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“He plays a kid who refuses to go down.”Allison Janney describes the role played by Chris Colfer in the just-wrapped flick “Struck by Lightning.” He won’t go down? I think I dated him!

hollywood-mangalnello-parton-donovan-1“He plays a kid who refuses to go down.” – Allison Janney describes the role played by Chris Colfer in the just-wrapped flick “Struck by Lightning.” He won’t go down? I think I dated him!

Just when you think you’ve heard it all comes the story of Roberto Arango from Puerto Rico. The republican senator (who has voted to ban same-sex marriage) apparently had nude photos on the gay cruising app, Grindr. When asked about the pics, the good senator said, “You know I’ve been losing weight. As I shed that weight, I’ve been taking pictures. I don’t remember taking this particular picture but I’m not gonna say I didn’t take it. I’d tell you if I remembered taking the picture but I don’t.” Shades of Anthony Weiner, right? Except one of the photos finds him on all fours holding up his phone to take the photo of his behind in a strategically placed mirror. You’d kinda think he’d remember that! When you see the pics on BillyMasters.com, you won’t be able to forget ’em.

Prior to this, the big news of the week was confirmation of something I reported months ago – that George Michael is a single man. Yes, after 15 years, his relationship with Kenny Goss has come to an end. In fact, GM admits that it’s been over for even longer than I knew. “In truth, Kenny and I haven’t been together for two and a half years,” Michael told the audience at the State Opera House in Prague where he kicked off his Symphonica tour. “I love him very much. This man has brought me a lot of joy and pain. My love life has been a lot more turbulent than I’ve ever let on, and I’m so sad about my relationship with Kenny. I’m sorry for the pain.” He also revealed that Goss has battled alcoholism for several years. An alcoholic and a pothead – I’m shocked it didn’t work out!

In domestic gay splits, Sara Gilbert and partner Allison Adler have split up after ten years and two children. Their reps say it was “amicable.” Of course, they also say that Leah Rimini and Holly Robinson Peete are leaving “The Talk” of their own accord and are welcomed back anytime.

Gay love will remain on primetime for a bit longer. You know that sexy Trevor Donovan will be departing “90210” midway through the upcoming season. But that ain’t stopping him from having an active sex life. Enter Ryan Rottman from the TeenNick show “Gigantic” (which I also know nothing about, but it sounds hot). Ryan plays a gay marriage activist who gets involved with Donovan. I’ll run pics of the two studs on BillyMasters.com.

Since I’m currently in Florida, I’m reminded that this state is home to oodles of drag and strip shows. In fact, this is where Channing Tatum got his start as a male stripper (the video of him stripping is on BillyMasters.com). As you all know, Chan is turning his past into his next film project – “Magic Mike” which will recount his days as a teenage stripper. The flick is being helmed by Steven Soderbergh and begins filming next month in Tampa. We already knew that the adorable Alex Pettyfer will play the role based on Channing, Riley Keough (daughter of Lisa Marie Presley) will play his girlfriend, and Demi Moore will play a customer who gets a little too close. In addition to writing the script, Tatum will play the leader of the troupe (who has perhaps seen better days). Other hunks who have signed onto the project include Matthew McConaughey (who plays the club owner and veteran stripper himself), Matt Bomer (a fellow stripper) and Joe Manganiello (yet another stripper, known as “Big Dick Richie” – which I suspect is self-explanatory). There’s been much speculation that Soderbergh will include some full-frontal male nudity, but that’s unlikely since male strip shows in Florida only go down to a G-string (says your humble scribe who has more than a passing acquaintance with the male strip show circuit).

But, fear not – we’ve got some skin just for you…and from one of the “Magic Mike” co-stars. Joe Manganiello recently did his first nude scene on “True Blood” and, of course, we have the video and stills on BillyMasters.com

Our “Ask Billy” question actually comes from a good friend. Larry in Hollywood writes, “I’m sending you a screener of our film, ‘Hollywood to Dollywood’. Sorry you missed it at Outfest, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Again, we’re still bummed you were out of town when we were filming – we would have loved you to be in it!”

Larry and Gary Lane, known as the Lane Twins, have carved out a little niche for themselves. They’ve been in movies, TV shows, commercials, and even won two reality programs – “Winter WipeOut” and “Fear Factor.” They’re also the official Filth2Go Twins (which tells you how far back we go). Their documentary “Hollywood to Dollywood” chronicles their cross-country journey in an RV named Jolene to personally hand their idol, Dolly Parton, a film script they wrote for her. But it’s much more than that. It’s about these nice, wholesome, and hot twins who grew up in a very repressed Southern environment and had to basically move as far away as they could to pursue their dreams and be themselves. This documentary is as much to do with them trying to reconcile with their past as it is about trying to fulfill a dream. And if it doesn’t have the cliché Hollywood ending, it still straddles the line between touching and hopeful. Obviously I know these boys very well, but even I learned so much about them and was moved by this work. And I think all of my readers will be, too. The flick is booked into dozens of film festivals, so check out their full schedule on Hollywood2Dollywood.com

When we’re posting pics of Dolly and the twins and we’re not talking about her tits, it’s definitely time to end yet another column. By the way, the Lane Twins did manage to include me in the film after all. At the end, I got a special thank you – admittedly referring to our old website and not listing www.BillyMasters.com, but it’s the thought that counts! If you’ve got a thought you want to share with me, drop a note to Billy@BillyMasters.com and I promise to get back to you before Senator Arango asks “Do these chaps make my butt look fat?” Until next time, remember, one man’s filth is another man’s bible.

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Billy Masters was the first to syndicate a column solely to LGBT publications. He's been writing his popular entertainment news/gossip column for over two decades. In addition to writing, Billy is an actor and comedian who can regularly be found on TV, radio, and touring the country. Check out his website: www.BillyMasters.com.

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