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Hollywood-banner“I’ve spent time with George Clooney and he’s the most interesting man on the planet.  He can do it all.  Yep, I guess what I’m saying is I’d have sex with him.” – Channing Tatum shares this information with a reporter at a screening for his film “White House Down”.  Note that the question was not “What man would you have sex with”.  It was “Who do you think is the sexiest man in the world”.  I guess Chan just had this burning desire to say he’d have sex with Clooney.

With everything going on in the world, it may seem trite to open this week’s column announcing Dionne Warwick’s bankruptcy.  But, let’s face it – if I’m not going to make Dionne Warwick a lead story, who is?  According to papers filed in court, Warwick has roughly $1,000 in cash against a $10 million tax debt.  I hate to sound insensitive (a statement that usually precedes something terribly insensitive), but where were her Psychic Friends?

Hollywood-banner“I’ve spent time with George Clooney and he’s the most interesting man on the planet.  He can do it all.  Yep, I guess what I’m saying is I’d have sex with him.” – Channing Tatum shares this information with a reporter at a screening for his film “White House Down”.  Note that the question was not “What man would you have sex with”.  It was “Who do you think is the sexiest man in the world”.  I guess Chan just had this burning desire to say he’d have sex with Clooney.

With everything going on in the world, it may seem trite to open this week’s column announcing Dionne Warwick’s bankruptcy.  But, let’s face it – if I’m not going to make Dionne Warwick a lead story, who is?  According to papers filed in court, Warwick has roughly $1,000 in cash against a $10 million tax debt.  I hate to sound insensitive (a statement that usually precedes something terribly insensitive), but where were her Psychic Friends? You’d think someone could have warned her about this. Frankly, I don’t expect Dionne to be able to navigate her way through turbulent financial waters.  Back in the 60s, she didn’t even know the way to San Jose!

Hollywood-pic1In some news that will come as no surprise to my readers, another talk show host is out of work.  Bravo has cancelled Kathy Griffin’s quirky gabfest, although we hear she’ll still do comedy specials for the network.  Of course, this frees her up for that mysterious project she’s been developing with Anderson Cooper.

Although Joan Rivers isn’t directly involved, the writers on her hit E! show “Fashion Police” have claimed that the network owes them over $1 million!  The argument is that the producers have broken California law by not compensating them for overtime hours. If the writers were being paid a flat salary, they wouldn’t have a case. However, they appear to be paid by the hour, which means that any time beyond an eight-hour day (or 40-hour week) should result in overtime. They filed a claim with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement demanding this additional money. Stay tuned.

“Fashion Police” co-host Kelly Osbourne claims that she’d like to change her purple hair – but she isn’t allowed to. “I’m contracted to this hair color. I can’t change it for two years. I wanted to go green, but was told I wouldn’t be able to work anymore.” How foolish – Kelly can’t change her hair, but Joan Rivers can change her face? Crazy!

In gay marriage news, little Danny Pintauro is engaged. His boyfriend Wil Tabares popped the question on their one-year anniversary. While the couple was vacationing in Palm Springs, Wil showed Danny a video of him holding up a ring box. When Danny looked over at Wil, he had the same box in his hand and proposed.  The glitch is that the couple lives in Las Vegas where Danny is managing a PF Chang’s (apparently he gave up his flourishing career selling Tupperware)and Nevada is far from legalizing gay marriage. But that clever Pintauro has that covered. “Our plan is to move to California once Prop 8 is overturned.”

I’d like to acknowledge the passing of comedian Scott Kennedy. The first I heard of his death was when I drove by the Improv here in Hollywood and saw “RIP Scott Kennedy” up on their marquee. For one of the biggest comedy clubs in the country to acknowledge the passing of a gay comedian is high praise indeed, and he deserved nothing less. For years, Scott toured under the banner “Gay Comedy Jam” with Kevin Maye. On his own, he worked in clubs across the country and also performed for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. In fact, he did over 50 tours in these war-torn areas, often performing five times a day. Now there’s a real gay American hero.

Our “Ask Billy” comes from Donny in Albany: “I went to see ‘GI Joe: Retaliation’ and was disappointed.  How could a film have Channing Tatum and The Rock and still not have anyone even take a shirt off?”

You aren’t alone in your surprise. Quite a number of people have commented on Channing Tatum’s lack of skin – especially since “Magic Mike”. But Chan tends to go up and down about 20 pounds, and he wasn’t in peak shape when filming this “GI Joe” sequel (which was shot prior to “Magic Mike”). However, DJ Cotrona (who played Flint) did take off his shirt in one scene – and he was VERY hot. Mysteriously, this footage ended up on the cutting room floor just before the film opened.  Wonder why? Maybe the other leads were a little jealous. Thank heavens we can show you the evidence on BillyMasters.com.

By the way, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been gushing about his co-star. “I love Channing…The truth is, and I can say this because I’m very comfortable in my own manhood and sexuality, he is a very sexy guy. He’s a good-looking guy. He has nice eyes. Everybody talks about his eyes, right? He got lost in my eyes.” Geez, get a room.

When there’s the possibility of a three-way between Channing, The Rock, and Clooney, we’ve definitely come to the end of yet another column. With that, I’m off to Florida for South Beach Pride where Adam Lambert will be making his virgin gay pride appearance. And if Adam turns you on, feel free to chat him up – he’s recently single. Of course, you can always approach me – I’m perpetually available. Or you can check out www.BillyMasters.com, the site that never goes down.  If you feel the need to reach out and touch me in a virtual way, drop a note to Billy@BillyMasters.com“>Billy@BillyMasters.com and I promise to get back to you before I say a little prayer for Dionne. Until next time, remember, one man’s filth is another man’s bible.

 

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