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Billy Masters
by Billy Masters

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"I want to normalize relationships like this. It's good for the world; it's good for me as a gay man with kids."—Ricky Martin explains how he hopes The Assassination of Gianni Versace makes gay open relationships more socially acceptable.

The Mardi Gras known as Billy Masters' birthday is slowly inching to a close after partying on two coasts. And one of the ways I did that was by seeing Bananarama on the act's first-ever North American tour. Admittedly, four dates make for a pretty paltry tour, but the capacity crowd at The Novo in Los Angeles was out of control as the girls played more hits than you even knew they had. Back in 2006, when Bananarama made a stop in LA as a duo, I sat down with Sara and Keren. We talked about them performing at LA Pride, and they asked if I thought gay men would come out to see them. Duh! The glitch was they didn't have background tracks without vocals—"but you guys could play the records and we could get up and dance," they said. I thought about that during this concert. While there was a band onstage, there were also background tracks and perfectly synced videos. So, I cannot attest to how much actual "singing" was going on. But for 90 minutes and 19 songs, the audience loved every second!

Each year, Jeffrey Sanker works hard to top himself, and each year I tell him to stretch first—that kinda activity could kill ya! This year, with his legendary White Party in Palm Springs, he has certainly outdone himself. Sanker has secured the services of Kylie Minogue! The party is April 27-30, and Kylie will be performing at the Sunday Tea Dance, and I can assure you that she will most definitely be singing LIVE! You can grab tickets to this sure-to-sell-out event at .

I dunno about you, but I am all Olympic-ed out! But for a brief moment things appeared to be looking up with the announcement that Adam Rippon would be doing commentary for NBC. Then he wasn't. Then he was ... after hearing about the job via Twitter! Then he wasn't again. Frankly, if he spun this quickly in mid-air, he could have taken the gold! Here's how it all went down. On Feb. 18, NBC's spokesperson said that Rippon would be a correspondent for the rest of the games. This was news to Adam.

On Feb. 19, he tweeted, "I am flattered that NBC wanted me to work as a correspondent for them here in PyeongChang. Doing this would require me to leave Team USA and move out of the Olympic Village. I don't want to do that so I had to declined the opportunity." And, yes, that is exactly what he wrote! He added, "I love being on Team USA and representing our country. My teammates were there for me during the events, and now I NEED to be there for them. I look forward to being with them, and I'm very excited for the rest of the competition. Go Team USA!!!"

Gus Kenworthy made history when NBC televised him kissing his boyfriend before competing in the slopestyle ski. Gus was amused by all the attention: "Didn't realize this moment was being filmed yesterday but I'm so happy that it was. My childhood self would never have dreamed of seeing a gay kiss on TV at the Olympics but for the first time ever a kid watching at home CAN! Love is love is love."

Another athletic gay made a bit of news last week. Actor Russell Tovey announced his engagement to rugby player Steve Brockman, posting, "Completely unexpected but very very happy and looking forward to having a proper party to celebrate when back in London." Then we learned that Tovey's fiance has done some "adult film work" for Randy Blue under the name Ryan Stack. According to reports, he's done three hardcore sex scenes with partners and one solo scene. But despite the paucity of footage, he performed well enough to make it to the Randy Blue Hall of Fame. You can check out his body of work on .

I can't tell you how many have written in asking for nude photos of James Maslow—probably because on Big Brother After Dark, he expressed concern that he might have made a "dick slip" on the live feed. I won't devote a full "Ask Billy" paragraph about this because nothing has come forward ... yet. But if you'd like to see what Marissa was drooling over, I'll post some hot photos on .

When people are wondering how big a brother Maslow is, it's definitely time to end yet another column. Congratulations to Marissa Jaret Winokur for winning Celebrity Big Brother. And congrats to Ross Mathews for being voted America's Favorite Houseguest—a prize he definitely deserves! This was one of those situations where I would have been happy with either winner, since I love them both. And, of course, all my famous friends check—the home of brotherly love ... but only in places where that's legal! If you have a question for me, send it along to . So, until next time, remember: One man's filth is another man's bible.

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