'Real Housewives' creator Andy Cohen wants to make it absolutely clear -- he is NOT engaged to ex-hockey star Sean Avery, and he's just a really good friend.
A really good friend ... with whom he takes lots of shirtless pics, and would love to bang.
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.
I'm NOT Banging NHL Star Sean Avery
... But I'd Like To!
9/18/2013 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Andy Cohen is setting the record straight about the rumors he's gay-sexin' with his friend, NHL star Sean Avery ... telling TMZ it just ain't happening, but he wishes it was.
Cohen was leaving Highline Stages in NYC last night -- when we asked about the reports that he's engaged to the guy who used to date Elisha Cuthbert.
But Cohen blew off the allegations -- explaining, "Sean Avery is STRAIGHT. Do you understand that? So a gay guy and a straight guy should be able to be friends."
He continued, "Listen, I'd be happy if Sean and I were bangin' ... but it's not [happening]."
Splitting Up Twins is WRONG
... Says Famous Twin
9/17/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Tutera should NOT split up his twin babies -- so says one identical celebrity sibling who tells TMZ if the reality star doesn't come up with a better plan, both of the infants' lives will be ruined.
TMZ spoke with Carlos Ramirez -- the twin brother of Efren Ramirez, who played Pedro in "Napoleon Dynamite." CR tells us if David and his ex Ryan Jurica separate the kids, he believes it could cause a major "identity crisis" later in life.
"Splitting twins is a death in itself," he adds. "Twins grow together emotionally and to not let them connect like that will be damaging."
Then again, Carlos' relationship with his twin hasn't exactly been perfect either -- in fact, Efren threatened him with a $10 million lawsuit back in '08 for impersonating him ... and they haven't spoken in years.
'I Kinda Like Being Single'
9/15/2013 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's clear marriage wasn't right for Jane Lynch -- at least not now -- 'cause the "Glee" star tells TMZ she's really diggin' the single life at the moment.
The always friendly Lynch was out in Bev Hills the other day when we asked her if she's ready to meet some new ladies, now that a couple of months have passed since she and wife Lara Embry split up.
But Lynch says she's not sure she wants to jump back into a relationship -- telling us, "I kinda like being single."
Makes sense, considering Lynch's divorce recently turned nasty -- with Embry trying to nail Jane to the wall with more than $93k per month in spousal support.
With those kinda problems, single life kinda makes sense ... right?
Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge
9/14/2013 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lots going on this week. George Zimmerman is a menace to his community -- so says the police chief. Dina Lohan ended up in the drunk tank. Selma Blair is out for blood after getting sacked from "Anger Management." So we gotta ask ...
David Tutera's Ex
It's David's Fault
We Split the Twins
9/13/2013 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Tutera's ex is pointing the finger at the "My Fair Wedding" host, claiming it's Tutera's fault they're splitting up their twins after a nasty breakup.
Ryan Jurica called in to "TMZ Live" this morning, claiming David made a unilateral decision to separate the children at birth when their 10-year relationship blew up.
Ryan and David had fraternal twins through a surrogate in July, and the births triggered a bitter custody battle. The complication stems from the fact that each man fertilized an egg from the same woman ... that was then implanted in the same surrogate, who gave birth to the two babies at the same time ... meaning Ryan is the biological dad of one child, and David of the other.
Despite David's decision, Ryan tells us he'd rather keep the kids together. He insists splitting the kids up is just a temporary measure until a final custody arrangement has been reached ... but that could take a while.
David Tutera, Former Partner
9/13/2013 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Tutera -- the host of "My Fair Wedding" -- followed the biblical path in his split with Ryan Jurica -- he gets one of their twins, and Ryan gets one.
The two men had a 10-year domestic partnership that blew apart in January ... and it got UGLY. And there was a big complication -- they had fraternal twins through a surrogate in July, and that triggered a bitter custody battle.
Now here's the complication. Each man fertilized an egg that was then implanted in the same surrogate, who gave birth to the two babies at the same time. It appears the eggs are from the same biological mother.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... a judge has issued a temporary custody arrangement in which David gets custody of his biological child, baby girl Cielo, and Ryan gets custody of his biological child, Cedric.
We're also told the two men are getting along. It's unclear if they will each get visitation rights of each other's kid. So we gotta ask ...
FYI, Tutera had a chance to explain himself on "The View" this morning. Check the clip.
Village People Cowboy
I'm Gettin' Gay Married
9/11/2013 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The cowboy from the Village People has found his huckleberry ... and the two will marry later this week in a 3-day celebration in NYC ... so says the PRESS RELEASE the singer just sent out to the media.
According to the release, Randy Jones -- "Multi-platinum recording artist and American Music Award winner" -- will wed his partner Will Grega during "three days of New York events" beginning tomorrow.
Day 1 -- the public proposal ... Randy will pop the question in front of friends and family in Columbus Circle, followed by a celebratory dance to Andrea Bocelli's "Septiembre Amor."
Day 2 -- the ceremony ... Randy and Will will swap "I Dos" at City Hall in front of their mothers. After, they're headed to a trendy rooftop bar to party with special guest host Warrington Gillette -- who the couple credits as "Jason" from "Friday the 13th Part 2."
Day 3 -- the post-wedding banquet ... the couple will invite guests to "honor the Italian heritage of Will Grega" with a "true Italian banquet" at a restaurant in Little Italy.
Of course, no wedding press release would be complete without quotes from the groom and the groom ... so:
Randy: "As a Village Person, New York is IT! We LOVE New York!"
Will: "I now have a lifetime membership to the YMCA!"
I Still Believe in Gay Marriage
9/9/2013 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jane Lynch scoffs at the notion that gay people have hastily jumped into marriage ... this in the wake of what has become a contentious divorce between her and wife Lara Embry.
TMZ broke the story ... Embry is now trying to nail Jane to the wall with spousal support ... she wants more than $93k a month.
Embry says she wants Jane to support her in the lifestyle to which she has become accustomed during their 3 years of marriage. Shockingly, Jane isn't blanching at that.
Check out the video.
Estranged Wife Says
I Want More Money!
9/9/2013 10:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jane Lynch and Dr. Lara Embry's "amicable" divorce just turned "unfriendly" ... because Embry is making a full-court press for Jane's bank accounts -- to the tune of $93,809 a month in spousal support!
In new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Embry says for the last 3 years, Jane's average monthly income has been $234,688. Embry also says when she married Lynch, Jane told her she had $400,000 in her savings and 401K combined, and owned her home.
Embry says of her "Glee" wife, "Her income, investments and assets increased dramatically with her newfound acting success."
Embry -- who says she wants Jane to support her in the lifestyle to which she gladly became accustomed -- says during their marriage Jane paid for everything, including lavish vacations.
Embry says she and Jane typically racked up $40k a month on their credit cards.
According to Embry's docs, she currently earns pennies, but still spends in the neighborhood of $40,900 per month -- including an average of $6,500 on clothes, $12,000 on entertainment/gifts/vacation, and $4,500 on eating out (hehe).
Sources tell us ... Jane is already providing Embry with support. In fact, Embry and her daughter are living in the house Jane bought and Jane temporarily moved elsewhere. But the house is a big sticking point. Embry says they sunk $3 mil into the house for renovations and from the docs it seems she either wants the house or a 50% cut.
Sources tell us the couple did not have a prenup, which means assets acquired during the marriage will probably be split 50/50.
Jane filed to end her three-year marriage to Lara in July, citing "irreconcilable differences." The two first met in 2009 at a fundraiser in San Francisco. They were married a year later in Massachusetts.
Jane said recently the financial negotiations have been friendly, adding, "It's just money." Right.
I Tried to Kill Myself
9/9/2013 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Wentworth Miller tried to commit suicide multiple times because he couldn't handle keeping his sexual identity a secret.
Miller revealed his dark secret at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Seattle Saturday night, saying his first suicide attempt was when he was 15.
The "Prison Break" star says he downed a bottle of pills at home, and he wasn't crying out for help, because "you only cry for help if there is help to cry for."
Wentworth also talked about the torture of working in Hollywood as a closeted actor ... explaining he wanted to be the role model he never had ... "to be the someone else, that no one was to me."
Fox Sports Commentator
FIRED For Homophobic Comments ... BUT
9/8/2013 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Craig James -- a star at SMU and a former member of the New England Patriots in the '80s -- ran for a senate seat in Texas. During a 2012 debate, he had some choice words: Gay people "would answer to the Lord for their actions," and being gay was a choice.
James was hired last month by Fox Sports Southwest and then reportedly fired after just one appearance. According to the Dallas Morning News, an unnamed Fox Sports honcho said, "We just asked ourselves how Craig's statements would play in our human resources department."
Apparently Fox didn't fully vet the dude. The question -- should he be sacked for statements he made before coming on board?