Zac Efron takes his shirt off again. Yay!
It makes our day when a Hollywood hunk takes off his shirt for the camera, and few do it as well as Zac Efron. The 22 year old actor went for an ocean-swim in Hawaii wearing shorts and a rock-hard lean bod. Happily the paparazzi were there to record the momentous occasion. You may, or may not, be interested to know that Zac was in Hawaii to receive an award from the Maui Film Festival. As he’s barely been in any films, we wonder if the award wasn’t actually a well-deserved one for “best beach body”.
SA awash in celebrities
The World Cup has not just been a sports showcase (some might say a disappointing one) for soccer fans but it’s also meant that scores of international celebs have jetted in and out the country. Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas not only performed at the opening concert but Will.I.Am also deejayed at a Joburg club and they all got to meet Nelson Mandela. “It was one of the best moments of my life,” said Fergie. Travolta, his dodgy toupee and family jetted in and made a big hoo-ha about donating R70,000 (about $9,000) to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. A pathetically meagre amount in our opinion considering all the hype; the fuel bill for the incoming flight on his personal 747 alone probably cost more than that. We’ve also seen John Legend, Shakira, David Beckham (looking decidedly and unattractively sour in his grey suit on the sidelines of every England match), Princes William and Harry, the Jonas Brothers, Akon, Naomi Campbell and Alicia Keys. It seems, however, that few spent much time interacting with ordinary people, except at occasional photo-op charity events. If you spotted any celebs walking the streets, trawling the malls or cruising in a local park let us know…
Adam Lambert shaves his hair
American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has shocked his fans by shaving off his trademark locks. The star showed off his new look by posting this picture on Twitter. We think he looks damn fine, although that hat is a bit much. And word in the music biz in South Africa is that there are plans afoot to bring Adam out to our shores. Hold thumbs it comes to pass…
Warren Beatty grapples with transgender son
Warren Beatty (73) was one of Hollywood’s great icons of masculinity (and a man-slut to-boot) but is now reportedly struggling with a transgender offspring. Born Kathlyn Beatty and now living as Stephen, Warren and Annette Bening’s 18 year old child is said to be planning to undergo gender reassignment surgery. “Warren Beatty is beside himself over the situation,” a “source” told The National Enquirer. “He and Annette have tried to deal with this over the years when their daughter was younger, but she’s determined to go ahead with the transgender operation, just like Chastity [Chaz Bono].” We imagine it can’t be too easy for an old-school fogey like Warren, but we hope Stephen’s parents come around and offer him all the unconditional love and support he needs.
Cyrstal Bowersox’s lesbian rumours
We weren’t too surprised to hear that another American Idol finalist could be family – it was just a matter of time. Days after the show came to an end 24-year-old Crystal Bowersox became the subject of rumours that she prefers the company of ladies in the boudoir. The National Enquirer claims that Crystal, who has a gay brother, has had “at least three lesbian affairs”. Good for her!
A Dieux Du Stade hunk…
Dieux Du Stade book is a must have
You may remember the much-loved Dieux Du Stade calendars and making-of videos featuring French rugby players in various stages of undress and homoerotic poses. Well, the new Dieux Du Stade: Gods of the Stadium book is out overseas and it dispenses with previous discretion by offering more nudity than ever before. The 128 page book is filled with impressive images by photographer Tony Duran of an array of stunning naked sportsmen from the Stade Francais Paris Rugby Club – many of whom are quite happy to show it ALL for the public. Having seen many of the images, all we can say is… “Gasp”. God bless European liberalism! We highly recommend the book for lovers of the male form. And really, who among us isn’t one of those?
Does T.R. Knight have a new man?
Former Grey’s Anatomy star T.R. Knight has a new man on his arm. You may recall that he called it quits with boyfriend Mark Cornelson – who is 16 years younger – last year. Well, he’s clearly moved on. The 37 year old actor was recently spotted having brunch and holding hands with a hot glasses-wearing beau in New York City. No one’s yet been able to identify the mouth-watering mystery man, but they certainly make a good couple. T.R. has taken to the stage since leaving the hospital drama series and will be soon treading the boards in David Mamet’s play, A Life in the Theatre.
Jake Shears’ rentboy profile
If you find yourself trawling through the profiles on Rentboy.com, you might be surprised to come across a profile for Scissor Sisters’ openly gay front man Jake Shears. Yep, the studly singer has seemingly put himself on sale, complete with near-nude pics, on the site for a ridiculous $11.99. “I am down to earth, have TONS of energy and will make you sweat all night long,” says Jake, who adds that his talents include go-go dancing and stripping. No, he isn’t really so hard up that he needs to make some money on the side to make ends meet. The $11.99 fee is actually the cost of the band’s new CD Nightwork, and the profile is a rather clever and tongue-in-cheek strategy to market its release later this month. Check out Jake’s profile here.
Kylie gets down!
Kylie makes a Splash
Kylie Minogue, promoting her upcoming album Aphrodite, wowed fans recently with an un-publicised performance at the New York nightclub Splash. The Aussie singer performed her new single All the Lovers, along with a few other songs. Clad in a silver frock, she sang, danced and frolicked with a bevy of Speedo-wearing hunky go-go boys. Seems like an awesome time was had by all! Kylie happened to be in town for the amfAR Inspiration Gala