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John Travolta

Breaks His Silence ...

'Going Clear' Peeps Are Dreaming!

4/7/2015 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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John Travolta is finally speaking out about the HBO documentary "Going Clear" -- and dismisses the people behind it as a bunch of disgruntled ex-followers of Scientology.

In the documentary ... former Scientologists call for Travolta and Tom Cruise to speak out against the church, but Travolta says, "I haven't experienced anything that the hearsay has (claimed), so why would I communicate something that wasn't true for me?"  

Travolta told the Tampa Bay Times he expected the same reaction from Tom Cruise.

He says he has no plans to watch "Going Clear" ... which he called the product of "people who were disgruntled with their experiences." 

Travolta added he couldn't have got through tragedies like his son Jett's death without the church's "technology" ... and added, Scientology has "been so beautiful for me, that I can't even imagine attacking it."

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Out on the Town

With NOT Jason Statham

4/4/2015 8:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0404-rosie-huntington-fame-01update_graphic_red_bar11:25 AM PT Sources close to Rosie say everything is fine between Jason and her.  They say the ring is NOT an engagement ring ... it's a family heirloom she sometimes wears.  As for their relationship, "Things are 100% fine.  They still plan to move in together in their new home."  As for who the dude is, they say it's just a friend.update_grey_gray_bar

This is weird, at least on the surface.  Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was holding hands with some dude Friday night, and it definitely wasn't her rumored fiancé Jason Statham.

Rosie was leaving The Nice Guy nightclub in WeHo ... we don't know who the guy is, but they sure seem chummy.

0404-SUB-rosie-huntington-fame-02It got our attention, because just last week we broke the story Jason and Rosie went halfsies on a $13 million Bev Hills estate.  And she's been wearing what sure looks like an engagement ring ... but last night, no ring.

Maybe it's nothing, but it caught our eye.  We contacted reps for Jason and Rosie ... so far no word back.

Rich Homie Quan

I Didn't Beat Anybody ...

I Was Too Busy Getting Drunk

4/1/2015 3:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rich Homie Quan says he couldn't have beat a Miami security guard senseless, and he has the perfect alibi -- he was getting wasted.

RHQ gave us the ole Shaggy defense ("It wasn't me") at LAX Wednesday afternoon ... and while he's certain he had nothing to do with the attack that left Christian Cajigas a bloody mess outside LIV Nightclub -- he may want to get his story straight.

Watch the clip, and listen closely ... Quan talks about the infamous getaway yacht -- but he seems confused about exactly when and why he was on it ... during the night in question.

The devil is in the details, RHQ. 

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Karrueche Tran

I'm Not Dating Klay Thompson

'I Don't Even Know Who That Is'

4/1/2015 6:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown's ex-GF Karrueche Tran is not rebounding with an NBA superstar -- telling TMZ Sports the rumors about her and Klay Thompson are complete B.S.

There were rumblings that Tran hooked up with the Golden State Warriors shooting guard recently -- after he had been pursuing her for months.

But yesterday in L.A.,  Miss Tran not only shot down the rumors -- but took a dig at Thompson ... dropping the "I don't even know who that is" line.

FYI -- Klay signed a $70 million contract back in November.

Maybe you should learn the guy's name.  

Justin Bieber

Love Bites

3/28/2015 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0328-justin-bieber-bites-sbs-01Justin Bieber has just learned what most men realize at his age ... hickeys are for kids.

Truth be told, we don't know for sure it's a hickey, but let us deconstruct.  JB was poolside Friday, and strategically covered up his neck with a towel.

0328-SUB-justin-bieber-towel-shots-01He was there with Kendall Jenner and Kourtney's kids.  Others may have been there as well.

When he went to Mastro's Friday night, he lost the towel and the marks were apparent.

No doubt Justin gets a lot of action, but come on girls. 

Calvin Harris

Taylor Swift is Fine

And She's Good for Business, Too

3/28/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0327-calvin-harris-taylor-swfit-TMZ-01Calvin Harris went from outright rejecting Taylor Swift to embracing her, and several friends tell us, there's a business side to his change of heart.

Calvin and Taylor are now full-on dating, but just months ago he said he would left swipe her on Tinder because she's "the opposite of my type."

So why the change of heart? Our sources who are prominent in the DJ world say Calvin got to know Taylor through the Haim sisters, Taylor's best friends. Calvin and Haim have a hit song, "Pray to God," that was released earlier this month. He got to know her and liked her.

But our sources say Calvin is the best businessman among DJs and knows the cache of dating the biggest pop star in the world.  

They believe Calvin has developed feelings for Taylor, but they say he's wired for success and there's no hard dividing line separating his personal life from business. 

We feel a song.

Justin Bieber

Sued for Allegedly Smacking Limo Driver

3/28/2015 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0328-justin-bieber-tmz-01Justin Bieber has been sued by a limo driver who claims Bieber smacked him in the head 6 times because the guy wouldn't crank up the volume on the radio ... but the driver has a problem, and its all about race.

Abdul Mohar wants $850K from the Biebs for the December, 2013 incident in Toronto ... according to the Toronto Star.  Bieber and his gang were in the back of the limo when the the driver claims he was repeatedly struck.

Bieber was criminally charged with the incident.  You may recall the insane scene when Bieber turned himself in.  Ultimately prosecutors dropped the case because they were pretty sure they couldn't get a conviction.

Here's Mr. Mohar's problem ... when he called 911 he reportedly told the dispatcher his assailant was black.   When cops arrived the driver changed his tune, saying the smacker "looked like a Justin Bieber kind of guy."

Advantage Biebs?

Rich Homie Quan

Dramatic Boat Escape

... Is a Lie!!!!!!

3/28/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0326_rich_homie_quan_gettyThere is no Santa Claus, aliens aren't real and Rich Homie Quan did NOT escape in a speedboat from the scene of an alleged assault ... so yeah, everything you've ever believed is pretty much a lie. 

RHQ is still a wanted man in Miami Beach, FL for allegedly decking a security guard who didn't let him into a club. According to the police report, Quan "fled east towards the dock where he boarded a boat in Dock 14 and took off." 

But people who were on the boat tell TMZ, that didn't happen. We're told RHQ did indeed board a yacht ... but that he partied there for at least an hour, in plain view, before taking off.  

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No arrests have been made, but the bodyguard isn't waiting around ... he's already filed a lawsuit against RHQ.

Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris

Oh Yeah, They've Hooked Up

3/27/2015 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Taylor Swift wanted to make one thing clear at Kenny Chesney's concert in Nashville ... she's banging Calvin Harris.

The video we got of them holding hands as they left the concert is but one example of strategic PDA. People who were around them said Taylor was sitting on his lap for a long time. There's also a pic of Calvin with his arms wrapped around Taylor's tiny waist. And an eyewitness says they kissed.

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Taylor left Calvin's side for a while to dance in the aisle and then she went onstage to perform a song with Kenny.

0327_taylor_swift_on_stage_with_kenny_getty_SUBOn Wednesday, Swift and Harris were spotted around town doing a little food shopping and Taylor hit up one of Harris' shows in Las Vegas earlier this month.

Taylor's break-up song has already begun writing itself.

Calvin Harris

Taylor Swift ... Not My Type AT ALL

3/27/2015 7:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

This is stunning ... Calvin Harris went way beyond saying he was not into Taylor Swift ... he said she's the OPPOSITE of his type.  

Calvin went on "Capital Breakfast," a British radio show, in November and was asked about Tinder and the celebs who would earn a right swipe.   

You gotta hear him ... he's not putting us on. Calvin says Taylor earns a solid left. 

So what happened between November and March? Taylor looks the same, but somehow in the wee hours he changed his tune and his swipe.

Jennifer Lopez, Casper Smart

They NEVER Broke Up!!!

3/27/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jennifer Lopez Casper Smart Never Broke Up Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart did NOT get back together, because we found out they were never really apart.

Sources close to the couple tell us ... the break-up they announced in June was a business move. Multiple sources say in the spring they did stop seeing each other, but only for a few weeks.

We're told JLo was hawking her movie, "Boy Next Door," and honchos on the film felt creating a buzz that she was hooking up with co-star Ryan Guzman would help sell tickets. It's hard to do that when you're not single.

But the decision wasn't one-sided. We're told Casper was up to the same thing because he was shooting "Street," a UFC fighter movie where he buffed up. Again, he was more appealing single.

0326-jennifer-lopez-casper-smart-SUB-02It all makes sense now. Two months after they revealed their break-up, a photog got shots of them in a convertible BMW. When JLo saw the photog, Casper put the top up and she slumped down in the passenger seat, out of sight.

Then in December, a dog at Jennifer's house bit a neighbor. Turns out it was Casper's dog that did the deed and he came running out of the house in his pajama bottoms after the attack.

0326-jennifer-lopez-casper-smart-SUB-01In February, Casper went to a GQ event, and when he left he walked down the block and jumped in a car JLo was driving, avoiding photogs. A few minutes later a photog saw them walk into a restaurant together. When they saw the guy they hightailed it inside.

And then they got bolder, dancing together at a Big Sean concert at the House of Blues in WeHo.

Case closed.

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Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris

TOGETHER!!???!

3/26/2015 1:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0326_taylor_swift_calvin_harris_twitter-2Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris surfaced in Nashville ... could it be?

Taylor and the famous DJ were coming out of Whole Foods Wednesday night -- wearing matching shirts no less --  when 2 people snapped the pics. 

This isn't the first time they've been together recently. Taylor went to Calvin's concert in Vegas earlier this month. There were reports he chartered a jet to fly her to the gig.

They got all flirty at the Brit Awards after-party in London back in February.

Shopping for food together ... hmmm.

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'Empire' Star Malik Yoba

I Found the Guy Behind False Drug Rumors ...

He Better Apologize!!

3/26/2015 12:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Empire" star Malik Yoba is shooting down the rumors he was fired from the hit show because he was abusing drugs -- and he's getting an apology from the guy who spread the rumor in the first place.

Malik came on TMZ Live to set the record straight, telling us he spent money to find the blogger behind the false report -- which unfortunately spread like crazy on the Internet. He assured us he's never had any issues with substance abuse ... a claim he says anyone he's ever worked with would support.

In fact, Malik explained how "Empire" creator Lee Daniels had his back when the rumor started spreading.

As for the blogger ... Malik told us the guy promised to post a retraction -- which he did early Thursday afternoon.

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