This is starting to become embarrassing ... Robin Thicke is still going on and on about the importance of forgiveness in a relationship -- all in an attempt to make amends with his ex Paula Patton.
Thicke performed to a packed house Friday night in Madison Square Garden ... and started preaching to the crowd about forgiving your family members ... no matter what the cause.
Thicke says, "We gotta learn to forgive each other, learn to love each other ... no matter who it is in your family or relationship ... 'cause you're always gonna need your friends and family."
... and a good divorce lawyer.
Bieber and Selena Gomez
... Let's Dance!!
3/8/2014 11:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez got hot and sweaty for a few hours Friday afternoon in Texas ... and they even had someone watch -- but it wasn't the cuckold you're imagining.
J.B. and Selena hit up Action Dance Studio in McAllen, TX yesterday after their coffee date ... spending 2 hours in a private rehearsal space with a choreographer.
The door was covered with a plastic mat during the sesh ... and security stood guard. The owner says the couple seemed "really close and into each other."
What we don't know ... why there were in a dance studio.
BTW ... the rich really do get richer ... they didn't pay the studio a dime.
Waste Deep in
MJ DNA Stunt
3/8/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Akon is SO part of the whole Michael Jackson "The-Kid-Really-Is-My-Son" DNA shenanigans.
We got him arriving at LAX Friday and he acted a tad skeptical ... that the freshly-touted B Howard, plain wrap DNA test proves he's MJ's long lost son. But in the next breath Akon stokes the coals and says why he thinks it might be true.
Here's why we're calling BS. Akon is in the studio with B Howard right now recording music.
It's why they call it show BUSINESS, folks.
Hey Judge, Thanks for Rehab
Let's Smoke a Joint!
3/8/2014 12:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Looks like Chief Keef learned tons in rehab ... just weeks after completing his court-ordered stint, the rapper posted a smoked out selfie.
C.K. posted the pic on Instagram Friday night with caption the "At Home" ... showing off his hair in fancy pigtails.
You'll recall ... Keef was released from jail back in December but a judge ordered him to rehab for failing 3 drug tests while on probation.
Keef might consider ... the judge was already pissed off at him.
Note to Keef: Google "Red Flag, Bull."
MJ's Alleged Son
"Dad" Speaks Out
He Warned Me About DNA Lies
3/8/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A man has come forward claiming he's the real father of 31-year-old Brandon Howard -- NOT Michael Jackson -- telling TMZ, Howard warned him earlier this week the DNA story would be breaking ... and told him it was phony baloney.
65-year-old Augie Johnson tells us, he fathered Brandon during his relationship with Brandon's mom, Miki Howard in the 80s -- and has remained a central figure in Brandon's life.
He tells us, he was in the delivery room when Brandon was born and even brought Brandon to recording studios as a child. We've seen multiple family photos of them together.
Augie says they're so close ... Brandon called him days before TMZ broke the story about the DNA test, telling him, "Don't worry about this stuff. You are my dad."
Augie insists his son had nothing to do with the DNA stunt -- telling us the "greedy people" around Brandon are the masterminds.
As for Brandon resembling MJ -- Augie says it's purely a coincidence. If anything, Brandon resembles Michael AFTER surgery -- so there's actually no resemblance at all.
Hated Dog For Being Piss Poor
House Manager Claims
3/8/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Alanis Morissette was knee deep in piss -- courtesy of her 10-pound stray dog -- and she wanted to 86 it from her life ... so claims her former "house manager" who's accused of stealing the pooch.
Maria Garcia tells TMZ she's had the chihuahua/dachshund mix, Circus, full time at her home on orders of Alanis.
Garcia says Alanis couldn't stand the dog because he was an aggressive eater, had health issues and pooped and peed with aplomb indoors. On top of that ...Alanis was allergic to the pup.
Maria tells us ... Alanis has only seen the dog once in the past year and when Garcia asked if she wanted him back ... she said absolutely not.
We broke the story ... Alanis claims Garcia stole Circus out revenge after being fired -- and now Morissette and her husband are suing Garcia for $25K ... and she wants the dog returned.
Garcia says she can't afford to fight the lawsuit ... but feels compelled to clear her good name.
I Wanna Be The Double Cup King
3/8/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber wants to be the Donald Trump of Double Cups ... the Sultan of Sizzurp ... because he wants to go into business to create his own line of signature styrofoam cups ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Bieber tell us ... the boring styrofoam cup -- which has been around since the 40s -- has become the container of choice for lean ... and Justin thinks it's a cool money-maker.
Sources tell us, Bieber has a special affinity for styrofoam because he loves to doodle on them, and that will be the inspiration for the line of cups with the JB logo.
By the way ... Bieber isn't the first person to jump on the styrofoam train. Rick Ross and Soulja Boy both have lines of cups with their monikers.
Frank Ocean Sued
He Didn't Want Chipotle Logo in Chipotle Ad
3/7/2014 6:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Frank Ocean wanted to have his burrito and eat it too -- metaphorically speaking -- because Chipotle Mexican Grill just sued the singer for backing out of an ad ... for what seems like the most ridiculous reason.
According to the suit, filed today in L.A. County ... Chipotle signed Frank to a $425,000 deal to sing a remake of "Pure Imagination" for a new animated ad.
But Chipotle claims Frank never recorded the track because when they showed him the final cut ... Frank was pissed the company's logo appeared at the end of the spot.
To reiterate ... he was mad Chipotle's logo was in a Chipotle advertisement.
The restaurant says it got an email from Frank's people claiming Frank thought he was promised final say over the recording and all promotional materials -- and believed the company was in breach when it refused to remove its logo.
Chipotle is suing to get back the $212,500 advance it paid Ocean.
By the way, Fiona Apple ended up doing the spot instead of Frank.
I'm Changing My Name
... To Frank Ocean
3/7/2014 4:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Frank Ocean has made a drastic decision to legally change his name ... but fear not ... it's not a Prince-esque symbol.
Ocean -- whose real name is Christopher Edwin Breaux -- filed legal docs to officially change his name to Frank Ocean.
To make it official ... Frank has to plaster his intentions in a newspaper on 4 separate occasions -- once a week, 4 weeks in a row. The idea is that if he's using the name to defraud someone, potential victims can come forward and object in court.
Yes, newspapers still exist.
Michael Jackson's Bros
The Kid Is Not His Son
3/7/2014 3:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jackson's brothers have now come forward ... calling BS on the so-called DNA test proving Brandon Howard is Michael's long lost son.
A rep for the brothers tells TMZ, the brothers are united in scoffing at the claim ... and for a variety of reasons.
First, a source says in Michael's 50 years on earth, he never mentioned anything about having a child other than Prince, Paris and Blanket. And, other sources who had day-to-day contact with Jackson echo the same to TMZ.
A source also says the brothers met B Howard one time -- back in 2012, when he came backstage for a meet and greet after one of their shows. He never even intimated he might be a relative.
And the brother's say Joe had a professional relationship with Howard's mom, yet he never breathed a word of this ... and they say he would have said something, especially after Michael died.
The rep calls the so-called DNA test "unfounded hearsay."
I Don't Need $ Anymore
3/7/2014 2:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kesha is money ... well actually not anymore, because she's dropped the $ from her name.
Sources connected to the singer tell TMZ ... she wants a fresh start after her 60 days in rehab for an eating disorder, and the moniker she uses in her name reminds her of her "old self."
So from now on, it's simply Kesha.
We're told she's spending a lot of time with a therapist who will continue what she calls a work in progress.
Kesha is also following the advice she got in rehab -- get rid of the negative people in her life who contributed to the problems in her life that led to the eating disorder.
Everyone's a work in progress, so congrats Kesha for being self-aware.
Justin & Selena
Starbuck Each Other in Texas
3/7/2014 12:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are back at it again -- eyewitnesses tell TMZ, the on-off-on-off-again couple has been canoodling all morning in Texas ... hitting up a Starbucks together and a local breakfast joint.
Selena Instagrammed the Starbucks photo about 15 minutes ago -- and sources inside the Starbucks tell us Selena was there with Bieber in the last hour.
Bieber and Selena were also spotted leaving a place called Royal Perfume. Sources inside the store tell us, Bieber bought 2 colognes (Obsession by CK and Pour Homme by Givenchy).
Selena's performing Saturday night in Hidalgo, TX -- 15 minutes from the McAllen, TX Don Pepe's she just hit up with Justin for breakfast. It's unclear if Justin bee-lined from Miami to Hidalgo just to see Selena, but it definitely appears that way.
Bieber has no other reason to be in Texas -- Usher is performing Saturday too, but that's 5 hours away from Hidalgo.
As we reported, Bieber stormed out of his deposition in Miami Thursday after lawyers for the photog who's suing the singer grilled him about Selena. He refused to answer any Selena questions.
MJ's Dental Mold
3/7/2014 12:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The man behind the Michael Jackson DNA test initially went to an L.A. lab ... and TMZ has learned the lab results showed NO DNA on Michael Jackson's dental mold.
A manager at DNA Truth 4 U lab tells TMZ ... last month Alki David's people took the dental mold to the lab, along with a water bottle, a black towel and cigarette butts to test them. Alki's people told the lab the other items contained the DNA from Jermaine and Tito.
The lab report -- obtained by TMZ -- shows the dental mold document titled "Alleged Father." The other items were all titled "Alleged Uncle."
The lab report shows NO DNA was recovered from the 31-year-old dental mold, so the test could not be performed. The only one that had any DNA was the black towel -- and it showed NO relation to B Howard. Translation -- B Howard is NOT related to ANY Jackson.
A source connected to Alki David tells TMZ ... Alki didn't trust the lab and that's why he says they went to a DNA lab in Ireland.
Alki says the Ireland lab recovered DNA from the mold and then determined there was a DNA match with B Howard.