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Nick Cannon

Naked But Not Afraid

Of Mariah

49 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

Nick Cannon Naked Ice Bucket Challenge
Nick Cannon took the first public shot at his estranged wife Mariah Carey ... by putting his soon-to-be single body on display ... for the sake of charity of course.

TMZ broke the story ... the couple's divorce is a "done deal." Nick is clearly telegraphing ... he's taking the split in stride. 

Cannon accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Spice Girl Mel B and upped the ante by completing the task in the BUFF! 

Nick also makes a point of talking about his wiener ... fond memories, Mariah?

Justin Bieber's Entourage

Accused of Bribing

Canadian Border Officials

8/21/2014 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A Canadian border official has been fired for allegedly accepting a $10,000 bribe in return for allowing members of Justin Bieber's entourage with criminal records to enter Canada.

Bieber's camp reportedly gave a female officer at the Niagara Falls border thousands of dollars in backstage passes to get members of his posse into the country while he performed.

Canada has a strict policy on not allowing people with certain types of criminal records to enter.

It's unclear when the alleged bribes went down ... but Justin performed 2 shows in Toronto last year.

The accusations surfaced after more of Bieber's friends allegedly showed up at the border looking for the same special treatment -- and the officers on duty blew the whistle.

The Canada Border Services agency reportedly circulated an internal memo reminding officers not to take bribes ... and to rat out anyone who does.

We reached out to Bieber's reps ... so far no word back.

50 Cent to Mayweather:

DON'T HATE ME

... Hate Nelly!

8/21/2014 8:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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50 Cent has a message for Floyd Mayweather -- YOU SHOULD HATE NELLY'S GUTS ... claiming the rapper banged TWO of Floyd's chicks. 

50 just posted a video online -- saying he heard that Floyd talked smack about 3 rappers ... 50, T.I. and Nelly.

Truth is ... Floyd did address certain rappers he's beefing with during an interview with MLive.com -- but didn't mention 50 by name.



He implied that all 3 guys were irrelevant -- saying, "Hip-hop artists, they come and go. They come and go. But I'm still here."

So, 50's response? "Woke up. I look at the computer ... the computer say 'Floyd said f**k T.I., f**k 50, f**k Nelly.'"

"I'm like what he say f**k me for? Nelly f**ked your first baby mama Melissa. Then took your f**ing fiance. [You should] say f**k that n**ga!" 

FYI -- Nelly is currently dating Shantel Jackson ... who broke up with Floyd earlier this year. 

#Drama.   

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon

Divorce 'A Done Deal'

Separated for Months

8/21/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon separated back in May -- and are living apart ... and we're told divorce lawyers have been negotiating a property settlement and custody agreement for months and the divorce is "a done deal."

Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... Mariah and Nick have been living in separate houses in NYC since May. He sees the kids but that's the extent of their contact.

Our sources say  ... Nick's appearance on Big Boy's radio show in March was the beginning of the end. Nick played Big Boy's game -- name the 5 celebs you've slept with. Nick named 5, but our sources say the one that made Mariah insane was Kim Kardashian.  

We're told Mariah tore into Nick for weeks ... feeling humiliated and the relationship never recovered.

We're told it went from bad to worse when Nick went on Howard Stern and talked about Mariah not giving it up before they got hitched. She went nuclear.

Our sources say Mariah feels Nick has abandoned her by taking every gig that's on the table ... when they don't need the money. She's especially angry because it keeps him away from their kids.

For Nick's part ... we're told he feels Mariah has become impossible because she surrounds herself with "yes men."  He says she can't handle it when he dares to disagree with her.

We're also told Nick is incredulous Mariah is bitching about his work ethic ... he says he's generated $75 million since 2011 for the family.

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Justin Bieber

Friend Gets Lighter Sentence

Because He Kept Mouth Shut

8/21/2014 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber Khalil DUI

Justin Bieber did NOT get celebrity justice when he copped a plea in his Miami Beach DUI case ... because we've learned his lesser known friend who was also busted for DUI just copped a plea that is a slap on the wrist by comparison.

You may recall ... both Bieber and Khalil were busted for DUI after cops claimed they were drag racing back in January.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Khalil will pled guilty to careless driving and his punishment will be a $500 fine and enrollment in a drug and alcohol program.

Justin, on the other hand, pled guilty to careless driving and resisting an officer without violence.  He now has to fork over $50,000 and attend 12 anger management classes ... something Khalil does have to do.

The only real difference between the 2 --  Bieber mouthed off to the cops.

Khalil's lawyer Bradford Cohen tells us, "Khalil got the benefit of being polite and courteous and not acting obnoxious and privileged, and that's why the pleas were not identical."

A $50,000 lesson learned.

Karrueche To Chris Brown

I'm NOT Having Your Babies

... Yet

8/21/2014 8:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Karrueche Tran is madly in love with Chris Brown ... but he's high if he really thinks she's ready to be pregnant with his kid, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Karrueche tell us ... she was flattered by Chris' Instagram for Woman Crush Wednesday -- when he posted a pic of her saying, "Need to have this baby and stop playing!" -- but she's nowhere near ready to be a baby mama.

We're told ... for now Karrueche is career-centric  -- she wants to be an actress.

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Taylor Swift & John Mayer

These Two, Again?

8/21/2014 5:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John Mayer and Taylor Swift SpottedTaylor Swift and John Mayer showed up at the same place Wednesday night ... eating dinner within eyeshot of each other ... and we know what didn't happen.

We got pics of Swift and Mayer leaving Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood in separate cars ... so there's smoke.

But there's no fire. Our Chateau spies say John and Taylor saw each other but didn't exchange a single word.

They famously dated a few years ago and traded breakup songs about their relationship.

So here's our thought. John should have asked her how she's doing with just a touch of insincerity. Perfect, right?

Beyonce's Mom

Bey's Marriage Is Perfect

Breakup Rumors Are BS!!!

8/21/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Beyonce and Jay Z are NOT breaking up ... in fact, their relationship is "perfect' ... so says a woman who would definitely know -- Beyonce's mom.

Tina Knowles was leaving lunch with Kelly Rowland at Via Alloro in Bev Hills -- and in a super-rare moment, actually opened up about rumors that B and J's marriage is on the rocks. 

Mama Knowles even had some choice words for people like Akon -- who recently told us the couple's relationship "feels corporate."   


And there seems to be evidence to back up Tina's statement -- Bey and Jay have been spotted out together a lot recently ... looking happy at the go-kart track, a restaurant opening, and they even embraced on stage

So, the question ...

Rihanna

Stay Away from My House, Creep

8/21/2014 4:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rihanna
has yet another stalker ... and this one lurks with intent.

The singer got a restraining order against a dude who skulked around her Hollywood Hills house last week. Her security saw the guy hanging around for 3 to 4 hours and believed he was casing the joint.

The man was at one of Rihanna's perimeter walls, staring up, and the guard believed he was about to scale it. When the guy noticed the guard he fled. But the cops found him and arrested him on an unconnected vandalism charge. 

Here's the twist. Law enforcement tells us they don't think the guy even knew it was Rihanna's house. Her security guards beg to differ.

Now he's ordered stay 100 yards from Rihanna and her home.

The Commodores

Sue Singer

You're 3 Times a Douchebag

8/21/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Commodores Sue Ex Member
The Commodores -- who famously and shockingly survived Lionel Richie's departure back in the 80s -- are now suing an ex-member ... accusing him of jacking the group's name.

According to the lawsuit ... Thomas McClary ditched the Commodores 30 years ago -- shortly after Richie did -- to pursue a solo career ... but is now performing again using the Commodores name.

The Commodores -- who still perform 30 to 50 shows a year -- claim McClary is confusing people by calling his group "The Commodores featuring Thomas McClary" -- and by singing all their old hits, including "Brick House" and "Easy."

The group claims McClary even had the gall to send a legal letter to the real Commodores -- warning them to stop trashing him by warning venues where McClary was booked to perform. 

The lawsuit wants a judge to disgorge money he made from his deception.

Snoop Dogg's Son

& Muhammad Ali's Grandson

HS Football Teammates

8/21/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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What do Muhammad Ali and Snoop Dogg have in common?

They're both gonna be rooting for Bishop Gormon High School this year ... where Snoop's son and Ali's grandson are teammates on the varsity football team ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Broadus -- one of the best wide receivers in the country -- transferred to the Vegas-area school (considered the #1 football school in the country) in the off-season ... hoping it'll better prepare him for D1.  

And one of his new teammates happens to be Biaggio Ali Walsh -- grandson of "The Greatest."

We're told Biaggio is a sophomore running back with big-play potential. 

TMZ Sports spoke with Assistant Coach Ron O'Dell who tells us he's thrilled to have both guys on the squad and expects big things from his team this year. 

As for getting their famous family members in the stands -- you can bet on it ... Snoop and Muhammad are both super supportive of the kids. 

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Pharrell Williams Sued

I Got "The Voice"

You Want Me to Do YouTube? Seriously?

8/20/2014 4:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Pharrell Williams' "Voice" could cost him a million dollars.

Mr. Happy is being sued by the producer of his uber-successful YouTube show, "ARTST TLK"  .... featuring interviews with big celebs like Spike Lee, Usher and Tony Hawk. The 12 episodes of Season 1 were huge ... scoring a total of more than 1.7 million views.

But the producer says he got big footed when "The Voice" came along and asked Pharrell to join the judge's panel for Season 7. According to the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Pharrell told him to pound sand, saying "The Voice" made an exclusive deal so he couldn't do the YouTube show.

Pharrell was kind of insulting, writing the YouTube producer, "Holding me to a contract that prohibits 'The Voice' exclusivity requirement?  It's 'The Voice!'"  Translation, I can't do your stupid little show.

The YouTube producer says he invested a million bucks in the project and wants Pharrell to pay.

Pharrell's rep tells TMZ ... "This is complete nonsense. It's unfortunate when you try to help a friend and they wind up trying to take advantage of you."

Kevin Durant

My Favorite Rap Song Is

... Not By Jay Z

8/20/2014 11:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kevin Durant
and Jay Z might be business partners -- but that's apparently where it stops ... 'cause when Durant recently named his favorite rap song,  Beyonce's husband was NOT the culprit.

The Durantula recently sat down for an interview at an NBA2K15 event where he was asked a bunch of personal questions, including what song gets him ready to go out and drop buckets.

Check out the video ... if you're expecting some Roc Nation loyalty, you ain't gonna get it.

Silver lining?  Kevin's answer is just one more thing for Pharrell to be happy about (no it's not that song either, thank god).

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