The Mission: Boxing legend Bernard Hopkins wanted to take a stab at being a TMZ paparazzi on the streets of NYC today.
The Target: MTV star Kristin Cavallari ... who also happens to be married to Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler.
The Result: Bernard started off strong ... but things fizzled pretty quickly when it became clear Kristin had no idea who he was.
The Best Part: Bernard's post-shoot analysis ... where he talks about his paparazzi strengths and weaknesses ... and reminds us that Kristin's smokin' hot.
Ya gotta watch the clip -- B-Hop could have a stellar career behind the camera if the whole boxing thing doesn't work out.
Breaks Huge 'Rock N' Jock' News
... Disses Justin Bieber
3/12/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dan Cortese and Bill Bellamy are BRINGING "ROCK N' JOCK" BACK ... well, at least that's the plan according to Dan.
TMZ Sports spoke with the former MTV star who tells us he and Bill Bellamy are officially trying to get the franchise back on the air ... but Dan says there's just one catch.
FYI -- RNJ was HUUUGE back in the day ... with Dan and Bill scoring big stars like George Clooney to mix with music stars, athletes and other celebs for A-list softball, basketball and even football games.
So, which stars are Dan and Bill hoping to land for the show this time around?
Watch the clip -- it ain't Justin Bieber ... that's for damn sure.
'Love & Hip Hop'
Show Idea Was STOLEN
3/11/2014 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The cat fights are now spilling into court -- a pair of female producers are suing the people behind "Love & Hip Hop" ... claiming the reality show was their idea first ... and VH1 stole it.
Trisha Lum and Nickie Lum-Davis filed the suit against VH1 and MTV -- claiming they pitched the idea back in 2009 ... and thought they had a deal to make their show, called "Hip Hop Wives."
According to the lawsuit ... the show was supposed to star current and former flames of DMX, Swizz Beatz, Irv Gotti and Jim Jones ... but VH1 honchos cooled on the idea ... saying they didn't want a show that would compete with its other reality series, "Basketball Wives."
The Lums are calling BS ... saying VH1 moguls used "Hip Hop Wives" as the template for "Love and Hip Hop" ... down to the last detail.
Trisha and Nickie want justice ... in the form of money. Their lawyer tells us they're gunning for an 8-figure judgment.
VH1 had no comment.
Andre Drummond Got PLAYED
By That 'Ratchet Ho' From 'iCarly!'
3/5/2014 3:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"iCarly" star Jennette McCurdy is nothin' but a "ratchet ho" who played NBA star Andre Drummond like a fiddle to boost her own celebrity status ... so says MTV star Charlamagne tha God.
Charlamagne -- who stars on "Guy Code" and "Charlamagne & Friends" -- tells TMZ Sports ... the "ratchet ho" proof is in the fact that she publicly engaged Andre on Twitter after he named her as his "Woman Crush Wednesday."
"She’s clearly a ratchet ho ... social sexual networking hookups are for regular people not celebrities."Charlamagne also says he believes Drummond when the NBA star sad he didn't leak racy pics of Jennette to the internet -- even after she trashed him and humiliated him on a podcast this weekend.
"I bet ten other guys have the same pics Andre has," Charlamagne says ... "She’s an idiot."
For all you non-urban linguists out there -- Urban Dictionary defines "Ratchet Ho" as, "A female lacking class and integrity. Pertaining to women with weak moral foundations that generally are characterized by their general antagonism towards people; slut; degenerate."
And now you know.
I'm a Bona Fide Rock Chick Now
Performs in Vegas (Sort of)
3/3/2014 6:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
One thing is undeniable ... Audrina Patridge is pretty ... out of tune when it comes to singing -- but that didn't stop her from rocking a legendary stage in Las Vegas this weekend.
The former "Hills" star went to Rock n' Roll Fantasy Camp at the House of Blues in Vegas and got to perform an original song with actual rockstar, Lita Ford.
It's unclear how many days Audrina spent at the camp -- but she obviously spent more time on her rocker chick moves (decent) than anything else.
Hey, at least she's living her dreams. Off key, but still ...
For the record, AP ... here's how it's done. Classic Lita.
Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly by jpdc11
Split Triggered By Antics with Miley
2/27/2014 9:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Thicke's marriage fell apart when he dry humped Miley Cyrus on stage before a national audience ... humiliating his wife.
Sources connected to the couple tell TMZ ... Paula Patton felt "utterly disrespected" when Robin virtually simulated sex with Miley the night of the VMAs. We're told after the performance Paula got into a blow-out argument with Robin, telling him he insulted her before a huge national TV audience.
What really pissed Paula off is that the performance was a total surprise. Miley improvised the raunchy part without warning, but Robin played along ... and that enraged Paula.
Sources say Paula went nuclear when she saw pictures surface of her hubby at one of the after-parties grabbing a woman's ass ... virtually digging inside.
We're told things never got better after that. They argued constantly and Paula was furious Robin continued to party at clubs with various women ... pictured at times getting very cozy.
It reached the point of no return last week -- at least for Paula. As we reported ... Robin is pulling out all the stops to change her mind, but we're told she wants out of the marriage.
'Teen Mom 2' Star
Driving Recklessly Before Fiery Crash
... Cops Say
2/24/2014 10:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Teen Mom 2" star Adam Lind was driving recklessly on a revoked driver's license when he plowed his Corvette into a car driven by an 87-year-old woman ... cops tell TMZ ... but they say drugs and alcohol were NOT a factor.
Witnesses tell us ... Lind was driving VERY fast Friday when he slammed into the elderly woman's car as she was making a left turn. Lind was pulled from the wreckage of his 'Vette moments before it burst into flames.
Cops in Sioux Falls, SD tell us Lind has been charged with a total of five crimes -- in addition to the reckless driving and revoked license charges, he's also been cited for driving with a suspended license, driving an unlicensed vehicle, and not having insurance.
But law enforcement tells us ... there's NO evidence that booze or drugs contributed to the crash.
We're told Lind is still hospitalized with a concussion. The woman and her 94-year-old passenger were treated for broken bones.
2/22/2014 7:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Snooki is plumping up again ... but not 'cause she's eating too much -- the "Jersey Shore" store is having another baby!
Snooks is reportedly a few months pregnant but is keeping things under wraps so it doesn't torpedo some lucrative appearances she has lined up -- according to Page Six.
Sources close to the couple told TMZ a similar story this week ... but we got radio silence from her camp.
Great timing ... Snooki just penned a book called "Baby Bumps" about her first pregnancy in 2012.
'Teen Mom 2' Star
Rescued From Fiery Car Crash
2/22/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Adam Lind -- who appeared on MTV's "Teen Mom 2" -- was pulled from the mangled wreckage of his Corvette Friday ... just moments before it exploded in flames.
Law enforcement tells us ... Lind was driving his 2001Corvette Z06 really, really fast in Sioux Falls, SD when he collided with a Lincoln Town Car. Cops say the Lincoln was driven by an 87-year-old woman, who had a 94-year-old passenger.
Some VERY good Samaritans saw the crash and ran to the mangled vehicles, pulling everyone out seconds before the Corvette lit up like a torch.
We're told Lind and the elderly couple were taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Lind is the ex-boyfriend of "Teen Mom 2" star Chelsea Houska. They have a 4-year old daughter, Aubree.
You Are a Porn Star
And Your Bank Account Proves It
2/14/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Farrah Abraham is a porn hypocrite ...she CLAIMS she's not a porn star and is fighting the release of a sequel to her first flick but she's privately hounding porn producers to ante up a fortune in XXX royalties.
Farrah's first film -- "Backdoor Teen Mom" -- was released a year ago, yet it's still a top seller. TMZ has learned Farrah repeatedly called Vivid Entertainment last month for her quarterly royalty check. We found out Vivid wired her $93,927.72 for the last quarter of 2013.
We're told Farrah has received more than that amount from Vivid for previous quarters.
What's more ... Farrah got in the high 6 figures to shoot the flick.
As you may know ... she's been on a soapbox recently, proclaiming she's a mother and an author but not a porn star.
As for the sequel ... she can forget about it. We know she signed away all of her rights to videos Vivid might want to make from the original footage with James Deen. As a matter of fact, a Vivid source says "Expect a third one."
'Are You the One?'
SINGLES Reality Show
Star IS SECRETLY MARRIED
2/11/2014 4:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
One of the stars of MTV's new dating show ... FOR SINGLES ... left out a very important detail on his application -- he's secretly married with a newborn baby.
23-year old Dre McCoy has been acting like a real ladies' man on "Are You the One?" -- but according to a wedding registry ... he tied the knot with a girl named Tiffany Gore less than a year ago.
And up until very recently, all signs pointed to a happy union -- recent photos (above) showed the couple wearing wedding rings and posing together at the hospital during the birth of their child.
Pretty crazy considering he's been dating multiple women on the show -- and MTV sources tell us people at the network were completely unaware of Dre's marital status going into the show.
However, we're told MTV just recently found out Dre and Tiffany are separated and planning to divorce ... which means tonight's episode will be very interesting.
It's all about exes ... and we're told Tiffany will be making an appearance.
Over Sex Tape
2/10/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Farrah Abraham is as fake as her boobs ... having the nerve to claim she never signed on for a porn sequel. She did, and we have the email to prove it.
Abraham is upset over Vivid releasing a follow-up video to "Backdoor Teen Mom" ... claiming she never approved a sequel.
Small problem ... We have an email Farrah sent to Vivid ... in which she gives the porn company the right "to release video or Videos(s)." Plural times 2.
Farrah says she's a public figure, not a porn star. Fact is she's both -- she's a porn star who has a public figure, from both the front and the rear.
Tongues Out with Miley
What, Me Old???
1/29/2014 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Refusing to age with even a hint of grace, 55-year-old Madonna clung desperately to her youth on stage last night with Miley Cyrus ... like a narcissistic mother trying to be hotter than her daughter.
It's just ... painful.
Madonna and Miley (who's 21 by the way) hit the stage together last night in cowboy get-ups for Miley's "MTV Unplugged" show in Hollywood ... but it felt more like a TLC special.
It's just the latest in Madonna's "I'm still hip" campaign -- in 2012, she named her tour "MDNA" an obvious play on MDMA ... and even once asked a crowd if they'd "seen Molly" ... a sad out-of-the-loop reference to the same drug.
Oh yeah, and a couple weeks ago she referred to her white son as "dis n**ga." Good lord.