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50 Cent

I'm No Homophobe

... I Just Hate 'Empire'

54 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

1005-50-cent-tmz-0150 Cent just learned why it's important to get the full story ... after he shared a homophobic post about "Empire" ... but he didn't read the whole thing. 

A rep for 50 tells TMZ the rapper reposted a photo to his Instagram making fun at the show's decline in ratings ... but he missed the part about the drop in ratings being due to the show's "gay stuff."

50's rep says he deleted the post once he saw the homophobic comments attached to it. The rep says the comments were "not a reflection of his views at all."

50 has been beefing with the show for a while now ... mostly because he says it's inferior to his show "Power." It doesn't help that "Empire" singled him out during the season 2 premiere episode.


CC Sabathia

I'm Going to Rehab

... Issues with Alcohol

60 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1005-cc-sabathia-GETTY-01NY Yankees superstar CC Sabathia has just announced he's checking into rehab for issues with alcohol. 

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10/5/2015 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Tyson Beckford

I Got No Beef With Chris Brown

... He's So Below Me

10/5/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-tyson-beckford-chris-brown-TMZ-01Tyson Beckford says he doesn't have beef with Chris Brown anymore because the way he sees it, Brown is just plain nuts and nowhere near his level of fame.

Beckford hosted a party in Atlantic City over the weekend and took a passive aggressive approach at squashing their beef. The two exchanged threats back in May after Beckford posted a pic with Brown's ex, Karrueche Tran.

Beckford's reason for waving the white flag now -- "At 38,000 ft, I can't hear what you're saying on the sidewalk." 

He didn't stop there ... "When you're someone who's at my level and you realize someone else is not really all there, you just say, 'You know what, I'm just gonna let you slide because I realize you're not all there.'"

Tyson loves ending feuds. He just has a funny way of showing it. 

Rita Ora

Travis Barker Is Really ...

Rubbing Off On Me

10/5/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-travis-barker-rita-ora-FAMEFLYNET-01Two weeks in and Rita Ora and Travis Barker are already acting like they've been living together for years. 

The new couple rolled out of bed Sunday for brunch in West Hollywood, and it looks like she went shopping ... in his closet. Barker's grungier style is clearly rubbing off on the "Black Widow" singer, who usually opts for less cover up.

As we told you, they've been inseparable since first hooking up at a charity basketball event last month.

They say the couple that dresses together ... spends less on clothing. That's all.

Caleb Logan Bratayley

13-Year-Old YouTube Star

Dies Mysteriously

10/5/2015 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1005-caleb-logan-instgram-02Caleb Logan Bratayley seemed like a perfectly healthy 13-year-old one hour -- and the next ... the YouTube star was dead, and the only explanation so far is he suffered a "medical emergency."

Caleb -- whose family has racked up more than a billion YouTube views -- died Thursday night in Maryland. Law enforcement sources tell us a 911 call was placed at 7 PM, and police and fire responded to the family's home.

We're told Caleb was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

It is a puzzling death because he's only 13. When the family announced the tragedy they only said he "passed away of natural causes." Our sources say it was not suicide, there were no drugs, and there is no history of drug use. The 911 call was for a "medical emergency."

The coroner will conduct an autopsy as part of its investigation.


In other news...

Matthew McConaughey Nearly Unrecognizable

Balding and pudgy... you would never know this is Matthew McConaughey!


Lil Wayne

Birdman Screwed Over Drake, Nicki and Tyga Too

10/5/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1002_lil_wayne_nicki_drake_tyga_birdman_TMZDrake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga say they got screwed by Birdman just like Lil Wayne did ... at least that's what Lil Wayne claims in new legal docs.

Lil Wayne now claims in his bitter lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money, he has letters from Drake and Tyga's people claiming they got stiffed out of a fortune. And Nicki's people say in a separate letter her producers also got shortchanged by Young Money, and Wayne says it's Cash Money's responsibility to pay producers.

As you know, Lil Wayne runs Young Money, whose stable of artists include Drake, Nicki and Tyga. Cash Money is the parent company of Young Money, and Birdman is the big boss.

The allegations of Cash Money's financial shenanigans are massive. Young Money claims it was supposed to get a big chunk of a $100 million advance from Universal -- an advance that went directly to Cash Money -- and they're still waiting.

But Cash Money says Wayne and company are full of it. They gave him a $20 million advance for Young Money in 2012, another $12 million for Wayne's solo album and another $70 million in advances, royalties, marketing and recording costs for various Young Money artists.

Cash Money claims in the docs if anyone is a slacker it's Wayne ... he was supposed to deliver 21 albums over 7 years for his artists and only anted up 13.


Kylie Jenner

Anything Khloe Does ...

I Can Do Better

10/5/2015 7:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-kylie-jenner-akm-gsi-02Kylie Jenner is all about the family biz, which apparently now requires all the sisters to rep HARD for Adidas ... at all times.

Ever since big sis Khloe Kardashian's BF James Harden signed a $200 million dollar deal with Adidas -- Khloe AND Kylie have been sporting the gear constantly. It also can't hurt that the company cranks out Kanye West's Yeezys too.

1005-sub-khloe-kardashian-addidas-x17-01Sooo ... Adidas: outfitting hoops superstars, NCAA teams, rappers and Kardashian asses everywhere. 

They're gonna need a lot more material.



Tupac Shakur

'Thug Life Is Dead' Jailhouse Letter

Up for Sale for $225k

10/5/2015 6:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1005_tupac_message_letter_launchTupac Shakur's declared "Thug Life" was dead to him in an emotional letter that included a road map for his "homiez" to make it out of the hood -- and that letter is now up for sale.

Tupac's 5 page correspondence to a Death Row employee was written in 1995 while he was in jail for rape. The letter includes some deep thoughts about being ready to let someone else rep the thug life -- which he famously tatted on his torso.

He wrote, "U must play the game, not let the game play u. A regular Playa plays women, a Boss Playa plays life. A Boss Playa is a thinker, a leader, a builder, a moneymaker, a souljah, a teacher and most of all, a Man! " 

Tupac also said, "I want all my homiez to know there is another level."

The letter is being sold by a memorabilia site called Moments in Time, and we're told the $225,000 price is fixed. First come, first serve!

In other news...

Did Tyga Get A Wig?

Check out the before & after pics... What does Kylie think?


Emilia Clarke & Jason Momoa

Khaleesi and Khal Drogo


10/5/2015 6:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-emilia-jason-instagram-01"Game of Thrones" stars Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa came together again in the last place you'd expect to see the Mother of Dragons and The Great Khal ... Fashion Week in Paris.

Clarke shared the joyous photo, writing, "Well I guess the sun rises in the west and sets in the east then huh? Paris fashion week just kicked off....! #Momoaloveforlifebaby #nomorebeerleftinparis #bestdresseddothraki."

My sun and stars for life. 


Cameron Diaz

My Husband's Skull Is ...

A Work of Art

10/5/2015 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-benji-madden-cameron-diaz-splash-01Newlyweds Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden did date night, and flaunted a new art piece ... on his cabeza.

Madden and Diaz hit up The Nice Guy in West Hollywood Saturday night, and it looks like Benji's tattoo artist has been busy ... based on the complex design now blanketing his head.

Madden went much simpler when it came to honoring his wife with some ink on his chest.

It's just a matter of time before there's a portrait of Cameron somewhere on his bod, right? Not that we recommend that kinda thing



In other news...

Caitlyn Jenner Pulls a Total Kim Kardashian by Baring Her Bra

Va-va-voom! Is Caitlyn Jenner taking advice from her daughters (and ex-wife)?


Matt Barnes

I'm Too Grown to Lie About Rihanna

10/5/2015 6:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Matt Barnes refuses to back down from his claims that something romantic went down between him and Rihanna -- telling TMZ Sports straight up, "I'm too grown to lie."

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Lisa Vanderpump

Chinese Need to End

Barbaric Torture, Killing of Dogs

10/5/2015 6:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lisa Vanderpump rallied hundreds of people Sunday to protest a barbaric Chinese festival that involves the torture and brutal killing of dogs.

Lisa, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Gretchen Rossi and other celebs were there on Sunday in L.A.'s MacArtuhur Park, protesting the Yulin Festival.

The festival is unbelievably cruel, where dogs are sometimes burned alive and then eaten.  

Lisa and crew are trying to put pressure on the Chinese to end it.


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