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Chrissy Teigen

$87k for Mayweather Tix?!

Too Rich for My Blood!

29 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Cross another couple of stars off the ringside list for the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight -- because Chrissy Teigen says there's no way in hell she and John Legend are paying $87k for tickets! 

We broke the story ... a high end NY ticket broker is selling the first ringside seats for $87,500 each -- and says he's got multiple "serious" buyers lining up to throw their money around. 

Which brings us to Chrissy ... who loves boxing ... who's married to a guy who also loves boxing ... who happens to be super rich ... and who also refuses to spend that kind of money on tickets. 

And she's not the only rich star who says the tickets are a ripoff ... "Shark Tank" star Robert Herjavec is also refusing to pony up the dough

So, what's Chrissy gonna do instead? She has other plans ... check out the clip. 

Karrueche Tran

I'm Not Dating Klay Thompson

'I Don't Even Know Who That Is'

4/1/2015 6:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Brown's ex-GF Karrueche Tran is not rebounding with an NBA superstar -- telling TMZ Sports the rumors about her and Klay Thompson are complete B.S.

There were rumblings that Tran hooked up with the Golden State Warriors shooting guard recently -- after he had been pursuing her for months.

But yesterday in L.A.,  Miss Tran not only shot down the rumors -- but took a dig at Thompson ... dropping the "I don't even know who that is" line.

FYI -- Klay signed a $70 million contract back in November.

Maybe you should learn the guy's name.  

Tyga

Sneaker Release Party RUINED

By Sneaky Process Server

4/1/2015 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bad news/good news for Tyga -- he got served with legal papers during his big sneaker unveiling Tuesday night, but the guy who served him bought two pair!

Tyga was hit while revealing his new kicks for L.A. Gear at Shiekh Shoes in Hollywood.

You gotta give the process server credit ... he stood in line for more than two hours, bought two pairs of kicks at $120 a pop, had them autographed ... and that's when he hit Tyga with the papers. To add insult to injury ... the guy even got a pic with Tyga!

The process server wouldn't get into what the papers were for, just saying that apparently Tyga owes someone money.

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Terrence Howard

My Ex-Wife Blackmailed Me

With Naked Pics and Videos

4/1/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Terrence Howard is preparing to do battle with ex-wife Michelle ... trying to put a quick end to her spousal support because she allegedly blackmailed him with pics and videos he feared would ruin his career.

Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ ... Terrence will likely make a formal legal claim in April, alleging he gave Michelle a ridiculously rich spousal support deal because she was threatening him with various photos and videos.

We're told one of the pics shows Terrence in the shower, but there are many others.

The "Empire" star and lawyer Brian Kramer claim all Michelle was really entitled to was half-a-year's worth of spousal support, since the marriage lasted 1 year and the standard is to limit such support to half the time of the marriage. She got 5 years worth of support, which he says is evidence of blackmail.

We contacted Michelle's people ... so far no response.

Wale

THE WWE BLACKBALLED ME

... Begs For 2nd Chance!

4/1/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Rap superstar Wale believes he's been "blackballed" by the WWE over an incident last year -- but he's begging the organization for a 2nd chance ... and tells TMZ Sports he's willing to do anything to bury the hatchet. 

Wale believes he's been on Vince McMahon's bad side ever since he got into a fight with another fan at "Monday Night Raw" back in March 2014 ... a fight first reported by TMZ Sports

But Wale -- who's a HUUUUUGE wrestling fanatic -- says the friction between himself and the WWE is killing him ... and he wants to make things right. 

Wale says he has nothing but respect for Vince, Triple H and the rest of the gang -- and says he wants an internship with WWE to learn from the best in the business. 

"I think me and Triple H should talk ... I think we could help each other." 

Stay tuned ... 

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Joni Mitchell

Legendary Singer Hospitalized

3/31/2015 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0331-joni-mitchell-getty-01update_graphic_red_bar3:00 AM PT -- Joni is still in intensive care, but her people say she is "awake and in good spirits." We've learned she had a surgical procedure some time after arriving at the hospital on Tuesday.update_grey_gray_barSinger-songwriter Joni Mitchell -- who's synonymous with the Woodstock generation -- was rushed to a hospital after a 911 call from her home Tuesday.

Sources tell us paramedics went to 71-year-old Mitchell's Los Angeles home around 2:30 PM. We're told the 911 call was for an unconscious female, but she was alert on the way to the hospital.

Mitchell was in intensive care late Tuesday. It's unclear what prompted the medical emergency, but it appears to be quite serious.

We've put in several calls to Joni's rep ... but haven't heard back.

Mitchell's best known for her hit, "Big Yellow Taxi" ... which the Counting Crows famously covered in 2002. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

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'Dance Moms' Star Abby Lee Miller

Goodbye, PA ...

Hello, LA!!!

4/1/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Dance Moms Abby Lee Miller Los Angeles"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller is bringing her east coast, in-your-face style to the west coast ... and setting up shop in L.A. ... and we're guessing some thirsty L.A. moms and their daughters will be standing in a long line.

According to our sources, Miller is opening up a branch of her dance studios in Santa Monica, which will be known as ALDC LA (Abby Lee Dance Company Los Angeles). Our sources say Miller is renting an apartment nearby. 

We're told Miller is working in the same studio where "Dancing With The Stars" rehearses while she waits for her new space to be renovated. 

Miller's L.A. victims will appear on her show. We're guessing there will be a fresh look of plastic ... among the moms.

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Andrew Getty

J. Paul Getty Grandson Dead from Trauma

Ex-Girlfriend Detained

3/31/2015 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0330_Andrew-Getty_FACEBOOKupdate_graphic_red_bar9:45 PM PT -- The L.A. County Coroner says Getty was "not feeling well" over the last couple of months, and had a doctor's appointment scheduled for Wednesday. The Coroner would not elaborate on what, if anything, was bothering Getty.

He added ... prescription meds were found on scene, but it was unclear if Getty had taken any of them.update_grey_gray_barThe grandson of J. Paul Getty was found dead Tuesday and TMZ has learned his ex-girlfriend is currently being detained as a possible witness/suspect. Cops tell us they are handling this as a death "under suspicious circumstances."

We're told he suffered a traumatic injury to the rectal area and paramedics found significant bleeding.

Andrew Getty was found in the bathroom of his L.A. home at around 2 PM. Law enforcement sources tell us the ex-GF called 911 to report cardiac arrest. 

Our sources say Andrew and his ex-girlfriend have a storied history with the LAPD. Cops have been to his residence 31 times, mostly for domestic disturbances. Our sources say they have both frequently been under the influence of drugs during the police visits. 

We're told the drugs cops found in the past were prescriptions.  

As for their relationship, we're told he has a restraining order against her and she has been placed under a 5150 psychiatric hold in the past, after injuring cops when they responded to the house. We're also told she's allegedly broken into Andrew's house on numerous occasions. 

Andrew's dad, Gordon Getty, is one of the richest men in the U.S. Forbes put Gordon's wealth at $2.1 billion ... the family was listed as the 54th richest ... worth an estimated $5 billion.

'Heroes' Actress Brea Grant

Can't Catch Me Creep ...

Obsessed Fan Put In Check

4/1/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Brea Grant Restraining OrderFormer "Heroes" actress Brea Grant channeled her super sonic character to evade the man who chased her down a street ... and a court has just granted her a restraining order.

According to the docs ... Grant -- who played the speedy Daphne Millbrook -- got a judge to slap a restraining order on the complete stranger she claims tried to barge his way into the home she shares with boyfriend Kevin Pereira and screamed he loved her on the front lawn.

Grant says she even called the cops twice on the guy back in November after he chased her to her car and down a city street.

The man is ordered to stay 100 yards away from both Grant and Pereira

He better learn fast.

'DWTS' Mark Ballas

No Longer Adores His Penthouse View

4/1/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0327_mark_ballas_home_launch"Dancing With the Stars" pro Mark Ballas' latest move is called packing -- he's leaving his primo penthouse overlooking L.A.'s Miracle Mile ... and hoping to make a bundle.

Our real estate sources tell us he's selling his 3-bed, 3-bath, 1410 sq. ft. loft for $800k ... and looking for a place with a way bigger dance floor. Dude needs more space to jitterbug.

Ballas snagged the place 5 years ago for $679k ... so he won't be walking away empty-handed, if his realtor Andrew Gulyas can get his asking price.

As for where Mark's heading -- we're told he's looking all over L.A., but definitely wants a house instead of a condo.

They grow up so fast.

Philippe Chow Restaurant

We Love Black People

Including Mavado

3/31/2015 3:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0330-mavado-instagram-6bPhilippe Chow restaurant has finally responded to Reggae star Mavado's claim that he was treated like crap because he's black ... the restaurant's response ... they happily cater to lots of black people all the time.

TMZ broke the story ... Mavado and his family dined at the NYC restaurant last Thursday and were treated like second class citizens ... shuttled to the back of the restaurant, ordered not to take pictures, abused by their waiter and told never to come back, but after he left and they realized he was a star, they begged for forgiveness. 

Now the eatery says, "Philippe Restaurant is proud to have an excellent relationship with all our customers, especially the black community and people of color," adding, "on a weekly basis we have famous and non-famous black people ..."

Here's the best part. Philippe Chow says photos don't lie ... "Don't just listen to us, visit our Instagram and see for yourself."

The restaurant disputes the claims of rudeness, but says if that's the impression that was left with Mavado they apologize.

Farrah Abraham

Backdoor Be Damned ...

Little Girls Look Up to Me Now!

3/31/2015 2:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Farrah Abraham is an example to young women on what NOT to do -- and yet pre-teen girls are flocking to her like she's a modern day Mother Teresa. Apologies to Mother Teresa's spirit.

Abraham and her sparkling resume -- teen mom, stripper, porn star, author, DUI arrestee -- were leaving Planet Hollywood in NYC ... when an alarmingly young fan stopped her for a photo. 

And then we got an even bigger shock as Farrah revealed she's going to become a plastic surgeon! Seriously ... she says.

The phrase, "Do what you know" comes to mind ...

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Selena

Her Murder as Big as

JFK Assassination

3/31/2015 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Selena's murder 20 years ago today was every bit as big as the death of John Lennon, Elvis Presley and the assassination of John F. Kennedy ... so claims the estate of the former Tejano music queen.

Selena's estate claims in new legal docs her record label is hoarding huge amounts of money that should go to Selena's loved ones. In fact, the estate claims Selena actually became way more popular in death than life. 

With 60 million albums sold, the estate is livid that UMG is not honoring the deal -- that the estate gets 50% of net profits for things like ringtones, downloads and other stuff.

Selena was gunned down by the former president of her fan club on March 31, 1995. 

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