'The Simpsons' We Didn't Name Duff After Rocker!!! GN'R Dude Was Certain

Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan is convinced "The Simpsons" named Springfeld's fave brew after him, but his theory is flat, 'cause Duff Beer was coined for a whole different reason ... TMZ has learned.

Here's the deal ... the rocker recently told Stereogum he is, indeed, Duff Beer's namesake ... going so far as to say the show reached out back in the day to clear it, and he's bent out of shape he got cut out of merch profits. DMK repeated this belief in his autobiography, too.

But, 'Simpsons' OG producer-writer Jay Kogen tells TMZ Duff's dead wrong for 2 reasons ... one of which he's gonna find very upsetting.

First, Jay says there actually wasn't any deep reasoning behind choosing the name Duff.

JOHN LENNON, YOKO ONO 'Double Fantasy' Signed Album for Sale!!!

Calling all music enthusiasts ... got deep pockets? If so, a signed copy of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Double Fantasy" album is up for grabs.

MomentsinTime.com has listed this rare gem from a private collector -- and it can be all yours for $54,000.

Fun fact: Yoko's signature doesn't really affect the price. Her signed items don't fetch much on their own, so the value is all down to Lennon's signature.

Joe Alwyn Talks Taylor Swift Relationship ... Hopes People Can Empathize

Joe Alwyn's finally speaking on what led to his breakup with Taylor Swift ... though he's still keeping details close to the chest.

The actor spoke to The Sunday Times in an interview published Saturday when he was asked whether he's listened to Taylor's new album "The Tortured Poets Department" -- which many believe contains references to their relationship.

Alwyn sorta sidesteps the question here, instead saying he hopes people can understand how difficult ending a six-year-long relationship -- one he refers to as both "loving" and "fully committed"

Olivia Newton-John Instagram Posts Pic For Pride ... Anti-Gay Commenters Respond

Olivia Newton-John's Instagram account's under fire after posting a pic of the late star in support of Pride ... with commenters rushing to blast the post's intention.

The actress -- who passed away back in 2022 -- still has an active social media account, and the IG admin decided to share a snap of ONJ in a rainbow-covered sweater ... wishing all of the late actress' followers a Happy Pride Month.

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While it seems a rather innocuous post, it started a firestorm among Newton-John's followers ... who flooded the comments section with a ton of homophobic comments.

Diddy Gives Back NYC's Key to the City ... After Cassie Assault Video

Diddy's given back a major honor ... returning New York's Key to the City after Mayor Eric Adams requested it back in a letter, citing the Cassie assault video.

TMZ has obtained two letters -- one to Combs Entertainment LLC's office in New York and the other to his L.A. office -- addressed to Diddy from Mayor Adams saying he's "deeply disturbed" by the Cassie video.

Adams adds he stands with survivors of domestic abuse ... before noting the Key to the City is given to individuals who act as model citizens -- a standard the selection committee no longer feels Diddy meets.

Taylor Swift Hey Liverpool Fans, This is What You Came For!!!

Taylor Swift fans got quite the treat Friday in Liverpool ... when she played an acoustic version of Ex Calvin Harris and Rihanna's hit, "This Is What You Came For."

It was her first "Eras" tour surprise song of the night, and Tay teased it saying, “Every single time I have an acoustic set, I’m always trying to think of things you might want to hear — maybe things that might be a little bit unexpected. Let's see how we did tonight."

Swifties went crazy for the tune, which was performed as a mashup with her hit "Evermore" album song "Gold Rush."

'I Try' Singer Angela Bofill Dead At 70

Angela Bofill – the R&B vocalist best known for her songs, "I Try" and "Angel of the Night," has died.

Bofill passed away at her daughter's home in Vallejo, California. Her cause of death was not disclosed, but she had previous health issues.

In 2006 and 2007, Bofill suffered two strokes, causing paralysis on the left of her body.

Rubi Rose Cops to ONLY Using Ghostwriters ... Budden Pod Applauds!!! 👏🏽

Rubi Rose has no shame in her game ... she's openly admitting all her raps are ghostwritten and she doesn't plan on changing the operation!!!

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The former XXL Freshman made the blunt admission on the latest Joe Budden Podcast episode, and her brutal honesty earned her a healthy round of applause.

It's a strange scenario -- 'JBP' banter typically revolves around upholding standards in rap music ... where ghostwriting is never condoned.

Bay Swag Method Passed Summer Jam Torch ... Cash & I Will Keep It Lit🔥!!!


Bay Swag's summer is scorching like the desert -- "Fisherrr," his hit with Cash Cobain, is one of the hottest songs, and had the Summer Jam crowd rockin' with their performance!!!

TMZ Hip Hop recently linked with Bay in NYC, and got his reaction to Method Man leaving the stage to the new generation of fans.

Meth kissed SJ goodbye for good after realizing the younger crowd -- which got jiggy with Bay, Cash and Ice Spice -- had taken over for good.

Kacey Musgraves Check Out My Hot Naked Bod!!! Posts Full Nude (In Mud?)

Kacey Musgraves is not feeling very camera shy these days ... because she's baring it all for social media, with a fully naked mirror selfie -- albeit, one that's still somewhat obscured.

The country singer posted a very risqué image on her Instagram Story Friday ... she's straight up in her birthday suit in what appears to be a makeup trailer, with a thin coat of some brown substance barely covering up her nipples.

Kacey's vagina must have been pretty exposed ... because she covered it up with a brown heart emoji, which kinda blended in with her bod but still hid the extra private parts.

Billy Ray Cyrus Accuses Wife of Overcharging Credit Card ... But She Calls BS

Billy Ray Cyrus' divorce drama's already getting messy ... 'cause he's asking for a temporary restraining order to stop his wife from accessing his money -- but she's already firing back.

In new court docs, obtained by TMZ, BRC claims his estranged wife Firerose put 37 unauthorized charges onto his business American Express card between May 23 and June 7 ... totaling a whopping $96,986.05.

Cyrus claims Firerose overcharged the account without his knowledge, adding he never gave her access to the cards or his accounts in general ... pointing to the fact they did not file a joint tax return as alleged proof.

Lil Wayne Double-Duty Vegas Residency ... 2 Shows Announced, More to Come!!!

Lil Wayne can call Las Vegas his 2nd home this summer ... 'cause the legendary rap star has been nabbed for not one but TWO residencies this year!!!

Weezy will perform his first show on June 29 -- as he's scheduled to rock the house at Drai’s Nightclub -- followed by a performance at Zouk Las Vegas on July 12. While that might sound like a short "residency" for Vegas ... we've been assured there are more to come.

BTW ... this is Wayne's first dual residency -- Dustin Drai, President of Drai’s Management Group, says he's the most dynamic artist he can think of to pull it off and is eager to continue their longstanding relationship thriving.

Blueface's Mom Chrisean Wished Me Dead ... But I'll Never Wish Jail On Her!!!


Blueface's mom Karlissa Saffold hates to see her family crumbling under the weight of the legal system -- but says she's going to hold it down until everyone is free!!!

TMZ Hip Hop caught up with Karlissa in Hollywood on the heels of Chrisean Rock's surprising arrest earlier this week at Blueface's court hearing -- a move Karlissa calls "bad timing" on the part of the authorities.

She says the entire world knew Chrisean had a warrant, but for cops to act on it while Chrisean was purely in court to support Blueface was a low blow.

Shaq 'Memba My Classic Biggie Collab?!? Brings 'Reign' to Streaming

Shaquille O'Neal is updating his past hip hop hits for the digital era -- his 1996 Biggie collab "You Can't Stop the Reign" is on streaming for the first time!!!

Such will be the case for Shaq's 3rd album of the same name ... he and his Jersey Legends Productions are planning to re-release the full 'Reign' album on June 28 ... the tracks with Jay-Z, Mobb Deep, DJ Quik, Peter Gunz and Lord Tariq will also get a fresh drop on the public.

Not many artists can brag about having a Biggie feature ... especially one with impact.

Darren Criss Getting Trolled Over Baby Name ... My Brother In Criss, Why???

Darren Criss really stepped in it as he ventures into fatherhood -- at least that's what the internet is saying after learning what he named his baby ... who's most definitely a Bro.

The "Glee" star is being low-key roasted on social media for the unique baby name for his newborn boy -- with folks having a field day at his family's expense ... all because of the moniker that's on his birth certificate.

Darren and his wife, Mia, welcomed their second child on June 3 ... and Darren recently revealed his son's full name ... Brother László Criss.

Taylor Swift Celebrates Chiefs' SB Ring Ceremony ... From Across The Pond!!!

Taylor Swift wasn't letting more than 4,000 miles and a six-hour time difference stop her from missing the Kansas City Chiefs unveiling of their Super Bowl rings ... the pop superstar showed love for her man's team from all the way over in Liverpool!!

T-Swift was busy performing her 100th show on the "Eras" tour in England on Thursday ... so unfortunately, she couldn't be present when Travis Kelce and Co. celebrated their fourth Super Bowl ring in franchise history.

But she still found a way to get in on the fun ... hopping on social media to prove Chiefs Kingdom was on her mind over in Europe.

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