Despite Josh Duggar's admission he'd molested several girls when he was a teenager -- TLC might not be done with “19 Kids and Counting” yet ... they just might be with Josh.
Stands by 'Blackface' Obama Diss ...
Threatens Hillary Clinton Too!
5/26/2015 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
President Obama refused to address the racial issues raised by famed Hollywood producer Byron Allen, but went radio silent, according to Allen ... who's now blasting the prez AND the potential future prez.
TMZ broke the story ... Allen told us, on camera, that Obama is a "white president in blackface." The remark ignited huge controversy, but when Allen came on TMZ Live he refused to apologize. Instead, he said he was intentionally being harsh on BO because "Black life in America is harsh!"
Allen also says he's only going public with this because he met the Prez face-to-face -- at a fancy $40k/plate dinner -- and raised his concerns, but never heard back.
Watch, Allen is incredibly bold -- aside from ripping Obama, he also warns Hillary Clinton ... address my concerns or "you're not gonna get the black vote."
One Tequila, Two Tequila
... Busted for DUI
5/26/2015 1:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Two shots of tequila is all Sam Shepard drank ... at least that's the story he unsuccessfully told cops before they cuffed him.
The "Bloodline" actor was popped Monday night in Santa Fe, New Mexico outside a restaurant. A security guard called police, saying he feared Shepard was way too drunk to drive.
Shepard tried in vain to drive away, thwarted by an emergency brake he failed to release. That was enough evidence for cops to pull him over, and administer field sobriety tests ... which he failed. Cops say he also refused to blow into the breathalyzer, and that upped the ante.
He was arrested for aggravated DUI, and remains in custody.
Shepard was arrested for DUI back in 2009.
Kristoff St. John
My Son Didn't Have to Die ...
Hospital Could Have Prevented Suicide
5/26/2015 1:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kristoff St. John is suing the hospital where his son committed suicide -- blasting the mental facility for giving him access to the plastic bag he used to kill himself.
The "Young and the Restless" star's 24-year-old son Julian St. John killed himself in November while getting treatment at La Casa Mental Health Hospital in Long Beach. He was found dead in a bathroom with a plastic bag over his head.
The reason for Kristoff's wrongful death lawsuit -- he says his son did the same thing less than 3 weeks before his death ... attempting to asphyxiate himself with a trash bag from his room. In the wrongful death suit, Kristoff says after that failed attempt ... the hospital never removed the trash bags from his room.
In his lawsuit, Kristoff says there's evidence the nurses were falsifying records. He says staffers were supposed to check on Julian every 15 minutes because he was a high suicide risk -- but records show they were logging welfare checks before they even happened.
For instance, Julian was pronounced dead at 1:44 PM, but nurses had already logged 6 welfare checks between 2 PM and 3:15 PM.
Kristoff feels the facility was negligent in its supervision of his son -- and if the staff had "acted with even the slighted regard for Julian's safety, he would still be alive today."
We've reached out to the hospital. No word back yet.
He's Saying There's a Chance ...
Khloe's Still My Girl!
5/26/2015 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar dropped the bombshell in Santa Monica on Monday -- the photog asked if there's a chance they'll get back together, and LO responded, "Of course."
There's more ... he goes on to say KK is "still my girl," and the audio is a little low, but we're pretty sure he added ... "That's my wife."
He ain't lying. Although Khloe filed divorce docs in December 2013 -- there's been no movement on either of their parts for more than a year. As TMZ first told you ... a judge is threatening to dismiss the divorce filing due to lack of action.
Watch ... Lamar's saying exactly what our sources say -- right now, all signs point to NO divorce.
Also interesting -- Lamar's out on the social scene again. He hit up DBA nightclub in Hollywood last night. No evidence though he was dancing the way Khloe did in Vegas.
Under the Influence at Daughter's Wedding
Sober Coach Quits
5/26/2015 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Richards melted down at her daughter's wedding over the weekend to the point her sober coach quit, her daughter isn't speaking with her anymore and those present say she was either on drugs or alcohol.
Multiple sources tell TMZ ... Kim was clearly under the influence of something, although no one seems to know what. Our sources say whatever Kim took or drank, she did so in private, but when she interacted with people at the wedding she was "a mess."
We're told Kim was saying horribly nasty things to her daughter, Brooke, right after the wedding. We're told Kim was cursing out the groom's family and was generally belligerent. The bride has vowed she won't speak with her mom again.
As for the sober coach ... we're told she couldn't control Kim and left Mexico immediately after the wedding.
Our sources say Kim is still in Cabo and she's gone radio silent. The rehab facility gave her a pass to attend the wedding but gave her a deadline to return Monday, which she has not done.
'19 Kids and Counting'
Advertisers Dropping Like Flies
5/26/2015 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
3:20 PM PT -- Walgreens just officially pulled the plug on its ads saying, "In the wake of recent news, we are no longer advertising on the '19 Kids and Counting' program."The backlash from "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar's molestation admission is snowballing ... two more big advertisers just yanked their ads from the show.
Payless ShoeSource and Choice Hotels both say they're cutting ties with all future episodes of the TLC program.
Several customers voiced complaints to Payless and the company responded by saying, "Our ads ran during this show as part of a larger buy w/ TLC. We are taking steps to have them removed from future episodes." Choice Hotels said, "We have decided to remove our advertising from the show."
Walgreens, another major advertiser with TLC, posted a response saying that they were continuing to monitor the situation.
TMZ broke the story ... shortly after news broke about Josh, General Mills pulled its ads.
Boxing Company Goes Bankrupt
5/26/2015 10:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Huge blow for 50 Cent's boxing company SMS Promotions -- TMZ Sports has learned the rapper's company has just filed for bankruptcy ... though it vows to stay in business.
50 started SMS Promotions back in 2012 ... and signed some pretty big names in the sport, including then-undefeated champion Yuriorkis Gamboa, James Kirkland and Olympic medalist Andre Dirrell.
But apparently, the boxing biz hasn't been as kind to 50 as it has been to others like his pal Floyd Mayweather ... because according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, the company filed for Chapter 11 on May 25th.
In court docs filed in Connecticut, SMS says it has between $100k and $500k in debts.
SMS just put on a fight in Connecticut on May 15th -- though it clearly wasn't enough to turn the company around.
An attorney for SMS Promotions says 50 -- aka Curtis Jackson -- made the decision to file so the business could reorganize and emerge as a stronger company.
"Under the direction of Mr. Jackson, SMS Promotions looks forward to reorganizing as a new corporate entity and becoming one of the leading promotion companies in the world of professional boxing.”
I'm About to Become
The ONLY Momager in Hollywood
5/26/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner is so cunning she now wants a legal lock on the very name that has been sometimes used to disparage her ... momager!
We found out Kris has filed legal docs to trademark the name "momager" in the world of entertainment, which means anyone else who wants to use the description would need her permission, or else she could sue them.
It looks like she'll get what she's gunning for, because Kris has already locked down trademarks for the term "momager" for personal management services and for use in her reality show.
They've been warned.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Sorry I Messed Up
But I'm Good Now
5/26/2015 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jonathan Rhys Meyers has apologized for falling off the wagon, but he promises it was a blip and he's on the mend.
Jonathan posted his apology on his fiancee's Instagram account saying, "I apologize for having a minor relapse and hope that people don't think badly of me."
The actor says he was on his way home from a friend's house and regretted his disheveled appearance as he clutched a vodka bottle.
Jonathan just wrapped a movie, "Damascus Cover," where our spies say he delivered a killer performance.
As for the future, he says, "... this was just a blip in my recovery otherwise I'm living a healthy life."
TMZ's Beachin' Baby
5/26/2015 2:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The tribe has spoken ... and the Headless Hijinx picture washed away the competition in our Beachin' Baby Photo Contest like a tidal wave -- scoring the $250 prize and super awesome mystery gifts from TMZ!
**CLICK HERE for contest rules and regulations!**
Back, Back, Backin' It Up in Vegas
5/26/2015 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Khloe Kardashain was a real trap queen ... and at least one guy was more than happy to fall into the trap when she put her best assets backward in Las Vegas.
The most recent KK sis to go platinum was at 1 OAK nightclub when a guy -- who seems to be a friend with major benefits -- danced up and invited Khloe to get closer.
Let's just say Khloe, and her ass, are loving the single life.
Watch the clip to see her smiling from ear to ear. Kidding ... watch it for dat ass.
IT'S MOTORBOAT TIME
... Unleashes On Boobies
5/26/2015 8:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's NFL star Rob Gronkowski ... motorboatin' the HELL out of a pair of boobies in a South Carolina nightclub ... because of course he did.
Gronk was partying in the VIP section of Club Trio in Charleston on Sunday night -- when he dropped anchor in front of a woman holding a bottle of booze and went full "Wedding Crashers."
By the way, start to finish ... Gronk spent a full 5 seconds in between the cleavage ... while everyone around cheered and high-fived.
You motorboatin' son of a bitch ...