She's hooked up with jocks before, but the new rumors about Khloe Kardashian dating NBA star Robin Lopez seems like BS ... so says Kim's BFF Jonathan Cheban.
Cheban -- who's super tight with all of the Kardashian sisters -- was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood last night when we asked about reports that Khloe and Robin have become an item.
"I was with her yesterday, I didn't hear anything about that," Cheban told us.
The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star said he wouldn't be shocked if Khloe eventually began dating another famous athlete ... explaining that a relationship with a normie can get pretty boring for someone on Khloe's level.
As for Robin, he also shot down the rumors this weekend ... and says the media made up the story.
"Obviously they were looking for two people with a lot of influence on popular culture, on the youth, and they were looking for two movers and shakers," Lopez said.
"Frankly, I’m not surprised they came up with my name."
Kylie Jenner & Tyga
at Bev Hills Date Night
12/19/2014 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kylie Jenner and her bf Tyga tried to make a quick exit during their first date night in front of the paparazzi -- but the valet ... and Tyga's fancy car had other plans.
Tylie (yeah, we said it) have been all over Instagram together, but have never been out together at a big L.A. hot spot ... until Thursday night.
Kylie tried to bolt for the passenger door, while covering her face ... but unfortunately for her ... the valet could not figure out how to open the doors on Tyga's Lambo.
They do eventually make their getaway -- but you gotta see the keystone cops routine while they try to figure out how to get in their ride.
Oh, and she's still 17 and he's still 25. Just for the record.
Nicki Minaj's Ex-BF
Becoming Suicidal Over Breakup
12/19/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The ex-boyfriend of Nicki Minaj is taking their break-up INCREDIBLY hard ... to the point he's having suicidal thoughts.
Safaree Samuels is confiding in friends that he's an emotional wreck over his breakup with Nicki after a 12-year relationship. He's become a shut-in, spends days and nights smoking weed, and has talked openly about suicide.
Safaree is telling friends he won't get in touch with Nicki because she's now hooked up with Meek Mill. He says it's torture for him, because he believes Meek Mill destroyed his relationship with Nicki over false claims he cheated.
Safaree's friends say they're scared these are more than idle threats. They've urged him to see a shrink. The problem ... he's seeing one whom he says has been giving him meds that make him even more emotional.
Repping Puma Now
... Usain Bolt Rejoices
12/16/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Rihanna just got a huge gig with Puma -- and aside from maybe Puma stockholders ... no one is more excited about this than the fastest man in the world.
First, RiRi's gig -- she's been named creative director of Puma ... and a company rep says she'll not only work on designs, but also serve as a brand ambassador. She celebrated her new job by posting pics in some Puma kicks.
Now, the good stuff -- Puma's other big spokesman is, of course, Usain Bolt ... and we know the Olympic sprinter's been jonesin' to hookup with Rihanna because he told TMZ Sports about his crush last year.
We're guessing Usain's on the phone to Puma brass right now with all kinds of new promo ideas.
Tonsil Hockey with Jenny Slate
(No Reason Necessary)
12/12/2014 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Rosario Dawson is here to help you kick off your weekend the right way -- by sucking serious face with "Obvious Child" star Jenny Slate.
Not that anyone requires an explanation ... but the make out sesh was set up by New York Times Magazine as an awesome year-end celebration of great acting.
They actually shot 9 different kissing scenes -- including Kristen Stewart and Chadwick Bozeman, Laura Dern and Steve Carell, and Reese Witherspoon and Benedict Cumberbatch.
But Rosario and Jenny's scene wins hands down ... as they go at it in the back seat of a convertible.
Not Saying I'm NOT
Dating Kate Hudson
12/12/2014 11:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Derek Hough isn't ready to admit he's banging Kate Hudson -- but he's definitely not denying it either.
The "Dancing with The Stars" pro was in Boca Raton Thursday -- at a Tony Robbins seminar of all things -- when a photog popped the question about rumors he and newly single Kate are hooking up ... and his response is a little weird.
Hough and Huds were reportedly making out at an L.A. hot spot last Friday night -- he left out the front door, and she was spotted sneaking out the back -- sans engagement ring.
So, Derek ... if you're NOT with her ... why not just say so? Just sayin'.
Model's Husband Claims
Ex-NFLer Had Online Affair with His Wife
12/11/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-NFL great Keyshawn Johnson is caught in the middle of a model's break-up with her husband -- who thinks she's been cheating with Johnson ... and has filled his court papers with lurid messages.
Alicia Tarry's husband just filed docs seeking an annulment of their 6-month marriage based on fraud. The docs include scores of Twitter direct messages Johnson and Tarry allegedly sent to each other.
The DMs include some racy language about arranging possible hook-ups between Alicia and Johnson. One DM says, "Send me a p**** shot." The response, "I'll get one in a few sorry have a guest over."
It appears Tarry's husband got hold of her phone or her Twitter account ... because one of the alleged DMs to Keyshawn -- says, "Please leave my wife Alicia alone."
Alicia tells us she did not cheat with Keyshawn, and further ... she says the DMs "appear suspicious" and were illegally obtained.
Sources close to Keyshawn tell us he has "no idea what the guy's [the husband's] talking about."
Ex-GF Threatened Suicide
Because Karrueche Is in the Picture
12/11/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ray J's ex-girlfriend who threatened suicide Wednesday was pushed over the edge after she found out Ray was nuzzling up to the modern day Helen of Troy ... Karrueche Tran.
Cops were called after Princess Love called Ray and threatened to shoot herself. A short time later she called him back and said she would not go through with it.
As we reported ... Ray broke up with Princess Love Tuesday night after a big fight. Now we know where he went afterward.
Ray went to a studio to shoot a New Year's Eve special for BET. Karrueche was also on the show and Ray hung out with her until 4 AM. We got a couple of pics which show they were definitely getting along.
Unclear if there's a relationship, but it's definitely a good start.
Looks like Ray J's doing some damage control ... he posted a pic with Princess Love late Wednesday night with a very poor choice of words in the caption.
Riled Up Killer Before Murder-Suicide
Dump Your Wife
12/9/2014 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd Mayweather whipped his friend Earl Hayes into a frenzy over his wife's infidelity ... to the point Hayes gunned her down ... and now the LAPD wants to sit the boxer down for questioning ... multiple sources tell TMZ.
TMZ broke the story ... Floyd was on FaceTime with his rapper friend Monday morning when the shots were fired. Now we're told, Floyd was telling Hayes he should leave his wife, Stephanie Moseley -- a well-known backup dancer and star of VH1's "Hit the Floor" -- because she was bad for his career.
As we reported, Hayes was distraught over what he believed was repeated infidelity, including a fling he said Stephanie had with Trey Songz.
One Mayweather source says Floyd challenged Hayes, saying he was weak for not leaving her.
At that point, as Floyd was on FaceTime, Hayes went off and said he was going to gun down Stephanie. We're told when the boxer realized Hayes was going to shoot Stephanie, he begged Hayes not to go through with it.
Our law enforcement sources say Hayes went into the bathroom and fired 10 to 12 shots as Stephanie was taking a bath. We're told she was hit multiple times.
Neighbors who heard the shots called the LAPD and cops rushed to the scene, but when they got to the door they heard another shot and retreated. That shot was Hayes taking his own life.
The SWAT team showed up and broke down the door. Cops found Stephanie's body in the bathtub and Hayes was in the bedroom.
We're now told the LAPD wants to interview Floyd ... presumably because he was a witness to the murder-suicide.
Hayes/Moseley Murder Suicide
He Accused Her Of
Affair With Trey Songz
12/9/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Earl Hayes -- the man who cops say shot his famous wife to death Monday and then killed himself -- was haunted by her infidelity ... in particular what he said was a fling she had with singer Trey Songz.
As TMZ reported, Stephanie Moseley -- the star of VH1's "Hit the Floor" -- was gunned down in their L.A. apartment as neighbors heard her screaming. Shots rang out, the SWAT team came, busted through the door and discovered the 2 bodies.
Sources connected with Hayes tell us ... around 2 years ago he separated from Stephanie because of what he says was her affair with Songz. They got back together but, as one friend put it, "He was crushed and never got over it." We're told he frequently brought up Songz.
Hayes accused Moseley of having multiple affairs with various other entertainers. She was a backup dancer who worked with numerous famous singers, including Chris Brown and Usher, but we're told Hayes never mentioned them as a source of conflict.
Hayes and Moseley married in 2008 and his friends say he loved her and tried rationalizing staying together.
TMZ broke the story ... Floyd Mayweather was on FaceTime with Hayes when he flew into a rage over Moseley's alleged infidelity and the boxer was witness to the murder/suicide.
We reached out to Songz and got no word back, but Monday night he tweeted this.
Witnessed Murder-Suicide on FaceTime
12/8/2014 5:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Floyd Mayweather is reeling tonight ... because he was on FaceTime with one of his best friends when the guy pulled out a gun, shot his wife and then killed himself ... TMZ has learned.
Sources tell us ... rapper Earl Hayes called Floyd on FaceTime Monday morning in a rage, over claims his wife -- VH1 star Stephanie Moseley -- had been unfaithful.
According to our Floyd sources, Earl said he was going to kill his wife. The champ was pleading with him to get a grip ... to no avail. Floyd will not say how much he saw, but he acknowledges he was a witness and heard everything.
Floyd is in shock and is having extreme difficulty dealing with the fact that he witnessed a horrifying murder/suicide.
He's Driving the Party Bus
12/7/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus has gotten a bad rap, allegedly corrupting her new BF Patrick Schwarzenegger, but we've learned he's an insane partier who is actually pushing her beyond her limits.
Celebs who have partied with both Miley and Patrick tell TMZ ... Patrick has been raging in Miami, organizing nightclub and strip club trips with his girlfriend and others ... and never seems to even take time to sleep.
Patrick -- who is well-known on the EDM circuit -- was at a Miami strip club with Miley and Paris Hilton, pulling out wads of cash and making it rain.
Pictures have surfaced of Patrick smoking weed with Miley and Wiz Khalifa. As one celeb source told us ... "He was smoking weed long before he met her [Miley]."
As for reports that Miley is corrupting Patrick, we're told members of his family are laughing ... they've known about his hard partying and actually think it's good he now has girlfriend who might slow him down.
Single Again and Mingling
With Hot New Chick
12/5/2014 9:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ryan Seacrest has broken up with his girlfriend -- so we've learned -- and is out on the town with a new, attractive blonde chick.
Ryan was leaving the GQ Men of the Year party Thursday night at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood and his GF of more than a year-and-a-half, Shayna Terese Taylor, was nowhere in sight. That's because we're told Seacrest said bye bye.
Ryan -- who's turning 40 the day before XMAS -- apparently likes being single ... and it's obvious why.