"God's greatest gift to me."Tim Cook tells Christiane Amanpour how he views being born gay. I couldn't have said it better myself.
Some of our queer celebs had inventive costumes this year. The one that stuck out for me was that of skier Gus Kenworthy, who went as fellow Olympian Adam Rippon. He wore a replica of the skater's Oscars ensemble, complete with leather harness! Gus called himself "Adam Ripoff," and replaced the Oscar over the real Adam's shoulder with a similarly sized penis ... as one does. Rippon applauded the homage, saying, "We finally did each other." Kenworthy responded, "I've been wanting to do you since we met." Boys, boys, save it for someplace where same-sex encounters are encouragedlike the Olympic Village!
Fox has announced the cast for its next live musical. Rent: Live! will take place Jan. 27 and feature some familiar faces. Roger will be played by Brennin Hunt, Mark will be Jordan Fisher, Mimi will be Tinashe, Maureen will be Vanessa Hudgens, Joanne will be Kiersey Clemons, James Leyva will play Angel, Mario will play Benny, Brandon Victor Dixon will play Tom, and "Seasons of Love" will be sung by Keala Settlethis time without facial hair ( presumably ).
In case the name James Leyva didn't ring any bells, devotees of RuPaul's Drag Race most likely will know him as his alter ego, Valentina. Apparently she's doing quite well since she'll also be in the next season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. So, for those of you keeping track, we have Valentina in Rent: Live!, Shangela in A Star is Born, and Peppermint in Head Over Heels on Broadway. Let's hear it for the girls.
I'm sure many of you are spending sleepless nights wondering about Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham. You'll be happy ( or sad ) to know that they are officially back together. On their first anniversary, the florist posted a photo from their wedding with the following caption: "I can't remember what it was like before you, and I don't even know how we got here but maybe that's exactly what I needed. Someone who could make me forget where I came from and someone who could make me love without knowing how to fall." Colton was a bit more succinct: "Can't believe it's already been 1 yr. since we got married. Happy Anniversary my beautiful husband."
The problem with so many out gay people on television is that it's hard to keep track of their ever-changing relationship status. Take Antoni Porowski from the cast of the revamped Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Last week, he announced he was single. Then, a few hours later, he was in a new relationship. Well, we gays work fast and, let's face itripped abs have a treacherously short shelf life. Antoni's revelation was that he'd split from the equally hot Joey Krietemeyer, whom he had been dating for about seven years. We suspect the split happened a few months ago, since Antoni showed up on the arm of a familiar fella at some Emmy parties back in September. Back then, people just figured Antoni and Trace Lehnhoff, from Flipping Out, were professional colleagues. Apparently, it is much more than thatthe twosome have gone public with their coupling. Since the name Trace sounded familiar ( one doesn't meet many of them ), I checked out the indispensable archives on BillyMasters.com . Way back when he was Jeff Lewis' intern, I ran into Trace on Halloween 2010 while he was walking around WeHo wearing football shoulder pads and a jockstrap! Of course, we'll re-post those photos, along with some of this new pairing. You know what I got out of this item? That Joey Krietemeyer is single.
When it comes to bad boys, Cesar Sayoc may be as bad as they come ... if not the brightest bulb. He's the guy who allegedly sent defective pipe bombs to many people in the Democratic Party. Here's what I discoveredhe has a past as a male stripper, and we've got the photos to prove it! Apparently he wasn't so stable back then. He was part of a troupe of guys who traveled around in a van and performed on the road. One dancer claims that when he made more tips than Cesar, the future terrorist threatened to stab him with a syringe filled with HIV-infected blood! Someone else said that when Cesar got jealous that another dancer was getting too much attention, he taped the tops of tuna cans to the bottom of his boots and threatened to stomp on the rival's face and cut him! Sayoc allegedly said, "Just waitI'm gonna take this guy out." Something tells me he'll be popular in the pokey.
With Bohemian Rhapsody opening, I expect I will get several "Ask Billy" questions like this one from Justin in Rhode Island: "Rami Malek is so hot. Is he gay? Do you have nude pics or videos of him?"
We got similar questions about Rami after he won the Emmy for Mr. Robotand back then, we happily obliged. However, I somehow missed last summer's release of Papillon staring Rami and Charlie Hunnam. This was a remake of the 1973 flick, with Charlie in the Steve McQueen role and Rami as a latter-day Dustin Hoffman. His prison flick features quite a bit of nuditylike LOTS of it. In fact, it would be easier for me to point out the scenes where hot men are clothed as opposed to when they're showing skin. Of course, that defeats the purpose of such a riveting story ... at least, I suppose there was a story. But you can look at the pretty pictures on BillyMasters.com .
When we're featuring hot men doing time, I've gotta find me a new prison pen pal and end yet another column. It certainly would be a crime if you didn't check outBillyMasters.comthe site that has files which will get you off, if not out. If I can perhaps assist in a conjugal way, reach out and touch me at Billy@BillyMasters.com and I promise to get back to you before anyone attacks me with a tuna can. So, until next time, remember: One man's filth is another man's bible.