10:20 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."Tiger 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 ...
FBI Launches Investigation
Over Hacked Website
1/20/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The FBI is on the hunt for hackers who shutdown Nik Richie's website The Dirty ... and the reality star tells us he's hemorrhaging money.
The Dirty has been down for weeks after a team of hackers began hitting the site with a DDoS attack -- which basically floods a server with so many requests it shuts down.
Nik tells us he contacted FBI investigators and they're on the case.
Richie says he's lost $250-300K this month alone in Super Bowl ads he couldn't deliver. He's also losing out because of cancelled appearances because he promotes them on his site.
Nik is blunt ... "These hackers are hypocrites. My website promotes free speech. F****** losers."
Fatherhood Blows Sometimes
... Deal With It, Baby
1/19/2015 1:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jimmy Kimmel is very close to his six-month-old daughter Jane -- so close that he sees nothing wrong with using her burp cloth as his snot rag.
Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearney were out for a late breakfast at Republique in Los Angeles when the late night host blew his nose in the first available rag he could find.
We're guessing every parent can relate to his plight -- but every parent also knows what's been in those rags.
You're a brave man, Jimmy.
I Was So High During Colorado Concert
They Called the Cops!
1/16/2015 8:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ralphie May was a mile high during his concert in Colorado Thursday night ... so wasted the cops had to step in.
The concert started out well ... the opening acts were great. But things went South when Ralphie tried to take the stage ... he was so slow it took forever.
When he got the mic things got worse. Audience members tell us he couldn't string a sentence together, couldn't finish jokes, couldn't remember what he had just said.
Audience members started yelling at him to start telling jokes, then demanded refunds. Some die-hard supporters yelled back at the hecklers and it went all Cosby.
Ralphie finished the show, but by then cops had come to maintain order.
Ralphie's camp tells TMZ ... "He was like a kid in a candy store, being in Colorado for the first time since pot became legal." They add, "We believe in conspiracy theories, we think Cosby snuck in and drugged him. We're pressing charges because we're within the statute of limitations."
We're told what really did Ralphie in ... edibles.
Yanked from Instagram
1/16/2015 8:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Instagram users will have to go somewhere else to get their vitamin D -- the social media site shut down the growing #eggplantFriday movement.
The hashtag had been used by thousands of people, like B.O.B. ... to post pics of their covered, yet bulging junk -- but Instagram pulled it from its search filter this week ... leaving women (and men) across America with no "eggplant" eye candy.
Calls to Instagram have not been returned -- but considering IG"s stance on boobs and nudity in general ... pretty clear why they 86'd it.
Sad day for the produce world ... and for wieners. However, there's always Twitter. #FreeTheEggplant anyone?
Viral Sorority Chick
'C*** Punt' Returns ...
My F-Bombs Are Getting Published
1/16/2015 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The sorority chick who went viral for threatening to "c*** punt" her sisters is now being paid to write obscenities in a book ... and if you thought she'd tone things down -- YOU WERE WRONG!
TMZ has learned Rebecca Martinson -- who famously blasted her Delta Gamma sisters in a 2013 email that leaked online -- consulted on an upcoming book by Taylor Bell titled "Dirty Rush" ... and the foreword she wrote is filled with f-bombs.
A few select excerpts:
- "This book tells it like it f****** is. You won't find anything in here about how all sorority girls are vacuously stupid."
- "And you sure as f*** won't read anything about how a sorority girls' sole purpose in life is to be perpetually drunk and do the spread eagle wasted for frat bros."
She also helped the author make the dialogue authentic ... peppering in a few real life experiences of her own -- like the time she had sex wearing a tampon.
We'll spare you the details. Trust us on this one.
Poop Just Got Nominated for an Oscar!
... Wait, WHO?
1/15/2015 6:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Cheryl Boone Isaacs is the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ... so you would think she'd know there is no cinematographer by the name of Dick Poop, but you'd be wrong.
Isaacs had an embarrassing gaffe during Thursday morning's announcement of this year's Oscar nominees. She was reading off the names of the nominees for Best Cinematography when she mistakenly referred to Dick Pope as ... well, you know.
Poor Dick Pope ... this must be like high school all over again for him.
For Impersonating a Cop
1/15/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ashley Hamilton's attorney, Keith Davidson, tells TMZ, "Unfortunately, Ashley's friend was the victim of a violent crime. Ashley was acting as a Good Samaritan whom escorted his friend to the medical center."
Davidson added, "Ashley accepts responsibility for his actions and regrets the misunderstanding. He looks forward to addressing this situation at the appropriate time and thanks the LAPD for their tremendous work in this and every case. The brave men and women of the LAPD are truly LA's finest." Songwriter Ashley Hamilton was arrested at a LGBT medical center after impersonating an officer in order to get special treatment for his friend.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Ashley took a friend to the Los Angeles LGBT Center Tuesday afternoon, to get emergency care. The waiting room was crowded and we're told Ashley asked the person at the counter if his friend could see a doctor stat. The staffer said they would have to wait their turn.
According to law enforcement ... Ashley took it up a notch by flashing a shiny badge, saying he was a cop. It worked, because the friend got immediate treatment, but the inquisitive staffer then asked George Hamilton's son where exactly he worked. Ashley confessed he wasn't really a cop.
The indignant staffer called 911, police showed up, questioned Ashley -- who admitted he flashed a badge that was a movie prop -- then they arrested him for impersonating an officer.
He was taken to the station and released Wednesday morning.
BTW ... Ashley was married to both Shannen Doherty and Angie Everhart.
Hey, Britney ...
I'm Coming to Vegas, Let's Party!
1/15/2015 6:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Get ready for what could be the most epic girl's night out ever ... because Mariah Carey wants to party with Britney Spears.
Paps went bats**t crazy for Mimi as she left Craig's in West Hollywood ... just hours after we reported Mariah's deal to set up a residency at Caesars in Las Vegas was official.
While one might think Sin City is not big enough for both Mariah and Britney, Miss Carey told our photog she's totally down for a night on the town with Brit.
The Vegas gay bars will be hopping that night.
NBA's Draymond Green
PELTS SEAHAWKS FANS WITH FOOD
... At NFL Playoff Game
1/11/2015 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
6:26 AM PT -- Turns out the women that were hanging with Draymond were Steph Curry's wife and mother.
You can see Steph's mom, Sonya, shooting a thumbs down sign at the fans during the exchange.
No word on where Steph was when it all went down.
NBA player Draymond Green THREW FOOD at a bunch of Seahawks fans at CenturyLink Field yesterday during an altercation involving his group of Panthers fans ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.
Green's group was seated in a private box -- and sources tell us there was a LOT of smacktalking between his group and the Seahawks fans sitting below him.
But toward the end of the game, when Seattle started piling it on ... things got especially heated -- and that's when the Golden State Warriors bigman grabbed some food and fired it at the Hawks fans.
Someone else in the group also tossed some food down below.
We're told no one got kicked out of the game -- it was already so close to the final whistle that everyone just dispersed. But the Seattle fans definitely had some words for Green as they left.
We reached out to Green and his reps for comment -- so far, no word back.
Ray J is Back ...
And He's Moving Next Door!!!
1/11/2015 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ray J is like a bad habit Kim Kardashian just can't kick, because he's just made an offer to buy a house on her street!
Kim's former sex tape partner just wrote a $2.7 million offer to buy a Hidden Hills mansion 8 doors down from Kim and Kanye.
Ray and his business manager, David Weintraub, perused the grounds Friday afternoon and then wrote the offer. BTW, it's pretty baller ... there's even 3 horse stalls.
As for why he wants to live so close to Kim, Ray says it's already his hood. He lived in the vicinity longer than Kim so if anything she's the carpetbagger.
How much would you pay to watch Ray J knock at Kim's door for a cup of sugar and Kanye answers.
Boxing Champ Adrien Broner
Rejects Roc Nation
F JAY Z & Rihanna
1/9/2015 1:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Three-time world boxing champ Adrien Broner fiercely attacked Jay Z for what he says is a highly insulting offer to join Roc Nation Sports.
Adrien just appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" and skewered the hop-hop mogul/sports titan for offering him a paltry $40 mil for 5 years. Adrien reaffirmed his directive that Jay could "suck my ****."
Going after Jay Z takes balls, but he got even ballsier when he went after another Roc Nation client, Rihanna, whom he says could go f herself, adding the only thing she's good for is p****.
Adrien has a lot more where that came from. Check it out tonight on TMZ Hollywood Sports at 6 PM ET, 3 PM PT on Reelz Channel.
Man in the Middle
... of Drunken Cat Fight
1/9/2015 12:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Two women got into a knock-down, drag-out fight over a big male star ... and if we asked you to guess who the male star was ... how many guesses would you need to get to David Cassidy?
Alas, that's exactly what happened back in September (sorry, our David Cassidy sources are slow) in Boca Raton, FL ... and it ended with cops and doctors.
According to police ... when they showed up, they found one of the women, Maura Rossi, with a bloody nose, trying to leave the scene. Rossi told police she tracked her boyfriend, Cassidy, to another woman's house using the "Find My Phone" feature on the iPhone.
Both Rossi and the other woman, Georgina Zahran, had the same story ... Rossi knocked on the door, they argued and eventually came to blows. Zahran had blood on her face and a few cuts and bruises from the dustup.
The women eventually talked it out and neither was arrested ... though Rossi did get taken to the hospital.
David is still with Rossi.
In the end, it seems like David said "I think I love you" one too many times.