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Which is Queen Efron?

Our Ask Billy question is from Ben in Chicago.  “I just saw a photo of Zac Efron’s brother.  WOW, he’s gorgeous too.  What do you know about him?”

Remember how hot Zac was before he became all jacked and (dare I say) too big?  That’s what his 26-year-old brother Dylan looks like.  He’s done two Ironman triathlons, and this year he ran the Boston Marathon with Zac cheering him on.  Dylan may have brawn, but he’s also got brains – he has a BS in Economics from Cal Poly.  You can get a better idea of his physical attributes on


When I’m extolling the virtues of brotherly love, it’s time to end yet another column.  Did I mention that Dylan Efron writes poetry?  A Brotherly Thing, which he wrote in sixth grade, begins thusly: “My brother is a movie star / And is only sixteen / He doesn’t have a job yet / Still, he thinks he is the queen.”  Out of the mouth of babes!  Methinks the Efron lads might want to check out – the site where all queens are welcome!  If something’s on your mind, write to, and I promise to get back to you before Batman and Robin race to give Stephen Amell that $20!  So, until next time, remember, one man’s filth is another man’s bible.

No Brady Bunch for Bass

Last week, I was ready to report that Lance Bass bought the house immortalized on The Brady Bunch.  He put in a bid for the three bedroom/three bathroom Studio City home, which was listed at $1.88 million.  Bass shared the good news via Twitter.  “Super excited to announce they accepted my offer on the #BradyBunch house last night!!!”  Maureen McCormick Tweeted back, “Congratulations!  May all your problems from here on out always be solved in a half hour!”  Lance said, “Thanks!  You will certainly be the first dinner guest!!  I’m honored you approve!”  That excitement was short-lived.  A “network” put in a competing bid which trumped Lance’s – and did so after the deadline passed.  Lance was not amused.  “We were prepared to go even higher but totally discouraged by the sellers agent, they will outperform any bid with unlimited resources.  How is this fair or legal?  How can I compete with a billion dollar corporate entity?  I truly believe I was used to drive up the price of the home knowing very well that this corporation intended on making their offer and it’s not a good feeling.”  The “network” turned out to be HGTV.  The CEO made the announcement during a conference call:  “One of our projects for HGTV will speak to those Brady Bunch fans on the call.  You may have heard that the house from the iconic series was recently on the market in California.  I’m excited to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and will restore the Brady Bunch home to its 1970s glory as only HGTV can.  More detail to come over the next few months but we’ll bring all the resources to bear to tell safe, fun stories about this beloved piece of American TV history.”

Jenner Wants to be Evil

Caitlyn Jenner is letting the world know she’s open to an acting career.  “In a Marvel movie, I want to play the baddest-ass lady you’ve ever seen in your life.  They got the wicked queen or the wicked lady.  Just do the make-up and the outfit.  And I got the deep voice.”   My head is spinning with so many issues, starting with the last point – does anyone think Caitlyn (or Bruce) has a particularly deep voice?  Second, are there many wicked queens in Marvel projects?  And lastly, given Bruce’s previous forays in the world of acting in such vehicles as Can’t Stop the Music, does anyone really feel that s/he is particularly qualified to play any role?

Is Arrow’s Offer Serious?

Hunky Stephen Amell is in hot water after being photographed wearing a T-shirt that read, “I’m not gay, but $20 is $20”.  It didn’t help that he wore the shirt at Vancouver Pride, to say nothing of the implication that sexuality can be bought.  More accurately, it sounds like Stephen Amell can be bought, and I think 20 bucks is a bargain!

Pretty Woman on Broadway

The Broadway-bound musical version of Pretty Woman will be opening on August 16th.  The show is currently in previews at the Nederlander Theatre, and we hear audiences love it.  Last week, they had a pretty important group of people come to check it out – the family of director Garry Marshall and the film’s star, Julia Roberts.  In a classy act, Julia was wearing a vintage Laverne & Shirley T-shirt under her blazer.  She also spoke highly about Garry, the work he did, and how every project really was about family.  Garry’s son Scott spoke on behalf of the family: “His dream was to make it on Broadway.  When he was a little kid, growing up in New York, his mother would take him to Broadway shows, and he and his sisters, and they didn’t have a lot of money so they sat way in the back row, and that’s where he first fell in love with live theater.  He never gave up on his dream.”  As someone who also knew and admired Garry, I am sure this show fulfills his vision…thanks in no small measure to director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.  I predict a HUGE hit!

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