Oscar de la Renta -- who recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress and famously dressed Jackie Kennedy -- is dead.
De la Renta had been diagnosed with cancer in 2006 ... though it's unclear at this point what caused his death.
De la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic, and became internationally known in the 60s as one of Jackie Kennedy's favorite designers.
He built his brand into more than just a fashion house -- eventually launching his famous fragrance ... OSCAR ... and also a home wares line.
First Ladies Reagan, Clinton, and Laura Bush all wore Oscar's gowns for inaugurations -- and Hollywood celebs Kristen Stewart, Cameron Diaz, and Oprah Winfrey frequently wore his designs.
ABC News first reported his death.
Story developing ...
My Butt is Back!
... And It Wants Taco Bell
10/19/2014 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dammmmmmmmmmnn .... is pretty much all you can say about Kim Kardashian's ass-entuating outfit for a Sunday afternoon outing with Kanye West.
The couple hit up a theater in Calabasas for a movie date and on the way out Kim proudly displayed her trademark in cutoff jeans and a back-baring top -- then they hit up a Taco Bell drive-thru.
You can tell from the photo ... Kanye gives this rearview two thumbs up. Way up.
Not to be a buzzkill -- but rubbing your bare back on a movie theater seat? Risky business.
I'm Letting It
All Hang Out
10/19/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner can't be contained ... well, not by his shirt anyway.
B.J. hit up Starbucks Saturday afternoon in Calabasas after a round of golf, and got all crazy -- untucking his shirt on the way in for a more casual look.
As we previously reported ... Bruce is dating one of Kris Jenner's best friends named Ronda Kamihira -- and we're told his ex-wife has been crying every night over it.
Bruce and his ponytail ... seem okay with the single life.
BRINGIN' REEBOK PUMPS BACK
... With Custom Paint Job
10/19/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's like 1989 all over again ... 'cause Dominique Wilkins is teaming up with a famous sneaker artist to swag out a sick pair of Reebok Pumps -- and it's all for charity.
TMZ Sports spoke with Kickstradomis -- a legend in the shoe world who even created custom cleats for L.A. Dodgers stars Andre Ethier and Dee Gordon.
Kickstradomis tells us Wilkins contacted him to work on a custom shoe that could be auctioned off at an event in November which raises money for the Spina Bifida Association.
The shoe-artist says he was all about it from the start and immediately came up with "three mock-ups" in an effort to turn a classic pair of red and white Pumps into a luxury Hawks-themed masterpiece.
We're told Dominique was FIRED UP when he saw the final design and will sign them before they hit the auction block.
Pretty cool, right?
I Don't Wear Shades Indoors to Be a Douche ...
I HAVE GLAUCOMA!
10/17/2014 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If you've ever made fun of Bono for wearing sunglasses inside, prepare to feel like an ass -- because the singer just revealed the only reason he's been doing it for 2 decades is because he has glaucoma.
During a recent taping of the "Graham Norton Show" Bono said he's been suffering from the condition for 20 years ... and finally felt it was time to come out with his eye condition.
Bono said he's been getting treatments and will be fine, adding ... "You're not going to get this out of your head now and you will be saying, 'Ah, poor old blind Bono.'"
Still no excuse for putting U2's new album on the cloud though.
THIS Is How You Shop, Gayle
10/16/2014 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Oprah Winfrey followed that old adage ... when in Rome, shop your freaking face off and flaunt your overpriced purchases to the peasants.
The Big O hit up Via Condotti (Rome's way snootier version of Rodeo Drive) with her entourage -- including BFF Gayle King ... and proceeded to drop major Euros in Ermanno Scervino.
Oprah walked out loaded down with 4 huge bags from the high fashion store. Gayle had 1 ... but it's all relative, right?
Somewhere an Italian salesperson is celebrating tonight.
SJP's Makeup Artist
For Mass Purse Snatchings
10/16/2014 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sarah Jessica Parker's klepto makeup artist was just busted for stealing once again ... this time she allegedly jacked 3 different purses over the course of 6 months -- worth TONS of money!
Leslie Lopez -- who was caught shoplifting twice in Norway back in 2012 -- has been the focus of a police investigation ... over 3 designer handbags from Saks Fifth Avenue in Florida that went missing.
The Bal Harbour PD says Lopez allegedly swooped a Fendi handbag in January worth $2,750 ... then in April she allegedly swooped a Louis Vuitton purse worth the same amount -- and walked out of the store with the purse draped over her shoulder.
Same goes for a Louis Vuitton purse in June worth $3,800 ... only that time she concealed the item inside a shopping bag before walking out.
Leslie turned herself into authorities this week and was charged with 3 counts of grand theft.
Sources close to Leslie tell us she voluntarily went to police because she wanted to set things right by paying for the stolen merch. We're told Leslie has been depressed and on a bunch of meds since her mother's death last year -- but recently she's been cleaning up her act, and as part of that process she surrendered to cops.
In case you forgot ... SJP's longtime makeup artist was fined in Norway for stealing a pair of sunglasses -- she also took some lipstick -- but Leslie INSISTED she had been set up.
at Hollywood Hot Spot
10/7/2014 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Watch and listen carefully to this clip and you'll hear the timer expire on V. Stiviano's 15 minutes of fame.
Donald Sterling's BFF did her best Saturday night to get into Hollywood hot spot 1Oak, but security wasn't having it. She tried phoning a friend, but that didn't seem to work either.
Maybe the staff just didn't recognize her without her trademark visor -- but V. should clearly stick to places where she's V.I.P. ... like Sterling's house.
Kicked Out of Fashion School
For Weed, Bizarre Conduct
10/1/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes was out of control at her fashion school ... showing up high and offering fellow students money to do her homework ... and we're told it got so bad she was kicked out.
Several classmates at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Irvine say Amanda has shown big signs of trouble for a while ... and various people have told us she often went to class high on weed.
Student Rachel Loritz tells TMZ ... Amanda often ditched classes ... but even when she showed up, she was clearly high, and not good at hiding it ... she almost always wore sunglasses and laughed out loud at inappropriate times.
We're told the pendulum would often swing and she would then get in "horrendous arguments."
Rachel says ... Amanda paid fellow students to do her homework ... and some took her up on it. Rachel says she rejected Amanda's offer.
We're told Amanda was caught cheating off someone during a test ... and when she was called out she threw a fit.
Multiple sources tell us Amanda was kicked out of the school last month.
Tossed Out of Nightclub Party
For Jermaine Dupri [UPDATE]
9/30/2014 5:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jagged Edge got bounced from Jermaine Dupri's birthday bash at a swanky Atlanta club ... because the guys refused to ditch their ball caps at the door.
Gold Room host Kenny Burns tells TMZ ... the R&B group showed up under-dressed -- hoodies and caps -- for the exclusive event. Owner Alex Gidewon tried to compromise -- since it was Jermaine's party ... agreeing to let the guys in IF they lost the hats.
We're told when Jagged Edge refused, they got the boot -- which pissed off Jermaine BIG time ... and the guys started cussing out security. Eventually they all got the heave ho.
JD tells us he and his crew, including Jagged Edge, were in the club for 35 minutes -- without any problems -- before management ever complained. He feels the club was very disrespectful.
The club seems willing to forgive and forget with Jermaine ... but we're told Jagged Edge has been banned from the Gold Room.
Rolling in the Cleav
9/30/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Even Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin needs support from time to time.
'Retha's making headlines for her amazing cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" -- and she was showing off her ball gown swag Monday in NYC after taping an episode of "The Late Show with David Letterman."
She's a natural woman.
She's an A-List Model Now
... But Does She Deserve It?
9/30/2014 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hard to deny Kendall Jenner's place in the fashion world now that she's walked the runway at the Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week -- but is she really worthy of such a gig?
Kendall was in great company -- highest paid model in the world Gisele Bundchen was also in the show ... so, pretty impressive for the 18-year-old. She's only been in the biz for a short time, and some say she only gets high-profile jobs because of who she is.
So we ask ...
Down with Peter Griffin Now, Esé
9/27/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Travis Barker is doing a new mash up with none other than Peter Griffin ... after scoring an apparel deal with "Family Guy."
Travis' clothing line ... Famous Stars and Straps will be selling gear with artwork featuring characters from Seth MacFarlane's hit show. Sources connected to Travis tell us he got his favorite tattoo artist to draw up the first design ... with a little East L.A. flavor.
We're told Trav and co. plan to crank out all kinds of themes for the line.