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Taylor Swift Judge Seals Groping Photo

10/21/2016 11:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1021-taylor-swift-tmzTaylor Swift just got what she wanted from a judge, who agreed with her that the photo of a DJ allegedly groping her at a concert will be kept from the public until the case goes to trial.

Taylor filed legal docs, claiming the photo was inappropriate for public consumption because it would merely engender "scandalous" and "prurient" behavior and make it hard to find an impartial jury.

The judge ruled, "The widespread dissemination of this image might significantly complicate jury selection."

Taylor had also asked to restrict access to other evidence, but she lost that bid. The judge said all the other stuff is "entirely ordinary and mundane."

Justin Bieber My Purpose is to Bitch You Out

10/21/2016 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber went from telling his fans their lives had meaning to unbridled contempt for them ... and it happened in a matter of seconds. 

Justin was performing in the UK Thursday and tried to go deep but his fans wouldn't shut up.  

So, the question ... if Justin Bieber gives you the option ... 'shut up or I won't talk,' which do you choose?

Taylor Swift My Groping Pics Will Get People Off Don't Release Them!

10/21/2016 6:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1021-taylor-swift-david-mueller-tmz-twitter-01Taylor Swift thinks the pics of a DJ allegedly groping her will get people all hot and bothered ... so much so she wants the judge in the case to seal them.

Taylor made the pitch in legal docs in her lawsuit against radio DJ David Mueller ... claiming the release of the pics would "be shared for scandalous and prurient interests."

That's short for ... the press will have a field day with this stuff ... and folks will get super aroused.

Taylor thinks the release of the pics would create unfairness against her ... to the point of influencing a jury pool, saying, "the interest in a fair and impartial trial outweigh any public interest in access to the documents identified above."

You'll recall ... Mueller originally sued Taylor last year, saying he was fired after she publicly claimed he groped her backstage in 2013 at one of her concerts. Taylor countersued ... saying he absolutely did. 

In her docs, Taylor calls the pics "extremely personal and sensitive."

Aaron Rodgers The Dude Abides Rocks Lebowski Sweater After Packers Game

10/21/2016 8:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1021_aaron_rodgers_the_dude_sweater_APObviously, he's not a golfer. 

Here's Aaron Rodgers -- rocking the sweater from "The Big Lebowski" at the Packers post-game news conference Thursday night. 

He must also hate the Eagles.


Darius Rucker Making No. 1s ... While Doing No. 2

10/21/2016 6:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

For Darius Rucker, there's something about hitting the crapper that brings the best out of him.

We caught up with the fromer Hootie frontman Thursday night in NYC where we asked him where's the weirdest place he's written songs.

Check it out ... it's "Amazing."

Gucci Mane & 2 Chainz Throwing Stacks All Over ATL Strip Club

10/21/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and Young Dolph shook off a near-shooting incident to fire off Benjis upon Benjis inside V Live Atlanta.

Our sources say the rappers dropped $60k combined on the evening's entertainment ... and all stayed until closing time. You can tell from this video, they weren't the least bit rattled by gunshots near their music video set earlier that night.

We're told Gucci arrived with his girlfriend, Keyshia Ka'oir, but spent most of his money on FAME (best known as Ph*** Fame) -- one of the most popular girls in the biz.

Gucci's been on a roll this week, or maybe that's Rolls.


Meek Mill & Rick Ross Gunshots Fired During Music Video Shoot

10/20/2016 4:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1020_2chainz_rick_ross_meek_mill_gucci_mane_tmzGunfire erupted dangerously close to Meek Mill, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane while they were on the set of their new music video ... TMZ has learned.

The 4 rap heavy hitters were up on a rooftop in Atlanta shooting their vid for "Buy Back the Block." Everything seemed to be running according to plan until several shots rang out ... forcing the rappers to hit the deck.

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Our sources say the gunfire didn't happen on set, but at an apartment complex nearby.

The Atlanta PD tells us they got a call for shots fired in the area ... but there were no injuries or arrests made.

The impressive part -- we're told everyone remained on set and completed the shoot ... for the music vid.

RZA Russell Spit At Azealia ... But She Was Out of Her Mind

10/20/2016 12:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

RZA has broken his silence ... condemning Azealia Banks for the confrontation with Russell Crowe ... claiming Russell was simply trying to prevent her from intentionally cutting another guest with a glass.

RZA came on "TMZ Live" and told us ... Russell did indeed spit at Azealia like she claims, but he didn't choke her ... nor did he hurl the n-word. He also said she was out of control and violent ... and hinted she was wasted.

RZA says he told cops the same story he told us. Azealia has filed a battery report with the BHPD.

DJ Porter Robinson Helter Shelter ... Mobbed in Japan!!!

10/20/2016 10:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Porter Robinson almost didn't make it out of Tokyo's busiest intersection alive after premiering his new -- and super dope! -- anime video on one of its Jumbotrons.

The Shibuya mob is insane and just looking at Porter in the crowd can give someone a case of claustrophobia.

For those wondering ... the track's called "Shelter" and it's a collab with Madeon, and the video created by Porter is already trending on YouTube, so safe to say Porter won over the crowd. 

Consider the clusterf*** a compliment, Porter ... Japan knows its anime. 

Vince Neil No Jail In Vegas Hair Pull Case

10/20/2016 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1019_VINCE_NEIL-TMZVince Neil just got lucky in Las Vegas ... he struck a deal to avoid jail time for yanking a woman to the ground by her hair in a casino. 

Neil's lawyers, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, appeared in court for him Wednesday and pled guilty to misdemeanor battery. Neil will have to pay $1,000 and spend 6 months on informal probation. He's also been ordered to undergo impulse control counseling.

We broke the story ... Neil and Nic Cage were seen arguing outside the Aria Hotel after Neil attacked the woman. Surveillance footage showed the hair grab and pull.

The woman also sued Neil for at least $150k, and that case is still pending.

Vanilla Ice's Wife I Wanna Stay in the Crib, You Gotta Pay

10/20/2016 9:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1020-vanilla-ice-laura-giaritta-tmz-getty-01Vanilla Ice's estranged wife wants to make a clean sweep in their divorce.

Laura Van Winkle wants to keep the Wellington, FL home she's been living in with their 18 and 16-year-old daughters and she's asking for child and spousal support ... according to the divorce petition, obtained by TMZ.

In the docs, Laura says she's down to share responsibility for their minor child. She wants Vanilla on the hook for her legal fees.

She says they've been separated since 2011, confirming what our sources said when Laura filed the divorce docs Tuesday. They'd been together for nearly 20 years.

Kanye West Apple vs. Tidal BS Crushed My Song with Drake & Jay Z

10/20/2016 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West is holding a major grudge against Tidal and Apple, and now he's blasting the "bulls***" between them for destroying his super-collaboration with Drake and Jay Z

Kanye launched into the rant during his Seattle concert Wednesday night ... right before he performed Drake's hit, "Pop Style." The track originally included all 3 superstars -- but a showdown between streaming services shut it down, and it's obvious 'Ye still pissed.

And get this ... it wasn't just finances that screwed the deal -- Kanye says Drake's nemesis, Meek Mill, was also involved.

For once, we can ALL get on board with this 'Ye rant -- which, for some reason, included a bit about Kim's Paris robbery.

Oh, and here's what people who paid for the "Views" album missed out on. Thanks a lot Apple, Tidal ... and Meek. 

Vanilla Ice Wife Files for Divorce

10/19/2016 3:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1019-vanilla-ice-laura-giaritta-tmz-getty-01Vanilla Ice's marriage is officially ice, ice baby -- his wife just filed for divorce after nearly 20 years together ... TMZ has learned.

Laura Van Winkle filed the docs Tuesday in Florida. They have 16 and 18-year-old daughters. Sources close to Ice tell us he and Laura have actually been separated for a few years now, and she's just making the split official.

The couple toughed it out after he was twice arrested for domestic battery ... in 2008 and 2001. 

Unclear if Ice was blindsided by Laura's filing, but he seemed pretty chipper a few weeks ago when we got a Delta employee serenading him

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