Alec Baldwin -- who called NYC a "mismanaged carnival of stupidity" -- says he won't apologize for his disorderly conduct arrest in May ... and he could ultimately end up on the winning end.
Alec was in NYC court Thursday ... to face a disorderly conduct charge for allegedly berating officers who stopped him in May for riding his bike the wrong way on 5th Avenue.
Baldwin told the judge ... he'd rather pay a fine than say he's sorry for going off on the cops.
The judge -- who told Baldwin he has a short fuse -- asked, "Can you stay out of trouble, Alexander?" Baldwin said, "Sure, sure" ... and the judge said he'd dismiss the charge entirely IF Alec can keep his nose clean for 6 months.
Crash Joke Was Not Aimed at Crash Victims ...
7/18/2014 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jason Biggs may have apologized, but he made it clear today ... he doesn't really get why people were so pissed he cracked a joke about Malaysia Air almost immediately after the crash.
Jason flew into LAX and was willing to talk about the tweet that caused the firestorm -- but seemed to be saying people only got angry because they misunderstood the joke.
Jason told a photog, "I don't want it to be misinterpreted that I joked at their expense, so if I did that I do apologize."
Is there anyway else to take it?
Here's the thing. Good on Jason for apologizing if he felt it was necessary. But watch this clip -- kinda makes you think his apology was forced ... even though he claims it wasn't.
Recovering One Step at a Time
7/17/2014 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tracy Morgan made his way ever-so-slowly from his NYC doctor's office to his car ... as he continues to recover from that horrific car accident.
Tracy -- supported by a walker, his fiancee Megan Wollover and daughter Maven Morgan -- is fresh out of a rehab facility ... where he's recovering from multiple injuries including a broken nose, femur and broken ribs.
We were told early on doctors were uncertain if Tracy would make a full recovery ... but he's definitely making progress.
Still Ringing Up Kendra Wilkinson
... On the Daily
7/15/2014 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hank Baskett says he's still talking to Kendra Wilkinson on a regular basis -- but if that's the best you can say about your marriage ... you know there's trouble.
Baskett updated a photog in Hollywood today about his attempts to patch things up with Kendra after his alleged affair -- but Hank's biggest statement was on his left hand.
Hank was still wearing his wedding ring in the video, but when we shot Kendra the other day ... she wasn't wearing hers (though we're told she hardly ever does).
Makes you wonder what they're talking about ... everyday.
I'm Not Feuding with Kim (VIDEO)
7/15/2014 7:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brody Jenner called radishes on reports he and Kim Kardashian are in a blood feud.
Brody was at the 9th Annual All-Star Celebrity Kickoff Party Monday in West Hollywood when he was asked if he was intentionally dissing his step-sister by attending Reggie Bush's wedding but not hers.
Listen closely ... Brody scoffs at the notion he snubbed Kim. He makes it clear ... despite a very bad breakup between Kim and Reggie -- he's good friends with the NFL star and that's why he went to San Diego over the weekend for the wedding.
Now It's Official ...
New GF Marks Territory
7/14/2014 8:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Someone peed all over Ryan Seacrest's leg at LAX this weekend, and she happens to be his latest hot blonde chick gf ... Shayna Taylor.
We're talking metaphorical urine -- but Ryan and the 23-year-old model were spotted on their way back from a fabulous vacay when a photog asked her, point-blank, about bagging Seacrest ... and she finally answered ... loudly and proudly!
We first spotted them together back in December, but neither ever publicly admitted dating. 8 months later something's changed.
Sources connected to the couple tell us they spent 2 weeks in Europe, so it was either one helluva vacation -- or she's got one helluva an ass. Or both.
Indian Accent Curries Favor with Google Chief
With Indians? Not So Much
7/8/2014 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ashton Kutcher busted out his best Indian turban -- and his WORST Indian accent and dance moves for the traditional Indian wedding of one of his friends ... and let's just say, Apu from the Simpsons would be proud.
Ashton's pal, Google VP Nikesh Arora, got married over the weekend in Italy -- and made the awesome decision to have Ashton on stage for a Bollywoodesque dance number.
Watch the vid ... Ashton holds his own on the dance floor. The hysterical/questionable taste part comes when he gets on the mic and attempts an Indian accent.
No one at the wedding seemed offended, and the groom was definitely cool with it ... but 1.2 billion people miiiight have a different opinion.
Pleads to Photogs After Bodyguards Get Rough ...
'Look What Happens in My Life'
7/7/2014 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber's bodyguards got physical with paparazzi trying to shoot his arrival at a yacht party in Miami -- prompting Justin to get a little whiny ... pleading about how difficult his life has become.
Watch the vid ... Justin was about to kick off his booze-filled 4th of July bash when one of his bodyguards -- who's already been arrested in Miami -- threw a hard forearm into the chest of a pap running up to the scene.
To his credit, Justin tried to calm the situation from the backseat of his SUV limo -- asking the paps to just back up 10 feet, but when they didn't he went into woe-is-me mode.
You gotta see Justin beg a female photog, "This is so ridiculous. Look what happens in my life."
And then he got on the yacht and partied without a worry in the world.
Hitting the Field
Not the Bottle
7/7/2014 6:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Shia LaBeouf was running the bases -- instead of running after a homeless guy -- as he enjoyed a game of softball over the 4th of July weekend.
As TMZ first reported, Shia began seeking help for alcohol addiction following a bizarre stretch in New York that included trying to fight a guy outside a strip club and getting arrested after being thrown out of a showing of "Cabaret."
In the video -- shot Saturday in Venice -- LaBeouf is playing catcher and roping a few singles.
Partner in Crime Threatens
To Shoot People
7/3/2014 6:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber and Khalil went back to the scene of the crime -- Miami Beach -- where the two got busted for DUI ... and this time, Justin's sidekick threatened to shoot anyone who got in his way.
Bieber was leaving Dream nightclub at around 4:00 AM and was super cool with fans -- taking a slew of pics and being extremely gracious.
By sharp contrast ... Khalil made his way to the SUV and began randomly pretending to pull the trigger of a gun ... repeatedly screaming, "That's how a n**** gets shot."
BTW ... as we reported ... Khalil and Bieber have worked out a plea deal and we're told prosecutors are currently processing the paperwork.
Really stupid move, Khalil.
Scott & Kourtney
WE'RE A FAMILY AGAIN
7/2/2014 8:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The family that slides together, stays together -- at least, that's what Scott Disick is hoping for after a rough patch with Kourtney ... because yesterday, the guy put in some serious bonding time at a street fair.
The Lord, Kourt and son Mason appeared to be one big, happy family as they hit ride after ride at a carnival in the Hamptons ... including one of those huge slides and a teacup-thingy.
It's a big deal for Scott -- who got left in the cold by Kourtney last month when he was kicked out of their Hamptons home for partying too much. She then left him behind for North West's first birthday party, which Scott responded to by partying in the Hamptons.
There were questions about Scott and Kourt's relationship -- but Scott responded over the weekend by posting a pic of the couple holding hands on Instagram with the word "Love" sprawled across the image.
So ... all is well??
Roller Rink Video Blows
Huge Hole in Photog Lawsuit
7/1/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Turns out this video of Justin Bieber roller skating could be exhibit A in a lawsuit, because TMZ has learned it was shot by the very same paparazzo who claims he can't work because Justin injured him.
It's like the handbook on how NOT to win a lawsuit, but Walter Lee shot the vid of JB rolling with Chris Brown Saturday. A total freakin' miracle since just 3 days prior Lee filed legal docs claiming he might be unable to work forever.
As TMZ first told you ... Lee (who goes by "Malack") filed the suit last Wednesday, claiming he sustained some nasty leg injuries when Bieber drove a Ferrari into him last year.
Lee might have a case for being rusty on the job -- he blew the money shot of Justin falling at the rink -- but more likely ... it's just the worst case of petard hoisting since Hamlet.
Chris Brown & Justin Bieber
We Roll Deep
... Most of the Time
6/30/2014 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown and Justin Bieber hanging out on a Saturday night sounds like a recipe for disaster -- and it was ... if you call Justin eating it while roller skating a disaster.
No double cups or disloyal hos were in sight when JB and CB got their roll bounce on at Breezy’s “Skate Jam” outside L.A. the night before the BET Awards.
Brown seemed to have no trouble, but the Biebs took a tumble (barely captured by the photog).
Of course ... Chris is the one who was falling down 24 hours later.