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50 Cent I Apologize For Mocking Autistic Man

5/3/2016 3:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0503_50cent_Andrew-Farrell_tmz_facebook50 Cent's manning up and admitting his attempt to crack jokes on social media turned into an insult -- albeit unintentionally -- to a 19-year-old airport employee with autism.

50 says, "It was certainly not my intent to insult him or the disability community, which is a source of great strength in America. I have apologized personally to him and his family."

Fiddy posted a video of himself mocking Andrew Farrell for being "high as a motherf*****." Andrew is not only autistic, but also suffers from Asperger's Syndrome and severe hearing loss. 

In his apology, first posted by the NY Post, the rapper added ... "While the incident at the airport resulted from an unfortunate misunderstanding, I am truly sorry for offending the young man."

As we first reported, Farrell's family was talking to attorneys about a possible lawsuit against 50 Cent, but a rep now says they'll be satisfied with a sincere apology.

50 has deleted the video. Further financial crisis averted. Maybe.

Evelyn Lozada I FORGIVE OCHOCINCO But Stay Away From My Wedding!!

5/3/2016 4:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Good news for Chad Ochocinco -- his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada says she "totally forgives" him for headbutting her during their infamous 2012 domestic violence incident. 

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Anne Frank Step into Her World In New Virtual Reality Movie

5/3/2016 2:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0503-anne-frank-vr-room-GETTY-JOHAN_HIRSCH-01Are you ready for the Anne Frank experience? A virtual reality filmmaker thinks you are ... because he's producing "Anne" to put viewers right there in the attic with her.

Jonah Hirsch just announced the production which aims to give viewers the feeling of being in the Secret Annex with Anne and other members in hiding.

The producers -- who've already mocked up a VR version of Anne's room -- think the new technology will be perfect way to share Anne's story with younger generations.

Merchandising for the film might be tricky.

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Prince Minneapolis FD Adds 'Save Shot' After Singer's Death

5/3/2016 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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502-prince-getty-08The Minneapolis Fire Dept. just made a big change ... a life-saving drug for people who OD is now part of its emergency toolbox ... just weeks after Prince's death.

The brass says NARCAN has been on their radar for months, so the timing is just coincidence. 

TMZ broke the story ... NARCAN, the so-called "save shot," probably did just that -- saved Prince's life 6 days before his death after his plane made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois after he OD'd on Percocet.  

Our sources say NARCAN would not have been useful the day Prince died ... he was already beyond hope when he was found in the elevator. 

Justin Bieber Sued for $100k in Beer Bong Disaster

5/3/2016 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0503-justin-bieber-tmz-01Justin Bieber may have bought himself the most expensive phone in the world, because a guy who claims the singer destroyed his cell has filed a lawsuit seeking as much as $100,000.

Robert Earl Morgan was at Cle nightclub in Houston last month when Bieber showed up and began clowning Post Malone, appearing to extinguish a cigarette on the rapper's arm.

Bieber was feeling his oats, and according to Morgan, Biebs grabbed a beer bong and tried his hand at chugging. Morgan says Bieber "was clearly a novice," spilling the brewski all over his clothes and face.

Morgan says he was shooting cellphone video of the mishap, when Biebs became enraged, grabbed his cellphone and smashed it to pieces.

According to the lawsuit filed by Jason Friedman, Morgan never got his SIM card back, which contained precious memories, including pics of his grandma's 100th birthday party. He says he also lost business contacts and it's eaten into his commission. Morgan adds he minored in photography in college and had 5,000 pics and videos documenting his travels, which he'll never get back.

He's suing for up to $100k. 

We reached out to Bieber's camp. So far no response.

  

'Sesame Street' No STD Worries For Bert & Ernie

5/3/2016 1:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0503_sesame_street_std_facebook-2"Sesame Street" is threatening a company for suggesting Bert and Ernie may have contracted STDs.

Mately, a company that makes at-home HIV/STD testing kits, used the BFFs in a new campaign aimed at sexual health awareness. Problem is, the 'Street' says nobody at Mately got an OK to use Bert and Ernie's likeness.

A spokesperson for Sesame Workshop tells TMZ, "The Mately ad is an unauthorized, unlicensed use of our characters. We will be contacting Mately and the appropriate parties with a cease and desist letter instructing them to take this down."

Mately got the message loud and clear -- it's removed all Bert and Ernie images from its site and says there was no intent to "tarnish the Sesame Street brand."

Sex keeps getting the famous roommies in trouble. A few years ago "Sesame Street" had to squash rumors about Bert and Ernie being gay. The 'Street' clarified ... they're puppets and don't have a sexual orientation.

This post was brought to you by the letters C and D (cease and desist).

In other news...

MORTIFIED! 'Dancing With The Stars' Contestant Suffers Live TV Outfit Malfunction -- We Would DIE!

"Dancing with the Stars" viewers got an EYEFUL during Monday night's live show... EEK!

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Zendaya I Was On Music Video Set 'Lemonade' Was No Shock to Jay Z

5/3/2016 12:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Zendaya dropped a huge hint Jay Z was totally on board with Beyonce airing the couple's alleged dirty laundry on "Lemonade." 

We just got her at LAX and asked her about her time with Bey, shooting a cameo for the "Lemonade" HBO special. Zendaya says Jay absolutely paid a visit to the set to see his wife.

As for any drama? Check out Zendaya's take on what she saw. Looks like she's confirming what we already knew -- Jay & Bey are passionate about driving album sales.

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'L.A. Law' Star Corbin Bernsen Moving In, Moving Out ... Unloading House for $1.5 Mil

5/3/2016 1:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0503_corbin_bernsen_amanda_pays_house_launchCorbin Bernsen and his actress wife, Amanda Pays, clearly aren't nesters ... 'cause they're putting their Sherman Oaks home on the market less than a year after buying it.

Amanda and Corbin -- best known for "L.A. Law" and the 'Major League' movies -- bought the mid-century crib for $1.275 million in August, and are now listing it for $1.549 million with their realtor, Max Nelson.

The classically restored pad has 2,400 square feet in an open-floor concept ... featuring exposed beams and brick. The 3 bedroom, 4 bath house also has great vistas on the Valley.

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Prince Emergency Call to Home Over Cocaine Use

5/3/2016 8:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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502-prince-getty-07Someone made an urgent call to the Carver County Sheriff's Dept. asking for help, because "the caller is concerned about Prince's cocaine habits."

The call came in June 20, 2011 ... this according to records just released by the Sheriff's Dept.

According to records, the caller said Prince had told her the year before in Germany that he "cannot control his habit."  

Sheriff's personnel discussed the matter after the caller hung up, and then called the woman back. They told her the information was stale since it was a year old and since there was no proof Prince was in immediate danger they closed the case. 

There's another record of an emergency call in the just released docs. In October 2013, a call came in for a 53-year-old male who was "dehydrated." He was transported to a medical center. 

And in the records that were just released, it mentions that someone called April 21st, just after the singer died, saying she has a 17-year-old son who was fathered by Prince and she wanted him to attend the funeral.

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In other news...

AWW! Olivia Munn & Aaron Rodgers Big Adoption News!

This is too cute for words --- Welcome to the family, Frankie Rodgers! See the adorable pic!

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Dana Stubblefield Wife Filed for Divorce After Alleged Rape

5/3/2016 11:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dana Stubblefield was married at the time of his sexual encounter with a babysitter -- but his wife has since filed for divorce ... TMZ Sports has learned.

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Madonna & French Montana Met Gala Turn Up ... In Ya Mouth!

5/3/2016 9:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

French Montana and Diplo got the real show AFTER the Met Gala -- courtesy of Madonna. And her mouth.

Just check out the video from inside the after-party at Up&Down nightclub.

57 and still gettin' it! This woulda been a much better show, Down Under.

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In other news...

Kate Hudson's SEXY & 'CHEEKY' Bikini Pic Will Wake You Right Up

Kate Hudson just shared a RIDICULOUSLY SEXY side of her you've never seen -- rocks TINY pink barely-there bikini for a CRAZY girls Vegas trip

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Dana Stubblefield's Lawyer Accuser Is Not Mentally Disabled ... We Can Prove It

5/3/2016 9:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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9:52 AM PST -- Dana Stubblefield has addressed the media -- and adamantly denied raping the woman ... saying, "I am completely innocent of all these allegations."

He continued, "This is an issue that is very close to me. One of my primary charities is Special Olympics, something that is true and dear to my heart. That is why these allegations hurt me so badly. I'm not a perfect man, however these allegations coming against me coming a year after a consensual encounter with another woman are all totally false."

"I will defend myself with all of my strength." 

Stubblefield's attorney says the ex-NFL star was arrested in front of his children's school Monday in front of his children. The attorney says the arrest was part of a plan to humiliate Stubblefield and sensationalize the case. 

Stubblefield's attorney has implied the D.A. waited more than a year to charge Stubblefield because he wants to run for Attorney General of California and wanted the case to be closer to the election. 

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Dana Stubblefield's attorney says the woman accusing him of rape is NOT mentally disabled and absolutely has the ability to give consent to sex ... and he says they can prove it. 

As we previously reported, prosecutors say the accuser has a "mental disorder and developmental and physical disability" which prevents her from being able to give legal consent to sex. 

Stubblefield was even charged with rape with someone incapable of giving consent. 

But we spoke with Ken Rosenfeld who tells us ... it's just not true. 

In fact, Rosenfeld says the woman has a criminal history and has accepted plea deals in the past -- and judges wouldn't have let a mentally disabled person do that.

Rosenfeld says the woman also ran an Avon business in the past -- further proving she's a competent person. 

Rosenfeld says the district attorney is claiming the woman has a speech impediment -- which they are considering a mental disability. Rosenfeld says it's pure BS. 

Stubblefield's attorney is about to address the media any minute -- we're livestreaming. 

50 Cent Autistic Airport Worker Lawyers Up Wants $1 Mil For Bullying

5/3/2016 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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50 Cent has new legal trouble after taunting a 19-year-old man who turned out to be autistic -- TMZ has learned his family is strongly considering a lawsuit.

Andrew Farrell was just doing his job as a janitor at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport when 50 Cent appeared to randomly single him out on video ... accusing him of being high at work. Fiddy posted the video on Twitter.

Ken Kramer, Andrew's stepdad, tells us Andrew suffers from autism and Asperger's syndrome. He also has a hearing condition which forces him to wear a hearing aid.

Ken says Andrew has never smoked or had a sip of alcohol in his life. He says Andrew has severe social anxiety, and that's why he ignored 50 -- he also doesn't know who the rapper is.

Ken says the family has lawyered up, and the only thing stopping them from suing immediately is concern about stiff attorney fees. He says they'd be willing to forget the whole thing, IF 50 Cent donates $1 million to Andrew's GoFundMe page, and makes a face-to-face apology.

They might want to research 50's finances. 

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