Didn't Sam Champion come out as gay? Here's a bizarre sighting of the ABC weatherman with a female date at the Royalton's new restaurant. "Friday January 18th, 9pm 44th and 6th Ave: Sam Champion the weatherman making out with his dining companion at Brasserie 44... AND IT WAS A WOMAN! His 'date' climbed on top of his lap (knocking over the vase on the table) and started sucking face. Drawing audible gasps from the people dining nearby." Not explained: whether they were surprised by Champion's return to the closet; or simply amazed that he would bother with such an implausible public show. (In case there were any doubt, here's a clip of Champion discussing the moisturizing value of Crisco.)