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Zayn Malik

He Speaks!!! He Thanks 1D

And He's Asian!

4/18/2015 6:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Zayn Malik broke his silence Friday night -- come to think about it we haven't heard him speak before -- and he heaped praise on his former band, One Direction.

Zayn accepted a trophy at the Asian Awards in London.  The award was for Outstanding Achievement in Music.  Interesting, because it's the only award Zayn can accept independent of the band.  He's getting it because of his Pakistani heritage.

It sounds like there's no beef with the boys.

Zayn's speech seems heartfelt ... it's actually kinda sweet. 

Meek Mill Sued

Grammy Party Was Strictly Forbidden

... Landlord Wants Payback

4/8/2015 4:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0408-meek-mill-tmz-01Meek Mill threw a rager for 1,000 people on Grammy weekend -- in one of the most baller mansions in Beverly Hills -- only problem is, he ignored the landlord's strict rule: NO PARTIES! So now he's getting sued.

TMZ broke the story ... Meek's huge bash in the famous glass mansion ended when a fight broke out, and all the guests poured into the street. It took cops hours to clear the neighborhood. No one was arrested, but Meek got in big trouble with the landlord. 

According to the lawsuit ... when Meek and his people signed a week-long lease ... the management company warned them, "not to think about having the Grammy party" on the premises. In fact, the landlord says the lease limited Meek to no more than SIX people on the property. 

In the docs, the landlord says the place was left trashed with broken furniture, broken glass, destroyed landscaping -- and even a broken trampoline. You know it's a party if you wreck a tramp, bruh. 

The landlord's suing Meek for breaking the lease, for damages, and for roughly 994 people trespassing.

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Jamie Foxx

Rides Bruce Jenner's Nuts

3/29/2015 8:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jamie Foxx killed with Bruce Jenner transition jokes at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.

Foxx hosted the award show Sunday night in L.A. ... and in his opening monologue he teased the upcoming musical acts, saying Bruce Jenner would be performing -- "He's doing a his and her duet all by himself."

The jab scored big laughs -- Chris Brown was particularly amused -- and Jamie went back for more ... hitting Bruce right in the family jewels for his next punchline.

Watch the video ... Jamie's jokes were hardly groundbreaking -- lots of comedians have been using Bruce for material -- still ... arguably insensitive. 

Destiny's Child

Reunite for Awesome Performance

Yep, With Beyonce!!!

3/29/2015 7:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Destiny's Child was back in business Saturday night in Vegas for the Gospel Music Awards ... and we're talkin' Beyonce.

Actually the star was Michelle Williams, who picked up the award for Music Video of the Year for her song, "Say Yes." The song features Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, but they don't go by D.C.

The girls performed the song, and it's really great. The crowd loved it.

BTW ... it's the first time they've performed together since the 2013 Super Bowl.

Nick Jonas ...

May I Uncork

Your Pinot Grigio?

3/28/2015 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0328-nick-jonas-instagram-02Nick Jonas is pulling double duty ... hosting The Kids Choice Awards and, maybe more importantly, delivering booze to thirsty chicks.

TMZ spoke with Angela Mayhew who says that Jonas came to her West Hollywood apartment with a bottle of pinot grigio for her and her friends. But he didn't stop there ... she tells us Jonas joined in on the fun, having a glass himself and playing two songs.

0328-SUB-nick-jonas-instagram-01Don't worry, Nick's not pulling a Zayn Malik ... he merely teamed up with Saucey -- an app that delivers alcohol straight to homes -- for a one night promotion.

He might want some of that booze to handle those kids tonight. Just sayin' ...

Lupita Nyong'o

Thief Gets Away with It ...

Case Closed

3/5/2015 10:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The guy who burglarized Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room and stole what he THOUGHT was a $150,000 dress has gotten away with the crime, because Calvin Klein wants the whole thing to go away.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... reps from Calvin Klein contacted the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. earlier this week and said they had no interest in pursuing the case now that they got the dress back ...and it's pretty obvious why.

The thief called TMZ Friday and indignantly said he took 2 of the pearls down to the L.A. Garment District for appraisal, only to learn they were fake and worthless. He told us he had returned the dress to The London West Hollywood hotel and left it under a sink in a 2nd floor bathroom. We told the cops, and they got the dress. 

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We're told the Calvin Klein people did not tell cops why they did not want to pursue the case, but it's pretty obvious. The dress was represented as the real deal, and the dressmaker clearly doesn't want to put a spotlight on the phony pearls.

Case closed. Score one for a bold, somewhat reckless thief.

Kevin Hart & Ellen DeGeneres

Oscars' Past Meets Its Future ...

Possibly, We Hope

3/3/2015 6:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

If there's one thing Kevin Hart knows ... it's how to build anticipation -- well, that and comedy -- and he fueled up the Oscars hosting hype train with his dinner date Monday night.

Kevin hit up Craig's with Ellen DeGeneres -- making us think he might be looking for tips on how to land the 2016 Oscars gig ... for which he's been rumored to be a candidate.

The buzz has been building since the second NPH wrapped up this year's debacle, and this video will certainly add to it.

Ellen didn't say much about the meeting, but all 5'4" of Kevin did play bodyguard for her as she walked to her car -- which is funny enough to see. 

Piers Morgan

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

Since Oscar Night!!

3/2/2015 4:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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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 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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Lupita Nyong'o

Thief Threw Oscar Dress Off the Balcony

3/1/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Cops are flustered as to how the Lupita Nyong'o Oscar dress escaped detection when it was taken from her hotel room, but now we know ... it was thrown off her balcony. 

TMZ broke the story ... the surveillance video was unhelpful. The cameras weren't trained on Lupita's door and none of the cameras on the floor showed anything suspicious.

The guy who stole the dress -- who called TMZ Friday with a road map to recovery in The London West Hollywood bathroom -- told us he knew where the cameras were placed in the hallway so he was never seen. As for the dress ... he said he threw it over the balcony and someone on the ground picked it up. 

As we reported ... the thief says he took 2 of the pearls off of the dress and went down to the Garment District for appraisal, but found they were worthless fakes. That's when the thief took the dress back to the hotel

The thief told us he knew Lupita was in the room where they took the dress and waited for the opportunity to enter ... which they did when they found the door was ajar. 

By the way ... the thief also says he saw Lupita's Oscar gift bag -- valued at $125,000 which he didn't take. Looks like he chose wrong.  

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Calvin Klein

We Never Said Lupita's Oscar Dress was Real

2/28/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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It's turning into the greatest Oscar story in years. Lupita Nyong'o's stolen Oscar dress -- which was reportedly worth between $150,000 and $10 MILLION -- appears to be all smoke and mirrors.

TMZ broke the story ... the thief called us Friday afternoon and said he took 2 of the pearls down to the Garment District in L.A. and learned they were fake. That's when he returned the dress to the hotel.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Calvin Klein's people never told them if the pearls were real or fake. We're told the only person who represented the pearls as real and valued the dress at $150K was Lupita's stylist.  

A source directly connected with the Women's Creative Director of Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa, put it this way to TMZ, "Did anyone ever say they were real from Calvin Klein? I always assumed everyone knew they were fake, but I guess not."

The source awesomely adds, "Do they really make dresses out of real jewels since Cleopatra died?"

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Lupita Nyong'o

Dress Returned

To Scene of the Crime!

2/27/2015 3:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0227-lupita-nyongo-dress-TMZ-04Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar gown was returned to The London West Hollywood Friday afternoon where it was taken 2 days earlier ... and the thief called TMZ to tell us where it could be found and added it was a worthless fake.

A guy called us at around 2:30 PM Friday and said he had taken the dress from Lupita's hotel room after he noticed the door was ajar. He said he and others took 2 pearls off of the dress and took them to the garment district in downtown L.A. ... where they were told they weren't real.

The thief says he decided to take the dress back to the London in a garment bag that was inside a trash bag that he deposited in a 2nd floor bathroom adjacent to a fitness center. 

We contacted the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. and gave them the info. They went over to the hotel and retrieved the bag and they found a garment bag with the dress inside.

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Law enforcement says they were told the Calvin Klein dress was worth $150K, but the thief says it's almost worthless. 

The thief told us he returned the bag and called us because he wanted the world to know "Hollywood's fake bulls**t." 

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Zendaya

I'm So Over Dreadlocks

And the Whole Giuliana Thing

2/27/2015 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Zendaya Coleman is locks free, but not 'cause she felt bullied by Giuliana Rancic ... it's because they're too damn tight.

The Disney star was in Hollywood Thursday night, walking arm in arm with her dad (who has locks), when a photog asked if she's still pissed at Giuliana for jumping to conclusions about her follicle choices on the Oscars red carpet.

It's clear Zendaya has buried the hatchet and she're ready to move on -- but also ... pretty interesting to see she's already ditched the very hairstyle that created all the fuss.     

Lupita Nyong'o Dress

Surveillance Cams So Bad

Ray Rice Could Have Skated

2/27/2015 7:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The now-famous $150,000 dress that was stolen from Lupita Nyong'o's West Hollywood hotel room is no closer to being found because TMZ has learned the surveillance video is a bust.

Law enforcement sources tell us detectives have reviewed video from The London West Hollywood and it shows nothing leading them to the thief.   

A big problem ... the security cameras in the hotel are spotty and there was nothing trained on the area surrounding the door of Lupita's room. 

One source put it this way ... "If Ray Rice did what he did at The London, he would have gotten away with it."

Cops are stumped as to how the dress was taken. One source says it was too "long and stiff" to wear with something over it. It could have been placed in a hamper or a bag ... they just don't know.

They also don't know if it was an inside job or if someone who had access to Lupita's room stole it.

What they do know is this ... it's definitely gone. 

A photog got Lupita at JFK airport early Friday, but she was mum. 

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