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R. Kelly's Exhibit Pee: Odor in the Court!

5/13/2008 7:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The R. Kelly kiddie porn trial kicked off jury selection yesterday, but apparently the biggest issue for participants was the smell of pee – we mean, literally.

Kelly, according to the AP, "frequently held a tissue over his nose" during the nine-hour sesh, and even the prosecutors had to complain about the odor wafting in from the loo. Perfectly apropos, as one of the state's allegations is that Kelly relieved himself on an allegedly underage victim in a videotape. Talk about turning State's evidence!

Oh, as for all the legal blah blah blah: Three jurors have been selected, leaving nine and alternates to go.

Ash and Pete Go Stealth for Nups


Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz have been trying to keep their marriage news under wraps – and it looks like they might've succeeded.

Us reports that Ash and Pete are getting hitched this Saturday – but unhelpfully, at a "top secret" location. "Proper invites have not been sent out but instead guests have been given a save the date notice," says a source. It's going to be "an intimate affair" for "family and close friends only."

Wonder if Tony Romo will be crooning the first dance?

Isaiah Wants Coin for ABC's Promophobia


Eagle-eyed TMZ told you how Isaiah Washington was seriously PO'ed when he saw a promo for "Grey's Anatomy" that featured his axed character – and now he's taking action.

Isaiah has filed a formal complaint with the Screen Actors Guild over the promo, alleging that they can use the character, but not the image, to advance a story. Washington's Dr. Preston Burke was featured in a news story that Sandra Oh gazes at in the offending clip.

Peter Nelson, Isaiah's lawyer, tells Reuters that they are looking for a "financial settlement."

Party Favors: Was That Karl Malden in That Sex-Ed Flick? ... Khloe K Needs All the Help She Can Get ... Naked Cowboy Not Only Reason for Traffic Jams in Times Square


Just rolls off the tongue: Paris, Kim K, Pammy and Tommy, Jimi ... and Karl Malden? VH1 has uncovered a creeptastic '50s-era sex-ed flick as part of its SEX: The Revolution rock doc series, and the question they're askin' is: Is that Lt. Mike Stone, or isn't it? You decide. ... Speaking of the Kardassians, the big Facebook dating-app company, SNAP Interactive, wants the family K to know that they would like to create a profile and load it up with their dating software to find Khloe – yeah, that one – someone, or something, to love her. ... Some real Jews –- and a guy who's playing a Nazi –- will be helping to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Israel in Times Square. We're told that Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal -- and Tom Cruise – will be featured on billboards in NYC, sending personalized video greetings to Israel on the Reuters building.

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