This is WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum in Spain with his girlfriend ... celebrating Facebook's $19 BILLION purchase of his company, and his 38th birthday.
WhatsApp Outage is Screwing My Biz
2/22/2014 2:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
WhatsApp has been down all day and RedFoo isn't laughing his ass off one bit ... in fact, the singer says it's totally messing with his business -- so he's taking his patronage elsewhere.
The popular messaging app has been down for a few hours -- just days after being sold to Facebook for 19 BILLION FREAKING DOLLARS -- and RedFoo was pretty pissed about the whole thing.
The LMFAO singer says his girlfriend is also mad ... 'cause he's been MIA without WhatsApp.
The company says they should be up again soon ... but RedFoo says it's too late -- he's already moving to another app.
Diddy to Waitress
Here's Your Tip
Bet On Seattle
2/5/2014 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Diddy and his entourage rang up a $200 tab at a NYC bar during the Super Bowl ... then STIFFED their waitress on the tip ... according to the bar which is now publicly shaming the multi-millionaire.
Employees say on Sunday Sean Combs and his friends were at The Bar located in the Dream Hotel ... and when the bar manager asked Diddy if he was receiving good service ... Diddy said everything was A-ok.
But when it came time to pay ... staffers say Diddy left a giant goose egg for gratuity.
Now The Bar is calling him out ... ridiculing him on its Facebook page -- "Although [Diddy's] Net worth is in the millions, he felt it necessary to stiff a hard working young girl for $40 bucks. What a gentleman....!!!"
Of course it's possible Diddy thought, for once, someone else in his entourage would pick up the tab. We've reached out to him ... so far no response.
1-Man Dance Party
... To Katy Perry Jam
1/28/2014 7:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Vin Diesel felt the urge to dance ... by himself ... to a Katy Perry song ... and thankfully, he recorded the entire session on video to share with the world.
Diesel took a break in the middle of rockin' out to explain why he felt like dancing -- "Universal just called me and told me "Riddick" is number one on the DVD charts."
Vin says he's especially stoked because it was such a challenge to get the movie made in the first place -- so to celebrate, he cranked some KP (and later Beyonce) and let himself go.
I Tried to Stop My Girl From Getting Married
... Says Bitter Ex-Boyfriend
1/27/2014 11:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The 33-couple wedding during Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' performance at the Grammys was the feel good moment of the night ... except for one man -- who did everything he could to stop the love of his life from tying the knot.
Michael Politz tells TMZ ... he learned Sunday his ex-girlfriend Tammy (pictured below last night) would be saying "I Do" to her new dude during the "Same Love" performance ... and went into a panic trying to shut it down.
Michael says he called everyone under the sun who might be attending the awards ... so they could tell Tammy how he felt -- including Vince Neil -- but none could make it happen.
"I'm heartbroken" Michael says. Adding, "I don't know if I'll ever trust again."
Newlywed Tammy Grabel tells TMZ ... "Michael is a broken hearted ex-boyfriend. Seth and I are very happy to be married ... I had no idea Michael was trying to stop our wedding."
Guessing he assumed it would end like this.
Honey Boo Boo
I'm Not Leavin' My Sis
For a Dumb TV Show
1/15/2014 8:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo is mysteriously bailing on public appearances ... and we know the reason -- a smashed Pumpkin.
Boo Boo was a no-show this morning on "GMA" and we're told she won't show up at Katie Couric's show either.
Turns out the kid's family ties are more important than mugging for a camera. She's been spending time in the hospital with big sis Pumpkin, who was badly hurt in the family car accident last week. Pumpkin suffered severe chest bruises, a concussion and weakness in her legs.
She can be annoying, but she's a good sister.
The new season of HBB and brood starts Thursday on TLC.
'Burn Notice' Star
Check Out the 22-Year-Old I'm Banging
NOT My Pregnant Wife
1/9/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Burn Notice" star Seth Peterson proudly plastered his new 22-year-old girlfriend all over the Internet -- which normally would be fine ... except he's still got a wife ... who's about to give birth.
TMZ broke the story ... Peterson's wife Kylee Cochran just filed for divorce, claiming her 43-year-old husband bailed on their 12-year marriage in September (when she was just 3 months pregnant with their 3rd kid) to shack up with Miranda Doerfler, a 22-year-old aspiring writer.
Miranda has since posted photos of herself with Peterson all over Facebook, writing captions like, "Okay. Officially. Seth Peterson and I are a couple."
One of Miranda's friends commented, "I thought he was married." And Miranda responded, "Lol, yeah" ... meaning, he WAS. Rhymes with witch.
Seth's wife is asking for spousal support as well as full legal and physical custody of their children, claiming he has a drug problem and she needs to protect the kids.
Breaks Silence On Uncle Phil Death
He Made Me a Better Man
1/6/2014 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Will Smith has finally opened up about the death of his TV dad James Avery ... saying the guy who played Uncle Phil on "Fresh Prince" made him a more "respectable human being."
Smith just posted a tribute to his co-star on Facebook ... writing, "Some of my greatest lessons in Acting, Living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery."
He added, "Every young man needs an Uncle Phil. Rest in Peace."
Smith also included a photo with Avery and other "Prince" cast members taken the last time they all got together.
We broke the story ... Avery died Dec. 31 after experiencing complications from open heart surgery. He was 68.
P.S. I'm Gay
12/30/2013 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Roberts just officially came out of the closet ... telling the world she's gay and has a longtime girlfriend.
Robin just recounted her triumphs over the last year on her Facebook page ... talking about her battle with cancer and how she overcame the odds and regained her health.
In the middle of her Facebook essay she said, "I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together."
It's kind of cool the way she did it, she didn't scream it from the mountain tops ... but she revealed her true self in an authentic way.
Good for Robin.
With Atrocious Grammar
12/21/2013 10:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Barron Hilton has launched a full-frontal attack on the guy who beat him to a pulp in Miami last week ... and one thing's clear -- his 7th grade English teacher is hanging from the light fixture in her bathroom.
Barron posted his version of events on his Facebook page, scoffing at allegations he threw his famous last name around. Barron says, "This is as ludicrous, and almost as embarrassing as being publicly associated to (SIC -- sorry Barron, it's with) Lindsay Lohan."
Barron does admit, "I am guilty of being at the wrong place at the wrong time, nobody should ever put their hands on someone else." (Blatant run-on)
He continues by attacking puncher Ray Lemoine, "Lemoine sucker punched me, ran away, and used his blog to conjure up an image of himself as a hero by publishing lies." Suggestion -- period after hero -- confusing.
Barron says he wrote what he wrote because he was compelled to "articulate the truth."
He ends with delicious irony: "I hope this has brought clarity to the situation."
Reps Shut Down Fake Daughter Site
12/1/2013 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker's daughter does NOT have a public social media page ... and his reps have already shut down one site run by an impostor.
Multiple news outlets posted stories Sunday morning saying Paul's 15-year-old Meadow Walker -- pictured above with her dad back in June -- paid tribute the actor on her Facebook page after the crash ... only problem, it's run by a fake.
We're told Paul's people instantly sprung into action when they discovered the BS page ... and contacted Facebook to have it removed ... which they did.
My Dog's Not Really Worthless
11/23/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Aaron Carter filed bankruptcy docs claiming his dog was worthless out of fear the judge would take the pooch away.
As we reported ... in Aaron's list of assets, he included his pure-bred English bulldog King ... assessing its value at ZERO.
Aaron is telling his buds ... he devalued the dog because he was worried the bankruptcy trustee would sell King to pay off his creditors ... to whom he owes more than $2 million.
In case you're wondering ... these dogs generally go for upwards of $1,500.
Here's the good news ... the dog and a metal cup could help Aaron get out of the red.
Meet Pauly D's Baby Mama
She's a Hooter
10/23/2013 11:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Meet the woman Pauly D knocked up on the first try.
Amanda Markert -- a Hooters' alum who worked as a VIP hostess when she and Pauly got wasted in Vegas and had unprotected sex -- is what you expected to see. Check out the photos.
It's not all sunshine for Amanda. She's now the mother of 2 who is waging legal war with Pauly over custody of 5-month-old Amabella.
We broke the story ... Pauly thinks she's unfit, but we've analyzed the pics and she's pretty fit to us.