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After Long Denial, Rain Dove Fesses Up on Argento Texts

LGBTQ activist makes confessional video, admits to selling texts for $10K to TMZ

(Newser) - Rain Dove has long denied being the one who leaked the text messages in which Asia Argento appears to admit to having had sex in 2013, when she was 37, with a then-17-year-old Jimmy Bennett. Now, Dove has put out a confessional video titled "Exposing Myself: Sharing Lies &...

TMZ Founder's Protege Turns Rival
TMZ Founder's
Protege Turns Rival

TMZ Founder's Protege Turns Rival

Former TMZ news director Mike Walters launches The Blast

(Newser) - TMZ lost its No. 2 man earlier this year in dramatic fashion. The Wrap reported in January that TMZ founder Harvey Levin and his protege and news director Mike Walters "very nearly came to blows in front of the newsroom shortly before Christmas" over Levin's apparent refusal to...

Rapper Files Weird Lawsuit Over Penis Story

Andre Roxx says his career has suffered because he was misidentified as a penis cutter

(Newser) - A Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper has filed a very confusing libel lawsuit having to do with penis-cutting and gossip outlets. See if you can keep up:
  • Marques Andre Johnson performs as Andre Roxx (for our purposes, we'll refer to him as Roxx from here on out). He performed with a

How TMZ Gets All Those Celebrity Scoops

 How TMZ 
 Gets All Those 
in case you missed it

How TMZ Gets All Those Celebrity Scoops

'New Yorker' profiles Harvey Levin's gossip operation

(Newser) - If you've ever found yourself wondering how the gossip site TMZ manages to get so many bombshell scoops about celebrities, then a New Yorker profile by Nicholas Schmidle should be mandatory reading. It explains in great detail how the site founded by former lawyer Harvey Levin frequently, and unapologetically,...

Sterling Sues TMZ, Galpal Over Infamous Audiotape

Says it violated his right to privacy, was edited

(Newser) - Donald Sterling has filed another lawsuit, this one against TMZ and ex-galpal V. Stiviano, claiming the release of that infamous audiotape violated his right to privacy and caused damage on a "scale of unparalleled and unprecedented magnitude," per the AP . Sterling argues the audio was "illicitly" recorded...

Goodell: Rice Video 'Extremely Graphic, Sickening'

Commish says NFL was 'never granted opportunity' to see clip

(Newser) - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is coming under increasing fire for his actions—or, as some are saying, inaction—surrounding the Ray Rice domestic-violence controversy after a second video of Rice emerged Monday, this one actually showing the alleged assault on his then-fiancee Janay Palmer (now his wife). Goodell told Norah...

Ravens Release Ray Rice
 Ravens Release Ray Rice 

Ravens Release Ray Rice

That video of him slugging then-fiancee did not go over well

(Newser) - Hours after video surfaced of Ray Rice punching then-fiancee and current wife Janay Palmer in a casino elevator, the Baltimore Ravens have released the controversial running back, reports the Baltimore Sun . The terminated contract represents a stunning turn of events for Rice, who was suspended by the NFL for just...

Tom Cruise Blasts Mag Over Suri Accusation

He didn't 'abandon' daughter, complains his lawyer

(Newser) - Tom Cruise is furious over an article in Life & Style magazine claiming he "abandoned Suri," reports TMZ . The lawyer of the newly divorced star dispatched an email railing against the magazine, calling it "a bogus cover headline that Suri has been 'ABANDONED BY HER DAD....

NFL's Junior Seau Dead
 NFL's Junior Seau Dead 

NFL's Junior Seau Dead

Standout linebacker victim of a shooting, possible suicide

(Newser) - NFL great Junior Seau has been found dead in his California home, and cops tell TMZ that they're investigating an apparent shooting, if not a suicide. The 43-year-old standout linebacker—a defensive force of nature with the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots—last made headlines...

Joe the Plumber to CNN: You're Just Like TMZ
 Joe the Plumber to CNN: 
 You're Just Like TMZ 

Joe the Plumber to CNN: You're Just Like TMZ

Question about his views on homosexuality outrage Wurzelbacher

(Newser) - Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher went on CNN to talk about his congressional run today, and it wasn't exactly a friendly encounter. When host Zoraida Sambolin brought up a past quote in which Wurzelbacher said he wouldn't let his gay friends "anywhere near my children,"...

DeGeneres Has Chest Pain Scare

But she says she's fine; 'I have a baboon heart,' she quips

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres says she's doing fine after feeling chest pains yesterday—and she wants to "thank" TMZ for spreading the news that paramedics were called after she felt unwell during a producers meeting yesterday. "What happened was last night I was having chest pains. So this morning...

Inside the $3B 'Gossip Machine'

Authorities want to protect privacy, but thwarted by a 'river of cash'

(Newser) - The behemoth gossip industry relentlessly ferrets out any and all scurrilous details about celebrities, churning out "rivers of cash" that amount to about $3 billion a year, and often tossing privacy laws by the wayside, reports the New York Times in a lengthy look. And thanks in part to...

Rehab Worker in Lohan Dustup Fired
Rehab Worker in
Lohan Dustup Fired

Rehab Worker in Lohan Dustup Fired

She 'broke confidentiality rules,' says clinic

(Newser) - A rehab clinic worker who accused an apparently drunken Lindsay Lohan of assaulting her has been fired. "Regrettably, one of our employees violated strict confidentiality guidelines by publicly identifying patients in a media interview and by disclosing a privileged document," said a statement from the clinic. "The...

Mel Gibson: 'I Want Jew Blood on My Hands'
 Mel Gibson: 
 'I Want 
 Jew Blood 
 on My Hands' 
new rants, old tune

Mel Gibson: 'I Want Jew Blood on My Hands'

Same anti-Semitism, different day

(Newser) - Another day, another shocking claim about Mel Gibson. The latest: He allegedly told Oksana Grigorieva, “I want Jew blood on my hands,” she tells authorities. Apparently Gibson was angry at, as Radar puts it , “a high-profile Hollywood figure who is Jewish” who had “publicly humiliated” Mel....

TMZ Snags Seagal 'Sex Slave' Nude Pics
 TMZ Snags Seagal 
 'Sex Slave' Nude Pics 

TMZ Snags Seagal 'Sex Slave' Nude Pics

Plus: More victims emerge, and get a classy nickname

(Newser) - It seems every non-celebrity—and celebrity, for that matter—these days has nude pictures lying around, and the woman accusing Steven Seagal of keeping sex slaves on staff is no different. TMZ has the full, albeit censored, pictures of Kayden Nguyen, who is suing Seagal for treating her like a...

LiLo: I'm 'Fine,' Not Dying
 LiLo: I'm 'Fine,' 
 Not Dying 

LiLo: I'm 'Fine,' Not Dying

Troubled starlet refutes report that life is in peril without rehab

(Newser) - Refuting a report that her lifestyle is endangering her life, Lindsay Lohan says she's "fine." Friends are worried that if the 23-year-old trainwreck doesn't get herself back into rehab soon, "she's going to die," TMZ reported last week. But Lohan herself tells the Gossip Cop website,...

TMZ Employees Do Drugs on the Job: Lawsuit

Gossip tables turn on gossip site

(Newser) - Oh, how the tables have turned: TMZ finds itself the subject of one of today's juiciest gossip items, thanks to a former producer's wrongful termination lawsuit that paints the picture of a drug-fueled workplace. Christian Shostle claims he returned from a medical leave for depression to find his co-workers drinking...

TMZ's JFK Pic a Hoax
 TMZ's JFK Pic a Hoax 

TMZ's JFK Pic a Hoax

Photo from Playboy, 'Kennedy' a model

(Newser) - A photo touted by TMZ as a candid snapshot of John Kennedy partying on a boat with topless women has been revealed as a fake. The photo is plenty real—it appears in a 1967 Playboy spread alongside a story entitled "Charter Yacht Party: How to Have a Ball...

Schwarzenegger Owes $80K in Taxes

Governator didn't pay his taxes in 2004, 2005

(Newser) - We’ve found the Governator’s weakness: paying taxes. Arnold Schwarzenegger owes Uncle Sam $79,064 in back taxes for 2004 and 2005, according to documents filed in LA County Superior Court. Those would be the first two full years of Schwarzenegger’s rule over California. TMZ checked with the...

Sex Tape Got Prejean to Settle Suit
 Sex Tape 
 Got Prejean 
 to Settle Suit 

Sex Tape Got Prejean to Settle Suit

TMZ says it's had too-racy-to-post video for months

(Newser) - Today’s decision by former Miss California Carrie Prejean to drop a lawsuit against the pageant came after one of its lawyers showed Prejean a sex tape that TMZ says it obtained “months ago but decided not to post … because it was so racy.” As part of...

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