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Billy Masters
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"It has nothing to do with not wanting to see Lea. I text with Lea. She and I are fine. I'm thrilled for her. I love working with Julie. I loved working with Beanie. There's no drama here. None."—Jane Lynch's exit interview upon leaving Funny Girl. She's just FILLED with love for all the Fannys … now that she's left!

While Anne Heche was on life support, Rosie O'Donnell took to social media to say she was "feeling bad that I made fun of her when she was talking to Barbara Walters about having a relationship with space aliens." After her death, Rosie decided to sit down and read Heche's memoir, Call Me Crazy. It didn't take long before she found a troublesome passage that I will quote here: "I was promoting, I think, Donnie Brasco, and I went on the Rosie O'Donnell Show. So when I was in my dressing room, I got a knock on the door and Rosie comes in and sets herself down uncomfortably in front of me and basically states, 'Let me cut to the point. If you bring up the fact that you and Ellen are a couple, I will not promote you. We will erase this episode. … If you bring her up, if you bring up gay love, if you bring up love, if you bring up anything to do with the movement that you feel that you're a part of, you will not have your film promoted." Heche hastened to add that O'Donnell was not out at that time.

Rosie responded to this portion of Anne's book: "I would say not true and not likely. I can't imagine ever saying anything like that to anyone, never mind a guest about to appear on my show. So no, that was not accurate, and kind of shocking to hear it, truthfully. … No way in God's green hell. So I'm sorry that we never got to talk about that. But I never said that to anyone in my life." Rosie kinda affirmed her stance by posting a second appearance by Heche on her talk show where they both spoke openly about Ellen. So there!

Last week, Tom Daley and hubby Dustin Lance Black went to a drag show at Ku Bar in London's Chinatown. After the show, they went to another gay bar, Freedom. There they met Teddy Edwardes, founder of LICK Events. She claims that she invited them to join her group and even bought them drinks. Then a random guy sat down and made them feel uncomfortable. So Teddy asked security to move the guy away. While this was going on, Lance started grumbling and got up to leave. And that's when he threw a drink at Teddy, which she said was "pretty much unprovoked." The term "pretty much unprovoked" got my hackles up (whatever "hackles" are).

Teddy continued, "I didn't have a drink to throw back so I did choose violence, but I wasn't that violent. He got a little tap on the back of the head." I need some clarification on how we are defining a "little tap." There's my "little tap," and then there's a lesbian "little tap"—which might render me unconscious! Teddy added, "Tom Daley was lovely throughout. He was just trying to diffuse the situation, but unfortunately, his American, Oscar-winning filmmaker husband had other plans. What a fucking mess." The other plans were as follows: "Tell me why he is crying outside saying it's a targeted attack and that he's traumatized and called the police, and I had to wait there for hours whilst the police were asking questions. … And now I have been cautioned and I have to go in for interviews. I'm sorry, but what level of rich, privileged shit makes someone think they can throw a drink over someone and nothing will happen? Because if I throw a drink over someone, I expect shit to go down!"

Earlier this year, Take Me Out was a big hit on Broadway. It won Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play and Best Featured Actor for Jesse Tyler Ferguson. It was such a hit, it's coming back. Starting Oct. 27, Ferguson will rejoin the revival's mesmerizing star, Jesse Williams, for a strictly limited 14-week run. We don't know which former cast members will return, but we do know that phones will again be locked to prevent nude footage from leaking out. Of course, you can already see the entire Broadway cast nude on .

Our "Ask Billy" question came out of left field (you see how I did that?). Norm in Chicago writes, "Someone told me there are new photos of Aaron Schock circulating. Have you seen them?"

If they're the photos I'm thinking of, they're no big deal. But the reaction is interesting. Every bar has a presence on social media where they will post photos of its more attractive clientele. The Eagle in NYC is no different—except usually its clientele is in some form of undress … or leather … or, occasionally, both. Eagle eyes spotted the disgraced congressman flashing his flesh next to someone sucking on something. (Don't get your hopes up.) One person commented, "It's pathetic how low the gay community will go for a guy with abs." Trust me, I can go lower. In fact, head on over to and you, too, could be Schock's proctologist!

When we can't go any lower, it's definitely time to end yet another column. And there's even more to see on—the site that gets to the bottom every time. If you have a question, dash it off to, and I promise to get back to you before Rosie's next book review! Until next time, remember: One man's filth is another man's bible.

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