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Billy Masters
by Billy Masters
2021-03-08

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"First gay man to go to space? I certainly can relate to that dream!"—George Takei applauded the efforts of New York-based astrophotographer Jon Carmichael. He added, "Jon's story is truly inspired. To my LGBTQs and allies, can we make this young man's day with a RT barrage? Let's give it maximum warp and help send Jon on that mission!"

You know what you can count on every year after the Golden Globes? Headlines stating that it was the lowest-rated show ever! True to form, this was once again the case—with a twist. "Golden Globes Ratings Fall To All-Time Low for NBC." It may have previously had lower ratings on another network, but this is NBC's lowest. And I didn't help things. Not only did I not tune in live; I didn't even scan through the show for six days. And here's my honest review—I didn't miss much. I didn't find it terrible. Even pre-pandemic, the Globes are … well, anemic (but a great party). Still, I love any show where Jamie Lee Curtis gets to show off her Golden Globes. "They are now well-fed. They are back in the stable. They don't need to come out for another five years," said Curtis.

Remember that long, rambling speech Jodie Foster made back in 2013 when she won the Cecil B. DeMille Award? That was when she said she was going public with a secret that wasn't really a secret, but maybe she wouldn't tell the secret—because then it wouldn't be a secret any longer. Now it's eight years later, and she celebrated her award win by kissing her wife. Jodie married Alexandra Hedison in 2014—the year after she toyed with sharing her big secret. BTW, Alexandra had previously been in a relationship with Ellen DeGeneres, who is currently with Portia De Rossi, who—fun fact—legally petitioned to change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres. I don't think the Lee has anything to do with Jamie Lee, but let's say she did.

Last week, "Billy Masters LIVE" welcomed the legendary Renee Taylor for an in-depth look at her career as a writer, director and actor; her long marriage and collaboration with Joe Bologna; and her plans for the future—including the film Tango Shalom, currently winning awards at film festivals worldwide. We were joined by the film's director, her son Gabriel Bologna, along with one of her most frequent co-stars: Lainie Kazan. It was a veritable lovefest that you can still watch on our YouTube channel Billy Masters TV or on BillyMasters.com/TV.

On Thursday, March 11, our show is literally ripped from the headlines. I previously told you about former WWE wrestler Tyler Reks coming out as transgender. The now-Gabbi Tuft will speak to us about her journey and what comes next. Speaking of what comes next, people are making a small fortune during this pandemic with OnlyFans sites. We'll be sitting down with gay couple Rick & Griff Twombley-King, who have been making roughly $100K/month doing OnlyFans shows. Tune in to get some tips.

When I started writing this column more than 25 years ago, it was a brand-new world. Nobody else was syndicating exclusively to gay papers around the country. I could very well have been sidetracked if I took a job with Genre magazine. Remember Genre? Remember magazines? In 1998, I had a meeting with then-editor Andy Towle. It wasn't an ideal fit. Instead, I took an uncharted path and added the internet to my burgeoning multimedia empire. Five years later, Andy followed suit with Towleroad—which was kinda like a gay-centric Drudge Report. Most days, Andy posted a handful of links to LGBTQ stories published around the world. There are few sites I follow, but Towleroad was always a favorite. As he goes off into the sunset, we applaud his efforts. He informed so many, and leaves behind a very grateful and satisfied community.

Our "Ask Billy" question comes from Gary in Detroit: "Have you seen that video of David Boreanaz jerking off? Is it real? It sure looks like him."

I have and I agree. But can I prove it? No. The most I am willing to do is say that it sure looks like him. From the face, to the voice, to the tattoo. It bears noting that person in question has a rather large appendage. However, the same adjective could be used to describe his stomach. And yet, he still has abs—so I hate him! Love him or hate him, you can check him out for yourself at BillyMasters.com .

Many of you have written in asking if I've seen those "thirsty photos of Nolan Gould." While I wouldn't refer to them quite so crassly, I have indeed seen his "spread" in People magazine. Nolan explained, "I've been working out an hour and half every day with my friend Michael who is a personal trainer. We have a really cool socially distant set-up that has allowed me to get fit while also being safe." In my many, many relationships with "personal trainers," I always insist on being safe. Should you be so inclined, check out the pics on our website.

When Angel's more puffy than buffy, it's definitely time to end another column. The column is far more entertaining with the photos and videos we add on BillyMasters.com—the site that is bloated with content. While media fixtures are abandoning you left and right, I'm happy to pick up the slack (or whatever else I can pick up). Drop a note to Billy@BillyMasters.com, and I promise to get back to you before "Billy Masters LIVE" gets higher ratings than the Golden Globes! So, until next time, remember: One man's filth is another man's bible.


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