Oprah opens up

 

Oprah Winfrey wants to clear up something -- she's not gay. The media-mogul queen chatted about her sexuality and other personal info with fellow chatty cathy Barbara Walters in an interview ...

Oprah Winfrey wants to clear up something -- she's not gay.

The media-mogul queen chatted about her sexuality and other personal info with fellow chatty cathy Barbara Walters in an interview that aired Wednesday on ABC.

``I'm not even kind of a lesbian,'' she told Walters. ``And the reason why [the rumor] irritates me is because it means that somebody must think I'm lying.''

For years tabloids have accused Winfrey of having a relationship with bff Gayle King.

Of her longtime love, Stedman Graham, Winfrey told Walters they are still an item and that he is ``the love. . .the lover. . .the man. . .the partner. . .the mate.''

AN EMBARRASSMENT

Does Kate Middleton's brother have a drinking problem?

Life & Style reports that her brother James is already ruffling feathers within the royal family.

The mag -- which has printed photos of the Middletons during a messy, drunken night out last year -- says James' public intoxication is becoming an embarrassment to the family and that the queen wants the partying done in private.

FIST-PUMP!

Well, she's tiny enough.

Jersey Shore star Snooki, aka Nicole Polizzi, will be placed inside a ball slated to drop in NYC's Times Square New Year's Eve celebration as the clock ticks down to midnight.

The pint-sized guidette will be joined by her housemates (including The Situation) as they lead the crowd in an hour-long fist-pumping marathon in an attempt to break a Guinness world record.

ANOTHER ATHLETE

Kim Kardashian

is single again. Well, sort of.

The reality star has broken up with model and Halle Berry-ex Gabriel Aubry and is now linked to New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries. They were spotted cozying up in Hoboken, N.J., over the weekend.

GET WELL SOON

R&B soul singer Aretha Franklin, who recently underwent surgery for an undisclosed health issue, was reported to be suffering from pancreatic cancer, the Detroit News reports.

Publicists for the 68-year-old singer could not immediately be reached for a comment. After the surgery, Franklin released a statement that she had undergone ``highly successful surgery'' and that ``God was in control.''

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