Hollywood Inside & Out, October 4th, 2012
|Written by Billy Masters on October 02 2012|
"Ewww, Eww, To get f*cked? Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS." - Paris Hilton's response to a gay friend who was explaining how guys hook up via Grindr. Friends of Hilton's say that she was drunk at the time and that the comments are taken out of context. Regardless, for someone who hooked up with someone else's husband, and was videotaped having unprotected sex with him, she's really not one to talk.
Rupert Everett recently caused a stir with some comments about gay marriage and, in particular, gay people having children. He said that his mother likes his current boyfriend but "still wishes I had a wife and kids. She thinks children need a father and a mother and I agree with her. I can't think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads. Some people might not agree with that. Fine! That's just my opinion. I'm not speaking on behalf of the gay community." The most surprising thing about this is that Rupert has a boyfriend! And, who thought he'd be bringing suitors around to meet his mum? As to his thoughts on gay parents, obviously I agree that he's entitled to his own opinion. Certainly not all gay people would make good parents. Many straight people I know make terrible parents. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.
Recently, quite a number of professional athletes have come out in support of the gay community. Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has been so vocal about his support for LGBT rights and marriage equality that Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. wrote with great concern to the Baltimore Raven's owner: "I am requesting that you take the necessary action, as a National Football League Owner, to inhibit such expressions from your employees and that he be ordered to cease and desist such injurious actions." While taking umbrage at someone trying to silence his freedom of speech, Mr. Ayanbadejo looked on the bright side and thanked Mr. Burns for "bringing national attention to the issue."
Another person who's speaking out is Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. In fact, he's recorded three radio ads for Minnesotans for Equality. He wrote a fabulous letter to Mr. Burns, which is worth reading in its entirety online (I particularly liked when he said that allowing gay people to marry will not "magically turn you into a lustful c*ckmonster"). His postscript does bear repeating: "I've also been vocal as hell about the issue of gay marriage so you can take your 'I know of no other NFL player who has done what Mr. Ayanbadejo is doing' and shove it in your close-minded, totally lacking in empathy, pie hole and choke on it. A**hole."
Those of you thinking about holiday travel might want to consider a quick jaunt to New York. Why? Because Cheyenne Jackson will be appearing in the new play "The Performers" on Broadway. The comedy also stars Henry Winkler as an aging adult film star who befriends the hottest new star on the block (guess who?). Yes, I've told you about this play before, but they've suddenly released the promotional stills of Mr. Jackson looking like he's auditioning for a role on "Spartacus" - and I mean that in the best possible way. As far as I'm concerned, seeing Cheyenne in gladiator gear is worth the price of a Broadway ticket, as you'll see on my website.
This leads perfectly into our "Ask Billy" question. Cary in Houston asks: "Why don't you ever write about the hot guys on 'Spartacus'? Gabler was recently nude and I nearly flipped. WOW - what a body. What a d*ck!"
I have to confess that I never really got into "Spartacus" or any of those pseudo-Biblical series. You made me do some research and I have to confess that Craig Parker, who plays Gabler, is pretty damn hot. And, yes, he was nude earlier this season and sported a semi-fluffed penis that was certainly not to be missed. Just in case someone didn't get a good enough look, Craig was nice enough to take a very impressive, clear full-length nude of himself in a bathroom mirror - as so many straight men seem to be doing these days with alarming regularity. Like Craig, I'm a BIG giver, so you can find the footage and this photo on my website.