Michelle Obama Got Me Fired
3/12/2015 2:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Univision talk show host canned for racist remarks about Michelle Obama says the pink slip was generated from the First Lady's Office.
Rodner Figueroa's team tells TMZ ... no one from the station or social media uttered a peep when he said Wednesday morning that a makeup artist who transformed himself into Michelle Obama, looked like a member of the "Planet of the Apes" cast.
The team claims at 10:20 PM Wednesday they got a call from a Univision exec who said Michelle Obama's office called the network to complain.
Figueroa wrote a letter to the First Lady -- obtained by TMZ -- in which he says he's from a bi-racial family, half-black, half-Latin, and adds he's the first openly gay Hispanic TV presenter. He says, "I've been an activist for causes in favor of minorities, as I have been discriminated against."
Figueroa then writes, "I voted openly twice for your husband, Barack Obama."
of 'Posing With the Stars'
3/11/2015 3:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If this is how Carl's Jr. babe Charlotte McKinney plans to rehearse for her upcoming gig on "Dancing With the Stars" -- there's at least a chance we might be interested in that show again.
Hint for the 'DWTS' wardrobe department -- save the bikinis for Charlotte, and keep them away from Redfoo ... at all costs.
Of course, it's easier (and hotter) to just watch her burger spot instead.
Feast Your Eyes On ...
The Shape of 45
3/11/2015 10:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez slithered into a tight, formfitting red dress Tuesday and showed off her killer body as she made her way in to tape an episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
45 shouldn't look that good ... but we're damn happy it does.
Have a $40 Million Stare at My Legs
3/10/2015 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor Swift put her famous (and possibly extremely valuable) gams on full display in Los Angeles for a shopping trip down Melrose Avenue.
According to a report, Swift and her team explored the possibility of insuring her legs against possible injury and learned they were valued at $40 million.
Think of how many pairs of high-waisted shorts she could buy!
You Know Ain't Nothing Changed
... But My Nails
3/7/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mase might not be the same old pimp, but he still needs pimp-styled pampering -- the rapper did a father-son outing to a nail salon.
Mani-pedi sources tell us Mase and his kid (not pictured) hit up "Lovely Nails" Thursday night in Newport Beach, CA -- and had the staff working three deep to give them the works on their hands and feet.
We're told most of the staff didn't recognize the ex-Bad Boy rapper at first, but they were impressed once he dropped his creds.
Can't nobody hold Mase down ... unless they're trimming his cuticles.
Still Cleans Up
... Real Good
3/6/2015 10:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
One thing's for sure, Lindsay Lohan looks way better in a cream colored coat and bell-bottomed black slacks, than jailhouse orange ... which she keeps narrowly dodging.
Lohan was walking around London ... where she's been flying under the radar since an L.A. judge ordered her to perform 125 additional hours of community service.
This is the best we've seen her look in a while -- however, time spent putting together one's outfit and applying one's makeup ... does NOT count as community service.
It's unclear if LiLo's aware of that.
The Unkindest Cut
& Dye Job Too! [TMZ TV]
3/6/2015 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Hits the Bottle ...
Of Hair Dye, HARD
3/5/2015 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian said hey baby, take a walk on the bright side -- debuting an ultra blonde hairdo in Paris.
Kim and Kanye West walked out of Le Royal Monceau Hotel, and -- it might just be the new 'do -- but she had a disturbingly distant look on her face ... maybe thinking if change is a good thing.
And you thought Kim she was just into black.
No Shirt, No Shoes ...
No Problem AT ALL
3/4/2015 3:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
There is only one possible reason Scott Eastwood was working out in Santa Monica without a shirt or shoes, but WITH jeans and a giant belt buckle -- and you're looking at it.
When you've been blessed with looks and a body like that ... you show it off as much as possible.
Then again ... maybe Clint's son is just prepping for a sequel to his "Funny or Die" video where he plays with dogs. The rest of us just don't stand a chance.
Bikini Fight Workout
During S.I. Swimsuit Shoot
3/4/2015 9:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ronda Rousey spent more time throwing punches on the set of her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition modeling shoot ... than she did during UFC 184 ... and now there's video of the scantily clad workout.
SI just released the video ... in which Rousey says she was WAY more comfortable doing martial arts poses during the shoot than the traditional kissy-face looks.
Rousey says she was super excited about modeling for SI -- because "there shouldn't just be one cookie-cutter body type that everyone is aspiring to be."
Hot Brazilian Model
... In a Thong
3/4/2015 8:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Here's hot Brazilian model Natalia Borges playing some beach football in Miami Beach ... with her NYC nightclub honcho fiance Michael Satsky.
Love the uniform.
His Baby's Got ...
A Model Mother
3/4/2015 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
If nothing else ... Chris Brown was swimming in the right end of the gene pool when he knocked up his baby mama -- as evidenced by these pics.
As we told you ... the mother's name is Nia -- a 31-year-old from Texas who used to do some modeling, and she also appeared in music videos. We're guessing that's how she first hooked up with Chris years ago.
Check out the photo gallery of her from back in the day. Chris' baby is blessed.