Category Archives: Breaking

Daley & the Bald Bloke

Queer athletes bring us to our Ask Billy question from Stephen in Anaheim.  “Remember all that talk about a sex tape of Tom Daley being shopped around?  Whatever happened to that?”

That’s a good question.  Sure, we got quite a fascinating shot of his ass in the air waiting for…well, whomever turned up.  And there was that brief clip of him allegedly fondling his nether regions through underwear.  But then, nothing.  So I did a little digging and found quite a few still shots from a video that allegedly stars Mr. Daley and a rather hot bald bloke.  Now, I cannot say that this is definitely Tom.  For all I know, it could be one of those many Tom Daley look-a-likes with a strikingly similar body, similar hair, and similar ass which is enjoyed with great gusto by a hot bald guy.  I mean, anything’s possible.  Check it out at BillyMasters.com and decide for yourself.

More Holiday Gifts

Time for another installment of Billy’s Holiday Gift Giving Suggestions.  This week, we’re delivering the perfect 2019 calendar.  My first choice is usually the Orthodox Calendar, but they have let me down.  When that calendar started, it featured risqué photos of allegedly Orthodox priests and monks.  Now they’re admitting the photos are of models, but still “inspired by” Orthodox priests and monks.  Thanks, but no thanks.

Instead, I am happy to once again spotlight the work of the Warwick Rowers.  This group of hot athletes has been raising funds through their calendar since 2009.  Obviously the men change, but the standards remain high.  The gay and straight rowers have twice been named UK Charity Calendar of the Year by whomever votes on these things…presumably a bunch of Brits.  This year’s calendar features a special guest – two-time Olympic rower Robbie Manson from New Zealand.  And let’s just say his openly gay oar is prominently featured.  While we will share some of the more sizzling shots on BillyMasters.com, I’d suggest you grab the calendar quickly at WarwickRowers.org.  And HURRY – I was gonna promote the Ben Cohen calendar, but it’s already sold out.

Falsettos Tour Cast

I’m more than a bit intrigued by the cast of the national tour of Falsettos.  One might think that Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells would be hard to top – well, not that hard.  Then it was announced that the tour will star Max von Essen and Nick Adams, and more than my ears perked up.  First off, they’re both gay, which is always a plus.  And Max is a leading man of the first order.  He’s been the stand-by for some great people (Ricky Martin in Evita and virtually everyone in Les Misérables) and, for a while, he was in the running for the real-life role of Mrs. Neil Patrick Harris – but that’s another story.  Nick, on the other hand, is more known for his body than his body of work – although that’s mighty impressive as well.  So for him to flex his thespianistic muscles in this role is a tantalizing prospect, indeed.  Fingers crossed he’s up to the challenge.  With Eden Espinosa rounding out this luxurious cast, you have a great show that’s not to be missed when it comes to a city near you.

Faye Tackles Hepburn

I typically wouldn’t have a Fayewatch item this early in the column.  But trust me, this is no normal Fayewatch.  Then again, there is no such thing as a “normal” Fayewatch.  For the past few years, Miss Dunaway’s professional output has been limited to a curious extended commercial for Gucci and shuffling onstage at two consecutive Academy Awards – thus ensuring her spot when it’s time for the inevitable In Memoriam segment.  That was all a warm-up for her grand return to Broadway.  Ah, the Great White Way.  Faye hasn’t appeared there since 1982 – I believe she was 82 at the time.  And she’s finally found a vehicle to harness her unique talents, such as they are.  She will star in Tea at Five, a one-woman show about…brace yourself, Katharine Hepburn!  Well, when you think of people suitable to play dead grand dames, who else?  The press release indicates that the run will take place sometime next summer and will be a “strictly limited engagement” (I will refrain from the obvious joke).  Here’s something the press release doesn’t say – the first choice for the role of Miss Hepburn was the divine Charles Busch!  And I should know: I was there.  Back in 2011, Busch starred in a one-night-only performance of Matthew Lombardo’s revised play, which was a benefit for the Ali Forney Center.  Needless to say, he was magical.  Charles was courted for a full run, but Busch marches to the beat of his own drum and declined.  So, essentially Faye is replacing a fella in a frock.  How curious – usually it’s the other way around.

Thirsty For Burlington

The good thing about having lasted so long in this business we call show is that I’ve grown up with many of the people I write about.  The acclaimed Thirsty Burlington and I go back a LONG way.  Long before I started writing this column, I spent years hosting shows in my native Boston.  One of the regulars in attendance was the young Scott Townsend.  To have watched Scott transform himself into Thirsty Burlington, one of the world’s premier Cher impersonators, has been a joy for me.  But that was nothing next to the joy I felt watching the film Thirsty and seeing how this extraordinary person developed.  It was also a pleasant surprise to see my friend Jonny Beauchamp play Scott in his early years!  If you are a fan or new to the Burlington brand, this is a film I cannot recommend enough.  You can grab it on Amazon or watch it on Amazon Prime.

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When I’m still Thirsty for more Burlington, it’s time to end another column.  I forgot the worst part of the holidays – peppermint bark.  Don’t get me wrong, I love it…a bit too much.  So while I am out doing a few extra thousand steps, you can check out www.BillyMasters.com – the site that’s always a step ahead of everyone else.  But even while exercising (or eating), I can respond to your every need.  Drop a note to Billy@BillyMasters.com, and I promise to get back to you before Pope Francis starts giving out Bibles with a strip of condoms as a bookmark!  So, until next time, remember, one man’s filth is another man’s bible.

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