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Nev Schulman Just So You Know, I'm Jewish ... Proud to Show it at VMAs

8/28/2017 2:34 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nev Schulman said it loud and proud ... he's Jewish, and wore the yellow Star of David to the VMAs to make sure his fans know he's standing up against white supremacists.

We got the 'Catfish' host Monday at LAX as he was leaving town after the VMAs, and he explained he wore the symbolic emblem specifically as a response to people marching with Nazi flags ... in America.

Nev said the Holocaust wasn't that long ago, and celebs should wear the Star to remind their fans.

He gave a nod to Billy Joel for doing it recently in concert and encouraged others to follow suit.

The Weeknd Here's Why I Bailed on the VMAs ...

8/28/2017 2:07 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Weeknd was a no-show at the VMAs this weekend, and the reason isn't all that complicated ... he just didn't feel like it.

Abel left a lot of people high and dry ... the MTV folks announced he'd perform. He was also nominated for 4 awards.

Here's how it was put to us ... The Weeknd's been on the road for a prolonged period of time and just didn't feel up to his VMAs gig. In his mind, he booked the gig a while ago, before concert fatigue set in, and he just felt differently in the days before the show.

It's the second Weeknd event that got torpedoed in as many days. The rubber is about to meet the road, because he's about to hit the road again and there won't be a break until December ... at least a scheduled break.

Robert E. Lee Direct Descendant Denounces White Supremacy ... At MTV's VMAs

8/27/2017 8:03 PM PDT

A distant blood relative of Robert E. Lee publicly denounced racism and white supremacy at the VMAs this weekend ... directly calling out "America's original sin."

Reverend Robert Lee IV -- a direct descendant of the Confederate general -- came onstage Sunday at the MTV award show to call out racism and white supremacy as evil and wrong ... and made a call to action for everyone to stand up against it head on.

Lee said it was his duty to speak out against racism, which he referred to as "America's original sin." He then introduced Heather Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, who announced the winner of the Best Fight Against the System award ... which ended up going to all 6 nominees. 

A statue of Robert E. Lee was at the center of the violence in Charlottesville, which left Heather dead at the hands of an alleged Nazi-sympathizer.

Taylor Swift Katy Gets a Pass on New Album ... Peace Treaty Looms

8/26/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Looks like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry's bad blood has finally been mopped up -- 'cause Taylor's new album throws no shade her way ... like, AT ALL.

Our sources tell us TayTay's 6th album, "Reputation," is devoid of hate or trash talking directed at her longtime foe. Anyone expecting another epic slash at Katy is going to be sorely disappointed.

On the surface it seems as if Taylor is taking a swipe at Katy. In her new song, "Look What You Made Me Do," Taylor sings, "I've got a list of names and yours is in red underlined." It appears she's making reference to the movie "Mean Girls," where Regina George's picture is in the burn book with the words, "She is a fugly slut" and underlined in red.

Katy raised the issue in a tweet directed at Taylor back in 2014 ...

Our sources say Taylor's album lyrics have nothing to do with "Mean Girls," Regina George or Katy.

Katy has recently said she wants to end her feud, so now it's all on Taylor.

The mystery ... we're told something big will happen at the VMAs ... and reading between the lines it would not be surprising if Katy and Taylor appear onstage and publicly bury the hatchet.

It makes sense ... Taylor will probably dig that hatchet right back up and go after Kim and Kanye.

Taylor Swift Sorry Girl ... You're Gonna Miss Kim and Kanye at VMAs

8/25/2017 2:17 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Taylor Swift may be sorely disappointed at the VMAs Sunday, because she's gonna have no one to glare at ... we've learned Kim and Kanye are otherwise engaged.

It would have been pretty epic ... Taylor showing off "Look What You Made Me Do" as she stares down the royal couple, but we're told long before the single was released they decided the VMAs were not for them.

They're in town, but we're told there's no particular reason for them to trek to The Forum near LAX.

It's actually kinda brilliant ... Kim and Kanye become the center of attention at the music event, courtesy of Taylor Swift, and they don't have to lift a finger.

Drake & Rihanna Guy Behind Website Hoax I Wanted Revenge

8/31/2016 11:11 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Drake and Rihanna fans went crazy Tuesday when a site -- drakeandrihanna.com -- popped up with a countdown clock ... starting rumors they were releasing a collab together. 

We know now the site is completely fake, and TMZ has learned the hoax was started because Drake pissed off one vengeful fan ... Joanne the Scammer.

Joanne is a character played by Branden Miller. He tells us ... he made the fake site as payback for Drake not taking a selfie with Joanne at the VMAs. Branden claims he got bum-rushed by security when he tried to take the shot.

He says he went home and created the site, which cost about $3k. It blew up, but when people found out it was a hoax he decided to reveal why he did it.

Branden's still pissed, and says he might keep the site up to taunt Drake with other pranks.

Simone Biles Goes Tumbling Down At VMAs

8/31/2016 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Simone Biles is the greatest gymnast in the world ... but even she couldn't avoid taking a spill because of those damn high heels.

Simone and the rest of the Final Five gymnastics team -- sans Gabby Douglas -- were at the VMAs on Sunday to present an award to Beyonce.

As she was leaving at the end of night, though, Simone slipped going down the stairs ... and wasn't able to stick the landing. Oh, the irony.

Kanye West Why So Mad Ray J? We're All In the Same Bed!!

8/31/2016 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West still has a lot on his mind after his famous VMAs speech ... like why the hell is Ray J so pissed?!

We got Yeezy leaving The Mercer Hotel in NYC, and he says he can't understand why people are getting mad about him shouting out to Ray J. After all, they're all in the same bed together in his "Famous" vid.

Our photog also asked Kanye if there was anything at the VMAs he wanted to say but couldn't, and he did not disappoint ... with some ideas on how his school uniforms can save the world.

Miley Cyrus Moonman Trophy for Sale! Homeless Date Needs Cash

8/30/2016 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The homeless guy Miley Cyrus took to the VMAs is finally cashing in on his big night with the singer ... by hawking her Moonman.

Jesse Helt is auctioning the trophy on eBay-- the bidding starts at $10k, but there's a "Buy It Now" option for $15k. Helt got his 15 minutes back in 2014 when he accepted Cyrus' Video of the Year award with a tearjerker speech about homelessness.

People connected to Jesse tell us he's been on a hot streak -- he recently got a studio apartment in L.A. and he's expecting a baby in a few months. We're told he's selling the VMA to prep for il bambino. 

If $10k sounds steep -- keep in mind Coolio's trophy for "Gangsta's Paradise" once sold for $6k, and someone paid $72k for the "We Are the World" statuette!

Fun fact: Miley's Moonman is engraved with her name and Jesse's.

Drake & Rihanna Up All Night Making Us Wonder

8/29/2016 6:38 AM PDT

Drake and Rihanna -- are they bangin' or is it just a figment of our imagination?

Drizzy and RiRi played followed the leader at Up & Down in NYC where they probably had lots to talk about after Drake straight-up said at the VMAs he's been in love with Rihanna since he was 22.

Just do it already.

Kanye West Hijacks VMA's It's Good to Be Me!!!

8/28/2016 7:18 PM PDT

Kanye West was given 4 minutes onstage during the VMAs to do anything he wanted, and he did ... he took 7.

Yeezy started with an homage to himself ... how good it was to be him, and then he quickly gave shout-outs to the man who made his wife famous in that sex tape and the woman who preceded her with him.

Yes, Ray JAmber Rose, even Taylor Swift all made air, along with many others who were in the bed of celebrities ... which Kanye explained in great detail.  

Kim was eating it up.

Britney Spears Hot and Steamy for VMA Redemption

8/28/2016 7:50 PM PDT

Britney Spears just slayed the stage at the MTV VMAs.

Britney performed live at the awards show for the first time since her 2007 debacle ... and nailed it.

So much for that whole 'done with men stuff' too ... because the chemistry between her and G-Eazy during their song, "Make Me," looks pretty genuine.

Britney Spears Flaunts It Before VMAs

8/27/2016 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Britney Spears is deploying her super hot body in an all-out media blitz ... before the eve of a huge appearance at the VMAs and right after the rollout of her new album.

We got the cover of "Flaunt" magazine, which is about to come out, the day before she hits the stage for what we're told is a high-tech performance to push her new album. Our VMA sources say there are no big surprises -- like a Madonna kiss or 12-foot python -- it's all about music.

Britney is everywhere ... her James Corden Carpool Karaoke went viral, she and Kanye are the clear stars of Sunday's VMAs, and her album, "Glory," just dropped.

BTW ... Britney said on Corden's show she was done with men. She was serious, at least in terms of the VMAs, because we're told her backup dancers for the show are all women.

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