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Paris Jackson Family Fears New BF is Hardcore Racist

4/7/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

040616-michael-snoddy-instagram-03Paris Jackson is dating a racist ... at least that's what some members of her family fear.

Members of the Jackson brood tell us ... Michael Snoddy's arm tattoo proudly displaying the Confederate flag is highly offensive and ironic, since Paris' dad was black.

Snoddy, a drummer with the band Street Drum Corps, is a little out of step, as some Southern states are removing vestiges of Confederate symbols from public view.

Paris, who's been dating Snoddy for a few weeks, doesn't seem to mind, but her family thinks the fact that his tat was strategically placed for all to see is an omen about his feelings toward African Americans.

We spoke with Snoddy, who scoffed at the claims and said, "I wouldn't be dating a black girl if I were a racist."

That answer might not fly with the Jacksons, so we're guessing his other defense could be he's a fan of Pantera's album, "Cowboys From Hell." Notice the "CFH" on the tat. That group used the flag on its merchandising and posters, although some members have expressed regret.


The Kardashians Radio Silent On Rob's Engagement

4/5/2016 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0405-blac-chyna-rob-kardashian-jenner-kardashian-family-TMZ-01The Kardashians live and breathe on social media ... but in the 12 hours plus since Rob and Blac Chyna's engagement not a single tweet, Instagram post or Facebook update about the news.


Snapchat? Nada.

They've all been on social media posting but have made no mention of the engagement

For a family that thrives on the millions of followers, they've not congratulated the family's only son and brother. 

This is silence that speaks volumes. 

Rob Kardashian Lord of the $325k Engagement Ring

4/5/2016 8:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rob Kardashian spared NO expense on Blac Chyna's engagement ring -- going to one of Kanye West's favorite jewelers and dropping $325,000 ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the couple tell us Chyna's rock is a 7 carat, round brilliant cut diamond. VS1 clarity -- in a VVS diamond eternity band setting.

We're told Rob hit up celebrity jeweler Ben Baller in L.A. for the big score. 

Congrats, Blac Chyna! Here's your new workout regimen -- lugging this piece around.


'Resident Evil' Star Rape and Death Threats Trigger Police Response

4/4/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

040116-spencer-locke-youtubeSpencer Locke is in the middle of a scary situation ... someone is threatening to rape and shoot her, and cops are on the hunt to find the suspect.

LAPD sources tell TMZ the 'Resident Evil' actress reported some creep who left the following disturbing message on her Instagram: "I'll rape you Spencer Locke I'll f*** your brains out then I'll use a pillow put it over your face then I'll pull the trigger then I'll cry."

We're told cops haven't been able to track down the IG troll yet, but have a search warrant to obtain the person's IG account information. They're planning to bring in the suspect for questioning.

Kesha I Won't Let Dr. Luke Off the Hook To Get Out of Sony Deal

4/3/2016 12:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0403-kesha-dr-luke-GETTY-TMZ-01Kesha's strongly suggesting Sony finally offered to let her out of her contract, but she says the price -- apologizing to Dr. Luke -- was way too high.

Kesha says, "I got offered my freedom IF I were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and say that I never got raped." She says she flat turned down the deal because ... "I will not take back the TRUTH."

The singer is still under her Sony deal after a judge refused to let her record music independently.

She and Dr. Luke are still battling over her mental and sexual abuse allegations. It's unclear when/if this apparent settlement offer was actually made.

In her Instagram post, Kesha added, "I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again."

Victoria Beckham Stretch It Like Beckham

4/1/2016 7:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0401-victoria-becham-instagram-01Kids, here's how you make a 90 degree angle ... courtesy of Victoria Beckham's extremely limber and hot legs.

The former Spice Girl turned fashion designer posted the pic with the caption: "It's amazing what you can do in culottes . . . those ballet classes are paying off!"

Posh is reportedly passing on a planned Spice reunion. Shame for all that flexibility to go to waste.


Matt Barnes Takes Bro Code Shot At Derek Fisher

3/31/2016 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0331-fisher-meme-instagram-01Just Matt being Matt ... 

With all the D'Angelo Russell, Nick Young drama ... Barnes went to Instagram to remind everyone he still hates Derek Fisher.

He added the caption, "Folks got the game so ass backwards these days you don't know who to trust!"


Blake Shelton Hard Boozing Tweets May Be Used Against You

3/29/2016 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

032916-blake-shelton-tmz-02Blake Shelton could be hoisted by his own liquor-drenched petard -- the magazine he's suing says Blake talks himself up as a heavy drinker, so he's got no place to bitch about its stories. 

As we've reported, Blake is suing the publisher of  In Touch for its cover story claiming he was rehab bound after hitting "Rock Bottom." Blake's filed docs denying most of the report, but in new legal docs ... In Touch says Blake must have forgotten the image he himself promoted.

The mag says Blake is famous for his "signature drunk tweets" such as, "Woah!! Almost 11:00 ... Can't believe I'm up so early ... This calls for a drink." In Touch says his tweets and comments cultivate his image as a "hard drinking country boy."

One part of the In Touch story says he partied hard last year in a Mexico hotel. Blake has denied staying at that hotel, but in the new docs ... In Touch says it has photo evidence.

Sources connected to Blake tell us the photo in question -- which was posted on Instagram -- shows him obliging a fan with a pic as he walked by the hotel. 


Garry Shandling Comedians Get Sweaty For Last Game On Home Court

3/28/2016 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0328_judd-apatow_garry-shandlings-basketball-court_instagramOnly Garry Shandling would see the hilarity in watching comedians play basketball ... so his buddies gathered for one last round in his honor.

More than 30 jokers gathered for a final pickup game at Shandling's house ... which was a regular event among L.A. comedians.

Judd Apatow posted a pic of the final meetup saying, "One last game of basketball at Garry's house to say goodbye."

Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin, Richard Lewis, Kevin Nealon, Phil Rosenthal, Jeffrey Tambor, and even sports reporter Jim Gray were among the heavy hitters who showed up.

TMZ broke the story ... Shandling unexpectedly died last week from what appears to be a massive heart attack.


Chris Paul Death Threat On Twitter ... Cops Investigating

3/28/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0325-chris-paul-tmz-02The LAPD is on the hunt for the social media scumbag who threatened to kill Chris Paul's wife, Jada, on Twitter ... TMZ Sports has learned.  

It's all over a tweet sent to Paul on March 14th which read: "@CP3 if I knew where you lived I'd probably kill your wife and frame you for it. I watch dateline I get away with it."  

Clippers security saw the tweet and notified the LAPD which launched an investigation to track down the person behind the threat ... but so far, no arrests have been made. 

It's just the latest online issue for Paul -- who had already contacted cops about an Instagram troll who's been harassing him and his wife for more than a year.  

According to official docs, Paul claims the troll never threatened physical harm -- but was on a campaign of cyber-humiliation by posting "annoying comments" on family pics. 

Paul points out one example from Oct. '14 when the troll referred to Jada as "Jay Leno chin."

Cops are also on the hunt for that troll -- no arrests have been made in that case either. 

We reached out to the Clippers and Paul's camp for comment -- so far, no word back. 


Justin Bieber I'm Nature's FineAssT

3/26/2016 7:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0326-justin-bieber-ass-beach-photo-INSTAGRAM-01Justin Bieber just gave fans two reasons to smile ... posting a pic of his bare cheeks on Instagram.

JB put the pic up Sat. night with the caption, "Dat ass doe." It's unclear where the pic was taken, but one thing's for sure, it's breathtaking.

High-five to Mother Nature.

Bar Refaeli There's a Baby In Here, I Swear!

3/25/2016 9:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

032516-bar-refaeli-instagramA shot of Bar Refaeli looking smokin' in a bikini isn't unusual, usually ... but in this pic she is, unbelievably, 5 months pregnant! 

Looking less bloated than most people after a footlong sub -- the supermodel posed in full profile to show off her baby bump ... which is really more pimple-like than anything.

Sunbathing Bar's caption? "My girl craved some Vitamin D."

We wanna see mom craving some double cheeseburgers! Check out Bar from 6 months ago when she was NOT prego ... not much difference.

She and Coco have all the luck.



Beyonce's 'Cousin' Nightclubs and Rappers Want Me Bad!!!

3/23/2016 12:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0323-beyonce-kristin-instagram-01Beyonce's "cousin" who says she met Bey at a funeral has been hit up by a slew of nightclubs ... and a slew of drooling rappers.

Kristin Douglas appeared on "TMZ Live" Wednesday and said she had no idea her sister Kelsi Leggett (left) posted the pic on Instagram, and Kelsi says she even blocked Kristin from viewing the pic because Kelsi knew Kristin didn't like it.

Both women are blown away by the reaction ... Kristin now has 80k followers. But even bigger, she told us a bunch of clubs want her to appear -- for a price -- and some admiring rappers have also inquired.

BTW ... turns out Beyonce and the 2 women are not cousins, or even related. The guy who died is Beyonce's uncle and the godfather of Kristin and Kelsi.


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