"Did you see my Apple interview (with Zane Lowe)? I think I look damn good. I could still play Mama Rose."Barbra Streisand in an interview to promote her new CD, Release Me 2. It sounds like she has a dreama dream about Gypsy.
We've all heard about the breakthrough COVID cases from the Fourth of July in Provincetown. But let's talk about the hot gay guy who put the pieces together. Michael Donnelly is a data scientist from NYC. He wasn't in Ptown over the Fourth, but his husband and friends were. He noted that people in the same cluster were having the same symptoms shortly after returning home. He started charting the data and plotting the cases and saw a correlation. He shared his findings with the CDC, making it the most thoroughand quickly studiedcluster since the pandemic began. The bad newswell, aside from Donnelly having a husbandis that gay men dancing indoors on a cold and soggy July 4 weekend created a perfect storm. The silver lining is that Provincetown quickly enacted an indoor mask policy. Since then, infection rates have dropped from 15% to about 4%.
Kathy Griffin was big news this week. First she revealed that she'd been addicted to narcotics. Then there was a suicide attempt. But the big news is she has lung cancer. Happily, the cancer was stage one and operable. Prognosis is good for our favorite funny lady.
While discussing Griffin on The View, Meghan McCain referred to Kathy's old jokes about Clay Aikenwhom McCain described as "one of my closest friends in the entire world." "I don't like her. I'm never going to like her," said McCain. Less than three hours later, Aiken tweeted the following: "Love and prayers for a speedy recovery to my dear friend @kathygriffin. Selfless and gracious, she even hosted a fundraiser for my congressional campaign years ago. Get well soon Kathy. I miss your jokes!" And so ends the McCain era on The View.
I'm always pained to talk about people connected with my native Boston. But when the story is about Matt Damon using the so-called "f-word," my hands are tied … but enough about my sex life. I'll let Matt explain: "The word that my daughter calls the 'f-slur for a homosexual' was commonly used when I was a kid, with a different application." Since Damon and I grew up a few miles apart, I'm well-versed in the local vernacular. The "f-word" had the same "application" then that it does today. Damon added, "I made a joke, months ago, and got a treatise from my daughter. She left the table. I said, 'Come on, that's a joke! I say it in the movie Stuck On You!" After his daughter wrote him a long essay on how dangerous the word is, he said, "I retire the f-slur!"
Here's a story that has a surprise twist. A new production of Naked Boys Singing is opening in Las Vegas on Sept. 8. It will run through Nov. 28 at the Jewel Box Theatre in the Erotic Heritage Museum. Here's where the story takes an interesting twistthe production will star Aaron Carter! Tickets start at $75, go up to $95 if you want a meet-and-greet, or $145 to sit in the first row. I'm not sure what's more shockingAaron performing nude, Aaron singing live or getting to meet Aaron for only 20 bucks! "I'm so excited to enter the theater world again in 'Naked Boys Singing!' I look forward to having a great time and being a part of Vegas reopening," said Carter. We're not sure which role Aaron will playI don't think he could pull off "Perky Little Porn Star" or "Naked Maid," but perhaps he could handle "Bliss of a Bris." What we do know is that this will be the five-actor, 60-minute abbreviated version of the show. For tickets, go to NakedBoysSingingVegas.com .
A far more pleasing display of male nudity came courtesy of Men's Health with cover boy, Christopher Meloni. While he doesn't show all, the 60-year-old proves that a Speedo body need not have an expiration date. He also shares his workout secrets, which have given him an unusual skill. "I catch flies with my ass cheeks, like a Venus flytrap," he said. Would that I were that fly! For more visuals, check out BillyMasters.com .
Our "Ask Billy" mailbag was full of questions about The White Lotus. After the first episode, a flurry of notes came in asking if those were Steve Zahn's real testicles. (He claims it was another actor wearing a prosthetic.) But it was episode four that flooded my mailbox. Henry from New Hampshire wrote in first: "Did you see Murray Bartlett and Lukas Gage going at it on The White Lotus?"
If Gage looks familiar, it's probably from the viral video last year of a director making fun of his apartment during a Zoom casting session. Seeing Murray wedged between Lukas' seemingly clenched cheeks was a surprise I didn't see coming. It also came as a surprise to the writer. The script simply said that the characters were caught having sex. Bartlett and Gage were the ones who came up with the rimming scenario. "Let's show something that is a natural part of sex for a lot of queer people," said Murray. Gage apparently agrees: "I can't wait for my ass to get retweeted all over the internet." Your wish is my commandyou can see it at BillyMasters.com .
When we're bringing you a hot ass, we've definitely come to the end of yet another column. Each and every week, we bring you the best in gossip on BillyMasters.comthe site that doesn't stop 'til you get enough. If you need even more, drop a note to me at Billy@BillyMasters.com, and I promise to get back to you before filmmakers head to Provincetown to shoot an all-gay version of Hidden Figures. So, until next time, remember: One man's filth is another man's bible.