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Officer Darren Wilson

I Did Nothing Wrong ...

and I'd Do it Again

11/25/2014 1:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Officer Darren Wilson
says the Missouri Grand Jury did the right thing, he has a clear conscience over the death of Michael Brown, and he'd do it again.

Wilson sat down with ABC's George Stephanopoulos Tuesday and gave his version of events -- that Brown reached into Wilson's patrol car and attempted to grab his gun, and Brown then charged Wilson which is when he began shooting.

Wilson says he would have done the same thing if Brown was white ... that race had nothing to do with it.

Stephanopoulos' interview airs Tuesday on ABC's World News Tonight.

'Moesha' Star

Denied From the Club

No Fame, No Bottle ... No Service!!

11/25/2014 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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112514_paluk_launchFormer "Moesha" star Marcus T. Paulk tried to party like it was 1999 -- when he was a big TV star -- but got rejected at a nightclub ... where he found out money talks way more than old acting credits.

Paulk was outside DBA in West Hollywood Monday night where he gave us the play-by-play of his attempts to get inside. He waited and waited -- with friends in tow -- but it never happened ... even after he was told he could get in, if he got bottle service.

You gotta see it unfold ... seems like Marcus was hoping the bouncer would recognize his celebrity because our camera guy was shooting him. No dice.

By the way ... watch for his commentary on Ferguson. Not a good look, bro.

Don Lemon

Protests in Ferguson

'Obviously' Protesters Smell Like Weed

11/25/2014 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

112514_don_lemon_launchDon Lemon had another "open mouth, insert foot" moment on CNN ... this time using the word "obviously" to describe the smell of marijuana in the air during the protests in Ferguson.

Lemon was on the scene Monday night as residents took to the streets to protest the decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown

It kinda turned into quien es mas macho between Lemon and Chris Cuomo. Lemon had gas mask in hand and Chris went commando. 

At one point as gas moved in Don's direction he put the mask on but for some reason took it off, saying he needed water and started hacking uncontrollably.

Sad part for Don and Chris though -- Sara Sidner outmanned both of 'em by taking a rock to the dome ... and not missing a beat.  

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Tom Bergeron

Cracks Erin Andrews

Stalking Joke

11/25/2014 6:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

112514_tom_dwts_launchTom Bergeron hit a little too close to home Monday night on "Dancing With the Stars" ... when he made a stalking joke about Erin Andrews ... who very famously dealt with a stalker of her own.

Andrews was debriefing Alfonso Ribeiro when she began gushing over Will Smith ... who went on a social media campaign supporting his former "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" co-star. 

After Andrews repeatedly invited Will to show up to a taping, Bergeron followed it up by saying Will could do worse than having Erin as a stalker ... insinuating it's ok for hot chicks to stalk guys.

You'll recall ... Erin dealt with a stalker/Peeping Tom who secretly filmed her inside a hotel room and posted a video of her naked online. The creepy peeper was sentenced to 30 months.

'DWTS' Celeb Janel Parrish

Rehearsal Injury

Makes Final Performance Iffy [VIDEO]

11/24/2014 4:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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DWTS Janel Parrish InjuryJanel Parrish just had her chances of winning the Mirrorball Trophy derailed ... at least that's the way it looks after she suffered a gnarly injury during rehearsal.

TMZ just got this video of the "Pretty Little Liars" star and Val Chmerkovskiy practicing lifts. Something bad clearly happened because you see her dissolve into tears as she hobbles to a room where doctors examine her.

It looks like she suffered a broken or compressed rib.

She hasn't been counted out, but it doesn't look good. The finals are tonight.

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Jennifer Lawrence

I Got Real Pumped

To Eat at Reality Star's Restaurant

11/24/2014 10:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jennifer Lawrence Lisa Vanderpump RestaurantJennifer Lawrence cozied up to one of the stars of her favorite show Saturday night in West Hollywood ... and TOTALLY fangirl'ed out.

The "Hunger Games" star hit up Pump with her friends and we're told Lisa Vanderpump hooked JLaw up with the best seat in the house ... and then snapped a pic with the group.

It's interesting ... When the actress walked in no one noticed her and she was seated in the less desirable outside area facing Santa Monica Blvd. When Vanderpump realized what was up, Jennifer was moved to Lisa's personal table.

Jennifer was drinking Pump-tinis and Lisa's Sangria. 

Lawrence has confessed she LOVES reality TV ... and the Instagram video makes it clear ... in her head Vanderpump Rules.

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'Entourage' Actress

Files For Divorce

I'm Done Hugging it Out

11/24/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Autumn Reeser Divorce"Entourage" actress Autumn Reeser has just filed for divorce.

It's a familiar Hollywood story -- citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for divorcing Jesse Warren Strutzel. They got married in May 2009 and separated last month.

According to court docs ... Reeser wants joint legal and physical custody of their two young sons -- ages 3 and 11 months, but she's doesn't wanna pay him spousal support.

Strutzel had a web series called "The Bannen Way" ... but Reeser has had the bigger Hollywood career -- starring in TV shows like "The O.C." and "Hawaii 5-0."

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'Redneck Island'

The Nipple Ring Beer Bong

11/24/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Redneck Island Nipple Ring Beer BongA group of rednecks just took beer bonging to a whole new level ... by introducing a nipple ring into the mix -- and the results are extremely uncomfortable.

Lucas Albert -- a cast member on the upcoming season of CMT's "Redneck Island" -- caught the attention of another housemate for having a nipple ring ... and that's when things got weird.

Eventually they decide to pour liquid gold into a beer bong by attaching the can to his nipple ring ... and well, we've already explained too much.

So just watch ... and don't try this at home -- unless you're a redneck, obviously.

'Saturday Night Live'

Hey Cosby

'Pull Your Damn Pants Up!'

11/23/2014 7:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Bill Cosby's preaching about black men not taking responsibility for their lives just got thrown back in his face, courtesy of "Saturday Night Live" star Michael Che.

The Weekend Update anchor took Cosby to task during Saturday's show, calling him out with, "Hey Bill Cosby, pull YOUR damn pants up!"

Che then said he's unsure how to feel about TV Land canning "The Cosby Show" because he loved the character growing up.

'Plastic Wives' Star

My Ex is Like Satan!

11/23/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1119-frances-marques-dr-ryan-stanton-tmz-yt-01 "Plastic Wives" star Frances Marques says her ex-husband threatened to kill her ... and looked like he was possessed by the devil while trying to do her in.

Marques -- who stars on the show with her ex, Dr. Ryan Stanton -- claims he went berserk last month at his Bev Hills office when she tried collecting rent ... calling her an "old ugly c**t."

In her court docs, Marques alleges Stanton takes "loads" of steroids ... and fears his rage will cause him to shoot her and her daughter. She says everyone at his office is afraid of him.

A judge gave her a restraining order ... but he only has to stay 10 yards away, so it's iffy protection.

We reached out to a rep for Stanton who says "Dr. Stanton refutes Ms. Marques' claims. The hearing on this matter will reveal Ms. Marques' shameless abuse of the legal system."

Kris Jenner

My Boyfriend's NOT a Stalker!

11/22/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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doesn't care her new boyfriend's ex claims he's a stalker ... because the BF has convinced Kris she's crazy.

Corey Gamble's ex got a restraining order against him in 2010, claiming he followed her everywhere, manhandled her and left bruises, and even called OnStar to track her car.

But Kris is telling all her friends ... she knows stalkers since she and her family have had more than their share ... and Corey doesn't fit the profile.

Her reasoning is interesting ... she says he's a "background guy" who doesn't look for publicity or notoriety. She adds he works as a tour manager for Justin Bieber and never tried exploiting that relationship.

We're told Corey gave her a heads up long before stories surfaced about the restraining order against him, and he convinced Kris the chick never had a case against him and the only reason it's coming up now is because she wanted to make a quick buck from the tabloids.

Love is sweet, but it can also be blind. The question ... which is it?

'DWTS' Celeb Janel Parrish

'Pretty Little Liars' Could

Sabotage Dance Title

11/22/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Janel Parrish is pulling double duty on "Pretty Little Liars" AND "Dancing with the Stars" -- and TMZ has learned she's spread herself so thin, she's alienated castmates on both shows.

DWTS sources tell us ... Janel's pro dance partner, Val Chmerkovskiy is freaking out ... because she's missed two days of critical dance rehearsals due to long days of filming on PLL.  

We're told ... Val believes he and Janel have a real shot at winning the trophy -- the finals are Monday and Tuesday -- but thinks her PLL schedule is sabotaging their chances.

As for Janel's "Pretty Little Liars" co-stars ... we're told Lucy Hale and others in the cast have been conspicuously absent from the DWTS set the entire season ... and have given her little to no support -- even when she danced to the PLL theme song.

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Queen Latifah

CANCELLED

11/21/2014 12:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1121_queen-latifah_tmz_logo"The Queen Latifah Show" just got the ax.

The show is in its 2nd season and we're told production will be coming to a halt. Our sources say the staff was brought into an office Friday AM and given the news. The honchos weren't specific but it's all about ratings and cost.

Queen Latifah just posted a note on her Facebook page, saying to her staff, "Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed 'True Grit.!'"

She ends by saying, "The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome ... believe in yourself and continue to fly."

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