Got a Tip? Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here
READ NOW

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST
clock-iconREMIND ME TO WATCH

Johnny Depp I'll Honor Amber's Charity Pledge and Send the Checks

8/25/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0824_johnny_depp_amber_heard_tmzJohnny Depp is heaping praise on Amber Heard for promising to donate her $7 million divorce settlement to charity ... and he's so moved he's sending the checks directly to the 2 organizations she personally picked.

Amber announced after striking her settlement she would donate every penny to the ACLU and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles -- $3.5 mil each. We checked with Children's Hospital Tuesday and they had not yet received any of the money.

We've learned both the ACLU and Children's Hospital got checks Wednesday from Johnny, on behalf of Amber. The checks are the first in a number of installments that will eventually total $7 million.

A rep for Johnny tells TMZ, "Following Amber Heard's announcement that her divorce settlement was to be divided equally and gifted to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union, two exceptionally deserving and important charities, Johnny Depp has sent the first of multiple installments of those monies to each charity in the name of Amber Heard, which when completed will honor the full amount of Ms. Heard's pledge."

The rep adds, "Ms. Heard's generosity in giving to these wonderful causes is deeply respected."

Everybody happy now?

0811-johnny-depp-amber-heard-getty-3

Leslie Jones FBI On the Case

8/25/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0824-leslie-jones-tmz-02The FBI is now on the hunt for the hackers who violated SNL's Leslie Jones ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, the FBI is developing a strategy for tracking down the person or people who hacked into her iCloud and cell phone and posted nude photos and personal information on her website.

It's unclear whether agents from the West Coast or East Coast will launch the investigation ... Leslie lives in both New York and L.A.

From what we can gather, this is exclusively an FBI investigation ... we've checked with both the NYPD and the LAPD and they don't have the case.

leslie_jones_instagram_footer

'Kelly and Michael' Sued I Fell into Their 'Trap'

8/25/2016 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0825-kelly-michael-getty-02Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan's TV studio was a dark and dangerous place -- and not only because of their feud -- according to an audience member who says she had a trippy and painful experience.

The woman, named Judith, says her January 2014 visit to "Live with Kelly and Michael" included a hard fall on her ass, and she's blaming it on an incompetent employee leading her through a poorly lit area of the studio with cables all over the place. 

She's not specific about exactly how she went down, but in the lawsuit she just filed ... she mentions the words "negligent" and "negligence" dozens of times while describing the scene. She calls it "trap like" conditions.

In the docs, Judith says she suffered severe and permanent injury -- again, short on specifics. She's suing the show, Disney and ABC. Kelly and Michael are not named as defendants, so ... no chance for a reunion on the witness stand. 

Ex-'LHHNY' Star Nya Lee Moon Over Miami ... In Broad Daylight

8/25/2016 8:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0825_nya_lee_swimsuit_thong_booty_beach_photos_launchNya Lee's got some holes in her swimsuit game -- but photogs didn't mind it a bit when she hit the beach in Miami.

The former "Love & Hip Hop: New York" star made headlines earlier this year when she converted to Islam. During her photo shoot on Wednesday, Nya was sporting a black one-piece ... clearly designed by someone who believes less is more.

Her butt does not follow that theory.

Justin Bieber & Sofia Richie Someone's Falling Hard for Her

8/25/2016 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sofia Richie's easily amused ... at the expense of a couple of paps who were clearly head over heels for her.

We got Sofia out at 1 AM Thursday leaving The Nice Guy ... sans the Biebs. But the night had just begun for her, and an hour later she reappeared -- with Bieber himself -- leaving Doheny Room.

Hope she's not late for work today.

0824_sofia_richie_insta_footer

'Empire' Sued by Juvie Prisoners ... You Blocked Us From School & God

8/25/2016 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0825-chris-rock-terrence-howard-empre-jail-scene-FOX-01A couple of kids are trying to take down "Empire" -- or at least take some of the show's money -- for stopping them from getting an education ... behind bars.

The kids are teenage juvenile detention center inmates in Chicago ... and they say their home away from home was upset when Terrence Howard and Chris Rock swooped in last year to shoot scenes for season two's premiere episodes. 

According to them all the kids at Cook Co. Juvenile Temporary Detention Center were put on lockdown -- held in cells and pods -- during nearly 2 weeks of shooting. While in lockdown, they had no access to the rec yard, library, and chapel ... and family visits were interrupted.

The teens say their education was turned upside down too because although teachers were sent to cells and pods ... they say the tutoring was not effective. As they put it, "This was 'school' in name only," and often times "chaotic."

The teen inmates have boned up on TV accounting too -- they point out the "Empire" episodes made a ton of cash ... up to $750k per 30 second commercial, and they want a cut. They've filed the class action suit against FOX, Cook County and the warden.

FOX had no comment on the lawsuit.

In other news...

T. Swift & Tom Hiddleston's HUGE Fight Exposed -- This Does NOT Sound Good!

This may end as quickly as it started. You gotta hear these INSANE details!

SEE MORE »

Post Malone I Witnessed Usain's Pimpness ... Ultimate Ladies Man

8/25/2016 6:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

When Usain Bolt was getting his swerve on in a London nightclub this weekend, rapper Post Malone was RIGHT THERE partying alongside him ... and tells TMZ Sports, "It was awesome!" 

Bolt has been on a tear with the ladies this past week -- despite the fact he's got a GF back home in Jamaica -- and Post saw the legend in action at Cirque le Soir club on Monday night. 

"He's a ladies man," Malone said.

"Fastest man in the world ... even if the cops were chasing him, he could escape ... [if they were chasing him] in a vehicle. He fast as hell so he can do whatever he wants to do."

Malone -- the guy behind the hit "White Iverson" -- says he may FINALLY meet the NBA inspiration for his song ... but it's gonna be halfway around the world!

Check out the clip.  

In London with the fastest man dem @usainbolt

A photo posted by Post (@postmalone) on

Leslie Jones Hackers Will Only Make Her Funnier ... Says 'Ghostbusters' Co-Star

8/25/2016 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The sick criminals behind the cyber-attack on Leslie Jones are sadly mistaken if they think they're gonna break her ... according to her "Ghostbusters" nemesis.

Adam Ray was the voice of Slimer, but he's also a good friend of Leslie's from the comedy circuit -- and he had an interesting take on the hackers who exposed her personal information and nude photos.

Adam's definitely putting the most positive spin possible on the awful situation Leslie's facing -- but check it out ... as a stand-up comedian, he would know best. 

Taylor Swift No Tom Foolery in NYC

8/25/2016 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Taylor Swift surfaced at a NYC restaurant ... not Tom Hiddleston.

Taylor and Tom have been on the outs after only 2 months of dating ... according to some reports, so it's interesting she hit up a vegan restaurant with Todrick Hall, a YouTube dude.

0825-taylor-swift-walking-busty-bra-SPLASH-01Before dinner, Taylor hit up a NYC gym and she looked ... well, pumped up.

In other news...

Baby Turned Into Every Celebrity Imaginable While Napping

This Baby Has No Idea She’s The Ultimate Viral Queen Of Dress-Up While She Sleeps

SEE MORE »

Frances Bean Cobain Hubby Wants FAT Allowance You Left Me Broke!

8/25/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0824_frances_cobain_Isaiah-Silva_gettyFrances Bean Cobain's estranged husband says he won't have a penny to his name without her ... so he's asking a judge to make her pay up.

Isaiah Silva is requesting spousal support, and according to the docs he wants a ton of it -- nothing less than $25k a month.

Isaiah says he left a steady job when they got married and Frances promised to cover a bunch of his monthly expenses, including paying private school and housing bills for his child from a previous relationship.

Now, he says Frances wants to renege on those commitments. Isaiah claims Frances has upwards of $100 mil in her dad's estate, and says he deserves half of the money she earned off business deals made during the 2 year marriage. He says there's no prenup.

Frances made it clear in her divorce docs ... the Kurt Cobain money is hers alone and not Isaiah's -- but she is open to paying some spousal support.

Jadakiss Drops Big Bucks for Little Stripper

8/25/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

It's not the size of the stripper, it's the motion of her ass while werkin' it for Jadakiss that counts ... if you're a tiny stripper in a West Virginia club.

It all went down after Jadakiss' recent appearance at Lust Gentlemen's Club. We're told the little lady -- she goes by Ivy -- surprised the rapper in the VIP room after his 30 minute set.

You gotta see her moves, and especially Jadakiss' reaction to 'em.

We're told he made it rain $300 for the private dance. Money well spent.

In other news...

Blac Chyna Looks FREAKISHLY Like Kim Kardashian After Makeover

Woah! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but this is TOO MUCH! Blac Chyna looks EXACTLY like Kim now!

SEE MORE »

Thomas Gibson Looking for Cars in Audi Wrong Places

8/25/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0824-thomas-gibson-getty-01Thomas Gibson says he's just one of many Americans who got screwed by Volkswagen's massive recall last year, and now he wants to settle the score in court.

In a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ ... Thomas claims an L.A. dealership, and VW by association, lied to his face when they told him his 2012 Audi Q7 offered him horsepower, fuel efficiency AND clean diesel.

He says those claims were BS, noting the feds found VW -- Audi's parent co. -- passed government emissions tests under false pretenses ... which lead to its recall of roughly 11 million cars worldwide.

Thomas -- who's freshly unemployed -- says he's opted out of the class action suit against VW. He's going all lone wolf, presumably because he thinks it'll net him more dough out of zee Germans.

0628_cars_stars_footer

Guess Who This Adorable Baby Turned Into!

8/25/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0802_baby_girl_launchBefore this ruffled little lady was singing to sold-out stadiums worldwide, she was just another camera ready cutie in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Can you guess who she is?

Around The Web