I have interviewed famous people in hotel rooms and offices, in bars and in restaurants, even, once, on top of a bridge in Sydney, Australia.
It's not that he's needy, like an actor; it's that he's competitive, like an athlete. I have done a few of these things—celebrity profiles—before.
The Ozzie and Harriet-style house sits well away from the street behind an ivy-covered wall/fence and a thickly planted front garden.
A discreet archway in the brick and clapboard front leads the way to the smartly restrained but still impressive entrance hall blessed with gleaming ebony hardwood floors, a vintage light fixture, a switchback carved wood staircase, and leaded glass windows.
The generous formal dining room wrapped in an magnificent old-school wall paper that depicts birds sitting on tree branches, has unusually high ceilings, more 12-pane French doors that open to the terrace at the back of the house, and a brass and crystal chandelier that should be dropped much lower to encourage a more intimate setting.
Even if in some cases it is not about the couples in which every partner is a celebrity, at least it is about the couples where both husbands and both boyfriends are famous persons.
Clooney's father, Nick, bought it new, back when he was a radio broadcaster in Lexington, Kentucky.
George grew up with it as one of the family cars, and it now has pride of place as a sort of Playboy Philosophy on wheels.
If he can't win you over with his fame, his charm, and his good looks, he will win you over with preparation. That he tells it again—that it's the first story he tells—serves to announce what is essential about himself: that he's a man who will do what it takes to win you over, even applying bacon as an unguent.
Of course, he is not often challenged, and risks the fate of a fighter whose dominance is tainted by a lack of worthy opponents. Where I have not often interviewed them is at their homes. You have to climb to get there, up a switchbacked driveway sentried by security cameras and crowded with greenery that he refuses to cut.