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Michelle Duggar

Transgender People Should Not Get Choice of Restrooms

8/19/2014 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michelle Duggar Anti TransgenderMichelle Duggar is convinced ... child predators are aiming to use the cover of being a transgender to hurt children ... and she's determined to stop them in their tracks.

The "19 Kids and Counting" star is on the warpath against a proposed Arkansas law that would allow transgender people to use either the men's or women's bathroom -- whichever they feel suits them best.

Duggar thinks convicted male child molesters will have a field day if the law passes ... simply dressing up like a woman and perving out in girls restrooms.  

She doesn't want her 9 girls subjected to men leering at them in their private space -- so she's voiced a robocall to AR voters urging them to vote no ... and it's fascinating.

'Basketball Wives' Star

Allegedly Cancels Gig Because of

'Too Many F**s and D**es'

8/15/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Draya Michelle Homophobic Comment
"Basketball Wives" star Draya Michele ditched a paid gig at a West Hollywood nightclub because there were too many "f**s and d**es" ... so claim club honchos who are now threatening to sue her.

The hostess at Penthouse Nightclub tells TMZ ... Draya was supposed to host an event Sunday. When she arrived she looked at the crowd and said she didn't want to waste her time with "f**s and d**es" and left.

Draya told us she did NOT make the homophobic comment. She says never even showed up to the club that night ... she had called them to say she had to cancel because she was sick.  She says the club owner threatened to trash her in the media for being a no show.

The club fires back ... Draya accepted a $2.5K deposit, was obligated to show and the club lost money when a disappointed crowd simply left the club. The club now plans on suing her.

Draya tells us ... she'll be happy to entertain her LGBT fans on another night ... at a different club.

Transsexual Porn Star

I'm a Man, Baby!

Now I Can Get Divorced

8/14/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0813-buck-elayne-angel-twitter-01Transsexual porn star Buck Angel is now 100% legit under Louisiana law ... which means he can now legally ditch his wife and go after her money.

According to the court decision, Buck and Elayne Angel's union is legal because they always intended to be married as a man and woman -- and back in 2003 they were granted a marriage license in Louisiana ... as a man and a woman. No one questioned Buck's gender when they got the license.

California also played big in the court's decision because Buck got a legal name and gender change there way back in 1998. 

Elayne was hoping the court would rule Buck is a woman -- which would nullify their same-sex marriage under Louisiana law.

As we previously told you ... Buck wants a divorce and is gunning for $2,000/month in spousal support.


ASU Football Player

I'm Gay

First Active NCAA Player to Come Out

8/13/2014 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0813_chip_sarafin_instagramASU backup offensive lineman Chip Sarafin has come out publicly as gay ... making him the first active NCAA football player to do so.

Sarafin revealed he was gay during a recent interview with Compete Magazine, and says he started telling his Sun Devil teammates a few months ago during Spring practice. He says opening up to them "was really personal to me, and it benefitted my peace of mind greatly."

Former University of Missouri star Michael Sam came out in February -- after he'd finished playing football at the NCAA level.

Sarafin is a 5th year senior, but as a backup ... has never played in a regular season game.

Arizona State coach Todd Graham tells TMZ Sports, "We are a brotherhood that is not defined by cultural and personal differences, but rather an individual's commitment to the Sun Devil way."

Chip started posting pics with his boyfriend several months ago, and captioned one ..."Michael Sam and his boyfriend have nothing on me and mine! #gayfootball"


Sophie B. Hawkins

Damn, I Guess I'm Not Your Lover

8/11/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sophie B Hawkins Break Up
Sophie B. Hawkins is about to become a single mom ... her longtime partner has filed to end their domestic partnership and is giving up custody of their son.

Hawkins -- whose song "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" was a hit in 1992 -- has been in a partnership with her manager, Gigi Gaston since Sept. 2008. According to court docs ... they've been separated for the last year and a half.

In her docs, Gigi says she wants Hawkins to have physical custody of their 5-year-old son, Dashiell ... she's asking for visitation.

Gaston's not looking for a payday ... she didn't ask for spousal support.

Michael Jackson Accuser

MJ Had Secret Code Words

For Abusing Me

8/5/2014 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

Michael Jackson Sex Abuse
Michael Jackson had code words and signals that he used with a boy he allegedly molested to describe various sex acts ... including "duck butter."

James Safechuck -- now 36 -- claims in his lawsuit against the MJ Estate ... the singer started abusing him when he was 10 ... when he traveled with Michael to Paris for the "Bad" tour in 1988.

In new court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Safechuck says Michael taught him to use code words ... referring to his erection as "bright light, brick city" ... and calling semen, "duck butter."

Safechuck claims Jackson also used secret signals -- when they would hold hands, Michael would scratch the inside of James' hand with a finger ... to show he wanted to have sex.

Safechuck says MJ wanted a full-blown relationship with him ... to the point he performed a secret wedding ceremony with the boy with wedding ring and a marriage certificate.

He also describes how Michael would take him to various homes -- including a place called "The Hideout" in Century City -- where they would drink sweet, pink wine and watch porn ... including movies of children masturbating.

Safechuck says at one point ... he questioned his own sexuality -- because he also had a crush on Sheryl Crow, who was one of Jackson's backup singers. He says Michael found out and became jealous ... showing him unflattering pics of Crow without makeup.

Safechuck says the abuse stopped entirely when he reached puberty.

Howard Weitzman, attorney for the MJ Estate, tells TMZ the whole lawsuit should be scrapped because it was filed more than 20 years after the incidents supposedly happened ... and says Safechuck "has given sworn testimony that Michael never did anything inappropriate to him."


'Star Trek: Voyager' Actor

My Ex Claims I'm Banging Bill Nye

8/5/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Star Trek: Voyager" actor Robert Picardo says he way too old to experiment with Bill Nye the Science Guy ... in the bedroom.

Picardo is asking a judge to stop his soon-to-be ex-wife from spreading rumors he's in a gay relationship with Nye.  

The actor says in court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Linda Pawlik lured him over to her house on July 4th by falsely telling him the family dog was missing.  While he was there, he claims Linda had a P.I. attach a GPS device to his car.

Days later ... Linda started telling family friends the P.I. reported back that Picardo and Nye spent 3 hours together in Nye's bedroom, which she believes is proof of an affair.

Picardo says in docs, "I'd made it to 60 without having sex with a man and a 'walk on the wild side' at this age seemed unlikely to anyone who knows me." 

The actor acknowledges he and Nye have been friends for years and have taken many pics together ... but he says it's purely platonic.


Zoey Tur

Final Steps in Male-To-Female Change

8/5/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Zoey Tur -- the famed L.A. chopper pilot who just completed gender reassignment surgery -- wants to make 2 more changes to make it all legal.

Tur -- who was born Robert Albert Tur -- just filed court docs to legally change her gender ... and her name.

Tur included in the docs a letter from the surgeon in Bangkok, Thailand ... he's the doctor who completed the sex reassignment surgery.

According to the doctor ... the surgery consisted of a penectomy, a penile skin inversion to create a vagina, a bilateral orchiectomy to remove his testicles and a clitoral hood reconstruction.

The surgeon says Tur -- who famously shot the O.J. Simpson slow speed chase and Reginald Denny beating during the 1991 L.A. Riots --  will need to take female sex hormones for the rest of her life.

Tur is also changing her name to Hanna Zoey Tur.

We talked to her about the change on TMZ Live last summer.


David Tutera, Ryan Jurica

Twins From Split

Have Never Met

7/29/2014 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

072914_david_tutera_launchThe twins born more than a year ago to David Tutera and ex-partner Ryan Jurica have never met.

As TMZ previously reported, Tutera and Jurica each fertilized an egg that was implanted in the same surrogate, who gave birth to the two babies at the same time.  David and Ryan split before birth ... David kept the girl, Cielo, and Ryan kept the boy, Cedric.

David -- who hosts CELEBrations on WE tv -- told Harvey and Charles on "TMZ Live" ... the kids have had zero contact because of the nuclear breakup.   

Ryan tells TMZ ... he's attempted to create a relationship between the twins, but David would have none of it.  Ryan says he thinks the kids need to establish a bond sooner than later, and, "I will do all that I can to foster it."

David hedged on "TMZ LIve," saying he's open to the kids connecting one day.



Goes Out a Hero

By Saving Senator's Life

7/15/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Comic book icon Archie Andrews -- who was ginger long before it was chic -- stopped an assassination attempt, but died in the process … leaving some big shoes to fill at the ole Chocklit Shoppe. 

Only question now is -- how quickly does crown-wearing creep Jughead put the moves on Veronica?  AND Betty for that matter!

Olympic Swimmer Ian Thorpe

I'm Comfortable Saying I'm Gay

7/13/2014 9:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

071314_ian_thorpe_launchFive-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe confirmed he's gay during an Australian sit-down interview Sunday ... after years of speculation over his sexuality.

Thorpe had denied he was gay for a long time, but told Network Ten he realized the truth about himself sometime in the past few weeks ... and started coming out to the people closest to him.

The Thorpedo -- who dominated the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney -- says he lied about his sexuality because he was too young at the time to know the truth.

Thorpe says he doesn't feel bad about lying either, explaining, "I’m comfortable saying I’m a gay man. And I don’t want young people to feel the same way that I did. You can grow up, you can be comfortable, and you can be gay."

Thorpe added he was worried about reaction from family, but says they've been extremely supportive.

Dallas Davidson

I'm Not Racist or Homophobic

... Just Angry

7/10/2014 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Dallas Davidson
 says he only screamed racial and homophobic slurs during his bar fight in Nashville because someone sent him into a blind rage.

Dallas tells TMZ he was provoked into an altercation and lost his temper while defending himself.  Cops say he hurled racial slurs and screamed, "There's that f***ing fa****t that punched me."

Dallas says he's not racist or homophobic, adding ... "Although I cannot defend what I said, I am sorry for my insensitivity." He did not elaborate about who started the fight or why.

TMZ broke the story ... the country lyricist was arrested at Tin Roof in downtown Nashville for public intoxication and disorderly conduct after allegedly trying to start fights with various bar patrons.


Michelle Rodriguez

Workin' The Pole

During Zac Efron Makeout Sesh (PHOTOS)

7/9/2014 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michelle Rodriguez is treating herself to an early birthday present -- Zac Efron -- the two were all over each other Monday during a night of hard partying in Sardinia.

Michelle -- who turns 36 Saturday -- and the 26-year-old "Neighbors" star hit up a club in Porto Cervo off the coast of Italy ... and if there was any doubt they're banging, well ...

The photog says Michelle was drinking and smoking and had to steady herself at times ... grabbing onto an overhead pole while Zac slobbered all over her.

So we gotta ask ...

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