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August 3, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
LONDON -- If Michael Phelps has positioned himself as the retiring elder statesman of U.S. swimming, on the receiving end of a tweet and a call from President Obama, Ryan Lochte might be edging toward the role of swimming's bad boy. Lochte proclaimed these Olympics "my time" for months in advance, then won two gold medals in six events. He swam his last event on Thursday night and promptly embarked on a media blitz, including appearances on NBC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Eurosport, E!
February 28, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Robin Thicke isn't quite ready to give up on Paula Patton, if his recent actions are any indication. The singer, whose separation from his actress wife became public with a joint announcement Monday, expressed his intentions to the crowd at his Thursday concert in Fairfax, Va. "For y'all that don't know, me and my wife separated, but I'm trying to get my girl back," he said on stage . "She's a good woman. " Previously, caught on video at Washington, D.C.'s Dulles International Airport, he told a TMZ cameraman that he was "just trying to get her back, man. " All that's in line with reports that it was Patton, not Thicke, who drew the line when it came to initiating their split.
June 9, 2012 | Chris Erskine
I'm not sure of the singular form of paparazzi - papa...nazi? papa...ratzo? pizza...piehole? - but I have to confess a certain minor pleasure in turning the tables on one of them, known as they are for bursting into other people's lives and making them miserable. I'm talking about TMZ, the TV show and website, which gained prominence with the scoop aboutMichael Jackson'sdeath and hasn't shut up since. At the end of its new Hollywood bus tour, hosted by one of the scandal site's actual photographers, I asked him for a comment, at which point the ultra-cool 25-year-old turned sort of Jane Fonda-jittery as he got on his cellphone to the home office.
November 18, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White said Monday he's confident welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will stage a rematch with challenger Johny Hendricks in a timely manner and not take an extended break as the fighter referred to late Saturday. White added to The Times in a telephone conversation that St-Pierre is refuting a TMZ report Monday that the personal issues he alluded to Saturday night have to do with an unplanned pregnancy and the illness of his father.
February 13, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
The funeral of slain Riverside police Officer Michael Crain was broadcast live by almost all local broadcast stations as they preempted several hours of regular programming for the poignant, tearful ceremony attended by hundreds of mourners and several law enforcement agencies. But while KCBS Channel 2 and sister station KCAL Channel 9, KNBC Channel 4, KTLA Channel 5 and KABC Channel 7 ran continuous coverage of the procession and funeral, KTTV Fox 11 and sister station KCOP Channel 13 stayed with their regular programming, including "TMZ" and the Wendy Williams talk show.
April 5, 2009 | James Oliphant
He is the Republican Dream Date, a smooth-speaking, polished product of Illinois, as comfortable with Facebook as a face-to-face. John McCain's daughter gushed over him as the future of the party. He blogs for the liberal webzine Huffington Post, which said he sports the best abs in Congress. TMZ trails him like a pop star. And he is two decades younger than Barack Obama. Aaron Schock, 27, hasn't wanted for attention since being elected to the House of Representatives last fall.
October 21, 2009 | Richard Winton
The founder of has expressed outrage at revelations that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department obtained his telephone records as part of its investigation into who leaked information about actor-director Mel Gibson's arrest. Harvey Levin, in his first remarks since a Times article revealed how sheriff's investigators obtained his phone records, said it was a violation of state and federal laws. He also called it an abuse of power by a department embarrassed by TMZ's scoop of Gibson's profane and abusive behavior when he was arrested in Malibu in 2006.
May 23, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Eva Longoria is backing up her beauty with a whole lot of brain. The actress graduated with a master's degree Wednesday. Longoria, 38, took home a real degree (not an honorary one) in Chicano studies from Cal State Northridge, where she physically attended classes for three years, according to TMZ. " Big day today!!! Very excited to graduate for my master's degree in Chicano studies! You're never too old or too busy to continue your education!" the actress wrote on her Who Say site Wednesday, sharing loads of pics of her big day, posing with her family, cohorts and diploma.
November 19, 2010 | By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times
Through the made-for-tabloid legal dramas of Paris, Britney, Rihanna and Lindsay, Allan Parachini, the spokesman for the Los Angeles County Superior Court, was a ubiquitous figure, his mop of white hair bobbing above a sea of cameras as he explained the latest procedural twists on the courthouse steps. But this week, Parachini was fired from the post he had held for eight years based on what he says are false accusations that he leaked information to the chief chronicler of celebrity scandal,
June 28, 2008 | Harriet Ryan, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge ordered the gossip site Friday to remove clips of a private sex tape actor Verne Troyer says was stolen from his residence. Troyer, best known for his portrayal of Mini Me in the "Austin Powers" films, filed suit Thursday seeking more than $20 million in damages for posting portions of a tape the actor made with a former girlfriend. U.S. District Judge Philip S.
November 18, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
What happens at Justin Bieber's house stays at Justin Bieber's house -- unless you want to cough up a $3-million penalty for spilling the pop star's secrets. The Biebs had his guests sign a non-disclosure agreement (obtained by TMZ ) stating that they owed the big bucks if they in any way spilled the beans about what went on inside the Saturday rager, which Justin himself described afterward as something out of "The Great Gatsby. " That's cheaper than last time around , in May, when Bieber's NDA threatened a $5-million penalty.
November 8, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla, This post has been updated, as detailed below.
Tom Cruise's divorce from Katie Holmes generated big headlines but little actual detail about the split. Now a newly leaked deposition from the action star's legal proceeding against Bauer Publishing is giving a small peek behind the scenes. Cruise in October 2012 brought a $50-million defamation suit against the publisher of Life & Style and InTouch magazines over cover stories that accused him of abandoning daughter Suri after the split with Holmes. In the supposedly confidential depo, obtained by TMZ and others, Cruise admitted that although Holmes was a practicing Scientologist before and during the marriage, she ended her relationship with the church at the time of the divorce.
October 24, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Pauly D, of "Jersey Shore" fame, is looking forward to being a father to the baby girl he recently found out he fathered. And... drama's here! The spiky-haired DJ, real name Paul DelVecchio, revealed this week that he has a little girl named Amabella Sophia whom he fathered during an August 2012 fling with a woman who has been identified as Amanda Markert. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom The woman, whom DelVecchio met while he was deejaying a gig at Las Vegas' Rehab nightclub, is reportedly a friend of one of his security team's girlfriends, E!
October 24, 2013 | By Christy Khoshaba
The kiss seen around the world between former "Smash" actress Katharine McPhee and former "Smash" director Michael Morris - both of whom are married - has reportedly been causing some chaos, honey. Morris, married to actress Mary McCormack, found himself feeling the consequences. According to Page Six , McCormack kicked Morris out of their Los Angeles home Sunday when he told her that TMZ photos of him kissing McPhee were about to break online. Morris knew the photos would break, Page Six reports, since he himself tried to buy them from TMZ, hoping to protect his marriage and reputation.
September 30, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Amanda Bynes has reportedly changed treatment facilities, swapping the halls of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a ritzier joint in Malibu. Bynes made the move to the Canyons Treatment Center about three weeks ago, according to TMZ . The Bynes family's lawyer told the website that the move was on doctors' advice and that Amanda was making "great strides towards recovery. " He said she's getting one-on-one psych care, not treatment for substance abuse. Sources close to the former actress told TMZ that the 27-year-old was "scared" at UCLA because she was with people in worse condition than she is and rarely left her room.
August 30, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
After a week in which news about Lamar Odom was moving very quickly, the basketball player has been arrested on suspicion of DUI - for driving too slowly. The arrest capped a week in which rumors that the "Khloe & Lamar" star was cheating on wife Khloe Kardashian Odom gave way to allegations that he had a drug-abuse problem. Headlines screamed briefly that Odom was "missing" after a failed intervention attempt, but his agent cleared that up somewhat, telling ESPN only that the NBA free agent wasn't missing, and that Khloe knew exactly where he was. Early Friday morning, Odom was going about 50 mph when he was pulled over on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, L.A. Now reported.
May 21, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
Oscar De La Hoya, who moved from Olympic boxing gold medalist and world champion to become the face of his own promotional company in the sport, has checked himself into a rehabilitation facility, TMZ reports. De La Hoya, 38, was in an undisclosed substance abuse facility in California, according to the website. Several of his associates at Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Promotions either declined to comment or did not return messages seeking more information about De La Hoya's treatment.
October 25, 2009 | T.J. SIMERS
Image has always been at the forefront for the McCourts , going through public relations directors Derrick Hall , John Olguin and Gary Miraneau , hiring media manipulation specialist Sitrick & Co., before turning to Tipper Gore's former press secretary and later Dr. Charles Stein berg . All that money spent, and a la John & Kate, we now await the next titillating TMZ revelation to top Frank's "Dear Jamie" letter....
August 21, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
DMX has been arrested for the third time this year. However, the "Ruff Ryders Anthem" rapper was in the passenger seat this time, according to rep Domenick Nati. South Carolina police said they noticed a warrant out for DMX stemming from a previous case of driving without a license and informed him that he needed to go to jail, according to a police report obtained by TMZ. They also said that DMX smelled as if he were drunk and was in possession of weed when he was arrested.
August 15, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. WWE wrestler Darren Young became the first active pro wrestling star in a major organization to announce that he is gay. Young arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday for this weekend's SummerSlam pay-per-view event at Staples Center and was being interviewed by a TMZ cameraman while walking to his car at LAX. The cameraman asked Young if he thought a gay wrestler could be successful in...
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