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Bobby Brown

Family Shooting Reality Show

During Bobbi Kristina Crisis

26 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Bobby Brown
's family is grieving over the dire circumstances surrounding Bobbi Kristina ... and we've learned they're also shooting a reality show.

Sources connected with the production tell TMZ ... Bobby's 2 sisters, brother and their kids are shooting the show about their lives, and part of it will chronicle Bobbi Kristina fighting for her life.

Bobby's lawyer tells TMZ his client will NOT appear on the show.

Bobby's sisters have a history. Leolah is the one who went on the record blaming Ray J for Whitney Houston's death, claiming he fatally fueled her cocaine habit.

Tina is the one who did a sit-down interview and claimed she did crack with Whitney. Tina and Shayne are also the ones who fought at a hotel near the hospital. She hit her son Shayne with a bottle. It's unclear if that will be on the show.

It appears that they have not shot video in the hospital, but we're told they have regular debriefs at home on camera where they talk about the tragedy.

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Kim Kardashian

Nabs Huge Pianist

To Achieve Musical Dream

36 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0224_kim_kardashian_piano_tmz_compositeKim Kardashian's hasn't tried to impress a pianist this much since ... well, ever ... because she's taking lessons from a classically trained musician -- and no, she's not only playing the black keys.

Kardashian family sources tell TMZ ... Kim recently reached out to classical pianist Oksana Kolesnikova after a recommendation from no less an authority than Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. We're told Kim's been laser focused on her lessons with Oksana. 

You might think Kanye West is her musical inspiration -- but we're told Kim's interest in piano goes back to watching her father play when she was a child. She also played violin in grade school, and plans to pick that up again ... since Kourtney just gave her one for Christmas. 

Kim could make her debut in May -- Oksana tells us she's invited her to perform at a recital where her students show off their skills. We're told Kim has a special song planned to surprise her family.

Kim Kardashian tickling ivories ... imagine that.

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Steve Francis

VIOLENT CHAIN SNATCHING

At Houston Rap Show [Video]

41 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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NBA legend Steve Francis was the victim of a violent chain snatching at a rap show in Houston this weekend ... and TMZ Sports has footage of the brazen attack. 

The 38-year-old, 3-time NBA All-Star was onstage with the Sauce Twinz -- a Houston rap duo -- when someone crept up on the unsuspecting Francis and tried to rip his gold chain right off his neck. 

Problem is ... the chain didn't pop -- and Francis was dragged down to the floor where the culprit continued to yank on the necklace while the discombobulated NBA star tried to figure out what was going on. 

Sources tell us the guy ended up removing the chain from Francis and booked it. 

We're also told police were NOT called to the scene. 

As for the perp, no word on his ID -- or if he's connected to the Sauce Twinz. 

We reached out to Francis and the Twinz for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Ex-NFL Player

I'd Crush Ronda Rousey In MMA

'She Wouldn't Stand a Chance'

3/2/2015 8:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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030215_jesse_holley_launchA former NFL player says he's found the ONE person who could beat Ronda Rousey in an MMA fight -- himself -- saying if the two got in the octagon, Rousey wouldn't stand a chance!!!

The man talking the smack is Jesse Holley -- who played WR for the Dallas Cowboys after winning a tryout with the team on Michael Irvin's 2009 reality show "4th and Long."

Holley -- who's 6'3", 215 pounds -- was on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas this morning ... when the gang began questioning if ANYONE will ever defeat the greatest female fighter in UFC history.

That's when Holley suggested ... himself. 

Holley says if he had 8 weeks to train ... he's 100% confident he'd squish her like a bug.

FYI -- Cat Zingano was also 100% confident ... and we all know how that went. 

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DJ Khaled

All He Does Is Stiff

... Sued By Jeweler

46 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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DJ Khaled was slapped with a lawsuit by a NY jeweler who says the rapper ordered a ton of bling, but refused to pay for a thing -- and is now more than $100,000 in the red.

According to legal docs obtained by TMZ ... Khaled got 2 Rolex watches, a custom made diamond chain, a pair of diamond earrings, and a 4 carat diamond ring from Rafaello & Company in 2012.

R&C says it had a written agreement with Khaled that gave him 15 days to check out any jewelry the company sent him. The deal was ... if he liked the goods, he would pay -- and if not, send 'em back.

But in the lawsuit, R&C says Khaled did neither -- keeping the watches, chain, earrings and ring ... and never paid a dime for them when he was billed. 

We reached out to Khaled's rep, and so far no word back -- but as his biggest hit says ... "Got money on my mind, I can't never get enough." 

Disney Star

Sues Dad for Unger Games

He Blew My Cash On His GF

56 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0302-billy-unger-tmz-01The star of Disney's "Lab Rats" ... Billy Unger got fleeced by his own dad/manager, who used the cash to impress a chick ... according to a lawsuit filed by Billy.

In the docs ... Billy says his popager William Unger mishandled nearly $400K of his earnings last year. He also says his dad was gouging him for a 33.3% commission ... when the industry standard is between 10% and 20%.

Billy says his dad even siphoned away $120K to whisk away his GF on lavish vacations, and bankroll her living expenses. And it gets worse -- in the suit, Billy says his dad "despicably" took out a $1 million life insurance policy on him, and made himself the sole beneficiary. 

Billy's asking a judge to order his dad to repay the missing money, plus damages.

We've reached out to William Unger, but so far no response.

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Wiz Khalifa

Shots Fired at Amber ...

'These Hos Are For Everybody'

3/2/2015 6:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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030215_wiz_khalifa_launchWiz Khalifa just turned up the heat in his custody war with Amber Rose by dropping a verse that takes several direct shots at her ... or at least it sounds that way.

Wiz laid down the rhymes for a track with Juicy J, called "For Everybody" -- and on the song there are more than a few hints that point toward Amber being the inspiration.

Just a few of the gems:

- "Man, I fell in love with a stripper, funny thing is I fell back out of love quicker."

- "Bottles be turning these girls into thots, Instagram turning these wives into hos."

- "You all 'bout that money, that s**t that I throw. Just make sure you clean off that pole." 

There are many more ... give it a listen.

And if Amber's ears aren't already burning, there's this: The track was posted with a photo of Wiz and Juicy ... from Wiz and Amber's wedding.

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Lupita Nyong'o

Back to the Hotel

For Phony Gown[TMZ TV]

3/2/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The heist of Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar dress went oh so wrong'o for the thief ... he decided to return the stolen goods -- but not before calling our newsroom with an explanation. Turns out it's hard to get rich fencing a pearl gown made of fake pearls!

And you thought it was just the boobs, butts, faces, and people that were phony in Hollywood.

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Piers Morgan

I've Known Lupita's Dress Was Fake ...

Since Oscar Night!!

3/2/2015 4:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

030215_pierce_morgan_launch_v2It didn't take a fashion expert to know Lupita Nyong'o's stolen "pearl" dress was fake -- since Piers Morgan claims he knew it was bogus the second he saw it on Oscar night.

We got Morgan in NYC Monday ... and he says he rubbed elbows with the Oscar winner at the Vanity Fair party, and was close to enough to realize the gown was all smoke and mirrors. Watch him explain why it fooled people without his keen eye.

As for the theft of the dress originally believed to be worth over $150K ... well he only sees one loser in all of this.

We'll hand it to Piers ... his take on the heist is entertaining, but it might be slightly off -- since it turns out Lupita attended the VF bash in a different gown ... a slinky gold number.

Who knows? Maybe this one was really blue and black.

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CeeLo Green

Emotional and Humble with Homeless Vets

3/2/2015 2:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0302-cee-lo-green-court-TMZ-01CeeLo Green is getting the equivalent of straight As in his efforts to complete his court-ordered community service -- in other words ... he's the anti-Lohan.  

CeeLo was sentenced to 3 years probation and 360 hours of community service following his no contest plea to furnishing ecstasy to a woman he was on a date with back in 2012 -- and TMZ just obtained his latest report from his probation officer.

He's completed 151 hours of community service, and 31 hours of individual drug and alcohol therapy. According to the therapist ... CeeLo sometimes gets emotional when discussing the work he's done with homeless veterans living on L.A.'s Skid Row.

CeeLo was in court Monday for a progress hearing, and since he's been doing so well ... he was informed he would not have to attend any future hearings.  

The therapist also says he shows "genuine humbleness" whenever she asks him about his work on a new album ... which does NOT count toward his community service hours.

That's not always clear to some celebs. 

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Sylvester Stallone

Busts Up Brawl

On Set of 'Creed'

3/2/2015 1:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0302-sylvester-stallone-rocky-7-tmz-01Rocky's not taking any mess on his set -- Sylvester Stallone had to bust up a very real brawl during filming of the latest Rocky flick, "Creed" ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to production say things went ballistic in Aston, PA Monday when boxer/actor Tony Bellew -- who's playing "Pretty" Ricky -- dove out of the boxing ring, mid-scene, and began unloading on the guy playing his corner coach. It was NOT part of the scene.

Sly still has the eye of the tiger -- we're told the fight was broken up when he, and a few others, jumped in to pull the men apart.

It's not clear what prompted the fight, but we're told security threw everyone out. Unclear at this point, if anyone plans to press charges.update_graphic_red_bar2:10 PM PT -- A rep for the studio behind the movie tells us the incident never got physical.Multiple witnesses on the set tell us otherwise. 

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'Point Break' Actor

Arrested For Gunplay

3/2/2015 2:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

John Philbin Arrested"Point Break" actor John Philbin was arrested Saturday after a domestic incident with his girlfriend that allegedly ended with him going for a gun.

Law enforcement sources tell us officers were dispatched to Philbin's L.A. home after they got a call that he and his GF were having a loud, heated argument.

When officers arrived ... they were told Philbin had been waving around a gun, and stepped outside his home with the firearm. We're told a neighbor eventually convinced him to hand over the weapon, and then he took a walk. 

When Philbin returned home cops arrested and booked him for brandishing a gun.

He's still in custody.

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Suge Knight

Hospitalized Again ...

I'm Going Blind

3/2/2015 1:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0302-suge-knight-Getty-01Suge Knight says he's going blind from lack of medical care behind bars ... and he had to be hospitalized again.

Knight reportedly spoke on his own behalf Monday in court -- after he fired the lawyers handling his case -- and said he was receiving inadequate treatment in jail. Moments later he was taken to the hospital.

Sources tell us a doctor informed the rap mogul on Friday his eyesight was getting really bad. Suge reportedly shared that info in court before he was hospitalized.

As we previously reported ... Suge was taken to the hospital for a panic attack following a court appearance last month.  A few weeks later he missed one altogether after he was rushed to the hospital for injuries related to his shooting last summer.

Suge has been in jail since January when he was arrested for backing up his truck over two men ... one of whom died.

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