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'Empire' Stars

Boo Boo Kitty Hooking Up

With Andre Lyon... For Real!

3/25/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

"Empire" stars Andre Lyon and Anika Calhoun are family on-screen ... but off-screen the actors may be hooking up.

Check out this video of Trai Byers, who plays Andre, and Grace Gealey, the now-famous Boo Boo Kitty. They went to a wedding together and people who went to the reception tell us they were super affectionate at times, but still conscious people were looking.  

The bride and groom -- Lauren Whitney Johnson and Cedric Sanders -- are both actors, but nowhere near as famous as Lucious' oldest son and ex-fiancée.

Andre needs someone new. His wife's a killer.

Kylie Jenner

Watch Me Throw Shade

at Blac Chyna

3/25/2015 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0325_kylie_jenner_black_chayna_watches_insagtram_2Kylie Jenner might only be 17, but her trash talking game is fully grown ... after she not-so-subtly taunted her mortal enemy Blac Chyna.

It started Tuesday night when Blac Chyna posted a photo showing off her sick Audemars Piguet watch. It's pretty clear Tyga gave her the watch back in the day (2013) when they flaunted their matching bling.  

A few hours after Blac Chyna posted her timepiece, Kylie posted a pic of her wearing the exact same watch, with the caption "Currently."  

0325_kylie_watch_insagramKylie first posted a photo of the watch back in December.  

Tyga's got to get more creative with his girlfriends. Then again, cat fights are pretty awesome.


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Scott Disick

Fits Parenting Into Busy Schedule

3/25/2015 6:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0325_scott_disick_kids_mason_penelope_splashScott Disick took a break from partying, rehab hijinks, and then partying some more to spend time with two of his kids, Mason and Penelope.

Disick and the kids hit up a sushi joint Tuesday in Calabasas.

Disick bailed on his trippy Costa Rican rehab this week and came back to L.A., but not before some serious Costa Rican clubbing. He's already booked a club appearance in Vegas for this weekend at 1 OAK in The Mirage Hotel & Casino.

Who needs rehab anyway?

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Shay Mitchell

For #WCW -- No Lie

3/25/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Check out 15 of her hottest shares on social media and tell the truth -- she's totally hot, right?

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Jon Hamm

Completes Rehab Stint for Alcohol

3/24/2015 4:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0325_jon_hamm_lax_gettyJon Hamm completed a 30-day rehab program for alcohol abuse, just days before the premiere of the last season of "Mad Men."

We're told Hamm checked himself into Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut at the end of February. It's a high-end facility.

The final season is already in the can.  

Hamm's people tell TMZ, "With the support of his longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for his struggle with alcohol addiction. They have asked for privacy and sensitivity going forward."

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'Millionaire Matchmaker' Hottie

My Ass Loves Ball Sports ...

That's No Stretch!

3/24/2015 3:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0324_flex_appeal_launch_coleman_rayner"Millionaire Matchmaker" star Candace Smith made the perfect love connection on an L.A. beach Tuesday ... between her ass and the paparazzi.

Candace -- a former beauty queen -- hit the sand for some volleyball and a pigskin toss (looks like she has game) ... with her pal ex-Miss USA Susie Castillo.

Like all finely tuned athletes ... Candace knows nothing's more important than stretching. Well, that and a very small bikini.

Check out the pics --  these ladies worked up a serious thirst. 

Ray J

Quits 'Love & Hip Hop'

I Choose Princess Love Over Money

3/24/2015 2:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ray J Quits Love And Hip Hop HollywoodThe producers of "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" have gone into crisis mode ... because we've learned Ray J has just quit.

According to our sources, Ray J feels the negativity and conflict which defines the show has screwed up his relationship with Princess Love. They've been having problems ever since her arrest in February and we're told Ray J thinks they can't solve their problems while he's part of the show.

Our sources say Ray J offered to shoot scenes that were uplifting and free of strife, but producers weren't interested, so on Monday he bailed. 

We're told producers will throw a Hail Mary Wednesday, meeting with Ray J and his manager, David Weintraub, in an attempt to change Ray J's mind, but as things stand now ... he's done. 

Univision

Threatened by Fired Host

YOU LIED ... Michelle Obama Never Complained

3/24/2015 10:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Univision illegally fired a popular host and falsely painted him as a racist ... all because he was standing up for Latinos and fighting to get them unionized ... this according to the host's angry lawyer.

As previously reported, Rodner Figueroa, who was a host on the popular "El Gordo y la Flaca," did a segment earlier this month in which a makeup artist came on and showed pics of himself transformed into female celebs, including Michelle Obama. Rodner said the Michelle pic looked like someone from the cast of "Planet of the Apes." He was fired as a result.

In a scathing letter to Univision, obtained by TMZ, Rodner's lawyer, legal pit bull Marty Singer, says the network cooked up a phony excuse, claiming it fired him after receiving a formal complaint from Michelle Obama's Office. Singer says it's a lie ... the White House NEVER called. 

Singer says the firing was far more sinister. He says Rodner had gone all Norma Rae, trying to unionize Univision, and this was a convenient way to get rid of him and destroy his career.

0312-michelle-obama-makeup-transformation-INSTAGRAM-01Rodner, who is a gay biracial Latino, insisted he was not referring to Michelle when he made his comment ... it was about the shoddy makeup work of the guest.

Singer ends his letter with a Rosa Parks reference, "Make no mistake, despite Univision's best efforts, Latino talent will not be forced to 'sit in the back of the bus' any longer."

Singer is demanding that Univision rehire Rodner and make a public apology ... or else.

Oprah Winfrey

Look at My Nudes!

They're All for Sale

3/24/2015 11:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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is holding the yard sale to end all yard sales -- in the form of a massive online auction -- and the items up for sale reveal ... Oprah's a little bit of a freak.  

Look past her run-of-the-mill plates, tables, chairs, etc. -- and the thing that stands out is her abundance of nude artwork. For example, there's the set of four framed nude male mythological figures ... expected to fetch between $800-$1,200. 

There's also a nude painting by Aristide Maillol ($8,000-$12,000), a few Ellie Dolgin nude statues (around $10,000), and a painting of a nude woman by Richard Edward Miller with an estimated worth of $80,000-$120,000.

There's also a weight set that looks barely used (no shade, just the truth) for about $500, a pen with Oprah's name on it for $50, and some kind of lamb sculpture that lays for about $2,000.

Maybe just stick with the nudes.  

'Empire'

Legal Dogfight Over Show Name

3/24/2015 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0323-empire-fox-02FOX claims there's nothing special about the word "Empire," and the network has now filed a lawsuit trying to torpedo a demand by a record label laying claim to the name. 

The label is called Empire Distribution -- they do distribution and publishing as well with big artists like Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Too Short, N.O.R.E. and Sean Paul. The label claims FOX has no right to use the name Empire because the show tarnishes its brand.  

Empire Distribution has claimed it's being hurt because the fictitious label on the show is run by a "homophobic drug dealer prone to murdering his friends."

Empire Distribution is willing to live with the taint, but only if Fox pays $8 million ... $5 million if the show uses Empire Distribution's artists as regulars.

But now FOX has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to declare Empire Distribution's demand bogus. In the new world order, Fox notes that Empire Distribution is relatively obscure, showing up on the 7th page in a Google search.

FOX wants the dispute put to bed STAT, before season 2 kicks off.

Chris Massey

Lil Twist Is Great ...

At Shining Justin Bieber's Shoes

3/24/2015 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE


Chris Massey is throwing shade -- with racial undertones -- at Lil Twist ... the guy who allegedly beat him with a pair of brass knuckles.

Massey ripped Twist as nothing more than Justin Bieber's lackey when we shot him at LAX Monday afternoon. We asked Chris about the warrant out for Twist's arrest ... following the alleged fight at Chris' bro Kyle's house.  

At first he played off our photog's question like Lil Twist is a nobody -- but then decided to go HAM with a string of insults, including a shoe shine crack ... which used to be taken as a racist remark. But since that was before Massey's time ... we're guessing that wasn't his intent.

Still, this clip won't sit well with Bieber -- or his shoe guy. JK.

Tiki Barber's Wife

We're NOT Doing 'Real Housewives'

3/24/2015 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Tiki Barber is no Joe Giudice ... telling TMZ Sports he and his wife are NOT going to sign on for the next season of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" ... despite reports to the contrary. 

The former NY Giants running back and his wife Traci Lynn Johnson were leaving The Palm in NYC when we asked about rumblings that Traci Lynn was in talks to replace Teresa Giudice ... since she's currently locked up. 

But the couple shot down that rumor faster than Teresa could flip a table -- telling TMZ Sports, "Don't believe everything you read."

In fact, when we asked Tiki -- who already runs a celebrity booking company -- about doing ANY reality show, he didn't seem too into the idea ...  telling us he's already got enough jobs. 

'Flash' Star Grant Gustin

Quick With A Joke

... Co-Stars Beware

3/24/2015 8:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0323-grant-gustin-flash-bunny-ears-fameflynetWatch your back around "The Flash" star Grant Gustin ... from the looks of things, he's the class fast clown on set.

Gustin broke his boredom during a shoot in Vancouver by busting out the ole bunny ears ... at a security guard's expense. Sure, he could have been flashing (yeah, we know) the peace sign -- but the smirk on his face is a dead giveaway.

The real question ... is he fast enough to dodge a punch from an embarrassed security guard? 

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