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Iggy Azalea

I Don't Have to Suck Britney's A**hole

She's Why Our Song Bombed

6/29/2015 10:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Iggy Azalea has an excuse for everything ... and this time she's throwing stones at Britney Spears

The song "Pretty Girls" bombed hard, despite a highly publicized music video. Iggy now says it's because Britney didn't get off her ass and promote it. Here's how she put it: "Its difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and tv performances etc. unfortunately im just featured."

Then Iggy goes in for the kill, saying, "My comment is factual, it applies to any song. I dont have to suck the womans a**hole 24/7 to be her friend, do i? bye girls." 

Here's the thing. Iggy never says what Britney was required to do. She also has to know ... doing promotional interviews isn't exactly Britney's strong suit ... as in she's a deer in headlights.

And the song got more promotion than most.

Waaaaa, waaaaa, waaaaaa.

Jimmy Fallon

I Nearly Ripped

My Finger Off

6/26/2015 3:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Jimmy Fallon and his single working hand are looking for a little sympathy -- he just gave us a first look at the injury, and an explanation for what happened early Friday morning.

Jimmy's left hand is heavily bandaged and elevated in the pic he posted from his hospital bed. He says his ring got caught on the edge of a table when he tripped and fell at home -- and he damn near ripped a finger clean off his hand.

At least the 'Tonight Show' host can still count on his right hand for important things.

Like tweeting ... and other stuff.

Lance Armstrong

Rollin' with Brett Favre

6/22/2015 11:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0622-lance-armstrong-TWITTER-01Lance Armstrong has a brand new riding partner ... NFL legend Brett Favre

The two connected at Lance's bike shop Mellow Johnny's in Austin, Texas Monday ... and decided to go out on a ride together.  

We spoke with someone at the shop who tells us the two came into the shop together this morning -- Brett had some service done to his bike ... and then the two hit the road. 

Brett is just the latest big sports star to have Lance's back -- he just rode in Bo Jackson's charity event in Alabama and former British soccer star Geoff Thomas has called for the public to forgive him.  

Caitlyn Jenner

Ladies' Day Out

6/6/2015 4:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0606-caitlyn-jenner-twitter-01Caitlyn Jenner celebrated her "truth" by hanging with her girls ... and paying her respects to transgender pioneers.

CJ posted a pic from behind herself and 5 anonymous GFs looking out at the Malibu hills ... from what appears to be her backyard. Guess they weren't into the Belmont Stakes.

She included the caption, "Learn from those who have walked the path before you. #TransIsBeautiful."

As we've reported ... Caitlyn's docu-series will focus on her relationships with girlfriends. 

Why does it feel like a Beyonce song should be playing in that backyard?

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Obama to Caitlyn

Way to Go!

6/1/2015 3:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0601-barack-obama-caitlyn-jenner-Vanity-fair-getty-02President Obama has weighed in on Caitlyn Jenner's new journey, by heaping praise on her. 

The Prez just tweeted, "It takes courage to share your story," adding, "Your story matters in the fight for LGBT rights."

It's a huge victory for the LGBT community. It's one thing for the President to acknowledge LGBT rights during a State of the Union address ... it's another to voice strong support for the person who has become the most visible transgender person in the world.

Charlie Sheen

Josh Hamilton Doesn't Need AA

... Have a Drink, Hit Bombs

5/4/2015 11:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0504_charlie_sheen_josh_hamilton_tmz_gettyCharlie Sheen has a message for MLB superstar (and recovering substance abuser) Josh Hamilton -- "F**k AA" ... have a drink and go hit some bombs."

Sheen is FURIOUS at the Los Angeles Angels for the way they treated the embattled slugger -- claiming they did him dirty by trading him to the Rangers after admitting drug use. 

Now, Sheen isn't just blasting the team -- but the whole concept of Alcoholics Anonymous altogether ... with a scathing new message on Twitter. 

"Dear Josh Hamilton, How you are being treated by the 'Devils' is shameful. F*ck AA. Have a drink and go hit some bombs!"

We're gonna guess AA is going to respectfully disagree with Mr. Sheen's position. We're calling 'em for comment -- stay tuned.

update_graphic_red_bar  12:00 PM PST -- AA says it does not comment on statements made by individuals ... and will not respond to Sheen.  update_grey_gray_bar

Kris Humphries

During Bruce Jenner:

'Glad I Got Out When I Did'

4/24/2015 11:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0424-bruce-jenner-interview-04While the rest of Hollywood was praising Bruce Jenner as a "hero" and "brave" for talking openly about his sexual identity, Kim Kardashian's ex-husband Kris Humphries took what appears to be a direct shot at Bruce and the family.

Right in the middle of the west coast airing of Bruce's interview with Diane Sawyer ... as Bruce was discussing how his decision to go public has impacted his family ... Kris went to Twitter and wrote:

"Man, I'm glad I got out when I did. #Gottadoyou."

You stay classy, Kris.

Nicki Minaj's Ex

Someone's Leaking Her Nude Pics ...

But It Ain't Me

4/17/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0416-safaree-nicki-instagram-tmz-01Someone posing as Safaree Samuels is tweeting out extremely NSFW pics of his ex, Nicki Minaj ... but the rapper is adamant ... he's got nothing to do with it.

A rep for Safaree tells TMZ ... he'd never do anything like this, and he's doing everything he can to shut down the tweeter behind it. The photos -- some in highly sexual situations -- started going out on Wednesday ... from a Twitter handle extremely similar to Safaree's.

Safaree Samuels Nicki Minaj Nude PicsJust so fans know ... the real @IAMSAFAREE has around 143k followers -- while the faker posting the pics has just over 3400.

As for whether the pics -- especially the graphic ones -- are legit? Safaree's rep says he doesn't know. We're told Safaree's moved on after the difficult break up with Nicki, and now just says ... it is what it is. 

We reached out to Nicki's rep, but no word back.

Chrissy Teigen

Calls Out Racist Hater ...

You Don't Know Stereotypes!

4/16/2015 8:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0416-chrissy-teigen-tmz-02Chrissy Teigen got into it with a racist heckler on the street -- and then gave the guy a verbal smackdown ... with the best comeback.

Chrissy says she was walking in West Hollywood this morning when she dropped her sunglasses -- and some guy shouted out a racist slur for Asians, saying ... "f**king ch**ks always dropping s**t."

She says she acknowledged the comment and the jackass responded with more racism ... or attempted racism, anyway.

Gotta love Chrissy's response though. She tweeted, "like that's not even a stereotype. get your shit together. What a bad racist."

Chrissy 1, Racism 0

Riddick Bowe

I'M NOT BROKE

Rent-A-Tweet Stunt Was For Fun

4/15/2015 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0415-riddick-bowe-getty-01Ex-heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe says his bank account hasn't been knocked out ... telling TMZ Sports his $20-a-tweet-stunt was just a little fun with his nearly half-a-million followers.

Bowe set his Twitter on fire yesterday when he announced to his 451k followers that he'd tweet anything they wanted him to ... if they dropped $20 in his PayPal account.

After Bowe's announcement, his @RiddickBowe account became a series of insanely hilarious nonsense ... and people began to wonder if the champ -- who filed for bankruptcy in 2005 -- had fallen on even harder times.

We spoke to Bowe's reps ... and they tell us that the stunt had nothing to with his finances ... he was just giving his Twitter fans what they wanted.

“He was just trying to help out his fans, they ask me to tweet things and it kinda got spurred out of control.”

As far as how much money he made on the whole thing -- they wouldn't say ... but every little bit helps, right?

Big Sean

I Never Threatened Justin Bieber

... That Tweet Is a Fake!

4/9/2015 9:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0409-bieber-grande-sean-tmz-01The Big Sean/Justin Bieber feud is over before it even started ... or more accurately ... it never existed in the first place.  

A rep for Big Sean tells TMZ the tweet going around in which Sean threatened Bieber for laying hands on Ariana Grande during a concert ... is a fake.

We're told Justin and Sean are good friends  ... and that he and Ariana are just fine. 

Another tweet of Sean's -- "so many times in my life I wish I could of been at 2 places at once" -- also sounded like it was about Bieber ... but we're told it had nothing to do with JB, and Sean just misses friends and family while on the road.

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Taylor Swift

My Mom Has Cancer

She Wanted You to Know

4/9/2015 8:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0409-taylor-swift-mom-tmz-getty-02Taylor Swift's mother is fighting cancer ... but she's only sharing the news with her millions of fans because her mother asked her to do it.

Taylor tweeted an emotional letter to her nearly 56 million followers on Thursday morning -- announcing, "I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer. I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know."

She goes on to say her mom, Andrea Finlay, was diagnosed after Taylor begged her to get a checkup. Taylor says, "She wanted you to know because your parents may be too busy juggling everything they’ve got going on to go to the doctor, and maybe you reminding them to go get checked for cancer could possibly lead to an early diagnosis and an easier battle."

She doesn't specify what kind of cancer it is ... or what the prognosis is for her mother, who is 57.

Swifties obviously feel close to Taylor's family -- she says her mom also wanted fans to know because she knew they'd wonder why she wasn't at as many concerts.

Taylor added, "She's got an important battle to fight." 

Big Sean to Justin Bieber

Hands Off Ariana

... Or Else!!!

4/9/2015 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

update_graphic_red_bar9:45 AM PT -- Big Sean just weighed in again, and tells TMZ ... someone, other than Bieber, pulled a fast one on him.update_grey_gray_barJustin Bieber got a little handsy with Ariana Grande during a performance Wednesday night ... much to the dismay of her boyfriend Big Sean, who went on Twitter and threatened him.

Bieber made a surprise appearance at Grande's concert at the Forum in L.A. Wednesday, where the two performed "As Long As You Love Me." Toward the end of the song, Justin calls her over, tells her to stand in front of him ... and throws his arms around her. 

It's pretty apparent ... Ariana's not having it and she quickly disentangles.  

But apparently not quick enough for Big Sean, who was in Canada -- and caught wind of Bieber's antics through social media. He tweeted (and later deleted), "This kid is about to learn not to touch my girl like that. Beliebe that."

0409-big-sean-tweetBieber himself, oblivious to the ruckus he caused, tweeted after the show, "Love the stage. Thanks for having me @ArianaGrande and thanks LA. Gotta tour again soon :)"

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