“We didn’t get a nomination 4 best song! That sucks! Diane’s song is so beautiful! Maybe she would have had a better chance if someone else was singing it?!” – Cher expresses her dismay when “You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me” didn’t get an Oscar nomination. Maybe, like Cher, the Academy voters didn’t see “Burlesque“.
“We didn’t get a nomination 4 best song! That sucks! Diane’s song is so beautiful! Maybe she would have had a better chance if someone else was singing it?!” – Cher expresses her dismay when “You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me” didn’t get an Oscar nomination. Maybe, like Cher, the Academy voters didn’t see “Burlesque”.
Last week began with a chance encounter in an elevator with someone who makes my hair color look natural. Picture it – trapped in an enclosed area for several minutes with Derek Hough. He spent the ride glued to his Blackberry, and when he darted out a few floors before me, I noticed he dropped something. I could have called out to him but the doors were just about to close (OK, I was more curious to see what he left behind). It was his temporary ID card which the building issues to all people who check in. I earlier noticed him holding it between his teeth while he texted. And you know what that means – DNA! If I can get in touch with that guy who cloned Dolly, I could grow my own Derek Hough – or at the very least, a sheep with blond highlights who’ll bottom!
You wouldn’t think that a pop princess from the ’80s would be breaking news, but last week it was all about Tiffany. For those of you who don’t know, Tiff and Debbie/Deborah Gibson were promoting their SyFy flick “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid” on Bravo’s gabfest “Watch What Happens Live”. When Andy Cohen asked about her dating one of the New Kids on the Block, Tiffany tentatively talked about Jonathan Knight, who she described as quiet and shy (Gibson piped in “and the cutest”). Tiffany continued, “He became gay later. I didn’t do it – but he’s fabulous.” When Cohen asked, “Did you turn him?” (Andy, you should know better), Tiff was happy to give more details: “No. See, I had issues with that. I was thinking maybe I did. But no. Now looking back, when we were dating, he was so much fun. We used to do facials together. I’m like, he was so easy to talk to. And he was fabulous.” May I say that if you’re using the words “fabulous” and “facials” to describe your boyfriend, he’s gay.
In short order, Tiffany was informed that Jon wasn’t out. Oopsie! She immediately Tweeted, “Really didn’t know that was the wrong thing to say. Never meant to hurt Jon.” Knight responded, “I’m so devastated…..how can I not remember getting facials?” There’s that Boston humor we’re known for! He then said, “Tiff, please don’t lose any sleep over it! I know you weren’t being mean and I found it funny.” Days later, he followed it up with a blog post which said, in part: “I have never been outed by anyone but myself. I did so almost twenty years ago. I never knew that I would have to do it all over again publicly just because I reunited with NKOTB! I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the fact that I am gay!” Incidentally, the exclamation points are his, not mine.
This isn’t the first time Jon’s been outed. Last year, an ex-boyfriend of his sold a story to the tabloids. Said boyfriend was sometime Brazilian model, Kyle Wilker, who was paid the princely sum of $8,000 – which was likely twice his annual salary in the motherland. In his exposé, Kyle revealed that Jonathan decided he preferred guys after dating Tiffany – so maybe she did turn him! I’ll run photos of the boys on BillyMasters.com
Brazilians aren’t the only models cashing in. Calvin Klein’s relationship with sometime model/porn star Nick Gruber seems to still be hot and/or heavy since the legendary designer threw his boytoy a 21st birthday party. I always think it’s lovely when you can coincide celebrating your beau becoming legal with when you start collecting Social Security. The swanky soirée was attended by such guests as Anna Wintour, Donna Karan, Ingrid Sischy, Andy Cohen, Vera Wang and her friend, Miss Lysacek – apparently my invitation got lost in the mail! Said invite read: “In the spirit of the New Year and in celebration of Nick Gruber’s birthday, please join Calvin Klein for dinner and drinks at Indochine Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. It will be the hottest ticket for New York’s gay and fashion elite.” I always think that when someone refers to themselves as being part of the “elite”, they probably aren’t. And I wonder why I wasn’t invited! It might have something to do with me running all sorts of nude photos and footage of Nick (pre-reconstructive surgery) on BillyMasters.com. I’ll run pics from the party, too.
Our “Ask Billy” question comes from Yawar in Baltimore: “Who is the hot young blond hunky guy who is shirtless in the T-Mobile commercials?“
Ahhh – we got lots of e-mails about him after the previous commercial, where he gave the guy from AT&T a piggy-back ride. Many thought he was Neil Haskell from “So You Think You Can Dance”. It’s actually Andrew J. West, who you may recall from “Greek” or more recently “$#*! My Dad Says”. You may not have been able to place him because he’s usually a brunette – and if you’re shocked to hear he’s not a natural blond, please stop reading this column immediately.
When I’m considering switching my cell service, it’s definitely time to end yet another column. Let me make something clear – my little jabs at Derek Hough and Andrew West doesn’t mean I have a thing against guys who color their hair. Let he without Clorox cast the first stone. That said, I do have a problem with bad dye-jobs. Didya see the pictures of Ricky Martin’s unfortunate polka-dotted look? You can see him (and everyone else) on www.BillyMasters.com – the site that never strays too far from its roots. If you’ve got a question, drop a note to Billy@BillyMasters.com and I promise to get back to you before Tiffany admits she also went out with Jordan Knight! So, until next time, remember, one man’s filth is another man’s bible.