Taylor Swift just got a restraining order against a guy who believes he's married to the singer and who vowed to murder anyone who stands between them -- including Secretary of State John Kerry.
Swift filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in which she claims Timothy Sweet has dogged her since January, 2011.
Sweet has sent a torrent of emails, letters, and social media posts professing his love for her.
Among the messages:
-- "If anyone in Taylor Swift's family gets killed, it is not my fault."
-- "My wife, Taylor Swift (Sweet) and I live in Beverly Hills. I am in love with her. In conclusion, we treat each other with dignity and respect. I will carry a gun to protect her the rest of my life."
-- "Dearest Taylor, I'll kill any man who gets in the way of our marriage. Message to John Kerry, Secretary of State. Message from YOUR Presidential Candidate."
Swift says she's worried for her safety and the safety of her family.
A judge just ordered Sweet to stay 100 yards away from Swift and 3 members of her family.
Alleged Kennedy Bros. Sex Tape Auction Canceled
3/3/2014 4:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The home movie of Marilyn Monroe banging John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert F. Kennedy ... will NOT be going up on the auction block ... TMZ has learned.
The Tulare County Sheriff's Department tells us the auction, which was scheduled to go down tomorrow ... has been canceled because William Castleberry -- the owner of the 8mm film -- settled his $200,000 debt.
Castleberrry owed the $200k for a previous court judgement against him -- and deputies had seiezed the film, along with several other items, to cover the debt.
Castleberry's attorneys tell us they have no idea who made the payment -- all they know is Casteleberry's stuff will be returned ... and the world will have to wait to see Marilyn's alleged threesome with the Kennedy bros.
'Crack Mayor' Rob Ford
Loaded with Chick Magnets
At Oscar Party
3/3/2014 1:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Toronto's crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford is never done campaigning -- not only did he throw down big money to party with hot chicks in Hollywood after the Oscars last night ... he actually handed out Ford-themed commemorative magnets to his female admirers.
Actress/socialite Meredith Thomas tells TMZ, she and a friend ran into Ford at the post-Oscars bash at the W Hollywood -- where they found him chilling in his own private cabana by the pool.
Thomas says she asked Ford for a photo and he obliged -- then handed her and her friend a Rob Ford Mayor magnet and a business card. Thomas says Rob asked her to stick around, but she declined.
As for Ford's poolside cabana -- it didn't come cheap. We're told the average price for cabanas Sunday night was $2,500 a pop, including booze.
Magnets attract ... but they also repel.
Bill Clinton To Hookers
I Love Posing With Pretty Girls
3/3/2014 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The two hookers who scored a photo with Bill Clinton over the weekend say the Prez still has an eye for pretty girls ... and he told them so.
Ava Adora told us on TMZ Live ... she and Barbie Girl made a beeline for Clinton at the event -- much to the chagrin of the Secret Service. They expressed their love, and he said, right back at ya.
Dennis Hof -- who owns Nevada's Bunny Ranch where the girls work -- scoffs at the charity's contention the girls were not allowed to be there and were unceremoniously thrown out. He says they had tickets and actually closed down the joint ... with a HUGE porn star.
'Crack Mayor' Rob Ford
Toronto is Safe
... Even Though I'm Partying at Oscars
3/1/2014 9:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Citizens of Toronto, fear not ... even though your sometimes crack-smoking mayor just touched down in Hollywood to apparently hit up the Oscars -- and after his recent trip to Mardi Gras -- he claims the city is still in good hands.
Rob Ford made his way through a media storm of cameras Saturday night at LAX (video to follow) ... telling our photog he's running political biz from the road -- and even plans to run for office again later this year.
"Crack Mayor" told the Toronto Sun early Saturday morning he was flying to L.A. to attend the Academy Awards ... but when he got to baggage claim Jimmy Kimmel was waiting as his driver ... so this was clearly all for his late night show.
Watch the clip ... see which d-bag Canuck we'd get in a trade with Canada -- him or Bieber.
Bunny Ranch Owner
My Hookers Were Invited Guests
At Clinton Charity Event
3/1/2014 6:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof says the two hookers who snapped a pic with Bill Clinton at a charity event last week were invited guests of his ... and nobody kicked them out of the party.
Hof tells TMZ ... he was approved by the charity to bring two dates to the Unite 4 Humanity event -- Barbie Girl and Ava Adora -- and even promoted the charity's party to his supporters via newsletter.
The HBO star says his entire group went through security and were given wristbands because they were all on the list ... and not one of them was kicked out of the party -- despite sources close to the event claiming otherwise.
Dennis adds, "how the f*** did we get there if we weren't invited?!"
SURROUNDED BY HOOKERS
3/1/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Clinton has really whore'd himself out this time -- surrounding himself with real prostitutes.
Slick Willie probably had no clue ... but the women Bill posed with at an L.A. charity event Thursday night are two star hookers at the famed Nevada Bunny Ranch brothel.
The brunette goes by Ava Adora and the blonde goes by Barbie Girl. According to her bio on the BR website, the blonde is very flexible and specializes in de-virginizing. The brunette "knows how to please a variety of both men and women."
We have no idea how they got in to the star-studded Unite4Humanity charity gala -- which honored Clinton along with several other philanthropic celebs like Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese -- but we can take a wild guess why they showed.
Bubba's really on a roll -- back in 2012, he got cozy with a couple porn stars at a gala in Monaco.
God we hope Hillary wins.
10:45 PST -- Sources close to the people who ran the event say the 2 hookers were not invited guests -- they were more than likely someone's plus 1 -- and were removed from the party after snapping the pic with Clinton.
However, sources close to the 2 women say that's not true.
Alleged Sex Tape with Kennedys Going to Auction
2/28/2014 5:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Marilyn Monroe had sex with John F. Kennedy AND Robert F. Kennedy ... and their sexual romps were captured on film ... at least according to the guy who owns the film, but is about to lose it in a public auction.
William Castleberry -- a former Hollywood bodyguard -- tells TMZ the film was seized from his home, along with other property ... and is going to auction Tuesday to cover a $200k court judgment against him.
Castleberry won't say where or how he got the film ... but says he always kept it secret out of respect for Marilyn's ex-husband Joe DiMaggio -- who Castleberry says was a good friend of his.
Castleberry says he knows people think he's a fraud, but insists it's definitely MM on that film.
He says he's trying to raise the $200k to pay off his debt before the film is sold.
Just a hunch, but most of the world is hoping Castleberry fails.
I'm at a Crossroads with Sean Penn
2/28/2014 6:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Clinton and Sean Penn came face-to-face in Hollywood last night ... but there was no real beef ... because they were eating at a vegan restaurant.
Clinton -- with a full secret service escort -- hit up Crossroads restaurant ... to meet Penn for a meat-free dinner date (Bill is a vegan these days).
Unclear why they got together -- Haiti? Global human rights? Charlize Theron?
All we know is the two have known each other for years ... and even appeared in a "Funny or Die" video together back in 2011.
Still, one question remains -- when Bill and Sean get together for a meal ... who pays?
Is a Horse Nazi
2/27/2014 9:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Liam Neeson is PISSED OFF at New York City's new mayor for trying to kill the Central Park horse industry.
Things got pretty heated last night on "The Daily Show" -- Neeson unloaded on Mayor Bill de Blasio, claiming the horse carriage industry has been a major part of NYC life from the beginning.
Liam and Jon get into it ... on whether the horses have a fulfilling life. It's interesting.
Urges Senators to Get 'Knocked Up'
2/26/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Seth Rogen testified before a Senate subcommittee Wednesday and pledged allegiance -- to "House of Cards."
Seth went to Capitol Hill to voice his support for legislation to increase funding for Alzheimer's research. Seth's mother-in-law suffers from the disease.
By congressional standards, Seth was hilarious ... and a little too hip for the room.
Safe to say Senator Tom Harkin, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee, is not a big fan of "Knocked Up" ... but he was clearly amused.
Check out the video. Pretty funny.
Michelle Obama's Jeweler
Gastineau Girls Are Ripping Off My Smithsonian Style!!!
2/24/2014 9:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lisa and Brittny Gastineau aren't just a couple off small-time jewelry thieves ... they're ripping off one of the most famous jewelers in American history -- so says the famous jeweler herself.
Loree Rodkin -- who has designed jewelry for Michelle Obama, Cher, Madonna, Sting, Steven Tyler, Elton John, and others -- is suing Lisa Gastineau and her daughter over their new jewelry line Tres Glam ... claiming their designs are Tres Stolen.
Loree claims she's so famous ... her Michelle Obama ring and jewelry designs from the 2009 inaugural ball are part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
Loree claims Tres Glam has been shamelessly ripping off SEVERAL of her recent designs -- which are copyrighted -- including the below "Spider Web Bondage Ring" ... and she's demanding the Gastineaus put an end to it ASAP.
Loree is suing for at least $150,000 per alleged copyright infringement ... and she's demanding they stop selling the products asap.
Calls to the Gastineaus weren't returned.
'Tremendous Amount of Disappointment'
Says Governor of Maryland
2/24/2014 12:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Governor of Maryland tells TMZ Sports ... he feels a "tremendous amount of disappointment" in Baltimore Ravens superstar Ray Rice after learning about his domestic violence arrest.
Gov. Martin O'Malley -- a huge Ravens fan -- was walking through D.C. this weekend when we asked him for his thoughts on the situation ... and it's clear, Martin is pretty devastated.
"You know what, its ... I dont know that it has anything to do with being a fan or not being a fan," O'Malley said.
"You always feel a tremendous amount of disappointment whenever someone finds themselves in a situation involving this sort of domestic violence ... and the public attention to it only makes that pain magnified."
Watch the video ... O'Malley's disappointment is palpable.