Ariana Grande is done letting her publicist speak for her -- stepping up to personally squash rumors about her alleged nude photo leak ... and says it ain't her.
Grande was one of the stars whose naked ass was allegedly exposed in the first round of leaked photos a few weeks back. But Monday at LAX ... she laid out a full list of reasons why the pics are definitely fake.
Ariana makes a strong argument ... and backs up what her rep had previously said.
As for any future leaks -- she explains why she's not sweating the hackers.
I Didn't Cheat
on Mama June!
9/22/2014 8:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Bear is standing up for himself in the break up with Mama June ... insisting he has not been online dating and has NOT cheated.
As TMZ first reported, Mama June kicked Sugar Bear to the curb after finding out he has a profile on the dating site plentyoffish.com
This weekend in Georgia ... Suge was asked about his online dating adventures and stood up for himself. He's tight-lipped on details, but adamant he's not a cheater.
He also says he's "not allowed" to talk. Question is ... who's trying to muzzle him -- producers or June?
NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
MAKES CASE FOR CONDOLEEZZA
... For NFL Commish
9/18/2014 2:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The whole "Condoleezza Rice for NFL Commissioner" movement is picking up some serious steam ... and now NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is making the case for why Condi should get the job.
Kirsten was out in D.C. where she made it clear that Condoleezza is a serious contender -- especially with all of the drama surrounding the current commish, Roger Goodell.
When asked if the Senate would be "taking a look" at the NFL scandals ... Gillibrand said she wouldn't be surprised.
As for Rice, John McCain already said he believes she could help the NFL ... especially because Goodell has some serious "credibility issues."
Dr. Gwen Korovin Surfaces
Mum on Selfie Allegation
9/18/2014 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joan Rivers' personal ENT who was performing a procedure on the comedienne when she stopped breathing was seen for the first time in NYC Thursday ... and she clearly didn't want to talk.
An independent photog asked Dr. Gwen Korovin if she took a selfie while performing a biopsy on Joan ... but she was having none of it as she entered her office building.
TMZ broke the story ... Dr. Korovin is the ENT Joan brought in for the procedure. Dr. Korovin's other celebrity patients include Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, John Mayer and Hugh Jackman.
Homeless Man Drops Some Serious Game
9/10/2014 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Paris Hilton probably gets hit on all the time ... but it's rare when a homeless lays the mack down.
Paris was leaving Tao restaurant in NYC when she stopped to give some cash to a homeless guy -- and that's when the dude saw his chance to spit some game.
He kissed her. He smooth-talked her. He asked her out on a date.
And for the record ... she didn't exactly say 'No.'
Well played, sir.
GOODELL HAS 'CREDIBILITY ISSUES'
Should Call Condoleezza for Help
9/10/2014 8:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Senator John McCain says Roger Goodell has serious "credibility issues" ... and should get Condoleezza Rice on the phone ASAP to help clean up his mess.
McCain was out in D.C. Tuesday when he was asked how he felt about the Ray Rice video and how the NFL was handling the situation -- and that's when McCain fired the shot at Goodell.
As for talk that Condoleezza could replace Goodell as NFL Commish, McCain doesn't exactly sign off on that -- but says Rice "would be a good person for [Goodell] to call in and have a discussion with."
He adds, "I think she could help him."
FYI -- Condoleezza is a huge football fan and has expressed interest in the NFL job before. She's currently on the College Football Playoff Selection Committee.
As for McCain, he took one last parting shot ... at his beloved Arizona Diamondbacks.
Pop Quiz In ...
Airport Anger Management
9/8/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West is skating on thin ice -- one more blow up at the paparazzi could mean blowing his probation and going to jail. So, navigating a crowd of selfie-taking fans and photogs in an Australian airport, while pushing North's stroller is basically ... the ULTIMATE CHALLENGE!
Can Yeezus survive the gauntlet? Watch and find out!
9/8/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West was faced with a big challenge -- walk through an airport with photogs and fans hounding him and Kim Kardashian without losing his temper ... and he passed with flying colors.
Kim and Kanye were walking with baby North through the airport in Melbourne over the weekend ... and security did nothing to stop a slew of fans from walking up to them and snapping pics.
Not only did Kanye not snap ... he even smiled a few times! What is going on here?!?!?
Kanye pled no contest in March for beating up a photographer at LAX back in July 2013. He got 24 months informal probation as part of the plea deal ... so flipping at an airport again would probably land him some jail time.
Still ... it's amazing to see him so restrained.
Big Star-Studded Memorial Sendoff
9/7/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joan Rivers is being remembered right now in a celeb-studded memorial ... with the likes of Howard Stern, Donald Trump, Whoopi and Sarah Jessica Parker front and center.
The service is being held Temple Emanu-el in NYC. The Temple is big and it will be SRO inside. Other celebs on hand, Kelly Osbourne, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Andy Cohen, Giuliana Rancic and Bernadette Peters.
Of course Melissa is there.
The service is expected to have lots of laughs.
Write This on My Tombstone ...
9/4/2014 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joan Rivers spoke prophetically about what she wanted on her tombstone one month ago -- and the words she chose were classic Joan.
She was at LAX back in August when a photographer -- with whom she clearly had a good relationship -- jokingly asked about her health ... and what she would want her epitaph to say.
Check it out ... it's simple, honest -- and no one could possibly argue against it.
R.I.P. to one of the greats.
LAUGHS OFF HACKER
... In Bev Hills
9/3/2014 7:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
McKayla Maroney isn't letting the nude photo hacker ruin her life -- laughing off questions about the scumbag during an outing in Bev Hills Tuesday.
The Team USA gymnast was strolling into an office building with her mother Tuesday when she told the photog her fans were being supportive throughout the ordeal.
McKayla originally claimed the nude pics allegedly hacked out of her phone were fake -- but later sent a legal letter to porn sites demanding they pull them down because she was UNDERAGE when they were taken.
Kim Kardashian & Rita Ora
Drama Brewing ...
On Same Flight Out of LAX
9/2/2014 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Rita Ora ended up on the same flight out of Los Angeles Monday, which wouldn't be a big deal ... until you remember Kim has MAJOR BEEF with Rita!!!
As TMZ first reported, Kim still blames Rita for her bad breakup with Rob Kardashian ... which she considers the cause of a lot of his problems since then.
Things are still so bad between them ... Kim refused to sit near Rita at the VMAs.
Rita arrived about 30 minutes before Kim -- who was with Kanye West and North -- but they probably ended up in first class together.
Power up the noise-cancelling headphones.
I Want to Celebrate with Angelina, But ...
8/29/2014 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jon Voight says he's delighted Brad Pitt finally made an honest woman of his daughter Angelina Jolie ... even though they didn't invite him to the wedding.
The father of the bride was leaving breakfast in L.A. when he told a photog he's anxious to catch up with the newlyweds and celebrate their wedding.
JV doesn't seem the least bit bitter about not getting an invitation -- but things did get a little awkward when the photog asked when he'd be raising a glass to Brad and Angie.
Watch, ya gotta feel for Jon a little.