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Ray Rice's Wife

Lights. Camera. Lauer.

11/13/2014 4:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1113-ray-rice-wife-nbc-interview-instagramRay Rice's wife Janay is ready for her close-up ... meeting up with beauty specialists before her big "Today" show interview with Matt Lauer

With cameras setup in her Maryland home, Janay Palmer -- the woman Ray KO'd in the elevator back in February -- invited over a local company that specializes in photo shoots to gussy her up.

The company is called Franchon Parlour -- and it does everything from wardrobe selection to hair extensions. 

It's clear that Janay and Ray want it to look like the interview is all about Janay -- but our NBC sources tell us Ray is the main reason they want this interview. And, our sources say Ray WILL be participating in some way even though his people say he is not yet committed.

We're told Ray was at the home when Janay went on camera.

Cake Boss

ARRESTED

For Drunk Driving

11/13/2014 12:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Buddy Valastro -- the star of "Cake Boss" -- was arrested early Thursday AM for driving while intoxicated ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... cops noticed the TLC star's 2014 yellow Corvette weaving on 10th Ave in Manhattan. They cops lit 'em up, pulled Buddy over and smelled a strong odor of alcohol.

We're told Buddy flunked multiple field sobriety tests. He was cuffed, taken to the cop shop and booked.

Buddy will go before a judge who will set bail -- probably this morning.



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Chelsea Handler

Please, Keep Your Clothes On!!

... Begs Her Brother

11/13/2014 5:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

111314_roy_handler_launchSorry, fans of Chelsea Handler's ass and boobs ... one person is on a mission to shut down her Internet nudity streak, because he's tired of looking at it -- her older brother ... which makes sense.

Roy Handler -- a Los Angeles chef who's been on "Chopped" -- told us he was shocked when he went online Wednesday and found Chelsea's rear end staring back at him.

Roy explained Chelsea's reasoning behind the naked rampage -- but also says he's worried about how far she might take this ... especially since Kim Kardashian just upped the ante.

Kyle Richards

Not Pleased with Kim, Doggone It!

11/13/2014 5:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kyle Richards made it as clear as she can without saying anything ... she's none too pleased the dog that attacked her daughter has not been removed from her sister's home.

Kyle was chatty as she left Craig's in West Hollywood Wednesday night ... telling our photog her daughter Alexia will hopefully regain full movement of her hand after the attack by Kim Richards' pit bull.

But when our guy asked about keeping the dog in the family ... her tone immediately changed. It's not just what she says, but how she says it.

As TMZ first reported ... Kyle does not want her sister's pit bull destroyed, but she does feel it's a good idea if Kim finds the pup a new home.

Amanda Bynes

Roommates Demand Money

For Hair Dye Damage

11/13/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Amanda Bynes and her parents are on the verge of getting sued for allegedly trashing the apartment where she's been staying.

TMZ broke the story ... Amanda was staying with 3 girls in West Hollywood ... one of whom was her hair stylist. The girls say Amanda went wild at times ... burning cigarette holes in the carpets, splashing blue hair dye on the carpets and porcelain sinks, and on and on.

The mother of one of the girls signed the lease, and she contacted Amanda's parents and demanded $1,500 to repair the damage.

We know Amanda's parents told the mother to pound sand, saying the girls knew Amanda was unstable when they allowed her to stay against the parents' wishes, so as far as they're concerned the girls assumed the risk.

One of the girls told us ... Amanda was like 2 different people -- sometimes she was sweet and quiet and then on a dime she would turn angry and rude.

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Sir Mix-A-Lot

Kim's Ass Is Great

But Baby Ain't Got The Best Back

11/13/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1112-kim-jlo-queen-fun-art-01Sir Mix-A-Lot likes big butts and he cannot lie, but when it comes to picking the best of them all -- the brother just can't deny the round thing that gets him sprung ... belongs to Jennifer Lopez

Yes, Mix tells us he's been admiring Kim Kardashian's latest cake displays -- but still gives more weight to J.Lo's experienced bubble. In fact, he says her ass inspired him to write "Baby Got Back" ... after seeing it in all its Fly Girl glory on "In Living Color."

For now, Kim's gonna have to settle for a consolation prize from Mix ... who says J.Lo's 45-year-old ass still isn't ready to hand over the crown.

For the record Mix ... Kim actually IS 5'3".

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John Wayne Bobbitt

Jack-Knifed

Neck Broken, Dong Intact

11/13/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1112_John-Wayne-Bobbitt_HOSPITALJohn Wayne Bobbitt got cut off again ... and this time he suffered a broken neck.

JWB was driving to his brother's house in Buffalo Tuesday when another car ran a red light and T-boned his jeep. John suffered a broken vertebrae in his neck and a slipped disk.

We're told he should fully recover.

John notoriously beat his wife Lorena -- so she claimed -- and she got revenge in 1993 by cutting his penis off. Doctors reattached his schlong and John went on to do porn and screw scores of chicks.

We're assuming his penis is in fair condition.

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Blake Griffin

Surveillance Footage Shows Confrontation

... But No Slap

11/13/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Investigators in the Blake Griffin pimp slap case have obtained nightclub security footage which shows a confrontation between the NBA star and his accuser ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the footage from Tao nightclub in Vegas shows Blake and his accuser Daniel Schuman in a heated situation -- but we're told the alleged slap was not captured by the security cameras. 

We broke the story ... Griffin has been charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly going all Zsa Zsa Gabor on Schuman on October 19th.  

In the moments following the incident, Schuman gave a report to Tao security saying Blake got physical with him because he thought Daniel was sneaking a cell phone pic. 

Blake's teammate DeAndre Jordan -- who was with Blake and several other Clippers at the club -- told us he NEVER saw Blake strike anyone that night (video below). 

As for Blake, he has yet to comment on the situation. 

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Massey Brothers

Yeah, We Got Scars

After Twist Brawl, But ...

11/13/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Twist FightChris Massey has a swollen face and a gash on his head after a brawl with Lil Twist -- but he and his bro Kyle Massey aren't backing the bus over Justin Bieber's pal ... not yet, anyway.

We broke the story ... Chris claims he got robbed and beaten up by someone with brass knuckles at Kyle's home last week -- and Twist is now a felony robbery and battery suspect.

We got the Massey bros at LAX Wednesday and asked about the incident ... which landed Chris in the hospital.  For some reason they're going out of their way to go soft on Twist.

Seems a little late to kill him with kindness.

Blake Griffin

Clippers Star Charged

In Vegas Bitch Slapping

11/12/2014 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1112_blake_griffin_tmzBlake Griffin has been charged with a crime for allegedly slapping the crap out of a man inside a Las Vegas nightclub ...TMZ Sports has learned.

The incident went down last month when Blake was at Tao Nightclub. According to the alleged victim -- Daniel Schuman -- the Clippers superstar was upset by camera flashes in his face ... so he grabbed Daniel's phone and neck. Daniel says Blake squeezed his neck, and demanded he give up his phone.

According to docs -- obtained by TMZ Sports ... the Clark County D.A. has now charged Griffin with one count of misdemeanor battery. He faces 6 months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine -- though a jail sentence is highly unlikely since Blake has no prior convictions for violent crimes.

Blake was with DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul that night. None of the other players were involved in the alleged incident. 

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Keyshia Cole Sued

Victim Says Relationship with Birdman

Strictly 'Plutonic'

11/12/2014 3:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The woman attacked by Keyshia Cole in Birdman's L.A. penthouse says the singer was dead wrong to accuse her of banging Bird, because their relationship was "strictly plutonic."

Yes, the lawsuit is entertaining. You'll recall back in September Keyshia showed up at Birdman's
West L.A. building at 5 AM and found her Cash Money CEO/boyfriend there with Sabrina Mercadel.

According to the police report, Keyshia went crazy, scratching her face, beating her and screaming, "Who the f*** are you?  What are you doin' with my man?"

The lawsuit states ... Keyshia insinuated Sabrina was a hooker, saying, "You can get your money later," then slapping her on the butt.

Sabrina's lawyer repeatedly protests that his client was NOT in a romantic relationship with Birdman ... the attorney calls the relationship "plutonic."

The lawyer is in the law firm founded by the late, great Johnny Cochran.  

If the words don't fit
Who gives a s***

Stephen Collins

My Awful Wife Owes Me a Mil

For Molestation Recording

11/12/2014 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Stephen Collins is on the attack ... demanding a million dollars from his wife for secretly recording his confession that he's a child molester ... TMZ has learned.

Faye Grant appeared in court Wednesday AM for the first day of their divorce trial. Stephen was a no show, but we obtained docs which outline his new demand. He claims Faye should pay because he can't get work as a result of TMZ posting the audio.

Stephen says Faye had no right to secretly record him in his therapist's office -- that she had a legal duty to protect his privacy. And he claims she's responsible for leaking the recording to TMZ.

Stephen wants a million bucks ... presumably deducted from her share of the community property, which we're told is valued at around $14 million.

The trial was delayed because Faye's lawyer told the judge he didn't want to rep her anymore because of a fee dispute ... so she needs a new lawyer.

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ESPN

We Didn't Steal Tosh's Bit

And We're Not Killing the Segment!

11/12/2014 1:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1112_daniel_tosh_espnESPN is not backing down from Daniel Tosh -- telling TMZ Sports the network did NOT steal one of his signature comedy bits ... despite Tosh's accusations.  

As we previously reported, the Comedy Central star went nuclear on ESPN Tuesday night -- claiming the network copied a popular "Tosh.0" segment called "Web Redemption" and changed the title to "Awesome Video Segment."

Tosh claims ESPN even stole his catchphrase, "Are you ready to give it another shot?" 

But ESPN tells us ... "This was more of an instance of us using a common phrase than it was copying his wording."

"We know that doesn't sound like the strongest explanation yet it’s the truth."

The network adds, "We are looking forward to ‘giving it another shot’ in future installments of 'The Awesome Video Segment.'"

We reached out to Tosh for comment -- so far, no word back.

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