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Billy Masters
2011-04-20

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"I had to have a six-pack on the show. My trainer said to eat nothing apart from sweet potato and very little water. The potato acts as a sponge and your body literally shrinks and gets ripped and tight."—Matt Morrison talks about how he gets in shape for those shirtless scenes. I can't imagine how a sweet potato with butter, brown sugar and marshmallows helps you lose weight, but I'm willing to give it a shot!

I have fully recovered from Jeffrey Sanker's White Party in Palm Springs. I gave you some details last week. I didn't mention the luminary who was supposed to be my "date" because the best-laid plans got waylaid. Or, if rumors are to be believed, he was way laid! I'm just glad someone got laid!

Prince Frederick von Anhalt has announced that he and Zsa Zsa are trying to have a child! I would have sworn Freddie's childbearing years were behind him! According to Mr. Gabor, "It was always my wife's dream for us to have a child and even though we won't be using any of her eggs, she would be thrilled to know I'm going through with this."

He makes it sounds like they have the option of using Zsa Zsa's eggs. Does he have a time machine I don't know about? How positively Jurassic! So basically he's gonna have a baby with another woman and somehow convince poor comatosed Zsa Zsa that it's really kinda hers? I don't buy it. But he's serious. The Prince said, "I am so excited! I hope Zsa Zsa is going to hang around for a while. I want her to see and hold the baby's hand. She will be a mother again at 95!! It was her wish to have a boy." This sounds like another plan to cut poor Francesca (Zsa's only child) out of the will. Reports indicate that Frederick visited a Beverly Hills fertility clinic last week to deposit some sperm. Well, he's been doing that all over West Hollywood for years! But more often than not, he's looking for a withdrawal.

For eons, a good friend of mine has been begging me to check out the Chippendales show in Las Vegas. Of course, that's because he's their publicist. I've met many of the guys at various events and they are incredibly hot. However, I always think of the Chips as a "ladies-only" show; how 20th-century of moi! Now, I'm told that these days quite a few guys attend—both straight and gay; how 21st-century of them!!! You'd think they got my attention by being named "Best Male Strip Show in Vegas." But no—I needed more, and now I've gotten it since my bon ami, Jeff Timmons, will be joining the troupe. OK, he's not exactly gonna be a Chippendale, but he'll be the special musical guest and emcee May 12-June 5 (Thursday through Sunday). Something tells me the Rio Hotel and Casino will get hotter than 98 degrees. (I couldn't resist.) If ever there was a guy with a voice as beautiful as his body and face, Jeff is it. You know what a stickler I am for details. So I got in touch with Jeff to find out some details ... i.e., how much skin he'd show: "Well, I always bear my heart and soul in my songs. So this time, MAYBE my body will go there, too." Count me in.

Speaking of guys with fantastic physiques, brace yourself for more nudity from Joe Manganiello. I know you're wondering how it would be possible to show even more skin on True Blood. However, apparently they're gonna try. At the recent NewNowNext awards (where he picked up the "Cause You're Hot" award), he was asked what to expect from his character in the upcoming season. He responded saying, "A lot naked. I'll say a lot. A lot. A lot!" He may not be able to put together a grammatically correct sentence, but he sure is pretty.

The networks are shooting pilots for next season and one show getting a lot of buzz is A Mann's World. It centers around Allan Mann, a hairstylist who owns a Beverly Hills salon (shades of Jonathan Antin, anyone?). Normally I wouldn't be excited about a vehicle for Don Johnson (he plays Mr. Mann), but this is the brainchild of Michael Patrick King (writer/director/producer of Sex and the City) and co-stars Mario Cantone and Ellen Barkin. I'm thrilled that another co-star is my pal DJ Pierce, who you all know as Shangela from RuPaul's Drag Race. (We're both members of the House of Lewis—as in Jenifer Lewis.) DJ plays a transplanted New York stylist who brings a little East Coast sass to the salon. As to whether Shangela could pop up, DJ said, "I always got a wig in the bag, so if they need it, it's there". And, do you remember that queen who begged us to "Leave Britney Alone"? Yup, Chris Crocker's also in the cast. We'll run some photos from the set on BillyMasters.com .

Our "Ask Billy" question of the week comes from Roger in Chicago who asks, "Was Andy Cohen ever on Sex and the City? I checked online and he doesn't list it in his credits, but I swear I just saw him on a repeat."

You have good eyes—obviously I'm talking to Roger and not Andy! Yes, Cohen did an uncredited cameo (or, perhaps, extra work) on an episode where he was a shoe salesman helping Carrie. That Andy—he lives to service.

Could it be that a very familiar face and body will be turning up on The Voice? As a contestant? So say people close to the production who tell me that the dynamic diva was allowed to compete, despite her notoriety and well-publicized association with that other show. After all, she didn't exactly get to strut her stuff—at least not during the competition. C'est magnifique!

When I'm using my foreign tongue, it's definitely time to end yet another column. And once again, Billy is airborne. Off to New York City, the Big Apple, the Great White Way, Syphilis Central—it's got something for everyone. I'll be checking out a number of shows, catching up with a number of friends, and hopefully collecting a fistful of numbers—fistful, perhaps being the operative word. But no matter where I am, I'm always keeping you abreast of the latest gossip at www.BillyMasters.com . If you've got a question, I've got an answer. Just send it off to Billy@BillyMasters.com and I promise to get back to you before Zsa Zsa's eggs hatch! So, until next time, remember, one man's filth is another man's bible.


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