If recent awards shows are any indication, Sandra Bullock needs a new man. This year alone, the Academy Award winner hit on Meryl Streep at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, and at Sunday's 2010 MTV Movie Awards, Bullock re-enacted a love scene from "The Proposal" -- not with co-star Ryan Reynolds, as one might expect -- but with Reynold's very attractive wife, Scarlett Johansson
The shock value of the same sex kiss is alive and well, and coming soon to a theater near you. Dating back to the first homosexual kiss on celluloid, and reinvigorated by Master of Shock, Madonna, with pop proteges Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, the same sex kiss continues to fascinate audiences like no other public display of affection can. From Saturday Night Live parodies, awards show performances, and Larry King Live, to Britain's Got Talent, Marie Clare photo shoots, a Make Homosexuals Marry ad campaign, and Kiss-Cam at the L.A. Staples Center.
If you ask me, same sex spit exchanges are nothing more than publicity stunts orchestrated to generate headlines. In more pitiful instances -- and this is just my own skeptical mind at work -- they're a backhanded way of jump starting flagging careers. Anything to get people's tongues wagging (pun intended).
Are they or aren't they? A.C. or D.C.? Once collective gaydar materializes it can take on a life of its own. Fans begin scouring the Internet to confirm or deny what's real and what isn't. Celebrity names become popular search terms. Before you know it, celebrities you haven't heard from in ages are guest starring on prime time TV.
Hey, it could happen.
With that in mind, here's a small sampling of celebrities who could jump start flagging careers by same sex kissing. It's my own pointless foray into the absurd. Feel free to suggest your own, the more outrageous the better.
Ernest Borgnine and Bronson Pinchot
Gene Wilder and Jimmy Walker
Mischa Barton and Brigitte Nielsen
Diane Carroll and Dyan Cannon
Tina Louise and Laraine Newman
Chris Brown and Chris Tucker