‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett attacked in Chicago by MAGA supporters

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Out actor Jussie Smollett, best known for playing Jamal Lyon in the hit FOX television series “Empire,” was attacked outside of a Chicago Subway in the early morning hours Jan. 29 in an apparent hate crime attack, according to TMZ.

Smollet, who arrived in Chicago from New York late Jan. 28, went to the Subway to get food around 2 a.m. and was attacked by two men as he left, the outlet reported.

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Sarah Silverman says she’s ‘done’ using ‘gay’ for laughs

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Comedian Sarah Silverman has turned over a new leaf in her comedy.

TMZ caught Silverman out in Los Angeles and asked if she was “done” saying things that “could be perceived as homophobic.”

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Stormy Daniels cancels strip club appearance over homophobic slur

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Stormy Daniels canceled her scheduled appearance at Goldfinger, a strip club in Sunrise, Fla., because she claims the club owner used a homophobic slur against her assistant.

Daniels took to Instagram to call out the club owner for using the slur and alleges he also asked Daniels to “do something not in my contract.”

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Billy Eichner calls Donald Trump an ‘evil piece of sh*t’

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Billy Eichner showed his true feelings about President Donald Trump during an impromptu interview with TMZ.

TMZ caught Eichner at the airport and asked for his thoughts on Trump “redefining gender potentially,” in reference to a leaked memo which proposes to define gender as “biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.”

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Michael Darby of ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’ charged with sexual assault

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“The Real Housewives of Potomac” star Michael Darby has been charged with sexual assault, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.

Darby, 59, is married to “Real Housewives of Potomac” cast member Ashley Darby. The couple own the Australian restaurant Oz in Arlington, Va., which is frequently shown on the show.

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Demi Lovato hospitalized after possible drug overdose

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Demi Lovato has been hospitalized July 24 after a possible drug overdose.

TMZ, which broke the story, reports that paramedics found Lovato, 25, unconscious at her home in the Hollywood Hills. She was then taken to an L.A. hospital. Lovato is being treated, and is now “stable,” according to PEOPLE.

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‘Big Brother’ contestant JC Mounduix uses n-word on live feeds

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“Big Brother” contestant JC Mounduix was captured using the n-word in conversation on the reality competition’s live feeds on Tuesday.

Mounduix was speaking with fellow contestant Bayleigh Dayton about his height. Dayton asks Mounduix, who is 4-foot-8, whether he is a dwarf.

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Kathy Griffin accuses Andy Cohen of cocaine use, blasts Harvey Levin

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Kathy Griffin ripped into her former boss Andy Cohen and TMZ’s Harvey Levin in a 17-minute long YouTube video uploaded on Saturday.

“People like Andy Cohen and Harvey Levin honestly live to take women down,” Griffin says in the video.

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Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife Michelle Rounds found dead of apparent suicide

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Michelle Rounds, Rosie O’Donnell’s ex-wife, was found dead of an apparent suicide on Monday, TMZ reports. She was 46.

“I am saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy. Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle’s family, her wife and their child,” O’Donnell said in a statement to TMZ.

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Aaron Carter gets emotional in front of crowd at Hamburger Mary’s in Brandon

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Tampa-born Aaron Carter crooned, crushed and cried from the stage last night at Hamburger Mary’s in Brandon—and hey, there’s video!

Ever the social media aficionado, Carter had previously announced his first performance since his heartfelt coming out on Twitter via Facebook. “Looking forward to seeing all my fans in my hometown of Tampa Bay Aug. 10 at Hamburger Mary’s Brandon​,” Carter had written, calling his upcoming performance an “intimate evening and pop up acoustic showcase.”

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Comedian Lil Duval defends transphobic remarks, refuses to apologize

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Lil Duval is defending the transphobic comments he made on “Breakfast Club” last week, which led to a Twitter hashtag campaign to boycott the popular morning radio show.

When asked how he would react if he found out he was dating a transgender woman, Duval responded that he would kill her.

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Floyd Mayweather calls Conor McGregor anti-gay slur during press event

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Floyd Mayweather’s press tour with Conor McGregor got especially heated for the crowd when Mayweather hurled an anti-gay slur at McGregor during their London press event.

Mayweather called McGregor a “f*gg*t* which caused the crowd to boo, but McGregor had no reaction. A representative for Mayweather told TMZ that Mayweather’s use of the anti-gay slur was in response to McGregor calling Mayweather a “monkey” off mic. At a previous press event, McGregor also told Mayweather, “Dance for me, boy” in what some people thought came across as a racially charged remark.

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