Justin Bieber is being accused of taking a "cheap shot" at popular DJ Michael Woods' manager this week in South Korea -- but we're told that just ain't true ... not exactly, anyway.
Woods unloaded this morning on Twitter claiming Biebs "muscled" his way into the DJ booth Thursday night and requested he play hip hop music ... but when he told Justin to "f**k off and put some clothes on" Bieber attacked his manager.
However ... the party's host Ben Baller tells us Woods is blowing the whole thing WAY out of proportion -- and claims not one sucker punch was thrown.
Baller admits Biebs and Woods did have a heated exchange over the music -- but is adamant things were squashed before anything got physical.
For what it's worth ... Bieber got behind the turntables once Woods wrapped his set and played some hip hop.
Bieber gets what Bieber wants.
HIT WITH BEER CAN
... Tries to Fight Can Thrower
10/11/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Riff Raff went INSANE during a live rap performance in Ohio this weekend -- when someone threw a beer can that hit him in the chest ... and he challenged the guy to FIGHT HIM on stage.
Riff -- who believes he was the inspiration for James Franco's character in "Spring Breakers" -- was performing at Halftime Fest at Ohio University in Athens, OH when someone launched the can.
The rapper was so upset, he ordered the DJ to stop the track so he could yell at the crowd ... saying "The most sucka ass motherf**ker throwing the can ... I bet you won't step on the stage ... I will WHOOP your f**king ass."
Obviously, no one accepted Riff's challenge ... so he decided to end the show -- telling the crowd, "F**king throw a can on me? For real ... I'm done."
But Riff composed himself soon after the incident -- and took out his aggression on the Athens bar scene ... crushing beers at several local joints with some of the locals.
Good to see Riff isn't holding a grudge.
Arrives at 'Jimmy Kimmel'
I'm Ready For the Showdown!
10/9/2013 5:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West just arrived to the set of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" ... where he's all set to face off with the talk show host over a segment in which JK compared him to a child.
As we previously reported, Kanye blasted Kimmel on Twitter over the segment ... in which Jimmy mocked KW for calling himself the biggest rock star on the planet.
Kanye -- clearly offended -- tweeted, "JIMMY KIMMEL PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES ... OH NO THAT MEANS YOU WOULD HAVE GOTTEN TOO MUCH GOOD P**** IN YOUR LIFE..."
"YOU CAN'T PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES. YOUR FACE LOOKS CRAZY ... IS THAT FUNNY? ... OR IF I HAD A KID SAY IT WOULD IT BE FUNNY???"
Kimmel laughed it off ... saying, "Finally, I'm in a rap feud. I always wanted to be in a rap feud."
Unclear if the two plan on squashing the beef once and for all on the show tonight -- but Kanye didn't exactly appear smiley and jokey on his way into the studio moments ago.
Stay tuned ...
Drugs Are Expensive
But Porn Isn't
10/6/2013 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
In what could be a significant cost-cutting move, Lamar Odom has added to his obsessions -- but unlike his serious drug problem ... his newly acquired porn pal is free.
Lamar has set his sights on Tube8 -- according to his Twitter page -- a site that touts, "Everything always tastes better when it's free, including porn."
It's unclear when Lamar and Tube8 linked up, but Lamar is very fussy about what he follows. And only follows 50 celebs ... including Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather and the Kardashian/Jenner clan.
So for the time being, and clearly not of his own choice, Lamar has replaced Khloe with about a thousand other cool chicks.
Goes NUCLEAR On Chuck Lorre
That Drunk Stole My Joke!
10/4/2013 11:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Roseanne has gone nuclear on Ashton Kutcher and "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre, accusing them of joke stealing and calling Ashton a "f**king thief."
Roseanne apparently caught wind of a recent episode in which Ashton told someone something to the effect of, "You're wet where you're supposed to be dry." Turns out, the wet bit is an old Roseanne joke, which sent her into a wild rage.
Roseanne began by attacking Ashton on twitter, calling him "an immoral thief of intellectual property." But very quickly, she changed targets and put Chuck in her cross hairs: "CHUCK LORRE IS A THIEF! STEALING MY JOKES FOR HIS S**T TWO AND A HALF MORON."
And then she gets personal with Lorre, who once worked as a writer on her famous sitcom: "I wish I'd NEVER hired Chuck Lorre. Like EVERY 'sober' Hollywood mkultrabot, he w;ent frm being a drunken bum2 an overbearing arrogant thief."
She's still ranting on twitter ... and it's entertaining!
Khloe to Lamar
I'm Dropping Your Name
9/28/2013 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Huge Celeb Backing
In War with Kimmel
9/27/2013 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West just pulled out the big guns -- getting support from mega music mogul Irving Azoff ... who's calling Jimmy Kimmel "a joke" ... for spoofing Kanye.
Azoff stepped in the middle of the Twitter war today by posting a couple of tweets -- one informed Kimmel that "@kanyewest kicked your ass."
Then again ... nobody's bigger than Irving ... who, if you don't know, has managed The Eagles, Christina Aguilera, Journey, Fleetwood Mac, Morrissey -- to name a few.
Azoff added another shot at Kimmel ... basically calling him small-time.
By the way, Azoff and Kanye have a clear connection -- Irving is tight with the Kardashians. He even hosted Khloe and Lamar's wedding at his Bev Hills mansion.
@jimmykimmel your low blow comment was uncalled for and shows that you still don’t understand the big time.— Irving Azoff (@irvingazoff) September 27, 2013
Jimmy, time to get on the phone. Matt Damon?
For Wedding Anniversary
9/27/2013 9:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Khloe Kardashian has made a HUGE decision -- she's dropped Lamar Odom ... or at least his last name ... from her Twitter account.
Khloe's account used to be labeled Khloe Kardashian Odom, but now when she tweets ... it only shows up as Khloe.
It can't be a coincidence -- today is her and Lamar's 4th wedding anniversary. Khloe also dropped "Odom" from her Instagram account last week.
Even though Lamar has big plans about what he'd like to do for the anniversary ... we're told it's not reciprocal.
Post Booker Strip Session
Business (Not-So) Booming
9/27/2013 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cory Booker's stripper friend did what she knows how to do best last night -- took off her clothes ... and we got video of her first show since being outed for flirting with the Newark mayor.
Lynsie Lee -- the stripper of the hour -- returned to the stage last night at the vegan strip joint she just made famous ... Casa Diablo.
Lynsie looked smokin' ... but her non-scandalous scandal didn't do much for business.
The good news -- we hear the vegan "Booker Burger" is delicious.
He Really Did Tweet
9/26/2013 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar Odom did indeed tweet his support of the Kardashian family earlier this week -- contrary to what his friends are saying.
An angry tweet -- purportedly from Lamar -- went out a few days ago, in response to his father claiming the Kardashians are the reason he's fallen into a deep, dark hole.
The tweet trashes his dad, and then praises the Kardashians -- "He disrespecting the ONLY FAMILY that has loved me without expecting anything in return," adding, "They are the ONLY ones that have been here consistently 4 me during this dark time."
A source close to the Kardashian family tells TMZ ... just before pressing the button, Lamar called the family, saying he was about to tweet the message.
And we're told ... when Lamar called he was on speaker, so Khloe, Kim, Kourtney, Kris and others heard Lamar say he was tweeting his message.
Cory Booker's Stripper Friend
Yeah, I'm Really Into Him!
9/26/2013 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The stripper who's become a BIG issue in Cory Booker's political career told us on TMZ Live a few minutes ago ... she's not a skanky dumb chick trying to fame whore ... she's an educated, smart woman who likes Booker's game and has a mad crush on him.
Lynsie Lee -- who appears with Hizzoner in a documentary film about Twitter -- but never met him -- peppered him with flirtatious tweets ... but says none of the tweets were ever targeted for public consumption.
Furthermore ... Lynsie -- who strips at a Vegan club in Portland -- scoffs at the news reports insinuating Cory is gay ... saying her dream is to one day become First Lady.
Gotta say ... she's a cool chick. Check out the video and judge for yourself.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker
With Stripper Revealed
9/26/2013 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Newark Mayor Cory Booker has a lot in common with T-Pain (and maybe Anthony Weiner) ... cause the U.S. Senate hopeful is really tight with a stripper who wants to be his first lady.
Booker's carried on a Twitter relationship with a Portland, OR stripper named Lynsie Lee, and once DM'd her: "The East Coast loves you, and by the East Coast, I mean me."
For her part, Lee has tweeted to Booker: "if you're POTUS I call dibs on First Lady."
Booker, if you don't know, has big celeb backers for his Senate campaign -- including Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Jerry Weintraub -- and has been mentioned as a possible Presidential candidate down the road.
The tweets between Booker, who is a bachelor, and Lee were first revealed by Buzzfeed ... and while they hardly rise to Weiner levels -- they've raised eyebrows because Booker is a rising star in the Democratic party.
It also probably doesn't help that Lee posts lots of topless pics of herself.
Lee told Buzzfeed the "East Coast love" message was just Booker replying to her saying the West Coast loved him.
Booker's campaign manager is also dismissing any controversy, saying ..."I think it's pretty well known that the Mayor talks with people from all walks of life on Twitter."
FUN FACT: Lee strips at Casa Diablo ... which touts itself as the world's first vegan strip club. Ahh, healthy living.
Ex-New England Patriots' Star
Parents Threaten To Sue
For Outing Hooligan Kids
9/20/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A former star player for the New England Patriots has been threatened with a lawsuit by delusional parents who claim he's ruined the lives of their kids by exposing a drug/alcohol fueled party at his home.
Brian Holloway tells TMZ, "I blew way past furious" when he discovered several hundred teenagers broke into his vacation home outside Albany, NY over Labor Day weekend.
The kids started tweeting and Instagramming madly inside, posting photos of what looked like a scene out of "Animal House."
Holloway went ballistic, created a website -- helpmesave300 -- and started posting pictures of the damage, as well as the tweets from some of the partygoers -- and those tweets ID'd the kids.
Holloway tells TMZ ... he's been told by the Sheriff's Dept. some of the parents are furious because their poor kids have now been exposed. Some bitch that it will hurt their chances of getting into college. Others whine their poor kiddies are being harassed at school. And they actually have the audacity to threaten a lawsuit.
Holloway says there was plenty of evidence of drugs at the party, including crack and meth. And, of course, a river of alcohol.
He says it's gonna cost $20 - $40k to repair the damage.
The parents should try and bottle their chutzpah and sell it. They could make enough to pay for the damage.