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Farrah Abraham

Backdoor Be Damned ...

Little Girls Look Up to Me Now!

32 minutes ago 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. 

Jose Canseco

18-Year-Old Daughter

Busted for DUI

3/31/2015 12:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0331-josie-canseco-instagramJose Canseco's model daughter isn't a model citizen ... she just got busted for DUI.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Josie Canseco was pulled over around 1 AM on the corner of La Cienega and Melrose (right in the heart of Hollywood) after cops observed her hitting a curb. 

We're told the 18-year-old -- who's appeared on mom, Jessica's reality show -- was given field sobriety tests, which she didn't pass, and was subsequently arrested. But our sources say cops didn't think Canseco was under the influence of alcohol ... they believe it was drugs. 

Canseco was booked around 6:15 AM and, as of this posting, is still locked up on $15,000 bail.

We've reached out to Josie's rep, and also Jose ... no word back yet.


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The Game

Oh Crap!!!

I Punched a Cop

3/31/2015 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0330-the-game-punch-TMZ-02The Game picked the wrong guy to sock in the mouth during a basketball game ... TMZ has learned his victim is an LAPD officer.

Law enforcement sources tell us the guy who got into it with the rapper during the hoops game over the weekend is a rookie cop ... who was off-duty at the time.

It's interesting -- as TMZ first reported ... Game is saying the guy threatened him before the fight by hinting he was going to get a gun out of his gym bag. For his part, the punchee told responding officers Game is the one who issued a death threat. Our Game sources say he denies that.

We're told LAPD is investigating the Game for battery -- and also the off-duty officer. If he really did threaten to get his gun ... he could be in big trouble. 

Marlon Wayans

N-Word's Come a Long Way

But Still Not Right for 'Empire'

3/31/2015 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Count Marlon Wayans among those who believe the world is not ready for the N-word on "Empire," because what big company wants to be associated with that?

Wayans was leaving the gym Monday afternoon when our photog asked him about the topic that seems to have divided the show -- Terrence Howard is for using the word, but some of the writers and Taraji P. Henson are against it.

It doesn't sound like Wayans is against using the word in general -- you gotta hear his slave chains metaphor -- but he thinks sponsors would drop like flies if Lucious Lyon started tossing it around.

Making money? Lucious can respect that.

'Shark Tank' Star

Mayweather Ticket Prices Are Crazy

... Even For Me!

3/31/2015 8:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

He's worth a gazillion dollars (or something like that) ... but even super rich "Shark Tank" star Robert Herjavec thinks paying $87,500 for a ringside seat to May vs. Pac is nothing short of crazy. 

Herjavec was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood Monday night when we asked about the first fight tickets to hit the market -- and his reaction is interesting ... considering he's exactly the kind of guy who could actually consider forking over the dough for a seat. 

That being said ... think Mark Cuban will buy a seat? 

Muhammad Ali

'TEAM PACQUIAO'

3/31/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0330-manny-pacquiao-muhammad-ali-tmz-01"The Greatest" has picked a side in the fight of the century -- with Muhammad Ali's daughter telling TMZ Sports, "My dad is Team Pacquiao all the way!"

We spoke with Rasheda Ali -- who's very close with her dad -- and she tells us, "My dad really likes Manny. He's a huge fan of his."

"He knows Manny's a great fighter ... but it's more about what he does outside the ring. He's such a charitable person."

Rasheda says Manny and her father have been friends for years -- and he even came to Muhammad's 70th birthday party back in 2012. 

0330-SUB-manny-pacquiao-muhammad-ali-tmzSPORTS-01As for Floyd Mayweather, Rasheda tells us her dad respects him as a fighter -- but says he and Muhammad are two VERY different people.  

"My dad stood for things. Mayweather ... I don't think there's a comparison."

Unfortunately, Muhammad won't be attending the fight in Vegas ... but Rasheda says he wouldn't miss it for the world. 

"There's no question he's going to order it. It takes my dad way back to when he was fighting."

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Mayweather Fight

Buyers Lined Up for $87k Tix

... Broker Says

3/31/2015 6:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0331-floyd-manny-getty-tmzSeems an $87,500 price tag isn't deterring rich people from the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight ... because the broker selling the seats tells TMZ Sports he's already got "serious" buyers lined up. 

We broke the story ... the guy who runs Precision Concierge New York (PCNY) says he's secured 39 tickets to the fight, including ringside seats, which he's selling for $87,500 each. 

Hours after he posted the tix and the prices, Oren Schneider says he's already had real interest from legit buyers looking to throw around some serious dough.

"I've been getting phone calls all day," Schneider says ... but so far, the ringside tickets have not been officially snatched up. 

Stay tuned ... 

Terrence Howard

Ex-Wife Claims

He's Screwing Me Royally Over 'Empire'

3/31/2015 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Terrence Howard Ex Wife Money

Terrence Howard owes his ex-wife $508,000 and counting ... so she claims, and she's gunning for a payday.

Michelle Ghent claims Terrence has been hiding assets and grossly undervaluing what he makes a month to avoid his spousal support obligations.

TMZ broke the story ... Terrence is required to pay Michelle $5,800 a month in spousal support, but if he makes more than $62,500 a quarter, she gets 21% of the excess. According to her docs, Terrence made $125,000 an episode in Season 1 and he's sure to get a huge raise.

Michelle claims Terrence has not only failed to pay the 21%, but she says he's way behind in the $5,800 monthly obligation ... to the tune of more than $100k.

Also according to Michelle's docs, Terrence is using his first ex-wife's business to divert his earnings, making it appear he earns very little. In fact, Terrence claimed as recently as November all he was getting in the way of income was just shy of $6k a month ... money that was paid by the ex-wife's business.

"Empire" started shooting in September, so that's when the bucks started rolling in.

But all good things come to an end, and according to the divorce, Michelle's spousal support ends next year.

Tara Reid

Let's Get Wasted, Stranger

And Ink My Name On Your Body!

3/31/2015 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Tara Reid accompanied a total stranger to a Hollywood tattoo parlor so he could get her name tattooed on his arm, but luckily for Tara ... she wasn't drunk enough to return the favor.  

Reid and this guy (good luck trying to understand him when he slurs his name) met on a flight back from Ultra in Miami, and clearly they both enjoyed a few cocktails along the way. 

We figured out the guy is DJ Crichy Crich -- and for some reason he and Tara thought it was a good idea to go straight from the airport to the tattoo parlor. 

Unlike hangovers, that tat is pretty permanent.

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The Game

He Threatened to Shoot Me

Hoops KO Was Self Defense [VIDEO]

3/31/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TMZ obtained video of The Game unloading a punch on an opposing player during a pick-up basketball game -- but we're told the guy threatened to unload a gun in Game's ass before the fight.

Sources connected to Game tell us the rapper says the punchee started things by throwing an elbow at Game ... who responded by elbowing him right back. Then it got really heated -- Game claims the guy said don't make me go to my gym bag because ... "I got that thing."

The clear hint was the guy had a gun.

What happened next was a case of punch or be punched -- we're told Game is saying the guy raised his fist first, and that's when Game threw his Tyson-tatted right hand

The video doesn't appear to back up Game's claim about the guy being first to make a fist.

Game denies making any death threats as the victim claimed to cops. Police are still investigating.

'CSI' Star Jon Wellner Divorce

My Wife Should Quit Acting

And Get A REAL Job

3/31/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jon Wellner Divorce

"CSI" star Jon Wellner has called it quits on his marriage after 7 years, and says it's time his wife gave up on her acting, got off her ass and started working.

According to the divorce docs ... Jon says his wife, Whitney Wellner, hasn't made it as an actress and probably never will ... he's asking the courts to force her into pulling down a full-time job.

Whitney lists her credits like "Save the Last Dance" -- released in 2001. She also got a guest gig on "CSI" last year, but he insinuates it was a case of nepotism.

Whitney fires back in her legal docs, saying he obviously thought she was good enough to appear on his show.

She's presumably gunning for spousal support, and it's gonna be hard for her to live without it. While she says he makes $20k an episode, she pulls in $12 a month in residuals.

Who knew they were still playing "Save the Last Dance"?

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'Jerry Springer' Producer

Cops Believe Sister's Death Wasn't Suicide

It Was Murder

3/31/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Jerry Springer" producer Jill Blackstone did not carry out her sister's wish to end her life -- she murdered her ... at least that's what law enforcement now believes.

Our law enforcement sources say Wendy Blackstone -- who was deaf and partially blind -- did not want to end her life. During the initial stage of the investigation we're told cops thought this might have been a double suicide plan where Jill backed out at the last minute, but now they believe it's simple murder.

TMZ broke the story ... Wendy was found dead in their garage and Jill had severe carbon monoxide poisoning from a lit barbecue in their closed garage. We're now told in addition to the coals under the grill, there was a metal trash can filled with charcoal which had also burned.

Cops determined early on ... the suicide note found in Wendy's hand was not written by her ... they believe Jill wrote it.

Blackstone was arrested for murder earlier this month but the D.A. felt there wasn't enough evidence to make a case, so prosecutors sent it back to the LAPD for further investigation. In the meantime, Jill remains free.

But now we're told ... after more probing, the cops firmly believe it was murder.

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