Lance Bass: 'I'm Gay and in a Stable Relationship'
July 26, 2006

Former 'N Sync star Lance Bass is hitting his fans with the real truth: he's gay.

The news is the blaring headline on the cover of the new issue of People magazine, out Friday. People's Julie Dam told "Extra" why Lance is coming out now.

"Because all the rumors were starting to affect his personal life, his daily life," she said. "So he wanted to set the record straight, and he wanted to do it on his terms."

"He's never felt so liberated in his entire life," Dam added.

Lance's boyfriend is the season four winner of "The Amazing Race," Reichen Lehmkuhl.

So does fellow 'N Syncer Justin Timberlake know about Lance's recent announcement?

"Lance says Justin knows, but they haven't had a chance to sit down and talk about it," Dam said. "He plans to call him soon."

Rumors are also swirling today that golden couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have a weekend wedding planned.

Cruise recently told "Extra," "We haven't set a date yet. Soon, it'll be this year, soon."

But Tom's sources told "Extra" the rumor is not true.

Meanwhile, Christie Brinkley's family claims that the gorgeous star will not take her soon-to-be ex-husband Peter Cook back.

Despite Peter's "I'm sorry" plea to Christie, one family member of hers has said, "She is still very hurt, very shocked."

And finally, undercover couple Brad Pitt and Angelina spent the day at the beach in Malibu, marking the first time the pair has been seen in public together since they returned from Africa.


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