Hollywood Inside & Out Jan. 23, 2014
“And honey, if you don’t win the Academy Award, I’m giving you mine!” - Liza Minnelli makes an offer to Matthew McConaughey at a New York luncheon toasting “The Dallas Buyers Club”. If the Golden Globes are any indication, Liza’s Oscar is safe.
The New Year brought news from a few of our favorite fellas. One of the UK newspapers wrote quite a lengthy account of Zachary Quinto’s love life. As you may know, he’s currently dating artist/model Miles McMillan (you can check out every inch of Miles – and there’s quite a few of ‘em – at BillyMasters.com). Before that, he was linked with Jonathan Groff. But didya know that his other paramours included Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Colton Haynes? That’s what the Brits are saying, and who am I to disagree with them?
The Internet is all a-buzz about ABC newsmen David Muir and Gio Benitez. You all know who Muir is – formerly a reporter in Syracuse and Boston, who’s perhaps been enhanced by some facial reconstructive surgery, and extremely cagey about his personal life (to say nothing of a wide stance which leans to the left). Benitez is from Miami, where he made a name for himself as a reporter. He was also somewhat active in the gay community. Neither of these men are openly gay, but have been linked together after a series of coincidental appearances on ABC World News. Eagle-eyed viewers claim that Gio usually files his reports to Diane Sawyer from the field. But when Muir fills in as anchor, Benitez miraculously appears in the studio. Coincidence? Gio recently said that Muir is one of his top three “Golden Followers” on Twitter. And unlike Muir, Benitez has no problem being seen in gay bars. In fact, a very hot model named Pablo Hernandez posted a photo with Gio at WeHo hot spot Eleven. Photos of the pair to follow on BillyMasters.com.
You’d think a US Congressman could have a hot shaved body, wear a turquoise belt, package-fitting plaid pants, and a pink shirt and not cause a kerfuffle. But, no, apparently not. Despite numerous photo spreads spotlighting his fantastic physique, his penchant for body-conscious fashion, and his fascination with footwear, Aaron Schock has gone to great pains to assert his heterosexuality. Alas, he’s once again the target of gay scuttlebutt. CBS News’ Itay Hod posted quite a diatribe on Facebook. “Here’s a hypothetical: what if you know a certain GOP congressman, let’s just say from Illinois, is gay…and you know this because one of your friends, a journalist for a reputable network, told you in no uncertain terms that he caught that GOP congressman and his male roommate in the shower together. Now they could have been good friends just trying to conserve water. But there’s more.” Since I want to conserve space, you can read the “more” on BillyMasters.com.
Another Aaron is making some news – Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. Some people claim that he’s been outed by someone being termed as a “scorned boyfriend” – something I know nothing about (all of my exes are either friends or have had lobotomies). This story stemmed from a number of Tweets from Kevin Lanflisi, who was Rodgers’ “roommate” and had been on the payroll as a “personal assistant”. The two had been inseparable for quite some time and often turned up at public events “always color coordinated and without any double female dates”. In addition to numerous photos of the pair, there are even pics of Lanflisi wearing Rodgers’ Super Bowl MVP ring (which I gather is some sort of big deal). Last week, Aaron moved out, leading Kevin to a number of Tweets – such as, “All that time spent on ‘us’ is now spent on ‘me’. Which means I have more time to exercise, read, write, dream and save”, and “I wish you would learn to love people and use things…Not the other way around.” Adding insult to injury, it’s been noted that Rodgers has never once Tweeted about any women. He has limited his Twitter topics to the Green Bay Packers, Kevin Lanflisi, and sitting in the front row at a Justin Bieber concert. Days later, Rodgers said, “Yeah, I’m just gonna say I’m not gay. I really, really like women.” And Justin Bieber, don’t forget that.
Since Hollywood is in the midst of awards season, I zipped back to LA just in time for the Golden Globes. The most memorable moments of my evening were cozying up to Kevin Bacon and Rob Lowe. Now, I realized that these would be big “gets” – if this were 1985. But, I was in heaven. OK, perhaps it was ungallant to virtually knock Kyra Sedgwick over to get to Kevin, but this is survival of the fittest. I had a fabulous reunion with the always adorable Nikki Blonsky. As I was attempting to get close to the vivacious Sofia Vergara (who angrily extinguished her boyfriend’s cigarette), I was intercepted by someone who looked remarkably like Kim Jong-un. Instead, I spent time dishing with the always-lovely Kathy Hilton while trying to figure out what Mike Tyson and Dame Helen Mirren were chatting about à deux. You can check out the photos on BillyMasters.com.
Our “Ask Billy” question comes from George in New Jersey: “I know Stephen Amell [the lead on ‘Arrow’] is straight and married. But he’s also so gay friendly and gorgeous, I can’t help but love him. I recently came across the attached photo and I swear I can see his penis. What do you think? Could you investigate? PLEASE?”
I have to confess that I was skeptical – especially since the photo in question is one officially sanctioned by Amell. But it looks like the outline of a rather sizeable appendage. Being an occasional stickler for details, I had the photo analyzed by Filth2Go Forensics and I’m pleased to report that they, too, believe that this is indeed a rare sighting of the Amell Appendage. We’ll run the enhanced image on BillyMasters.com.
When Aaron Rodgers is admitting to loving women and being a Belieber, it’s definitely time to end yet another column. Obviously there’s something for everybody at www.BillyMasters.com – the site that stimulates your body and mind. If you’d like me to tackle any other part of your body, drop a note to Billy@BillyMasters.com and I promise to get back to you before Jackie Bisset finishes her acceptance speech. So, until next time, remember, one man’s filth is another man’s bible.