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Taylor Swift Calls BS on Kanye He Broke the Law

7/20/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0717-taylor-swift-kanye-west-tmzTaylor Swift is not waving the white flag in her war with Kanye West over the secret audio recording ... our Taylor sources say she may still file a police report because she says Kanye committed a felony.

As we reported, Kanye had Taylor on speaker when he recorded her as they spoke about his song "Famous," and there were clear voices in the room from the camera crew as well as producer Rick Rubin ... as such, they could all overhear the conversation so the law does not prohibit the recording.

But Taylor sources say she had NO IDEA Kanye had her on speaker. Although she could hear other voices she assumed they could not hear her, so she believes Kanye had a legal duty to ask permission to record her, and by not doing so he violated the criminal law.

Taylor is still deciding whether she'll file a police report.

What's more ... we're told Taylor wants them to bring it on ... the call lasted a full hour and Kim was very selective in what she posted. Taylor wants the entire conversation released, because everyone would hear -- Kanye never said he'd call her a "bitch" in the song. We've listened to the tape and the word "bitch" is never mentioned.

We're told she's also upset Kanye made the song sound lighthearted, when in fact it's mean-spirited. Taylor's rep said in a statement ... Kanye never asked Taylor for approval -- which the tape proves -- but she believes he was deceptive. 

On the call ... Kanye promises to send her an advance copy of the song, which he did not do. Our Taylor sources say Kanye knew if she heard it before it was released, she'd pitch a fit.

Tennis Star Eugenie Bouchard Slams Taylor Swift You're Always Playing the Victim!

7/20/2016 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A tennis star with a HUGE backhand directed at Taylor Swift -- says she's sick of the singer always portraying herself as the victim ... just like she's doing in the Kanye West feud. 

The tennis star is 22-year-old Eugenie Bouchard -- who's a huge pop culture fan -- and was asked about the Taylor vs. Kanye situation after she was knocked out of the Citi Open this week. 

You gotta watch the clip (around 6:00) ... Bouchard says she's a huge Taylor fan -- "but I feel like sometimes she portrays herself as the victim a lot and she did this time around." 

Bouchard -- who knows A LOT about the feud -- says she also doesn't care that Kanye didn't specifically ask Taylor for permission to call her a bitch in his song "Famous."

"You approved the thing where Kanye said he'd have sex with you but you didn't hear the time he said bitch? Like, come on."

"Like, it's all the same thing to me ... so I think she just way overreacted and I think she tried to get attention by saying she didn't approve of that."

Kendra Wilkinson Dani Mathers Is a Rotten Apple ... Leave Playboy Out of This!

7/19/2016 7:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kendra Wilkinson is NOT standing shoulder to shoulder with fellow Playmate alum Dani Mathers -- in fact, she's going off on her for the despicable gym sauna pic.

We caught up with Kendra at LAX and she didn't mince words about the former Playmate of the Year. Check out the vid ... she's clearly pissed at Dani for mocking an unwitting woman.

She's also got beef with anyone trying to drag Playboy into Dani's mess.

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Taylor Swift Mulling Over Crime Report Against Kim and Kanye

7/18/2016 12:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0718-taylor-swift-kanye-west-kim-kardashian-TMZ-01Taylor Swift is thinking about filing a crime report against Kanye West for illegally recording their phone conversation, and against Kim Kardashian for publicly releasing the audio ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us Taylor is undecided and is trying to think through the consequences of filing a police report.  

TMZ broke the story ... when Taylor's team found out about the recording, her lawyer fired off a letter to Kanye's attorney, threatening legal action and notifying him the recording was a criminal violation ... punishable as a felony.

We're told Kanye made the recording in the L.A. area -- and in California, a party to a phone conversation cannot record it unless all parties agree. Taylor had no idea she was being recorded.

Taylor Swift Nils Sjoberg ... You're Dead to Me

7/18/2016 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Taylor Swift is out of hiding ... she has erased her alter ego Nils Sjoberg from Calvin Harris' hit.

TMZ broke the story ... Swift used the pseudonym for "This is What You Came For" to keep the focus on the song and not her relationship with Harris. But now that they've declared war on each other and the cat's out of the bag, the credit has officially changed.

Swift changed the name on BMI, which protects licenses for songwriters. Swift is now listed as a co-writer, along with Calvin.

It's unclear if the change is a prelude to a bigger, possibly legal fight.

Taylor Swift Threatened Kanye with Criminal Prosecution

7/18/2016 5:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0718-kanye-taylor-snapchat-tmz-02Taylor Swift threatened Kanye West with criminal prosecution months ago for secretly recording her phone conversation with him ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ has a copy of a letter Taylor's lawyer sent to Kanye's attorney back in February. The lawyer made it clear, under California law, anyone who secretly records a telephone conversation with someone in the state commits a criminal offense ... and it's a felony.

A source with direct knowledge of the conversation told TMZ it was recorded in an L.A.-area studio.

The letter threatens ... "Demand is hereby made that you immediately destroy all such recordings, provide us of assurance that this has been done, and also assurance that these recordings have not been previously disseminated."

Finally, Taylor also has the right to file a lawsuit against Kim and Kanye for violating the law.

Stay tuned.

Khloe vs. Chloe Butthole Feud Over Kanye/Taylor War

7/18/2016 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Khloe Kardashian not only crossed the line, she's dead wrong about who she thinks she's shaming in the Taylor/Kanye feud.

Chloe Mortez jumped to Taylor Swift's defense Sunday night after Kim posted a video of Kanye on the phone with Taylor, giving her the heads up that his song "Famous" would reference her.

Check out the back and forth ... Chloe tells people to "gets their heads out of a hole" and look at what's important in the world. Khloe fired back with a pic of what she believed was Chloe's butthole, asking if this was the hole to which she was referring.

0718-khloe-kardashian-khloe-moretz-twitter-02Here's the problem. According to Chloe ... the pic shows neither Chloe nor her butthole ... it's some random chick Khloe has chosen to shame. Check it out. Chloe is wearing a blue bikini bottom ... the woman in the pic has a red one.

Kanye West Busts Taylor Swift with Secret Recording She Calls 'Famous' a 'Compliment' (Updated Video)

7/17/2016 8:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian just unloaded on Taylor Swift, posting audio of a conversation Kanye West secretly recorded in which he reads some of the lyrics of "Famous" to Taylor -- in particular having sex with her -- and she calls it a "compliment."

As you know Taylor went ballistic after Kanye said he got her approval to record the lyrics in the song. She says she never gave permission and called it "misogynistic."

But the tape says otherwise. Our sources say Taylor has threatened Kanye over releasing the tape, claiming it's illegal. But the Kardashians decided to put it out there.

One thing in Taylor's favor. We've learned at no point in the conversation did Kanye say to Taylor he would refer to her as "bitch." As you know, in the song, he says, "I made that bitch famous."  

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9:30 PM PT -- Taylor is pissed. She says Kim and Kanye are committing "character assassination," because they're making it seem like she lied when -- as we reported -- the truth is Kanye NEVER mentioned the "that bitch" line. 

Taylor posted a scathing message ... "You don't get to control someone's emotional response to being called "that bitch" in front of the entire world."

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Tara Reid vs. Jenny McCarthy Epic Trash Talk Over Boobs & Bad Surgery

7/15/2016 2:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jenny McCarthy and Tara Reid went off on each other -- live on the air -- when a 'Sharknado' promotion turned into a battle royale over fake boobs and gnarly plastic surgeries.

The showdown happened on Jenny's SiriusXM show Friday, and when she asked Tara if she had to get in shape for her role in 'Sharknado 4' ... things got nasty quickly. You gotta hear it.

Tara tells TMZ she "totally felt so bullied and attacked. It was very unprofessional." She says there's no history of bad blood with Jenny, but feels like "she just wanted to hurt my feelings and say things that would bother me."

Well, that definitely happened. The final dig as Tara walks out is awesome. 

And this was no on-air stunt ... Tara says, "She definitely didn't apologize" after the attempted interview.

'Little Women: Atlanta' BIG Backup for Little Chicken Wing Fight!!

7/15/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

'Little Women: ATL' star Juicy caught a plate of chicken wings to the face during a fight with 2 of her castmates ... and TMZ got the footage.

It all went down at a restaurant in May, and as luck would have it ... show cameras were rolling. Minnie and her mother, Tammie, were pissed Juicy didn't believe Minnie was pregnant and had miscarried.

It got so heated ... Tammie, who is NOT a little person, decided to go HAM with the chicken. The clip, which airs in Wednesday's episode, is an instant classic. 

Juicy wasn't amused -- she got a temporary restraining order against Tammie after the incident, but a judge later dismissed the case. Still, Juicy refused to film with Minnie and her mom for a month afterward ... and there's still bad blood.

Lenny Dykstra Fires Back at Mickey Rourke You're a Disgrace to the Facelift Industry

7/14/2016 10:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

More trash talk from Lenny Dykstra -- who says Mickey Rourke is so ugly, he "set the whole facelift industry back 10 years."

The ex-MLB star -- who's now a NY Times bestselling author -- is in an epic war with Rourke ... after recently telling Howard Stern the actor still owes him $30k and insinuated it was for coke. 

Rourke called BS on Dykstra's story -- and said he'd "rip him a new f****** asshole" if he ever saw him again.  

Now Dykstra's firing back -- insulting Mickey's face, his age ... and joking that he'd beat Mickey's ass first.

So ... settle this in the ring???

Shaunie O'Neal Rips Ayesha Curry Your NBA Tweets Were Dumb

7/14/2016 9:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ayesha Curry ain't out of the woods yet ... 'cause Shaunie O'Neal just WENT IN on Steph Curry's wife over her infamous "the NBA is rigged" tweet -- saying it was dumb and reckless. 

Shaq's ex-wife -- who happens to be the executive producer of the 'Basketball Wives' shows -- appeared on "The Preachers" (airs July 14th) and explained why it was plain stupid for her to publicly trash the NBA after the Warriors lost Game 6 in the Finals. 

"I feel like that job that her husband has supports a whole lot of people," Shaunie said ... "and to say his job is rigged is sacrificing a whole lot of folks and their livelihood."

"Was it rigged when your husband was winning ... or was it just rigged when he was losing? ‘Cause the tweet only came when he lost. So I just want to know was it rigged?"

Shaunie says she wasn't trying to be mean -- she was just keepin' it real. 

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Stevie J to Joseline Hernandez Stay Away From Me ... I Never Molested My Daughter!

7/14/2016 8:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

071416-stevie-j-joseline-hernandez-tmz"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Stevie J says Joseline Hernandez is out to ruin his character, and calls her allegations he molested his 6-year-old daughter ... a sick attempt at revenge.

Joseline posted a message to Twitter earlier this month, claiming Stevie had molested the daughter he shares with Mimi Faust for years.

Stevie remained quiet about the claim until Wednesday when he filed for, and was granted, a temporary restraining order against Hernandez. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Stevie calls Joseline volatile, jealous and says she's filled with an evil sense of revenge after their nasty split. 

The order says Joseline must stay at least 200 yards away from Stevie, but she can still pick up her Rolex and diamond ring from his house ... as long as the cops come too. 

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