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Bruce Jenner's Ex-Playmate Friend

Breaks Down in Tears ...

He Doesn't Realize His Own Power

4/26/2015 7:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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One of Bruce Jenner's friends -- a former Playboy Playmate -- couldn't hold back her emotions about his transition ... and the impact he's having on society.

Deborah Driggs -- Miss March 1990 -- told us she's known Bruce for years, and admitted outside Spago Saturday night ... she couldn't hold back the water works when we asked her about the ABC special.

Watch ... Deborah's explanation about why she thinks Bruce is saving lives is pretty moving. She's also, we suspect, echoing the feelings of countless people.

By the way, Deborah has a golden connection to Bruce. They became friends though her ex-husband Mitch Gaylord -- the first male American gymnast to score a perfect 10 ... which earned him Gold in the '84 Olympics.

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Ryan Lochte

Partying at the Playboy Mansion

With Fellow U.S. Swimmers!

2/27/2015 8:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0227-ryan-lochte-playboy-twitterTeam USA swimmer Ryan Lochte crossed an item off his bucket list Thursday night ... after spending the night partying at the legendary Playboy Mansion!  

Lochte hit up Hugh Hefner's place with fellow U.S. swimmers Conor Dwyer and Cullen Jones ... who was out celebrating his 31st birthday. 

No word if the guys had any luck with the ladies who frequent the property ... but at least they got in the door ... and that should count for something, right? 

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'Girl Next Door' Kristina Shannon

Stumbling Hot Mess on Sunset

After 'Botched' Boob Job

2/6/2015 10:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Former Playboy centerfold Kristina Shannon fell HARD multiple times, and damn near spilled right out of her top during a wasted night on the Sunset Strip.

Our photog caught Kristina mid-tumble as she was leaving the famed Chateau Marmont Thursday night -- and her poor friend was struggling to keep Shannon upright. 

One half of the Shannon twins did manage to tell us about her new twins -- she says she got new boobs ... which she proceeded to flaunt, but that's not even the best part of this video.

Watch Kristina attempt to get from the curb to her car. It's epic ... as in #epicfail 

10 Playboy Playmates

You Need To Be Following on

Instagram For #WCW

1/28/2015 4:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Wednesday is a good day to be a lady lover ... thanks to #WCW -- Woman Crush Wednesday.

Instagram experiences an influx of sexy shares each week, and these ten Playboy Playmates are some of the most deserving. So do the bunny hop and get to following these hot honeys.

10. Brittny Ward - January 2015


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Follow her here: @brittnyward



9. Shanice Jordyn - April 2014


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Follow her here: @shanice_jordyn



8. Roxanna June - October 2014


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Follow her here: @whosroxy



7. Gia Marie - November 2014


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Follow her here: @missgiamarie



6. Elizabeth Ostrander - December 2014



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Follow her here: @Miss_ElizabethO



5. Britt Lin - March 2014


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Follow her here: @missbrittlinn



4. Roos van Montfort - January 2014


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Follow her here: @roosvanmontfort



3. Stephanie Branton - September 2014


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Follow her here: @missstephaniebranton



2. Jessica Ashley - June 2014


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Follow her here: @missjessicaash



1. Dani Mathers - May 2014


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Follow her here: @missdanimathers

Bill Cosby

Alerts Playboy Mansion ...

I Need Ammo Against Accuser

1/15/2015 12:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bill Cosby
 and his attorneys are turning the Playboy Mansion upside down ... and hitting up Hugh Hefner for anything to help take down Cosby's latest sexual assault accuser.

TMZ broke the story ... Chloe Goins filed criminal charges against Cosby for an alleged 2008 incident at the Mansion ... where she claims Cosby was masturbating and sucking her toes.

Sources inside the Mansion tell TMZ ... Cosby's team reacted immediately -- asking if Hef's security team has any surveillance footage from the night of the party. We're told they also want names of employees and other guests who might be able to recall seeing Cosby and Goins.

And there's this -- in what seems like a preemptive move ... Cosby's attorneys are asking Hef if he's aware of any other Playboy models planning to come forward with similar allegations.

As we told you ... Goins may have waited too long to go to cops -- the statute of limitations may have run -- but team Cos is prepping for the worst case scenario.

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Leonardo DiCaprio & Rihanna

Gettin' Hot At Playboy Mansion

1/12/2015 10:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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It wasn't Leonardo DiCaprio's birthday this weekend ... but it sure felt like it ... he was seen going straight up "Wolf of Wall Street" on Rihanna at the Playboy Mansion.

It's a good thing for Leo ... designer Nikki Erwin had boyfriend/producer Chuck Pacheco -- "Alpha Dogs," "My Sister's Keeper" -- invite him to her star-stacked 30th B-Day at the Playboy Mansion Saturday ... and our spies tell TMZ, Cap and RiRi were gettin' super steamy and even swapping spit.

A friend of Leo's tells us the kissing didn't happen ... but 2 people who were there say it did. BTW ... not that there's anything wrong with it. 

The two apparently seemed very comfortable getting hot and heavy around stars like Paris Hilton, Hilary Duff, Tom Hardy, Pamela Anderson, Naomi Campbell, and Tobey Maguire.

It's not clear if they left together but we're told they ended up at the same after-party -- along with 50 Cent -- and things got even hotter.

Make a wish.

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Bill Cosby

Accuser's Lawyer ... Oops

Sorry For Putting You on Blast

12/8/2014 12:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1208-bill-cosby-judy-tmz-01The lawyer who reps the woman who sued Bill Cosby for allegedly sexually assaulting her in 1974 has just tried correcting a huge problem ... he's taken Cosby's name out of the suit, but it's a ridiculous gesture.

Judy Huth's lawyer, Marc Strecker, filed the lawsuit last week and named Cosby as the defendant. Problem is ... under California law out of fairness, these suits require the lawyer NOT to name the defendant but to refer to him as John Doe.  

The reason for the law ... so people aren't ruined by lawsuits that may turn out to be bogus.

So Strecker just re-filed the lawsuit swapping out Cosby's name with Doe. Obviously, he can't unring that bell.

Huth claims Cosby got her drunk and then took her to the Playboy Mansion in 1974 where he allegedly sexually assaulted her. It's pretty clear ... the statute of limitations has long run.

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Bill Cosby

LAPD ... We Need Hef's Help

12/6/2014 11:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The LAPD investigation into alleged sexual assault at the Playboy Mansion by Bill Cosby is less than a day old, but cops already have their sights set on Hugh Hefner's estate for critical evidence.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the first thing they need to determine is whether Cosby and his accuser -- who was 15 at the time -- were even at the mansion.

As TMZ first reported ... Judy Huth and her lawyer Gloria Allred went to LAPD Friday afternoon and filed a police report. As we previously reported, the LAPD will investigate even though it's pretty clear the statute of limitations has long ago run -- the alleged incident occurred in 1974.

Our sources say detectives are hoping Hefner's people will be helpful, but it's unclear how much can be documented from an event that went down 4 decades ago.

Cosby says Huth is a liar, who unsuccessfully tried selling her story to the tabloids ten years ago.

Cosby's lawyer also says her claim that she and Cosby played a beer game is absurd because Cosby is a lifelong non-drinker.

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Bill Cosby

LAPD Ready to Investigate

Playboy Mansion Sexual Assault Claim

12/4/2014 6:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The LAPD is ready, willing and able to investigate sexual assault claims against Bill Cosby that allegedly occurred at the Playboy Mansion ... even though the incident is way past the statute of limitations.

As we previously reported ... a woman named Judy Huth sued Cosby Tuesday ... claiming Cosby got her drunk and then sexually assaulted her at Hefner's pad when she was 15 years old back in 1974.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the Dept.'s position is that it has "an obligation to investigate all crimes when a victim comes forward."  

According to one source, it would be irresponsible to reject an investigation based on the date of the crime, because cops say there are always twists and turns and one allegation can unearth another.

Our sources say by making it known they are investigating, other alleged victims may come forward.

That said, we're told Huth has NOT filed a criminal complaint with the LAPD.

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Joanna Krupa

Don't Let the Leak

Stop You From Taking Selfies

9/3/2014 5:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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090314_joanna_krupa_launch_v2Joanna Krupa has a totally different take on the hacked photos scandal -- she's NOT mad about the possibility of her personal pics leaking, and recommends celebs keep snapping whatever kinds of photos they want.  

Our photog got Krupa -- whose name appears on the alleged "master list" of victims -- as she was leaving an Apple store, where she bought an external hard drive ... because she says she's done with the cloud.

Krupa feels bad for people like Jennifer Lawrence, but since she's been in Playboy ... she's not too concerned about nude photos getting out. But you gotta hear her explain why selfie-addicted celebs should keep it up. 

We also shot Meagan Good ... who says although her name is also on that list, you won't find her on the cloud.

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Playboy Lawsuit

Those Aren't Playmates ...

They're Trashy Escorts!!

8/28/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Playboy is trying to shut down a Canadian escort service for calling their chicks-for-hire "Playmates" -- a term Playboy says is legally reserved for its "girl next door" types ... not hookers.

Playboy blasts PleasurePlaymates.com in a new lawsuit, claiming the bunny brand is being tarnished because Hef's girls have a more wholesome appeal ... according to court docs obtained by TMZ.

Playboy wants the escort company to turn over the URL.

In the docs, Playboy says escort services are known for "illicit activity" -- a pretty strong insinuation Pleasure Playmates hires prostitutes -- while its centerfolds are "classy and sophisticated."

We've reached out to Pleasure Playmates several times ... strictly professionally ... but haven't been able to get through to anyone.

Justin Bieber

Pulls Yet Another

Fine Piece of Arce

8/2/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber Kissing Playboy ModelJustin Bieber is on an absolute tear in Ibiza, and his latest conquest might be his best -- the Playboy Playmate he held a late night make out session with on a yacht.

Biebs was photographed hooking up with Miss July 2013, Alyssa Arce on Thursday night. Our sources say she and Justin met on Wednesday ... and ended up hanging on the same yacht. Funny how that happens in Ibiza.

22-year-old Alyssa is signed with Wilhelmina LA, and we're told she hit it off with Justin almost immediately -- but it's nothing serious just yet.

As one source put it ... they're just "having fun."

Amen.

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Gary Oldman Apologizes

But Then Again,

He Is a Great Actor ...

6/26/2014 6:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Gary Oldman apologized again -- this time on Jimmy Kimmel -- for telling Playboy that everyone has used the n-word and talked about "f**king Jews," but Kimmel raised the question ... how do you know if a great actor is being sincere?

Oldman talked for a long time, saying he was sorry for using the words, although he never addressed the sentiment. On Wednesday, he apologized to the Jewish community, but didn't address the African American community.

Oldman has been backtracking ever since the article came out ... where he defended Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin and postulated that everyone drops a racial slur every now again.

 So we gotta ask ...

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