Porter says he interviewed Brando before his death in 2004, and the man said: "He never fooled me. Paul Newman had just as many on-location affairs as the rest of us, and he was just as bisexual as I was. But, where I was always getting caught with my pants down, he managed to do it in the dark." But this isn't just a case of a shocking revelation. Porter is a sexual detective ridiculously obsessed with Newman's sex life, saying that he tracked the actor's sexual encounters ever since they met in 1959, and that Newman slept with Grace Kelly, Judy Garland, Natalie Wood, and Marilyn Monroe, plus a romance with James Dean. Newman's family says it's not true, and a source says: "Paul knew there were rumors out there about his sexuality and to have to face them when he's not here to dispute them is Joanne's worst nightmare."
And this is why I'm sharing this bit of news -- not to gush in all things tabloidish, but to say: I don't buy it, and it doesn't matter. Could Joanne be unhappy with the biography? Sure. Worst nightmare? Naw. She met Newman when he was married to another, and she was engaged to the then bisexual Gore Vidal. The trio even shared a house together for a while -- not exactly the history that brings someone to find gayness their worst nightmare. The claims certainly add another layer to that living arrangement, but they do nothing to tarnish the man he was, and the accomplishments he made.