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Lindsey Vonn

TIGER DIDN'T LIE

About Missing Tooth Story

1/20/2015 5:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0120-lindsey-vonn-tmz-01Another bizarre twist in the Tiger Woods missing tooth mystery -- his GF Lindsey Vonn is backing his "camera smacked me in the mouth" story ... despite eye witnesses who claim it's all BS. 

Vonn just went to Facebook to back up Tiger's story about why he was pictured without a front tooth at the World Cup skiing event in Italy this weekend -- saying:

"I feel terrible that his tooth got knocked out though. When he was in the finish area a camera man accidentally knocked into him and took out his front tooth. He was still in great spirits though and didn’t complain once or ask for any special assistance or security."

Problem is ... event officials have gone on the record and said no such accident ever occurred and if it had, there would have been witnesses or video of the incident. 

One official told TMZ Sports that Tiger never even showed signs of pain ... signs that you'd expect someone to have after losing a tooth. 

But Lindsey came up with an explanation when talking to USA Today -- saying, "This pain is really nothing when he has had as many injuries as he's had. It's not a big deal. He was in good spirits."

You buyin' it?

NFL Threatens Businesses

Over Social Media Pics

There's a 6-Player Limit

1/9/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The days of using NFL players to promote your products for free on social media are over – so says the NFL which is now warning businesses, if they post pictures of 6 or more players using their products on social media … they better pay up!

TMZ Sports has obtained a letter sent by the league to Orefici Watches ... demanding the company immediately stop posting pictures of NFL stars wearing their jewelry on its various websites and social media pages. 

But the explanation is the interesting part -- in the letter, the NFL says the league "has the exclusive right to license the names, likenesses, images" and more of nearly all NFL players for commercial products and promotions involving six or more players.  

The NFL demanded Orefici remove the images ASAP or else it would take further legal action against the company. We're told Orefici complied. 

FYI -- after the company received the letter, DeMarco Murray contacted the company and bought 22 watches for various teammates ... though pics of the players sporting the watches are noticeably absent from Orefici's social media. 

Sarah Palin

Trig Stood on Our Dog ...

But At Least He Didn't Eat It

1/4/2015 7:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0104-sarah-palin-peta-tmz-01Sarah Palin is biting back at critics who blasted her for the Facebook pic of her son standing on the family dog ...  and taking a shot at the dog-eating Prez in the process.

Palin took to Facebook Saturday, targeting PETA for bashing her ... calling the org hypocrites that only give passes to celebs who have helped them.

She muses, "Did you go as crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dead dog meat?" True story, Google it. 

Palin accused the org. of celeb worshiping ... then adding they treat doggie Jill better than many people treat human beings.

A rep for PETA tells us, "Palin's Facebook response shows us that she knows PETA about as well as she knows geography."

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Sony Pictures

Caves to More Hacker Demands

Wipes 'Interview' From Social Media

12/20/2014 11:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Looks like the "Guardians of Peace" scored another victory ... Sony quietly gave in to another hacker demand by wiping almost all traces of "The Interview" from its social media pages.

Hackers threatened top level Sony execs Friday saying, "We want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately."

The movie studio almost immediately obliged ... the movie's Twitter page no longer has any tweets, the Facebook page has been deleted and all "Interview" footage has been wiped from its YouTube page.

Sad.

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1:50 PM PST -- The hackers also released a message Saturday afternoon mocking the FBI ... saying, "The result of investigation by FBI is so excellent that you might have seen what we were doing with your own eyes. We congratulate you success. FBI is the BEST in the world."

They included a link to a weird YouTube video featuring a bunch of dancing happy faces titled "you are an idiot."

Mama June

Warning All U Girls

Sugar Bear's Still a Cheater

12/11/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Mama June is back on the attack against Sugar Bear, claiming he's still on the prowl for women ... lots of them.

June vented on her personal Facebook page ... complaining she's taking all the heat for dating Mark McDaniel while SB is playing the victim when actually he's "a cheater and a big player."

She says Sugar Bear is trying to snare girls through Snapchat. She also admits she's rifled through his phone and found concrete proof he's on the hunt.

TMZ broke the story ... Mama June claimed she broke up with SB after she found he was trolling online dating sites. But then we found out she was dating the man who served time for molesting her daughter, and everything changed. 

And get this ... Mama J thinks Sugar Bear is a lady killer, warning, "he has already scammed many girls on here to fell in love with them," adding, "so baby if u think u r his one in only u r wrong big time."

Don't hate the playa. 

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Rihanna

Threatened By Jeweler

You Jacked Our Patriotic Pic!

12/5/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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's patriotic gesture to U.S. troops has backfired over the picture she used to make her point ... and now the company that owns the pic has a novel way she can make good.

Coronet Diamonds created the image and posted it on its website November 11 -- Veteran's Day. Apparently the famous Barbadian liked it so much ... she posted it on her Instagram, and Twitter, but she kind of deceived her followers by Photoshopping herself into the image and then removing the jewelry company's hashtag.

So we found out Coronet has sent Rihanna a cease and desist letter. They'll settle for an apology on Rihanna's social media platforms ... an apology that makes it clear Coronet created the image.

Now let's talk about what Coronet really wants. It wants some free advertising ... which they will get in a big way with Rihanna's 142 MILLION followers.

Coronet is smart. The end.

Paris Hilton

Death Threats

By Anti-Semitic Crazy Man

12/2/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A crazy anti-Semitic man -- who believes Paris Hilton is Jewish -- has threatened to kill her, and we've learned the LAPD is after him.

Cops just got a search warrant  allowing them to track down the Instagram and Facebook account of someone who is making overt threats against Paris and her dad, Rick Hilton.

In one post, the man writes to Rick, "one month and she's dead, she's never coming home." 

The man says in another post, "Invite [Paris] to the match so we can gang raper her ass hahahahahaha." And then he threatens, "I'll beat u and that bitch to unconscious."

The guy clearly thinks the Hiltons are Jewish -- which they are not. He wrote, "KILL JEWS FOR FUN," and "I know ur Jew family gives nothing" ... an obtuse accusation that the Hiltons are cheap.

Our law enforcement sources say cops think they know who's making the threats, but they need the Facebook and Instagram verification before they can make an arrest.

Mama June's New Man

Kicked Off Facebook

No Child Molesters Allowed

11/18/2014 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Mark McDaniel Facebook Profile DeletedMama June's boyfriend has been booted from Facebook ... because he's a child molester. 

Mark McDaniel was active on Facebook until Tuesday ... when his profile was yanked from the site. Turns out Facebook has a policy of rejecting sex offenders, but apparently they didn't know until recently ... presumably after we posted the story that McDaniel did time for molesting Mama June's child.

McDaniel's profile pic showed him cradling his granddaughter. There were various "welcome home" posts ... presumably from friends who found out he had been released from prison.

It's interesting ... June was absent from McDaniel's profile page, and we're guessing it's because they both knew it was wrong for her to hook up with him after he abused Anna.

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Kevin Smith

No. Really.

That's Him [Photo]

10/28/2014 3:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1028-kevin-smith-facebookGo ahead. Keep rubbing your eyes ... that is actually "Clerks" director Kevin Smith after shaving off his trademark beard.

Smith unveiled the bald faced pic Monday ... writing on Facebook, "Look at this goofy spaz. This is me, beardless, for the #YogaHosers green screen shoot. It's a Face-Brazilian!"

That's a ton of wax.

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Tyrese

Blasts Comedian After Sex for Pay Accusations ...

You're Done in This Town!

10/21/2014 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tyrese Gibson Baby BoyTyrese went nuclear on the comedian who dared to drop some ridiculous casting couch accusations -- and safe to say, the comedian will NOT be laughing at this videotaped response ... but you will ... 'cause it's awesome. 

The comedian, Spanky Hayes, claims he was beaten out for the lead in "Baby Boy" because Tyrese performed sexual favors for director John Singleton. Tyrese recorded a rebuttal to Spanky, and the hysterical theme of it is ... "You know you done f**ked up, right?" 

Just for good measure -- Tyrese shot the whole comeback while walking around his mansion in a fur robe and smoking a cigar. Spanky, you've been served.

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Mark Zuckerberg

Use My Millions To Fight Ebola!

10/14/2014 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mark Zuckerberg is going all Bill Gates .... giving a massive amount of money to help fight the world's biggest health crisis ... Ebola.

Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla just donated $25M to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation ... he says he wants to stop the epidemic from becoming a long-term crisis like HIV or polio.

Zuckerberg said the infusion of $$$ is the fastest way to get help to frontline responders, saying "These people are on the ground setting up care centers training local staff, identifying Ebola cases and much more."

So far ... Ebola has killed 4,000 and infected more than twice that number of people. Some health care officials are calling the Ebola outbreak the biggest health crisis in modern times.

Joan Rivers

Promotes iPhone 6 Feet Under

9/19/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0918-joan-rivers-iphone6-facebookThe ghost of Joan Rivers has a message for you ... BUY THE iPHONE 6!!!  After all, who knows more about the cloud than a ghost?

This post appeared -- briefly -- on Joan's Facebook page Friday morning ... clearly the result of a pre-negotiated deal with Apple. Someone pulled a Ron Popeil ... set it and forget it.

The post was removed pronto.

Steve Jobs could not be reached for comment.

Lolo Jones

EMOTIONALLY BROKEN

After 'Dancing with the Stars' Loss

9/17/2014 7:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Lolo Jones says she felt broken, unlovable and embarrassed after she was eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday night ... and penned an emotional letter saying she's sick of being a loser.

The former Olympian unloaded on Facebook right after she got the boot from the ballroom ... saying, "When I was dancing last night and messed up I had flashbacks of the three Olympics and that people constantly tease me about. I thought oh no here it comes again. People are going to ridicule me. I'm so tired of feeling embarrassed."

"I joined the other competitors upstairs and I couldn't force a smile on my face. I felt like vomiting and in between the other dances I went in a back room and fought back tears. I felt so broken. So unlovable. Embarssed."



Jones -- who's been RIPPED in the public over her lackluster performances at the Olympics over the years -- added, "I really wanted to stay on the show and have the layers of hurt wash away by showing the public how hard I work. I wanted to come away a victor for once. I wanted to do so good performing in public that the haters would stop teasing me."

"But that is my way of thinking. Not Gods. Instead I need to trust God that he would heal my heart. That I would not work so hard for the world to validate and redeem me but know that God already conquered that for me on the cross."

She concluded ... "My time was brief but the lesson is lasting. Thank you everyone who wrote me kind messages. You were helping me not fall into darkness."

Yeah, she's taking this pretty hard.

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