“Let me tell you this about ‘The View’: I take a paycheck every other week. That’s all I do. I could give a s*&t what comes. I do my job – I have a contract.That’s where I stand. I don’t give a f@&k.” data-mce-href=”mailto:f@&k.“>f@&k.” – Whoopi Goldberg answers questions about who could replace Joy Behar…or, for that matter, Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
I’ve hosted tons of pride festivals – from Stonewall 25 in NYC to LA Pride’s 40th anniversary and everything in between (including Pride South Florida under recently departed Richard Cimoch). So I was very excited to participate in…
“Let me tell you this about ‘The View’: I take a paycheck every other week. That’s all I do. I could give a s*&t what comes. I do my job – I have a contract.That’s where I stand. I don’t give a f@&k.” – Whoopi Goldberg answers questions about who could replace Joy Behar…or, for that matter, Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
I’ve hosted tons of pride festivals – from Stonewall 25 in NYC to LA Pride’s 40th anniversary and everything in between (including Pride South Florida under recently departed Richard Cimoch). So I was very excited to participate in Miami Beach Gay Pride for the first time. You’d never guess that this was one of the youngest gay prides in the country from how perfectly organized the parade went. Given my strong opinions, I was the perfect person to be a celebrity judge, alongside Randy Jones (from The Village People) and director Richard Jay-Alexander. The winner was Twist nightclub – they constructed a pirate ship, for goodness sake! Honorable mention went to the teens from Safe Schools South Florida and to the college kids at Florida International University. After all, the young gays of today are my ex-boyfriends of tomorrow.
People around the world were talking about Miami Beach Gay Pride because the headliner was Adam Lambert, appearing at his first gay pride festival. Adam’s time in South Beach was jam-packed – he held a press conference on Saturday, received the key to the city on Sunday, and was constantly mobbed by fans every step of the way. This may be what led to a somewhat truncated concert later that night. Nonetheless, the show and festival attracted the biggest audience ever – including quite a few diehard Lambert fans who set up chairs in front of the stage 12 hours before the show even started!
Clay Aiken’s fans are known for being very devoted. But one particular Claymate has taken it a bit far. Barbara Saylor from Seattle likes to travel wherever Clay is appearing…and a few places where he’s not. Last week, she was arrested for misdemeanor stalking and first degree trespassing after turning up at his North Carolina home. Allegedly, she snuck into his gated community, climbed a fence, and shimmied up the side of his house to peek in the window. That’s an awful lot of activity for a 57-year-old.
But when you put it into perspective, Clay got off easy. Hugh Jackman’s stalker was arrested after throwing pubic hair on him! Reportedly, Kathleen Thurston slipped into NYC’s Gotham Gym and made her way to where Jackman was working out. She then allegedly reached into her waistband to pull something out – which Jackman thought was a gun. Instead, what Thurston produced was a disposable razor covered in what is assumed to be her pubic hair (I suppose we’ll have to wait till the razor comes back from forensics). She screamed, “I love you!” as she threw the hair-encrusted razor at Jackman, which is probably a mating ritual in some cultures.
I attended the final offering of the Florida Grand Opera season – the perennial favorite, Verdi’s “La Traviata”. This production (playing through May 5th) is pleasing on so many levels – from the colorful sets and costumes, to the lush sound of the orchestra and the wonderful singing by the soloists. This company has a knack for ideal casting, down to the smallest role. The part of the Baron, for example, was sung by Adam Lau, who stood out (as he did in “La Sonnambula”) as a singer with a bright future. Although I saw María Alejandres in the title role, people tell me that the alternate of Suzanne Vinnik is equally brilliant. Bravo to FGO for a wonderful season.
Beating the odds, designer Marc Jacobs and former porn star (and rentboy) Harry Louis are still together. They just spent Marc’s 50th birthday exactly where they spent his 49th birthday – on Ipanema Beach in Rio (we’ll post the pics on BillyMasters.com). While I’m not sure of Harry’s current profession, Jacobs continues to surprise us. He just made his acting debut in “Disconnect” playing the leader of an internet porn ring that helps runaways in exchange for explicit footage: Sounds like he’s spent half a century researching this role.
Our “Ask Billy” question is from Jarrod in San Francisco: “I heard that [adult film star] Brent Corrigan has been having some health problems and was even rushed to a hospital emergency room. Is he OK? What happened?”
Sean Paul Lockhart (Brent’s real name) was rushed to the hospital thinking his appendix burst. As it turns out, he had a bacterial infection, which was exacerbated by dehydration and exhaustion. I ran into him shortly after his ER visit and he told me, “The problem is I just work too hard”. Sean was in the midst of filming “Triple Crossed”, which he also acted in and directed. He then had two days off before starting his next movie, “The Dark Place”. No wonder he’s exhausted. When I checked in to see how he was doing, he said, “You can’t wait for life and work to file neatly into place. Sometimes you just have to take what’s thrown at you, even if it’s coming at you all at once. I’m just thrilled I’m acting and directing.” You can keep tabs on him at Sean-Paul-Lockhart.com.
When Hugh Jackman’s life is more risqué than Brent Corrigan’s, it’s definitely time to end yet another column. Sean/Brent is already producing, directing, and acting in his own films. I’m sure he’s got a hand in writing them, too. If he would just sing the theme song, he could be the gay Barbra Streisand! Never mind – we’ve already got Tyler Perry. And you’ve got me at www.BillyMasters.com, the site that is a triple threat. If you’ve got a question, drop a note to Billy@BillyMasters.com“>Billy@BillyMasters.com and I promise to get back to you before Sean makes a cameo in the next “Madea” flick! So, until next time, remember, one man’s filth is another man’s bible.