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Iggy Azalea

Afraid To Face Ex ...

Fears Violence In Texas

12/22/2014 9:37 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Iggy Azalea Afraid Ex Boyfriend

Iggy Azalea
 is pleading with a judge to block her ex-BF's attempt to force her back to Texas ... because she says he's violent and she fears for her safety.

Iggy is embroiled in a bitter lawsuit with Hefe Wine -- she sued him for surreptitiously downloading her personal computer and trying to hawk her music.

Wine is asking the judge to move the case from L.A. to Houston, where he lives, but Iggy is panicked. She says that's his turf and he's "vindictive and violent." It seems she's saying Wine has more access to her if she comes to him.

There's another reason why she feels safer in L.A. -- boyfriend/Lakers' guard/6'7" Nick Young.

The Lakers may suck this year, but a big guy is a big guy.

Chris Brown

Roaring to the Finish

In Probation Case

12/22/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1220-chris-brown-tmz-01Chris Brown has made community service his full-time job for the last 6 weeks ... and his goal is to get it all done within weeks.

We've learned, since November 13, Chris has been doing physical labor 6 hours a day, 5 days a week to complete his 1,000 hours by the next court hearing in mid-January. There have been a few weeks where work has gotten in the way, but the drill is 6/5.

Chris' community service in the Rihanna case requires hard labor, and we're told he's working at a facility approved by the Probation Dept., painting, cleaning, trash removal, moving furniture ... stuff like that.

Last Friday Chris put his 6 hours in and then jumped on a plane to Jacksonville, FL where he performed that night at the Memorial Arena. He then flew to Columbia, South Carolina for a Saturday show, then on to Birmingham, AL for a Sunday performance. He took a private jet back to L.A. for hard labor Monday.

And we're told ... he hasn't complained or acted up.

Our sources say he's on track to tell the judge during the next court appearance ... mission accomplished.

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System of a Down

Sony Wasn't Completely Wrong

To Pull 'The Interview'

12/22/2014 8:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

122214_system_of_a_down_launchMost of Hollywood is ripping Sony Pictures for its decision to pull "The Interview" from theaters -- but 2 guys from System of a Down understand why it had to be done.

Our photog spotted drummer John Dolmayan and bassist Shavo Odadjian in Santa Monica Saturday night -- and the guys stood up for Sony. 

System is signed to Columbia Records -- which is owned by Sony -- and while John and Shavo aren't in total agreement with their company's decision ... they think the haters are forgetting one very important factor.

Watch their explanation ... might change your mind about Sony.

Matt Barnes

I'm With the Boss

Parties with Rick Ross

12/22/2014 7:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Matt Barnes rebounded from a crappy night on the court by hanging with Rick Ross and a bunch of other hip hop stars at a huge Hollywood after party.

Barnes was in the VIP at Supper Club for Rick's performance Saturday night in Hollywood. The Clippers star chilled with Rick, Wiz KhalifaMally Mall, and Ty Dolla Sign. Famous booty model Rosa Acosta, "Love and Hip Hop" star Sincere, and singer Anjali World (daughter of Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé) were also there.  

Earlier that night ... Matt put up a goose egg in 26 minutes on the floor in the Clippers game against the Bucks, but still won ... 106-102. 

Ricky Rozay makes everything better.

'Kardashians' Star

No Evidence Khloe's Dating NBA Star

12/22/2014 6:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Video

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She's hooked up with jocks before, but the new rumors about Khloe Kardashian dating NBA star Robin Lopez seems like BS ... so says Kim's BFF Jonathan Cheban

Cheban -- who's super tight with all of the Kardashian sisters -- was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood last night when we asked about reports that Khloe and Robin have become an item.

"I was with her yesterday, I didn't hear anything about that," Cheban told us. 

The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star said he wouldn't be shocked if Khloe eventually began dating another famous athlete ... explaining that a relationship with a normie can get pretty boring for someone on Khloe's level. 

As for Robin, he also shot down the rumors this weekend ... and says the media made up the story. 

"Obviously they were looking for two people with a lot of influence on popular culture, on the youth, and they were looking for two movers and shakers," Lopez said.

"Frankly, I’m not surprised they came up with my name."

Giancarlo Stanton

I'm Gonna Spend My $325 Mil On ...

12/22/2014 6:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

122214_giancarlo_stanton_launchHe's 25-years-old ... he just signed the largest player contract in the history of U.S. team sports ... so how's Miami Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton gonna spend his $325 million??? 

He's got some ideas. 

Stanton was on his way into Greystone in L.A. this weekend with his crew (we're guessing he covered the bill) and talked to the All-Star outfielder about his complex spending plan.

Check out the clip ... though we're guessing Stanton may have been joking ... based on the fact he popped a $20k bottle of champagne hours after he signed the contract last month. 

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Tyga

Blac Chyna's a Bad Mom

I Want Custody!

12/22/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tyga thinks Blac Chyna is unfit to properly care for their child because she twerks and parties too much ... seriously.

Tyga is alarmed that Blac Chyna seems more interested in hitting the clubs than parenting their 2-year-old son King Cairo, so we've learned he will file legal docs asking for primary custody.

The rapper thinks his baby mama has lost her focus on caring for the little boy ... she's more interested in making a spectacle of herself ... twerking day and night when there's a camera in sight.

He lost it when he saw the double twerk featuring Blac Chyna and Amber Rose. And when she went out later that same night and partied at a club, he decided he was going to take her to court. He says he does not want his son raised by nannies.

The former couple does not have a custody order, but currently she has the kid more than him. He wants to change that.

We reached out to Blac Chyna ... so far no word back.

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Nicki Minaj's Ex

Break-ups Are Hard

When Your Ex Is Everywhere!

12/22/2014 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

122214_safaree_samuels_launchSafaree Samuels is having a hard time dealing with his break-up with Nicki Minaj -- and it doesn't help that everywhere he turns ... there she is.

Samuels told our photog Sunday night ... his little Twitter fight with Minaj over the weekend was no big deal and that he will always have love for her.

But Samuels said the break-up has been particularly hard on him since Nicki is so famous ... saying he can't turn on the TV or the radio without hearing her voice.

Now might be a good time to get into "Serial" -- she wasn't on that and it was amazing.

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Michael Phelps

Alleged 'Ex-Girlfriend' Is

Ready for Her Porno Close-Up

12/22/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

121914_taylor_chandler_launchThe formerly intersex woman who claims she was nailing Michael Phelps ... is on the verge of getting nailed in her first porno ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Taylor Lianne Chandler is in Hollywood fielding an offer from Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch -- who tells us he wants her to star in one of those ever popular porn parodies.

Taylor made headlines last month when she claimed she and Michael dated after meeting on Tinder. You'll recall ... Taylor was born with male and female organs, but says she's since had surgery. 

We're told the proposed porn would be loosely based on their alleged relationship. Think, "When Harry Met Sally" ... with way more nudity. And real sex.

We got Taylor on her way into Vivid HQ, and she told us she's still in the "wine and dine me" stage of negotiations. As for compensation ... she's more interested in back end, than getting huge money up front.

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DJ Zedd

Zee Views at My New Mansion Are Zick

12/22/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

DJ Zedd HomeDJ Zedd's mostly famous for one hit here in the U.S. -- but that was more than enough for the guy behind "Clarity" to snatch up his own baller Hollywood Hills home.

Real estate sources tell us the deal was closed earlier this month for $3.9 million ... about half a mil less than the original listing price. 

The 3,443 square foot pad boasts 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, full security system, and of course ... the new must-have accessory -- heated salt water pool.

Dude knows how to drop the bass ... and a whole lot of dough.

Usain Bolt

Catch Me If You Can

Crushes 3 Parties, One Day

12/22/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1221-usain-bolt-club-bottle-service-01Usain Bolt deserves a gold medal for what he pulled this weekend -- hitting up 3 massive parties in one day ... and doing it in a style worthy of the Fastest Man on Earth.

Bolt went on a tear through Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday -- ending the night at the Fiction Fantasy nightclub bash where he booked up the entire VIP section for himself and his entourage.

Sources at the club tell TMZ Sports ... Bolt bought more than 20 bottles of champagne for everyone partying in VIP.

Our Kingston sources say Bolt started the day at Maiden Cay -- an off shore party, only accessible by boat. Hours later Boltfest moved to downtown Kingston at the Cabana City outdoor party ... and finally crossed the finish line at Fiction Fantasy.

UB -- now unbeatable off the track too.

Richard Simmons

Where is He?

12/21/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Richard Simmons Missing
Richard Simmons
is still MIA ... nearly a year after he was last seen, and there are no signs of XMAS or even life at his home.

His friends are more worried than ever. They haven't heard from or seen him since January 11. He hasn't been to his exercise studio in 6 months. 

There are no XMAS decorations at his Hollywood Hills house. Friends are not allowed to visit. A housekeeper seems to stand guard whenever anyone tries to enter.

Simmons' rep told us the exercise guru was depressed over a knee injury and that's why he has gone radio silent, but his friends are convinced it is far more serious. They say Richard was the ultimate caring person who loved interaction, and now there is none whatsoever.

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Benihana vs. Benny Hunna

Shrimp Flipper Battles Hip Hopper

In Epic Name War

12/21/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Benihana doesn't want anybody mistaking a guy who slings rhymes with a chef who slings rice balls -- so it's trying to force the rapper to drop his stage name. 

Benny Hunna, neé Benny Hodges from Mississippi ... has been fighting to trademark his handle because he's got big plans besides music. He says he wants to build an entertainment empire called Benny Hunna TV. Real talk.

But according to court docs -- the O.G. Benihana wants the U.S. Patent & Trademark office to deny his application for fear Mr. Hunna will create confusion in the marketplace.

That's debatable, since Hunna currently has less than 300 Twitter followers. The matter could be settled in court early next year.

FUN FACT: Hunna is street for a hundred bucks -- so you know Benny's all about that paper.

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