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Justin Timberlake Drunk and In Charge You Lazy Paparazzi Bums!!!

11/17/2015 3:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Timberlake was on his game -- his country game, his drinking game, and his trash talking game -- as he walked out of a Chris Stapleton concert in L.A. ... and the video is HILARIOUS!

Justin went to see his "Tennessee Whiskey" pal play the El Rey Theater Monday night, and it sounds like JT threw down a few during the show.

It's hysterical ... as photogs scramble to get shots of Justin leaving, he scolds them for being asleep at the wheel.

We love Country Justin.

Kanye West Killing Paparazzi With Kindness Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

11/13/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West has a new tactic to thwart swarms of photogs ... uncontrolled effusiveness.

Our photog and others tried in vain to fire off a few questions as Kanye showed up at LAX, but the rapper came with a plan, and it worked.

Blake Shelton Gwen Stefani's Really Got a Hold On Me!!!

11/5/2015 11:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1105_gwen_stefani_blake_shelton_holding_hands_photos_launchBlake Shelton and Gwen Stefani let their fingers do the talking Wednesday night in Nashville.

The freshly-formed couple arrived hand-in-hand at a CMA after-party ... thrown by Warner Bros. Music in Music Square.

Gwen's clutching a glass of white wine while Blake's got some sort of iced drink in his Styrofoam cup.

As we reported, Gwen decided at the last minute to accompany Blake to Nashville. We're told the relationship is new ... just days old.

Judging from the stars we talked to after the CMAs, country approves.

Our sources say they'll spend a few days in Nashville before returning to L.A.  

Halle & Olivier Sued Unprovoked Attack Is ... Gonna Cost You Millions

10/19/2015 4:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1019-article-halle-berry-olivier-martinez-x17-4The LAX employee Olivier Martinez unloaded on ... is now unloading a lawsuit on Martinez and Halle Berry, claiming he was attacked for no reason whatsoever.

We got video of the incident when it went down back in January -- after Halle and Olivier landed at LAX they were swarmed by paparazzi, and Olivier used their baby's car seat to shove the employee -- named Ronaldo Owens -- flat on his ass.

In his lawsuit, filed Monday in L.A., Owens says he wasn't blocking the couple's path ... and had every right to be where he was as an LAX employee. One angle of the video did show Owens taking a photo with what appears to be his phone.

However, in his suit Owens says Martinez brutally charged at him without provocation -- and he accuses Halle of masterminding the whole thing, saying she gave her husband "carte blanche ability to attack."

He's suing them for at least $5 million.

Owens filed a police report, but the L.A. city attorney declined to prosecute.

Justin Bieber Nude Pics Not THAT Bad ... 'Cause I'm That Big

10/9/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1008_justin_bieber_tmzJustin Bieber's lawyers are barking about three nude pics taken of him on vacation in Bora Bora, but we know Justin isn't all that pissed because the shots show just how ... GIFTED he is.

Multiple sources close to Bieber tell TMZ he was upset paparazzi, armed with telephoto lenses, snapped the photos of him butt (and other parts) naked frolicking with Jayde Pierce. We're told he thought it was a total invasion of his privacy.

We saw it the same way, and decided NOT to post the images. But our sources say Justin's anger faded when the pics went viral ... for one seemingly larger than average reason: Bieber's a really big deal, and we're told he's happy the world knows it now.  

As we reported, JB's lawyers threatened media outlets that published the pics. We're told his legal team was just doing its job ... sending the message that Justin's not okay with the violation.

But reality is, there's almost zero chance Justin sues ... 'cause as they say, size matters.


Justin Bieber Threatens To Sue Take Down The Naked Pics Or Else!!

10/8/2015 4:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1008-justin-bieber-tmz-01Justin Bieber and his team are sending a strong message -- the nude photos of him published this week invaded his privacy, and anyone who posted them should take them down immediately.

TMZ has confirmed Bieber's legal team has sent multiple cease and desist letters to news outlets that published the pics, saying remove 'em or else. They claim the photos were taken without Bieber's knowledge. They show a naked Bieber in Bora Bora ... right before jumping into a pool.

We're told his team will sue if the sites don't remove the pics ASAP. 

Pope Francis Parade Crashing Little Girl ... Mobbed at LAX!!

9/25/2015 4:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The little girl who squeezed through a police barricade to hand the Pope a message about U.S. immigration ... is getting the Kardashian treatment, now that she's back in L.A. 

Sophie Cruz and her dad were swarmed by photogs at LAX, arriving from Washington D.C. where earlier this week the 5-year-old became the poster child for America's immigration issues. She's a U.S. citizen, but her parents are illegal immigrants.

When she got an impromptu audience with the Pontiff, she handed him a drawing of herself with friends of different races and the note ... "My friends and I love each other no matter our skin color." 

Sophie's become quite the spokeswoman for her cause. Check out how she addressed the crowd of scrambling photogs. We got in one question about Donald Trump to her dad. He's pretty smooth too with the media.

Caitlyn Jenner Near Miss, Bad Timing

9/4/2015 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Caitlyn Jenner narrowly avoided disaster Thursday night ... a disaster with possible legal consequences.

Caitlyn was leaving Fig & Olive restaurant in West Hollywood with new best friend Candis Cayne, when she jumped in her car -- engulfed by paparazzi -- and she threw it in gear, briefly losing control as the SUV lurched forward.

She regained control and no one was hurt.  

The D.A. is currently reviewing the fatal PCH crash for possible criminal prosecution and the last thing Caitlyn needs is another accident.  

Jared Leto Cops Called After Airport Scuffle

8/18/2015 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0818_leto_friend_pap_TMZ_wm_3Jared Leto was just questioned by cops at LAX after a friend he was traveling with allegedly slugged a photog in the face.

We're told Leto and his travel partner touched down in LA and were about to get in a car when the incident happened. It's unclear what led to the punch being thrown but we're told the photog had a bloody lip.

Law enforcement tells us they responded for a possible battery but once they had finished talking with everyone involved, including Jared -- they determined no arrest was needed.

We're told Leto's friend shook hands with the pap and both went on their way. 




Peter Berg Attacked Over Caitlyn Meme ... Hands Off That Pic!

7/17/2015 9:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0716-peter-berg-instagram-3Peter Berg got a ton of backlash for posting that meme featuring Caitlyn Jenner -- and now one of the haters is considering taking legal action against the director.

The issue? The meme features a pic of Jenner owned by a photo agency ... which immediately recognized Berg was using its property. So, now it's fired off a cease and desist letter to Berg's people ... demanding the photo be removed.    

The agency, AKM-GSI ... isn't just upset the photo was used without permission (read: payment), it says it never would have allowed the pic to be used to mock Caitlyn.  

As of right now ... the pic is still on Berg's Instagram.

Kim Kardashian Threatens to Sue Over Intrusive Naked Photo

7/6/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian
 is enraged that a photo agency is hawking pictures it claims to show her lying naked at her pool, and she's threatened to haul their asses into court.

Kim's lawyer, Marty Singer, fired off a letter to X17, an L.A. paparazzi agency, claiming the company is hawking pics that were taken in a helicopter hovering over Kim's Hidden Hills home. Singer claims the photog broke the law by taking the pic in a chopper with a telephoto lens.

Singer says even worse ... X17 is lying when it claims Kim was naked. He says she was wearing a blue bikini and when she saw the helicopter she grabbed a towel to cover up.  

Singer warned X17 if they sell the pics, they will face big damages for invasion of privacy.

Singer may have gotten through to the agency ... they took the pics off the website.


Justin Bieber Settlement Reached In Photog Heist Case

4/24/2015 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Justin Bieber played Miami nice with the photog who sued him over a scrap with his bodyguard -- they've reached a settlement agreement.

As you may recall ... Jeffrey Binion claimed Biebs ordered his hired muscle to beat him up and steal his camera's memory card.

The suit got a lot of attention after Bieber's videotaped deposition was leaked to TMZ.  Bieber had a fit when the photog's lawyer asked him about  then-GF, Selena Gomez.

The terms of the settlement are sealed.


Bruce Jenner Cops Hunt Down Renegade Paparazzi

4/21/2015 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0421-main-bruce-jenner-fame-01L.A. County Sheriff's deputies paid a visit to Bruce Jenner's Malibu house Tuesday ... then went on the hunt for the paparazzi who have been perched on a nearby hillside and taking aim with telephoto lenses.

It's illegal for photogs to use telephoto lenses to invade the private spaces of the people they're shooting.  

The photographers took pics of Jenner earlier in the day that were being peddled around town. They've also taken pics over the last week from the same perch and Bruce has confronted them. He said he would call the cops if they came back. Tuesday Bruce made good on his promise.

Bruce could, if he wants, probably get a restraining order against the photogs. He could sue them as well. 

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