Category Archives: Breaking

Well Strung’s Censored Stiff

I do hate when friends of mine are embroiled in a scandal.  But I will put on my impartial journalist cap and tell you about Chris Marchant, the hunky violinist in Well-Strung (who also strutted his stuff on The Amazing Race).  The group is typically in summer residency at Provincetown’s Art House.  Marchant, who is no stranger to showing skin in snaps, posted a photo taken in a Provincetown cemetery which features his shirtless torso leaning against an obelisk with the caption, “Can’t wait to get back to Ptown for Halloween and to help with the launch weekend of @ptownbrewingco”.  Well, people were outraged – not about the post, but about the photo.  One person said, “Someone wasn’t buried there for you to take an abs pic” – although I suppose it depends on the person.  Frankly, I wouldn’t mind Marchant’s sexy skin leaning against my erect obelisk – but that’s another story.  Initially, Chris was defensive – as one is wont to do.  Then, after the story went viral, he deleted the post saying, “While it was never my intention to offend, I understand that it was disrespectful to take such a picture against a memorial to the life of someone I never knew.  I deleted it, because the point of the post was to help a friend, and I would never want for my personal actions or words to harm the efforts of anyone else.  I apologize for any offense I caused.”  That wasn’t hard…or was it?  You can decide for yourself when you see the pic on BillyMasters.com.

Funny Gaga?

One of the people at BD’s wedding was Rosie O’Donnell.  The night before, she returned to stand-up comedy as opening act for Randy Rainbow.  It was there she announced that Lady Gaga would headline a Broadway revival of Funny Girl and that she, Rosie O’Donnell, would play her mother.  Nobody else has said a word about this project, but I suppose anything is possible.  It should be noted that while not a prerequisite, Fanny Brice is somewhere in her late teens when the show begins.  Barbra was all of 21 years old when she made the part her own.  Gaga is 32, and this production will surely take a few years to happen.  By then, she may be more likely to be cast as Mrs. Strakosh!

Cheyenne Says Me2 to Eric

Last week was the Point Honors Los Angeles 2018 Gala.  As you know, the Point Foundation is America’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit.  Oodles of gays were on hand, including Greg Louganis, Adam Shankman, and Thomas Dekker (who gets sexier as he gets older).  The evening featured a mini-concert by Leona Lewis, which was spectacular.  But the highlight was the award presentations.  First honoree was Steven Canals, creator of Pose, who acknowledged all those whose shoulders we stand on.  The next honoree was Eric McCormack, who was introduced by Cheyenne Jackson.  When Eric took to the stage, the two kissed on the lips – not the first time (obviously).  Video of the speech and the kiss can be found on BillyMasters.com.

The View on Melania

Melania Trump recently declared, “I’m the most bullied person in the world” – a statement which has some credence.  To put it into context, the day she made this statement happened to be the 20th anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard – a young gay boy who was beaten and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming.  In a twist which further connects these two stories, it was announced on this sad anniversary that his ashes will be interred at Washington’s National Cathedral.  Yes, that Washington – within sight of the place Melania occasionally hangs her pith helmet.

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown was filling in for Joy Behar on The View last week.  On Friday, reporter Tom Llamas was promoting his sit-down with Melania.  One of the topics was the accusations of infidelity against Mr. Trump.  Yvette said, “Is it possible that she’s not concerned with his mistresses because she was one of them?”  The response from the White House was swift.  A spokesperson for the First Lady said, “Check your facts before you accuse someone of being a mistress.  She’s your @FLOTUS – she deserves your respect & certainly not your lies.  Disgusting.”  Sarah Huckabee Sanders Tweeted, “Sad @TheView continues their disgusting attacks on @FLOTUS.  The left’s ‘war on women’ they disagree with is a disgrace.  @FLOTUS is strong, accomplished, and has a lot more class than the women who bully her.”  Yvette said, “I stand by every word I said.  My mom taught me that respect is earned.  And thankfully we live in a nation – at least for now – where I don’t have to bow down to dear leader or his third wife.”  She added, “My views are my own.  And I own every one.”

Ronaldo Rape

Cristiano Ronaldo is being brought to court over claims that he raped a woman in Las Vegas in 2009.  Kathryn Mayorga says she was assaulted by the hunky footballer in 2009.  They met in a Las Vegas club and then he brought her to a penthouse suite where the alleged assault occurred.  At the time, Mayorga went to the police but refused to name her assailant.  Later she revised her statement and pressed charges against Ronaldo.  Even later, she dropped the case after allegedly receiving $375K.  However, in this #MeToo climate, she’s again changed her mind.  Alas, to reopen the case also means turning over settlement documents, including a non-disclosure agreement.  By the way, it’s worth mentioning that this is not Ronaldo’s first rape allegation.  Back in 2005, a woman in a London hotel claimed she had been raped, but that case was closed by Scotland Yard over insufficient evidence.

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