Hollywood Inside & Out September 3 2009
|Written by Billy Masters on September 01 2009|
"Angie and I will not be getting married until George and his partner can legally do so." - Brad Pitt expresses his support for gay marriage and manages to once again, imply that George Clooney is gay. I haven't decided - is this still funny or is it getting old?
I've got a shallow, hypocritical group of fans and I love every last one of you. It was almost like clockwork - many of the same people who chastised me for daring to report about the sexcapades of Dustin Lance Black were quick to ask if I had stills or even the video of Eric Dane's similar oeuvre. But no, I will not discuss the Great Dane's tape... except to say that despite the presence of those two women (wife Rebecca Gayheart and former Miss Teen USA Kari Ann Peniche), it's enjoyable to see him walking around naked. Of course, he's not able to get completely hard, but he's a "swinger." Just 'cause we won't discuss it doesn't mean we don't have it!
A judge just ruled that being called gay ain't such a bad thing. You may recall that Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer, Howard K. Stern, is suing Rita Crosby over 19 libelous statements in her bio, “Blonde Ambition.” Several of those statements surrounded Stern and Larry Birkhead allegedly engaging in oral sex at an LA party (a party I apparently missed). US District Judge Denny Chin ruled that the defamation trial could proceed on 11 of the counts. Of the other eight, Chin stated, “I respectfully disagree that the existence of this continued prejudice leads to the conclusion that there is a widespread view of gays and lesbians as contemptible and disgraceful.” In other words, being called gay is not defamation. I could have told him that! I was struck by another of Chin's statements: “A reasonable jury could find that engaging in oral sex at a party is shameful or contemptible, and the fact that this conduct may not be illegal does not alter this conclusion.” If I were Rita, I'd try for an all-gay jury.
Sexy Jack Mackenroth from “Project Runway” made quite a few waves as a swimmer at the World Outgames in Copenhagen. The sexy stud took two gold medals, four silvers and two bronze. “I was really not expecting to win medals in all eight of my events,” says the humble hunk. Equally impressive is how good he looks in his Speedo. We also have pics of him out of it, and he's got nothing to be modest about!
It seems nary a column can go by without my mentioning Channing Tatum. Once he was a hot young model who had no trouble posing nude. Then he got into movies. Then he got into food. Then he got GQ to invest a small fortune into airbrushing abs on his physique. Now a video has surfaced showing the 18-year-old “Chan Crawford” as a stripper in an all-male revue in Florida called “Male Encounter” which, sadly, catered to the ladies. It ended up being a good career move. At one of the shows, a female casting director took a shine to him and put him in Ricky Martin…or, rather, Ricky's video “She Bangs.” And she certainly does in this video!
Our "Ask Billy" question is another shallow one from a loyal fan. Robbie in Baltimore writes: "I've been hearing about this nude photo of Jamie Foxx circulating. Every time I think I've found it, it's been deleted - or cropped at his waist. Can you find it?”
Can I find it? Honey, it's my screen saver! I have to say, I enjoy when a celeb in a sex scandal basically says, "Yeah, it's me - what's it to you?" In Foxx's case, he added that the photo was connected to some upcoming movie (not likely) and threatened legal action against any site posting the material. So, I'm NOT going to tell you to go to BillyMasters.com. No, no, no. Don't go there expecting to see any of the adult material mentioned in this column. Go there for the writing, the wit, to support moi and for other surprises.
When Ricky's hiring male strippers …again, it's definitely time to end yet another column. I'm in the final countdown - I head to the Filth2Go Beach House in Fort Lauderdale any day now for two full weeks of fun in the sun. Trust me, after the summer with my family, I need a vacation. What if you wanted to see all the gossip that's fit to print - including some of the stuff we leave out of the print version?