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Pitbull FL Paid Me $1 Mil To Take State Worldwide

12/15/2016 9:25 AM PST
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1215-pitbull-tmz-03Pitbull went public with the contract he signed with Florida -- revealing the state paid him a ton of money to be its ambassador -- but he only did it after a politician pushed him into a corner.

Pitbull released details of the 2015 deal he struck with the Sunshine State. The bottom line is he got a cool million bucks for one full year of promoting the hell out of Florida by doing a televised New Year's Eve celebration ... which aired on FOX. His "Sexy Beaches" music video was also used as a promotional tool for Florida.

The contract even required him to be a travel agent of sorts, creating 6 different "Pit Packages" ... which were sweepstakes for travel packages to the state.

Florida state's Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran had filed a lawsuit asking a judge to allow Pitbull's deal to be made public. As we reported ... Pitbull's company had threatened to sue if representatives leaked the "trade secrets" in his contract.

Mr. Worldwide beat him to the punch and tweeted the document.

For his part, Rep. Corcoran gloated a bit ... saying he was only trying to protect taxpayers and "ensure transparency is the rule and not the exception in state government."

Donald Trump Love Ya Twitter, But You're Too Small for My Summit

12/14/2016 3:12 PM PST
Breaking News

1214-trump-twitter-cry-getty-01Donald Trump dissed Twitter -- the company that, arguably, played the biggest role in getting him into the White House.

Trump invited the heads of huge tech companies to Trump Tower for a summit Wednesday -- Tesla's Elon Musk, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Apple's Tim Cook were among the attendees. Even Uber's CEO was at the adult's table.

Twitter honchos were notably absent ... which struck a lot of people as odd since the Prez-elect is almost constantly giving the world his 140 characters-worth. A Trump aide told Business Insider Twitter just wasn't big enough to get the nod.

While Twitter's reportedly valued at about $13.85 billion, that's small change compared to the likes of Google, Apple and FB. Twitter's not said anything about the slight. Yet.

#awkward #apologies #hardformetosayimsorry #smallfry #atleastinstagramwasntthere

John Mayer Dear Taylor Swift ... Your Birthday Is a Bummer, Man!

12/14/2016 7:24 AM PST

1214-john-mayer-taylor-swift-tmz-02John Mayer celebrated Taylor Swift's birthday not by throwing a party, but by throwing MAJOR shade her way.

John tweeted a not-so-subtle diss at his ex Tuesday -- her 27th born day -- calling it "the lamest day of the year." He pulled the classic post-and-delete ... which only makes it more obvious it was a shot at Taylor.

1214-sub-john-mayer-taylor-twitter-01Dear John clearly still has some bad blood with T Swift.

On a happier note -- happy birthday, Taylor? Belatedly. 

Hugh Hefner Hold My Obit, Please

12/10/2016 6:48 AM PST

1210-main-hugh-hefner-twitter-01Hugh Hefner refuses to let the rumor mill kill him off.

Buzz the Playboy founder had died was pretty intense around Hollywood Friday night, and then around 11 PM ... Hef's team tweeted this pic of him with his wife, Crystal, and the caption, "Tonight's Mansion movie was Bogie and Bacall in 'The Big Sleep.'"

We're pretty sure it's an old pic, but the insinuation is ... he's fine. 90-year-old Hef had a very similar response a few months ago when there was yet another rumor of his demise.

Bad coincidence of the movie title aside ... glad he's okay. 2016's been a bitch.

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Rosie O'Donnell I'm So Sorry, Melania

12/1/2016 8:56 AM PST

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Rosie O'Donnell has belatedly apologized to Melania Trump for blasting out on social media her 10-year-old son, Barron, might be autistic ... which he is not.

Rosie now says, "I apologize to @MELANIATRUMP - i was insensitive in my RT - i am sorry for the pain i caused - it was not my intent - i am truly sorry."

Melania went ballistic after a YouTuber posted a video suggesting Baron had autism, and Rosie then re-posted the video with the caption, "Barron Trump Autistic?"

TMZ broke the story, Melania hired lawyer Charles Harder, who fired off a letter to the YouTuber telling him if he didn't take the video down he'd sue. He also called out Rosie in the letter, but did not threaten her.

Our sources say Melania has been indignant at Rosie for doing what she believes was a mean-spirited act.

The YouTuber has taken the video down and apologized.

Khloe Kardashian I Ain't Running No Sweatshop!!!

11/29/2016 3:40 PM PST

Khloe Kardashian's swinging back HARD after being accused of running a sweatshop.

Khloe posted a few videos Tuesday on Snapchat showing how her Good American jeans are made. She gives a brief tour and jokingly tells someone, "Don't f*** it up!"

The video triggered a storm of criticism that forced the reality star to fire back saying, "Watch your mouth. All make salaries and all are employed in LA! Know your info before you chime in."

Khloe went on to say it means the world her jeans are made in the US of A.

Vin Scully The Meat In a Jordan, Kareem Sandwich

11/22/2016 11:26 AM PST

1122-michael-jordan-vin-scully-kareem-twitterHere's a photo of Bruce Springsteen ... finally knowing what it's like to be the odd man out. 

A bunch of super famous people gathered at the White House Tuesday to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama ... including Vin Scully, Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Cool photo, right? 

Kate Upton Rips MLB Writers Over Cy Young Snub ... You 'F'd' Justin Verlander!!!

11/16/2016 4:10 PM PST
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1116_kate_upton_justin-verlander_tmz-2Kate Upton is FURIOUS Justin Verlander didn't win the A.L. Cy Young Award -- sending a scorching note to the MLB writers who voted on it ... YOU F**KED MY FIANCE. 

Verlander came in 2nd in the voting behind Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello -- despite the fact Justin had more 1st place votes. 

FYI -- the Cy Young voting system is weighted. Writers fill in a name for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place -- a 1st place vote is worth 7 points. 2nd is worth 4, 3rd is worth 3, 4th is 2 and 5th is 1. 

Verlander had 14 1st place votes. Rick had 8 ... but Rick beat Verlander out in the overall scoring. 

Enter Upton who went all scorched Earth on the process. 

"Hey @MLB I thought I was the only person allowed to f**k @JustinVerlander ?! What 2 writers didn't have him on their ballot?"

"He had the majority of 1st place votes and 2 writers didn't have him on their ballots?!! can you pick more out of touch people to vote?@MLB"

"Sorry Rick but you didn't get any 1st place votes? you didn't win. #ByeFelicia @MLB keep up with the times and fire those writers."

Cris Collinsworth Shot Fired at Bill Simmons ... Your Show Flopped!

11/14/2016 3:03 PM PST

1114_cris_collinsworth_bill_simmons_tmzCris Collinsworth is straight Twitter beefin' with Bill Simmons ... and it's kind of awesome.

Here's the long story short ... Simmons was snarkin' on Twitter Sunday night during the Pats vs. Seahawks game on 'SNF' ... which Collinsworth was announcing. 

Bill commented that someone needed to "gently" inform Cris that the Seahawks offense was dominating the Pats because they have a weak front 7. 

CC didn't take kindly to the criticism and fired back. 

"Thanks Bill, we'll look for you 'gently' breaking it down on that hit show of yours."

Ouch.

Of course, Cris was referring to Bill's show, "Any Given Wednesday" -- which was recently cancelled after disappointing ratings. 

Cris has since deleted his tweet. 

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Tyron Woodley to Conor: DON'T CALL ME A BITCH Conor: You're a Bitch

11/11/2016 9:08 AM PST
Breaking News

1111-conor-mcgregor-tyron-woodley-TMZ-GETTY-01Tyron Woodley just threatened to "Go Ferguson" on Conor McGregor's ass -- after the Irish superstar called him a "bitch" on social media.

It all started at the UFC 205 weigh-ins earlier Friday when Tyron tried to say hello to Conor and McGregor blew him off. 

Woodley explained in a tweet ... "I said what's up then he tried to flex. Quickly he realized it was a NO FLEX ZONE 🚫Pretty much made him say what's up!"

"Some of us are really about that life! The quiet ones are the ones really from the slums. Don't make me go back."

That's when Conor chimed in ... "Twitter bitch you'll do nothing." 

Tyron (who's from Ferguson) fired back -- "Dude Im not them guys u deal w Homie! I'll forget the fight 💩 & go Ferguson! Focus on Eddie & never call me a Bitch again."

Conor's reply -- "Bitch."

Stay tuned ... 

Dan Carpenter's Wife I'M NOT A RACIST Richard Sherman Post Was Innocent Humor

11/9/2016 10:20 AM PST
Breaking News

1109-dan-carpenter-getty-02The wife of Buffalo Bills kicker Dan Carpenter says she was NOT being racist when she called Richard Sherman an "animal" on Twitter this week ... but she still refuses to apologize for it. 

Kaela Carpenter got herself into hot water after the "Monday Night Football" game when she lashed out at Sherman for what she claims was a dirty hit on her husband. She posted a picture of a castration device with the caption, "I know what we do on the farm when a male can't control his own rage #ActLikeAnAnimalGetTreatedLike1"

Some people freaked out -- and pointed out the long, shameful history of white people comparing blacks to animals in America.

Kaela responded on Twitter Wednesday morning ... saying, "My attempt at humor during a heated and highly controversial NFL game has not been received the way I intended."

"When I saw the out of control nature of the events that happened on the field, I jokingly wanted to relate it to life on the farm, where I grew up, and how it would have been handled there."

"Unfortunately, I did not realize that a tone of racism would dominate the response to what I intended to be a lighthearted defense of my husband."

"Regardless of the narrative that has been attached to my post, it was never intended to be related to race, or the disgusting hatred that created the basis for racism."

No apology, just an explanation. 

So far, the only response from Sherman was a tweet back to her original post -- saying, "Thank you! Have a great day."

Donald Trump Celebs Sob, Snark out After Victory

11/9/2016 6:03 AM PST

1109-donald-trump-pence-getty-01Celebrities -- and that is most of them -- put all their eggs in one basket .... which crashed to the ground Tuesday night and left them in tears. 

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So grateful, God Bless America! HH

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Curt Schilling 'Kiss My Ass' Lynching Post Was A Joke

11/8/2016 10:44 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Shut up, kiss my ass, and move on" is Curt Schilling's message to anyone taking issue with the pic he posted of a man wearing a t-shirt suggesting journalists be lynched.

"Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required" was printed on the shirt ... reportedly worn by a man at a Trump rally. The implication ... a majority of the media has been biased against Donald Trump.

Schilling reposted the picture (he didn't take the photo) on Twitter Monday ... and criticism came fast and furiously ... with people saying he was promoting violence against journalist.

TMZ Sports talked to Curt ... and asked him why he posted the picture, and what he'd say to people attacking him. He doesn't hold back.

We also asked Schilling -- a big-time Trump supporter -- for his thoughts on the election.

Here's a hint ... "landslide."

Check out the clip!

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