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'Making a Murderer' Cops Planted My Blood ... Now There's a Test to Prove It!

8/26/2016 1:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0826-steven-avery-apSteven Avery is renewing his fight to get outta prison and believes there's better technology to prove the cops railroaded him while investigating Teresa Halbach's murder. 

Avery -- who is serving a life sentence without parole -- wants the state of Wisconsin to do radiocarbon testing to show the age of his blood that was found at the Halbach crime scene in 2005.

As he claimed in "Making a Murderer" ... Avery believes cops planted blood they'd previously drawn from him years earlier, during his rape conviction. Avery's hope is the new testing will back that up.

If successful, this would be the second time DNA testing got Avery off the hook -- his 1985 rape conviction was eventually overturned.   

'Narcos' Hot Reporter Snubbed At Season 2 Premiere Party

8/26/2016 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0826_stephanie-sigman_narcos_netflix"Narcos" star Stephanie Sigman -- the hot Colombian reporter who hooked up with Pablo Escobar -- was nowhere to be seen at the season 2 premiere ... because she was snubbed.

Production sources tell TMZ ... the show didn't mean to diss Steph ... it was more a case of out of sight, out of mind. Although her role in season 1 was pivotal, her involvement in season 2 is spotty.

For her part, we're told Stephanie was real upset when she didn't get an invite, but she stood on principle and never contacted producers ... thinking it was intentional rather than an oversight.

So Wednesday's party was awesome, but not as hot as it could have been. 

Britney Spears I'm Giving Up on Men But I Want More Kids

8/26/2016 5:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears seemed innocent enough when she jumped in an SUV with James Corden for a Carpool Karaoke sesh, but then she said something pretty stunning ... she's given up on marriage  -- doesn't believe in it -- she's giving up on men too, but she wants 3 more kids.

You gotta watch this ... the singing is super fun and she has a strong point of view on how she wants to lead her life. 

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Talking Again ... So, You're Telling Me There's a Chance

8/26/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0825_casper_smart_in_nyc_splash-3Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez are talking again and on friendly terms ... the only difference is J Lo broke up with him and he's in denial.

Casper flew to NYC to be with Lopez, who's there for 4 months shooting her TV show, "Shades of Blue." Sources close to both of them tell TMZ, their relationship is "amicable" and they are still great friends with a lot of affection and history ... but J Lo has made it clear ... they are no longer a couple.

As for Casper, we're told he is not accepting the breakup and is in strong denial. As we reported, the last straw in the relationship was Saturday night, when Casper blew off a big fundraising event in the Hamptons -- an event where J Lo wanted Casper to accompany her -- to attend UFC 202.

Casper thinks it's just another fight, but J Lo is resolute -- the relationship is over.

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Jason Momoa Somethin' Brewin' ... With 'GoT' Creators

8/26/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0825-jason-momoa-guinness-beer-INSTAGRAm-04Jason Momoa hyped up "Game of Thrones" fans by hanging with the show's creators in Northern Ireland -- where they're about to roll on season 7 -- but it's not what you think.

Momoa captioned the pic with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss "ALOHA DROGO," and fans immediately speculated Khal Drogo was coming back from the dead.

The real story ... Jason just loves to party, and happened to be about an hour away from his bros. Our sources tell us he was in Dublin touring the Guinness Brewery, where they gave him his own custom "Mano Brew," 'cause ... look at the handsome bastard.

We're told Momoa's absolutely not filming NOW ... but never say never.

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Larry, Shawn King Cheating Rumors ... Just Rumors

8/25/2016 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Larry and Shawn King just shot a segment for Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" and they sat side by side -- at times even touching -- and scoffed at reports she cheated on him.

Larry and Shawn sat down with Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos and didn't exactly shoot down the stories, but still labeled them as "rumors."

Then they got in bed together.

The show airs Friday at 10 AM ET.

Katy Perry Shows Pity for 'Catfish' Victim ... Shames Flyover States

8/25/2016 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katy Perry feels bad for the sap who got duped into thinking he was dating her for 6 years -- but the way she reached out to him might rub a lot of people the wrong way. 

Katy was on SiriusXM's "The Morning Mash Up" and the hosts asked her about last week's 'Catfish' episode ... where a guy from Tennessee thought he'd had an online relationship with Katy.

Check out the clip -- no doubt, Katy has compassion for him. It's just that the California gurl kinda sorta took a shot at folks in the middle of the country, and their access to pop culture.

Like we said ... she meant well. 

Maurice Jones-Drew & Ike Taylor Run 'Ninja Warrior' Course ... Aren't Terrible

8/25/2016 8:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gotta hand out props when props are due ... and Maurice Jones-Drew and Ike Taylor deserve some for getting as far as they did on the "Team Ninja Warrior" course. 

The ex-NFL stars hit up Universal Studios Hollywood yesterday and put their skills to the test ... and it was all caught on video. 

Look, they weren't exactly Kacy Catanzaro out there ... but they managed to navigate a few of the obstacles -- which (if you watch the show) is a lot further than a lot of people get!

Fellas, watch the video below ... study ... try again. 

Jeff Ross Peyton's Gonna Kill at the 'Roast' ... Here's Why.

8/25/2016 7:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Peyton Manning's got one HUGE obstacle to overcome if he wants to slay at the "Comedy Central Roast" of Rob Lowe -- but Jeff Ross says the QB is already showing serious promise. 

"Athletes are funny, but they don't always take a joke well," Ross told us at The Comedy Store in L.A. 

"They're usually very sensitive."

FYI, several athletes have been featured on 'Roasts' in the past -- including Warren Sapp, Mike Tyson and Shaq. 

The good news for Manning ... Ross says Peyton has already proved he has thick skin -- and expects nothing less than hilarity when #18 takes the stage. 

Meantime, he has one piece of advice for Manning ... "Wear a helmet."

'Kelly and Michael' Sued I Fell into Their 'Trap'

8/25/2016 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0825-kelly-michael-getty-02Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan's TV studio was a dark and dangerous place -- and not only because of their feud -- according to an audience member who says she had a trippy and painful experience.

The woman, named Judith, says her January 2014 visit to "Live with Kelly and Michael" included a hard fall on her ass, and she's blaming it on an incompetent employee leading her through a poorly lit area of the studio with cables all over the place. 

She's not specific about exactly how she went down, but in the lawsuit she just filed ... she mentions the words "negligent" and "negligence" dozens of times while describing the scene. She calls it "trap like" conditions.

In the docs, Judith says she suffered severe and permanent injury -- again, short on specifics. She's suing the show, Disney and ABC. Kelly and Michael are not named as defendants, so ... no chance for a reunion on the witness stand. 

'Empire' Sued by Juvie Prisoners ... You Blocked Us From School & God

8/25/2016 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0825-chris-rock-terrence-howard-empre-jail-scene-FOX-01A couple of kids are trying to take down "Empire" -- or at least take some of the show's money -- for stopping them from getting an education ... behind bars.

The kids are teenage juvenile detention center inmates in Chicago ... and they say their home away from home was upset when Terrence Howard and Chris Rock swooped in last year to shoot scenes for season two's premiere episodes. 

According to them all the kids at Cook Co. Juvenile Temporary Detention Center were put on lockdown -- held in cells and pods -- during nearly 2 weeks of shooting. While in lockdown, they had no access to the rec yard, library, and chapel ... and family visits were interrupted.

The teens say their education was turned upside down too because although teachers were sent to cells and pods ... they say the tutoring was not effective. As they put it, "This was 'school' in name only," and often times "chaotic."

The teen inmates have boned up on TV accounting too -- they point out the "Empire" episodes made a ton of cash ... up to $750k per 30 second commercial, and they want a cut. They've filed the class action suit against FOX, Cook County and the warden.

FOX had no comment on the lawsuit.

50 Cent Gets Prison Letter from Drug Lord ... Make My Life a Movie

8/24/2016 8:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0824-50-cent-tmz-0150 Cent just got tapped by infamous drug lord Big Meech -- considered hip-hop's Pablo Escobar -- to make a movie about his life, and 50's got prison letters to prove it.

The rapper posted the letter Meech sent him, shouting out Fiddy's TV series, "Power" ... and giving him and producer Randall Emmett his blessing to work on his biopic.

Big Meech co-founded the notorious Black Mafia Family, got arrested in 2005 and is currently doing 30 years in prison -- but back in the day he kicked it with Jay Z, Fabolous, Young Jeezy and many more. 

Perfect time for the approval letter ... 50 recently announced his "B.M.F" project will be coming soon to Starz, which airs "Power."

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Tyler Perry So, I Cast White Actors ... Get Over It, People!

8/23/2016 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Tyler Perry's color-blind ... and he's firing back at all the haters giving him crap over his new TV series.

We caught up with him Monday night at Craig's in WeHo and our photog asked him about all the criticism he's getting for his eight-part series, "Too Close to Home," on TLC.

Yes, it's a mostly white cast ... but the genius behind the 'Madea' movies thinks people need to see it differently.

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