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Forever 21 We Don't Sell Swastika Rings

8/15/2016 12:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0815-forever-21-swastika-ring-nazi-TWITTER-no-logo-01Forever 21 is getting serious heat for an offensive hoax: swastika ring merchandise.

The clothing company was put on blast by a customer who posted a photo of two swastika rings inside one of its stores.  

A Forever 21 exec tells us the rings are NOT Forever 21 products ... period.

As to how it happened is unclear ... but it appears someone hooked the swastika rings to the back of another product.

Pope Francis Takes a Spill ... Watch That Step!

7/28/2016 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You gotta feel for Pope Francis -- he went down hard in the middle of Mass Thursday morning in Poland.

The Pontiff appeared to miss a step as he was walking down from the altar. He had a few priests spotting him, and they helped him back to his feet. Honestly, it's a miracle it doesn't happen more often with that long, heavy robe. Somebody cut the guy a break.

Official word from the Vatican -- "The pope is fine."

Amen.

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Tom Cruise Suicide Bombing Threat to Scientology 'Allah Akbar, Tom'

7/23/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0722-tom-cruise-scientology-getty-tmz-01Tom Cruise has been pulled into the middle of a police investigation surrounding a potential suicide bomber who made alarming threats to the Church of Scientology.

Cops say the man called the Church back in April asking, "Are there any bombings I can do?" The man, who ID'd himself as a Muslim, said he "liked to do suicide bombings."

According to police docs, the caller began singing, "Allah Akbar, Tom Cruise" ... the phrase some terrorists have used as they attack. He then hung up.

The LAPD is now on the hunt for the man ... with a search warrant forcing AT&T to ante up phone records.  

Tony Robbins Tells Fans to Walk on Hot Coals ... Over 30 Get Burned

6/24/2016 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0624_tony-robbins_hot-coals_instagramtmzTony Robbins' motivational seminar went haywire in Dallas when more than 30 people who walked on hot coals had to get treated for burns.

According to reports ... 5 people were hospitalized Thursday night, while the rest were treated on-site for burns to their feet and lower legs. Tony had encouraged attendees to walk the coals in order to conquer their fears. It's a common thing at Robbins' events.

Tony's people tell TMZ ... 7,000 guests walked across the coals and only five "requested any examination beyond what was readily available on site."

At least one attendee blamed the burns on a lack of focus -- some people were reportedly taking selfies. This also happened at a 2012 event in San Jose.

Dalai Lama My Favorite Richard Gere Movie Is ...

6/16/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The Dalai Lama's favorite Richard Gere movie is not "Pretty Woman."

Our photog spotted His Holiness in Georgetown and pulled a fast one on the 80-year-old, asking him to pick his favorite Gere flick. The 2 have known each other for years ... Gere's a devout Buddhist.

So what would His Holiness pick?

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Talib Kweli Prince Invented Reverse Pimpin' ... I Watched It Happen!!

6/3/2016 12:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Prince once pulled an epic move on a nearly naked dancer in a club, but it's not at all what you'd expect from a singer with a rep for being a sex demigod ... according to rapper Talib Kweli.

Talib hit up N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN's "Drink Champs" podcast on Play.it this week and talked about the run-in he had with Prince at a Hollywood party. He says there were naked dancers everywhere and Prince -- a Jehovah's Witness at that point -- approached one of them with a financial proposal.

Check it out ... it's an awesome story, and the birth of what N.O.R.E. and co. call "reverse pimping."

Tyson Fury Hey Jews and Transgenders ... Sorry If You Were Offended

5/16/2016 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0516-tyson-fury-GETTY-01Boxing superstar Tyson Fury says he realizes his insanely offensive statements about Jews and transgender people have "been viewed by some" as offensive ... and so, he's sorta (not really) apologizing. 

As we previously reported, the heavyweight champ went on a vile rant about transgenders -- calling them "freaks of nature" -- and accusing the Jews of running a global brainwashing scheme

Moments ago, Tyson's team issued a statement about last week's interview saying, "Mr Fury made comments that have been viewed by some as offensive."

The statement continued, "Mr Fury would like to apologise to anyone who may have taken offence to these comments."

There's more ... "He has many friends of a wide range of backgrounds and races and wishes no ill to anyone of any race, religion or sexual orientation."

The statement included quotes from Fury ... "I apologise to anyone who may have taken offence at any of my comments. I said some things, which may have hurt some people, which as a Christian man is not something I would ever want to do."

Then he blamed the media ...

"Though it is not an excuse, sometimes the heightened media scrutiny has caused me to act out in public."

Then doubled down on the whole "I'm not a bigot" thing ... 

"Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am in no way a racist or bigot and I hope the public accept this apology.”

Uh huh. 

Tiffany & Co. Ex-Employee Sues Over Jews and Jesus

5/16/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0511-tiffany-co-tmz-getty-02Tiffany & Co. is being sued by its former director of marketing after the woman claimed she lost her job because she told some colleagues Catholics believe Jews killed Jesus.

Kristin Rightnour says she also lost out on a $42k bonus, all the result of a casual convo just before Easter weekend when she told 2 colleagues -- one Jewish, one Catholic -- about the party line on the crucifixion.  

The Jew apparently got uncomfortable and said, "They didn't teach us any of this in Hebrew school!"  

It's unclear who filed the complaint, but she sure seems to be pointing the finger at the member of the tribe.

Kristin says she was subsequently hauled into HR where she fessed up to the conversation but vigorously denies she said "Jewish people killed Jesus." She insisted she laid it all on the Catholics.

Nevertheless, she says she was later fired.

We have reached out to Tiffanys, so far no word back. 

Justin Bieber I'm Not Losing It I'm Reconnecting with God and Nature

5/14/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0513-justin-bieber-fa-tmz-getty-01Justin Bieber is not going insane ... he's on a spiritual mission.

Our Bieber sources say in the last 2 weeks the singer has had "an epiphany" about centering himself with religion and nature. That's why he's been meditating in parks, taking strolls alone and zoning out on the grass.

We're told Justin's Purpose Tour has taken its toll on him, and feels he's lost his center. He believes nature and religion -- not concert venues and nightclubs -- should become his life priorities.

As for petting squirrels ... that's just dumb.

Namaste.

Boxing's Tyson Fury Jews Are Brainwashing People ... 'They Own All the Banks'

5/13/2016 9:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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More filth from boxing star Tyson Fury ... this time he's blasting society as a world full of porn-obsessed perverts ... and blaming the Jews for "brainwashing" people. 

In his rant to SportsViewLondon, the heavyweight champ goes off on everything from transgender people to bestiality and porn. 

Then, around 9:30 into his rant takes aim at the Jews. 

"Everyone just do what you can, listen to the government follow everybody like sheep, be brainwashed by all the Zionist, Jewish people who own all the banks, all the papers all the TV stations. Be brainwashed by them all."

Fury is prepping for his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko later this year. For the record, Klitschko has come out strongly against Fury -- condemning him as a sexist homophobe

Marine Sgt. I'm With Satan Now And I Need Your Vote

5/12/2016 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A former Marine sergeant who worked in the Aerospace industry and the California Dept. of Corrections is running for the California State Senate. He's also a member of the Satanic Temple.

Steve Hill is the first political candidate in California who publicly affiliates himself with the Temple. In fact, he even helped organize it.

Hill says he's an atheist who fights for true religious freedom, saying, "This includes preserving the right to believe or disbelieve as one sees fit."

He's running as a democrat. And you thought Satan was a republican.

David Miscavige Stalker Dodges Jail ... Free Again

5/8/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0506-david-miscavige-getty-01The guy who allegedly threatened to kill Scientology leader David Miscavige is a free man ... after pleading no contest to making death threats and stalking the church leader.

Andre Barkanov, a 47-year-old Illinois resident, was sentenced to 1 year in county jail, but got credit for time served and won't have to spend another day behind bars.

Barkanov was also hit with five years of formal probation and a 10 year protective order, requiring him to stay clear of Miscavige and the church. He also has to complete a 1 year substance abuse program.

As TMZ first reported, Barkanov allegedly called the church's L.A. office, telling the operator, "Tell David that we are going to kill him" and "We are going to assassinate Mr. Miscavige and every single one of you."

Anne Frank Step into Her World In New Virtual Reality Movie

5/3/2016 2:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0503-anne-frank-vr-room-GETTY-JOHAN_HIRSCH-01Are you ready for the Anne Frank experience? A virtual reality filmmaker thinks you are ... because he's producing "Anne" to put viewers right there in the attic with her.

Jonah Hirsch just announced the production which aims to give viewers the feeling of being in the Secret Annex with Anne and other members in hiding.

The producers -- who've already mocked up a VR version of Anne's room -- think the new technology will be perfect way to share Anne's story with younger generations.

Merchandising for the film might be tricky.

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