Lindsay Lohan says she has a good reason for supporting a presidential candidate in Brazil ... she says her "Brazilian contacts" like the guy -- a guy whose company owned a chopper filled with tons of coke.
Lindsay tweeted, "I support @aecioNeves, for presidential candidature. His platform brings positive changes in Brazil."
Lindsay took a beating for getting involved in anyone's politics for obvious reasons. But a source connected with LiLo tells TMZ, she's supporting the guy because "she has plenty of contacts there and has several business trips to the country." The source also says she has a "good contact" in Brazil who likes Neves a lot.
Here's what Lindsay's 8.5 million followers need to know. Neves owns a company that owns a helicopter that was seized by the federal police ... seized because it was carrying 4.5 TONS of cocaine.
It's unclear if Lindsay supports Neves because he's a good guy or just throws a good party.
Funny Thing About Protesters ...
10/21/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Palin Family Brawl
Bristol: He Called Me A C**t and A Slut!
10/21/2014 2:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bristol Palin hysterically told cops during the epic drunken Palin family brawl in Alaska last month ... that some guy knocked her down and called her a f**king c**t.
Bristol's conversation with cops outside the party near Anchorage was recorded by the officer and TMZ obtained a copy. During the convo ... Bristol explains the fight was triggered by an "old lady" who shoved her younger sister, Willow.
Listen carefully ... you can hear Sarah Palin in the background telling Bristol not to cuss during her statement.
As we reported ... police broke up the massive melee, but no one involved wanted to press charges.
Hail to Amal & the Future Chief?
10/21/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
After pulling off the wedding, George Clooney's next big hurdle could be winning political office. After all ... there's a theory that's why he got married anyway -- to nail down a proper First Lady.
We got the Cloons out to address politics and something even more important -- sushi in the Valley?
Haitian Prime Minister
Yeah, My GF's a Supermodel
And I'm Damn Proud Of It
10/10/2014 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Petra Nemcova is one of the most beautiful women in the world ... which makes Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe one of the luckiest men, and the guy's got no problem admitting it.
The supermodel went public with their relationship a few months ago -- which has to give Lamothe a huge leg up in meetings with other heads of state, right? We got the PM in Washington, DC on Thursday, and asked him if that's the case.
LL's no fool ... he played it like a good boyfriend should.
One tip for the Prime Minister, who was leaving the World Bank when we shot him. Next time bring Petra! Nerdy bankers melt for supermodels ... like most of us.
The Pricey Presence of His Company
10/10/2014 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
President Obama snapped pics, ate dinner and chitchatted with his Hollywood constituents Thursday ... but only if the price was right.
We got hold of the pricey menu at Gwyneth Paltrow's digs -- where people paid $32K for a full hangout with Obama.
Here's the price list for the various options:
- $1,000: You get on Gwyneth's lawn and get to hear the Prez.
- $2,500: A good seat on her lawn.
- $5,000: Includes a photo with the Prez.
- $15,000: A Prez pic AND you get to stay for dinner.
- $32,400: Talk time with the prez, your name on the invitation and all of the other perks.
Having a famous friend doesn't come cheap.
I Love to Golf with
10/10/2014 9:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Bolton is OBSESSED with golf -- and he's played with some of the most famous people on the planet -- but the singer tells TMZ Sports his favorite celeb to play with is Bill Clinton!!
Bolton's been a regular on the celeb golf circuit for years ... teeing off next to guys like Kevin Costner, Bill Murray Darius Rucker and more -- but MB insists the #1 guy is #42.
Michael usually plays with Bill at Clinton's annual Humana Challenge golf tournament near Palm Springs ... and reportedly has a 9 handicap.
As for Clinton, he's got a 10 handicap.
No wonder he enjoys playing with the Prez so much.
Celebrity Event Sullies Presidency
10/10/2014 6:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The idiocy of Hollywood was in full bloom Thursday night when Gwyneth Paltrow turned an already-embarrassing Hollywood fundraiser into "The Dating Game."
Paltrow -- who hosted the event at her Brentwood home -- gushed as she introduced President Obama, "You're so handsome that I can't speak properly."
She then showed utter ignorance about, and contempt for, the Constitution and separation of powers -- the basic tenets of our government -- by saying, "It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass."
It's the latest example of how demeaning it has become for Presidents to act like circus animals -- performing for crowds that will feed them ... in this case, feed them with money to line political coffers.
It's revolting that celebrities and other rich people feel such a need for self-importance -- contributing money but ONLY if they can have their picture taken with the president and tell their friends they had dinner with him. If they're so committed to him, just send him a check and let him stay in Washington and do his job.
Fact is ... it has little to do with Obama. It's about how the celebrity circus has sullied the Presidency of the United States.
Lets His Girlfriend Drive
His Two Million Dollar Car!
10/6/2014 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Arnold Schwarzenegger looked pretty calm for a guy sitting in the passenger seat ... while his girlfriend Heather Milligan was in the driver's seat of his custom Bugatti Veyron sports car over the weekend.
No biggie. It's only worth around $2,000,000.
That is love. And it's also why people have insurance. Lots of it.
Jokes Prez Obama Is Like
The Ebola Virus
10/3/2014 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Shameless" star Steve Howey can forget about any future White House invitations ... because he blasted President Barack Obama with an Ebola joke that ended up backfiring.
Howey tweeted on Thursday ... "People shouldn't be so scared about this virus from Africa. He only has two more years of his presidency."
Too soon? Howey, or his publicist ... must've thought so after the fact, since he eventually deleted the tweet, but the damage was done. Several of his followers retweeted it, and most of them found it offensive.
We reached out to Howey's rep ... so far, no word back.
We Sold Wedding Pics to Highest Bidder ...
9/30/2014 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
George Clooney put his wedding pics on the auction block and a tabloid was one of the winners ... but the money is ALL going to charities that he fiercely supports ... TMZ has learned.
George's wedding pics have been sold to People and the British tabloid Hello! Sources familiar with the sales tell us it was strictly an issue of which mag anted up the most. People won the North America market and Hello! conquered Europe.
Our sources say ... the money will be going to several human rights charities. We're told the lion's share is earmarked for the Satellite Sentinel Project -- a charity that monitors the movements of militant gangs in the Sudan ... in order to warn civilians. Clooney is a co-founder of the group, which launched in 2010.
As one source connected to Clooney tells TMZ ... "Every photo in both magazines will be saving a life."
Marines Cool with Hot Latte Salute
9/24/2014 8:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The President of the United States can do a proper salute, a latte salute or no salute at all ... according to the Marine Corps.
Obama's taken more heat than an extra-hot mocha for saluting his Marine detail with coffee cup in hand.
A Marine official tells TMZ, there's no salute etiquette when it comes to the Commander in Chief, adding, "However he conducts himself walking out of an aircraft is sufficient."
That may sound like sucking up, but fact is there's Presidential precedent. Take a look at W struggling to fire off a salute with Barney in hand.
However he wants to espresso himself.
Opinions On Coffee Salute
... Split Half and Half
9/23/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
President Barack Obama's casual salute while walking off Marine One has landed POTUS in some very hot water.
Barack and Michelle Obama touched down in NYC Tuesday to speak at the U.N., and he saluted his Marine Corps guards while still gripping a cup of Joe in his right hand.
Critics jumped on BO, claiming it was an un-Presidential break from protocol -- while supporters call it
Obviously, the White House didn't think it was a big deal since the vid was posted on its official Instagram.
So we gotta ask ...