"I never liked when she did this in concerts either. I don't like when females are overly sexualized in art. It degrades and objectivy's [sic] women in a way that's not healthy."
TJ Jackson on reports of Auntie Janet's new concert. I can only imagine what Tito's spawn thought of Auntie LaToya and that snake!
There are things that naturally go together. Mashed potatoes and gravy. Burgers and fries. This week, I got an email from Fatburger touting its new Chicken and Waffle sandwicha breaded piece of chicken, drizzled with maple syrup, topped with a piece of bacon, and slapped between two lightly toasted Eggo waffles. You'd think perfection. But you'd be unsatisfied.
Then there's a nightclub in Whately, Massachusetts that has come up with a combination which sounds like a winner. Club Castawaya strip clubhas just applied for a license to become a marijuana dispensary. Oh, nonot instead of a strip club; in addition to being a strip club! If their application is approved, they will become the first topless marijuana dispensary. Am I the only one who thinks this is brilliant? On the other hand, I had high hopes for that chicken/Eggo sandwich!
Remember when Neil Patrick Harris' show Uncoupled was canceled by Netflix? We've got good newsUncoupled has been picked up by Showtime. Because, you know, what else do they have? I'm told the budget was slashed, but NPH and company are willing to do whatever it takes to keep the show afloat. Showtime had one edictmake it raunchier. Throw in more Tuc, and I'm there!
Details about the long-gestating Frasier reboot have finally been revealed. The plan was for Frasier to be in a new city with a new castmuch like when the character relocated from Boston to Seattle. Well, brace yourself: Frasier is returning to Boston!
We're told that Bebe Neuwirth will be back as Lilith. The couple's son, Freddy, has been recast with actor Jack Cutmore-Scott. And the son of Niles and Daphne, David, will be attending college in Bostonand portrayed by Anders Keith. Thus far, nobody else from the Frasier/Cheers family has signed on as a regular, but there's quite a cast of characters who could drop in (including those nice boys from Wings). The show will debut on Paramount+ this fall.
Meanwhile, Paramount+ has given the ax to Star Trek: Discovery. The series will end in early 2024. "The final season will see our beloved crew take on a new adventure and we can't wait to celebrate the series' impact on the franchise leading up to its final season early next year," says Paramount's chief programming officer. There's one slight problemfilming of season five wrapped prior to this decision being made. I'm told that the cast is being called back for several weeks of reshoots.
Chris Pinethe Captain Kirk of the movie reboothas some choice words to say about the status of the next Star Trek flick. "It feels like it's cursed!" When asked for details about Star Trek 4, Pine said, "I don't know anything. In Star Trek land, the actors are usually the last people to find out anything. I know costume designers that have read scripts before the actors." Well, you know, it takes a long time to make those Klingon heads!
One of Pine's castmates isn't waiting around. Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock, will headline a new series for NBC. Wolf is based on the book (and play), The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and will find Quinto playing neurologist Dr. Oliver Wolf. NBC hopes to find a slot for the show in the upcoming fall season.
Our "Ask Billy" question comes from Will in Rhode Island: "Is Lukas Gage gay? I keep seeing photos of him and someone who people say is his hot boyfriend. Who is he?"
I'm sure someone out there won't remember that Lukas Gage first came to prominence after a Zoom audition in 2020 when director Tristram Shapeero quipped, "These poor people live in these tiny apartments." Lukas, seizing the moment, posted the video which turned him into something of a cause célèbre (primarily because of his response: "You're not muted. I know it's a shitty apartment. Give me this job so I can get a better one.") Tongues definitely started wagging when he turned up on The White Lotus...and bent over...but that's another story.
Lukas hasn't talked about his sexualityexcept to respond to someone who criticized him for being straight and playing gay roles by saying, "U don't know my alphabet." Someone who probably knows more is hairdresser Chris Appleton. In addition to his celebrity clients (like J-Lo and Kim Kardashian), he made a splash in his native England when he won the BBC reality show Young Hairdresser of the Year. Chris is openly gay, but he also has two kids from a previous relationship. Chris and Lukas recently vacationed in Mexico and took a whole lotta pictures. And if you think Gage is hot on his own, you should see him with Chris...on BillyMasters.com .
When only Lukas' hairdresser knows for sure, we've definitely come to the end of yet another column. If you thought Gage getting rimmed was risque, wait till you see him on the Netflix series You. Let's just say this is a shower that's less than refreshingwhich you can see on www.BillyMasters.comthe site that is far from squeaky clean! If you have a question, send it to Billy@BillyMasters.com and I promise to get back to you before I find out which came firstthe chicken or the Eggo! So, until next time, remember, one man's filth is another man's bible.