**HINT -- There are THREE differences in the above photographs!**
This got crazy FAST.
Britney Spears Flaunts It Before VMAs
8/27/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Britney Spears is deploying her super hot body in an all-out media blitz ... before the eve of a huge appearance at the VMAs and right after the rollout of her new album.
We got the cover of "Flaunt" magazine, which is about to come out, the day before she hits the stage for what we're told is a high-tech performance to push her new album. Our VMA sources say there are no big surprises -- like a Madonna kiss or 12-foot python -- it's all about music.
Britney is everywhere ... her James Corden Carpool Karaoke went viral, she and Kanye are the clear stars of Sunday's VMAs, and her album, "Glory," just dropped.
BTW ... Britney said on Corden's show she was done with men. She was serious, at least in terms of the VMAs, because we're told her backup dancers for the show are all women.
You gotta see the bottom half of this photo ... damn, whatever she's doing, it's WORKING.
Yung Joc Everyone Needs to Do What I Did ... Relax
8/27/2016 7:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Yung Joc knew exactly what he was doing when he let his hair down ... he got skewered on social media, but it's all paying off.
The rapper was leaving Wood Ranch in L.A. Friday night when our photog asked why he did the do.
YJ's plan worked to a tee. There is one problem ... a certain mineral would do him in like Kryptonite on Superman.
She definitely went there in a frank conversation with Ty Dolla Sign about sex, side pieces and the TMI reason she has a hard time figuring out her "number."
Michael Bolton I Got You Covered with My Songs!!!
8/27/2016 7:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Bolton's music is right for every occasion ... says Michael Bolton.
We got the singer leaving Il Pastaio in Bev Hills, and our photog asked for a very special playlist.
-- Girlfriend's going off to grad school ... Play Michael Bolton
-- Girlfriend comes home from school ... Play Michael Bolton
-- Looking for best love song this century -- Play Michael Bolton
JLo Bustin' Out in NYC
8/27/2016 7:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez still has affection for ex-BF Casper Smart, but she's sure making him feel bad.
JLo was out and about in NYC Friday, just after posting this "Protect your heart." And she did ... barely.
UFC's Bruce Buffer Hey J Lo, Give Casper a Break ... It Was a GREAT Fight!
8/27/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kim Zolciak I Scored Double-Digit Karats!
8/27/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Zolciak's left arm is getting a serious workout thanks to the 11 karats worth of ice her husband just put on her for their 5th anniversary.
Kroy Biermann slipped the new diamond on her a few months early, but you know Kim's not complaining. The couple got married on 11/11/11 ... hence the karat count for the gift, we're told.
Our sources say the NFL linebacker dropped $100k on the piece and keep in mind ... Kim was already hauling a 10 karat engagement rock! Modern etiquette says 5th anniversary gifts should be silverware -- but imagine her face if he'd gone that route.
Kroy's playing for the Buffalo Bills this season, so Kim's gonna be solo in Atlanta for a few months.
The ring will keep her company.
Things just aren't looking great for ol' Bee Dance Krumpin' Cappy Smart, huh?
Alyssa Arce & Tyrie Rudolph Beach Bums
8/27/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Alyssa Arce and Tyrie Rudolph had all the room they needed for activities on their friend date at the beach ... and they definitely took advantage.
We got the two Wilhelmina L.A. models in Santa Monica soaking up waves and rays ... and then gettin' their smash on in the sand.
Talk about F-U-N.
Jenner had her fans FREAKING OUT over her enhanced chest on Thursday ... wait until you see the pic, has she been MIA from social media because she got a boob job?!
Diddy & Cassie We're Back On!! And the Cops Are Off the Case
8/26/2016 3:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
We broke the story ... Cassie dumped Diddy and a heated argument ensued. Diddy allegedly grabbed Cassie's phone, jumped out of the car they were in and skedaddled.
The Beverly Hills police investigated the incident and determined it was just one of those things and no crime was committed. Diddy gave the phone back and there was no violence, so it came down to a case of no harm, no foul.
Even if the cops saw it differently, Cassie made it clear she didn't want her boo prosecuted so it would have been dropped anyway.
Make it work, guys.
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Celebrity Underboobs Guess Who!
8/27/2016 12:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Our EYES. They're doing something FUNNY.
Ryan Lochte Case Rio Cops Deserve Praise for Exposing 'Farce' ... Say Rio Cops
8/26/2016 2:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Authorities in Rio really showed Ryan Lochte and his teammates who's the boss -- just ask Rio authorities, who are patting themselves on the back ... hard!
The Court of Justice in Rio believes its handling of Lochte-gate brought "international prestige" to its city and required "courageous action." We know this because the court actually fired off a statement to the media saying so.
Rio police similarly shouted out the efforts of Rio police ... saying they uncovered the "farce" of the Team USA swimmers' story.
The praise and adulation came 24 hours after Lochte was charged for lying to police -- a non-extraditable offense that Lochte has no intention of returning to Brazil to face.
But word among Rio's finest is ... they nailed it.
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'Making a Murderer' Cops Planted My Blood ... Now There's a Test to Prove It!
8/26/2016 1:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Steven Avery is renewing his fight to get outta prison and believes there's better technology to prove the cops railroaded him while investigating Teresa Halbach's murder.
Avery -- who is serving a life sentence without parole -- wants the state of Wisconsin to do radiocarbon testing to show the age of his blood that was found at the Halbach crime scene in 2005.
As he claimed in "Making a Murderer" ... Avery believes cops planted blood they'd previously drawn from him years earlier, during his rape conviction. Avery's hope is the new testing will back that up.
If successful, this would be the second time DNA testing got Avery off the hook -- his 1985 rape conviction was eventually overturned.