You wouldn't expect much gay news to come out of the Republican National Convention, but you'd be wrong. And it came courtesy of Aaron Schock. When a cameraman from TMZ caught up with the hunky congressman, who is more known for his six pack than for any political ideals, what do you think he was asked? Whether Paul Ryan's wardrobe is adequately showcasing his physique. "I think Paul's in great shape," said Aaron. "I think a little bit of leaner attire would help accentuate that physique that he's worked so hard to maintain." What pushed this exchange into the theatre of the absurd is that Schock was strolling through Ybor City - specifically the GaYbor District. While he was gushing about Ryan's body, he was strolling past a bathhouse and numerous gay shops with...shall we say "colorful" window dressing. What was he doing in this part of town? You can probably answer that question after watching the video on BillyMasters.com.
If you ever question that the times they are a changin', you need only look to professional football. It's true. New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski made it clear that he'd have no problem if one of his teammates came out. The tight end said, "If that's how they are, that's how they are. I mean, we're teammates so, as long as he's being a good teammate and being respectful and everything, that's cool." Of course, this is no surprise as Gronkowski, who is in possession of one of the most delectable torsos around, previously said he would "eff" Tim Tebow just to take his virginity. I must confess that I find this visual most appealing, especially thinking back to that photo of The Gronk using his penis to whack a football piñata (which you can see on BillyMasters.com).
Here we go again - John Travolta's back in the news. This story comes from his alleged ex-boyfriend, Doug Gotterba, who was officially the pilot of the star's private jet. After being silent for so long, he's suddenly leaking little details here and there, undoubtedly trying to jack up the advance for the memoir he's working on. He says the first time they were "together" was on September 21, 1981. They flew up to Carmel together and went to a resort where they had a great dinner and even better wine. As they were walking to their room, Travolta asked, "Hey, would you like a massage?" Oh, that old trick? Doug says that John was "gentle, but very passionate".
Doug ran into John a few years after their relationship ended and allegedly asked him, "So, John, tell me - now that you're married, do you still prefer men? Or women?" John reportedly said, "Well, Doug, I still prefer men." Here's what makes me doubt this entire exchange - how often are you having a conversation where you both refer to each other by name? Rarely, I reckon.
Talk about John Travolta obviously leads directly into gossip about Tom Cruise. You probably know that "Vanity Fair" has a lengthy article about how the head honchos in the Church of Scientology "auditioned" girls to be Cruise's next wife. According to this exposé, the church was desperate to get Cruise away from Penelope Cruz, who was a Buddhist and could not be controlled. Rumor has it that one of the most promising candidates was removed from consideration once the church learned she had enjoyed a three-way (rumors abound this was either Sofia Vergara or Scarlett Johansson).
The gal who was eventually chosen was Nazanin Boniadi. She was vetted by a committee who told her they were auditioning people for a new Scientology training film. One of the questions was "What do you think of Tom Cruise?" Apparently, Nazanin didn't answer "He's crazy as a loon!" The church allegedly told her that she had been selected for a very important mission, which required her to be audited every day for a month. During the course of this process, she was told to get rid of her braces, her red highlights, and her boyfriend. They also had her sign a confidentiality agreement, stating that if she revealed anything about her mission, she would be declared an enemy of the church...and I think we all know what that means. Eventually, Tom and Nazanin started to date but Cruise didn't like that she asked too many questions and was very independent. He had the church break up with her, and she was re-assigned - to scrubbing toilets with a toothbrush and cleaning bathroom tiles. I knew Scientology was a haven for gays - only a gay church would look to "Mommie Dearest" for ideas on punishment!
Our "Ask Billy" question comes from Reed in Chicago: "Enough with that douche Ryan Lochte. You haven't once mentioned Danell Leyva - and there are supposed to be nudes of him. Let's see those. He's gotta be family."
I was waiting for the Lochte backlash, and there it is - courtesy of the Windy City. Even "The Bachelor" passed on Ryan. I guess once you've skipped Prince Harry's orgy, you're old news. As to Olympic gymnast Danell Leyva, one can't deny he's hot. But I don't get a gay vibe from him, and since the photos in question were texted to a girl he was trying to hook up with, I think that's a closed book. Regardless, we can still look, and he's a sight for sore eyes. I bet a different part of you will be sore after checking him out on BillyMasters.com.
When I'm calling for Olympians to go back to competing in the nude, it's definitely time to end yet another column. Of course, I only suggest this because I'm a purist and not after seeing Leyva's nude gymnastic shots (although I must confess I've never been so jealous of a pommel horse in my life). For more revelations, be sure to check out www.BillyMasters.com, the site that never holds anything back. If you have a question for me, just send it along to
and I promise to get back to you before Cruise looks for his next wife on "The Bachelor"! Until next time, remember, one man's filth is another man's bible.