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Bruce Vilanch

Only 2 Black People Appear 'Into the Woods'

12/26/2014 7:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

122614_bruce_vilanch_launchBruce Vilanch has a fun game for moviegoers going to see "Into the Woods" this holiday weekend ... it's called find the black people -- and apparently, it ain't easy. 

Vilanch was heading out of Arclight in Hollywood and pointed out ... the movie is ethnically challenged.

Bruce muses ... you'd think no black people get lost in the woods -- except two women who appear in the background.

Guess that means not many people in the movie die.

Lil Wayne

Warns Birdman ...

My Next Rant's Gonna Be in Court!

12/25/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lil Wayne
 is ready to take his feud with Birdman to the next level ... threatening to drag him and Cash Money into court if they don't drop his album NOW. 

Sources very close to the feud tell TMZ ... Wayne has issued a simple ultimatum, in writing, no less -- release "Tha Carter V" pronto ... or he will sue to leave Cash Money altogether. 

We're told Wayne is standing firm in his belief the album is ready to go -- but Birdman still says there's a lot of behind-the-scenes work left to be done. 

Wayne and Birdman still aren't speaking to each other. We're told Wayne is only focused on the album. When and if that gets done, he'll worry about fixing the friendship ... if that's even possible now.

'Love and Hip Hop: New York' Star

Brutal Attacker

Getting Off Easy

12/25/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Tahira Jose Attacker"Love & Hip Hop: New York" star Tahiry Jose's is still recovering from a violent attack during a fall fashion show ... but we found out her attacker got off really light.

The guy -- Charles Suggs -- pled guilty to assault this week for his brutal attack that left the model in a neck brace and covered with cuts and bruises.

Suggs copped a plea and got off with no jail time. He has to complete an anger management program and he has to stay clear of Jose for 5 years ... or else.

Jose was backstage at the Toure Designs show in September when Suggs started arguing with her. He snapped, charged her and began throwing punches, dragged her down and kept wailing on her until the crew broke it up.

Jose is still in physical therapy.

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Chris Brown & Karrueche

They Just Can't Quit Each Other

12/24/2014 7:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

122414_chris_brown_karrueche_launch_v2Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran loved, hated, loved, hated ... and apparently the pendulum has
swung again.

We got video of the feuding exes leaving Playhouse early Wednesday morning. The two of them walk out of the club together, but appear to leave separately.

Karrueche was hosting a holiday party and toy drive at the club and there were flyers with her mug promoting the vent, so it's not like Chris didn't know she was there.

It actually seemed like this was a split for good, after CB went on stage and screamed "F*** Karrueche!"

Will this be the final chapter?  Not a chance.

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Ciara

My Future's Been Wiped Clean

12/23/2014 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ciara is finally so done with her on/off BF and baby daddy Future ... she's removing all signs of his existence ... including the tattoo on her hand.

Recent photos show Ciara's having the letter N (his first name is Nayvadius) lasered away. According to our sources ... Future isn't upset about it, and understands it's part of moving on.

Besides, we're told Future's already bolted out of Ciara's home in L.A. ... and has himself a huge new pad in Atlanta, with a new Bentley to go with it. 

Worth noting -- Future has a similar 'C' tattoo, and so far anyway ... he's keeping it.

The couple split in August when she accused him of cheating. They tried again in September, but ... no dice. 

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Jordin Sparks

Flips the Bird

to Seahawks Fan

12/23/2014 12:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It was the battle of the birds ... Cardinals vs. Seahawks ... and Jordin Sparks let hers fly right in the direction of a Seattle fan this weekend -- and TMZ Sports has the pic. 

Sparks -- a die-hard AZ Cards fan -- was singing the National Anthem at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale this weekend ... when a fan in a Seahawks beanie got her attention.  

We're guessing there was some smack talk between the two sides ... and it culminated in a pretty solid one-finger salute from the former "American Idol" champ. 

In the end, the Seahawks fan got the last laugh ... Richard Sherman and company shellacked the Cards 35 to 6.

Michael Sam to Oprah

Gays in The NFL

Reached Out to Me

12/23/2014 8:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



Michael Sam told Oprah Winfrey ... he knows of other gay men currently playing in the NFL -- and some of them have reached out to Michael on the phone to talk. 

Michael sat down with Oprah for a tell-all interview set to air on the OWN network this weekend after a 90-minute documentary focusing on his journey to make an NFL team as an openly gay man. 

During the interview, Oprah asks Sam ... "Gay men in the NFL reached out to you and called you?"
Sam replies says yes ... "very few" did reach out and tell him they were grateful he'd had the courage to come out. 

Oprah also asks Sam why he thinks he was cut by the Dallas Cowboys.

Jermaine Dupri

I'd Love to Work with Serena

'She Got Dat Ass'

12/23/2014 7:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TMZ Pap: "What athlete do you think would make the best singer?"
Jermaine Dupri: "Serena"
TMZ Pap: "Serena? Why do you say that?"
Jermaine Dupri: "She got dat ass!"

Jermaine says she can sing too (check out her talents on display below) ... but who cares, SHE GOT DAT ASS! 

Nick Young

Iggy Won Xmas This Year

'I Can't Top Her Gift'

12/23/2014 6:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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If Christmas is a battlefield ... Nick Young is France -- 'cause he just surrendered in the war for the best Xmas gift after his GF Iggy Azalea hooked him up with a sick classic car.  

The Lakers star was rollin' around L.A. in his brand new '62 Chevy Impala -- which Iggy delivered to him outside the Lakers facility Monday -- when we asked if it was even possible to top Iggy's gift.

The short answer ... no ... and Nick knows it -- admitting that she "won" the holiday gift exchange this year.  

Swaggy also had some things to say about Kobe Bryant. Check out the clip ...

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Kevin Hart

Would I Ever Work With Sony Again?

Hmmmmm ...

12/23/2014 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

122314_kevin_hart_launchIt was a simple question -- Would you ever work with Sony again? -- but Kevin Hart didn't answer ... or did he?

Hart -- who is easily the most talkative and approachable big celeb in town these days -- was leaving a club in Hollywood Monday night when our photog asked the question.  It seems relevant, given that one Sony exec called Hart "a whore."

Hart, who initially came out swinging for "his brand" ... deflected our question in an interesting way.

Check it out.

 

Mathew Knowles

Hawking Beyonce Stuff for Top $$$

Deep Discounts on Solange

12/23/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Beyonce Dad Garage SaleBeyonce's dad is trying to make ends meet by unloading tons of her souvenirs from her career in a massive garage sale -- which also features Solange stuff ... in the bargain bin. 

As we've told you ... Mathew Knowles is having baby mama troubles -- which might explain why he started selling off some Bey treasures outside his office in Houston last Friday.

As of Monday, there were plenty of items available ... including a giant Beyonce poster for $200, old tour books for $20, and various pieces of House of Dereon clothing. On a budget? You can find a Solange CD for $1.96. 

In the non-Beyonce aisle -- Mathew's also selling office furniture ... so, it looks like a total fire sale.

We're told Mathew shunned an attempt to haggle the oversized Beyonce poster down to $145 ... standing firm at two hundy.

Daddy's baby needs a new pair o' shoes.

Dennis Rodman

I'm No Longer Kim Jong-un's Ally

... In Video Games, Anyway

12/23/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dennis Rodman no longer wants to be seen with Kim Jong-un -- at least not in a video game -- and he's threatening legal action if a video gamer doesn't make some big changes ... STAT.

The game is called "Glorious Leader!" -- and players can take on America as the N. Korean dictator or as his trusted ally, Rodman. The game was designed by Jeff Miller and his company, Moneyhorse ... and Dennis is not pleased with his role in the game.

TMZ obtained a letter Rodman's attorney sent to Miller ... demanding Dennis be removed from the game because it portrays him in a "negative light."

The letter makes it sound like Dennis has finally taken off the blinders when it comes to Kim Jong-un.

FUN FACT: Miller says he actually pitched the game to Sony execs in October -- before the hack went down. Pretty sure that's gonna be a pass now, dude.

Iggy Azelea

Nick Young's Xmas Gift ...

A BRAND NEW CAR!

12/22/2014 3:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Santa Claus ain't got nothin' on Iggy Azalea ... who just hooked up Nick Young with one helluva Christmas present -- a 1962 Chevy Impala ... complete with a red bow. 

Iggy personally delivered the ride to Swaggy P outside the Lakers practice facility -- where Nick got the chance to show off his new whip in front of all his boys. 

No word on how much Iggy paid for the ride ... but some '62 Impalas have been appraised around $100k. 

Question is ... how's Nick gonna compete with that? 

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