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Brett Ratner

Kissing NOT Mariah Carey

24 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0330_brett_ratnet_kissing_photos_launch_2Hmmmm ... 

Don't know what to say about this. Brett Ratner making out with a chick on the same yacht where he was nuzzling Mariah Carey.

People on the boat said Brett and Mariah were in full-on couple mode, and we're told both of them loved our posts over the weekend.

But check this out ... Brett on the same yacht Sunday night in the Caribbean, sucking face with another chick.

Like we said ... hmmmm.

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Terrence Howard's Ex-Wife

Move Over, Cookie ...

I'm Taking My Cut of the 'Empire'

3/30/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Terrence Howard Ex Wife Empire SalarySomeone else is digging into Lucious Lyon's pockets -- Terrence Howard's real life ex-wife is demanding a chunk of his "Empire" salary.

Michelle Howard is already supposed to get $5,800 per month from Terrence -- but according to new docs ... she stands to benefit greatly from his astronomical success on the FOX show, and here's why.

The deal is Michelle gets 21% of anything Terrence made over $62,500 in the first 3 months of this year. As we previously reported ... Michelle says Terrence pulls in $125k per episode -- and sources tell us 3 episodes were shot this year.

We did the math, and he needs to cut her a check for about $65k. That's just from his "Empire" money. Remember, Terrence has another show -- "Wayward Pines" -- debuting on FOX this year ... so she'll get some chunk of that.

Bottom line -- they had a nasty divorce, but it's safe to say Michelle's now rooting for Terrence.

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'Empire' Star Bryshere Gray

I Got a Million $$$ Mom!!!

43 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

"Empire" star Bryshere Gray is among the 10% of the American population that is actually saving cash.

Gray flew into Reagan National Airport in D.C. Sunday when our photog Colin asked him about his new-found wealth.

The actor was locked and loaded ... he has a plan, alright, and his dear mom is the beneficiary!

Bisexual NFL Player

'Michael Sam Doesn't Speak for All of Us'

3/30/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bisexual NFL Player Michael SamTMZ Sports just spoke with a bisexual NFL player who's upset with Michael Sam -- telling us he was OFFENDED when Sam said other gay men in the league are less courageous because they don't want to come out.

The player -- who didn't want to be identified by name -- has played in the league for several seasons and says he's open about his sexuality with close friends. 

But when the player read Sam's recent comments about gay men in the league -- he was offended. 

Specifically, the player was upset when Sam said ... "I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the same courage as I do to come out before I even played a down in the NFL."

The player's response -- "As a bisexual man, I just feel like Michael Sam does not speak for all gay men."

"He has his own opinion ... but DON'T say that we don't have the courage to come out. It's totally wrong. Just speak for yourself. No one else." 

"It's no one's business what my sexuality is. You should like me for me ... not for who I choose to be with."

The player continued ... "I feel the NFL isn't ready for people to be open about it. Or the General Managers for that matter." 

Despite those opinions, the player says he believes Sam DID get a fair shot to make a team -- "I just don't think he performed well."

  

Blac Chyna

Hey Kylie, Watch and Learn

12 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner may have had the last word in her watch-off with Blac Chyna, but Ms. Chyna is letting her arm do the talking.

You'll recall ... the 2 girls played the game, "Tyga loves me more" last week when Blac Chyna posted a pic of an expensive watch Tyga had given her back in the day, and then Kylie posted her watch -- almost identical to Blac Chyna's -- with the word, "Currently."

We got Blac Chyna cruising out of the Montage in Bev Hills Sunday night, and while she said nothing about the watch, she actually she said a lot.

'Red Band Society' Star

Sucks My Show Got Axed ...

I Was Making Bank!

3/30/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Red Band Society Actress SalaryAnorexia pays ... at least in Hollywood -- where "Red Band Society" star Ciara Bravo raked in more than $250k for her role on the FOX series ... TMZ has learned. 

Caira -- who starred as an anorexic patient in the teen medical dramedy -- was 17 when she took the gig ... so she had to file a minor's contract with the court system. 

According to the docs, Bravo raked in $20k-per-episode ... and the series ran 13 eps ... which according to our calculator app adds up to $260,000. 

Not bad for a show hardly anyone watched.

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Vanilla Ice

He Can Now Buy the House

He Allegedly Looted ... Legally

3/30/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0327_vanilla_ice_home_launchVanilla Ice can try to unscramble the proverbial egg by buying the house he allegedly burglarized, because it's on the market.

You'll recall ... Ice was arrested for felony grand theft after allegedly looting the joint and taking furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and other stuff. Ice told cops he thought the stuff was fair game because it was on the curb.  

The stuff was returned, and now the owner has put the Lantana, FL house on the market for $1.6 mil. 

Here's the rub. You can't rob a bank, return the money and just call it a day. Ice is expected to be formally charged with the crimes next month.

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Swan In

'The Warriors'

MEMBA HIM?!

3/30/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Michael Beck is best known for playing the gang leading (and super dreamy) Swan in the 1979 cult thriller "The Warriors." Guess what he looks like now!

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Jamie Foxx

Rides Bruce Jenner's Nuts

3/29/2015 8:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jamie Foxx killed with Bruce Jenner transition jokes at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.

Foxx hosted the award show Sunday night in L.A. ... and in his opening monologue he teased the upcoming musical acts, saying Bruce Jenner would be performing -- "He's doing a his and her duet all by himself."

The jab scored big laughs -- Chris Brown was particularly amused -- and Jamie went back for more ... hitting Bruce right in the family jewels for his next punchline.

Watch the video ... Jamie's jokes were hardly groundbreaking -- lots of comedians have been using Bruce for material -- still ... arguably insensitive. 

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Mariah Carey

Hanging Out with Brett Ratner

On His Bday!!!

3/29/2015 1:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0329-brett-ratner-mariah-carey-dinner-party-TMZ-01Mariah Carey celebrated the birthday of her boyfriend, King Brett Ratner Saturday ... aboard the USS Rich People.

TMZ broke the story ...Mariah and Brett are in full-blown couple mode, sailing around the Bahamas on a mega-yacht owned by one of Brett's billionaire friends.

It's interesting ... these 2 have been friends for a number of years and worked together on Mariah's music videos as well.  But it's clearly turned into a lot more.

Nice to see her happy. 

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French Montana

Cruisin' and Boozin'

In Miami Beach

3/29/2015 11:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0329-french-montana-drinking-and-boating-SPLASH-INF-02French Montana may have violated the laws of the Sea-Doo Saturday ... because it sure looks like he's drinking on the watercraft.

French was traversing the area around Diddy's house, drinking from a Ciroc vodka bottle and looking like a spokesmodel.  The photog who shot the pics says the Sea-Doo is owned by Diddy, who BTW also owns Ciroc.

Of course it's possible he's doing something promotional for the vodka and it's actually water, but that would seem like the worst promotion ever -- drinking while boating.

He's steering with one hand as he takes swigs.

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And check this out.  Khloe just posted a photo on top of Diddy's roof, showing them partying with French -- vodka in hand -- with the caption, "The Ciroc made us do it!!#stepIntoTheCircle."

We've called French Montana's rep ... so far no word back.

Destiny's Child

Reunite for Awesome Performance

Yep, With Beyonce!!!

3/29/2015 7:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Destiny's Child was back in business Saturday night in Vegas for the Gospel Music Awards ... and we're talkin' Beyonce.

Actually the star was Michelle Williams, who picked up the award for Music Video of the Year for her song, "Say Yes."  The song features Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, but they don't go by D.C.

The girls performed the song, and it's really great.  The crowd loved it.

BTW ... it's the first time they've performed together since the 2013 Super Bowl.

Mariah Carey, Brett Ratner

On the LOVE BOAT!!!

3/29/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0328-main-mariah-carey-tmz-wm-01Mariah Carey and Brett Ratner have pulled a Swift/Harris ... they are full-throttle together.

This pic was taken Saturday on a yacht in St. Barts. Sources -- let's just say close to the boat -- say they're all over each other. She's totally into him and he is nuts for her.

Ratner recently said he and Mariah were just really good friends, calling rumors of romance "ridiculous." Well now that's just ridiculous, because they're in full romance mode. We're told she's over Nick and moved on.

Ratner has directed a bunch of films, including "Rush Hour" and "X Men: The Last Stand." He also directed music videos, including Mariah's "Obsessed," and "Touch My Body." 

It's very age appropriate -- they're exactly one year apart. Her birthday was Saturday and his Friday. 

By the way ... the boat is owned by one of Brett's billionaire friends and it's REALLY nice.

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