Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are desperate to make each other insanely jealous ... at least that's how it looks after they both flaunted their dinner dates with new people.
The first shot came from Selena on Wednesday night when she hit Tao in NYC with 26-year-old model Tanz Watson ... who wasted no time posting a sexy pic of Selena pressed up against him.
Then the Biebs responded last night with his own Instagram of himself and model Yovanna Ventura at dinner in LA with the caption, "dinner for 2 ;)."
Sources close to the exes tell us Justin religiously watches Selena's every move on social media -- so this is no coincidence.
As for who's winning the war -- well, Beliebers have already coined the term, Jovanna for Justin and his new chick.
Your move, Selena.
Chris Brown & Drake
Photo Proof the Rihanna Beef Is Squashed
7/11/2014 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mortal enemies Chris Brown and Drake proved their long-standing ... and sometimes violent Rihanna beef may finally be over for good -- and they might be sealing the truce with new music.
Drake posted a pic last night of himself and Chris in a recording studio -- and Breezy looks like he's LOVING whatever music they're listening to at the moment. Could a post RiRi collabo be coming?
There were rumors the feud was over, but this is the first visual evidence. Pretty amazing ... considering the beef exploded 2 years ago in a massive brawl at W.i.P. nightclub in NYC. Chris and a bodyguard were left bloodied, and NBA star Tony Parker suffered a serious eye injury.
The peace has been brewing since last April when we spotted Chris in a club dancing to "Started From the Bottom" -- but, yeah ... they've come a really long way.
Bringing Rosie Back
7/9/2014 8:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is disgusted that "The View" is bringing Rosie O'Donnell back, as much as saying Rosie is a turncoat American.
Elisabeth -- who's on vacation from "Fox & Friends" -- called in to the show today to comment on the story TMZ broke Tuesday ... that Rosie's coming back for a second round on "The View."
Elisabeth said, "Here comes to "The View" the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates for the time that she was there."
Elisabeth and Rosie pretty much hated each other ... which ironically made the show compelling.
Fact is ... "The View" now needs another Elisabeth to survive.
I Never Threatened Cheerleading Hunter
It Was a Repost
7/5/2014 7:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joanna Krupa says it's not a threat if you're quoting someone ... even if you blast it out to 262,079 people.
Krupa was on her way out of Equinox in West Hollywood Friday when she told us the post on her Instagram bashing Texas Tech cheerleader/safari hunter Kendall Jones was not original.
As we previously reported, Kendall's dad says they interpreted the message as a threat, but have no plans to file any sort of police report.
The reality star does have an idea for a fair fight between the animals and the college sophomore.
Still, we gotta ask ...
Texas Tech Cheerleader
I GOT DEATH THREAT
From 'Real Housewives' Star
7/4/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The woman in crosshairs is Kendall Jones -- a college sophomore who made national headlines after photos emerged showing some of the animals she's killed on safari including lions, elephants and leopards.
A 19-year-old Texas Tech cheerleader says she's received DEATH THREATS over her penchant for hunting exotic animals ... and one of the harassers is one of the "Real Housewives of Miami."
Kendall's father Cody tells TMZ Sports ... after her story went public, Kendall immediately began receiving death threats on the phone and online ... including an aggressive message from Joanna Krupa.
Cody tells us Krupa went on Instagram ... writing, "This bitch Kendall Jones killed this beautiful creature so she post a selfie! That lion is an endangered species .. breaks my f***ing [heart] not to mention he had a family .. I wish I can fly to Africa and shoot her ugly ass."
Cody says Kendall interpreted the message as a threat -- though she has NOT gone to cops because, "We're in Texas and we feel safe here."
"It’s not that we aren’t taking these threats seriously -- we just feel that these are baseless, and uneducated threats." We're told despite the backlash, Kendall says she will continue to hunt because she feels it's essential for population control and conservation efforts in certain parts of Africa.
She says none of the animals killed are endangered - and all of her hunting is done legally with permits issued by each African country they hunt in.
She says the exotic hunting trip also promotes economic growth in 3rd world countries.
As for Joanna, she has since taken her Instagram post down. We reached out to her for comment -- so far, nothing back.
Tells Katharine McPhee ...
Suck It! I'm Keeping My Husband
7/3/2014 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mary McCormack has learned to forgive -- though we doubt forget ... the actress and her cheating hubby Michael Morris look very much still together despite those pics of him kissing Katharine McPhee.
Mary and the former "Smash" director caught a flight out of LAX on Wednesday, presumably going on a romantic vacay for the long weekend (their 3 daughters were nowhere in sight).
Double M doesn't seem like the type to gloat -- but it's worth noting ... Kat's marriage has tanked. She filed for divorce from her husband Nick Cokas in May.
Wants Pound of Flesh
7/2/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The woman whom Adam Richman called a c**t is licking her chops now that Adam's show has been yanked from the Travel Channel ... telling TMZ she will only be satisfied if he walks with fat people.
Amber Sarah -- got in a Instagram battle royale with Adam after he pissed off the eating disorder community by bragging about his 70-pound weight loss by posting a pic with #thinspiration. Sarah and others called him out for being insensitive. He responded, "Grab a razor blade and draw a bath."
Sarah is happy the network pulled Adam's show, "Man Finds Food" from the schedule, but she's not out for blood. She wants Adam to volunteer with eating disorder groups by participating in walks that help obese people get in shape.
And she wants him to donate money.
BTW ... Sarah says she could end up arm-in-arm with Adam on one of the walks. She doesn't weigh herself, but calls herself a "fat activist who is fat."
Ex-Color Me Badd Singer
BET Gig Sounded Awful
7/1/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-Color Me Badd lead singer Bryan Abrams was less than impressed by the band's BET Awards gig Sunday night.
Bryan was not-so diplomatic, saying "I'm not trying to hate on them, but I thought it sounded kinda horrible."
As for why Abrams wasn't there ... he says he parted ways with CMB last year to focus on his sobriety ... checking into a treatment center for alcohol related issues. He was there 6 months.
Now he's sober and brutally honest.
Ooooh oooh oooh ooh.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Denied by T.I.'s Wife
on the BET Awards Red Carpet
6/30/2014 8:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd Mayweather Jr. tried to re-connect with rapper T.I.'s wife on the red carpet of the BET Awards, but she was having none of it ... possibly to avoid another Floyd/T.I. brawl.
Tiny was doing an interview on the red carpet Sunday night when Floyd came rolling by with his girl. He tried to get her attention -- calling her name and trying to grab her elbow -- but she ignored him and just hightailed it out of there.
It's amazing that Floyd would do this, since ... as TMZ previously reported ... it was Floyd's relationship with Tiny that set off the Floyd/T.I. fight at Fatburger in Las Vegas last month.
Round 2, anyone?
Lead Star Drops Out of Movie
Following Family Protest
6/29/2014 1:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Disney channel star Zendaya Coleman has officially dropped out of Lifetime's planned biopic about Aaliyah ... on the heels of the deceased singer's family speaking out against the flick.
Zendaya's rep says she's no longer involved with the project ... and sources close to the production say a whole bunch of factors played a part including the negative reaction from Aaliyah's family.
For now, Lifetime says production has been put on hold.
As we previously reported, Aaliyah's uncle/former manager told us no one from the network contacted them before announcing the movie. They believe Aaliyah deserves big screen treatment.
So far, Lifetime hasn't said if they're gonna fill the role ... or cease production on the movie.
'Dance Moms' Star
My Daughter's in Therapy
Because of Abby
6/29/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Dance Moms" instructor Abby Lee Miller so frightened her students ... one pint-sized dancer needed a shrink ... so the mom claims in a new lawsuit.
Kelly Hyland claims Miller made her daughter Paige so nervous during rehearsals ... the girl started suffering panic attacks to the point she couldn't breathe.
Hyland says in the lawsuit producers made it even worse by shoving cameras in Paige's face during her anxiety attacks. She says the whole thing was so traumatic, Paige had to go to a psychiatrist.
Hyland claims Miller tormented her, too ... calling her an alcoholic stage mom ... and insulting her with 8 bottles of tequila as an XMAS present.
We reached out to Miller about the lawsuit ... but all she did was brag about her new book.
'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star
My Sister Attacked Castmate ...
But I Didn't Order a Hit
6/28/2014 10:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Bambi Johnson adamantly denies putting a hit out on castmate Erica Pinkett -- but says she is related to the attacker.
Bambi says the woman -- Stephanie Harp -- who's accused of slicing Pinkett with a razor blade during a nightclub brawl earlier this month is her sister ... Johnson says Erica started the fight.
Bambi claims her sister says Erica threw a drink first -- triggering the fight inside Atlanta's Taboo nightclub. Bambi also claims her sister did not have a razor blade ... adding reports claiming the scene was bloody are false.
As we previously posted ... Erica says Bambi ordered the attack because the two have had arguments over Johnson's boyfriend Lil Scrappy.
Scrappy and Bambi say that's preposterous.
He Can't Compete With My New Man!
6/27/2014 10:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
SHOTS FIRED AT CHAD OCHOCINCO ... and the woman pulling the trigger is his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada!!!
The "Basketball Wives" star -- who happens to be engaged to L.A. Dodgers superstar Carl Crawford -- was hangin' at GNC at the Beverly Center ... when we asked to see the massive 14.5 carat diamond ring he gave her back in December.
That's when Evelyn flashed the ring ... and a little bit of sass ... taking aim at the puny 10 carat rock Chad gave her back in 2010.
Check out the clip ... enjoy the burn.