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“I had to have a six-pack on the show. My trainer said to eat nothing apart from sweet potato and very little water. The potato acts as a sponge and your body literally shrinks and gets ripped and tight.” – Matt Morrison talks about how he gets in shape for those shirtless scenes. I can’t imagine how a sweet potato with butter, brown sugar and marshmallows helps you lose weight, but I’m willing to give it a shot!

 hollywood-morrison-adams-tveit-1“I had to have a six-pack on the show. My trainer said to eat nothing apart from sweet potato and very little water. The potato acts as a sponge and your body literally shrinks and gets ripped and tight.”Matt Morrison talks about how he gets in shape for those shirtless scenes. I can’t imagine how a sweet potato with butter, brown sugar and marshmallows helps you lose weight, but I’m willing to give it a shot!

I recently journeyed back to my old stomping grounds – New York City. First stop was going with my darling David Drake to “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” – a show I had previously seen in London. Second time around, and I loved it in even more. As in London (and Australia), the role of Bernadette is embodied by Tony Shelton, and he gives one of the most touching and nuanced performances I’ve ever seen. Alternately bitchy and poignant, he knows this role inside and out. I adore Will Swenson in everything, and loved him as Mitzi/Tick. He’s dashing in that leading man way and yet plays the drag moments with unbridled abandon. Of course, my readers are most interested in Nick Adams as Adam/Felicia. I am so thrilled to report that his performance is a personal triumph. All of Nick’s talent and hard work over the years comes together in a perfect package (so to speak). He gets to show off his athletic yet graceful dancing ability. He’s clearly in touch with his feminine side while also oozing male sexuality. And – what many of you may not have known – he’s a damn good singer. There are few people as genuinely nice who have also paid their dues and deserve a break. But Nick is one of them, and he more than rises to the occasion.

I have to make a confession – I adore most of the people associated with the Broadway hit “Catch Me If You Can”. I wondered if I could go in and be unbiased. And if I didn’t like it, what would I do? Happily, I absolutely LOVED it. The score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman is boffo. Although the entire cast is fantastic, it’s really about the two leads. I was looking forward to seeing Aaron Tveit since I was a huge fan of his performance in “Next to Normal”. Here he’s playing the leading role of Frank Abagnale Jr. as a young conman who’s also quite a showman. He can sing, dance, act, and ain’t bad to look at. I perhaps missed the little twinkle that Matthew Morrison might have brought to the part (he did the original readings but is now a tad too old and more than a bit busy). As good as Aaron is, he’s overshadowed by Norbert Leo Butz, who plays FBI agent Carl Hanratty. It’s a star turn that, in some ways, reminded me of the work that the late Michael Jeter did in “Grand Hotel”. He stops the show cold night after night with “Don’t Break The Rules”, an expertly delivered display of his awkward dance abilities. This is THE show to see for an evening of great entertainment.

Speaking of entertaining, didya hear about the Gabors? Prince Frederic has announced that he and Zsa Zsa are trying to have a child! I would have sworn Freddie’s childbearing years were behind him! According to Mr. Gabor, “It was always my wife’s dream for us to have a child and even though we won’t be using any of her eggs, she would be thrilled to know I’m going through with this.” He makes it sounds like they have the option of using Zsa Zsa’s eggs. Does he have a time machine I don’t know about? How positively Jurassic! So basically he’s gonna have a baby with another woman and somehow convince poor comatosed Zsa Zsa that it’s really kinda hers? I don’t buy it. But he’s serious. The Prince said, “I am so excited! I hope Zsa Zsa is going to hang around for a while. I want her to see and hold the baby’s hand. She will be a mother again at 95!! It was her wish to have a boy.” This sounds like another plan to cut poor Francesca (Zsa’s only child) out of the will. Reports indicate that Frederick visited a Beverly Hills fertility clinic recently to deposit some sperm. Well, he’s been doing that all over West Hollywood for years! But more often than not, he’s looking for a withdrawal.

By the by, Francesca has said, “We are still trying to get over his wish to have Zsa Zsa’s body preserved and displayed. What’s next from von Anhalt? Zsa Zsa clones?” Ooh, now THAT would be something. How do I get on the waiting list for one of those?

Former gay porn star/current “Real World” cast member Dustin Zito is all worked up about the possibility of rooming with a gay guy. What he said, verbatim, is “It’s tough because a gay dude I would just be like, ‘Hey, don’t be sniffing my underwears, man. I sniff girl’s underwears.'” OK, let’s skip the new word “underwears”. What’s with all the sniffing? Straight, gay, bi — am I missing something? And is it really difficult to share a room with a gay guy after you’ve had several men’s penises in your mouth? I’m just curious. And if you’re curious to see Zito in action, check out BillyMasters.com – we have nothing to hide.

Could it be that a very familiar face and body will be turning up on “The Voice” as a contestant? So say people close to the production who tell me that the dynamic diva was allowed to compete, despite her notoriety and association with that other show. After all, she didn’t exactly get to strut her stuff – at least not during the competition. C’est magnifique!

When I’m using my foreign tongue, it’s definitely time to end yet another column. And now that we’ve passed over Easter, it’s back to Fort Lauderdale for some R&R. But if you need a bit of a boost, check out www.BillyMasters.com, the site that never sleeps. If you’ve got a question, just jot a note to Billy@BillyMasters.com and I promise to get back to you before Dustin slips on some girls’ underwears! To my fellow Albanians, “Krishti Ungjall”. To the Greeks, “Christos Anesti”. And to the rest of you, remember, one man’s filth is another man’s bible

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