6:22 PM PT -- Stand down Beliebers. Justin just walked out of the terminal and jumped in his infamous party van without saying a word.
Justin Bieber's return to the United States just hit a snag at the airport -- he's being held up at customs, and TMZ has learned it's all because of his string of legal troubles.
Justin and co. flew into LAX from Japan some time this afternoon -- but his party van, his entourage and his luggage have been waiting out by the curb for about an hour now.
Sources close to Bieber tell us U.S. Customs agents are giving JB a secondary customs search ... which includes getting grilled about all his open criminal cases -- DUI arrest in MIami, egg throwing at his neighbor, etc...
We're told it's standard ops for anyone with a record like Bieber's -- and doesn't mean he's getting arrested for anything.
You'll recall he also got the 3rd degree when he landed in NJ on Super Bowl weekend.
Hospitalized For Diabetic Shock
4/15/2014 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
4:25 PM PT -- Artie's expected to get out of the hospital tomorrow, according to his rep. We're told he's feeling much better, but he'll be heading home for some rest.
As for this weekend's L.A. stand up gig -- we're told it's going to be rescheduled.
Artie Lange has been admitted to a hospital in Michigan ... suffering from diabetic shock ... according to the comedian.
Lange tweeted photos just a short while ago showing himself in a hospital gown and lying in a bed ... and not looking happy about the situation.
Artie tweeted, "In the hospital outside of Detroit after going into diabetic shock. Trying to get better. Sorry for missing gigs."
Artie's radio and simulcast TV show is in repeats this week because he's on the road doing stand up again.
It's unclear at this point if he'll be able to make his next scheduled date -- April 19 in L.A.
Story developing ...
I 'Was Robbed' Comment Was Not a Diss to Paul Walker
4/14/2014 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ice Cube is setting the record straight ... saying he was not taking a huge shot at Paul Walker when he griped about losing to him at the MTV Movie Awards -- and claims his words were misinterpreted.
Cube raised eyebrows when, according to USA Today, he said ... "We was robbed" in the Best Onscreen Duo category. He and Kevin Hart's "Ride Along" lost to Paul Walker and Vin Diesel's "Fast & Furious 6."
He added, "We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated, for us not to win was crazy."
Sounds like Cube was getting some heat ... because he's now saying, "I wasn't really mad we didn't win. So I would never diss the actors who won. Not even Paul Walker."
Ice Cube also tweeted, "Ice Cube is not a sore loser. I was born losing. This winning s*** is what I gotta get use to."
Sources close to the actor/rapper tell us he had a joking tone during the USA Today interview ... and was just busting on award shows since he doesn't take them seriously.
We feel you on that, Cube.
Coachella, Here I Come ...
But I'm NOT Partying!
4/11/2014 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan loves temptation -- she is on a plane to Coachella right now ... and TMZ has learned she is telling her friends she will 100% NOT fall off the wagon.
According to our sources, Lindsay is aware that going to the festival -- famous for great music and drugs -- is a risk to her sobriety, but she has been promising people she is going to stay sober.
Lindsay has been a mainstay at the festival (long before it went mainstream) and goes with her siblings every year. She made this same sober promise last year, famously hitting Coachella right before checking into rehab.
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
Makes Kids Testify ...
Dad Did NOT Abduct Us
4/10/2014 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Master P has each of his kids on tape saying he DID NOT kidnap them, and their mom has trouble with booze and weed ... claims she adamantly denies.
As TMZ first reported, Sonya Miller went to court yesterday trying to obtain an emergency order forcing the rapper to return their 3 minor children to her. Her request was denied until a court hearing in July.
But today a video popped up on YouTube of Master P interviewing each of his kids about the situation -- and they all backed their dad ... claiming their mother was the bad influence who had exposed them to weed and alcohol.
Master P goes on to say he wants Sonya to get help ... specifically rehab.
Responding to the video, Sonya's attorney tells TMZ she vehemently denies Master P's allegations and calls the video "a joke," "despicable" and "offensive." Miller's lawyer says she'd rather face her ex in court and not battle things out through the media.
Big Sean to Naya Rivera
But I Didn't Jack Your Jewelry
4/9/2014 4:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The split between Big Sean and Naya Rivera is already turning nasty -- with Naya accusing the rapper of stealing expensive jewelry from her house.
Sean's rep announced today that Sean had called off their engagement and wedding ... but insisted "recent rumors and accusations" had nothing to do with the breakup -- a reference to reports claiming he cheated.
Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... the cheating rumors are 100% false and that Sean actually made the decision to call off the wedding weeks ago. We're told he thought Naya was too controlling and too jealous of the women he worked with and met on tour.
The "Glee" star took to Twitter today to accuse BS of thievery ... claiming he stole a pricey Rolex watch from her. But sources tell us the watch was Sean's in the first place -- he bought it for himself when he became successful. We're told Sean gave it to Naya to wear ... but it was never hers to keep.
So, Big Sean leaves the relationship with his watch, his enormous member ... and their potential to attract new women.
'SNL' Hosting Gig
Led to Espys Job
4/9/2014 11:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sources connected to the situation tell us ... Drake was extremely passionate about hosting the awards show -- and during talks with producers, he pointed to his widely praised performance on "Saturday Night Live" as proof he could get the job done well.
"SNL" paid off big time for Drake ... because his hosting work on the show earlier this season helped him lock up the job to host the ESPYS this year ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Drake also made sure producers knew about two other highly regarded hosting jobs he had in the past -- including the 2011 Juno Awards in Canada.
Ultimately, producers saw things Drake's way and offered him the job -- and we're told Drake is fired up and taking it very seriously.
In fact, we're told he's already rehearsing for the July event -- and plans to spend several days every week preparing for the show.
Dead at 54
Collapsed at AZ Hotel
4/8/2014 8:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Ultimate Warrior is dead ... he died suddenly and horrifically, right in front of his wife.
We've learned Warrior collapsed without warning outside an Arizona hotel at 5:50 PM Tuesday ... while walking to his car with his wife.
He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Warrior -- real name James Hellwig -- was a true WWE legend ... and was one of the most iconic wrestlers of all time. He was 54-years-old.
Warrior was just inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the night before Wrestlemania XXX this weekend ... and this week he made his first appearance on "Monday Night Raw" in years.
Triple H just tweeted, "Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his daughters."
Stephanie McMahon also tweeted, " Your strength of character is to be admired. There will never be anyone like you. Your spirit lives on in your family."
Hulk Hogan -- Warrior's greatest rival -- has also tweeted, "RIP WARRIOR. only love. HH"
Kevin Nash wrote, "So happy I embraced Warrior with a hug when we saw each other backstage Saturday night.My heart goes out to his family.Always Believe."
Warrior posed for some pics at the airport in New Orleans around 6am Tuesday morning. We're told he was in great spirits and offered to take photos with any fan who approached him.
WWE posted a message on the official website saying, "WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior. "
"Warrior began his WWE career in 1987 and quickly went on to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history. Warrior became WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI, defeating Hulk Hogan in an epic encounter. We are grateful that just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was also able to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans."
"WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior’s family, friends and fans. Warrior was 54 and is survived by his wife Dana and his two daughters."
Story developing ...
'Ying Yang Twins' Rapper
24 Hours In Jail
For Beating His Wife
4/7/2014 1:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
One of the "Ying Yang Twins" -- Deongelo Holmes -- is already a free man ... after serving just 24 hours behind bars for beating his wife.
According to Georgia court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Holmes made a deal and pled no contest to domestic violence for hitting Porsche in the head last November.
Under the deal, Holmes served a single day in jail and he's on probation for a year.
Holmes also has to do community service and attend a family violence program ... and he's been warned not to drink or do drugs ... or engage in any violent contact with his wife.
Do What U Want
With My Booty
4/7/2014 12:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The "no touching" rule did NOT apply for this lap dance -- Lady Gaga shoved her ass in her boyfriend Taylor Kinney's face Friday in NYC ... and his hands were EVERYWHERE.
Gaga -- wearing fishnets and a thong bodysuit -- went full stripper on the "Chicago Fire" star inside 42West's new nightclub BPM. We're told Kinney even spanked her.
A source in the VIP area tells TMZ, Gaga showed up with Kinney just after midnight, and the two were all over each other pretty much the whole time.
Don't stop. Let's party.
Dead at 25
4/7/2014 10:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
English socialite Peaches Geldof has died.
The 25-year-old was found dead at her home in Kent, England, Monday afternoon. Details surrounding the death are unclear. Kent Police tell TMZ, they do not suspect foul play. Investigators are treating the death as "unexplained and sudden."
A law enforcement source at the Kent PD tells TMZ, a woman called in and said she could not reach Peaches, so officials dispatched an ambulance and emergency responders found Peaches' body.
Peaches is the daughter of singer and famed philanthropist Bob Geldof, the guy behind the Live Aid concerts. Peaches was a socialite and model. She also worked as a TV presenter.
Bob just released a statement, saying, "We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us."
Peaches was married to Chester French singer Max Drummey from 2008-2011. She married S.C.U.M. singer Thomas Cohen in 2012. She also famously dated Eli Roth.
She's survived by her two children, her husband Thomas, her sisters, and her dad. Peaches posted this video to Instagram Sunday, showing her playing with her baby son.
Eerily, Peaches also posted a photo of her mother Paula Yates Sunday on Twitter. Her mom passed away in 2000 from a drug overdose.
Bieber & Austin Mahone
BURY THE HATCHET OVER SELENA
With Basketball Game In Leather Pants
4/3/2014 11:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. James Naismith is rolling over in his grave ... because the beloved sport he invented was desecrated in Miami yesterday when Justin Bieber and Austin Mahone put aside their Selena Gomez beef and played pick up basketball ... in LEATHER PANTS!!!
According to our sources, Bieber and Mahone got together at the Hit Factory studio in Miami thanks to YMCMB ballers Birdman and Mack Maine. The two had previously beefed over Selena Gomez ... Bieber was pissed Austin and Selena went to Disneyland together ... Mahone claimed he and Gomez were just friends.
The photos were snapped when the pair took a break from recording to play hoops (and do a little skateboarding) in the parking lot outside the studio.
We're told the two rivals hit it off so well in the studio, Justin gave Austin a song he wrote and worked with him on the vocals. JB even posted a pic with Mahone with the caption, "New music #YMCMB."
I Can Stop the Bleeding at GMA
4/1/2014 7:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Strahan is joining "Good Morning America" on the heels of Josh Elliott's departure ... TMZ has confirmed.
ABC sources tell TMZ Strahan will appear during the 7:00 hour of GMA ... 3 to 4 times a week. He'll be a utility player ... features, lifestyle, sports ... pretty much anything.
GMA is in trouble ... Josh Elliott's departure for NBC Sunday was bitter. Sam Champion is gone. Lara Spencer and Amy Robach hate each other.
Not to mention ... Josh's departure makes little George Stephanopoulos look lost in the land of Amazons. Dude needs a testosterone-assist which Strahan provides.
GMA is a $300 million a year cash cow for ABC and it's in danger of losing ground fast.
How far behind could Kelly Ripa be?