Date: 14th May 2001
British actor RUPERT EVERETT is shocking pals with news he plans to become a father - despite being openly gay.
The MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING (1997) star, who is a close friend of MADONNA's, has a couple of female friends with whom he's discussed the possibility of conceiving a child.
A source says, "Rupert thinks becoming a sperm donor sounds like the perfect way to start a family. " (RGS/TS/PDD)