Billie Eilish Fans Having Meltdown ... Over 'Queerbaiting' Accusations

A good chunk of Billie Eilish's fandom appears to be disavowing her -- all over what they perceive as queerbaiting ... but, truthfully, it's just A LOT of assumptions and expectations.

If you saw the hashtag "#youlikegirls" trending Sunday evening and dove in ... you probably saw a whole bunch of folks up in arms over Billie's recent social media activity/love life, with many saying they were done with her and her music because they consider her problematic.

Long story short ... Billie has recently been romantically linked to actor Matthew Tyler Vorce, whom she's been seen out with on what some took as dates -- including this past week, when they were spotted getting cozy at Disneyland. Some are straight up calling him the BF.

That kinda threw some of her fans for a loop in and of itself, it seems, as there appears to have been some speculation that Billie might've been on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. We can't say why people thought that -- other than good old-fashioned conclusion-jumping.

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At any rate ... some of those same fans were even more confused with her latest musical offering, which they say sends mixed signals. It's Billie's music video for her new single, "Lost Cause," which sees her dancing in somewhat suggestive fashion with other women.

The true smoking gun for their queerbaiting case -- as the fandom has insisted -- was a follow-up post Billie threw up after this video, which featured the caption "i love girls."

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Some took that as Billie toying with her fans, as well as pre-conceived notions about her sexuality -- which many have called counterproductive/harmfully misleading. Basically, they're suggesting she's doing more hurting than helping in the LGBTQ+ movement ... during Pride months, no less. That, coupled with her apparent interest in men, is causing an uproar.

We're gonna bust out the soapbox here for a minute and just say ... Billie doesn't owe anyone anything when it comes to all this speculation and projecting that's been thrust on her -- not before, not now, and not even in the future (that is, if she doesn't want to).

As many have rightly pointed out, there's nothing inherently sexual about Bilile's dancing in the music vid -- and her caption could've been nothing more than just promoting her single.

Whether Billie's on the LGBT spectrum or not ... WHO KNOWS?!? But also, WHO CARES -- it's nobody's damn business -- so please ... give it a freakin' rest.

Ned Beatty Dead at 83

3:28 PM PT -- Ned's manager tells us ... her client died around 7:30 AM this morning of natural causes, surrounded by friends and loved ones.

Ned Beatty -- a veteran character actor, famous for his work in "Superman," "Network" and several other iconic films -- has died ... TMZ has learned.

A family member tells TMZ ... Ned passed away in his sleep Sunday while surrounded by family at his home. No other details surrounding the exact circumstances of his death were immediately available -- however, we've been told his passing is NOT COVID-related.

The guy has appeared in a variety of different movies and an even bigger variety of roles over his five-decade-plus career ... giving us memorable characters and even better performances. He'll perhaps best be remembered for his standout monologue in 1976's "Network," in which he played a TV/communications chief, who tries convincing the protagonist to stop resisting a major merger deal that will adversely affect the masses.

It's an epic 5 to 6-minute speech he gives to the fictional truthteller, Howard Beale -- one of the only times Beatty appeared on screen in this flick, BTW -- ... and it earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Oscars that year. That's how great it is.

Beatty had scores of other unforgettable movie moments -- notably, as the bumbling sidekick to Gene Hackman's Lex Luthor, Otis, in the 1978 version of "Superman" in which he completely flipped the script from serious to comedic ... which he carried on for the sequel too. In other words, Beatty had incredible range -- and flexed it often in his acting.

Other remarkable film credits include ... "Deliverance," -- infamous for its "Squeal like a pig" rape scene, of which Beatty was the onscreen victim -- "Friendly Fire," "All the President's Men," "Silver Streak," "Back to School," "Nashville," "The Big Easy," "The Toy," "1941," "Captain America," "Rudy," "White Lightning," "Prelude to a Kiss," "Hear My Song," "Restless Natives," "Life," "Shooter," "Charlie Wilson's War" and even a couple voice acting roles in "Rango" as well as "Toy Story 3," in which he played Lotso ... the evil pink bear.

Ned had appeared in several big hit TV shows as well through the years, such as "Law & Order," "Roseanne," "The Boys," "Highway to Heaven," "American Playhouse," "Szysznyk," "The Rockford Files," "M*A*S*H*," "Homicide: Life on the Street," 'CSI,' "Murder, She Wrote" and countless others.

He's survived by his wife, Sandra Johnson, and his eight children and grandchildren. Ned was 83.

RIP

Originally Published -- 2:58 PM PT

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Ousted After Long 12-Year Run ... Shift in Governance Looms

Benjamin Netanyahu -- Israel's longest-standing Prime Minister in their history -- has officially been given the boot by his own government ... this amid a tumultuous past few years.

Bibi was ousted Sunday after Israel's parliament, known as the Knesset, voted to remove him from power and to form a new coalition of government ... with Naftali Bennett -- an ultra-conservative politician himself -- narrowly being voted in to take the reins for the time being, now leading a diverse group of minds, who range from liberal to moderate on Israeli policies.

BN is said to have looked pretty down and out during the vote ... sitting by silently, and eventually shaking hands with Bennett before getting out of there with his team.

Despite the 8 different parties that make up this new alliance not seeing eye to eye on many issues -- the one thing they seemed to be in agreeance with was that it was time for Ben to go ... this after a historic 12-year tenure, albeit one that was full of ups and downs, especially lately with the most recent escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine.

Netanyahu is also on trial right now, facing corruption charges -- and yet, he refused to resign and forged on, much to the chagrin of several political bigwigs there. Not just that, but Israel's been through a whopping FOUR elections in the past two years.

Safe to say ... the country appears ready for a change, and they finally made it happen. Ben -- who was first voted into office way back in 2009 -- isn't going away, however ... he'll just become the opposition party's leader, and attempt to get a grip on his cohorts once more.

In the meantime, it's a new day in the Middle East -- and a lot of people seem happy about it ... as scores of Israelis hit the streets to celebrate the news of Netanyahu's ousting.

Time will tell if the new leadership can effectively ease tensions that have been boiling over for several years.

'OITNB' Star Taryn Manning I'm Engaged!!! GF Pops the Q, Mid-Song

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Taryn Manning is getting set to walk down the aisle for the first time in her life, because she's engaged ... and we got the moment she was proposed to on camera!

TMZ has obtained video of when the "Orange Is the New Black" actress got popped the question Friday night at a bar and grill in Panama City, FL -- where her singer-songwriter girlfriend, Anne Cline, turned a performance she was putting on into a full-blown proposal.

Check it out for yourself ... you can tell Taryn is completely surprised after Anne takes a pause during her intimate set, hops down from the stage and gets on bended knee.

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Of course, Taryn is ecstatic as she faces the ring box ... and she eventually said yes after all the excitement. The crowd around them was loving it too BTW -- even the DJ/MC got on the mic and told everyone to give it up for them, which the audience was happy to do.

We don't know too much about Anne other than the fact that she's a musician who leads the band Cline Street. She seems to do pretty well for herself -- as she tours quite a bit, and seems to be on the come-up.

Another interesting factoid ... she's about 15 years younger than Taryn, who's 42. Unclear how long they've been together at this point -- but photos of them walking dogs together surfaced earlier this year.

Taryn's rep tells us the two are thrilled, with TM adding ... "It was the easiest YES I ever said!"

Congrats!!!

Joe & Jill Biden High Tea With The Queen ... And No Major Missteps!!!

President Biden and the First Lady met with the Queen of the U.K. this weekend to break bread and throw back some high-quality H20 -- and by that ... we mean tea and biscuits.

Joe and Jill swung by Windsor Castle Sunday for a late afternoon powwow with Queen Elizabeth II -- who was ready and waiting for them with her entire Guard of Honour standing by as well ... dressed in their red coats, and tall hats and standing as straight as ever.

When the mister and missus pulled up ... they got out greeted QE2 on a platform she was chillin' on -- and then remained upright as the crew there started playing "The Star-Spangled Banner," to which the Bidens saluted with hand over heart salutes. Liz didn't do it, though.

Anyway, after the American National Anthem was played -- Joe undertook what's considered tradition when world leaders pay a visit ... and that would be inspecting the troops. He did a lap and then circled back with Jill and the Queen, proceeding to go inside for tea time.

One last thing we should note here ... Joe remembered to do something that his predecessor infamously forgot to do, and that would be -- do NOT get ahead of the Her Majesty. Literally.

You might recall ... when Trump went for a little face time with the woman herself back in 2018 -- doing much of what Biden's doing today -- he pulled a major snafu and walked in FRONT of the Queen at one point, which is a major no-no -- and seen as poor etiquette.

Watch the clip toward the end when they start making their way in ... JB minded his manners here, and let Liz take the lead, no matter how long it took.

Ah, diplomatic relations ... on the mend once again.

Danish Soccer Star Christian Eriksen Collapses on Field Suffered Cardiac Arrest

11:33 AM PT -- 6/13 -- The Danish team doctor confirmed that Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest during his emergency on the field. He's stable now and seems to be doing well, but it's unclear if or when he'll return to playing condition.

10:34 AM PT -- UEFA put out a statement, "Following the medical emergency involving Denmark’s player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match officials and further information will be communicated at 19:45 CET. The player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilised."

10:29 AM PT -- According to reports, Erikson was seen raising his hand and appeared conscious as he was being taken off the field -- which seems to suggest he might be okay. Thank goodness. 👏🏽

Christian Eriksen -- a Danish soccer player, who's one of the stars on the national team -- just had a frightening emergency during the first round of the UEFA European Championship ... collapsing on the field and requiring immediate medical attention.

The 29-year-old midfielder fell to the ground Saturday during Denmark's Euro 2020 match against Finland, toward the end of the first half. He was jogging back and about to receive a ball being thrown to him from one of his teammates, when all of a sudden ... Eriksen toppled over without provocation -- not being touched by another player or anything.

Everyone around him instantly recognized he was suffering an emergency and called for the ref to stop the game -- while also waving on team doctors and other first-responders on hand. Footage was captured from the terrifying moment ... and it's clear he'd lost consciousness.

Reports say CPR was rendered to Eriksen on the spot before he was carried off a stretcher for further treatment. His team -- including players from the other side -- were notably concerned, with a majority of them taking a knee out of respect ... a tradition in soccer.

His teammates also linked arms around Ericksen and formed a wall of sorts -- seemingly to give him privacy while he was being tended to. No word yet on his status or what might've caused the collapse. Of course, everyone is sending their thoughts and prayers.

Originally Published -- 10:15 AM PT

TikTok Boxing Match Austin McBroom Destroys Bryce Hall ... Million Dollar Bet in Question

Austin McBroom was true to his name ... he cleaned the floor with Bryce Hall Saturday night, but it's unclear if the loser will have to ante up a million bucks.

The event -- YouTubers vs. TikTokers -- is further proof these social media boxing matches are becoming the most popular events in combat sports ... like it or not.

Austin dominated the fight from the get-go ... pummeling the TikToker from one end of the ring to the other. Bryce was beaten to a pulp in round 3 ... at one point the ref stopped the action with an 8 count to see if Bryce could continue, and he did ... for about 10 more seconds before a fierce combination to the body was enough for the ref, who stopped the fight.

So, this was a TKO, not a knockout, and therein lies the problem. The deal was that the loser would pay the winner $1 mil if he got knocked out. TECHNICALLY, Bryce did not, so the money thing is unclear.

Bryce says he pocketed $5 mil for the fight ... unclear what Austin got, but we're assuming it's in that vicinity.

The night was super entertaining ... Check out how TikToker Vinnie Hacker celebrated after his knockout win against Deji.

Most people thought this would be just a social media event with crappy boxing, but the action was actually good and it was really entertaining.

Of course, it comes on the heels of Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather, which may be the sea change in celebrity boxing. It's really a thing now.

Thomas Markle Meghan's Dad Says Oprah Took Advantage of 'Weak' Harry

Thomas Markle says he and Prince Charles have one thing in common ... they've both been ghosted by Meghan and Harry ... but his harshest criticism was reserved for Oprah.

T.M. appeared on Australia's "60 Minutes" and claimed Oprah took advantaged of a "weakened" Prince Harry to build her own network. He said, "I have things to say. Oprah Winfrey, for one, I think is playing Harry and Meghan," adding, "I think she is using them to build her network and build her new shows and I think she's taken advantage of a very weakened man and has got him to say things that you just shouldn't be saying on television."

A FATHERS BETRAYAL
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In case you didn't know ... Oprah already has a network -- OWN. She's also just launched her brand on Discovery. It is true, however, ... the interview was massive and got attention few interviews get.

And then, Thomas threw down ... "She [Oprah] will disagree of course, and she may even sue me.  I don't care. But, the bottom line is she is working with Harry."

Markle says he learned of the birth of Lilibet from Harry and Meghan's public statement ... and he found that disappointing. Given his attacks ... no surprise.

And, he said this ... "I see them both ghosting their families completely and now they are alone in a huge house where they can probably accommodate 20 people in but it's just the 4 of them. I don't think they are going to have relatives over for a barbeque next week or next month."

Eyelid Bite Victim Lash Tech Blocked Me ... But She Better Pay My Medical Bills!!!

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Kelsey Salmon wants the lash tech whose dog bit off her eyelid to take responsibility, starting with covering a mountain of medical bills -- but instead, she says the woman's ducking her.

Kelsey tells us the lash tech hasn't reached out to her even once since the woman's chihuahua jumped up and bit off Kelsey's eyelid, complete with her new lashes.

She says the tech's already blocked her on Instagram, but the 23-year-old from Atlanta wants to make it clear ... she's not trying to get rich with a lawsuit. Kelsey says she just wants her medical bills paid. Not to say that will be cheap -- Kelsey estimates the total could be $20k-$30k, based on the 2 ambulance trips she's already taken and the reattachment surgery.

What she doesn't want is her family getting stuck with the bill, because she says a previous medical drama -- involving blood clots, a stroke and open-heart surgery -- ended up costing them $4 million. She says that's the only reason her family might sue.

The other issue at hand is the dog -- we asked if she thought it should be put down, and you can tell she's really on the fence. Kelsey says she's a dog lover, but also knows she doesn't want anyone else to endure the hell she is right now.

As far as she knows the chihuahua's currently quarantined, and it's up in the air what will happen next.

Kamala Harris First Veep to Join LGBTQ Pride Parade

Kamala Harris breaks lots of ground ... the latest being she's the first Vice President of the United States to march in solidarity of LGBTQ rights.

The Veep and her husband, Doug Emhoff, took to the streets Saturday in Washington D.C. for the Pride March. There was no advanced notice she would show, so it was a big surprise to marchers when she showed up in a pink blazer. Doug wore a t-shirt with a rainbow inscription. They both marched for a block or so.

Harris spoke at the Capital Pride rally, urging Congress to pass the Equality Act. She said, "We need to make sure that our transgender community and our youth are all protected. We need, still, protections around employment and housing."

The Veep added during the rally at Freedom Plaza, "There is so much more work to do, and I know we are committed."

Pride marches are being held all over the country ... another sign of the pandemic thaw.

Chris Evans For Chris Sake!!! Chris Hemsworth Clowns Evans on Big 4-0

Chris Evans turns 40 Sunday, and Chris Hemsworth honored his co-star with a very misplaced and very intentional Happy Birthday diss!!!

Captain America was duly honored by his "Avengers" co-star, who posted, "Happy 40th birthday Chris Evans, you'll always be number 1 in my book."

Hemsworth included a selfie of him and Chris. Thing is ... it's not Chris Evans ... it's Chris Pratt!!!

There may be too many sheriffs in Tinsletown ... there are 4 Chris's in the action star category ... the fourth, of course, being Chris Pine.

You may recall ... some fans decided to play a game -- who's the worst Chris, and the winner with that dubious distinction was Pratt. Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo begged to differ, but they didn't reorder the Chris' and choose their worst preference.

Anyway ... happy birthday, Chris ... Evans.

Kylie Jenner I'm Here to Profess My Love to Her!!! Man Arrested at Her Home

Kylie Jenner is the latest member of her family to get a creepy, unwanted visit to her home ... according to cops, who say a man refused to leave until he got a chance to declare his love to her.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the 35-year-old man was arrested at Kylie's L.A.-area property this week. We're told he was familiar to her security ... they'd seen him before, but he'd always complied when they'd asked him to leave.

Our sources say this time was different -- the guy allegedly dug in his heels, and told security he wasn't leaving until he got a face-to-face with Kylie. Of course, they weren't letting that happen, and simply detained him until police arrived to arrest him.

We're told he was booked for misdemeanor trespassing, and then released.

While Kylie wasn't home during this incident, this is the latest in a series of concerning encounters with obsessed fans for the Kardashian-Jenners.

We broke the story ... a man who's allegedly been harassing Kim online and showing up at her home apparently mailed her a creepy package containing a diamond ring and Plan B.

She also got a temporary restraining order against another man who she believes tried to get inside her home.

Meanwhile, Kylie and Kendall were also granted restraining orders against the same man ... who allegedly tried to take a naked dip in Kendall's pool, and then showed up at Kylie's place after he was released from jail.

Mark Henry Gunning To Bring Strowman To AEW 'Super High On My List'

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WWE Superstar-turned-AEW talent scout Mark Henry says we might not have seen the end of Braun Strowman ... telling TMZ Sports he's hoping to bring the former champion to his company!!!

Of course, Strowman was recently let go by Vince McMahon's organization ... after spending the past 8 years as one of wrestling's biggest stars.

Now that Henry is an analyst, coach, scout and mentor with All Elite Wrestling, we had to ask if he's planning to bring his buddy on board.

"Super high on my list," Henry tells us. "It's not an all Mark Henry decision, but there's already interest on both sides."

"Hopefully by the time he's allowed to wrestle in August, I think the middle of August, then we could have a serious conversation about contractual things of that nature but right now there's interest on both sides. I love that dude."

Henry and Strowman -- real name Adam Scherr -- go WAY back to their strongman days ... and Mark played a huge role in getting him into the wrestling game.

Now, there's a good chance at a reunion once Scherr's contract is up.

"I talked to him, I mentored him but I tell him all the time, I can't talk business," Henry added. "When your contract expires, you call and let me know and then we'll have a talk."

If Scherr does make the switch, he'll have to go by a different name ... 'cause WWE holds the rights to the "Braun Strowman" -- but it's a small sacrifice for fans who wanna see him back out there.

There's even more awesome news ... we had to ask if we could see 50-year-old Henry enter the squared circle with AEW ... and he's hoping to make it happen!

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"I got a lot left in the tank," he says. "I said this before, man. Once I turn 50 ... I said I wanna wrestle again so I can say I wrestled in 4 decades."

"Not many wrestlers get to that, not many. Especially at a high level. I wanna be able to get there and hopefully by October I'll be at 100%."

Henry says he has a bit of work to do to get back into fighting shape ... but it's clear he's spent a lot of time pondering the idea.

"I want it to be very skillful and I want it to be well thought out."

Henry also weighs in on his relationship with Vince today ... and says his departure from WWE was all love. In other words, there's no beef!!!

Celebrity Scramble Guess Who!

Hidden within this funky photo is a talented star who got her big start in acting on 'Law and Order' ... this famous female went on to land a major role on the Disney Channel, acting in the "Boy Meets World" spinoff, "Girl Meets World".

Since then she has gone on to star in several other projects such as the movies "Tall Girl," "Work It" and "Clouds." This leading lady even landed the role of Cady Heron in the Broadway musical for "Mean Girls" in 2020.

Use the clues above and take another look at this photo before putting your celeb skills to the test and seeing if you can uncover the mystery as to which star is in the warped photo!

Famous Dex Drama at Court Hearing ... Back in Custody Over Protective Order

New trouble keeps finding Famous Dex ... even when he's in court dealing with previous legal issues.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the rapper was at a hearing Thursday related to the 19 charges he was hit with in March -- including domestic violence and gun possession, to name just a couple -- and he pled not guilty to those charges.

However, we're told during the hearing it was revealed that Dex had allegedly violated a protective order put in place after one of the alleged domestic violence incidents from last October.

Our sources say the rapper was immediately taken into custody, and is currently being held on $200k bond.

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As we've told you ... Dex's string of big-time legal problems began in November when a SWAT team showed up at his home, and he was named a suspect in a domestic violence case.

A few months later, he was arrested for gun possession during a traffic stop, and just days after that ... he was hit with the 19 charges.

Alexis Bledel Good Genes or Good Docs?!

Alexis Bledel's good looks were meant to be seen on screen!

Here is a 20-year-old version of the "Gilmore Girls" star showing off her beautiful blue eyes at a party in Los Angeles back in 2002 (left). This was the same year she starred in her first feature film, "Tuck Everlasting".

And, 19 years later ... the now 39-year-old has gone on to star in several other films such as "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" and "Post Grad". Currently, she's playing the role of Ofglen on Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale." She was recently seen impressing audiences with her good looks while on a late-night show (right).

Blessed be these looks.

The question is ...

Alexis Bledel ...

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