SMALL, EVIL WORLD Manson, Mouse, Wood (inset)
Did they or didn't they?" asks <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1559650/20070515/marilyn_manson.jhtml
" target="_blank">MTV.com in relation to the steamy maybe-real sex scene between Marilyn Manson and 19-year-old girlfriend, actress Evan Rachel Wood. "That's the question Marilyn Manson fans have been asking themselves ..."
Actually, that was our question. (MTV eventually gets around to giving credit where it's due.) A rep for Manson, 38, said the video sex was simulated, but a source close to the production crew told Radar it was clearly the real deal.
The makeup-doused artist himself is more wishy-washy with the big M. "Let's say there were some conservative people involved with the video who got a little upset about things that were taking place, and there've been rumors back and forth, but I will not confirm or deny them," Manson says. "I did insist that Evan be paid the most that any actress has ever been paid in music video history to be in this, even though she wouldn't have asked for it. There's no one else who could've been in it, because it was inspired by her."
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