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Billy Masters: Carrie Fisher's family declare Walk of Fame star wars
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"Days after Billy Masters revealed he spent time with Darren Hayes on the final stop of his tour (and talked about his butt), Darren announces his marriage is over: Coincidence?" —A fan wrote this to "Ask Billy." All I can say is "No comment".

This column is being written on Cinco de Mayo—and, OK, so I'm a little drunk. But I still want to acknowledge some sad news. First is Cheyenne Jackson and the entire cast of Call Me Kat, which I've really grown to love. Within 24 hours of the season finale, the cast found out it was actually their series finale. The show typically ends with the cast breaking the fourth wall and waving to the audience. This particular episode ended with everyone who works at the show waving goodbye—and Cheyenne unbuttoning his shirt to show off a T-shirt adorned with Leslie Jordan's photo. It was a sweet way for them to all sign off together.

Then there's the Fisher/Lourd feud. Todd Fisher filed an application for his sister Carrie Fisher to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was told that they had to wait three years before a posthumous star could be issued. A month ago, he got a call from a friend saying they'd see him at the ceremony on May the 4th. This was news to him, so he called the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They told him that the guest list was being handled by Disney. Then Disney said that he was not on the family's guest list. The family? Of his sister? The person controlling the list is Billie Lourd, Carrie's child with agent Bryan Lourd (who is gay, but that's another story). Not only was Todd not invited, but neither were Carrie's half-sisters Joely and Tricia Leigh Fisher. After failing to contact Billie (who had been incommunicado since Carrie's death), they issued a statement.

Billie then went public saying, "The truth is I did not invite them to this ceremony. They know why." Shades of Mommie Dearest—"for reasons which are well known to them."

Billie is upset that Todd wrote a book about his mother and sister a year after their death, and that Joely also talked about them in her memoir. "Though I recognize they have every right to do whatever they choose, their actions were very hurtful to me at the most difficult time in my life."

This outraged me, so I took to social media and said, "But you see, Billie, this star is not about you—it is about your mother. It is her star, and (as someone who knew her), I believe she'd want her siblings there." This drew enormous response from both sides—mostly pro-Fishers. I wrapped up by saying if I were the Fishers, I'd show up anyway. Apparently, Billie's people covered that angle, too. Todd was told that, "If I showed up, [Billie] would not." Someone needs to grow up.

Let's move on to Matthew Lawrence—of the Lawrence brothers (eldest of which is Joey, who suddenly has hair). Matthew recently made a startling revelation. At some time, his agency sent him to meet a director. Well, I'll let Matthew tell you the rest. "I went to the hotel room...of a very prominent Oscar-award-winning director who showed up in his robe, asked me to take my clothes off, and said he needed to take Polaroids of me. And then if I did X, Y, and Z, I would be the next Marvel character."

My first question is this: Were X, Y, and Z things, or men Matthew was asked to do? Matthew wraps up by saying, "I didn't do that, and my agency fired me because I left this director's room." I'd like a ballpark estimate of when this happened? Because I'm having a devil of a time trying to come up with a year when Marvel was making big films, Matthew was considered a box office star, and Polaroids were popular. Sounds like 3 different decades to moi.

Our very own Jonathan Groff has been cast in the upcoming season of Doctor Who. The popular sci-fi series is known for keeping things under wraps, so all we know is Groff will play a "mysterious guest." Showrunner Russell T. Davies said, "This is an incredible coup, and a great honour, to get such a huge star striding on to our set." He is still talking about Jonathan Groff, right?

This week's "Ask Billy" question comes from Ryan in Toronto: "Have you been watching 'Queen Charlotte'? The two guys working for the King and Queen had a hot sex scene in Episode 2. Are we going to see more of them?"

You see? I did cover the royals—just not the ones you were expecting. Ryan is asking about Brimsley and Reynolds, who work for the royal couple and are played by Sam Clemmett and Freddie Dennis. And they sure both live to serve. While I know nothing about them—or the show—I'm happy to show all on .

When we're dishing royal dirt that isn't about the Windsors, it's definitely time to end another column. So, lemme get this straight—the King's son who moved to the colonies has to sit in the third row with his uncle, but the grandchildren of the Queen—who have no relation to the King—get to be little page boys? It's a world gone mad, much like—the site that makes complete sense. If you have a question, dash it off to and I promise to get back to you before I go on strike! Until next time, remember, one man's filth is another man's bible.

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