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Hilary Duff Becky G's Power Ranger Is Gay? Cool, Here's Talking Points!

3/22/2017 6:38 AM PDT

Hilary Duff thinks it's great there's a gay character in the new "Power Rangers" movie ... but when asked to elaborate on its meaning, she resorted to talking points.

We got Hilary on Melrose Ave. Tuesday, and she seemed genuinely surprised that Becky G's playing what appears to be the first openly gay superhero on the big screen. 

But watch what happens when she's pressed as to what it means for the LGBT community. Hilary reaches deep for wisdom ... and pulls out a pretty kosher answer. 


'Walking Dead' Star Thomas Payne 'Jesus' Was Always Gay

3/20/2017 3:07 PM PDT

Thomas Payne's character, Jesus, from "The Walking Dead" finally came out as gay on Sunday night's episode, but he says his sexuality on the show isn't and shouldn't be a significant part of the story line. 

We got Tom at LAX Monday where he told us the subtle moment was a long time coming. His character is gay in the comic books and it's also been hinted throughout the season. 

As for why now, Tom says it has more to do with the show being less about sex and more about kicking zombie ass.

Floyd Mayweather's Ex-Chef Out Of TMT 'I Don't Think He Saw Me As More Than a Lesbian'

3/19/2017 12:50 AM PDT

Floyd Mayweather's ex-personal chef -- the woman who famously said she was paid $1,000 a plate -- is no longer part of Floyd's crew ... and says the fact she's gay may have played a role. 

We spoke with Chef Q who is now backtracking on her $1,000 a plate claims ... saying there was no REAL set rate for her. Sometimes she would get paid fat. Sometimes nothing. 

But sometime after the Manny Pacquiao fight, Chef Q says her relationship with Floyd fell apart and she doesn't really know why ... but she has her theories. 

"I don't think he's ever looked at me past as just a gay person or a lesbian." 

Chef Q says some comments that were made during her time with TMT were hurtful and felt homophobic. 

Still, Chef Q says she wants to have a relationship with Floyd moving forward -- she considers him family ... but knows they have to work out their issues.

We reached out to Floyd's camp. So far, no word back. 

Colton Haynes Gets Engaged Under Fireworks CHER Believes In Their Love!!!

3/12/2017 11:44 AM PDT
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Colton Haynes just got engaged ... and the proposal was explosive, especially when Cher made a cameo. 

Colton just posted a pic of him and fiance Jeff Leatham with the caption "I SAID YES!!!" 

The proposal went down in Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Mexico, and Jeff clearly went all out. Waterfront movie, candles ... the works. Fireworks, that is. He even got Cher to sing Colton a line from her hit single "I Got You Babe." Unclear if she sang the whole thing -- but either way ... we're impressed. 

The "Teen Wolf" star came out publicly last year. It seems he started dating the celeb florist fairly recently.


Anti-'Beauty and the Beast' Theater We Thought Those Drag Queens Were Dragons!

3/9/2017 12:30 AM PST

The Alabama theater that banned the new "Beauty and the Beast" for having a gay character damn near projected a drag queen documentary due to a pretty funny mix-up.

Carol Laney owns the Henagar, AL drive-in and tells us she approved "Fierce" as an upcoming feature thinking it was a Game of Thrones-ish kinda flick. She says the poster was misleading -- a woman surrounded by 3 dragons.

Sure, there's plenty of slaying in the docu-film about drag queens, just not the kind Laney had in mind for moviegoers. She says people started calling her out for banning "Beauty and the Beast" ... but leaving the doc on her schedule of upcoming films.

No shocker -- she's now pulled "Fierce" too, saying it's not in "her comfort zone."

Kind of a drag.

'Beauty and the Beast's' Chip LeFou Was Always Gay ... Get Over It!

3/8/2017 7:10 AM PST

The guy who voiced the teacup in the OG "Beauty and the Beast" says a gay character in the new live-action flick is no big deal ... dude was always gay.

We got Bradley Pierce -- who played Chip in Disney's 1991 animated feature -- out at Craig's Tuesday night, and he told us anyone who thought Gaston's sidekick, LeFou, wasn't gay from the get-go is kidding themselves.

He also thinks it's hilarious that the people who are upset about LeFou have no problem with a woman falling in love with a buffalo.

RuPaul SCOTUS Can't Stop LGBTQs ... We Just Need to 'Dance & Sing'

3/7/2017 12:20 AM PST

RuPaul doesn't want the LGBTQ community to get down about the Supreme Court decision to let lower courts rule on transgender rights -- he has his own idea about how to keep the progress rolling.

We got Ru in NYC, hours after SCOTUS rejected the high-profile bathroom rights case of a Virginia high school student ... sending it back to the court of appeals. He took the news well, insisting the Justices are stuck in the 20th century. 

Ru also laid out his platform for success. It's all in your feet.

SCOTUS Punts on Transgender Bathrooms

3/6/2017 6:57 AM PST
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The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to rule in a case that could have established a hotly-contested transgender issue ... the right to choose which bathroom they use.

The court was set to hear the case this month but sent it back down to a lower court for further consideration.

A transgender high school student in Virginia filed the lawsuit to establish his right to use the boys' bathroom at his school.

The SCOTUS decision follows the decision by Trump to withdraw an Obama directive advising schools to let students use their bathroom of choice. 

'ANTM' Bello Sanchez I Was Raped in Paris ... Cops Didn't Care

3/5/2017 12:40 AM PST

Former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Bello Sanchez says he was raped in a Paris nightclub, but police refused to properly investigate due to his race and sexuality.

Bello tells TMZ ... he was at Le Rouge nightclub on January 30 when he was assaulted and raped by a man in a bathroom stall. Bello claims police conducted an incomplete rape testing immediately after the assault, and didn't get a proper rape kit until an advocacy group stepped in ... 72 hours later.

Bello, who was on cycle 22 of 'ANTM,' firmly believes police discriminated against him -- and he hopes going public will prompt a full investigation.

'Beauty and the Beast' Won't Play in AL Theatre Due to Gay Character

3/3/2017 9:19 AM PST

An Alabama theatre owner is banning "Beauty and the Beast" because he doesn't want to expose his customers to the new gay character in the film.

The owner of Henagar Drive-In Theatre says Disney's decision to add its first homosexual character was the last straw for him ... and says he refuses to "compromise on what the Bible teaches."

He added, "If we can not take our 11 year old grand daughter and 8 year old grandson to see a movie we have no business watching it. If I can't sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me then we have no business showing it."

He says he only wants to show "wholesome movies" without sex, nudity, homosexuality or foul language.

Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox We're Backing Transgender Teen In Supreme Court

3/2/2017 2:18 PM PST

Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox just joined a transgender teen's fight in the Supreme Court, which pits Caitlyn, a staunch Republican, against President Trump's agenda.

The case centers around Gavin Grimm -- a transgender HS student who sued the school board in Gloucester County, VA for the right to use the boys' bathroom. In a new legal brief filed with the High Court ... Laverne, Caitlyn and her "I Am Cait" co-stars, Jen Richards and Zackary Drucker ... all sign on in support.

The move comes on the heels of Trump's announcement he plans to lift federal protections on equal access to bathrooms for transgender students.

You'll recall ... Caitlyn lashed out at Trump for walking back his promise to protect the LGBTQ community. The case will be heard March 28. It's unclear if Caitlyn will be sitting in the gallery.

Gay Ex-NBA Player Blasts Amar'e Stoudemire 'Don't Flatter Yourself, Petulant Man-Child'

3/1/2017 8:41 AM PST

Ex-NBA player John Amaechi -- one of the most famous openly gay athletes on the planet -- has a message for Amar'e Stoudemire ... DON'T FLATTER YOURSELF.

After Stoudemire told Israeli media that he'd refuse to be in the same locker room as a gay teammate, Amaechi told TMZ Sports he's sick and tired of negative role models like A.S

"These are serious times and we need serious people to lead important conversations, not petulant man-children spouting puerile prejudice," Amaechi told us. 

"There is already one too many of those holding court in the media, and the world is poorer for it. Within the world of sport there are plenty of true role models -- on and off the floor -- whose words are carefully chosen to uplift and integrate society not join Trump and his grinning cabal in their 'locker room banter.'"

"In these tumultuous times, these true role models are the men and women whose voices we need to disseminate to every corner, not a braying jackass making a desperate grab for relevance amongst a constituency destined for extinction."

"Lastly, could someone please tell this man to stop flattering himself. It’s embarrassing."

We also spoke with Hudson Taylor, founder of Athlete Ally -- one of the biggest LGBT groups in sports -- who explained the impact Stoudemire's comments have on young basketball players.

Amar'e Stoudemire: Gays In Locker Room Scare Me 'I'll Shower Across the Street'

3/1/2017 6:14 AM PST
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Ex-NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire got downright homophobic when asked how he'd feel about a gay player on his team -- "I'm going to shower across the street."

Stoudemire -- who's currently playing for Hapoel Jerusalem in the Israeli Premier League -- was doing an interview with an Israeli media outlet when he was asked if he'd have a problem with a gay teammate. 

Most players said they wouldn't have an issue at all ... until Amar'e. 

"I'm going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner and and I'm going to drive ... take a different route to the gym."

The reporter said, "You're joking?"

Amar'e replied ... "There's always a truth within a joke."

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