The New York Times Could Never Have Published TMZ’s Ray Rice Video

Over the past week, The New York Times has busied itself by dissecting TMZ’s graphic video of Ray Rice punching Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino. This is partly motivated by professional envy: Executive editor Dean Baquet told The Daily Beast that “TMZ had a great scoop. I wish I had it.” But it’s also… » 9/17/14 2:27pm Wednesday 2:27pm

NFL Statement Says League Never Asked Casino For Ray Rice Video

Almost immediately after the release of security footage of Ray Rice punching out his then-fiancée in a casino elevator, Rice's fate became secondary to the question of whether the NFL had seen the tape before handing down a two-game suspension. The league said it hadn't, despite earlier reports to the contrary, and… » 9/09/14 8:50am 9/09/14 8:50am

TMZer: NFL Employees Saw The Ray Rice Video Before Monday

The NFL has vigorously claimed that the league office did not see the surveillance footage of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancée Janay Palmer before settling on a two-week suspension as just punishment for what was, then as now, an undisputed act of appalling violence. Charles… » 9/09/14 1:25am 9/09/14 1:25am

Let's Crack Open the "TMZ Vault"

Buzzfeed's story about the history of TMZ quickly gets to the foundation of TMZ's power: It's often not what the gossip site does publish, but what it doesn't. Early on in the article, writer Anne Helen Petersen makes mention of the "TMZ Vault," the affectionate name for Harvey Levin's trove of scandalous,… » 7/29/14 10:22am 7/29/14 10:22am

Dan Snyder's Neighbor Applies For "Washington Bravehearts" Trademark

But what does it all mean? TMZ believes this could perhaps kinda sorta be an indication that Dan Snyder is possibly maybe plotting to change his team's nickname. But there are still a lot of dots here with not much to connect them. And since TMZ published its initial story, the 'Skins have denied that any of this has… » 10/25/13 2:34pm 10/25/13 2:34pm

NFL's Kerry Rhodes Isn't Gay, He Just Carries Around Dudes While…

Yesterday, the incoherent jumble of insinuations, flat-out lies and chiiiiiiiiiiiiiillllleeeees that is MediaTakeOut posted a MTO SUPER DUPER WORLD EXCLUSIVE featuring pictures of NFL free agent Kerry Rhodes "ON VACATION ... With One Of His 'MALE FRIENDS!!'" In its homophobic way that villainizes but stops short of… » 4/11/13 5:34pm 4/11/13 5:34pm

Magic Johnson Has A Gay Son, And He Is Very Charming

Until today, we had no idea that Magic Johnson's 20-year-old son, Earvin Johnson III, was gay. We only know this now because someone from TMZ decided to badger Johnson III about the Dodgers, bathrooms, and the Lakers while he was trying to walk down the Sunset Strip with someone who appears to be his boyfriend.… » 4/02/13 4:29pm 4/02/13 4:29pm

Wearing A Fish Bib And Singing An Italian Song Did Not Give Tommy…

This was the scene Sunday evening at Bamonte's, an Italian restaurant in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn that's been open since 1900. Bamonte's is a wonderfully old-school red-sauce joint—try the stuffed peppers appetizer and the eggplant rollatini—and it's not uncommon there for a couple of old-timers whose… » 6/08/12 6:00pm 6/08/12 6:00pm