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Iggy Azalea

Afraid To Face Ex ...

Fears Violence In Texas

11 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Iggy Azalea Afraid Ex Boyfriend

Iggy Azalea
 is pleading with a judge to block her ex-BF's attempt to force her back to Texas ... because she says he's violent and she fears for her safety.

Iggy is embroiled in a bitter lawsuit with Hefe Wine -- she sued him for surreptitiously downloading her personal computer and trying to hawk her music.

Wine is asking the judge to move the case from L.A. to Houston, where he lives, but Iggy is panicked. She says that's his turf and he's "vindictive and violent." It seems she's saying Wine has more access to her if she comes to him.

There's another reason why she feels safer in L.A. -- boyfriend/Lakers' guard/6'7" Nick Young.

The Lakers may suck this year, but a big guy is a big guy.

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Vanessa Bryant

Hires 'Project Runway' Designer

... For Xmas Card Dress

46 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

1222-bryant-family-instagram-01Vanessa Bryant takes her Christmas card photo VERY SERIOUSLY -- so seriously in fact that Mrs. Mamba tapped one of the top designers from "Project Runway" to make her dress. 

Kobe Bryant's wife called upon Michael Costello -- who has designed clothes for huge stars like Beyonce and Ariana Grande

The two got together and picked out Michael's signature "Black Widow" gown -- which comes with a $6,500 price tag!!

Vanessa and Michael had flirted with a bronze version of the dress during an earlier fitting ... but ultimately, decided to go with black. 

Gotta love Xmas cards .... the ultimate way to say, "My family is better than your family!"

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Chris Brown

Roaring to the Finish

In Probation Case

12/22/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1220-chris-brown-tmz-01Chris Brown has made community service his full-time job for the last 6 weeks ... and his goal is to get it all done within weeks.

We've learned, since November 13, Chris has been doing physical labor 6 hours a day, 5 days a week to complete his 1,000 hours by the next court hearing in mid-January. There have been a few weeks where work has gotten in the way, but the drill is 6/5.

Chris' community service in the Rihanna case requires hard labor, and we're told he's working at a facility approved by the Probation Dept., painting, cleaning, trash removal, moving furniture ... stuff like that.

Last Friday Chris put his 6 hours in and then jumped on a plane to Jacksonville, FL where he performed that night at the Memorial Arena. He then flew to Columbia, South Carolina for a Saturday show, then on to Birmingham, AL for a Sunday performance. He took a private jet back to L.A. for hard labor Monday.

And we're told ... he hasn't complained or acted up.

Our sources say he's on track to tell the judge during the next court appearance ... mission accomplished.

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LeBron James Jr.

BALLIN' OUT

At 4th Grade Hoops Tourney

12/22/2014 7:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



LeBron James' kid is gooooood. 

9-year-old LeBron James Jr. -- aka Bronny -- made some INSANE highlight reel shots at the 2014 Ronald Searles Holiday Classic in Houston.  

Bronny is one of the top ranked 4th graders in the country (yes, they rank 4th graders) ... and it's obvious why -- the kid can shoot, dribble and pass like ... well, like his dad. 

LeBron tweeted about his son's performance after the game ... saying, "Proud of you son! Great job in Houston and congrats on bringing home 1st place."

System of a Down

Sony Wasn't Completely Wrong

To Pull 'The Interview'

12/22/2014 8:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

122214_system_of_a_down_launchMost of Hollywood is ripping Sony Pictures for its decision to pull "The Interview" from theaters -- but 2 guys from System of a Down understand why it had to be done.

Our photog spotted drummer John Dolmayan and bassist Shavo Odadjian in Santa Monica Saturday night -- and the guys stood up for Sony. 

System is signed to Columbia Records -- which is owned by Sony -- and while John and Shavo aren't in total agreement with their company's decision ... they think the haters are forgetting one very important factor.

Watch their explanation ... might change your mind about Sony.

Tyga

Blac Chyna's a Bad Mom

I Want Custody!

12/22/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tyga thinks Blac Chyna is unfit to properly care for their child because she twerks and parties too much ... seriously.

Tyga is alarmed that Blac Chyna seems more interested in hitting the clubs than parenting their 2-year-old son King Cairo, so we've learned he will file legal docs asking for primary custody.

The rapper thinks his baby mama has lost her focus on caring for the little boy ... she's more interested in making a spectacle of herself ... twerking day and night when there's a camera in sight.

He lost it when he saw the double twerk featuring Blac Chyna and Amber Rose. And when she went out later that same night and partied at a club, he decided he was going to take her to court. He says he does not want his son raised by nannies.

The former couple does not have a custody order, but currently she has the kid more than him. He wants to change that.

We reached out to Blac Chyna ... so far no word back.

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Nicki Minaj's Ex

Break-ups Are Hard

When Your Ex Is Everywhere!

12/22/2014 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

122214_safaree_samuels_launchSafaree Samuels is having a hard time dealing with his break-up with Nicki Minaj -- and it doesn't help that everywhere he turns ... there she is.

Samuels told our photog Sunday night ... his little Twitter fight with Minaj over the weekend was no big deal and that he will always have love for her.

But Samuels said the break-up has been particularly hard on him since Nicki is so famous ... saying he can't turn on the TV or the radio without hearing her voice.

Now might be a good time to get into "Serial" -- she wasn't on that and it was amazing.

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'The Sopranos'

Bada Bing Robbed

at Gun Point

12/22/2014 4:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1222-bada-bing-getty-01Satin Dolls -- the New Jersey strip club that doubled as the Bada Bing on "The Sopranos" -- was hit by armed robbers early Sunday morning ... who made off with $30,000 in cash.

Police in Lodi, NJ say two guys armed with shotguns stormed into the clubs and made off with the cash. They released no other details, except to say the investigation was ongoing.

Don't worry ... Paulie and Sil were unharmed, though they incredibly uncooperative with authorities ... as to be expected.

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Michael Phelps

Alleged 'Ex-Girlfriend' Is

Ready for Her Porno Close-Up

12/22/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

121914_taylor_chandler_launchThe formerly intersex woman who claims she was nailing Michael Phelps ... is on the verge of getting nailed in her first porno ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Taylor Lianne Chandler is in Hollywood fielding an offer from Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch -- who tells us he wants her to star in one of those ever popular porn parodies.

Taylor made headlines last month when she claimed she and Michael dated after meeting on Tinder. You'll recall ... Taylor was born with male and female organs, but says she's since had surgery. 

We're told the proposed porn would be loosely based on their alleged relationship. Think, "When Harry Met Sally" ... with way more nudity. And real sex.

We got Taylor on her way into Vivid HQ, and she told she's still in the "wine and dine me" stage of negotiations. As for compensation ... she's more interested in back end, than getting huge money up front.

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DJ Zedd

Zee Views at My New Mansion Are Zick

12/22/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

DJ Zedd HomeDJ Zedd's mostly famous for one hit here in the U.S. -- but that was more than enough for the guy behind "Clarity" to snatch up his own baller Hollywood Hills home.

Real estate sources tell us the deal was closed earlier this month for $3.9 million ... about half a mil less than the original listing price. 

The 3,443 square foot pad boasts 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, full security system, and of course ... the new must-have accessory -- heated salt water pool.

Dude knows how to drop the bass ... and a whole lot of dough.

Guess Who This

SANTA SITTER

TURNED INTO!

12/22/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1225_santa_ph_launchBefore this cheery Christmas kid was a gift to the Hollywood social scene she was just another golden little girl posing for a pic with Saint Nic. Can you guess who she is?!

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Jameis Winston

Did NOT Break Student Code ...

In Alleged Rape Case

12/21/2014 3:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jameis Winston is walking away clean from the alleged rape case -- already cleared criminally -- he's now been cleared of any wrongdoing as far as Florida State University is concerned.

Former Florida State Supreme Court Justice, Major Harding ... announced FSU's star QB did not violate the university's student code of conduct. Harding oversaw a hearing earlier this month where Winston came face-to-face with the woman who claims he sexually assaulted her in 2012.

Harding says there was insufficient evidence to prove Winston violated the campus' code. The FL State Attorney also cited a lack of evidence for not charging Winston following a criminal investigation.

The alleged victim has until Jan. 13 to appeal Harding's ruling. Winston and the Seminoles are playing Oregon in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day.

Richard Simmons

Where is He?

12/21/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Richard Simmons Missing
Richard Simmons
is still MIA ... nearly a year after he was last seen, and there are no signs of XMAS or even life at his home.

His friends are more worried than ever. They haven't heard from or seen him since January 11. He hasn't been to his exercise studio in 6 months. 

There are no XMAS decorations at his Hollywood Hills house. Friends are not allowed to visit. A housekeeper seems to stand guard whenever anyone tries to enter.

Simmons' rep told us the exercise guru was depressed over a knee injury and that's why he has gone radio silent, but his friends are convinced it is far more serious. They say Richard was the ultimate caring person who loved interaction, and now there is none whatsoever.

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