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Chelsea Manning First Head Shot After Prison 'Here I Am!'

5/18/2017 10:56 AM PDT
Breaking News

Chelsea Manning got herself some fresh photos taken after getting out of prison, and she's showing off the first one of her face.

Manning, who's transgender, posted the pic Thursday ... showing herself wearing lipstick and a very low cut top.

She was approved to undergo gender transition surgery last year while behind bars -- after attempting suicide and going on a hunger strike. Her sentence was commuted by President Obama before the surgery happened.

Manning was serving 35 years for leaking classified intel to WikiLeaks, but got released early on Wednesday.

As we reported, she's still on active duty with the Army while she appeals her original conviction. 

Chelsea Manning Released from Prison with Strings Attached

5/17/2017 6:08 AM PDT
Breaking News

Chelsea Manning just walked out of prison 28 years early thanks to Barack Obama ... but she'll have to be on her best behavior since she's still technically a soldier.

Manning -- who had her prison sentence commuted by Obama before he left office -- is in the middle of appealing her original conviction in a military tribunal ... so she'll remain on active duty with the U.S. Army while that plays out. The process could take years.

You'll recall ... Manning pled guilty to leaking classified intel to WikiLeaks and was serving a 35 year sentence. She attempted suicide twice while behind bars after coming out as transgender.

Because she's still on active duty, Manning will be subject to military rules and punishments if she commits a new crime ... which could include something as minor as trashing her old bosses.

In other words ... Chelsea's gotta lay low until she's discharged. And the only way that'll happen is if she drops the appeal ... or waits for an official decision in her case.

After being released early Wednesday morning, she posted her first pic to IG and said in a statement ... "After another anxious four months of waiting, the day has finally arrived. I am looking forward to so much! Whatever is ahead of me is far more important than the past. I’m figuring things out right now – which is exciting, awkward, fun, and all new for me."

Abby Wambach Marries Christian Mom Blogger

5/15/2017 12:22 PM PDT
Breaking News

Abby Wambach and Christian mom blogger Glennon Doyle Melton got hitched Sunday ... and the retired USA soccer star rocked a flashy red jacket down the aisle!!

The couple made their marriage public Monday morning with pics from the ceremony ... showing off Wambach's sharp red and white outfit and the writer's silver dress.

Wambach and Melton started dating last November after both divorced their previous partners ... and announced their engagement in February.

To make things official, Wambach posted a shot in a custom hoodie labeling her "Christian Mommy Blogger's Wife."

Congrats!!

James Woods Attacks Anderson Cooper With Crude Homophobic Remark

5/12/2017 10:36 AM PDT

James Woods went after Anderson Cooper with a brazenly homophobic tweet about Cooper's now infamous eye roll.

The actor posted a GIF of Anderson rolling his eyes during an interview with Kellyanne Conway a few days ago. He captioned it ... "As his butt plug dislodges during a newscast."

Woods makes no secret of it -- he's a staunch conservative and vocal supporter of President Trump. Clearly, he'd side with Conway over Cooper.

However ... this remark makes Colbert's "cock holster" comment about the prez seem tame.

Richard Simmons National Enquirer Lawsuit Isn't Anti-LGBT ... Say Trans Models

5/10/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Richard Simmons isn't anti-LGBT by suing "National Enquirer" over a story claiming he's been transitioning to a woman ... at least not according to transgender model Carmen Carrera.

'Enquirer' claims Simmons isn't pro-LGBT because his suit claims defamation and that suggests being transgender is a bad thing. Carrera says that's just BS. 

Zion Moreno -- a trans model who is vying for a shot in the next Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition -- says it doesn't matter if Simmons is transitioning ... there's a bigger issue the Enquirer is missing. 

Richard Simmons Sues the Nat'l Enquirer The Sex Change Story Was a Malicious Lie

5/8/2017 1:37 PM PDT

2:25 PM PT -- The National Enquirer says Richard Simmons' lawsuit is ironic ... since he claims to support LGBTQ rights, and is now claiming he was defamed by its story he was transitioning to a woman.

What's really ironic is ... Simmons said exactly that in his lawsuit -- that the Enquirer was gambling he wouldn't sue because it would make it seem like he thinks there's something wrong with people who transition.  

The Enquirer adds, "We stand by our reporting about Mr. Simmons, and intend to vigorously defend this lawsuit and win public vindication of our reports."

Richard Simmons is suing American Media for a story claiming he was transitioning to become a woman.

Simmons claims defamation and invasion of privacy against the National Enquirer for writing what he calls "cruel and malicious" stories.

Simmons claims in his lawsuit the publications knew the information was false but felt Simmons would never sue because it would make him appear unsympathetic to people who transition ... as if something were wrong with it. Simmons says in the suit they "miscalculated."

The suit claims the stories were based on a source who Richard says has been blackmailing, extorting and stalking him for several years.

One of the stories claimed Simmons was now a woman, had a boob job and was "considering having a vagina built by doctors." The story claimed he was living as a woman named Fiona.

The suit claims Simmons warned the publications the story was false but they were "coldly oblivious to the damage their cruel stories would cause ... "

Stephen Colbert People Who 'Holster' Penises Are American Heroes

5/4/2017 6:46 AM PDT

Stephen Colbert gave the weirdest apology/non-apology in recent memory ... sort of walking back his presidential male-on-male oral sex joke ... seemingly saying gay men who partake are "American Heroes."

Colbert was criticized by some who felt his remark during Monday night's monologue -- "The only thing your mouth [Trump's] is good for is being Vladimir Putin's cock holster" -- was homophobic.

Colbert began Wednesday night's monologue by saying he had "no regrets" about his rant and he'd do it again, but then he walked it back.

Colbert says some of his language was cruder than necessary, and "I just want to say for the record, life is short, and anyone who expresses their love for another person, in their own way is, to me, an American hero."

Ron White Colbert's Trump Joke Not Homophobic

5/3/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ron White is scoffing at criticism Stephen Colbert hurled a homophobic slur Donald Trump's way ... saying he has carte blanche to say whatever the hell he wants. 

Ron was heading to lunch Tuesday at Wolfgang's Steakhouse in Bev Hills when we asked him about Colbert's jab at Trump, "The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's c**k holster."

Ron hadn't seen the footage, but he jumped to Stephen's defense, insisting the comments were all made in the line of duty.

Stephen Colbert Goes Homophobic on Trump

5/2/2017 10:00 AM PDT

Stephen Colbert unleashed a torrent of anti-Trump jokes on his show Monday night, ending with a cock-in-Trump's-mouth jab that made his audience roar.

The 12-minute tirade was dedicated to the 100-day mark in Trump's presidency, and Colbert went after Trump with a vengeance.

The jokes included, "The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's cock holster."

The audience loved it, but ... hard to ignore it's a seriously homophobic punchline ... the kind of thing that usually gets celebs in hot water.

Katy Perry Blasted for Collab with Migos Over Homophobic Remarks

4/27/2017 12:45 PM PDT

Katy Perry's getting slammed for her new single before anyone's even heard it, because people aren't cool with her co-stars on the track -- Migos.

Perry's new song, "Bon Appetit," will be released Friday, but the backlash has already begun when the cover art revealed she collaborated with the rappers. Fans are pissed because they've made homophobic and misogynistic remarks ... notably, when an ATL rapper came out as gay, Quavo said, "This world is not right."

Now, Perry's getting heat  ... especially after accepting a National Equality Award last month at the Human Rights Campaign gala.

This isn't a first for the pop singer ... she's also been criticized by the LGBT community for her songs "I Kissed a Girl" and "Ur So Gay."

We reached out to Katy's people ... so far no word back.

Caitlyn Jenner Don't Kill Kendall for Pepsi Disaster ... She's Just a Model!

4/26/2017 4:14 PM PDT

Caitlyn Jenner says her daughter got a raw deal after the debacle of that Pepsi protest commercial, because after all ... Kendall Jenner's just a model who showed up for a job.

The Pepsi ad came up during Caitlyn's interview Wednesday on Andy Cohen's Sirius XM Radio show. She says she actually thought the spot was "so cool."

Caitlyn says she didn't see the things that pissed off so many people -- such as the insensitive depiction of recent protests like the Black Lives Movement. She added, Kendall looked at the script and thought it looked cool ... so she shot it "over in the Orient or something."

Check out mama bear on the defense.

Caitlyn Jenner to John Leguizamo How'd Ya Like the Chick Experience? ... Awkwardness Ensues

4/25/2017 8:40 AM PDT

Caitlyn Jenner created a super awkward moment when she asked John Leguizamo if he enjoyed dressing up like a woman.

Caitlyn was a guest on 'Live' with Kelly Ripa, and John was her guest co-host. CJ made a callback to John's classic role in "Too Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar" ... where he played a drag queen.

He was brutally honest about the experience. Kelly seemed to squirm. Caitlyn's reaction -- you should see what I've gone through!

Pretty sure it's not a competition, but Caitlyn's right about one thing: John did slay in 'Wong Foo' ...

Aaron Hernandez Prison Cell Letters NOT for Gay Lover ... Attorney Insists

4/24/2017 2:37 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Letters were found inside Aaron Hernandez's cell when his body was found, but none of them were written to a gay lover.

Hernandez's lawyer, Jose Baez, tells TMZ Sports, "Rumors of letters to a gay lover, in or out of prison, are false. These are malicious leaks used to tarnish somebody who is dead."

The D.A. announced Thursday 3 letters were next to Hernandez's Bible, and that's when the rumors began.

Baez said he is not prepared to say whether Hernandez's death was suicide or foul play. He says, "There is still plenty we are investigating."

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