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Billy Masters
by Billy Masters
2022-07-18

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"You ain't never seen shade like gay man shade!"—Ana Navarro when discussing Chasten Buttigieg's tweet about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sneaking out of a restaurant to avoid people staging a peaceful pro-choice demonstration.

I love watching true-crime stories. Dateline, 48 Hours Mystery, 20/20—I love 'em all. But I also have a life, so sometimes I get backed up and have to binge. I recently saw a story that wasn't particularly riveting— a wife goes missing, and the husband with the new girlfriend is the prime suspect. Ho-hum. But the husband in question was a Greek-American businessman (of sorts), 52-year-old Fotis Dulos. If I have a type, Fotis is it. OK, perhaps he's not the ideal. Straight with a missing wife, girlfriend, and five kids. Look, no one's perfect. It didn't stop me from having fantasies of striking up a Menendez-type pen-pal relationship. Plus, he's Greek and if he went to prison—well, that tends to loosen things up. Just as the police were about to revoke his parole, he committed suicide. So close...

It was a bad week for Ricky Martin. He's being sued by his 21-year-old nephew for domestic abuse, which led to a restraining order issued on July 2. But wait: There's more. This biological nephew, Dennis Yadiel Sanchez, claims that they had been in a romantic relationship! Dennis says he broke up with Ricky two months ago, and that led to Ricky "loitering near the petitioner's house." Ricky's mouthpiece (famed lawyer Marty Singer) said, "Ricky Martin has, of course, never been—and would never be—involved in any kind of sexual or romantic relationship with his nephew." A hearing is set for July 21. I guess, in Puerto Rico, the wheels of justice move swiftly.

Sometimes a star has a bit of say over their replacement. Such is the case with Rachel Maddow, who has taken an acute interest in who will fill her slot. Rachel is said to have wanted a "fresh-faced woman" to join MSNBC. The most notable name that Maddow nixed was Katie Couric—whose face may have been recently refreshed, but I don't think that's what Rachel had in mind. Instead, Maddow went with Alex Wagner.

In a couple of slots I can certainly get behind, Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey are set to join forces for the miniseries Fellow Travelers. The series, which is set in the 1950s, is referred to as a "love story and political thriller"—and who doesn't love those? Bomer plays a political operative, and Bailey is a recent college graduate. I didn't think I'd live long enough to see Matt Bomer cast as the older man!

Speaking of older men, Graham Norton is no longer on the market. The plucky presenter wed his beau at a private ceremony in County Cork, Ireland. While Norton has not shared many details—like the name of the person he married—we do know that Lulu sang. And, while he's mum, my sources tell me that Graham's spouse is Scottish filmmaker Jonothan McLeod. Here's what Norton said only a year ago: "I prefer to be unhappy alone. That's the bottom line. And I'm not even unhappy." He added, "The older you get, the less right you have to be picky, but the pickier you become. And your dating pool becomes smaller and smaller—but that's because you want it to be. When you're young, it's the opposite—you know you could be picky, but you're not." I don't believe that's a universally held opinion. I was FAR pickier in my youth. Now, I'm hot for murderers!

I just got a FedEx delivery that was pretty special. I don't know how I missed this, but Mattel released a limited-edition Queen Elizabeth II Barbie doll back in April. Within hours, the company sold out. Yet, a devoted fan sent me one as a gift. While I hate to quibble, how on Earth did someone design a QEII doll and neglect to give her a purse?

Our "Ask Billy" question comes from Frank in West Hollywood: "I just saw Calvin Klein walking down Santa Monica Boulevard with a really hot younger guy. My friend said they were engaged. Who is he?"

That would be Kevin Baker, who is described as a 34-year-old model who looks like he's the love child of Matt Bomer and Brandon Routh … and I'll pause so you can luxuriate in that image. The couple has been together for about seven years, but an engagement would be news to me … and to everyone else. To date, Klein has never spoken publicly about any of his male paramours—and that includes Baker's predecessor, Nick Gruber. But here's the interesting part—like Gruber, Baker is said to have a gay-porn past. It's been alleged that Kevin was once Jacob Johnson, who did online videos for Flirt4Free. He has also posed with his brother Joel, who is equally hot. As they say, a photo is worth a thousand words, so you can check out a few thousand at BillyMasters.com .

When we're bringing you a Baker's dozen, it's definitely time to end yet another column. What a column—from someone accused of sleeping with his nephew, to brothers cavorting together, to folks dating people half their age! Actually, Klein and Kevin kinda look like father and son. And you know what they say—like father, like son. But do they have to like each other? For more deep thoughts, check out BillyMasters.com—the site that always goes deep. If you have a question, send it off to Billy@BillyMasters.com, and I promise to get back to you before I schedule a conjugal visit with my latest pen pal. So, until next time, remember: One man's filth is another man's bible.


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