"There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble."Donald Trump voices his opposition to North Carolina's so-called bathroom law. Who would have thought the voice of reason in the Republican Party would be Donald Trump?
Picture ita world where being in a same-sex couple is the norm and being in an opposite-sex couple is unusual. That kinda happened last week on Dancing with the Stars. Nyle DiMarco ( from America's Next Top Model ) was asked by his partner for the week, Sharna Burgess, if he'd ever been hurt in a relationship. Nyle said ( through his interpreter ), "Yeah; I was in a 10-year relationship." Sharna followed up by asking, "And was he deaf as well?" Nyle responded, "SHE was deaf." Sharna, somewhat mortified, said, "She. Sorry. Why did I say 'he?' I'm sorry. I didn't mean it that way." It was an honest mistakeNyle is handsome, talented and artistic. You'd think he's gay, but he actually calls himself "sexually fluid"which sounds terrible unsanitary to moi!
Everyone is still talking about the "bathroom law" in North Carolina, but there's another bill being proposed by members of the Kansas legislature. The Student Physical Privacy Act would require all students in colleges to use the public restroom that corresponds to the gender on their birth certificates. Sounds like the N.C. law, but this one has a twist. If a student sees someone using the "wrong" bathroom, that student can sue the school for $2,500 for "psychological, emotional and physical harm suffered." As if going to school in Kansas didn't do that already!
If you ask me, HBO's Gloria Vanderbilt/Anderson Cooper documentary Nothing Left Unsaid left quite a bit unsaid. Huge chunks of both of their lives were completely glossed over or ignored. Like what? Well, Anderson's personal life was verboten. OK, so maybe it was more about Gloria.
It was nice to see some attention paid to the two sons she had with Leopold Stokowski. We heard from eldest son, Stan, but when it came to the second son, Gloria said, "Chris has disassociated himself from us all. He never wants to see any of us again." Even the death of Anderson's father and the suicide of his brother didn't bring Chris back. Gloria seems sanguine on the separation: "It's been very hard for me to come to this conclusion and point in my life, but I think that is really what he wants." I find it fascinating that Vanderbilt is resigned to having no contact with a living son for four decades, but has such angst and regret about a son who killed himself in front of her 28 years ago.
So, what happened with Chris? According to sources, everything started to unravel when Gloria became involved with psychiatrist Dr. Christ Zois. Their relationship went far beyond the typical therapist/client type. Gloria paid for Dr. Zois, his family and his lawyer to have first-class vacations, gave them access to her homes, and lavished them with gifts. She also turned a blind eye when he meddled in the affairs of her kidsparticularly with Christopher.
Her blind eye also extended to her finances. She trusted Zois enough to give him ( and his lawyer ) power of attorney and control of her finances. She claimed they emptied out her bank accounts, sold off the license to use her name for home furnishings, and didn't pay her taxes. She sued them and won $1.5 million, with the court saying they preyed on her wealth and emotional fragility. While she got some money back, her relationship with Chris was irreparably damaged. What exactly happened is a mystery.
Last week, producer Peter Marc Jacobson ( formerly married to Fran Drescher ) found himself the center of attention for all the wrong reasons. Austrian police were trying to track down a "suspected fraudster" who allegedly bilked a woman of roughly $52K. The alleged fraudster went by the name Peter R. and gave the victim a photo of Jacobson when he convinced her to invest her life savings in gemstones. When she came to her senses, she went to the police with the photo and they issued a warrantfor Peter Marc Jacobson, who was nowhere near Vienna. A police spokesman said that the real suspect "must look deceptively similar" to Jacobson. They're now looking for him. And if he looks anything like Jacobson, I'm looking for him, too!
I was the first to tell you who Ricky Martin's new beau is. Since then, they've gone public. Ricky and Jwan Yosef even held hands on the red carpet of the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Ricky posted a photo of two and wrote the caption, "Yup"which I translate as "Yes, Billy Masters was right." But that wasn't the most momentous thing that happened at the benefit. Ana Paola Diniz is a big Ricky Martin fanand, apparently has big bucks. She bid the equivalent of $90K for a passionate kiss on the lips by the Latin heartthrob. Ricky is nothing if not accommodating, and I would say Diniz got her $90K worthas you will see in the video on BillyMasters.com .
This leads perfectly into a quick follow-up "Ask Billy" question. Nick in Miami writes, "Thanks for telling us about Ricky and Jwan. I know you said Jwan was an artist. Has he ever modeled? Because he's gorgeous."
I don't know if he's officially worked as a model, but I just received a fully nude, full-frontal photo purported to be Jwan. It appears to have been taken during a photo session. Maybe it was a modeling shoot. Maybe it was part of an art project. Wherever it came from, you'll certainly enjoy it at BillyMasters.com .
When Jwan is showing how he can hold his palette without using his hands, it's definitely time to end yet another column. It may cost $90K to get a kiss from Ricky Martin, but you can read this column for free each and every week on www.BillyMasters.com, the site that's the best bargain online. If you've got a question, send it along to Billy@BillyMasters.com, and I promise to get back to you before Nyle leaves something unsaid. Until next time, remember: One man's filth is another man's bible.