TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Lindsay Lohan

Coroner Calls BS

She Never Touched Whitney's Body Bag

9/15/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0915-lindsay-lohan-debunked

Lindsay Lohan
is lying when she says she had to roll Whitney Houston's body bag at the L.A. County Morgue ... because Whitney was never in a body bag.

An official from the Coroner's Office tells TMZ ... Whitney was NEVER in a body bag and no one in the probation program came in contact with Whitney's body.  

Lindsay -- who was ordered by a judge to spend time at the morgue to teach her a lesson about drinking and driving -- claimed in an interview she was singled out to roll Whitney's body bag.

Whitney died on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012. The autopsy was performed the next day and her body was gone by morning. No one from any court-ordered probation program came in contact with the body ... according to the Coroner's official.

The official says Whitney was wrapped in plastic with a sheet cover the entire time she was at the morgue. In fact, she was taken out in plastic -- not a body bag -- from the hotel where she died.

0915_remembering_whitney_houston_footer_v3 

Lindsay Lohan

I Handled Whitney's

Dead Body

9/15/2014 6:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0915-lindsay-whitney-01
Lindsay Lohan
 had a run-in with Whitney Houston while performing her community service -- thing is, Whitney was dead.

Lindsay was working at the L.A. County Morgue in her probation violation case a few years back when she came in contact with Whitney's body ... so she tells the Telegraph to promote her upcoming London play. She mused, "It’s different for me than it would be for other people. Like, no one would really have to work at the morgue in LA and roll a body bag for Whitney Houston."

A quick check of the timeline shows Lindsay might not be making this one up. Houston passed away tragically on February 11, 2012 ... and Lindsay did her time at the morgue from October 2011 through March 2012.

It must have been like gazing into her future ...

 1112_remembering_whitney_houston_footer

Whitney Houston's Family

She Deserves More

Than a TV Movie!

5/26/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Whitney Houston Lifetime MovieWhitney Houston's family is PISSED that Lifetime is making a movie about her life ... because they feel Whitney is too big for the small screen.

Lifetime made the announcement earlier this week ... they're planning on a biopic for 2015, with Angela Bassett making her directorial debut.

According to our sources, the Houston estate is so upset they're considering a lawsuit to block production. We're told the family has already expressed displeasure to Lifetime and made it clear they weren't on board with a TV movie.

Sources close to the Houston family tell us the estate is planning its own movie for the big screen -- ala the "This is It'" Michael Jackson flick.

Pat Houston, wouldn't get specific with us but did say, "Whitney is certainly worthy of more than a television movie. If Whitney were here today, this would not be happening."

Lifetime had no comment.

0508_WhitneyHouston_remembering_Launch

Whitney Houston Estate

Suing to Get Whitney's Stuff Back

5/8/2014 7:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0508-whitney-houston-01Whitney Houston's personal belongings are being held hostage by the company that sold her New Jersey home ... so claims her estate in a new lawsuit.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the Houston estate contracted CPMG Mendham, LLC to sell Houston's New Jersey home in December 2013, with the sale being completed in February 2014. They claim the deal was for the house only and not any of the belongings inside.

But according to the estate, CPMG has repeatedly denied them access to the home to remove Houston's things ... which they say includes a baby grand piano, a jukebox, valuable paintings, home furnishings, and other items.

The estate says CPMG has gone so far as to have the locks on the house changed and the gates chained shut.

The estate is asking to get Houston's stuff immediately, plus receive damages.

Attempts to reach CPMG were unsuccessful.

0508_WhitneyHouston_remembering_Launch

Whitney Houston

Tombstone Etched with

Most Famous Lyrics

7/15/2013 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0711-whitney-houston-grave-tmzWhen you think of Whitney Houston you think ... "I Will Always Love You"  -- and now you always will, because it's engraved on her tombstone.

Whitney's grave at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey was finally given a headstone last week, after sitting vacant since her death in 2012.

The epitaph on the new heart-shaped marker reads: "Whitney E. Houston Aug. 9, 1963 -- Feb. 11 2012 ... THE VOICE ... 'I Will Always Love You'."

Interestingly, while Whitney made "I Will Always Love You" famous in "The Bodyguard" -- it was written, and originally performed, by Dolly Parton.

If you're thinking they should've gone with lyrics from "Greatest Love of All" ... "Saving All My Love for You" ... or "I'm Every Woman" -- yeah, she didn't write those either. 

Whitney is buried next to her father ... per her wishes.

0213_remembering_whitney_houston_footer

Bobbi Kristina

The Bitchy Sayonara

A Dramatic Reading

6/6/2013 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ TV

060513_bobbi_launch
Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown got evicted and proceeded to draft one of the nastiest farewell letters ever -- which we now proudly bring to life.

Bitch mode ... ON!

TMZ_On_TV_SubNavigation

Bobbi Kristina

Police Report Filed in Neighbor War

6/5/2013 10:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0605_bobbi_gordon_launch

Cops are now involved in Bobbi Kristina's nasty feud with her former apartment neighbor -- TMZ has learned the guy on the receiving end of BK's bitchy tell-off letter has filed a police report.

We've learned ... after Josh Morse discovered a hate letter on his door yesterday, calling him and his wife a "miserable couple ... sh*t at the bottom of our shoe" ... he went straight to the Alpharetta Police Department in Alpharetta, GA.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ ... Josh wanted the incident documented "due to the ongoing issues he has been having with the couple."

As we previously reported, Morse and his wife had filed more than 10 noise complaints against Bobbi and her BF Nick Gordon -- claiming they were the neighbors from hell.

BK responded with a letter blasting the couple as horrible people who were just jealous of BK's life.

We're told ... BK and NG are NOT being investigated for the incident because there are no allegations of criminal acts.

BK and NG have been evicted from the apartment -- and we're told they've already moved out of the premises.

Whitney Houston's Daughter

EVICTED

Leaves Ultra-Bitchy Note

6/5/2013 8:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0605_bobbi_nick_01
Bobbi Kristina Brown -- Whitney Houston's daughter -- left a handwritten letter for her neighbors after she was evicted from her Georgia apartment ... AND IT'S NASTY!!!

The note reads ...

"Thanks

You are sh*t at the bottom of our shoe.

Thank You for making a hard year harder.

You are a miserable couple and always will be.

You were honored to have us living above you and you couldn't stand such a young beautiful couple far more successful than you ever will be. 

I pray your misery doesn't rub off on your innocent little baby."

The neighbor who got the note was Joshua Morse -- who told 11alive.com he and his wife had filed at least 10 noise complaints against Bobbi Kristina because she was an absolute nightmare of a neighbor.

Morse says BK has officially moved out of the complex.

0605_subasset_bobbi_nick_01

Whitney Houston

Bro and Sister-in-Law

We're Down with Clive's Party

2/10/2013 8:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

021013_pat_gary_houston_640

Whitney Houston's brother and sister-in-law arrived in Los Angeles yesterday to attend Clive Davis' big pre-Grammy bash ... a bash Whitney's mom called "obscene."

Whitney's mother Cissy slammed Davis' invite, saying, "I got an invitation to the party, which is the most obscene thing. I don't know why they would want me to come to the party in which she died, you know? I guess maybe he just sent me a copy for remembrance sake."

Whitney's brother Gary -- along with his wife Pat (who was also Houston's manager) -- begged to differ and flew into LAX Saturday, telling us they were going to "support Clive."

Houston was found dead in her hotel room this time last year, just hours before Davis' annual party just floors below.

Bobbi Kristina

PUFF & PASS

One Year After Whitney's Death

2/8/2013 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Photos

0208_bobbi_kristina_smoking_launch_v2Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina and her BF were double-teaming a hand-rolled cigarette in Atlanta yesterday ... almost one year to the day Whitney died from a drug overdose.

It's unclear what's inside the rolling paper -- but c'mon.

It's interesting, considering Whitney's mother Cissy Houston has been vocal about her concerns that Bobbi Kristina could follow Whitney's path into drug abuse unless she drastically changes her life.

Bobbi's been at war with her grandmother for months ... and recently slammed Cissy for writing a tell-all book about Whitney.

Whitney passed away on Feb. 11, 2012 after going on a drug binge that included coke, pills and marijuana.

Bobbi Kristina

BLASTS Cissy Houston ...

Don't Buy Her Book!

2/2/2013 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0202-bobbi-kristina-cissy-houston
Bobbi Kristina
is on a mission to make sure grandma Cissy Houston's new tell-all book crashes and burns -- by BOYCOTTING it altogether and pleading with her fans to do the same.

Cissy released a book this week called "Remembering Whitney" -- which is all about Whitney Houston's life -- and made the rounds on a slew the talk shows promoting the hell out of it.

But Bobbi wasn't too happy, tweeting to her 119,000 plus followers, "Anything concerning my grandmother's book, I and @nickgordon of course personally have nothing to with."

She continues, "I haven't read and won't ... I find it to be disrespectful to my mother and me being her daughter won't tolerate it."

FYI -- Cissy was on Oprah earlier this week (again promoting the book) and admitted her relationship with BK was strained ... and admitted she knew that Bobbi didn't want the book written.

Whitney Houston's Brother

I Got Whitney

Hooked On Crack

1/29/2013 6:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

012913_houston_own_v2

Whitney Houston's brother says HE'S to blame for introducing the singer to drugs like crack cocaine back in the '80s ... not Bobby Brown ... and last night he came clean to Oprah.

Michael Houston sat down with his mother Cissy and spilled his guts to Her Royal O-ness on "Oprah's Next Chapter" ... admitting he was the first person who did drugs with Whitney. 

Michael says he feels extremely guilty for Whitney's death -- but says he didn't realize how deadly drugs could be when he first brought them to Whitney's doorstep ... explaining, "You gotta understand at the time ... the '80s ... it was acceptable."

Houston adds, "It's painful ... I feel responsible for what I let go so far."

Whitney died in Beverly Hills last February after a drug binge that included cocaine, Xanax and marijuana.012913_houston_own

Bobbi Kristina's Grandma

FOLDS

In War Over $20 Mil Inheritance

10/28/2012 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1026-bobbi-kristina-cissy-houston-tmz
Bobbi Kristina
's grandmother Cissy Houston has BACKED OFF her attempt to keep Whitney Houston's money from Bobbi Kristina for years -- we found out Cissy has settled her beef with BK.

TMZ broke the story ... Cissy and Pat Houston (co-executors of Whitney's estate) ... had filed legal papers hoping to drastically change the way Whitney's fortune would be paid out to 19-year-old Bobbi .. because they felt it was "too much, too soon."

As it stood, BK was to receive her money -- an estimated $20 million -- in 3 separate chunks ... 10% when she turns 21 ($2 mil), just under 20% at age 25 ($4 mil) and the remainder when she turns 30 ($16 mil).

Now, we've learned ... the case has been dismissed after Bobbi and Cissy reached an agreement ... and sources tell us Whitney's original plan for the payout was virtually unchanged.

Still, we're told both Bobbi and Cissy are satisfied with the plan ... and are happy to put the case behind them.

Around The Web