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One Direction

We're Still Chatting Up Zayn

But Planning for Foursome

21 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0401-one-direction-getty-01Four is the magic number for One Direction, because the band has no plans to add a fifth member following the Earth-shattering departure of Zayn Malik.

Sources close to Simon Cowell and the record label tell TMZ ... the band is moving forward with recording their new album sans Malik. As for eventually finding a replacement -- we're told there's "absolutely zero" talk of that.

That being said ... we're told the remaining 1Ders are still talking to Zayn regularly, and the band completely respects his decision to bolt.  

One Direction played its first Zayn-less show in South Africa earlier this week. They tour Europe in June before hitting the U.S. in July.

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Cynthia Lennon

First Beatles Wife Dies from Cancer

4/1/2015 8:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0401-john-cynthia-getty-02John Lennon's first wife Cynthia Lennon ... died at home in Spain after a short battle with cancer. She was 75.

Cynthia and John got married in 1962 .. while she was pregnant -- and she gave birth to Julian Lennon in 1963. He is her only child, and was by her side at her house in Mallorca when she passed away on Wednesday.

Julian posted a pic of his mom with the caption, "You are so beautiful." 

0401-julian-fb-post-facebookJohn and Cynthia divorced in 1968, but she went on to marry 3 more times.

John was the only Beatle who had tied the knot when they first hit it big. In fact, during their famous "Ed Sullivan Show" debut they put up a graphic saying, "Sorry girls, he's married."

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Andrew Getty

Stomach Issues May Have Triggered Death

4/1/2015 8:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0330-andrew-getty-facebook-4Andrew Getty -- the grandson of J. Paul Getty -- was having severe stomach problems and had an appointment to see a doctor, which unfortunately came a day too late. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ  ... Getty was taking meds for his stomach issues and was supposed to see a doctor Wednesday. TMZ broke the story, he was found dead in his L.A. home with blood apparent in the rectal area. 

Our sources say Getty was found lying on his side, in between his bathroom and hallway. They believe he was trying to make it to the bathroom when he collapsed and died.

Our sources say they believe Getty's ex-girlfriend came to his home and found him on the floor.

We're told the ex-GF told her parents over the weekend she was worried about Getty because he was in pain and was having painful bowel movements. She said she was trying to convince him to see a doctor.

As we reported, the ex-girlfriend was detained by cops, who initially believed Getty died under suspicious circumstances. Authorities now believe his death was either natural or accidental. They are doing toxicology tests to determine if drugs played a part. 

As for the ex-girlfriend, we're told cops placed her on yet another 5150 psychiatric hold late Tuesday.

As for what the 47-year-old Getty did for a living ... we're told he was a horror movie buff, and was in the process of shooting a horror flick. Authorities found props strewn around the dining room and other parts of the home, such as a mechanical arm and something that resembled a beast with 5 fingers.

Tyga

Sneaker Release Party RUINED

By Sneaky Process Server

4/1/2015 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bad news/good news for Tyga -- he got served with legal papers during his big sneaker unveiling Tuesday night, but the guy who served him bought two pair!

Tyga was hit while revealing his new kicks for L.A. Gear at Shiekh Shoes in Hollywood.

You gotta give the process server credit ... he stood in line for more than two hours, bought two pairs of kicks at $120 a pop, had them autographed ... and that's when he hit Tyga with the papers. To add insult to injury ... the guy even got a pic with Tyga!

The process server wouldn't get into what the papers were for, just saying that apparently Tyga owes someone money.

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Adam Levine's Wife

Gets Cheeky

With Tommy Hilfiger

4/1/2015 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0401-behati-prinsloo-akmgsiTommy Hilfiger missed out on the best moment at his own store opening in Paris on Tuesday night ... the exposed backside of Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo.

Prinsloo (who is married to Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine) was the unwitting victim of a gust of wind while walking the red carpet with Tommy and his wife, Dee. 

Shout out to Dee ... who's also a smoke show, but prepped by wearing pants.

Wind blowing up the skirt of a hot woman -- proof there is a higher power. 

Terrence Howard

My Ex-Wife Blackmailed Me

With Naked Pics and Videos

4/1/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Terrence Howard is preparing to do battle with ex-wife Michelle ... trying to put a quick end to her spousal support because she allegedly blackmailed him with pics and videos he feared would ruin his career.

Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ ... Terrence will likely make a formal legal claim in April, alleging he gave Michelle a ridiculously rich spousal support deal because she was threatening him with various photos and videos.

We're told one of the pics shows Terrence in the shower, but there are many others.

The "Empire" star and lawyer Brian Kramer claim all Michelle was really entitled to was half-a-year's worth of spousal support, since the marriage lasted 1 year and the standard is to limit such support to half the time of the marriage. She got 5 years worth of support, which he says is evidence of blackmail.

We contacted Michelle's people ... so far no response.

  
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Wale

THE WWE BLACKBALLED ME

... Asks For 2nd Chance!

4/1/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Rap superstar Wale believes he's been "blackballed" by the WWE over an incident last year -- but he's begging the organization for a 2nd chance ... and tells TMZ Sports he's willing to do anything to bury the hatchet. 

Wale believes he's been on Vince McMahon's bad side ever since he got into a fight with another fan at "Monday Night Raw" back in March 2014 ... a fight first reported by TMZ Sports

But Wale -- who's a HUUUUUGE wrestling fanatic -- says the friction between himself and the WWE is killing him ... and he wants to make things right. 

Wale says he has nothing but respect for Vince, Triple H and the rest of the gang -- and says he wants an internship with WWE to learn from the best in the business. 

"I think me and Triple H should talk ... I think we could help each other." 

Stay tuned ... 

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Joni Mitchell

Legendary Singer Hospitalized

3/31/2015 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0331-joni-mitchell-getty-01update_graphic_red_bar3:00 AM PT -- Joni is still in intensive care, but her people say she is "awake and in good spirits." We've learned she had a surgical procedure some time after arriving at the hospital on Tuesday.update_grey_gray_barSinger-songwriter Joni Mitchell -- who's synonymous with the Woodstock generation -- was rushed to a hospital after a 911 call from her home Tuesday.

Sources tell us paramedics went to 71-year-old Mitchell's Los Angeles home around 2:30 PM. We're told the 911 call was for an unconscious female, but she was alert on the way to the hospital.

Mitchell was in intensive care late Tuesday. It's unclear what prompted the medical emergency, but it appears to be quite serious.

We've put in several calls to Joni's rep ... but haven't heard back.

Mitchell's best known for her hit, "Big Yellow Taxi" ... which the Counting Crows famously covered in 2002. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

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'Dance Moms' Star Abby Lee Miller

Goodbye, PA ...

Hello, LA!!!

4/1/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Dance Moms Abby Lee Miller Los Angeles"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller is bringing her east coast, in-your-face style to the west coast ... and setting up shop in L.A. ... and we're guessing some thirsty L.A. moms and their daughters will be standing in a long line.

According to our sources, Miller is opening up a branch of her dance studios in Santa Monica, which will be known as ALDC LA (Abby Lee Dance Company Los Angeles). Our sources say Miller is renting an apartment nearby. 

We're told Miller is working in the same studio where "Dancing With The Stars" rehearses while she waits for her new space to be renovated. 

Miller's L.A. victims will appear on her show. We're guessing there will be a fresh look of plastic ... among the moms.

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Andrew Getty

J. Paul Getty Grandson Dead from Trauma

Ex-Girlfriend Detained

3/31/2015 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0330_Andrew-Getty_FACEBOOKupdate_graphic_red_bar9:45 PM PT -- The L.A. County Coroner says Getty was "not feeling well" over the last couple of months, and had a doctor's appointment scheduled for Wednesday. The Coroner would not elaborate on what, if anything, was bothering Getty.

He added ... prescription meds were found on scene, but it was unclear if Getty had taken any of them.update_grey_gray_barThe grandson of J. Paul Getty was found dead Tuesday and TMZ has learned his ex-girlfriend is currently being detained as a possible witness/suspect. Cops tell us they are handling this as a death "under suspicious circumstances."

We're told he suffered a traumatic injury to the rectal area and paramedics found significant bleeding.

Andrew Getty was found in the bathroom of his L.A. home at around 2 PM. Law enforcement sources tell us the ex-GF called 911 to report cardiac arrest. 

Our sources say Andrew and his ex-girlfriend have a storied history with the LAPD. Cops have been to his residence 31 times, mostly for domestic disturbances. Our sources say they have both frequently been under the influence of drugs during the police visits. 

We're told the drugs cops found in the past were prescriptions.  

As for their relationship, we're told he has a restraining order against her and she has been placed under a 5150 psychiatric hold in the past, after injuring cops when they responded to the house. We're also told she's allegedly broken into Andrew's house on numerous occasions. 

Andrew's dad, Gordon Getty, is one of the richest men in the U.S. Forbes put Gordon's wealth at $2.1 billion ... the family was listed as the 54th richest ... worth an estimated $5 billion.

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Lil Wayne

Plus Brand New Caddy ...

Ballin' 16th for 'Hip Hop' Prince

4/1/2015 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Hip-hop superstars Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and Rich Homie Quan were the icing on the cake for a 16- year-old kid's $150,000 birthday party -- and the guest of honor arrived by chopper!

The lucky kid was KJ Jr. -- son of "Hip Hop Since 1978" founder Kyambo Joshua -- and since Dad rolls with the likes of Jay Z and Kayne West on the reg ... it makes sense the Atlanta bash went down in a huge hangar.

As if shout-outs from Weezy, Lil Boosie, MonicaYo Gotti and a YG performance wasn't enough -- the kid got a 2015 Cadillac Escalade!

Right now it's a toss up for "Ballingest Party of the Year" -- KJ Jr.'s 16th or Snoop Dogg's 18th for his son -- but KJ flying in on a helicopter is a damn good tie-breaker. 

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'Heroes' Actress Brea Grant

Can't Catch Me Creep ...

Obsessed Fan Put In Check

4/1/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Brea Grant Restraining OrderFormer "Heroes" actress Brea Grant channeled her super sonic character to evade the man who chased her down a street ... and a court has just granted her a restraining order.

According to the docs ... Grant -- who played the speedy Daphne Millbrook -- got a judge to slap a restraining order on the complete stranger she claims tried to barge his way into the home she shares with boyfriend Kevin Pereira and screamed he loved her on the front lawn.

Grant says she even called the cops twice on the guy back in November after he chased her to her car and down a city street.

The man is ordered to stay 100 yards away from both Grant and Pereira

He better learn fast.

'DWTS' Mark Ballas

No Longer Adores His Penthouse View

4/1/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0327_mark_ballas_home_launch"Dancing With the Stars" pro Mark Ballas' latest move is called packing -- he's leaving his primo penthouse overlooking L.A.'s Miracle Mile ... and hoping to make a bundle.

Our real estate sources tell us he's selling his 3-bed, 3-bath, 1410 sq. ft. loft for $800k ... and looking for a place with a way bigger dance floor. Dude needs more space to jitterbug.

Ballas snagged the place 5 years ago for $679k ... so he won't be walking away empty-handed, if his realtor Andrew Gulyas can get his asking price.

As for where Mark's heading -- we're told he's looking all over L.A., but definitely wants a house instead of a condo.

They grow up so fast.

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