Bill Cosby's wife just broke her silence and fiercely defended her husband over various sexual assault allegations, saying, "He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew."
Camille didn't attack her husband's accusers, but said the media has been way to quick to pass judgment, saying, "A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months. It is the portrait of a man I do not know."
She then zeros in on the accusers saying, "It is also the portrait painted by individuals and organizations whom many in the media have given a pass."
Camille warns, "We all followed the story of the article in the "Rolling Stone" concerning allegations of rape at the University of Virginia. The story was heart-breaking but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue." She adds, "Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband."
And her final salvo ... "None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking the victim. But the question should be asked -- who is the victim?"
Stuck in Canada
What About Amnesty for Me!!!
12/15/2014 1:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Randy Quaid and his wife went to Canada and now they're not allowed to come home ... so they're suing the United States Secretary of State so they can return to their homeland.
Seems Randy and Evi are paying the piper for all the trouble emanating from some hotel hijinks. They skipped out on their $10K hotel bill in 2009 by using bogus credit cards. Criminal charges were filed but they evaded authorities and felony arrest warrants were issued.
Randy and Evi went to Canada in 2010 but there was a big problem ... they're fugitives from justice because the felony warrants are still active. So the U.S. government revoked their passports.
They've tried to get asylum in Canada but the government shut them down.
The couple just filed a lawsuit against John Kerry, claiming they have been illegally deprived of their legal identity as American citizens.
Nitrous Oxide Made Me Do It!
12/15/2014 12:03 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Charlie Sheen could just attach a DVD of Steve Martin in "Little Shop of Horrors" to explain his defense in a lawsuit claiming he assaulted a dental technician ... because the actor blames it all on the gas.
Sheen just filed legal docs responding to a lawsuit filed by Margarita Palestino, who claims Charlie grabbed her boob and came at her with a knife in October as he sat in a dental chair.
She told cops Charlie's bodyguard claims the star was high on rock cocaine at the time ... something Charlie and his team vehemently deny.They say he was on meds for a shoulder injury and had an adverse reaction to the nitrous, causing him to flail around and accidentally knock over a tray of tools.
The new docs don't mention the shoulder meds but do say he had an adverse reaction to the gas.
Charlie's lawyer says the technician is not only making up stories ... she got fired because she violated HIPAA laws by telling her son Charlie was in the office.
'Love and Hip Hop' Star K. Michelle
Bodyguard KOs Fan
It's Her Greatest Hit
12/15/2014 12:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Love and Hip Hop" star K. Michelle had a close encounter with a touchy-feely fan ... that is until her bodyguard knocked the guy out cold.
Sources close to K. tell us the fan -- who they say appeared to be drunk -- approached the reality star at her hotel early Sunday morning, but when the guy got rude and too close, she warned him to back off.
We're told the fan wouldn't leave and continued trying to touch K. Michelle ... so her bodyguard punched the guy in the face and it was lights out.
Cops were called, but before they arrived the fan came to and then bounced, so authorities will take no action.
From Blue Meth
to White Belt in Jiujitsu
12/15/2014 11:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Breaking Bad" is over, so Lavell Crawford has moved onto breaking blocks ... he's taken up jiujitsu.
Crawford has been training at the Gracie Barra gym in Burbank, CA where the guy best known for playing Huell recently earned a stripe for his white belt. Hey, gotta start somewhere!
The gym's owner -- Alberto Crane (standing next to Crawford in the photo above) -- tells TMZ Sports he's been impressed with Crawford so far ... saying most guys Crawford's size can't do what he does.
Crane says Crawford, who is also a standup comedian, has been keeping things light at the gym, telling us, "He is so much fun to work with. He cracks a ton of jokes, he's a real funny guy and a pleasure to have around."
As for getting his first stripe, Crane says Crawford could not have been more excited: "He was pumped up. He said he couldn't wait to brag to his son about his first stripe."
Beyonce, Jay Z Sued
Singer Says They're Money Hungary
Over 'Drunk in Love'
12/15/2014 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Beyonce and Jay Z ripped off a singer from a far away land to make one of their biggest songs ever ... so claims the outraged Hungarian woman who wants "Drunk in Love" put on the shelf for good.
Monika Miczura, aka Mitsou, says Bey, Jay and producer Timbaland pilfered a Roma folk song she recorded in 1995, then used it for the first 13 seconds of the hit song.
Mitsou says she never gave them permission, but even worse, her song is about hopelessness yet Beyonce used it "to evoke foreign eroticism alongside the sexually intense lyrics."
Mitsou says the 3 amigos bastardized her song -- "Bajba, Bajba Pelem" -- by digitally manipulating her voice with Auto-Tune and various cuts.
She wants damages and is also asking a judge to prohibit anyone from playing the song as long as it has her voice.
I'm Not Spreading for Vivid
12/15/2014 9:51 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June will not copulate for cash on camera ... no matter how much money is thrown at her.
The "Honey Boo Boo" matriarch says she would never ever consider Vivid Entertainment's offer for June and Sugar Bear to do the dirty and possibly make north of $1 million.
June says, "I have more respect for myself and my kids and my family," adding, "It ain't happening, not even for a zillion dollars."
As for Sugar Bear ... times may be tough but he feels the same way. He says he would never entertain the idea, regardless of how much they throw at him.
And get this ... we're told Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch is blown away by the attention his offer has received. He's more interested than ever ... but he will probably have to look elsewhere ... just don't do the whole bagel thing with Danielle Staub, please.
Does the Splits at Disney On Ice
12/15/2014 9:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West was your typical doting dad when he and Kim Kardashian took North to see Disney on Ice ... that is, until he mysteriously disappeared from the arena.
The West family had front row seats at Staples Center Sunday ... along with Kourtney's kids, Mason and Penelope, Brittny and Lisa Gastineau, and Ciara and her kid.
Yeezy looked mostly happy -- especially with his nachos -- but subtly vanished from his seat later in the show ... with Lisa G. eventually taking his spot.
Kanye also didn't make the cut for Kim's post-show pic, but at least North didn't get cut out of this one.
Creed's Scott Stapp
Shocking Audio of a Crumbling Man
12/15/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Clip #1 Stapp made a desperate 911 call last month from the side of a Florida highway, telling the dispatcher he's trying to dodge a group of people out to kill him.
Clip #2 In the same conversation, a panicked Stapp tells a dispatcher 15 vehicles are following him and he's been on the run for 36 hours straight.
Clip #3 Stapp placed a call to the dean of his kid’s school last month, warning that ISIS will attack the people of Florida, and he knows that because the terrorists are members of his family.
Clip #4 Stapp accuses his wife Jaclyn of stealing his truck. The singer claims his wife has blackmailed him, saying she will ruin his career if he blows the whistle on her to cops.
As we reported, Stapp's wife claims Stapp is deep into drugs and is trying to get him committed to a psych hospital for 60 days.
Full Fan Girl
at Justin Timberlake Show
12/15/2014 7:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's unclear how Taylor Swift has time to learn the lyrics to EVERY song -- in addition to her own -- but she does ... and she unleashed her super fan lip-sync skills on Justin Timberlake this weekend.
Swift hit up JT's show in Brooklyn Sunday night to cap off her birthday weekend. T-Swizzle went into flailing arm mode, and not only sung along, but acted out every song too.
It's great stuff ... unless you're the person sitting behind Taylor.
Hospitalized For Weird Wrist Injury
12/13/2014 7:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
According to our sources, Miley had a simple outpatient procedure to remove a cyst that had been giving her problems for sometime. We're told it's a one-time thing and will not require any additional procedures.
Miley Cyrus was hospitalized Friday night for what looks like some kind of weird flesh wound on her wrist ... and she quickly posted pics of the injury -- with a twist.
The 22 year-old singer snapped a photo in an L.A. ER, presumably of the wound -- but just like the rest of her Instagram ... she photoshopped a happy face.
We're told it was a hospital in Tarzana -- the San Fernando Valley -- and she was there Friday afternoon. We don't know what caused the injury.
Miley also posted a pic of herself wearing the gown and noted how hipster it made her look.
In other news...
We never thought we'd see the day, but Khloe's body is more bangin' than Kim's!
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.
The Big O Christmas Dilemma
12/15/2014 8:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Like every other problem in your life -- Oprah Winfrey can remove your holiday stress about buying gifts ... and you don't even have to be filthy rich ... although that never hurts.
We talked to Oprah in NYC this morning, and asked her if the holidays actually suck for her? Think about it -- everyone has inflated expectations of what she's gonna give ... and what the hell do you buy FOR Oprah??!!
Oprah insists it's "easy" to shop for her ... though we're not buying that based on her reaction when we asked the best gift she's ever gotten.
As for the giving part? Just watch -- we should all take O's advice. And again ... wouldn't hurt to have her money.