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The Oscars Can the PWC Accountants Behind Best Pic Fail

3/1/2017 1:25 PM PST
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The PricewaterhouseCoopers employees who were responsible for the biggest Academy Awards flub of all time won't make the mistake again ... because they've been booted from working future Oscars.

The film academy president says Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz have been permanently relieved of their duties of handing out the award envelopes. As we reported ... Brian was the guy who handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope for Best Picture, possibly because he was distracted while tweeting like crazy.

Sources close to PWC tell us ... Brian and Martha are still keeping their jobs with the firm, and won't face any further punishment. We're told Brian and Martha are devastated over the screwup, but call it an "honest mistake."

Our sources also say Brian's use of social media was approved and actually encouraged by the Academy.


Ashley Graham Full Moon Rising

3/1/2017 1:47 PM PST

0301-ashley-graham-thong-baywatch-modeling-booty-photos-launchAshley Graham is the new lifeguarding sheriff in town, and she put her bare butt on display to prove it!

Ash was in Miami on Wednesday for what looks like a "Baywatch" themed photo shoot -- although that classic red swimsuit was totally overshadowed by her assets.

CPR anyone?

Rachel Dolezal My New Name's Pretty Nkechi

3/1/2017 1:32 PM PST


Rachel Dolezal -- the white former NAACP leader who believes she's black -- is doubling down with a legal name change to Nkechi Amare Diallo.

The 39-year-old filed to adopt the West African moniker in Washington State ... according to Daily Mail. Nkechi is short for Nkechinyere in the Nigerian language of Igbo, and translates to "gift of god."

Her new last name, Diallo, comes from the Fula people of West Africa and means "bold" ... which seems all too fitting for the artist formerly known as Rachel.

Nkechi maintains she still identifies as a black woman. Her baby boy's name already reflects that, and now hers does too.


Kodak Black Concerts Canceled Rapper Stuck In Jail

3/1/2017 12:13 PM PST


Kodak Black is going to be a no-show for his upcoming tour dates because he's stuck in jail.

We're told Kodak's Wednesday night concert at the PlayStation Theater in NYC has been postponed, while both Thursday's Philly show and his Saturday gig in Connecticut have been outright canceled. We're told his concert Friday in Rochester is at least postponed and possibly canceled.

Part of the problem is ... promoters have no idea when he's getting out. Kodak was thrown back in jail Tuesday for violating his house arrest.

He's in jail with no bond and his next court date isn't till March 10, so doesn't look like he's going anywhere till then.

Chris Brown Threatened To Shoot Up the Place Karrueche's BFF Claims

3/1/2017 11:34 AM PST

0301_chris_brown_j-ryan-lacour_tmz-2Chris Brown now has to stay away from his ex-GF Karrueche Tran's BFF too ... after the singer allegedly threatened to gun him down and sent gangsters after him. 

Joseph Ryan La Cour says he's been on the receiving end of Chris' rage because he stands up for Karrueche while she fights to keep Chris away from her.

In docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Joseph says Chris has been saying things like, no matter where they go "he will find us and shoot the place up."

Joseph gets specific ... pointing to an incident at Diddy's Super Bowl party -- in the docs, he says Chris got in his face and said, "it's 2017 ... Ima f*** you up every time I see you so you better get the f*** out of here before I lay your ass out."

At the same party, Joseph says Chris threw a drink at one of his friends and told her, "Move bitch, we aren't friends." It was right around the time of that party when Chris posted a video vowing that if he couldn't have a woman he wanted, then no one could.

Joseph also claims Chris sent guys after him ... and believes they have gang ties because they threw around the word "blood."

Chris has been ordered not to harass Joseph and to stay at least a football field away.

We've reached out to Chris' reps, so far no word back. 

Conrad Murray Disgraced Doc All Smiles at Carnival ... With His Hot GF

3/1/2017 11:11 AM PST

0301-conrad-murray-gardian-01Conrad Murray -- Michael Jackson's former doctor who went to jail for his death -- is now enjoying the finer things in life ... like dancing with his hot girlfriend at Carnival.

Conrad was raised in Trinidad so he's reveled in the festivities before, and his longtime lady, Nicole Alvarez, was by his side.

Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 and served 2 years, but still maintains his innocence ... telling us MJ's other docs were to blame.

T.I. & Tiny Divorce Dead in the Water ... For Now

3/1/2017 10:56 AM PST

0301_ti_tiny_tmz-2T.I. and Tiny are creeping closer to reconciliation -- or at least NO divorce status -- because she forgot to do one very important thing when divorcing someone.

A hearing in the divorce was scheduled Wednesday morning in Georgia, but TMZ has learned the matter was taken off calendar when the court discovered T.I. had never been served with divorce papers. Remember ... Tiny filed way back on Dec. 7.

It's not like she had trouble locating T.I. -- we know they've been together several times in recent months -- including the holiday season. He even admitted they did Valentine's Day together.

At this point, if Tiny wants to move forward, she'll have to file proof T.I. was served.

The lack of progress in court confirms what we've heard from sources close to the couple -- they're just nowhere near getting divorced.

Jessie James Decker A Little Bikini ... Needs A Lot Of Light

3/1/2017 11:18 AM PST

0228-jessie-james-decker-bikini-modeling-hot-photos-launch-2Jessie James Decker needs the best lighting possible to show off her awesome body in a bikini -- and while in Miami ... she got it.

Eric Decker's smokin' hot wife hit Miami beach Tuesday for a photo shoot, where 1 of the lighting guys had to use a white bounce board on her for top-notch illumination.


Nick Jonas Bowling For Love ... Nothing But Strikes!

3/1/2017 10:09 AM PST
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Nick Jonas knows a thing or two about winning a woman's heart ... and, apparently, the bowling date is right up his alley.

We got Nick Tuesday at LAX, and while he was fairly tight-lipped for a lot of questions ... he did open up for some crucial dating advice and insight into his game, love and otherwise.

Sounds like those Jonas boys can't miss.


Donald Trump Killer Mike & El-P Want the Prez ... 'He Might Learn Something'

3/1/2017 9:12 AM PST

Rappers Killer Mike and El-P aren't stopping with Obama when it comes to handing out free tickets to their show ... they're extending an invite to President Trump too.

We got the Run The Jewels rappers leaving "The Daily Show" in NYC Tuesday night where they told us they'd be down for Trump to take in a show.

Kellyanne Conway might make it on the list too. When we asked Mike and El-P about her infamous couchgate photo, they seemed more interested with what was going on in the background.


Fired ESPN Tennis Analyst Suffers Heart Attack Blames Stress from 'Guerilla' Incident

3/1/2017 9:50 AM PST
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The ESPN tennis announcer who was fired after using the word "guerilla" during a Venus Williams match has suffered a heart attack ... and claims it was brought on by the stress surrounding the incident.

Doug Adler spoke with Clay Travis from "Outkick The Coverage" and said he was rushed to a hospital Tuesday and is still there today.

Adler says his doctors are largely blaming the heart attack on stress -- and Adler says it's because he was branded a racist by people who incorrectly believe he was referring to Williams as a "gorilla" during the Australian Open.

Travis mentions that Adler had previous heart conditions.

As we previously reported, Adler is suing ESPN for wrongful termination. He previously told TMZ Sports he's "anything but a racist."

In other news...

STARTLING New Photos Of Kim Kardashian & Family Show Serious Signs Of Stress

This Is MAJORLY Concerning-Especially For the Children's Sake


Oprah Maybe I Am Presidential ... If Trump Did It ...

3/1/2017 7:23 AM PST
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Oprah Winfrey is having second thoughts about running for President of these United States ... and you have President Trump to thank for that.

Check out what Oprah said on Bloomberg's "The David Rubenstein Show" -- turns out Trump's first 5 weeks in office have been very inspiring to her. If she's not serious, she's playing with the emotions of her millions of fans.

At the very least, she's taking a clear jab at Trump.

Oprah 2020? POTUS 46?


T.I. & Tiny We're Still Doing Reality Show! Big 'D' Drama Too Good

3/1/2017 1:00 AM PST

0228-ti-and-tiny-TMZ-01T.I. and Tiny's reality show was on the brink of death -- much like their marriage -- but it's their divorce that's giving the show at least one more season ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" tell us VH1 is bringing the series back for a sixth season that will focus on the estranged couple's efforts to co-parent in the aftermath of Tiny filing for divorce.

We're told the network met with producers about canceling the show, even though Tip and Tiny wanted to keep cameras rolling. Producers convinced VH1 execs the relationship drama could bring in a huge audience, and boom -- the show was saved.

While they shot most of season 5 separately, our sources say they'll be together more often next season. We're told things are still strained for sure, but Tiny's in no rush to finalize a divorce.

Tip said as much Tuesday when he slipped about where he was on Feb. 14.

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