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.
Honey Boo Boo
Smashes Melon Eating Contest!!
Other Kids Can't Hang
7/11/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo absolutely inhaled a giant slice of watermelon, and taught a table full of kids a valuable lesson -- she will RUIN YOU in competitive eating!
It all went down in Panama City, FL -- where HBB and the fam are vacationing -- during a children's watermelon eating contest, and honestly ... Joey Chestnut himself would applaud the 8-year-old girl's performance.
It's clear from the video -- the 7 other kids never stood a chance. Just like that poor, poor melon.
Mama June taught her baby good ... never waste a single drop of food.
My Gruesome Ass Renovation
7/11/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Mob Wives" star Renee Graziano got worked over HARD by a plastic surgeon -- while wide awake -- all in the pursuit of the perfect butt, and the video is a total train wreck ... centered on the caboose, of course.
Graziano tells TMZ she sought out fat-sucking lipo doc Ayman Shahine to harvest gobs of fat from her butt and lower back to re-shape her ass. As we told you ... GG from "Shahs of Sunset" also got a butt lift recently.
According to Doc Shahine, Renee's fat transfer took under 2 hours ... and he recorded it for a possible reality TV show.
Two highlights: Renee's groggy testimonial -- and the giant Italian moon that's about to hit your eye like a big pizza pie.
It won't be Amore.
Ricky Bobby Arrested
For Throwing Mama Down Stairs!
7/9/2014 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The kid who played 10-year-old Ricky Bobby in "Talladega Nights" got busted for allegedly pushing his own mother down the stairs -- his second arrest in the last month.
Cops in Trussville, Alabama tell TMZ ... Luke Bigham was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly pushed his mother down the stairs during an argument. It's unclear why they were fighting.
Bigham was thrown in jail and is still sitting there as of Wednesday afternoon ... since no one's posted the $1,000 to bail him out.
Bigham was popped last month on a reckless driving charge that caused a five-car pileup.
Hit with ANOTHER
7/7/2014 5:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Beyonce's dad, Mathew Knowles, has been sued by a second woman who claims he fathered her kid ... and she's looking for a payday.
TMZ has confirmed ... TaQoya Branscomb filed legal docs in Texas, claiming Mathew got her pregnant in 2010 ... just after Beyonce's mom, Tina Knowles filed for divorce. Tina filed because she found out Mathew was cheating on her with another woman whom he knocked up in 2009.
30-year-old Branscomb tells us she was a lingerie model but is now a real estate agent.
Mathew acknowledged in 2010 Alexsandra Wright was indeed his baby mama and he was ordered to pay $12K a month in child support, but that was reduced to $2,485 after Beyonce fired him and his income stream dried up.
As for the current case -- a story broken by BuzzFeed -- Branscomb is asking for a DNA test, a declaration of paternity and child support.
Manager Ties the Knot
7/7/2014 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber's manager is now in an exclusive club -- a manager who has been made an honest man -- just a joke Scooter!
Scooter Braun tied the knot with Yael Cohen in Whistler over the weekend. Justin was there, along with Carly Rae Jepsen, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Sophia Bush, Ed Sheeran and a bunch of others.
When Scooter kissed the bride, Justin broke into the Beatles' song, "All You Need is Love."
During the reception, Carly Rae and Justin both sang "Call Me Maybe."
Bieber just posted a video of Hanks singing.
Rich Homie Quan
Pimp Slaps a Fan
From the Stage
7/5/2014 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The BET Awards' best new artist nominee Rich Homie Quan might be up for best live molly wop next year -- after Quan laid a pimp slap on a fan in Wisconsin.
The 24-year old rapper played a gig at 3 Monkeys in Racine Friday night -- and during the set a fan attempted to pull himself onstage using RHQ's arm … according to Rich.
Big mistake. Quan scolded the guy from the stage ... and moments later slapped him in the head.
For now, cops say no one's filed a complaint, but the message is clear: Homie don't play that.
Hi-Five Singer Russell Neal
Charged with Murder
7/4/2014 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hi-Five singer Russell Neal's wife was killed after being stabbed multiple times and he's now been charged with murder.
Cops say Catherine Martinez died from blunt force trauma and stab wounds.
The victim was a hot, 24-year-old fitness model. She was also an aspiring boxer who went by the name Brasilia.
The 40-year-old singer went to the police station Wednesday and told cops his wife was dead in their apartment and he needed a lawyer.
The couple has 2 kids. Law enforcement sources say there were no witnesses to the murder so it appears the children were not in the apartment when their mom was killed.
Neal is currently in custody on $100K bond.
Hi-Five Singer Russell Neal
After Wife Found Dead
7/3/2014 10:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has learned ... '90s singer Russell Neal from Hi-Five is in police custody ... after he told cops his wife was dead inside their apartment ... and he needed a lawyer.
Neal went to the local jail and apparently told Houston cops he and his wife had gotten into an argument Wednesday ... the singer reportedly asked for a lawyer and then clammed up.
Hi-Five's song "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)" went to number one in 1991 ... and a year later they scored another hit with, "She's Playing Hard to Get."
The group's lead singer Tony Thompson famously died in 2007 after inhaling Freon.
Neal is currently being detained ... no charges have been filed.
The lawyer for Hi-Five, Chris Brown, tells TMZ, "We are aware of the situation and are presently evaluating it."
Dad Says She's Actually
7/3/2014 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kendall Jones -- the teenage hunter whose animal kills have so enraged people -- is not the cold-blooded killer she's been made out to be ... so says her father.
Cody Jones tells TMZ ... some of his daughter's killings were humane. The pic of the dead lion, for example, was a mercy killing, he says, because the animal was old and unable to keep up with its pack. Kendall's dad says the lion's fate was sealed ... a younger lion would surely have killed it.
And he says his daughter has taken heat over the pic of her posing with a rhino. He says the rhino is NOT dead -- it was injured by a lion and later tranquilized and taken to a vet.
As for the animals Kendall did kill ... her dad says the leopards, elephants and lions are not on the endangered species list.
PETA isn't buying the explanation Kendall's dad is selling, telling us, "Her only interest is slaughtering wildlife for a cheap thrill," adding she's showboating "in a desperate quest to secure a macabre reality show."
Styx & Foreigner
Tour Buses Go Up in Flames
7/2/2014 10:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
4:54 PM PT -- Reps for the bands tell us ... no one lost any equipment or personal belongings in the fire ... the bands are on a three day break and everyone had taken most of their things off the buses.
Two tour buses for a Styx and Foreigner concert turned into vehicular torches early Wednesday afternoon in Philly ... TMZ has learned.
It's unclear how the fire started, but we're told one bus went up in flames ... and the fire spread to the second vehicle.
The buses were parked and NOT occupied when they caught fire. We're told the buses are "crew buses" and not "band buses."
The bands are scheduled to perform together Thursday in New Jersey.
In case you don't remember Styx -- you should be ashamed of yourself -- they had a bunch of hits including "Babe," "Renegade," "Mr. Roboto" and "Come Sail Away."
As for the concert, the show presumably will go on.
I Haven't Seen Paula
in Four Months!
7/2/2014 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
All of Robin Thicke's on-stage begging and pleading hasn't worked ... because he says he hasn't seen his estranged wife Paula Patton in FOUR MONTHS!!!
Thicke -- who's made very public apologies at the Billboard Music Awards and the BET Awards -- was on "EBRO in the Morning" Tuesday on HOT 97 ... when he said he's been persona non grata with Paula for months now.
But sources connected to the ex-couple tell us that's not entirely true -- he and Paula have literally seen each other several times ... particularly when they hand off their son for visits.
So, maybe Robin's just looking for more sympathy -- but at the same time he admits Paula hasn't even heard most of his new album (which bears her name).
Sounds like it's time for a new approach.
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.