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TMZ’s Harvey Levin talks about being gay in the news business: “I was so terrified that somebody would find out.”

http://s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/web04/2010/2/24/12/is-that-harvey-levin-of-tmz-fame-28842-1267033002-118.jpgHarvey Levin is usually busy breaking news about other people.

But the managing editor of TMZ.com and executive producer and host of TMZ on TV got personal this week while hosting a fundraising event in West Hollywood for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

“I really wanted to do this and I’m really pleased and honored that you guys asked me to come here,” he told the crowd.

I’m a longtime NLGJA member and arrived at the East-West Lounge Wednesday night early with the hopes of snagging an interview with Harvey about being gay in the news business and how that has affected his life and career. He said his employer Warner Bros. isn’t keen on his doing such things without clearance. (But we did snap a photo together, see below)

http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images/harvey-levin.jpgI was disappointed at not getting an interview but then pleased when Harvey touched on many of the topics I’d wanted to discuss in his remarks to the crowd.

“I’m thinking back a long time when I was starting out as a TV reporter at a local station in LA and I remember at the time – I was probably in my late 20s – and I remember this hell-like fear that if anybody in that newsroom found out that that I was gay, that it would be over,” he said. “I built it up in my head. I was so terrified that somebody would find out.”

Now 59, Harvey remembers a time when he desperately tried to keep his lives separate: “I compartmentalized my life. Obviously friends knew I was gay but professionally I had to shut it out. And I believe, at the time, there was good cause for thinking I’d get fired. It got to a point where I was agoraphobic.  My biggest joy was just never having to leave my house.”

TMZ managing  editor Harvey Levin seen leaving the gym with a protein drink in Venice,  CA.

He remembers that when he was out with friends and if they were in a gay establishment, he used his ability to scan a room “in three seconds” to find out if there was anyone he knew there.

“I’d would immediately look for someone who worked sat the station,” Harvey said. “I remember walking into this restaurant that was primarily a gay restaurant and I ran into this woman who worked at the station and I thought, ‘Oh my God, it’s over.” … I was so upset that I left.”

“It got to a breaking point with me where I just finally said, ‘This isn’t worth it.” And I just let it go. And nothing happened.”

Harvey went on to work steadily in television and in the entertainment business. He was legal reporter for KCBS in Los Angeles, legal consultant and later host for two incarnations of The People’s Court and prior to TMZ, was creator and executive producer of the show Celebrity Justice.

“I think a lot of people build it up in their heads and they need people to see that it’s not a big deal,” he said of his sexuality. “I think it’s important for people to see that you can survive and thrive and do well and prosper and there are no recriminations for the most part – although there are in some cases.”

“Still acknowledging that there are prejudices, that fact that what people build up in their heads is often way more than the reality than what it is,” he added. “Even if the reality isn’t freedom from that kind of discrimination, the feeling that ‘Who cares?’ and that you can push it and challenge it is also really important.”

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  1. April 23rd, 2010 at 7:40 am
    Marilyn from Canada says:

    Good for you Harvey!

  2. April 23rd, 2010 at 10:09 am
    FortWorthGuy says:

    I did not know this…learn something every day!

  3. April 23rd, 2010 at 6:33 pm
    Scott Kjeer says:

    I am so happy, I was hoping my gaydar was right-on, and it WAS!!! I love your show, and I would love to give you a big kiss, but you kiss your dogs. Actually, I am kidding, our dogs kiss us, too. BTW I think I knew from The People’s Court. Are you single or in a relationship? I love TMZ even more now….

  4. harvey, we are all children of God. We love you and get alot of pleasure from your shows, tmz and peoples court. you are intellectual and kind! thanks, your friends in louisiana!

  5. This is amazing. He reminds me a lot of my gay uncle in terms of how he acts and speaks and knew he was gay but thought he was closeted.

  6. Ironic that he is responsible for that trashy TMZ which pries into celebs private lives. Hypocrite

  7. Harvey, you’re intelligent, entertaining and thought provoking. Love the “stories” and real laughter. Keep up the good work!

  8. Harvey your hot! When ever I watched TMZ I wondered why there was no ring on your finger ;) heck I’d hook up with you any day! Knowing this makes me wanna watch you show a lot more!

  9. Way to go Harvey the truth shall set you free. To many times people pretend to be someone else instead of being themselves. Sometimes the results can be detrimental. God made us who we are and we should love ourselves. My children (15 -24) and I love you on TMZ.

  10. My gaydar told me you were gay, Harvey, and it was spot-on. Good for you when you talk about letting the fear go and being “out”, nobody should have to hide in the closet in this day and age.. god bless you all others who live their lives as themselves.. to heck with what any bigots may think.. they don’t matter.. peace, y’all :)

  11. I can’t believe Harvey is looking at 60, I would not have put him beyond 45. Looking good Harvey ;)

  12. December 16th, 2010 at 1:48 am
    HuskyShinobiChouji says:

    I didn’t know he was gay, but I kinda figured but wasn’t sure,
    anyways I hope one show he does it shirtless, his arms and chest are amazing, the dude’s totally ripped

  13. December 18th, 2010 at 7:33 am
    KillAllCelebrities says:

    Of course this creep is gay. Watch how he practically drools over young men/boys when interviewing the crowd on the street on the People’s Court, one hand on the mic, the other on their asses.

  14. Funny. I don’t watch much TV but I saw him on TMZ the other day and figured, this guy looks like he’s in his 30′s. Is that the same Harvey Levin that interviewed me on a news station about 30 years ago? How old is he? So I wound up here and was surprised to find that he’s twice as old as I thought he was and gay! Never really tried to figure out if he was or not. As per his own revelation in this article, I don’t think anyone really cares if he is gay or not. Very in shape for his age, though. He should sponsor a fitness club or something.

  15. This one slipped right by me but I have to say I should have known. He’s just more sensitive and clever than the burly loud straight guys. Makes me like the show even more. I’ve been called a fag hag for befriending gay guys. I’m straight and not lusting after gay men. I just have not much to talk about with straight non educated guys. That’s okay too I think. Thanks for the laughs everybody. The entire cast is great on TMZ. One thing though please stop letting Lindsay make a fool out of us, you,the system. She’s not a working celeb anymore and I think many people are starting to get digestive issues every time we see another story of her getting away with some banal behaviour again. Maybe slow it down a tick and she’ll fade away.

  16. I did not know, and I wanted to try and go on a date with him…boohoo, so sad.

  17. I’m not sure about what happened to my last comment, but I apologize for any duplicates. Your credibility as an attorney on the Peoples Court has been hurt by your TMC job in which you act like a Hollywood gossiper.

    If you want my opinion, I’d choose TMC or Peoples Court…not that the damage has already been done….

  18. December 30th, 2010 at 9:11 pm
    Atlantaphotog says:

    I think Harvey is ok. The show isn’t any worse than any other celeb shows (hell, “ET” has gone so far downhill it makes TMZ look great now). People forget that Harvey actually is a lawyer and knows what he’s talking about even though he’s in the gossip business right now.

    Honestly, the only gripe I have with that show are the actual pap photographers that follow the celebs who turn their stuff in to TMZ. You can hear them talking to the celebs in the background, and they all sound like absolute Fratboy or street boy idiot DICKS. Harvey and his crew when they show them for the most part sound like any other professional (well, or at least semi-professional) folks who are putting a web site and show together… mostly younger kids, but they’re trying. But those pap photographers – UGH. I’d probably haul off and smack them.

    Kinda surprised Harvey ever cared if people found out about him. He’s a NYC Jewish man who has a mouth – you’d never think he would be scared of what people think. That surprised me more than anything.

  19. Ron, he sponsors “TMZ’s Fit Club”, mentions delicious recipes he has discovered and their corresponding no-sodium seasonings during their TMZ Live video segments daily at 1:30 PAC (but these can be accessed and replayed after airing from their chronological list). He references vegetarian and pescatarian diets and as I understand it, he gets up at 3:15am to work out at a gym. Yes I was thinking the same thing myself about how young and attractive he looks. I also enjoy their recent outdoor filming of their Live programs and I hope he doesn’t give too much weight to the voices of those who found the sight of their beautiful weather and scenery to be distasteful and worthy of busting his chops over it ( it takes all kinds , huh)? I particularly enjoyed how he pointed out the nightspots within sight of their elevated vantage point and the anecdotes about their history relative to TMZ.

  20. Wow! I guess I dont have a chance with him!!!

    I thought I could tell but I was really wrong. I didnt think he was.

    Way to go Harvey

  21. January 20th, 2011 at 11:26 pm
    Freddie50Male says:

    Harvey is great. Quick -witted, a little eccentric(in a good way), love the banter, and not too bad on the eyes. mr and mr levin, sounds good to me.
    Keep us laughin! go tmz

  22. Used to work as a barista and only gay men use straws…no surprise here…

  23. Really? Harvey was afraid that he’d be “caught” by the press about being gay? That’s all his ridiculous tmz show does is try to catch people in their private lives. What a hypocrite and parasite of the Hollywood set.

  24. Way to go Harvey. I’m surprised you were afraid to be found out. Either way, I think you’re hot! I have to admit I have a bit of a crush on you and knowing you’re gay, doesn’t matter.

    Keep on keeping on Harvey.

    Love,
    Dianne XOXO

  25. February 4th, 2011 at 7:55 pm
    Cumoniwannalayuh says:

    Get over yourself ss… Harvey is hilarious. I’m a lezzie tho so even though I think cowgirls are way more fun than cowboys, Harvey’s alright!

  26. February 5th, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    george carter says:

    wow guy i have been watching TMZ for a year or so…since i lost my job..and i am a proud gay man who loves the fact that you are gay as well…and damn you look wonderful at 59…i’m holding on to 53 for dear life. Being black thank god it doesn’t crack. You are my hero

    George

  27. GAY OR STRAIGHT LET!S ALL PARTICIPATE,LUVIN THAT HARVEY LEVIN

  28. can’t believe it- he speaks so straight. I wish all gay people were like that

  29. I thought he was with all of his staff jabbing him most of the time, small off handed jokes that are funny,and he laughs right along with them.love the show, now i never have to buy magazines I get all the gosssip for free ..so i just googled harvey does look good no matter what age he is

  30. February 9th, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    Anthony Ramirez says:

    Although I do not personally agree with the GAY Lifestyle, I do agree that people have the right to make their own choices in life and everything that that supports. Just as all famous heterosexuals DO NOT appear on national magazine covers stating their sexual preferences, I find it confusing why famous GAY personalities do this? Is it out of fear to state their status before others do? Harvey more power to you for living your life per your personal choices, but shame on you for letting what others think professionally effect your personal daily life and mental & emotional well being!

  31. Lol I Sooo did not see this coming. But hey I love TMZ and Harvey. He is dorky and my goodness, am I in love with his assistant!! That guy is hot.. ;p

  32. As a straight male with gay friends I’m proud of Harvey for being honest and open about his life. Just like I’ve told my friends who were scared to come out you can’t hide from yourself without losing a part of yourself so just be happy with who and what you are and live your life to the fullest.

  33. So bumbed he is gay! A big disappointment to me.

  34. March 22nd, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    muffy from canada says:

    I’ve been accused of being a fag hag, but I’m really a fag-uar. I’ve loved you since Peoples court and when I found TMZ with more of you…happier!I just always thought you were the coolest guy with a great sense of humor and the other night someone on TMZ made a comment on someone being the luckiest guy in reference to being with you and it hit me…on one hand my gay-dar is right on, as my best friends are the 2 gays next door, on the other hand all the fantasies about bumping into you in Canada and you not able to live without me are dashed against sharp rocks. Sad. Oh well a girl like me can always turn to George Clooney

  35. March 22nd, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    muffy from canada says:

    OH by the way, I loved the rainbow fart shirt, it was wonderfully tacky and you wore it with such panache, maybe it just needed rainbow fart sox to balance out the bright hues

  36. Harvey, Harvey, Harvey! What are we going to do with you?

  37. March 24th, 2011 at 10:46 pm
    maria bonelli says:

    Everyone deserves to be happy, to love & to be loved..Good for Him! I’ve always been a fan, and always will be.

  38. Harvey is extremely attractive on many levels; he is smart, intelligent, and funny.

    Samuel

  39. i had no idea harvey levin was gay.
    until tonight i searched if he was married and almost all pages that i found said he was gay. i dont care that he is but it did catch me off gaurd..
    also i thought he was forty or maybe forty five. had no idea he was sixty years old he is in great shape. now it makes a little more sense the others on tmz joking him aboutbeing old.

  40. Well.. I knew Harvey was a lawyer. I would think THAT would be something he would want to hide!! I had no idea he is gay. I heard him sing “My Way” on the TMZ last week and he was fantastic!! I was crying by the time the song was over and I’ve heard it performed a number of times. (WHY is it celebrities feel it is so necessary now to “out” themselves?? I loved the character of the psychiatrist on “Two and a half men” .. until she felt the need to “out” herself. I was disappointed that she brought something like that into the limelight. What difference does it make?? It’s definitely an ego, vanity thing nowadays. No one really cares. It’s just irritating. I agree with Harvey when he said he left his personal life separate from his professional life. I do the same thing and I’m not even “gay”.

  41. March 31st, 2011 at 8:20 pm
    Jerry Springer says:

    I just knew Harvey was on the other team. No wonder he censors TMZ like a little bitch. He is in everyone’s business but when you disagree with him he does not like it one bit.

  42. I have watched TMZ for more than a year and I’ve always thought Harvey was gay. Now I know for sure aqnd I think it’s great that Harvey decided to let trhe world know too. I adore Harvey and his humility. He feels for other human beings and hw treats his staff like family. Aside from having a nice body at 59′ he’s got personality and an open, friendly way about him. And let’sot forget his comittment to animals. Especially strays which he feels we should all adopt and he is right; these animals are loyal to the 33rd degree no matter how badly they’ve been treated/abused and I totally agree. At any rate, Harvey; U ROCK and I will continue watching TMZ as long as U continue to host TMZ…

  43. Everyone; please forgive all the typo’s in my previous post…nerve damage! But U get the gist; don’t U?

  44. I recently met Harvey in SantaMonica. (He interviewed me out on the street for the People’s Court.) He was a class act. So charismatic/friendly/approachable. He graciously posed for photos with everyone. (and, yes, doesn’t look a day over 45.)

  45. Ive allways really enjoyed his interviews commantarys on peoples court. I had no idea he was gay, I was freaked out, by that news and that hes 59 hes so youthfull and good for him that he isnt afraid anymore that someone will find out and he just can go on with his life. I just freaked cause he doesnt seem like a gay guy? If all gay men was like him, no one would be freaked out by gay men. Guys that prance and make a butt of themselfs really make it hard on straights to be cool with things. I think hes so cool, and good luck to him hundred percent. hes cool

  46. April 13th, 2011 at 10:46 am
    Dennis Oyer says:

    A gayu jew.How surprising.

  47. Harvey is such a HUNK, plus being sensitive and gentle. I love the expressions on his face when he is singing MY WAY.
    Harvey is loved and admired. I feel like I know him just by watching him on TMZ and the video. I really enjoy watching and hearing him sing.
    I hope you sing another song from that same era and record it. Harvey..YOU ARE A SWEET MAN.

    FROM A BIG FAN in St. Louis, MO.

  48. April 18th, 2011 at 8:38 am
    Luke Ringelhan says:

    TMZ is truly trashy…because they bother anyone who has done any-
    thing and behave as though everyone should stop and speak to them. If
    they don’t, they are skewered. TMZ makes revolting comments about people who are older — this is ageism — and the running commentary
    is unbelievably nasty. It’s a hateful show. -And Harvey does nothing
    but demean The People’s Court with his asinine quips. Marilyn Milian
    is second only to Judge Judy, but as long as Harvey and the insufferable Kurt Chaplin are on it, it will remain a distant second.
    Milian tries to run a serious court, but they are undermining her all
    the time, making light of every litigant who appears.

  49. Good for you Harvey. Be proud of who you are.

  50. Wow I had no idea Harvey was gay from watching TMZ or Peoples Court except for today when you and your employee were talking about picking up their partner from the airport and someone ask if you wouldnt pick up “Andy”, I google your Bio. The point is I love love TMZ and Harvey Your “my Way” remake well was very bad…lol

  51. April 20th, 2011 at 8:13 am
    Christiana says:

    I feel really stupid! I tweeted Harvey a month ago and asked him if he was married because he was my celeb crush!!! He is so HOT! I usually have good gaydar, but the fact that he is so educated and well spoken never made me question his sexuality. Sorry for the tweet Harvey, truly had no idea you were gay. He is so much more attractive to me now that I know this(crazy right), probably because he is unobtainable (is that a word)! I love Harvey!!!!

  52. Little Harvey, you act like such an ole Jewish lady & that guy(???)
    that stands in the back, that MAX (!!!!!!!) calls “nasal dip” IS
    disgusting, he/she tries to throw out “funny” lines, which FAIL
    BIG time & you laugh & laugh, is it coz “nasal dip” is a Jew????!

  53. Wow! didn’t know Harvey was gay.

    For years I presumed TMZ was trash, due to the other tabloid shows truly being trash. Stumbled on TMZ one night recently and thought — holy smokes, this is actually smart, well-produced, edited, spiced with funny interesting pertinent non-obvious content (even the ham-handedly obvious clips are very funny and perfectly chosen), and just hilarious!

    I LOVE Harvey. I’m actually learning something from him about how to deal with a workplace of young bright snarky kids (the likes of which I work with in the internet/design industry), how he allows himself to be joked about, in fact sets himself up, and is hilarious in his response–and his rejoinders–to them. He never lets them go TOO far tho, or to truly disrespect him. It’s cool to watch. He holds his own and literally runs the show, but with such a non-traditional leadership style.

    The pace of the show is really great, and, again, Harvey’s a joy. It took abouta week of watching to recognize he’s actually really smart,and super quick–not just witty, arch, and clever–but you see his brain whirring along v. rapidly, keeping a handle on everything going on simultaneously–like an air traffic controller…well, not the ones who are messing up these days, but the ones in Pushing Tin :)

    I did not think Harvey was gay. I lived in the gayest neighborhood in Washington DC, have gay friends and family members, but my gaydar did NOT go off. He just seemed like a completely unique guy. Unconventional in some ways, traditional guy in other ways, open-minded and chill but also clearly perfectionist and high-strung, always-curious, well-rounded, intellectual, athletic/physical, handsome somewhat-vain-but-knows it-and-isn’t-overly polished-or-preeningly boisterous/humble NY Jewish dude. He not only looks good for 59…he just looks good! and is inspiring in terms of how great you can look at any age.

    Happy for him he’s AOK with being gay. I’m totally surprised, and thought at first this article was a joke, but after reading on realized it was true. He’s a great role model both for gay guys who don’t have a lot of the sterotyped mannerisms AND for anyone who dares to be themselves (and then finds out it’s not such a big deal to other people afterall).

  54. My husband and I watch TMZ every night. We love the way the youngsters go after Harvey and how well he takes it. The entire group is geat and we look forward to the laughs every night. Harvey, you’re doing everything right. I could give a poop-less about your sexual orientation other than hoping you are happy.

    Keep on doin’ it.

    Love from Georgia

  55. My best friend is gay and I love him dearly. To me there is no difference between gay and non-gay as long as they are trusting, honest, loving and true blue

  56. Your very sexy
    A+ in my book
    Wish you the best
    Kevin

  57. May 11th, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    PhilLopsopy says:

    Me thinks that that the fall of DADT has broken everything open. And that is very very good,

  58. May 11th, 2011 at 4:01 pm
    Dawn jarrette says:

    Harvey I have so much respect for you, love you & enjoy watching TMZ ,love your work & the TMZ staff. 2 tumbs up to u, love u just the way u are.

  59. No wonder he had that guy on claiming to be Michael Jackson’s lover. Wishful thinking Harvey?

  60. I wonder what his jewish mother has to say about him being gay

  61. IAM A OPENLY GAY BLACK MALE AND I DIDNT KNOW AND CONSIDER MYSELF TO BE PRETTY DAMN GOOD AT DETECTING OTHER GAY PROFESSIONALS AND THIS TOOK ME FOR LOOP. I HAD NO IDEA… GOOD FOR YOU HARVEY…..MUCH LOVE AND PEACE

  62. You are a very rounded successful person. Who knows shouldn’t be an issue. It’s the person on the inside and you have proven to be admirable. My favorite Uncle was gay and no one in the family told me at 1st. Once I found out, he was still my favorite Uncle. His soul mate was also my Uncle. (cause I felt weird calling him aunt) They both have past. But they were together for over 31 years. Better than most heterosexual couples. So Kudo’s to you Harvey. I’ve been watching you for years. The one thing I did notice is your still looking awesome but you have lost weight. And I see your honey hasn’t. Get that Lazy Boy (recliner) and tell him to drop a few–lol. Only fair-hehe. We love you here in Orlando. It’s your life Harvey. Live, love and laugh–if we all did that we’d have a better world.

  63. Post script: I found out my daughter was gay when she was 15. I didn’t stop loving her. And school harassment ended quickly when they saw my face. If me and her dad didn’t genetically steer her in that direction, then it must have been a higher power. And her girlfriend is wonderful. So the way I look at it, I have 2 daughter’s now and one son. Couldn’t be more proud.

  64. i just learned this. they mentioned it on tmz today…guess my gaydar was off…

  65. I am dissapointed to know he is gay, even though he is 34 years older than me I think he is very sexy and I love watching his manorisms on TMZ! I’m the wrong gender though! D***!

  66. May 11th, 2011 at 9:49 pm
    Straight Richard says:

    Just figured him to be another typical neurotic New Yorker, that’s almost synonymous with homosexuality. While entertaining, he sometimes exhibits a peculiar creepiness that I’ve come to associate as a particularly Jewish male trait. I must admit, my personality is similar to Harvey’s, to the extent that some people think I’m either from New York, Jewish, or gay.

  67. Wow! Watching TMZ and hearing someone mention something about Harvey being gay surprised me. I think he’s adorable, smart, compassionate, funny – just a real mensch.

    My family loves TMZ. I started watching it after catching clips on The Soup and it quickly replaced ET and the other shows mostly on the strength of Harvey’s personality. My husband and son think it’s funny too. I think Harvey’s smart in knowing that the secret to his show’s success is not the (mostly) vapid celebs he covers, but rather , the dynamic of his “news family” – a quirky modern day Mary Tyler Moore reality newsroom. I’ve said that I would love to work there he looks like he’s having too much fun to justify making money too. It’s not fair!

    When they showed him standing on a box to make himself taller for the show, I thought, even though I’m tall, if I were single, I’d date him. Now that I know he’s gay, I think , aw, too bad for us women – but other than that, it’s irrelevant, he’s still all the things I said in the first paragraph.

  68. Damn, there goes my dreams of me and Harvey living happily ever after together…..On to Ellen!

  69. Love Harvey and TMZ. He is the real deal and so funny!

  70. Harvey and TMZ are both cool!!!

  71. Thats awsome that u came out and just said it. I mean it ISN’T a big deal. I love ur show and u r the shit!!! I have a question though. Is that alcohol that u drink in ur cup?

  72. May 16th, 2011 at 11:44 am
    Nadia in Upland Ca. says:

    I LOVE Harvey, gay or not, he is awesome!!!!!!

  73. ALWAYS KNEW HARVEY WAS GAY. SAW HIM ON VACATION IN MAUI XMAS 2009. I’M A HUGE FAN!

  74. I had an idea he was but when it was confirmed I was like…Really!?!

    Harvey is gay in mind not physically or sexually. I don’t think he’s has relations with men on an intimate level.

  75. This show is so suitable to what most gay guys fit in with. Their really like women in that they love to gossip and talk about people, just love to chit chat. I remember back during the Disco era of the late 70′s. The two gay brothers in school that dressed really well and new all the hot steps…that’s who all the hot chicks on campus hung out with. All of these girls were straight too! Shoot I never thought the guy was gay coming from a straight guy. He acts like regular dude. I mean..I drive a bus for a living and see and observe a lot of people all day long…the ones that really get to me are the flamers…you know the ones that tweak their eyebrows and wear tight stuff and their manerisms are more like women. You know they bat their eyes or bring their chin down when they stare at you. Walk with a strut. I imagine gay guys like men for being men…no? So I don’t know why flamers think their turning anyone on. Still think he’s a cool gay dude like Paul Shaffer on David Letterman.

  76. Huh. I can’t say I saw that coming. My gaydar is just really aweful, I guess.

    Glad to hear he is good with who he is. Though, like a lot of other people, I was suprised he cared about others thought about him. He seemed like the kind of person who couldn’t care less. I have a new respect for him now and will be watching the show with a little more enjoyment (actually, this explains a lot).

    And yes, as I bisexual, I agree he is attractive (blame the arms)….and awesome….and funny…pretty much what all of you have already said.

    On an unrelated note….HE’S 60?!?! Hope I look that good when I’m his age!

  77. This country is too obsessed with peoples sex lives. If we were to focus on taking care of ourselves and each other, the world would be a better place. Personally, I have known about Mr. Harvey’s sexuality for a long time but don’t care. As the late, great Ann Landers used to say, Love and Let Love.

  78. wow YOU ARE SUCH A goodlooking man wish I was your lover !!!!! lucky guy , if you ever break up and wanna go to the other side look me up please I just love love you!

  79. I’m so blue!!! I think Harvey is really really hot! I agree with Paula, if you ever change your mine, Harvey, it appears that there are a lot of women out here just waiting to show you the way back!! I think you are just hot hot hot and funny as hell! Come back, Harvey! Come back! I’ll even pour the milk in your coffee, baby!

  80. *mind* I was all shook up, what can I say?

  81. ok, this is the last post, at least for today; I’m just lovin’ those suntanned cheeks, Harvey!! ;-)

  82. im glad he had the courage to come out.. i agree with harvey, some people should stop making a big deal out of being gay!? its not like gay people are so different from others.. geez! its not like their aliens

  83. June 9th, 2011 at 9:40 am
    big supporter says:

    Harvey, I don’t care if you’re gay straight bi or whatever, its immaterial to me-I think your show is great, I hate to miss it-but I have to say, I believe the funniest thing you ever said was last night, when you said you needed to turn back or something, you needed some tuna!!!! I thought that I would die laughing. Evidently your staff felt that it was a great thing too! Loved it!

  84. Oh, well, as if I had a chance with him anyway, but now, I can’t even
    ‘dream’. You are the ‘type’ of man I have been wishing for. Sex isn’t
    everything; I still find you engaging, childlike in many ways (as opposed to childish) and honest, even humble and feel you a friend the
    same way many felt about Oprah. Stay YOU….you’re delightful.
    A bit of a balloon burst, but oh, well. By the way, not a homopobe at
    all, just had some ‘romantic’ feelings for you. I look forward to your
    youthful air (and looks) and wish you the happiness we all deserve.

    By the way, your birthday is the day after Dr. Phil’s(?) Noooo!

  85. Well, shit! Wouldn’t ya know! I used to hate your show TMZ, but then I thought “how cute is he!” and so I started watching. And now this. Will somebody pass me the Prozac, please? (You’re great Harvey, nevertheless).

    Sign me,
    Sighing in Surf City

  86. WHY DO YOU FROWN SO MUCH WHEN YOU TALK.
    PLEASE INVITED ME TO YOUR STUDIO FOR A SECOND.

  87. I found out today Harvey is gay. He is great on peoples court. WHY IS HE ON tmz ?

  88. June 30th, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    Dalton Clarke says:

    This is 2011.Be gay and proud.Harvey.u were born that way.Now help push for the over turn of the defence of marage act.I have two show ideas or concepts registered through the WGA registry,titled Sing/dance combo talent clash and celebrity strip club.I would like to partner with you to get those two money makers on tv a.s.a.p.Please shoot me a email for more details.Queer up .peace.

  89. ha,ha! how come one has followed you with a camera to find out who you are dating? what ? he would get fired off the show?

    good for you to come out of the closet ! it’s the new mode!

  90. @Janohoh: Only gay men use straws? You’re a moron.

  91. the other day on tmz they flashed a picture of harvey wirh the 70′s supremes he loked like a gay man in that photo i never thought about harvey being gay until i saw him with the supremes. great photo i also have one of myself with the supremes in chicago 1972. nice photo harvey

  92. I was watching tmz one day and one of the reporters or cameramen made a comment pertaining to Harvey being gay and I couldn’t believe it. He did not strike me as gay at all. Good for him, though. Also, with regards to a comment made a while back regarding Paul Shaffer from David Letterman (band leader from Canada) he is not gay and is very happily married. You just never know.

  93. July 18th, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    Dan Nascarella says:

    TMZ……Touch My Zipper…Harvey you belong on the Penis Court!!!!

  94. So I’ve watched TMZ for a year or two, and I never really thought anything of it until my mom said ‘He’s gay’. She’s really good at calling those types of things, so I wasn’t surprised when this came out, but I’m still really happy to see this article. And now when you watch TMZ a staffer will make a joke about Harvey being gay and everything’s kool and really accepting, so I love it :D

  95. Harvery you’d better turn from you sin of homosexuality before the Great Judgment day of God. We must all give account for our sins and if you are not cleansed and forgiven by Jesus Christ through his blood, you’ll burn for eternity!

    Turn from your sins and turn to God!

    Penis made for the vagina “ONLY”!

  96. August 10th, 2011 at 7:23 am
    homer l. house says:

    8/10/11you arehot man!watch your show at 4:30 pm omaha ne. love the blonbe guy wow!

  97. I am really a white jewish male pretending to be a black open gay male so my words could have more weight. See, black and gay is synonomous. Neither of them could hide behind anything to change their circumstances. Or so I want to believe. If we could only turn the whole black male population gay think of the support gay rights would have. I find every discussion on gay issues and pretend to be a black male. Black people has to lighten up some. And the Harvey thing,why cant a black person do like him. Hide their identity until it is safe to come out, when they are rich and gay marriage is legal in the greatest city in the world! Yeah, I wonder why blacks just can’t hide their identity already till they get where they want to.

  98. August 16th, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    Beth hutchinson says:

    Wow. Knock me over with a feather. My money was on Harvey doing the judge!

  99. August 30th, 2011 at 8:36 pm
    Converted One says:

    Wow…. my husband said he was gay and I said “no he’s not!!!” but Harvey made a liar out of a person who thought she had GOOD gaydar! Damn you Levin! Hehehe… But seriously, I’m sad to know that I will not see Harvey in the after-life when Christ calls us up. Yes everyone that says your preference is your choice is 100% correct, but making unwise choices can also cost you your eternity. Say what you want about my post, I promise you, when the rapture is upon us, you’ll think back to some of the bad choices people (maybe even you) have made… We stopped watchin’ TMZ after finding this out…

  100. August 30th, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    Converted One says:

    When someone says that people are “born gay” they only make themselves sound like straight IDIOTS!!!!! It is SIN that makes you THINK and ACT immorally, not a freakin’ birth defect! “Train a child in the way he should go and when he grows old he shall not depart from it…” I knew of a puppy who was raised around a bunch of cattle, never saw another dog in his puppy-days, so after a year or so, he never barked, never chased and once, was even caught eating grass… he thought he was a freakin’ COW… If parents would train boys to be BOYS and girls to be GIRLS we wouldn’t have these confused and HELL-BOUND children!!!! Poor Harvey…

  101. Why the kudos for a guy whose mission in life is to harrass and publicize other’s celebrities misfortune? The guy is a complete asshole and the kiss asses who work for him should all be bitch slapped and get real jobs. The negative karma the guy is amassing is spooky. Oh, hip hip hooray Harvey for admitting you sleep with men, so brave, so surprising, such an accomplishment, such a shmuck!

  102. It never occured to me when he was just a lumpy Jewish lawyer. Then he lost weight and became a sort of hot, buff Jewish lawyer.
    When I was watching TMZ I noticed that theywere sorty of razzing him
    as if he WERE gay, so then the light bulb went on. I should have known, since I’m gay myself.

  103. Hooray for Harvey, so what if he’s gay. I watch or dvr Tmz every night and cry laughing at the stuff he and his staff say. Justin Bieber showing off his mustache(chocolate milk?) was hilarious keep up the great work and don’t ever get rid of Deena!

  104. is shevonne sullivan your daughter she favors u alot (only child) have always liked & admired your show you & your staff produce keep that up

  105. September 21st, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    Carole Cartwright says:

    i had the pleasure of working with you, Harvey, at KNBC during the late 1980′s..remember the cout show you hosted
    where we debated current issues on front of a jury? I am glad to see you doing so well. You were always a class act!
    I am in Chicsgo now, enjoying a career in media.

  106. Not surprised at all. The black Guy with the dreds seems gay also

  107. I have to say this makes me very sad, not because I have an issue with anyone being gay. My issue stems from I have had a crush on Harvey for several years and I am a girl!!! I think he is darling and only wish him happiness.

  108. I hate to tell you this, MOST gat men don’t fit the “Sissified” stereotype that society has shoved down out throats. In fact, that’s probably the biggest reason more men don’t come out.

  109. Harvey you are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I watch TMZ because you have the most adorable laugh and your reactions are so animated and genuine. You are the sexiest thing on television. A modern (and much shorter :-) Rock Hudson! Sexy Baby!! And you are definetly rocking that 59!

  110. That’s awesome that Harvey is gay. I always thought he was sexy as hell lol !!! Makes me want to move to L.A. hehehe. Good for you, Harvey. *hugs*.

  111. Ok, I’m so far behind the times, it’s not even funny… I record the People’s Court and I’ve alwayz liked Harvey Levin, mainly cuz he is an animal lover… Anyway, I didn’t even know about TMZ cuz I don’t care about celebrities, but it caught my ear today when I heard that familiar voice.. I was stuck to the TV and couldn’t help but notice how hot he looks in a white T-shirt.. Then there was a couple of comments made that made me wonder if the Harvey man was gay, so I googled it… I just want to say that I’m happy you don’t have to live in the closet.. I would fit in just great with the TMZ crew and would love to work there… What a fun bunch of people! I’m so glad that gay/lesbian lifestyles are being accepted a lot more… Although I’m straight, married for 16 years and have two kids, I think it’s important that people get to live their lives without fear of hatred from small minded people… Go Harvey!

  112. Harvey, your life is your life, no one elses, i am so happy that you are in the right place in your that you do not have to worry about what people think. I live in a comunity where everyone is excepted for the person that they are. Not who, or what. No one should have to live a lie because of discrimation. And love that you are pro shelter animals. I volunteer at a NO KILL shelter and i’ve seen some of the worst abuse cases imaginable. So thank you on behalf for advocating for shelter adoption. You are so right they never forget.

  113. Man my gaydar is never off but I must say it was on Harvey. What a pleasant suprise! The only thing shocking was that he felt so uncomfortable with it that he felt he had to hide it. I hope you use the platform given to you to show all the young youth out there that there is nothing to be ashamed about. By doing it in your style by not letting it define you or shoving propaganda (whatever that might be) down anyones throat is the best message to give all kids. Yes you are gay and you are proud but that isn’t all you are and it doesn’t define you. You are also a lawyer, a media personality, and numerous other amazing things. Thank you for sharing a personal aspect of your life that is no one else’s business but by doing so has possibly helped numerous kids who might have felt the same fear in their own lives until you had the courage to do so yourself.

    Michelle

  114. Harvey, TMZ is too much fun. Im glad Im not famous with your crew around; they seem to be EVERYWHERE!
    I just found out you’re gay (I figured it out watching the show) and have to tell you my honest opinion; “Who cares?” (not only about your being gay but also about my opinion! Keep us laughing. :)

  115. Your all idiots you cant tell if someone is gay. This gaydar things is BS and stupid. I could not tell he was gay I thought he was divorced with children. BTW Gaydar is a stupid word
    Love your shows Harvey you look amazing for 60 !!

  116. Hi Harvey,
    Love TMZ – watch it every night. What’s up with this profile thing – who cares? Jerry and I have a condo in P-town and would love to have you visit (2br + 2 lvrm). If you bring your crew, the harbor hotel is next door! The Provincetown Movie Festival is amazing. It’s a great week and the celeb’s are amazing – It’s P’town! (good TMZ material, and a free place to stay if you let me know in advance – we have no lack for takers!). It’s definately a destination, not a pass through place.) Peace & Love, Deb C.

  117. YOU GO EARTHQUAKE!!

  118. Hi Harvey,
    I was wondering if it is true you are in a relationship with Max Hodges, that hot blond surfer dude on your show? If not, may I have him?!

  119. I think you are a doll and “don’t go changing trying to please me”…lol!

  120. I love you Harvey.. I gotta say, I have two gays brothers and I’m not ashamed of them. My husband and and I were like Nah,, he’s not Gay.. So I googled and BAM.. I love TMZ.. watching it now.. YOu Rock,…

  121. It is the gay community that has made being in or out a problem. If no one talked about their sexual preferences, it wouldn’t be an issue. So sorry that you lost Kevin. I worked for him at Jon Douglas, he was a lovely man.

  122. Fuck TMZ and Harvey! He can suck a dick… oops he already do that.. Don’t cry about having AIDS!

  123. Q

    Why do anyone (TMZ) have the right to comment on other peoples lives and call them names or exploit their problems or choices, Harvey is a little man who has no right to speak badly of others. His show is about demeaning people, and take shots at them to turn a buck.

    All Harvey’s stupid so called reporters, are out of work wanna be actors who cant cut it in entertainment so they sit back and slam people who have the life, career and wealth they wish they could achieve.

    “TMZ” A BUNCH OF SILLY ASS HATERS!!

    HARVEY AND HIS LITTLE LAP DOGS SHOULD PUT THEIR WHOLE LIFE ON BLAST AND SEE HOW DUMB THEIR BROKE ASSES WOULD LOOK TO THE WORLD.

  124. I always thought Harvey was sexy as hell. Love TMZ

  125. First off, I had no idea Harvey was gay at all…I do respect that he doesn’t have to speak and sound sooo gay, as if he attended the “How to sound gay” school. Just be yourself. I get annoyed, when certain gay men overdue it, like some English actors (ex: Kate Winslet in particular) shouting from the rooftops “I’m from England”, overusing the word “ABSOLUTELY” in every other word. We get it!!
    So this was a shock and well accepted. Good for him. Finally, whenever I’ve watched TMZ, Harvey always has the dark cup and straw, every time I tune in…Hmmmm…what is he drinking? His eyes look pinned, and he seems as though he’s drinking a cocktail versus coffee…afterall, they are gossiping which is what my friends and I do when we hang out.
    Just saying….

  126. LOVE you on People’s Court! Now have MORE reason to watch!

  127. love your show,,I’m glad yolu spoke out…can I have a date with matt!!!!!! M>G>

  128. April 3rd, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    Dachsiegrrl says:

    Good for you, Harvey! I’m happy that you feel comfortable with sharing this with your fans. Just know that we are out here and that we love and support you!

    Those of you who feel people are not born gay or straight, I am assuming that you don’t know any gay people (or that you do and they aren’t sharing this with you, which is a shame on your part). I have many gay friends, and not one of them would have chosen this for themselves. Especially knowing the garbage that they knew they would face from sad, small-minded, judgemental people such as yourselves. If you’re such a Chrisitian, you’d think you would know to “judge not, lest ye be judged.”

    The God I know created and loves everyone, and created every person exactly as he and she is meant to be. That includes gay, bi, trans, and questioning as well as straight. I think He is very disappointed in those who choose to second-guess what He has created.

  129. Oh…as a cosmopolitan, live and let live woman, I was kinda shocked to find out that Harvey was gay. I have zero judgement or prejudice, I just have to say that I always appreciated his wit and intelligence. Truth-be-told, I always thought he was really handsome!! (ya, I know)…

    Best of luck to you Harvey. I will watch TMZ and be glad for it’s success!

  130. April 8th, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    Caprice Cherrill says:

    Have gay people in life/family…had no clue about Harvey Levin.
    What most shocked at…..is that he is 59. Had pegged at 42 at most.

    Admire his career.

    Still irritated he put a picture on TMZ of a young Halle Berry then
    comparison with pic of older Barbra Streisand in a matronly bathing
    suit at bad angle to boot.

    Unfair (and catty) Harvey!

  131. Harvey is a hottie, I’ll date him anytime.

  132. Who cares if he is gay? I love to watch his show. I love his sense of humor! You go guy!! I did not know he was 59…..gee, I thought he was in his early 40′s….Looking good!

  133. I honestly NEVER knew! And I honestly don’t care one way or the other. I have always had a celeb crush on Harvey Levin – and I had the honor of meeting him last weekend in Hollywood – and getting my pic taken with him. He is adorable, and such a great guy. In this day and age, the way I see it, is you get one chance in life to make yourself happy, and Harvey has found his chance. Good for you Harvey. My husband and I are framing the picture your friend got of the 3 or us together, and it will be displayed in my living room. . I am so thrilled I got to meet one of my celeb icons. :) I hope you find exactly what you are looking for! :)

  134. gay gay gay it’s the only way.

  135. May 7th, 2012 at 11:29 pm
    juan jeremy says:

    wow yet another reason harvey levin is going to hell

  136. I knew he was gay from the get-go the way he presents himself in public. It’s amazing how I can distinguish people being straight or gay.

  137. May 17th, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    Janet Sparling says:

    Hi Harvey!
    This is Janet, your tape editor from that local station 22 years ago. I didn’t even think of what persuasion you may or may not have been. I was more concerned about when you and your producer would quit arguing about an edit. I’d just walk out into the hall until I was called back. : ) My husband and I joked that our baby would come out thinking you were her Dad by recognizing your voice, hearing it over and over in the edit room! I enjoyed working with you.

  138. Harvey is dearly loved by his staff at TMZ. You can tell how much they love working for/with him and treat him with respect. Harvey is a loveable guy who is business savey, a skilled attorney, outstanding at TMZ and is an all around good kind hearted man. What is not to like about him. We should be able to love who and how we want. I support you Harvey in all that you do. I always find you interesting and entertaining to watch. Blessings to you and yours.

  139. Well I be damned! I had no idea! hahahaha Still love ya Harvey.

  140. TMZ is the best show on television! We laugh so hard we cry. Everyone at TMZ is HILARIOUS! All of us at ModelScouts.com love TMZ and we love Harvey!! Way to go Harvey, you’re the best!!!

  141. I am so thrilled that Harvery came out. I always thought he was but I also hoped it wasn’t cause I’m the same age as Harvery & think he’s a doll… I guess BFF’s are just as fine. Love you Harvey & watch TMZ every night. If your ever come to Fl. give me a call. I live in Weston, Fl. 40 miles from Miami

  142. Good for you Harvey for coming out! I love watching TMZ it’s funny as hell! Be proud of who you are and tell the haters to go F themselves! Your one handsome man Harvey! :-)

  143. I don’t see why this would make a difference to anyone. I like TMZ, and I like Harvey has the host. He’s good at what he does and I think he’s a real professional. Hope the show lasts a long time. Best to Mr. Levin.

  144. June 15th, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    Mme. Celeste says:

    I am sorry, but the Bible states in Romans Chapter 1 that gays will not enter the pearly gates. Homosexuality is a sin. Unless they repent (as we must all do for our sins) they will burn in the lake of fire forever. I did not say it, Jesus Christ said it.

  145. June 22nd, 2012 at 9:00 am
    Mike Adams says:

    Well another show I won’t watch anymore. GAY??? yuk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  146. There goes to show that you can be gay openminded and republican

  147. Harvey I love seeing you on your show, and I’m happy to hear that your
    gay too. Keep up the good work and you know your one handsome man.
    Keep it up!
    Lucas

  148. I’m glad Harvey came our… Personally never thought he was ..hay ever decide to switch teams .I’m a hot 30 y.o. …lol… Love TMZ

  149. Not a surprise to me always thought he wuz gay in People’s Court, and started watching tmz and it wuz confirmed ..lol.. luv Harvey gay…straight ..alien wouldn’t matter either way.

  150. I’m a Harry Levin fan and so glad he is open and happy about his sexuality. I love this! My daughter is gay and I always love to hear when people are open about themselves.

  151. July 11th, 2012 at 10:57 pm
    Don Edwards says:

    Just saw TMZ for the first time and saw Harvey on People’s Court and something in me use to wonder what it would be like it Harvey Levin was gay for I use to fantasize about him coming to me for a professional spanking across my lap and just happen to turn on TMZ and seeing him causally dressed, I thought if this guy is not Gay he should be for he is a very attractive man, and most guys who are that attractive in this town who look that good usually are gay anyway.

    And for the bible bangers who believe he as well as other gays will burn in the lake of fire, thank God, for who would want to spend eternity with a bunch like them anyway. As my dad once said when my mother told him he was going straight to hell, he remarked, Thank god for I don’t want to be with a bunch of hypocrites and certainly do not like the cold so at leas there will be heat down there. I only wish my fantasy came true and Harvey did like to get spanked and contacted me for I would be thrilled. Nothing to worry about for I have a lot of celebrities who have been over this real dad’s lap and they do not complain about how I give them when they know they want.

  152. July 12th, 2012 at 1:54 pm
    A. J. Brewer says:

    I absolutly love TMZ on TV so I thought I’d check out some of the people on the show. To my surprise I find out that Harvey is gay. Didn’t have a clue. How do I feel about him now that I know this? I
    couldn’t care less. Harvey, as well as the whole gang on the show are great.
    THX for listening.
    AJ

  153. i knew it …but who cares i love this guy Harvey is Awesome i watch TMZ everyday i’m glad he’s free to be out with his partner and don’t have to hide anymore …good for u and Congrats!

  154. Hypocrite!

    He was terrified of being outed at work yet his smarmy crew would kill to out a big star.

  155. August 21st, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    tsrifey tasle says:

    Who cares what anyone is, we are all humans(sometimes I wonder)But I will say that when that woman Patricia called in from LAVEEN is the correct spelling in Arizona, your guys didn’t get the spelling correct, ” LAVEEN ” use to be a tiny, tiny, tiny little town that everyone would have loved to live in, I did so for many, many years. But now its, like everywhere, huge ! ! ! Who cares how much shoes are, what Lynsdy(can’t spell her name, thats how much I care)my goodness,do your own thing & leave others alone this world would be a much better place to live . . . . . Tsrifey aka (surfie)

  156. August 25th, 2012 at 1:12 am
    COLIN CRAIG/CANADA says:

    Hi Harvey,
    Love TMZ and every one on it, watch it every night!
    I just wen`t through all the comments people sent you, you must feel very special, I hope you do. I`m close to your age and came out very young and so i say, better late than never. I didn`t find out till a couple years ago at “Pride in Victoria” how many lives i affected by being an outspoken Gay Man. So i want to tell you that just a “SIMPLE CELEBRATY”,Like yourself,(Sorry Harvey) Coming Out, Might help stop a young person from making wrong choices in there life or choosing to end it. One day i hope you have someone walk up to you and say, you changed my life.
    Lots of Love
    Colin!

  157. Just.found out..did.not.see.it..thought he.was.just very metro sexual..great role.models.for.gay young men..see don’t.let anyone take.your.power away.kids..make.yourself be accepted..

    <3

  158. i’m so proud of him! i love harvey and he is probibly the greatest:D

  159. Harvey’s gay, yea yea, who cares. But he’s 59?!?!?! Wow! I hope I look that good at 40!!

  160. Hey there Harv ,
    I think I could be a great on the road reporter for yawl. You know travel the roads and find those interesting celebs shots. Let me know wazzup…….

  161. I,m tired of people like franny saying God made us the way we are and quoting scripture. Here’s a scripture for you 1 Cor. 6:9 talks about people who WILL NOT inherit Gods kingdom, fornicators adulterers, men kept for UNATURAL PURPOSES, AND MEN WHO LIE WITH MEN! I like his show also but you people quit trying to mask the issue. Everybody is proud that he’s gay and out of the closet. Then we wonder why the world is the way it is depraved and messed up.

  162. Wow the age is a shock, but Harvey being gay just depresses me, it is like when Michael died, a day I never want to experience ever again. Harvey was my new Michael, too bad so sad, Maybe there is hope maybe he is bi & I can change him back??????

  163. If someone doesn’t make a big deal about being gay, pretty much no one else will either. Most people really don’t care about someone’s sexual life if they keep it private.

  164. Why should they have to keep it “private” CBW? Do heterosexuals keep their sexuality private?

  165. I am still a gay or lesbian hater,I probably will stop watching TMZ

  166. Andy is a very lucky man, your such a sweet man.

  167. I am a straight man and love tmz… I’m a big guy and if any clown ever gave you a hard time for being gay, I have your back….. Good luck buddy…..

  168. You make me proud to be gay Harvey

  169. I love the fact that Harvey is out!!! I’ve got two gay “husbands” and a huge gay “posse”. I’ve love, love, love, love, love my gay men!!!! Been feeling the gay men for 33 years!!!

  170. I’m glad Harvey has lost that dark cloud that’s been hanging over him. I love him he is such a hottie. Well I can at least fantasize about him. Always a Harvey fan here!

  171. Why are all the cute ones always gay? And…I can’t BELIEVE you’re 62 years old Harvey!

  172. Been watching TMZ for a long time now. Never new Harvey was gay. You know what more power to you. Don’t worry South Florida still loves you. I hope my hubby looks half as good as you do in ten years. It’s people like you and your crew that keeps us laughing

  173. I always thought Harvey was gay. I’m glad he’s out in the open with it.Some people don’t have the nerve, including someone close to me.
    Go Harvey?

  174. I was starting to wonder from some of the comments made on the show, so I checked it out here. I am gay and thought I had good gaydar. Sorry Mark, Max is a raving heterosexual. Can’t you tell from his comments?

    Take care Harvey, big fan!!!

  175. January 23rd, 2013 at 5:20 pm
    Gary DelAbade says:

    Haha!! This is so gaaaay! I think it is good to come out, so everyone knows who you are, for the children and all. But as long as your not a teacher or something, not too big of a deal. I know someone that has a retarded child, that would be worse, I guess.

  176. I love me some harvey keep up the good work handsome.

  177. I Love Harvey & am so bummed he is gay. But happy for him. He is an awesome & caring GENTLEMAN! As a fellow animal lover, I respect him so much for fighting against animal cruelty!!!! He can do even more to raise awareness for poor,abused,& tortured innocent animals! Love you Harvey!!! Angie in Tennessee.

  178. It still amazes me, why in this day and age. 2013??? anybody would even care whether he is straight or gay.
    Love the show, love him.
    He still is in my fantasies!!!

  179. Hi From Windsor Ontario Canada
    Harvey
    I think it is truly sad that you were actually afraid for your job if anyone were to find out that you were gay. I’m so sorry that people made you feel like that. There is no place in the world for this type of ignorant thinking. I can’t imagine how you felt. I’m so sorry.
    Thank you for being you Harvey.
    Tim Luker

  180. I did not know this – and it does not make me feel any different about you. You have been a part of my life since ‘People’s Court’ (what was that, about 25-30 years ago?). You still look great, although I havent seen the side-by-side comparison, keep up the great work. TMZ has become kind of addicting to me. I hope you love your life (it is a good one). Thank you

  181. As more high profile gay people become open, the gay community enters mainstream America. It will be solidified as the old rich homophobic GOP get voted out and or die off. The extreme right fears anyone different or not within their ignorantly controllable grasp.
    The right to love and be loved does not and should not be owned by any third party other than the law of nature. Rational progressive people recognize this. Any reasonable individual would want to wish a well and happy life to another, regardless of gender.

  182. I really like you, and think both you and your show are very entertaining, and the fact that you’re gay doesn’t change anything in that respect. If I understand correctly, you feel much better about not hiding it anymore, and you feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. That is what’s important; how you feel. It must have been hard for you to keep that to yourself in the workplace for so long, and I hope you will now embrace it! Be happy!! :-)

  183. go harvey
    listening to your show today about the Guy on the Disney show made me sick to my stomach. My grandson is gay and he has his mind set on going to work on a Disney a show.. after hearing that they want you to hide who you are and lie about who you love is just bullshit. I understand Disney is about making people or should I say kids dream come true. but we are talking about grown ups.
    people who know who they are.
    people who know their sexuality .
    good foe that Guy and I hope he Sue the shit out of Disney. Harvey I am glad you came out And to hear you say it make me feel happy for you. you are now at peace with it. It took a lot of standing up to people about my grandson. he almost took his life but the lord stepped in a spared him. I knew he was gay when he was 5 years old. He is now 23.
    And my daughter his mother finally accepts him as he is. we as people should stop judging and take each other for face vale and the value of our hearts
    take care

  184. March 12th, 2013 at 11:47 am
    Jesus Rosario says:

    Harvey I am so proud of you. I had no idea and I’ve been gay all my life. you kept it pretty hidden. back when you were on people’s court I found you to be quite good looking. you even had a ute lips and all.may your life b..e wonderful and free. good luck buddy. I truly believe that there are a lot more gay people then there are heterosexuals.

  185. I love TMZ!!! I look forward to watching it every night. Keep up the good work Harvey! I agree with Leslie, doesn’t matter if you are gay.

  186. I DONT CARE WHAT HE IS OR WHAT HE DOES ITS HIS BUISSNESS
    BUT HE DOES LOOK SICK AND THINK HE SHOULD JUST DO US A FAVOR AND RETIRE

  187. March 19th, 2013 at 6:25 am
    Suzanne Blouin says:

    Been watching TMZ for a long time, luv the show. Great laughs. Just found out Harvey is gay, and, WHO CARES!! Had no clue though. Now about the girl with the brown curly hair (can’t remember her name)
    Harvey should give her the boot! She’s so condescending and thinks she’s God’s gift to the show. Big lack of respect for others on the show, especially Harvey.

  188. March 26th, 2013 at 10:37 am
    goodgirlniki says:

    WOW! Only GOD will judge those who sin. I pray that you ask for forgiveness. May you be blessed.

  189. I was wondering how Max got that job….now I know, the old casting couch.

  190. Harvey,
    Next time someone asks if you’re gay, ask them what they do in the bedroom. When they say its none of your business, tell them its none of their business either. You are a well-educated man with a delightful personality. My husband and I are big fans. You have sources like no other and that can only be due to credibility, something that has nothing to do with sexual preference.

  191. Harvey, you are the man! Detroit loves you.

  192. Harvey,you are the man! Detroit loves you.

  193. Harvey ‘s 60??? I can only hope to look like Mr. Levin when I hit. (many moons from now!) My gaydar told me long ago, but I never actually sought out an answer till today when I swear I heard Harvey say something about “before he was out, so I had to know. Doesn’t change anything at ask, I just know now. Give em hell Harvey! Do you!

  194. Congrats Harvey! I am so happy for you!!

  195. PLEASE everyone remember that Harvey is NOT a licensed practicing lawyer anymore.

  196. Is that his bf Bruce? Y isn’t he mentioned in the article?

  197. Forget it. Just noticed it’s Greg=the editor of this article.

  198. Hey Harvey: Please quit the Kris Humphries bashing. We were at the wedding and Kris grew up next to us. He is a great talented sweet kid. He told my son ( his best friend ) how much he loved her before they got married.He was in it for real and the wedding was way cool.

  199. April 23rd, 2013 at 3:11 pm
    southernbell says:

    you dont need a man. You need a woman.

  200. I had no idea you were gay until last week when you said something about “before I came out”, and that caused me to ask my husband if it were true. He didn’t know either. TMZ is his absolute favorite show and I have loved you since I first saw you on People’s Court. You are simply wonderful. While you are totally professional during the People’s Court segments, you are also funny and TMZ is just fabulous. We get to watch it twice a day, in addition to seeing you on the People’s Court. I love,love,love you and kudos to you for all you do to entertain and educate the rest of us. Your staff are wonderful too. If I were a young woman and had the ability I would come to LA and beg to be one of your reporters. Keep up the spectacular way you conduct yourself and your shows.

  201. Harvey you have worked so hard to please your viewers.Be very proud of yourself.I remember many, many, years ago when you were a news anchor and
    and you interviewed Charles Manson’s son.We all love and respect you, and for God’s sake slow down! You’re the hardest working man on television!!!! You make Ryan Seacrest look lazy!
    I’ll always be your fan Harvey, always.

  202. Harvey, I watch TMZ everyday. I been ill for the last few years and can’t work anymore. So watching your show gives me alot of pleasure and a taste of how other people with talent or being in the right place at the right time can buy them maternal things but not happiness.
    Have you thought of an TMZ bus in the beautiful spring or summer days when the wind is blowing off the shores of Lake Michigan. Showing off Oprah’s, Barack’s and Harvey’s adopted hometown of Chicago.
    Take Care
    Margaret

  203. Harvey’s not in the news business; he runs a GOSSIP rag. It’s sad that there are so many people in this country that think he has a “great” show and he’s a “great guy.”

    He’s one of those sleezy old guys who tries to look young with fake tans, a bad hair transplant, and steroids in order to pick up guys young enough to be his kids. I feel bad for the male prostitutes he pays to be with.

  204. June 5th, 2013 at 3:11 pm
    Gay Nigger says:

    You like dat Sexuael choceolate Harvey?

  205. I watch TMZ. Love the show. Don’t care about Harvey being Gay. Staight guys use straws too. My husband uses straws most of the time. Keep up the good work Harvey. Wish you were not Gay but its okay.

  206. June 13th, 2013 at 10:54 pm
    BlondThought238 says:

    Harvey about 2 months ago you were talking on TMZ Live and it hit me – you are gay. and i was right. ok, but stop showing and interviewing all the thugs you have on, like the rapper with a gun who beat the crap out of his accountant on tape. You talked to him like it was all cool but said the accountant hadn;t been seen since. Real responsible reporting. Say, where is the accountant?

  207. Harvey….keep on keeping on. I concur God made no mistakes. That is the singlehanded most important message. Equality is starting to reign. I love you for the man that you are and wish you much happiness. I feel for the life that you and so many others have had to lead. No one can understand that feeling or pain. I have read the HATERS comments to them. I want to say this. An ignorant person uses vulgarity as they don’t have the vocabulary to speak otherwise. Also, when a change occurs in society, like any change, it causes one to look at their sexuality. Can these haters actually be scared that they don’t want to admit they may be riding a fence. If so there are many resource for you. It’s ok to be scared. Don’t blast some You are so much respected. Angels have been with you and this was all about timing. I wish for the LGTB community this would of been sooner. But, in life we as the human race celebrate victories as they are achieved. Celebrate Harvey. I celebrate with you and for you and the LGTB.

  208. Who gives a fuck or should give a fuck if folks are queer!!! Fuck what other humans should think. Live your life and don’t trespass or impose on others and you may live to breath another day. I like the TMZ show because it brings down the wealthy and famous to human level for the fuck ups they do. No one is any different or special than any other person. Same goes for the president, pope, and the annoying police…

  209. “He used his ability to scan a room “in three seconds” to find out if there was anyone he knew there.”

    That is a reallyy exaggerated way of saying that he glanced around.

  210. Wow! This is a total shock to me! They mentioned something about it onTMZ last night so I had to google it
    He is so manly or so I thought. This is a big disappointment but I still love this show.

  211. Harvey are you in a committed relationship

  212. Harvey, Your show is great and you are loved by all.

  213. Dear Harvey; My gay radar too was going crazy every time I turned on TMZ. As for being 60 – hot damn man I’m 50 and look no where near as good as you do, what do you do, sleep in a vat of pickle juice ? Regards, Randall XOXOXOXO

  214. I have enjoyed you on TV for many years and could care less about your private life. I love TMZ and try and watch it all the time. I am so happy that you don’t have to hide anymore. Life is too short for that. Keep your head high.

  215. I love TMZ. Have a good life Harvey.

  216. I LOVE HARVEY I ENJOY WATCHN HIM ON PEOPLES COURT N TMZ…. I WOULD HAVE NEVA GUEST IT… U R A GREAT LAWYER… I WANNA B A SUCCESSFUL LAWYER LIKE U.

  217. Harvey, a lot of comments are of your age. Maybe you need to post a pic of you when you were 30. Seems like you have the mountain of youth on your side…always be yourself, for your are a people person and many love you gay or not.

  218. Harvey who cares. Funny quote from Honey BOO everyone is a little gay LOL. Always liked you keep up the excellent work love TMZ Live. Hold
    your head high and be HAPPY!

  219. I love you and tmz

  220. Love u still :)

  221. Never would have thought it. But what the heck.

  222. Harvey! I never would have guessed, but what prompts me to write is the fact that someone as wonderful as you would be hurt by not being allowed to fully be yourself. You are amazing at what you do, and as the parent of a gay child I encourage you to continue in your endeavours, and if it makes you happy to do so :”Fly your freak flag high and proud”

  223. good for you Harvey! I only found out today watch8ing TMZ that you were gay, it has no bearing on the respect of you or the show.
    There was a time 40 years ago when I was considered a bully and prey on people of your kind, I was an alcoholic and drug abuser this doesn’t excuse the fact but it’s the only excuse I have. I have been clean and sober for the last thirty years in a married man for twenty eight years and I have learned a lot about who I am and because of my wife, my program and people like you I learned that I am not always right and I have changed my options about life in general. keep up the good and be proud of who you are! love the show.

  224. Mr. Levin love the fact you are open about your sexuality. Not a lot of people would do what you did. I love to watch tmz so does my daughter. I also watch you on peoples court. Don’t worry about what other people think an just be yourself. You can have more fun being yourself.

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  226. I was watching tmz with a straight roommate and he says “is that dude gay”? Its funny but I never thought he was gay. But thinking back about his coworkers cracking jokes every once in a while about Harvey liking the looks of some hot celeb. Or demonstrating what OJ does in prison. Now I find him hilarious. Still TMZ makes me change stations occasionally.

  227. never knew but never thought of it either

  228. This sleazebucket pariah is an embarassment to gays everywhere. TMZ is the lowest common denominator of “entertainment” (sic) and the trashy paparazzi-obsessed culture in which we live has Harvey Levin to blame.

  229. Geesh – why are all the sexy guys gay? The only reason I would like to be a guy! Love ya Harve!

  230. Gay or Straigth you are the NUMERO UNO! God bless!

  231. December 1st, 2013 at 9:01 pm
    rodjefferson says:

    OMG…..Harvey I love you…your so smart, sexyand witty…and lastly@your age your Sooooo damn fine!! I’d love for you to be my husband anyday!!! I hope u like my comments and lastly they’re not offensive…..♥♥♥♥

  232. December 7th, 2013 at 12:39 pm
    Kimberly Shanks says:

    I just had to say I think you are so hot and love the show, but mostly like watching it because you are on it.

  233. I have been watching TMZ for years, in the last few months I started thinking Harvey is funny, smart and handsome!! I was thinking I’d love to go out with him. Today on the show I hear him say, “I’m gay too” I was like did I just hear that right! I thought he was kidding so I checked google, and its true! I’m bummed I would really have liked to be his girlfriend, not that I really had a chance even if he was straight. Doesn’t change the fact I still like him. And the show is not trash and gossip, they definitely fact check first. He called Bruce Jenner before they did the Adam’s apple story!!! I think that’s nice. Hey Harvey do you have a straight brother??

  234. Not sure if he was gay but suspected. Real good looking man and he takes excellent care of himself. Maybe he should consider being bi-sexual. Give the woman a chance.

  235. January 3rd, 2014 at 4:04 pm
    Victoria Donlon says:

    I am more upset that you are bit from Brooklyn !!!

  236. hey Harvey good for you. I had no idea but respect than you don’t let that define who you are. love all your shows on TV

  237. he was in the news business? When? TMZ is not news like at all by any stretch of the imagination

  238. Gay or not, its your choice. Im catholic but never judgmental as thy shall not judge. Im as just as can me and honestly, you are a man, manly man. Doesn’t reflect your sexuality because I don’t believe its what its about. I don’t run out and yell “I love men and Im straight!” because it is my business that I am straight. The same way you are a man and your sexuality is yours and no ones business, so I respect your intellectuality and authentic personality on the show. I think you of anything other than that, and what you want to live like is what you want to live like. We all have that right, to be judge for who we are not what we are.

  239. Harvey, Stay strong, I’m so proud of you for being you. Look what you have accomplish gay, straight, whatever, who cares. You are Harvey Levin Not Harvey the gay, straight, black, or white guy. You are Harvey Levin, “I’m a lawyer” I love that saying at the in on TMZ. Love u

  240. Ah how far we’ve gone down the crapper as a nation. Now you’re more likely to get fired from the entertainment industry if they find out you’re straight.

  241. congrat love u on the show tmz

  242. Hey Harvey i think ur a handsome n i watch TMZ just so i can c U hey if U ever want U can email me ok please do @nitrosodipsetkrazy@yahoo.com

  243. January 29th, 2014 at 3:28 pm
    reggie ,Mackay says:

    Harvey ,you have the best show in north america,sir
    don’t matter if your gay .i been watching your show for some time
    now fox five at 6:30 pm keep the good work harvey ,i”m about to tune in for the show ,good luck

  244. January 31st, 2014 at 11:11 am
    Sally McQueen says:

    Damm shasame for women, never would have figured. More power too you

  245. February 10th, 2014 at 9:29 pm
    Heather Ryan says:

    Oh Harvey, I was looking for info about you b/c I have a major crush on you. So disappointed to hear you are gay. I’m happy that your happy, but I really wanted to date you!! Oh well. I guess I’ll move on…heartbroken.

  246. Shocked ; 0

  247. My dream was to do the TMZ tours; love you, your show, and the tours.
    Dream came true last week. Got on that plane in Tennessee and booked two
    of the tours. Loved all three of your tour guides and the office staff.
    Thank you for offering exceptional tours with exceptional people!
    Mr. Levin, you are the best. Plan on doing this again in a few months.
    Jonnie Odom

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