The media mogul who organized the DNA test allegedly proving Michael Jackson fathered a son in 1982 insists the results are 100% real -- despite using a laboratory logo that's obviously been doctored -- telling TMZ, the logo was altered to make it look prettier.
Billionaire Alki David released the so-called "results" live on the Internet Thursday -- and after TMZ obtained a copy of the document, we discovered the logo on top wasn't just fake ... it was ripped from "Terminator Salvation."
Now David tells us, "The logo was made by the DNA agency to make it look pretty. Lab documents are not pretty by nature." He also says the results are private and were never supposed to be released to the public.
Which doesn't make sense on several levels -- David's doctored logo doesn't make his "lab results" any prettier than other lab results we've come across ... no offense ... and if the results were never supposed to be released publicly, why bother making them look nice?
20th Century Fox
Sued For Creating Real
Nightmare on Elm Street
3/7/2014 10:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A Los Angeles man claims he suffers from terrifying nightmares and even faint noises drive him insane ... all because of a Hollywood movie shoot in his hood.
John Drinkwater claims in a new lawsuit ... 20th Century Fox invaded his Sherman Oaks neighborhood for a few days last March to shoot a TV pilot … but the production became an assault with sounds of gunshots and screeching car chases.
Drinkwater says the film crews may be gone, but not in his head. He says he has debilitating nightmares, describing one as "film companies coming into [my] house at night, making lots of noise and refusing to leave."
Drinkwater says it doesn't end with bad dreams. He says the fear of film crews coming back sends him into panic attacks, whenever he sees "an unknown person who looks like they might be part of a film crew."
Drinkwater claims he now has PTSD ... and his doctor both diagnosed it and traces it back to the FOX shoot.
And this very sensitive guy also says he has a hearing disorder and now suffers from phonophobia -- a fear of loud sounds -- and blames it on the movie shoot.
You Are NOT the Father
3/7/2014 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Plus, SeaWorld hires Bindi Irwin to be their new ambassador ... in the middle of their huge "Blackfish" scandal. Shame on them for manipulating a 15-year-old kid -- or shame on her for ignoring the issues.
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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star
CrossFit Is Wrong
No Balls = No Man
43 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Balls make the man ... and lack of balls make the woman ... so says a former "RuPaul's Drag Race" star who claims CrossFit is being UNFAIR by not allowing a transgender woman to compete with the females.
TMZ Sports spoke with Carmen Carrera -- a transgender fashion model who was born a man.
Carrera tells us ... Chloie Jonsson is getting the shaft (ironically) from CF, which stated transgender athletes are only allowed to compete in the CrossFit games under their birth gender.
"When you remove your testicles ... that is it. You are no longer a male and you don’t produce testosterone," Carrera says.
"You get weaker ... your whole body switches and it starts to reshape."
Carrera adds, "Put [Chloie] under the test and I bet her [testosterone] levels are the same as the rest of the competitors. Run some tests to make it fair."
As we reported, CrossFit says it will not take testosterone levels into consideration ... insisting it's the "genetic makeup" of a person who was born a male that "confers a physical and physiological advantage over women."
Need for a Mechanic
3/7/2014 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Talk about worst timing ever -- Aaron Paul's badass vintage ride OVERHEATED Thursday night outside the Hollywood premiere for "Need for Speed" ... a movie that's supposed to be about gearhead street racers ... you know, car experts.
The video is pretty fantastic -- Aaron handles the whole situation like a boss, laughing his ass off as steam billows out of his engine just feet away from the red carpet. His wife on the other hand ... she doesn't take it so well.
FYI, the car is a 1969 Ford Torino GT. Jesse Pinkman would approve.
Patti LaBelle's Fur Coat
It's Got Feet!!!
3/7/2014 8:51 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's 9 AM ... do you know where your kitty is?
Wearing a full-length fur coat that looks like it's made entirely out of house cats, soul legend Patti LaBelle braved the cold outside her Washington D.C. hotel Thursday night.
Purr. It's cold in here.
In other news...
We're not sure how or why it started, but Kylie Jenner was caught rolling around on the floor fighting with one of her bigger sisters.
Watch the video!
MJ's Alleged Son
DNA Test Results Are Bogus
Ripped from 'Terminator'
3/7/2014 8:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Here's a shocker -- the DNA test results that allegedly prove 31-year-old Brandon Howard is Michael Jackson's son are BOGUS ... in fact, so bogus ... the logo from the so-called DNA testing lab was ripped from "Terminator Salvation."
As we reported, FilmOn.com's Alki David put on a spectacle Thursday -- claiming he had DNA results proving singer B Howard was the biological son of the King of Pop. He then produced the results showing a "99.99999%" probability that MJ was Brandon's dad.
TMZ obtained a photo of the DNA doc -- allegedly from a testing facility in Ireland called "DNA Lab." We searched high and low but could find no such generic DNA lab in Ireland.
Skeptical, we investigated -- a simple Google image search of "DNA results" turns up a bunch of sample docs with the same exact easily-stealable format as the one we got.
But the coup de grace -- we then Google image searched "DNA logo" and the first result ... literally ... was the same DNA pic used in the "DNA Lab" logo.
And that's not even the best part -- a reverse image search of the logo shows a bunch of results for "Terminator Salvation." A little more digging revealed the logo was used on PROMOTIONAL T-SHIRTS for the movie.
Can't say we're all that shocked.
Michelle Rodriguez & Cara D.
Grind Out a Threesome with Beyonce's Dancer
3/7/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne spiced things up last night ... making a hot man sandwich by twerking and grinding all over a dude in London.
M-Rod and Cara hit up Chinawhite nightclub after Beyonce's concert, and took over the dance floor with two of Bey's male dancers -- but the highlight was a menage a trois.
Because sometimes life is awesome ... the ladies ended up straddling one of the guys, and let's just say ... his legs are now very familiar with their crotches.
Stop reading. Start watching.
Obama Has Nothing But R-S-P-E-C-T For Her
3/7/2014 6:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
President Obama blew one of the most iconic signature lines in the history of music Thursday night ... as he paid homage to Aretha Franklin at The White House.
Obama touted Aretha's iconic song "RESPECT" by calling it "a rallying cry for African-Americans, women, and then everyone who felt marginalized."
Problem is ... he spelled R-E-S-P-E-C-T wrong.
Whether you want to hear it or not, Obama got a pass that George W -- the Bush famous for malaprops -- would never have gotten.
By the way ... after the event -- which honored "women of soul" ... we asked Aretha if there will ever be another A-R-E-T-H-A.
NBC Using Jimmy Fallon
To Strong-Arm Celebs
3/6/2014 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
God Freed My Brother Lil Boosie
3/7/2014 6:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Boosie was released early by prison officials because of his good behavior behind bars ... but Boosie's friend Webbie thinks the rapper was really sprung by a much higher power than the warden.
Webbie hails from Louisiana, just like Boosie, and tells TMZ it was the hand of God that opened the prison doors -- "I told Boo that God has a plan. He got my brother free."
Part of God's plan ... according to Webbie includes laying down tracks -- he says now that LB is sprung ... they're going straight into the studio to start making music together again.
Webbie says he plans to surprise Boosie at home in Baton Rouge ... and then the whole town's gonna celebrate Boosie's freedom.
Surprise and Awesome Appearance on 'Arsenio'
3/7/2014 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West is a fan of Arsenio Hall ... so much so that we're told he was watching Wednesday night when Prince appeared and loved it so much he made a surprise appearance Thursday night.
Kanye appeared with Big Sean and Rick Ross and they were pretty amazing together.
Our "Arsenio" spies tell us no one from the show even knew Kanye was coming until an hour before the taping.
Even if you don't like rap ... this is a great performance.
Storms Out of Depo
Over Selena Questions
3/7/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber lost his cool under oath Thursday, when a lawyer started peppering him with questions about Selena Gomez ... TMZ has learned.
Bieber sat for a 4 1/2 hour deposition in Miami in connection with a lawsuit filed by a photog who claims last June Bieber sent his hired muscle to beat him up.
The contentious lawyer for the bodyguard drilled Bieber on a variety of subjects, but things spun out of control when Selena Gomez was raised.
The lawyer started asking if Selena was present during any incident involving fights with photogs. Bieber's lawyer, Howard Weitzman, felt the lawyer was just trying to get a rise so he objected. But the lawyer persisted and asked again ... Bieber was fuming and Weitzman jumped in and said his client was being harassed.
The photog's lawyer asked about Selena again, and at that point Justin and Weitzman stood up and left, and as Justin was leaving he screamed, "Don't ask me about her, do not ask me about her!"
Five minutes later they returned but things got even hotter. At one point Bieber responded to a question with the word "Yeah." The lawyer said, "Do you mean yes?" To that Bieber responded, "What the f*** is the difference between yeah and yes?!"
A short time later Bieber fired back, "What is this, "60 Minutes?" At another point he responded to a question by saying to the lawyer, "OK Katie Couric, what's your question again?"
And even TMZ got in the act. The lawyer showed Bieber multiple TMZ posts, and the singer accused the lawyer of having an obsession by constantly surfing TMZ for Bieber stories.
And finally ... the lawyer asked Bieber if he has a prescription for Xanax, and Bieber responded, "No."