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Stephen Collins

I Was Exposed to Unwanted Nudity

When I Was a Child

12/19/2014 8:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Stephen Collins felt like it was okay to expose himself to 3 underage girls ... because the same thing happened to him even before he was a teenager.

Collins told Katie Couric a woman repeatedly exposed herself to him when he was between the ages of 10 and 15. He said the experience distorted his perception because ... "I never felt like I was molested."

In the interview, airing on 20/20 ... Collins does not say who the woman was -- nor does he say if he was forced to touch her.  

It's the first time he is talking on camera about molesting and/or exposing himself to the girls ... decades ago.

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Nicki Minaj

Says She's Crushed Over Break-Up

In New Music Video

12/19/2014 7:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nicki Minaj
is releasing a new music video in which she explains why she dumped longtime BF Safaree Samuels.

TMZ got hold of the video, in which Nicki appears to accuse Safaree of cheating. She also says he broke her heart.

In a weird turn, she also seems to say in the song -- "Love Triangle" -- she is deeply missing him.

As we reported ...  Safaree is so despondent over the breakup, he's talking to his friends about suicide.

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Kylie & Tyga

Get Locked Out

On Date Night

12/19/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kylie Jenner and Tyga’s first public date was pretty exciting -- and not only because he's a 25-year-old rapper and she's a 17-year-old whatever.  

The couple cruised out of Spago, hoping to escape quickly ... right up until the valet locked himself INSIDE their Lambo! Oh, and also -- HE’S 25 AND SHE’S 17!
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Ray & Janay Rice

Handcuffed and Making Out

After Elevator Fight

12/19/2014 3:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ray Rice and then fiancee Janay Palmer were handcuffed the night of the Atlantic City elevator fight ... and even kissed each other in an elevator as police escorted them out of the casino.

The surveillance video posted by ABC News shows cops seated with Ray and Janay at separate tables in the Revel Hotel and Casino.

About 1 minute into the video police start to walk Ray and Janay out, they put them both together in the same elevator. Remember this isn't long after Ray knocked out Janay in an elevator.

Both Ray and Janay were arrested for assault, but charges were quickly dropped against Janay.

Ex-49er Ray McDonald

Out of Work & Under Investigation ...

No Problem

12/19/2014 3:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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If Ray McDonald is pissed off about getting cut from the San Francisco 49ers -- he did a bang up job of hiding it outside his attorney's office.

The defensive lineman let out a massive yawn as he strolled to his car after meeting his lawyer in San Jose Friday -- 2 days after he was named a suspect in an alleged rape investigation ... and subsequently 86'd by the Niners.

Ray's pretty chill -- especially for a guy facing his second criminal investigation in 6 months, and suddenly out of work.

Watch ... Ray's got a friend with him who says new information will be "coming out soon." Unclear if he's talking about Ray's future in the NFL ... or the alleged rape case.

Heidi Klum

My Boobs Are

Too Hot for Las Vegas

12/19/2014 2:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Much like Sony did with North Korea, Sharper Image has caved in its battle with the City of Las Vegas ... and in this scenario, Heidi Klum's boobs are "The Interview."

Sharper Image's new ad campaign features a scantily clad Klum alongside suggestive copy designed to get you to buy the gadgets Sharper Image sells that you never knew you needed.

But Klum's cleavage did not meet Clark County code and the ads were barred from being displayed at McCarran Airport. The crux of the problem ... "the showing of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering or any portion thereof below the nipple" -- aka underboob.

So Sharper Image submitted toned downed pics, which were approved, and will soon be displayed for all to see.

Who knew Las Vegas was run by prudes?

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In other news...

Khloe Kardashian's Butt In A Leather Skirt Is Exactly What You'd Imagine It Would Be

Khloe Kardashian has a lot of junk to work with, so just imagine what it looks like squeezed into a tight leather skirt ...
 

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BOA

Celeb-Studded Restaurant

Robbed at Gunpoint

12/19/2014 12:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The famous, star-studded BOA restaurant in West Hollywood was boldly robbed early Friday morning ... TMZ has learned.

The restaurant was packed with celebs Thursday night. Just after closing at around 2 AM, as the managers were counting the receipts, 2 men came through the backdoor, pulled a gun and pointed it at a manager's head. The thieves grabbed the waitstaff's cash tips, and raided the restaurant's safe. 

We're told they took off with somewhere between $6,000 and $8,000. 

The gunmen are still on the loose.

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President Obama --

Sony Made The Wrong Call

12/19/2014 11:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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President Obama just threw down the gauntlet ... saying Sony blundered by pulling "The Interview."

It was inevitable that someone would ask Obama about the Sony mess at Friday's news conference and Obama didn't mince words. He wished out loud that Sony would have called him before making the call to yank the film.

The President's words are likely to cause major grief at the Sony lot ... especially with Sony pictures Chief Amy Pascal. It's a one-two punch ... the first at the hands of George Clooney.

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Crisis Guru Judy Smith

Secret Adviser

In Sony Scandal

12/19/2014 10:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1219-judy-smith-getty-01Judy Smith -- the inspiration behind the Olivia Pope character on "Scandal" -- is on the case ... the Sony case, TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the studio tell us ... Smith has been quietly advising Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal. We're told her focus is dealing with the torrent of criticism over the studio dropping "The Interview."

Smith runs Smith & Company, one of the premiere crisis management firms in the country.

Our sources tell us Smith has been especially helpful to Sony because of her deep contacts with the government, and she has been involved on both the D.C. and Hollywood fronts.

We're told Smith and other members of the Sony crisis team have been  behind some of the recent messaging ... that this is not just a Sony issue but an industry issue ... which takes some of the heat off Sony.

We're also told the crisis team is actually pleased with George Clooney's attack as it relates to creative and powerful people in the entire industry -- not just Sony -- taking a stand.

And we're told the crisis team is also pushing the message ... Sony's decision was in large part to protect the safety and welfare of its employees.

We're told the ultimate mission is to somehow contain the PR fallout and navigate a way forward.

It's not handled for sure, at least not yet, but Smith knows what's up.

In other news...

You Walked Outside Wearing What?!

Shannen Doherty stepped out wearing a pair of Daisy Dukes and a button-up vest ... that wasn't buttoned up.

Can she get away with this look?

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Floyd Mayweather

Christmas Is Gonna Be Sooo Icy ...

Bling For Everyone!!!

12/19/2014 10:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Floyd Mayweather is giving Santa Claus a run for his money -- he dropped more than $250,000 in New York City this week on platinum, gold, and diamond encrusted gifts for his family and friends.

TMZ Sports spoke with AVI, Ofir, and Richie -- the guys at Pristine Jewelers and Leon Diamond in NYC -- who tell us Floyd came in after hours Wednesday night ... right after his infamous Saks Fifth Avenue bathroom incident.

Among the gifts: a diamond tennis necklace with 70 carats of diamonds and a matching tennis bracelet, a diamond encrusted watch with over 40 carats of diamonds, and a diamond pendant -- just to name a few.

We're told each piece Floyd picked out ran between $5,000-$10,000.

Merry freakin' Christmas.

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TMZ Live

Hollywood at War:

Sony Succumbs to Digital Terrorists

12/18/2014 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
  • 'The Voice' Winner Completely Blows Off His Fans
  • Inside a President's Sick Ski Mansion
  • Amy Pascal is PISSED OFF... but Wait Until You Hear Why!
  • A Hollywood Mom Twerking Competition

In other news...

Kim Kardashian's Workout Gear Isn't What You Expected

It's no secret Kim Kardashian likes attention, so we were shocked when she headed to the gym wearing this outfit.

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'The Interview'

Hackers Make New Demands

On Sony Pictures

12/19/2014 8:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The Sony hackers are not satisfied -- they've unleashed a new threat ... trying to ensure "The Interview" NEVER gets released in any format.

Several top level execs at Sony Pictures got the new message which reportedly said, "We want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately."

They also demanded "The Interview" never come out on DVD, pay-per-view, or V.O.D.

CNN first reported the latest message ... which also reminds the Sony execs the hackers still have all of their "private and sensitive data."

The hackers told execs they'd made a "very wise" decision to cancel the release, and shouldn't make any new trouble for themselves.

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Michael Phelps

Pleads Guilty to DUI

Gets Probation

12/19/2014 9:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1219-michael-phelps-nicole-getty-01update_graphic_red_bar10:50 AM PT -- Phelps must abstain from booze, and can't abusively use drugs. He'll have to submit to drug and alcohol testing ...at the discretion of his probation officer ... and attend self-help group meetings.

He will be allowed to travel out of state for training sessions.
update_grey_gray_barMichael Phelps showed up to a Baltimore court Friday morning where he pled guilty to driving under the influence.

Phelps was given a one-year suspended sentence and 18 months probation ... meaning if he screws up in the next 18 months, he goes behind bars for a year. 

The Olympic hero arrived with his mom, sister and girlfriend -- Miss California 2010 Nicole Johnson.

We broke the story... Phelps was busted on September 30 at 1:40 AM for DUI. His B.A.C. was nearly twice the legal limit.

He checked himself into rehab following the arrest.

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