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Tom Cruise I'm Giving Senate Candidate a Filipino Pass

2/11/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Cruise jealously guards his image, which is why it's shocking he's allowing a Senate candidate in the Philippines to use his image on campaign billboards.

Cresente Paez is gunning for an upgrade from the Philippines House of Representatives to the Senate. So the campaign brain trust came up with this ad, showing Tom Cruise scoffing at Paez's candidacy ... calling it "Mission Impossible." But Paez fires back, "It's Paezible!"  

Tom has gone on the attack against people who use his name and likeness without permission, but his longtime lawyer, Bert Fields, tells TMZ, "Since the ad's meant to be funny and doesn't imply an endorsement, I'm sure Tom's not going to assert the right to protect his name and likeness."

Sidenote ... the movie poster is from 2006. Sometimes there's a bit of a delay when movies go international.

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Rosie O'Donnell Infuriates Autism Group ... She's A 'Piece Of Dog S***'

2/11/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0210_ROSIE-ODONNELL_TMZRosie O'Donnell pissed off the autism community with a joke about autistic kids, which is why they're now calling Rosie a "piece of dog s***" ... and Rosie now has regrets.

O'Donnell performed at Carolines on Broadway Sunday, where she joked that parenting her teenagers was so tough she'd trade them in for autistic triplets in an instant. 

A rep for the National Autism Association says her org is beyond offended. The rep didn't hold back, saying Rosie wasn't only "dog s***," she was mushy dog s*** on the bottom of their shoe.

The rep railed on, saying O'Donnell "crossed all lines of being a good human being to make a desperate, low-blow joke."

Rosie tells TMZ, "Although it was not my intent to hurt people, I realize I did. It was my fault." Rosie added, "I have 2 children with spectrum disorders. I'm aware of the challenges and stigma associated with autism." She also notes she's raised money and done documentaries for the autism community.

Sanya Richards-Ross Zika Scare Won't Keep Me From Olympics

2/11/2016 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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U.S. track superstar Sanya Richards-Ross says she's definitely concerned about the Zika virus scare in Brazil ... but it won't keep her from competing in the Olympic games in Rio later this year. 

It's an issue athletes from all over the world are dealing with -- especially with the Zika virus spreading at a frightening rate in Latin America. 

But SRS -- who's won gold before in the 400m and the 4x400 relay -- says she's not ready to cancel her travel plans. 

"As of right now ... no, I would not consider not going to the Olympic games because it just means too much to me. This will probably be my last hurrah."

Sanya does however, acknowledge the Zika virus -- which can cause birth defects -- is still a real concern.  

"Of course it is a concern of mine. Not knowing how you can be affected and what the consequences are. It's scary. But I can't imagine doing all this work and not going [to Rio]."

Stevie J to Nick Cannon I Banged Mariah Twice

2/11/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Nick Cannon got more than he bargained for when some "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" stars went on his show and one bragged about banging his estranged wife.

Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez were guests on "Wild 'N Out" Monday when the 2 ex-lovebirds squared off during the rap battle against Nick and his crew. It started out all fun and games, but got progressively nasty. At one point Stevie J said he banged Mariah Carey not once but twice.

Nick got pissed off, and then told Stevie J he should worry about Joseline because she was sleeping with Rick Ross.  

It got down and dirtier, to the point Nick threatened the old Hollywood adage, "You'll never work in this town again," because he has so many TV shows and connections.

Eyewitnesses tell us it looked like they were about to come to blows, so producers stepped in, separated them and calmed them down. The picture we got tells part of the story.

Teresa Giudice I Got Screwed Because I'm a Celebrity

2/11/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Teresa Giudice says she would have gotten house arrest if she was just Jane Doe, claiming she was sentenced to hard time because she's a celeb.

Teresa will be on "TMZ Live" Thursday, and she's very clear about her belief ... she had a big fat target on her forehead because she's high profile.

The 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star says her daughter Gia has changed career paths because of the sentence and her mom's harsh treatment behind bars. 

Watch 'Live' Thursday ... she also reveals who gave her that $90k Lexus.

Christopher Darden Wins Restraining Order Against Baby Mama She's Obsessed with O.J.

2/10/2016 4:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021016-christopher-darden-gettyFormer O.J. Simpson prosecutor Chris Darden claims one of his baby mamas has been hounding and harassing him for months, making allegations he traded legal services for sex.

Darden just got a restraining order against Celia Smith, whom he says was upset because he didn't get her an apartment back in June. According to Darden's legal docs, Smith is angry that he got another one of his baby mamas an apartment but didn't get her one.

Darden acknowledges he has a 2-year-old daughter with Smith.

According to Darden, back in June, Smith posted on his law office's Yelp page, "Mr. Darden has sex with his clients if you don't have enough money to hire him, and you have p***y he will take your case." He says she rants on that he has "7 kids by 7 different women."

Darden also says Smith has developed a fixation with the O.J. Simpson case, emailing him under the name "Nicole Brown Simpson."  He says she's unstable and needs psychiatric intervention.

Darden says Smith has demanded to know how much money he's getting from the FX show, 'The People v. O.J. Simpson.' He says, "She rejected my true claim that I was neither consulted, contracted, paid or involved in any way with the show."

Darden says his family is "on pins and needles" over her daily harassment. He now has a restraining order keeping her 100 yards from him and prohibiting contact by email, telephone, mail or any other electronic means. The order does allow Smith to have "brief and peaceful contact" with Darden as it relates to their child. 

TNA's Raquel 'I Was Assaulted at Wrestling Match' ... Cracked Tooth, Broken Jaw

2/10/2016 4:03 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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TNA wrestling star Raquel says she was REALLY savagely attacked at an indy wrestling match in Miami over the weekend ... suffering nasty injuries including a broken jaw and a cracked tooth. 

Raquel appeared on the "TMZ Sports" show on FS1 (airs Wednesday at 9:30 PM) -- and says her match with another woman named Regina was supposed to be a regular performance ... but things turned violent when she was attacked with a flurry of real punches and kicks. 

0210_TNA-Wrestler_gabi_injuries"I cracked my tooth and I had to get a root canal and a crown on my tooth ... and I have a little hairline fracture on my jaw."

We asked Raquel if she plans on taking legal action, why she believes she was targeted and why she didn't fight back -- she answers everything. 

Make sure to catch the entire interview tonight on "TMZ Sports" on FS1. 

Kendall Jenner Sues Excuse Me, Laser Co ... This Face Gets At Least $10 Mil!!

2/10/2016 3:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kendall Jenner's calling out a skin treatment company in a lawsuit, and the takeaway is this -- she gets paid way more money than we thought, and she's very, very, VERY successful.

Kendall's beef is with Cutera, which used her face and name to advertise their Laser Genesis acne treatment. The ad takes credit for Kendall's "nearly flawless skin" -- but she says she never gave them permission and she never had any deal with Cutera.

The bigger point in this suit comes in the extensive rundown of 20-year-old Kendall's career. As stated in the docs, she has "graced the covers of the world's most prestigious fashion magazines, including Vogue, Vogue Paris, Vogue Japan, Vogue Brazil, Harper's Bazaar (shot by Karl Lagerfeld), Allure, GQ, Glamour, Marie Claire, LOVE, Interview, Paper, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Garage, Dazed, Raine and BLANK, amongst others."

There's even more about her runway work and department stores and blah blah blah ... we'll spare you.

But in the docs, Kendall says she'd command a fee well into 8 FIGURES to do a worldwide endorsement of a product like Cutera. So, she wants the company to hand over its profits ... which better total at least $10 million.

Kendall's lawyer Todd Wilson says, "The right to associate Kendall Jenner's name and likeness in connection with a product or service belongs solely to Kendall Jenner and is protected by Federal and State law. Today's lawsuit by Ms. Jenner against Cutera, Inc., for the unauthorized use of Ms. Jenner's name and likeness to promote its product should serve notice that Ms. Jenner will vigorously defend her rights under the law."

Beyonce-Bashing News Anchor I'm Not Racist Or Afraid of the Crazed Beyhive

2/10/2016 2:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0210_Tomi-Lahren-and-Beyonce-TWITTER-GETTYBerating Beyonce for her black power halftime show is blowing up in a news anchor's face -- she's been called a "redneck ass bitch" and "racist cracker" -- but says she's not backing down.

Tomi Lahren's social media has been flooded with nasty comments since her brutal critique of Bey went viral. Lahren tells TMZ the "Black Lives Matter folks" and "militant Bey Hivers" completely missed her message -- that America should be coming together.

Lahren -- an online anchor for TheBlaze --  thinks viewers missed the real point, in her eyes ... that Beyonce used a violent civil rights group to provoke racial tensions.

She insists she's not racist and wants all her haters to know this -- "Don't you dare come at me with your hate and your call to violence and your threats on my life and tell me racism is a one-way street."

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Amy Van Dyken USPS Apologizes Sorry We Blocked Disabled Parking Spot

2/10/2016 1:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0210-amy-van-dyken-instagram-01U.S. Olympic legend Amy Van Dyken just got a full-fledged apology from the U.S. Postal Service -- after a USPS truck blocked her from parking in a disabled spot at her neurologist's office. 

Amy -- who uses a wheelchair after suffering a spinal cord injury back in 2014 -- took video at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix ... showing a truck parked in the disabled space despite the fact there are BUNCH of other open spaces in the parking lot. 

Now, we've learned the USPS has reached out to Amy to apologize calling the situation "absolutely unacceptable."

In fact, the USPS sent a statement to Van Dyken saying ... "The action documented in your video is against Postal Service policy and is absolutely not acceptable behavior."

"We sincerely apologize for your experience, and assure you we are looking into this situation to ensure it does not happen again in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention."

We spoke with Amy who tells us ... "I'm so thankful for their apology. It was amazing for them to reach out."

Ex-49ers WR Accidentally Shoots Himself ... Charged with Crime

2/10/2016 11:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0210-josh-morgan-getty-01Here's a case of actually adding insult to injury ... because a former NFL wide receiver accidentally shot himself with a loaded gun -- and was then charged with a crime ... TMZ Sports has learned.  

The man behind the trigger is 30-year-old Josh Morgan -- who spent 7 seasons in the league with the 49ers, Redskins and Bears. 

TMZ Sports has learned ... cops in Virginia responded to a report of a man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound around 9 PM on January 31st. 

We're told Morgan claimed he was cleaning the weapon when it accidentally went off ... leaving him with non-life threatening injuries.

He was hospitalized and we're told he'll be okay -- but now he's got a new set of problems because he's been charged with misdemeanor reckless use of a firearm and has a court date in March.  

A rep from Morgan's camp tells TMZ Sports ... "He's fine. It was a simple accident."

Jerry Jones Gunning for GGG vs. Alvarez Fight ... At AT&T Stadium

2/10/2016 10:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jerry Jones is in the running to host a possible Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez fight at AT&T Stadium in Dallas ... Triple G's promoter tells TMZ Sports. 

There are tentative plans for the two boxing superstars to fight in September (if contracts can be worked out) ... and GGG's promoter, Tom Loeffler, says one of the possible venues is Jerry's World.

"Jerry Jones has watched GGG's last few fights and he expressed a big interest in having the fight in Dallas at his stadium," Loeffler tells us. 

"GGG will fight anywhere, but he's aware of Jerry Jones and the atmosphere in his stadium. Whenever Jerry Jones gets involved, he takes promotion to a new level."

"You hear 70,000 people screaming ... the huge video board... it's an amazing venue. And GGG understands the popularity of the Cowboys, the influence they have in the U.S. and around the world."

"I'd love to see that happen."

Loeffler says there are two other venues in the running -- the MGM Grand in Vegas and Madison Square Garden in NYC. 

If the two fighters do manage to hammer out a contract, we're told the fight will go down on Sept. 17th. But first, GGG has to emerge victorious in his upcoming fight with Dominic Wade on April 23rd at the Forum in L.A. 

Stay tuned ...

Oprah Aloha, Everyone's Going To Hawaiiiiiiiiii!!!

2/10/2016 9:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0210-main-oprah-instagram-01Oprah is still in the giving biz, as she hooked up her OWN crew with what she'd call a little field trip -- and the rest of us would call a balling out luxury vacay.

O took her team to the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, but it wasn't all pineapple and mai tais.

We're told they were planning for something called, 'Your Next Bold Move' -- a collaboration between Oprah and self help teacher Brendon Burchard

Free trips to the Four Seasons -- best path to your "best self" ... hands down. 

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