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T.I. & Jeezy

Gunshots and Chaos at NC Party

2/28/2015 5:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022815_ti_shooting_launchGunshots rang out during a college event headlined by T.I. and Jeezy -- and the crowd scattered in chaos.

The rappers were playing at a day party in Charlotte when someone in the crowd fired what sounded like 2 shots. Police tell us two people suffered non-life threatening injuries ... and both were hospitalized.

Cops say no one's been arrested. They do not have a suspect yet.

Although a T.I. song was playing when the shots were fired ... we're told it was just a track -- T.I. had already performed and was not on stage. Jeezy and Yo Gotti -- who had also performed -- were in the V.I.P. section at the time of the shooting.

We've spoken to T.I.'s manager ... and he says T.I. wasn't hurt. We're also told Jeezy and Yo Gotti were uninjured.

The show was an event to celebrate the C.I.A.A. basketball tournament.

Story developing ...

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Celebrity Scramble

GUESS WHO!

3 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

0224_scramble_launchEven though this celebrity wasn't bourne with this face ... you might be able to look past the plumped pic to see the star underneath!

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Bobby Flay

Ex-Manager Claims

She Was Too Girly For His Burger Joint

23 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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Celebrity chef Bobby Flay's restaurant is no place for "girly" girls  ... according to an ex-manager who says she was routinely humiliated because of her expensive taste in fashion. 

Michelle Edison claims she was the victim of non-stop harassment, intimidation and sex discrimination during her stint at Bobby's Burger Palace in Maryland and was repeatedly shamed for being a bougie woman who was just "too female."

Edison claims in legal docs, her Louis Vuitton bag, makeup, perfume and hairstyle did "not fit the BBP way."

She's filed a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission asking for moola. 

We called Bobby's rep ... so far no word back. 

'Fashion Police' Staffers

Giuliana and Kelly ...

Are Ruining Joan Rivers' Legacy

2/28/2015 3:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0228-rancic-osbourne-tmz-01Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne's battle at "Fashion Police" is tearing down everything Joan Rivers built -- at least that's how show staffers feel ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the production tell us producers fear the uproar over the Zendaya joke will cause Giuliana to be more silent on the show -- because she'll be worried about further backlash.

We're told producers are worried the other show hosts will follow suit ... and it will no longer be the sassy show full of sarcastic humor that it used to be. They also wish both women had chilled after the on air apology ... because things would have blown over.

We're told Melissa Rivers is now doing everything in her power behind the scenes to keep her mom's legacy alive.

Stay tuned.

Lil Boosie

Hospitalized For Dehydration

2/28/2015 4:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0228-lil-boosie-tmz-01Lil Boosie was hospitalized Friday in North Carolina after falling victim to the same thing that continues to plague entertainers on the road ... dehydration. 

Boosie tells TMZ ... he started feeling frail and weak while on his way to a show in Charlotte -- and it got bad enough that he decided to go to a hospital to get checked out. He says doctors told him he was extremely dehydrated ... and hooked him up with intravenous fluids.

His Charlotte gig had to be canceled, but on Saturday morning docs released him and he's currently trying to rush to a concert he has scheduled for tonight in Georgia.

Boosie tells us he's feeling better and ready to continue touring ... with lots of water.

Ray Rice

'I Understand Why People Commit Suicide'

2/28/2015 3:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ray Rice says he felt so terrible after the public backlash following last year's elevator attack  ... that "I almost felt like at one point that it wasn't worth living."

Rice sat down with the Baltimore Sun ... and says he was emotionally devastated after the video went pubic.

"The big picture of it all, being the person that I am, I really felt horrible. You almost want to punish yourself. I know I'm never going to win the battle of public opinion. Honestly, I almost felt like at one point that it wasn't worth living. I see why people commit suicide."

Rice continued, "It hurt that bad. I was low, real low. It hurt that bad because you worked your whole life to do all the right things and then you're the world's most hated person. It was really tough. My daughter, oh Lord, I grew up without a father, there's no way I could check out on my own family."

"Time does heal everything, but I don't think people are going to forget this. I want people to not forget about the incident, but I want people to see there's a human being on the other side. This is not a monster, a guy who's a repeat offender. I'm not the guy they stereotype me to be. I'm not excusing what I did."

Stars and Scars

You Be the Judge

2/28/2015 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Lots of dresses in the news. Lupita's got stolen, but then recovered. And who can forget that really ugly dress -- whatever color it is. So we gotta ask ... 

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Lil Wayne

Cops Search for Suspicious Lurker

2/28/2015 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0228-SUB-lil-wayne-twitter-01A fleet of cops cars raced to Lil Wayne's Miami Beach home early Saturday morning ... after police got a call reporting someone lurking in the neighborhood ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement officials tell us Miami Beach PD rushed to Weezy's after the call -- around 3 AM -- saying there was a suspicious looking man on the rapper's block.

We're told Weezy wasn't home at the time, but cops searched his yard for the suspect ... and came up with nothing. No one ticketed, no one arrested. The commotion did alarm a few neighbors though.

We've reached out to Wayne's camp, but no word back yet.

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William Shatner

I Can't Attend Spock's Funeral

2/28/2015 1:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0228-nimoy-shatner-getty-02Captain Kirk says he won't be there when Mr. Spock beams up for the last time ... despite their decades of friendship.

William Shatner says he's in Florida for a Red Cross Ball -- a commitment he had made prior to Leonard Nimoy's death on Friday morning -- and, regretfully ... will have to miss the funeral service on Sunday.

Shatner adds, "I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest friends is being buried." He says he will take time on Sunday to celebrate Nimoy's life ... and encouraged fans everywhere to do the same.

In other news...

This Isn't Exactly What Carrie Underwood Used To Look Like

Carrie Underwood is gorgeous in full makeup or fresh faced ... but that's not the way she's always looked!
 

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Michael Sam

TRAINING BEGINS

(No Cleats, Just Capezios)

2/28/2015 11:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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With just a couple of weeks until the NFL's veteran's combine, Michael Sam spent his Friday focusing on his footwork ... for "Dancing with the Stars!"

Sam left the DWTS rehearsal studios clutching a pair of ballroom dancing shoes ... and got into a waiting car with his boyfriend Vito.

"Dancing" premieres on March 16. The NFL veteran's combine is March 22.

Question is ... can Sam have his cake and eat it too?

We'll see ..

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Calvin Klein

We Never Said Lupita's Oscar Dress was Real

2/28/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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It's turning into the greatest Oscar story in years. Lupita Nyong'o's stolen Oscar dress -- which was reportedly worth between $150,000 and $10 MILLION -- appears to be all smoke and mirrors.

TMZ broke the story ... the thief called us Friday afternoon and said he took 2 of the pearls down to the Garment District in L.A. and learned they were fake. That's when he returned the dress to the hotel.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Calvin Klein's people never told them if the pearls were real or fake. We're told the only person who represented the pearls as real and valued the dress at $150K was Lupita's stylist.  

A source directly connected with the Women's Creative Director of Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa, put it this way to TMZ, "Did anyone ever say they were real from Calvin Klein? I always assumed everyone knew they were fake, but I guess not."

The source awesomely adds, "Do they really make dresses out of real jewels since Cleopatra died?"

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In other news...

Kim Kardashian Turns Heads In Skintight Flesh-Colored Dress

Kim Kardashian left virtually nothing to the imagination when she stepped out earlier this week in a skintight pink leather dress.

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Paris Hilton

TMZ Photo CAPTION-O-RAMA!

2/28/2015 10:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0227-paris-hilton-huge-cigar-INSTAGRAM-01Here is a picture of Paris Hilton in Cuba ... with the kind of cigar that would make Monica Lewinsky blush! 

That's our best line ... think you can do better?! 

Great -- because this pic is the subject of our newest ... TMZ Photo CAPTION-O-RAMA!

Submit your funny captions for this pic in the comments section from now until 6:30 AM Monday morning. Funniest submission, as chosen by the TMZ editorial staff in our morning meeting, wins a TMZ t-shirt and a TMZ mug!

Good luck! 

Bruce Jenner

Lesson Not Learned

Talking on Cell Phone While Driving

2/28/2015 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bruce Jenner On Phone DrivingBruce Jenner isn't helping his cause any ... as authorities mull over whether to prosecute him for vehicular manslaughter, he was tooling around L.A. Friday driving around and talking on his phone. 

Bruce finished a round of golf, jumped in his Porsche and took off. The later model Porsche's all have built-in bluetooth capabilities, but Bruce had phone to ear ... which is illegal.

Law enforcement has been telling us it's unlikely Jenner will be charged with vehicular manslaughter in the fatal car crash that occurred 3 weeks ago. One of the reasons he might skate -- he wasn't texting when he plowed into the Lexus. 

Not the greatest move.

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