"Not sure who first thought up this yoga business. But there are several poses that have little to no regard for testicles."Sexy Arrow star Stephen Amell tweets these comments after a recent yoga class, which I must be sure to check out when I return to L,A.
I suppose the big news of the week is that Wolverine came out of the closet. Well, the Aussie actor who plays him came out. No, I don't mean Hugh Jackman. I mean Troye Sivan, who played Wolverine as a little cub in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The 18-year-old released a video saying, "On Aug. 7, 2010, I told my family that I am gay. And on Aug, 7, 2013, I wanted you guys to know that I am gay. It feels kinda weird to have to announce it like this on the Internet, but I feel like a lot of you guys are genuine friends of mine. I share everything with the Internet. Whether or not that's a good thing, I don't know but this is not something that I'm ashamed of." Bravo.
When I saw actor Ben Whishaw on the London stage several years ago, I knew he was the real deal and have been happy to follow his enormous success as an actor. While everyone has regularly speculated about his sexual preference, Whishaw is routinely taciturn when discussing his private life. However, he made an exception last week and had his rep issue the following statement: "Ben has never hidden his sexuality, but like many actors he prefers not to discuss his family or life outside of his work. Due to speculation, I can confirm that Ben and Mark entered into a civil partnership in August 2012. They were proud to do so and are very happy." The Mark in question is Australian composer Mark Bradshaw, who wrote the score for the 2009 film Bright Star, which starred Whishaw as poet John Keats.
Amber Tamblyn isn't gay, but she'll be playing one on TV. Next season, she'll join the cast of "Two and a Half Men" as the illegitimate gay daughter of the dearly departed Charlie. At the moment, she's only scheduled to be on five episodes, but the network has an option to keep her for the full season if things work out. Not a bad plan, since the show is currently down half a man.
Sharon Osbourne is returning to the UK version of The X Factor after leaving in 2008. She explained how she and Simon (the show's executive producer) orchestrated her return: "I said, 'If I suck your dick, can I get the job?' And he said, 'Of course'. It was very simple." The story is a lot more funny now than when she said it last month.
Calvin Klein's former/current paramour Nick Gruber has only been back in New York for a few weeks and is already being questioned by the police. He was at a nightclub in the Hamptons when, he claims, a stranger randomly grabbed his crotchsomething you'd think he'd be used to by now. Gruber punched the guy and a fight ensued. The two men were dragged outside when Gruber allegedly downed a security guard and fled the scene, which was described by a witness as a "bloodbath." The blood likely belonged to the other guy, who was taken away in an ambulance. A spokesperson for the club claims that "Nick left before around six police cars arrived. Around 20 police officers started a full-scale manhunt." The next morning, Nick went to the police station to answer questions about the incident and will return on Sept. 26 with witnesses. Plus Ã§a change...
Believe it or not, this leads into this week's "Ask Billy" question beautifully. Robbie in Boston writes, "I love Ryan Gosling and know he's not gay...but I don't care. I heard there was a nude scene in The Place Beyond the Pines, which will be on the DVD release. Do you know anything about it? Is it worth buying?"
I guess it comes down to thishave you ever fantasized about seeing Ryan Gosling totally buff, bleached out, sporting tattoos and stripping prior to being thrown into prison? If the answer is yes, then this might qualify as porn for you, because I've just described the scene in question. It may very well be worth the investment (the film was released on DVD and Blu-ray last week). Of course, since a photo is worth a thousand words, I'm sure seeing the entire scene on BillyMasters.com is priceless.
As a little bonus this week, we'll share one more video of a very muscled, very tattooed, very naked guy. This time it's porn star and escort Ray Dalton. And while he might not be as universally known as Gosling, he certainly has a following. And after seeing this video, I understand why. Somehow he managed to be filmed jerking off on a subway platform on the Upper West Side of Manhattan! I'm not sure how many tokens you need for that ride, but perhaps you'll be able to figure that out while watching it on BillyMasters.com .
When a lesbian can replace half a man, it's definitely time to end yet another column. Before I close, I must take a moment to acknowledge the passing of the legendary Eydie Gorme. Not only was she an amazing singer, she was also a helluva gal. I enjoyed many evenings with both Steve and Eydie. The last was at the 60th birthday party of lawyer to the stars Mark Sendroff. At that time, I took a photo with the couple. When I turned to walk away, Eydie stopped me and said, "When you take a photo with someone you really like, always take two. You never know when the fuck you'll see 'em again!" I'll be seeing you, Eydie. There's less of a question when you'll see meeach and every day on www.BillyMasters.com, the site that's always worth a second look. If you need me to see to any of your other needs, send the details to Billy@BillyMasters.com and I promise to get back to you before another Wolverine makes a startling announcement. So, until next time, remember, one man's filth is another man's bible.