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The Oscars 'Moonlight' Wins Best Picture, But 'La La' Gets Trophy In EPIC Screwup!!

2/26/2017 9:58 PM PST
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Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway pulled a Steve Harvey -- announcing "La La Land" won Best Picture, when it was really supposed to go to "Moonlight" ... and the fallout was hysterical. 

In the greatest Oscars ending ever ... Warren and Faye called the 'La La' crew up onstage -- and they were several minutes into their acceptance speeches before someone figured out the massive screwup.

If you missed it you gotta see how it played out -- stage managers looked like Keystone Cops running around onstage. To their credit, the 'La La' folks graciously handed over their Oscars when the "Moonlight" cast and crew came up.

As for what went wrong? Watch ... Warren's explanation is an instant Hollywood classic, but basically he and Faye were handed the wrong card -- the one for Emma Stone's Best Actress win ... which had been handed out just before Best Picture.

Price Waterhouse just explained the obvious ... "The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately correctly." Truth be told, not immediately.  Also, why were there 2 "Best Actress" cards?

And get this -- Leo DiCaprio might be unwittingly involved! Best we can tell ... he walked off the stage holding Emma's envelope after her acceptance speech. We don't know what happened backstage, but somehow that card -- or a duplicate of it -- ended up in Warren and Faye's hands.

You are not alone, Steve Harvey.

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The Oscars JT, Janelle, Meryl & More ... Dressed to Kill

2/26/2017 10:24 PM PST

2017-academy-awards-oscars-behind-the-scenes-photos-launchMost celebs at the 89th Academy Awards did NOT win an Oscar statuette, but they still tried like hell to win when it comes to dressing for the occasion.

Nominees like Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Ryan Gosling, Nicole Kidman, Justin Timberlake, and Janelle Monae came dressed to the nines, as did a ton of other celebs ... whether they were up for awards or just attending. 

Check 'em all out, flashing their couture. No lack of glamour or cleavage here! 

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Matt Barnes Sweetest Custody War Ever

2/27/2017 12:55 AM PST
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0223-gloria-govan-matt-barnes-TMZ-01Matt Barnes says he's TRYING LIKE HELL to be a good dad -- but his ex-wife is blocking him from spending precious quality time with his 8-year-old twin boys.

His ex-wife, however, says Barnes is completely full of crap.

Click here... it's not over yet

Papa John's Sued Your Pizza Company Gives Me Anxiety

2/27/2017 12:50 AM PST
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0224-papa-johns-phone-fa-tmz-getty-01Papa John's irritated the hell out of a man after he says the pizza chain bombarded him with text messages even though he never ordered a slice ... and now he's suing them for bugging him.

Jonathan Anozie claims Papa John's started texting him in March offering pizza specials. Jonathan claims he got a text offering a deal for 2 large pizzas with up to 5 toppings for $9.99 each. Jonathan says he replied "STOP" to get them to cancel the automated texts, to no avail. 

He says he now suffers from a significant anxiety, frustration and annoyance.

We've reached out to Papa John's ... so far no word back.

'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay No Diversity Quota For Me But I Do Want Some Men of Color!

2/27/2017 12:47 AM PST
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Rachel Lindsay doesn't care what kind of men step in for her season of "The Bachelorette" -- black, white, it's all good ... but she does want to see a mix.

We got Rachel at Floyd Mayweather's weekend birthday bash inside the J.W. Marriott, and she told us she isn't looking to overcompensate in diversity for her guys just 'cause she's the 1st black 'Bachelorette.'

That's not to say she does want to see a range of color in her contestants, whom she apparently doesn't have all that much of a choice in picking. She did drop a hint though as to what kind of man COULD win her heart. 

And definitely check out the scene around Rachel and our photog -- courtesy of our new 360-degree camera!

Amanda Bynes Sayonara, Probation!

2/27/2017 12:40 AM PST
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0224-amanda-bynes-tmz-02Amanda Bynes has a HUGE reason to celebrate this weekend ... we've learned she's finally off probation.

Amanda's lawyer tells TMZ ... the actress' probation for her 2014 DUI case ended Friday. You'll recall she was busted for driving under the influence of Adderall.

We're told life is good for Amanda right now. She's still attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and is currently working on a fashion line she plans to debut later this year.

Move over, Britney ... there's another great comeback.

Dante in 'Clerks' 'Memba Him?!

2/27/2017 12:30 AM PST

0224-brian-ohalloran-dante-clerks-now-photos-launchBrian O'Halloran is best known for playing the disgruntled convenient store employee Dante Hicks -- opposite Jeff Anderson as Randal Graves -- in the OG 1994 Kevin Smith film "Clerks." Guess what he looks like now!

Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi Blasts Trump's Travel Ban After Oscar Win

2/26/2017 7:24 PM PST

The Iranian director who was almost banned from attending the Oscars because of Donald Trump's travel ban blasted the Prez after he won Sunday ... but did it in writing.

Asghar Farhadi had a rep read a statement after winning the Best Foreign Film award for his movie "The Salesman" ... in which he explained his absence.

Farhadi -- who's won an Oscar before -- said he is standing in solidarity with his own country -- as well as the other 6 in Trump's now-blocked EO -- to protest the ban.

Since the ban was nullified by the courts, he could have attended had he wanted. 

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Jimmy Kimmel Uses 'Over-Rated' Streep To Jab Trump at Oscars

2/26/2017 6:34 PM PST

Jimmy Kimmel took a huge sarcastic swipe at President Trump ... all in support of some up and coming actress named Meryl Streep.

In the middle of Jimmy's opening monologue for the 89th Oscars he put the spotlight on Meryl by referencing Trump's "over-rated" tweet about her ... following her scathing speech about him in January.

Jimmy's obviously killed in what's definitely NOT a Trump-friendly room. 

Ya gotta imagine Trump's Twitter finger is itching.

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Oscars Stage Prop Comes Crashing Down!

2/26/2017 4:01 PM PST
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props_crashed_on_oscar_set_wm-3Part of the Oscars stage was left in shambles Sunday morning when a prop crashed down during rehearsals ... and TMZ got this photo of the damage.

The accident happened around 11:30 AM on the stage at the Dolby Theatre -- just hours before the award show was set to begin. We're told host Jimmy Kimmel was working out a skit at the time, but was off the stage.

The props, which appear to be skyscraper models, tumbled over and crushed a camera. We're told no one was injured though. One witness described it as making a "horrifying sound" as it tore down the curtain.

The show is set to begin at 5:30 PM PT ... so we're guessing there's a lot of scrambling going on to get things fixed. We've got a call in to the Oscars and ABC ... no word back yet.

update_graphic_red_bar4:40 PM PT -- The Academy says the set pieces were repaired and will not impact tonight's show.

Michelle Obama Sundays Are for the Soul(Cycle) ... Secret Service Sweatin' Too

2/26/2017 2:40 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Michelle Obama put her legs -- and possibly those of her Secret Service agent -- through the paces Sunday in Washington, DC.

We got Michelle on her way out of SoulCycle. Looked like she had a decent workout, but check out the agent covering her. No dark suit and shades on this guy ... and based on his gear, we'd say he got in some cycle time too.

Our DC sources say Michelle and her Secret Service agents used to get private classes, but now she spins with the public. 

Fitness was always her thing while in the White House. Now that she and Barack are back from their extended vacay ... she's clearly back in the saddle. 

'People's Court' Judge Wapner Dead at 97

2/26/2017 11:06 AM PST
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Joseph Wapner, the retired judge who literally changed television as the judge on "The People's Court," has died ... TMZ has learned.

Wapner became an instant sensation when the show debuted in September, 1981.  "The People's Court" was the first TV reality show, and it opened the door to many more, including a slew of TV court shows.

He was opinionated, passionate and irascible as he heard thousands of cases during his 12-year run.

The show became a touchpoint for pop culture.  It was parodied on "Saturday Night Live" and many other shows.  Dustin Hoffman's "3 minutes to Wapner" in "Rain Man" became an iconic expression.

Before becoming a TV judge, Wapner served as an L.A. County Superior Court judge for 20 years.

He was hospitalized last week with breathing problems and his condition worsened, to the point he was taken to his West L.A. home Friday under hospice care.  He died Sunday morning.

Judge Wapner was married to wife Mickey for 70 years.  He had 3 kids.

Joseph Wapner was 97.

RIP

'Cash Me Ousside' Girl Another Day ... Another Fight This Time Ousside a Bar!

2/26/2017 1:32 PM PST
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The 'Cash Me Ousside' girl ain't done picking fights yet -- only now, she's got her pals in on the action ... outside of a bar. 

Danielle Bregoli was in downtown Lake Worth, FL Saturday night, where she and 2 of her girlfriends -- who also look like teens -- helped start a massive brawl at a nearby bar.

Eyewitnesses tell us Danielle and her crew were just passing by, when customers outside on the patio started taunting them with Danielle's catchphrase ... you know the one.

We're told Danielle and co. played along at first, shouting it back and teasing fans with the prospect of pics/selfies for $10 a pop -- that is, until Danielle started getting pissed by the constant shouting on the other end ... causing 1 of her friends to attack a lady.

A crowd started chasing the 3 girls down the street, but not before another random fight broke out between other bar goers right on the spot.

We're told Danielle and her friends were long gone by the time cops showed up. She was not arrested.

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