Jason Aldean is dating the "American Idol" alum who broke up his marriage -- and we're told they've been hooking up ever since he filed for divorce.
Brittany Kerr -- the A.I. floozie -- was photographed backstage in the wings of Aldean's concert Friday night ... and now we're told it's official ... they're a couple.
It's pretty stunning ... in September, 2012, the two of them were photographed making out at a bar on the Sunset Strip -- it was so obvious they could be seen from the street.
Aldean said at the time it was a one time deal -- a drunken mistake -- and he took a taxi home alone.
Aldean filed for divorce last May.
So now the question ... did they ever really stop seeing each other? No one is saying, but we do know Kerr was in the crowd at his show on January 10th in Austin.
She didn't make it far on "Idol" but she's clearing home base with Aldean.
'Next Top Model' Judge
Sued By Male Model
He Bashed My Beautiful Face In
3/17/2014 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's Zoolander vs. Hansel all over again -- a male model in L.A. just sued "America's Next Top Model" judge Rob Evans (also a male model) for allegedly beating him up so bad in 2012 ... he had to go to the hospital.
Landry Macedo filed the lawsuit for assault and battery, claiming he and Evans were at some modeling event when Evans flipped out for no reason -- striking him repeatedly in the face and head.
Landry claims their management agency Next Management is also responsible for the attack -- because it was aware of Evans' violent tendencies ... in addition to his past as a professional boxer ... and did nothing to stop him.
TMZ broke the story ... Evans was arrested for assault back when all this allegedly happened. The criminal case is still ongoing.
Landry wants unspecified damages -- but really, there's only one way to settle this ... a walk-off.
That Hansel ... so hot right now.
You Got Too Close to Our Women
So We Booted You from Rehab
3/17/2014 9:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown was thrown out of the Malibu rehab facility Friday for violating 3 internal rules ... including a special rule imposed specifically on him -- STAY AT LEAST 2 FEET FROM THE WOMEN.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... the rehab facility imposed the 2-foot rule because of the Rihanna case -- specifically, that he beat her. The people who run the facility imposed the highly unusual rule, and we're told Chris violated it by touching elbows and hands with a woman.
As for the 2 other violations, we're told Chris left the facility last week on an authorized outing, but when he returned he was told to submit to a random drug test and he refused. Our sources say he later took the test and the results were negative, but the initial refusal was a violation of rules.
And the third violation ... the facility claims Chris made a mockery of rehab during a group session with some harsh comments.
Our sources say Chris was also in some sort of sexual encounter with a woman at the facility at the beginning of the month, but for some reason that is not part of the basis for booting him.
TMZ broke the story ... Chris was arrested Friday because he violated the order of the judge in the Rihanna case ... the judge required him to stay in rehab for anger management until mid-April, when his Washington D.C. assault case ran its course.
He's currently being held in jail without bail. His lawyer, Mark Geragos, will appear in court Monday with Brown in an attempt to get him freed. We're guessing Geragos will ask for house arrest until the D.C. trial.
M.I.A. to NFL
My Middle Finger Was Tame
Compared to Prince's Penis Guitar
3/17/2014 10:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
M.I.A. says the NFL is overreacting big time in their legal war over the middle finger she flipped during the 2012 Super Bowl Halftime show ... and the proof is in Prince's giant penis guitar.
M.I.A. just filed new legal docs saying the NFL's demand for $16.6 MILLION in restitution and damages over the rapper's live 1-bird salute is completely baseless -- since the league already has a reputation for airing risque halftime performances.
Her proof -- M.I.A. says the reputation was built by Super Bowl legends like Michael Jackson who "repeatedly grabbed or fondled his genitalia" during his famous 1993 performance.
M.I.A. says the "genitalia adjustments" were a well-known part of his act at the time and the NFL reveled in the edginess.
There's more ... M.I.A. also points to Prince -- who, in 2007, stroked his guitar like it was "an erect oversized phallus" in what some people consider the gold standard of Super Bowl Halftime shows.
M.I.A. says the NFL knew Prince was planning to get all strokey before the show ... and green-lit the performance anyway.
M.I.A.'s ultimate point is that there is no harm in airing a middle finger -- it won't damage the league or prevent sponsors from paying top dollar for commercial spots.
So far, no comment from Prince or his giant penis guitar.
'Ink Master' Stars Sued
They Said I Could
'Go Home And Suck Some D***s'
3/17/2014 9:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The tattoo gurus on "Ink Master" are a couple pervs who sexually harass their female staff -- at least according to one former PA on the show ... who says she put up with a laundry list of extremely inappropriate behavior ... and was ultimately fired.
Nicoletta Robinson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Spike TV and "Ink Master" stars Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck -- claiming she worked for the show last year as an errand runner ... and Nunez and Peck treated her like some two-dollar whore.
Robinson includes a bunch of quotes in her lawsuit -- claiming Peck said things like, "Now Nickie can go home and suck some d***s." She claims Peck also tickled her against her will, squeezed her and pinched her ... and pulled her seatbelt tight against her breasts while she was driving.
She claims Nunez also said tons of perverted crap -- like "Are you menstruating? Do you need a hug?" She says Nunez once asked if she was pregnant just because she was sick, and once explicitly described how his dog eats his wife's dirty underwear.
Robinson claims she tried to file a complaint, but the production company didn't really know how to handle the situation -- and she was later terminated in November. She wants unspecified damages.
Spike had no comment.
L'Wren Scott Dead
Mick Jagger's Girlfriend
3/17/2014 9:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
L'Wren Scott, the fashion designer who was dating rocker Mick Jagger, was found hanging in her Manhattan apartment today. She was 47.
According to police, the body was found by her assistant this morning around 10:00 AM. Officials say she was hanging from a doorknob.
There was no suicide note found and right now police say they do not suspect foul play.
Scott was known to have dressed Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Christina Hendricks and Penelope Cruz for the red carpet.
She and Mick had been dating for 12 years. Their last big public outing was back in November for the launch of one of her fashion lines in L.A.
Mick is currently on tour with the Rolling Stones ... and is scheduled to do a show in Australia on the 19th. Mick's rep said the singer was "completely shocked and devastated" by Scott's death.
Story developing ...
'Naked and Afraid' Couple
Lessons for Menstruating, Pooping in the Wilderness
3/17/2014 9:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Naked and Afraid" might be the grossest show on television … because just LISTENING to two contestants talk about the various bodily fluid-related obstacles they had to deal with made us sick.
Our photog caught up with Laura Zerra and EJ Snyder from the new season of the show (which debuted last night) and their stories of bug bites, poop trenches, and "time of the month problems" turned our stomachs.
Let's just put it this way ... the phrase "X marks the spot " has a whole new meaning now.
To Be Inducted Into WWE Hall of Fame, Fool
3/17/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mr. T pities anybody who isn't in the WWE Hall of Fame ... because after playing a pivotal role in launching WrestleMania 30 years ago -- the 80s star is finally getting his due.
Vince McMahon says ... T will be this year's celebrity inductee into the Hall of Fame, telling TMZ, "His WWE appearances were instrumental in helping to establish WrestleMania as the pop-culture phenomenon it is today."
Mr. T famously said he turned the WWE down for a H.O.F. spot in 2009 ... but now the two sides have buried the hatchet -- and the "A-Team" star will take his rightful place in the celebrity wing.
If you're too young to remember -- Hulk Hogan and T teamed up at the inaugural event ... he also took part in a special boxing match at WrestleMania II against Roddy Piper.
The Hall of Fame ceremony airs on April 5 ... and will air in its entirety on the WWE Network.
No word on who's inducting T.
With Hogan recently returning to the company though -- we're guessing he's a lock, brother.
Arrested for DUI
3/17/2014 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chief Keef really does hate being sober -- TMZ has learned, the rapper was popped for DUI ... less than two weeks after he left rehab for weed.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Keef was pulled over in Highland Park, IL early in the AM on March 5th for having expired tags on his 2010 Jeep Cherokee. When officers approached the vehicle, we're told it reeked of pot and, according to our sources, Keef openly admitted to smoking before driving.
We're told police administered a field sobriety test and Keef choked. He was placed under arrest at the scene. In addition to DUI, Keef was also charged with driving on a suspended license and cited for having no proof of insurance.
The rapper was subsequently released after posting $300 bail.
It's crazy for several reasons -- Keef had just left court-ordered rehab for weed addiction in February ... and three days after his arrest, he posted a pic of himself smoking weed on Instagram.
MJ & Jane Goodall
Butted Heads Over Bubbles
3/14/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
'Bachelor' Juan Pablo
He's Just Not
That Into You
3/17/2014 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nikki Ferrell, girl, we hate to break it to you ... but Juan Pablo is NOT feeling it.
First, he refused to tell you he loved you during ABC's finale of "The Bachelor" ... despite Chris Harrison's repeated questions.
Then this weekend in the Dominican Republic, you kissed him at a wedding reception you guys were at. You're clearly into it ... he is CLEARLY NOT.
When this goes South ... don't say we didn't warn you.
There Has DEFINITELY
Been a Gay President
3/17/2014 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lance Bass isn't sure if he'll see a gay president in his lifetime, but he thinks there has definitely been a little same-sex lovin' in the Oval Office at some point.
Our photog caught up with Bass after his gig judging the Queen of the Universe Pageant and asked him the stereotypical gay-themed question (memo to photogs: Lance can talk about other things).
But the always-entertaining Bass made it fun ... saying the odds are at some time in history "someone in the White House has slept with the same sex."
He then jokingly added, "I'm looking at you, Roosevelt." Which raises the question ...
EARTHQUAKE ... EAARRTHQUAAAKE
3/17/2014 6:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
We're rockin' and rollin' in L.A. this morning ... 'cause we just had an EEEAAARTHQUAKEE!!!!
Early reports are that SoCal was hit with a 4.7 and the epicenter is near Westwood, home of UCLA.
We definitely felt it here at the TMZ offices (except for a few people in the kitchen) .... don't worry we're fine.
During the shake, Harvey terrifyingly jumped off a live radio interview ... either because he was that concerned about the staff or because he thought he was going to die. We're not really sure.
Story developing ...