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Floyd Mayweather Rips Chrissy Teigen ... Back Off My Tiger!

12/9/2015 2:58 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Floyd Mayweather is ANGRY that Chrissy Teigen would dare insult his decision to get a pet tiger -- and now he's lashing out at the supermodel over it. 

After Mayweather revealed his new pet -- Teigen went to Twitter and wrote, "I'm okay with people having pet tigers because it increases their chances of being eaten by a tiger."

Well, Floyd no likey -- 'cause he just appeared on FightHype.com and fired off some not-so-subtle insults right back at her. 

"John Legend's wife said something? I've never had anything negative to say about John Legend. I really don't even know what his wife does."

Ouch. 

And then the worst insult a supermodel can get -- "I never seen John Legend's wife in my life. And if I did I probably just don't remember it."

Ouch again. 

For the record, Mayweather promises he'll be responsible with his new pets -- "I'm not getting a tiger to let my tiger run around the city and bite people. We're trying to help save tigers."

Saint West Twitter War Rapper Loses to Kimye's Kid

12/9/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Saint West, the rapper, lost his Twitter handle the day after Saint West, the baby, was introduced to the world -- but Kanye West and Kim Kardashian aren't behind the power move ... we're told.

When Kim announced her baby’s name, Twitter users flocked to @SaintWest and were surprised to see a Canadian rapper owned the page ... for a few more hours, anyway.

Sources tell TMZ ... Twitter told the rapper via email his handle would be modified to @SaintWest___ -- not because Kim demanded it, but because his last tweet was in 2011! 

Twitter policy states you must tweet at least once every 6 months to be considered active. We're told the sudden flood of interest in the name is how Twitter realized the rapping Saint West was asleep at the tweetin' wheel.  

His old handle was snatched up quickly -- but NOT by the Kardashians, we're told. The new mystery owner's not dumb though ... he/she quickly followed Kim's account.

We smell a business transaction coming as soon as Saint can work a smartphone.

J.K. Rowling Trump Is the New Voldemort

12/8/2015 1:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1208-trump-voldemort-fun-art-01J.K. Rowling says her most evil character Lord Voldemort doesn't hold a candle to Donald Trump

Responding to a BBC article about Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering America, Rowling took to Twitter to defend the evil Lord Voldemort. "How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad." 

Rowling might have just created the next Dark Lord for another series. 

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Blake Shelton Mouthful o' Gwen

12/8/2015 7:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1208-gwen-stefani-twitterThis thing might be real after all ...

Blake Shelton playfully gnawed at Gwen Stefani while "The Voice" was on a commercial break Monday night.

Officially, for all the doubters, the TV sweeps period ended 12 days ago -- so maybe they're not together just for ratings.

Then again, for you true believers ... there is still a 'Voice' finale to promote. 

Jared Leto So Sorry Taylor Swift ... I Think You're Awesome

12/8/2015 6:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1207-jared-leto-taylor-swift-tmz-02Jared Leto says he's sorry for going off on Taylor Swift.

TMZ broke the story ... Jared was in the studio with his Thirty Seconds to Mars bandmates when he flipped from admiring T-Swift's 16 count, to saying "F*** her!" 

Jared tweeted an apology to Taylor and her fans, saying, "The truth is I think Taylor Swift is amazing + an incredible example of what's possible," adding, "If I hurt her or her fans my sincerest apologies."

TMZ posted video of Jared in a studio session where he and a bandmate were using Taylor's songs as inspiration and in a moment of frustration hurled the f word. It's actually a compliment, if you break it down.

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Woman Misidentified As Shooter Blasted Online With Anti-Islam Hate

12/4/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1203-tashfeen-san-bernardino-shooting-GETTY-01A woman who shares a name with San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik says she's getting slammed with anti-Islam threats -- and that's AFTER she made it clear to all ... she's not a terrorist.

Malik tells TMZ after the shooters were identified Wednesday night, she was blasted on Twitter with hateful messages like "glad ur dead u whore."

She tried to quickly clear up the confusion and tweeted, "unfortunately the woman in the San Bernardino shooting has the same name as me ... I would appreciate if you all would stop with the hate mail."

That only made matters worse -- Malik says people angrily responded with anti-Islam sentiments ... "all Muslims are terrorists" and "you're still a terrorist because you're Muslim."

She stands firm, saying she won't change her Twitter name or privacy settings.

Khloe Kardashian Contracts Staph Infection at Lamar's Bedside

11/18/2015 2:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1118-khloe-kardashian-TMZ-02Khloe Kardashian contracted a serious staph infection at the hospital where Lamar Odom is laid up, and it's so bad she's had to cancel a portion of her book tour.

Lamar has been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. for a month, and Khloe has been a frequent visitor.

We're told Khloe has a lesion on her leg which became incredibly painful. She developed a high fever, swollen glands. She's also sweating profusely with intermittent chills.

One very connected source tells TMZ, "It's so scary. She's so sick."

Khloe cancelled several appearances for her book promotion, tweeting, "I'm sick & dr's orders are that I need to lay low until we narrow down what's wrong."  

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Magic Johnson Calls Out Charlie Sheen We Should Team Up to Fight HIV

11/17/2015 3:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1117-johnson-sheen-tmz-01Magic Johnson is putting Charlie Sheen on the spot -- saying now that he's gone public about having HIV, they should work TOGETHER to help educate people about it.

The NBA legend says, "I wish @CharlieSheen and his family the best. With the advancement in treatments and medicine he can fight this disease and live a long life."

Then he called Sheen to the mat -- "In @CharlieSheen breaking his silence, I hope he joins me in educating the world about HIV/AIDs."

Johnson has been a force in combating HIV ever since he was diagnosed -- launching the Magic Johnson Foundation in 1991 ... which works with millions people. 

Justin Bieber Loses Friend In Paris Terror Attack ... Writes Heartfelt Message

11/17/2015 6:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber is among the many mourning the loss of a friend or loved one in the aftermath of last Friday's Paris terror attacks. 

Justin shared a heartfelt message for pal Thomas Ayad on Twitter. Ayad had worked for Mercury Records as a product manager, and was killed during the mass shooting at the Eagles of Death Metal concert. 

In his message, Justin said he and Thomas had worked together for years and he thanked his pal for everything he did for him.

Justin left his fans with a deep thought: "Make sure to appreciate people while you have them," before sending his condolences to Ayad's family and friends.

Ayad was among at least 89 people killed at the concert.

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Rob Lowe Radio Silent After Critical Paris Tweets

11/15/2015 6:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1115-rob-lowe-tmz-01Rob Lowe was quick to criticize after the Paris shootings, but he has shut down since scoffing at the Parisian decision to open its boarders to refugees.

Lowe pounced on social media after the attacks, saying "Oh, NOW France closes its borders. #Hollande." The reference is when the President of France ordered all borders to be closed after the shooting so the terrorists could not escape.

1115-rob-lowe-twitter-03The floodgates opened, with people slamming the actor as "a disgusting human being."  One person said, "Those refugees were fleeing their home countries to save their lives."

Lowe has said nothing publicly since Friday night, but he hasn't backed down either. 

Paris Attacks The Symbol Of Paris Is Peace

11/14/2015 10:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1114-main-peace-for-paris-instagram-01The iconic Eiffel Tower peace symbol used by big name celebs like Kim Kardashian, Ellen Degeneres and Justin Bieber was created to bring the world together by a young French artist.

Jean Jullien, a 27-year-old visual artist tells TMZ when news of the attacks started to spread last night, he needed a way to express himself. He says his first reaction was to draw the symbol of peace and share it as a sign of solidarity ... with the tower serving as an image the world could relate to. 

Since then, the image is everywhere ... becoming an unofficial symbol for support. Jullien's first tweet of the drawing has already been shared by almost 50 thousand people and celebs have helped that number grow even bigger.

Fortunately, Jullien's friends and family members are all safe ... he says, "this is an image for everyone, this is a message of peace." 

'NCIS' Star Pauley Perrette Attacked By Homeless Man 'I Almost Died Tonight'

11/13/2015 6:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1113-pauley-perrette-tmz-01update_graphic_red_bar8:15 AM PT -- Police arrested the suspect ... a 45-year-old man named David Merck, and booked him for felony battery. ET got Pauley's sketch of Merck, and a photo one of her friends later took of him.

She could have a future in forensic art. 

1113-subasset-pauley-etupdate_grey_gray_barPauley Perrette, who plays scientist Abby Sciuto on "NCIS," says a "psychotic homeless man" punched her in the face Thursday night and vowed he would kill her.

Perrette says she was walking from her Hollywood home to a guest house she owned when the guy appeared, repeatedly threatening to end her life.

It's a bizarre story. Perrette says she told the guy, who called himself William, that he had a "beautiful name" but he just unloaded and punched her again.

She says, "I went into shock ... collapsed on the sidewalk." She says cops came, she drew a "police sketch" of the guy, who was "headed towards Hollywood Blvd with murder in his eyes." Perrette says cops arrested him.

Now it gets really weird. Perrette tweeted, "I am shaken and traumatized. My house, my beloved Hollywood. My beloved homeless people that I spend my  life protecting ... My life changed tonight."

She ends by writing, "We need to not walk alone. I need to heal. I almost died tonight."

Cal Football #TBT FAIL Claims Victory In Game They Lost

11/5/2015 3:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1105_CAL_TWITTER-PAGETalk about revisionist history ... the Cal Golden Bears posted a little #TBT Thursday -- reminiscing about the time Marshawn Lynch led Cal over Oregon in overtime back in 2005. 

Problem is ... it didn't really happen that way. 

Fact is ... #23 Cal LOST to #15 Oregon 27-20 thanks to a 4-yard TD pass from Brady Leaf in OT. 

Lynch had 2 touchdowns of his own that game ... but definitely no game winning heroics. 

Cal has since deleted the tweet ... but the Internet never forgets. 

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