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Carson Kressley I Dated An NFL Player ... A Good One!

3/8/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

It's the celebrity couple you never heard about ... 'Queer Eye' star Carson Kressley says he once dated an NFL player ... an 8 year veteran who played in the Super Bowl.

FYI ... the guy Carson's talking about is Esera Tuaolo who played DT in the NFL from '91-'99 and saw action in the Super Bowl XXXIII as a member of the Atlanta Falcons.

We got Kressley out at LAX and asked him about the stigma that gay men would somehow be less effective on the football fields of the NFL.

That's when Carson shot down the idea ... and revealed he had dated Tuaolo -- who revealed his sexual orientation after he finished his career back in the day.

By the way, Carson says he and Esera are still good friends. 

Arnold, Caitlyn We've Been Tight for Decades

3/3/2016 6:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Caitlyn Jenner were almost cheek-to-cheek Wednesday night at an event, proclaiming their undying affection for each other.

The two have crossed paths for years and formed a true bond. Both were world-class athletes in the '70s.

0303-sub-arnold-bruce-ap-01Things change ... but friendships stay strong.

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Sam Smith Bottoms Up With Drag Queen At Post-Oscars Party

3/1/2016 12:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Sam Smith got a fitting thank you for his Oscars LGBT shout-out -- getting serenaded by a famous drag queen at legendary gay bar, The Abbey.

We're told Sam and his crew rolled into the club around 11 PM for their Monday night Lip Service drag show and stayed till about 1:30 AM fueled on vodka.

It’s quickly becoming Sam’s tradition … he hit the same spot after his Golden Globes win, but this time he was singled out by Vicki Vox ... who's a legend in the drag world for her parody hit, "This Boy Is A Bottom."

Vox had some sweet words for Sam during the show ... for a drag queen at least.

Dustin Lance Black Fires Back at Sam Smith ... You Know I Won Before You Did!

2/29/2016 8:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Sam Smith suggesting he might be the first openly gay man to win an Oscar ... pissed off screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who's now calling out Smith.

Not long after Smith won Best Original Song for the "Spectre" theme ... Black, who is openly gay, tweeted a reminder that HE won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 2009 for "Milk."

He also claims Smith is infatuated with his fiance, olympic diver Tom Daley.

The "first" argument might seem kinda petty -- especially since Smith didn't state he was first as fact -- but Black tells TMZ, "I think knowing our collective LGBTQ history is important. That's all. We stand on the shoulders of countless brave men and women. We should honor that."

As for the shot about Daley ... Black wouldn't elaborate. We've reached out to Smith, but no word back.

Fun fact: Elton John also won an Oscar, long before Black, in 1994. 

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Caitlyn Jenner I'm a MAC Makeup Girl Now!

2/26/2016 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

022616-caitlyn-jenner-macCaitlyn Jenner is officially a makeup queen ... she's going into business with MAC Cosmetics.

The makeup giant is releasing a limited edition lipstick created by Caitlyn. The signature color will be called "Finally Free."

Revenue from the lipstick sales will benefit the MAC AIDS Fund Transgender Initiative.

Caitlyn joins some other heavy hitter celeb chicks -- Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga and Pamela Anderson ... have all released their own signature colors of lipstick or lip gloss.

Story developing ...

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Magic Johnson I'm Done with Pacquiao 'Won't Watch Another Fight'

2/18/2016 6:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0218-magic-johnson-manny-pacquiao-TMZ-01Magic Johnson is lashing out at Manny Pacquiao -- saying he'll NEVER watch another Pacman fight after he trashed gays as "worse than animals." 

The NBA legend went to Twitter and wrote, "I applaud Nike for terminating Manny Pacquiao's contract after his derogatory statements that gay people are worse than animals."

"Fans of all walks of life including gay fans supported May/Pac fight putting $100M in his pocket. I guess to him their money is still green."

"I won't be watching another one of Manny Pacquiao's fights."

For the record, Magic is a huge boxing fan and attended the big Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight last year. 

Manny Pacquiao Death to the Gays

2/18/2016 6:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0218-manny-pacquiao-gay-instagram-bible-verse-INSTAGRAM-01Manny Pacquiao is doubling down on his anti-gay stance -- posting a bible verse that condones putting gays to death ... hours after he was fired by Nike. 

The Filipino news agency ABS-CBN captured an Instagram Manny put up early Thursday morning quoting Leviticus 20.13:

"If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death, their blood will be on their own heads."

The post has since been deleted. 

TMZ Sports spoke with Manny's longtime promoter Bob Arum who says although he finds Manny's views abhorrent, he understands them because they're rooted in religious belief. Manny is a born again Christian. 

Earlier this week, Manny said gays are "worse than animals" -- though he later apologized, while noting that he is still very much anti-gay marriage. 

By the way, Manny's getting SUPPORT in the Philippines -- opposition senator Juan Ponce Enrile issued this message for the LGBT community: "It's better for them to go to planet Mars."

Caitlyn Jenner I'm Getting Into The Cosmetics Biz!!

2/18/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0215-caitlyn-jenner-makeup-fun-art-TMZ-GETTY-COMPOSITE-01Caitlyn Jenner seems to be taking a page out of daughter Kylie's playbook by getting into the cosmetics biz. 

We've learned Caitlyn recently filed a trademark for exclusive rights to hawk makeup under her name.

It's not just cosmetics ... Jenner's application covers fragrances, makeup remover, nail polish, and skin care.

Cait doesn't have a clear plan on how or when she will break into the beauty business. She wanted to secure the trademark before anyone else got the idea. 

It's a smart move considering Kylie's insanely popular lip kit line sold out in seconds.

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Manny Pacquiao's Promoter APPLAUDS NIKE 'Gay Remarks Are Offensive'

2/17/2016 3:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Did NOT see this one coming!!

Manny Pacquiao's longtime promoter Bob Arum says he AGREES with Nike's decision to fire the boxer -- condemning his anti-gay comments as offensive and completely out of touch. 

Arum joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" show (airs Wednesday at 9 PM PT, 12 ET on FS1) -- and took a stand AGAINST his own client saying, "Manny's remarks were offensive to many people ... Nike acted appropriately."

You gotta watch the entire interview on the show tonight on FS1 -- we asked Arum if he believes Manny is a homophobe and whether or not he'll drop Manny as a client. 

The whole thing is very interesting. 

Manny Pacquiao FIRED BY NIKE 'Gay Comments Are Abhorrent'

2/17/2016 11:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0217-manny-pacquiao-tmz-02We told you it was comin' ... and now Nike has made it official -- Manny Pacquiao has been FIRED over his anti-gay comments. 

Nike issued a statement saying, "We find Manny Pacquiao's comments abhorrent."

"Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT community."

"We no longer have a relationship with Manny Pacquiao."

As we previously reported, the two sides have had a relationship since at least 2006 -- but Nike had a major problem with Manny saying gay people are "worse than animals."

Multiple sources connected to the situation tell us Manny personally tried to save the deal up until the last minute. 

We're told several members of Manny's team had been communicating with Nike all morning -- begging the company to reconsider and give Manny another chance. 

In the end, Manny's pleas fell on deaf ears ... and Nike dropped the hammer. 

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Floyd Mayweather Responds to Pacquiao Stop Trashing Gay People!

2/16/2016 8:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather has a message for Manny Pacquiao -- stop throwing shade at gay people!!! 

Mayweather was on a jewelry shopping spree in NYC (per usual) when we asked how he felt about his most famous opponent saying gay people are "worse than animals." 

Floyd responded by saying Manny needs to be more accepting -- "We should let people live their lives the way they want to live their lives. To each his own."

Floyd for the win ... again. 

Manny Pacquiao Gays Are Worse Than Animals

2/16/2016 6:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

Manny Pacquiao says he believes people in gay relationships are "worse than animals."

The boxing superstar -- who says he may run for President of the Philippines after he retires -- was asked about his stance on gay marriage during an interview with local TV news. 

Pacman strongly condemned gay marriage -- saying, "It's common sense. Will you see any animals where male is to male and female is to female?"

Manny went on say ... "The animals are better. They know how to distinguish male from female. If we approve [of] male on male, female on female, then man is worse than animals."

The backlash to Manny's comments was swift -- and he quickly posted a video apologizing for his comments ... though not backing down on his anti-gay marriage stance. 

"I'm sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals ... please forgive me for those I've hurt."

'Love & Hip Hop' Star Amber Laura Milan's Vicious Campaign Got Me Fired

2/5/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0204_amber-hunter_MILan-TMZAmber Laura won't be returning to "Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood" next season and says it's all because her co-star Milan Christopher has been dragging her name through the mud to show execs.

Amber's rep tells us she found out she got the ax for season 3 when a call sheet didn't come her way. The rep called network execs but they were radio silent, and eventually the word came down ... Amber was out.

It's a twisted situation ... Amber's boyfriend, Miles Brock, left her for Milan. Milan trashed Amber on Twitter saying she just used Miles to get on the show. Milan says Amber knew Miles was gay all along.  

According to Amber ... the relationship between Milan and Miles was fake -- just to bring a "gay relationship" into the show -- and she says that relationship is already kaput, ending on very bad terms.

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