Alec Baldwin just played the, "I have a gay friend" card ... putting his male hairdresser on the spot in front of reporters to vouch for his non-homophobia.
It's shameless, it's desperate ... and quite frankly, it's sad.
It reeks of "dance monkey, dance" ... with Alec asking him straight up -- "Am I a homophobe?"
The guy replied, "Yes, bigtime" ... but it's clear he's joking.
Afterward, we spoke with the hairdresser, who's openly gay, and he told us, "I don’t think he’s homophobic. I don’t at all. Whenever he is in here, we are always talking and cutting hair. He booked an appointment for today, he always does and he is a good tipper.”
The guy says he was not aware of the video of Alec saying c**ksucking f*g" ... but says, "If he did say it … there was probably a good reason behind why.”
Fine, I DID Use a Homophobic Slur
11/15/2013 7:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin is finally admitting (and even apologizing) for spewing a homophobic slur at a photog in NYC yesterday ... but shockingly, the slur he's copping to is NOT the F-bomb.
Late last night, Baldwin went to Twitter and wrote, "Rich Ferraro from @glaad informs me that c'sucker is an anti-gay epithet. In which case I apologize and will retire it from my vocabulary."
Of course, Baldwin's referring to the incident outside of his Manhattan apartment ... when he called a photog a "c**ksucking f*g."
Funny, Alec is ADAMANT the F-word he used was "fathead" and NOT "f*g" ... even though you can hear it clear as day in the footage, which we posted on TMZ.
A rep for GLAAD has also issued a statement ... saying, "Mr. Baldwin can’t lend his support for equality on paper, while degrading gay people in practice. It's clearly time he listens to the calls from so many LGBT people and allies to end this pattern of anti-gay slurs."
7:55 AM PT -- Anderson Cooper has also weighed in ... tweeting, "Wow, Alec Baldwin shows his true colors yet again. How is he going to lie and excuse his anti-gay slurs this time?"
He added, "Just read Alec Baldwin's latest excuses. They are actually so ridiculous they are funny."
I Didn't Say F*g
... I Said Fathead
11/14/2013 2:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin is on the Twitter attack, claiming he did NOT call a reporter a "c**ksucking f*g" earlier today ... he called him a "c**ksucking fathead."
Baldwin wrote, "Acoustic analysis proves the word is fathead. Fathead ... Anti-gay slurs are wrong. They not only offend, but threaten hard fought tolerance of LGBT rights."
Watch the video and decide for yourself.
'Family Ties' Mom
One Step Closer
To Gay Marriage
11/11/2013 11:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former "Family Ties" star Meredith Baxter -- who played the mom Elyse on the 80s sitcom -- is now this much closer to tying the knot with her longtime girlfriend ... TMZ has learned, she just got her marriage license.
Sources tell us, Meredith and gf Nancy went to the Beverly Hills courthouse Friday to get the official paperwork to pave the way for their upcoming nuptials.
The wedding date (and wedding details) haven't been announced, but the invites have already been sent to guests -- so it's definitely happening.
FYI, Meredith announced she was a lesbian in 2009 -- after three failed marriages to men.
Dax Shepard & Kristen Bell
WE GOT HITCHED
10/18/2013 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bad news, men everywhere ... Kristen Bell is officially off the market -- TMZ has learned, she and longtime boyfriend Dax Shepard have finally tied the knot.
The couple had a no-frills ceremony at the Beverly Hills County Clerk Office. We're told there was a photographer present, and Kristen was crying.
According to eyewitnesses, Kristen and Dax went to the clerk office just to get their marriage license -- but when a court employee offered to marry them on the spot, they agreed ... and conducted the ceremony in a nearby courtroom.
Not a huge surprise ... Kristen has talked about wanting a courthouse marriage in the past, saying, "I feel like we get enough attention in our daily lives and we just want something sort of private that involves pen and paper."
Kristen famously re-proposed to Dax after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the gay marriage ban in June ... kind of a solidarity thing. Mazel tov!
Soccer Star Abby Wambach
10/8/2013 3:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Abby Wambach is officially off the market ... TMZ has learned the Team USA soccer superstar got hitched to her longtime girlfriend this weekend at a fancy resort in Hawaii.
Multiple sources confirm ... Abby and pro soccer player Sarah Huffman swapped "I dos" on Saturday at the Villas at Po'ipu Kai on the island of Kauai.
We're told the ceremony went down at sunset ... right on the beach ... in front of the couple's closest friends and family members.
Sources say it was a very intimate gathering -- attended by several members of the Team USA soccer team, including Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux (see below).
The couple -- and their guests -- spent the past few days doing all sorts of fun activities, including hikes, cliff diving and even a boat trip.
Pres. Bush's Wedding Gift
For Same-Sex Couple
You Don't Have To Eat Out!
9/25/2013 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-President George H.W. Bush wasn't just an official witness for a same-sex couple marriage -- he also gave them a perfect gift... from Target -- TMZ has learned.
The Bushes were guests last weekend at the marriage ceremony of Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen -- old friends of theirs from Maine -- and the ex-prez made headlines for signing their marriage license as a witness.
One of the blushing brides, Helen, revealed George and Barbara Bush's wedding gift ... FEED bake ware! Which is awesome because the FEED line was founded by G & B's granddaughter, Lauren, and profits go to help needy families.
Helen's thrilled with the gift of Bush.
If You Want Marriage Tips ...
I Got Nuthin'!
9/24/2013 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
When it comes to Jane Lynch and marriage ... she wants you to know the doctor is NOT in -- and yes, you can take that a couple of different ways.
We caught up with Jane outside her usual spot ... Kings Road Cafe, where she was chilling with Matt Sorum -- the Velvet Revolver drummer and soon-to-be groom -- and we've never seen her laugh this hard.
Jane absolutely busted up when we asked if she was giving Matt tips on achieving marital bliss. Her response is hysterical ... and maybe a little sad.
TMZ broke the story ... the "Glee" star is divorcing her wife, Dr. Lara Embry -- though she seems totally chill with the sitch in this clip.
Matt, Give Me a Hand with
My Giant ...
9/22/2013 8:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
And the Emmy for Outstanding Use of Sexual Innuendo goes to ... Michael Douglas ... who whipped out a penis joke, and a gay sex reference during his acceptance speech.
Douglas won the trophy for his role as Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra" ... which co-starred Matt Damon as Lib's lover, Scott Thorson.
As he held up the Emmy statue, Douglas motioned to Matt, and said ... "You really deserve half of this. So, do you want the bottom or the top?"
The crowd loved it. Check the clip for Michael's meaty double entendre ... about his penis size.
Also interesting: Michael's still wearing his wedding ring, and even thanked Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Persona Non Grata
9/20/2013 3:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Scott Thorson -- a central character in the HBO movie, "Behind the Candelabra" which has 16 nominations -- is getting anything BUT fabulous treatment, because he's NOT invited to the Emmys.
An Emmy official tells TMZ -- it's simple ... Thorson -- who is played by Emmy nominee Matt Damon ... doesn't have a ticket and the event is sold out.
It's not as if Liberace's former lover -- who's currently in an outpatient facility for drug abuse -- didn't want to go. TMZ obtained a letter dated August 8th and written by Scott's drug counselor, asking a drug court judge to give him a weekend pass to attend the Emmys.
Rather than feeling snubbed, Scott now says it's a good idea that he stay away from Hollywood -- too tempting, and all that.
You may recall ... Scott recently tested positive for meth. He could have gone to jail on a probation violation but the judge showed him mercy and ordered him to continue outpatient drug counseling.
'Big Brother' Star Aaryn Gries
I'm Working Out My Racist Demons
9/20/2013 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Big Brother" contestant Aaryn Gries is finally coming clean, admitting she talks like a racist ... but she insists it doesn't make her one.
Gries tells TMZ she's been making racial jokes for years ... but had no idea they were offensive because "no one had expressed that I was taken that way."
Gries says she wishes someone had warned her before going into the BB house ... that making these "jokes" on national TV would paint her as a big ol' racist.
"I am not a racist," she says, adding, "Sometimes you can say mindless things that will haunt you."
Guess Aaryn forgot about the gay housemate she called a "queer" ... and all the Asian people she mocked ... and the African Americans ...
Alleged Fiancé is Straight
But If He Wasn't ...
9/18/2013 4:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
9/18/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hide ya eggs, hide ya uterus, 'cause Antoine Dodson is IMPREGNATING PEOPLE!
The former bedroom intruder-fighting YouTube star has announced he's knocked up his "queen" -- and the two are having a baby.
Dodson tweeted, "I just became the happiest man alive!! My beautiful Queen and I are having a baby!!"
As we previously reported, Dodson used to be an openly gay man ... but after becoming a member of the Hebrew Israelites earlier this year, he "renounced" his homosexuality ... saying, "I want a wife and family, I want to multiply and raise and love my family that I create."
As for the baby mama -- so far, no word on her identity.
Dodson called in to "TMZ Live" about the whole thing ... and was eerily mysterious. It was bizarre. Take a look.