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'Bachelor' Juan Pablo

Publicity Blackout

EES OK, I'm Done with This Crap

3/11/2014 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Bachelor" star Juan Pablo has told Warner Bros. he won't do ANY post-season publicity for the show ... and for its part the studio is saying good riddance.

Sources connected with the show and the studio tell TMZ ... Juan Pablo outright refused to appear on "Good Morning America" Tuesday, and made it clear he was done with publicity of any sort for the show.

Our Warner Bros. sources say that's just fine with them, because they think he damages the "Bachelor" franchise because of his d-baggery. 

And even GMA wasn't fighting to get Juan Pablo on the show.

As for the show itself ... we're told producers grew to HATE Juan Pablo, and it appears the feeling was mutual.


Ariel Winter

My Broken Family Can't Be Fixed

3/11/2014 1:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter says she will never have a relationship again with her mom and her older brother ... this according to one of her text messages.

The text -- obtained by TMZ -- was filed in Ariel's guardianship case.  She was texting her older brother Jimmy who has sided with their mother in the battle over Ariel.

Ariel, who is now under the guardianship of her sister, wrote, "How dare you say you miss me ... if you really wanted to see anyone and cared, you'd do a 180."

And then she goes in for the kill:  "I'm sorry, what we've been through can't be fixed."

Ariel's mom filed the document, trying to prove Ariel suffers from PAS -- Parental Alienation Syndrome -- and their family is being destroyed as a result of the guardianship.


Jimmy Fallon

NBC Threatens Celebs ...

It's Fallon or the Highway

3/6/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
is coming down like a hammer on celebs who want to get on Jimmy Fallon's show ... if they dare do a show on CBS or ABC ... they can forget about "The Tonight Show."

Sources connected to CBS, NBC and ABC tell TMZ ... the Peacock network believes Jimmy Fallon's ratings success gives them extreme bargaining power.  They put the word out to celebs, agents and publicists ... if they want to be on Fallon they can't appear on ANY other network ... and not just shows that go head-to-head with Jimmy, but morning shows as well.

We're told NBC is saying the stars who go on Fallon are also allowed to appear on "Today," "Dateline" and any similar shows they air, but that's it. 

A GMA source tells TMZ ... they've already gotten fallout from people they were trying to book.

Fallon is dominating late night .... crushing Jimmy Kimmel by bringing in more than twice the number of viewers.


Hot Mom ...


Your mom may have been embarrassing, but could you imagine one of these moms dropping you off at school?! Pam Anderson, for example ...

From Fox 411: "Pammy is really good about attending her boys' sporting events, but she doesn't exactly fit in with the other soccer moms."

Click through to Fox 411 to see what some Hollywood kids have to deal with on a daily basis!

Lawyer 'Bachelorette'

Boss Stunned She's Leaving for Dating Show

2/28/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
New "Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman has stunned her boss -- the D.A. of Fulton County -- by bailing in the middle of a murder trial to appear on a TV show ... but he's grudgingly giving her a shot at stardom.

TMZ obtained the letter written by Fulton County D.A. Paul Howard Jr., who calls her request "highly unusual." 

Truth be told ... most law firms and prosecutors' offices would give someone like Andi her walking papers, because they would normally view the request as flaky.  But Howard grudgingly agreed to take her back, calling her "a valued member of the DA's office."  She's also hot.

But two strings attached.  Her leave will be unpaid.  And, she has until May 31st to come back.  After that, she's just another professional reality star.

He ended his letter with, "Wish you best of luck."

'Modern Family' Star

Boob Grabber Charged

Indecent Assault

2/20/2014 1:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details
The perv fan who groped "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland's chest in Australia this week has been charged with assault with an act of indecency, TMZ has learned.

The 29-year-old man was arrested Tuesday outside a "Modern Family" after-party in Sydney. Hyland was posing with fans when he allegedly grabbed her breast.

23-year-old Hyland immediately left the event in tears while her security handled the creep.

Hyland was remorseful about bailing on the event, saying sorry to all the fans she, "didn't get to say hi to but I had to leave due to an inappropriate touch of a fan."


Barbara Walters

Offered Serious Dil-Dough

For Black Vibrator

2/20/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Barbara Walters
just got a letter ... not from her buddy Obama, not from Hillary Clinton ... from a company that wants her to be the front person for a line of super-slow running black dildos.

Barbara's comment this week on "The View" -- that she still uses a vibrator at age 84 -- caught the eye of a company called Phallix.

Phallix sent the letter -- obtained by TMZ -- to the ABC offices in NYC, touting it's latest creation .. the "Babs" line -- a self-pleasuring device made of special, smooth glass developed by NASA eggheads.

This ain't your grandma's vibrator.  Well, actually it is.  It's designed to go especially slow, for the 60 and over crowd.

Phallix is looking to partner with Walters for a product that will please even the fussiest old biddy.

We're guessing Babs will pass.  She just said she was kidding about the whole vibrator thing. Too bad ... it could make her one of the 10 Most Fascinating People ... for sure.


Barbara Walters

My Sex Toy Has a First Name ...

2/17/2014 8:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Barbara Walters really loves herself -- like REALLY loves herself -- the 84-year-old just announced on TV she has a VIBRATOR ... and it even has a name.

The topic of vibrators came up on "The View" today ... and Barbara revealed she's a big fan of the self-love movement ... even at 84 years old ... but the name she gave her vibrator is the best part. Watch the clip.

It's not the first time Barbara's gotten down and dirty on the subject of sex -- a couple years ago she asked her religious co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck if she liked it rough. Oh, Babs.

Barbara Walters Asks Elisabeth Hasselbeck "'Do... by GWHH19

Ariel Winter's Mom

Gunning for Entire 'Modern Family' Cast

2/13/2014 1:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
0213_modern_family_abcAriel Winter's mom wants to drag the entire cast of "Modern Family" into a custody war ... trying to force them on the stand and tell the judge she's not a terrible mother. 

Chrystal Workman wants a small village of witnesses to testify, including Ed O'Neill, Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Angela Gould and Diane Rodriguez.

Workman also wants ABC Network Prez Paul Lee and show producer Steve Levitan.

In all, Workman wants to call 83 witnesses.

And get this ... she doesn't have a lawyer so she would be grilling them herself.

If it happens ... Ariel will turn 18 before the trial is over. Thing is ... the judge has pretty much made it clear ... ain't gonna happen.

Derek Hough & Mark Ballas


We Bought a House Together!

2/7/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
This is a story about two young people with a special connection who just bought a house together to begin a new chapter of their lives ... Derek Hough and Mark Ballas.

TMZ has learned ... the "Dancing with the Stars" pros -- who also happen to be BFFAEs -- just went halfsies on a quaint little place in the San Fernando Valley.

Official documents show ... the best buds each threw in on the $1.275 mil home ... which comes equipped with a massive closet, fabulous kitchen and a spa bath that could easily fit two.

The master bathroom even contains his and his sinks.

Congrats fellas.

'The Bachelor'

Ditzy 'I Don't Read' Lawyer

Kicks ASS In Court

1/15/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Hot bachelorette Andi Dorfman REALLY sold herself short when she ditzily described herself as a lawyer who barely reads -- and TMZ has the proof ... video showing Andi kicking some ass in a huge murder trial involving a famous rapper and the Russian mob.

The court footage was shot Monday in Atlanta during a hearing for the trial of ex-mobster Mani Chulpayev, who's accused of playing a key role in the 2012 murder of rapper Lil Phat.

26-year-old Andi -- an Assistant District Attorney in the Fulton County DA's Office -- kills it.

Pretty shocking ... considering the way Andi presented herself on "The Bachelor" recently.  "Legally Blonde" springs to mind -- and it raises the question ... Does a girl have to dumb herself down in order to attract a guy?


Katie Couric

I May End Up Taking a Big Pay Cut

But Hey, It's a Part-Time Job!

12/15/2013 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Katie Couric
 actually scored millions of dollars with her new contract ... but it could end up being a huge paycut if her talk show goes away ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to Katie tell TMZ, she'll be raking in $6 million a year from Yahoo in her new role as "Global Anchor."  That pales in comparison to her role as anchor of the CBS Evening News, where we're told she was pulling in $15 mil a year.

At ABC, we're told Katie's company had an overall deal that grossed $20 mil a year, but not all of that went to Katie personally. 

We're told she's leaving ABC news entirely, and although her talk show has not been cancelled, it would be shocking if it didn't go away at the end of the TV season.

Now here's the best part -- the Yahoo! job is a part-time gig. 

So we gotta ask ...

Sam Champion

Me and My Hubby Want Kids

... and I Want Some POWER!!

12/5/2013 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sam Champion is leaving ABC's "Good Morning America" partly because he and his hubby want to start a family and partly because of his thirst to become a honcho ... ABC sources tell TMZ.

Our sources ... who are extremely familiar with the situation ... say Sam has been chronically unhappy at GMA. We're told he wanted his own show -- badly-- but ABC execs weren't biting.

So, Sam jumped to the Weather Channel (which is co-owned by NBC), where he will anchor the network's new flagship morning show and also serve as managing editor.

Our sources say Sam wanted to be the one who replaced Larry King at CNN and he was shocked when he wasn't tapped. As one source put it, "Sam loves power, and becoming managing editor (of the Weather Channel) gives him that."

Oh, by the way, our NBC sources say Al Roker -- NOT a Sam fan -- is "pissed" his Weather Channel show will be Sam's lead-in.

Another reason Sam bailed from GMA is that he and his husband want kids and the hubby refuses to leave Florida (GMA is in NYC).

We're told Sam will be spending about half his time in Miami so the kids will know his face in person and not just on the tube. As for moolah, we're told its a lateral move. Our sources say Sam was pulling in around $2.5 mil at GMA and he'll be making around the same at the Weather Channel.

$2.5 mil for weather ... now THAT'S making it rain!!!


ABC News

We're Selling Out to the Kardashians

10/21/2013 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Screw Obamacare or the murderers that broke out of prison in Florida, ABC News just sent out an email blast to the media with the most important news of the day -- IT'S KIM KARDASHIAN'S BIRTHDAY!!!

Seriously, ABC News just fired off a news release with the subject line, "Kim Kardashian Turns 33."

Wait, before we go any further .... ABC included a note at the top of the email warning, "News organizations using excerpts of this reporting should credit/link to ABC News."


But ABC didn't launch the press release JUST to tell us information widely available on the interweb -- they also made sure we knew, "In honor of the reality star’s 33rd birthday, we are dedicating our entertainment section to all things Kim Kardashian."

The email concludes, "Don’t forget to wish her a happy birthday!"

Oh, we won't!!!

Keep up the good work ABC News -- delivering the news the people NEED to know.

Now, excuse us ... we have an exclusive Kevin Federline story to write.


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