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Barack Obama

Secretly Filmed

Working Out in Poland

6/4/2014 12:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Barack Obama Working Out

There was a major Secret Service breach this week in Poland ... because someone was able to sneak video of President Barack Obama working out at the gym ... and it's not pretty.

Obama, who is in Poland to rally Eastern European support against Russian aggression, was filmed working out in a hotel in Warsaw ... and somehow whoever took the video managed to do so without being made by Secret Service.

The workout is a little scattered -- some arms, some legs, some shoulders -- and his form could use some work.

But hey, as long as he's still commander-in-chief of the biggest army in the world ... who cares how much he can bench?

'Big Time Rush' Star


At Secret Service Golf Tourney

6/4/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

What do Secret Service members do when they're not protecting the President ... or boozing in Colombia?? THEY GOLF!!! 

And at a recent Secret Service charity golf tournament in L.A., there was definitely some sort of drone keeping watch from the sky. 

TMZ Sports has obtained footage showing a fast-moving flying object hovering over the event -- where stars like Kendall Schmidt -- the lead singer from "Big Time Rush" who joined current and past agents on the links at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. 

We're told the event raised a ton of cash for families of former agents ... including $2,500 from Schmidt, who sponsored the first tee.

As for the U.F.O. ... our sources on the course tell us the drone hovered over the area throughout the day, zipping around the sky. Unclear if was it was keeping watch over the agents ... or just recording the action for fun. 


Gwyneth Paltrow

Getting Trashed on the Internet ...

Is Just Like War

5/29/2014 9:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Gwyenth Paltrow Internet War
Gwyneth Paltrow is comparing meaningless Internet insults to the ravages of war -- real war -- claiming she's been dehumanized by widespread Internet trash-talking ... the same way a real-life soldier is dehumanized by blood, guts, bullets, night terrors, watching his friends die, and PTSD.

Shortly before her appearance at the Code tech conference this week, Paltrow said, "You come across [comments] about yourself and about your friends, and it’s a very dehumanizing thing. It’s almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing, and then something is defined out of it."

Paltrow -- whose most recent life struggle was probably a scuffed nail -- added, “My hope is, as we get out of it, we’ll reach the next level of conscience.”

It's basically like that empty statement Tom Cruise made comparing acting to war ... minus all the physical exertion.

Paltrow added, "It’s taken me a long time to get to the point where I can see these things and not take it as a personal affront and a hurt. I see myself as a chalkboard or a whiteboard or a screen, and someone is just putting up their own projection on it."

Cindy McCain -- the wife of John McCain (an actual veteran) -- has already torn Paltrow to shreds on Twitter, writing, "Gweneth Paltrow [sic] is a joke ... Perhaps Gweneth Paltrow should go out on patrol with some soldiers. Kind of like a Red Carpet in her mind I guess!"

And other veterans agree -- a rep for Veterans for Peace tells TMZ, "She doesn't understand what it means to be in real danger ... Not someone talking to you on the Internet, but actually having bullets shot at you."

The rep adds, "I've gone to war and had that kind of fear. She's not in a situation where she can compare the two. She hasn't had to fear for her life and not know whether she'd make it home."


Naked Man


at the White House

5/23/2014 1:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking Nudes

0523-naked-white-house-guy-twitter-01You're a security officer at the White House. It's the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. You probably have BBQ on the mind. The only thing that could possibly ruin your day could be if ... oh, we don't know ... some guy strips down naked and puts up a fight.

So it went this afternoon ... when that exact scenario played out in a very public and touristy spot at the White House.

According to the Secret Serivce, the man in question was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries suffered when the security at 1600 Pennsylanvia Ave. had to carefully subdue him.

A rep for the Secret Service said the man gave no reason for why the he decided to strip down naked.

He was eventually charged with two counts of assault and one count of indecent exposure.

Sarah Jessica Parker

First Lady Is High

On Fashion Rankings

5/21/2014 4:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sarah Jessica Parker going to the White House meant code red for the First Lady -- as in what the hell to wear when a fashion icon comes over? So, did Michelle Obama dress to impress?

We asked SJP, and the jury is still out!  For us, not Sarah ... she totally caved under pressure. 


Pat Sajak

I Was Just Joking!

Climate Scientists Aren't Really Racist

5/21/2014 11:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Pat Sajak Global Warming Tweet
Pat Sajak
is spinning the wheel of backtracking ... on his controversial tweet attacking scientists who believe global warming is an actual thing.

The "Wheel of Fortune" host grabbed some letters for a sort of apology, saying ... "Of course I was joking. Just mocking the name-calling that is directed at global warming skeptics within and without the scientific community."

Late Monday, Sajak had tweeted: "I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night."

Pat's mea culpa was totally unnecessary -- at least to comedian Neal Brennan who responded to the original jab with ... "Call me crazy, but I get all of my science from Pat Sajak and Jenny McCarthy. Seriously, call me crazy. I'm f****** crazy," 

Bristol Palin

My Crazed Stalker

Is Back in Alaska!

5/18/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0516-bristol-palin-tmz-02It looks like Bristol Palin is about to get a proposal she doesn't want ... the stalker who once sent her an engagement ring is back in her home state of Alaska.

Palin filed legal docs against a Texas man who once showed up 2 years ago on Sarah Palin's doorstep during a birthday party for Bristol's son Tripp.

It was so alarming ... Bristol got a restraining order ... but it expired earlier this year.

The stalker returned to Alaska last week ... probably not for the wildlife.

We're told authorities contacted Bristol to let her know he was back in town -- and she made a beeline to the courthouse for another restraining order to protect Tripp and her.

She got a temp restraining order.  A hearing to make it permanent is set for next week.

George W. Bush's Dog

Miss Beazley Dies

After Battling Cancer

5/17/2014 3:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0517-george-bush-dog-getty-01George W. Bush's Scottish terrier Miss Beazley was put to sleep Saturday ... after doctors said the cancer she had been fighting finally got the best of her.

Bush's office announced the death this afternoon ... saying the dog was a "source of joy" for the family during the ex-Prez's time in Washington and Dallas.

Bush gave the dog to his wife Laura as a birthday present while he was in office ... and M.B. was featured in a video the White House made in '05 called, "A Very Beazley Christmas."

Miss Beazley was almost 10.

Kevin Spacey

I Did NOT Get Millions for Presidential Selfie

5/17/2014 2:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0517-kevin-spacey-mex-pres-twitter-01On "House of Cards" Kevin Spacey deals in political payoffs all the time -- but Spacey says his real pockets are clean, and says a report claiming he was paid 8 mil for a photo with Mexico's President ... is total BS.

After Spacey and President Enrique Pena Nieto took the selfie earlier this month in Cancun ... a report came out saying the actor was paid the 7-figure sum -- and a Mexican tourism official board confirmed to Forbes a payment was made, but refused to reveal the price.

However, Spacey says that's a load of crap ... tweeting, "Story about Mex Gov paying 8m or any amount for selfie not true!"

Kevin was in Cancun to speak a tourism fair, but he adds ... "Meeting President not planned at all."


I'm Staging Wedding Boycott

to Protest Sultan

5/16/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
 is so outraged by the medieval mind of the Sultan of Brunei ... he's cancelled his big wedding bash at the Hotel Bel-Air.

Babyface and fiancée Nicole Pantenburg are getting hitched Saturday, and planned to have their ceremony and reception at the swanky hotel owned by the Sultan's company.  He also owns the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The Sultan is on Hollywood's s*** list after announcing he'll continue enforcing an Islamic law that imposes death by stoning for homosexuality and adultery.

We're told the wedding will go on, but they've made a quick switch to a different venue in Bev Hills.

Babyface isn't the first celeb to yank an event  ... Kim Kardashian's bridal shower last weekend was moved from the Beverly Hills Hotel to another location.

Dr. Dre

Compton Mayor Offers Ultimate Baller Status

5/13/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Dre is about to get knighted ... Compton-style -- the music mogul's hometown wants to hand him a key to the city ... TMZ has learned. 

Mayor Aja Brown tells us she's reached out to Dre's camp to offer the honor to commemorate his entrepreneurial spirit, and no doubt ... that pending $3.2 billion deal to sell Beats Audio to Apple.

Brown tells TMZ she's also asking the Doc to help her restore the city ... saying it would be great if Dre got involved in sponsoring performance arts or music programs in Compton.

Either way ... Brown says the key is Dre's if he wants it. 

FUN FACT: If Dre accepts, he'd join DJ Quik ... who say Compton gave him a key for his charitable efforts in the city -- but Dre would be the first billionaire honoree.

"Playas get they paper when they game is tight." 


Barack Obama

The Biggest Name at Big-Name Dinner Table

5/8/2014 6:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Barack Obama was in a sea of celebs in fancy schmancy Bel Air Wednesday night ... and the Prez stacked his table with the biggest names in the room ... well, the biggest to him anyway.

Obama was honored by the USC Shoah Foundation with its annual “Ambassador for Humanity” award, which was created by Steven Spielberg.

The event was hosted by Conan O'Brien, featured a performance by Bruce Springsteen, and had "Taken" star Liam Neeson as a "special guest" ... so they got to sit with the Prez.

But there were plenty of other celebs there who didn't get the honor of sitting at the featured table ... including Barbra Streisand, Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Hanks, Rita Wilson, Jeff Garlin, Octavia Spencer, Judge Judy Sheindlin, Mitch Hurwitz ... and Kim Kardashian.

Even in Hollywood, not everyone can sit at the cool kids table.


Bush's Chief of Staff


Infamous 9/11 Quote

5/2/2014 6:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

050214_andy_card_launch_v2Andy Card -- chief of staff for George W. Bush while he was President -- probably has the most famous quote of all-time that was not heard at the time ... and he re-enacted it this morning for TMZ.

Card was in D.C. this morning -- coincidentally signing the famous photo taken on September 11, showing him telling the President about the World Trade Center attack.

He then stoically repeated what he told the President that day ... and it's sure to send chills down your spine.


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