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Billy Masters
by Billy Masters
2012-02-22

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"She's not my favorite girl for a lot of reasons—mainly because I respect people with talent. I'm not so sure if you're talented yourself you take on your mother's stage name. It's not Liza Garland, for God's sake."—Billy Sammeth shares his impressions on Melissa Rivers, daughter of his former client Joan. Wait till you hear what he says about Cher and Chaz!

I must start this week's column by saying how incredibly touched I was by the sheer quantity of e-mails, calls, texts, Facebook postings, etc. that I received on my birthday—it was simply overwhelming. Amongst the fans, friends and other fabulous folks, I got a note from Sammeth, the legendary personal manager who helped guide the careers of many entertainers. ( He's specifically associated with Joan Rivers and Cher. ) Billy's good name was tarnished in Auntie Joan's documentary, where he is painted in a not-so-flattering light. I had the unfortunate distinction of being the first one to tell Sammeth what was in the flick. He was not happy. He was hurt. His relationship with Joan had ended months earlier, but it didn't all go down as depicted onscreen. He sued and they settled out of court, with one important condition—no gag order. He's writing a book, but in the meantime he did a very dishy interview with The Daily Beast that I'll link to on BillyMasters.com . It's definitely required reading.

Of course, the big news is still the death of Whitney Houston. Many of you have written to me asking about those lesbian rumors and Whitney's basketball-playing galpal Robyn Crawford. Her official job was Whitney's personal assistant ( she resigned in 2000 ) , but they were closer—much closer. Whitney was never seen with a man ... only with Robyn. She called her "the sister I never had." It was very Oprah and Gayle. Got it?

When the rumors got louder, she addressed them in Time magazine: "I'm not with any man. I'm not in love. People see Robyn with me and they draw their own conclusions. Anyway, whose business is it if you're gay or like dogs? What others do shouldn't matter. Let people talk. It doesn't bother me because I know I'm not gay. I don't care." I love it when people compare homosexuality with bestiality! Last week, Robyn resurfaced in an Esquire magazine piece. Towards the end, she says, "I have never spoken about her until now. And she knew I wouldn't. She was a loyal friend, and she knew that I was never going to be disloyal to her. I was never going to betray her." There are many more scandalous details I can't get into here, but I'll include them on BillyMasters.com .

Like the death of Michael Jackson, Whitney's death won't stop more product from coming out. First, the West End is readying a live theatre version of The Bodyguard that should debut in the fall and star Heather Headley. Before that, Whitney will be on the big screen in Sparkle, playing the mother of Jordin Sparks. And there's already talk of a live stage version of Sparkle being developed as we speak.

And this leads us to our first celebrity nude this week. Yes, I said first ... this is like the appetizer. I must confess that singer Steph Jones doesn't seem to me to be much of a celebrity. I never heard of him. But his on-again/off-again girlfriend is Jordin Sparks. See? A connection. Apparently, he has a pissed-off ex who decided to leak some nude photos of him. This bitter bitch claims, "He was f*cking me while he was with Jordin Sparks. I went in his phone while he was in the bathroom and saw their texts. She is definitely not a virgin as she claims to be either because the texts I saw with her telling him she missed him and needed to feel him inside of her are definitely not the words of a virgin." I should say so! OK, he's a typical man. And? The ex continues: "His dick is big but he is selfish and doesn't use it well." I'm sorry, the only thing I heard was the word "big." And since I'm a man writing for men who enjoy seeing other men, you can see Steph in all his glory on BillyMasters.com .

Let's talk about this whole Matt Bomer "coming-out" story, shall we? First off, I'm not so sure anyone came out. Yes, obviously we all know that Matt is with publicist extraordinaire Simon Halls and they have three kids. ( Matt was not involved in the conception of any of them. ) In the past, Matt has vaguely talked about "my family." If it were any other actor, the next question would be, "And who are the people in your family?" But ( presumably ) because of Simon, "don't ask, don't tell"—so much for gays wanting to be treated like everyone else. Last week, Matt was accepting the New Generation Arts and Activism Award at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards. In his speech, he said: "I'd really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry. Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment. God bless you."

That's all terribly touching. But did anyone come out? I'm not criticizing him, but let's keep this in perspective. I trust that Matt wants to do this simply and without any fanfare. Why now? It's a politically charged time we're living in. Prop 8 has been overturned—kinda. And he's appearing in Dustin Lance Black's play, 8, about the trial. I suspect we'll be hearing more things like this from Matt. It's all about baby steps.

That leads to our real "Ask Billy" question of the week. It also leads me to a quandary. You see, if I run it as written, I could be sued. And if I answer it as I'd like, I could be sued—and nobody wants that. So I'm gonna turn my letter from Todd in Laguna Beach into a blind item: "I'm a longtime subscriber to BillyMasters.com and think you're the best. I was hoping to see in your column pics of a certain really hot famous guy whose nude photos leaked online recently. The story's been squelched and every site that had the pics have taken them down after they were threatened legally. But if you have them, maybe you could just e-mail them to me!"

If I had such photos in my possession, I would feel compelled to share them. And as you well know from how others have described them, they're awfully hot. Rarely does one get to see such a large penis from so many angles! That said, I don't know this person. I don't recognize him. And nobody has complained to me ... yet. So, I'd recommend you head on over to BillyMasters.com . And here's some a bit of friendly advice—do it quickly.

When a blind item could eventually be referred to as "Exhibit A," it's definitely time to end yet another column. Sounds like a perfect time to check out www.BillyMasters.com—the site that gives as well as receives ( I guess that means we're versatile ) . While you're checking out the site, you can ask me a question—or dash off a belated birthday greeting. Send them along to me at Billy@BillyMasters.com and I promise to get back to you before I blink. Until next time, remember, one man's filth is another man's bible.


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