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Tito Ortiz

Charged with DUI

Stemming from Porsche Crash

1/27/2014 9:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Former MMA champ Tito Ortiz has been charged with two counts of DUI ... after crashing his Porsche into a concrete median back in January, TMZ Sports has learned.

The 38-year-old fighter was arrested on January 6th ... when cops say he blew a .12 on the breathalyzer, following the 4am crash on an L.A. freeway. 

As we previously reported, Ortiz had been partying at the Playboy Mansion in the hours before the incident.

If convicted, Ortiz faces up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine -- but since it's his first offense, he probably won't do any time. Instead, he'll likely only be sentenced to probation and will be required to complete an alcohol education course.


Proactiv to Justin Bieber

Clean Up Your Act

... And Your Face

1/27/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber will never get a sweet deal with Proactiv again if he keeps screwing up ... but even if Justin turns into a choir boy, he's gotta 86 those pimples.

It's hard to miss the zits on Bieber's face in the now famous mug ... pretty ironic, considering Bieber was a spokesperson for Proactiv in 2012.

Proactiv co-creator Dr. Kathy Fields tells us, she's seen the mugshot and it's clear Justin's stress is causing him to break out ... so they're gonna send him some Proactiv+ and X-Out to help get him back on track.

As for him getting a full-on spokesman deal again ... Fields says they look for people who are in "the right state to help others and right now Justin needs to get himself healthy."

That and some intensive psychotherapy.

Justin Bieber

Usher in Panama for Save Justin Summit

1/26/2014 2:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0126_beiber_usher_instsgtmaUsher has high-tailed it down to Panama to talk some sense into Justin Bieber ... TMZ has learned.

Justin and his mentor posed for pics with a woman who appears to be a Panamanian Belieber (they really are everywhere).

Sources tell us Usher flew to Panama for a serious come-to-jesus with JB on the heels of his arrest in Miami.

We're told Justin's manager Scooter Braun, and Justin's childhood friend Ryan Butler, are also there for the sit-down. Scooter got roped in for a pic with a Belieber at the resort where they're all staying.

We haven't heard this word used, but this meeting has all the earmarks of an intervention.

Worth noting ... even the fan who posted the Usher pic acknowledges the kid's hit rough times, describing him as the youth idol who some love and many others hate.


Floyd Mayweather Jr.

I Belieb in Bieber

1/25/2014 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
0125-mayweather-bieber-tmzJustin Bieber is getting support from one of his famous friends -- and it's someone who knows a thing or two about being locked up.

Floyd Mayweather offered Bieber some thoughts of encouragement Saturday afternoon via Twitter ... saying, "Keep your head up and know that you can overcome anything you are faced with in life. TMT supports you."

Of course, "Money's" bromance with Bieber is nothing new ... Justin walked Floyd into the ring at the Alvarez fight last year, and Jr. was a guest of honor at JB's famous Gatsby Party.

Mayweather's lengthy rap sheet probably factored in as well.

Justin Bieber

Hola, Panama

1/25/2014 12:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0125-chantel-justin-bieber-panama-twitterLooks like Justin Bieber left Miami so he could hit up a beach that's much more chill with its drinking laws ... Panama.

Biebs touched down Saturday morning ... just a quick plane trip away from Miami ... where he was busted for a DUI, drag racing and resisting arrest.

His new gal pal Chantel Jeffries tagged along for the trip ... we don't know who the other guys are.  It looks like one of the guys is holding a beer bucket.  And, it looks like Justin is holding a bottle of water ... but the day is young.

The drinking age in Panama is 18 ... not that it really matters.

Justin Bieber

Cops Claim of

Drag Racing Doesn't Hold Water

1/25/2014 3:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
0124-justin-bieber-drivingMiami Beach cops claim Justin Bieber was drag racing at the time of his arrest Thursday ... but the facts seem to show the allegation is MADE UP ... because we've learned they were actually UNDER THE SPEED LIMIT in the middle of the so-called drag race.

According to the police report ... cops spotted Justin and his buddy Khalil drag racing at around 4 AM.

The police report says ... an officer observed the 2 vehicles reaching speeds between 55 and 60 MPH.

Now the problems.  

Cops say they noticed the "drag race" on the 2600 block of Pine Tree Drive.  Cops were traveling in the opposite direction so they made a U turn and pursued the cars for 15 blocks.

Mind you ... Justin was driving one of the fastest race cars around -- a Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder.  Khalil was driving a Ferrari 16M.  Cops claim 2 SUVs in Justin's entourage actually blocked off traffic to give the 2 a clear path.  

So how could a 15-block drag race in those cars reach speeds of ONLY 60 MPH?


TMZ has learned ... the place where Justin and Khalil rented the cars attached a GPS device that also tracks speed. 

The GPS clocked both cars at 27 MPH at the 3500 block of Pine Tree Drive ... smack in the middle of the so-called "drag race."

There's only one time they ever broke 50 MPH and that was long before the pursuit started.  When Justin and Khalil left the club, one car was briefly clocked at 52 MPH and the other 47 MPH. Both drivers slowed down pretty quick and 5 blocks before cops noticed them they were going 34 MPH in a 30 MPH zone.   Blocks later, they were steady at 27 MPH.

 So it seems cops goosed the facts to justify the stop.

And that's not the only problem with the police report.  TMZ broke the story ... Justin's blood alcohol level was .014 -- a barely measurable amount.  Yet cops claim Justin reeked of alcohol both at the scene and at the police department.


Justin Bieber

Adios South Beach

1/25/2014 1:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Citizens of South Beach, you can now resume your daily activities ... Justin Bieber finally left Miami -- but not without a ton of fanfare.

Biebs tried leaving his rented mansion Friday night  ... but when security couldn't clear a path through a throng of screaming girls ... his people were forced to turn Justin around and sneak him out the back.

As we previously reported ... police claim Justin may have been drag racing when he was arrested Thursday ... but cops may have goosed the facts to justify the stop.

Los Angeles, brace yourselves ... he'll be back.

Bieber's Lambo Girl

Walk of Shame

1/24/2014 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
elena Gomez can pound sand.  Justin Bieber's new girl stuck by his side in Miami the night after his DUI arrest ... and emerged this morning for a pretty epic walk of shame.

As we reported, self-proclaimed model Chantel Jeffries was riding shotgun in Bieber's yellow Lamborghini when he was popped for DUI.

And clearly, it was more than just a random hookup ... Chantel crashed with Bieber in his rented Miami mansion just hours after he was released from the pokey.

Meanwhile, Selena was out on the town in L.A., smiling and signing autographs for fans.


Justin Bieber

Cops May Have Fudged Police Report

1/24/2014 9:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
There may be a gigantic hole in the case against Justin Bieber ... because we've now learned the singer had next to NO alcohol in his system yet cops at the scene said he reeked of alcohol.   

We have now confirmed Justin's actual blood alcohol level ... it was .014 -- next to nothing.  Legal intoxication is .08.  Law enforcement sources told TMZ Thursday Bieber had a .04 ...  but we've now confirmed that is NOT true.  He had a .014 -- an enormous difference.

Someone Justin's size would probably have higher than a .014 with a single beer.  So the question ... how could cops say they were overpowered by the smell of alcohol?

According to the police report ... the arresting officer was leaning into the car, talking to Justin just after the stop and the cop says, "I immediately smelled an odor of alcohol eminating [sic] from the driver's breath."

The police report goes on ... Justin was then arrested and taken to a holding facility, where another officer said he smelled "... the odor of an alc bev on his breath."

Justin insisted at the scene he was NOT drunk.  Cops say he failed his field sobriety test.

Sources connected to the case tell us ... this could well come down to a credibility case, with Justin's people accusing cops of lying.  Fact is ... the Miami Beach PD has had credibility issues in the past.  One law enforcement source confided in us ... "That police force has had a zillion problems."


Justin Bieber

Shades of Michael Jackson

1/24/2014 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber is suffering from the same delusion that Michael Jackson once embraced -- putting on a false air of confidence when behind the scenes their lives are falling apart.

You'll recall the scene with MJ back in 2004 ... after his arraignment on child molestation charges.  Michael famously jumped on his SUV and waived and smiled, trying to convince everyone things were ok.

Justin did the same thing Thursday as he left jail ... after being busted for DUI and resisting arrest.

As much as both of them protested ... Michael and Justin had the same Achilles' heel -- drugs.  Michael was hooked on a pharmacy of prescription drugs, and Justin has an enormous problem with sizzurp.

It didn't end well for Michael.  It's not too late for Justin.

Justin Bieber

Skateboard Ramp Reveals Key Evidence

In Egging Attack

1/24/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ got hold of these photos ... showing Justin Bieber's skateboard ramp with a dejected Lil Za kneeling in sorrow ... but there's a BIG CLUE that could help crack the egging case wide open.

Za was in Bieber's Calabasas backyard Thursday ... spray panting his demand to free Bieber and Khalil after their arrests in Miami Beach early that morning.

Now here's what's really interesting.  People familiar with the skateboard ramp pointed us in the direction of the splatter marks.  Sources VERY familiar with the situation tell us ... they're EGG splatters.

The splatters are highly relevant in the case of the egging of Bieber's neighbor last week.  One connected source told us ... Bieber and his buds were stoned in his backyard just before the egging incident, throwing eggs at each other and hitting the ramp.  Then on a lark they went next door and did the same to Justin's neighbor.

A key law enforcement source tells TMZ ... when Sheriff's deputies executed their search warrant last week ... they saw the skate ramp from a distance but didn't scrutinize it.

The law enforcement source said to us ... this makes total sense ... because they were all baffled as to why Justin would suddenly attack the neighbor for no apparent reason.  It makes more sense that the games in the backyard escalated to an egg attack on Justin's neighbor.



Mav's Star Devin Harris

I Can Save Bieber

1/24/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dallas Mavericks point guard Devin Harris tells TMZ Sports ... he knows EXACTLY how to save Justin Bieber's life ... by kicking his ass into shape at the gym with some serious basketball workouts.

"Come on Bieber, you know better," Harris says ...  adding "come get in some workouts with me and we'll get you focused and back on track."

Harris made the statement in the wake of Bieber's DUI arrest yesterday ... after he was pulled over by cops for drunkenly street racing around Miami.

We all know Justin loves basketball almost as much as his Segways and diaper pants -- so maybe some one-on-one with Harris could actually do the trick.

DJ Whoo Kid

Bieber's On a Mission ...

To Be an N-word

1/24/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber will still be spiraling out of control, despite his arrest, because he's trying like hell "to be a n-word" -- at least according to DJ Whoo Kid.

Kid -- who once got a fake Bieber tatt on his forehead -- was freezing his ass off in NYC, but couldn't resist shouting out Justin for his DUI ... or offering an explanation for Bieb's behavior.

Whoo says "I think Justin Bieber is transforming into the n-word. This year he's strictly n-word dot com."

He even has a string of evidence ... involving Lil Wayne, LIl Scrappy, white girls, and fallopian tubes. You gotta hear Kid state his case, while calling out Justin's b-ball skills.

Funny stuff ... with more than a lil truth.

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