Celebrity Buzz for Thursday

March 8, 2018 - 6:15am

SARA RAMIREZ SHARES INSIGHT INTO COMING OUT STORY: After the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting that killed dozens of members of the LGBTQ community, Sara Ramirez says she felt compelled to come out. "An organic, incremental urgency to use my platform to empower those who are part of these communities that I'm a part of came over me in a way that I've never felt before," the Grey's Anatomy star tells EW and People for their "Coming Out Stories." The 42-year-old says that along with coming out came an immense "sense of relief."

JEFFREY TAMBOR ACCUSER CLAIMS HE WATCHED HER SLEEP NAKED: Jeffrey Tambor's accuser, transgender actress Van Barnes, is opening up about the "sexual harassment, physical harassment, and verbal abuse" she says she suffered as his assistant. "During job negotiation times, when we were getting ready for the next project, he would start making comments, about, 'Well why haven't we slept together?' And it wasn't just a one-time joke. It would be three times a week," she said on Megyn Kelly Today Wednesday. She says that they lived together for a few weeks when she first started working for him. During that time, he later told her he watcher her sleep naked. "That's violating. It's so creepy. This is a man I put my trust in," she said.

RUSSELL CROWE HOLDING DIVORCE AUCTION: New Zealand star Russell Crowe is selling 200 personal items he gathered with his now ex-wife Danielle Spencer. He has entitled the Sotheby's auction, The Art of Divorce. On the cover of the catalog is a picture of Crowe in black tie, toasting the camera with a cocktail. The sale is set to take place at Sotheby's Australia on April 7th, the actor's birthday and their wedding anniversary. Among the items are Doc Martens he wore in Romper Stomper and Maximus's armor from Gladiator.

CHIP AND JOANNA GAINES ARE HAVING A BOY! Bust out the blue bunting! HGTV superstars Chip and Joanna Gaines are welcoming a boy. In a post shared on Twitter, Chip asked a little boy named Gage for help naming him. “We’re just about to have another little baby, because Uncle Chip lost his mind,” Chip told the youngster, producing a giggle. “Now, listen to this. This is important: I can’t think of a 'D’ name. So, can you help me think of a 'D’ name?” They already have Drake, 12, Duke, 9, Ella, 11, and Emmie Kay, 7.

DEADPOOL ACTRESS TAYLOR HICKSON SUES FOR FACIAL DISFIGUREMENT: Deadpool actress Taylor Hickson is suing Incident Productions Inc. for what she characterizes as career-altering facial injuries that she suffered on Ghostland's set. According to the suit, she was told to pound a glass door on the set of the horror film, which was shot in 2016. She shattered a pane of glass and fell through onto shards, eventually requiring 70 stitches. The 20-year-old is scarred and has lost income and struggled to find work. The film is set for release March 14th.

ALLEGED OSCAR THIEF CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Terry Bryant didn't bother trying the hide the Oscar he allegedly nabbed from Frances McDormand (she won Best Actress). Instead, he hoisted it up in full view of press cameras and appeared to want them to take pictures of him holding it up victoriously. There is also a shot of him walking into the Governors Ball with McDormand and her entourage. He is reportedly fighting the felony theft charge he faces.