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Merv Griffin Was A Gay Sex Fiend?

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A new tell-all book chronicling the life of Merv Griffin reveals the late TV icon's penchant for gay sex.

According to Merv Griffin: A Life in the Closet, Griffin lived a very sexually active life, hooking up with Hollywood hunks such as Rock Hudson, James Dean, Liberace and "a prolonged sexual affair" with Marlon Brando.

Griffin, however, kept his lifestyle a mainstream secret, though everyone within Hollywood knew what was going on.

Griffin died with his secret in 2007 at the age of 82, but this new book promises to remove all mystery.

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64 comments to “Merv Griffin Was A Gay Sex Fiend?”



  1. 1

    The Godfather gave blow jobs? Italians around the world must be going crazy.



  2. 2

    I DIDN'T KNOW LIBERACE WAS A STUD! EVERYONE KNOWS HE DIED FROM COMPLICATIONS DUE TO AIDS.



  3. 3

    Merv was also another republican hypocrite asshole who lived a very gay private life and supported the homophobic hateful republican party and was best friends with the Reagans and didnt speak out about aids or anything else. He's a disgusting man no better than Sen. Larry Craig from the white pride state of Iowa.yikes.



  4. 4

    how disrespectful..



  5. 5

    what a bunch of freaks



  6. 6

    Rumor is, Ryan Seacrest was a "special friend" of Merv's back in the day. That was how he got his start in the biz.



  7. 7

    Re: knowitall – Larry Craig is from Idaho. Otherwise, you are right on.



  8. 8

    That's hawt. But really now, just because someone was around in the 1950s, doesn't mean they boned Jim or Bud! Who knows. Go Merv, if it's true. We should all be so lucky.



  9. 9

    that is so fuckin SICK

    YUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK



  10. 10

    Okay Mario, we get it. We know your gay, we know you're happily gay, but must every topic have something to do with gay people? Come on now!



  11. 11

    ewww.



  12. 12

    EWWW NASTY…WITH JAMES DEAN???? I DONT BUY IT!!!!



  13. 13

    I knew this guy who worked for Merv in the eighties and since he was very handsome they made sure he was around Merv as little as possible as he would sexually harass handsome men even if they weren't gay.



  14. 14

    GROSS



  15. 15

    WITH MARLON BRANDO?!?!?

    Lucky mutherfucker!



  16. 16

    HELLO!! Why do you think that idiot Ryan Seacrest has gotten where he is today???



  17. 17

    The others, eh, but I don't buy the Marlon Brando story at all. This writer is capitalizing off of dead people who can't defend themselves. People like this are disgusting to me. I could just as well say Lucille Ball had an affair with Vivian Vance and write a book about it. It has no more truth to it than Star Magazine.



  18. 18

    Old news Perez; we all called him Merv the Perv back then.



  19. 19

    Sorry meant the white pride state of Idaho and its perverted senator larry bathroom craig. Iowa is a great state.



  20. 20

    I remember Merv always had bodybuilders on his show… he would "ooooh' AND "ahhhhhh" whenever they would start posing.



  21. 21

    Re: dililmyss – James Dean was bisexual



  22. 22

    Liberace, for the record, was not a Hollywood Hunk, Pervez.
    But James Dean and Marlon Brando…..dang……now that is a party!!!!!!!
    Party on Merv the Lucky Perv.



  23. 23

    marlon brando was gay



  24. 24

    I don't care with whom he had sex but we should NOT have to look at such an image unless provided with air sickness bags. And really, not even then. grotesque.

    did they find Zsa Zsa's clothes in his closet?



  25. 25

    oh again ummmm duh. I'm a farmboy from the middle of Nowhere, MN and i knew this. If you are really going to report on this Perez can you at least dig and get some actual information…Ummm here let me help…Search Tab Hunter and Merv griffin, Search Rip Torn and Merv Griffin. Although Rip and Merv never messed around with each other they were prolific in their writing to each other about their conquests of young Hollywood.

    there you go buddy.



  26. 26


    DUH
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    HE LIKED THE YOUNG BOYS I HAVE A VERY CLOSE FRIEND WHO WAS EMPLOYED BY HIM & YES HE IS A BONE SMUGGLER., ERR WAS.
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    AND DUHHH COMMON KNOWLEDGE
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  27. 27

    Re: Fierce Biznitch – marlon brando was notriousy secretive and also homosexual. duh.



  28. 28

    Re: Hot Sweet Jamaican ManmilkRe: Fierce Biznitch – marlon brando was notriousy secretive and also homosexual. duh.



  29. 29

    Umm..you consider this news? This has been known since before you were born. Mario…you need NEW material and keep it FRESH…..cause about now you stinking up da place.



  30. 30

    So Merv loved peen?? Wonder who he got it on with??



  31. 31

    Re: vegasbaby!Re: mattressjock
    We know this, and have known this for 20+ years you two fucking idiots. We don't need neophytes to rehearse us on history…..just because it's new to your young flaming punk asses. Now get back on your knees and put your loco mouths back to something useful.
    Thank you.
    Thank you very much.



  32. 32

    and the dirt goes on …



  33. 33

    Wow I heard this like 2 weeks ago.



  34. 34

    Check out Merv Griffin and Denny Terrio from Dance Fever. He tormented Denny so much, he almost caused him to have a nervous collapse.



  35. 35

    I know it's been said already… but let's be clear… THIS IS OLD NEWS! Even the partners (including the rumors about Seacrest)…



  36. 36

    Hell are you JUST finding out he was GAY? That was known even before he died. Sheesh!



  37. 37

    Yes he was gay- I know several people who "worked" w him… Also- he started Ryan Seacrest's career out. think about it!



  38. 38

    This is very true. My husband's grandfather told us a story about how he was in LA on shore leave and Merv himself propositioned him in a bar. I guess he was telling the truth.



  39. 39

    I'm sorry, Perez. But I just can't get excited about Merv Griffin. Really.



  40. 40

    It's not a big surprise to anyone who was paying attention.



  41. 41

    There was no "secret". I wasn't even gossip fan and I knew that he was gay. It is really poor form to reveal supposed scandalous details about a dead person's life, isn't it?



  42. 42

    Merv rimmed me backstage at a taping of "Wheel Of Fortune."
    I won a trip to Knotts Berry Farm.



  43. 43

    awesome! i love that all those sexy men were getting it on! such manly men, too! loves it!



  44. 44

    secret? to whom?



  45. 45

    So what…..!



  46. 46

    I thought it was common knowledge 20 years ago.



  47. 47

    OLD NEWS MARIO-I, A MIDDLE CLASS HOUSEWIFE KNEW MERV WAS GAY BACK WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER AND EVA GABOR WAS HIS BEARD. DUH- what rock were you living under. James Dean-haven't you EVER read up on him????? BI. and of course Hudson and Liberace were gay-hudson tried to hide it, but LIBERACE??????. I heard things about Brando, but, he has been with so many women, so if anything, he was MAYBE bi. NO MYSTERY AT ALL, except for those with blinders-thats you Mario-do you need to be told there is no Santa Claus



  48. 48

    Don't forget about Denny Terrio….longtime lovers for sure.



  49. 49

    Uhh Ewww! Can you at least put a picture of this mold geiser up in his prime?! I dont want to imagine this dude havin gay sex with ANYONE!!



  50. 50

    Poor form to gossip about the dead Perez…



  51. 51

    Where have you been Perez? This news is not new and no one really cares.

  52. MP says – reply to this


    52

    James Dean was gay?! Say it ain't so!



  53. 53

    OH U KNOW IT! I WENT DOWN ON BIG DADDY MANY TIMES.
    I ENJOYED IT



  54. 54

    Merv, the Republican piece of shit, would regularly hire rent-boys to sit on his face for hours on end. I mean, the man had more money than God.



  55. 55

    just ask ryan seacrest. merv "discovered" him on his couch at some point



  56. 56

    I'm not surprised. A lot of men live a straight life, but then go play around with men on the side.



  57. 57

    JAMES DEAN WAS GAY??? :|



  58. 58

    Everyone knew Merv was gay.
    Not news here.

  59. Scrib says – reply to this


    59

    You call this news?
    You call this news?
    You call this news?
    You call this news?
    You call this news?



  60. 60

    Yeah, knew that Merv was gay long before he died. Heard about Dean & Marlon being bi too. The thing that disturbs me most about Rock Hudson was seeing a documentary showing his home and the statue/s of a young man or boy swinging another young boy around–thought that was absolutely disgusting. Hadn't heard about Seacrest. Seems like Seacrest is/was also mentored by Dick Clark–who have not heard is gay…



  61. 61

    lol…blow job eh



  62. 62

    I'm not surprised. Gay circles TALK TALK TALK, MISS P ! LIKE YOU DON'T KNOW, GIRL !! MISS GRIFFIN WAS 'WELL KNOWN' UP HERE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR 'LIKING DE HUNKY BOYZ". Nothing new here !



  63. 63

    More people should be like him, be what you are, but keep your sex life private! You don't have to be ashamed but you don't have to flont it either.



  64. 64

    The comment was made earlier that "Merv always had bodybuilders on his show… he would "ooooh' AND "ahhhhhh" whenever they would start posing." So true … and one of his favorite bodybuilders was our governor The Terminator. Think about it. Ahhnold supposedly allowed his dick to be blown by so many Hollywood execs in order to advance his film career, that it shrunk down to girly man proportions from all that sucking. As was said by all — this is old news. I'm waiting for the gay expose to come out on Walt Disney. Google WALT DISNEY WAS HOMOSEXUAL,Hollywood Star.