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Billy Masters
by Billy Masters
2012-02-29

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"We have safe sex. We have a foolproof system. We don't use birth control. Actually, I pull out. One of the best things about being in a monogamous relationship is that you don't need to use a condom. To me, that's the beauty of being in a relationship."—Adam Levine tells Howard Stern his preferred method of birth control. It sounds risky to me.

My favorite story of the week is more than just a story; it ties into a video. It involves little Zac Efron at the premiere of The Lorax, a lovely family film. It's a low-key event, taking place during the day in Hollywood, with lots of kids about. Zac is walking the red carpet, ready to talk to the press and asks one of his minions (yes, he's got minions) to hold something ... you know, like his cell phone or car keys. No problem. He reaches into his pocket to hand off whatever, and in the process what drops to the ground? A condom!!! Not just any condom, but a condom in a gold foil wrapper—which really picks up the midday sun so nicely. He discreetly mouthed, "Oh, my God!" to the underling as he snatched the prophylactic packet from the ground with all the grace of a gazelle. He put back on his sunglasses to partially cover his beet-red face, and poses for the paparazzi. Oh, it's a little bit of heaven. And thanks to the surreptitious video we obtained, you can watch it, too, on BillyMasters.com .

Wondering why there's no rush to replace Regis? I've been made privy to a sinister plot being hatched deep in the bowels of ABC: They want the show to fail! Ratings have dropped with Kelly Ripa left to helm the show with a slew of guest co-hosts. If this free fall continues, the show could be yanked ... and that would be music to the ears of certain network execs. Why would they want one of their own shows to fail? Simple—for the time slot. When Katie Couric was wooed away from CBS, she was promised her own talk show. Problem is, ABC doesn't have any space for it. It's been widely presumed that General Hospital, the network's sole daytime drama, would be the victim. But someone came up with an alternative. If "Live!" is cancelled, there's an hour available. There are two scenarios being discussed: Katie would air at 3 p.m. with General Hospital relegated to 9 a.m., or—even better—Katie at 9 a.m., where she could woo her loyal Today Show fans. It's a win/win for everyone—except Kelly Ripa!

This next story may or may not be related; you be the judge. Rumors continue to swirl that Ryan Seacrest will be leaving E! News when his contract is up. While some people say it's because of his heavy work schedule, others say he's eyeing a move to the East Coast. And isn't it funny that he's on the top of Ripa's personal list of possible co-hosts. Could he be her last hope? Stay tuned.

I am perplexed. I'm also stymied. The reason I'm sounding like Tim Gunn is because I was just perusing Out magazine's list of the top 100 eligible gay bachelors. First I was thrown by the word "top" when I perused the list. Be that as it may, did anyone vet these candidates? Yes, Tim's there. I approve. But many others are not single—in fact, some of them are in long-term relationships with each other! And a few of 'em aren't even ... well, "out."

This segues beautifully into a story recently related by Cuba Gooding Jr. When he was filming Jerry McGuire, he invited his father to visit the set. When he introduced dad to Tom Cruise, the elder Gooding said, "I love you man. Now, seriously, are you gay or not?" Tom laughed (nervously, I reckon) and said, "No." Cuba Gooding Sr. was never seen again. OK, I made that last part up. But Junior did ban his dad from any future set visits. A smart move. Something like that could get you blacklisted in Hollywood. Our "Ask Billy" question comes from Daniel on AOL (yes, some people are still on AOL): "Have you seen the new Planet Fitness commercial with the big German-sounding muscle guy who keeps saying, 'I pick things up and put them down'? He looks a lot like porn star Chris Wide, albeit after hitting steroids. Is it him?"

First, it's not really a "recent" commercial—it's been out for about a year. That said, it is indeed former Colt porn star Wide, credited under his real name, Silvio Kersten. He's left his porn life behind and is competing as a professional weightlifter. He's won a number of competitions and has graced the covers of several bodybuilding magazines. I'll run some photos from this new chapter of his life as well as his porn work on BillyMasters.com .

Sure, we're giving you a nude with Chris Wide. But there's nothing really special about that, no offense. So let's move on to our own Gareth Thomas (who is also on the Out eligible gay bachelor list). The gorgeous rugby-playing Aussie—who will be played by Mickey Rourke in an upcoming film—was accidentally shown completely nude ... on LIVE TV! A reporter was doing one of those wrap-ups after the game in the locker room (and, btw, where do I apply for that job?). In the background, the guys are getting dressed and, obviously, know there's a camera on them. That didn't stop Gareth from standing there completely naked, showing us his back, his front and even bending over. That's my kinda guy. Check him out on BillyMasters.com .

When I'm answering sports questions, it's definitely time to end yet another column. By the time you read this, the Oscars will be over and I'll already be off on another adventure. My next stop is south Florida, where I'm attending the Winter Party in South Beach. Somehow, I'm double-booked so I'll simultaneously be in Las Vegas for the opening of Share nightclub. How do I do it? Check out www.BillyMasters.com to find out. If you have any questions, feel free to drop a note to me at Billy@BillyMasters.com and I promise to get back to you before Zac and Adam shoot a Magnum commercial. So, until next time, remember, one man's filth is another man's bible.


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