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Viper Room Bartender Sues Transgender Mgr. Offered To Flash Her 'Hormone T**s'

2/5/2018 3:32 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

An ex-bartender at the world famous Viper Room -- where River Phoenix partied right before his death -- claims his transgender manager got touchy, feely, and way too revealing about her transition.

The manager's name is Maci Wilson, but she used to go by Mike Wilson before November 2016. Michael Speziali, the bartender, says that's when Maci returned to work and announced, "I'm a f***king tranny! I can say it you cannot." 

In a lawsuit, Speziali says Maci demanded hugs and fished for compliments on her looks. He also says she made comments about women with "unnatural" breast implants, and offered to show staffers her "hormone tits."

The bartender says Maci's boob talk, and complaints about "tucking" her male genitals, actually became unwanted rituals around the Viper Room.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Speziali says the harassment only began after Wilson's surgery. In fact, he says Mike Wilson acted like "one of the guys" ... but Maci made him uncomfortable. In particular, he says Maci once summoned him to the office and made him watch while she put on boots with her legs spread wide. You get the picture.

Speziali says he was eventually demoted, then fired after 11 years of employment. He's suing Wilson and the Viper Room for sexual harassment.

Eagles Fans Make Super Gay Super Bowl Mix-Up

2/5/2018 2:40 PM PST
Breaking News

The Eagles are a football team from Philly. 

The "Eagle" is a common name for gay bars all across the world. 

So, when a bunch of straight Eagles fans went to Minnesota for the Super Bowl and saw a watering hole called the "Eagle Bolt Bar" ... they didn't realize they were hitting up one of the top gay bars in town! 

The good news ... it didn't matter for some of the patrons who stuck around and had a great time, according to Star Tribune's Eric Roper

"I can confirm a number of Eagles fans here at @eagleBoltbar were drawn by the name. Including a guy from Hamburg, Germany," Roper reported. 

Good news ... if they stick around, they can hit "Gear Night" on Saturday -- where patrons are encouraged to wear their finest leather & chain outfits (dress code enforced). 

Transgender Sgt. Patricia King I'll Give Trump a Chance to Make Good At State of Union Address

1/30/2018 12:44 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Transgender Army Staff Sergeant Patricia King has a seat for the State of the Union Address, and says she's going with an open mind, despite President Trump's attempted transgender ban in the military. 

Sgt. King's been serving for 20 years, and will be Rep. Joe Kennedy's guest. Although Joe's delivering the Democratic response to Trump ... she tells us she's not taking sides.

The sarge insists she'll give the Prez the benefit of the doubt heading into his first State of the Union. Why so forgiving?

King explained it's the same reason she puts on her uniform every day.

Shemar Moore My Hot Grammy Date Proves I'm Not Gay!

1/30/2018 8:07 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Shemar Moore's heard the rumors he's gay because he's frequently dateless for big events -- but says "Quantico" star Anabelle Acosta should take care of that.

We got Shemar with Anabelle Monday at LAX, on their way back from the Grammys. While they happily posed at the award show, Anabelle was a little camera shy with us. Shemar was dying to tell us about how he hooked up with her.

The "S.W.A.T." star handed out some major props to the people who helped him get in touch with Anabelle. So, did they make a love connection? Check out the video -- for what Shemar says and what they did together.

UFC's Liz Carmouche The UFC Is Ready for a Gay Man ... 'This Is a Safe Place'

1/29/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Liz Carmouche -- the UFC's first openly lesbian fighter -- says public perception has come a long way since she came out ... and the UFC is finally ready to accept a gay male athlete.

"I do actually believe that a man could come out as openly gay and he could rise to the top," Liz told TMZ Sports.

You might remember ... Liz broke the glass ceiling back in 2013, when she fought Ronda Rousey in the UFC's inaugural women's title fight.

Back then, Carmouche had serious doubts about a man following in her footsteps ... but says she feels differently now after experiencing how LGBTQ fighters are treated in MMA gyms like her own (San Diego Combat Academy).

Liz -- who recently partnered with HempMeds -- also told us why she thinks the UFC's at a place where it can let its fighters smoke weed ... even though she's way more of an advocate for CBD oil.

Teletubby Tinky Winky Actor Simon Shelton Dies at 52

1/23/2018 7:57 AM PST

One of the guys who played Tinky Winky -- the allegedly gay Teletubby -- has died.

Simon Shelton died last week, according to his son, who told the BBC his dad passed last Wednesday. Shelton's niece, Emily Atack, said her uncle was "taken so suddenly."

Simon scored the "Teletubbies" role as the purple Teletubby after the original actor was fired in 1997. He stayed in the purple suit through 2001.

Tinky Winky was accused of being gay by deceased televangelist Jerry Falwell, who once wrote ... "He is purple -- the gay pride color, and his antenna is shaped like a triangle -- the gay pride symbol."

Yes, that actually happened.

Shelton was 52. RIP

Tank Nothing Wrong with Offset Using Term 'Queer'

1/22/2018 6:48 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tank is solidly behind Migos rapper Offset for using the term "Queer" on a track, saying the word is not always a slur against gay people.

We got Tank Sunday at LAX, and he bristled at the criticism over the track "Boss Life," which features Offset, saying the word is sometimes used in the rap game for people who aren't cool.

Fact is ... if you survey people on the word it's safe to say most would tell you it's a pejorative term against gay people.

That's certainly the way Kanye West felt 13 years ago when he appeared on MTV.

Ricky Martin Prenup Signed, It's Official ... I'm a Husband!!!

1/10/2018 1:47 PM PST
Breaking News

Ricky Martin is officially off the market -- he says he's married to Jwan Yosef, but a big celebration is still to come.

The 'Assassination of Gianni Versace' star says he and Yosef -- who announced their engagement in November 2016 -- have taken all the required steps to make their marriage official ... and he's now a husband.

Martin told E! News they exchanged vows and signed all the paperwork -- including prenups -- so all that's left now is the party, which he says is coming soon.

Congrats!

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Managers Strike Back ... You Owe Us Over $180k!!!

1/9/2018 10:24 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Adore Delano from "RuPaul's Drag Race" wasn't stiffed by his ex-managers -- he actually owes THEM a lot of dough ... or so they claim in a new countersuit.

Delano's managers at Producer Entertainment Group say the drag queen failed to pay them at least $180,000 in management fees.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, PEG says they're entitled to collect 20 percent off of Delano's concert, YouTube and merch revenues. They also say they believe he's made about $100k from YouTube alone, and about $800k from online and tour merch.

In addition to denying Delano's original allegations, PEG claims Delano hasn't paid them their fair share of that cash. They're asking a judge for at least $180k, and then some in interest. 

Drag Queen Courtney Act Mothertucker!!! Loses Skirt on Live TV

1/5/2018 3:31 PM PST
Breaking News

UK Celebrity Big Brother fans got an eyeful of famed drag queen Courtney Act Friday night on live TV ... as her skirt suddenly tore away during her big entrance.

The show's debut -- always a huge event on English TV -- was airing on BBC when Court strolled down a grand staircase, and then shockingly lost it all. With no underwear for safety, the broadcast cut away to a super-wide overhead camera angle ... while Courtney scrambled for the skirt.

Courtney, whose real name is Shane Jenek, picked up, carried on and entered the BB house ... and is now quarantined.

Awesome ice breaker for the first house meeting!

Sam Smith I Found My Unicorn And We're IG Offish!

12/22/2017 6:34 AM PST

Unicorns and rainbows go hand-in-hand with bliss, and it looks like Sam Smith has found his with "13 Reasons Why" star Brandon Flynn.

Smith essentially confirmed he and Flynn are an item by posting a pic of the two of them together in a London elevator wearing matching unicorn headgear.

Rumors the two were dating began to swirl back in October when Smith and Flynn were spotted making out on the streets of New York City, but they never confirmed they were a couple.

Sam's not the only one making them IG offish. Flynn also shared the pic with the caption, "Rare sighting in London." We're guessing not the last.

Caitlyn Jenner Hits UCLA Hoops Game ... No Ball? No Problem!

12/18/2017 6:45 AM PST

UCLA basketball is still drawing big stars in the crowd -- even without the Ball family -- with Caitlyn Jenner sitting courtside while the Bruins took on the Cincinnati Bearcats.

Jenner sat courtside with her publicist and longtime friend, Alan Nierob -- a UCLA grad who's a big shot on campus (he's on the board of visitors). 

Unfortunately for Cait and Alan, the Bruins lost -- perhaps because all 3 players from the infamous China shoplifting fiasco are still not on the court. 

As you know ... LiAngelo Ball ain't ever coming back -- he's off to Lithuania ... but his picture is still on the UCLA basketball tickets. 

Awkward!!

Floyd Mayweather Vouches for Anti-Gay Alleged Warlord

12/13/2017 9:36 AM PST
Breaking News

Floyd Mayweather has a new member of The Money Team -- Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov ... an alleged violent warlord who unapologetically hates gay people. 

Floyd met up with Kadyrov during a recent trip to Chechnya -- buddying up with Kadyrov and urging his fans to follow Ramzan on Instagram. 

But here's the problem ... Kadyrov has a very controversial past -- littered with accusations of human rights violations from kidnapping to torture and murder. He's denied all wrongdoing

But what's undeniable ... Kadyrov says he doesn't want gay people in his country and has said on the record he'd ship them all to Canada if he could. 

The U.S. State Dept. issued a warning in April 2017 saying it was "increasingly concerned" about the anti-LGBT movement in Chechnya -- after "numerous credible reports" indicating gay people were being detained, tortured and even killed based on their sexual orientation. 

But Kadyrov's a huge sports fan -- LOVES combat sports -- and Floyd seems to see past the other stuff. 

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