Michael Phelps just issued a statement on his DUI arrest in Baltimore this morning ... saying he takes "full responsibility" and is sorry he let everyone down.
Here's the statement Phelps just issued on Twitter:
"Earlier this morning, I was arrested and charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines."
"I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility."
"I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down."
Justin and Kendall
Romantic Dinner in Gay Paree!
42 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner giggled over a champagne dinner in Paris Tuesday night ... which raises the question, huh?
Justin is in Paree with Selena Gomez. In fact, they were spotted eating breakfast earlier in the day.
Bieber picked Kendall up at her hotel in a Rolls and drove her alone to the popular Ferdi restaurant.
Here's why it's especially interesting ... Selena doesn't like the Jenner girls. You'll recall .. after Coachella Selena cut off all ties, calling the Jenner girls toxic.
As for Justin and Kendall ... her people say they're just long-time friends. So, do you believe them?
We Sold Wedding Pics to Highest Bidder ...
9/30/2014 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
George Clooney put his wedding pics on the auction block and a tabloid was one of the winners ... but the money is ALL going to charities that he fiercely supports ... TMZ has learned.
George's wedding pics have been sold to People and the British tabloid Hello! Sources familiar with the sales tell us it was strictly an issue of which mag anted up the most. People won the North America market and Hello! conquered Europe.
Our sources say ... the money will be going to several human rights charities. We're told the lion's share is earmarked for the Satellite Sentinel Project -- a charity that monitors the movements of militant gangs in the Sudan ... in order to warn civilians. Clooney is a co-founder of the group, which launched in 2010.
As one source connected to Clooney tells TMZ ... "Every photo in both magazines will be saving a life."
Assaulted by Kim K Attacker
But Paris Cops Don't Care
9/30/2014 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who attacked Kim Kardashian in Paris last week has struck again -- this time Ciara was his victim -- and Paris cops still think it's a stupid, nothing offense and they aren't taking action.
Vitalii Sediuk was standing outside the Valentino fashion show wearing a trench coat, and as Ciara passed him he lost the coat and hugged her hard, wearing a thong.
Sediuk had something written on his leg referencing a USA ban ... he's been barred from red carpets in the States following his attack on Brad Pitt.
We reached out to Paris cops to see if they'd now take action against Sediuk, but they said they have no plans ... they say it's not important enough to warrant their attention.
My Days in the Cloud
9/30/2014 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Meagan Good isn't ashamed of the photos of her that got leaked as part of the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal, but she and her husband agree ... no more cloud for them!
Good and her husband DeVon Franklin were out Monday night at Couture in Hollywood where the couple said they are taking the scandal in stride ... at least we think that's what Franklin meant when he quoted the Bible.
Franklin said they are keeping any future private moments out of the cloud ... which is interesting because when we asked Megan about the scandal before her photos leaked, she said she didn't keep any photos there anyway.
Guess we know which of the two got hacked ...
BUSTED FOR DUI
9/30/2014 8:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Our sources tell us ... the USA Olympic legend was pulled over around 1:40 AM in his white Land Rover. We're told he bombed his field sobriety test ... and his B.A.C. was almost twice the legal limit.
Officials just issued a statement saying Phelps was initially pulled over for going 84 in a 45 ... and during the stop, the officer noticed he was hammered.
Our sources say Phelps was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked for DUI -- and was eventually released.
Cops say Phelps was charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines.
We've made multiple calls to Michael's reps -- but they would not take our calls.
Story developing ...
I'm Being Forced Out ...
For Being SOBER!
9/30/2014 8:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mega-popular EDM group Krewella has no place for people who don't party ... because a former member claims he was kicked out for being too clean.
Kristopher Trindl says he formed Krewella back in 2010 with former girlfriend Jahan Yousaf and her sister, Yasmine ... but now says the women want to morph the group into a duo. In a new lawsuit, Trindl says the girls came up with a lame reason for kicking him out ... that he acts too depressed.
Trindl partied plenty before he went to rehab last year. After rehab, he says the women started treating him differently ... and he believes it's because he became a teetotaler.
He does admit relapsing twice and missing a major event -- the Electric Daisy Carnival. Hmmm.
Trindl says to add insult to injury, the girls put up a billboard of themselves on the Sunset Strip.
Trindl says when he came back from rehab, the sisters didn't like the new, sober Kris ... because he no longer drank and partied. He claims they even staged an intervention -- to try to force him into rehab again -- because they thought he was depressed and needed treatment.
He says it's clear ... they just want him gone so they can take his one-third share of Krewella's earnings. He is suing the sisters for more than $7M in damages.
Phelps 'Made Dumb Decision'
... Should've Had a Driver
9/30/2014 9:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ryan Lochte says he doesn't understand why Michael Phelps didn't just hire a driver to take him home early Tuesday morning ... telling TMZ Sports his decision to get behind the wheel after allegedly drinking was just plain dumb.
We reached out to Phelps' Team USA swimming teammate and asked if he was concerned for the Olympic legend ... to which Lochte replied, "I'm not concerned ... he just makes dumb decisions."
Lochte continued, "He has so much money to get a driver. I even have a driver. Just stinks for the sport of swimming."
"But he will become smarter from this. Luckily he did not hurt himself or someone else."
TMZ Sports broke the story ... Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning for DUI ... his second DUI arrest in the past 10 years.
Eats Food Off
the Ground at LAX
9/30/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
*** WARNING -- DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO WHILE EATING ***
Gene Simmons believes in the five-second rule a little too much, because Monday he ate a piece of his hamburger -- AFTER IT FELL ON THE GROUND! AT LAX!!!!!
Simmons was chatting up a photog while eating a burger -- most likely from his restaurant, Rock & Brews, at LAX. Not only did Simmons snarf down the floor meat ... he flaunted it before throwing it down.
No burger can be THAT good.
Parents Knew Nothing of Arrest
No Idea Where She Is Now
9/30/2014 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The parents of Amanda Bynes are in the dark about their daughter's arrest and have no idea where she is or what she's been doing since her conservatorship ended.
Bynes' father Rick said he and his wife learned about Amanda's arrest from the media ... they weren't the ones who bailed her out. Rick repeatedly said, "We don't know," when asked about Amanda.
It's interesting … Rick said he thought his daughter might be in New York, but TMZ has learned she's staying in the Hollywood area right now.
As TMZ first reported, Amanda moved out of her parents' house once the conservatorship ended earlier this month … but many people close to Amanda feel it was a terrible mistake not to extend it.
We're told Amanda is smoking a lot of weed and is off her anti-psychotic meds for Schizophrenia and bipolarity.
We're also told she was busted for DUI because she was under the influence of Adderall.
Rolling in the Cleav
9/30/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Even Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin needs support from time to time.
'Retha's making headlines for her amazing cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" -- and she was showing off her ball gown swag Monday in NYC after taping an episode of "The Late Show with David Letterman."
She's a natural woman.
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She's an A-List Model Now
... But Does She Deserve It?
9/30/2014 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hard to deny Kendall Jenner's place in the fashion world now that she's walked the runway at the Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week -- but is she really worthy of such a gig?
Kendall was in great company -- highest paid model in the world Gisele Bundchen was also in the show ... so, pretty impressive for the 18-year-old. She's only been in the biz for a short time, and some say she only gets high-profile jobs because of who she is.
So we ask ...
Driving Under the Influence of ADDERALL
9/30/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes was under the influence of Adderall when she was arrested for DUI ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... but her problems go much deeper than a criminal case.
We've learned the Adderall was prescribed by a doctor and she had taken the drug before getting stopped in Van Nuys Sunday and failing multiple field sobriety tests. She was arrested for DUI.
Adderall is a stimulant and we're told Amanda was "out of it" when she was stopped.
Fact is ... it's no defense to DUI that the drug in question was prescribed -- it's still operating a vehicle while impaired. But Amanda now faces a probation violation -- she's on probation for reckless driving -- and the fact that the drug was prescribed may help her there.
The deeper problem is this ... As TMZ first reported, Amanda has moved out of her parents house and is now living in Orange County. We're told she's smoking a lot of weed and is off her anti-psychotic meds for Schizophrenia and bipolarity.
Amanda's conservatorship ended earlier this month and we're told her parents saw no need to extend it because they believe she's better now, but everyone else in her life feels it was a horrible mistake to let the conservatorship lapse and they fear for Amanda.