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Courtney Love

Reunites With Daughter

After 5 Bitter Years

1/25/2015 10:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0125-courtney-love-frances-cobain-hug-GETTY-01Courtney Love reunited with her daughter Frances Bean Cobain ... apparently closing the book on a feud that's been raging for years.

Love and Bean hugged it out Saturday at the Sundance premiere of "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" ... the first time they've been seen together in more than 5 years.

Remember, Courtney lost legal control over then 17 year-old Frances in 2009.  In 2012, Love accused ex Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl of hitting on Bean.  

The 22 year-old blasted her mom over the allegation ... urging Twitter to ban her mom from the site.

Nothing is forever ... and that can be a good thing.

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Chris Brown

I'm The Victim of Identity Theft!

1/25/2015 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown Jail ID Card

Chris Brown is now at the center of a new criminal investigation ... but this time he's the victim.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... when Chris was jailed for leaving rehab back in April and taken across the country to Washington D.C. for his hearing on assault charges, one of his first stops was San Bernardino County Jail.  

Chris was only there for a day or so, but procedure required a jail ID. When Chris left, his ID was left with the jailers.  

Fast forward to this week ... when someone tried to sell the ID online for $10,000. Chris' lawyer, Mark Geragos, got wind of it and went to the San Bernardino Sheriff's Dept. and said "What the F***?"

The Sheriff's Dept. launched an investigation and traced the ID to someone in the area. We've learned cops seized the ID and grilled the guy, who insists he got the ID from a friend who got it from a friend. 

Cops are trying to figure out how the ID got out of police custody and whether a crime has been committed.

Sometimes it's better to be the victim than the perp.

Mama June

I Don't Want Money From Sugar Bear

But I Do Need ...

1/25/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Mama June Sugar Bear Child SupportMama June knows Sugar Bear is broke as a joke ... so she's willing to cut him a break on child support -- but she tells TMZ she's demanding something more important from him. 

Mama June says she and Suge aren't squabbling over money because she's flush right now, and realizes he's strapped for cash. However, she's putting her foot down when it comes to him spending time with Alana.

She says daddy-daughter time will be tricky once she moves to her new house 90 minutes away from McIntyre, GA ... where SB is living. June says they're working out a plan for regular visitation.  

We're told Sugar's determined to see his daughter -- and June says they've kept things very civil when it comes to Alana.

You can't keep a bear from his honey.

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'The Interview'

Kim Jong Un Actor

Not a Fan of KJU

1/25/2015 7:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

012515_randall_launchThe guy who played Kim Jong-Un in the "The Interview" won't be watching basketball games with Dennis Rodman in the DPRK anytime soon.

"Fresh Off the Boat" star Randall Park was leaving Chateau Saturday night when he talked to our photog about Kim Jong Un and whether his role has made him less or more popular with the ladies.

Asfor whether he'd accept an invite from KJU to visit North Korea?  Park's no dummy.

Puppy Bowl XI

We're Prepared ...

For a MAJOR Crapshoot

1/25/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Puppy Bowl Poop
Only one team of dogs will win the eleventh annual Puppy Bowl ... but they'll all have to poop at some point -- and Animal Planet has their cute butts covered.

This year's event will feature 85 pups, 21 kittens and 5 Nigerian Dwarf goats (the cheerleaders) -- and producers prepared by purchasing 315 poop bags ... as well 1,200 puppy pads.  

The animals will also have their own personal assistants -- 65 puppy escorts and 50 volunteers -- plus they've got a whole lot of food on deck.

Halftime performer Katty Furry got the real celebrity treatment though ... her outfit was crafted by a famous pet designer whose made expensive outfits for Paris Hilton and other celebs. They also extended an invite to Katy Perry to their pre-game party.

This game WILL feature deflated balls. Neutering ... what are you gonna do?

ALICIA KEYS

GOOD GENES OR

GOOD DOCS?

1/25/2015 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0123_alicia_keys_good_genes_launchAlicia Keys' beauty is on fire!

Here's a 20-year-old version of the "Fallin'" singer at a Grammys party in Los Angeles back in 2001 (left) and almost 14 years later ... the mother of two -- who is celebrating her 34th birthday today --  at a book release in New York City late last year (right).

She's always on key.

The question is ...

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Stars and Scars

You Be the Judge

1/24/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Lindsay Lohan
's in trouble ... again. And did the Patriots score a crooked win? So we gotta ask ...

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Richard Simmons

Cops Visit After Elder Abuse Claim

And He's Fine

1/24/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Richard Simmons Abused
Richard Simmons had visitors Friday night ... cops who were doing a welfare check because he's been MIA for more than year ... and guess what? He's fine. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 2 LAPD officers showed up to Simmons' Hollywood Hills home at 7 PM. Richard answered the door and showed them in. The cops' feedback -- he couldn't have been nicer and more gracious. They say he was articulate, lucid, relaxed and appreciative of their concern.  

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the visit was triggered by a long-time friend of Simmons who sent an email to the L.A. County D.A.'s Elder Abuse Unit last month and said he believed the 66-year-old fitness guru was being abused.

TMZ broke the story, Simmons went radio silent a year ago. He hasn't spoken to his friends, gone to his fitness studio or been seen in public. His friends say there is no way Richard would shut himself off this way. His manager says Simmons is simply depressed over a knee injury.

But we've learned the 2 cops who spent an hour with Richard say he seemed genuinely happy. Simmons, who now has a beard, told them he was "exhausted" after spending 30 years in the public eye. He said, "I just want to spend time with myself," although he says he's in regular touch with the people in his life who matter to him. He was alone in the house Friday when cops were there.

Simmons was walking with a slight limp, which is consistent with the knee injury. As for why he hasn't been to his fitness studio for the better part of last year, he said, "I've got people who run things. I don't need to be there." Until he disappeared he was a fixture at the studio.

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Teen Poets

LAPD Investigates Death Threat

Over Rape Poem

1/25/2015 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Teen Poets Rape Joke Death Threats
Two up-and-coming poets who once opened for John Legend are the targets of death and rape threats ... and the LAPD is on the hunt for the bad guys.

Belissa Escobedo and Rhiannon McGavin, 16 and 17, performed their poem, "Rape Joke," at the Brave New Voices poetry slam competition in July 2014 --  which was then posted to YouTube and viewed more than 400,000 times.

Apparently it didn't sit well with everyone. Someone has threatened to "stab the fat one in the nose straight up to the brain, effectively leaving her in a state where all she can do is feel pain, but I won't kill her just yet."

Another threat promises to "anally rape the blond one with a rusty-nailed plank, tie her to a f***ing chair ..."

The threats were posted on the YouTube page and that was enough for the LAPD to get a search warrant.  

Cops have not found the people who posted the threats ... at least not yet. But the girls are standing firm ... they will continue to perform poems in public and the videos will stay on YouTube.

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In other news...

Miranda Lambert Ditched Her Signature Platinum Hair

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Lindsay Lohan

I'm Servicing the Community ...

By Showing Off My Body

1/24/2015 1:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0124-lindsay-lohan-instagram-02Lindsay Lohan's mosquito virus seems to be chikun-GONE-ya ... now she just needs to focus more on finishing her community service, and less on her ass -- or it could land her in jail.

Lilo posted a half naked pic Saturday afternoon on Instagram ... with a caption that almost mocks her own defense ... writing, "#mycalvins are helping me fight off chikungunya (kissy face emoji) hehe."

Lindsay is due in court next week to prove she's completed all her hours ... but she's nowhere near the finish line.  LiLo's excuse is that the community service center in London was closed for 2 weeks during the holidays and she ended up in the hospital with chikungunya.

No word on whether the prosecutor is gonna ask for jail time -- but we're guessing this pic won't help.

John Wayne's Son

Cops Called

'Cause He Lacks Class!

1/24/2015 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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John Wayne
's son had a visit by the law Friday night ... after a fight over a horse  Mercedes.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Patrick Wayne's wife, Misha Anderson called the cops at around 9 PM, after they got into a heated argument over the car.  The way cops tell it ...75-year-old Patrick bought his 45ish-year-old wife a Mercedes C class which pissed her off because she wanted an E class.

Our sources say the couple said they were in the process of breaking up ... which is the weirdest part, because why would you buy the wife you're divorcing any car ... even a C class?

Nonetheless ... cops say they calmed them down and left.  

You never had these problems with stagecoaches.

In other news...

Jennifer Garner's Daughter Looks JUST Like Her!

Jennifer Garner was spotted earlier this week with her daughter at a Clippers game, and it was UNREAL how alike they look!

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X Games Aspen

Skier KO'ed

... After SCARY Wipeout!!

1/24/2015 11:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012415_x_games_launch_v2Pro skier Henrik Harlaut was knocked out cold Saturday during an X Games Aspen event ... and the footage is frightening.

It all went down during the Men's Slopestyle finals ... when Harlaut landed a trick the wrong way and took a gnarly tumble -- leaving the 23 year-old motionless as medics rushed in to help.

The Swedish skier eventually sat up before being stretchered off the mountain ... and waved to everyone letting them know he's OK while plastering a giant smile across his face.

You gotta watch the video ... dude looks lucky to be alive.

Papa John

PIZZA TRAITOR!!!

1/24/2015 8:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0124-papa-john-tmz-01Papa John is like Benedict Arnold slathered in marinara sauce!

We got PJ -- aka John Schnatter -- chowing down on the competition at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.  

A far cry from the chain, the pie was served up at the uber-fancy St. Regis Hotel.

But his real transgression is the method ... HE ATE IT WITH A FORK!

Better pizza.  Better explain!

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