TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Kirk Cameron

'God Hates F*gs' Vid Is a Smear Campaign ...

I Love Everyone

11/24/2014 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

112414_kirk_cameron_launch_v5Kirk Cameron says a video of him blurting out, "God hates f*gs" ... is old news -- from 15-20 years ago -- and is merely being reposted by detractors, angry at the success of his latest Christian film.

The clip shows a conversation between Cameron and Ray Comfort -- his partner in a Christian outreach website -- where Kirk says, "God hates f*gs, and you're going to Hell."

It's obvious the video is edited -- and a rep for Cameron tells us the statement is blatantly "taken out of context." He says Cameron's latest film, "Saving Christmas" is doing very well ... and claims angry Atheists cut up the vid and posted it in an attempt "to defame him."

The rep adds Kirk loves all people.

1125_kirk_cameron_through_years_footer

Ricky Skaggs

Gay Country Stars Welcomed

'We're All Sinners'

11/23/2014 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

112214_ricky_skaggs_launch
Country star Ricky Skaggs has a fascinating take on the gay country singers coming out ... they are welcomed and accepted in the country world, because, "We're all sinners."

Our photog ran into Skaggs in Nashville, so he asked about country singers Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman coming out.  Skaggs seems genuinely accepting -- both for him and on behalf of the country world -- until he drops the line, "We're all sinners."

It's an interesting question for people fighting for gay rights -- can someone be on the right side for the wrong reason?

'I'm Not Gay No More' Guy

Church Threatens Legal Action

Over Song

11/21/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1120-andrew-caldwell-youtube-01

The church where the "I'm Not Gay No More" guy went straight is not only intolerant toward gays, they have an intense dislike for people who steal their tunes.

The Church of God in Christ insists Andrew Caldwell call in the lawyers ... because their now-famous parishioner jazzed up his hilarious moment with background singers and released it on iTunes.  

A church honcho says they're ordering him to stop hawking the song partly because they own the audio, but also because they feel Andrew is making a mockery of the service ... and that's hilarious.

But Andrew's calling BS, telling TMZ he's copyrighted the song ... and says it's his voice and only he -- not even God -- can claim ownership of it.

So maybe the dispute will be settled by a higher power -- Judge Judy.

Video-Launch-Template

'I'm Not Gay No More' Guy

I Went Viral

Now I'm Makin' Records!

11/19/2014 5:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Video-Launch-Template
The man who almost broke the Internet for screaming, "I'm not gay no more" has a new moneymaker ... a musical version of his anti-penile mantra that he's hawking on iTunes.

Andrew Caldwell's vow -- in front of 40,000 people at the Church of God in Christ's Holy Convocation Convention in St. Louis -- is now heavily auto-tuned, with backup vocals and plenty of catchy beats.

He'll impress the ladies for sure ... as he's already sold more than 200 copies.

Can Broadway be next?

Hank Baskett

Goes to FBI

The Transsexual Extorted Me!

10/25/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Hank Baskett Transsexual Affair
Kendra Wilkinson's husband Hank Baskett has gone to the FBI, claiming the transsexual who has blabbed to the media she had an affair with him illegally recorded and extorted him.

Hank's camp tells TMZ ... he now acknowledges he "hung out with her." His people say Ava London secretly recorded the conversation in which he begs her not to talk about their relationship because he's married. That audio made its way to several tabloids.

We've learned Hank's lawyer went to the FBI this week, complaining not only was the recording illegal ... she tried shaking him down to the tune of $5K in return for silence.

We're told Hank's lawyer Lee Hutton will go to court next week in an attempt to get her records, which his people believe will fully document an extortion attempt.

We now also know what Hank claims happened between him and Ava. He says he met her and one of her friends in a grocery store and they invited him to go to their apartment. They began smoking weed, which somehow led to Ava taking her clothes off, and the deal breaker was when Ava revealed her basket.

Lady Gaga

Such A Yenta!

Plays Matchmaker [VIDEO]

10/23/2014 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details



Lady Gaga just gave a couple in England the most AWESOME engagement story ... by helping pull off a surprise marriage proposal during her concert.

Gaga called her friend Jay Lomax and his boyfriend Sean Martins out on stage Tuesday night in Manchester, England. Watch the video (around 1:17) ... Lomax gets down on one knee and pops the question. 

Sean tells us he was completely shocked -- and it turns out the whole thing had been plotted for months by Gaga, Jay, and Jay's famous uncle ... photographer (and Gaga friend) Terry Richardson.

Martins says he only got suspicious when Lomax wouldn't let him drink too much at the concert ... and told him to take off his glasses before going out on stage.

Sean says his engagement ring is inscribed with the lyric, "We could belong together" ... from his and Jay's favorite Gaga song, "Artpop."

1023-lady-gaga-ring-SUB-TMZ-01Martins says there's only one thing that could top the proposal -- having Cher perform at the wedding.

Mazel!

NBA Great Mitch Richmond

To Michael Sam:

Don't Give Up Your Dreams, Bro

10/22/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

102114_mitch_richmond_launchNBA Hall of Famer Mitch Richmond has a very clear message for Michael Sam -- don't give up -- telling TMZ Sports that he hopes Sam does everything he can to keep his NFL dream alive.

Richmond was out in Calabasas when our camera guy asked the 6-time All-Star and Cowboys fan about Sam being cut from the 'Boys practice squad to make room for another player.

Check out the clip -- Richmond goes all Jim Valvano on us, delivering just the message that Sam probably needs to hear right now.

And just in case you need some extra motivation today, here's Jimmy V at his finest ... 

Tyrese

Blasts Comedian After Sex for Pay Accusations ...

You're Done in This Town!

10/21/2014 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tyrese Gibson Baby BoyTyrese went nuclear on the comedian who dared to drop some ridiculous casting couch accusations -- and safe to say, the comedian will NOT be laughing at this videotaped response ... but you will ... 'cause it's awesome. 

The comedian, Spanky Hayes, claims he was beaten out for the lead in "Baby Boy" because Tyrese performed sexual favors for director John Singleton. Tyrese recorded a rebuttal to Spanky, and the hysterical theme of it is ... "You know you done f**ked up, right?" 

Just for good measure -- Tyrese shot the whole comeback while walking around his mansion in a fur robe and smoking a cigar. Spanky, you've been served.

102114_carlos_spanky_launch

Michael Sam

Cut From Cowboys Practice Squad

10/21/2014 12:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1021_michael-sam-tmzMichael Sam's dream of being the first openly gay player to start a regular season NFL game took a major hit today ... with the rookie DE being cut from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.

Sam, who was signed to the Cowboys after failing to make the St. Louis Rams 53 man roster, was released earlier today after Dallas signed linebacker Troy Davis.

Moments ago, Sam spoke out about the move releasing a statement via his Twitter account.

"I want to think the Jones family and the entire Cowboys organization for their opportunity, as well as my friends, family, teammates, and fans for their support. While this is disappointing, I will take the lessons I learned here in Dallas and continue to fight for an opportunity to prove that I can play every Sunday."

1021_michael_sam_field_footer_2

Kris Jenner

Calls Transsexual Talk Re: Bruce 'Silly'

10/20/2014 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

102014_kris_jenner_launchNBC News is HILARIOUS ... pretending to be above "tabloid" celebrity news and then not-so-coyly jumping into that pool.

Hoda Kotb interviewed Kris Jenner on "Today" Monday ... pretending to care about her new cookbook -- but you gotta hear how she transitions into transsexual talk. Hysterical.

It's also interesting. Kris calls reports about Bruce Jenner becoming a woman "silly" ... saying there have been rumors since the '70s. But when it came to our story about Kris being furious that Bruce is now dating her former BFF ... she pretends she doesn't know who he's dating. She does.

Nice cooking segment.

1006_bruce_jenner_through_the_years_footer

Gayle King

Did She Just Say ...

'I'm Gay' ???

10/8/2014 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

100814_gale_king_launch_v2
Gayle King definitely said something that sounds a lot like, "I'm gay" ... during "CBS This Morning" -- what's not clear is why she said it, and if she was joking.

Watch the clip ... she and co-hosts Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose are having a convo with a guest about choosing the right mate -- and Gayle jokes with Charlie that they'd be a perfect couple.

But then she backs away, saying ... "I'm just kidding. I'm gay."

Well, that's how it sounds. But we've spoken to people at CBS who tell us ... Gayle says that's NOT what she said, and if she was she would have said it years ago.

As for what she really DID say -- Gayle says she was stuttering after saying she was kidding.


100814_gayle_king_launch_v3

Aries Spears

I LIKE MICHAEL SAM

But I Won't Apologize for Gay Joke!

10/7/2014 8:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

100614_aries_spears_launch
Aries Spears says he will NOT apologize for cracking a gay joke about Michael Sam on ESPN last week -- telling TMZ Sports, "There's nothing to apologize for. It's a joke."

Spears was at LAX Monday -- and acknowledged he ruffled some feathers when he appeared on "Sportsnation" and said, "I went out and got my first Michael Sam jersey. It's got 15 S's on the back."

"Disney runs [the network]," Spears told us ... "They got their guidelines."

But Spears was adamant that he did NOTHING wrong -- saying he likes Michael Sam ... wishes him well in the NFL ... and was just being funny, NOT malicious. 

As for whether Spears will be back on ESPN, the comedian says he's up for it ... as long as ESPN's cool with it.

Lil Kim

Pisses Off Gay VIPs

10/6/2014 9:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Kim Gay

Lil Kim is in danger of losing a huge portion of her fanbase ... after stiffing a large group of gay fans who paid big money to meet her over the weekend.

All the rapper had to do to score a fat $23,000 payday Saturday was mingle with 100 high-paying fans, then do a quick show to help celebrate the club's 5th anniversary.

Not a bad gig, right?

But The Manor claims she showed up late and skipped out on the scheduled meet and greet ... and now they're on the hook for refunds they had to shell out to the VIP fans.

Kim, who's fattened her wallet in recent years by almost exclusively playing gay clubs ... claims it's the promoter's fault because she was never told about the meet-and-greet. See flyer below.

The Manor's attorney Howard King tells us they plan to sue Kim ... but he says she already got her comeuppance ... because concertgoers booed her when she left the club.

1006-sub-lil-kim-facebook-01

Around The Web