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‘Young & The Restless’ Star

Soap Opera Is Racist...

But I Still Want Back On

6/30/2015 8:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0630-victoria-rowell-getty-01Former ‘Young & The Restless’ star Victoria Rowell is trying to get back on the soap opera even though she says the show's honchos and co-stars are racist.

Rowell, who played Drucilla Winters for 14 seasons on the CBS soap opera, says she left the show in 2007 because of discrimination.

Among her allegations: she says she was ...

-- mocked for her Afro-style wig by Melody Thomas Scott

-- spit on by co-star Michelle Stafford, who also called her a "freak" 

-- told she was mentally unstable and physically threatened by fellow actor Peter Bergman.

She says she wanted a writing/producer position, but says it wasn't in the cards, because up until 2010, no black writer worked on the show in its 37 year history. 

What’s interesting ... producers haven’t killed Rowell’s character off … they've actually been using stock footage to tease the audience with the possibility of her return. 

Something tells us it's not happening.   

Paris Hilton

I'm Suing the

'Plane Crash' Pranksters

6/30/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Paris Hilton is telling business associates ... she will sue the people responsible for putting her on a plane that appeared to be in crash mode ... just to get a rise out of her. 

We're told Paris is furious over the stunt ... in which a TV crew got the pilot to pretend to shut down the engines in her plane, and then nose-dive to the ground. Paris says she was in mortal fear for her life ... something the video pretty clearly shows. 

Our sources say she's "totally freaked out" over flying anywhere ... something she's required to constantly do. She's already called her lawyers to find out who's responsible, and they told her she has a solid case for emotional distress.

Paris tells them she had absolutely no clue this was a prank ... she wasn't in on it. She also doesn't believe anyone in her camp was involved.

An Egyptian TV show host engineered the prank as they flew over Dubai.

And Paris says ... it was a lot worse than it looked on video. She says the plane almost hit the water during the dive and then steeply pulled out of the dive, almost doing a loop as it ascended.

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'Celebrity Apprentice'

Minority Host

Likely to Replace Trump

6/29/2015 1:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0629-celebrity-apprentice-01The next time you watch "Celebrity Apprentice," the probability is ... the person doing the firing will be a minority.

TMZ has learned, a minority host is being "seriously considered" in the wake of NBC's decision to remove all things Trump from the network. One thing is certain ... Trump will not be returning to the show. 

The minority host idea we're told is an opportunity to make a powerful statement discrediting Trump's campaign platform on immigration. Toward that end, the most powerful statement would be making a Mexican or Mexican American the host. That's the most logical scenario, but all we know is that the likely scenario now is a minority at the head of the boardroom.

NBC has made it clear ... Trump is now persona non grata.

NBC to Donald Trump

You're Fired!!!

6/29/2015 11:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0629-donald-trump-nbc-02Donald Trump has been fired from NBC because of his recent comments about Mexicans, but hey, business is business, so there's a catch. 

NBC just said, "Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBC Universal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump."

The network says 'Miss USA' and 'Miss Universe' will no longer air on NBC. 

As for "The Apprentice," the network notes Trump has already said he won't participate because of his presidential run.

BUT ... the network says, "Celebrity Apprentice" is a Mark Burnett production and "that relationship will continue." And guess who hosts that show? NBC did not say it would demand a different host.

As we said, business is business.

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'90210' Star Jamie Walters

How Do You Talk to An Angel ...

About Divorce?

6/28/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0626-jamie-walters-wife-FACEBOOK-01Jamie Walters -- who achieved fame in the 90s with the hit song "How Do You Talk to An Angel" now has to figure out how to talk to a divorce lawyer.

Jamie's wife Patricia has filed for divorce after 12 years of marriage. Jamie, who played Donna Martin's abusive BF on "90210," will share custody of their 3 kids if Patricia has her way.

But he's not off the hook that easy ... Patricia wants spousal support and attorneys fees.

Jamie asked to leave "90210" ... because he believed his abusive character might taint his music career. 

Jimmy Fallon

I Nearly Ripped

My Finger Off

6/26/2015 3:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jimmy Fallon and his single working hand are looking for a little sympathy -- he just gave us a first look at the injury, and an explanation for what happened early Friday morning.

Jimmy's left hand is heavily bandaged and elevated in the pic he posted from his hospital bed. He says his ring got caught on the edge of a table when he tripped and fell at home -- and he damn near ripped a finger clean off his hand.

At least the 'Tonight Show' host can still count on his right hand for important things.

Like tweeting ... and other stuff.

Donald Trump

Univision Employees Will Be Stopped at the Border

... Of My Golf Club

6/26/2015 11:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Donald Trump wants a wall erected -- not at the U.S./Mexican border -- at his fancy Miami golf course, and he's making anyone working for Univision persona non grata.

Trump wrote a letter to the Prez of Univision, saying "Please be advised that under no circumstances is any officer or representative of Univision allowed to use TRUMP NATIONAL DORAL, MIAMI -- its golf courses or any of its facilities."

The Donald also included instructions to "stop work and close the gate" that is being built between the neighboring properties.

Trump is amping up his attack against Univision after the network pulled the plug on his Miss USA pageant. TMZ broke the story, Trump plans to sue the network for hundreds of millions of dollars, claiming the 5-year-deal was iron-clad.

Trump ended his letter by promising if he's elected president he'll erect a "meaningful border ... not the laughing stock that it currently is."   

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Jimmy Fallon

Hospitalized with Hand Injury

... Taping Cancelled

6/26/2015 8:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0626-jimmy-fallon-tmz-01Jimmy Fallon is laid up in a New York City hospital this morning after having surgery on his hand ... TMZ has learned.

After taping his show on Thursday ... we know Jimmy did dinner at Upper East Side restaurant Scalinatella. He posed for pics with a table full of female fans.

We're told Jimmy left the restaurant around 9ish ... and went home.

His rep says the injury to his left hand happened early this morning in his apartment. He went to the hospital, and a specialist recommended he have surgery immediately.

Friday night's taping of the 'Tonight Show'  has been cancelled, but Jimmy's rep says he's expected to make a full recovery.

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Ruby Rose

No One Wants My Famous Piano

6/26/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0625-sbs-arrow-ruby-rose-instagram-02Ruby Rose is as hot as anyone these days, but apparently it doesn't translate when she tries selling stuff, even when the stuff's as famous as her.

The "Orange Is the New Black" star put her hand painted, white, custom 1929 Mason and Hamlin baby grand piano up on eBay with a "Buy It Now" price of $11,900. We're told Rose and her fiancée are moving into a new place and don't have the room for it.

The piano gained fame after Rose posted a pic of it adorned with plates featuring Bieber's mug.

But this piano is famous on its own. It was previously owned by legendary songwriter Linda Perry and signed by the likes of Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Courtney Love, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Pink and Miley Cyrus. 

Here's the harsh reality. So far ... not a single bid.   

Maybe she should just sell the seat.

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Miss USA Host Cristian de la Fuente

Mr. Trump, 'You are a Clown'

6/25/2015 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Chilean actor who was slated to host the Miss USA pageant pulled out even before Univision pulled the plug, saying Donald Trump was "ignorant" and a "clown."

Cristian de la Fuente, who stars in "Devious Maids," went nuts on Trump for calling Mexicans drug dealers and rapists.

Cristian is not alone in his disdain. Roselyn Sanchez, his "Devious Maids" co-star, also pulled out and Univision officially pulled the plug Thursday morning.

For his part, Trump is sticking to his guns, saying "I love Mexico but not the unfair trade deals that the US so stupidly makes with them. Really bad for US jobs, only good for Mexico."

Dustin Diamond

Screech Sentenced to Jail ...

For Bar Stabbing

6/25/2015 7:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Dustin Diamond did not get saved by a Wisconsin judge ... who sentenced the actor to 120 days in jail for a bar stabbing incident.  

During Thursday morning's hearing, Diamond also got 15 months probation, and cannot return to the scene of the crime or contact the victim. However, he was ordered to pay the victim $1,105 in restitution. 

The "Saved by the Bell" star will serve his 120 days in two 60 day stints.

Diamond was arrested in December 2014 for stabbing a man during an bar altercation on Christmas night. He was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct ... both misdemeanors.

During sentencing, the judge admonished Dustin for even carrying a knife -- since Wisconsin's such a safe place.

They're gonna LOVE Screech in the yard.

Donald Trump

Burned by 'Mexicans' Rant

Univision Drops Miss USA

6/25/2015 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0625-donald-trump-uni-logos-tmz-01Donald Trump's smack in the middle of a full scale Mexican backlash -- his Miss Universe Organization just lost a major TV deal over his rant about Mexican immigrants being rapists and drug dealers.

Univision announced Thursday morning that it will not air the hugely popular Miss USA (owned by Miss Universe) competition ... which is coming up next month. Colombian singer J Balvin also pulled out in protest -- and as did co-hosts Roselyn Sanchez and Cristián de la Fuente.

Trump made the now infamous rant -- saying Mexico's not "sending their best" -- when he announced he was running for the Republican nomination for president.

Trump responded ... "Univision wants to back out of signed contract because I exposed the terrible trade deals that the U.S. makes with Mexico." He added that he loves Mexico, but not the bad deals.

Univision planned to air the first ever Spanish language simulcast of the pageant, but ... no dados.

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Brandi Glanville

Tries to Save Face

In 'RHOBH' Firing

6/24/2015 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Brandi Glanville says she's willing to give 'Real Housewives' a second chance -- if the show wants to give her one, which is cute ... since producers already cut her, but sounds like she's still available.

Glanville went on her podcast and announced the news TMZ already broke last week -- that she's leaving 'RHOBH,' but she made it seem like it was her decision, not the show's.

As we also told you, Bravo was open to having her as an occasional guest next season. Check out the clip -- Brandi's either totally up for that, or telling her old bosses ... thanks, but no thanks. It's hard to tell ... especially since she offered a cryptic hint about what else she might do for money. 

We'll miss you, Brandi ... and your nipple, too.

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