In today's breaking celebrity news, water is wet, the sky is blue, and Jodie Foster isn't straight.
Foster kind of sort of came out Sunday night at the Golden Globes, where she was given the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. She also seemed to imply that she was all but quitting show business.
After being introduced by Robert Downey Jr., Foster said, "While I'm here being all confessional, I just have the sudden urge to say something I've never been able to air in public. A declaration that I'm a little nervous about. ... But uh, you know, I'm just going to put it out there. Loud and proud. I'm going to need your support. I am -- single!"
Then Foster got a bit more serious, saying "I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age. In those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends, and family, co-workers and then gradually, proudly, to everyone who knew her. To everyone she actually met. But now, apparently I'm told, that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a prime-time reality show."
That's right. And now that she's single, I can't wait to see her in "Celebrity Lesbian Bachelorette."
Foster, 50, went on to speak about the absence of privacy in Hollywood, joking she was "not Honey Boo Boo" before adding, "If you had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, then maybe you, too, would value privacy above all else."
According to the Huffington Post, Foster also thanked her ex-partner and co-parent, Cydney Bernard, and said she would only take projects that challenged her creatively -- which left a number of publications such as the Los Angeles Times to speculate whether or not the Oscar-winning actress was also announcing her retirement.
She clarified later that wasn't the case.