Ricky Martin: They pull and they push!

The admitted bonbon shaker complains that gays and straights are fighting over his sex life; Gwyneth Paltrow nabs ketchup prince. Plus: Hasselhoff polishes up the old r

By Amy Reiter

Published November 15, 2000 8:30PM (EST)

Oh boy. Ricky Martin is getting all loca about his favorite subject again: Whom he bangs.

"The homosexual community wants me to be gay. The heterosexual community wants me to be straight. They pull and push and pull and push," he tells the New York Daily News, getting a tad descriptive.

"I don't think it's necessary to either say I'm gay or I'm straight. I'm an artist, and you can take my poster and fantasize about me however you want."

You can also fantasize about his posterior however you want. "I've been shaking my bonbon since I was 4," Martin says. "It's part of my culture. In Puerto Rico, when you're 3 years old and you have a sense of rhythm, everybody stops and has a feast."

Bonbons all around!

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She's not bad, she's just written that way

"They wanted her to be humiliated and pathetic in the end and I said, 'I won't do that.' She deserves some respect."

-- Glenn Close on why she insisted Disney hire Tom Stoppard to come up with a fitting exit for Cruella De Ville in "102 Dalmations."

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Anticipation ...

Are Gwyneth Paltrow and her new boyfriend, whose name is not Ben Affleck, trying to catch up to her ex-boyfriend Brad Pitt and his new wife Jennifer Aniston? Or would that be ... ketchup?

Paltrow is reportedly dating Chris Heinz, a 27-year-old Ivy Leaguer whose family is famous for its 57 bottled varieties. Heinz is the son of Teresa Heinz and the late Sen. John Heinz of Pennsylvania. His stepfather is Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry.

Sources tell the New York Post that young Heinz flew Paltrow to London for their first date (making him a flying sauce heir?) -- and has wined and dined her in New York on three separate occasions since.

At least you know, when things really get cooking, they'll use a condiment.

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Did he hand him a flower?

"I shouted at him, 'Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna.'"

-- George Harrison, describing his reaction to the man accused of stabbing him in his home last December.

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Juicy bits

Back to the beach? According to the New York Times, David Hasselhoff's turn in "Jekyll and Hyde" will come to a fast end on Jan. 7, when producers plan to close the money-losing Broadway show. But maybe the former "Baywatch" star can dial up the Brothers Gibb and invite them out for a little mutual sorrow-drowning. The stage version of "Saturday Night Fever" will close on Dec. 30 after losing $9 million in 14 months. So much for staying alive.

Sharon Stone has a bone to pick with women who lie about their age -- and she's getting downright nasty about it. "It's stupid. I find it appalling when people lie about their age," the 42-year-old actress tells the World Entertainment News Network. "When a 40-year-old woman says she's 32, I want to go, 'Well, then honey, you need a face-lift because you're looking really bad.'" Mee-yow.

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