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Chris Brown & Karrueche

Working It Out

After Nightclub Sweet-Talking Session

12/27/2014 3:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1227-chris-brown-karrueche-tmz-01Like a cheesy holiday romantic comedy ... Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran flipped their relationship back to "on" -- all because of a run-in on the eve of Christmas Eve.

Sources close to the couple tell us Chris had been trying to reconnect with Karrueche following their nasty public break-up ... but KT wasn't having it until Tuesday night at Playhouse.

We're told they chatted politely inside the nightclub until Chris asked her to go somewhere more private to talk about giving the couples thing another shot.

Karrueche agreed ... and we actually shot them on the way out of the club to go have that convo.

The final nail in the coffin came Thursday when they went to Sean Kingston's "Christmas with the Kingston's" party -- together. Based on this photo ... the talk went well. Again.

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Jessica Alba

Sorry 'Honey' ...

No Suit For You

12 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jessica Alba Honey Lawsuit

You can't take anything away from Jessica Alba ... not even her critically panned movie 'Honey' -- the courts have dismissed the Bronx b-girl's lawsuit claiming Universal jacked her life story.

As we first reported ... hip-hop dancer/teacher Honey Rockwell sued the studio for millions, saying she never gave them permission to make the movie that mirrors her life. She claims she busted out the "Honey" stage name more than 20 years ago ... way before its release.

But a judge decided her claims came too little too late and says the studio was protected by the First Amendment -- that means, no matter how bad it was, the movie was artistic expression. 

Rockwell says she couldn't file sooner because she wasn't familiar with the film industry and didn't know who to sue ... the court said that's no excuse and decided she also doesn't own any rights to the name.

Alba's piece of crap is safe.

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Celebrity Scramble

GUESS WHO!

22 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

1230_celeb_scramble_post_launchThis red haired hottie was given a one-of-a-kind warp ... but can you tell the famous face behind the liquified layer?

Dustin Diamond

Cops Want Alleged Stabbing Video ...

But It's Shaky

12/27/2014 9:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1227-dustin-diamond-port-washingtion-pd-TMZ-01Police in Wisconsin are on the hunt for video that would prove "Saved By the Bell" star Dustin Diamond stabbed someone ... starting with surveillance footage from the scene of the crime.

Grand Avenue Saloon owner Randy Buser tells us he was contacted Friday evening by authorities looking to review the bar's video footage ... and they agreed to meet today.

Law enforcement officials tell us they requested the video to see if Screech was the stabber ... and to figure out what everyone's involvement in the brawl was.

However, the bar owner tells us the cops should lower their expectations -- he says his surveillance footage is very jumpy. 

Diamond's still in jail ... waiting for someone to post his $10,000 bail.

Michael Phelps

Jingle Balls

12/27/2014 8:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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No pants? No problem.

Michael Phelps -- who just finished up a stint at a rehab center -- brought a 6-pack to Christmas.

The Olympic swimmer and his girlfriend Nicole Johnson (Miss California 2010) spent the holiday together ... along with some friends and posed for a hilarious pic.

Phelps posted the pic on Instagram and wrote, "Yep.... I forgot my pjs for the pjs party .... Oops."

Phelps and Johnson have been on and off for years ... but it's pretty obvious they're back on now.

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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Mark Wahlberg

My Wife's a

Beach Bum

12/27/2014 8:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1227-mark-wahlberg-wife-butt-AKMGSI-01Mark Wahlberg was caught swimming with a floatie this week in Barbados ... and by that, we mean his wife Rhea Durham's beautiful ass.

Ya couldn't blame Mark for having a funky bunch in his pants. Feel the vibration.

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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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'Homeland'

Pakistan Is Pissed ...

Don't Give Us Kim Jong-Un Treatment

12/27/2014 8:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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"Homeland" writers gave Pakistan and its leaders the same treatment Seth Rogen gave North Korea and Kim Jong-Un -- minus the assassination -- and Pakistani officials are enraged.

Showtime's hit series just wrapped it's 4th season ... which was all about Claire Danes CIA character battling a Taliban terrorist in Islamabad, Pakistan. All kinds of disasters happen (we won't spoil it, if you're gonna binge watch) ... including double-crosses from Pakistani politicians and military officials.

Now, a Pakistani embassy official is blasting the show, telling the NY Post ... "Homeland" makes it look like Pakistan, a longtime U.S. ally ... is embracing dictators and terrorists.

The rep also bitched about scenery ... saying Islamabad has beautiful mountains and greenery, but on "Homeland" it's a "war zone where shootouts and bombs go off with dead bodies scattered around. Nothing is further from the truth.”

At least they didn't compare our president to a primate. 

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
breaking news

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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.

'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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Rohan Chand
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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