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Kim Kardashian

Bruce is on a 'Journey'

1/26/2015 8:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

012615_kimk_et_launchKim Kardashian gave what could be a revealing peek into the life of Bruce Jenner, saying, "I guess I'll kind of let everyone be curious and I feel like that's his journey to talk about."

With rumors swirling about Bruce's ever-changing appearance, Kim seemed to be signaling something significant was afoot.  

She told Entertainment Tonight, "I will say that I think Bruce should tell his story his way ... I think everyone goes through things in life and I think that story and what Bruce is going through, I think he'll share whenever the time is right."

Kim and the brood got together a week ago in a show of support for Bruce.

The interview airs Tuesday on Entertainment Tonight.

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Lil Wayne

When I Leave Cash Money

I'm Taking Drake & Nicki With Me

1/26/2015 4:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nicki Minaj and Drake are Lil Wayne's goldfish ... 'cause when he finally storms out of Cash Money Records -- a la "Jerry Maguire" -- he's taking them along for the ride ... even if Birdman has other plans.

Our Weezy sources tell us -- in addition to demanding millions from Birdman -- Wayne plans to sue to ensure all his Young Money Entertainment artists remain under HIS umbrella.

Drake, Nicki, Christina Milian, and Lil Twist are all signed to Wayne's label. Mack Maine is also a YME artist, and the label's president.

Even though Birdman was integral in molding Drake and Nicki's careers ... we're told Weezy believes the superstars should go with him because their contracts are with YME. 

Clouding the issue is the fact ... Cash Money has a distribution deal with all of the Young Money artists. Most likely the matter will have to be settled in court, but we're told Wayne's intent is clear -- he's not leaving without his crew.

He said as much on the mixtape track, "CoCo" -- "I ain't trippin', I got Barbie ... I got Drake too."
 
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Joan Rivers

Melissa Sues Clinic

Over Mom's Death

1/26/2015 1:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Melissa Rivers has just filed a huge lawsuit against the clinic where Joan Rivers' heart stopped beating ... and Melissa's lawyer says the doctors acted like a bunch of groupies and not medical professionals.

The lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- claims gross medical malpractice, alleging during the 20 minutes doctors tried to bring Joan back to life, they didn't think to perform a tracheotomy, which facilitates breathing.

Melissa says, "The level of medical mismanagement, incompetency, disrespect and outrageous behavior is shocking and frankly, almost incomprehensible," adding, "Not only did my mother deserve better, every patient deserves better." 

In addition to suing the clinic, Melissa has sued Joan's personal doctor, Gwen Korovin. According to the lawsuit, she should not have been permitted in the room where the procedure was being performed, yet she jumped in and announced, "I'll go first." 

The suit claims another doctor took cellphone pics of Rivers before the emergency, while she was under sedation, with Korovin in the photos, saying Joan "will like to see these in the recovery area."

According to the lawsuit, Korovin left the room in the middle of the emergency and the allegation is that she left because she knew she wasn't supposed to be there in the first place and "wanted to avoid getting caught."  The suit says Korovin simply abandoned Joan.

And get this. According to the suit, in the middle of the emergency, another doctor took issue with a colleague who wanted to scope the affected area, saying, "Renuka, you're such a curious cat. You always want to know what's going on." The suit says the doctor refused to authorize the scope.

Melissa's lawyer spoke to The NY Daily News, which broke the story, and quotes lawyer Jeffrey Bloom who says, "Had doctors acted as physicians for Joan Rivers instead of groupies, Joan Rivers would have been doing 'Fashion Police' last week." 

Yorkville Endoscopy has been under intense scrutiny and they are set to lose their accreditation at the end of the month.

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Jared Leto

So Damn Cool ...

Uncool Ride Gets a Pass

1/26/2015 1:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jared Leto CarEvery chick already wants him, and now Jared Leto's gonna have every guy jonesin' ... for his truck.

The Oscar winner blazed into a SAG Awards party at the Sunset Tower in a suped up, look-at-me Ford Bronco ... covered in flames!

Fact is ... anyone else driving this Matchbox-wannabe whip would get ripped for being a tool -- but Jared is one of only 2 guys who can make it look good.

Check out the vid for the Bronc ... and for Jared's beard-off with our photog.

Oh, the other qualified driver is the Joker -- who Jared's playing in the upcoming, "Suicide Squad." Everything burns ... especially this ride.

Papa John

There's Something Fishy About this Photo

I'm Eating Tuna!

1/26/2015 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Papa John says the photo taken over the weekend is NOT what it seems, because he was forking a tuna ... not a pizza.

We got this pic of PJ -- aka John Schnatter -- dining at the uber-fancy St. Regis hotel at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. You see pizza on a plate and a fork in his hand.

But John's people tell us, "what you caught was Papa eating tuna, not pizza. John did have a slice of someone else's pizza as an appetizer before you took that picture ... but hands only, and no fork -- never!"

Stay tunad.

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Miss USA Contestant

My Bikini Can't Take The Pressure

1/26/2015 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

012615_miss_california_launchMiss Beverly Hills Chanelle Riggan got something very important off her chest at the Miss California USA finals ... her top. 

Depending how you look at it, Riggan suffered a major wardrobe malfunction during the bikini portion of the contest Jan. 11th, when her eager assets popped out.

That's one way to win, but the judges weren't as impressed ... after showing off those talents, she only managed to grab 4th runner up.
 
There are two reasons we're demanding a recount.

Phillip Phillips

I Want to be Gone, Gone, Gone

From My 'Idol' Contract

1/26/2015 10:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Phillip Phillips
says "American Idol" producers are ruining his career ... and he wants out of his contract with them before he goes in the dumper.

Phillips claims 19 Entertainment has held him down since he won the competition in 2012. Phillips claims 19 controls every aspect of his career and has made decisions that only benefit them and actually hurt him.

Phillips mentions one concert -- where he was forced to perform a free show for a JetBlue ad, and 19 flat out told him he had to do it because it benefited the "American Idol" live concert tour.

He also says they have kept him in the dark to the point he wasn't even consulted about the title to one of his albums and only found out when he heard about it in the media.

Phillips goes on and on, claiming it's typical "in the life of a rising star" for the record company to give him a better deal, yet 19 never asked Interscope to cut him a break. As you know, Jimmy Iovine who ran Interscope until recently was also a mentor on "Idol."

Phillip says the 19 contract is so one-sided it's illegal, and he's asking for the Labor Commission to let him out.  

The story broke in the Hollywood Reporter.

update_graphic_red_barThe rep for 19 Entertainment tells TMZ, "We have always acted in the best interest of Phillip.  We ill vigorously defend outselves from any baseless claims to the contrary and from any attempt to interfere with our rights and relationships."  Translation ... they're gonna fight him.
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'Monday Night RAW'

BLIZZARD CAN'T STOP US

... Show Will Go On!

1/26/2015 11:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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The massive blizzard in the Northeast will NOT stop "Monday Night Raw" -- despite the fact it was scheduled to go down in Connecticut ... with WWE telling us they have a Plan B!!

A rep for WWE tells us ... they will not tape the show from the XL Center in Hartford -- instead, "the WWE will emanate live tonight from its studios in the Stamford world headquarters."

The WWE has not said if there will be any live matches -- but it's not out of the question. 

Earlier today, the Governor of Connecticut said the roads will be closed after 9 PM ... which would be in the middle of RAW's telecast ... and leave everyone in the XL Center stranded.

The WWE says it's not leaving Hartford out in the cold -- and will push the scheduled event to Thursday.

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'OITNB' Star Lea DeLaria

Fuggedaboutit

Papa John's No Italian

1/26/2015 10:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Orange Is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria is more likely to order a hit on Papa John founder John Schnatter than pizza from him.

"Big Boo" came out to greet some fans at L.A.'s Sunset Tower after the SAG Awards and our pherless photog asked if she'd ever eat pizza with utensils.

When we told Lea that Schnatter was spotted out cutting up his pizza and eating it like a foppish dandy she instantly had him pegged as someone who should be sleeping with the fishes.

Watch and learn.

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James Caan

Files for Divorce From Wife Linda

... for the Third Time

1/26/2015 9:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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James Caan
has filed for divorce from his wife Linda and if you think you've heard that before, it's because you have ... it's the THIRD time!

Caan filed papers on January 8 to divorce from wife Linda after 18 years of marriage. The couple has two sons together -- James, 19, and Jacob, 16. Caan is asking for joint custody of Jacob.  

We're told there is NOT a prenup.

The "Godfather" star filed for divorce from Linda twice before -- once in 2005 and again in 2009. Each time the case was dismissed.

Caan was married and divorced three times before he and Linda tied the knot.

Chris Martin

Allegedly Strikes Photog

But Something's Weird

1/26/2015 6:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chris Martin allegedly hit a photog with his jeep as he left a fancy Santa Monica restaurant, but there's something really odd about this one.

Chris and Gwyneth Paltrow went to Giorgio Baldi Restaurant with their 2 kids and all was fine, but on the way out a photog runs up to take their photo and says he was struck by their jeep. An ambulance was called and the pap was taken to the hospital.

Here's the weird thing. The photog who took pics of the accident was standing across the street. It's unclear why a cameraman would be so far away, because there was a clear shot of the family from the restaurant side ... right on the sidewalk. In fact, 3 other photogs were perched right there. 

We've never seen a photog take pics from across that street ... so, as we said, it's weird he's the one who got shots of the accident. Also, he and the guy who allegedly got hit have worked together.

And as the injured photog is taken away on a stretcher, he's looking directly into the camera.

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Lindsay Lohan:

New Mistake Could Send LiLo to the Clink

1/23/2015 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

I'm Entering WWE Hall of Fame, Baby

1/26/2015 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is going into the Hall of Fame ... not for acting or bodybuilding ... the former governor is being inducted for his contributions to wrestling. 

TMZ has learned Arnold will be the next inductee WWE announces for their HoF's celeb wing -- featuring the likes of Mike Tyson, Pete Rose and Donald Trump.

Schwarzenegger is a long time wrestling fan whose appeared at many Monday Night RAW and Smackdown events. He also inducted legendary wrestler Bruno Sammartino into the Hall in 2013. 

As we previously reported ... "Macho Man" Randy Savage will also be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 31 weekend.

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