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'Shark Tank's' Daymond John 'Famous in 12' Chicks Need Talent

6/17/2014 5:45 PM PDT

We hit up famous TV 'Shark' Daymond John for a round of STREET "Shark Tank" ... and we got to make 3 pitches. 

Two of 'em were DOA, but Daymond thinks the one about a fame hungry family willing to do anything to make it in Hollywood ... just might have legs. IF their legs have an ounce of talent.

'Famous in 12' Sisters WHO'D YOU RATHER?

6/10/2014 12:01 AM PDT
While the entire Artiaga family is on the pursuit for fame on their new show Famous in 12 -- there is a battle brewing amongst them.

The three eldest daughter's have taken to their respective social media sites and posted some seriously sexy photos of themselves -- which has fueled a battle of the bods!

Here's 19-year-old singer Maariyah (left), 26-year-old dancer Taliah (center) and 22-year-old model Jameelah (right) all posing for the Internet showdown.

Be sure to click on each of their names for a more in-depth look before you vote.  BTW, Famous in 12 airs Tuesday night at 8 (7 Central) on the CW.

The question is ...



6/10/2014 12:01 AM PDT

Win a trip to Hollywood and the TMZ Newsroom. Follow @famousin12 on Twitter for the sweepstakes question -- Then watch Famous in 12 tonight at 8.7c on the CW and tweet your answer.

One lucky winner will score a trip for two to Hollywood to visit the TMZ newsroom, two night stay in a hotel, plus spending cash.

CLICK HERE for sweepstakes rules and regulation.

L.A. Pride Parade Everybody's on the Bus Including Us!

6/8/2014 2:30 PM PDT

loving drag queens and half-naked guys in firefighter outfits were just some of the L.A. Pride Parade highlights on Sunday ... and the TMZ Tour Bus had a front row seat.

The parade has been raging for hours and for those of you missing out -- we got some choice footage of the best floats and costumes.

Promoters say more than 400k people were expected to attend the event -- making it the largest gathering ever of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Southern California.

We also shot the girls from "Famous in 12" at the parade -- TMZ's experiment to see if a family desperately seeking fame can move to Hollywood and achieve their goal in 12 weeks -- and they said the event has been a blast.

'Famous in 12' Girl My Boobs Are Real And They're Spectacular!

6/7/2014 12:20 AM PDT

"Famous in 12" chick Jameelah Artiaga wants to set the record straight about her boobs ... they're 100% real -- even though tons of people online think she's got fake knockers.

Artiaga says her size 32DD tatas are far from fake ... and she doesn't understand why so many people on Twitter accused her of having implants after the show's debut.

Jameelah adds, "I've worn the same bra size since I was 16!" 

and her family are part of TMZ's experiment -- to see if a family desperately seeking fame can move to Hollywood and achieve their goal in 12 weeks. It airs Tuesdays on the CW at 8 PM.

Shelly Sterling PHOTOBOMBED!

6/4/2014 6:10 AM PDT

Shelly Sterling was full-on mobbed by paparazzi as she left Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood Tuesday night ... and she was also epically photobombed by the girls from "Famous in 12."

Shelly has been low-profile since inking a deal last week to sell the L.A. Clippers.  So it was a feeding frenzy outside the restaurant when Jameelah, Taliah and Maariyah Artiaga latched onto her like moths to a flame ... and it's hilarious.

The girls are part of a TMZ social experiment ... we moved their family to L.A. from a small town and we're giving them 12 weeks to scheme their way to fame.  The show airs Tuesdays on the CW at 8 PM. 

So far ... crazy.

Ray J Talks Sex Tape Just Before Spitting

6/1/2014 12:45 AM PDT

Ray J tempted one of the girls in the new reality show "Famous in 12" with the prospect of shooting to stardom Kim Kardashian style ... just days before getting arrested for allegedly spitting on a cop.

Ray J is featured in the first episode of "Famous in 12" ... which debuts on the CW Tuesday at 8 PM.

The show is a TMZ experiment ... to see if a family desperately seeking fame can move to Hollywood and achieve their goal in 12 weeks.  Social media will be a big part of the show ... i.e., your opinion will count.

Ray was pretty open about the power of the sex tape with 22-year-old Jameelah Artiaga (@FN12Jameelah.)

She seems ... undecided.

'Famous in 12' Family SCREW YOU HATERS!

5/30/2014 12:30 AM PDT

The family TMZ has selected for the ultimate social experiment -- whether a no-name family can move to Hollywood and become famous in 12 weeks -- is lashing out at their haters.

We posted a story Thursday ... announcing the launch of a new show -- "Famous in 12," debuting on the CW Tuesday at 8 PM. We moved the Artiaga family from Beaumont, CA to Hollywood and they have 12 weeks to scheme their way to fame ... or else they go back home.

Lots of TMZ users are scoffing at the family ... calling them stupid and ugly.

The 3 daughters -- Taliah, Jameelah and Maariyah Artiaga are not taking it well.

We're going to be following the family on TMZ for the 12 weeks. So keep hating.

The Artiaga Family They Will Do ANYTHING To Become Famous

5/29/2014 12:30 AM PDT

The Artiaga family has just moved to Hollywood in a make-or-break attempt to become famous in 12 weeks.  It's an experiment in celebrity ... driven by TMZ.

You may recall ... a while back TMZ solicited families who desperately wanted Kardashian-like fame.  We got 10,000 videos from families all over the world, and we honed in on one ... the Artiagas from Beaumont, CA ... a sleepy town near Palm Springs.

The Artiagas have just moved to L.A. with a mission -- using every device possible -- especially social media -- to get noticed.  TMZ will give them tips on where to go, what to do ... but they have to make their own luck.

The Artiagas will be on a new show -- "Famous in 12"Tuesdays at 8 PM on the CW.  The show premieres this Tuesday and will run for 12 weeks.

For us this is an interesting experiment.  We've seen lots of people become famous with little or no talent.  Fact is ... this family -- especially the 3 daughters -- are game for anything.  We'll be posting stories about them and putting them on TMZ TV and TMZ Live during the summer.

Let us know if you like them ... or if you hate them.
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