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Iggy Azalea Denies Dating Odell Beckham Jr. 'I Don't Even Know Him'

5/25/2017 1:20 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Iggy Azalea is straight-up calling BS on the rumors she's dating Odell Beckham Jr. ... telling TMZ Sports she doesn't even know the New York Giants superstar.

Azalea confirms they were both at the Bowlero bowling alley in L.A. last Monday night, and they did pose for a group photo together ... but that's all it was.

She insists there was no "cozying up" or "being romantic" ... as reports suggested.

TMZ Sports previously reported that sources close to Beckham Jr. vehemently denied the two were an item.

As it turns out, Iggy says she's not even a fan of football ... and her only experience with the sport is watching Lady Gaga's Super Bowl LI halftime show.

Odell Beckham Jr. Not Dating Iggy Azalea ... Sources Say

5/25/2017 7:30 AM PDT
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Odell Beckham Jr. ain't dating Iggy Azalea, despite reports the 2 had a romantic date night this week ... sources close to Odell tell TMZ Sports.

Multiple outlets reported the stars hit up Bowlero bowling alley in Woodland Hills, CA on Monday night ... and were "cozying up" with each other, "being romantic."

But we talked to sources close to Odell who vehemently denied they were in a relationship ... or dating at all ... saying "people will create anything."

As for Odell, he did make 1 hookup when he was out in L.A. ... running routes and catching passes with Johnny Manziel.

Ariana Grande Flight Home NOT on Taylor's Dime

5/23/2017 2:54 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ariana Grande is back on U.S. soil, but Taylor Swift was not involved in the flight that got her here ... as some reports have claimed.

There's a story floating around that Taylor sent one of her private jets to pick up Ariana and her mom in London. Our sources, with direct ties to Ariana, tell us that's just not the case. We're told Ariana's tour promoter Live Nation and her manager, Scooter Braun, split the PJ bill, 50/50.

The flight touched down Tuesday afternoon in Florida ... where Ariana's boyfriend, Mac Miller, greeted her.

Scott Disick & Bella Thorne Anything Kourt Can Do We Cannes Do Better!

5/22/2017 4:35 PM PDT

Scott Disick will soon be on the same turf as Kourtney Kardashian and her new man ... and he's bringing Bella Thorne along for the ride.

We got Scott and Bella, along with her tie-dyed sis, Monday at LAX, where they were getting ready to board a flight together. Our Scott sources say they're heading to Cannes.

This new pairing didn't just come out of nowhere ... Scott grabbed dinner with Bella last week. 

More importantly ... Kourtney's already at Cannes with her dude cuddling and enjoying the French views. Seems like the Lord's ready to make an appearance with his new pals ... burglaries be damned.

Charles Oakley Carmelo + Lakers = Bad Fit Wouldn't Make Playoffs

5/22/2017 3:25 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Charles Oakley says Carmelo Anthony should stay far away from the Lakers when he looks for a new NBA home ... telling TMZ Sports, the future ex-Knick needs to play for a contender.

There have been rumors that L.A. could be a destination for the All-Star ... who has final say in where he plays 'cause of a no-trade clause in his contract.

Oak was leaving Catch in L.A. when we brought up the possibility of Melo joining the Lake Show ... and if that'd be a good fit for Anthony and the organization.

Hell no, Oak says ... 'cause Carmelo needs to play for a title contender, and L.A. just ain't got the pieces ... even with Melo on the squad.

We also got Oakley's opinion on Lonzo and LaVar Ball ... and, unlike previous ballers like Dennis Rodman, C.O. is fully supportive of the Ball fam.

'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay Rocks Tiny 'Engagement Ring' ... With No Rock!

5/22/2017 6:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The new "Bachelorette" just surfaced before her new season kicks off Monday night with what appears to be a tiny engagement ring ... but she's got an explanation.

We got Rachel Lindsay leaving LAX, and our photog calls out the obvious -- she's wearing a sliver of metal around the finger where a huge rock would normally be if you were engaged.

Rachel's already confirmed she is in fact set to be hitched to someone from the "Bachelorette," but explains this one away with a simple answer ... it ain't a ring.

We'll let you be the judge on that.

Benzino I Cheated ... Throws Self on Sword, Althea Makes Him Squirm

5/22/2017 7:14 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Benzino is begging Althea Eaton for a second chance after she caught him cheating -- and she's open to it, but he will have to pay dearly ... in diamonds!

We got the ex-"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" stars outside Catch, where Benzino tried pleading his case to Althea asking for her forgiveness. It's sooo humiliating to watch, but sooo entertaining.

Althea eventually names her price, but not before Benzino has to choke down a full crow with a side of humble pie. On the other hand ... it looks like they arrived together, and MIGHT be leaving together. So, maybe Benzino's already working his way out of the doghouse?

Good luck, bro.

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Cher Lets Trump Off The Hook At Billboard Awards

5/21/2017 8:15 PM PDT

Cher took home the "Icon" award at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards -- and to the surprise of viewers and show execs -- she didn't mention President Trump.

TMZ broke the story, award show producers went into Sunday holding their breath for what the singer -- who's been extremely critical of Trump -- may say during her acceptance speech. Lucky for ABC ... Cher held back on any vulgarity or any Trump remarks at all. 

The 71-year-old took the stage to perform "Believe" and "If I Could Turn Back Time" before  accepting the award from Gwen Stefani. Her speech was short and simple ... thanking friends, family and those who helped her in the industry.

Chaz Bono was also there to see mom accept the award.

'Bachelor' Ben Higgins Concert-Going with Ashley Iaconetti ... After Split from Lauren

5/21/2017 9:17 AM PDT
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Ben Higgins is back on the market, and he's already going out with another "Bachelor" hottie ... but it's not what you think.

Ben went to a Bryan Adams concert Saturday night at the Greek Theater in L.A. with none other than "Bachelor" alum Ashley Iaconetti. She was on Chris Soules' season right before Ben's ... famous for her celibacy. 

Eyewitnesses tell us Ben and Ashley were definitely there together, and seemed pretty friendly ... sans PDA, though. We're told they were chatting it up, just not exclusively.

Sources close to Ben cleared up the confusion easily ... they're just friends. The 2 "Bachelor" stars are launching a radio podcast together this week, "Almost Famous," and went to the concert with other folks from iHeart Radio. They've also been promoting their new gig ... so it makes sense they'd be hanging out.

As we reported ... Ben and his ex-fiance, Lauren Bushnell, officially called it quits last week. 

As for Ben and Ashley ... it's strictly business.

Mathew Knowles Beyonce's Pop Says ... When She's Gonna Pop

5/19/2017 1:01 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mathew Knowles has some insider info that should get the Beyhive buzzin' ... about how much longer we have to wait 'til Beyonce has her twins.

Bey's father came on "TMZ Live" and we asked him to give us a ballpark figure on when the twins will be delivered. Like, should we order a bouquet now ... or hold off a few days, maybe weeks?

Mathew answered ... and seemed pretty confident.

You may recall ... Beyonce and Mathew went through a rough patch before reconciling last year. As for recent reports he's NOT in the know about her pregnancy ... he denies that, and certainly SEEMS to be in the loop.

Byron Scott LaVar Has Huge Ego ... But Magic Can Handle Him

5/19/2017 8:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Magic Johnson will keep LaVar Ball in line while Lonzo is tearing it up in L.A. ... so says former Lakers coach Byron Scott who tells TMZ Sports Magic is too tough to fear the Balls.

It's the million dollar question right now ... is Lonzo's basketball artistry worth having to deal with LaVar every day? Scott said yes when we talked to him, and the reason he gave us was 6'9".

"If he's there at the #2 sport you gotta draft him. Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Jeanie Buss are very strong minded people. I think they can handle Mr. Ball and his big ego."

Here's the thing, Scott ain't exactly a fan of LaVar, who he said is "sticking his foot in his mouth" when it comes to his son's playing career, but still thinks Lonzo's the best option for the Purple & Gold.

... unless the Celtics take him first.

Katy Perry to Taylor Swift Swish Swish, Bish! (Softest Diss Track Ever?)

5/19/2017 9:02 AM PDT

Katy Perry ain't playing ... and don't let the title, "Swish Swish," fool you -- it's totally a diss track about Taylor Swift. Or at least that's what her fans want to believe.

Just a sample of the viciousness:
Your game is tired,
You should retire
You're 'bout cute as
An old coupon expired
And karma's not a liar
She keeps receipts

And the chorus:
Swish, swish, bish
Another one in the basket
Can't touch this
Another one in the casket

Death blow! Okay, Tupac and Biggie it ain't. But pretty decent response to "Bad Blood."

Katy's not copping to "Swish Swish" being about Taylor, but c'mon. She even has Nicki Minaj -- who's had her own beef with Swift -- on the song.

Chris Cornell Wife Says No Signs of Suicidal Thoughts

5/18/2017 9:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Cornell was not depressed or in a suicidal state the evening he died ... this according to his wife.

Sources who spoke with Chris' wife Thursday morning tell TMZ, Vicky Cornell spoke with her husband during soundcheck before he took the stage in Detroit and after Wednesday night's show. According to our sources, Vicky says Chris was NOT in any way, shape or form in a suicidal state. She doubled down and said there were no signs he was at all depressed.

We're told Vicky tried reaching Chris in his hotel room early Thursday morning but he was not answering. She became concerned and asked someone to call hotel security. That's when Chris' body was discovered.

Vicky told people Thursday morning he was devoted to his kids -- ages 16, 12 and 11 -- and she didn't believe he would take his life.

That said, law enforcement says Chris' death is an apparent suicide, which raises the question about whether he'd fallen off the wagon.

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