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Drake

Puts Tyga on Blast

For Relationship with Kylie

2/13/2015 6:16 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Drake has made it clear ... he's at war with Tyga ... calling out the 25-year-old very publicly for dating 17-year-old Kylie Jenner.

Drake dropped an album Thursday night and one of the cuts takes direct aim at Tyga. The lyric goes like this:

-- "Oh you tried, it's so childish calling my name on the world stage
    You need to act your age and not your girl's age."

Tyga -- who recently did an interview and called Drake "fake" -- fired back "Drake u still a bitch. All that sneak dissing is weak. Just pull up. I know where u live and u know my address. U been ducking the fade from Brown."

The "fade from Brown" clearly relates to Drake's long-standing feud with Chris Brown over Rihanna and Karrueche.

Tyga deleted the tweet.

Kim Kardashian

My Baby's Fab in Tiny Fur ...

Suck It, Protesters

2/12/2015 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0212-kim-kardashian-northwest-splashKim Kardashian and North West did some mommy-daughter time in NYC ... while decked out in fur coats -- yes, they make 'em that small. 

Kim and North -- sans Kanye West -- turned quite a few heads as they were leaving their building ... and North looks like she's being engulfed. There's way more coat than kid!

Question though: Is it odd for Kim to dress her toddler in fur? Especially since Kim's had multiple run-ins with animal rights protesters in the past. 

We can't tell if the fur's real, but animal rights aside -- North's so damn cute ... SHE should be illegal! 

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Bruce Jenner

Car Crash Photos

Could Create Problems for Jenner

2/12/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The photographs taken immediately before and during the Bruce Jenner accident have triggered a new theory ... that the Lexus may not have hit the Prius in front of her, and that he may have struck both cars.

We have 9 photos taken by an independent photog -- not TMZ.

The key to the sequence is determining if the Lexus Bruce struck had first hit the Prius in front of her. If the Lexus driver was following too closely and struck the Prius first, Bruce would just be part of the chain reaction and prosecution would be unlikely.

Check out the pics closely

1.  Bruce is cruising up Pacific Coast Highway. Cops believe he was within the 50 MPH speed limit.

2.  Bruce passes a car. Notice the telephone pole.

3.  The telephone pole is behind Bruce's trailer.

4.  The car continues moving, and you see Bruce holding a cigarette, seemingly unaware traffic in front of him is either moving very slowly or stopped completely.

5.  The Lexus comes into view. Law enforcement tells us they believe at around this time Bruce sees he's going too fast and slams on his brakes.

6.  Bruce closes in on the Lexus, which is traveling in a straight line. 

7.  Bruce hits the Lexus. Upon impact you see the Lexus veer left. Cops say that's because Bruce veered right and struck the Lexus on the right, causing it to ricochet to the left.

8. You see the movement of the Lexus. You see just about half of the front of the car. Cops say because the car was in a straight line before Bruce hit it, if the Lexus had first hit the Prius there would have been roughly the same damage on the right and left front. But there's no evidence of damage.

9. The Lexus continues to veer left into oncoming traffic, where it was struck by the Hummer, killing the Lexus driver.

0211_PRIUS-SMALL_splashLaw enforcement sources say one of the operating theories is that the Prius was stopped behind cars for the light which had turned green and traffic started moving slowly when Bruce hit the Lexus. When the Lexus cleared his lane the momentum kept his car going forward, crashing into the Prius.

There are witnesses who claim the Lexus struck the Prius first and witnesses vary in terms of how many collisions they heard.  

The lawyer for the Prius driver tells TMZ ... there's an imprint of Bruce's license plate in the Prius. The problem with that claim -- check out Bruce's SUV before the crash ... NO FRONT LICENSE PLATE. 

The cars are all in the Sheriff's Dept. impound lot.

If Bruce is the only one who struck both the Lexus and then the Prius, it would make prosecution for vehicular manslaughter more likely, if authorities determined he was following too closely.

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6:15 AM PT -- The lawyer for the Prius driver just contacted us again, and now says the emblem on Bruce's SUV -- not the phantom license plate -- is imprinted in the back of the Prius.

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Bruce Jenner

911 Calls

Lexus 'Destroyed'

2/11/2015 1:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The people who called 911 immediately after Bruce Jenner's horrific car accident instantly recognized the magnitude of the accident, telling the dispatcher the Lexus was "destroyed."

As we reported, the driver of the Lexus was killed instantly after Bruce's SUV plowed into her car, sending it into oncoming traffic where it was struck by a Hummer.

The callers -- bystanders who happened to witness the crash -- are both fairly calm.

Cops are looking for witnesses to determine exactly what happened immediately before the crash.

Bruce Jenner

Not Under Influence of Rx Drugs, Alcohol

During Fatal Crash

2/11/2015 10:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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12:15 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us that Bruce had a blood alcohol level of 0.00 at the time of the accident. 

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Bruce Jenner had nothing in his system that impacted his ability to drive at the time he struck a Lexus on Pacific Coast Highway ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. has determined based on field sobriety tests, blood tests and observations that Bruce had nothing in his system that impaired his driving abilities.  

As one law enforcement source put it, "He was balanced out. He wasn't under the influence. We know that."

Our sources say the blood tests would show anything in his system, including hormonal drugs, but they are confident after their analysis drugs and alcohol played no part in the accident

Kim Kardashian

Spontaneous Yeezys Plug

... Totally Set Up

2/11/2015 9:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian Yeezy PicClever girl Kim Kardashian would love us to believe she's no poser -- but the pic she posted of herself in front of Kanye West's new shoe display was the exact opposite of casual and impromptu.

What Kim's Instagram pic outside the Adidas store in SoHo Tuesday failed to show was her security guard shooing away fans ... so she could get the perfect "random" shot to shill her hubby's new line of Yeezy kicks. 

Not sure why she didn't use the pic with the woman and her Marshalls bag ... but we'll respect her decision ... as a true artist.

Gotta stand by your man's brand.  

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Bruce Jenner

Cops Just Scored Critical Crash Video

2/11/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0210_bruce_jenner_accident_scene_SPLASH_2A video has surfaced of the fatal car accident involving Bruce Jenner -- a video taken seconds after impact -- and we've learned it could become a critical piece of evidence for law enforcement investigating the accident. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. just obtained the video, which shows the immediate aftermath of the crash. Most important, it shows people who witnessed the chain of events that led to the Lexus Bruce hit veering into oncoming traffic and killing the driver.

We're told Sheriff's detectives are on the hunt for the people in the video because, among other things, they might have seen the Prius that was hit by the Lexus. Cops want to know if the Prius was stopped behind a long line of cars waiting for the light to turn green, or whether it illegally stopped for some other purpose.  

We're told the actions of the Prius and Lexus drivers could have a significant impact on Bruce's culpability for the fatal crash.   

And we're told the video shows Bruce was NOT being chased by paparazzi ... something Jenner family sources told us the day of the crash.

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Bruce Jenner

Trying to Lay Low in New Ride

After Fatal Accident

2/10/2015 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bruce Jenner's taking extreme measures to stay out of the spotlight after the fatal car accident -- changing his car and his daily routine.

Bruce was on a coffee run in Malibu Tuesday ... when an independent photog peppered him with questions about the upcoming docuseries following his transition. For some reason, the pap didn't mention the car accident -- not that it mattered ... Bruce wasn't very talkative. 

More interestingly, Bruce's new ride -- a Ford Fiesta. Our Jenner sources tell us Bruce decided to downscale (it's just a rental) from his high profile luxury rides, in an attempt to avoid cameras.

We're told he's also having assistants run more errands for him -- morning coffee aside, obviously.

Some things never change.

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Full Steam Ahead

On Sex Change Docuseries

2/10/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bruce Jenner DocumentaryBruce Jenner's upcoming docuseries chronicling his change from a man to a woman is going full bore ... despite Saturday's fatal car crash.

Production sources say there has been absolutely no move to slow down the shooting, editing or airing of the special, which will begin airing as early as May. We're told Bruce has given no indication he's had a change of heart.

We've learned the show is being produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, which also produces "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."  The company has produced a slew of reality shows, including "The Real World."

As we reported ... the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. is investigating the crash. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they believe Bruce was following too closely behind the Lexus he hit, sending the car into oncoming traffic. The driver was killed after colliding with a Hummer.

Bruce faces an almost certain civil lawsuit and could be prosecuted if the D.A. believes he was indeed following too closely, but as we reported such prosecutions are "very rare."

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Bruce Jenner

'Black Boxes' Could Hold Key to Fatal Crash

2/10/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Bruce Jenner's fate could be determined in part by a metal box embedded in the twisted metal that was left on Pacific Coast Highway ... TMZ has learned.

We've learned the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. is in possession of all 4 vehicles and the trailer that was attached to Bruce's Escalade. We're told Bruce's Escalade has a sophisticated "Black Box" that contains critical data ... including speed and braking info. The other 3 vehicles have similar data.

We're told the boxes gauge what the driver was doing for the 5 seconds before impact. In one-second intervals, the boxes show speed, braking, the position of the accelerator, etc.  

We're told accident reconstruction experts can use the data from all 4 vehicles and determine the speed and distance between each of them. That could help determine with some precision if Jenner was following too closely behind the Lexus.

Many of the "Black Boxes" are activated by the airbag, but we're told even if the airbag does not deploy the information is still available. 

As we reported, once the investigation is complete the Sheriff's Dept. will send the file over to the L.A. County D.A. for review -- which is SOP when someone dies in a car crash. If Bruce was following too closely, prosecutors could charge him with vehicular manslaughter, however we're told such prosecutions -- when the offense is following too closely -- are "very rare."

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Bruce Jenner

Lawyers Up

D.A. Will Review Fatal Crash

2/9/2015 2:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0209-bruce-jenner-attorney-Coleman-Rayner-04Bruce Jenner has lawyered up in the wake of Saturday's fatal car crash, in an investigation that will make its way to the L.A. County District Attorney's Office ... TMZ has learned.

Bruce was leaving the West Hollywood law offices of Blair Berk, a top criminal defense lawyer who has repped an untold number of celebs.

We've learned once the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. finishes its investigation, they will send the case to the L.A. County D.A. for review. A law enforcement source says it's SOP to refer such a case to prosecutors when a driver breaks the law and someone dies.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... they now believe Bruce was not texting and driving. But cops think Bruce was following too closely which is a traffic violation, and such a violation that results in the death of another motorist could theoretically be grounds for misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.

We found a Northern California case in which a driver who was following too closely was prosecuted for vehicular manslaughter, so it is possible. An official from a L.A. prosecutor's office tells TMZ ... it's "very rare" to charge a driver with vehicular manslaughter when the traffic offense is following too closely. 

Bruce Jenner

Blanches at Transgender Criticism

My Journey is Not About Money!

2/9/2015 12:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0207-bruce-jenner-zoey-tur-tmz-02Some members of the transgender community are up in arms over the way Bruce Jenner has chosen to come out ... but Bruce is saying this isn't one size fits all and he's not apologizing.

Bruce's friends say he was adamant he would not make the big move until his daughters were old enough to understand his decision and withstand what he believes is the inevitable teasing.

As for the interview and TV shows ... Bruce is saying it has nothing to do with money and has everything to do with control. He wants his story to come out the way he feels is best.

We're told Bruce is surprised Zoey Tur doesn't understand where he's coming from, since she's been the most vocal about the community's anger over Jenner packaging the announcement for TV.

One source says, "He's still going through the motions and wants to take his time to help his youngest daughters cope. It's not about a TV show or announcement."

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Bruce Jenner

I'm Giving Phone Records to Cops

To Prove I Wasn't Texting

2/9/2015 10:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0209-bruce-jenner-car-crash-inf-splashBruce Jenner has volunteered all of his cell phone info to the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to prove he was not texting at the time of Saturday's fatal car crash.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Jenner has authorized Sheriff's detectives to get all the necessary data from Jenner's cell phone carrier, thus making a search warrant unnecessary.

We're told Jenner's promise was verbal but the Dept. needs it in writing in order to gain access to the info.

As we reported, an independent photo agency was at the scene immediately before the crash and snapped a pic of Jenner holding a cigarette and not a cell phone.

We're told it's highly improbable Bruce will be charged with a crime, but civilly he has a problem because there's a law about following too close. Even though it now appears the Prius in front made a sudden stop causing the Lexus to crash into it and Bruce then hit the Lexus ... law enforcement says Bruce should have been farther behind the Lexus, especially since he was pulling a trailer.

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