Hollywood Inside & Out, April 26, 2012
|Written by Billy Masters on April 26 2012|
"He called me a fag 'cause I was wearing a scarf! Then he shoved my sister and I got behind him and I choked him out - put him to sleep." - Jeremy Renner lets people know he ain't putting up with any crap when it comes to those gay rumors. I was kinda excited when he said he choked the guy - until I realized he was behind him!
I've got yet another example why I don't put much credence in those supermarket rags. The "National Enquirer" wrote that Barbra Streisand would like son Jason Gould to stop his "gay-party lifestyle, settle down and make her a grandmother." Boy, Babs is barkin' up the wrong tree on this one!! One insider is quoted as saying, "Jason has a reputation as quite the Romeo. He dates a lot of different guys and is always on the lookout for a new conquest." Jason Gould? The man for whom the word "nebbish" was invented? I know Jason. Before moving to NYC, he lived around the corner from me. He had sexual designs on my best friend who lived across the hall. I've seen this oversexed, irresistible lothario in action. His moves would need the interpretative gifts of a psychic to pick up on them. I'm not saying he isn't nice, but I really don't think he's breaking hearts left and right - unless, of course, he's walking around with a sash that says, "Jason Gould, Son of Barbra". That would be a different story entirely.
Did you hear about the dramatic week little Gavin Creel had? After signing some autographs for fans, the Broadway babe realized he had given one of them his iPad. How? He explained on Twitter: "2 that sweet man who asked 4 my autograph: remember how I used my iPad as a hard surface under your program while I signed? U still have it and I would really like it back...please don't make me sad." I'm sure the giddy guy (yes, I'm making an assumption that a guy who wants Gavin Creel's autograph is gay) was so elated after the meeting, he probably didn't realize it either. Alan Cumming jumped in with a different tone: "I'm mad as hell. Let's shame the guy who took Gavin Creel's iPad as he was giving him an autograph to return it. Twitter Power, people!" Somehow this went from Gavin mistakenly handing a guy his iPad to an armed robbery! All is now right with the world, judging from Creel's follow-up: "a) I love Alan Cumming b) I so appreciate everyone's support during my iPad debacle c) I'm going to tweet another tweet in 39 seconds.... My iPad hath been returned!!!!!! 2 the sweet man who made my day asking 4 an autograph & made my year by returning my iPad after babysitting it 4 a couple days: thank you!!!" Awww. I'm a sucker for anyone who can use the word "hath" correctly in a sentence!
Sting's annual Concert for the Rainforest Fund took place at Carnegie Hall on April 3rd and included a special performance by Elton John singing "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend". Elton previously did this number with some shirtless chorus boys at a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit in 2000. This time around, his guest artist was Channing Tatum. Chan, decked out like a chorus boy in "Chicago", used this opportunity to show off his stripper moves, which will be on display in the upcoming "Magic Mike". Elton grabbed Tatum's ass, somehow produced a jewel, and then Channing switched positions to bump and grind Miss Elton with his own jewels. Oh, those silly boys! We have a few pics of Elton and Channing in the act on BillyMasters.com.
Speaking of "Chicago", rumor has it that the multi-talented Pamela Anderson is in discussions to join the Broadway production this summer. This isn't quite the stretch you might think. After all, the current star is Christie Brinkley!
Our "Ask Billy" question comes from Thomas in Quebec: "My best friend told me he saw a photo of Zac Efron's penis online. I think he said it was from Australia. Do you have it??"
And this is how rumors get started. Here's the real story. Zac Efron was in Australia doing promotion for his flick "The Lucky One". While there, the paparazzi snapped some pics of him walking around his hotel balcony shirtless (one of the more intriguing shots was him reaching into the front of his shorts...perhaps looking for some change). Someone decided that wasn't good enough, so they doctored the photo to make it look like Zac was naked. Since we've got the original, we know that's not real. What IS real, however, is that moments later, someone's bare buttocks is seen walking by the balcony - a buttock that looks suspiciously like Zac's. Of course, there could be another explanation. He could have some hot friend over who looks a lot like him and enjoys walking around naked. You can decide for yourself when you see the pics at BillyMasters.com
Lastly, openly gay Aussie diver Matthew Mitcham just scored perfect 10s from all seven judges at a trial for the upcoming London Olympics. Congrats, mate!