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Calvin Klein

We Never Said Lupita's Oscar Dress was Real

2/28/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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'AHS' Star Ben Woolf

Ryan Murphy & Network

Cover Final Expenses

2/28/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0226-ben-woolf-woolf-family-01"American Horror Story: Freak Show" creator Ryan Murphy is stepping up to help Ben Woolf 's family after the actor's death.

Sources close to Ben tell TMZ both Murphy and FX have offered to cover portions of the final expenses. Ben's family will be holding a themed memorial in Santa Barbara on March 21st.

We're told the entire 'AHS' cast and crew have been invited -- and guests are being asked to wear red or blue ... Ben's favorite colors.

TMZ broke the story ... Ben died last week from head injuries he suffered when he was hit by a passing car. We're told he will be cremated. 

Ben's father Nick says fans can honor Ben by donating to The Ben Woolf Fund -- which will be used to purchase memorial park "BENches" ... or fund his favorite charities like ... Little People Of America and the Story Teller Children's Center.

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Chad Johnson

Hire Me On 'Fashion Police'

Yes, I'm Serious

2/28/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0227-chad-johnson-kelly-osbourne-tmz-01With Kelly Osbourne quitting "Fashion Police" there's another celebrity making a run for her chair -- Chad Johnson ... who tells TMZ Sports he honestly believes he's the perfect guy for the job. 

"Who better when it comes to fashion than me? I rarely wear labels or high-end clothing and kill it," the ex-NFL star says. 

We broke the story Kelly walked from the show on Friday ... after tension had been building on the set for weeks. 

One source close to Chad tells us, "He REALLY wants it." 

So far, producers say they haven't made any decisions on Kelly's replacement ... but hey, stranger things have happened. 

Stay tuned ... 

'State of Affairs' Star

Katherine Heigl's a Great Kisser

... Just Ask Her Husband

2/28/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

022615_chris_mckenna_launchKatherine Heigl is a great kisser ... is probably something Chris McKenna shouldn't say, because she's married!

Katherine's "State of Affairs" co-star jumped at our question with excitement and you can see the lightbulb go off when Chris remembers she's married.

So, Chris gives a shout out to Katherine's hubby Josh Kelley.

Chris was leaving The D Casino Hotel in Vegas, where he had just hosted a Date-A-Thon with 500 horny single chicks all over him.

Who said being an actor isn't hard? 

John Cena

Vince McMahon's a BEAST

In The Weight Room

2/28/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

022715_john_cena_launch_v3John Cena doesn't think there's an age limit on weight room domination ... telling TMZ Sports 69-year-old Vince McMahon is an absolute TERROR on the racks.

The WWE superstar was out in NYC (wearing only a t-shirt in the freezing weather) when we asked him about VM's recent Men's Fitness Magazine cover where the guy looked like an AARP Incredible Hulk.

Check out the clip -- Cena says that McMahon's biceps aren't just for show and the guy can lift like a man half his age ... and even rivals Cena himself.

Makes you want to call your granddad ... and ask him why he's slacking off.

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Paris Hilton

Obsessed Fan Rakes in Money

As Professional Biker

2/28/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Paris Hilton Obsessed Fan DateThe guy who gave Paris Hilton a cherry '67 Cadillac wasn't just some random dude ... he's a professional superbike racer ... who is trying to win her heart with expensive gifts.

Johnny Rock Page says he met Paris years ago at an event (pic below) ... and ever since he's been smitten. He knows she likes expensive stuff and he has the money, so he's trying to woo her with lavish gifts. Paris has made it clear ... he's harassing and scaring her, but it has not deterred him.

He denies smashing the windows of the Caddy after Paris rejected the gift. He says he has no ill will ... quite the opposite.

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Page is extremely unwelcome, but he's not getting the message and the cops are now involved. 

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Lupita Nyong'o

Dress Returned

To Scene of the Crime!

2/27/2015 3:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0227-lupita-nyongo-dress-TMZ-04Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar gown was returned to The London West Hollywood Friday afternoon where it was taken 2 days earlier ... and the thief called TMZ to tell us where it could be found and added it was a worthless fake.

A guy called us at around 2:30 PM Friday and said he had taken the dress from Lupita's hotel room after he noticed the door was ajar. He said he and others took 2 pearls off of the dress and took them to the garment district in downtown L.A. ... where they were told they weren't real.

The thief says he decided to take the dress back to the London in a garment bag that was inside a trash bag that he deposited in a 2nd floor bathroom adjacent to a fitness center. 

We contacted the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. and gave them the info. They went over to the hotel and retrieved the bag and they found a garment bag with the dress inside.

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Law enforcement says they were told the Calvin Klein dress was worth $150K, but the thief says it's almost worthless. 

The thief told us he returned the bag and called us because he wanted the world to know "Hollywood's fake bulls**t." 

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President Obama

No On Fantasy Football

... Says Ex-Personal Aide

2/27/2015 5:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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President Obama doesn't screw around at the waiver wire ... and won't obsess over Peyton Manning's passing yards -- 'cause he DOESN'T play fantasy football ... so says his ex-personal aide. 

Reggie Love -- who was Obama's "body man" from 2009 to 2011 -- appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" and told us POTUS simply "doesn't do the fantasy football thing."

"He thinks it's a little time consuming. He's like 'I have other things to do," Love said. 

Reggie also tells us Vice President Joe Biden has a BALLER for a granddaughter -- seriously -- and she's so good, Love says he expects her to be recruited by the best college programs in the country. 

Check out "TMZ Hollywood Sports" at 6PM ET, 3PM PT weekdays on Reelz.

David Hasselhoff's Daughter

I'm a Rich Kid Now

... Check My Resume

2/27/2015 4:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0227-david-taylor-ann-hasselhoff-instagram-01David Hasselhoff's daughter has always been a rich kid ... but now she's got TV credits to prove it.

24-year-old Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff has been cast for season 3 of the reality show "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" -- and we're told she's already shooting with her co-stars in the Bahamas. 

The third season still hasn't been confirmed by E! -- but an Instagram pic showing the cast taping on the beach makes it seem like it's just a matter of time.

Start the countdown to the Hoff sneaking into a scene or two -- or 10.

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Kelly Osbourne

Quits 'Fashion Police'

She Just Had It

2/27/2015 2:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0227_kelly_osbourne_fashion_police_TMZKelly Osbourne quit "Fashion Police" ... TMZ has learned.

Multiple sources connected with the show tell us ... producers and Kelly were at odds even before the Giuliana Rancic showdown, where Kelly threatened to quit unless Giuliana apologized over her comments about Zendaya on the red carpet at the Oscars.

We're told the tension started over the first episode the cast taped without Joan Rivers. Kelly was unhappy with the way the show was being produced. Producers, we're told, were "up to here" with Kelly so the handwriting was on the wall.

Sources tells us Kelly walked Friday.

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NASCAR Heist

Race Car Thieves Caught On Camera

2/27/2015 1:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

022715_nascar_launch_v2NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil's #44 ride was jacked from a hotel parking lot -- and TMZ Sports obtained surveillance video of the heist.

The car and the truck that hauls it were both stolen out of the Drury Inn parking lot outside Atlanta -- and in the video you can see a Jeep SUV pull into the lot. One person dressed in black gets out of the Jeep, walks across the lot toward the transport trailer ... and the Jeep pulls away.

Next thing you see is the white transport trailer ... hauled by a black pickup truck ... tearing across the lot. Law enforcement sources tell us the GTA went down around 5 AM Friday -- and took less than a minute. So far cops have no leads on the suspects, but they're hoping this video will shed some light.

Kvapil's team was forced to pull out of this weekend's Sprint Cup race in Atlanta. It's a small independent team, and they don't have a backup car.

Team owner John Cohen tells TMZ Sports ... "Last night I was thinking, I should tell them to block the truck off [with another vehicle]. But I didn't say anything, and it got stolen." He says he doesn't think the crooks even knew what they were stealing since there are no identifying marks on the trailer.

He adds ... "I'm hoping they return it once they see what's inside. What can they do with a racecar?"

A Sprint Cup series car is worth about $250,000.

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Justin Bieber

Celebrating 21st Early ...

With A Sweet '65

2/27/2015 11:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber is getting his 21st b-day started by partying with a 50-year-old ... his buddies surprised him with a sick '65 Lincoln Continental.

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... Biebs was rollin' up and down the Sunset Strip Thursday night in style after his boys John and Sammy Shahidi surprised him at the studio with the completely restored classic. 

We're told the Shahidi's spent several months working on the whip -- valued around $20K -- and looks just like the car in "Entourage" ... one of Bieb's favorite shows.

The gift bar's been set pretty high ... but you still have time before March 1st to take back that desktop calendar.

We reached out to the owners of "Shots" for comment -- so far no word back. 

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Baron Davis

Planning NBA Comeback

In Talks with 'Playoff Contender'

2/27/2015 11:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0227-baron-davis-tmz-01Baron Davis is in talks to return to the NBA ... TMZ Sports has learned ... with sources telling us the 35-year-old has been in communication with multiple "playoff contenders."

Davis -- a 2-time NBA All-Star -- hasn't played in the league since 2012 ... but we're told he's been keeping himself in shape and is serious about a return to the pros.  

Our sources say Davis -- the #3 overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft -- has been speaking with several squads who feel he could be a good backup for a young point guard. 

We're told the Clippers and the Cavs are among the playoff contenders interested in Davis ... with  the Lakers also in the conversation.  

We're told so far ... there is NOT a deal in place, but that could change very soon. 

Stay tuned ... 

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