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GoDaddy

Pulls Super Bowl Spot

Over Puppy Cruelty Backlash

1/27/2015 4:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012715_go_daddy_launchDanica Patrick loses again ... this time, GoDaddy.com is PULLING their Super Bowl ad featuring the NASCAR driver over OUTRAGE from animal lovers. 

The commercial -- called "Lost Dog" -- shows a puppy that falls out of a truck ... and then overcomes all odds to find its way back home.  

Problem is, when the little guy returns home ... he finds out the owner used GoDaddy to set up a website to sell the dog to a new owner.  

Needless to say, people are PISSED -- with some animal rights groups saying the commercial supports puppy mills and other "inhumane breeding" practices. PETA went nuts over it ... saying, "anyone who sells a dog online is a callous jerk."

GoDaddy's CEO Blake Irving got the message loud and clear ... and tweeted, "What should have been a fun and funny ad clearly missed the mark and we will not air it."


GoDaddy says it will still use it's 30 second Super Bowl slot (after all, they paid $4 mil for it) ... though so far, it's unclear what will run in its place.

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Sly Stone

Wins Millions

In Family Stone Royalties

52 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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just scored $5 million thanks to a L.A. jury, which ruled the psychedelic funk singer was done wrong by a former manager who pilfered his fortune.

When Sly was on the skids, his former manager allegedly convinced him to sign over all his royalties to a company the manager picked ... for tax reasons. Sly says the manager assured him he'd be protected.

But Sly says the manager fleeced him, and apparently the jury agreed. The company that got the royalties must pay the frontman of Sly & the Family Stone $2.5 MIL. The manager, Jerry Goldstein, must ante up $2.45 MIL. And the lawyer who worked with Goldstein has to kick in 50K.

Sly has been destitute with severe drug problems ... living in his van.

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James Caan Divorce

Not Without My Kid and Some Cash

... Wife Responds

1/27/2015 4:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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James Caan's estranged wife is firing back in divorce papers, and her message is clear -- our son's coming with me, Sonny!

Linda Caan filed her response to "The Godfather" star's divorce petition and she is demanding physical custody of their 16-year-old son Jacob. In his docs, James said he wanted to share physical and legal custody.  

The Caans also don't see eye-to-eye on money. According to Linda's docs ... she wants spousal support from Jimmy ... whereas he asked the court to terminate her right to spousal support.

As we previously reported ... we're told there is NO prenup -- so this one could get nasty.

Enrique Iglesias

Sued for Robo de Musica

Over 'Bailando'

1/27/2015 3:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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is getting credit and A LOT of money for his smash hit, "Bailando," but according to 2 songwriters he stole it right out from under them.

Cristian Escuti and German Schulz claim they cut a track called "Quiero Bailar Contigo" back in 2009. They say they sent it to a Sony exec in 2012 but never heard back. 

Fast forward to 2014, when Enrique released "Bailando," which the songwriters say is a direct rip-off of their tune. They say Sony had partial ownership in the song and they believe there was a musical conspiracy to jack their song. 

The 2 songwriters say the chorus line, melody, lyrics and rhythm were lifted from their song.

What's especially galling to them ... "Bailando" became Enrique's biggest song off his latest album, "Sex and Love" and has been viewed 686 MILLION times on YouTube.

Here's a clip of Enrique's song. We asked Schulz and Escuti's attorney for their song, but he says his clients won't let him send it to us.

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Grammy's Sue

You Can't Sell Our Tickets to Joe Blow!

1/27/2015 1:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The only riff raff the Grammy's want at its ceremony a week from Sunday is the singer, and maybe not even him ... and that's the basis of a new lawsuit.

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences claims VIP Concierge has somehow gotten hold of some of the tickets and is hawking them online.  

The Academy claims in the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- the tickets are not transferable and anyone who buys them will be unceremoniously thrown out of Staples Center.

But it doesn't end there. According to the lawsuit, VIP Concierge has been advertising the tickets with a pic of the Gramophone logo and the phrase, "Music's Biggest Night."

The website doesn't say how much a ticket will set you back ... that's all backroom stuff.

The Academy is asking a judge for an order declaring VIP legally out of bounds, and they want some cash for their troubles.

Taylor Swift

Hackers Threaten to Release Nudes

1/27/2015 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0127-taylor-swift-tweet-hackedupdate_graphic_red_bar11:20 AM PT -- Swift just addressed the hack, tweeting, "PS any hackers saying they have 'nudes'? Psssh you'd love that wouldn't you! Have fun photoshopping cause you got NOTHING."
update_grey_gray_barTaylor Swift's social media was taken over by hardcore hackers who are now threatening to release nude pics of Taylor. 

Multiple tweets went out from Swift's account this morning ... telling her 71 million plus followers to follow @lizzard and @veriuser -- both of whom claim to have ties to a group of hackers called the Lizard Squad. The messages were also posted on her Instagram account.

The Lizard Squad claims to have hacked major gaming systems -- such as Sony PlayStation and Xbox Live -- last year. They also claim to be behind Monday's Facebook and Instagram outage.

Now, the hackers say they're planning to post naked shots of Taylor.

Swift used her Tumblr page to inform fans she'd been hacked -- and Twitter has shut down the alleged hackers' accounts.

Story developing ... 

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Marshawn Lynch to Media:

'I'm Here So I Won't Get Fined'

1/27/2015 11:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

012715_marshawn_lynch_launch_v2Marshawn Lynch is being hammered with questions at Super Bowl media day. 

His answer to all of them?

"I'm just here so I won't get fined."

Marshawn sat in front of the microphones sporting his sunglasses and a backpack -- and repeated over and over again, "Hey, I'm just here so I don't get fined."

He's said it at least 20 times already. 

As you probably know, the NFL just fined Lynch $20k for grabbing his crotch during a TD celebration in the NFC championship game.

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O.T. Genasis

In Love With the ...

Making It Rain Gun

1/27/2015 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

OT Genasis Stip ClubO.T. Genasis can't be bothered with all the energy it takes to manually throw dollar bills at strippers ... so he went and got himself a dollar bill gun ... to fire George Washingtons at 'em! 

O.T. hit up the new Los Angeles strip club Ace of Diamonds Monday night where he displayed his device ... which we're gonna go ahead and dub, the Makin' It Rain Ray.

We're told the rapper dropped about $5,000 all told. 

He's in love with the CoCo ... and also Diamond and Champagne and Destiny and Missy and Candy ...

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Rae Sremmurd

No Skate Zone

At LAX Baggage Claim

1/27/2015 11:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Rae Sremmurd Airport VideoThe guys of Rae Sremmurd are 19 and 21 years old, but they act like they're 12 ... as evidenced by the hijinks they got into while waiting for their bags at LAX ... which even got them into trouble with airport security.

The "No Flex Zone" rappers (Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy) looked like kids who escaped their mother ... as one rode a skateboard and the other rode the baggage carousel. It was just good-natured fun, but one security guard actually got on the loudspeaker to calm them down! 

When it came time to finally chat with our photog, the fellas claimed their music is capable of raising the dead ... literally!

Ah, to be young and rich ...

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Grown-Up Paris Jackson Is GORGEOUS!!!

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Saturday Night Live Cast

We Do Snowbound the Right Way

1/27/2015 9:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Snowmageddon has NYC in a state of emergency so Lorne Michaels isn't taking chances ... he said "no" to the snow and shelled out big bucks to put the "Saturday Night Live" staff up in swanky digs.

Some bridges and tunnels are closed until Wednesday and Tuesday is make-or-break ... it's the day they start writing the skits selected for this week's show. So Michaels and "SNL" offered to put the cast up at The New York Palace. 

We're told around 15 cast and crew members signed up for the upscale digs close to 30 Rock, including Kenan Thompson, Colin Jost and a few writers.  

It's just like they say, the snow show must go on. 

Jared Leto

My Ride Is Covered in Flames ...

And I Love It [TMZ TV]

1/27/2015 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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012615_tv_tune_in_jared_leto_launchWe caught Jared Leto leaving a SAG Awards party in a truck that would make most guys the butt of endless jokes.

But watch this video, Jared makes a douchey ride look like a suped up Ford Bronco ... with flames all over it. Yeah, he's that cool.  
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Lil Wayne

War with Birdman is On ... and about to Get Nasty!

1/26/2015 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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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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