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“Your homosexuality, it doesn’t matter.  We are all children of God.  One way or another.” – Pope Francis allegedly called a young man in France who wrote to the Pontiff, very concerned that he’d burn in hell because he’s gay.

hollywood ban“Your homosexuality, it doesn’t matter.  We are all children of God.  One way or another.” – Pope Francis allegedly called a young man in France who wrote to the Pontiff, very concerned that he’d burn in hell because he’s gay.  Look, I’m willing to believe that the Pope is calling people who write him letters.  I’m even willing to believe Francis doesn’t care if you’re gay or straight.  But I draw the line at believing that the Pope is quoting a song by Blondie!

Lance Bass got engaged.  Katie Couric got engaged.  Zachary Quinto is dating a male model who wears skinny jeans.  You can’t avoid it – love (and being thin) is in the air.  So, this is the perfect timehollywood filmstrip to announce that I, too, am getting married.  Of course, I have no idea when and I have no idea to whom.  I’m not dating anyone special.  Sure, I’m having sex, but not with anyone I particularly like.  That said, mark my words, a wedding is in my near future.

When Lance Bass talked about his proposal to beau Michael Turchin, he discussed the dilemma he had finding a ring in New Orleans.  “It’s impossible.  They don’t make guy rings.  Someone needs to start some kind of line for gay men’s rings.”  I’m sure Lance is aware that his ex, Reichen Lehmkuhl, has a line of men’s jewelry which includes rings.  But I’m guessing it might have been awkward to buy a ring for his new partner from his old one – even if he did get a discount.

The men of 98 Degrees recently had a very successful reunion of their own.  They teamed up with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men for a summer tour called “The Package”.  And now, my buddy Jeff Timmons is hitting the road and showcasing his own package.  Since he’s previously hosted the World Famous Chippendales in Las Vegas, it makes perfect sense that his latest venture is a combination of singing and stripping.  “Men of the Strip” will tour nationwide before settling into a Las Vegas residency and, possibly, a reality show.  In describing this new venture, Timmons says, “I wanted to make it younger, hipper, with super-sexy 20-something dudes showing their personalities while dancing their a–es off.  The more youthful approach and extra production elements would take the ‘Magic Mike’ look to the next level.”  Those “production elements” will include Cirque du Soleil-like acrobatics, courtesy of Jeff’s business partner, choreographer Glenn Douglas Packard.  Jeff sent me some very hot shots of the guys from the show, which you can see on BillyMasters.com.

Timmons might be onto something, since we hear work is progressing on the plan to bring the film “Magic Mike” to Broadway.  The Tony award-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey has been hired to write the score and the guy who wrote the libretto for the musical version of “Spider Man, Turn Off the Dark” will write the book.  On the positive side, if there are any mishaps like actors falling into the audience, no one will be disappointed.

Rumor has it that Andy Cohen is planning a trip to the altar and his mate will be an NHL star.  I won’t make you guess who it is – most of you would be stumped as to what the initials NHL stand for.  Allegedly, Cohen is romantically involved with former New York Rangers forward Sean Avery (which would make him a hockey player).  The two have been photographed at various events and even on vacation.  However, not only have they never admitted to being a couple, Avery has never admitted to being gay.  Although there have been rumors about his sexuality for eons, he’s also been linked with such women as Elisha Cuthbert and Rachel Hunter – not that that means anything.  When Cohen was asked via Twitter if the rumors were true, he simply said, “Ask him”.  Avery posted the article on Instagram with the caption “Busted”.  So, what’s the truth?  Who knows.  But a source close to the couple claims that they’ve been dating for over a year and a half and are secretly engaged.

In a speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed how vital it is to fight for equality and defend the Constitution: “So I see the genius of our Constitution, and of our society, is how much more embracive we have become than we were at the beginning.”  These remarks came days after she became the first Supreme Court Justice to officiate a same-sex marriage.

Our “Ask Billy” question comes from Dan in Louisville: “Who is the hot guy in the Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing commercials?  The guy who is always shirtless?  WOW!  What else has he done?  He looks so familiar.  I doubt he’s gay, but please tell me you have some nude shots of him.”

His name is Anderson Davis and, you’re right – he’s incredibly attractive.  Although he’s done lots of work (including quite a bit of underwear modeling), this Kraft campaign really put him on the map.  He’s shown up on a number of talk shows – “The Tonight Show”, “Live with Kelly and Michael”, and even on Andy Cohen’s gabfest as a bartender (who, needless to say, was shirtless).  You also might have seen him on an episode of “CSI”, in the documentary “The Adonis Factor”, or more likely in the music video for Katy Perry’s “Thinking of You”.  You’re right – he does appear to be straight.  At least, that’s what I got from one of his Twitter posts: “I have some absolutely amazing gay friends!”  I have some absolutely amazing photos of him that I’ll post on BillyMasters.com.

When I’m promoting dressing instead of undressing, it’s definitely time to end yet another column.  Before we wrap up, I’d like to send out my own congratulations to Chaz Bono on his remarkable transformation.  About 16 months ago, he embarked on a fitness regime and vowed to lose over 60 pounds.  Thus far, he’s lost 45 and looks terrific.  Not skinny enough to date Zachary Quinto, but who is?  For more stories, photos, and naughty videos, be sure to check out www.BillyMasters.com, the site that’s never skinny on content.  If you have a question for me, send it along to Billy@BillyMasters.com and I promise to get back to you before the Pope gives his blessing to “The Gay Christian Mingle” website!  So, until next time, remember, one man’s filth is another man’s bible.

 

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