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Leia and Laverne Are a Couple? Huh. I'd Ship It.

By Courtney Enlow | Celebrities Are Better than You | January 17, 2014 | Comments ()

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In “grain of salt” news, the Enquirer is reporting that there’s a new hot, young couple in town: Carrie Fisher and Penny Marshall.

According to that bastion of journalistic integrity, Marshall “made the decision to reveal her sexuality when she got the news that she’d beaten cancer after a courageous life-or-death battle that lasted four years.”

The Enquirer gets a bad rap, often deservedly so. But sometimes they get it right—righter and long before anyone else. So maybe this is legit, and maybe they played middle-aged-believable-lesbian Mad Libs. The story is accompanied by a photo of the two at a basketball game, so it’s entirely plausible that the Enquirer writing staff just went “SPORTS + SUNGLASSES = LESBIANS.” Who knows.

That said, if Penny Marshall got herself cancer-free and decided to turn her best friend into her breast friend, that’s fantastic. She got her health and a piece of this?

I’d call it a win. Schli-mazel tov, ladies!

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • MarcelinaJaeger

    In actual ways they are very close and best friend for each other.

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  • mswas

    I just want to know which one's the schlemiel and which one's the schlimazel.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I'm pretty sure the schlemiel is the one using the National Enquirer as a source.

  • e jerry powell

    Well, Carrie is almost to the Margaret Cho level of f*g h*gdom anyway, what's one more step? Debbie Reynolds for a mother, Elizabeth Taylor for a stepmother (one of many), Bryan Lourd for an ex-husband, she's got gay Republicans dying in her bedroom...

    Wait, marrying a gay man actually puts Carrie Fisher ahead of Margaret Cho.

  • John W

    Didn't see that coming.

  • Considering Fisher is pretty open about her life and has never once mentioned being bi-sexual I doubt this is the case. However if so it will give her next memoir a good twist.

  • DominaNefret

    That doesn't necessarily mean anything. I am extremely open about my life, but I don't talk about my sexuality. Nobody I know cares, so I've never bothered to define it; even my conservative-evangelical-Christian extended family, who buys in to every other facet of the Tea Party agenda, is pro-gay.
    I have friends and family members who think I'm a lesbian, others who assume I'm bi/queer, and some who assume I'm straight. Probably a pretty even mix do the three.

    I like whoever I like, when I like them. Which I guess I would call queer.

    It could be that Fisher is the same. It could also be that she likes who she likes, and this was her first time liking another woman. Happens all the time, like with Maria Bello. I have a friend whose parents got divorced after 30 years of marriage, because her mom fell in love with her female yoga instructor. She'd never had any interest in another woman before. They've been together for 15 years now.

    None of this is to say that this is true; a tabloid isn't exactly the best source, just that never having mentioned being bisexual doesn't mean anything!

  • Mrs. Julien

    I actually remember that episode of Laverne and Shirley.

    I'd best sit down. I don't want to slip on the linoleum and break a hip.

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