"1. Some outfits are never sent to the back of the closet. 2. It's really more of a 'break glass in case of emergency' situation."Lynda Carter reveals that she has her classic Wonder Woman outfit framed in glass in her house.
Here's a riddle: How is Disney World like Vatican City? And don't guess the obviousthe inhabitants wearing colorful costumes, the propensity for pomp and circumstances, and a whole lotta gay sex. You see, Vatican City is actually its own little countrynot a country that you need a passport to enter but a country, nonetheless. You're walking down the street in Rome, minding your own business and, poof, you're in another country. Well, Disney World is like thatexcept you have to pay $120 to get in and hop on their rides. It doesn't cost anything to go into Vatican City. And there isn't anything to hop on and ride … except for a few cardinals!
Disney World may be in Florida, but it's also kinda not. It's a "special district" and somewhat autonomous. Back in 1968, the company wanted to develop a swamp on the outskirts of Orlando. The state made a deal: Disney could develop it, but the company would be responsible for all the costsincluding the municipal services such as water, electricity, fire, police, etc. That worked for everyone … until the so-called "Don't Say Gay" controversy. When Disney eventually spoke out against it, Gov. Ron DeSantis retaliated by abolishing many of those "special districts." While one imagines the headaches this causes Disney, many say it could be catastrophic for Florida. It makes the state responsible for all those other expenses, including a $1 billion bond debt. The Happiest Place on Earth, my ass!
NeNe Leakes has filed suit against the Bravo network and Andy Cohen in federal court. She alleges that they fostered a hostile and racist work environment by turning a blind eye whenever her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Kim Zolciak-Biermann made certain comments. What kind of comments? NeNe says that in 2008, Kim didn't want to go to a BBQ, saying, "I don't want to sit around with NeNe and eat chicken." She also once questioned why NeNe needed a pool! When she complained, NeNe claims she was forced off the showwhile Kim was given her own spinoff. Stay tuned.
When Russian Doll came out in 2019, I was mesmerized. It was one of the most innovative, original, intelligent, provocative and hysterical things I'd ever seen. That it co-starred my pal Elizabeth Ashley was the icing on the cake (and the reason I watched it in the first place). I was troubled when a second season was announcedhow could it match this piece of perfection? Well, it doesn't. This second series is its own animal. Yes, many of the characters are the same, but it's really best seen as a separate entity. Like the first series, it takes a few episodes to get cooking, but in a completely different way. While I am not as enthusiastically praising it, Natasha Lyonne must be acknowledged as a brilliantif not slightly psychoticartist. Well, aren't we all?
Jesse Williams is currently starring in the Broadway revival of Take Me Out (which I will not be reviewing, at the request of the production). The Grey's Anatomy star has asked that his child-support payments be reduced. While he was on a network show, he was paying roughly $40K a month! However, Broadway pays a much lower salary$1,668 a week, to be exact. If he gets the reduction, it will likely be temporary. We hear that Williams will return to "Grey's" for the season finale. And I hear he'll be back next season.
Hot off her Oscar win for Anita in West Side Story, Ariana DeBose is in demand. She's set to star in Marvel's Kraven the Hunter. And she's going to executive-produce and star in Two and Only for Screen Gems, which I didn't know was still a company. It's been described as a "queer take on 'My Best Friend's Wedding'"which is what I thought the original was. Presumably, it will be about a gay wedding and a straight best friend in the Rupert Everett role. Maybe that role could be played by … Rupert Everett!
Our "Ask Billy" question came in as we were wrapping up this column. Steven in DC asks, "What do you think about Madison Cawthorn and those naughty photos? Do you think he's gay?"
First, let's talk briefly about Republican Congressman Madison Cawthornwho is undeniably hot. Sure, he's a borderline psychopathbut that only means dating him entitles you to all the good drugs … legally! Photos just emerged of him in a public place wearing a sheer white ladies' blouse and a black bra over ithow Madonna circa 1983 of him! And, wait: Is he also wearing hoops? We don't know where the photos came from, but they reminded me of his recent comments regarding drug-fueled orgies. As to his sexual proclivities, I have two words for youAaron Schock! While you ponder those possibilities, you can peruse the pics on BillyMasters.com .
When Cawthorn and Schock could be an item, we've definitely come to the end of yet another column. With Orthodox Easter over, I'm hitting the road. During my absence, check out www.BillyMasters.comthe site that can even get a rise out of the dead. If you have a question, dash it off to Billy@BillyMasters.com, and I promise to get back to you before Madison asks someone to hold his hoops! To my fellow Albanians, "Krishti u ngjall." To the Greeks, "Christos anesti." And to everyone else, remember: One man's filth is another man's bible.