TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

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

Travis Barker

Hittin' Skins

With UFC's Arianny Celeste

5/5/2015 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0505-arianny-celeste-travis-tmz-02

Travis Barker has decided to enter the UFC ... sorta ... 'cause he's dating the league's most famous ring girl, Arianny Celeste

Sources close to the couple tell us ... the two have been dating for several months. We're told they met at one of Travis' concerts and the sparks flew from there.  

Ever since, we're told they've been "inseparable" ... and Travis is telling friends he thinks she could be "the one." 

In fact, Travis recently introduced Arianny to his kids -- which is a pretty HUGE step.

Mazel! 

0505-SWIPE-travis-barker-arianny-celeste-getty-01

0505_arianny_celeste_sexy_footer

B.B. King

Doctor Claims No Signs Of Mistreatment

5/5/2015 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

BB King Doctor Abuse The daughter of blues legend B.B. King is WRONG ... her dad is not being grossly mistreated by his manager -- this according to King's own doctor who says he's not being mistreated at all.

B.B.'s daughter claimed his manager, Laverne Toney, was ignoring clear signs of medical distress and insinuated money was the end game. 

But we just got a statement from a lawyer hired by Toney, who claims to rep B.B. King. The lawyer included a statement from B.B.'s doctor of 10 years, Dr. Darin Brimhall, who says, "The care and treatment that Mr. King has received, and continues to receive, is medically appropriate and I have seen no signs of any mistreatment of Mr. King."

What the lawyer DOESN'T say is interesting. B.B.'s daughter says her dad is at death's door, and the doctor doesn't dispute that. 

0505_bb_king_years_footer

Jamie Foxx

Admits Nat'l Anthem 'Was a Little Off'

5/5/2015 9:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Jamie Foxx says his blackness compelled him to do a big over-the top-rendition of the national anthem at the Mayweather fight ... and says technical problems are the only thing to blame for the sharp criticism. 

Foxx just appeared on "Ellen" -- and explained that his ear pieces failed while he was in the ring ... causing him to be out of sync with the orchestra that was playing beside him. 

Despite the mishap, Foxx says his performance "killed" in the arena (in a good way) ... a statement that seems to be refuted by video of Jake Gyllenhaal ... who couldn't have looked less impressed. 

Still, good to have confidence ... 

Justin Bieber

Still Thirsty ...

For a Sip of Selena

5/5/2015 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Selena Gomez must be exhausted ... 'cause the chick was running all through Justin Bieber's mind during Monday night's Met Gala -- at least that's how JB made it seem on the way out.

Justin and Selena have been broken up for months, but as he left the ball -- which Selena also attended -- Biebs went out of his way to throw out a line that was loaded down with bait for his ex-gf.

Watch ... he absolutely, almost desperately, wanted to make a point about SG's dress last night.

0505-selena-gomez-gettyWord on the street is she just broke up with Zedd, so uhh ... never say never?

Then again ... Justin didn't seem to be losing sleep over her while partying with Leo DiCaprio at Rihanna's after-party. #TurnUp


0505_justin_selena_split_footer

Solange Knowles

It's Hard to Fight Jay Z

in That Dress

5/5/2015 8:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Solange Knowles Met Gala Dress 2015It would be tough to punch and kick your brother-in-law when you're wearing ... whatever the hell Solange Knowles wore Monday night to the Met Gala.

Hard to believe -- but it's been a year since Beyonce's sister famously went ballistic and attacked Jay Z in an elevator ... during an after party for last year's gala. 

Jay Z Attacked By Solange Knowles

Meanwhile, Bey stole the whole damn night when she showed up in a ridiculous sheer nude-colored dress.

Damned if she was gonna let Solange steal the headlines this year.

0505-jay-z-beyonce-met-gala-getty

Ciara

Enough Ass for Russell Wilson

And Random Fans [TMZ TV]

5/5/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ TV

Ciara isn’t gonna let the fact her boyfriend Russell Wilson is an NFL star, who is also extremely religious ... stop her from giving out smoking hot lap dances to strangers.

But let's be real -- this kinda talent should MUST be shared! It's only fair. Sorry, Russ.tmz-on-tv-3

Miley Cyrus

New Home, Home on the Range

5/5/2015 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

Miley Cyrus New HomeMiley Cyrus is reconnecting with her Tennessee roots ... she just bought a $5 million ranch in the outskirts of L.A. County.

Miley is now the proud owner of a 5 1/2 acre estate in super exclusive Hidden Hills, complete with a riding arena, a 10 stall barn, a chicken coop and a vineyard with 550 grape vines.

The ranch-style home is 6500 square feet and tucked safely inside a gated community. We're told Miley was looking for security after 3 break-ins at her Toluca Lake home in just a little more than a year.

It's ranch living, L.A. style.

The Altman bros from "Million Dollar Listing L.A." and Nate Smith repped Miley. We couldn't reach them for more details.

Kim Kardashian & Jennifer Lopez

Asses Meet at the Met ...

5/5/2015 6:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian Jennifer Lopez AssThe Met Gala is where the biggest names in celebrity combine with the biggest names in fashion ... but it's also where Kim Kardashian's famous ass meets Jennifer Lopez's legendary backside.

KK acknowledged the moment by posting this homage to their posteriors ... snapped by none other than Kanye West.

There's no wrong answer, yet we have to ask ...  

B.B. King

Family Claims Rock Star Friends

Can't Say Goodbye

5/5/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0504_bb_king_gettyB.B. King is being isolated from his family and celebrity friends, including Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton, and it's all a sinister plot by his manager to fleece his estate ... so says his daughter. 

Karen Williams claims in new legal docs her dad is being horribly neglected by B.B.'s manager, Laverne Toney. She says Toney has hired a caregiver who got so drunk he fell asleep and B.B. fell and bashed his face in.  

Williams says Toney won't take her dad to the dentist to treat his abscesses, because she says he's broke. Yet Williams claims B.B. had a $5 million balance in his account just last year.

But Williams says the money is being drained, and quickly. She says in April 2014, more than $453k was withdrawn from B.B.'s account.

TMZ broke the story, Toney refused to let the family take B.B. to the hospital late last week after the legend suffered a minor heart attack. Cops came and took B.B. to the hospital, where he was examined and then released.

Williams says Toney has claimed B.B. is at death's door, yet she won't allow anyone to see him, which Williams says is suspicious.

Williams is asking a judge to make her the guardian of her dad's estate.

0505_bb_king_years_footer

Britney Spears

'Piece Of Me' Moans Were Stolen ...

Lawsuit Claims

5/5/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0504_britney_spears_piece_of_me

Britney Spears needs help sounding sexy ... according to the guy dragging Sony Music to court for jacking his samples, and dropping them into Brit's hit, "Piece of Me." 

According to the docs, Kirk Rothrum -- owner of bangin-beats.com -- says Sony lifted the sounds of a woman seductively moaning "uhh" and "oh yeah" ... from his sampling library, but never paid him for it. 

Rothrum says he was cruising around listening to the radio when he first heard the offending moans repeated during Brit's 2007 musical masterpiece. Best we can tell ... you can hear them 3 times in the first 10 seconds of the song, and also at the end of each chorus.

He says huge artists like 50 CentLloyd Banks, Eminem, Jay Z, and Rihanna use his stuff all the time, but they always pay -- and now he's demanding the same for Brit's hit.

We reached out to Sony reps who said, "no comment."

Miguel

Ain't That a Kick in the Head!

Finally Sued for Billboard Short Jump

5/5/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Miguel won't be celebrating the 2nd anniversary of his disastrous Billboard Music Awards performance -- unless he wants to raise a glass to the fan who's suing him for crash landing on her in Las Vegas. 

One of the women who claimed to be injured during Miguel's infamous failed stage leap has finally lawyered up -- and in her lawsuit, Cindy Tsai says she took the brunt when Miguel came up short and landed on her head. She says her cabeza met the catwalk ... hard.  

Tsai is suing Miguel -- as well as the MGM Grand Hotel, where the event was held -- for negligence and is seeking damages to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Another woman had considered suing for the incident ... but it looks like she never did. 

We reached out to Miguel and the MGM ... so far, no word back.

Jamie Foxx's Nat'l Anthem

Blame It On the A A A Alcohol

... Says Marlon Wayans

5/4/2015 4:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Look, Jamie Foxx's version of the National Anthem was not great ... but it wasn't Roseanne Barr either ... so says Marlon Wayans ... who says he has an idea why Jamie may have shot a brick at the Mayweather fight. 

Long story short ... Marlon suspects the booze is to blame -- since Jamie was partying with some big dawgs like Puffy and Floyd ... and ultimately gave in the power of the blue dot. 

For the record, Wayans says Foxx is a talented genius who's got serious pipes -- he just had an off night. 

But he does issue Foxx a challenge ... a National Anthem sing-off. Check out the clip ... he's not bad. 

Stephen A. Smith

I Rock With 50 Cent

... Awkwardly

5/4/2015 2:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Stephen A. Smith is obviously a close personal friend of 50 Cent ... 'cause TMZ Sports has video of the ESPN host taking the stage with Fiddy this past weekend in Vegas and ... it's funny in a good way.

50 was performing at Drai's Friday night when 47-year-old Smith hopped onstage for what we'd like to believe was an audition for membership in the G-Unit.

Check out the clip -- Stephen A. seems to have mastered "what the hell am I doing up here" swag ... 'cause 50 doesn't seem bothered with him being in the crew ... even though he looks like someone's uncle.

Eat your heart out Skip Bayless.

Around The Web