George Clooney is going nuclear on The Daily Mail, claiming it flat out made up a story about his fiancee's mother objecting to their wedding on religious grounds.
George is especially pissed off about the line in the story that Amal's mom told half of Beruit that if she married someone outside the Druze religion she could be excommunicated. The story also referenced reports that such brides sometimes end up dead.
Clooney starts off by saying Amal's mom is NOT Druze. And more fundamentally, she's not against the marriage.
Clooney didn't stop with the specific story. He went on to accuse The Daily Mail of habitually lying, saying "If they fabricate stories of Amal being pregnant, or that the marriage will take place on the set of Downton Abbey, or that I'm running for office, or any number of idiotic stories that they sit at their computers and invent, I don't care."
He clearly cares a little.
The Daily Mail has removed the article and apologized. They say they have launched an investigation into the matter.
Workin' The Pole
During Zac Efron Makeout Sesh (PHOTOS)
7/9/2014 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michelle Rodriguez is treating herself to an early birthday present -- Zac Efron -- the two were all over each other Monday during a night of hard partying in Sardinia.
Michelle -- who turns 36 Saturday -- and the 26-year-old "Neighbors" star hit up a club in Porto Cervo off the coast of Italy ... and if there was any doubt they're banging, well ...
The photog says Michelle was drinking and smoking and had to steady herself at times ... grabbing onto an overhead pole while Zac slobbered all over her.
So we gotta ask ...
Do I Look Like
7/7/2014 11:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Maksim Chmerkovskiy wanted to make it skin clear -- he's NOT JLo's newest accessory.
Maksim was all over the Hamptons during the 4th weekend -- hitting up Nammos on Friday night and The Surf Lodge on Saturday. Maksim and the buttons on his shirt clearly had a falling out.
Maksim made it clear to everyone who looked ... he's not dating Jennifer Lopez -- even though he himself stoked the coals.
Maksim was repeatedly seen with fitness model Alesya Bikeeva -- posing with her and later taking mirroring pics next to a jeep.
I'm Not Pregnant
Second 'Glee' Star Hacked
7/4/2014 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lea Michele seemingly announced her pregnancy on Twitter this morning -- but moments later her rep debunked the news ... telling us the actress had been hacked.
As we previously reported ... Chris Colfer received similar treatment yesterday when his account tweeted saying he was let go from the show for personal reasons -- but it turned out to be the work of some internet bandit.
Maybe Glee123 isn't the strongest password.
It's A Lie
I'm NOT Fired From 'Glee!!!'
7/3/2014 10:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Colfer has NOT been fired from "Glee" -- despite a mysterious tweet that said he was -- and he may be the victim of an Internet hoax ... according to his rep.
The tweet appeared just a few minutes ago ... from his verified account ... saying, "Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly..."
We're told ... his team believes his account was hacked because he's currently on a flight back from London without WiFi access.
The rep says, as far as she knows, Chris will be back for the next season of "Glee."
What Cheating Rumors?
Look at My Happy Family!!
7/3/2014 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Beyonce's trying to have it both ways -- first hinting that Jay Z cheated on her ... and now quickly trying to deflect the self-inflicted rumor by posting cute and cuddly family photos.
The pics of Bey, Jay and Blue Ivy taking in some sort of art display popped up on her website yesterday -- a clear attempt to crush the buzz that there's trouble in paradise.
Beyonce set the Internet on fire earlier this week by changing the lyrics to her song "Resentment" during the Cincinnati stop of her tour (with Jay) ... making it sound like Jay had cheated on her.
It's the same tactic she pulled with pics of Solange and Jay after the elevator fight video.
No one bought it then ... we'll see about now.
Sounds Like She's Calling Jay Z Out
7/2/2014 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Beyonce sent Jay Z and the rest of the world a not-so-subtle signal during her concert Saturday night ... strongly intimating Hova was unfaithful to her.
Bey was performing her song "Resentment" -- all about being lied to and cheated on -- and she tweaked a few words to make the whole thing sound SUPER personal.
She tweaked the lyric, "Been ridin' with you for six years" and changed it to 12 YEARS. Not coincidentally, she's been with Jay for 12 years.
Then she changed the line "Like I couldn't do it for you like your mistress could" ... to "Like I couldn't do it for you like that wack bitch could."
Not clear why the change to "wack bitch" ... but the sentiment was clear ... being with someone for 12 years who was cheating on you. The crowd got the message and roared.
Rumors about possible infidelity have been surrounding the couple since TMZ posted the infamous Solange elevator fight video ... it certainly could explain why she was so mad.
Kendra and Hank
They're Still Together ...
7/1/2014 1:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Reports that Kendra Wilkinson threw her wedding ring down the toilet as a symbol that her marriage is over are NOT true -- they're still together .... this according to sources very close to the couple.
We got Kendra out in Hollywood this morning and she was mum about her marriage to Hank Baskett in the wake of the alleged cheating scandal.
But we're told Hank is currently living in the family home with Kendra and has been there for more than 4 days after a mysterious absence of 2 - 3 days.
We're told the couple is working through issues involving the allegations, but they have not split.
As for the wedding ring ... we're told Kendra rarely wears it, but she still has it.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Denied by T.I.'s Wife
on the BET Awards Red Carpet
6/30/2014 8:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd Mayweather Jr. tried to re-connect with rapper T.I.'s wife on the red carpet of the BET Awards, but she was having none of it ... possibly to avoid another Floyd/T.I. brawl.
Tiny was doing an interview on the red carpet Sunday night when Floyd came rolling by with his girl. He tried to get her attention -- calling her name and trying to grab her elbow -- but she ignored him and just hightailed it out of there.
It's amazing that Floyd would do this, since ... as TMZ previously reported ... it was Floyd's relationship with Tiny that set off the Floyd/T.I. fight at Fatburger in Las Vegas last month.
Round 2, anyone?
Internet Death Hoax Was Lame
My Friends Were Scared
6/28/2014 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam isn't happy with the people who fake killed him on the internet this month ... telling us it was really bad form.
Hunnam says the internet death hoax claiming he died in a car crash freaked out some of his friends.
Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler and others are victims of these hoaxes every week ... involving unbelievable scenarios ... so our photog asked Charlie to come up with the most fantastic way to die.
His answer's pretty clever.
Alleged Mistress Warns Mag ...
Stop Spreading Lies!
6/25/2014 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The transsexual woman who allegedly had an affair with Hank Baskett is threatening to sue a magazine company she claims is spreading lies about their alleged encounter.
As TMZ first reported, Ava London claims In Touch and Life & Style lied when they said they interviewed her and their reporters harassed her to the point she had to call the cops.
Now London's lawyer has fired off a cease and desist letter to Bauer Media, writing, "You must be delusional ... You must be living in a land of strawberry fields where nothing is real and nothing to get hung about."
London wants the stories in question removed from the Internet. She also says if the mags continue to write these stories ... she'll sue.
The bad news for Baskett ... London acknowledges she did give an interview to another outlet in which she claimed to have hooked up with Baskett. She says the two of them simply engaged in a little fun with their hands, nothing more.
Baskett has yet to comment.
Lana Del Rey's BF
We Have Not Broken Up!
6/25/2014 8:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Barrie-James O'Neill is either a man deeply in love and willing to fight for his woman ... or deeply delusional ... because he says he and Lana Del Rey have NOT broken up.
Del Rey told a German outlet earlier this week the two were no longer together ... saying, "He is a wonderful person, but there are some things with which he has to deal ... I no longer felt free."
So our photog tried to get the truth out of the rocker at LAX on Tuesday night and he scoffed at the reports -- even though it came straight from Lana -- telling us not to believe everything we read.
There's a fine line between love and crazy.
Katie Cleary's Husband
Suicide Triggered By
Hormone Therapy Gone Awry
6/25/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Andrew Stern -- the husband of "Deal or No Deal" showcase model Katie Cleary who committed suicide Sunday -- went on a downward spiral after undergoing hormone replacement therapy for his libido ... TMZ has learned.
TMZ broke the story ... Stern shot himself in the head at a San Fernando Valley firing range. Sources say he was deeply depressed, largely over the meltdown of his marriage.
Close friends of Andrew tell us ... 2 years ago he went to a Beverly Hills health and wellness center because he was feeling lethargic and had a waning libido. We're told the center gave him a kit, which included human growth hormones and testosterone. Both were injectables.
The friends say he started experiencing drastic mood swings and became extremely irritable. Andrew kept the regimen up for a year but couldn't take it anymore and stopped cold turkey.
We're told abruptly stopping such therapy is extremely dangerous and in Andrew's case he spiraled into a deep depression, which got much worse because his business failed and everything then took a toll on his marriage.
The friends tells us ... Andrew -- who filed for divorce in April -- went nuclear after seeing pics of his wife in Cannes, nuzzling up to Leo DiCaprio. Katie's rep says the pics didn't have an impact on Andrew, but his friends scoff and say it had a HUGE affect.
One friend tells us he spoke with Andrew the day before he killed himself -- Andrew said he was having "a tough day" but assured him he'd be OK.