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Barbara Walters Exits Stage Left, Debbie Reynolds Cleans Out Her Closet and Clay Aiken Inches Closer to Congress
A LEGACY OF DAYTIME CHATTER I began writing this column in August 1995. Two years later, I moved to L.A., since work necessitated me being in Hollywood more and more. My apartment had a pullout sofa and a television. On my first L.A. morning, ABC launched a new talk show, and throughout my professional journey I have started every day with the ladies of The View. In fact, if you look on either side of ...
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Matt Bomer Hits The Beach, A Barney Frank Sex Scandal And An Age-Old Question: ‘Gay Or British?’
CELEB VACAYIn an interview with Details, Matt Bomer revealed that he’s been married since 2011. He and publicist bigwig Simon Halls have been together just over five years and are raising Halls' three sons. (Wouldn’t Matt be perfect for a remake of My Three Sons?) He also said that he lost 35 pounds to play the final days of his character in The Normal Heart. But he’s back in peak form, judging from the ...
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Bryan Singer Fights Below-The-Belt Accusations, Japan Celebrates The Phallus & Stamps Showcase Gay Icons
(Bryan Singer) HOLLYWOOD’S LEADING SCANDALI’m sure by now you’ve all heard about filmmaker Bryan Singer and the accusations against him. It’s a tawdry tale of greed, corruption, lust ... and Seann William Scott. But I’m getting ahead of myself. In 1999, Michael Egan was 17. He claims he was lured into a world of alcohol, drugs and gay sex by Marc Collins-Rector. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because he was the chairman ...
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Uma Takes a Pie, Cher Gets the Shaft, Plus the Gayest Event in History Comes to L.A.
A TRAGEDY OF SEQUINS I recently spent some time with legendary designer Bob Mackie, so I just had to ask him about Cher. I had seen photos of her in a really hideous multi-colored catsuit and had to ask if he had designed it. Bob was shocked—how did I not hear about the whole Cher-Mackie breakup? Just before the opening night of the tour, Cher tweeted the following (I’m removing her ‘caps lock’ to spare ...
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Reuniting Divas, 'Cock Socks' &Trouble; in the House of Weir
SKATING AROUND THE ISSUE There’s some troublesome news coming out from Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. I like Gaga and think her heart is in the right place, but what about those around her? This foundation (run by her mom) spent over $1.5 million on legal fees, publicity and internet consultants. That’s not an enormous amount, but the donations for the same time period equaled $2.6 million. So more than half the donations went ...
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Selfie Drama, A Funny Gil and The World's Most Perfect Man
“The only way this film could be made worse would be to be eaten by a badger while watching it.” —This lead from a review in London’s The Guardian for A Winter’s Tale (released in the UK as A New York Winter’s Tale). Perhaps the best line from a review of a film ever! Prior to this, my favorite quote was when Rex Reed described the love scene in Titanic as reminding him of a ...
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Becks Isn't Bashful, Liza's Big Bet, & Aaron's Sense of Style,
“And, honey, if you don’t win the Academy Award, I’m giving you mine!”—Liza Minnelli makes an offer to Matthew McConaughey at a New York luncheon toasting Dallas Buyers Club. If the Golden Globes are any indication, Liza’s Oscar is safe. First, a public service announcement. A group of scientists have discovered that semen can cure depression. Apparently the milky liquid contains a chemical that elevates mood, induces affection and causes sleep. Strangely, the study ...
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2013 Round Up, JT Loses His Cool, Dylan Bares All
“The movie didn’t do well at the box office, so I should quit? Hold on a second. If I was somebody else, you wouldn’t have said that. I have the number one album this week, and I shouldn’t have released it? Come on, man. You sound like a dickhead.” —Justin Timberlake responds to criticism regarding the film Runner Runner and his CD, The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2. You know what they say—if you can’t ...
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Joan Gives Advice, Jonathan's New Show & The Peters Twin's Breakup
“Lemme tell you, everybody just relax.  Everybody is either a w*p,a n****r, a k*ke, a ch**k, a fairy, a m**k. Everybody's something. So why don’t we all calm down? Be thankful that we’re all living in America and stop, everybody, getting so damn uptight. And this goes for the Indians—both dot and feather.” —Joan Rivers defends Alec Baldwin’s alleged use of an anti-gay slur against a cameraman. Just before this column went out came word ...
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Sharon & Arsenio Talk the 'T,' Jack Knows Science, Alec Does It Again
“Don't you know lots of people like that?  I do. I've seen those little girlie boys from Thailand—they're quite fabulous." —Sharon Osbourne tells Arsenio Hall about her experiences with people having both male and female genitalia. I, Billy Masters, being of relatively sound mind and having body fat in the mid-teens, declare this my last will and testament. Yes, this could very well be the last column you read from me. Not because I want ...
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