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Kathy Griffin

I QUIT 'FASHION POLICE'

It's Too Mean

3/12/2015 5:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Kathy Griffin has thrown in the towel, quitting "Fashion Police" because she thinks it's too mean-spirited.

Griffin just tweeted a treatise, saying, "I thought I could bring my brand of humor to Fashion Police so that beautiful people in beautiful dresses could be teased when appropriate." Griffin adds, "My brand of humor, while unrepentant and unafraid, is all about CONTEXT. There's plenty to make fun of in pop culture without bringing people's bodies into it."

Griffin was not specific on what changed her tune, but she did say, "I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference." 

She never mentioned the whole thing with Zendaya at the Oscars, but she did mention in her tweet being a champion of people of color. 

Kelly Osbourne, who recently departed from the show herself, tweeted her support of Kathy's decision, saying. "I could not be more proud of you @kathygriffin you have my love and support always!"

North West

Sorry, Mom ...

No Gucci, I Want 'Frozen'

3/12/2015 12:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian North West AirportNorth West is rebelling against Kim Kardashian's tyrannical fashion reign, eschewing her couture tastes to go with a "Frozen" themed suitcase as she walked through Charles de Gaulle Airport Thursday.

They grow up so fast -- she'll be posting her own selfies and hosting jungle gym openings in no time.

Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson

It's a Walk-Off!

Hansel & Derek Crash Fashion Week

3/10/2015 7:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0310-zoolander-instagram-01Derek Zoolander and Hansel McDonald un-retired for a surprise appearance in Paris today ... treating the crowd at the Valentino show to an epic "walk-off."

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson stunned the crowd by bringing back the characters for Fashion Week ... as sort of a dry-run for the upcoming "Zoolander" sequel.

Neither said a word -- in true male model fashion -- but worked their magic on the runway.

Finally ... more funding for "The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too."

They're so hot right now.

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NeNe Leakes

Hey Fashion Cops ...

I'm The Next Joan Rivers

3/10/2015 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NeNe Leakes is making a big play for "Fashion Police," but she doesn't want to replace Kelly Osbourne ... she wants to be the new Joan Rivers.

NeNe was leaving Mr. Chow in Bev Hills Monday night when she pitched herself to our photog, explaining she and Joan have the same MO. 

Here's the problem.  Saying she could be the next Joan is a shot at Kathy Griffin, who probably has a say on who gets the open spot. 

Chick feuds ... they're fun.

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Sean Kingston Jewelry Suit Judgment

Diamond Guy Cuts Him Down to Size

In Court

3/10/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sean Kingston Paid JewelrySean Kingston just bought some expensive jewelry ... against his will. Let's just say it's a court-ordered purchase.

Sean skated off with $226k worth of jewelry from 2008-2013 but never paid a dime ... this according to Avi Da Jeweler who filed a lawsuit against Sean.

The singer's rep told us last August ... Sean coughed up more than $300k and had the cashed checks to prove it.

If that were so, it should have been easy to win the lawsuit, but Sean never filed an answer so the judge just issued a default judgment, to the tune of $356k.

As puzzling as it is that Sean never produced the checks, it's just as puzzling why Avi kept giving the dude jewelry when he wasn't paying jack.

We've reached out to his rep but so far no comment.

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Steve Francis

Here's Your Stolen Gold Chain!

J. Prince Flaunts the Goods

3/9/2015 6:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Steve Francis is about to feel the pressure ... of his massive gold chain -- which his friend and rap mogul J. Prince got back for him, and is now proudly showing it off for cameras.

Rap-A-Lot Recrords honcho J. Prince held up the chain like a fisherman who bagged a great white shark ... and told the local FOX station in Houston he can't wait to return it to its proper owner.

TMZ Sports broke the story -- Stevie Francis was on stage at a Sauce Twinz show when someone jacked the chain off his neck. As we also first told you ... Steve's pal J. Prince put out word on the street that it better be returned, or else. 

The man gets results ... can't argue with that.

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Kanye West & Paul McCartney

All You Need

Is Love

3/9/2015 7:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0309-kanye-mccartney-getty-01Kanye West and Paul McCartney bro'd out Monday morning as they made their way into the Stella McCartney show at the Opera Garnier for Paris Fashion Week.

There's nothing they can sing that can't be sung.

NFL's Kareem Jackson

I Paid $15k

To Immortalize My Favorite Cleats

3/8/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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NFL player Kareem Jackson spares no expense for his feelings ... 'cause the Houston Texans star paid over $15k for a tiny blinged-out replica of his favorite pair of cleats ... and they're pretty freakin' awesome.

We spoke with the guys down at AJ's Jewelers in Miami who tell us Jackson made a special request to transform his Nike Vapor Cleats into a miniature charm he could rock around his neck.

That's when they sprung into action ... taking over three weeks to create a VVS diamond-encrusted, 3D version of the shoes ... and when all was said and done, the pieces were worth more than $15k.

FYI -- AJ's has also created some pretty sweet stuff for other NFL stars ... including iced-out mini-jerseys for guys like T.Y. Hilton and Michael Huff.

Being rich ... it actually, truly, doesn't suck.                                                                                                               

Lindsay Lohan

Still Cleans Up

... Real Good

3/6/2015 10:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0306-lindsay-lohan-akmgsi-01One thing's for sure, Lindsay Lohan looks way better in a cream colored coat and bell-bottomed black slacks, than jailhouse orange ... which she keeps narrowly dodging. 

Lohan was walking around London ... where she's been flying under the radar since an L.A. judge ordered her to perform 125 additional hours of community service.

This is the best we've seen her look in a while -- however, time spent putting together one's outfit and applying one's makeup ... does NOT count as community service

It's unclear if LiLo's aware of that.

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Steve Francis

Chain Recovery Engineered By Rap God

3/6/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0305_j_prince_steve_francis_gettySteve Francis doesn't just have the Sauce Twinz to thank for the return of his chain -- it was ultimately engineered by J. Prince ... one of the most powerful men in hip hop, TMZ Sports has learned. 

We broke the story ... the NBA legend was chain snatched by some dumbass at a Sauce Twinz concert in Houston last weekend. 

Now, we've learned ... Francis has some powerful friends in Houston -- including Prince, who not only runs Rap-A-Lot Records, but is known in the rap community as a guy you just don't mess with. 

Also, the Sauce Twinz are managed by YEMG ... the management group owned by Prince's son, Jas

Sources connected to Prince tell us once he learned the chain went missing ... he put out word, "The chain must be returned."

That's when the Twinz and their pals went into "super recovery mode" to track down the culprit. 

And surprise surprise, the chain turned up a short time later ... and will be reunited with Francis. 

BTW -- you may remember J. Prince as the guy who issued a "courtesy call" to all of Drake's enemies including Diddy and Suge Knight ... warning them to back off Drizzy, another Prince associate. 

Bottom line -- it's good to know J. Prince. 

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Kendall Jenner

Nearly Trampled

After Paris Fashion Show

3/5/2015 11:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kendall Jenner drew crowds in Paris that rivaled Charles Lindbergh ... well, maybe not exactly, but pretty close.

Kendall was leaving the Balmain Fashion Show where she had just walked the runway and when she left it was next to impossible to traverse the hundreds of crazed fans.

Kendall was with a bodyguard who was way too small for the task.  

Kim, Kanye and mama Kris were safely inside, having just watched Kendall do her thing. BTW, Kim and Kanye were also swarmed when they came in, but the Kendall craziness took the cake.

Lupita Nyong'o

Thief Gets Away with It ...

Case Closed

3/5/2015 10:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The guy who burglarized Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room and stole what he THOUGHT was a $150,000 dress has gotten away with the crime, because Calvin Klein wants the whole thing to go away.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... reps from Calvin Klein contacted the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. earlier this week and said they had no interest in pursuing the case now that they got the dress back ...and it's pretty obvious why.

The thief called TMZ Friday and indignantly said he took 2 of the pearls down to the L.A. Garment District for appraisal, only to learn they were fake and worthless. He told us he had returned the dress to The London West Hollywood hotel and left it under a sink in a 2nd floor bathroom. We told the cops, and they got the dress. 

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We're told the Calvin Klein people did not tell cops why they did not want to pursue the case, but it's pretty obvious. The dress was represented as the real deal, and the dressmaker clearly doesn't want to put a spotlight on the phony pearls.

Case closed. Score one for a bold, somewhat reckless thief.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

Move or Be Moved

Bodyguard Rams Crowd

3/5/2015 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's bodyguard launched himself into the crowd outside a Paris Fashion Week event when fans and photogs got way too close for Kanye's comfort. 

Kimye was heading into the Balmain show Thursday morning -- entering through the back door -- to go see Kendall Jenner walk the runway. But the instant they stepped out of their car ... the crowd started to swarm and Kanye barked at security to clear a path for Kim ... which they did on her side of the car.

But on his side, things started to get hairy -- and that's when the hired muscle sprung into action.

Watch the clip ... NFL linebackers would be proud of this guy. 

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