Ian McKellan is a pretty big name. He might not be a "star" in the way Tom "Closet Case" Cruise is, but can you imagine X-Men without him? Not that that's his best work by a mile, but those movies were huge blockbusters.
I know this is lame, but my sister's friend's friend whos a dude slept with tom cruise and had to sign a contract saying he would never tell or some shit. But like I said... sister's friend's friend. Apparently in LA among some insider circles, its well known he is.
owl975, I lived in LA for a few years and stories like yours are a dime a dozen. Cruise (supposedly) even had a list of candidates for his wife before marrying Katie Holmes. Apparently Katie was last on the list, but the only one foolish enough to embrace the charade. If there's one celebrity I truly can't stand, it's Cruise. I look forward to the day when someone outs him with indisputable proof and wipes that smug, space alien cult loving grin off his face.
CORRECTION: It was Farley Granger, not Montgomery Clift (who has been dead for years and was gay, but not out) who came out in a recent memoir. Granger was a star of several major films, including "Strangers on a train".
I don't think Eddie's gay, but rumor has it (in Hollyweird) that Eddie has a transexual foot fetish. Remember when he got pulled over with a transexual prostitute in the car? He said he was just giving her a lift. HA! Anyway, my source is pretty reliable, but, of course, I've never asked the man myself...