Good god, we've just seen the worst blind item the New York Post has ever run:

Which hunk in a summer movie is a violent, closeted homosexual? The heartthrob snuck into his ex's apartment a few months ago and raped him so violently, the ex ended up in the hospital - and the actor paid him $500,000 to keep his mouth shut.

Now, if the Post is printing this, isn't it saying that it has good information about a brutal rape that's gone unpunished—information it's keeping secret in order to drive up Web traffic and sell papers? And if it's not saying that, isn't it instead saying it will print unfounded bullshit just as long as it's alarming and salacious? New lows every day, people!

Oh, it's rumored that the violent sexual predator the Post is protecting is Will Smith.

Aug 21, 2008 · posted by Cord Jefferson, MollyGood · Link · 28 Responses
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Comments (28)

No. 1 TangerineSpeedo says:

If you are going to tag Will Smith as the rumored rapist from another post then shouldn't you also go on to provide the further explanation that it was rough play that got out of hand and not rape - sounds like someone needed a safe word.

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 11:48 am
No. 2 Sarah says:

Gah!
"Hello, 911? Yes, it's me again… Yeah, this is wayyyy worse than the infant freak dancers…"

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 11:51 am
No. 3 Sarah says:

Tangerine, do you know something the rest of us don't?

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 11:52 am
No. 4 gayledi says:

Will Smith is a hunk?

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 11:52 am
No. 5 Keeblerkahn says:

I call bullshit.

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 11:54 am
No. 6 Sarah says:

There is no excuse for this level of violence. Even if Tom Cruise stopped putting out.

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 11:56 am
No. 7 Sarah says:

That was not funny and now I hate myself.

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 11:57 am
No. 8 Chelsea says:

Except…it WAS funny Sarah. And it makes sense, since there's no doubt Tom Cruise is a bottom

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 11:58 am
No. 9 satines_crotch says:

So bizarre. This is the most interesting thing I've ever read about Will Smith and it's so disturbing that I don't really want to know more.

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 12:06 pm
No. 10 JD says:

Never thought the Enquirer (sp?) would be a more credible news source than the New York Post. At least when they brok the Edwards scandal they had proof.

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 12:10 pm
No. 11 Sarah says:

I actually love Will Smith. I only admit that under anonymity of the interweb. He reminds me of my husband - who really hates him and can't understand why he's gotten so far. Now I need to go make sure my husband isn't on the DL. DAMN YOU, NEW YORK POST.

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 12:22 pm
No. 12 Sarah says:

I'm gonna scroll through his phone like nobody's business, Jess Simpson style.

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 12:28 pm
No. 13 kittenpaw says:

I don't like Blind Items - you never figure out what the real answer is and all sorts of people write in the comments section about how they know who it is because they're the one with the tore up butt hole. Please.

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 1:52 pm
No. 14 lava says:

i can't even see will smith being the closeted gay type. and violent? he's way too goofy for all that.

carlton maybe…..

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 2:00 pm
No. 15 chibarosa says:

Wall-E????? Just PLEASE tell me it's not Wall-E!

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 3:10 pm
No. 16 sar says:

I checked my man's internet history once and that was enough emotional trauma for me. We have a deal that I don't ever snoop on him - for my own sanity - and he clears his brower's history to help me out.

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 3:59 pm
No. 17 TangerineSpeedo says:

Sarah, click on the the "it's rumored that" link where you can get the full, completely anonymous, secondhand report.

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 4:05 pm
No. 18 Sarah says:

Thanks, Tang. You know what? Reading this makes me feel better, because now I don't believe it at all. And thanks, Sar, good point. I'll restrain myself from snooping.

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 4:14 pm
No. 19 yourmom says:

I searched my boyfriend's internet history once, all I really found was porn…and lots of it

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 4:19 pm
No. 20 Cameron says:

I hear it's James Franco..??

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 4:23 pm
No. 21 Leslie B says:

Cord,

If you have evidence that Will Smith did such a horrible act, call the authorities immediately. He deserves to be punished.

If all you have is some random comment on some random blog, it's another type of horrible act to attach his name to it.

Best,
Leslie B.

Best,

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 5:51 pm
No. 22 Sarah says:

Best what? BEST WHAT?!? I hate being left hanging!

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 5:59 pm
No. 23 Susan B Anthony says:

CHRISTIAN BALE!!!!!!!!!! Duh. wanna bet!? Will Smith's movie was NOT a blockbuster but more of a buster… Shia LeBouf?

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 7:07 pm
No. 24 sar says:

I don't think it said blockbuster did it?

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 7:16 pm
No. 25 bedbugsandballyhoo says:

I blame steroids! And Karl Rove.

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 at 8:25 pm
No. 26 Greg in TN says:

George Bush raped Victor Ashe… again?

Posted: Aug 22, 2008 at 7:32 am
No. 27 bloopie says:

I doubt if it is Will Smith. I agree with everyone about blind items. Lots of names are thrown around. I still have images of certain "poo eating" celebs after reading that one.

Posted: Aug 22, 2008 at 9:27 am
No. 28 Sarah says:

Jesus. I forgot about that one. *shiver* That kept me awake at night for days - it's why I have an Ambien scrip. Thanks, Bloopie.

Posted: Aug 22, 2008 at 9:30 am
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