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Dez Bryant's Mom

I Love My Son, He Loves Me

'Someone's Trying to Sabotage Us'

2/26/2015 4:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0226-angela-dez-bryant-tmz-getty-01Dez Bryant's mom says she's buried the hatchet with her son over the 2012 domestic violence incident and loves him very much -- but says she's convinced someone is trying to use Dez's past to sabotage his NFL future. 

TMZ Sports spoke with a rep for Angela Bryant ... who tells us, "Ever since the 2012 incident, they have worked out their issues and they've got a lot of love for each other."

As we previously reported, Dez was arrested for allegedly assaulting his mom during an argument in her Texas home ... though the charge was eventually dismissed. 

"Angela and her son have a great relationship and whoever is behind this is using [Dez's past in an] attempt to assassinate Dez's character."

The rep says Dez and his mother have been speaking regularly about the current situation -- and, "They believe it is no coincidence that this is happening around the time that [Dez's] contract is up for renewal."

Angela's rep says she believes ... "It comes down to someone trying to interfere with Dez getting his contract extended from the Cowboys."

"[Dez and Angela] don't know who's behind it. They are desperately trying to find out."

J. Lawrence & H. Weinstein

Showdown with Director David O. Russell

2/26/2015 4:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Famed director David O. Russell went on a tear against Jennifer Lawrence and Harvey Weinstein during the filming of the movie "Joy" ... this according to an eyewitness on the set.

We're told there was a loud argument Tuesday on the Boston set between David and Jennifer, and it started because she didn't like the way he was directing a scene. The eyewitness says the screaming was ear-piercing and laced with profanities.   

A rep for the movie's studio -- Fox 2000 -- tells us yes, there was screaming, but it was all method acting. David was just getting J. Law amped-up for a scene in which she screams at someone. 

But it doesn't end there. We're also told Miramax honcho Harvey Weinstein showed up on the set Wednesday to say hi to Jennifer, but David ordered him to leave. Harvey got as far as the makeup trailer before getting booted. 

The studio rep says Harvey was told Tuesday things were moving at warp speed and his visit would be a distraction, but he showed up anyway ... unannounced. 

And the eyewitness tells us a major exec for Fox was reamed out by David because she was trying to defend the line producer who David wants to fire. The eyewitness says it got so bad the exec started crying. The studio rep says that's ridiculous ... there was a "heated" argument over the line producer, but she didn't cry.

You may recall David's nuclear argument with Lily Tomlin during filming of "I Heart Huckabees." 

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Rick Ross

I'm Still Gunning for Dolphins Ownership

2/26/2015 3:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022615_rick_ross_launchRick Ross says he still wants to be Tha Boss of the Miami Dolphins ... telling TMZ Sports he "can't wait" for team officials to invite him to become a minority owner. 

As we previously reported, Ross met with the Dolphins last year -- and said he was willing and able to buy a piece of the team ... just like Serena Williams, Gloria Estefan and others. 

But the hold up is the Dolphins ... who ultimately decide which rich people they'll "invite" into the ownership group and when to invite them.

So, when we saw Ross out in NYC Wednesday night, we had to ask if he was still into the idea ... or if all of the waiting had turned him off. 

Check out the clip ... it's clear Ross is willing to be patient to get what he wants. 

BONUS -- Ross also screws with our photog ... and it's pretty funny. 

Dez Bryant's Mom

Detailed 2012 Fight with Dez

... In Police Video

2/26/2015 11:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022615_dez_bryant_mom_launchDez Bryant's mom sat in front of a camera and told cops the NFL star roughed her up, threatened her and ripped her shirt during a 2012 incident in Texas ... and TMZ Sports has the interview video. 

Dez was arrested for assault following the incident ... but the charge was eventually dropped when Dez cut a deal with prosecutors -- which required the NFL star to stay out of trouble for the following year (he did). 

But in the video, Bryant's mother Angela describes a heated exchange between herself and Dez -- which started when Dez "was trying to fight my brother."

Angela says she tried to stop Dez -- and warned him that he was going to get in trouble with the Dallas Cowboys -- but she claims he only got angrier and turned the rage on her. 

After allegedly grabbing her, smacking her with his baseball cap and tearing her shirt ... Angela says Dez "started talking about how he's going to knock me out."

Angela says she wanted to contact Jerry Jones to discuss the incident -- so he could help Bryant moving forward. 

The cop at the scene said he didn't see any blood or bruising on Angela -- but pics were taken for police records. 

We reached out to Dez and Angela for comment -- no word back from either side. 

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Alexi Lalas

Zings Hope Solo

Over Hubby's DUI

2/26/2015 10:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022615_alexi_lalas_launchHope Solo still has some MAJOR support in the soccer community ... with ex-Team USA legend Alexi Lalas claiming she can still be dominant ... as long as she learns to Uber. 

Lalas -- who's now the top soccer analyst at Fox Sports -- was out in NYC ... when we asked if Solo can recover from her 30-day suspension that stemmed from her husband's DUI last month

We broke the story ... Solo's hubby was driving the Team USA van at the time ... and during the stop, Solo played the "Don't you know who I am?" card with the arresting officers. 

So, how does Lalas feel about the situation? -- "She's the best goalkeeper in the world. She is going to help the U.S. team win a World Cup this summer."

But the zinger at the end of the clip is the best part ... check it out. 

'New Girl' Star Lamorne Morris

Chicago Fans, Lay Off Derrick Rose

He's The Best Bull Since Jordan

2/26/2015 10:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022615_lamorne_morris_launch"New Girl" star Lamorne Morris is sick of Bulls fans dissing Derrick Rose for getting injured (again)  ... telling TMZ Sports even a gimpy Derrick is still the Bulls best baller since MJ.

Morris was out at Warwick nightclub in L.A. Wednesday night when we asked the Chicago native and huge Bulls fan about the Windy City's reaction to D-Rose's latest injury setback.

It's been pretty bad for Derrick since it was announced he'd have to have ANOTHER knee surgery, with memes, tweets, and IG posts all slamming the injury prone superstar.

Check out the clip -- Morris goes off on anyone taking Rose to task, reminding Bulls fans just how much the team sucked after Jordan left, and saying the city is lucky to have him.

BONUS -- He gives a pretty dynamite Stephen A. Smith impression at the end of the video, you'll want to see it.  

Lupita Nyong'o

$150K Pearl Oscar Dress ... STOLEN!!!!

2/26/2015 7:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0225-lupita-nyongo-getty-01Lupita Nyong'o's now-famous Oscar dress -- adorned in pearls -- was stolen right out of her hotel room ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the dress was taken out of Lupita's room at The London West Hollywood. The dress is made of pearls ... 6,000 white Akoya pearls. It's valued at $150,000.

Our sources say Lupita told cops it was taken from her room sometime between 8 AM and 9 PM Wednesday ... while she was gone.  

We're told there is security footage that cops are looking at that could catch the culprit right in the act. 

update_graphic_red_bar12:00 PM PT -- Sheriff's deputies were at The London Thursday morning.  We know they were in the manager's office and we're told they have looked at security footage to determine if they can ID the culprit.

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Jas Prince

You Only Get ONE Warning, Birdman

Pay Up My Drake Fee Now!

2/26/2015 7:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022615_jas_prince_launchThe clock is ticking very loudly for Birdman -- because the guy who discovered Drake says he's done talking about the millions he's owed for hooking up Cash Money with Drizzy.

Jas Prince talked to us about the lawsuit he recently filed ... as he was leaving Mr. Chow in Bev Hills. We asked if there's been any progress with Birdman on the financial front, and it's clear he -- like Lil Wayne and Turk -- doesn't have much left to say about the debt.

Keep in mind ... it was Jas' dad, James Prince, who issued a very threatening "courtesy call" to Birdman.

Watch the vid -- sounds like the whole Prince family is getting impatient. 

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Ronda Rousey

Must Win UFC 184

... So I Can Afford Mayweather Tickets!

2/26/2015 7:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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UFC pain machine Ronda Rousey says she has EXTRA motivation to beat the living crap out of her opponent at UFC 184 this weekend ... she needs the prize money to pay for tickets to Mayweather vs. Pacquaio!! 

The baddest woman in the history of MMA was training her ass off in L.A. yesterday ... while the DJ pumped salsa music through the gym ... and looked extra ferocious as she gears up for Cat Zingano

But when we asked about a rivalry between boxing and MMA ... Ronda called BS -- saying ALL combat fighters have a respect for each other ... and that's why she's pumped for the big fight in May. 

So, who's she's rooting for? Check out the clip. 

Bobbi Kristina

No Signs of Improvement

Still in a Coma

2/26/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bobbi Kristina is not getting better. She is still unresponsive, in a coma, and showing no signs of getting better.

Family sources tell TMZ ... stories that Bobbi Kristina is being taken out of her coma are not accurate. We're told the only change in treatment is that doctors tried weaning her off certain meds to see if she might react but nothing happened. She's in the same condition she's been in for weeks.

Our sources say there have been signs of organ deterioration but she's still basically in the same, unresponsive condition she's been in since a few days after the accident.

As for the tracheotomy, we're told doctors performed the procedure not because she was getting better, but because it's standard operating procedure when a patient might linger in a comatose state for a long period of time.

Our sources say it's possible Bobbi Kristina could hang on for a long period of time in the same state, despite signs of organ failure. It's ultimately up to Bobby Brown to decide how long she'll live in that state.

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Paris Hilton

Obsessed Fan Gets Crazy

With Classic Caddy

2/26/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Paris Hilton has an obsessed fan who seems to be as loaded as he is angry, because he bought her an amazing classic Cadillac, and when she refused it, someone mysteriously trashed the whip.

The guy -- whose first name is Johnny -- delivered the Caddy to Paris' Bev Hills gated community on Oscar Sunday. We're told Johnny got past the guard at the front gate by posing as a flower delivery guy, but when he rang Paris' door ... she called the cops.

The car sat on the street for two days, and on Tuesday someone bashed in all the windows. According to sources, Paris is convinced Johnny is the culprit because she wouldn't accept the gift, complete with flowers in the backseat.

Law enforcement sources say they've been on Johnny for a long time. He once flew a plane over the Hilton's Malibu compound with two signs, one of which read, "Can't Get Paris Whitney Hilton Out of My Mind." The other read, "Mr. & Mrs. Hilton, may I court your daughter Paris?"

0225_paris_hilton_skybanner_instagramJohnny also once sent Paris a really expensive wedding dress in the mail with a card that read, "Will you marry me?"

As for the Caddy, it's still sitting on the street because it's legally parked and registered to Johnny.update_graphic_red_barParis was spotted on the street with the car on Tuesday, taking photos of it as "evidence."

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'Next Top Model' Mirjana Puhar

Lead Detective Also a Reality Star

2/26/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Americas Next Top Model Death The lead detective assigned to the murder case of "America's Next Top Model" star Mirjana Puhar ironically has a connection to the victim ... they're both reality TV stars.

Det. Norma McKee was on A&E's "The First 48" -- a docuseries about murder investigations -- back in 2011, when she was just a rookie. The episode chronicled a double-murder investigation, her first, involving a couple that was shot point blank in their car by a backseat passenger. 

McKee got her man, who is currently serving 28 years after pleading guilty to two counts of second degree murder. 

Puhar and two other people were killed Tuesday in Charlotte, NC. Police have already arrested a suspect, who has been charged with three counts of first degree murder.

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J.K. Simmons

Calling All Cops ...

Mi Burrito Es Su Burrito

2/26/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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JK Simmons Buys Cops Lunch
"Whiplash" star J.K. Simmons went off again -- but instead of throwing chairs ... he was tossing out free Mexican food to cops at his favorite lunch spot.

Fresh off his Oscar win -- for playing a violent hard-ass -- Simmons flipped the script while grabbing lunch Tuesday at Poquito Más in the Valley. We're told he was buying for 2 friends, and got his usual ... a scampi burrito -- but while ordering he saw a couple of LAPD officers in line and picked up their tab too.

Looking to spread even more love ... J.K. stepped up again when a 3rd cop walked into the restaurant. 

We're told Simmons dropped about 50 bucks for all six meals -- which makes the moral of this story: Always be generous. Especially when you can get a great deal.  

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