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'America's Got Talent' 'AGT' Still Wants Nick But if He Wants Out He Can Go

2/14/2017 1:06 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0214-nick-cannon-agt-TMZ-01"America's Got Talent" execs desperately want to keep Nick Cannon ... but if he really wants to walk, they likely won't hold him to his contract. 

Production sources with knowledge of the situation tell us the show fires up next month, but honchos aren't scouting for new hosts ... at least not yet. They're hoping Nick has a change of heart.

If Nick holds firm, NBC likely won't sue him for breach of contract. 

Our sources say Nick has been great to work with on 'AGT,' and the crew has become a family. There's reason to believe he's going through something emotional in his personal life and that may well be factoring into his decision. 

Wolfgang Puck Dishes Up F-Bomb On HSN

2/13/2017 4:22 PM PST

Wolfgang Puck dropped the f-bomb like it was fresh meat on a grill while he was live on HSN.

Wolfgang was promoting his own 14-piece cookware, and its low low price ... when he expressed shock at how much the competition charges. It was quick, and it was late Saturday night ... so maybe no one noticed.

Clearly, someone's a little slow on the censor button over at HSN.

Jon Stewart Get Over Trump Tension, Media ... Correspondents' Dinner Worth the Trip

2/13/2017 2:05 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jon Stewart's NEVER been confused for a Donald Trump supporter, but he strongly believes the media should show up for the President's first White House Correspondents' Dinner.

It's become a big thing -- some reporters are pulling out of the annual event due to Trump warring with multiple media outlets. Jon was grabbing a slice at Famous Original Ray's Pizza when we got his take on the potential boycott.

It's interesting because Jon hosted the WHCD back in '97, but he's also famously NOT down with Trump. He gave us one good reason why reporters should get over the tension and attend.

Jon also had a great piece of advice for Trump's handshake game, which looks to have improved with Canadian PM Trudeau ... by about 13 seconds over the Japanese PM.

'Cash Me Ousside' Girl Catching Hell from Hanes For Cashing In With Champion Logo

2/13/2017 10:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0210-cash-me-ousside-logo-infringement"Cash Me Ousside" girl is getting Hanes all in a bunch after she allegedly ripped off one of the company's best-selling brands for her own merchandise ... TMZ has learned.

Danielle Bregoli and her mom got an angry letter Friday from Hanesbrands Inc. -- which owns Champion sportswear -- because it's pissed about a "Cashmeousside" logo she's slapped on a bunch of gear.

In the letter, obtained by TMZ, Hanes accuses the Bregolis of using the identical stylized "C" it uses for its Champion logo. The company says it needs to protect its "extensive consumer goodwill and reputation." 

Translation: "Cash Me Ousside" ain't spokeswoman material.

Hanes is giving Danielle a week to halt production of any merch using the Champion "C."

Aaaand now there's one more thing for her to regret about that music video for Kodak Black -- the logo in question is all over it.

Nick Cannon I Quit 'AGT' ... Screw 'Em for Thinking About Firing Me

2/13/2017 6:41 AM PST
Breaking News

0210-nick-cannon-tmz-03Nick Cannon doesn't see himself shooting the next season of "America's Got Talent" ... after NBC execs considered firing him over a racial joke he told in his comedy special.

TMZ broke the story ... NBC and 'AGT' honchos felt Nick had disparaged them and breached his contract by joking the network doesn't want him using the n-word, and insinuating it generally crushes his swagger while hosting 'AGT.' The special aired Friday night on Showtime.

That news pissed off Nick ... who now says he's loved hosting 'AGT' but "my soul won't allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices." He also says he doesn't care about the millions they pay him.

He adds, "I can not see myself returning." He told Howard Stern last week that he'd sue if they ever fired him over a joke.

As we told you, NBC decided to let the whole joke slide, but Nick clearly isn't forgiving.

He ended his FB post with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King -- "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."

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'Cash me Ousside' Girl Cops Responded to Home 51 Times In a Single Year

2/11/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0211-cash-me-ousside-logThe "Cash Me Ousside" girl and her mom had cops at their doorstep 51 times in the last 12 months.

The numbers are shocking -- February 19, 2016 to February 8, 2017 ...

-- DOMESTIC INCIDENTS: Cops called 10 times

-- RUNAWAY, MISSING JUVENILE: Cops called 7 times 

-- VERBAL THREATS: Cops called 7 times

There's a call for lewd and lascivious conduct, a call over "fraud," a call for a stolen vehicle, 3 disturbance calls, a call for theft, and a call involving an animal.

In one 10-day stretch there were 15 police calls to the house.

The fam is keeping Florida cops in business.

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'Bachelorette' Star Robby Hayes Signs Hairy Modeling Deal

2/11/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

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Robby Hayes -- the runner-up in JoJo Fletcher's season of "The Bachelorette" -- has figured out a way to parlay his 15 minutes into a lucrative career -- modeling.

Robby just signed a deal with Wilhelmina Denver, which explains the bushy beard. His modeling will be targeted for the Rocky Mountain region.

We're told Wilhelmina will be working for Robby ... the agency will help him get product endorsements and hosting gigs.

Robby moved from Florida to Denver to snag the deal.

Trading sun for money. Smart move.

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'Price is Right' Contestant Drops Epic 'ROLL TIDE, ROLL'

2/10/2017 10:29 AM PST
Breaking News

'Bama just got some love on "The Price Is Right." 

A Tide superfan named Annette made it all the way to the big wheel and dropped a primal "ROLL TIDE, ROLL" that shook the studio! 

Drew Carey even shouts out Nick Saban

Unfortunately, her spin went the way of 'Bama in the National Championship game ... she lost. 

Nick Cannon & 'AGT' Nearly Fired Over 'Black Card' Joke ... Cooler Heads Prevail

2/10/2017 9:44 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0210-nick-cannon-agt-tmzNick Cannon pissed off some NBC execs with a joke he made during a stand-up comedy special -- and it nearly cost him his job on "America's Got Talent" ... TMZ has learned.

While Nick was recording the special more than a month ago, he joked with the audience that NBC was making him lose his "black card" -- strongly insinuating the network wanted him to show less swagger on 'AGT.' 

Sources familiar with the situation tell us NBC execs got wind of it when Nick was promoting the special on "The Howard Stern Show" ... and thought he was disparaging the network -- a violation of his contract. We're told his deal has a clause that bars him from talking about the network without approval.

There were serious discussions about axing him for breach of contract, or simply because ... if he's so miserable, why not just let him go?

Ultimately, the execs decided Nick had simply made a passing comment. We're told they like him and didn't want to blow the relationship. He'll be shooting 'AGT' next month.

As for the comedy special, it airs Friday night on Showtime and we're told the "black card" comment is in it.

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Les Moonves What Oprah Wants, Oprah Gets at CBS

2/10/2017 6:13 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Oprah Winfrey has the keys to the kingdom at CBS, because the big boss says so.

Les Moonves was leaving Madeo in WeHo Thursday night when we asked about Oprah's increased presence on CBS. She's becoming a special correspondent on "60 Minutes," she did a primetime special recently and she pops up on other shows as well.

Mr. M made it clear ... if Oprah has an idea for a show, it gets on his air -- period.

As for why Oprah would choose CBS over her own OWN, well, Les says it's pretty obvious.

'America's Next Top Model' Rita Ora 86'd Me Cause We Both Dated Calvin Harris

2/9/2017 11:03 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Rita Ora was out to get one of the contestants on "America's Next Top Model," because they both banged Calvin Harris ... so claims the chick who was booted.

Krislian Rodriguez got her walking papers quickly on season 23, after Rita slammed her for "oozing sex" ... a weird comment given that's what models generally do.  

There was also this ... at one point during the competition, Rita whispered to a fellow judge, "I just think we're making a mistake." Some people on the set felt Rita was talking about Krislian.

Rita and Calvin dated in 2013 and 2014 ... we're told Calvin ended it. A short time later he started dating Krislian after meeting her in his music video.

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New Orleans Tornado This Survivor Doesn't Play 'I Ain't No 80 Years Old!!'

2/9/2017 7:28 AM PST

0209-ms-constance-wdsu-04Gotta love the spirit of New Orleans ... and tornado survivor, Ms. Constance embodied the city in this awesome exchange on live TV.

Ms. Constance was talking about being displaced after the horrible storms this week in NOLA, when the poor reporter dared to round up her age.

Ms. Constance wasn't having it -- spicier than a bowl o' gumbo!

Charlie Day Green Man Successfully Distracts Player ... At ASU Game

2/9/2017 8:07 AM PST

GREEN MAN!!

Charlie Day brought out his neon green bodysuit Wednesday night to serve as the PERFECT addition to Arizona State's "Curtain of Distraction" Wednesday night ... and it worked!!

FYI -- The Curtain is what ASU students do to mess with the opposing team's free throw shooters by revealing someone acting like a jabroni as the player is about to shoot.

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" fans will easily recognize Charlie's signature tailgating outfit -- and it proved effective, 'cause the Cal player missed his free throw.

As for the game ... ASU could've used some more of Day's distracting skills, 'cause the Bears ran away with the W.

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