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Billy Masters
2017-06-21

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"Well, I hope he doesn't, because I won't perform if he does. Because I hate the motherfucker. How's that?"—Patti LuPone, when asked on the Tony Awards' red carpet why President Trump should come see the show she's in, War Paint. She was then asked why she wouldn't perform for him. You don't ask LuPone a question if you ain't ready for the answer!

With Gay Pride Month swiftly drawing to a close, some people are still irked that President Trump has not even mentioned it. But one gay man did something about it. Nikos Giannopoulos was named Rhode Island's "Teacher of the Year" and as part of that honor, he got to visit the White House and meet Donald and Melania. For the visit, Nikos accessorized with a fan—an actual fan ... you know, in case he got the vapors! When asked what the president thought, Nikos told NPR, "Oh, he loved it! I popped it open when I walked into the office because I'm a very sassy person. And Trump complimented it right away. He said, 'I love the fan!' And he told me I had great style. Then, when I was ushered in for my private photo with the president and Melania, I was told I should put it away. So I just folded it up and held it at my side. But when it came time for the photo, I just asked the president, 'Do you mind if I use the fan for the photo?' He said, 'Absolutely! Go for it.' So I popped my fan and did my pose." To recap, he asked the president, "Do you mind if I use the fan?," and the president said, "Absolutely." Geez, you'd think a teacher would have caught that! But it is a pretty fabulous photo, which we'll post on our website.

I know many of my readers love Colton Haynes. And, sure, he's cute. But I am kinda over him. Perhaps I expect too much, but I really don't enjoy someone using the coming out process for publicity. And crying about how hard he had it. Please. Not that successful, beautiful people don't have problems. It really is such a burden! Colton's latest stop on the whining tour was on Andy Cohen ( so to speak ). Haynes said, "I was literally told from the day that I moved to Los Angeles that I could not be gay because I wouldn't work. Then I was with my management team and team of people that just literally told me I couldn't be this way." They told him—perhaps at gunpoint—that he had to do it their way. Mind you, Haynes wasn't a child. By the time he got to Hollywood at 19, he had been a successful model for several years. So it's not like he didn't have a say in his own life. It's just creating more of this "victim drama." I would have much more respect for him if he said, "I was afraid to come out," or "I didn't want to jeopardize my career," or "I was fucked up." But to put the blame on others and present yourself as a spineless puppet—well, it doesn't make him very attractive in my book.

Time for a rare mid-column blind item. Could it be that someone in our community who is recently engaged is going down a familiar path? It's certainly not a path which worked out any better for him the last few times. From what I hear, this foxy fella has once again handed over the reigns to his business, career and life to yet another individual—who will inevitably screw him over, and he'll then cry about it. It's like the opposite of Pavlov's Dog—which is ironic because sexually, he's quite adept at doing it doggy style.

Steve Grand has released a new single, just in time for the summer. "Walking" is a fun, poppy song. According to Steve, "I am donating 100 percent of the net proceeds of my new song 'Walking' to Rainbow Railroad—a charity with the mission to 'help lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans individuals find a safe haven from state-sponsored violence, murder and persecution.'" Needless to say, the promotional video includes a fair number of skin shots you've come to expect from Grand, which led one gay website to take an interesting poll: Do you think Steve Grand is successful because he has real talent or because he's so sexy? I don't need to tell you the answer, do I? But, do catch Steve in what I'd call "minute 12" of his career all summer long at the Provincetown Art House; see PTownArtHouse.com .

Golden boy Matt Bomer isn't getting much love regarding his latest project. In the film Anything, he plays a transgender woman who is a sex worker. Not surprisingly, the trans community took umbrage at the role being played by a non-trans actor. GLAAD even came out against the project, saying, "Yet another painful reminder that, in the eyes of so many people, transgender women are really just men. That message is toxic and dangerous." The film's executive producer, Mark Ruffalo, says the casting was inspired after he worked with Bomer on The Normal Heart. In the film, a widower moves to LA to be near his sister and meets a neighbor ( Bomer ). According to reports, "They must confront their complicated pasts before embarking on a future together." And, I'm sure, hilarity ensues! You can see an advance clip on BillyMasters.com .

Our "Ask Billy" question comes from Steven in Los Angeles: "I've been hooked on American Gods ever since you ran that nude clip. I heard there's a sex tape of Ricky Whittle floating around. Have you seen it? Do you have it?"

I have, and I do. But it isn't exactly a sex tape. It's yet another one of those jerk-off videos of a celebrity that routinely gets leaked. In this case, Ricky was communicating with someone via Skype and decides to pleasure his monstrously large appendage. It's pretty hot, and he's in incredible shape—as you'll see on BillyMasters.com .

When we're featuring both gods and monsters, it's definitely time to end yet another column. I hope you all had a happy Father's Day. If there's one thing I enjoy, it's a hot daddy! And you can find both dads and lads on www.BillyMasters.com—the site that's fun for the whole family! If you have a question, feel free to send it along to me at Billy@BillyMasters.com and I promise to get back to you before someone casts Colton Haynes as Pinocchio! So, until next time, remember: One man's filth is another man's bible.


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