Hugh Jackman and Anderson Cooper's sexuality have been questioned by The New York Times reviewers, brought to our attention.

In reviewing Jackman's return to Broadway in Hugh Jackman: Back on Broaway, Ben Brantley suggests Jackman swings both ways, then goes on to compare him to gay idol Judy Garland.

“Let's face it. Mr. Jackman is, unapologetically and triumphantly, the bi-est guy in town: bicultural, bimorphic, binational, biprofessional and, for entertainment purposes, bisexual.”

“I'm not really talking about sexual identity here. Well, I am, but only in a platonic sense.”

“But despite – or perhaps because of – his firmly affirmed marital status Mr. Jackman often gleefully comports himself onstage in the manner of what, in less enlightened times, might have been called a flaming queen.”

Jackman, who in 2009 said he's not gay but added that he didn't want to deny rumors he's gay because that would suggest there's something “shameful” about being gay, married Deborra-Lee Furness in 1996.

“His erotic energy is purely and pleasurably consensual. For some women his double-jointedness makes him the perfect platonic lover: part leading-man seducer (who gives you the best sex you never had), part gay best friend (who pick up your spirits by singing show tunes with you.)”

And in reviewing Anderson Cooper's new daytime talk show Anderson, Alessandra Stanley quietly suggested that the show's success might hinge on whether the 44-year-old Cooper is willing to discuss rumors that he's gay.

“The whole thing about being a talk show host is that you stop observing and make a spectacle of yourself, and that usually entails losing control over what you disclose and what you hold back. Anderson raises the question of whether Anderson is quite ready for that, and its success may hinge on the answer,” Stanley wrote.