DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star MARCIA CROSS is angrily denying press reports she's gay, insisting gossips took negotiations to appear in gay magazine THE ADVOCATE too far.

The actress' publicist insists the rumours are "completely untrue", but stipulates Cross is "very supportive of the gay and lesbian community".

Cross herself says, "It was very odd and I assume this is what comes of being 42 and single. I don't know if they just needed to find a reason why I wasn't married. I mean, I'm not (gay).

"I did think it was really weird that there was all this curiosity about something like that, about sexuality. I thought, 'What a world we live that that's so important.'"

Rumours about her sexuality circulated when American tabloids reported she was planning to pose for gay magazine THE ADVOCATE.

09/02/2005 21:36