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Boxer Jermain Taylor

Bizarre Bathtub Video ...

After Shooting Arrest

1/21/2015 6:51 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

012115_jermain_taylor_launchBoxing superstar Jermain Taylor -- the WBC middleweight champ -- released a disturbing new video in which he essentially apologizes for firing a gun during a MLK parade in Arkansas. 

The footage is shot while Taylor is taking a bath -- and he addresses the incident in which he was charged with 5 counts of assault for allegedly squeezing out two shots during an altercation with a man and his son. 

"I know y'all disappointed in me ... I'm sorry if I let anybody down or hurt anybody."

But here's where things get even more puzzling -- the 36-year-old says he had a beef with parade organizers that day because none of the kids at the event had any candy. 

"Y'all need to get it together," Taylor said to event organizers ... "Had my little girl out there. Nobody had no candy."

Taylor then suggests he could be in jail for next year's parade -- and says he won't try to duck serving time by claiming he has drug issues. 

"If I gotta go to jail, I'm gonna sit my ass in there ... but I'm not gonna say I have no problems with no drugs to get out of jail ... I worked too hard for my life to put that in it. So you can kiss my ass."

Taylor has less than 24 hours to turn himself back in to authorities. No word on when he plans to surrender.

Lindsey Vonn

TIGER DIDN'T LIE

About Missing Tooth Story

1/20/2015 5:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0120-lindsey-vonn-tmz-01Another bizarre twist in the Tiger Woods missing tooth mystery -- his GF Lindsey Vonn is backing his "camera smacked me in the mouth" story ... despite eye witnesses who claim it's all BS. 

Vonn just went to Facebook to back up Tiger's story about why he was pictured without a front tooth at the World Cup skiing event in Italy this weekend -- saying:

"I feel terrible that his tooth got knocked out though. When he was in the finish area a camera man accidentally knocked into him and took out his front tooth. He was still in great spirits though and didn’t complain once or ask for any special assistance or security."

Problem is ... event officials have gone on the record and said no such accident ever occurred and if it had, there would have been witnesses or video of the incident. 

One official told TMZ Sports that Tiger never even showed signs of pain ... signs that you'd expect someone to have after losing a tooth. 

But Lindsey came up with an explanation when talking to USA Today -- saying, "This pain is really nothing when he has had as many injuries as he's had. It's not a big deal. He was in good spirits."

You buyin' it?

Stephen Belafonte

Taken to ER

... By Mel B

1/20/2015 10:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Stephen Belafonte has done what Mel B did last month ... landed in the hospital ... TMZ has learned.

Stephen showed up at the Cedars-Sinai ER Tuesday AM ... complaining of back pain. We're told he says he doesn't know how he hurt it ... but it's gotten bad enough that he needs medical help.

Mel B took him to the hospital and is by his side.

You'll recall she was laid up in the hospital in December for an undisclosed medical problem.

Tiger Woods

Race Organizers Call BS

Photog Didn't Knock Tooth Out [Update]

1/20/2015 9:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar10:20 AM PT -- We also spoke with Nicola Colli ... who tells us Tiger "never seemed like he was in pain."

"We aren't mad at Tiger or his reps," Colli told an Italian-speaking member of our team ... "It's just funny and strange that he would claim something went wrong when everything seemed perfectly OK."

"You would think that if somebody hit you – somebody would say something. But [Tiger] told us nothing."update_grey_gray_barTiger Woods may have been lying through his teeth tooth ... because race organizers at a World Cup alpine skiing race in Italy say Tiger's story about being smacked in the face by a photog is BULL. 

After photos started circulating of Tiger sans front tooth ... Woods' agent issued a statement saying the golfer was caught in a photog crush and his tooth was knocked out when he was accidentally smacked in the face by a camera. 

Curiously, there was no video or photos of the alleged accident ... and Tiger's mouth didn't appear bloody or swollen. 

Now ... Nicola Colli, the secretary general of the race organizing committee, told the AP, "I was among those who escorted him from the tent to the snowmobile and there was no such incident."

Colli also says Tiger asked for more security when he arrived -- so police were looking after both him and his GF Lindsey Vonn at all times. 

So how did Tiger really lose the tooth? All signs point to Elin ... 

Busted. Again.

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Rock Icon Kim Fowley

I Want My Corpse in Magazines

... With Fetish Models

1/19/2015 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kim Fowley Dead BodyFamed music producer Kim Fowley, who died last Thursday, had a last wish ... he wanted to be abused and mutilated by fetish models.

Fowley -- who worked with The RunawaysKISS and Alice Cooper -- made plans in 2012 with the publisher of "Girls and Corpses" Magazine to feature his dead body on the cover.

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According to emails Kim sent the publisher, a photog, and his then-girlfriend -- the singer/songwriter wanted a full spread featuring a group of fetish models violating his corpse.

Kim said, "Snow [his GF] and her fetish friends, could mutilate the body, providing real blood & guts and set my bones and blood on fire." He also said he'd fund the whole thing.

The publisher passed on the really gory stuff, but agreed to shoot his dead body with girls on top for the cover.  

But here's the snag. Kim moved on, found a new girlfriend who he married, and she has control of the body. But they can't find her to allow them to shoot the body.  

And when it comes to corpses, even a good composer decomposes over time.


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'Walking Dead' Stars

Forget Zombies ...

We're Voodoo Curious Now!

1/14/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Walking Dead Hershel Greene Merle Dixon VoodooA magic talisman isn't going to bring Hershel Greene or Merle Dixon back to "The Walking Dead," but that didn't stop them from shopping for some black magic in New Orleans.

Former cast members Scott Wilson and Michael Rooker were at the Comic Con event down in NOLA last weekend ... and both happened to hit up the famous Reverend Zombie’s House of Voodoo in the French Quarter. 

According to our sources, Wilson eyed some of the softcore voodoo dolls -- none of the hardcore evil spell stuff -- and Rooker checked out two dolls used for protection and good luck. In the end, they both chickened out ... and Wilson only bought a cigar.

Now a spell to erase the 'WD' season with the Governor? We're guessing that woulda sucked 'em in.

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Rapper Kevin Gates

I Was Banging My Cousin for 2 Years!

1/9/2015 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Rapper Kevin Gates was having sex with a woman for nearly 2 years after finding out she was his cousin, and he tells us he'd do it again because there's nothing wrong with it.

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Kevin just went on TMZ Live to clarify what he posted a few days back ... that he was dating a woman a few years ago and after 3 months his grandma told him the lady was his cousin.

Kevin told us ... they began dating in 2006 and continued dating for nearly 2 years after finding out. He says he never found out whether it was a first, second, third cousin or even more remote.

The rapper and the woman are still close, and he has no regrets and feels no weirdness about their relationship.

He's an interesting guy ... and as open as it gets.

Say Anything Lead Singer

Pukes On Stage

On Unluckiest Security Guard Ever

12/23/2014 9:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


The Lead singer of Say Anything hurled on stage Monday night ... soaking a security guard in vomit.

Lead singer Max Bemis was towards the end of the set at the House of Blues in West Hollywood when he projectile vomited without warning. It's unclear why ... but there was alcohol on stage so it ain't that hard to read between the lines.

Bemis didn't miss a beat, and continued singing "I Want to Know Your Plans." As for the security guard ... well it definitely ruined his night.

Sometimes being close to the stage is overrated.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Everybody Was Peeing

... So I Peed Too!

12/18/2014 11:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1218-floyd-mayweather-tmz-01Floyd Mayweather Jr. only made his run to the restroom after other people in his crew did ... and Floyd believes he only got singled out because he is Floyd Mayweather Jr. 

As TMZ first reported, Floyd got into it with a woman -- to the point where she called police -- after she tried to stop him from using a restroom Wednesday night at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City. The woman claimed Floyd called her a bitch, but ultimately police did nothing.

According to our sources, Floyd didn't think it was a big deal when he used the restroom ... because he wasn't the first one to use it -- other people went in before him.

We're told Floyd believes the woman only gave him a hard time because he's famous ... and if anyone had a terrible attitude during their exchange ... it was her.

Our sources say Floyd was shocked that the woman called the cops over the whole thing, especially considering he walked out with about 10 bags worth of stuff.

Apparently none of those bags contained his bathroom pass.

'South Park'

Takes on Bill Cosby ...

Baby There's an Assault Outside

12/11/2014 10:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

South Park Bill Cosby Taylor Swift Song"South Park" took a slightly-pervy sounding Christmas song, infused the Bill Cosby allegations, and the result was a little creepy and kinda funny.

A hologram-version of Cosby attempts to keep Taylor Swift in his home by singing "Baby It's Cold Outside" ... and eventually holo-Cos offers her a drink ... just like many of his accusers say he did to them. 

Later in the episode, Cosby and Swift are seen getting closer -- but, as you can imagine, it's totally a one-sided affair.

Check out the clip ... there's even a Jell-O reference. A rapey one, but it's there.

Elizabeth Taylor

At Risk from Gay Bar Drunks ...

Ex-Bar Mgr Sues For Art

12/9/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Elizabeth Taylor is headed to court -- even though she’s very dead -- because a famous gay club and its former employee are fighting over her iconic portrait.

TMZ broke the story ... The Abbey's former VIP manager Jesse Davis has been fighting the club to get back his painting of the late actress. He claims it was a personal gift from Taylor.

Now Davis is suing The Abbey because he says it refuses to hand over the Liz portrait. In the docs, Davis says at least one wasted barfly took the piece off the wall and danced with it. He's concerned the portrait -- which he says is worth $75K -- will be damaged.

Davis does NOT mention wanting the portrait. Instead, his lawsuit only seeks financial compensation -- including the value of the painting and then some.

The Abbey had no comment about the lawsuit. 

Like Liz said, "It's not the having, it's the getting."

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Usher

Charges iPhone in Woman's Vagina

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12/4/2014 5:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Here's Usher charging his iPhone at Art Basel in Miami ... using a battery pack jammed inside of a woman's vagina. 

Usher paid $20 in exchange for 10 minutes of juice Wednesday night. A crowd of distinguished art enthusiasts stood by and watched the entire thing. 

The woman wanted to show how humans have become dependent on technology and she felt a super-charged vagina would help make her point.  We totally get it. 

Don't worry, the vagina was equipped with a second battery pack ... in case anyone had a Droid.

Fun Fact: The woman tells TMZ she could take two phones at the same time. 

Art -- it's deep.

Shannon Briggs

Hangin' Out With 'The Last Dragon'

... I Got The Glow

11/30/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

112414_shannon_briggs_instagram_launch Wladimir Klitschko might be in trouble ... 'cause his number one enemy Shannon Briggs is hanging out with an '80s movie star who might posses a weapon capable of dethroning the champ.

The all powerful "Glow."

Briggs spent some time recently with Taimak -- that's right, the dude who played Leroy Green in the urban Kung Fu classic "The Last Dragon" -- and says the two worked on some "deep breathing techniques."

Yeah right fellas ... this was a "Glow" session.

If you're not aware, "The Glow" is an ancient fighting weapon that can only be achieved when mind, body and soul become one.

It covers your whole body in badassness and helped Leroy Green defeat Sho'nuff ... and now Briggs might have this (entirely fictitious) weapon at his disposal.

Sorry Wlad, it's all over. Check out "The Glow" in action below.

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