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Leo DiCaprio & Rihanna

First Photo!!

Banging But It's a Little One-Sided

3/2/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0227_rihanna_leonardo_dicaprio_splash_SPLITRihanna and Leo DiCaprio should be a perfect match -- neither's into settling down with one person for too long -- but now that they're banging ... one of them is way more committed than the other.

We got pics of RiRi and Leo getting cozy recently at her birthday party -- which he helped organize -- and sources at the bash tell us one thing was clear ... Rihanna's the clingy one.

We're told Leo is affectionate enough -- they engaged in plenty of PDA -- but he could barely get a moment to himself. As one source put it, "she's the baddest bitch in the party, but she's following him everywhere."

We're told they've been hooking up for about 3 months, but it's still not exclusive -- more like they're each other's first choice. Not that anyone's crying for either of them.

#LeoProblems 

Lena Dunham

Too Bad, So Sad ...

I Got a New House :(

3/2/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Lena Dunham New HomeLena Dunham better buy a lot of Kleenex ... she threw down nearly $2.7 million for a new pad in L.A. -- you know, the same city that makes her super depressed.

Dunham told Vogue last year that L.A. just wasn't her bag -- but she's clearly had a change of heart. She bought a 2,500 sq. ft. 3-bed, 3-bath house just off the Sunset Strip.

Her first big ticket West Coast crib includes a swank guest house and pool. The "Girls" creator normally comes to L.A. once a year to edit the show, but looks like she's prepping to suffer on a more regular basis.

Home is where the tears are.

Ludacris

Baby Mama Is Workin' 9 to 5 ...

To Get Custody Back!

3/2/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ludacris Custody Battle

Ludacris' baby mama is taking drastic measures to regain custody of their 1-year-old daughter ... SHE GOT A JOB!!! 

According to our sources, Tamika Fuller took losing custody of daughter Cai to Ludacris very hard ... and is trying to get her life in order to gear up for an appeal of their custody arrangement.

Step one, we're told, is Tamika landed a gig in the hospitality industry ... and she's working nights, 40 hours per week to make enough money to support herself and Cai. 

Meanwhile a more immediate court battle is looming. We're told Luda wants to take Cai out of the country on vacation, but Tamika thinks their daughter is too young for that kind of travel.  

Our sources say Luda could push for an emergency court hearing on the matter. Stay tuned ...

Ex 'SoA' Star's Dad

My Dead Son's Company

Is Ripping Me Off

3/2/2015 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Former "Sons of Anarchy" star Johnny Lewis -- who's been dead for more than 2 years -- just got sued by his own father for a huge chunk of cash the actor failed to pay back before his death. 

If you recall, Johnny fell to his death off the roof of his Los Angeles landlady's home in September 2012 ... after he killed her and dismembered her cat.

According to the legal docs obtained by TMZ … 2 weeks before Johnny died, Michael Lewis loaned more than $60,000 to his son's company to cover legal costs, Screen Actors Guild dues, insurance, and moving expenses. 

Michael says so far, he's only gotten back $23K from his son's estate -- so he's suing Johnny's estate to get back the unpaid cash. 

A debt is a debt.

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 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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Cindy Crawford

Lawsuit Threatened

No One Screws with Her Body!

3/1/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0227_cindy_crawford_photoshoot_twitterCindy Crawford's stock in trade is her body and now her people are out for blood, claiming the person who posted this pic (above) severely altered it to make her look bad.  

The lawyer for Cindy's photographer fired off a letter -- obtained by TMZ -- threatening everyone who posted the pic with a lawsuit if they didn't take it down and apologize. The lawyer says the original pic was stolen and then doctored to make her midsection look haggard.  

The lawyer included a statement from the famous photog, who says he took the pic for Marie Claire Mexico and someone stole it from him and Photoshopped it.  

The letter apparently worked ... some media outlets are already complying.

Shortly after the altered pic hit the Internet, Cindy's hubby, Rande Gerber, posted the pic below, showing the real deal.

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NBA Star Eric Bledsoe

Drops $2,500

On Gold, Diamond Grillz

3/1/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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NBA superstar Eric Bledsoe gave himself a "Treat Yo'self" moment after signing his $70 million contract with the PHX Suns ... dropping thousands of dollars on gold and diamond grillz! 

TMZ Sports has learned the 25-year-old point guard recently hit up Thizzelles Grillz -- a high-end grill maker in NYC -- and dropped $5,000 on two sick pieces ... one for himself, one for his brother.

The grillz -- which cover six bottom teeth -- are made of 18 karat gold ... and are encrusted with 6 high-quality diamonds.

The process is complicated ... take an impression, make a wax mold, fill it with gold or platinum, drill holes, screw in diamonds. Grill done.

Bledsoe isn't the only baller joining the grill movement ... Thizzelles owner Scott Spira says he's hooked up several athletes including Broncos cornerback Omar Bolden and Browns guard Shawn Lauvao

And these things ain't cheap ... "Depending on the metal and diamonds the grillz can run up to 100K."

Say chee$e. 

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Kevin Federline

I'm Makin' Bank Now

As a DJ!!!

3/1/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kevin Federline DJ

Kevin Federline has gone from living in a $10 million house to DJing in the OC for a grand.

KFed will be spinning at Heat Nightclub March 7th. He's not making Britney money -- $475K a show in Vegas -- but he's getting a thousand bucks and that's a start. 

The good news ... he's still getting child support, although the $20K a month went down significantly after Britney stabilized and took more custody back. 

Here's the thing. Kevin is a happy guy who knows music and has even had a hit -- yes, "Popo Zao" counts. And we hear the club is pretty awesome and the crowd will go crazy if he plays it.

Kevin Federline. He comes tight with every rhyme. And he built a kingdom down the street from Pepperdine. 

Michael Bay

Building Mansion Was Pain, No Gain ...

Construction Worker Sues

3/1/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Building Michael Bay's new mansion transformed a construction worker into an injured mess ... according to a new lawsuit filed by the guy.  

According to legal docs obtained by TMZ ... the worker says Bay didn't warn him about a dangerous hole on the property ... which was covered with plastic back in February 2013. In the suit, he says he tumbled through the opening, and was seriously injured. 

The worker isn't specific about his injuries in the lawsuit, but says he was hospitalized ... and paid out of pocket for his medical expenses. He also says he couldn't work while he was injured. He's suing to get reimbursed for his medical bills ... as well as damages. 

The mansion's been a long, slow, ordeal for the blockbuster director. He bought the property way back in 2009, demolished the home that was there, and eventually started construction on the new crib.

We reached out to Bay and his rep ... but so far, no word back. 

NBA's Earl Watson

My Wife's Acting Career Tanked

After 'My Wife And Kids'

3/1/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0227-earl-watson-jennifer-freeman-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Ex-NBA player Earl Watson claims he shouldn't have to pay up just because his estranged wife's acting career FELL OFF A CLIFF after her days of starring on a hit TV show ... and wants a judge to protect his wallet in their nasty child support war. 

Watson has gone to battle with Jennifer Freeman -- who starred as Claire Kyle on "My Wife and Kids" back in the early 2000s. They have a 5-year-old daughter together. 

The two are warring over cash -- she claims she deserves way more than the court-ordered $2,500-per-month in child support since he's rich. He claims he's not as ballin' as he used to be ... because he's retired from the NBA and only making $30k per year as a coach in the NBA's D-league. 

But in new court docs filed in L.A County Superior Court, Watson also included a few digs at Freeman's acting career ... saying, "She has not been employed on a full-time basis since appearing in the early 2000s on the television show 'My Wife and Kids.'"

"She has secured sporadic acting roles for which she has received nominal remuneration. Her last paying job was in Nov. 2014 when she appeared on the Real Husbands of Hollywood."

Ouch. 

We may understand where the hostility comes from ... back in 2010, Watson claimed Freeman attacked him with an iron!! Though the two reconciled after that incident. 

As for Freeman, she claims she has a holding deal with BET which prevents her from getting other jobs. She also says she's the primary caretaker for their kid and needs more cash to pay for things like private school, extracurricular activities and other child-related expenses. 

Freeman says Watson owns a ton of real estate worth millions ... and can afford to pony up more dough. 

A judge has yet to rule. 

WWE Stars Lana and Rusev

In Russia We Buy House Together

... BEFORE Marriage

3/1/2015 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

WWE Lana Rusev Buy Home TogetherWWE stars Rusev and Lana like to live dangerously -- the NOT married or engaged couple just signed on the dotted line to buy a house together after dating for less than 2 years. 

Wrestling fans know Lana is Rusev's manager in the ring -- but now they're finally confirming rumors they're dating ... and it must be serious since they purchased a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home in Nashville.

It's a pretty sweet deal -- 11.56 acres with a pond, hot tub, basketball court and more in Music City ... all for $644K. We're told they chose Nashville because it's easier for them to travel from the middle of the country. 

Now, the reality check ... we're told Rusev and Lana have been living together for over a year, but putting their names on the title of a house -- BEFORE getting married -- is definitely next level.

So, we gotta ask ...

Bobby Flay

Ex-Manager Claims

She Was Too Girly For His Burger Joint

3/1/2015 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Celebrity chef Bobby Flay's restaurant is no place for "girly" girls  ... according to an ex-manager who says she was routinely humiliated because of her expensive taste in fashion. 

Michelle Edison claims she was the victim of non-stop harassment, intimidation and sex discrimination during her stint at Bobby's Burger Palace in Maryland and was repeatedly shamed for being a bougie woman who was just "too female."

Edison claims in legal docs, her Louis Vuitton bag, makeup, perfume and hairstyle did "not fit the BBP way."

She's filed a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission asking for moola. 

We called Bobby's rep ... so far no word back. 

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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