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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."

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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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Karrueche Tran

Peace Out, Chris Brown ...

I'm Not Raising Your Baby

3/4/2015 7:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0303_karrueche_TMZKarrueche Tran slept on it, and she's decided -- Chris Brown and his baby are not going to be part of her life because she can't take any more drama. 

Chris' now ex-GF just reacted to the story TMZ broke -- that Chris has a 9-month-old baby girl -- tweeting, "Listen. One can only take so much. The best of luck to Chris and his family."

As we reported ... the baby's mother is a 31-year-old woman named Nia ... who's been friends with Chris for several years. 

Karrueche ended her tweet with a very definitive ... "No baby drama for me."

BTW -- props to KT for the brown baby emoji. 



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#TheDress

Blue/Black, White/Gold

Sales are Through the Roof!!!

2/27/2015 6:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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The company behind #TheDress has put the debate to bed -- it's blue and black -- and the hubbub has done wonders for its business ... thanks to the hashtag hysteria.  

#TheDress phenomenon began after a woman posted a photo of her mother's dress for her wedding ... asking people to ID the color. From there ... EXPLOSION ... with the likes of Justin Bieber (blue and black), Kim Kardashian (white and gold), and Taylor Swift (blue and black) all weighing in.

A rep for the company that makes the dress, Roman Originals, tells TMZ the dress is blue and black, but it also comes in pink and black, white and black and red and black. There isn't a white and gold option yet ... but Roman is looking to add it to the line because of all the commotion. 

As for business, Roman Originals says sales are up 347%

And here you thought a few escaped llamas would be the weirdest thing to happen on the Internet this week. 

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Dez Bryant

I've Been Betrayed

2/25/2015 12:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0225-dez-bryant-getty-01Dez Bryant says he's been betrayed ... but he's not saying by whom ... or how. 

In the wake of rumblings that a tape exists showing Bryant doing something terrible ... a tape everyone's talking about but no one says they've seen ... Bryant went to Twitter to express his frustration. 

"I need to get me a real raw uncut tv show or something ... I can't continue to get betrayed like this."

It's the second time Bryant has addressed the rumors.

Last week, he posted another cryptic statement that reads ... "Just quit with the b.s. … It’s clear as day what's going on… I might need to do a exclusive interview about my life these past 5 years since the world is destined to know."

"I use to let people take advantage of my life now that I’m no longer allowing that to happen it seems to be a problem… I’m not ashamed of none of my past incidents because that’s what made me who I am today."

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