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Sony

Salary Leaks Causing Chaos

In Negotiating Contracts

12/27/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Sony Salary Leaks
The Sony hacking has made negotiating contracts with stars and suits almost impossible ... TMZ has learned.

Sony and other industry sources tell us ... the salary leaks have triggered intense anger ... especially with execs who think they've been screwed because the guy in the next office has a sweeter deal.

We're told some execs are furious at the bonus structure they got, because they believed they were top of the heap when they weren't. One source said some contracts have already come up for renewal and "Sony's getting nailed to the wall." 

Same principle applies to movie and TV stars, who now have comps to use against the studio.

Several agents and entertainment lawyers tell TMZ ... they feel totally comfortable using the salary comps, but one Sony exec thinks it's shameful for reps to use stolen information in negotiations.

Here's how bad it's gotten. Sony's files have been wiped clean, and we're told the studio is now calling agents and lawyers who represent Sony big wigs, asking them to make copies of deals and proposed contracts that they can send back.

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Stars and Scars

You Be the Judge

12/27/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" parody with Michael Brown lyrics is really shocking ... we couldn't believe the song when we got it. And Sony is still in freefall. So we gotta ask ...

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Chris Brown

Doing Couples Stuff ...

It's a Bitch

12/27/2014 6:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1227-chris-brown-karrueche-dog-christmas-AKMGSI-01Chris Brown may be out of the dog house with Karrueche Tran ... but now he's stuck dragging her new pooch everywhere -- meaning he's officially back to boyfriend duties.

The on-again/off-again couple hit up Nike Town in Beverly Hills on Friday while parading the dog Chris apparently bought her for Christmas -- but did not flash any new rocks.

Remember, on Christmas Karrueche posted what looked like an engagement ring -- but that's highly unlikely since it was on the wrong hand in the Insta pic (which she's now deleted)-- AND she didn't flaunt it for cameras yesterday. 

So, the only remaining question -- who picks up the poop?

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Kim Jong-Un

'Monkey' Obama Jacked Our Internet

12/27/2014 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kim Jong-Un's mouthpiece called President Barack Obama a "monkey" for forcing Sony to release "The Interview" -- and for pulling off a cyber counter attack on North Korea. 

A rep for Kim's National Defense Commission resorted to 4th grade name calling in an angry statement about the the movie coming out ... saying, "Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest."

N. Korea denies involvement in the Sony hack, but believes its own recent Internet outage was the work of big wigs in Washington, DC looking to retaliate. 

The statement also threatens unspecified consequences against America.

'All Blacks' Rugby Star

My Porn Star Ex-GF

... Is a Hall of Famer!

12/25/2014 8:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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She famously dated one of the best rugby players in the world ... and now porn star Kaylani Lei is finally becoming a Hall of Famer in her own right ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Lei made international headlines back in 2005 when she hooked up with New Zealand All-Blacks superstar Byron Kelleher after reportedly meeting the guy at Hedonism sex resort in Jamaica. 

In fact, one major British paper called them the raunchy version of Posh and Becks ... until they broke up in 2006. 

After their relationship fizzled, Byron (now 38 years old) reportedly dated Princess Charlene of Monaco. He's now engaged to a hot European model Lilly de Vellis

As for Kaylani -- who starred in classics like "Count Rakula," "Asian Fever 11" and "Yum Yum Dim Sum" -- she went on to win multiple XXX awards .... including Starlet of the Year (2005), Comeback of the Year (2008) and Best Group Sex Scene (2010). 

Now, she's been selected for the AVN Hall of Fame ... and will be inducted with the 2015 class during the AVN Awards in January. 

Congrats.

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'Real Housewives' Star

Sued By Spa

Shiatsu You!

12/27/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1223-marisa-zanuck-getty-01A key player on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" not only shattered the tranquility of a spa, she downright broke it ... this according to a crazy new lawsuit.

Marisa Zanuck runs a real estate company in Bev Hills, which is located next door to Vida Emanuel European Day Spa, which prides itself on a total zen experience.  

Marisa -- always one to impress -- decided she needed to spruce up her offices, so a construction crew came in at 9AM and the soothing Enya soundtrack was overpowered by jackhammers.  

The spa owner says it was like a war scene ... pieces of her wall crumbled, light fixtures fell off the wall, bottles of fancy oil crashed to the ground ... it was a disaster.

She complained 3 times ... to no avail, and says she was left with no choice but to scream through the broken walls at the workers.

The spa is suing Marisa for thousands of dollars in damages.

And that's not a happy ending.

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In other news...

Drew Barrymore's Daughter Looks EXACTLY Like Her!

Drew Barrymore was spotted out and about with her two daughters and ... DAMN does her oldest look exactly like her!
 

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'Jungle Book' Star Rohan Chand

Contract Full Of Options

And They're All Money

12/27/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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is about to star in Warner Bro's "Jungle Book: Origins" ... he's also poised like Shere Khan to jump a lot of tax brackets and become one very rich 10-year-old.

Producers are ready to make the next Mowgli a household name with $160K for his first film and a tree house full of future options ... they just need a judge to sign off on the contract because he's a minor ... and then it's the bling necessities.

The court docs show Chand's pay will double every time WB options another sequel, with the best case scenario ... more than $2.2M.

Makes you wanna be like him.

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What's The Big Frigin'

DIFFERENCE?!

12/27/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1230_frigin_difference_post_launchThere's more than just a famous face in these seemingly identical Hayden Christensen pictures ... We've buried some secret differences within them to rock your world!

**HINT -- There are THREE differences between the two photographes!** 

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Kim Kardashian

I'm Upset ...

Because I Can't Get Pregnant

12/26/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian Pregnancy Problems
Kim Kardashian is upset for a very good reason ... as hard as she's been trying, she can't get pregnant.

Kim has been very open with friends and family ... she and Kanye have been trying to have another baby for the last 9 months but nothing has worked. Kim has been to fertility doctors, but they've made it clear ... having another baby is a long shot.

Turns out North West was a miracle baby ... she had 3 specialists tell her she couldn't get pregnant before North was conceived.  

Kim and Kanye assumed the second baby would be easier since it worked once, but the doctors are telling her that's not the case.

We're told Kim is trying to reduce her stress and cut down on traveling ... per doctor's advice.

The pic was taken Tuesday in Bev Hills after visiting her doctor. We're told Kanye has been to almost every doctor's visit ... Kim goes once a month.

In other news...

Mindy Kaling Looks Nothing Like Herself Now

Mindy Kaling made one tiny adjustment to her face and now, you can't even tell it's her!


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Dustin Diamond

Screech Arrested

For Allegedly Stabbing Man With a Switchblade

12/26/2014 9:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dustin Diamond a.k.a. Screech is behind bars ... after he was arrested in Wisconsin for allegedly stabbing a man with a switchblade -- TMZ has learned.

The Port Washington Police Department says Diamond was arrested early Friday morning for possession of a switchblade, reckless endangerment and carrying a concealed weapon.

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Cops tell us Screech allegedly stabbed a guy after getting into an argument late Christmas evening that quickly escalated-- the bar owner says it was over pics they were taking of Diamond -- and then the actor bailed from the bar.

According to court docs ... the victim suffered a 1/2 inch wound under his armpit and bled heavily -- but he didn't notice it had even happened until moments later.

Officers located Dustin and his girlfriend in his car not long after ... and the knife was in his ride. Dustin's girlfriend was booked on a disorderly conduct charge.

Cops tell us the victim suffered non-life threatening wounds ... and he's already home recovering.

Diamond is claiming self defense ... saying he and his wife were attacked in the bar.  The actor appeared in court Friday morning and his bail was set at $10K.

We got video moments before the stabbing ... and you can clearly hear people freaking out.

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Justin Bieber

Look What Santa Gave Me!

12/26/2014 7:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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It doesn't matter if you're naughty or nice when you're worth an estimated $200,000,000 ... because Justin Bieber appears to have gifted himself a private jet for XMAS ... although it may not be exactly what it seems.

Justin posted the photos on Shots ... then captioned the pic, "New jet for Christmas, and she's beautiful."

Now let's deconstruct. A G6 goes for around $60M, give or take a few million. This one seems particularly tricked out, with at least 8 white leather seats, a large couch and a lounge.

Lots of celebs who do this purchase a part ownership ... like a time share. Justin could theoretically afford it, but it's a huge nut and $200M only goes so far, right?  

Either way ... undeniably awesome.

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In other news...

Nicki Minaj Channeled Olivia Pope In This Dress

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Kesha

Dr. Luke Says She Lied

To Save her Ass Over Sandy Hook

12/26/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Dr Luke Kesha Sandy Hook Shooting
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4:20 PM PST -- Kesha's lawyer Mark Geragos tells us ... "All these claims show is a predator attempting to deflect attention from the real facts -- that Kesha was mentally and sexually abused by Luke for years."

He adds, "All of Luke's recent filings bare no consequence in this case and are a sad attempt to paint Kesha -- his victim -- in a negative way."
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is keeping the heat on Kesha, saying he has more proof she's a liar ... and this time it involves the tragedy at Sandy Hook. 

Luke filed legal docs -- trying to discredit her claim that he drugged and raped her when she was 18. He says she flat-out lied when she told the public he forced her to sing "Die Young" to distance herself from the massacre. Luke says she also lied by saying he wrote the song.  

Luke claims Kesha "proudly, and truthfully" took credit for the lyrics before the Sandy Hook shootings.

He also put in the legal docs a story that has circulated ... that Kesha insinuated her dad was Mick Jagger. He says she knows that's a lie but it never stopped her.

And Luke isn't limiting his attack to lying ... he says she's a horrible person who once locked her mom out of a Vegas hotel room with no shoes and no money. Luke says, "Pebe was forced to wander the hotel's casino floor, begging for assistance."

Bruce Vilanch

Only 2 Black People Appear 'Into the Woods'

12/26/2014 7:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

122614_bruce_vilanch_launchBruce Vilanch has a fun game for moviegoers going to see "Into the Woods" this holiday weekend ... it's called find the black people -- and apparently, it ain't easy. 

Vilanch was heading out of Arclight in Hollywood and pointed out ... the movie is ethnically challenged.

Bruce muses ... you'd think no black people get lost in the woods -- except two women who appear in the background.

Guess that means not many people in the movie die.

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