Tom Sandoval Slams Lala for Fueling 'Grooming' Claim ... 'It Implies Pedophilia'!!!


Tom Sandoval is sounding off on claims he "groomed" ex Rachel Leviss ... pointing the finger at Lala Kent for hitting him with the damning label in the first place.

The reality star addressed the allegations during Tuesday's part 1 reunion episode for "Vanderpump Rules" ... where Sandoval and his castmates broke down the season's biggest drama.

Of course, it didn't take long for the grooming allegations to surface ... which Sandoval slammed as "beyond f***ing slander" since Rachel wasn't underage when they had their affair. You can see he's pissed here, as he says that word "implies pedophilia."

KANYE WEST Parts Ways w/ Yeezy Chief of Staff ... Mass Exodus of Employees

Kanye West is saying sayonara to Yeezy's longtime Chief of Staff in what appears to be a mass exodus at the company ... and in this case, it's all about porn tainting the spirit.

Milo Yiannopoulos -- who's been the point man on all things Yeezy for nearly two years now --  confirms his split from Ye's enterprise to TMZ ... telling us, "I wish Ye every success in the future. I have some concerns about his new team, and hope he proceeds with caution."

It's unclear who exactly might be a part of Kanye's new team -- things are always kinda in flux there -- but clearly, they're not sitting well with Milo, and BTW ... that's not the only thing troubling him.

Stormy Daniels Trump's Ghost Shaming Her Ex-Spooky Partner Vouches for Her

Stormy Daniels is getting trashed by Donald Trump's attorneys for claiming, under oath, she sees dead people, but a veteran ghost hunter says they're barking up the wrong haunted tree ... 'cause he's seen her skills, firsthand.

Here's the deal ... one of the porn star's side hustles is as a paranormal investigator, which came up in court last week as team Trump tried to use it to mock her and discredit her testimony.


David Childers has been in the paranormal field for nearly 30 years, and had a much different take as he watched the trial play out, because he's gone ghost hunting with Stormy on her show, "Spooky Babes" ... and he tells TMZ she's the real deal!

Hailey Bieber Baby Bump Crops Up Amid Preggo News

Hailey Bieber is showing off her baby bump loud and proud after announcing she's expecting with Justin Bieber ... and even as a preggo mommy-to-be, she looks great!

The model was out and about in L.A. Tuesday with her hubby by her side ... and she was wearing an interesting outfit -- a white crop top underneath a black oversized blazer and matching pants. Of course, her belly was on display ... and yeah, she's showing.

This is the first time we're seeing Hailey and Justin in public since their big news last week -- when they renewed their vows in Hawaii and did a whole maternity shoot together.

AEW Champ Swerve Strickland Serving In U.S. Military ... Prepared Me To Be A Wrestling Star!


AEW World Champion Swerve Strickland's one of the most accomplished wrestlers in the world ... and he says he owes a lot of his success to years spent in the United States Army.

Swerve stopped by the TMZ office on Monday for a conversation with Babcock ... where he opened up on everything from becoming the first Black AEW world champ, to how his military service prepared him for life, including wrestling.

"Like two weeks after I graduated high school, I was going to basic training and that got me ready to like do stuff on my own. It's not going to get done if you don't do it, if you don't take the initiative to get up and just grind and go," Strickland said of the experience.

TMZ TV Hot Takes Robert De Niro's Trump Tirade ... Kelly Clarkson's Weight Loss Truth & Rory McIlroy's Divorce

So much has happened ... and it's only Tuesday! Strap in for some major TMZ TV hot takes.

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First up, on "TMZ Live," Derek and Charles discuss Robert De Niro getting bleeped out on "The View" ... for going on a NSFW rant about Donald Trump.

Mandy On 'iCarly' 'Memba Her?!

American actress Aria Wallace was just 11 years old when she first played the role of Mandy -- iCarly's biggest quirky fan who was chosen to be on an iCarly web show -- on the popular Nickelodeon sitcom back in 2008.

Aria showed off her cheeky duck impressions to iCarly herself -- played by Miranda Cosgrove -- who is kind ... loves her friends, family and her web show.

Jennifer Lopez House Hunting in L.A. with Gal Pal ... No Ben in Sight

Jennifer Lopez was checking out new cribs this week -- and while she had at least one companion with her ... it definitely wasn't Ben Affleck.

The actress/singer was out in Beverly Hills Tuesday -- where she was accompanied by a woman who appears to be her longtime producing partner, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, who was seen leaving a luxury property in the neighborhood with Jen by her side.

There may have been others in the mix too ... but like we said, J Lo's hubby is nowhere to be found. What's also unclear ... why Jen might've been window shopping for houses at all.

KYLE RICHARDS Yes, MAURICIO MOVED Out of Our Home ... While I Was Outta Town

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Kyle Richards is finally confirming at least one swirling rumor ... revealing she and Mauricio Umansky are no longer under the same roof, and opening up about her first day solo at her L.A. pad a solid 9 months after their split.

The "RHOBH" star spilled the tea on the "Bitch Bible" podcast -- she says Mauricio left their home of 28 years, and moved into a swanky West Hollywood pad, while she was away for a weekend -- leaving her to face the sudden, eerie silence of their once bustling abode.

As a mom to 4 daughters – Farrah, Alexia, Sophia, and Portia – and several dogs, Kyle admitted she's accustomed to a full house brimming with chaos. So, Mauricio's sudden absence made the whole situation totally weird.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken Jams Out on the Guitar in Kyiv Bar ... Sparks Debate Online!!!


Antony Blinken is getting some heat for his decision to rock out on the guitar at a basement bar during his visit to Kyiv ... but by the same token, some say he shredded too.

The U.S. Secretary of State is in Ukraine's capital to pledge the States' support during the country's ongoing war with Russia. However, during his political visit, the secretary stopped by Barman Dictat ... where he joined the band 19.99 on stage for a rendition of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World."

As you can imagine, some have blasted the Secretary of State ... calling the public appearance inappropriate and a waste of American taxpayers' money.


King Charles proudly unveiled the first official portrait of himself since his coronation last year -- and let's just say ... the internet's reaction is more fire and brimstone than royal praise.

HRH was at Buckingham Palace Tuesday with Queen Camila, where he pulled down a massive curtain to reveal the highly-anticipated portrait -- which features a fiery red backdrop, to much shock from royal fans and normies everywhere.


Even Charles' finest Welsh Guards uniform for the painting couldn't distract from the real star of the show -- that bold, brash backdrop, which led to a tidal wave of online critiques/jokes.



A 9-year-old boy in Texas had to dodge bullets from the comfort of his own home -- which can be seen in distressing new footage ... and it's a miracle he made it out alive.

Check out this home surveillance video that was captured earlier this month in Fort Worth -- where a drive-by shooting occurred right outside ... sending 4 bullets flying into the apartment as the kid chills on his couch.

In a flash, his home is under fire ... and you can see the boy dive onto the armrest quickly before bolting to his mom's room. He had great instincts to get low and was able to avoid being hit.

Tom Brady Roast Jokes 'Affected My Kids'

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Don't expect another roast of Tom Brady to happen any time soon ... the NFL legend admitted this week he has regrets about the special -- as some of the jokes "affected" his children.

The former New England Patriots star made the revelation during a chat with Fred Taylor, Ryan Clark and Channing Crowder on "The Pivot" ... telling the guys he loved when he was the butt of the barbs on Netflix's 'Greatest Roast of All Time' -- but not so much when his family was brought up.

"I didn't like the way they affected my kids," he said of some of the quips.

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Archewell Foundation No Longer Delinquent State Screwed the Pooch???

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's charitable foundation is no longer on Cali's s*** list -- 'cause it ain't delinquent anymore, and it sounds like it never should've been to begin with.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Archewell foundation has officially been changed from delinquent to "current" on the State of California's charities page -- a 180 that seems to have happened overnight ... which, as we've learned, is the result of mistake on the state's part.

As it turns out ... Harry and Meghan's org was never actually delinquent -- as sources with direct knowledge tell us the payments that were owed in association with renewal fees had, in fact, been paid way back in November ... amounting to $200.

Paris Hilton Baby Car Seat Setup Catches Flak Over Safety Concerns

Paris Hilton is being called out by people who noticed she's got her babies' car seats facing the wrong direction ... and it seems she realized it, 'cause she took down the evidence.

The hotel heiress uploaded footage of her kids to TikTok Tuesday -- showing her son Phoenix and daughter London strapped into their car seats while all dressed up for a Mother's Day outing ... but there was one big problem with the way everything was configured.

Take a look for yourself and you'll immediately see there's something wrong -- namely, the fact that Phoenix and London were facing forward ... when their car seats should be flipped.

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed 'Rust' Armorer Appeals Conviction

"Rust" armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is officially trying to overturn her conviction … having now filed an appeal in court, this after getting the book thrown at her in her trial.

In new court docs, obtained by TMZ, Gutierrez-Reed's lawyers filed Monday to appeal her involuntary manslaughter conviction in the 2021 fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins -- for which she received 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.


Her legal team also filed to appeal the denial of her pretrial motions ... which included a motion to dismiss the charges on multiple grounds.

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