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Kanye West

I'm Not Signing that Pic ...

That's Kim's OTHER Wedding!

1/25/2015 12:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

012515_kanye_west_launchKanye West had a sweet moment when he arrived in D.C. Sunday ... a fan wanted him to sign a pic of his bride on their wedding day ... problem is, the guy had the wrong groom!

Kanye and Kim were making their way to their limo when the autograph hound extended his arm, photo in hand.  Turns out it was from wedding #2, when Kim married Kris Humphries.

You would think Kanye would have blanched, but this is the new, improved, hyper-social Kanye West!

Check it out ... it's hilarious.

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Dermot Mulroney's Wife

Ditches Maiden Name ...

But Still Not Taking His

about a minute ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dermot Mulroney's wife desperately wants to go French -- even though her husband is Irish-American -- and she's filing legal papers to do it.

The "My Best Friend's Wedding" star has been married to Tharita Cutulle since 2008, but she's never changed her name. According to docs, she's finally ready to drop her unique name and switch -- not to Mulroney ... but to Prima Apollinaare.

As for why she's going from sounding like the scientific name for a fish ... to a fancy pasta? Maybe she's a theater buff. Guillaume Apollinaire was a famous French poet and playwright in the early 1900s. 

Or maybe she digs Apollonia from "Purple Rain." 'Memba her?

'Toy Story' Child Star

No Playin' ...

Just Payin'

17 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Toy Story Child Actor SalaryEmily Hahn knows cashing in on her voice is no child's play ... the 14-year-old is reprising her role as Bonnie in the "Toy Story" franchise and padding that college fund.

According to her contract ... Emily put in one day of work for the made-for-TV short, "Toy Story That Time Forgot" -- and she put away $1,500 for the gig. 

Hahn's made the most of her debut as Bonnie in "Toy Story 3." Since then she's scored 4 more jobs -- "Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation", "Toy Story Toons: Small Fry", "Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex", and "Toy Story of Terror".

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Red Skull in

"Captain America"

'MEMBA HIM?!

27 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

0123_scott_paulin_red_skull_captain_america_launchScott Paulin played the freaky looking fascist villain Red Skull -- opposite Matt Salinger as Captain America -- in the 1990 version of the Marvel movie "Captain America." Guess what he looks like now!

Alicia Keys

Kid and Playing Around ...

With 'House Party' Cast

1/25/2015 1:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

012515_alicia_keys_launch_v2Alicia Keys ain't gonna hurt nobody on her birthday this year ... 'cause she partied with the cast of "House Party" -- and based on this video, they haven't lost a step.

Keys' husband Swizz Beatz threw the singer a jammy jam Saturday night straight out of the movie's sequel ... and booked Kid 'n Play to perform alongside costars Tisha Campbell and AJ Johnson.

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Other celebs showed as well ... LaLa, Carmelo Anthony and Gayle King ... AJ Johnson says it was the first time the movie's cast has reunited since the premiere.

For those of you who haven't seen "House Party" ... watch this clip and feel ashamed.

Courtney Love

Reunites With Daughter

After 5 Bitter Years

1/25/2015 10:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0125-courtney-love-frances-cobain-hug-GETTY-01Courtney Love reunited with her daughter Frances Bean Cobain ... apparently closing the book on a feud that's been raging for years.

Love and Bean hugged it out Saturday at the Sundance premiere of "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" ... the first time they've been seen together in more than 5 years.

Remember, Courtney lost legal control over then 17 year-old Frances in 2009.  In 2012, Love accused ex Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl of hitting on Bean.  

The 22 year-old blasted her mom over the allegation ... urging Twitter to ban her mom from the site.

Nothing is forever ... and that can be a good thing.

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Chris Brown

I'm The Victim of Identity Theft!

1/25/2015 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown Jail ID Card

Chris Brown is now at the center of a new criminal investigation ... but this time he's the victim.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... when Chris was jailed for leaving rehab back in April and taken across the country to Washington D.C. for his hearing on assault charges, one of his first stops was San Bernardino County Jail.  

Chris was only there for a day or so, but procedure required a jail ID. When Chris left, his ID was left with the jailers.  

Fast forward to this week ... when someone tried to sell the ID online for $10,000. Chris' lawyer, Mark Geragos, got wind of it and went to the San Bernardino Sheriff's Dept. and said "What the F***?"

The Sheriff's Dept. launched an investigation and traced the ID to someone in the area. We've learned cops seized the ID and grilled the guy, who insists he got the ID from a friend who got it from a friend. 

Cops are trying to figure out how the ID got out of police custody and whether a crime has been committed.

Sometimes it's better to be the victim than the perp.

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Mama June

I Don't Want Money From Sugar Bear

But I Do Need ...

1/25/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mama June Sugar Bear Child SupportMama June knows Sugar Bear is broke as a joke ... so she's willing to cut him a break on child support -- but she tells TMZ she's demanding something more important from him. 

Mama June says she and Suge aren't squabbling over money because she's flush right now, and realizes he's strapped for cash. However, she's putting her foot down when it comes to him spending time with Alana.

She says daddy-daughter time will be tricky once she moves to her new house 90 minutes away from McIntyre, GA ... where SB is living. June says they're working out a plan for regular visitation.  

We're told Sugar's determined to see his daughter -- and June says they've kept things very civil when it comes to Alana.

You can't keep a bear from his honey.

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'The Interview'

Kim Jong Un Actor

Not a Fan of KJU

1/25/2015 7:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

012515_randall_launchThe guy who played Kim Jong-Un in the "The Interview" won't be watching basketball games with Dennis Rodman in the DPRK anytime soon.

"Fresh Off the Boat" star Randall Park was leaving Chateau Saturday night when he talked to our photog about Kim Jong Un and whether his role has made him less or more popular with the ladies.

Asfor whether he'd accept an invite from KJU to visit North Korea?  Park's no dummy.

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Puppy Bowl XI

We're Prepared ...

For a MAJOR Crapshoot

1/25/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Only one team of dogs will win the eleventh annual Puppy Bowl ... but they'll all have to poop at some point -- and Animal Planet has their cute butts covered.

This year's event will feature 85 pups, 21 kittens and 5 Nigerian Dwarf goats (the cheerleaders) -- and producers prepared by purchasing 315 poop bags ... as well 1,200 puppy pads.  

The animals will also have their own personal assistants -- 65 puppy escorts and 50 volunteers -- plus they've got a whole lot of food on deck.

Halftime performer Katty Furry got the real celebrity treatment though ... her outfit was crafted by a famous pet designer whose made expensive outfits for Paris Hilton and other celebs. They also extended an invite to Katy Perry to their pre-game party.

This game WILL feature deflated balls. Neutering ... what are you gonna do?

ALICIA KEYS

GOOD GENES OR

GOOD DOCS?

1/25/2015 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0123_alicia_keys_good_genes_launchAlicia Keys' beauty is on fire!

Here's a 20-year-old version of the "Fallin'" singer at a Grammys party in Los Angeles back in 2001 (left) and almost 14 years later ... the mother of two -- who is celebrating her 34th birthday today --  at a book release in New York City late last year (right).

She's always on key.

The question is ...

In other news...

Renee Zellweger Looks Like Her Old Self Without All That Makeup

Renee Zellweger was spotted outside of a Santa Monica Starbucks without a stitch of makeup on looking gorgeous!

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Richard Simmons

Cops Visit After Elder Abuse Claim

And He's Fine

1/24/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Richard Simmons Abused
Richard Simmons had visitors Friday night ... cops who were doing a welfare check because he's been MIA for more than year ... and guess what? He's fine. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 2 LAPD officers showed up to Simmons' Hollywood Hills home at 7 PM. Richard answered the door and showed them in. The cops' feedback -- he couldn't have been nicer and more gracious. They say he was articulate, lucid, relaxed and appreciative of their concern.  

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the visit was triggered by a long-time friend of Simmons who sent an email to the L.A. County D.A.'s Elder Abuse Unit last month and said he believed the 66-year-old fitness guru was being abused.

TMZ broke the story, Simmons went radio silent a year ago. He hasn't spoken to his friends, gone to his fitness studio or been seen in public. His friends say there is no way Richard would shut himself off this way. His manager says Simmons is simply depressed over a knee injury.

But we've learned the 2 cops who spent an hour with Richard say he seemed genuinely happy. Simmons, who now has a beard, told them he was "exhausted" after spending 30 years in the public eye. He said, "I just want to spend time with myself," although he says he's in regular touch with the people in his life who matter to him. He was alone in the house Friday when cops were there.

Simmons was walking with a slight limp, which is consistent with the knee injury. As for why he hasn't been to his fitness studio for the better part of last year, he said, "I've got people who run things. I don't need to be there." Until he disappeared he was a fixture at the studio.

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Teen Poets

LAPD Investigates Death Threat

Over Rape Poem

1/25/2015 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Teen Poets Rape Joke Death Threats
Two up-and-coming poets who once opened for John Legend are the targets of death and rape threats ... and the LAPD is on the hunt for the bad guys.

Belissa Escobedo and Rhiannon McGavin, 16 and 17, performed their poem, "Rape Joke," at the Brave New Voices poetry slam competition in July 2014 --  which was then posted to YouTube and viewed more than 400,000 times.

Apparently it didn't sit well with everyone. Someone has threatened to "stab the fat one in the nose straight up to the brain, effectively leaving her in a state where all she can do is feel pain, but I won't kill her just yet."

Another threat promises to "anally rape the blond one with a rusty-nailed plank, tie her to a f***ing chair ..."

The threats were posted on the YouTube page and that was enough for the LAPD to get a search warrant.  

Cops have not found the people who posted the threats ... at least not yet. But the girls are standing firm ... they will continue to perform poems in public and the videos will stay on YouTube.

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