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Prince

Sued for Allegedly Poaching 'Voice' Contestant

3/27/2015 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0327-prince-judith-hill-tmz-01Prince shamelessly stole a recording artist away from the producer who discovered Lady Gaga ... and her company is now going after The Purple One in court.

Singer Judith Hill made a name for herself on "The Voice" in 2013. Sony got interested in her. Ditto Jolene Cherry, the famed producer who first eyed Lady Gaga. Sony and Cherry partnered and claim they signed her to an exclusive recording deal.

A few months ago, Sony and Cherry heard rumblings that Hill was meeting with Prince for a recording session. They warned her to stop earlier this month, only to learn that she and Prince recorded an entire album -- 11 songs -- and released it Monday as a free Internet download.

Cherry is now going after Prince with a vengeance, courtesy of her lawyer Larry Stein, asking not only for regular damages but punitive damages for underhandedness.

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Ludacris

I've Seen Mayweather Train

... Manny Ain't Got A Shot

3/27/2015 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ludacris says Manny Pacquiao has ZERO chance of beating Floyd Mayweather in their mega fight ... 'cause he's seen Mayweather train -- and Money is just too focused to lose.

Luda sat down for an interview with "The Breakfast Club" when DJ Envy asked the 'Furious 7' star his opinion on who'll have their arms raised when the final bell rings on May 2nd.

That's when Luda dropped some inside knowledge sure to make the whole Philippines nervous ... saying he dropped by Mayweather's training camp in Vegas recently and saw a whole different Floyd.

"I've never in my life seen him this focused and training this hard."

Luda, who actually worked out with Floyd and his uncle Roger preparing for a role a couple of years ago, added that the whole Money Team is going extra hard for this one: 

"If he usually runs 5 or 6 miles a day, he's running 8 or 9 miles a day. He knows everything is on the line."

Good luck Manny.

NBA's Iman Shumpert

Erotic Lap Dance at Concert

... From Hot GF

3/27/2015 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cleveland Cavs star Iman Shumpert experienced the perks of having a hot R&B star girlfriend ... when she brought him onstage for an erotic lap dance during a NYC concert ... and we've got the video.  

Shumpert was hanging out on the stage at SOB's Thursday night ... while Teyana Taylor rocked out in an extremely revealing outfit. 

As the beat started to slow down, things started to heat up ... with Teyana climbing on top of her man and riding him like a 6'5" rodeo horse. 

Yee haw. 

Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris

Oh Yeah, They've Hooked Up

3/27/2015 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Taylor Swift wanted to make one thing clear at Kenny Chesney's concert in Nashville ... she's banging Calvin Harris.

The video we got of them holding hands as they left the concert is but one example of strategic PDA. People who were around them said Taylor was sitting on his lap for a long time. There's also a pic of Calvin with his arms wrapped around Taylor's tiny waist. And an eyewitness says they kissed.

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Taylor left Calvin's side for a while to dance in the aisle and then she went onstage to perform a song with Kenny.

0327_taylor_swift_on_stage_with_kenny_getty_SUBOn Wednesday, Swift and Harris were spotted around town doing a little food shopping and Taylor hit up one of Harris' shows in Las Vegas earlier this month.

Taylor's break-up song has already begun writing itself.

Zayn Malik

That's the Wrong Direction, Dude ...

Said Every 1D Fan [TMZ TV]

3/27/2015 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Zayn Malik's face screams "REGRET" in the first pics of him since he quit One Direction -- at least that's how millions of fans see it.

But we have a feeling Zayn will be just fine -- as long as he's cool with the state fair circuit.tmz-on-tv-3

Calvin Harris

Taylor Swift ... Not My Type AT ALL

3/27/2015 7:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

This is stunning ... Calvin Harris went way beyond saying he was not into Taylor Swift ... he said she's the OPPOSITE of his type.  

Calvin went on "Capital Breakfast," a British radio show, in November and was asked about Tinder and the celebs who would earn a right swipe.   

You gotta hear him ... he's not putting us on. Calvin says Taylor earns a solid left. 

So what happened between November and March? Taylor looks the same, but somehow in the wee hours he changed his tune and his swipe.

Jennifer Lopez, Casper Smart

They NEVER Broke Up!!!

3/27/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jennifer Lopez Casper Smart Never Broke Up Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart did NOT get back together, because we found out they were never really apart.

Sources close to the couple tell us ... the break-up they announced in June was a business move. Multiple sources say in the spring they did stop seeing each other, but only for a few weeks.

We're told JLo was hawking her movie, "Boy Next Door," and honchos on the film felt creating a buzz that she was hooking up with co-star Ryan Guzman would help sell tickets. It's hard to do that when you're not single.

But the decision wasn't one-sided. We're told Casper was up to the same thing because he was shooting "Street," a UFC fighter movie where he buffed up. Again, he was more appealing single.

0326-jennifer-lopez-casper-smart-SUB-02It all makes sense now. Two months after they revealed their break-up, a photog got shots of them in a convertible BMW. When JLo saw the photog, Casper put the top up and she slumped down in the passenger seat, out of sight.

Then in December, a dog at Jennifer's house bit a neighbor. Turns out it was Casper's dog that did the deed and he came running out of the house in his pajama bottoms after the attack.

0326-jennifer-lopez-casper-smart-SUB-01In February, Casper went to a GQ event, and when he left he walked down the block and jumped in a car JLo was driving, avoiding photogs. A few minutes later a photog saw them walk into a restaurant together. When they saw the guy they hightailed it inside.

And then they got bolder, dancing together at a Big Sean concert at the House of Blues in WeHo.

Case closed.

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Riff Raff

Bodyguard Annihilates Touchy-Feely Fan

3/27/2015 6:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

With a devastating hit that would make J.J. Watt jealous, one of Riff Raff's bodyguards absolutely destroyed a fan who made the mistake of jumping onstage and trying to touch the rapper.

It happens real fast … the overzealous fan jumps onstage and simply taps Riff Raff twice on the shoulder before turning to walk away. But by then, it was too late … and Riff Raff's HUGE bodyguard comes flying out of nowhere and levels the guy.

As if that wasn't enough, the bodyguard then tosses the guy's limp body back into the crowd as if it were nothing.

Hopefully the guy is okay/alive.

Gwen Stefani

Obsessed Fan Went to My Dad's House

To Read a Creepy Letter

3/27/2015 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0327_gwen_stefani_and_family_getty_compositeA Gwen Stefani fan is tracking her every move, lying in wait outside her parents' house, and leaving creepy letters and gifts for her ... according to a restraining order filed by Gwen's dad. 

Dennis Stefani filed docs requesting protection from a man named Richard Portnoy -- who Dennis says has popped up outside his home and Gwen's home 3 times -- twice in February and once last week. 

Dennis says he and his wife are terrified Portnoy will show up at their house again ... especially after one bizarre run-in. He says Portnoy made face-to-face contact with him at his house and read a letter to him about his feelings for Gwen. 

Even creepier, Gwen's dad says Portnoy has information about when and where Gwen gets medical treatments -- and attempted to make contact with her during an appointment on March 16.

0327-gwen-stefani-with-cops-splash-sub-2_swipeTMZ broke the story ... police responded to the medical office and tried to locate Portnoy, but came up empty. Dad doesn't say anything about how Portnoy is getting intel on Gwen and the family ... but says they have no prior relationship.

Dennis was granted the restraining order -- which protects Gwen, Gavin Rossdale, their 3 kids ... plus Dennis and his wife Patricia. Portnoy has to stay 100 yards away from them, and have no contact.

Fred Durst

I Did NOT

'Kill Em All'

3/27/2015 8:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0327_fred_durst_im_not_robert_instagramFred Durst is not a deranged alleged murderer who might have confessed on an HBO series to killing 3 people -- that's the OTHER guy named Durst.    

Ever since Robert Durst's story exploded on 'The Jinx' ... Fred's name has been coming up more and more. In fact, an initial report about Robert mistakenly called him "a member of a band."

It took the Limp Bizkit frontman a bit to respond, but Fred finally posted a pic of himself wearing a sweatshirt that says "NOT ROBERT."

We can all agree ... Limp Bizkit might be bad, but it ain't murder. Allegedly.

Justin Bieber

Zayn Left One Direction?

NOOOOOOOO!!!!

3/27/2015 6:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Count Justin Bieber as one of the legions of One Direction fans who are broken up because Zayn Malik quit the band

Biebs was leaving Bar 20 at the Grafton Hotel in WeHo Thursday when our photog gingerly asked how he felt about One Direction-less. Bieber echoed the hurt that millions of tweens are enduring.

Biebs also dropped some big news, although it did seem pretty obvious ... he'll be walking Floyd Mayweather to the ring for the big fight with Manny Pacquiao

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Katy Perry

I Have A Twin!

And I Like It

3/27/2015 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0327_katy_perry_lookalike_getty-2Katy Perry doesn't need a mirror any more ... because she just found her long lost twin. 

Okay, so they're not identical, but pretty DAMN close ... outside the world premiere of "Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour" in L.A. Thursday night, Katy did a double ... nay ... triple take as one familiar looking fan stepped up for a selfie and threw everyone for a loop.

Same eyes ... check ... same eyebrows ... check ... Kitty Purry outfit ... check. 

Hey, if her doppelganger can strut and lip sync, the real Katy could take a break from the road every now and then.

Meow-be? Meow-be not.

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Justin Bieber

Walking Out w/ Mayweather??

HELL YEAH!!

3/27/2015 6:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Floyd Mayweather will have 145 pounds of dynamite by his side when he walks to the ring to fight Manny Pacquiao ... because Justin Bieber says he'll DEFINITELY be in Money's entourage. 

Bieber has accompanied Floyd to the ring before -- they've been close friends for years -- but due to the magnitude and importance of this fight, people were wondering if Floyd would go at it alone this time. 

But when we got Bieber leaving Bar 20 in West Hollywood last night (he's 21 now!) ... JB told us you can count on him escorting Mayweather to his corner on May 2nd. 

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