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Dog the Bounty Hunter

Freeze Mother F***er!!!

And How Much For Your Pooch?

14 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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0330-dog-bounty-tmz-01Dog the Bounty Hunter is so into dogs, he tried to buy one off a fugitive ... while he was kicking in the guy's front door to haul his ass off to jail. 

Dog's latest catch, James Hawkins tells TMZ ... DBH arrested him earlier this month at his Texas home, and claims Dog cuffed him and then immediately locked eyes with his great dane -- and whipped out $1,000 cash to take it away.

Hawkins was pissed, and told Dog to lay off Duke -- a 7-year-old, 200 lb. pooch. He says Duke doesn't need to be rescued from DBH or anyone else.

On top of that, Hawkins -- who was wanted for failing to pay bond on a previous arrest -- is considering suing Dog for trespassing ... and forcing him to sign release papers for the reality show. We put in a call to Dog, but no word back yet.

Meanwhile, Hawkins' fam didn't seem offended -- they all posed for pics with Beth Chapman while Dog was busting dear ole dad.

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The Game

Accused of Unleashing Tyson

In Hollywood Basketbrawl

3/30/2015 7:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0330-the-game-tmz-01Well, that didn't take long -- one week after The Game got Mike Tyson tatted on his hand ... he allegedly decked someone so hard during a basketball game ... police were called to the scene.  

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Game was playing in a Pro-Am game Sunday at Hollywood High School when he got into a heated argument with another player. We're told Game threatened to kill the guy, punched him in the face and took off. 

Officers responded and the alleged victim filed a report. Police are investigating the incident as a battery. 

We've reached out to Game ... no word back. Ditto for Tyson.

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Brett Ratner

Kissing NOT Mariah Carey

3/30/2015 6:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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.

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
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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.

'Empire' Star Bryshere Gray

I Got a Million $$$ Mom!!!

3/30/2015 6:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"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
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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."

  
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Snoop Dogg

Nuthin' But a TMZ Cameraman

... And He's Awesome!!!

3/30/2015 8:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Snoop has a doppelganger of sorts ... our photog Joe, who dare we say sounds exactly like Mr. Dogg.

Snoop was leaving Jimmy Kimmel's show when Joe fulfilled his lifelong dream ... to sing "Nuthin' But A G Thang" in front of the rap legend.

We knew Joe was good, but not this good ... and Snoop was duly impressed.

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Blac Chyna

Hey Kylie, Watch and Learn

3/30/2015 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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.

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Britney Spears

Gimme More ...

Orange Slices

3/30/2015 8:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears Soccer MomBritney Spears was in full-on soccer mom mode this weekend in Woodland Hills as she sat around on a picnic blanket and ate orange slices while she watched her son Jayden play.

She's gone from jailbait to MILF in the blink of an eye.

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Pregnant Ashlee Simpson Is Positively Glowing

Ashlee Simpson's husband shared a photo of his wife holding her pregnant belly while basking in the sunshine.

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'Red Band Society' Star

Sucks My Show Got Axed ...

I Was Making Bank!

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

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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