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Calvin Harris

Taylor Swift is Fine

And She's Good for Business, Too

3/28/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0327-calvin-harris-taylor-swfit-TMZ-01Calvin Harris went from outright rejecting Taylor Swift to embracing her, and several friends tell us, there's a business side to his change of heart.

Calvin and Taylor are now full-on dating, but just months ago he said he would left swipe her on Tinder because she's "the opposite of my type."

So why the change of heart? Our sources who are prominent in the DJ world say Calvin got to know Taylor through the Haim sisters, Taylor's best friends. Calvin and Haim have a hit song, "Pray to God," that was released earlier this month. He got to know her and liked her.

But our sources say Calvin is the best businessman among DJs and knows the cache of dating the biggest pop star in the world.  

They believe Calvin has developed feelings for Taylor, but they say he's wired for success and there's no hard dividing line separating his personal life from business. 

We feel a song.

Rich Homie Quan

Dramatic Boat Escape

... Is a Lie!!!!!!

3/28/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0326_rich_homie_quan_gettyThere is no Santa Claus, aliens aren't real and Rich Homie Quan did NOT escape in a speedboat from the scene of an alleged assault ... so yeah, everything you've ever believed is pretty much a lie. 

RHQ is still a wanted man in Miami Beach, FL for allegedly decking a security guard who didn't let him into a club. According to the police report, Quan "fled east towards the dock where he boarded a boat in Dock 14 and took off." 

But people who were on the boat tell TMZ, that didn't happen. We're told RHQ did indeed board a yacht ... but that he partied there for at least an hour, in plain view, before taking off.  

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No arrests have been made, but the bodyguard isn't waiting around ... he's already filed a lawsuit against RHQ.

Jeremy Piven

Cubs Will Win It All

... Thanks To Will Ferrell

3/28/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs ... Jeremy Piven says you're about to end one of the most legendary eras of futility in the history of sports ... and it's all 'cause of Will Ferrell.

Piven was out in NYC when we asked the Chicago born star if this is the year the furries from the midway finally get off the schneid and win a World Series.

Check out the clip -- Jeremy (Ari Gold, let's be real) says the Cubbies got it in the bag and its Ferrell's spring training antics that broke the curse. 

FYI -- Ferrell spent some time as the Cubs 3rd base coach during a Spring Training game earlier this month ... and it was hilarious.

If Piven's right ... the Knicks might wanna give Will a call. 

'Neighbors With Benefits'

Real Swingers Blast Show

We're Not All HOT!!

3/28/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

"Neighbors With Benefits" ... the new reality show about swinging couples ... blows the big one, at least according to a couple of high profile swingers on the Playboy payroll.

Michael and Holli, hosts of Playboy Radio's "Swing" ... say A&E's show takes their sensual lifestyle and makes it look like a weird sex cult -- plus it's loaded with false information about the community. 

On 'Neighbors,' which is set in Ohio, the couples flaunt their sexuality in bars and swap out in the open -- but Michael and Holli say that just ain't how it goes down. And what really pisses them off is the show's claim you have to be "hot" to partake.

The hosts insists peeps of all shapes, sizes and looks are welcome.

Just drop your keys in the bowl.

Darius McCrary

Ex-Wife Perjures Herself

Retracts Claim of Violence Against Son

3/28/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Darius McCrary Custody Battle Michael JacksonDarius McCrary's ex-wife says she lied when she swore under oath he beat his kid.

Karrine "Superhead" Steffans filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- admitting she perjured herself when she joined forces with Darius' baby mama in a child support war over their young son. Karrine claimed she saw her ex beat the boy with a spoon.  

But Karrine had a change of heart, and filed new legal docs saying she lied because she was "hurt and upset" over their divorce. Tell that to a judge in a perjury case.

Sometimes allies can shoot you in the foot. 

NFL's Chris Ogbonnaya

EPIC PRANK ON CAM NEWTON

Surprise, I'm Not From Africa!

3/28/2015 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Cam Newton is totally gonna freak when he sees this ...

His ex-Carolina Panthers teammate Chris Ogbonnaya told TMZ Sports he pulled off the most elaborate prank ever on the superstar QB ... and this video officially marks the end of it.

Ogbonnaya -- who now plays for the NY Giants -- was leaving Mastro's this week when we asked the running back about the best prank he's pulled since he's been in the NFL.

He then told us about how a slight mix-up led to Cam believing he was raised in Nigeria, and how Chris turned that into an epic gag that never ended ... even when he ran into Newton at the Super Bowl last month.

In fact, the only way Newton will learn Ogbonnaya is actually from TEXAS ... is if he watches this video. 

All good things come to an end ...

Jason Statham & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Takin' The Next Big Step ...

A Ballin' Bev Hills Hideaway

3/28/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jason Statham and his supermodel GF Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are finally taking the big plunge ... by going halfsies on a ballin' $13 mil Bev Hills estate.

There's only one sure way to know Hollywood love is real ... shackin' up. Our real estate sources say the action star and his leading lady went 50/50 on a sprawling 5-bed, 8-bath, 7119 sq. ft. mansion that even has a waterfall pool.

The timing  is perfect -- they just celebrated 5 years of love. And the plot thickens, because Rosie's been sporting what looks like an engagement ring since December.

Mazel.

A$AP Mob

Sued Over Crowd Surfing Disaster

3/27/2015 6:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0327-a$ap-mob-GETTY-01A$AP Mob hurled themselves into a packed crowd in Hollywood and allowed concertgoers to do the same ... and a woman claims they left her in a world of hurt.

The group is being sued by a woman who attended their concert at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood back in 2013. Tammy Nguyen claims she was a VIP at the show when A$AP Mob took the stage at around 11PM. There was lots of crowd surfing during the evening, but it really intensified.

She says A$AP members, including Darold Ferguson, Jr. -- better known as A$AP Ferg -- were diving in the crowd, along with a bunch of fans. When Ferguson jumped, Nguyen says he nailed her.   And what's worse, she says she had to fight her way through the crowd to get out, and security didn't help.

She's suing the group and Ferguson.

MMA Hero Phoenix Jones

I Chased Down Stabbing Suspect

Disarmed Alleged Bad Guy

3/27/2015 4:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0327-phoenix-jones-new-haven-police-TMZSPORTS_01Real-life superhero Phoenix Jones claims he's saved the day again ... this time, the MMA fighter says he chased down a stabbing suspect in Connecticut and DISARMED the perp. 

TMZ Sports has learned ... Jones -- real name Ben Fodor -- filled out a statement with the New Haven PD saying he was walking down the street Friday when, "I saw a man being chased who was bleeding from his face."

Fodor -- who made headlines as a real-life crime-fighter in Seattle -- says he put on his bulletproof vest and confronted a man he believed to be the "stabbing suspect."

Jones says the man then displayed a hunting knife ... so he proceeded to disarm the alleged bad guy. Once he believed the threat was neutralized, Jones says he went back and waited with the victim until medics arrived. 

The 26-year-old undefeated MMA fighter says he captured the entire incident on his go-pro camera ... and handed the footage over to police. 

Cops confirm a report was made -- but say they are still investigating the matter ... including Phoenix's role in the incident.  

Stay tuned ... 

Evander Holyfield

Mitt Romney Can Punch Me

... If He Can Catch Me

3/27/2015 3:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Evander Holyfield says he's giving Mitt Romney the GREEN LIGHT to pummel his face in their upcoming charity boxing match ... if the Mitt can get past his impregnable defense.  

FYI -- 52-year-old Holyfield is squaring off with 68-year-old Romney in a charity bout on May 15th in Utah to raise money for CharityVision ... which helps poverty-stricken people get blindness reversing surgeries. 

Holyfield appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" to talk about his game plan for the fight we're calling "The Altercation in Mormon Nation" ... and even though it's just an exhibition, E.H. says he's ready to take Mitt's best shot. 

Just be careful Mitt ... Apollo thought it was an just an exhibition too. 

#RIPCreed.

Bobby Brown

Keeping the Faith

at Bobbi Kristina's New Medical Facility

3/27/2015 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0327_bobby_brown_entering_medical_Center_INF_WMBobby Brown is in it for the long haul -- standing firm in his belief Bobbi Kristina can pull out of her coma ... now that she's getting treatment at a facility known for its long term care.

Bobby was walking outside DeKalb Medical this week. It's touted as the best Long Term Acute Care hospital in the Atlanta area ... partly because the facility has equipment to provide continuous monitoring of vital signs -- crucial in a case like Bobbi Kristina's.

As we reported ... doctors at Emory University Hospital tested her responsiveness last week before she was transferred to DeKalb. We're told there was no change.

Sources tell us Bobby is still leaning on the power of prayer to save his daughter ... who's remained unconscious since Feb 1.

Prince

Sued for Allegedly Poaching 'Voice' Contestant

3/27/2015 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0327-prince-judith-hill-tmz-01Prince shamelessly stole a recording artist away from the producer who discovered Lady Gaga ... and her company is now going after The Purple One in court.

Singer Judith Hill made a name for herself on "The Voice" in 2013. Sony got interested in her. Ditto Jolene Cherry, the famed producer who first eyed Lady Gaga. Sony and Cherry partnered and claim they signed her to an exclusive recording deal.

A few months ago, Sony and Cherry heard rumblings that Hill was meeting with Prince for a recording session. They warned her to stop earlier this month, only to learn that she and Prince recorded an entire album -- 11 songs -- and released it Monday as a free Internet download.

Cherry is now going after Prince with a vengeance, courtesy of her lawyer Larry Stein, asking not only for regular damages but punitive damages for underhandedness.

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'Superman' Villain

Christopher Reeve Was An Ass!

I Nearly Knocked Him Out

3/27/2015 11:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

One of Christopher Reeve's former co-stars is making outrageous accusations about his attitude on the set of "Superman" ... and this will blow your mind ... if you believe it.

We ran into Jack O'Halloran, who played Non ... the mute villain from Krypton ... and the photog asked him about working with Reeve -- and he ripped into the late actor for being a Prima donna who "believed his own publicity."

Now, up front -- we can't confirm any of O'Halloran's claims -- and to be honest ... we're really big fans of Christopher ... which is why this video was so shocking to us.

O'Halloran went on to tell a story about almost punching Reeve during a dispute on set and says, "He was like a child. He wanted to be Superman and Clark Kent all the time."

You gotta see his story about Reeve and the guy who played Jimmy Olsen too.

Again ... we're not necessarily buying 'em, but O'Halloran's stories are unique.

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