This is fantastic: Kate Upton -- one of the hottest women in the world -- has bravely taken it upon herself to dispel crazy reports she's insecure about her body ... insisting she loves every inch of her flawless physique.
The Sun newspaper ran a story over the weekend purporting to quote Kate, who allegedly said, "I wish I had smaller boobs every day of my life." But Kate now insists she never said that.
She just tweeted, "Unfortunately, what was said about my body is completely made up to try and drum up controversy where there is none. Like every woman, I have moments of insecurity, but I love and am proud of my body -- every part of it -- and wouldn't change a thing."
That's right. Kate Upton wouldn't change a thing about her body. Imagine that.
Accused of Stealing Music
And Lying About Permission
9 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Drake cheated and lied on his latest album -- shamelessly stealing a jazz musician's lyrics and then lying on the album that he got permission -- so claims the jazz musician's people.
The song in question is "Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2." The song begins with a 35 second monologue from a 1982 song -- "Jimmy Smith Rap" -- recorded by jazz musician Jimmy Smith.
According to a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Drake never got permission to use the clip. Even worse, represented in the liner notes that the clip was properly licensed.
Jimmy's dead, but his Estate insists in the lawsuit NO permission was given nor did anyone ask for it.
The Estate is going after Drake, Cash Money Records and a bunch of others ... gunning for more than $300K.
TMZ reached out to Drake for comment ... so far, no word back.
Wife Says He Threatened Murder/Suicide
4/16/2014 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Scandal" star Columbus Short has been thrown out of his house and his wife has filed for divorce ... after he allegedly put a knife to her throat last week and threatened to kill her and himself.
According to a new restraining order -- obtained by TMZ -- Short got into it with his wife April 7 at their Chatsworth home, where she claims he came into her room intoxicated with a wine bottle in hand, acted like he was going to hit her with the bottle and then unloaded the wine on her.
Tuere Short claims Columbus then ran to the kitchen for a knife, pinned her to the couch and began choking her. She says he then demanded they play a game he called "Truth or Truth." He allegedly said if she lied he would stab her in the leg.
She says he then started naming men he believed she was having affairs with. She denied them all but he allegedly then put the knife to her throat and threatened murder/suicide. As she tried escaping she says he slashed her tire.
The restraining order requires Columbus to move out of the house. We've learned cops were there today to ensure the peace as he moved out.
Tuere also filed for divorce Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences and asking for sole custody of their 2-year-old daughter.
In addition to the incident April 7th, Short has been charged with criminal domestic violence and child abuse for allegedly abusing Tuere while their child and his son were in the house. He pled not guilty. And he was arrested for yet another alleged domestic violence incident a few weeks earlier.
It's interesting ... just last month -- after the first 2 domestic violence arrests -- Columbus and his wife put on a united front at The Grove in L.A.
Mouth Tee Off Shot '100% Real'
... Says Woman In Video
4/16/2014 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Charged with Assault
Arrest Warrant Issued
4/16/2014 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams is a wanted woman ... as in we've learned there's a warrant out for her arrest.
ATL cops are going after Porsha over a fight she had with Kenya Moore on the set of the show. Porsha allegedly attacked Kenya, who filed a police report. The show has the raw footage, and that was enough to charge Porsha with misdemeanor battery -- thus the warrant.
Porsha's lawyer, Joe Habachy, tells TMZ she will surrender Thursday.
We're also told Porsha plans to go after Kenya ... she wants the D.A. to file felony aggravated assault charges against Moore.
Cuts Off His Penis
in Suicide Attempt
4/16/2014 8:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A rapper affiliated with Wu-Tang Clan was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday after he cut off his penis and then jumped off a second story balcony in what police believe was a suicide attempt ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Our sources say ... cops were called to an apartment building in North Hollywood at around 1:00 AM and found Christ Bearer -- aka Andre Johnson -- on the sidewalk critically injured.
Christ Bearer is a member of the rap group Northstar ... a group discovered by members of Wu-Tang Clan. Two members of a group Bearer collaborates with live in the same apartment building and tell TMZ they were there early this morning when Christ Bearer suddenly -- without warning -- cut off his penis and jumped off the balcony. They say they were not on "any hard drugs that would cause him to do such a thing."
The two men say they rushed downstairs and Christ Bearer had already jumped up and began screaming incoherently.
Johnson was rushed by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. It's unclear if doctor's are attempting to reattach Johnson's penis.
Johnson is a rapper who was in a group founded by members of Wu-Tang Clan.
I Don't Want to Drug Test My Son ...
I HAVE TO!
4/16/2014 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Todd Chrisley isn't joking around on his reality show "Chrisley Knows Best" -- he really does drug test his son ... calling it "a necessity."
Our photog in New York City caught up with Chrisley and the rest of the family, where we picked his brain on good parenting ... and what he thinks is the biggest problem facing kids today.
Chrisley has said on his show he's spent a million bucks on rehab facilities for his 23-year-old son Kyle ... but now tells us why Kyle has to be drug tested weekly.
Watch our clip ... Todd makes it clear the testing's not just for cameras.
Howard University Officials Shrug Off Students
Diddy Will Speak As Planned!!!
4/16/2014 10:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
DIDDY CANNOT BE SILENCED -- at least at Howard University's upcoming commencement ceremony ... despite some major backlash from the student population.
Howard U.'s students are up in arms after Sean "Diddy" Combs was selected to speak at the school's graduation -- mostly because Diddy dropped out of Howard ... and many students believe he isn't a worthy role model.
But Howard's not backing down -- a rep for the school tells us, commencement will go forward next month as planned ... with Diddy helming the prestigious commencement speech (former speakers include Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Maya Angelou).
The rep adds, "Howard University continues the tradition of identifying leaders whose work has clearly contributed to the advancement of their fields and the world ... We are honored to have Mr. Combs serve as our speaker."
I'm Going to the Hospital
And Bruce is By My Side
4/16/2014 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner has a medical problem that required her to go to the hospital, and even though they're separated when times get tough her go-to person is still Bruce.
We've learned Kris just went to a hospital in Thousand Oaks -- near her home -- for X-rays and possible tests for an undisclosed medical problem. She was accompanied by Bruce, who we believe came from his home in Malibu to be with her.
Kris and Bruce have actually become closer we're told since their separation, because there's no tension over the relationship anymore -- they're simply close friends and confidantes.
Again ... it's unclear why Kris needed to go the hospital.
The Jesus Speaks ...
Spin-Off Is a Real Possibility
4/16/2014 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nobody f***s with the Jesus -- a "Big Lebowski" spin-off starring the world's favorite pederast COULD ACTUALLY HAPPEN ... at least according to the guy who plays Jesus in the movie.
John Turturro was out in NYC Tuesday when we asked about the rumors that have been circulating for years -- that the Jesus will rise again -- and John told us ... a spin-off MAY be in the works.
You'll have to watch the video to decide if John's for real or not -- but let's be honest, the Jesus doesn't mess around.
Then again ... 8-year-olds, dude.
Johnny Weir to Husband
No Mutual Masturbation Rule in Effect
4/15/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ultimate Warrior's Wife
My Heart Is Broken
He Was the 'Ultimate' Husband, Father
4/16/2014 7:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Ultimate Warrior's wife is finally opening up about the shocking death of her husband -- saying she's heartbroken by his passing ... but says the touching WWE tribute is helping her cope.
Dana A. Warrior just released an emotional letter to her husband's fans ... saying, "It is with an absolutely broken heart I reach out to you."
Dana says she tried to keep her daughters insulated from the news coverage -- but allowed them to watch the WWE tribute on Sunday night.
"As the scene unfolded with that amazing roster of talent gathered donning Ultimate Warrior shirts and even his face paint, we cheered and sobbed simultaneously," Dana wrote.
"To everyone who stood there, thank you. My girls will remember your bowed heads for the rest of their lives."
Dana also touched on the moment Warrior collapsed outside their hotel in Arizona -- saying, "I fought and screamed and cried for him not to leave me, but I wasn't to win this round. Heaven won and I lost."
"But I had the ULTIMATE love for 20 years and my children learned to be Warriors from THE ULTIMATE DAD. I wouldn't trade a moment of the life we shared, good or bad, for anything on God's green earth."
Click here to read the statement in its entirety.
Death of Dog Triggered Illness
... Which Triggered Hospitalization
4/16/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus may have been rushed to the hospital because of a bad reaction to antibiotics, but we're told the reason she was on the meds was because she wore herself down by hard partying and an emotional meltdown over the death of her dog.
Sources connected to Miley tell TMZ ... she has been "an emotional mess" since her dog Floyd died earlier this month. We're told she had crying fits and has been unable to sleep.
Our sources say Miley's escape has been partying ... as one person said, "She's been off the rails since this happened." We're told she's been drinking a lot and drugs are also involved.
We're told Miley was on meds because she got sick from being extremely worn down.
Everything's connected to everything.
We reached out to Miley's rep ... so far no word back.