Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

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

Giada De Laurentiis

Officially Divorced

... And it Was Expensive

31 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF


Giada De Laurentiis is officially divorced from hubby Todd Thompson, but not without cost.

TMZ has obtained a copy of the final divorce judgment, which orders Giada to pay Todd $9k a month in child support. Todd gets their $3.2 million house in Pacific Palisades and $300,000 in art and furnishings. He also gets to keep his membership in the swanky Bel-Air Bay Club which overlooks the Pacific.

Giada gets all rights to an untitled Italian cookbook and her production company, Linguine Pictures. She also gets all rights to GDL Foods, Inc. In other words, she gets to keep her brand. 

And get this ... because there was no prenup, Giada must give Todd 50% of the unpaid advances to various cookbooks that are in the works, including a $2.5 million balance for Giada at Home/Weeknights with Giada, $2.3 million for Giada Feel Good Food, and $757,000 for Everyday Pasta/Giada's Kitchen. 

They're dividing up various bank accounts, with a total balance north of $2 million.

And of course, he gets to keep his Porsche and she gets to keep hers.

No one's getting spousal support, because they're both rich. His estimated worth is $15 million ... hers is $20 million.  

They'll share joint custody of their 7-year-old daughter, Jade Marie.



Most Expensive House In U.S.

Come and Get It ...

Price SLASHED by $50 Million

9/3/2015 3:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0903_jeff_greene_mansion_photos_launchIn the market for a good sale? Palazzo di Amore -- the most expensive house on the market in the U.S. ... developed by Mohamed Hadid -- is now priced to move ... at $145 million!

The mega mansion belongs to real estate billionaire Jeff Greene and sits on 25 acres high up in Beverly Hills. The main house is a whopping 35,000 square feet.

The property also has a working vineyard, a 128-foot reflecting pool and fountain, a swimming pool, spa, BBQ area and a tennis court.

Not sold yet? Greene just took $50 million off the asking price. But unless your name is Buffett, Gates, or Slim ... just settle for these pics. Like the rest of us. 


County Clerk Kim Davis

Mug Shot

I'll Make A Great Prison Wife

9/3/2015 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
exclusive mug shot

Kim Davis
, the county clerk who refused to sign same sex marriage licenses in the name of God, is feeling the wrath of the judicial system ... because she's in jail for contempt of court. 

Federal Judge David L. Bunning ruled Thursday Davis was breaking the law by refusing to sign off on same sex marriage certificates simply because it went against her religious beliefs.

Davis, a devout Apostolic Christian, believes marriage should be between one man and one woman. She stopped giving out same sex marriage licenses in her county even after it became legal in Kentucky.

Judge Bunning said Davis' explanation for disobeying the law was "simply insufficient."

Davis has to stay in jail until she decides to obey the law.


'Love & Hip Hop: New York' Star Tahiry Jose

I'm Suing Mr Fiasco for Beating Me Up

9/3/2015 1:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0903_Tahiry-Jose_TMZ"Love & Hip Hop: New York" star Tahiry Jose says her life has been derailed after being brutally attacked by a male model ... and now a jury will decide what's what. 

Tahiry is suing Carlos Fiasco, whom she says beat her to a pulp and dragged her by her hair backstage at a New York Fashion Week modeling show.  

Fashion show production people tell us, Fiasco became irritated at Tahiry because she was acting "too Hollywood." 

Tahiry -- who dates Joe Budden -- says the attack was so bad she can't work, but it's unclear what work she lost. It seems she's talking about doing club appearances because she continues to be on the show.


No Jail Time For Punching Fan

9/3/2015 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0903-afroman-INSTAGRAM-01Afroman pled guilty to assault but will face no jail time for punching a female fan in the face ... at least for now.

The Grammy-nominated rapper will have to take anger management classes and drug tests as part of his probation ... if he screws up, he'll have to do six months in jail.

Haley Byrd, the woman he hit during a Biloxi concert after she crashed the stage, was present in court. She suffered a concussion and plans to sue promoters of the show.

Afroman's rep previously claimed he was acting in self-defense and blamed the incident on lack of security.

Kris Jenner

Selling Expensive Purse ...

I Don't Do Brown!

9/3/2015 12:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0903_kris_jenner_birkin_bag_instagram2The Kardashian Klan is usually into brown, but not when it comes to purses, apparently ... because Kris Jenner is selling her crazy expensive Hermes Birkin bag ... on eBay. 

Jenner gave the bag to a company to handle the sale, but included a note with it which reads, "I know you'll find a good home for my baby!" Jenner's stationary appears to have a cougar on it ... too funny.

The bag was only carried six times and as for why she's selling, Jenner writes, "I am sure a lot of girls will understand me when I say, 'It just isn’t my color.'"

If it is your color ... and you have $18,950 ... KJ's old bag could be yours!


Joey Chestnut

I Crapped the Bed

... With a Hot Chick

9/3/2015 12:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joey Chestnut's losing streak goes way beyond competitive eating ... 'cause the ex-champ is revealing a major defeat he suffered in the bedroom -- and it's pretty nasty.

Joey joined #DateFails, a podcast co-hosted by comedians Stephen Kramer Glickman and Kate Quigley last week ... and to stay true to the name of the show, he let loose with a tale about about a 2009 hookup with a chick he met at a party -- hours after he was in a chili burrito competition. 

You gotta hear the story, but fair warning ... it ends with him paying $600 for a cleanup crew in the woman's bedroom. 

46 burritos. Not exactly an aphrodisiac.


Taylor Swift

$150k Boat Torched Near Beach House ...

'Property of Taylor Swift'

9/3/2015 11:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0903-boat-fire-swift-01Taylor Swift just lost an awesome $150k boat after it was burned to the ground on a beach near her home ... at least that's what vandals want you to think.  

The 35-foot cruiser washed up on shore in July and was abandoned after its owner couldn't afford to have it moved. We're told that's when some punk decided to spray paint, "Property of Taylor Swift" on the side of the rig. 

However, law enforcement tells TMZ Swift had nothing to do with the paint or fire and it's now an arson investigation. 

The thing is ... Taylor could have claimed the boat because in Rhode Island an abandoned vessel is fair game to anybody after 45 days.  

It was a bit of a stretch considering the only thing we know of Swift burning is pictures.



Former Miss Nevada

Busted Again For

Possession of Meth

9/3/2015 11:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news


Katie Rees -- who was stripped of her Miss Nevada crown in 2006 after nude photos of her surfaced online -- was busted Tuesday night for felony possession of meth. 

According to the Las Vegas Sun, Rees was the passenger in a car driven by her boyfriend that was pulled over by police for speeding and failing to signal.

The paper says that during their interrogation of Rees and her boyfriend, police found rolling papers, two smoking pipes and a canister containing what police believed to be marijuana. Cops also found, Xanax, Oxycontin and meth ... which Rees admitted to smoking earlier in the day. 

Reese was booked on five different drug charges, including felony possession of meth.

The boyfriend was arrested on multiple felony counts as well.

Rees was busted in 2008 for allegedly assaulting a police officer. She was also busted on felony drug charges earlier this year.


In other news...

Miranda Lambert Takes On Taylor Swift

Lambert had no cares in the world while mouthing off to T. Swift


Stevie Wonder

Sorry, Son ... No Gifts for You

... But I'll Take Some

9/3/2015 10:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Stevie Wonder just called to say ... I'm not giving you any gifts for your birthday so deal with it -- but I love you.

Stevie was out with his sons Kailand and Mandla at Mr. Chow ... for Kailand's 14th birthday -- and you gotta figure a super famous and successful dad like Stevie gives awesome gifts, right?

Our photog raised the issue, and got a surprising -- and maybe admirable -- response. 

Let's just say ... signed, sealed, delivered? Not always.

In other news...

Demi's Accidental Mic Recording Released

Demi’s mic picked up a few words she was whispering to herself backstage. Find out what she revealed!


Paris Hilton

Thanks for My Ring ...

I Got Something for Ya, Fireman!

9/3/2015 9:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0903-paris-hilton-getty-01Paris Hilton came thiiis close to losing $350,000 -- so, yeah ... she's about to give the Polish firefighter who found her diamond ring the serious hook up.

Paris tells us she was panicked when she realized the ring was missing -- and says she accidentally left the massive diamond-encrusted piece in the vehicle that took her across the tarmac to her private jet.

How do you misplace a $350k piece of jewelry? P says she was exhausted because she'd performed in Ibiza the night before, then hopped a flight to Poland and worked all day ... before jetting back to Ibiza.

Bottom line ... she's extremely grateful to get it back, and says she's in the process of getting the firefighter's contact info so she can give him a reward, and send some gifts for his family. 

She wasn't specific about how big the reward will be but, y'know Paris. She does everything big.

In other news...

Gisele Threatens Tom Brady With Divorce

Find out what sources are saying have caused the pair to be heading down a dark path.


TMZ Live

Master P:

War with Estranged Wife Gets Down & Dirty

9/2/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

  • Rachel Dolezal is Back... and Pregnant!
  • A Scary Emergency for a Celeb on 'Celebrity Big Brother'
  • Nicki Minaj Gets Erased by Her Ex-BF
  • Paula Deen: Will a Successful 'DWTS' Run Save Her Reputation?

Judge Joe Brown

Screw the Racists

I Just Won Case that Put Me in Jail

9/3/2015 8:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0903-judge-joe-brown-facebookJudge Joe Brown says he just beat a bunch of racists in the court case that landed him in jail.

The African American woman who Joe was representing when he got locked up for contempt is now off the hook, because she was framed.

The woman had been hauled into court by a guy who claimed they had a daughter together and he wanted child support. A judge actually issued an arrest warrant for Joe's client, but the court just ruled not only was the woman NOT the mother ... the daughter was made up by the guy just to squeeze money out of her.

Brown went to jail after trying to explain this to the court, but a magistrate felt Joe got too emotional. Now the former TV jurist says, "Shelby County (Tennessee) is the most racist and bigoted court system I have ever encountered."

As for his jail experience, Joe says, "The jail is run like a slave warehouse."

Around The Web