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Logan Paul Hey, Dana White 'Get Your Head Out Your Ass and Sign Me!!!'

12/25/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Logan Paul says Dana White needs to "get his head out of his ass" and sign him to a UFC fight already -- because it's easy money for everyone involved. 

Remember, Paul fought YouTube star KSI in a boxing match earlier this year -- and got real praise from real UFC stars including Tyron Woodley and UFC color commentator Joe Rogan

Paul had said he wants a UFC fight next, but White shot him down saying he'd get hurt if he got in the Octagon with a real MMA fighter. 

But, Paul says that's a bunch of crap -- telling TMZ Sports he's already proven he can hold his own in a fight ... and would dedicate himself to training if the two sides worked out a deal. 

"If I get the chance to fight in the UFC, that's my life," Paul says. 

"Dana, what's good? The people want it man!"

Of course, Paul's opponent would be a huge factor -- Logan says he understands he's not ready for a shot with a killer like Khabib ... but he WOULD be down to fight Conor McGregor

"I would be honored for Conor to rip my head off."

Stay tuned ... 

Jake Paul Shuts Down Deji Rematch Give Me Dillon Danis or FaZe Banks!!

12/9/2018 12:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

 

Jake Paul is firing back at Deji's claim he's "too p***y" for a rematch ... telling TMZ Sports he's got MUCH bigger opponents in mind ... and one of them is Conor McGregor's right-hand man!!!

We spoke with the social media superstar -- who Forbes just named the 2nd-highest paid YouTuber of 2018 -- about Deji calling for a rematch of their boxing super fight from August.

Jake slams the door on another fight with Deji ... saying he wants a REAL challenge -- either Bellator star Dillon Danis or his internet rival FaZe Banks!!

Now we know Jake has been calling out Conor for a while ... so maybe he's getting slightly more realistic going after Danis.

As for Banks -- if you follow YouTube beef (yes, it exists), you know there's a big history between the 2 ... from Jake accusing Banks of assaulting his assistant (which he later apologized for) to Banks now dating Jake's ex, Alissa Violet.

Jake says he's seen all the trash Banks has been saying on Twitter ... and tells us he's down to settle everything in the ring.

"FaZe Banks, fight me," Jake says. "You tweeted at me. Step up to the plate. Do it for your girl."

Ariana Grande Hangin' with Real Mom at Disney ... After 'Thank U, Next' Release

12/1/2018 12:37 PM PST

Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" music video instantly blew up the internet Friday and shattered a YouTube record ... so what did she do next?

She went to Disneyland!

Ariana hit up "The Happiest Place on Earth" Friday night with her real mom Joan -- not her music vid mom Kris Jenner -- and some other friends to celebrate her massively successful vid ... which just broke the record for most-watched in a 24-hour period.

Included in Grande's Disney crew were her former "Victorious" co-star Matt Bennett ... who was also the guy brushing his teeth in "Thank U, Next."

Ariana and company were seen all over the park, enjoying rides like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, the Matterhorn Bobsleds, and of course ... Space Mountain.

As we reported ... "Thank U, Next" was loaded with cameos and featured scenes from 4 female-driven films that have special meaning to Ariana. Kris Jenner's role came during the "Mean Girls" portion, where she played Amy Poehler's "cool mom" character.

Grande also included an apology to her ex-fiance Pete Davidson in the vid. If you haven't seen it yet ... check it out.

Jonathan Bennett 'Thank U, Next' Vid ... Almost Had 1 More 'Mean Girls' Star

11/30/2018 4:17 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jonathan Bennett says when he got the offer to appear in Ariana Grande's latest music video he couldn't say yes fast enough, and there was nearly another "Mean Girls" cameo ... but it didn't work out.

Jonathan -- who plays Aaron Samuels in the 2004 film which Grande pays homage to in her new "Thank U, Next" vid -- says working with Ariana was so much fun ... a joy actor Daniel Franzese will never know.

Bennett tells us Daniel -- who plays Damian, Lindsay Lohan's friend in the movie -- had to pass on the offer because he's currently on a comedy tour. Tough break!

Jonathan did get to hang with the "army pants and flip-flops" girl though ... better known as Stefanie Drummond. She got the call for Ariana's vid too.

BTW ... Bennett got to include his new "Mean Girls" parody cookbook in the music video, titled "The Burn Cookbook". Get it while it's hot, diehard fans.

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Ariana Grande Drops 'Thank U, Next' Video Sorry I Dipped, Pete!!!

11/30/2018 12:14 PM PST
Breaking News

Ariana Grande's highly-anticipated "Thank U, Next" music video has finally dropped ... and it includes an apology to her ex-fiance Pete Davidson.

During the "Mean Girls" portion of the video ... Ariana's "Burn Book" includes a page for Pete with the words "Sry I Dipped," "Love U Always" and "HUUUUUUGE."

Kris Jenner also made an appearance in the "Mean Girls" part of the vid ... playing Amy Poehler's "cool mom" character. As we first reported ... a Kardashian was gonna make a dancing cameo appearance. We didn't know who at first but later learned it was Kris, and the music video confirms it.

As you know ... the music video featured scenes from 4 female-driven films that have special meaning to Ariana -- "13 Going on 30," "Mean Girls," "Legally Blonde" and "Bring it On."

Tons of celebrities made cameos to help AG pull it all off ... including Jennifer Coolidge, Jonathan Bennett and Troye Sivan.

There's even a nod to Pete Davidson's nether regions ... Ariana has some dialogue with Coolidge where she mentions a boy with a "BIG" one ... she's dropped hints on Pete's genital size before.

Ariana's been teasing the video for some time now ... even releasing a behind-the-scenes teaser of the making of the music video. Fans and celebs alike were fired up for the video ... including Bella and Gigi Hadid.

CM Punk 'I'm Not Fighting Logan Paul'

11/27/2018 9:44 AM PST
Breaking News

Sorry, Logan Paul, you ain't gettin' a crack at CM Punk in the UFC Octagon -- Punk just slammed the door on the possibility ... and then dissed the YouTube star for good measure. 

Logan's brother Jake Paul had been lobbying Dana White to make the fight happen -- claiming Logan is a real athlete who could compete with guys on the UFC roster, including Punk. 

In fact, Joe Rogan said he was impressed with Logan's talent during his boxing match with KSI earlier this year ... and made it clear he thinks Paul would whoop Punk in the UFC. 

Now, Punk sat down with MMAFighting's Marc Raimondi and told him straight up -- ain't happening. 

"I’m not fighting Logan Paul."

Then came the shade ...

"I think this is one of the avenues where people will be like, ‘I don’t even know who Logan Paul is.’ Logan Paul is apparently a popular guy, but it’s not in any kind of avenue that I drive my car on. The only thing I know about him is he’s the guy who filmed the dead body in the Japanese suicide forest, which is don’t get me started on that, because I’ll say a bunch of stuff and then I’m sure somebody will make a YouTube video about it."

There's more ... 

"When you fight somebody, when you enter into a fight camp, you have to spend a lot of time thinking about that person ... And, I’m not into sharing that much of my time and my headspace and my life with somebody that did something that I feel is so reprehensibly disrespectful to the people of Japan, who I love."

"They’ll always have a special place in my heart. So, no. I’m not fighting him. I have no interest to."

Punk says he's still technically on the UFC roster and is tested by USADA in case he's called on for another fight ... but says he'd also be at peace if Dana White cut him. 

Social Media Star Hayes Grier Sues Former Manager ... He Stole My Cartier Bracelet!!!

11/26/2018 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Internet superstar Hayes Grier is tired of begging his former handler to return his Cartier bracelet, so now he's seeking a ton of money ... according to a new lawsuit.

Hayes claims he told his former legal guardian, Griffin Hadley, to buy the expensive wristwear using the then-16-year-old's credit card. Problem is ... Hayes said Griffin kept it for himself and refused to give it to Hayes. 

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Hayes says he was shopping in Barcelona with Griffin during a photo shoot for Taco Bell when he told Griffin to buy the Cartier bracelet. But, get this ... Hayes claims Griffin kept the bracelet after mailing it to Griffin's home in the States. 

According to the docs, Hayes says he's been hounding Griffin to give him the $45,000 bracelet, but Griffin's been blowing him off ... and now Hayes is going after Griffin for damages. 

'It's Thanksgiving' Singer Nicole Westbrook 'Memba Her?!

11/22/2018 12:01 AM PST

Nicole Westbrook gained fame when her seasonal song "It's Thanksgiving" went viral with over seventeen million views on YouTube back in 2012. Guess what she looks like now!

Logan Paul Guarantees 2nd Round Knockout ... in KSI Rematch

11/18/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Logan Paul says he has unfinished business with KSI ... telling TMZ Sports he's still gunning for a rematch with the fellow YouTuber -- and he wants a KNOCKOUT.

We spoke with the social media superstar out in Beverly Hills over the weekend about his plans following the massively successful first fight earlier this year ... and he's fully expecting the rematch to happen.

That is ... "if KSI doesn't bitch out," Logan says.

Paul says he's already training for the rematch ... and wants it to go down in either L.A. at Staples Center or in NYC at Madison Square Garden.

Neither Logan or KSI could come away with the win in August ... but Paul guarantees that won't happen again.

"Next fight, absolutely gonna knock him out. He's not gonna make it past 2 rounds."

BONUS ... Logan also weighs in on one particular meme surrounding the month of November. Watch the clip ... you'll know what we're talking about.

Lele Pons Witnesses Photog Friend Struck In Hit & Run Accident

11/7/2018 12:51 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

1:29 PM PT -- Lele just addressed the hit-and-run on Twitter, saying the car that struck Corentin was a grey Acura ... adding that she and her team have provided all the details they witnessed to police. She also said she'll be taking a break from social media to concentrate on Corentin's recovery.

YouTube star Lele Pons saw something truly horrific -- her friend was struck by a speeding vehicle ... which didn't stop and sped off in a hit and run ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Lele's friend, celeb photographer Corentin Villemeur, was walking through a crosswalk Tuesday night in Hollywood when he was hit by the car ... which had just run a red light.

We're told Lele was in a parked car nearby and rushed out to be by his side as paramedics arrived. As you can see in video from the scene, Lele was freaking out as the crowd gathered.

Sources close to Lele tell us Corentin had just attended her performance with Latin singer Karol G at Avalon Hollywood. She saw the accident happen as they were leaving the club.

We're also told one of Lele's other friends followed the suspect and got a license plate, which they reported to cops. We're told police are currently pursuing leads.

Corentin is in critical condition with a fractured skull and a broken leg ... a GoFundMe page has been set up to help Corentin. 

Jenelle Evans I'm Not Being Abused, Trust Me

10/25/2018 4:12 PM PDT

Jenelle Evans wants everyone to know she's not in an abusive relationship with husband David Eason ... insisting she's totally fine, while trying to sweep her hysterical 911 call under the rug. 

Jenelle posted a confessional Thursday explaining why she's vanished from social media and why her marriage is nothing like the domestic violence she experienced before. 

The "Teen Mom" star says she doesn't care anymore if you believe her ... even if her sobbing 911 call alleging David pinned her to the ground so violently she felt her collarbone crack paints a drastically different picture than her hunky-dory dinner with the fam

She says she's always been an open book, and doesn't understand why people think she's lying about DV. 

Without dropping names, Jenelle hints David treats her better than ex-husband Courtland Keith Rogers, who was arrested in August for allegedly assaulting a different woman.

Jenelle says her mom is back in her life and her friends know the truth -- everything is rosy. 

Jake Paul Sued You Forged My Name on a Lease ... And Then Trashed the Joint!!!

10/24/2018 10:42 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

4:42 PM PT -- A source close to Jake tells us the social media star never forged Goodrich's signature. In fact, we're told his signature is nowhere on the lease at all ... he was only listed as a potential tenant. Our source says the actual tenant is 10 Digit Media, so any claim that Goodrich was used for his good credit is BS.Jake Paul forged his buddy's signature and used his good credit to lease a rental property the social media star eventually trashed ... according to the friend who's now suing the prankster and a couple of his pals.

According to legal docs obtained by TMZ ... Max Goodrich claims he and Jake considered moving in together at the rental property the YouTube star used for many of his pranks ... but after Max backed out, Jake and 2 of his friends used Max's high credit score, forged his name and put him on the lease. 

We broke the story ... Jake and Max are being sued by the homeowners for allegedly leaving the place in ruins following Jake's year-and-a-half tenancy ... but now Max claims his name should never have been on the lease in the first place. 

Max is suing Jake for fraud and wants Jake to cover any damages from the homeowner's lawsuit.

Joe Rogan On Logan Paul in UFC? 'He's Way Better Than CM Punk!'

10/24/2018 6:04 AM PDT
Breaking News

Joe Rogan doesn't think Logan Paul is a joke -- he watched the YouTube star's boxing match and thinks he has more fighting talent that at least one guy who's fought in the UFC ... CM Punk

First off, Rogan says Punk is a real nice guy and he doesn't mean any disrespect -- but when it comes to his 2 fights in the UFC, Joe realized CM just doesn't have the raw talent it takes to win. 

In fact, Joe -- on the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast -- said Punk's brief stint in the UFC was a "nightmare" ... especially since he fought a guy like Mickey Gall who's "f**king good."

As for Logan, Joe heard Dana White slam the door on the possibility of Paul fighting in the UFC because he'd get hurt -- and says, "You had f**king CM Punk fight! This guy's way better than him."

Joe says he was impressed with Logan's striking skills and wrestling background -- and while he's no Canelo Alvarez, the guy clearly has some level of talent. 

Joe isn't really campaigning for Dana to book Logan a fight -- he's just making the point that it wouldn't be the craziest thing the UFC has ever done. 

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