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Taylor Swift

Hackers Threaten to Release Nudes

1/27/2015 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0127-taylor-swift-tweet-hackedupdate_graphic_red_bar11:20 AM PT -- Swift just addressed the hack, tweeting, "PS any hackers saying they have 'nudes'? Psssh you'd love that wouldn't you! Have fun photoshopping cause you got NOTHING."
update_grey_gray_barTaylor Swift's social media was taken over by hardcore hackers who are now threatening to release nude pics of Taylor. 

Multiple tweets went out from Swift's account this morning ... telling her 71 million plus followers to follow @lizzard and @veriuser -- both of whom claim to have ties to a group of hackers called the Lizard Squad. The messages were also posted on her Instagram account.

The Lizard Squad claims to have hacked major gaming systems -- such as Sony PlayStation and Xbox Live -- last year. They also claim to be behind Monday's Facebook and Instagram outage.

Now, the hackers say they're planning to post naked shots of Taylor.

Swift used her Tumblr page to inform fans she'd been hacked -- and Twitter has shut down the alleged hackers' accounts.

Story developing ... 

Blake Shelton

I Don't Have to See 'American Sniper'

To Blast Celebs Attacking It

1/22/2015 6:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012215_blake_shelton_launchBlake Shelton has no problem defending "American Sniper" and ripping celebs who trash it, even though he hasn't even seen the movie!

Shelton was leaving 30 Rock (probably after his "Saturday Night Live" rehearsal) when he told us ... he was defending the military, not the movie itself, when he tweeted, "Sickens me to see celebrities or anybody slam the very people who protect their right to talk sh*t.. #truecowards"

Shelton admitted this week he might have been drunk tweeting ... but tells us he does plan to see the movie soon.

Kid Rock also went on the attack against Seth Rogen and Michael Moore, for their 'Sniper' criticisms -- writing on his website, "F*** you Michael Moore, you’re a piece of s*** and your uncle would be ashamed of you. Seth Rogen, your uncle probably molested you. I hope both of you catch a fist to the face soon."

Unclear if Kid was drinking, but chances are ...

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Scott Disick

Turning Over a New Leaf

... For a Price

1/19/2015 2:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0119-scott-disick-twitterScott Disick finally may be ready to get sober and clean up his act in the name of family ... but you better believe he's gonna make a buck off of it.  

Disick (or more likely his assistant) posted an obviously-sponsored tweet Monday, writing, "It's 2015, get up! Perfect start to the year. My @BooteaUK teatox from Bootea.com. Time for a cleanse!"

Considering Disick's recent bender in Aspen just a month after baby mama Kourtney Kardashian gave birth ... you have to wonder if it's too little too late.

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Justin Bieber

Campaigning for NBA Player

to Make All-Star Team

1/19/2015 12:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber is hoping his 60 MILLION twitter followers can make a dent in NBA All-Star voting ... and he's putting his weight behind a guy who plays in Canada. 

Bieber is pushing for Kyle Lowry -- a point guard for the Toronto Raptors who's having a pretty good season ... and is currently 3rd in the All-Star voting behind John Wall and Dwyane Wade

The Canadian pop star tweeted, "Toronto has been killin it and @Klow7 deserves to be an nba all star. Make sure to vote for him. #WeTheNorth. Good luck buddy."

The All-Star game "starters" are chosen based on fan voting -- so if Bieber can mobilize his army, there's a good chance Lowry can leapfrog the other two guys in the Eastern Conference backcourt. 

Stay tuned ...

Chickadee

Signs First Promotional Deal

I'm Making LiLo Money!

1/18/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chickadee Sponsorship DealChickadee can stop hawking snake oil ... the former reality star has landed a legit money-making deal sorta -- getting paid to tweet like other big celebs.  

We've learned Anna Cardwell signed a deal with 310 Shakes to send out promotional tweets for its product ... similar to deals brokered for Lindsay Lohan, JWoww and Kyle Richards

We're told Lindsay is paid around 5K to tweet for the company ... but it's unclear how much scratch Chickadee is getting.

Calls to Anna's rep went unreturned.

Chris Brown

Shuts Down Porn Star

Who Posted Junk Pics

1/14/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown Porn StarChris Brown doesn't want his junk -- or even his alleged junk -- spread all over the Internet ... so he had his legal team shut down the Twitter page of a porn star who tried to do just that. 

Kagney Linn Karter went on a Twitter assault a few days back aimed at CB ... claiming he paid her $2,500 to be his escort. Kagney says CB thought the deal included sex, and when she refused to sleep with him he began bullying her online.  

Karter responded with a series of angry tweets, saying things like, "I WILL NEVER F*** A WOMAN BEATER EW DISGUSTING" and "HE IS PURE EVIL :(." 

But the tweet de résistance came when she posted photos of a penis which she says was attached to Brown, writing, "i can slap bitches now with chris browns d*** on my timeline all day say some SLICK S*** **pulls out CBs d*** WHAP." Poetry, ain't it?

But the pic and all the Brown tweets are now gone -- as well as everything she tweeted -- because our sources say CB's legal team got her Twitter account suspended.

Twitter policy doesn't bar all nudity, but it draws the line when a user violates someone else's privacy with graphic pics.

Perhaps this is what CB meant all along when he said ... these hoes ain't loyal.

NFL Threatens Businesses

Over Social Media Pics

There's a 6-Player Limit

1/9/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The days of using NFL players to promote your products for free on social media are over – so says the NFL which is now warning businesses, if they post pictures of 6 or more players using their products on social media … they better pay up!

TMZ Sports has obtained a letter sent by the league to Orefici Watches ... demanding the company immediately stop posting pictures of NFL stars wearing their jewelry on its various websites and social media pages. 

But the explanation is the interesting part -- in the letter, the NFL says the league "has the exclusive right to license the names, likenesses, images" and more of nearly all NFL players for commercial products and promotions involving six or more players.  

The NFL demanded Orefici remove the images ASAP or else it would take further legal action against the company. We're told Orefici complied. 

FYI -- after the company received the letter, DeMarco Murray contacted the company and bought 22 watches for various teammates ... though pics of the players sporting the watches are noticeably absent from Orefici's social media. 

Charlie Sheen

Bizarre 'Suk Me More Men' Twitter Rant

1/8/2015 6:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Charlie Sheen went on a rant early Thursday AM, this time apparently mocking "Two and a Half Men" ... and it seems like it all has to do with drama surrounding the final episode. 

In a bizarre, hard-to-understand diatribe, Charlie seemed to use his former show's theme song to express his displeasure:

men men men
men - men me suck,
gotta suk me more men before they suk me more men

It's impossible to figure out exactly what he's saying ... he tried to use TwitLonger to better explain himself, but the link leads to a post with even LESS text. 

Deciphering this is next to impossible -- but a likely theory is that Charlie wanted to be included on the finale show, but Chuck Lorre may not have extended an invite.

Charlie may try to clarify later, but we're guessing it could only get more confusing.

Charlie to Kim K

'Go F Yourself'

And Your Ass is 'Gross' and 'Giggly'

1/6/2015 3:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Charlie Sheen went on a wild rant against Kim Kardashian in the wee hours Tuesday morning, telling her to go "f yourself" for allegedly crushing a little girl's dream. 

Charlie says a friend told him about a 6-year-old girl who worshiped Kim and asked her for her autograph. Charlie says Kim turned the kid down flat, adding, "She cries about it every night before she goes to sleep."  

And that's when he goes off: "you are lucky that ANYONE cares about your gross and giggly [sic] bag of funk you dare call an ass."

He dares her to compare resumes with him, and then says, "your public loves u. give something back or go f yourself."

His parting shot, "My apologies to your hubby, great guy I'm sure, I hope his vision returns one day."

He signs it "c."  Not even a "sincerely."

Sheen deleted the post a short while later.

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11:30 AM PT -- Charlie has now apologized.


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Sony Pictures

Caves to More Hacker Demands

Wipes 'Interview' From Social Media

12/20/2014 11:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Looks like the "Guardians of Peace" scored another victory ... Sony quietly gave in to another hacker demand by wiping almost all traces of "The Interview" from its social media pages.

Hackers threatened top level Sony execs Friday saying, "We want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately."

The movie studio almost immediately obliged ... the movie's Twitter page no longer has any tweets, the Facebook page has been deleted and all "Interview" footage has been wiped from its YouTube page.

Sad.

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1:50 PM PST -- The hackers also released a message Saturday afternoon mocking the FBI ... saying, "The result of investigation by FBI is so excellent that you might have seen what we were doing with your own eyes. We congratulate you success. FBI is the BEST in the world."

They included a link to a weird YouTube video featuring a bunch of dancing happy faces titled "you are an idiot."

Joe Flacco

Jabs Prez Over Name Screw Up ...

'It's Franco, not Flacco!'

12/19/2014 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Listen up, President Obama ... Joe Flacco wants to make sure you know he's never been in "127 Hours" or "Spring Breakers" ... and he's definitely not the co-star of "The Interview."

POTUS made a huge flub during his news conference Friday -- mashing up James Franco's name with Joe's -- and the Ravens QB quickly responded.

The prez was talking about the Sony cyber attack and "The Interview" ... saying, "a satirical movie starring Seth Rogen and James FLACCO.  I love Seth ... I love James."

Flacco razzed the president by tweeting, "@barackobama: It's James Franco, not James Flacco ;)" He also shouted out James ... welcoming him to the fam. 

Still ... imagine Franco putting on the pads to take on J.J. Watt and the Texans this weekend. THAT would be awesome.

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Rob Lowe

If Sony Ran WWII

Hitler Would Have Won

12/17/2014 2:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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just blasted Sony, calling the movie company a spineless sellout and comparing it to the famous British Prime Minister who caved in to Hitler.

Lowe reacted to Sony's decision to pull "The Interview," saying, "Saw @Sethrogen at JFK. Both of us have never seen or heard of anything like this. Hollywood has done Neville Chamberlain proud today."

Chamberlain famously conceded Czechoslovakia to the Nazis in 1938. His policy of appeasement became synonymous with cowardice.   

So far no word from Seth Rogen on whether he embraces Rob's statement.

Jimmy Kimmel tweeted, "An un-American act of cowardice that validates terrorist actions and sets a terrifying precedent."

And Newt Gingrich got into the act, tweeting "@RobLowe, No one should kid themselves. With the Sony collapse America has lost its first cyberwar.  This is a very very dangerous precedent."

To which Rob retweeted "It wasn't the hackers who won, it was the terrorists and almost certainly the North Korean dictatorship, this was an act of war."

Michael Moore just fired his own salvo saying, "Dear Sony Hackers: now that u run Hollywood, I'd also like less romantic comedies, fewer Michael Bay movies and no more Transformers."

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Charmin Toilet Paper

THANKING KOBE

For T.P. Rant At Lakers Practice

12/12/2014 6:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The people at Charmin toilet paper are SOAKING UP all the publicity from the Kobe Bryant meltdown yesterday --THANKING the Lakers star for saying the Lakers are "as soft as Charmin." 

As we previously reported, Bryant blasted his teammates during practice Thursday -- calling them out for sucking it up this season ... saying, "Now I see why we've lost so many games. We're soft like Charmin!" 

Well, Charmin heard the comments loud and clear -- and responded on Twitter ... saying, "You know, in terms of toilet paper, saying you're as soft as Charmin is a good thing. In basketball? Not so much."

The T.P. titans went on to thank Kobe for the publicity and explained why yesterday was a great day for the brand. 

Charmin -- they're on a roll.

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