Bette Midler just took direct aim and fired at Ariana Grande, telling her she acts like a whore for nothing.
Midler did an interview with The Telegraph, grousing about the state of the music biz. She's particularly disgusted with Grande, saying, "It's always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch."
Midler goes on, "... Looking so ridiculous. I mean it's silly beyond belief and I don't know who's telling her to do it."
And then the punch. In giving advice to aspiring singers, Midler says, "Trust your talent. You don't have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead."
The Show Will Go On
Even Though Venue Wants it Killed
7 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Cosby has had a partial collapse of his concert tour with various cancellations, but one venue will not 86 his act ... even though it wants to BADLY.
The Hanover Theatre in Massachusetts wants out of its deal for a show in February, but a rep for the venue tells us their hands are tied because it was booked through a promoter who won't cancel.
The rep says according to the deal only the promoter has the power to pull the plug ... not the theatre.
We've learned theatre honchos have asked the promoter to cancel -- the venue wants nothing to do with Cosby in the wake of the sexual assault allegations, but they have no power.
We reached out to the promoter but got radio silence.
Stalker: I Want to Marry You!
11/24/2014 2:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Vanessa Hudgens got a restraining order from a man who traveled from Africa to L.A. to marry her.
Junior Kabongo sent Hudgens a slew of emails, saying, among other things, "Hello, I love you and want to marry you," and, "God gave me a penis to make you feel like you never did everytime when we'll make love." The emails got extremely graphic.
In one email, Kabongo may have shown his hand, saying, "I love you and wanna marry you. I WRITE SCREENPLAYS. I wanna become a movie star."
Kabongo then told her he booked a flight to L.A. and made good on his promise. He was spotted on November 1 and 4 driving up and down Hudgens' L.A. street.
A judge was so creeped out that Hudgens won a restraining order. Kabongo is ordered to stay 100 yards clear of her, her sister and boyfriend.
7-Eleven Claims ...
Slurpee Pic Was All Her Idea
11/24/2014 2:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Beyonce was not in cahoots with 7-Eleven when she made her new "7/11" video ... so says 7-Eleven.
According to a spokesman for the convenience store giant ... the Slurpee pic she posted on Instagram to promote the vid has the Internet going crazy ... but that was simply Beyonce going rogue, and NOT a marketing ploy for 7-Eleven.
Of course, that's not keeping 7-Eleven from reveling in the afterglow, telling TMZ ... it's clear why she chose their frosty beverage, "because a Slurpee is the coolest drink on Earth."
Brain freeze in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
MLB Star Andrew McCutchen
After 'Ellen' Proposal
11/24/2014 8:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pittsburgh Pirates superstar Andrew McCutchen is a MARRIED MAN ... one year after proposing to his girlfriend Maria Hanslovan on "Ellen" ... TMZ Sports has learned.
The two were married in a ceremony on November 22nd ... they reportedly picked the date because of Andrew's jersey number ... 22.
When he proposed, Andrew told Maria ... "I did this to show you that ... If I could tell the whole world how much I love you, I would do that."
Obviously, she said yes and this weekend ... they finally swapped "I dos."
And to prove it's official ... Maria already changed her last name on her Twitter account to McCutchen!!!
Halle to Gabriel
You're Trying to Make Our Daughter White!
11/24/2014 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Halle Berry just took Gabriel Aubry to court ... claiming he's trying to make their 6-year-old daughter white.
Halle was furious Gabriel was straightening Nahla's naturally-curly hair, lightening it with highlights and she is convinced it's because he does not want the girl to appear to be African American.
Halle didn't show in court Monday morning, but her lawyer Steve Kolodny did, along with Gabriel and after a lot of arguing the judge ruled NEITHER Halle nor Gabriel could change Nahla's look from its natural state.
So the judge is allowing Nahla's hair to grow back naturally.
Score one for Berry.
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Enjoy the View
11/24/2014 2:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez showed off her gymnast-level flexibility as she performed on stage at Sunday night's American Music Awards ... sending a message to other pop stars -- bow down to this booty.
The 45 year-old singer performed Sunday with Iggy Azalea ... and even though Beyonce and Nicki Minaj have reached for the ass queen throne -- this ankle-grabbing move solidifies J.Lo's position.
She's still Jenny from the block ... from all angles.
My Stylist Went on $100K Shopping Spree ...
11/24/2014 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Carmen Electra says her ex-stylist had plenty of style -- but zero class -- after the woman used Electra's credit cards to buy herself more than $100K worth of new clothes and accessories.
Electra says she hired Shayoon Aboo as her personal stylist in April 2013 ... giving her credit cards to shop for clothes, shoes and bags to fit Electra's image. But according to a lawsuit Carmen just filed ... Aboo secretly kept some items which should have been returned after Carmen rejected them.
In the suit, Carmen also says Aboo used the credit cards to buy clothing for herself, and had the audacity to flaunt her purchases on Instagram.
Electra claims she discovered the rip-off when she saw discrepancies in her credit card statements ... and demanded Aboo return, or pay for the clothing.
Electra's attorney, Neama Rahmani tells TMZ Aboo tried to take advantage of a friendship ... and now Carmen is looking for justice. And some pricey outfits.
We've reached out to Aboo, but no word back yet.
For Best Celeb Sex Tape Are ...
11/24/2014 12:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
There's best picture ... best supporting actor ... and even album of the year -- but now awards season has another honor to bestow upon celebrities, and it involves their naughty bits.
The AVN Awards -- considered by many to be the Oscars of porn -- released their list of nominations this year ... including "Best Celebrity Sex Tape."
- Farrah Abraham and Tila Tequila ... for the sequels to their popular XXX skin flicks.
- Mimi Faust and Nikko ... for their shower pole busting moves in "Scandal in Atlanta."
- Myla Sinanaj and Tami Erin ... for their work in ... um, did anyone actually watch these?!
As they say ... it's an on her just to be nominated.
I Got Real Pumped
To Eat at Reality Star's Restaurant
11/24/2014 10:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lawrence cozied up to one of the stars of her favorite show Saturday night in West Hollywood ... and TOTALLY fangirl'ed out.
The "Hunger Games" star hit up Pump with her friends and we're told Lisa Vanderpump hooked JLaw up with the best seat in the house ... and then snapped a pic with the group.
It's interesting ... When the actress walked in no one noticed her and she was seated in the less desirable outside area facing Santa Monica Blvd. When Vanderpump realized what was up, Jennifer was moved to Lisa's personal table.
Jennifer was drinking Pump-tinis and Lisa's Sangria.
Lawrence has confessed she LOVES reality TV ... and the Instagram video makes it clear ... in her head Vanderpump Rules.
Yeah, I Make Chicks Hot
11/24/2014 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper Bobby Shmurda is like human fire on female genitalia ... and the proof is in the video.
Bobby was on his way out of court in NYC Monday after pleading not guilty to pot possession, when a female fan told him flatly ... he ignited her loins.
"The Shmoney Dance" creator and his posse took it all in ... loving the attention.
The video is hilarious.
I'm Bringing My Super Young Girlfriend
Around My Kid
11/24/2014 8:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Thicke must be serious about his new girl ... because she's now hanging out with his kid.
Thicke, his boy Julian and his super young GF April Love Geary were snapped at the USC/UCLA game at the Rose Bowl Saturday night ... where they got a good view of the Bruins whooping the Trojans.
As TMZ first reported, while Thicke has been coy about his dating situation, 19-year-old April has been going full bore, posting photos that were snapped inside Thicke's home.
One thing about April ... she LOVES the spotlight.
Miley And I Have NOTHING in Common
11/24/2014 8:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus -- both Disney disciples and current pop icons -- have cut ties ... so says Demi.
During a radio interview with AMP in Boston, Demi stumbled when asked about her relationship with Miley, but ultimately said the two of them have NOTHING in common.
It's a big statement. The 2 have been friends since they were young, but have been rumored to be on the outs for a while ... especially after Demi became sober. Now Demi has made it pretty clear.
Cue the wrecking ball.