Here's a shocker -- the DNA test results that allegedly prove 31-year-old Brandon Howard is Michael Jackson's son are BOGUS ... in fact, so bogus ... the logo from the so-called DNA testing lab was ripped from "Terminator Salvation."
As we reported, FilmOn.com's Alki David put on a spectacle Thursday -- claiming he had DNA results proving singer B Howard was the biological son of the King of Pop. He then produced the results showing a "99.99999%" probability that MJ was Brandon's dad.
TMZ obtained a photo of the DNA doc -- allegedly from a testing facility in Ireland called "DNA Lab." We searched high and low but could find no such generic DNA lab in Ireland.
Skeptical, we investigated -- a simple Google image search of "DNA results" turns up a bunch of sample docs with the same exact easily-stealable format as the one we got.
But the coup de grace -- we then Google image searched "DNA logo" and the first result ... literally ... was the same DNA pic used in the "DNA Lab" logo.
And that's not even the best part -- a reverse image search of the logo shows a bunch of results for "Terminator Salvation." A little more digging revealed the logo was used on PROMOTIONAL T-SHIRTS for the movie.
Can't say we're all that shocked.
Obama Has Nothing But R-S-P-E-C-T For Her
3/7/2014 6:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
President Obama blew one of the most iconic signature lines in the history of music Thursday night ... as he paid homage to Aretha Franklin at The White House.
Obama touted Aretha's iconic song "RESPECT" by calling it "a rallying cry for African-Americans, women, and then everyone who felt marginalized."
Problem is ... he spelled R-E-S-P-E-C-T wrong.
Whether you want to hear it or not, Obama got a pass that George W -- the Bush famous for malaprops -- would never have gotten.
By the way ... after the event -- which honored "women of soul" ... we asked Aretha if there will ever be another A-R-E-T-H-A.
Skin Specialist to Stars
Arrested in Murder for Hire Plot
3/7/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A skin specialist who once got into an epic feud with Nicki Minaj is now in jail ... arrested for allegedly masterminding a MURDER FOR HIRE plot.
Dawn DaLuise owns her own salon -- Skin Refinery -- in West Hollywood. Another esthetician moved into the same building where DaLuise works and we're told she went ballistic at the threat of competition under her own roof.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... DaLuise allegedly hired a hit man to kill her competitor. Sources tell us ... the would-be hit man is a VERY large, former Detroit Lions player.
We're told someone had loose lips and told an acquaintance about the murder-for-hire plot, and that person went to the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. and blew the whistle.
DaLuise was arrested Wednesday for solicitation to commit murder and is currently being held on $1 million bail.
DaLuise has a huge celeb clientele, including Christian Slater, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Alicia Silverstone and Christina Ricci. She also claims Jennifer Aniston as a client.
Nicki Minaj was once a client, but that didn't go so well. DaLuise waxed Nicki's eyebrows, and Nicki went crazy, saying, "Look what you did to my damn face! You think this s*** is worth $170?!"
As for the arrest ... DaLuise's rep had no comment.
SORRY FOR HOVERBOARD PRANK
Didn't Think People Were That Dumb
3/6/2014 1:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tony Hawk is sorry ... he's sorry that some people were actually STUPID ENOUGH to believe his obviously phony hoverboard commercial was real.
Of course, hours after the video was released, it was exposed as a gag clip for 'FunnyOrDie.com" -- but apparently, not everyone was hip to the hoax.
"I wanna apologize for the hoverboard prank," Hawk said in a new video ... "I thought it was obvious it was fake but a lot of people believed it."
In related news ... the flux capacitor is also bulls**t.
Goldilocks Break-In At ATL Mansion
3/6/2014 6:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A tiny woman somehow got into Justin Bieber's house Wednesday and found her way into a bedroom ... TMZ has learned.
It's a bizarre story. Just after 5 PM, the niece of the guy who is renting his Atlanta Estate to Justin called the cops and said she came home and found "an Asian female" sleeping in one of her bedrooms.
She called the cops and when they arrived they found 5'5", 110 lb Qianying Zhao waiting outside the home and she had quite the story. She said she had met Bieber on Twitter and was visiting him for a birthday party.
Sadly, she said she realized she was too late for the party so she decided to come to his house and wait for him. She said she found an open door and let herself in.
Zhao was arrested for criminal trespass and placed into "double-locked handcuffs" with her hands behind her back.
It's unclear if Justin was home at the time.
9:25 AM PT -- We just got the 911 call. It's pretty hilarious.
I Had Sex with OJ Simpson
3/6/2014 6:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Khloe Kardashian got juiced by OJ ... or so she says ... unless she was kidding.
Khloe guest hosted "Chelsea Lately" Wednesday when she dropped an apocryphal bombshell, telling the audience she "f*****" OJ Simpson.
It seemed like a joke, because she said it on the heels of grousing about false tabloid rumors. But then she said, "because I did f*** him once."
Khloe was 10 during the trial. She was 24 when OJ finally got a dose of justice and landed in prison for kidnapping.
So we gotta ask ...
Passes Out Cold
Rushed to Hospital in Ambulance
3/5/2014 9:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Someone put a spell on Carlton Gebbia -- the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' resident witch -- passed out at dinner tonight and had to be taken to a hospital by ambulance.
Carlton was having dinner at Mastro's Steakhouse in Bev Hills ... and according to sources in the restaurant she'd been boozing ... HARD.
We're told Carlton was footing the dinner bill for her party of 6 women -- and immediately started the night by slamming tequila shots ... at least 5 of them.
After that, things went downhill quickly and only 20 minutes into the dinner ... Carlton passed out at the table -- and someone called 911 at 9:22PM PT.
Witnesses tell us it appeared Carlton was still unconscious when she was wheeled out of the restaurant on a stretcher and placed in the ambulance.
Carlton is one of the RHOBH chicks whose head has been on the chopping block -- rumored to be getting 86'd from the show because she's too boring.
Suspected in Kardashian Jewelry Heist
3/5/2014 1:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar Odom's drug dealers could be linked to the $250,000 jewelry heist at Lamar and Khloe's house ... because we're told the dealers threatened to break in to get the money Lamar never paid.
Multiple sources involved in Lamar's drug deals last year tell TMZ ... Lamar wasn't paying his tab. In fact, our sources say he was in the hole $15K to just one dealer back in Sept. and he owed another more than $40K.
Lamar would fend them off by saying he was loaded and therefore good for it. He would also justify not paying from time to time because the quality of the drugs was "wack."
We're told Lamar owed 10s of thousands of dollars to drug dealers when he left for Spain last month.
Now the plot thickens. We're told Lamar was getting text messages threatening his safety and also warning him they would break into his home to get even.
Cops don't know who stole the expensive jewelry but we're told there was no sign of forced entry. One source says he has reason to believe one of the dealers had connections to someone who works for the family and had lawful access to the house.
Cyber-Bullying Justin Bieber
You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself!
3/5/2014 6:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
File This Under: "Pot Meet Kettle" ... 'cause alleged bullying victim Jonathan Martin went online last night to CYBER-BULLY Justin Bieber ... telling the pop star he's an EMBARRASSMENT.
Out of the blue, Martin went on Twitter and wrote: "Never be embarrassed of who you are ... Unless you're Justin Bieber."
Obviously, an attempt at a joke ... but not a great move coming from a guy who was just talking to a class about the effects of BULLYING earlier that day.
Also, don't forget ... Martin left the Miami Dolphins claiming several players were picking on him for no reason.
Martin followed up his tweet with an attempted explanation ... saying, "Don't get it twisted... Biebs is one of the most talented artists out there... He just makes some questionable decisions."
He's not the only one.
Rapper Drops Atomic Fart on GF [VIDEO]
3/4/2014 1:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's called Macaroni Time -- because Chief Keef cuts the cheese.
The 18-year-old rapper was checking out a new app earlier today called Hang w/ -- which lets users watch live video of their friends -- when he turned his weapon of ass destruction on his unsuspecting, pregnant baby mama.
The fart itself is pretty impressive -- a cross between a leaky balloon and a baby elephant -- but Keef's girl is NOT impressed. The fallout is hilarious.
Check it out.
Raymond Felton Divorce
HE CHEATED ON ME
... NBA Star's Wife Alleges
3/4/2014 8:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
New York Knicks player Raymond Felton committed ADULTERY during his marriage ... so says his estranged wife in divorce docs obtained by TMZ Sports.
Ariane Raymondo Felton -- the same woman who ratted Raymond out to the cops about his illegal firearm -- filed docs last month in a New York court seeking to end their 18-month marriage.
But in the docs, Ariane penciled in that she's divorcing Felton because of "adultery."
Ariane doesn't go into detail about the adultery allegations ... but in the docs, she does request the judge throw out their pre-nup. It seems she wants the prenup tossed out on the count of the alleged cheating, but she doesn't explain why.
Ariane is seeking "maintenance" -- which is essentially alimony. She also wants Raymond to finish paying for the last two years of her law school education at Fordham University.
Lie Detectors for Everyone
To Find Jewelry Thief
3/4/2014 7:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Call it CSI: Tarzana ... Khloe Kardashian is demanding lie detector tests for EVERYONE who had access to the jewelry stolen from her home ... and she want fingerprints too.
We're told Khloe suspects the jewelry thief or thieves who pilfered $250K worth of items is someone with direct access ... house staff, assistants, filming crews, inspectors and movers.
As we reported ... the thief or thieves made off with watches, diamonds and gold chains that were left in the house, which was recently sold.
It's likely an inside job because there's no sign of a break-in and the house sits inside a gated estate and the house itself is also gated.
Sources say Khloe does NOT suspect Lamar since he's been in Spain playing basketball.
Ellen Called Me a Drag Queen ...
And it Wasn't Funny
3/4/2014 6:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Liza Minnelli didn't like the joke Ellen DeGeneres cracked about her at the Oscars ... suggesting she was actually a drag queen.
Liza and a male companion hit up Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood Monday night ... and Liza made it clear -- Ellen's joke backfired big time.
Liza's note to Ellen: She should have stopped and acknowledged they were friends, but instead Ellen blew through to the next joke, so it sounded mean.
But Liza says she's sure Ellen was filled with the best of intentions.