Hollywood Inside & Out, May24, 2012
|Written by Billy Masters on May 22 2012|
"The President's position on gay marriage is anything but precise." - Anderson Cooper used his "Keeping Them Honest" segment to give his opinion on Mr. Obama. The next day, the president stated that he supports same-sex marriage. I believe he might have wanted to add, "And while we're keeping them honest, is there anything you want to say, Andy?"
Everyone is talking about the mess John Travolta is in. In case you've been living under a rock, let me recap. He was being sued by one masseur in Beverly Hills. According to the complaint, Johnny touched the guy's genitals and then proposed a three-way with an anonymous starlet also staying in the hotel. The masseur bolted and filed a $2 million lawsuit for general damages (or, in this case, genital damages). Alas, on the day the incident allegedly occurred, Travolta was in NYC. The accuser's lawyer responded by saying: "It was a miscalculation of the date. The lawsuit will likely be amended, but this doesn't change the facts of the lawsuit." Maybe. Maybe not.
Then a second guy came forward to join the lawsuit (but he wants his own $2 million). He claims to have had a similar encounter with Travolta at a resort in Atlanta - and, as it turns out, Travolta was actually staying there on the date in question. He says that Travolta asked him to work his "glutes" and then spun around to expose his erect penis - which means Travolta is still quite agile. This plaintiff plans to use hotel surveillance footage to bolster his case. He says it will show the actor going into the spa to request the massage, and later, shows the masseur going in and out of his room quite rapidly (which isn't what Travolta wanted him going in and out of).
Just when you thought it was safe to get a massage, a third guy came forward, which begs the question - how many of you have NOT been propositioned by John Travolta? This litigant was a Royal Caribbean employee. He claims that while on a cruise, Johnny approached him saying that he had something on his neck. He then dropped his robe to reveal his naked body. How many of you have seen John Travolta in the past few years? This is not a guy who should be dropping his robe unless it's during a power outage! But that's not even the best part - the guy suing isn't even a masseur. So John Travolta is exposing himself and asking random guys on a boat for massages? Amazing.
If you could keep track of that, this next story will be a piece of cake. You all know about Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka's twins, and I told you that David also had a set of twins with his previous partner. You also know about Matt Bomer and his significant other Simon Halls and their three kids. Some of you wondered if the two couples are connected, so I did some research - which I live to do. The results surprised even moi, and I'll post what I've been able to piece together on BillyMasters.com.
Remember those rumors about designer Marc Jacobs dating Brazilian porn star Harry Louis? Well, the couple was spotted on Ipanema beach and cavorting inside a Rio nightclub. While Marc hasn't made any public declarations, Harry is constantly Tweeting things like "Watching the sunset with my gorgeous bf" and has taken down his Rentboy ad - which, as you know, is always a sign of true love. I'll run some photos on my website.
You may have heard that the "Desperate Housewives" got a joint parting gift for the crew. This is very common in the industry. What is perplexing is that the gift was signed by all of the leading ladies...except for Teri Hatcher. Was she purposely left out? Nope. Eva Longoria says it was Teri's choice: "She always does her own crew gift, and we've always invited her." This, too, is very common - particularly with a bigger star. It reminds me of a story Tom Judson tells in his cabaret show. He was in the cast of the national tour of "Cabaret" that Teri headlined - yes, there are a lot of unlikely things to digest in that one sentence. When the tour was over, Hatcher gave all the little people an engraved silver cocktail shaker. I'm sure she knew having it engraved would make it impossible to return for cash.
Our amusing "Ask Billy" question comes from the outrageous Betty Bowers: "Andy Cohen admitted to Wendy Williams that he made out with Lance Bass - which means he plowed him because if you get to the make-out stage with Lance, you're getting in. Have you heard any other details?"
My, my, my - those are a lot of assumptions about dear little Lance. First, bear in mind that Andy's tryst occurred with a pre-"Dancing With The Stars" Bass. Back then, Lance was a little out of shape and had that lazy eye. Anyway, I know two people who also made out with Lance around the same time and they would dispute your theory about his easy virtue. Both of these close personal friends are rather attractive and both state that the making out did not lead to anything further. In fact, one of them was making out with Lance in a hot tub! Now that I think of it, I have no idea why he didn't get further with Lance. But, would you really be bragging about having sex with Lance Bass?