A man who sent Ariana Grande a 42-pound pumpkin and other weird gifts showed up at the NYC headquarters of her record label wearing a Santa suit ... and that was enough to put him on a psych hold.
Tim Normandin had been warned by cops to stop harassing Ariana ... in addition to the pumpkin, he sent her Yankee candles, a $200 anklet from Kay Jewelers and a rock from the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
The Santa stunt was the last straw, and Tim was in a mental facility for 3 days last week, but here's the problem ... he is back out on the streets.
It's unclear if she's getting a restraining order, but it's always dicey ... unstable, obsessed people typically aren't confined by restraining orders.
Ariana Grande to Bette Midler
If I'm the Kettle,
You're the Pot
11/25/2014 10:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
2:27 P.M. PST -- Ariana just posted on Twitter, "Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgement! not sure where that Bette went but I want that sexy mermaid back!!! always a fan no matter what my love"
Ariana Grande is both hurt and more than a little indignant that Bette Midler called her a whore in a recent interview, telling friends she embraces sexuality on stage -- JUST LIKE BETTE DID.
Midler pissed off Grande with her comment, "It's always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering on a couch," adding, "You don't have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead."
People close to Ariana tell us, the singer is "shocked" Midler called her out for 2 reasons ... 1) Ariana is a huge Bette Midler fan, and 2) Bette did exactly the same thing Ariana does.
Truth be told ... when Bette Midler hit big in the '70s ... she was overtly sexual and raunchy on stage.
Enjoy the View
11/24/2014 2:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez showed off her gymnast-level flexibility as she performed on stage at Sunday night's American Music Awards ... sending a message to other pop stars -- bow down to this booty.
The 45 year-old singer performed Sunday with Iggy Azalea ... and even though Beyonce and Nicki Minaj have reached for the ass queen throne -- this ankle-grabbing move solidifies J.Lo's position.
She's still Jenny from the block ... from all angles.
The Topless Beach Romp
11/21/2014 12:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Here's proof Brazilian that superstar Neymar is winning at everything (besides the World Cup) ... his (reported) GF Serbian model Soraja Vucelic topless on the beach in Montenegro.
Soraja, who was Playmate of the year Serbia in 2011 (hey, it still counts) and Neymar have apparently gone public with there relationship recently posing for pictures together on social media.
In fact, Neymar is rumored to be so hooked on Soraja that he recently sent a private jet to scoop her up and deliver her to Barcelona before his team played in a huge soccer game against rival Real Madrid.
Judging by what we're seeing in these pictures, we can't say we blame the guy.
BONUS: Soraja bounciness on a segway below ... you're welcome.
Thinks We're Soulmates
11/20/2014 3:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ryan Gosling just got a restraining order against a woman he says has been stalking him for 3 months because she believes she's his "twin flame."
According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Gosling says Grace Marie Del Villar has been sending harassing emails and packages ... in one case she sent a torn-out page from a magazine featuring Eva Mendes and stapled a copy of her contact info to the page.
She has also bombarded the inbox of Ryan's sister with messages, saying, "I am kicking your brother's head."
The tipping point came on Oct. 28th, when Del Villar traveled from NYC to L.A. and showed up at Gosling's family residence, rang the security gate and said she was "Ryan's twin." She left a doll catalog at the gate.
She's ordered to stay 100 yards away from Ryan, Eva, and their daughter Esmeralda.
His sister Mandi also got a restraining order against the stalker.
Iggy & J.Lo
Scare the Crap out of ABC's AMAs
With Their Booty
11/20/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez have created excruciating stress on several ABC staffers -- the censors who will have their hot little fingers on the button during Sunday's American Music Awards.
Our spies tell us ... Iggy and J.Lo will perform "Booty" ... and network honchos are nervous ... real nervous. The execs have set the ground rules ... no cracks, no rubbing. There will be a 3-4 second delay, but these shows have a rich history of raunchy performances slipping through ... the cracks.
It's interesting ... we're told ABC has not put the kibosh on spanking ... something fairly prominent in the music video. But that's as sexual as execs will allow.
The question ... will Iggy and/or J.Lo cross the line?
My Finger Didn't Fall Off ...
It Was A PRANK!!
11/20/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The mangled finger that "fell off" Jose Canseco's hand during a poker game WILL NOT be popping up on eBay -- 'cause the whole thing was a giant prank ... TMZ Sports has learned.
As we previously reported ... the former baseball star blew off part of his finger last month while cleaning a gun -- but got it reconnected in surgery.
Last week, Jose claimed the reattached digit went rogue ... tweeting, "I was playing in a poker tournament last night and my finger fell off."
Disgusting. Funny. And totally untrue. Jose now admits it was a HOAX.
We contacted Canseco about video he says he shot of the finger fail -- and when push came to shove ... he had to cop to the prank. Jose says he cooked up the plan when he came across the fake finger in a Halloween store.
As for the eBay auction he was pimping on Twitter -- sorry, sickos ... the real deal's still attached.
Vegas Reunion with an Ex-GF!
Not Her, Or Her, Or Her ...
11/19/2014 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
When you've banged as many chicks as Derek Jeter ... running into exes becomes an occupational hazard, and Tuesday night it was Jessica Alba's turn for the awkward moment.
Jeter and Alba were both guest speakers at the Goldman Sachs technology conference in Las Vegas. Jeter was there for his new website (theplayerstribune.com) and Alba was talking about her Honest Company baby products.
The after party went down at Hyde Bellagio Nightclub -- and sources inside tell us Jessica and Derek did have a 10-minute chat while they were there. Nothing hot and heavy, we're told ... just enough to talk about her kids and his retirement.
Still ... Cash Warren and Hannah Davis can't be thrilled.
I'm Selling The Gun
... That Shot Off My Finger!
11/17/2014 4:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
FOR SALE: Used .45 caliber Remington pistol.
It's clean. It's got gold-plated grips. And it took out Jose Canseco's middle finger.
The former MLB superstar has announced he's selling the handgun that blew off the middle digit on his left hand.
Jose had previously explained that the gun accidentally fired while he was cleaning it earlier this month ... and says the whole thing freaked him out because the bullet almost struck his girlfriend.
Now, Jose says he wants the weapon out of his life for good ... well, as long as the price is right.
Canseco has said he wants to sell the gun on eBay -- but the company doesn't allow people to sell firearms on the website ... so he's gonna have to find another way to unload it.
So far, no word on the asking price.
Oh, and Jose also says he's considering selling the finger he shot off ... claiming it's currently being stored in his freezer.
Canseco says it could be used for "stirring straw for drinks."
Can you say stocking stuffer?!
I Coulda Been an MLB Star
... But I Got Shot
11/15/2014 11:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Before he became an international music star, Daddy Yankee was a real-deal baseball prodigy ... until one bullet changed everything.
The reggaeton king was out in NYC last night and told us he had a shot with the Seattle Mariners back in the day ... when he played 3rd base.
But Yankee was shot in the hip during the peak of his baseball career -- and had to abandon his MLB dreams. Fortunately, things worked out and he became a megastar.
Yankee's not bitter about it -- even though the bullet is still lodged in his hip ... which can be a pain in the ass in airports.
Check out the clip.
Latinos Should Boycott Hotel
Over Housekeeper Mixup
11/14/2014 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
George Lopez was so insulted by a Dream Hotel employee confusing him with a housekeeper ... he now says "self-respecting" Latinos should stay away from the NYC hot spot.
Lopez was at LAX Thursday when he ranted about the recent incident ... but there's some debate over why George is really pissed. If it's about race, he's probably got a point.
Yes, George makes tons of race-based jokes in his act. But c'mon ... if Dave Chappelle jokes about watermelon -- that doesn't make it alright for a stranger to walk up to him and say, "Hey, boy! Eat this watermelon!!"
On the other hand -- George told our photog, "You'd think everyone has cable." Now, that makes it sound like he's just upset the employee didn't recognize his famous mug.
So, is it about race or fame? Watch the video, then sound off in the comments.
Get Your Culo Back to Argentina
For Bodyguard Attack Case
11/13/2014 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber better start habla-ing some Español real quick -- 'cause a judge just ordered him to get back to Argentina for questioning in an alleged attack involving his bodyguards.
The judge wants Bieber to answer questions about a scuffle between his bodyguards and a photog outside a Buenos Aires club in November 2013. The photog is accusing Bieber of siccing his goons on him.
Biebs has 60 days to get back to B.A. for questioning. He could get a year-long sentence if found guilty of causing minor injuries.
Kim's Ass Is Great
But Baby Ain't Got The Best Back
11/13/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sir Mix-A-Lot likes big butts and he cannot lie, but when it comes to picking the best of them all -- the brother just can't deny the round thing that gets him sprung ... belongs to Jennifer Lopez.
Yes, Mix tells us he's been admiring Kim Kardashian's latest cake displays -- but still gives more weight to J.Lo's experienced bubble. In fact, he says her ass inspired him to write "Baby Got Back" ... after seeing it in all its Fly Girl glory on "In Living Color."
For now, Kim's gonna have to settle for a consolation prize from Mix ... who says J.Lo's 45-year-old ass still isn't ready to hand over the crown.
For the record Mix ... Kim actually IS 5'3".