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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. 


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

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

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. 

Bill Simmons Stephen A. was NFL's Puppet ... To Smear Tom Brady

7/14/2016 8:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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071416-bill-simmons-stephan-a-smith-tmz-2Pretty bold allegation from Bill Simmons ... who claims the NFL co-opted several ESPN employees to smear Tom Brady's image during the Deflategate saga ... including Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. had tweeted about Brady's 4-game suspension on Wednesday -- saying, "Tom Brady was ARROGANT, UPPITY, SELFISH and in the end he brought this on himself."

That's when Simmons -- who famously left ESPN on bad terms -- chimed in about his former colleague. 

"One of multiple ESPN employees used by the NFL to leak anti-Brady info during this saga decides to weigh in."

Gonna guess Stephen A. will have some thoughts on this ... 

FYI, we reached out to ESPN -- but the network had no comment. 


Taylor Swift Overall ... I'm Good

7/14/2016 6:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0714-taylor-swift-akm-01Taylor Swift sure knows how to shake off Twitter beef ... with a little shopping.

Taylor showed up at a mall Wednesday for some late-night spending in Gold Coast, Australia. Gearing up for another tit for tat with Calvin?

Either way ... shopping cures all.

'Bachelorette' Contestant Chad Johnson I Crack Myself Up!!!

7/14/2016 6:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"The Bachelorette" villain Chad Johnson found himself super entertaining during his run on the show, but the hatred he felt toward fellow contestant Jordan Rodgers was real.

We got Chad chillin' at Venice Beach Wednesday and he made it clear ... there are still hard feelings.

He's also a fan of the new gay bachelor show, and even wants to watch.


Taylor Swift to Calvin Harris Get it Straight ... The Melody is Mine

7/13/2016 12:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0713-taylor-swift-calvin-harris-getty-tmz-01Taylor Swift is swinging back ... calling BS on Calvin Harris' Twitter tirade in which he claims he was the architect behind the hit song, "This Is What You Came For."

Sources close to Taylor tell TMZ ... Calvin's intentionally downplaying her involvement, essentially saying he did all the music. But Taylor says not only did she write the lyrics ... she also created the melody, and those 2 elements are the essence of any song. 

Our Calvin sources concede Taylor indeed wrote the melody ... but his musical genius with beats, chords and instrumentals made the song a hit. 

A Calvin source scoffs, "She's acting like he's only got one hit song. LOL." 


Calvin Harris Yes, Taylor Wrote Lyrics But I'm Not Gonna Be Her Doormat!

7/13/2016 9:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0713-calvin-harris-taylor-swift-TMZ-01Calvin Harris is taking the gloves off and lighting up Taylor Swift over his/her hit song, "This Is What You Came For."

Calvin reacted to TMZ's story -- that Taylor wrote the lyrics and recorded a demo of the song, which Calvin used to produce the final edit ... with Rihanna singing.

He started with a compliment, saying Taylor is an "Amazing lyric writer and she smashed it as usual." But then came his true feelings -- "I wrote the music, produced the song, arranged it and cut the vocals though. And initially she wanted it kept secret."

During the Twitter rant, he also said it was "hurtful" that Taylor and co. are trying to make him look bad -- and suggested she focus on her new relationship, instead of attacking him.

And then the coup de grace -- a reference to (and confirmation of) her most famous beef. Before him. 

Somewhere Taylor Swift is writing a song.


12:00 PM PT -- Katy Perry just responded in epic fashion ... clearly showing where she stands on the situation.

Taylor Swift Secretly Wrote 'This is What You Came For' And Calvin 'Disrespected' Her

7/13/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0712_taylor_swift_calvin_harris_tmzTaylor Swift really is the creative brains behind Calvin Harris' monster hit "This is What You Came For," and their relationship fell apart because he disrespected her when the song was released ... this according to sources connected with Taylor.

It's a fascinating story. We've learned an early fan rumor about the song is true, but to a deeper extent than anyone suspected. During their relationship, Taylor wrote the song, sat down at a piano and did a demo into her iPhone. She sent it to Calvin, who loved it. They both went into a studio and did a full demo with Taylor on vocals and Calvin doing the beat.

They both knew the song would be a hit, but Taylor wrote it for Calvin and both agreed it was a bad idea to let the world know they collaborated as a couple ... it would overshadow the song.

So Taylor, who kept the publishing rights, used the pseudonym Nils Sjoberg on the credits.

Fast forward to April 29th. Calvin released the song with Rihanna and it became an instant hit. It's been at #1 or #2 on the Dance/Electronic chart for 9 weeks, and is #5 on the Billboard 100.

The problem in the relationship came the day the song was released. Calvin appeared on Ryan Seacrest's radio show and Ryan asked, "Will you do a collaboration with your girlfriend?" Calvin responded, "You know we haven't even spoken about it. I can't see it happening though."

We're told Taylor was hurt and felt Calvin took it too far.

It was a quick downward spiral from that point. One source called it "the breaking point in the relationship." The Met Gala was several days later, when Taylor danced with Tom Hiddleston.

BTW ... Taylor has the right to prohibit Calvin from performing the song, but she hasn't and doesn't plan to exercise that right. Ironically, Calvin once wrote a song with then-GF Rita Ora and when they broke up he yanked her right to perform it.

As for why the squad is talking now ... we're told they're sick of Calvin trashing Taylor and feel he should be thanking her for quietly giving him a smash hit.

We reached out to Taylor's rep. So far no word back.


Brent Grimes' Wife Anti-Semitic Rant Against Dolphins Owner

7/11/2016 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0711-miko-grimes-INSTAGRAM-01The wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Brent Grimes ripped into the Dolphins for cutting him and got a little anti-Semitic while she was at it. 

Miko Grimes -- who was arrested last year for headbutting a cop at a Dolphins game -- started bashing Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and GM Mike Tannenbaum ... who she clearly blames for Brent's demise in Miami.

She tweeted, "Gotta respect ross for keeping his jew buddies employed but did he not see how tannenbaum put the jets in the dumpster w/that sanchez deal?"

The backlash was immediate, although Miko insisted she wasn't being racist and said ... "Why would i want to offend "jewish" ppl?"

That's exactly what she did though. FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer -- who's done MMA training with Brent -- jumped in the fray, pleading with Miko to "please SHUT THE F*** UP! Sincerely, the Jew buddy of ur husbands." 

Miko's reply? "Suck my d***!"


Calvin Harris This is What You Came For The Cheating Song!!

7/7/2016 5:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The song Calvin Harris wrote for John Newman -- which Calvin says chronicles a love triangle between him, Taylor Swift and her new BF Tom Hiddleston -- just dropped ... and it sure sounds like a play-by-play.

TMZ broke the story ... Calvin wrote the cheating song "Olé" from Tom's POV. But Taylor's camp's calling BS ... saying Calvin wrote the song long before she hooked up with Tom.

The lyrics we said would be in the song are there ... with Tom's famous 'Thor' character, Loki, kicking off the song -- "Low key you won't tell none of your friends about me."  

And ... 

-- "You've hidden my name in your phone so you can call me to tell me you've been going through hell. Left him alone and you booked in a hotel."

-- "I see online that you begun to be a good girl and take trips with your boyfriend. Being attentive, continue to pretend ..." 

Sounds like a hit!


Calvin Harris Hey Taylor, Remember Me with This Cheating Song

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

0706-taylor-swift-calvin-harris-tom-hiddleston-tmz-02Calvin Harris has beaten Taylor Swift to the punch, writing a cheating song ... about her.

The John Newman track is called "Olé," and it's written from Tom Hiddleston's POV. The lyrics make it clear ... Calvin believes Taylor had hooked up with Tom way before she broke up with him.

One lyric goes, "I see online that you begun to be a good girl and take trips with your boyfriend. Being attentive, continue to pretend ..."

If that wasn't clear enough, the song goes on ... "You've hidden my name in your phone so you can call me to tell me you've been going through hell. Left him alone and you booked in a hotel."

And, using Tom's famous 'Thor' character, Loki, the song goes on, "Low key you won't tell none of your friends about me."

Our Calvin sources say he has no animus towards Tom ... he feels he's under Taylor's spell, and the one who made the fateful decisions was her and her alone

The pic below was taken in Mexico last week with Newman, the singer on the track. They shot the music video south of the border.



Iggy Azalea Gives Big F-U To Nick & Baby Mama

7/6/2016 5:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Iggy Azalea has a big 'ol message to Nick Young and the woman he knocked up -- EFF YOU BOTH!!

Iggy fired off the one finger salute -- which she clarified was directed at Nick and Keonna Green -- while at an airport in Australia on Wednesday ... hours after Keonna spilled her guts to US Weekly about her secret affair with the NBA star. 

Iggy also claims Keonna's a liar -- saying Keonna is simply not telling the truth about an alleged attempt to contact Iggy to clue her in on the adultery. 

Keonna -- who's 22 weeks preggo with Nick's child -- said she was hooking up with Nick since September ... 3 months after he proposed to Iggy. 

Yeah, we kinda get why Iggy's pissed ... 


Frances Bean Cobain It's War ... Ex Wants Kurt's 'Unplugged' Guitar

7/6/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0705-frances-bean-kurt-cobain-gettyThe multi-million dollar guitar famously owned by Kurt Cobain -- the last one he played before killing himself -- is at the center of Frances Bean Cobain's nasty divorce.

Frances' estranged hubby, Isaiah Silva, claims she gave him Kurt's Martin D-18E as a wedding present. It's the same instrument the Nirvana frontman famously strummed during his epic "MTV Unplugged" performance.


The acoustic-electric is something of a holy grail for Nirvana fans. For starters, only about 300 were made before Martin discontinued the model. Kurt, who was left-handed, had the bridge and nut replaced so he could play it upside down.

Frances denies giving Isaiah the guitar, and wants it back, with good reason. It was once insured for $1 million and experts now think it's worth several million bucks. 

We got Courtney Love at LAX Tuesday, who squarely sided with her daughter, essentially saying Isaiah's a scammer.


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