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Piers Morgan

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

Since Oscar Night!!

17 minutes ago 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
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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. 

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
breaking news

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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'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
breaking news

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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'Dr. 90210' Robert Rey

I'm Tired of the Gay Jokes

[TMZ LIVE]

3/2/2015 12:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

030215_dr_rey_tmzlive_launchDr. Robert Rey didn't just punch the guy who grabbed his balls -- he unleashed the full fury of his 2nd degree black belt ... and says he has no regrets about it.

The former "Dr. 90210" star came on TMZ Live ... and said this wasn't the first time he's been attacked this way -- in fact, he says men in Brazil frequently call him gay and grab his junk, or kiss, or blow in his ear. He says this weekend's incident was just the final straw.

Watch the video ... Dr. Rey breaks down the moves he used to subdue nut-grabber.

The lesson here -- keep your hands off the doc's jewels. Or else ...

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Brownstone Singer

Death by Wine Glass Was Freaky

But No Signs of a Crime

3/2/2015 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0302-charmayne-maxwell-INSTAGRAM-01R&B singer Charmayne Maxwell's death in her home appears to be an almost one in a million accident, and nothing sinister ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us detectives combed the scene where the ex-Brownstone singer fell on Friday evening -- and say all evidence points to her falling backward at the doorway between the house and the back patio ... while holding a wine glass.

We're told during the fall ... the wine glass shattered on the ground behind Maxwell's head, and when she landed shards of glass punctured the back of her neck in two places. We're told there was an injury to the back of her head, and it's possible she was knocked unconscious. 

TMZ broke the story ... Charmayne's husband Carsten Soulshock came home and found her bleeding around 9 PM Friday. We're told cops interviewed him and several other family members ... and say there's no history of domestic violence. They do not suspect foul play.

The one remaining mystery is what caused the fall -- and we're told one theory is she was intoxicated. The coroner now has her body, and will conduct an autopsy and toxicology test which could answer that question.   

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Leo DiCaprio & Rihanna

First Photo!!

Banging But It's a Little One-Sided

3/2/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0227_rihanna_leonardo_dicaprio_splash_SPLITRihanna and Leo DiCaprio should be a perfect match -- neither's into settling down with one person for too long -- but now that they're banging ... one of them is way more committed than the other.

We got pics of RiRi and Leo getting cozy recently at her birthday party -- which he helped organize -- and sources at the bash tell us one thing was clear ... Rihanna's the clingy one.

We're told Leo is affectionate enough -- they engaged in plenty of PDA -- but he could barely get a moment to himself. As one source put it, "she's the baddest bitch in the party, but she's following him everywhere."

We're told they've been hooking up for about 3 months, but it's still not exclusive -- more like they're each other's first choice. Not that anyone's crying for either of them.

#LeoProblems 

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Khloe Kardashian

Saving Her Voice

To Talk Fashion?

3/2/2015 7:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kelly Osbourne is out and Khloe Kardashian is in at "Fashion Police" ... maybe ... depending on how you view this clip.

It didn't take long for rumors to start flying that Khloe -- who covered Oscars red carpet fashions for E! --might fill Kelly's shoes over at 'FP.' So, Sunday at LAX a photog asked her straight up about joining Kathy Griffin and Melissa River's team.

Watch ... Khloe's definitely playing it close to the vest, but y'know -- sometimes people say less when there's more on the line.

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Nicole Murphy

I've Got A Type ...

And It's Ripped

3/2/2015 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0302-nicole-murphy-david-mcintosh-beach-PCNNicole Murphy likes 'em big ... real big ... and younger from the looks of things down on Miami Beach. 

The reality star was hanging with enormously buff Brit model David McIntosh over the weekend. Considering she split with ex-NFL stud Michael Strahan last August ... it definitely looks like the lady has a type. 

But sources connected to Nicole tell us despite their perfect physiques (she's freakin' 47) being so close ... they only hooked up for a photo shoot. No banging. Not yet.

The two of them together though -- quite a body of work.

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Lena Dunham

Too Bad, So Sad ...

I Got a New House :(

3/2/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Lena Dunham New HomeLena Dunham better buy a lot of Kleenex ... she threw down nearly $2.7 million for a new pad in L.A. -- you know, the same city that makes her super depressed.

Dunham told Vogue last year that L.A. just wasn't her bag -- but she's clearly had a change of heart. She bought a 2,500 sq. ft. 3-bed, 3-bath house just off the Sunset Strip.

Her first big ticket West Coast crib includes a swank guest house and pool. The "Girls" creator normally comes to L.A. once a year to edit the show, but looks like she's prepping to suffer on a more regular basis.

Home is where the tears are.

Kris Jenner & North West

Repping for Kanye ...

You Gotta Start 'Em Young

3/2/2015 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0302-kris-jenner-north-west-akmgsiKris Jenner welcomed her granddaughter into the family biz ... of shameless promotion -- and North West's game is strong.

Kris was walking through Heathrow Airport in London with Kim and Kanye West's toddler over the weekend ... and had her decked out in a Yeezus tour jacket. Not to be outdone ... Grandma Jenner was wearing a pair of the new Yeezus shoes.

Bonus points to 21-month-old North for that classic Kanye-esque sneer. 

She's about four, five seconds from ... making serious bank just like the rest of her family.

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