1:20 PM PDT -- Time.com updated the picture with the right Amy.
Amy Pascal spent Wednesday afternoon tooling around L.A. on the TMZ Hollywood Tour, while Sony was in utter turmoil.
Amy is NOT the same Amy Pascal who runs Sony Pictures, but tell that to USA Today, Time.com and various other media outlets, that have plastered her picture on their publications and dragged her face through the mud.
You gotta see the video ... Amy, a marketing exec, says she was at an AdWeek event a few months ago and had her pic taken on the red carpet. Her pic showed up on Getty Images and was misidentified as the Amy Pascal from Sony.
News outlets took the pic and ran, which pisses her off because she's 41 ... 15 years younger than her namesake.
Now she's getting a torrent of angry tweets from people who think she sent all those emails.
'The Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd
Snubs Fans Hard
12/18/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Craig Wayne Boyd may have just won "The Voice," but he wouldn't even be a finalist in "The Brain," because he almost immediately disrespected the fans who will determine his long-term success.
Boyd was leaving an NYC office Building Wednesday ... when he squeezed in an autograph and a mid-stride selfie, and then blazed past the other fans.
The little people know the game, and warned the singer he's starting off on the wrong foot.
"The Voice" is a really good show. Now name one of the past winners.
I'm Going to Children's Hospital
12/16/2014 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kylie Jenner gave a bunch of sick kids exactly what they wanted this holiday season ... oh yeah, and she brought some toys too.
Wearing a white, shear, midriff-baring top, a pair of tight, ripped jeans, high heels, and camera-ready makeup ... Kylie showed up Monday with boyfriend Tyga to the Teen Impact Holiday Party at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Maybe not the most appropriate outfit for young kids.
So we gotta ask ...
Crops Her Own Child
OUT of Her Selfie
12/15/2014 6:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
2:50 PM PT -- Kim just copped to the photo edit ... tweeting, "Wait is this really news that I posted a selfie & cropped my daughter out? LOL … Her eyes were closed and I was feeling my look! Can I live?!?!"
Kim Kardashian doesn't like to share the spotlight with anyone, even her own daughter.
KK posted a selfie Sunday night that rather conspicuously cuts off the face of North West ... and the move did not go unnoticed.
Comments on the photo from some of Kim's 23 million followers included:
-- "Seriously you can't even let your own child in a picture with you #selfishness"
-- "Lmao if she loved her child she wouldnt have cropped out the pic"
-- "Narcissism at it's finest"
-- "crop game strongggg, poor North your mom would rather showoff a brick wall than you.....SHAME!!!"
In all fairness, that is a lovely wall.
Playboy Chick Gets
Six-Figure Offer for Sex Tape
12/15/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Wiz Khalifa's got a lot of problems -- about six figures worth -- the Playboy model he banged last week is close to cashing in big time on a sex tape ... but there's just one hang up.
Our porn sources tell us vixen Carla Howe is very close to making a deal with Steve Hirsch at Vivid Entertainment. Carla's totally down to sell the footage for the right price. Problem is ... if Wiz doesn't sign off ... Vivid can't release the porno.
TMZ broke the story ... Wiz and Carla hooked up last week, took a bunch of pics, and -- she says -- shot footage of their bang sesh. Wiz admits doing the deed, but claims he had no idea it was being recorded.
We're told Carla's footage shows Wiz looking right into her lens, and shooting with his own phone camera. It's possible, we guess, he doesn't remember -- dude smokes kush like a chimney.
But it makes no diff -- sources close to Wiz tell us he's not interested in the sex tape going public.
Then again ... everyone has their price, and Hirsch has a great track record with sex tapes ... said Kim Kardashian, Ray J, Farrah Abraham, Mimi and Nikko.
GAFFE OF THE YEAR
Sexual Assault Begins at Home
12/12/2014 6:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Prepare to apply palm to forehead.
Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen made one of the all-time blunders yesterday when asked about a sexual assault case involving a Tennessee Titans football player.
The 65-year-old politician explained that he's not really a big football guy ... but keeps up with Peyton and Eli Manning ... and knows the following thing to be 100% true:
"Eli and Peyton DON'T DO sexual assault against people ... other than their wives."
(apply palm to forehead now)
Even more shocking, the congressman didn't seem to realize his gaffe ... and moved on to the next topic without correcting himself.
He's Out to Kill Obama [911 Tape]
12/12/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Scott had just gone AWOL from a mental facility late last month, when his sister-in-law told the 911 dispatcher he was cruising around his neighborhood, shirtless on a bicycle. She says the former Creed frontman claimed to be a CIA agent and his mission was to kill Obama.
Stapp claimed in a rambling video the IRS is trying to ruin his life because he's been trashing Obama.
Jaclyn Stapp, Scott's wife, joins the 40-minute 911 call, telling the dispatcher Scott had printed out 400 - 600 pages of CIA documents which he supposedly found online, put them in a book bag and took off on his bike.
The 2 women were pleading with the dispatcher to snare Scott and take him back to the psych ward.
As cops were dispatched, Scott placed his own 911 call, saying his wife had stolen his truck and that's why he was on a bike.
When cops arrived Scott told them Jaclyn had pilfered $6 mil from him, and when he confronted her she decided to get him locked up. In the end, police determined Scott did not show enough signs of mental instability to warrant a psych hold.
TMZ broke the story ... Jaclyn has filed legal docs trying to get Scott on a 60-day psych hold, claiming he was deep into various drugs, including coke, weed, PCP and amphetamines. Scott posted a video claiming he's drug free.
Sorry for my Topless Pic
That Damn Reflection
12/11/2014 12:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Vicki Gunvalson's topless Instagram photo was inadvertent ... so she claims.
Vicki posted a photo Thursday AM, thanking Bravo TV for her Christmas Present -- a nice set of headphones.
In the Dept. of Obvious ... even a casual look at the pic reveals Vicki was naked when she pressed the red button. She, however, says she never saw her boobs before posting the photo.
Vicki tells us she was distracted, getting ready for work.
The question ... are you buying what she's selling?
Ray J's Girlfriend
I Made a Mistake
Suicide Threat Was Wrong
12/11/2014 11:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ray J's girlfriend says she'd never kill herself ... and her recent threat was just a bad choice of words.
Princess Love says she clearly took things too far -- especially considering her friends Stephanie Moseley and Earl Hayes' murder-suicide.
Princess tells us her suicide scare Wednesday was triggered by an argument she and Ray J had over holiday plans. As TMZ previously reported, Ray J thought she was upset over a BET special he filmed with Karrueche Tran.
Princess tells us she and Ray J have reunited ... but we're guessing it's only a matter of time before things once again go south.
Takes on Bill Cosby ...
Baby There's an Assault Outside
12/11/2014 10:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"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.
Accuser's Lawyer ... Oops
Sorry For Putting You on Blast
12/8/2014 12:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The lawyer who reps the woman who sued Bill Cosby for allegedly sexually assaulting her in 1974 has just tried correcting a huge problem ... he's taken Cosby's name out of the suit, but it's a ridiculous gesture.
Judy Huth's lawyer, Marc Strecker, filed the lawsuit last week and named Cosby as the defendant. Problem is ... under California law out of fairness, these suits require the lawyer NOT to name the defendant but to refer to him as John Doe.
The reason for the law ... so people aren't ruined by lawsuits that may turn out to be bogus.
So Strecker just re-filed the lawsuit swapping out Cosby's name with Doe. Obviously, he can't unring that bell.
Huth claims Cosby got her drunk and then took her to the Playboy Mansion in 1974 where he allegedly sexually assaulted her. It's pretty clear ... the statute of limitations has long run.
Network Quietly Puts
'7th Heaven' Back on the Air
12/6/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Stephen Collins has been quietly put back on the air by a network that vowed to give "7th Heaven" the ax in the wake of his child molestation confession.
UP TV was running the series but announced in October it was taking it off the air ... shortly after TMZ ran the audio in which Collins confessed to molesting and/or exposing himself to children.
But we noticed the show is now back on the schedule, so we contacted the network.
The CEO for UP TV, Charley Humbard, tells TMZ, "We brought the show back because many viewers expressed they could separate allegations against one actor from the fictional series itself."
Humbard continues, "As it turns out, they cannot." So Humbard says they're now taking the show off the air ... again. It's unclear if they're yanking the show because of ratings or our phone call.
Orlando Magic's Maurice Harkless
Accused of Strip Club Thievery
12/4/2014 3:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
There are rules in the strip club -- no touching, no pictures and NO JACKING STRIPPER'S CELL PHONES ... but an NBA player has been accused of breaking Rule #3 ... TMZ Sports has learned.
The man in hot water is Orlando Magic player Maurice Harkless -- who's been named in a police report filed by an exotic dancer in San Francisco.
Law enforcement sources confirm ... the dancer claims 21-year-old Maurice came into the club late Sunday night -- but before he left early Monday morning, he swiped her cell phone and took it with him.
Sources connected to the situation tell us the stripper confronted the 6'9" player and tried to get the phone back ... to no avail.
We're told the San Francisco Police Department is now investigating the incident -- and there is surveillance footage that could crack the case.
We reached out to Harkless and his camp for comment -- so far, no word back.
5:03 PM PT -- A rep for Harkless just sent us a statement saying, "There must be a mistake in identity. Maurice Harkless was not involved in any situation that involved taking a cell phone or any property."
The rep adds, "He would gladly work with authorities but the police have not been in contact with him or his representatives,"