Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr are still tied together ... by the people they appear to have dated. It's a bizarre love square. Let us connect the dots.
-- Orlando has been getting cozy in the last few days on a boat in Ibiza with a woman named Erica Packer
-- Erica was married to media mogul/billionaire James Packer
-- James and Erica separated in September 2013
-- Orlando and Miranda separated in October 2013
-- Overseas media reported in December ... James was romantically linked to Miranda. It's interesting, because all 4 of them were friends while the marriages were in tact.
-- James and his best friend, David Gyngell, got in a fistfight in May ... during which David confronted James about his treatment of Erica ... and Miranda was mentioned
And get this ... both James and David were fined $500 each for bad behavior.
Orlando should be fined $1000 for throwing a wimpy punch.
I Want to Squash the Beef
... with Floyd Mayweather
7/31/2014 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
T.I.'s wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle tells TMZ Sports ... she's ready to end the war with Floyd Mayweather ... after a feud that already led to a bloody brawl at a Vegas burger joint.
You know the backstory ... T.I. confronted Mayweather at Fatburger back in May and a huge fight broke out. Floyd later said T.I. was mad because the rapper thought he had sex with his wife.
Both Floyd and Tiny had denied hooking up -- and said they were just friends -- but a short time later, Tiny blew Mayweather off on the red carpet at the BET Awards ... and it appeared the friendship was over.
But this week, we asked Tiny if the two would ever bury the hatchet -- and judging from her answer, she's ready to stop the fighting and finally move on.
Slapping 'Victim' Smacked Singer's Ass
Before Bitch Slap
7/31/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tim McGraw was incited by the woman he slapped ... because we've obtained new video showing she repeatedly smacked him on the ass before he reached his breaking point.
TMZ broke the story ... Tim bitch slapped a fan at an Atlanta concert earlier this month ... after she got handsy and tore his already-ripped jeans. Tim's problem -- he had shooed her hand away, and even hesitated before walloping her. She's hired a lawyer and apparently wants money ... or else.
But the new video shows Jesslyn Taylor aggressively whacked Tim's ass 5 times before the slapping incident.
We reached out to Jesslyn's attorney ... so far no word back.
Reps for Tim had no comment.
Boxer Shannon Briggs
Fight with Wladimir Klitschko Was Real
... 'He's a Punk'
7/31/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former heavyweight boxing champ Shannon Briggs says his hostile encounter with Wladimir Kitschko this week was 100% REAL ... telling TMZ Sports he LOATHES the guy and wants to set up a fight, STAT.
Footage of Briggs crashing Wladimir's workout in South Florida this week went viral -- with Shannon getting right in the Ukrainian legend's face to challenge him to a brawl.
"I went there to fight totally for free ... with no gloves," Briggs says ... "He's a punk."
So, where does the hostility come from? Briggs says Wladimir dissed him in public a few years ago for no reason -- treating Briggs like a nobody outside of a random event.
Now, Briggs says he feels like the only way he can let that go is if he gets the chance to pound Wladimir's face into a jelly.
"I'm putting pressure on him daily. He's going to fight me or leave this country. I came back to boxing just to whoop his ass."
Stay tuned ...
Bieber vs. Bloom
MMA Stars Pick Sides
'Orlando Hits Like a 'B*tch'
7/30/2014 4:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Orlando Bloom hits like a bitch ... so say 3 guys who would know -- MMA stars Tito Ortiz, King Mo and reigning Bellator Lightweight champion Will Brooks.
But the real question -- who would win if there was a rematch between Orlando and Justin??
The guys break down the fighters -- strengths, weaknesses ... well, mostly weaknesses.
Among the highlights:
-- "[Orlando] ... what he threw was so bitch-made, feminine ...it's embarrassing."
-- "I think everybody's realizing that [Bieber] might be Miley Cyrus' twin sister."
There's more -- it's hilarious. Watch the clip.
Justin to Orlando
Now You Bawl
7/30/2014 2:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber has declared Instagram war on Orlando Bloom ... with a pic of the Brit dissolving into tears.
It's Bieber's second Instagram salvo ... hours after Orlando took a swing at him at Cipriani restaurant in Ibiza he posted a sexy pic of Miranda Kerr and then quickly took it down.
Miranda -- the Helen of Troy in this war -- was the trigger for the bar scuffle. It's clear Orlando felt Justin was banging her while they were still man and wife.
We'd say there's no use crying over Miranda, but then again ...
Throws Punch at Justin Bieber
7/29/2014 6:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
8:30 AM PT -- We're getting different versions of what incited Orlando, and people are taking sides. One account is Justin extended his hand to Orlando, who refused it, and when Justin asked what's your problem ... Orlando mentioned Miranda. Justin then tried to walk away and that's when Orlando swung.
A second version -- Justin said something to the effect of, I had sex with your wife ... and THEN Orlando swung.
Orlando Bloom threw a punch at Justin Bieber early Wednesday morning in Ibiza ... and Justin fled the restaurant -- this according to 2 eyewitnesses.
The eyewitnesses tell TMZ ... Orlando was in Cipriani restaurant which was packed with celebs, including Paris Hilton, and Diddy.
You don't see Orlando swing, but the eyewitnesses tell us that's exactly what happened. We're told Justin ducked the punch. That's where the video starts and you hear Justin scream, "What's up bitch?"
We're told when Bieber left the crowd applauded.
The backstory is almost legendary ... Justin partied with Orlando's then-wife Miranda Kerr after a 2012 Victoria's Secret fashion show in NYC and they got very VERY close. And in April of this year, Orlando was hanging out with Justin's on-and-off GF Selena Gomez. So the bad blood is flowing.
Hours after the fight ... Justin threw gasoline on the fire by posting -- then quickly deleting -- this pic of Miranda.
Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Kiefer Beef Alcohol-Related
Fox Says Hogwash
7/28/2014 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Freddie Prinze, Jr. believes alcohol made Kiefer Sutherland impossible to deal with on the set of "24" ... but a key Fox source tells TMZ Freddie's claims are BS.
Sources connected with Freddie tell TMZ ... the actor claims Kiefer would regularly show up on set drunk ... sitting in his trailer often for hours, as everyone waited. The sources say it messed with the lives of the family of cast and crew.
Freddie, we're told, claims Kiefer was temperamental and got people fired he didn't like, yet "24" producers consistently cow-towed to him ... as one source put it, "All they did was keep rewarding him."
Our sources claim Freddie was groomed to take over the series but it became such a nightmare for him he bailed.
Keifer's rep tells TMZ, "Kiefer worked with Freddie Prinze, Jr. more than 5 years ago, and this is the first he has heard of Freddie's grievances." The rep adds, "Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best."
A Fox official tells TMZ ... Kiefer was "nothing but professional during the run of the show and is beloved by cast and crew." The honcho adds, "It's so out of left field, 5 years later."
The official goes on, "We wouldn't have done another '24' if Kiefer were anything like Freddie described."
Freddie Prinze Jr.
BASHES KIEFER SUTHERLAND
'Most Unprofessional Dude In the World'
7/28/2014 10:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Freddie Prinze Jr. just UNLOADED on Kiefer Sutherland -- saying he HATED working with Kiefer on "24" and calling him the "most unprofessional dude in the world."
Freddie made the comments at Comic-Con -- telling ABC News Radio his experience on "24" in 2010 was so bad, he wanted to quit acting altogether.
"I did '24' ... it was terrible. I hated every moment of it. I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped."
He then turned his sights to Sutherland -- saying, "Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That's not me talking trash, I'd say it to his face. I think everyone that's worked with him has said that."
In fact, Prinze Jr. still hates Kiefer so badly, he took a shot at the actor for being short -- saying, "I went and worked for Vince McMahon at the WWE, for Christ's sake … but, at least he was cool and tall. I didn't have to take my shoes off to do scenes with him, which they made me do [at 24]. Just put the guy on an apple box or don't hire me next time. You know I'm 6 feet and he's 5'4."
He clearly changed his tune ... back in 2010 Prinze had nothing but good things to say about working with Kiefer.
At Johnny Rockets
7/27/2014 6:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Aretha Franklin had a malt-down at a Johnny Rockets in Niagara Falls ... after one of it servers screamed at her for trying to eat her takeout order inside the restaurant.
Franklin ordered a burger to go from the popular chain after her sold out show Tuesday ... then sat down to eat ... and that's when she claims the server went off, saying her conduct violated the take-out policy.
Franklin said the worker was "very rude, unprofessional and nasty."
Johnny Rockets is contrite ... apologizing for the actions of the new employee ... adding the server has been spoken to and educated on its takeout policies.
Chain of fools.
Female Stylists Brawl ...
'Do I Look Like a Man Now?'
7/27/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Two hairdressers threw down in an explosive chick fight on the reality show "L.A. Hair" -- all because one has repeatedly confused the other for a man.
Naja Rickette and Lisa Buford came to blows on the episode that aired Thursday night ... after Buford got fed up with Rickette telling others she looks like a dude.
Buford got in Rickette's face and yelled, "Can you see my Adam's Apple now?" -- aaaaaaaaaand, fight!
Plenty of punching, shoving and, of course, hair-pulling (long-haired chicks never win these things).
Based on this video -- both chicks have balls.
'Housewives' Star Aviva Drescher
My Fake Leg Is NOT A Weapon
... Or A Sex Toy!! (VIDEO)
7/24/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of New York" star Aviva Drescher doesn't have a leg to stand on ... by claiming she never used her prosthetic appendage as a weapon -- and there's video proving she's lying.
We got Drescher outside Sanctuary Hotel in NYC Tuesday night and asked about her EPIC argument on the RHONY season finale ... when she angrily detached her artificial leg and HURLED it toward Heather Thomson.
Drescher claims she wasn't trying to hurt anyone with her prosthetic projectile.
But you gotta see her reaction ... when she discovers some guys get their rocks off ... by watching women who take it off ... their leg, that is.
Rich Homie Quan
I Didn't Hit A Fan
I Bitch Slapped A Thief!
7/24/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rich Homie Quan wasn't lashing out at a fan when he smacked a guy at a concert earlier this month ... he was dishing out justice to a dude he says was TRYING TO ROB HIM.
As we reported ... Quan was performing on stage in Racine, Wisconsin July 4 when someone in the crowd grabbed his arm. It appeared the man was trying to pull himself on stage.
But a rep for Quan tells TMZ ... the guy wasn't trying to steal the limelight ... he was trying to steal Quan's watch ... right off his wrist. And that's why the rapper knocked him upside the head.
Quan himself tells us: "The person that tried to rob me was not one of my fans. My fans are loyal to me. I did what anyone else would do if they were being robbed."