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Justin Bieber Photog

I'm Not a Witch, Hag, or a Whore!!

Despite My Nickname

11/17/2014 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1117_justin_bieber_pap_fight_2012_akm_gsiThere were no spells cast on Justin Bieber during his violent face-off with a paparazzo -- and the photog wants to make that crystal clear when he takes Bieber to court.

Sounds strange, but the pap -- Jose Osmin Hernandez Duran -- just filed docs requesting his nickname be left out of the trial. He's accusing Bieber of assaulting him back in May, 2012 at the Calabasas Commons.

Duran's nickname is "Bruja" -- a Spanish handle loosely translated to ... witch, hag or sorceress. According to Bruja's attorney, the nickname relates somehow to his appearance -- but there's no evidence he actually "practices witchcraft."

Glad that's cleared up.

One other translation of "Bruja" is ... whore. The docs make no specific denial of that word.

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Charlize Theron

Kids with

Sean Penn

11/15/2014 2:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Charlize Theron can play with her 2 year-old son without fear of hikers who jump to conclusions ... at least when she does it in the middle of Los Angeles.

The Oscar winning mom was out with BF Sean Penn yucking it up in front of the paparazzi.

We broke the story ... a hiker called 911 after hearing Jackson's screaming mid-temper tantrum Friday. Cops quickly realized the kid was fine and it was a false alarm.

This time there were only screams of joy.

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Brody Jenner

Don't Ask Me About Kim Kardashian

... Flips Out on Photog!

11/9/2014 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF



Brody Jenner just went nuclear on a photog for asking a polite question about his stepsister.

It all went down at Sydney Airport after Brody arrived to a surprising amount of fanfare -- but when the photog asked him what Kim Kardashian thought of Australia ... Brody WENT OFF!

Brody rushed toward the paparazzo, but stopped short of taking him down. The outburst makes it seem like he's got a serious grudge against someone.  On the surface, it might appear that he and Kim don't get along, especially cause he didn't go to her wedding -- but did attend the wedding of her ex-BF Reggie Bush.

But the more likely scenario is that Brody feels like he has his own life and is not living in the shadow of anyone else. He's also pissed off at paparazzi who ask questions about other members of his family ... namely Bruce Jenner.

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Suge Knight

Threatened Female Pap ...

'I Got a Bitch to Beat Your Ass' [Video]

11/2/2014 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



Suge Knight menacingly got in the face of a female photographer and repeatedly called her a "bitch" moments before he and Katt Williams allegedly tried to snatch her camera ... and we have video of the run-in.

This is the first video of the Sept. 5 Beverly Hills incident that got Suge and Katt arrested for robbery last week. The clip starts with Suge going after a male paparazzo, but then he starts berating the chick pap from a distance -- accusing her of taking pictures of his son.

Then it gets real scary. All 6'4" of Suge marches over to her, and unleashes the threat ... "I got a bitch to come beat your motherf***in' ass!" 

It's interesting -- as we first told you ... Katt Williams denies laying a hand on the photog, but does say a female companion of his intervened because the pap was taking shots of Suge's young son.

Katt Williams never appears in the video.

Kanye West

Dope Sweatshirt Sells Out After Pap Photo

11/1/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kanye West
can move product ... and he proved that with a single push of a button Thursday ... and a marijuana-fueled clothing company is reaping the benefits.

The always fashion-conscious Yeezus became a Pied Piper of sorts with the pic he snapped of a pap wearing a sweet sweaty. The manufacturer -- D9 Reserve -- instantly sold out ... more than 300 sweatshirts at $135 a pop. That's a cool $40K.

D9 is big in the weed scene, promoting pot in its fashions.  

As for the sweatshirt, the company does not plan to restock, which will make the 300 instant classics.


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Kanye West

I'mma Let You Pose For MY Pics

... That Sweatshirt is Dope

10/30/2014 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



Kanye West doesn't fraternize with photogs ... but when one of the guys snapping his pics is wearing a dope sweatshirt -- Yeezus changes his tune. 

Mr. West was catching a cab Wednesday in New York City when one of the photogs caught Kanye's eye ... his fashion eye.

Kanye put his trip on pause and snapped a few pics of the sweatshirt.

But maybe the most puzzling thing ... why is Kanye taking a Yellow Cab?
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Katt Williams

Suge and I Did Nothing Wrong …

We Were Protecting a Kid!

10/30/2014 5:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

103014_katt_williams_launchKatt Williams says he and Suge Knight were falsely arrested because they were not trying to steal a camera ... they were trying to protect a 5-year-old child from an unethical photographer.

Katt talked to our photog hours after his release Wednesday in Malibu ... he's characteristically cryptic ... but it seems he's saying he and Suge saw the alleged victim shooting a 5-year-old who was alone in an alley and suggested the photog was doing something inappropriate.  

According to Katt ... the female photog said she would erase the video but then booked it, so they gave chase.  And, he says they never took the camera.

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Katt Williams & Suge Knight

Arrested for Stealing Camera

From Female Pap

10/29/2014 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Suge Knight
and Katt Williams got busted today for allegedly snatching a camera from a female photographer in Beverly Hills.

The alleged incident went down back on Sept. 5 outside a studio ... according to the L.A. County D.A.

Katt was arrested this morning when he showed up in court for an assault case -- and TMZ obtained Suge's mug shot ... taken after he was nabbed in Las Vegas. They were booked for robbery.

Both men have lengthy rap sheets ... and as a result the D.A.'s Office says Suge could face 30 years to life in state prison -- while Williams could be nailed for up to 7 years.

We shot video of the alleged victim talking to cops right after the run-in.

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Anne Hathaway

Not So Totally Clean Getaway

10/23/2014 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



Anne Hathaway has mastered the fine art of avoiding the paparazzi ... especially when she's dripping in sweat after yoga class.

Anne hit up a yoga gym in West Hollywood on Wednesday, and things got interesting when she left. The gym staff teamed up to move her Porsche (but not easily) right next to the exit -- so Anne could make an incognito getaway.

Not much to see of Anne here, but the silver lining -- there's a lot to see of one of her yoga instructors.

Yoga. It does a body really good.

Jennifer Lawrence

Out in a Flash

10/23/2014 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

102314_jennifer_lawrence_launch_v2Jennifer Lawrence has a hard time eating out ... and if you have any doubt, watch this video of her leaving Ago on Wednesday night.

None of the photogs got to ask her what she thought of rumored BF Chris Martin getting tenderly stroked by Gwyneth the night before at a Brentwood restaurant.

Wherever she was going ... she'll be changing directions soon.  She reportedly just dropped $7 mil on Jessica Simpson's former Bev Hills pad.

James Franco

Photog Files Police Report

For Takedown at Concert

10/18/2014 1:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1018-james-franco-PCN-01James Franco took down a photog while leaving the Lana Del Rey concert Friday night in Hollywood ... this according to the paparazzo -- who now wants justice.

Franco attended the LDR show at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and based on the pics it looks like James may have just been joking around when it happened.

The photog obviously wasn't playing around though ... he went into an LAPD office Saturday morning to file a report -- claiming he's got broken equipment and a minor back injury.

We're told police will pass the case onto detectives this week.

We reached out to Franco's rep ... so far, no word back.

Justin Bieber

Punching Paps in Paris

10/1/2014 6:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1001-justin-bieber-rameyJustin Bieber mixed it up Tuesday with the paparazzi in Paris and appeared to throw a punch during the fracas. 

We're told Bieber and his crew tried to clear the photogs out of the way as they entered their hotel after dinner.

Check out Bieber -- inexplicably dressed in a camouflage jacket and pants with black leather sneakers -- his hand just below the neck of one photog ... another photo shows Bieber appearing to be in mid-punch.

Biebs has been a busy boy in Paree ... dining with Kendall Jenner and later partying with Kendall, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Paris Hilton and GF Selena Gomez ... but avoiding Miranda Kerr like Ebola.

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Paris Cops

We Don't Care About Kim Kardashian

9/26/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Parisian police couldn't care less Kim Kardashian was attacked while making her way through paparazzi at a Fashion Week event ... they say the assault means nothing to them ... and don't understand why Americans make such a big deal of it.

An official from the Prefecture de police de Paris said unlike the cops in the U.S. ... the Paris police don't become involved in such "minimal situations."

So cops tell us they will take NO action against Vitalii Sediuk for trying to tackle Kim to the ground. 

It's a pretty laissez-faire attitude ... considering Princess Diana was killed in Paris 17-years ago while trying to flee from paparazzi.  

As we previously reported ... Kim and Kanye beefed up their security while in Paris.

Sacrebleu!

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