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 9/17/14 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

TMZ Blackmailed Justin Bieber with Racist Video for Years

When a video of pop star Justin Bieber making racist jokes was published last week by British tabloid The Sun, it was hard to tell who lost more: Bieber, or TMZ, which purchased the video years ago and has used it to extort appearances and call-ins from Bieber ever since. » 6/05/14 10:56am 6/05/14 10:56am

Antiviral: Here's What's Bullshit on the Internet This Week

Spring is in the air! But hybrid parrot-pigeons like those featured on Gothamist this week are not. Neither are these horrible bikinis, or a machine that turns water into wine. What is in the air—and on the internet—is bullshit. » 3/14/14 2:04pm 3/14/14 2:04pm

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

Tipsters: Here's Why You Should Give Your Stories To Us Instead Of TMZ

Bryant McKinnie went on his Baltimore radio show Wednesday to deny most of the details in TMZ's report about his birthday party. (In case you forgot, it involved Jacoby Jones getting hit on the head with a champagne bottle on a party bus by a stripper named Sweet Pea.) » 9/26/13 6:54pm 9/26/13 6:54pm

Dipshit TMZ Photographer Is Not Worthy Of JaVale McGee's Time

What kind of dweeb finds himself in the presence of one of the most entertaining and personable players in the NBA, and then proceeds to waste everyone's time by bombarding that player with a series of idiotic questions and riddles? The kind of dweeb who works for TMZ. » 5/22/13 3:07pm 5/22/13 3:07pm

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

Report: Larry Johnson Assaulted Another Lady And Told A Security Guard…

Larry Johnson now has five arrests on his record for varying degrees of assault against women—that's three more arrests for assaulting women than Johnson had 1000-yard rushing seasons as a player. This time the details are especially gory. Per TMZ: » 10/06/12 11:30am 10/06/12 11:30am

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

Former NFL Linebacker Junior Seau Found Dead, Suicide Suspected [UPDATE]

According to TMZ, there was a shooting at the Oceanside, California, home of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau. TMZ says that multiple sources have confirmed to them that Seau was found dead inside his home. Seau was 43 years old. » 5/02/12 2:16pm 5/02/12 2:16pm

TMZ Sports Is Dead, Long Live TMZ Sports

Writes the New York Post's Keith Kelly, "TMZ founder Harvey Levin has been having trouble trying to branch out beyond its comfort zone. He had plans to launch TMZDC covering Washington DC and had also started hiring sports writers and editors with the plan of doing TMZ sports. Both plans fizzled." » 3/09/11 1:35pm 3/09/11 1:35pm

Last Minute Gift Ideas: Tim Legler's Holiday Sweater

What is it with the ESPN basketball analyst (and former La Salle Explorer! Alumni!) and drinking games? We already had photos of Legler and his team of chug-a-luggers getting shit-hammered. Now, he's Christmas beer-ponging. This man's a menace. » 12/23/09 5:54pm 12/23/09 5:54pm

TMZ Wins The Weekend

In sports, everybody is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like TMZ, which might as well stand for "Tiger Media Zone" the way they've wrapped the Eldrick/Elin saga in a nice warm Snuggie of coverage. » 11/30/09 10:30am 11/30/09 10:30am

The Continued Dissemination Of TMZ's Erin Andrews Heroism

This is still bothering me, obviously, and in order to sate my tin-foil sleazeball conspiracies, I'm publishing an email sent to me in order to corroborate my post that TMZ's coverage of the Erin Andrews peepholery was a little sketch. » 10/05/09 1:30pm 10/05/09 1:30pm