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'CSI'

Alleged Gay Bashing Boss:

My Best Friends are Gay!

2/26/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A "CSI" honcho who's being sued for alleged outrageous homophobic antics -- including drawing penises on the workstation of a man he thought was gay -- now says it's BS, because some of his best friends are homosexuals.

A set painter -- who says he's straight -- claims his supervisor, Jeremiah Redclay, went on a 5-year campaign of terror, calling him a f***** and other choice words, and plastering his workstation with crude drawings of gay sex.

Now Redclay's lawyer tells TMZ ...  "CSI" execs FIRED Redclay over the allegations, but Redclay denies he did anything homophobic.

The lawyer says Redclay is totally down with gays ... he even has a close family member who's a member of the tribe, adding his client believes sexual orientation is simply irrelevant.

The lawyer believes the set painter got laid off and created a bunch of phony allegations so he could get his job back.  Fact is ... "CSI" hired the set painter back after the allegations surfaced.

"CSI" should figure this one out itself.

'CSI'

Straight Guy Sues

Over Alleged Gay Bashing

2/25/2014 8:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A gay-bashing supervisor at "CSI" tormented a crew member with homophobic slurs and crude drawings of penises ... because he THOUGHT the worker was a homosexual ... according to a new lawsuit.

Donald Perdue -- a set painter on the show -- claims his supervisor, Jeremiah Redclay, engaged in a 5-year campaign of brutal harassment ... calling him "fa***t" and "c***sucker" and hanging "sexually disgusting" drawings of gay sex at Perdue's workstation.

In his lawsuit, Perdue -- who claims he's straight -- says the harassment started when he heard Redclay refer to certain actors on the show as "d***suckers" ... and he asked Redclay to stop. 

And this is weird ... Perdue claims Redclay lunged toward his genitals on one occasion and when Perdue pushed him away he claims Redclay responded, "Come on Mucho, you know you want it."

Perdue claims Redclay retaliated by making him a laughingstock at work ... which he endured for 5 years before leaving the show on a medical leave.

Perdue says he's the victim of discrimination ... simply because his boss THOUGHT he was gay.

Perdue is suing CBS, and Redclay for unspecified damages.

'CSI: Miami' Star

Husband Says Adios

Files for Divorce

1/23/2014 4:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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It's case closed in the marriage of "CSI: Miami" star Eva LaRue -- her husband just filed for divorce.

Joseph Cappuccio filed divorce docs -- obtained by TMZ -- citing irreconcilable differences. The couple was married on June 28, 2010 and have no children.

And ... holy crab!  Joseph -- a seafood businessman -- is asking the court to reject any request LaRue makes for spousal support.

The writing's been on the wall for years ... LaRue and Cappuccio were engaged TWICE before finally tying the knot.

Oh yeah, and it probably wasn't a good idea to post your wedding video online. 

'CSI' Star Wallace Langham

Get A Clue

I'm Filing For Divorce

9/20/2013 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"CSI" actor Wallace Langham has all the evidence anyone needs ... that his 11-year marriage is DOA ... TMZ has learned.

Langham -- who plays lab technician David Hodges on the show -- has filed for divorce from his wife, Karey Ann Richard... and it's the usual MO ... irreconcilable differences. They've been separated for the last year and a half.

There's one kid  -- a 7-year-old daughter.  Langham's asking for joint custody ... plus, he's asking the court to not award his wife any spousal support.

Case closed.

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Ashley Tisdale

GET OUT OF DAVID CARUSO'S CAR!!!

9/6/2013 3:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
090613_ashley_tisdale_launchAshley Tisdale is no David Caruso ... which is exactly why she was KICKED OUT of his SUV at LAX yesterday!!!!

The video is pretty good ... Ashley and her entourage arrived to LAX and got into the first black SUV they saw, thinking it was waiting there for them.

Problem is ... there was another actor being picked up from the airport ... a magnificent ginger who starred in such TV classics as "CSI: Miami" and "NYPD Blue" ... DAVID CARUSO!!

They got the boot ... eventually found their car (a smaller black towncar) ... and cleared the way for Caruso to be driven home in the manner he deserves.

YOU DON'T MESS WITH HORATIO'S RIDE!!

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Former '90210' Star

Divorce Final from

Nicest DUI Arrestee Ever

3/18/2013 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0315-vanessa-marcil-Carmine-Giovinazzo-gettyFormer "90210" star Vanessa Marcil is officially a free woman ... because her divorce from "CSI:NY" actor Carmine Giovinazzo (aka the nicest DUI arrestee of all time) has been finalized.

TMZ broke the story ... Marcil filed for divorce from Giovinazzo last summer, citing "irreconcilable differences." They were married in 2010 and have no children together.

As for the division of assets ... Vanessa gets the 2009 Chevy Silverado, their L.A. property, a bunch of bank accounts ... as well as all rights to her baby clothes company called Baby Gagoo.

Carmine gets the mother lode -- a 2002 Mercedes CLK, his 2006 Harley, his 2010 Triumph motorcycle, the 1969 Pontiac GTO, 2009 Ducati, 2011 Chevy Camaro ... plus a bunch of bank accounts and other boring stuff.

It's been a rough couple months for Carmine, who was arrested for DUI in January in Scottsdale, AZ. You'll recall, AZ cops say the actor was one of the nicest people they've ever arrested, apologizing constantly and saying he didn't want to be an "a**hole." He even thanked the arresting officers profusely for being so nice to him.

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According to police, Carmine's blood alcohol level registered at .149 after his arrest ... nearly twice the legal limit in AZ.

He has since been ordered to complete an alcohol program ... but hey, at least the divorce is behind him.

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'CSI: NY' Star

Carmine Giovinazzo

PLEADS GUILTY IN DUI CASE

3/11/2013 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"CSI: NY" star Carmine Giovinazzo -- who plays Det. Danny Messer on the show -- has pled guilty in his Arizona DUI case -- but chances are he won't spend a single day behind bars ... TMZ has learned. 

We broke the story ... Carmine was arrested in Scottsdale on Jan. 21 at 2:40 AM after cops say he was drunkenly swerving all over the road in a Jeep Wrangler.

Now, we've learned ... the 39-year-old actor struck a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to enter a guilty plea ... and in exchange he was ordered to complete an alcohol training program by May 3.

There is one catch -- if Carmine fails to complete the program by the deadline, he'll have to spend 10 days in jail ... but c'mon, who would possibly screw up that deal???

Stay tuned ...

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'CSI: NY' Star

Carmine Giovinazzo

Nicest DUI Arrest Ever

1/30/2013 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Carmine Giovinazzo -- who plays Detective Danny Messer on "CSI: NY" -- was busted for DUI in Scottsdale, AZ last week ... and cops say he couldn't have been a nicer guy during the arrest.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, cops located 39-year-old Carmine swerving all over all the road around 2:40 AM on Monday January 21.

When cops approached the vehicle, Carmine was reportedly "immediately apologetic and told [officers] he had been driving erratic because he was lost and using the GPS."

According to the report, Carmine -- who had two passengers in the white Jeep Wrangler he was driving -- explained he was not from AZ.

Cops say Carmine stank of booze, had bloodshot eyes and was slurring his speech. When asked if he had been drinking, cops say the actor fessed up to having scotch at the W Hotel.

Carmine was eventually arrested for DUI. The arresting officer says Carmine "repeatedly apologized to me and told me he didn't want to be an 'a**hole.'"

The cop added, "[Carmine] thanked me many times for not treating him like a criminal and showing him respect."

Cops say Carmine's blood alcohol level registered at .149 -- almost twice the legal limit in AZ.

We reached out to Carmine for comment -- so far, no word back.

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Gary Dourdan

Getting Killed Off 'CSI'

Left My Finances DOA

1/12/2013 5:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Former "CSI" star Gary Dourdan has a really great excuse for filing for bankruptcy -- his residual checks from the show just ain't what they used to be ... this according to legal docs.

Gary filed new docs this week in his ongoing Chapter 11 case. It's all part of the bankruptcy process, where he explains how he got into this dire financial situation -- i.e. being in the hole to creditors a cool $1.73 million.

Here are a few highlights: 

-- Gary says he went broke all thanks to "diminished payment of residuals" from "CSI." 

-- The "CSI" checks drying up also caused him to default on his two mortgages.

-- His current goal is to rebuild his his career (and his bank account) with "pending involvement as an actor in two movie productions." That's it.

Lesson Learned: Don't get killed off of a top rated TV show.

CSI Creator Anthony Zuiker

DIVORCED ...

So He Can Remarry

12/26/2012 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"CSI" creator Anthony Zuiker is officially divorced, even though he and his ex haven't settled their money issues.  Thing is ... he needs the divorce STAT so he can get married again.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Zuiker fast-tracked the nasty divorce in order to marry Michelle Territo, the preschool teacher he's been dating for a year.   We're told they may tie the knot next month.

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We know Anthony, who's repped by disso-queen Laura Wasser, and ex-wife Jennifer have been in a battle royale over money, and there's a lot of it  ... "CSI" has generated more than $6 BILLION.

As we reported, Anthony and Jennifer were married in 1999 with NO pre-nup.  Our sources say Jennifer, who is repped by Sorrell Trope, will make out like a bandit.

'CSI' Star

I'd STILL Work with Bieber

... Despite His Bratty Cameo

8/7/2012 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"CSI" star Marg Helgenberger would be HONORED to work with Justin Bieber again -- despite what she said last year ... that the singer was an intolerable "brat" behind the scenes of her TV show.

In case you didn't know, Bieber acted in one of the greatest episodes of "CSI" history -- a cameo that culminated in his character getting shot up in a comically excessive hail of gunfire.



But Helgenberger wasn't his biggest fan -- telling a French radio station shortly after the episode aired ... Bieber "was kind of a brat" on set, locking a producer in a closet and even punching a cake.



Now, Helgenberger appears to have had a change of heart. The other night in L.A., we asked if she'd ever like to work with Bieber again ... and she replied with an enthusiastic "OF COURSE!"

If it's anything like the "CSI" cameo, we're in too.

'CSI' NAAASTY Divorce

My Husband's Still Stiffing Me!

3/7/2012 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The wife of "CSI" creator Anthony Zuiker claims her estranged hubby is hoarding money from the show ... and she wants to make something else clear -- she's not the only one who lets her kids shoot rifles!

Jennifer Zuiker is responding in legal docs to Anthony's claim that she's the poster child for greed, asking for spousal support when she rakes in nearly half a mil a month -- and that's net!

But in new legal docs Jennifer claims she's getting zilch and hasn't gotten any "CSI" profits since separating from Anthony.

As for the whole gun thing ... Anthony claimed Jennifer is a bad mom, and his arsenal of evidence includes a trip to the desert with her 11-year-old son where she let him shoot TV sets with a rifle.

Jennifer now says she told Anthony in advance she was going to take the boy to the desert to shoot and he didn't object. Further, she says 2 of her boys have been shooting with family members for years (see pic below -- it's unclear if it's a real gun or a BB gun).

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The divorce case has gotten ridiculously ugly. In fact, they're in court this AM because Jennifer is asking the judge to make Anthony give her $3 million toward the purchase of a home in Hidden Hills valued at more than $6 mil.

'CSI' Creator's Wife

What, ... Me Live

On $443,000 a Month?!?

3/2/2012 11:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The wife of the creator of "CSI" is in terrible financial straits ... forced to live on a meager $443,528 a month, and is demanding spousal and child support.

Anthony Zuiker has filed new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in response to Jennifer's demand for support, in which he scoffs at her claims, noting that she told the court she ONLY needs $158,000 a month to live, and her monthly cut from the show exceeds that amount by a whopping $285,000.

And get this ... the couple raked in more than $74 million in "CSI" profits since 2008. Their average yearly income is more than $17.8 mil.

One final thing. In the legal docs, Anthony is objecting to the renewal of their youngest son's passport, on grounds it's dangerous for him to travel with Jennifer. According to the docs, Jennifer exhibited "shockingly poor judgment" during her travels with their 3 kids, allegedly leaving them alone with the nanny for days while traveling in Europe.

But the best "poor judgment" allegation ... Anthony claims Jennifer encouraged and allowed the 11-year-old boy to shoot a "real hand gun" at televisions she and her friends had dragged into the Nevada desert.

Rich people's problems.

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