Demi Lovato -- who's struggled with an eating disorder for years -- says Lady Gaga's puking stunt at SXSW was despicable because it glamorizes a terrible disease in the name of art.
Lovato just laid a thick amount of shame on Gaga via Twitter ... saying "Sad ... As if we didn't have enough people glamorizing eat [sic] disorders already."
Demi adds, "Putting the word ART in it isn't a free card to do whatever you want without consequences."
One Twitter user quipped back ... Gaga has struggled with an eating disorder herself and spoke about it before the performance ... but Demi insists that doesn't give her a pass.
Gunning to Race 'Blackfish' Car
... At Talladega
3/14/2014 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
ARCA could go ORCA at the Talladega Superspeedway ... because one of the drivers is trying to raise $115k to get behind the wheel of a "Blackfish" car at a race in May ... TMZ Sports has learned.
We spoke to Leilani Munter -- one of the Top 10 female drivers in the world -- who tells us she was so moved by the documentary, she wants to do everything in her power to spread awareness about the plight of killer whales in captivity.
"I believe that it is a crime for these magnificent, intelligent, and socially complex creatures to be forced to live in tiny concrete tanks," Leilani says.And her first order of business is wrapping a car in a custom "Blackfish" design to race at an ARCA event at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3rd. The only catch -- it's expensive.
Leilani tells TMZ Sports she needs to raise $115k for the cost of the car so she can enter the race ... which she's doing in part with the Oceanic Preservation Society, the people behind the documentary, "The Cove."
"The car represents more than just a race car," Leilani says ... "It represents awareness. I absolutely want to win."
During SXSW Show
3/14/2014 6:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lady Gaga's antics are sometimes vomit inducing, but this is ridiculous ... last night at her SXSW show, she actually let some chick VOMIT ALL OVER HER while she performed.
The vomiter is no amateur ... she's actually a "vomit painter" (actual profession) named Millie Brown, who is known for drinking various liquids and then vomiting them up onto a canvas. In this case ... the canvas was Lady Gaga.
Gaga was playing drums on a song called "Swine" when Brown, after drinking neon green liquid, proceeded to stand over her, stick her fingers down her throat, and vomit the green liquid all over Gaga.
Watch the performance for yourself ... it's sick. Literally.
Golfer Teed Up On My Ass
And Hurt Me Bad
3/13/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A hot chick is suing Playboy and a golfer for coming up with a cockamamie stunt -- placing a golf tee in her butt and then trying to drive a ball off of it. It didn't end well.
Liz Dickson claims in her lawsuit she was at an L.A. area golf course back in March, 2012 for a Playboy tournament, when she was instructed to lie on her stomach and pose for a photo with comedian and radio host Kevin Klein.
Dickson says a golf tee was placed between her butt cheeks and a golf ball was balanced on the top of the tee. Klein then took a whack, but his swing sucked and he whacked her in the ass.
Dickson claims she suffered severe injuries, some of which are permanent. We're assuming the tee was removed.
She's suing for $500K plus punitive damages.
Johnny Weir's Husband
... In a Good Way
3/13/2014 3:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ever wonder what happens inside Johnny Weir's bedroom? Well, to paraphrase Captain Ahab, "Thar he blows!"
TMZ Sports spoke with the figure skating legend's hubby Victor Voronov out in L.A. last night ... when we brought up the convo we had with Johnny back in December, when he told us about the sex fantasy he'd fulfill if he ever went to space.
But it was clear Victor thinks Johnny needs to raise the bar ... because they've already done the oral thing on Earth ... and instead if they ever leave the stratosphere, they'd need to pull off something with a higher degree of difficulty.
Try to wrap your head around that.
Kobe Changed the Game
... for Adulterers
3/13/2014 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The $4 MILLION apology ring Kobe Bryant gave to Vanessa screwed things up for cheaters everywhere ... so says Marlon Wayans who says Kobe set the price of forgiveness way too damn high.
Marlon dished out the knowledge after we asked if Robin Thicke's apparent flower offensive would help the singer win back his wife after she broke things off.
"Robin's trying to bring it back to simplicity," Marlon said ... "Kobe changed the game."
"How is any man that f**ks up ... and we all f**k up ... how am I gonna compete with that?!"
For the record, Kobe didn't just splurge on a ring ... he also gave Vanessa 3 MANSIONS!
... and they're still together.
Sorry Dalai Lama ...
You're No Jesus!
3/13/2014 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joanna Krupa says the only reason the Dalai Lama didn't change her life is because -- despite anything you've seen her do and say -- she's "All about Jesus."
JK was leaving Sur restaurant last night when she tried to explain why she dissed Dalai last month ... by professing her love for JC, but made a major slip up in the process.
Joanna attempts to say she can't wait to see the new movie, "Son of God" -- but you gotta hear how it comes out of her mouth.
Someone needs to get to Bible study ... stat.
New Found Glory Guitarist
Accused of Online Sex Chatting with Underage Women
3/13/2014 8:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
New Found Glory guitar player Steve Klein is being accused of video chatting with a minor on an adult website ... but the guitarist says he's totally innocent.
Klein pled not guilty to multiple felony charges back in December ... 2 counts of lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 14, 3 counts of lewd conduct with a minor 14 or 15, 1 count of intent to commit lewd acts with a minor, and 1 count of possession of child pornography -- according to Alternative Press.
Details of the arraignment were just made public ... but on the day it happened, NFG released a shocking statement ousting Steve from the band -- with no explanation about why.
Now, the band says Steve told them about the allegations when they returned home from a tour in Australia ... and they decided to part ways at that point.
Steve's lawyer released a statement saying ALL charges are "derived solely from online consensual video chats" ... he didn't own any child porn ... and Steve believed the girls were older than 18.
The guitar player also says that no one actually knows who the alleged minors are -- including the prosecution, police and defense -- so it's possible they were of age.
Klein is due in court next week.
Darren Sproles' Wife
STOP ATTACKING ME
I Didn't Curse the Saints!
3/13/2014 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Darren Sproles' wife tells TMZ Sports ... she's under attack online over the way she publicly trashed the New Orleans Saints -- but she wants the fans to know her beef is ONLY with management.
After Michel Sproles learned that N.O. was planning to trade her running back husband, she went to Instagram and said the situation was "f**ked up." She also said that God would "get u back."
We spoke with Michel ... who tells us she's been hammered by angry Saints fans who have been blasting her online -- calling her a "golddigger," a "bitch" and worse ... and she wants it to stop.
"I started out just jokingly expressing myself," Michel says ... "It's gotten misconstrued. I wasn't attacking the Saints FANS." Michel says her beef is only with the front office.
Still, Michel says she doesn't regret posting the message ... but notes, "I maybe should have delivered it differently."
"When you're sad, you express yourself as you normally wouldn't."
As for Darren, Michel says he predicted that her post would "blow up" before she put it online ... she disagreed.
"He was right, I was wrong," Michel says. Though she says he hasn't commented about the situation since the post went up.
Michel says she's now trying to move forward and focus on Darren's new team -- the Philadelphia Eagles.
As for the haters, Michel says ... "These people don't have to follow me, they can voluntarily exit my Instagram."
Death Sunglasses Up for Auction
3/13/2014 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If you love Paul Walker and no longer have a soul, then boy do we have the auction for you.
The sunglasses Walker was wearing on the day he died -- as well as a fire extinguisher that was allegedly used to try and save Walker's life -- are now up for auction on BidAMI.com.
The seller claims he was at the crash scene last November looking to help ... but cops kept him away. He nosed around once the wreckage was cleared ... and that's when he says he found the sunglasses in the bushes, though he says he didn't realize their significance until photos surfaced of Walker earlier in the day ... wearing the same glasses.
It is unclear how the seller acquired the fire extinguisher or a piece of debris from the crash, but they are both included in the auction as well.
As of this morning, there have been three bids and the price has reached $605.00 and eternal damnation.
Women Don't Know CRAP About Sports
3/13/2014 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Host: "Welcome back to 'PERPETUATING STEREOTYPES' ... starring 'Revenge' actress Ashley Madekwe."
Ashley: "Thanks ... really great to be here."
Host: "Ok, are you ready to set women back about 50 years?"
Ashley: "You bet!"
Host: "Great! We're going to ask you a question about sports ..."
And ... here's the part where you watch the clip and then shake your head.
WIFE BLASTS SAINTS
You're Screwing My Husband!!
3/13/2014 6:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hell hath no fury like the wife of a Saints player scorned ... just ask Darren Sproles, whose wife BLASTED the team after reading reports that N.O. is planning to trade him.
Darren's wife, Michel, UNLOADED on the Saints on Instagram yesterday ... saying by trading the running back, they're robbing him of the opportunity to play for a team of his choosing ... a right she believes he's earned.
"I am so disappointed in the Saints organization & the way they are treating my husband," Michel wrote.
"I understand this is a brutal business but when u have a good guy who works hard & does a lot for the community u would think they would show a little more respect."
"To verbalize to him that they will release him so at least he can choose the team he wants to spend his last few years left in the NFL on & then take it back without a word & try to trade him is f**ked up."
She then says God will take revenge on the team for her -- explaining, "The way my God is set up he gets the last say & can get u back better than the Compton Curse out I wanna give these muthaf**kas!"
She concluded with a couple of hashtags ... #YesICurseAndPraiseGod #OnlyGodCanJudgeMe #IPutHisChargerPicsUpBecauseTheSaintsAintSh*tForWhatTheyDoin
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE ... A short time later, Michel posted a follow-up on Instagram saying her initial post was an "experiment" to expose her husband's "real fans."
Ha. Yeah, right ...
[H/T to our friends at BlackSportsOnline, who broke this story]
'Naked and Afraid' Contestant
Amazon Bugs Are Eating My Vajayjay!
3/13/2014 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ass-chewing ants ... and vagina-devouring mosquitoes -- just a few of the stars on a brutal new episode of "Naked and Afraid."
The runaway cable hit kicks off a new season with 2 suckers contestants -- Tyler and A.K. -- literally up to their crotches in the native bugs of the Amazon jungle.
As A.K. puts it ... "Right now they are eating my vajayjay alive!!"
We got this clip from the show that airs Sunday at 9PM on Discovery ...the damage these mosquitoes do to a body is just shocking.
Tyler doesn't have it much better. Watch to see want happens when fire ants set up shop INSIDE your butt crack.