Kanye West is painfully aware Kanye has a gigantic ego, but claims it's not because Kanye is into himself ... it's all for his fans. What a giver.
Ye went on a rant over the weekend in Anaheim, telling fans the media has him all wrong when they say he acts out because he wants to look "doper."
The ever-humble fiance of Kim Kardashian added, he doesn't "give a f**k about looking cool" or being dope ... because he's been dope "since age motherf**king 5."
But you gotta hear his excuse for acting like an arrogant jerk ... because, basically, he's saying it's your fault.
Denise Richards RUINED Christmas
12/16/2013 6:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Denise Richards is the Grinch who stole Christmas ... at least according to Charlie Sheen -- who's pissed at his ex-wife for pulling the plug on his holiday plans with their daughters.
Sources close to Sheen tell TMZ Denise informed Charlie this weekend she didn't want him to join her, Sam, and Lola on their family Christmas trip -- and didn't really explain why.
We're told the news sent Charlie into a tailspin since he's already not seeing twins Bob and Max this year for Christmas -- they'll be with temp guardian/Brooke Mueller's brother Scott.
Sheen lashed out at Denise by tweeting a pic of a chopped up baseball bat -- a souvenir from their wedding -- with the caption, "The lie is over. I'm done being treated like a relative with a one-way ticket. #DuhNeese."
Our sources say Denise is confused about Charlie's anger -- because as far as she's concerned ... he's still welcome to join her and the girls on the trip.
Clearly, that's not Charlie's understanding of the situation.
It's unclear how there could be such a huge communication gap, but our guess ... we're talking about Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards.
Brian Griffin Returns From the Dead
12/16/2013 6:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jesus Christ ain't got nothing on Brian the dog ... as "Family Guy" brought him back from the dead on last night's episode -- 3 weeks after he was left for roadkill.
Here's how Brian Griffin was resurrected -- Stewie cries to a mall Santa that he wants his best friend back -- and then through a wrinkle in the time-space continuum ... steals his broken time machine from another version of himself ... but before it was broken.
Yeah ... time travel is confusing.
Blah, blah, blah ... Stewie goes back in time, and pushes Brian out of the way of the car that ran him over.
After the episode ... Seth MacFarlane tweeted: "And thus endeth our warm, fuzzy holiday lesson: Never take those you love for granted, for they can be gone in a flash."
Whatever. All we know is Brian's back ... all is right again.
Cindy Crawford and Fam
They Just Look Better than Us
12/16/2013 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Wanna feel bad about yourselves this holiday season ... then check out the couple that never ages and the daughter who looks exactly like her beautiful mom.
Cindy Crawford, hubby Rande Gerber and their daughter Kaia were tooling around the Farmer's Market in Malibu Sunday.
-- Cindy looks as good as she did 20 years ago
-- Rande probably still gets carded at the bars he owns
-- Kaia is going to make millions modeling
Eating right, exercising, getting lots of sleep ... overrated. It's all about good genes.
Michael Clarke Duncan
Family Fight Over Unmarked Tomb
12/16/2013 5:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Clarke Duncan's body lies in an unmarked cemetery tomb -- more than a year after his death -- because of a ridiculous squabble between his family and former fiancee, Omarosa Manigault ... TMZ has learned.
We're told the fight is over a bronze plaque for Duncan's vault at Forest Lawn Cemetery in L.A.
As of now there's no plaque at all -- it hasn't even been ordered -- even though it's already been paid for (it was included in MCD's funeral bill).
Sources close to Omarosa tell TMZ ... she had planned to order a plaque inscribed with MCD's name and the date of his birth and death ... but was blocked by his family because they wanted to handle it.
But friends of Duncan's family tell us the opposite is true ... Omarosa is the problem. They claim she identified herself as MCD's "wife" on the cemetery paperwork and promised to order the inscription ... but never did.
And neither side wants to talk to the other to work it out.
One family friend tells us the whole thing is outrageous and shameful ... especially since Michael's mother is 95 years old and in poor health ... and would like her son to finally rest in peace.
La Toya Jackson
I'm NOT Married!
12/16/2013 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
La Toya Jackson could not be clearer -- she's still a single lady, despite reports to the contrary.
Stories surfaced earlier this month ... proclaiming she got hitched to longtime BFF/business partner Jeffre Phillips.
Both La Toya and Jeffre made it clear as they left Katsuya in Hollywood ... they did NOT tie the knot. It looks like they're going the route of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn -- sometimes that works better.
BTW ... La Toya is 57. Yeah, it kinda shocked us too.
NEW Sex Tape Being Released
This Time With a Dude
12/16/2013 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Stop us if you've heard this one before ... a sex tape featuring Tila Tequila will hit the internet in the next few weeks -- except this time she's getting it on with a guy ... and the new tape is VERY HARDCORE.
TMZ has learned Vivid Entertainment obtained footage of Tila recently banging on camera ... and they plan to release the video just in time for Christmas. Stocking stuffers, anyone?
We saw the footage -- calling it "hardcore" is an understatement ... especially compared to her last tape, which was an all-girl affair.
Tila isn't saying if she signed off on the tape -- but since it's being released to the public ... you do the math.
My Million $ Hollywood View
12/16/2013 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jack Osbourne just sold his condo in L.A. and he didn't have to work very hard at it ... 'cause the picture postcard views of Hollywood pretty much did all the work.
Ozzy and Sharon's kid sold his 2 bedroom crib in a 9-story Hollywood building for $1.12 mil. He bought it for 960K in 2008 ... so he pocketed a little change in the deal.
The pad's about as Hollywood as it gets ... with a rooftop pool that has panoramic views of the iconic Hollywood skyline, including the nearby Capitol Records building.
OR GOOD DOCS?
12/16/2013 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Martin Sheen's looks are not "Badlands."
Here's the 35-year-old version of the "Apocalypse Now" actor giving a grimace back in 1975 (left) -- and 38 years later, the 73-year-old "The West Wing" alum shootin' the same smile at a gala in Dubai (right).
The question is ...
Former 'Guiding Light' Star
Arrested For Smashing Glass on Woman's Face
12/15/2013 2:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Crystal Hunt -- who played Lizzie Spaulding on "Guiding Light" -- was arrested Friday night in L.A. ... after she allegedly broke a glass over a girls face during a heated bar room showdown ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Hunt got into an argument with another woman at Pearl's Liquor Bar in West Hollywood around 12:30 am -- and allegedly threw a pint glass at the victims face.
We're told the victim required medical attention afterward ... but the extent of her injuries are unclear.
The 28-year old actress was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon and released the next morning when she made bail.
Crystal's lawyer Shepard Kopp tells us she was not drinking at the time and claims the woman was threatening her before the altercation. Hunt also claims she tried having the woman removed by security multiple times but they failed to do so.
Crystal says the woman continued to be aggressive with her ... and she was only acting in self defense.
Dead at 81
12/15/2013 10:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Hollywood legend Peter O'Toole died peacefully in his sleep last night ... TMZ has learned.
A rep for O'Toole tells us the actor passed away at a hospital in London surrounded by friends and family ... and says Peter had been ill for some time.
Peter starred in over 90 different TV and film roles -- including "Lawrence of Arabia", "Goodbye, Mr Chips" and "Venus" -- and holds the record for most Oscar nominations without ever winning.
Luckily in 2003 the Academy jerks smartened up -- and gave him a special honorary award.
Peter retired from acting last year saying he no longer had the heart for it.
Peter's daughter Kate released a statement saying, "His family are very appreciative and completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us, during this unhappy time."
Kate adds, "Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts. In due course there will be a memorial filled with song and good cheer, as he would have wished."
He was 81.
'Teen Mom' Star Jenelle Evans
For Cussing in Public
12/15/2013 10:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Teen Mom" star Jenelle Evans' potty mouth got her locked up in South Carolina yesterday ... after cops tried muzzling her during an argument with her boyfriend and she refused.
Police were dispatched 2 separate times to Evans' home yesterday -- both times for loudly arguing with her boyfriend outside ... according to reports.
Cops say Jenelle's BF told them the MTV star locked him out of the house during an argument ... but he agreed to go for a walk and cool off -- so officers left.
Shortly after, they were dispatched again ... and reportedly found her boyfriend had climbed in the house through a window -- which caused Jenelle to lock herself inside the bathroom.
Police handled the situation before attempting to leave -- but Janelle started yelling cuss words outside the house ... and when she refused to stop they took her into custody for "breach of the peace."
Worst part ... Janelle is still on probation -- meaning she could be facing additional jail time if convicted.
Janelle was only in jail for about an hour.
I'm Spilling All My Secrets
In a Tell-All Book
12/15/2013 9:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan has decided to open the flood gates -- penning a gritty, tell-all book about EVERYTHING ... her arrests, her drug abuse, her acting career, and her family ... and she's already gotten several serious publishing offers.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, the book started as a series of journal entries, which she wrote in rehab as a therapeutic exercise. The book is still in its early stages, and it doesn't have a clear focus, but she says she wants to open up every part of her life.;
Lindsay met with a huge literary agency in NYC Thursday -- Waxman Leavall, which has repped tons of celebs who wrote books, including Victor Cruz, Novak Djokovic, Bill Murray, Brock Lesnar, and Cal Ripken Jr.
The meeting was filmed as part of Lindsay's docu-series on OWN.
Here's the problem -- it's Lindsay's life as told by Lindsay, which means we'll be reading her version of events.
So we gotta ask ...