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Billy Masters
by Billy Masters

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"Get ready for some pounding. Some of us could see 8 inches or more. That's too much—even for me."—Virginia Beach weatherman Blaine Stewart prepares residents for the blizzard with this Tweet. During a storm last year, he predicted that Virginia would get 10 inches—"and not Grindr inches." Might I suggest a liberal portion of lube?

I am by nature not a complainer—particularly when it comes to travel. I do so much of it, I've learned to just go with the flow. But last week, the flow was frozen and I was stuck in Boston during Grayson—which, alas, was the name of the blizzard and not some Brit I was buggering! Frankly, when I want a blizzard, I'll go to Dairy Queen. Normally, I would have taken the travel voucher AA was offering and flown back when the dust ... er, the snow settled. But, honey, I had to get to the Golden Globes. And not any Golden Globes—these were the 75th Golden Globes. It will also come as no surprise to you that I eschewed all this fake social activism and showed up in PLATINUM! Why? Obviously, because the 75th anniversary is the platinum one. And, far be it from me to cast aspersions ( or, for that matter, dispersions ) on the celebrities who claim to wear their hearts on their darkened sleeves, but since when is it unusual for people to wear black to an awards show? Solidarity, my ass!

By now you all know who won the awards. So I will move along to my random impressions. Maybe it's just me, but when the long tribute to Kirk Douglas started, I thought perhaps it was the "In Memoriam" segment. It turns out they brought the legendary actor onstage—with daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta Douglas Spartacus Jones. While I appreciate the sentiment, it was a spooky sight—and I'm talking about Catherine!

HBO's after party never disappoints. Premier party planner Billy Butchkavitz put on quite a sumptuous soirée. I walked in as Kathy and Rick Hilton were leaving. ( Paris and fiance Chris Zylka showed up shortly thereafter. ) I was catching up with Carmen Electra while Jack McBrayer, who played Kenneth on 30 Rock, was animatedly chatting with Alexander Skarsgard—at one point holding the Big Little Lies star's Golden Globe. The place was buzzing when Ricky Martin strolled in with his American Crime Story co-star Edgar Ramirez.

Across the room, Nicole Kidman appeared trapped in conversation with Buzz Aldrin. At a certain point, a desperate-appearing Kidman dragged in hubby Keith Urban. The trio posed for some photos and then Nicole deftly disappeared, leaving Urban to chat with the famed astronaut and former Dancing with the Stars competitor. This brings up an unrelated point: Does Kidman even remember that she adopted two children with Tom Cruise? She's always thanking her girls with Urban and never even mentions Connor and Isabella. Just strange.

Then, the most bizarre thing happened. As I was about to leave the HBO party, in walked Mariah Carey. It took me a moment to realize it was her, as my companion kept saying, "Mimi. It's Mimi." I had no idea what he meant. Then he said, "Butterfly," and I knew. She had beau Bryan Tanaka in tow, along with a coterie of goons to keep the songstress away from the crowd—or so I thought. After a bit, she was posing with fans and holding court on the side of the dance floor. Her visit was short-lived. As she left, I managed to catch her attention and say I was about to bring her some hot tea, to which she said, "Darling, I could have used some hot tea!" Perhaps. But I think if Mimi took even a sip of water, that skin-tight dress may have burst and taken out everyone's eyes. All in all, it was a fun night.

Apparently, romance was in the air over the holidays. My dear pals writer/producer Gary Janetti and stylist Brad Goreski were married aboard the Seabourn Sojourn by the captain—how very Love Boat of them. And Ellen Page married Emma Portner after dating for only six months. How very ... eh, forget it.

And then there were the celebrities who rang in the New Year wearing precious little. Ryan Phillippe tweeted a pic of himself in a snowstorm, wearing only a hat and shorts. Why? Who knows? Who cares—he looks great, as you'll see on our website. Hockey bad boy Sean Avery posted an Instagram shot with him naked ( full backside ) inside a tropical outdoor shower. His buddy Andy Cohen commented, "I'm on my way." Gus Kenworthy posted an outtake from his ESPN "Body Issue" pictorial, which was him trudging in the snow, naked, wearing only a pair of boots and carrying his skis and poles ( the skiing poles, silly ). You can see all on .

There are Olympians, and then there's Tom Daley. In the past, we've heard of nude photos and a video exchanged with various men during his "break" with Dustin Lance Black. There have been bits and pieces that have circulated, but now he's apparently in "anguish" over the latest leak. One unnamed friend ( note to all of my friends—should you ever be quoted, you are allowed to be named ) said, "These are SO old—from 2016!." 2016 is "SO old"? We're barely out of 2017! Perhaps more damning than the photos themselves are how he is posing. A British tabloid writes the following: "One of the pictures shows the 23-year-old Olympian diver naked with his bum sticking in the air suggestively." Oh, dear—he's assuming the "position!" Now, we all know DLB's sexual proclivities. With this new information, I can't help but wonder—do you think they simply order in?

When we're seeing Gus' pole and Tom's hole, it's definitely time to end yet another column. Oh, I know—so graphic. Why, you'd think I forced them to pose for these pics! But nobody will force you to check out each and every one of them on, the site where bottoms are tops! If you've got a question for me, send it along to and I promise to get back to you before I thaw out! Until next time, remember, one man's filth is another man's bible.

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