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Ray J to Kanye West You're a Shameless Hypocrite

8/30/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0829-ray-j-kanye-west-TMZ-01Kanye West is a hypocrite for embracing his wife's sex tape now that it suits his purposes, after blasting Ray J for daring to write a song about the famous video ... at least that's what Ray has been telling his crew.

We're told Ray is livid that Kanye rhapsodized about the sex tape during the VMAs ... even giving him a shout-out. You'll recall after Ray J dropped "I Hit it First," Kanye called him "Brandy's little sister" and threw in "lame" for bad measure.

Ray J can't do anything about his cameo in the "Famous" video, but he's not happy about it ... and it has nothing to do with shame over the sex tape. He just feels Kanye is two-faced for turning his nose up at the tape but then embracing it to make a buck.

We're told Ray is also pissed that Kim trashed him after he released "I Hit it First," but then grinned ear to ear at the VMAs when Kanye referred to the sexual tryst that made her untold millions of bucks.

Tony Stewart Colin Kaepernick's a Dumbass (Update: Arian Foster Responds)

8/29/2016 2:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0829-tony-stewart-colin-kaepernick-GETTY-01NASCAR legend Tony Stewart just fired a huge shot at Colin Kaepernick -- calling him a "dumbass" and an "idiot" over his National Anthem protest. 

"I'm sorry but @Kaepernick7 needs to learn the fact about police before running his dumbass mouth," Stewart said on Twitter.

"He has no clue what they go thru! #idiot."

Stewart is essentially echoing the sentiments of the San Francisco Police Officers Association -- which claimed the QB showed an "incredible lack of knowledge." 

So far, Kaepernick has yet to respond to Stewart or the SFPOA. 

update_graphic_red_bar3:04 PM PT -- Dolphins running back Arian Foster saw Tony's tweet and has responded -- saying, "How about attempting to educate him via your views instead of fueling hatred."

He added, "You can get ahold of him if you want."

Drake & Diddy Friends With Benefits Now

8/29/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0825-drake-diddy-tmz-01Diddy and Drake haven't just squashed their beef, they've built a bonafide friendship ... and that's why Diddy made the surprise appearance at his North Carolina concert.

0824-diddy-drake-concert-twitterSources close to the rappers tell us they hang out frequently since hashing out their legendary Miami fight with a phone call a year ago.

Diddy's been holding a boot camp in Pennsylvania for his upcoming Bad Boy Family Reunion tour -- and we're told Diddy took a private jet to Carolina after Drake hooked up tickets for him and his crew. 

As for why Diddy sat with the normies -- one source says Diddy wanted to experience the show like a fan ... and BFF, of course.

The bromance was even on display at the VMAs. 

Kanye West Hijacks VMA's It's Good to Be Me!!!

8/28/2016 7:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West was given 4 minutes onstage during the VMAs to do anything he wanted, and he did ... he took 7.

Yeezy started with an homage to himself ... how good it was to be him, and then he quickly gave shout-outs to the man who made his wife famous in that sex tape and the woman who preceded her with him.

Yes, Ray JAmber Rose, even Taylor Swift all made air, along with many others who were in the bed of celebrities ... which Kanye explained in great detail.  

Kim was eating it up.

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Rick Ross Warning, Drake ... I Will Go Off Leash!

8/26/2016 8:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rick Ross fired a warning shot in the air for Drake ... on the heels of the renewed feud with Meek Mill.

Rick was on the "Drink Champs" podcast when N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN asked about his homie, Meek, getting destroyed by Drizzy. Rozay made it clear .. he does NOT think Meek lost a damn thing. As he put it, "We all rich!"

But after Drake's stop in Philly last weekend the beef's been heating up again and Ricky says if it continues, this time ... he'll be jumping in too.

Check out the clip ... he never SAYS anything about violence, but the insinuation is in the air -- and there's a subtle shot at Birdman's financial issues too.

'Da Boss' ain't havin' it. 

Lenny Dykstra If Mickey Wants a Fight LET'S FIGHT ALREADY!

8/26/2016 7:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Lenny Dykstra says he's done trading insults with Mickey Rourke -- AND NOW HE WANTS TO FIGHT!!!

The ex-MLB star says he saw the recent video of Mickey threatening to beat up Lenny on sight -- and says he's sick and tired of the talk ... it's time to put up or shut up. 

"You know what dude ... we need to f***ing get it on! Mano y f***ing Mano. In front of the f***ing world so I can f***ing embarrass your f***ing ass."

Dykstra lays out THREE reasons why Mickey needs to agree to a REAL DEAL boxing match -- one of which is, "What's the worst thing, you can't get any f***ing uglier after I f***ing rearrange your f***ing face mother f***er."

We'll reach out to Mickey for his reaction ... stay tuned. 

Amber Heard Calls BS On Johnny's Charity Donation Now You Owe Double

8/25/2016 11:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0825-heard-depp-tmz-getty-02Amber Heard has just fired back at Johnny Depp, saying if he really cares about donating Amber's divorce settlement he'll ante up $14 million, not $7 mil ... and in fact she's insisting on that.

Amber's team tells TMZ, Johnny is not being up-front about his latest move ... giving Children's Hospital of L.A. and the ACLU the $7 million earmarked for Amber.   

Amber said last week she would donate the settlement money to the 2 charities, but her people tell us if Johnny sends the money directly to the 2 organizations he's not really paying $7 mil, because he gets a charitable tax deduction.   

And we're told Amber's position is that the money is not Johnny's to give away.

Amber's people tell TMZ, "If Johnny wishes to change the settlement agreement, we must insist that he honor the full amount by donating $14M to charity, which after accounting for his tax deduction, is equal to his $7M payment obligation to Amber."

The team goes on ... "We would also insist that the full amount be paid immediately and not drawn out over many years."

They blast Johnny's team, saying, "Anything less would be a transparent attempt by Johnny's counsel, Laura Wasser and Patti Glaser, to reduce their client's true payment by half under the guise of newfound concern for charities that he has never previously supported."

Contrary to that ... Johnny's team tells us he was honored by the Children's Hospital of L.A. in 2006 for his work with children worldwide. 

Kim K. & Paris Hilton Tara Reid Eating Our Dust at Hyde ... Happy Anniversary!

8/25/2016 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's gotta be Tara Reid's least fave starring role, but it's also the one that started Kim Kardashian's march to fame -- and maybe the most classic TMZ clip of all time.

It all went down 10 years ago today -- hard to believe -- outside Hyde on Sunset, which was THE spot at the time. Tara was forced to wait at the door when along came her former BFF Paris Hilton ... arm-in-arm with Kim.

What happened next is freakin' Hollywood lore. Watch the moment not-so-kindly remembered as "Nightclub Roadkill" -- and think how much has changed since then.

Fact is, all 3 have become huge successes. Paris runs a billion dollar company, Kim's perhaps the biggest reality TV star and trendsetter ever, and Tara's starred in all 4 'Sharknado' flicks.

Congrats, ladies!

Johnny Depp I'll Honor Amber's Charity Pledge and Send the Checks

8/25/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0824_johnny_depp_amber_heard_tmzJohnny Depp is heaping praise on Amber Heard for promising to donate her $7 million divorce settlement to charity ... and he's so moved he's sending the checks directly to the 2 organizations she personally picked.

Amber announced after striking her settlement she would donate every penny to the ACLU and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles -- $3.5 mil each. We checked with Children's Hospital Tuesday and they had not yet received any of the money.

We've learned both the ACLU and Children's Hospital got checks Wednesday from Johnny, on behalf of Amber. The checks are the first in a number of installments that will eventually total $7 million.

A rep for Johnny tells TMZ, "Following Amber Heard's announcement that her divorce settlement was to be divided equally and gifted to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union, two exceptionally deserving and important charities, Johnny Depp has sent the first of multiple installments of those monies to each charity in the name of Amber Heard, which when completed will honor the full amount of Ms. Heard's pledge."

The rep adds, "Ms. Heard's generosity in giving to these wonderful causes is deeply respected."

Everybody happy now?

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Paige VanZant I'm Reading Ronda Rousey's Book ... And I Respect Her More

8/24/2016 11:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

UFC superstar Paige VanZant says she's on such good terms with Ronda Rousey after their heated encounter earlier this year ... she's decided to read her book ... and LIKES IT. 

As we previously reported, Rousey confronted Paige at an event in L.A. back in April -- and cussed her out for congratulating Holly Holm on her victory at UFC 197.

VanZant says it's all water under the bridge -- "we're cool actually" -- and says she's learning a lot about Rousey in her book, "My Fight/Your Fight."

"It's really good and it's cool to kinda get inside and see the things that she's gone through that are similar to me," Paige said ... "So yeah ... no worries there."

Paige is gearing up to fight Bec Rawlings at UFC Fight Night in Vancouver on Saturday -- and essentially guarantees victory.  

Check out the clip. 

Diddy Cheers for Drake Beef Dead & Buried

8/24/2016 10:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0824-diddy-drake-concert-twitterDiddy showed up on Drake's turf ... sitting in the crowd at one of his concerts, and proving the two have truly waved the white flag in their feud.

Diddy had one of the best seats in the house at Drake and Future's Summer 16 stop in Greensboro, NC. He didn't get up onstage, but just being in the audience is a huge step. 

Drizzy and Diddy famously threw down in 2014 outside LIV nightclub in Miami -- the climax of their beef over the track, "0 to 100/ The Catch Up." As we reported, they eventually settled the matter man-to-man ... over the phone. 

Drake's been playing the track in his sets, so Diddy was probably treated to the live version.

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'Bachelor in Paradise' Josh Murray Nick Viall Won't Answer the Phone

8/24/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0823-josh-murray-nick-viall-instagram-01The beef between "Bachelor in Paradise" stars Josh Murray and Nick Viall is so real, Nick hasn't returned Josh's phone calls since season 3 wrapped ... TMZ has learned.  

Sources close to production tell TMZ ... when 'BiP' wrapped in June, several cast members warned Josh that Nick portrayed him as the villain for stealing away Amanda Stanton. Our sources say Josh felt blindsided by the bad blood but wanted to make things cool with Nick, so he reached out to him before the show aired ... but Nick never responded.

Sources close to Josh tell us he feels Nick seized the opportunity to play the role as a "victim" and feels that he won over Amanda fairly. When Josh first arrived at the house, he asked the girls if any of them were in a serious relationship ... and Amanda said no. However, we're told the clip didn't make the cut.

After seeing the drama unfold, we're told Josh feels it's now too late to ever respect him again.

Now that's tough love.

Keshia Knight Pulliam's Husband Georgia Fire Sale Days After Filing for Divorce

8/24/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0823-keshia-pulliam-ed-hartwell-Instagram-Getty-01Ed Hartwell curiously unloaded his Georgia mansion for an enormous loss just two days after blindsiding Keshia Knight Pulliam with divorce papers.

We've learned Hartwell sold the 6 bedroom, 8,000 square foot home for $690k ... he'd had it on and off the market since 2012 before finally selling late last month. Ed originally bought the house for $1.268 mil in 2005 ... so he lost around $580k on the property.

The timing of the sale is interesting ... Ed owned the home well before he and Keshia got married, so it's his property regardless. As for why the fire sale ... no one's talking, but you gotta wonder if he's bracing for lots of legal expenses. 

As TMZ reported -- the two are currently locked in a bitter court battle ... which includes nasty paternity issues and claims of emotional abuse.

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