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Republican Congressman

We Welcome

Bruce Jenner

4/25/2015 12:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz is happy Bruce Jenner will continue to embrace the GOP, telling us his party needs all the Cali support it can get. 

Chaffetz -- an ultra conservative from Utah who has become extremely influential in DC -- told our TMZ photog it's not his job to judge Jenner's choices.

It's interesting ... Chaffetz has become a powerful voice promoting the right of privacy. Although it seems Chaffetz is saying live and let live, he clearly has limits because he has opposed both gay marriage and medical marijuana use in the past.

Jenner told Sawyer he's a long time Republican with no plans of jumping parties. 

New England Patriots

President Cracks

Deflategate, Gronk Jokes

4/23/2015 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

President Barack Obama went in way harder on the New England Patriots than Seahawks coach Pete Carroll did in in the Super Bowl -- unloading a ton of jokes poking fun at the champs.

Obama had his A-game working as he ripped Bill Belichick, Rob Gronkowski and even attempted a Boston accent. Fittingly, the joke that fell most flat ... his Deflategate material. The Pats did not seem amused.

Darrelle Revis was also at the event ... which could've been awkward since he left the team this offseason to sign with the rival NY Jets. 

Pats' Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler (who was singled out by Obama) told TMZ Sports it was no big deal having him there. "We all went to war together, we all practice and work hard together. He earned it just like we did."

New England Patriots

Arrive to the White House

... No Brady? No Problem!

4/23/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The New England Patriots just arrived to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. ... again ... only this time, they're without the team's biggest star Tom Brady

Gronk, Edelman, Belichick, Bob Kraft and more were all suited up and fired up for their meeting with President Obama ... a meeting they earned by winning the Super Bowl. 

So why no Brady? The QB reportedly had to pass on the White House trip due to a family obligation -- though, it's unclear what that obligation is. 

By the way, Brady has been to the White House for the celebratory meet-and-greet 3 times before ('02, '04 and '05) ... but there was a different POTUS back then, George W. Bush. 

NY Congressman Peter King

DON'T CELEBRATE A-ROD

Home Runs Are Tainted

4/23/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

With Alex Rodriguez just 2 home run from tying Willie Mays as #4 on the all-time MLB home run list ... NY Congressman Peter King says NO ONE should celebrate ... 'cause A-Rod's a dirty cheater. 

In fact, the Yankees are practically ignoring A-Rod's impending accomplishment (odd since the Yanks usually celebrate EVERYTHING) ... but King says it's definitely the right move. 

"I think they're right because it's obvious that so many of [A-Rod's] home runs were tainted," King told TMZ Sports

"I think it would be wrong to be celebrating ... since for all we know, hundreds of those home runs probably occurred when he was taking steroids."

Of course, Rodriguez has admitted to using illegal performance enhancing substances -- and was suspended for the entire 2014 season. 

But even if the Yanks do acknowledge the milestone, Alex still has a huge incentive -- the guy will get a $6 MILLION bonus if he ties or breaks the record. 

Rosie the Riveter

Model for Iconic WW II Image Dies

4/22/2015 4:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0422-rosie-the-riveter-mary-keefe-GETTY-01The woman who became Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter -- the symbol of American women working on the home front during World War II -- has died at the age of 92.

Mary Doyle Keefe died Tuesday in Connecticut after a brief illness ... according to her daughter.

Keefe met Rockwell when she was 19-years-old and working as a telephone operator. She was paid $10 to pose for Rockwell's iconic painting ... which showed a woman with her sleeves rolled up, rivet gun on her lap, and eating a sandwich during a break.

The image debuted on the Saturday Evening Post in May 1943.

In real life, Keefe wasn't anywhere near as beefy and muscular as Rockwell's Rosie. He later apologized to Keefe for the image, saying he needed to make her "sort of a giant."

The painting was eventually used to sell war bonds -- and Beyonce even struck her own version of Rosie last summer on Instagram.

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Hillary Clinton

Whore House Voters Back Run

For White House [TMZ TV]

4/20/2015 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Hillary Clinton just landed the first big victory in the run for the White House -- the all-important hooker endorsement from the working girls at Nevada’s famed Bunny Ranch.

And before Hillary blows off their support -- she should know, at least one of these hookers can use “plutocracy” in a sentence! Correctly.tmz-on-tv-3

Hookers for Hillary

From Whore House

To the White House!!!

4/18/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Hillary Clinton just got an endorsement from a group that hundreds of thousands of men have endorsed ... hookers.

Hookers for Hillary is all fired up, and shouting her praises from Nevada's famed Bunny Ranch.  

You gotta hear Ava Adora's ringing endorsement. She's amazingly articulate and insightful. Short story, she knows why America is in danger of becoming a plutocracy, and you probably don't. 

On the other side of the spectrum, take a look at Air Force Amy. She, well, has big boobs.

Sen. Pat Roberts

'Frozen' and Humiliated

Disney Ringtone Interrupts Sen. Hrg.

4/16/2015 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

This is the ONLY way to make a Senate Finance Committee hearing interesting -- and even hysterical -- just have the "Frozen" soundtrack suddenly blare from the phone of 78-year-old Senator Pat Roberts.

Yeah, that just happened.

Roberts was in the middle of one of those normally boring and stiff Senate hearings when his phone started ringing ... and "Let It Go" echoed through the chamber.

Watch ... Roberts fumbled for his phone, but the damage was done.

We called the Kansas Senator's office ... and his communications director said the ringtone is for his grandkids. He's got 5 of 'em. She quickly pointed out he also has Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line" as a ringtone.

Okay, Senator. As you said ... just let it go.

Marco Rubio

He's Not REALLY About Hip-Hop

... Says Hip-Hop Legend

4/16/2015 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Liking hip-hop and LIVING hip-hop are 2 very different things according to rap legend Ali Shaheed Muhammad ... who's calling out Sen. Marco Rubio for saying he's about that life.

The republican presidential hopeful talks a lot about his love of EDM and hip-hop -- says Nicki Minaj is his current fave, and he's recited Tupac and Biggie lyrics to our camera guys multiple times.

But we got Muhammad -- a former member of A Tribe Called Quest -- in L.A. Wednesday, and he's not buying into Rubio's hip-hop claims just yet. Check out Ali's take ... he says there's at least one policy Rubio's gotta change if he wants real street cred.

It's a risk for Sen. Rubio -- if you keep trying to cozy up to hip-hop voters, hip-hop might call you on it. 

Manny Pacquiao

I'M TOO YOUNG TO BE PREZ

... Maybe Senator Tho

4/16/2015 6:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Hold off on the campaign ads ... Manny Pacquiao says he's TOO YOUNG to think about becoming the future president of the Philippines ... but says he's not counting out a run for the Senate. 

Earlier this week, Manny's promoter Bob Arum said he believes Pacquiao will run for the office in 2022 ... and says he has a bright career in politics -- but clearly, Pacman wants to rack up more experience before gunning for the highest seat in the land. 

"I'm not qualified," Manny said at his media day in Los Angeles yesterday ... "I don't have that in my mind. I'm young."

BONUS -- Manny also told us he's on a strict NO SEX plan before the fight ... wait'll you hear how many days Pac's going celibate. 

Sen. Marco Rubio

Wait for the Drop

... EDM Voters! [TMZ TV]

4/14/2015 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ya don't hear GOP and EDM mentioned in the same sentence too often, but Sen. Marco Rubio might change that if he wins his party's nomination for president.

The junior senator from Fla says he loves to drop the bass -- but not everyone thinks he's keeping it 100.tmz-on-tv-3

Sen. Marco Rubio

Put Me in the White House

I'll Bump EDM & Nicki Minaj

4/14/2015 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Nicki Minaj is one step closer to twerking in the Rose Garden ... now that Sen. Marco Rubio -- perhaps her most powerful fan -- is officially in the presidential race.

The latest Republican candidate to throw his hat in the ring has a pretty good working relationship with our D.C. photog, Colin -- and this morning they bro'd down over the junior senator's love of Nicki, EDM, and his hot wife ... a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader.

Check out the clip ... Colin even opened a door for Rubio to take a shot at Hillary's musical tastes. He didn't exactly take the bait.

Even if you don't agree with his politics -- a live performance of "Anaconda" at an inaugural ball would be kinda epic, no?

Manny Pacquiao

Will Run for Prez of Philippines

... Says Bob Arum

4/14/2015 7:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Hail to the Pacman?!

Manny Pacquiao wants to be PRESIDENT Manny Pacquiao ... so says his promoter Bob Arum who tells TMZ Sports he expects the boxer to run for the top office in the Philippines in the very near future. 

"He's gonna be a president," Arum told us outside Craig's in West Hollywood last night.

"He's gonna run for Senate in the Philippines in 2016 ... and then in 2022 or maybe later, he'll run for President of the Philippines."

Manny is no stranger to politics ... he was elected to the Philippine House of Representatives in 2010 and reportedly filed a handful of bills. 

The presidential term in the Philippines in 6 years ... so, if he doesn't run in 2022 ... he'd have to wait until 2028, when Manny would be 49 years old. 

But before we see if he can win an election, there's a tiny boxing match he's gotta win first. 

Good luck ... 

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