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Shia LaBeouf

Transforms Into Optimus Grime

2/27/2015 3:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0227_shia_labeouf_hair_AKM-GSI_2Shia LaBeouf is now the proud owner of a pony, and some hardware ... in his face.

Shia debuted his Riff Raff-esque look -- ponytail past his shoulders and eyebrow piercing -- while walking around the San Fernando Valley Friday with his girlfriend Mia Goth.  

It's unclear if the hardcore look is for a new movie role, or if Shia's just trying out something different. 

"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" might not be Shia's biggest misstep after all.

Martha Stewart

Throws Oprah Under the #tbt Bus

2/27/2015 9:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Martha Stewart Oprah TBTMartha Stewart dug deep into her vault of photos and posted this gem of her and Oprah Winfrey from 1982 for "Throwback Thursday."

The hair, the earrings, the clothes ... they're all good things. 

Maybe not the hair.

Matt Bellamy

Blurs Lines with Kate Look-Alike

2/25/2015 11:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0225-matt-bellamy-elle-evans-AKMGSI-01Matt Bellamy jumped from Kate Hudson to her doppelganger -- who starred in the "Blurred Lines" video -- but we've learned he's just friends with the leggy model/actress.

Her name is Elle Evans -- and you'd probably know her better with her clothes off ... as she was in the uncensored version of Robin Thicke's hit music vid. 

The Muse singer and Evans were photographed on Oscar night -- but sources close to the situation tell us it was no romantic dinner date. They were leaving Craig's with about 10-12 other friends. We're told Sunday was the first time they'd hung out together. 

Guess she's just a good girl ...

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Kylie Jenner

Hysterical Girls Cry

SHE'S OUR ROLE MODEL!!!

2/24/2015 1:36 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022415_kylie_jenner_launchKylie Jenner vs. Malala Yousafzai ... who do teenage girls pick as their role model? It's no contest.

17-year-old Kylie did what she does best ... frittering away her day with a 3-hour nail salon appointment Monday in Bev Hills.  

Three girls waited with bated breath outside to catch a glimpse, and when Kylie surfaced they went insane.

You MUST listen to why Kylie is their role model.

Pray for America. 

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Kevin Hart

My Devious Kids Tried to Fleece Me!

2/24/2015 9:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Hart Kids MoneyKevin Hart's kids are as devious as they are adorable ... well, adorable unless you're the valet whose tip almost gets pocketed.

Hart and kiddies were leaving the Clippers game Monday night, when Heaven tried pulling a fast one with some loot that is just hilarious. Hendrix then chimes in with his own game.

BTW ... Kevin also made it clear again ... he'd love to host the Oscars. Not a bad idea, right?

'Pawn Stars' Co-Star Chumlee

I'll DJ For You ... But

I Need Girls and Girl Scout Cookies

2/24/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0223_chumlee_dj_tmzcomposite"Pawn Stars" co-star Austin "Chumlee" Russell will DJ your club ... but only if you provide him with Girl Scout cookies and hot chicks.

The aspiring DJ is ready to scratch out his first gig Saturday at Ghostbar Dayclub's season finale at the Palms in Vegas ... his contract rider demands more pampering than Eddie Van Halen. Por ejemplo:

-- 1 pair of Hawaiian Nike Dunk SB's

-- Dinner at the N9NE Steakhouse for his crew

-- A basketball suite for a pick-up game after the show

-- Beautiful waitresses to escort him to the stage 

-- Girl Scout cookies (Thin Mints and Peanut Butter Patties)

-- 2 Nerf basketball hoops and 5 Nerf guns

On a positive note, he makes good choices ... in Girl Scout cookies.

Taylor Negron's Family

Pissed Over Oscar Snub

NPH's Junk Got More Air Time Than Him!

2/23/2015 2:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Taylor Negron Oscars In MemoriamThe Oscars focused more on Neil Patrick Harris' penis than a deceased actor who starred in iconic movies, and the actor's relatives are livid. 

Taylor Negron -- who became famous for his roles in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "The Last Boy Scout" -- was left out of the 'In Memoriam' tribute, which infuriated his brother Conrad Negron who said, "They'll have NPH come out in his underwear but not take a few seconds to honor my brother."

And Taylor's cousin Chuck Negron -- the lead singer of Three Dog Night -- says he was "floored" by the snub and demands some recognition from the Academy.

Conrad really went off, also saying, "They'll let Patricia Arquette go on and on forever but they won't give Taylor the 15 minutes he deserved."  We're guessing he meant a few seconds.

Taylor died in January at 57 after a long battle with cancer.

Conrad says he and his family vow never to watch the Oscars again. After last night it's a safe bet ... they're not alone.

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Scarlett Johansson

Idina Expect Travolta ...

To Get So Touchy

2/23/2015 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0223-john-travolta-scarlett-gettyNobody felt as much at the Oscars as John Travolta -- just ask Scarlett Johansson ... who got up close with JT's hands even before Idina Menzel.

If you thought Travolta's overly touching moment on stage with Idina was strange -- and it definitely was -- imagine Scarlett's surprise on the red carpet.

John warmed up his hands pre-award show by sneaking up on Scarlett -- caressing her stomach and planting a kiss on her as she was posing for photogs.

You may question his tactics ... but the guy's got taste. 

Ex-WWE Star Chyna

Twerking Up a Storm

And It's Not Good

2/21/2015 10:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

022115_chyna_launchThis is not going to make twerking cool again -- in fact, former WWE star Chyna put the final nail in the dance craze's coffin.

Chyna dropped the video on her social media channels claiming one of her fans requested the twerk session ... and she was happy to oblige.

The only problem?  Well, take a look ... think, mom from Orange County who just watched a Miley Cyrus music video.

If you don't believe us, watch her fall off the wall while getting creative. 

Kanye West

Grouses Over 8th Grade Basketball Snub

'I Shoulda Made the Team'

2/20/2015 9:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

021915_kanye_west_power_launch_v2Talk about holding a grudge ... Kanye West is clearly still pissed at his 8th grade basketball coach --who didn't put Yeezy on the squad ... despite the fact West claims his try-out was Jordan-esque. 

Kanye opened up about the hoops snub on "The Breakfast Club" radio show ... telling Charlamagne tha God that he vividly remembers hitting every free throw and every lay up ... but got screwed by the coach. 

"I looked at the list and I wasn't on the list ... and then the coach just gave me the Kanye shrug."

He continued, "You not gonna have somebody hit all the shots and you not gonna give him that credit."

He's also using the metaphor to explain why he always goes so hard for Beyonce -- essentially saying she's the 8th grader who's making all the shots ... but never gets the respect from the coach.

Vanilla Ice

Arrested for Home Burglary

2/18/2015 12:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Vanilla Ice has been arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft for allegedly stealing furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and other stuff from a vacant home in Florida.

Lantana PD tells TMZ ... it's all connected to Ice's TV show, "The Vanilla Ice Project." Ice was renovating a nearby home and allegedly thought it was a good idea to go to the abandoned place and take the items in question. 

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Apparently, even though the house was vacant, the rightful owner had a problem with someone jacking their belongings ... thus the burglary charge.

The cops got a search warrant and recovered some of the items.

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Sarah Palin

Get a Job

You Stupid Hecklers!

2/16/2015 6:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Sarah Palin hilariously confronted hecklers after the "SNL" after-party early Monday AM, explaining to them that she's clearly won the war of words because they're on the wrong side of the velvet rope. 

Sarah -- who braved the cold sans coat to show off her duds -- alternated between taking selfies and dishing out insults.  

Some of her critics were pretty stupid ... using high school tactics like telling her she looked like crap. But Sarah had some pretty good comebacks. 

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Drake's Dad

If You're Reading This ...

I Crashed My Car

2/14/2015 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Drake Dad Car AccidentThe night Drake released his new album, his dad had a very strange accident ... driving his luxury ride over a street sign and crashing into the side of a building.  

Dennis Graham tells TMZ he was running errands in downtown Memphis around 8:30 PM Thursday ... when he accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and smashed his Jaguar XK8 into an apartment building wall. No one was hurt.

Graham says the pedal mix up happened when his Timberlands got stuck under the brake, and he was trying to free them. 

Dennis says the building manager wasn't there -- so he drove home, and returned to the scene Friday morning where cops were assessing the damage. They gave him a ticket for failure to maintain proper control.  

We know what you're thinking -- and Dennis says he wasn't boozing. Total damage ... around $400 ... which he says insurance will cover. Drizzy Sr. adds, "I will never drive in those [shoes] as long as I live."

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