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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 :)"

Chad Johnson

Drops $1,000

For Twitter Follower's B-Day Fund

3/24/2015 7:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0324_chad_ochocinco_TMZChad Johnson just proved he's the best Twitter pal in the history of the freakin' world ... 'cause the former Pro Bowler just forked over $1,000 to one of his followers ... so she could have a good b-day.

We spoke to Heather Torregano -- @DaRealNette on Twitter -- and she tells TMZ Sports this all started when she tweeted a link to a GoFundMe account she started to try to raise some money for b-day plans.

"I work as a waitress and a bartender, plus I pay out of my pocket to go to school. I was just trying to have a good birthday, I haven't had one in a long time."

She said she was as surprised as anyone when she checked the account and saw a PHAT $1,000 donation from Johnson who she says has been following her on Twitter for a couple of years.

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Torregano says ... when she saw Johnson accounted for nearly HALF of her goal of $1,600 in one fell swoop, she was overcome with emotion.

"I cried, honestly. I was expecting people to give maybe like $20 or $50 ... but a full $1,000? There is no way I could have expected that."

#SpreadItAround

Mo'ne Davis

Forgives Baseball Player Over Insult

Asks College to Reinstate Him

3/23/2015 8:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mo'ne Davis continues to show why she's the most mature 13-year-old alive -- we've just learned she reached out to the president of Bloomsburg University and asked him to reinstate the baseball player who called her a bad name on Twitter. 

TMZ Sports spoke with a rep for Bloomsburg who tells us ... President David L. Soltz received an email from Davis and her coach in which they ask that Joey Casselberry's dismissal from the team be reconsidered.  

Casselberry was booted from the squad this weekend after he posted a tweet saying, "Disney is making a movie about Mo'ne Davis? WHAT A JOKE. That s*** got rocked by Nevada."

The team said Casselberry violated the athletic department's social media policy -- and possibly the school's code of conduct.

While Bloomsburg says they respect Davis' opinion and praise her for being incredibly mature about the situation -- the school will NOT reinstate the baseball player ... saying, "Right now we're standing firm."

For his part, Casselberry apologized for the tweet and says he's a huge Mo'ne Davis fan. 

After we broke the story, Mo'ne spoke with ESPN and explained her decision -- saying, "I know right now he's really hurt ... everyone deserves a second chance."



Patrick Schwarzenegger

Miley's Fans Threaten:

We Will Kill You

3/19/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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 may be pissed off at Patrick Schwarzenegger ... but she's gotta do something to shield him from the death threats he's receiving from her rabid fans.

Patrick's assurances he'd never cheat on his lady have fallen on deaf ears, because Miley's legions are sending thousands of hate tweets threatening to kill him and burn down his pizza shop.

One fan warned, "you better run for your life when you come to LA" and "I hope your pizza place burns down." Another wondered, "Who's gonna kill Patrick for us?"

Others threatened all-out war "... be ready for what's about to come," punctuating the threat with a knife and poo emojis.

Of course, he couldn't escape without an Arnold reference ... "You and your dad have a way of f***ing good s*** up."

Yikes.

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Terrence Howard

Who's Iman Shumpert?!

3/13/2015 7:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If "Empire" really did rip off one of its characters from real-life NBA star Iman Shumpert -- you can't blame Terrence Howard ... 'cause Terrence says he's honestly never even heard of the guy. 

As we previously reported, Iman suggested that producers based the characters of Hakeem and Tiana after him and his GF Teyana Taylor ... and pointed to their hairstyles as evidence. 

0313-inman-shumpertBut if that's true ... it's definitely news to the star of the show, Terrence Howard ... who told us he doesn't know Iman and he doesn't watch basketball. 

That's ok ... Iman says he doesn't watch "Empire" either. 

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Kathy Griffin

I QUIT 'FASHION POLICE'

It's Too Mean

3/12/2015 5:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Kathy Griffin has thrown in the towel, quitting "Fashion Police" because she thinks it's too mean-spirited.

Griffin just tweeted a treatise, saying, "I thought I could bring my brand of humor to Fashion Police so that beautiful people in beautiful dresses could be teased when appropriate." Griffin adds, "My brand of humor, while unrepentant and unafraid, is all about CONTEXT. There's plenty to make fun of in pop culture without bringing people's bodies into it."

Griffin was not specific on what changed her tune, but she did say, "I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference." 

She never mentioned the whole thing with Zendaya at the Oscars, but she did mention in her tweet being a champion of people of color. 

Kelly Osbourne, who recently departed from the show herself, tweeted her support of Kathy's decision, saying. "I could not be more proud of you @kathygriffin you have my love and support always!"

Lindsay Lohan

Drops the N-Word

... Quickly Deletes It

3/11/2015 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lindsay Lohan is about to learn a life lesson ... nothing on the Internet is ever really gone ... because her attempt to delete the N-word from social media has failed miserably. 

Lohan went to see Kanye West perform Tuesday night as part of Paris Fashion Week. She posted a photo of Kanye onstage that included the caption, "#kanye&kimAlldaynigga$."

Lindsay deleted the corresponding tweet and edited the Instagram post to remove the N-word ... but her followers noticed and called her out on it, writing things like: 

-- "Why did you change what you wrote?"
-- "You said the N word?!? Wow I seen your original post and so did thousands others"
-- "She deleted N word so fast ..... Wow !!" 

0310-subasset-2-lindsay-lohan-instagramMight want to start scheduling some of those extra community service hours with the NAACP.

Scott Disick

Bails Last Minute on UK Clubs

... Via Twitter

3/6/2015 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Scott Disick continues to piss people off all over the U.K. -- this time by bailing on two club appearances at the very last minute ... and the clubs only found out by checking Twitter.

Disick was supposed to appear at  Southampton's Switch night club and Bournemouth’s Cameo club, but instead jetted off to Paris to hang at Fashion Week with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Kris Jenner and Kendall Jenner

Switch night club blasted him, saying ... "Scott Disick has let us know via his manager's Twitter at 9.30pm that he cannot come tonight due to 'unforeseen circumstances.' The real truth is he's gone to Paris to party and ignore his fans."

Switch continued, "These famous for nothing celebs have too much money and don't realise [sic] they are letting down venues, ruining peoples reputations and livelihood, and their fans." 

Disick has two more club appearances scheduled in the U.K. for Friday night -- and both clubs say Disick's people have assured them he'll be back from Paris in time.

Disick is already in hot water for his behavior at an appearance earlier this week. The organizers plan to sue him, claiming his poor attitude and general disinterest cost them a lot of money. 

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