"Magic Mike" star Alex Pettyfer royally pissed off the wrong guys -- some muscle-bound dudes at world famous Muscle Beach in Venice, CA.
Watch this ... it's a safe bet AP will never again ask another dude with 8-pack abs and 38DD pecs about his lifting regimen!
He Slapped Me, Now I'm Slapping His Wallet
... Says Concertgoer
7/21/2014 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A$AP Rocky allegedly slapped a female fan during a Philadelphia music festival ... and now she's dragging him into court with a lawsuit.
Lisamarie Wade claims the rapper hauled off and smacked her -- for no apparent reason -- as he made his way through the crowd last year -- knocking her to the ground and disorienting her.
In her docs, Wade claims the rapper has a long history of bad behavior ... including a similar incident two months before the Philly show ... in which he allegedly smacked a female fan in Australia.
TMZ broke the story ... Wade filed a private criminal complaint ... but eventually withdrew it when she couldn't locate him to serve him with the complaint.
Wade's already making a play for the heartstrings of a potential jury ... claiming Rocky's slap caused a string of ailments which interfere with her ability to "enjoy society with her minor child as a young, single mother." Well played, ma'am.
Wade is suing for damages of at least $75K. She called in to TMZ Live a few days after the alleged smackdown.
'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
7/21/2014 1:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
2:15 PM PDT -- A rep for the Kimmel show tells TMZ Obama will not be doing the show Wednesday. Our ABC sources, however, continue to say he was booked on the show and multiple LAPD sources continue to tell us Obama is scheduled to be at The El Capitan Wednesday at 3 PM for an hour.
President Obama is juggling at least two world crises, but it's not cramping his pop culture style -- we've learned he's coming to L.A. this week to appear on Jimmy Kimmel's show.
ABC Network sources tell TMZ ... the Prez will come to Kimmel's studio Wednesday to tape a special segment. We're also told a big chunk of the interview will be "serious."
The show is shot at the legendary El Capitan theatre on Hollywood Blvd.
LAPD sources tell TMZ ... the President will only be at in Hollywood for an hour -- at the El Capitan -- beginning at around 3 PM.
We're told the Secret Service has been all over the El Capitan in the last few days.
Drops Lawsuit Against 'Rape' Liar
7/21/2014 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bright Eyes singer Conor Oberst is letting the chick who falsely accused him of rape walk away clean -- he's decided to drop his $1.2 million lawsuit.
According to court docs filed Friday ... Conor dismissed the suit against Joanie Faircloth 4 days after she finally admitted she made up the whole story.
Incredibly gracious move on Conor's part ... considering he said the bad publicity created by Faircloth's lie cost him $200K from his publishing company. Not to mention she probably doesn't have the million bucks.
Conor's dismissal was filed without prejudice -- which means he could refile if more lies start flying out of Faircloth's lying liar face.
The MJ Sophie's Choice ...
Jordan or Jackson?
7/21/2014 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
When our photog hit Da Brat with the question ... she was dressed head-to-toe in #23 Jordan gear, but also showed off an awesome Michael Jackson tattoo.
So, we gotta ask ...
Talks Bitch Slap
'Nobody feels good about it'
7/21/2014 11:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tim McGraw is finally speaking out about slapping a female fan in the face during a concert after she ripped his jeans ... but he's leaving out one important detail.
McGraw spoke to ET Canada ... saying, "It happened in a split second, it was pure instinctive reaction, I think you just got to move on."
The country star added, "Nobody feels good about it, but there's nothing that could be done about it."
TMZ broke the story and got the video of McGraw laying the smack down during a concert in Atlanta.
But here's what he didn't address ... McGraw shakes the woman's hand off his pants, THEN hesitates and follows up by reaching down and smacking her in the face.
As far as the law is concerned ... cops in Atlanta side with Tim ... telling TMZ the slap was justified.
In other news...
No longer skin & bones, LeAnn Rimes showed off her amazing bikini body in this skimpy two piece down in Miami.
YouTube Star Michelle Phan
Responds to Song-Stealing Lawsuit
I HAD PERMISSION!!!
7/21/2014 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michelle Phan had every right to use the music she had in her wildly famous YouTube makeup videos ... because the company that owned the rights said she could ... at least her lawyers claim they did.
As TMZ previously reported, Ultra Records -- home to EDM giants Deadmau5, Kaskade, Calvin Harris, and many more -- sued Phan for copyright infringement ... claiming she stole dozens of their songs for her videos.
But Phan's lawyers tell TMZ ... Ultra fully agreed to allow Phan to use the music and feels her videos have promoted their music and "showcased [them] to an international audience."
Phan's legal team says Phan plans to file a lawsuit of her own.
For his part, Kaskade has taken to Twitter to defend Phan, writing over a series of tweets ... "I’m not suing @MichellePhan + @ultrarecords isn’t my lapdog. I can’t do much about the lawsuit except voice support for her."
Anyone Who Knows Me Knows ...
I'm Not a Hypocrite
7/21/2014 1:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sherri Shepherd is scoffing at Lamar Sally calling her a hypocrite in their custody war ... telling us anyone who knows her, knows Lamar is full of BS.
Shepherd was judged today but not by Lamar ... by a real judge in a different custody fight she's having with ex-husband Jeff Tarpley over their nine-year-old son. He now wants full custody.
Sherri was mum about her fight with Sally on the way out ... but when we brought up his questioning of her Christian values ... well she just had to answer.
Loud Partying Could Trigger
7/21/2014 9:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber is playing with fire after cops responded to complaints at his Beverly Hills condo 6 TIMES over the weekend ... and his freedom is literally on the line.
Cops received 4 separate complaints for loud music and partying on the roof top Saturday night and they sent patrol cars each time -- at 8:30 PM, 12:50 AM, 1:50 AM and 3:00 AM. We're told Bieber was not cited because he agreed to turn the music down.
There were 2 other incidents involving disturbances with fans and paparazzi.
Here's what's so significant ... Bieber is currently on 2 years probation for egging his neighbor's house. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... if the Bev Hills PD cites Bieber ... they will forward the matter to the L.A. County Probation Dept., which could trigger a probation violation and then he's in jail territory.
Cops have responded to numerous incidents involving Bieber at the condo over the last month ... incidents involving both noise and weed.
References Malaysia Air Tragedy
During Pro-Russia Skit
7/21/2014 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The WWE is getting the smackdown from some fans after two "Russian" characters ripped Americans for blaming Russia for the MH17 tragedy.
Right before Alexander Rusev's pay-per-view bout last night ... his manager Lana teased hecklers with a very thinly veiled reference to the Malaysia Airlines crash, saying ... "You blame Russia for current events?"
Lana added that America is to blame for "war-mongering in Afghanistan and Iraq."
By the way, Lana is played C.J. Perry -- an American actress with a shaky Russian accent.
A rep for the WWE tells TMZ the segment was not about the Malaysia Airlines crash in specific. The rep pointed out, "The storyline with characters Rusev and Lana has been a part of WWE programming for more than 3 months. WWE apologizes to anyone who misunderstood last night’s segment and was offended.”
Goes to Rehab
... Addicted to Ass
7/21/2014 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jason Derulo checked into Rehab this weekend -- the legendary Las Vegas pool party at the Hard Rock -- where the singer had to follow a 12-step program of his own:
Step 1 -- Admit you are powerless over ass.
Step 2 -- Embrace and enjoy.
Steps 3 through 12 -- repeat Step 2.
Get jazzy on that.
Thanks to our friends at SpyOnVegas.com for the pics.
BITES THE DUST
During Vegas Ho Down (VIDEO)
7/21/2014 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kenya Moore ate some serious carpet Saturday during a Vegas high-rollers competition.
Kenya and other "Real Housewives" from all the franchises were each paired with 4 real high rollers in competitions that included ... well, a lot of lame games. The shindig was held in front of a big audience at Caesars Palace.
One game was teaching the high rollers how to walk a runway. A confident Kenya sauntered down the aisle but bit the dust.
The way she recovers is truly impressive ... one of the best recoveries we've seen.
Ex-Destiny's Child Member
I Just Wanted to Sleep in the Woods
7/21/2014 6:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former Destiny's Child singer Farrah Franklin was so drunk when she was arrested Sunday morning ... she was found laying in a random person's front yard and told cops she planned on sleeping in the woods.
TMZ broke the story ... Franklin was arrested early Sunday morning for disorderly conduct, and the details are crazy.
According to the police NFL player Da'Quan Bowers flew Franklin to Myrtle Beach. The two of them, along with NFL player Ricky Sapp went out on the town Saturday day and night ... and the alcohol was flowing. They all went back to Sapp's place and it became apparent to everyone Franklin was wasted.
Sapp and Bowers both told police they thought Franklin had been doing drugs. Bowers told police he was suspicious of Franklin because she would go to the bathroom for extended periods of time.
Bowers and Sapp say they called cops after Franklin went nuts, screaming and slamming doors. They told police Franklin fled. Cops combed the neighborhood and eventually found Franklin laying down in a neighbor's lawn.
Police described Franklin as "highly intoxicated" and "unsteady on her feet," but she denied using drugs. She told police she had nowhere to go and planned on sleeping in the woods.
She was arrested for disorderly conduct.