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Taylor Swift

B-Day Party Sold a Load of S**t

12/17/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Taylor Swift Birthday PartyNot everybody was hatin' on Taylor Swift's celeb-crammed 25TH b-day bash in NYC -- a toy company just made a crap ton of money off it thanks to Justin Timberlake.

Turns out the takeaway from Taylor's now famous IG shot -- with Beyonce, Jay Z, Sam Smith, Haim, and JT -- was the poop emoji mask on Justin.

The people who make JT's turd face say they've seen a huge spike in sales since Taylor posted the shot. A rep for BigMouth Inc. tells TMZ they've seen a 315% increase and are almost sold out.

So, yeah ... #2 is now #1 on the charts. 

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The Game and YG

The Grammys Hate Gangster Rappers

12/17/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The Game and YG think the Grammys are rigged ... because gangster rappers are getting screwed over.

Game tells TMZ ... people at the Grammys "don't respect our culture or our music. Unless we cross over, we ain't winning s**t."

YG is incredulous ... his album, "My Krazy Life," debuted at #1 on Billboard yet he didn't get a single nomination. He told Big Boy Tuesday his music was way better than most, but he wouldn't be specific.

The irony ... both YG and Game think the Grammys shut out any rapper who is not mainstream, which is ironic given that YG sold more albums than just about anyone in the rap category in 2014.

Game's parting shot ... "We can’t even get police convicted of coldblooded murder, so we definitely ain't winning no f**king Grammy."

Wiz Khalifa

Sex Tape Off the Market

12/17/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Wiz Khalifa Porn
Sorry, celebrity porn fans ... looks like the tape featuring Wiz Khalifa and a Playboy model will not see the light of day ... because she's had a change of heart about selling it.

TMZ first reported ... Khalifa and Carla Howe filmed a home porn which Howe tried hawking, but Khalifa pitched a fit.

According to our sources, Howe had a meeting set with Vivid Entertainment -- which was prepared to make a big offer -- but she was a no-show.

We're told Wiz and Carla talked it out and eventually agreed not to release the tape. We don't know the terms of the agreement.

That's a little cynical, but ...

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Justin Bieber

Singing for the Lord Again?

O-M-Gospel!

12/17/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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121614_tv_tune_in_kirk_franklin_launch_v2Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin is tight with Justin Bieber ... and he's obviously tight with the Big Guy Upstairs too -- but can he bring them together on a song? Maybe even a full album?

Much like Justin's hair -- we're dying to know!
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Britney Spears

My Women's Health Cover Is the Real Deal

Here's Proof!

12/16/2014 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Britney Spears Womens Health Cover PhotoshoppedBritney Spears looks ... different on the cover of Women's Health Magazine, and while many people suspect a Photoshop job -- TMZ has obtained video that shows that's probably not the case.

Sources involved with the photoshoot tell TMZ ... Britney's facial changes can be attributed to a makeup technique called "contouring" ... which accounts for her slimmer nose and more defined cheek bones. 

Check out the video ... she looks exactly the same on set as she does in print. 

It really is Britney, bitch.

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Fabolous

I'm Down to Rap with Kevin Durant

... But He Better Be Good

12/16/2014 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Fabolous Kevin Durant Rapping
Fabolous has his eyes (and ears) on NBA superstar Kevin Durant -- not for courtside seats -- but to record a song because he thinks KD could be the Crockett to his Hip Hop Tubbs.

F-A-B-O-L-O-U-S was out in NYC when our photog asked him to pick a rhyming partner from the crop of athletes trying to spit lyrics right now.

Watch the video -- Fab doesn't hesitate to shout out Kevin, but he does seem to have some doubts about his pedigree on the mic.

Here you go Fab ... we did the research for you.

Chris Pratt

Pays Tribute to Lil Sebastian

At 'Parks and Rec' Party

12/16/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Pratt gave an emotional performance Saturday at the wrap party for "Parks and Recreation" ... all to pay tribute to one of Pawnee's finest treasures -- Lil Sebastian.

There was no hologram horse -- but Pratt belted out the Mouse Rat song "5,000 Candles in the Wind" with Ron freaking Swanson playing the guitar ... and just like you'd expect, it was awesome!

Everyone in attendance was stoked -- and since the show finished filming it's final season this week ... it will probably be the last time anyone hears it in person.

Treat yo self ... and watch the video.

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Teresa Giudice

I Got a Bum Rap

I'm Not Paying for Gia's Music Videos

12/16/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Teresa Giudice Daughter Music Videos

Teresa Guidice may be a criminal, but she's not as bad as people are making her out to be in the restitution department.

There has been a torrent of criticism that Teresa funded her daughter's 2 music videos when she still owes the government hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution and she stiffed her creditors by declaring bankruptcy.  

But we've learned ... Teresa didn't ante up a red cent for the 3KT videos. Gia Guidice's manager, Xhist Entertainment, tells TMZ the videos were funded by the management company and private investors ... not Teresa or Joe.

There are reports Teresa blew 5 figures on the videos. We're told they were way cheaper -- $5K-8K a pop. 

She's bad, but not that bad.

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'Love and Hip Hop' Star K. Michelle

Bodyguard KOs Fan

It's Her Greatest Hit

12/15/2014 12:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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K Michelle Bodyguard Punches Fan
"Love and Hip Hop" star K. Michelle had a close encounter with a touchy-feely fan ... that is until her bodyguard knocked the guy out cold.

Sources close to K. tell us the fan -- who they say appeared to be drunk -- approached the reality star at her hotel early Sunday morning, but when the guy got rude and too close, she warned him to back off.

We're told the fan wouldn't leave and continued trying to touch K. Michelle ... so her bodyguard punched the guy in the face and it was lights out.

Cops were called, but before they arrived the fan came to and then bounced, so authorities will take no action.

Beyonce, Jay Z Sued

Singer Says They're Money Hungary

Over 'Drunk in Love'

12/15/2014 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Beyonce and Jay Z ripped off a singer from a far away land to make one of their biggest songs ever ... so claims the outraged Hungarian woman who wants "Drunk in Love" put on the shelf for good.

Monika Miczura, aka Mitsou, says Bey, Jay and producer Timbaland pilfered a Roma folk song she recorded in 1995, then used it for the first 13 seconds of the hit song.

Mitsou says she never gave them permission, but even worse, her song is about hopelessness yet Beyonce used it "to evoke foreign eroticism alongside the sexually intense lyrics." 

Mitsou says the 3 amigos bastardized her song -- "Bajba, Bajba Pelem" -- by digitally manipulating her voice with Auto-Tune and various cuts.

She wants damages and is also asking a judge to prohibit anyone from playing the song as long as it has her voice.

Creed's Scott Stapp

Shocking Audio of a Crumbling Man

12/15/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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is circling the drain ... it's incredibly sad and extremely evident from 4 recent recordings  which show the desperation of the former Creed frontman.

Clip #1 Stapp made a desperate 911 call last month from the side of a Florida highway, telling the dispatcher he's trying to dodge a group of people out to kill him. 

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Clip #2  In the same conversation, a panicked Stapp tells a dispatcher 15 vehicles are following him and he's been on the run for 36 hours straight.

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Clip #3  Stapp placed a call to the dean of his kid’s school last month, warning that ISIS will attack the people of Florida, and he knows that because the terrorists are members of his family.

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Clip #4  Stapp accuses his wife Jaclyn of stealing his truck. The singer claims his wife has blackmailed him, saying she will ruin his career if he blows the whistle on her to cops.

As we reported, Stapp's wife claims Stapp is deep into drugs and is trying to get him committed to a psych hospital for 60 days. 

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Taylor Swift

Full Fan Girl

at Justin Timberlake Show

12/15/2014 7:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


It's unclear how Taylor Swift has time to learn the lyrics to EVERY song -- in addition to her own -- but she does ... and she unleashed her super fan lip-sync skills on Justin Timberlake this weekend.

Swift hit up JT's show in Brooklyn Sunday night to cap off her birthday weekend. T-Swizzle went into flailing arm mode, and not only sung along, but acted out every song too. 

It's great stuff ... unless you're the person sitting behind Taylor.

Miley Cyrus

Hospitalized For Weird Wrist Injury

12/13/2014 7:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Miley Cyrus was hospitalized Friday night for what looks like some kind of weird flesh wound on her wrist ... and she quickly posted pics of the injury -- with a twist.

The 22 year-old singer snapped a photo in an L.A. ER, presumably of the wound  -- but just like the rest of her Instagram ... she photoshopped a happy face.

We're told it was a hospital in Tarzana -- the San Fernando Valley -- and she was there Friday afternoon. We don't know what caused the injury.

Miley also posted a pic of herself wearing the gown and noted how hipster it made her look.

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