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Bill Cosby

My Good Name's Being Tarnished!

11/26/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bill Cosby is outraged by the torrent of sexual assault allegations ... calling them "unsubstantiated accusations."

But the guy who fits the Bill is actually Mayor Bill Cosby from Bevier, MO. He tells us he's just sick over the accusations and what it's done to the legendary comedian.

Mayor Bill met his namesake at one of Cosby's concerts back in June. Hizzoner has affection for Cosby and is hoping and praying the stories are all rubbish.

The Mayor is a man of many skills. When he's not running the 1-square-mile city -- population 718 -- he operates heavy machinery.

They have one thing in common ... they both wanna bulldozer.

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Omarosa

Hey, Trump ... Lay Off Obama!

You Don't Know JACK About Ferguson

11/25/2014 4:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Omarosa Manigault is ripping her old boss Donald Trump ... saying he's talking out of his ass when he blames President Obama for the Ferguson riots -- and Trump has no clue what's really happening there.

Omarosa -- a veteran of 3 seasons of "The Apprentice" -- tells TMZ Trump is entitled to his opinion ... but claims he's making up facts when he says Obama's weak leadership is responsible for America's racial divide.

Trump tweeted ... Obama has "no control (or respect) over the African-American community" -- and blamed him for blacks doing "so poorly" under his presidency.

Omarosa tells us ... she thinks Trump is full of BS, and claims she personally spent time in Ferguson working alongside White House personnel sent by the President to deal with the crisis.

She also says Trump is the one who's making things worse because -- "With tensions high in our community we don't need more divisiveness! And the Obama bashing is getting a bit redundant."

So much for that 4th go-round on 'Apprentice.'

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Macklemore

On Front Line of Ferguson Protest

'It's About Mike Brown'

11/25/2014 7:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

112514_macklemore_launchRapper Macklemore was one of thousands of people who protested in the streets Monday night following the decision in Ferguson, MO not to file charges against the cop who shot and killed Michael Brown

The Seattle native was seen marching in his hometown's protest -- which eventually turned violent -- with his hands in the air, joining the chant, "Don't shoot! Hands up!"

Macklemore tried to blend in, but was spotted by a KING 5 photog. When asked about his reasons for being there ... he put the spotlight on Brown.

Unclear if he was still marching when protesters clashed with police.

Don Lemon

Protests in Ferguson

'Obviously' Protesters Smell Like Weed

11/25/2014 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

112514_don_lemon_launchDon Lemon had another "open mouth, insert foot" moment on CNN ... this time using the word "obviously" to describe the smell of marijuana in the air during the protests in Ferguson.

Lemon was on the scene Monday night as residents took to the streets to protest the decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown

It kinda turned into quien es mas macho between Lemon and Chris Cuomo. Lemon had gas mask in hand and Chris went commando. 

At one point as gas moved in Don's direction he put the mask on but for some reason took it off, saying he needed water and started hacking uncontrollably.

Sad part for Don and Chris though -- Sara Sidner outmanned both of 'em by taking a rock to the dome ... and not missing a beat.  

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Reggie Bush

Compares Mike Brown To Palestinians

11/25/2014 6:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1125_reggie_bush_ferguson_instagram_postReggie Bush just compared Ferguson to Israel -- suggesting Israelis are shooting unarmed Palestinians ... the same way Officer Darren Wilson shot Mike Brown. 

The Detroit Lions star went to Instagram and posted a photo of a man holding a sign that reads, "The Palestinian people know what mean to be shot while unarmed because of your ethnicity #ferguson #justice."

Bush also included a caption -- "No matter who you are, what color skin you have, where you live, we are all in this together! This isn't a Ferguson problem it's a Global Problem! We need change NOW! What happened to humanity? #JusticeForMikeBrown."

Question is ...

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Miley Cyrus Can Party with My Fam

11/25/2014 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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112514_rfk_jr_launch_v2Get ready for inflatable penises and people in teddy bear suits all over Hyannis Port (again?) ... because Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says Miley Cyrus is welcome at the Kennedy Compound.

Since Miley started dating Patrick Schwarzenegger, we've wondered how Miley and her antics would fit in with the buttoned-up Kennedy clan.

Sounds like RFK Jr. and his wife Cheryl Hines had a summit about this very topic -- check out his endorsement for Cyrus. Of course, the real question might be ... can they keep up with Miley?

You've been warned, H.P.

Marion Barry

Crack Mayor

Dead at 78

11/23/2014 4:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1123-marion-berry-gettyFormer Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry -- who became nationally famous after an epic cocaine bust that did not derail his career -- died Sunday morning at 78.

Barry served 4 terms as Mayor, but his defining moment for most people is what he did in a hotel room during his tenure ... smoking crack with a young woman, and as FBI barged in the room screaming, "She set me up!"

Barry -- who was a folk hero in D.C. -- became the butt of jokes and almost a staple punchline on shows like "SNL."

But after serving time for drug possession, he became mayor once again. 

Barry became a paradigm of politicians … how they could do wrong, yet still remain popular with the electorate.

Cause of death has not been disclosed.




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Vladimir Putin

Gets 8th Degree Black Belt

... Just For Kicks

11/21/2014 9:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1121-vladimir-putin-martial-arts-getty-compositeVladimir Putin is even more dangerous ... earning his 8th degree black belt in a form of karate ... so says the Russian news media. 

The 62-year-old President of Russia is a student of Kyokushin -- a stand-up, full contact form of karate ... in which fighters do not wear head gear. Head strikes are also banned in competition. 

Putin is pretty skilled in martial arts -- having earned his 9th degree black belt in taekwondo back in 2013. Plus, he's also a heavy duty judo enthusiast. 

Meanwhile, President Obama practiced taekwondo in Chicago from 2001 to 2004 ... but only earned a blue belt. 

Not like it's a competition or anything ... 

Bin Laden Shooter

Kicks It With NFL Team

... Let's Take Out the Bucs!

11/16/2014 7:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1116-pierre-garcon-rob-oneill-instagram-01The Navy Seal Team 6 member who shot Osama Bin Laden is a huge Washington Redskins fan -- and met with the team last night to motivate the guys to take out Tampa Bay.

Rob O'Neil attended the team meeting on Saturday and even took a photo with superstar wide receiver Pierre Garcon.

"We had the honor of meeting and listening to a real HERO tonight before our game tomorrow and he's a Redskins fan," Garcon wrote.

"Navy Seal Team 6 Rob O'Neill thank you for the inspiring words. #HTTR"

After a loss to the Vikings in their last game, we'll see if Rob can help get his boys back on target.

Miley Cyrus, Patrick Schwarzenegger

She Snags a Kennedy ... Sorta

11/14/2014 6:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1114-miley-cyrus-patrick-schwarenegger-gettyMiley Cyrus is officially Kennedy adjacent ... she has formed a perfect union with Patrick Schwarzenegger, famous for his good looks, his father and his Shriver lineage.

Patrick -- a USC student -- took Miley to a USC football game at the L.A. Coliseum, and they clearly wanted everyone to know they're together.

It was pretty obvious earlier in the week, when they went to a Q&A for Maria Shriver's new movie together ... when you hang with the guy's mom, you're definitely banging.

The Cyrus clan in Hyannis Port will be epic.

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John McCain

Sorry, Dennis Rodman Is No Super Spy

11/13/2014 7:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dennis Rodman is no Jason Bourne -- and was NOT a government spy sent to North Korea to help free the American prisoners ... at least that's what John McCain wants you to think. 

Of course, Rodman's been taking credit for helping to convince Kim Jong-un to release Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller -- saying he was lobbying hard on behalf of the U.S. during his basketball summit in the DPRK earlier this year. 

But when McCain was asked if he believed The Worm ... McCain didn't exactly back the NBA legend. 

"I thought it was certainly a bizarre episode," McCain said ... "I'm not sure that Dennis Rodman is well trained to gather intelligence."

Rihanna

When It Comes to Obama

All I See Is Color!

11/11/2014 6:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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111114_rihanna_launchIf you're an African-American considering a run for the White House in 2016, you've probably already sewn up Rihanna's vote.

Rihanna went on a tour of the White House Monday ... pretending to be the press secretary or a character from "Scandal."

On her way out, our photog asked what the best part of her White House visit was ... and her answer was all about race.

It's been nearly six years since Obama took office, hasn't the novelty worn off? 

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David Gergen

The Best President

to Have a Beer With Is ...

11/10/2014 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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111014_david_gergen_launch_v2Legendary presidential adviser David Gergen has worked for 4 different administrations, so who better to ask ... who's the best Prez to grab a brewski with?

Gergen worked alongside Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton  ... which is why our photog in D.C. put the suds question to CNN's Senior Political Analyst on Sunday.  

Gergen couldn't pick just one, but narrowed it down to two ... and he had good reasons for each of his choices.

Sorry Barack, maybe next time.

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