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Billy Masters
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"'So You Think You Can Dance' Winner Gets A Year In Jail"—Industry trade headline. What did the runner-up get?

There are no accidents. I believe that as much as I believe I will once again fit into my size 30 skinny jeans! Days ago, Caitlyn Jenner was seen wearing a red cap emblazoned with the phrase "Make America Great Again." For someone who has publicly decried Donald Trump, this was a questionable fashion choice. Jenner says she accidentally grabbed the hat when rushing out for a golf game. It's bad enough to be seen in the cap, but she was photographed wearing it—in a convertible! Jenner tweeted, "I apologize to all of the trans community. I made a mistake." Caitlyn is considering signing the hat and auctioning it off for charity. Just when you thought it was impossible to devalue Trump memorabilia.

Aaron Carter is making lots of announcements for someone with virtually no career. A few weeks ago, he tearfully told Entertainment Tonight he has an eating disorder and actually gets fillers in his face—and if that's what he looks like with fillers, it must be REALLY bad. He said, "I have a hiatal hernia. I have a stress condition it's an eating disorder. ... How would you feel every two seconds seeing a tweet, 'You have AIDS. Go die. Oh, look at this meth head. Oh, meth kills. Crack kills.' I'm not a methhead. I've never touched it in my life."

Then this week, there was another revelation—he's bisexual. He might have considered revealing this when he headlined LA Pride in June! He posted, "I grew up in this entertainment industry at a very young age and when I was around 13-years-old I started to find boys and girls attractive. There were years that went by that I thought about it, but it wasn't until I was 17-years-old, after a few relationships with girls, I had an experience with a male that I had an attraction to who I also worked with and grew up with." Let the guessing game begin. My money's on someone with the initials PS.

The legal proceedings against have come to a close. While charges against former employees were dropped since the raid two years ago, CEO Jeffrey Hurant's sentencing loomed. Judge Margo Brodie considered all the factors—including the scholarship fund Hurant set up for sex workers: "I am convinced you started this site for a good purpose. I struggled with sentencing of this case. It kept me up at night." She also had to take into account that Hurant already pled guilty to promoting prostitution and money laundering through his company, Easy Rent Systems. With her hands tied, the judge sentenced Hurant to six months in prison.

The line between porn and prostitution is fuzzy, to say the least. While porn great Benjamin Bradley was not a rent boy, a transition is a transition. Benji—for whom I have enormous affection—needs our help. He has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and is undergoing treatment to shrink a metastatic tumor in his neck that makes it difficult for him to ... well, to do pretty much anything. He's maxed out his credit cards and exhausted all resources that could assist him in paying for treatment. Friends set up a fund under his real name ( Benjamin Lemke ). If you are so inclined—and I hope many of you are—give what you can. There but for the grace of God...

Last week, the Will & Grace creators and stars met with the critics to discuss the show's return. While they didn't get into specifics, they basically said we have to pretend the entire last season ( and, specifically, the finale ) never happened. They said, "When the decision was made to bring the series back, we were like, well, we left them with kids, right? And if they have children, then it has to be about them being parents, 'cause presumably it would be a priority in their lives. And if it wasn't a priority in their lives, then they're still parents, they're just bad parents, right? We frankly did not want to see them being either good parents or bad parents. We wanted them to be Will and Grace." So, like Bobby Ewing in the shower, it was just a bad dream! They must be doing something right—Will & Grace has already been picked up for a second season.

Many of you have asked how long Bette Midler will stay in Hello, Dolly! We now have an answer—until Jan. 14, 2018. What will happen after she leaves the show is unknown. It could stay open with a replacement. Here's my recommendation—Dolly Parton! Will the show tour? Joy Behar let it be known on The View that producers asked if she would be interested in headlining a national tour. While they noted Joy's resemblance to Midler, they did not realize the similarity did not include singing, dancing or acting. Thus far, the only definite is that the only known footage of Bette playing Dolly can be found on .

Speaking of footage, several of you asked the same "Ask Billy" question. The first one was from George in Florida. "Loved watching part one of Angels in America with Nathan Lane. But do you have part two?"

It took a while, but we finally got our hands on both parts of Angels in America from the National Theatre in London—starring Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield and Russell Tovey. You can see them on .

When I'm eagerly awaiting Aaron Carter's next revelation, it's definitely time to end yet another column. Did I mention Carter and girlfriend Madison Parker just broke up? These things happen when you announce you're bisexual—which, as we all know, tends to be a brief stepping stone on the way to proclaiming you're gay. You'll find many more revelations on—the site that never holds anything back. Of course, keep sending your questions to me at and I promise to get back to you before Caitlyn Jenner replaces Bette Midler in "Dolly!" So, until next time, remember: One man's filth is another man's bible.

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