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."
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.
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.
Hulk Hogan says he's not racist ... and neither is his restaurant ... so he's putting the HURT on a controversial dress code at his Tampa eatery ... that appears to target black people.
We talked to Hulk about the sign posted at Hogan's Beach ... barring anyone who wears excessively baggy attire, low-hanging pants, do-rags, bandanas, oversized or excessive jewelry -- all stuff popular with the urban crowd.
Hulk -- who doesn't own the eatery but licenses his name to it -- tells us he called the restaurant's managers personally ... and demanded the sign be taken down -- permanently ... and they agreed.
Hogan says the dress code was modeled after ones used at Las Vegas and Miami pool parties -- He says it was never meant to be racist, but understands some people take it that way ... so he 86'd it.
Kim, Kanye and Kris Jenner arrived at a fashion show Thursday ... and several hundred people -- including a gaggle of photogs -- were squeezed in to watch them arrive.
As Kim gets out of the car, a guy lunges at her, tackling her legs and tries to pull her to the ground.
You see security jump in, subdue the guy ... and then quickly escort Kim and Kris into the building.
TMZ has learned the attacker may be Vitalii Sediuk -- the Ukrainian prankster who did the same thing to Leo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Will Smith. According to his rep, Sediuk is taking credit for lunging at Kim.
He wasn't arrested on the scene -- but our Kardashian sources say the paparazzi actually turned on Sediuk and held him down while Kim was whisked away.
Hulk Hogan's got a cool beach restaurant in Florida -- but if you wanna enjoy a "coconut ginger mojito" during a concert at the eatery ... you better not show up dressing like an urban stereotype.
Check out the dress code outside Hogan's Beach in Tampa -- which essentially bars people who wear clothes popular with the black community.
The Hulk no-no's include:
-- No oversized t-shirts extending past the mid thigh -- No excessively baggy attire -- No low hanging pants or shorts -- No hats facing sideways or back facing -- No oversized or excessive jewelry -- No camouflage (unless with military ID) -- No workout clothing (including track suits, jump suits, sweat pants or basketball shorts) -- No high-top sneakers
And get this ... if you plan to wear a do-rag or a bandana, FORGET ABOUT GETTING IN ... uhhh, Hulk's wearing one ON THE FRIGGIN' SIGN!!!!
We spoke with an employee at the restaurant, who said you can wear just about anything for lunch or dinner, but the dress code is strictly enforced during concert events. When we asked him about wearing oversized jewelry, he said, "I don't want to sound stereotypical ..." and then he trailed off.
We spoke with Hulk, who says he licenses his name to the restaurant but didn't know about the dress code and he's looking into it right now.
By the way, check out the promotional video for the restaurant -- no black people. However, there is a white dude wearing the FORBIDDEN camouflage shorts.
Good news for LeBron James' rap career -- it could be getting some help from Drake ... 'cause the hip hop superstar tells TMZ Sports he's down to collaborate with The King.
Drake was leaving the L.A. premiere of LeBron's new TV show "Survivor's Remorse" (Bron's one of the producers) ... when we asked if he'd ever team up with James, who recently released his very first rap single.
Drizzy didn't exactly say "no" ... and seemed pretty open to bringing James onto a track.
BTW -- it seems LeBron is really taking this Hollywood thing seriously ... the guy rocked a TURTLENECK under his suit Tuesday night ... despite the fact it was 70 DEGREES IN L.A.!!!
Former "Catwoman" Julie Newmar took a big spill at LAX Monday and she's blaming an aggressive photog for her cuts and bruises … and for ripping her $89 stockings.
Newmar told cops she was getting out of her wheelchair to get into her car when she became disoriented from the camera flashes.
Catwoman didn't land on her feet this time ... she fell on her hands and knees … bloodying them. Newmar filed a police report, but we're told nothing will come of it since the photog didn't commit a crime.
Newmar told us the worst part was ripping her Wolford stockings.
She's going to sue for lost profits -- she couldn't appear at a film festival. And we're guessing she wants the 89 bucks as well.
The Bonnie-and-Clyde burglars who broke into Miley Cyrus' house and stole her Maserati and jewelry ... will both serve years behind bars ... TMZ has learned.
Tylor Scott and Naomi Charles both copped pleas Monday ... guilty on 1 count of felony residential burglary. Scott also pled guilty to felony grand theft.
Scott will spend the next five years in state prison. Charles got off a lot easier ... 1 year in county jail. The judge hammered Scott because he has a prior record and he had a gun during the burglary.
Dwyane Wade is hoping to murder the shoe game ... by putting out a new pair of sneakers covered in fake blood splatter -- and he's calling 'em "The Dexters."
Wade has a shoe deal with a Chinese apparel company called Li Ning -- and it's latest release is clearly inspired by the gory "Showtime" series which followed a lovable serial killer played by Michael C. Hall.
D-Wade is clearly hoping his Dexters generate the same kinda buzz other shoes inspired by Hollywood have enjoyed -- like the McFlys or the Freddys ... clearly inspired by "Nightmare on Elm Street."
No word on when Wade's shoes are expected to drop.
It was only a matter of time ... but Nike has announced it has suspended its endorsement contract with Adrian Peterson.
The Swoosh just issued a statement saying, "Nike in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL."
"We have suspended our contract with Adrian Peterson."
The timing is interesting ... considering AP left his house in Minnesota Tuesday covered head-to-toe in Nike gear.
It's almost like when Nike saw AP repping the brand in public, it seemed to be the final straw.
It's a huge step for Nike considering Peterson was one of the brands BIGGEST stars. The fact Nike has suspended the contract and has not dropped him entirely gives them the ability to reactivate him when they feel the time is right.