Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Katy Perry's Dress -- Too Hot for 'Sesame Street'

9/23/2010 6:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katy Perry's costume -- and song -- have been yanked from "Sesame Street" ... after the show began receiving complaints like, "that was the most messed up thing iv [sic] ever seen."

Katy shot a segment for the show -- which was supposed to air on New Year's Eve -- in which she sings a cleaned-up version of her song, "Hot N Cold" with Elmo.

The song made its way to YouTube Monday and racked up nearly a million views.  But some parents started complaining her cleavage was too front and center.  We've learned producers have decided not to air the song on the show.
Fact is ... what looks like Katy's bare chest is actually covered in flesh-colored mesh that goes all the way to her neck. 


Gwen's Wax Figure: Abs-olutely Perfect

Gwen Stefani flew into Las Vegas today for the unveiling of her new wax figure at Madame Tussaud's -- and attention to detail is uncanny ... especially in her stomach!

The No Doubt star's abs have always been sick -- and the six-pack on her double is just as impressive.

Check out the pics -- and see who else has been immortalized in wax!

Gisele & Ben: Playtime in the Park

Gisele Bunchen took her son with Tom Brady to the park in New York this weekend -- and it resulted in some of the cutest photos ever taken.

Forget about Vogue, W or GQ -- these are the supermodel's best shots!

David Hasselhoff Time Warp

While David Hasselhoff is facing off in this season's "Dancing with the Stars" -- take a trip down memory lane and watch his tantric talent grow as the years fly by!


Justin Bieber -- Sucking Face with His Opening Act

Justin Bieber was locked in a serious make-out session with the chick who stars in his "Baby" music video ... but the shocking part -- it all went down in the back of a Honda!!!  And TMZ has the photos.

The chick playing tonsil hockey with The Biebs is 16-year-old Jasmine Villegas -- who also happens to be the opening act on Bieber's concert tour.

The photos were taken on Thursday, September 9 in Venice, CA by some Canadian tourist who just happened to notice his country's most famous pop star in the midst of a make-out session with the luckiest teenage girl on the planet.

The two had been rumored to be dating ... but they insisted they were just "really cool friends."

Sorry to disappoint you, Chelsea Handler Rihanna Kathy Griffin Kim Kardashian America.

Courtney Cleans Up for Premiere

Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Josh Brolin, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Carey Mulligan all hit the red carpet -- but, surprisingly, Courtney Love was the one who really stood out at the "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" premiere.

Showing off her body and tattoos in a tight red dress, Love really glammed up for the event at the Ziegfeld Theatre last night in New York City -- where her makeup was also top notch.

Check out more shots of Courtney and everyone else at the premiere!

Katy Perry -- The Bachelorette's Bikini Party

Katy Perry strapped a wedding veil to her butt this weekend for one last fling as a single woman -- at a bikini bachelorette party in Vegas with Rihanna and a bunch of her friends.


Our pals at obtained a whole bunch of awesome photos of the singer lettin' loose at the pool at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Perry -- who was doin' some boozin' at the pool -- was clearly mentally prepared for the weekend ... dropping the following tweet before the weekend kicked off, "Signing up for a liver transplant now.”

Celebrity Scramble!

Can you guess whose beautiful famous face was given this nasty celebrity scramblin'?!


What's the Big Frigin' Difference?!

Take a glance at these sneaky snapshots and see if you can spot the differences in the following photos!

**HINT -- There are THREE differences in the above photo!**


No Avatar


Katy Perry has no place on Sesame Streat. She is vulgar, slutty, foul mouthed whore. I actually like her or at least the way she looks. Shes hot, now if there was a way to remove her brain she would be perfect. Maybe just remove her vocal cords then she perfect. If she could cook she would be even better. LOL

1460 days ago


the person commenting on tinkerbell..go find a photo of tinkerbell, she is a cartoon character and she does not show clevage....she is not looking like the girl next door...its all is for show.....children know the difference, the roadrunner getting thrashed, or a real person...not to say, its okay, but come on here....tinkerbell is nothihg like for real katy perry

1460 days ago


katie is just another immoral sick little $lut of the day and it just goes to show how Sesame Street is following the crowd and doing whtever they can to get ratings. in this case it's evident they are trying to get the dads in, so next go round they'll have her in a thong parading around. with role models like this, this is why if right now i fired up a music program to pull down music for my inter net radio station and DJ work, within literally seconds some little girl is going to be hitting on me, "hi honey, wanna see me naked? I have a lot of toys and I can masturbate for you". we are in trouble but few seem to recognize that we are in trouble. i knew we were even before i got the 3rd sex offender notice on yet another neighbor down the street, 62 yrs. old molesting a 7 yr. old, and to know that there are 3 just on my street out here in the country, sure glad i don't have any kids to worry about.

1460 days ago


Give me a break people. This is just the kind of thing that the bible thumpers and the 'Moral Majority' like to grill over the fire like thier marshmallows. I watched the clip, and even though my daughters are 16 and 18, they watched it with me. I didnt find anyting perverse or out of the ordinary, except for maybe Elmo had a huge bout of shyness for her wanting him the put on HIS playclothes. Get real people. It was supposed to be fun. Remember YOUR childhood people. Stop looking at everything as having a sexual and/or perverted message. If you look at everything with that kind of attitude, the problem isnt with the item/situation/person you are complaining about. The problem lies with you.

1460 days ago


All Katy is wearing is a gold dress with a mesh top. People wear a lot less when when you go to the beach. I don't think the kids care about the dress all the like is the character. After all this is 2010 not 1910.

1460 days ago


at least 3 people had the morals and integrity to complain Jimmy, some jakass like you should wouldn't because you care nothing about the immorality that is peventing kids from walking 20 feet from their less they be taken and sexually abused and killed. But hey, you're just one of many many fools in this world that doesn't care.

1460 days ago


i'm pretty sure most of the complaints were women who are threatened by things like these..they probably have so much control over the household, that a show like sesame street (which their husbands are allowed to watch) showing a sexy girl like perry, is invading their grasp of unreality. chill out, your men and children are still seeing this without you looking :O

1460 days ago


Elmo is the one who's topless - and has been for years!!!!! The puritanistic/moralistic adults who needlessly demonize/sexualize this "costume" do more harm to children than this video. Better lock those kids in a dark, sound-proof closet so they don't figure out what a natural/normal human body really looks like. RIDICULOUS! The adults need to GROW UP if they're not ready for this Sesame Street clip!

1460 days ago


Actually I don't see anything wrong with what she wore.. BUT-- Sesame Street has no business introducing that dumb ass to my 4 year old. If I want her exposed to media garbage such as this idiot Katy Perry, then I would show her VH1.

1460 days ago


Honestly, the kids aren't going to notice the cleavage on the dress. There really isn't a problem with it. People are just paranoid. Hell, when I was a kid they had a ton of people on there that they would never let on now a days. Stupid media.

1460 days ago


I don't see what the big deal is.

1460 days ago


Cleavage being shown should be the least of the worries when it comes to what children are exposed to on tv.
I mean really. i havent watched the show in about 20 years but if cookie monster is still on there and gobbling down cookies like a pig they should be more concerned with that.
Let the episode air and tell the complainers to sit outside the grocery store they take their kids shopping in and just watch all the morally wrong sights right in their own community.
Lets go play dress up. have a great day everyone

1460 days ago


Awwwwwwwwgimmeabreak, your daughters are probably in their room right now, legs spread and masturbating for the men of the world, so a fool like you has no business commenting on a situation like this. you're just another foolish woman who doesn't realize how men think and probably get a real charge and a good laugh out of teasing and taunting a guy. I can imagine that with a mother like you, your daughters ARE NOT giving a boyfriend a good night kiss on the lips, hell no, I'm sure those boyfriends are getting quite a BJ, IF NOT MORE!!!! Again, you're just a fool not to see what is happening in our society and comments like yours are sure to come back and bite you in that uncaring rebellious immoral a$$ of yours.

1460 days ago

enough already    

Sleeze and political correctness has been creeping into Sesame Street for some time now. Kate should have considered and respected that her audience is predominately children. PBS is not without fault - the producers dropped the ball.

1460 days ago


give me a break person: Sorry, you have no name...strange.
I do remember my was filled with love, support, honor, values...we had a really loving parents let us do a lot, with respecting others and knowing right from wrong...we thought before we acted. We respected people, called our relatives aunt this and uncle is a big deal.....I dont see manners at all anymore. The problem is not people like me, its really the kind that you are...I have raised my children to be respectable adults...they are...I am so happy they love life, respect their jobs, happy every day because they feel good about who they are and what they do. Its not about the money it takes to raise wonderful children, believe me, we didnt have it........Its all about morals....we have cut those out of life and look at our frustrated people is a big deal to do things takes a toll on everyone around you...nice, just feels good. Try it, it might soften your heart...good luck...

1460 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web