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Queen Latifah

CANCELLED

18 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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1121_queen-latifah_tmz_logo"The Queen Latifah Show" just got the ax.

The show is in its 2nd season and we're told production will be coming to a halt. Our sources say the staff was brought into an office Friday AM and given the news. The honchos weren't specific but it's all about ratings and cost.

Queen Latifah just posted a note on her Facebook page, saying to her staff, "Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed 'True Grit.!'"

She ends by saying, "The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome ... believe in yourself and continue to fly."

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Bill Cosby

Two Networks Vow ...

We're Not Cancelling Reruns

11/21/2014 10:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bill Cosby Show RerunsTV Land may have canned Bill Cosby's classic show from its schedule ... but 2 other networks are standing firm behind the comedian -- and there's a big demographic difference.

Centric -- which frequently airs marathons of "The Cosby Show" -- vows the network will continue to air reruns.

Same goes for ASPiRE ... which claims to be "closely monitoring the situation" -- but they're not taking reruns of his other sitcom "The Bill Cosby Show" off the schedule.

Both networks market themselves as targeting African Americans -- so it looks like they believe their demo hasn't turned its back ... at least yet.

This is the first good news Cosby's heard all month.

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Tara Reid

Don't Look Now But ...

She's Really Hot Again!

45 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

Tara Reid Bikini PhotosPreviously dismissed after several plastic surgeries and many drunken escapades, Tara Reid donned a skimpy bikini this week and frolicked on the beach in Hawaii to show the world ... she's looking fiiiiiiiiine.

Reid has come a long way since she famously got denied at Hyde -- the night we discovered Kim K -- or tripped over a motorcycle or stumbled out of a club on a Tuesday or ... well, you get the idea.  

It's amazing what clean living and a movie about a weather disaster made out of sharks can do for a person.

Ricki Lake Divorce

Hubby Claims, 'You Defrauded Me!'

11/21/2014 10:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ricki Lake
tricked her estranged husband into signing a prenup and he wants the divorce judge to invalidate it ... TMZ has learned.

Ricki's hubby, Christian Evans, claims Ricki committed fraud in getting him to sign the prenup before their marriage in April 2012. He does not explain the basis of the fraud, but this becomes SOP in lots of celebrity divorces, where the other spouse tries to squeeze more cash out than the prenup provides.

If the prenup is invalidated, Evans would be entitled to half the earnings during their marriage ... although Ricki's heyday was her talk show era, long before they got hitched.

Based on what we see ... it looks like what Christian is really gunning for is more spousal support than the prenup provides.

Bill Cosby

Polaroid of Robed Cosby

Before Alleged Dickinson Rape

11/21/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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These are pictures of Bill Cosby taken by Janice Dickinson, just before he allegedly date raped her.

Dickinson says she went to Lake Tahoe in 1982 to see Cosby perform. She says the comedian told her to come to the hotel and he'd help her with her career.  

Dickinson told ET after dinner he gave her a pill and some wine, and the last thing she remembered was Cosby "in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me." She says the next morning she was naked with semen between her legs.

Dickinson tells TMZ ... she took these Polaroids of Cosby in the hotel room after she took the pill but before she blacked out. You see Cosby lounging in the colorful patchwork robe, with a 40 of malt liquor by his side.

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50 Cent

Folds Like Cheap Suit

After Fat Shaming

11/21/2014 8:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1121-50cent-diddy-instagram-vodka50 Cent crossed the line, and he knows it ... retreating big time after taking a shot at Diddy and his competing vodka ... at the expense of an overweight woman.

50 is now endorsing EFFEN Vodka and decided the best way to promote his brand was to go after the competition ... Diddy and Ciroc. But the way he did it was super offensive, posting a photo of Diddy grinding up against a large woman ... equating Ciroc with banging large chicks.

It didn't take long for people to go on the attack, and 50 just waived the white flag by pulling down the post and pretending it never happened.

So much for his EFFEN cheap shot.

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Bill Cosby

Vegas Casino Pulls Plug on Concert

11/21/2014 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bill Cosby's comedy tour is starting to crumble ... Vegas and another venue just cancelled concerts.

Cosby was slated to perform at Treasure Island in Las Vegas a week from today and at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, Arizona February 15 ... but those shows have now been 86'd.

A rep for Treasure Island released a statement calling the decision "mutual." The casino will offer refunds. TMZ spoke with the casino just two days ago and there were no plans to cancel.

Cosby performed Thursday night in the Bahamas at a benefit for an African American women's service organization.

None of the other venues for his concert series have pulled the plug ... yet.

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9:53 A.M. PST --  One more appearance -- at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, IL -- just got cancelled for April.

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Vladimir Putin

Gets 8th Degree Black Belt

... Just For Kicks

11/21/2014 9:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1121-vladimir-putin-martial-arts-getty-compositeVladimir Putin is even more dangerous ... earning his 8th degree black belt in a form of karate ... so says the Russian news media. 

The 62-year-old President of Russia is a student of Kyokushin -- a stand-up, full contact form of karate ... in which fighters do not wear head gear. Head strikes are also banned in competition. 

Putin is pretty skilled in martial arts -- having earned his 9th degree black belt in taekwondo back in 2013. Plus, he's also a heavy duty judo enthusiast. 

Meanwhile, President Obama practiced taekwondo in Chicago from 2001 to 2004 ... but only earned a blue belt. 

Not like it's a competition or anything ... 

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Bill Cosby

Stand-Up Act

Invites Sexual Assault Talk

11/21/2014 6:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



Bill Cosby's comedy act Thursday night is solid proof he's a living, breathing dichotomy ... on the one hand bullying weak reporters into killing stories about his alleged rapes, and on the other making himself sound like an evil man on the prowl.

Cosby performed to a packed house at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. In one bit, he jokes about his relationship with kids, saying "Bill Cosby you're an evil man!"



But in case the audience didn't connect the dots, he went on to joke about his relationship with his wife, saying it's not as "energetic" after 50 years of marriage ... but says there are still "certain things, as a male, you get excited about."

BTW ... Cosby killed it and got a standing ovation.

  
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Adrian Peterson

I'll Never Use a Switch Again

11/21/2014 6:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Adrian Peterson is finally speaking out -- saying he's a changed man and vows to never hit any of his children with a switch again ... in what seems like an obvious ploy to appease NFL commish Roger Goodell.

The NFL star just gave an interview with USA Today, essentially saying he now understands why people are upset at the way he disciplined his 4-year-old son ... and that he feels terrible about it.

"There's different situations where a child needs to be disciplined as far as timeout, taking their toys away, making them take a nap. There's so many different ways to discipline your kids."

He added, "No one knows how I felt when I turned my child around after spanking him and seeing what I had left on his leg. No one knows that dad sat there and apologized to him, hugged him and told him that I didn't mean to do this to you and how sorry I was."

"I love my son. I love my kids, my family. Like I said after I took the misdemeanor plea, I take full responsibility for my actions. I regret the situation. I love my son more than any one of you could even imagine."

The timing of the interview is VERY curious ... considering NFL commish Roger Goodell just ripped Peterson in a letter for having shown "no meaningful remorse" since the incident.

In a letter, which Goodell made public, the NFL commish explained why he banned AP for the rest of the season without pay.

"You have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct.  When indicted, you acknowledged what you did, but said that you would not ‘eliminate whooping my kids’ and defended your conduct in numerous published text messages to the child’s mother."

Goodell continued ... "You also said that you felt ‘very confident with my actions because I know my intent.’ These comments raise the serious concern that you do not fully appreciate the seriousness of your conduct, or even worse, that you may feel free to engage in similar conduct in the future.”

So, the question now ... you buyin' AP's new stance? Or is it just lip service to try and get back on Roger's good side?

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Iggy Azalea

Fires Back At Eminem

I'm 'Bored' Of Your Rape Threats

11/21/2014 6:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Iggy Azalea is beefing with ANOTHER huge rapper -- blasting Eminem for saying he's going to rape her in a new rap song. 

Em went after Azalea in a track called "Vegas" from his upcoming album ... saying: 

"So, what’s it gon’ be?
Put that sh-t away, Iggy
You gon’ blow that rape whistle on me ... scream!"



Clearly, Iggy wasn't too happy about the lyrics and fired back on Twitter:

"Im bored of the old men threatening young women as entertainment trend and much more interested in the young women getting $ trend. zzzz" 

She continued, "Its especially akward because my 14 year old brother is the biggest eminem fan and now the artist he admired says he wants to rape me. nice!"

"Women in music have the bigger balls anyhow we endure much more harassment and critic."

It's interesting ... considering Iggy just wrapped up another huge rap war with Snoop ... who called her a "b*tch" and a "c**t."

Snoop eventually apologized. So far, Eminem has yet to respond to Iggy's comments. 

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'I'm Not Gay No More' Guy

Church Threatens Legal Action

Over Song

11/21/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The church where the "I'm Not Gay No More" guy went straight is not only intolerant toward gays, they have an intense dislike for people who steal their tunes.

The Church of God in Christ insists Andrew Caldwell call in the lawyers ... because their now-famous parishioner jazzed up his hilarious moment with background singers and released it on iTunes.  

A church honcho says they're ordering him to stop hawking the song partly because they own the audio, but also because they feel Andrew is making a mockery of the service ... and that's hilarious.

But Andrew's calling BS, telling TMZ he's copyrighted the song ... and says it's his voice and only he -- not even God -- can claim ownership of it.

So maybe the dispute will be settled by a higher power -- Judge Judy.

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Dean Cain

Yeah, I Took Brooke Shields' Virginity

11/21/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dean Cain Brooke Shields VirginityDean Cain says Brooke Shields is right on the money when she says she was deflowered by Superman and was so flummoxed by the experience she ran screaming down the hall naked.

Our photog got Dean at LAX Wednesday ... and asked about Brooke's new book in which she describes in great detail losing her virginity to him.

Dean's a gentleman and is cautious at first -- not having read the book -- but when our guy told him Brooke had good things to say, he was down with the whole story.

BTW ... our guy referred to it as her "experience" with Dean, and he made it clear ... they had a whole lot more than an experience.

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